I've been a proud owner of an Android for all of ~6 hours now. I just upgraded from my dumb phone, to a smart phone, for the first time ever, this afternoon. I know, a little later than most...
I have a 16GB Samsung Galaxy S5 from Verizon.
Phone Name: SAMSUNG-SM-G900V
Model Number: SM-G900V
Android Version: 5.0
Kernel Version: 3.4.0
I put in a 16GB micro SD card, turned it on, configured it, installed a half-dozen apps, took two pictures, moved over all eligible apps to the SD card (via Settings --> Applications --> Application manager --> SD card menu), then I looked at the memory usage.
Settings --> Storage shows only 7.13GB free on the internal memory, out of 16GB. This seems pretty shocking to me. The only things that stand out are: Applications, 2.45GB (ok, I suppose I understand that...), and "Miscellaneous Files", 5.47GB. Of the Misc. Files, 5.46GB is "System memory."
What exactly is "System memory?" Is this the Android 5.0 OS? Is it normal to be this large? (I would have expected the OS to be more like ~2GB, and certainly < 4GB). Is any of it space I can free up?
With normal usage, installing another couple dozen apps over the next couple yrs, and trying to store all photos externally on the SD card, do any of you foresee me running out of memory really soon?
Thanks for any insight.
PS. Here is the info exported from the DiskInfo App, per the request in the comments.
Internal Storage (MMC)
- System [mmcblk0p23] (/system) [ext4] Used: 2.5 GB, Free: 455 MB, Total space: 2.9 GB
- Cache [mmcblk0p24] (/cache) [ext4] Used: 32.6 MB, Free: 991 MB, Total space: 1 GB
- Data (userdata) [mmcblk0p26] (/data) [ext4] Used: 4.6 GB, Free: 5.9 GB, Total space: 10.6 GB
- External SD [mmcblk1p1] (/mnt/media_rw/extSdCard, /storage/extSdCard) [vfat] Used: 204 MB, Free: 14.5 GB, Total space: 14.7 GB
- RAM Used: 1.3 GB, Free: 421 MB, Total space: 1.7 GB
- Swap Used: 966 MB, Free: 313 MB, Total space: 1.2 GB