1. conman1395's Avatar
    So I really want to get the Droid RAZR MAXX HD but unlike its biggest competitor, the GS3, it only has 1 GB of ram. Is this enough for the next two years of my contract? All answers appreciated. Thanks.

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    10-08-2012 01:31 PM
  2. jean15paul's Avatar
    I'd say yes. The Galaxy S 3 and the Galaxy Note 2 are pretty much the only phones that come with 2GB of RAM. (Maybe that new LG phone too.) Every other flagship phone comes with 1GB. More RAM allows more apps to remain open at the same time which can make switching back and forth between multiple apps smoother. It's nice to have, but not necessary. Even huge high-end games like Shadowgun, Dead Space, NOVA 3, etc don't require that much RAM to run.

    I suspect that next year 2GB of RAM will become more common as other manufacturers try to check the box to compete with Samsung, but I don't expect it to be necessary to have that much RAM for a long time.

    If you want the RAZR max HD then go for it.
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    10-08-2012 03:00 PM
  3. Zero Hunter's Avatar
    1g is more than enough unless you are a really heavy power-user or gamer, and even then you probably won't notice the difference/

    It'll probably be a long while before apps require 2GB and by the time it does, your contract will be up anywyas. +1 for the RAZR
    10-08-2012 07:24 PM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    The Nexus 7 only has 1GB of RAM. As lightweight as Motorola's customizations are, you should be fine with 1GB of RAM.

    Now if the next Nexus has 2GB....
    10-08-2012 07:30 PM
  5. jean15paul's Avatar
    Now that the LG Nexus has been revealed to have 2GB of RAM that may speed the transition from 1GB being the standard to 2GB being the standard. (Since the Nexus phone is technically the "reference" device for all android phones.) That being said most high-end phones out now have 1GB and that will be the case at least until the next gen phones come out in the spring/summer release cycle.
    10-16-2012 02:19 PM
  6. zeigk's Avatar
    1 GB of RAM is enough for now. Since Gingerbread, application handling in Android have been better and better.
    Even though you open a lot of applications, the 1 GB RAM will manage to handle it.
    10-18-2012 10:21 AM
  7. jean15paul's Avatar
    1GB is enough and if you want to expand storage,you can use the sd card.
    @Rosaura1234, I may be mis-understanding, but it sounds like you're confusing RAM and storage (both of which are often refered to as "memory"). The OP is asking is 1GB of RAM (which can't be expanded) is enough. The Droid Razr Maxx HD already has 32 GB of storage.
    10-22-2012 04:47 PM
  8. knowpronto's Avatar
    I think you may face some problems when data will be more
    10-23-2012 04:13 AM
  9. SpiralBorg's Avatar
    1 GB of RAM is enough, if coupled with a fast CPU.
    I`ve had a bad-experience with 1GB of RAM, with a lacklustre processor.
    It was laggy and painfully slow.
    Nowadays, 2GB of RAM is standard.
    04-17-2013 02:20 AM

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