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    Default Is 2gb memory enough?

    Hy guys,

    I'm writing because I bought the 16gb version since officially only this is available here and my last.

    I read - and bought the phone because of that - that the 2gb memory won't affect the speed and performance.

    My last phone was a Nexus 5 with 2gb of ram and it was more than enough - even with multiple processes I always had more than 1gb of ram.

    Since I switched I'm using the same apps at the same time and I noticed that - as you can see on the picture - I only have like 300mb of ram left. I think it's quite a big difference. Is it only me or others too? I think this could affect the performance since apps have to restart constantly.

    Any ideas or suggestions?

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    Default Re: Is 2gb memory enough?

    Yes am useing a galaxy nexus with 4.4.4 kitkat (cyanogenmod 11 installer) and that is fast with 623MB of useable ram and i have 304 mb left.
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    Default Re: Is 2gb memory enough?

    The QHD screen uses 600mb of RAM as video RAM this is compared with 200-300mb for an HD screen so you're going to have less free RAM overall. If you get the app Kcontrol and you're rooted you can see this.
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    Default Re: Is 2gb memory enough?

    Mine shows almost 600mb available.

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    Default Re: Is 2gb memory enough?

    G3 has a heavier UI also.

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    Mine. currently tethered to my laptop

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    Default Re: Is 2gb memory enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by stevovr View Post
    Mine. currently tethered to my laptop

    Steve/Boanerges Performance
    Max free RAM I can get after killing all apps is 350-400. Worst I've seen it is down at 100 (using Nova Launcher).
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    Default Re: Is 2gb memory enough?

    My phone is rooted and Google free. I don't use Google services so their apps have no place on my phone. No social media either. Phone, sms, email, Internet, TV. Bing and DDG for search. Aosp browser. All I require.
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    Default Re: Is 2gb memory enough?

    So any experience since we posted some stuff here?

    I'm thinking if should I get a 32gb version only because of the ram - I'm still afraid that all of my apps are closed when I put them to the background since there is literally no memory left because of the system (takes 1,5gb)

    Should I think about that or it won't make any difference?

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    Default Re: Is 2gb memory enough?

    My phone with about 15 apps open.



    I think you will be okay with the 2GB variant. Spend the extra money on a nice screen protector or wireless charging back/station.
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    Default Re: Is 2gb memory enough?

    I stopped paying attention to this a while back and it's been discussed/posted that you shouldn't really worry about it and let android do its thing.

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