1. yvsmadhav's Avatar
    Smartphones have been launched with 6 & 8 GB of RAM.My first PC came with 128 MB of RAM and my current computer has 4 GB of RAM. Do the smartphones really need this or is it just an unnecessary addition? In any case, the smartphones cannot replace computers despite the massive amounts of RAM.
    07-15-2017 01:17 AM
  2. Matty's Avatar
    My Blackberry Priv has 3GB of RAM and it normally stays around the 2.5GB mark with a few apps open. Even the high end iPhone 7 doesn't have 4GB RAM and that performs exceptionally well. So, smartphones shouldn't need it but if you have software that chews up RAM then it's necessary. 😃
    07-15-2017 04:04 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Remember that PCs and Android devices use RAM differently, so you can't really compare them like that. At this time, it's very unlikely that 6-8 GB of RAM on an Android device will make any noticeable difference compared to one with 4 GB of RAM. This might change in a few years, but right now, the RAM arms race is kind of useless. It's just a selling point to users who don't fully understand how the phones work.
    07-17-2017 01:21 PM
  4. Hambutty's Avatar
    I agree that a phone doesn't need 8gb of ram but when you're getting 128gb of storage for that price I'm not complaining.
    07-17-2017 02:06 PM
  5. Dylan Lopez's Avatar
    That would be nice..
    07-18-2017 01:27 AM
  6. queensoft's Avatar
    Maybe it's a twofold approach:
    1. marketing purposes - when customer hears "6 Gb of RAM" imediatelly think "wow, that's a great phone".
    And forgets about weak CPU or GPU or low storage.
    2. future proof - this one is tricky.
    If they make the phone too good and still works after 3 years, nobody will buy the new models.
    If they make it too weak and all of a sudden (like under 1 year) there are apps that really need so much RAM, customers will toss the phones and move to another brand.
    07-30-2017 02:30 AM
  7. cactuspete23's Avatar
    8GB sounds like a lot for a phone.
    07-31-2017 06:20 AM
  8. Ahmedthegeek's Avatar
    But there are phones with more ram and better cpu such as one plus 5
    07-31-2017 03:16 PM
  9. Ahmedthegeek's Avatar
    And yeah theres a difference b/w pc and mobile ram. M ram are not that powerful compared to pc
    07-31-2017 03:17 PM
  10. Theo Donacik's Avatar
    Now with modern phones, lots of RAM is nessissary, but 8 gigs is a little excessive.
    08-01-2017 07:53 AM
  11. AFM1204's Avatar
    It's specsmanship. No one needs 8gb ram or is going to need it for the next three years.

    Considering all of the corners they cut, I hope it didn't cost too much for OnePlus to add.
    08-01-2017 09:39 AM
  12. iCoerce's Avatar
    I use my OnePlus 3T with a ton of customization. 6gb of ram is definitely useful when I factor in that at least 1.5gb is locked in at all times
    08-01-2017 10:15 PM

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