why does df command and gparted show different free space?

In my case, I have:

$ df -hT
Filesystem     Type      Size    Used   Avail   Use%   Mounted on
/dev/sda4      ext4      184G    173G    1.6G   100%   /home

and the same results from Nautilus
while gparted shows:

Size         Used                Unused
186.47GiB    175.58 GiB (94%)    10.90 GiB (6%)
  • Are you sure that is the output from df with no parameters? Mar 31, 2020 at 13:56
  • yes, it have -hT; updated OP
    – mattia.b89
    Mar 31, 2020 at 14:11

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Previously answered here

Gparted will be looking at actual inodes and disk-level info to determine how much is free, whereas df will be looking using the filesystem tools themselves[...]

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