1. playhay's Avatar
    When buying a budget android phone for basic use, will 1GB RAM be enough or will some lag happen when doing more complex tasks? Also the industry standard for budget phones seems to be Quad core 1.2Ghz, what kind of user experience would you get from that?
    If the 'weight' of the OS effects speed then would a Motorola with a very standard android skin be quicker than a Sumsung running their Touchwiz?
    05-21-2015 04:01 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    You should be fine. If you're running a Samsung phone you usually will have more RAM.
    05-21-2015 10:50 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    TouchWiz is the launcher. Once you run an app, if Android needs the RAM being used by TW, it'll kill TW (and it'll take a trifle longer to get back to the home screen as TW reloads).

    Is 1GB enough? If you're not planning on running more than a couple of apps at a time. If you do, the least recently used one get killed to make room for the new one. Then when you switch back to the killed one, the least recently used one gets killed and the old one you just reran gets reloaded. That can take moment or it could make the phone sluggish - it's a subjective thing. One man's "lagged to death" is another's "not very snappy, but fast enough".

    1.2GHz Quad core? Probably fast enough for most apps. If you're trying to sift primes you want the fastest CPU made (You actually want a huge array of the fastest CPUs made if you want to get to the next 2 or 3 primes in one lifetime), if you're doing a crossword puzzle, an old slow phone is faster than you are.
    05-23-2015 05:19 PM
  4. ahdeveloper's Avatar
    minimum 2gb ram is engough due to high load application and multitasking
    06-23-2015 07:01 AM
  5. atominvention's Avatar
    I don't think its enough, although google claims lollipop utilize ram usage better than before, but my experience is that it actually takes more ram for the OS.
    yea, and android 6.0 is coming... 1GB ram is never enough
    09-27-2015 07:33 AM
  6. munrobasher's Avatar
    I recommended a 1GB Cubot phone to my friend. It is NO WAY enough memory. Once the myriad of updates start installing, there is no room left for apps. First we took WhatsApp off, then Facebook and now it has no additional apps at all. Useless after six months...

    Going for 3GB model next.
    01-22-2016 12:09 PM
  7. David Alfredo's Avatar
    1 GB of RAM will bottleneck the rest of hardware components in your device, I strongly advise against it except if you're going to use the smartphone as a "classic phone", this is, just to make and receive voice calls and SMS.
    02-07-2016 10:18 AM
  8. hotpantsraygun's Avatar
    If you're not going to use it that much and saaaaaay just use it as a regular phone with "extras" then you'll be fine with the 1gb ram
    03-10-2016 07:47 PM

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