Why you don’t need a smartphone with 8 GB of RAM
A recent leaked GeekBench has revealed that the new flagship Nokia 9 will get huge amount of RAM is 8 GB. This is a record amount of RAM for mobile devices. But, do we really need 8GB in a modern smartphone?
That I would not write about them on forums, but the development of smartphones is going in the wrong direction. Refers to the specifications of mobile devices, in particular the amount of RAM. Many flagships of 2016 received 6 GB of RAM, and in the future Android manufacturers will move to 8 GB. Sounds great, but in reality so much RAM for mobile devices is not needed.
Smartphone makers, especially the Chinese, have long been releasing smartphones with 6 GB of RAM. It is worth noting that the chips are Samsung DRAM, was introduced in the summer of 2015, but the steel used in the production of smartphones early last year.
One of the main producers of gadgets with 6 GB of RAM steel Vernee, OnePlus, and Samsung. Nokia decided to go ahead and release the smartphone has 8 GB of RAM. From the first glance it may seem that this is a logical development of technology, however, in this case the progress does not meet the needs of users.
Do I need 6 or 8 GB RAM in a smartphone? It is believed that the more RAM, the less waiting time, faster transitions between apps, and more. But it does not need 6 or 8 GB of RAM.
User YouTube-channel Tech Trinkets compared the performance of the smartphone OnePlus 3, equipped with 6 GB of RAM and the iPhone 6s with 2 GB of RAM. The algorithm was the following: author of the video was performed the same tasks, starting simultaneously with the identical program on each device, and then estimated the speed of the gadgets.
Video showed that the Android smartphone does not use 6 GB of RAM. iPhone 7 was enough 2GB of RAM for applications and storage in the memory of all your open applications. Despite the advantage on the part of RAM, the OnePlus 3 was slower iPhone 7.
It may seem that the extra RAM will not be superfluous, however, the smartphone costs money, and users will have to pay more for internal components that do not provide any obvious benefits. Another important factor: the more RAM in the smartphone, the faster it is discharged.
Users need the battery for three days of battery life, good screen, durable case that will withstand a drop from a great height, machine learning, augmented reality. Directions for the development of mobile devices a lot. But increasing the amount of RAM should not be the original purpose of manufacturers.