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10 recent, new, and upcoming 4GB RAM smartphones and tablets

10 recent, new, and upcoming 4GB RAM smartphones and tablets
Since the introduction of 64-bit ARM mobile chipsets by Intel, MediaTek and Qualcomm, 4GB of random access memory has become a standout feature in the evolution of flagship devices. And indeed, Android & Windows-running smartphones and tablets with the humongous 4GB of RAM are already here, but in very limited quantities. Although smartphone makers have the needed technology at disposal, not all of them are in a hurry to make the jump right this second. 

Realistically, unless you have specific usage needs (i.e. you are a researcher looking for compute power), there isn't much you can do with 4GB of RAM on Android that you can't do with 3GB, or even 2GB of the stuff. Heck, Apple still makes do with 1GB of RAM - but that's a whole 'nother story to tackle. Rumors coming from the mill insist that the likes of HTC, LG, Samsung, and Sony will keep the base configurations of their upcoming flagships at 3GB of RAM, with the added possibility of bringing 4GB RAM to spruced-up versions of the same devices. 

For the spec enthusiasts among you, here are 10 recent, new, and upcoming 4GB RAM smartphones and tablets.

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posted on 23 Jan 2015, 05:35 1

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1031; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Asians phone had put Americans to shame

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 06:04 7

7. Settings (Posts: 1493; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Yes, totally agree with you there. Sony, Samsung, LG and Huawei are the best Asian phones. Backed by R&D, they are out there to ensure Xiaomi has the best components inside their phones.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 06:49 2

17. neela_akaash (Posts: 1117; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


You forgot the HTC (from Taiwan)....

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 17:15

40. nimd4 (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Nah, having used Android for MANY years now... I can say with almost total certainty that, despite ALL of the disadvantages (like not having a native *nix shell environment), a Windows (10!) phone with 4GB of RAM (minimum & 64-bit, quad-core) would be the best choice; period. :)

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 07:48 2

23. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 423; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


I "partially" agree with you. I'd completely agree with you if we didn't have iPhone. And I'm talking about quality.

P/S: I'm an Android fan who has switched from iOS. NO OFFENCE.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 17:19

41. nimd4 (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


None taken, because despite all of the advantages of Apple - anyone who buys into it is still a sucker, for shelling out big bucks 4 inferior hardware (& its proprietary technology). ;-$

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 05:38

2. cnour (Posts: 587; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


And they will all lag as any Android phone....

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 05:52 2

4. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


http://youtu.be/54OQX2wwRlk

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 05:57 2

6. joey_sfb (Posts: 5408; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Thanks for the link. I have good experience with Note 3 too!

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 08:10 2

24. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


You're welcome.

Honestly I don't think I'll need an upgrade as long as it keeps working llike that.. And from what I have read, it will only get better with Lollipop

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 08:30 1

25. joey_sfb (Posts: 5408; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I am using the leak Lollipop Samsung ROM, notable improvement is the Samsung default camera app.

Able to capture picture with greater details and more forgiving on unsteady hands.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 12:59

29. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


How about RAM usage?
Battery endurance?

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 18:09 1

30. joey_sfb (Posts: 5408; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


RAM usage and Battery endurance is the same as KitKat. No better nor worse.

When I bought my Note 3 during launch, Samsung give me a free original battery so I swap my battery after a month use. Keeping the spare at 15% charge. This way even after a year, my battery condition is still near perfect so the whole day i only managed to discharge from 25% to 40% without the phone being plug in.

Samsung Original Battery is much better than OEM battery proven again and again when i bought those from ebay and retail shop.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 02:52

34. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Cool, appreciate the reply

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 03:26

35. joey_sfb (Posts: 5408; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Most welcome.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 06:07 10

8. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2746; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


1999 called and it wants its joke back

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 07:01 1

20. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


It just goes to show you are a smartphone noob who still use joke from 2012.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 07:26 3

22. tedkord (Posts: 10598; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


How are you speaking to us from 2009? Wormhole?

