For many years now, choosing a new device no longer relies only on the design or functionality as it has become increasingly important to have a powerful smartphone to run well all I can offer.
The main factor that can help us in this choice, in addition to the processor, you definitely have the Random Access Memory (RAM).
WHAT IS RAM AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Well, this “random access memory” is responsible for running multiple applications. He keeps them open in “background” multitasking, then start although physically we were not on them.
If you have not understood completely that definition, I’m sure this example will help you!
We could compare its operation to that of a grid. Imagine a grid with 4 squares (amount of RAM). Each square represents a space to accommodate an application in the background. With this grid could keep open only 4 apps at once, and then, only with a bigger grid (more RAM) we could have more quadrants and then the ability to run multiple apps at once.
Behold! In the end, even though it may seem too technical, the concept is very simple to understand.
Obviously, the cuts of this memory are different, in fact, as with anything, the most expensive are the roomiest and are mostly mounted on high end devices.
WHAT DO I NEED?
“But if I use the phone mainly for calling, texting and using WhatsApp I don’t need to spend much to get more RAM!”, says Abbreviationfinder.
On one hand you are right but the other no … and let me explain why!
All manufacturers (some more, some less) fit within the operating system of the applications that are installed by default (Samsung), of which the majority, without which we are aware, start as soon as we turn on the device occupying precious RAM.
You mustn’t forget that even the operating system eats a lot of memory, and then, if you have a phone with minimal cutting, you will have trouble just to get in and out quickly between apps or open more than one at the same time.
WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE?
Until a few years ago, the amount of RAM on a low end device was usually of 512 MB. This involved great difficulty (as above) in making even the most basic operations. Listen, if there’s still around, don’t get yours despite low price! You might find yourself holding an expensive paperweight before even realizing it.
Doing a little jump in price (and quality) though, you could buy a mid-range device with 1 GB of RAM that could offer a decent experience.
The so called top of the line instead assembled 2 GB RAM which, although to date have been largely overcome, still represent an excellent solution for everyday use.
But times have changed and, as expected, the stick of memory raised. In fact, the basis of all 1 GB minimum and range have in some cases even 2 GB, the middle range have at least 2 GB of RAM while the top of the range include 3/4 GB.
In my opinion I think it is almost useless to equip phones with quantities of RAM overdone because you will not (almost) never fully uasti … and even “only” 2 GB RAM can give great satisfaction in daily use!
To diversify the memory are not only the cuts but also the type of RAM.
WHAT TYPES OF RAM ARE AVAILABLE?
On the market, there are two types of memory. The DDR3 and DDR4. Obviously the DDR4 is the newest version and was presented last year. Allows you to work at lower temperatures by facilitating the creation of larger chip.
Nevertheless, there is more to wait before I can see a real improvement in performance compared to the previous version because now the difference is not substantial, but indeed very thin, and merely a series of technicalities.