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    My phone is vivo x3s but why the ram is so small how to increase without (Swap)?
    07-10-2018 08:44 AM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    The RAM is whatever the manufacturer decided when designing the device. There is no way to increase it. Yes, 1 GB is pretty low by today's standards.

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    07-10-2018 08:49 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Most apps don't use 1GB of RAM, but you need more if you want to be running more than 1 app at a time. But Android handles hat too. At most, you can have 2 apps running in the foreground, and Android will kill apps that are in the background if it needs more space, so the phone should work without any problem. Just make sure that you use the Back button, not the Home button, when you're finished with an app. Using the Home button leaves the app running and using RAM.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-10-2018 12:55 PM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Most apps don't use 1GB of RAM, but you need more if you want to be running more than 1 app at a time. But Android handles hat too. At most, you can have 2 apps running in the foreground, and Android will kill apps that are in the background if it needs more space, so the phone should work without any problem. Just make sure that you use the Back button, not the Home button, when you're finished with an app. Using the Home button leaves the app running and using RAM.
    I would still say that 1 GB of RAM today is just not enough. One app wouldn't use it all, but the OS itself will still use a fair bit of it. I remember when my Bionic (also 1 GB of RAM) was at the end of its usable life, even running it bare bones became a nightmare. The OS was constantly fighting to free up RAM, and it dragged the entire system to a near halt many times.

    Unfortunately, the only way to increase RAM is to replace the phone. They are not modular like a computer where you can upgrades various parts.
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    07-10-2018 01:18 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    What ever happened to Google's project Ara - to make a modular phone - so you could replace just the RAM, or just the storage? I guess, like all good things, it died young.
    07-13-2018 01:10 PM

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