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 05:42

3. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 335; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Waiting for s6 and z4, but why it doesn't have m9?

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 05:55 1

5. joey_sfb (Posts: 5408; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


After Note 3, I was hoping that Note 4 will be 4GB.

Anyway, good that they are finally here.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 06:12 2

9. chocowii (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Damn, my PC has only got 2 gigs of RAM.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 06:18 4

10. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Y2K wants it back now.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 06:25

11. chocowii (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Hey, it can run Skyrim in full settings.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 06:30

13. joey_sfb (Posts: 5408; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


So which CPU and GPU are you using with your 2GB setup?

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 06:45

16. chocowii (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Palit GT730 ddr3 64bit
Kingston 2GB SODIMM
ASUS Sonar sound card
MSI A68HME33 mobo
1TB Seagate Barracuda
Samsung SA300 LED monitor (a bit dated but it does the job)

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 06:50

18. joey_sfb (Posts: 5408; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


A Palit GT 730 1GB GDDR5 model instead.

http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=2343

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 07:17

21. chocowii (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


It has a slight difference between the two, plus price is my priority. Its a budget setup after all.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 09:30

26. joey_sfb (Posts: 5408; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


As long as it meet your needs. I playing PC games at 1080p with Nvidia 3D vision.

Still using MSI GTX 580 3GB SLI to drive my gaming computer.

Completely happy with it.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 07:00

19. joey_sfb (Posts: 5408; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/1988/geforce-gt-730.html

Thanks for sharing.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 17:25

42. nimd4 (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I used to have a Palit, but it died! :-f

Z68A-G43 (G3) - i7-3770 - Vengeance 2x4GB 2133MHz - GTX 650 Gainward - WD 1TB 64MB SATA - Win7 Pro/64 SP1 / Utopic Xfce AMD64

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 06:27 1

12. joey_sfb (Posts: 5408; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


If its serve you, why not? I have a older Notebook that run like a turtle with 2GB ram, Windows 7 (32-bit), so I DIY to 4GB.

Big Different! Even with Windows 7 using only 3.5GB out of 4GB.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 06:33 3

14. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2746; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Have you installed the PAE patch?

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 06:37 2

15. joey_sfb (Posts: 5408; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Got it! Thanks for the tip. Was unaware of it till you bring it to my attention.

http://www.unawave.de/windows-7-tipps/32-bit-ram-barrier.html?lang=EN

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 10:05

27. yahia_malka (Posts: 186; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


You forgot to mention Lumia 1530 ;)

And iPhone 10 :P

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 11:45 1

28. kthk5 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jan 2015)


I guess you have to correct the first sentence of the article coz intel doesn't make Arm based processors..

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 23:50

31. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


Android phones need 4GB of RAM while iOS only needs 1GB to run perfectly...All Android phones are literally pathetic apart from Xperia series, which is the most optimized Android phone in this planet!

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 02:16 3

32. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


....Tell me about your multitasking capabilities on iOS....I am very interested, go on. /s

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 02:20 3

33. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


And if perfect means - apps crashing, some of them just not loading at all and many glitches....(as I have experienced on my iPhone 5S on iOS 8.1.2 and my mom's iPad Air on iOS 7.1)...then you are a very smart person.

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 03:28

36. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


I'm sorry to hear that, but my iPhone 4S works perfectly fine!

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 03:37

37. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Lucky you.
Which version does your iPhone run on?

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 04:19

38. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


iOS 8.1.1

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 08:50

39. elitewolverine (Posts: 5111; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Tell me more, i routinely exchange androids for that exact reason! Or tell me more how android updates have bricked calling for m8's, s3's and other things, related to google service updates that took over a month to fix.

Please, i exchange a good 3 to 1 or even higher ratio of android to iphones devices on a daily/weekly basis.

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