According to some Samsung Galaxy S23 series users, the new machine’s pre-installed Android 13 system occupies a lot of storage space, up to 60GB, four times larger than the Pixel 7.
For reference, the Pixel 7 series’ Android 13 system only takes up about 15GB of storage space. 60GB is also twice the size of the Windows 11 system, taking up almost half of the storage space of the 128GB version of the Galaxy S23.
The reason the Samsung Galaxy S23 series system takes up so much space is that the new machines come with many Google apps and Samsung has a set of its own apps, so there will be two similar sets of apps. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series has both Samsung Messages and Google Messages installed, and both cannot be uninstalled.
In addition, Samsung tends to sell space on its devices. This means that companies like Facebook can buy a spot on a Samsung phone and add it to Samsung’s system partition, and what’s more odious is that many of these apps can’t be uninstalled.
However, Sammobile points out that the amount of space taken up by the Samsung Galaxy S23 series system is also related to models in different regions, mainly affecting models in Western markets like the U.S. and Europe, for example, below is a screenshot of storage information for the Indian Galaxy S23 Ultra (left) and the Dutch Galaxy S23 Ultra, you can see that the Indian version of the system For example, below is a screenshot of the storage information for the Indian Galaxy S23 Ultra (left) and the Dutch Galaxy S23 Ultra.