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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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Realme C3i with 5,000mAh battery and dual rear cameras launched: Full Specifications, Price in Nigeria

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Realme has released it’s latest mobile offering, the Realme C3i, a ‘possible’ rebrand of the base Realme C3 smartphone in Vietnam.

It’s worth remembering the Realme C3 was released in February this year, and this latest released doesn’t disappoint either with specs that pretty much stands out in the budget smartphone department.

Sporting a waterdrop-style notch display and is powered by MediaTek Helio G70 SoC. The budget Realme phone also comes with dual rear cameras and a single front camera.

The Realme C3i also packs a 5,000mAh battery which has no doubt become the norm for flagship-breaker, and is touted to offer up to 43.9 hours of talk time.

Here’s a full laydown on the specifications and features of the Realme C3i smartphone.

Realme C3i full features & specifications

Similar to the Realme C3 , the newly launched device boasts a dual-SIM (Nano) setup and runs Android 10-based Realme UI.

The phone sports a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1,600 pixels) waterdrop notch display with 89.8 percent screen-to-body ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Realme C3i is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G70 processor coupled with up to 4GB RAM.

For camera optics, there is a dual camera setup at the back which houses a 12-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture.

There’s also a 5-megapixel AI front camera embedded in a water-drop notch which handles selfies and video conferencing. Camera features include HDR, AI Beautification, panoramic view, and time-lapse.

The Realme C3i further packs a 5,000mAh battery that is said to offer up to 43.9 hours of talk time and 727.7 hours of standby time. Also present is a 64GB onboard storage that is expandable via a microSD card (up to 256GB).

Connectivity options on the phone include 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, USB OTG, VoLTE, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, and Micro-USB port. Lastly, the Realme C3i measures 164.4x75x8.95mm and weighs 195 grams.

Realme C3i Price & Availability in Nigeria

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The Realme C3i comes with a price tag of VND 25,90,000 (roughly $112.00) for the 2GB + 32GB storage variant. The pricing for the 4GB + 64GB model is still unclear at this stage.

Realme devices might not be common in this part of the world but their smartphones have always been a success.

The phone is available to purchase in Vietnam via Vietnamese e-retailers such as the Vettel Store in Red Ribbon and Green Ice colour options.

Realme C3i Key Specs

  • Display: 6.52-inch
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G70
  • Front Camera: 5-megapixel
  • Rear Camera: 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
  • OS: Android 10
  • Resolution: 720×1600 pixels

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Oppo Reno 3A with Snapdragon 665 SoC launched: Specifications, Features and Pricing in Nigeria

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The ongoing Apple WWDC Conference might be taking the entire headlines but that has not stopped OEMs pushing out new devices to the public.

Oppo on Tuesday announced the latest entry to it’s Reno 3 lineup – the Oppo Reno 3A in Japan.

The Reno 3A smartphone comes with tweaked specifications compared to the vanilla base Reno 3 albeit for budget users.

It features a quad rear camera setup on the back, a notched selfie camera on the front and single RAM and storage configuration.

The Oppo Reno 3A device comes in two colour options and has been listed on various e-retailers in Japan as well as online outlets.

Here’s the Oppo Reno 3A full specifications.

Oppo Reno 3A Speculations and Features

The Oppo Reno 3A smartphone has quite fair design and aesthetic display to brag as it’s selling point with a 6.44-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 89.9 percent screen to body ratio.

Oppo Reno 3A specifications and features

In terms of dimensions, the Oppo Reno 3A measures 160.9×74.1×8.2mm and weighs 175 grams.

The new smartphone is based on Android 10 and runs Oppo’s custom skin ColorOS 7.1 on top.

Under the hood, the Oppo Reno 3A is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, coupled with 6GB of RAM single option.

In terms of camera optics, the Oppo Reno 3A didn’t disappoint either. The phone comes with a quad rear camera setup that houses a 48-megapixel primary shooter with an f/1.7 lens, an 8-megapixel secondary shooter with an f/2.2 lens, and two 2-megapixel camera sensors with f/2.4 lenses.

For selfie purposes, there is a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 lens for selfies and video calls. This camera is placed inside the notch on the display.

Available storage options are a huge 128GB onboard that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB)

The connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS, and a USB Type-C port for charging.

However for charging and usage juice, the Oppo Reno 3A comes with 4,025mAh battery with Quick Charge support. Sensors on board include a proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyro sensor, and magnetic sensor.

Oppo Reno 3A Price and Availability in Nigeria

The Oppo Reno 3A has been listed on the Oppo Japan website in a single model with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage.

Oppo Reno 3A price and availability in Nigeria

The phone is priced at JPY 39,800 (roughly $373.63) and comes in two colour options namely, Black and White, though the White variant has some reported gradient going on ontop.

Oppo Reno 3A is expected to go on sale starting June 25 but as of now, there is no information on international availability of the Oppo Reno 3A.

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