Poll results: most voters are not happy with 4 GB of RAM on the Galaxy Note 7

Poll results: most voters are not happy with 4 GB of RAM on the Galaxy Note 7
Samsung's Galaxy Note series has always been the poweruser's smartphone – while the S line is heavily marketed as the company's flagship, any smartphone poweruser drools over the Note for its larger screen, bump in hardware, and the lovely S Pen stylus. Looking at the past 3 years – every time a new Note device was introduced, it came with a slightly more powerful processor, and an increase in RAM, when compared to the Galaxy S device from the same year.

Recent leaks, however, suggest that, instead of going for the 6 GB of RAM that were previously rumored, the Note 7 may, in fact, be equipped with "just" 4 GB of RAM.

Should this be a disappointment? We decided to ask you, and here's how voters answered:

Do you think 4 GB of RAM on the Galaxy Note 7 is good enough?

Yes, 4 GB of RAM is absolutely enough for any 2016 smartphone
31.23%
No, I would've preferred to have 6 GB for future-proofing
52.11%
I'm not too thrilled about it, but I believe the Note 7 will be fine with 4 GB of RAM
16.66%

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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27 Comments

2. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Samsung as got its new Turbo Speed Technology, so is 6gb That will do big time battery damage a good thing https://youtu.be/Rh_333mq9Ro

3. Nopers unregistered

That just shrinks system apps, that won't effect any downloaded apps.

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

how did you know? did you try it?

10. ebilcake

Posts: 1227; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Battery life on the OnePlus 3 has been fine after the update, still getting 5-6 hours SoT. No noticeable difference with my usage.

4. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

4gigs or Ram??? As a headline? Seriously PA??? *facepalm*

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yes, the title should be "4GB of RAM". Paul. K should fix the typo, ASAP!

15. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Honestly. Probably like 5 days in a row they got typos. They're hitting those vape pens too hard.

5. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Some advertisment and publicity! And people starts to believe that YES!! 2gb ram can perform like 4gb ram!!with some software tweak!! Lol! 6gb is necessary if its a NOTE 7 otherwise it really is NOTE 6/ s7E

6. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Poll results: most voters are not happy with 4 GB OR RAM on the Galaxy Note 7 I'm sure you didn't mean to type OR in the title, please fix.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

We all already know there's a typo on the headline. So what's your pointless comment for? @Bernoulli

9. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Gotta love the negative spin on all of these polls. lol

11. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Half of the android world won't care since most people don't multitask that much apps so 4gb is nothing to complain for now, trust me on this.

12. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Do they have a choice?

17. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Yes. Lots of choices

19. chenski

Posts: 759; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Of course they do, its not like 6gb ram phones don't exist

16. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Of course, you don't pay extra to a flagship phone for nothing, when midrange phone nowadays offer cheaper price with flagship DNA.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Name a phone with flagship DNA? What the One Plus 3? It simply has the SD820. That is one piece vs 100's of parts in a phone. How do you sell a phone for $400? Easy! You get everything else cheap. I'm not saying cheap is bad. What I will show is why its cheaper. So I am comparing the 1+3 to the 6S and S7 Edge http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=7995&idPhone2=7242&idPhone3=7821 The One+ uses a cheaper costing modem, because it will be supporting less bands. The dimensions are oversized compared to the more refined dimensions of the S7 but it is smaller than the iPhone. But whose phone isn't? Optic AMOLED vs Super AMOLED. I am not positive about the tech behind the 2. But 1440p cost more than 1080p The S7 in this comparison has the best camera..PERIOD. Even though the front-facing camera has more megapixels, it stuck at 1080p like the iPhone. Whereas the S7 is 1440p with 5MP. The S7 has better aperture which means better low light shots. Camera tests have proven this with a shadow of doubt. Even though the One+ has a larger battery, battery life has been dismal at best. Now who makes the parts in the phone. All you know is the SD820 was made by Samsung. However what about the other parts? How cheap are they? Does One care about profits more than market share? Does One have 300,000 employees and its own factories? Done One distribute phones to 230+ countries? Has One been making phones for 4 decades?How big is One compared to Apple or Samsung? The One+ may be their flagship, but like the iPhone is to apple, its not really a flagship when you only make one phone. Apple prices considering what the phone does, which is equal to what the One+ does, which are both much lesser compared to the S7 should be cheaper. No water-proofing, cheap cameras, cheap display, cheap everything for the most part. It costs Apple $220 to make an iPhone. It cost Samsung $280 to make the Galaxy S7 Edge. Who is getting raped more? The Galaxy starts at the same $649 as the iPhone. The iPhone is nearly triple while the S7 is just over double but less than triple. When you are trying to get into a already tight market, your only way in is to undercut the big boys. Which is easy to do when you have less than a few hundred employees. I mean just be reasonable. Its not a flagship. Is it close? How are you defining a flagship. Because a flagship is any device the company sells as its top device. That doesn't mean it has the specs or capabilities you'd expect.

20. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

That's true. Midrange will take care of most people's needs for a better price. If I got a Note it would probably be the Note 5 for a better price. Looks like we're getting another glass back this year too. My co worker cracked his S6 so I would get a good case for sure. More then likely I will skip this year.

21. TheOracle1

Posts: 2213; Member since: May 04, 2015

4GB of ram is definitely sufficient. I've had my Zenfone 2 for 17 months and it basically uses 3GB of the 4GB all the time and is as smooth as butter and fast too. I've had my Redmi Note 3 Pro for 3 months and have about 9 apps whitelisted and it always, always has 1GB of ram available and is extremely fast at all times. My point is that the software determines ram optimization and given the fact that Android isn't Windows and manages ram completely differently, 6GB or 10GB of ram isn't the Nirvana people think. I detest Apple but they prove my case.

22. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The Note series is getting more like a Galaxy S Note. A bigger S7 with S pen. Samsung should throw everything in the Note 7 what's within the S7: 6GB RAM, 5000 mAh battery. Remember that coming January the S8 will set the bar higher again for Samsung.

23. plck74

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

i bought zenfone 2 with 4GB of RAM....it is not enough after install tons of game. they should put extra RAM slot like a PC.

24. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

You have to factor in (no offense) Asus' rather s**tty code job of an unoptimized firmware/software with that. OR even Intel's backend for the SoC.

26. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

zenfone 2 is full of bloatware....

27. TheOracle1

Posts: 2213; Member since: May 04, 2015

Mine isn't. I'm a Marshmallow beta tester and it's all been removed.

25. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

The way I see it if people have problems about considering 4GB RAM PHONES against their usage patterns then hell I'm gonna say it; yes you're either using it seriously wrong OR you just have to wait for optimization updates post purchase. Both requires a fairly easy compromise imho.

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