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What does RAM do on a phone?

Should I be concerned by how much RAM a phone has when choosing a new phone?

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Sep. 2, 2011 at 12:01

More RAM means better multitasking, you're able to have more web pages open at once without experiencing lag. More RAM is better, 1gb is the best you'll find in today's phones, (Galaxy S2 & Evo 3D).

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matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 2, 2011 at 12:01

More RAM means better multitasking, you're able to have more web pages open at once without experiencing lag. More RAM is better, 1gb is the best you'll find in today's phones, (Galaxy S2 & Evo 3D).

blizzard7  Sep. 2, 2011 at 13:30

Depends on what kind of user you will be, but my HTC Desire has 576 MBs of RAM and I run widgets and apps galore on it with barely any slowdown. Even Flash runs quite nicely on it. I would say most users would be happy with about 512 MBs on Android, high-end users (720p Flash playback, heavy gamers for example) may need 768 MB+.

All Windows Phones run buttery smooth on 512 MB in case you are wondering.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 2, 2011 at 14:11

That's true, most of the time Android phones have plenty of RAM, 576mb on the desire is enough for most things. All you'll realistically need 768mb/1gb for is 1080p videos (which need to be output to a TV via HDMI to be worth using), or very intensive games such as Nova HD.

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