RAMalicious: 5 phones and tablets with DDR4 RAM memory tech

RAMalicious: 5 phones and tablets with DDR4 RAM memory tech
With the new 64-bit mobile chipsets, and the 64-bit transition of Android 5.0 Lollipop itself, the road was cleared for handsets in possession of more than 3 GB of RAM. While you can argue if you really need four gigs of the stuff, like on the Asus Zenfone 2Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, or the Lenovo K80, you certainly can't argue with the virtues of another RAM upgrade - from DDR3 memory to DDR4.

The DDR4 technology just recently went into mass production mode with Samsung, mainly to supply its own blockbuster Galaxy S6 and S6 edge handsets. The advantages of DDR4 before DDR3 can be summed up in a few areas - lower voltage and power consumption enhancements, higher frequency, and a higher chip density with a smaller footprint. In short - it's arguably better than DDR3, but also more expensive, too.

There are other phones and tablets out there that utilize the good stuff, though, besides Samsung's own flagships, and we've rounded them up below for your viewing pleasure. The iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, or whatever Apple decides to name it, is also said to be one of the big customers for Samsung's DDR4 RAM modules, so the future for this technology seems brighter by the day.

LG G Flex 2


The LG G Flex 2 is curved alongside its length, with the aim of feeling more ergonomic to the user. It is also the first Android smartphone to feature Qualcomm's 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, DDR4 RAM, and a plastic OLED display with a 1080p resolution. Other innovative features are its self-healing back panel covering, and a fast-charging 3000 mAh battery.


Xiaomi Mi Note Pro


The one and only phone announced with both 4 GB of RAM, and a DDR4 variety, Xiaomi Mi Note Pro features a 1440x2560 pixels JDI panel, which would make it one with the enviable 515ppi pixel density. Not only that, but it is also blessed with a Snapdragon 810 chipset, making it an Android 5.0 64-bit powerhouse. Rounding up the great offering are a 13 MP rear Sony camera with optical image stabilization, and a 4 MP UltraPixel front-facer with large two micron pixels. Keeping the lights on will be a 3090 mAh of a battery pack.


HTC One M9


With a premium all-metal unibody, the beautiful One M9 doesn't stray away from HTC's gorgeous design tradition for its flagship line. For the first time in recent memory, we are also getting a high-res rear camera on an HTC finest - a 20 MP shooter - while the UltraPixel camera is moved at the front for perfect selfies. Add a scorching Snapdragon 810 chipset, 3 GB of DDR4 RAM, and 32 GB of storage out of the box, and the One M9 quickly elevates HTC to competitive status with any other phone thrown at it, and we didn't even mention the new BoomSound speakers with Dolby surround sound at the front.


Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge


The Samsung Galaxy S6 presents a radical redesign into the flagship Galaxy S line. With a renewed focus on premium looks and cutting edge specs, the Galaxy S6 sports a Quad HD display, an improved 16MP camera, and - finally - super-fast UFS 2.0 based internal storage starting at 32 GB up to 128 GB. The Galaxy S6 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with the company's proprietary TouchWiz skin on top, and it will be the first 64-bit Samsung flagship, coming outfitted with a homemade octa-core chip and DDR4 RAM.


Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet


You know, the usual combination - Snapdragon 810 chipset, and 3 GB of DDR4 RAM - but this time the combo is placed in a slate, the ultrathin, waterproof Xperia Z4 Tablet. Sony's fondleslab has a 10.1-inch QHD display, and is IP68 certified. Its other features include a 64-bit octa-core processor, 32 GB of internal storage, 8 megapixels main camera, 5 megapixels front shooter, and LTE support.

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26 Comments

1. javaprof

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

s6 is best of them

4. KENTOZ

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

Meh, Xperia always the best I've got to go, sign out Cling....

5. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

their sales don't agree

10. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

excited to see their real life performance comparison and reviews. Specially that Mi Note Pro...

11. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

their performance dont agree either

14. KENTOZ

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

I knew that. I just wanna make Sony fanboys feels happy and proud with Xperia I'm on duty, I've got to go Cling.....

26. Nopers unregistered

Really? I've only ever had bad experiences with sony phones. Location services on my Z3 compact always broke causing the battery to drain fully in a couple of hours.

16. Beto_Lopez

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

after test gaming performance, the S6 has drop frames in intensive games and the M9 doesn't, even after long time period, yes the S6 opens apps faster the first time but M9 has better memory management, so here we have CPU(S6) vs GPU(M9), CPU performance in android is enough since a few years ago, now we need GPU performance and i think the M9 has an advantage over the S6 here.

2. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I'd like to see the MI Note up close. Sucks that it's so hard to get in the states

3. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

flagship LG G4 doesnt have DDR4????

6. javaprof

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

yes it has ddr3

7. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

No sir it sports DDR3 xp

8. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I don't think so. I beleive the 808 has DDR3. My question is why didn't LG Opt with an 810 but power off 2 A57 cores? It may be dumb of me to ask but I'm curious LOL.

12. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

Based on benchmarks it seems that with those two A57 cores the 808 performs slightly better in the CPU department than the 810.

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You can still get DDR3L ram that is clocked up to 1600 MHz speeds. Which is more then fast enough in a phone.

9. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

No, the SD808 does not support DDR4.

13. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Sad isnt it...

15. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Not really. My Surface pro 2 8gb edition has ddr3. Do you have ram issues with your current ddr3 ram phone? I don't, so it is not a must.

17. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Lg G Flex 2

18. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

I hope 4GB RAM will be a standard for 2016. I wanted S6 to have 4GB. More RAM is always good, and more DDR4 RAM is even better.

22. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Don't be surprised if you see more then 4 GB of ram in a smart phone.

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

4GB is more than enough, 2GB is already enough for lots of multitasking.. but more ram wont hurt right :P (just like my 16GB PC that never surpass 8GB memory usage -_-)

19. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Those phones use LPDDR4 which is way slower than the desktop non-low power DDR4 modules.

23. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Samsung S6 is using DDR4 1600 MHz ram, which is really fast ram. A lot of notebooks and desktops still use ram speeds slower then that.

20. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Sony Xperia Z4 in Japan has also LPDDR4 RAM

25. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I wonder which I will first upgrade to DDR4, my phone or my PC?

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