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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42 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1408; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Asians phone had put Americans to shame

7. Settings

Posts: 2940; Member since: Jul 02, 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.

17. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

40. nimd4

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 16, 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. :)

23. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 431; Member since: Aug 20, 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.

41. nimd4

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 16, 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). ;-$

2. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

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

4. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

24. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 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

25. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

29. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

How about RAM usage? Battery endurance?

30. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

34. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Cool, appreciate the reply

35. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Most welcome.

8. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5465; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

1999 called and it wants its joke back

20. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

22. tedkord

Posts: 16973; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

How are you speaking to us from 2009? Wormhole?

3. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

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

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

After Note 3, I was hoping that Note 4 will be 4GB. Anyway, good that they are finally here.

9. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

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

10. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Y2K wants it back now.

11. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Hey, it can run Skyrim in full settings.

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

16. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 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)

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

A Palit GT 730 1GB GDDR5 model instead. http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=2343

21. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

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

26. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

42. nimd4

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 16, 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

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