Geekbench 3 test shows 1GB of RAM on the Apple iPhone 6s Plus? (UPDATE)

Test of Apple iPhone 6s Plus shows that there is just 1GB of RAM inside

Test of Apple iPhone 6s Plus shows that there is just 1GB of RAM inside

Back in January, when 2015 was young and new and the year was full of so many possibilities, there was a rumor that Apple would double the amount of RAM in the next iteration of the iPhone to 2GB (LPDDR4). Currently, the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus both employ 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM.

What gave teeth to this rumor was the fact that Apple had doubled the amount of RAM in its flagship tablet, the Apple iPad Air 2, to 2GB. But just assuming that Apple would do the same with the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus might be wrong. According to a developer in Switzerland who claims to work for Apple, a Geekbench 3 test of the Apple iPhone 6s Plus reveals just 1GB of RAM inside. The model number listed on the test results (8,2) indicates that the 5.5-inch phablet version of the iPhone 6s went through Geekbench 3, and we can see that it is powered by the A9 chipset with the CPU running at 2GHz.

We can't compare the 1GB of RAM on the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus with the 4GB that is becoming the norm on high-end Android models. Because iOS is optimized to work well with 1GB of RAM, there is no reason why Apple should feel compelled to match the amount of RAM used on Android.

We should also point out a few things about this story. One, the device tested might be a prototype unit that happens to be using 1GB of RAM. Two, the whole test could be faked. As a result, you should head to the cupboard and take this story with the proverbial grain of salt.

Thanks for the tip!

source: @FabianWannerOFF

UPDATE: This is why we take some stories with a grain of salt. We received an email from a reader showing us another trip through Geekbench made by the iPhone 8,2 which is the Apple iPhone 6s Plus. The data, from this past March, showed the device powered by a tri-core 1.5GHz CPU, with 2GB of RAM inside.

Older Geekbench test shows iPhone 6s Plus carrying 2GB of RAM

Older Geekbench test shows iPhone 6s Plus carrying 2GB of RAM

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Related phones

iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2750 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

AyyyLMAO@Apple if it's true. We'll see in Sept.

6. AnTuTu

Posts: 1592; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Someone is rocking 4 gigs of RAM for great multitasking :p

20. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

This article will spill out the real frustration of iOS lovers.. wait and watch..

22. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

According to Apple: it will cost $100 more to Manufacturer iPhone with 2GB RAM.

27. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

where did they say that?

108. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but there is lots of smartphone with 2GB RAM for less than $200

113. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Perfect example is Redmi 2 Prime. Just baught it at $93 (Rs.5950) (discounted) on launch day sale at Amazon..

26. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

And it is still lagging far behind that 1 gig ramfrom Apple

57. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

On my HTC M9 i can open at least 10 apps before the first one will need to reload. on my friend iPhone 6+ he cant open more than 2 and even so sometime its reload.. So in my book this is a fail. I can open a big 3d games play with it and receive text messages from WhatsApp whitout my game been closed and reloading when i return. I do not need to control my apps notification or background usage i just leave them as is. And its funny my battery life is still better than my friend iPhone battery life. So sure lagging behind in what? ( Beside the dev who make more cash making apps ) You need to stop been such a Sheep Jognnokia.

94. discharge unregistered

Ha right the m9 sucks ass!! I had that just before my galaxy s6 edge the m9 overheats and lousy camera my galaxy s6 edge will eat your m9 and spit it out!! Even my iPhone 6 plus is higher ranked than the m9 have you read htc's stocks drop everyday?? They suck and you swallow too!!

95. discharge unregistered

Your screen name should be MORON!!! Not maroron!! Cause your a moron douche nozzle!!

128. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

And will you do this every day? I don't think you have such a need. And still iPhone crashes you M9 in games.

31. Trex95

Posts: 2358; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Hope it's true cause those 4 gig full of Samsung blotwaer magazine,VR,S health, Spen,S market including built in facebook, Instagram and whatsapp.

44. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The Facebook, instagram and whatsapp are only shortcuts that take you to the play store in case you wanted to go ahead and download them. As for the rest, you can always disable them, I didn't, and my phone is running as a champ. P.s: better get your facts straightened out before you troll.

51. Trex95

Posts: 2358; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Lol so I'm a troll. fyi used every single Samsung Galaxy's flagship since S2 and now I'm using S6 as a daily driver. Those are not shortcuts actually built in apps using the ram ddr4 to lunch fast and yeah i know you can disable even Smarket, Shelath, flipboard magazine etc.... But the only way to make the S6 even faster through root by removing built in apps.

53. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Nope, trough root you can only remove the apps to make some space in storage, if you disable them they wont be using ram. Btw most of those apps dont use ram but rather storage space.

56. ihearlivepplz

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

The apps are not built in, the shortcuts are. Clicking on them takes you to the PlayStore where you can download them if you want. Also, my S6 does not lag. It may stutter every now and then (Very rarely however) but no lag. Obviously it isn't the case with your S6 for whatever reason but not with everyone's.

96. discharge unregistered

I agree with you there my s6 edge is by far one of the best!! Can't wait till the note 5

58. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Simple to fix mr Trex. I root my phone then uninstall them. There we go. Can you unistall Watch app on iPhone? Or any of the built in app? nope so yeah you a troll.

80. Trex95

Posts: 2358; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

IOS doesn't run apps in background and yes theres app can be unistall. Not every app can be unistall even on Android (system apps).

86. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Nope you are wrong again. You cant delete any native app on ios, you can only hide it. Jailbreak only.

76. kajam

Posts: 220; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

Trex95 You shouldn't post this last comment because it show that you bought a $600+ phone and you don't know how to use it

81. Trex95

Posts: 2358; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

So talking to yourself!

115. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hahahahahhahahahahahahahha, you getting rip off now just for this one thing it needs to get 6 out of 10 by all reviews, now in the past I say it ok iOS is run only on 1gb. But that not the case as this now mean that multitask for ios9 will not be included and that very bad

46. guest

Posts: 370; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Wow didn't know the Samsung process was so bad they are rocking tri core. Three is better than two when you can't get the fourth on every die.

2. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

It's fake or did you actually thought he owns one? PhoneArena check your sources instead of posting everything.

21. Macready

Posts: 1811; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

He didn't say he owns one, he just spotted what appears to be a prototype that went through a Geekbench test. Naming scheme is in line with the iPhone 6 prototypes last year ("iPhone7,1" or "iPhone7,2") and the performance gains seem legit (one extra core, slight increase in single core performance, 50% increase in multi core). If true and representative, the S6 will still be the multi core CPU speed champion.

29. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

The processor naming scheme is bogus.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30831; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO Apple please prove em wrong.

9. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

iOS would run so smooth with 3GB of RAM.

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