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


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.