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3 Ways To Manage Your Smartphone Storage Space

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There’s nothing worse than when your phone memory is full and you don’t know what to delete especially when you don’t have any SD card.

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There was a time 4GB of space meant a lot of space but as we moved into
a new generation of smartphones, aspects such as the camera, video quality, apps, and file sizes has increased dramatically.

Android Chapter 7 vs 7 : Verily I say unto you, brethren ‘ Any Android device with a storage capacity less than 16GB is an abomination, so I advise you to flee’

Here are a few ways that can help you to free up space on your Android smartphone and reclaim those valuable gigs.

Why Your Device Storage Is Always Smaller Than Specified

Some people using a 128GB Android device don’t even bother about storage capacity filling up. On the other hand, the poor souls with 16GB and 8GB internal storage tend to count every single megabyte. However, you might have noticed that even in new Smartphones with 16Gb memory , the available memory is no more than 12GB.

Is there a way to get all 16GB of storage space?

The answer is no because manufacturers tend to play with numbers when it comes to providing internal storage. If you are given 16GB of storage at the rate of 1000MB = 1GB, the Android system calculates the storage using binary, where 1024MB = 1GB.

Moreover, there is around 2GB of internal storage space that the Android OS takes up, which is the heart of your device. Hence, there is no way to increase the total internal storage capacity to more than what you see in the Storage menu of the Settings app.

#1. Remove Unimportant Apps And Use Lite App Versions

Unimportant apps could be using up a fair amount of storage space that you desperately need. For instance, Facebook and Messenger uses up almost 500MB of your device storage, which can be quite the blow on a device with low memory. You can simply switch to the Lite version of the apps which use less than 3mb. Shazam, Skype and Twitter also have Lite versions.

Apart from the apps that you have installed, there are some apps that the smartphone manufacturers try to force down your throat

These apps are almost useless to the user, and brands like Samsung are guilty of this. You can find the Galaxy Apps, S Health, Flipboard and many other irrelevant apps on their devices.

If you aren’t too keen on removing these bloatware apps entirely by rooting your Android device, disabling them is the next best thing. Simply head over to the Applications menu in the Settings, navigate to these bloatware apps and use “Disable” to render these bloatware apps useless.

#2.Stream Movies Don’t Download

I know data subscription is sometimes expensive but most times discretion is the greater part of valor. Streaming a movie will save you more storage space than downloading it. The only extra data you may use up due to streaming is due to the buffer but if your Internet speed is very good you’ll only use up the exact amount you use for downloading the movie.

If you’re really concerned about your Android storage space running out, hoarding movies on your device’s internal storage won’t just take away precious space, but will slow down the system drastically.

#3 Move Your Files To The Cloud

Backing up your pictures to the cloud will save a lot of storage space.

To make things easier, Android OS offers an automatic backup in the Google photos app. From the Google Photos app, head over to the menu option and select “Free Up Space”. This screen will alert you on how many pictures have been backup up to your Google account and how many images can now be safely deleted.

Apart from photos and videos, you can back up large documents directly to your Google Drive account and access them online, without sacrificing the internal storage space. Since a single Google account offers 15GB of free storage, you can add multiple Google accounts, back up your media content and enjoy virtually limitless space.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 With 12GB RAM – Full Price And Specifications

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Xiaomi has launched a device targeted at gamers  – Xiaomi Black Shark 2. And this time around, it’s using a pressure-sensitive display to cram in even more controls.

The pressure-sensitive display lets you map left and right controls to the screen. So you’ll be able to control your games through the screen, rather than by pressing physical buttons.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 features a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with HDR support, 240Hz touch response rate with touch algorithm optimization especially for gaming, powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC with liquid cooling 3.0

 

 Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Specifications

 

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  • Display: 6.39-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 display
  • Chipset: Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform (1 x 2.84GHz Kryo 485 + 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo 485 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 485) with Adreno 640 GPU
  • RAM + ROM: 6GB / 8GB RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 8GB / 12GB RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Camera: 48MP + 12MP rear camera with 1/2.0″ Samsung GM1 sensor, LED flash; 20MP front-facing camera
  • Sensor: In display fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 163.61×75.01x 8.77mm; Weight: 205g
  • Network: Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging

Pricing

6GB + 128GB storage goes for $510

8GB + 128GB storage goes for $565

8GB/12GB + 256GB storage goes for $625

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Nokia 9 Pureview Pre Order Now Available In Nigeria -See Pre-order Price

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HMD Global just announced a few days ago that the new Nokia 9 PureView pre order is now available for fans in Nigeria from March 19th, 2019 to April 9th, 2019 from Konga, Jumia & Slot for just N225,000.

The Nokia 9 PureView is the world’s first Penta-lens android cameraphone with five 12Mp cameras at the rear. It looks pretty odd looking at it but it’s definitely worth it if you are a huge fan of photography. This could actually turn into your daily driver. The display is a 5.99 inch OLED display with a 79.7% screen-to-body ratio. You also get a 1440 x 2880 display resolution with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It also supports HDR 10.

Nokia 9 Pureview Pre Order

 

Nokia 9 Pureview Pre Order

 

The General Manager, West, East, and Central Africa, HMD Global, Joseph Umunakwe said

“At HMD Global, we have taken a significant step in introducing an advanced computational imaging system on a smartphone – the Nokia 9 PureView. Not only are we happy to share this amazing experience with our fans in Nigeria, but we are also giving them an opportunity to pre-order the device before it arrives in the country in the coming weeks at an average retail price of N225,000.”

 

Nokia 9 Pureview Pre Order

Fans are required to indicate interest by visiting https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_ng/nokia-9-pureview and follow the instructions to order from our accredited Nigerian partners listed on the website. On the benefits of pre-ordering, Umunakwe said

“For every pre-order, fans will get for free a set of Nokia True Wireless Earbuds, a wireless charger and a premium clear case, all valued at N45, 000. These items will only be included in the package for fans who pre-order the Nokia 9 PureView device.”

The Nokia 9 PureView is packed with advanced technologies, featuring a bright 5.99” 2K pOLED screen with PureDisplay technology and integrated Qi Wireless charging. It also launches with Android 9 Pie out of the box, which means it delivers the latest Android innovations and software experiences.

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