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Huawei Executive Feels 6GBs+ of RAM in Phones is a Waste, What Do You Think?

As smartphones have become more and more powerful over time, one question we keep asking ourselves is "how much RAM is enough?" When smartphones with 1GB of RAM were first released, people at the time often said that they didn't need all of that RAM. When smartphones with 2GBs of RAM were released, many people said...

XDA TV: Rawad Rants About Samsung Apps and RAM

There is no doubt that accessing data from RAM is faster than accessing it from anywhere else. Many people will say "Free RAM is wasted RAM". This may be true but filling your RAM with apps that you will never use is pointless. Samsung likes to ship their phones with a lot of extra bloatware....

How to “Fix” the OnePlus 3’s Memory Management and Reclaim your Extra RAM

The OnePlus 3 has been criticized lately for suffering similar memory management issues as last year's Galaxy phones, an issue that deferred many users from purchasing these devices. Luckily, we now know more about the issue with the OnePlus 3, and how to fix them. First of all, a few things must be made clear: the memory...

The RAM Conundrum: How Much RAM Do We Really Need?

Recently, we were treated to announcements of one of the first smartphones running Android that come with 6GB of RAM. 6 freaking GB! That is a lot of RAM in a mobile device. Starting up the number game is the Vivo Xplay5 Elite. Vivo as a company may not be very well known outside of China, but...

Down Memory Lane: Can the Nexus 5X Cut It With 2GB of RAM?

On October 15, 2014, hordes of loyal Nexus 5 owners waited behind their keyboards for the fateful reveal of what they believed to be the successor to the phone that captivated the market. The Nexus 5 was a price-point pioneer that managed to avoid cutting corners on the most crucial specifications. The All Around Champ Breaks...

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Now Receiving Android 5.1.1

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, arguably Android's most popular flagships so far this year, have now begun to receive their much anticipated updates to Android 5.1.1. This update comes courtesy of T-Mobile in the US, although now that the ball has begun rolling, other carriers will be eager to push their own customized updates. Apart...