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System files on Nokia 6 (2018) after Oreo update (8.1) take up 12G... is that normal?

Hi,I bought a Nokia 6 (2018) today and was asked to update to Oreo 8.1. After the update, I now notice in Storage that the system files take up 12G of space. On my trusted Nexus 5X (which I could also update to 8.1), the system files only take up 6G. I think that's rather strange but what do I know. Anyone out here that can shine a light on this? Thanks. 


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It is shocking, it is occupied 12 GB, really very bad

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My thoughts exactly.


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Any ideas how to reduce this size? 12gb Oreo 8.1 System size on a 32gb phone does not seem like the way forward.

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 Same on my nokia 6.1


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Nokia needs to work on this as 12 GB of system on a 32 GB device is a way too much. How Nokia looks into the matter and tries to make it a bit compact..

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 yeah, i was disappointed when i checked the storage. don't really need 64 gb, but with 12gb already taken, the 32gb is looking sort of small now


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My thoughts exactly.


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It is nothing to do with the 8.1 update as mine has only just updated to 8.1 and had this issue before I updated - in fact one of my reasons to reset (aside from correctly assuming that it would push the update) was to try and clear out this system clutter. With a fresh install it is exactly the same on 8.1 as it was on 8.0 - 1/3 of the phone's storage being eaten by System.

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I've just signed up purely to make this negative comment to Nokia. Having just purchased the Nokia 6 2018 and looking forward to the new phone, I have come across the same issue. Selling a phone described as having with 32Gb memory with almost half of it (45%) used up pretty much out of the box is mis-leading.


12Gb taken up by the operating system is HUGE by any definition for a mobile device. Even 5-6Gb for Android is well bloated compared to the 3.4Gb of my Win10 Lumia which I have had for the last two years, although I might just about live with that at a push. Desktop Linux upon which Android is based takes about 2-3Gb when installed and yet a mobile OS is twice that? and then twice again?


Sorry, but starting with 45% of storage used upfront is a big no-no and a massive home goal for Nokia. Unfortunately the vendor (Carphone Warehouse) will not answer technical questions even on this new purchase unless I purchase a support contract. With the storage issue and that attitude from Carphone Warehouse, sorry, but unless there is a way to disable seamless updates and recover that extra 5-6Gb of space, then the phone is going back for refund. Its a shame as otherwise I like its design and Android 8 seems a lot more polished than it was 3 or 4 years ago although it still has annoying niggles like managing application file associations properly.



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It is rather odd when you consider the phone once set up has hardly any apps installed. And also latest Motorola G6 range their OS size is a mere 6GB 


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