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    Default Is 256MB RAM sufficient?

    My S2 is dieing *dramatic music playing* major screen glitch that could render the phone useless depending on what you want to do as the bottom half of the screen blacks out.

    I know I have a Lumia but still doesn't fulfil my feature needs.

    Im looking to replace it with a cheap new Huawei Ascend Y220 but it only has 256MB RAM, 1GHz dual core and Gingerbread. Im a little cautious as im not sure how applications I frequently use (such as whats app and google chrome) will function with such low RAM ?

    Also considering Samsung galaxy pocket /plus/Y and LG L1 II.

    Samsungs offering is tempting with their 1GB pm, 1 year wifi promotion but will cost a lot more.

    Does anyone have experience with either of the devices listed above?

    What are your thoughts?
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    256MB of RAM at this point is incredibly low. The OS will probably use half, which will leave 100 or so for you.

    I would also advise to stay away from Samsung's low end offerings, as TouchWiz makes those decent specced phones a lot slower than they should be.

    Are these your only options? If possible, I'd get a Moto G or Moto E.

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    Default Re: Is 256MB RAM enough?

    256MB of RAM at this point is incredibly low. The OS will probably use half, which will leave 100 or so for you.

    I would also advise to stay away from Samsung's low end offerings, as TouchWiz makes those decent specced phones a lot slower than they should be.

    Are these your only options? If possible, I'd get a Moto G or Moto E.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SOKP 4.4.2
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    Default Re: Is 256MB RAM enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    256MB of RAM at this point is incredibly low. The OS will probably use half, which will leave 100 or so for you.

    I would also advise to stay away from Samsung's low end offerings, as TouchWiz makes those decent specced phones a lot slower than they should be.

    Are these your only options? If possible, I'd get a Moto G or Moto E.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SOKP 4.4.2
    I cant stretch my budget that far.

    I mean at least it uses an older version of Android (2.3) which should be a lot less hungry for resources compared too Gelly Bean, as it was built for much older (weaker) hardware.

    But do you think it will be sufficient to run what's app or Google Chrome without issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stalemate1 View Post
    I cant stretch my budget that far.

    I mean at least it uses an older version of Android (2.3) which should be less hungry for resources.

    But do you think it will be sufficient to run what's app or Google Chrome without issues?

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    What's your budget limit? The Moto E is a little over $100, and depending on which carrier you have, the Moto G can be $100-200.

    Those phones really aren't worth the trouble they'll cause you. If at all possible, I'd keep using the S2 until you have enough for one of Moto's offerings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stalemate1 View Post
    sufficient to run what's app or Google Chrome without issues?
    Chrome app needs Android 4.0+ .... What'sapp can run as low as 2.1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    What's your budget limit? The Moto E is a little over $100, and depending on which carrier you have, the Moto G can be $100-200.

    Those phones really aren't worth the trouble they'll cause you. If at all possible, I'd keep using the S2 until you have enough for one of Moto's offerings.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SOKP 4.4.2
    $40-$50 is my budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Chrome app needs Android 4.0+ .... What'sapp can run as low as 2.1.
    And any idea for the other popular browsers such as opera or dolphin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stalemate1 View Post
    And any idea for the other popular browsers such as opera or dolphin?
    Opera mini is for Android 1.5+: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...a.mini.android
    Opera classic - 1.6+ https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rowser.classic
    Firefox - 2.2+ : https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ozilla.firefox

    Dolphin and Opera browser are 4.0+
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    Default Re: Is 256MB RAM enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Chrome app needs Android 4.0+ .... What'sapp can run as low as 2.1.
    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Opera mini is for Android 1.5+: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...a.mini.android
    Opera classic - 1.6+ https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rowser.classic
    Firefox - 2.2+ : https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ozilla.firefox

    Dolphin and Opera browser are 4.0+
    Thank you for this information, where did you find all this information? As there are a few more apps I want to look up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stalemate1 View Post
    Thank you for this information, where did you find all this information? As there are a few more apps I want to look up.
    On the desktop version of play. On each app toward the bottom is miscellaneous info among that is lowest Android version.

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