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The Vivo Xplay 5 smartphone will have 6GB of RAM because more is better, right?

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The Vivo Xplay 5 smartphone will have 6GB of RAM because more is better, right?

The name Vivo doesn't ring a bell to many people outside of Asia, but in homeland China, Vivo is in the upper echelon of smartphone makers thanks to its quality products. We've been hearing for some time that the company's upcoming flagship phone will be the world's first handset to feature a mind-blowing 6GB of RAM. Truth be told, this doesn't sound like science fiction, considering Samsung has had 6GB LPDDR4 RAM modules primed and ready for manufacture since late last year.

It appears Vivo is indeed ready to enter the post-4GB RAM era, for the company confirmed today that the Vivo Xplay 5 will come with 6GB of RAM and will be powered by the Snapdragon 820. That's impressive stuff all around, even though we can't know for sure how the smartphone will take advantage of all that RAM. Perhaps Vivo has worked out a way to dedicate some of that memory to the graphics unit, but we can't know for sure at that point.

Vivo will unveil the Vivo Xplay 5 on the 1st of March, which means it's going to be teasing the smartphone in the coming days to drum up some excitement. Previous teasers had confirmed a 2K-resolution display for the handset, and the Snapdragon 820 / 6GB RAM announcement only makes it seem more exciting.

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posted on 22 Feb 2016, 04:35 8

1. techperson211 (Posts: 1176; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


If the technology is there, why stop with 4gb. Although this is literally overkill for a smartphone.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:00 8

5. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 523; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


I agree except for the use of literally. Me thinks you dont know what literally actually means lol, but so dont millions of other people

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:45 5

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


I literally died laughing reading this comment ;) /s

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 07:13 1

19. Jack58221 (Posts: 153; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


I think he's close enough on the use a literally unless you are looking just at "over kill" and are picturing someone literally killing the phone overtop of something.

If the technology is there, why stop with 4gb. Although this is literally putting a round through the phone as it is flung over my brother's head.

Otherwise literally can be defined as "actual" out "truly". I'm that case it fits as it was written.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 13:15

29. nokia12 (Posts: 465; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


A quick search on google returns the following results

Literally - used for emphasis while not being literally true. / actually / truly

Overkill - excessive use, treatment, or action / an excess of something (as a quantity or an action) beyond what is required or suitable for a particular purpose

So i don't understand why are you considering their use as inappropriate . Either i am wrong somewhere or you are not familiar with the other/alternate meanings of both the words

Can anybody explain ?

P.s- this was in reply to post 5

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 16:36

32. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2283; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Literally is defined as "In a literal manner or sense; exactly."

Literal is defined as "Taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or allegory."

So overkill literally means over killing the phone, but how is ram killing the phone?

PS. Install the Google Dictionary extension for chrome and youget definitions by simply double-clicking on words.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 14:28

33. nokia12 (Posts: 465; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


Thanks for the reply i am aware of primary meanings of both the words

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/literally

Literally - "Used for emphasis while not being literally true:"

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/overkill

Overkill - "Excessive use, treatment, or action"

I was asking about the secondary/informal meaning of the words

They are listed in the oxford/google/webster dictionary so isn't their usage correct ?

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 14:40

34. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2283; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


I guess it all depends on what you consider as their "most basic sense". If most basic sense is what you see in the dictionary, then yeah, their use is correct. However, if most basic sense is taking the words as they sound, then the use is incorrect.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:12 5

9. vincelongman (Posts: 4150; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


This.

Also once they figure out how to increase bandwidth (e.g. Wide-OI), 6GB wont be overkill for Vulkan games, especially in VR (although, this may be 2-3 years away)

The PS4/XB1 have 8GB unified RAM
In 2-3 years we will have tablets as fast as the PS4/XB1
In 3-5 years we will have phones as fast as the PS4/XB1

So it shouldn't be surprising to see phones with 8GB or more of unified RAM soon
Lets not forget NVIDIA/AMD are going to release GPUs with 32GB of VRAM this year

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:17

11. Ghost04 (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2014)


But by that time we will have PS5 and XB2 probably and with 16 GB RAM.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:31 4

13. vincelongman (Posts: 4150; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Possibly

BTW I'm not trying to make this into another silly phones vs consoles argument

Just saying, 8GB RAM in phones won't be pointless in a few years

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 12:37

28. tedkord (Posts: 10602; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It was like 10 years between the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 06:41

31. JasonX (Posts: 49; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


10 years is still just one console generation.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 09:54 1

26. JasonX (Posts: 49; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


I don't know that it will be that long for tablets. I recently bought an Nvidia Shield K1 and it is easily as fast as an XBox 360. Once they put their X1 chip in a tablet with the appropriate RAM, they may well get near PS4 and XBone speeds.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 10:04

27. Punchy506 (Posts: 70; Member since: 10 Jan 2016)


Lol XBone

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:16 3

10. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


6GB of ram is there for a reason... go on and open many tabs in Safari and switch between them to see if they are all loaded...

