Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Ships with 1.26GB Free Space on 8GB Storage

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As the old saying goes, there are lies, damned lies, and advertised internal storage capacities for mobile devices. Manufacturers misrepresenting usable space on devices is a trick with a long and storied history, but Sony’s Xperia M4 Aqua is the most shameless fakery I’ve ever seen.

As spotted by XperiaBlog, the 8GB version of the mid-range M4 Aqua has 1.26GB of space for users, once you take firmware, pre-installed apps and Android into account. That means you get 15.75% of the advertised space — so, the same as buying a six-pack of beer, and receiving one lousy bottle’s worth of booze.

Definition of open: Android, a mobile operating system that dictates how much storage space you get. In this case, 15.75%. These sort of news belong on The Onion, but in the Android world, these are very common.