Regardless of shoppers typically complaining concerning the low storage on entry-level iPhone fashions, Apple’s smartphones supply extra storage than Android gadgets on common.
That is in response to a new report from Counterpoint Analysis, which additionally discovered that the typical smartphone NAND flash capability crossed the 100GB mark for the primary time in 2020.
The report acknowledged that developments in cameras, Software Processors (APs), and shows in smartphones have stimulated elevated storage demand for movies, photos and different multimedia functions.
“Consequently, NAND capability has proven vital progress in smartphones,” it acknowledged.
In keeping with the analysis agency’s cell handset sell-through tracker, there was a big discrepancy within the common storage on iOS and Android smartphones, with the previous providing 140.9GB in This autumn 2020, in comparison with 95.7GB in Android smartphones over the identical interval.
A serious contributor to the distinction would be the wide selection of finances Android smartphones available on the market, lots of which provide solely 32GB storage.
This compares to the minimal of 64GB provided on Apple’s least expensive smartphone – the 2020 iPhone SE.
Nonetheless, whereas Apple has led within the storage division from at the least 2014, the report confirmed that Android was quickly closing the hole.
Whereas the typical capability on iPhones elevated by 5.6% between the final quarters of 2019 and 2020, Android smartphone storage grew by 20.5%.
“The hole between the 2 teams was roughly 45.2GB in This autumn 2020, down from 56.8GB in This autumn 2019,” the report acknowledged.
Bigger most and minimal storage
The researchers stated one of many elements which contributed to this was that Apple had caught to a most of 512GB storage on its flagships.
“Then again, the most important Android OEM, Samsung, regarded to maximise its storage capability and launched the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus in 2019 with 1TB NAND,” the report stated.
“All this resulted in a decrease storage progress charge for iOS in comparison with Android in 2020.”
One other potential contributor is that main Android-based smartphone producers akin to Samsung and Huawei begin their flagship line-ups with 128GB choices, whereas Apple has saved the 64GB possibility on its newest flagships, together with the iPhone 12.
As well as, extra mid-range Android smartphones now additionally supply at the least 128GB storage.
“The proportion of 128GB for non-iOS smartphones elevated from 26.2% in This autumn 2019 to 39.0% in This autumn 2020, displaying that 128GB was the minimal customary for mid-range and high-end telephones,” Counterpoint Analysis stated.
The graph beneath exhibits the worldwide common smartphone NAND flash capability in GB from 2014 to 2020.