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:50 5

17. Bm888 (Posts: 390; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


for me no technology advances is ever overkill...I always want more to enjoy fullest within my era of life. .and if it means bragging rights , that's why everyone go for the latest and best to *brag about

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 04:38

2. Modest_Moze (Posts: 112; Member since: 23 Mar 2015)


Right!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 04:57

3. GeorgeAF (Posts: 38; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


Technology is there but the timing is not really that great. I mean a phone with 2gig RAM is capable of handling day to day tasks, what will you do with the extra 4gig of RAM? Probably one of those things you buy for the sake of "I have a phone with 6 Gig RAM" which kinda makes you look like a douchebag -__-

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 04:57

4. GeorgeAF (Posts: 38; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


Technology is there but the timing is not really that great. I mean a phone with 2gig RAM is capable of handling day to day tasks, what will you do with the extra 4gig of RAM? Probably one of those things you buy for the sake of "I have a phone with 6 Gig RAM" which kinda makes you look like a douchebag -__-

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:17 1

12. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


HAH. On My note 2,3 and 4 I have had as many as 20 tabs in the browser ad see no difference in performance. Why? Because my device has 3GB of RAM where it can store all that data.

I think of it as a job. Duh If I had 15 things I need to do, but concentrate all my time on just one, it is obvious I can do that one very efficiently. But I an come out better of I can do all 15 in the same amount of time and again be just a efficient.

Comparing an iPhone to an Android Is always just dumb. f the iPhone could do what an Android phone could do, we wouldn't need Android. Just like if Mac OS/OSX di what Windows could do, we wouldn't have needed Windows.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:06

6. realjjj (Posts: 362; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


The more interesting bit is that the mid range is going there soon too as the Helio P20 supports up 6GB.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:10

7. grbrao (Posts: 281; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


hope it will come with 4000mah battery and good camera and sure a reasonable price, that is it.... gone other OEMS..........

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:11 3

8. SIGPRO (Posts: 1385; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


More is always better, it is not just the memory also bandwidth!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:39

14. iusshpandeh (Posts: 250; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


Meanwhile, my Surface Pro 4 has 4 GB RAM! >_

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 06:54

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


And my 8yr old desktop that runs modeling programs, photoshop, bluestacks, and visual studio and emulators has 4GB of ram.

for the love of all that is holy, put an x86 chip inside, throw me WP with x86 continuum support.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 07:19

21. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Would love that, but Wp has no apps and game.. I'd love if Wp merges with Android, just like BB has. So it will have all the apps.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 09:15

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


Has a lot, if they are able to pull off what HP is doing with their virtual desktop for x86...that would be awesome.

Or simply allow it in continuum mode without any virtualization. With android emulators on windows if it can run on x86 wp, there wouldn't be a need to merge. Then I can play my MechCommander 2 on my phone

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 09:20

24. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


That would be great, but no way Ms will merge with X86. With WP.

Which ever way or if both way was possible, that's a stellar.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 09:22

25. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


That's like Wp can access Android and BB apps. Omg that's awesome

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:40

15. omar98 (Posts: 56; Member since: 28 Aug 2011)


The only use of this would be console quality games, which aren't quite present in the smartphone market yet

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 07:16

20. ibend (Posts: 3769; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


maybe they should dedicate those 2GB for graphic processing, and 4GB for system..

I play lots of game on PC and console, but I didnt like to play heavy game on smartphone, cause:
1. it eat lots of storage
2. small screen
3. limited with battery life
I prefer playing game on big screen, with proper controller, and nice sound system :D (nice sound system = normal headset)

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 08:18

22. Bondurant (Posts: 417; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


5gb RAM + 1GB RAM for Graphics

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 22:25

30. avishekmukherjee (Posts: 285; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


Awesome VIVO
Bring it on

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