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How to view internal storage in Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

I just bought a 16G Samsung Galaxy Note II, and upon viewing the storage capacity in the settings it shows:
Total space = 10.97G
Applications = 367MB
Pictures, Videos = 17.99MB
Audio = 20.00KB
Miscellaneous = 36.73MB
Available space = 10.36GB

SD Card
Total space = 3.63GB
Available space = 3.62GB

The SD card was bought as an extra.

If I'm reading this information correctly then there is 5.64GB of internal storage space unaccounted for.

Can someone tell me if the system is actually using this much space or has Samsung pulled a fast one?

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To really dig in I think you need to get to the command line

In reply to: How to view internal storage in Samsung Galaxy Note 2? is one of thousands of discussions about this. I can't teach its use but from what I see on the dozen Android devices at the office (we are working on Android apps) there is space that the OS has that can cause your concern.

Also, you have about 7% in reporting difference from GB to billion bytes. I can't duplicate all the prior discussions but I've yet to see any "pulling a fast one" here.
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The forum doesn't reference my question

In reply to: To really dig in I think you need to get to the command line

Thanks, but I don't see the relevance of the link you posted.
The programming language is beyond my basic understanding of reading what's directly in front of me.

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Sorry about that.

In reply to: The forum doesn't reference my question

At this point you as a consumer need to call it in (1800SAMSUNG) and if they can't give you a good explanation then you do what most consumers do (return it.)

From my view I can dive in and look around with the tool I noted. But then again I've been programming for a long time.

-> I don't see any issue on any Samsung Android so far. I do see consumers that are looking for reasons why the numbers don't add up. But without diving into the system, and showing it's OK, how else to show the answer?

Wish I had a graphic to help out here.

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