Samsung TouchWiz is often hated for its bloaty experience and it is worth noting that they have trimmed a lot of fat from the OS since the Galaxy S6. With the new Galaxy S7 packing more features like the new Game Launcher, we expect it tip the scales up a little. According to Droid-Life that managed to unboxed a unit, the Galaxy S7 takes up 8GB storage out of the box. That’s 25% of your 32GB storage utilised for system files.
Fortunately, the Galaxy S7 comes with a microSD expansion that supports up to 200GB. By right with Android Marshmallow, it could have supported adoptable storage, a feature that lets you “merge” both on-board and microSD card storage as a single entity. That would create more storage for apps since most applications and its data files are often restricted to on-board use.
According to Samsung, they have intentionally left out adoptable storage support to make file transfers using microSD card between phone and other devices possible. That’s quite true since adoptable storage will encrypt your microSD card and it will only work on your phone.
Well, it’s not all that bad. Apparently the Galaxy S7 will let you move almost any application from your on-board storage to your microSD card. Droid-Life that has a working unit has managed to move a variety of games and apps successfully onto their microSD card. To prove that this works, the apps are automatically removed when they took out the microSD card. So overall, this should be good news if we are stuck with just the 32GB storage version for the Galaxy S7 edge.