This is what 4 GB of RAM (on the Asus ZenFone 2) lets you do: heavy multitasking

This is what 4 GB of RAM (on the Asus ZenFone 2) lets you do: heavy multitasking
Officially unveiled in January, and already available to buy in select markets, the Asus ZenFone 2 is a special smartphone, being the world's first to feature 4 GB of RAM. While many may think that 4 GB of RAM is a bit too much for a smartphone, having this amount of RAM will almost surely let you multitask like a pro in pretty much any conditions.

To prove what the Asus ZenFone 2 and its 4 GB of RAM can do, YouTube user L BS recently uploaded a video that showcases the handset's excellent multitasking capabilities. In the video, you'll see no less than five graphic intensive games played alternatively, without being closed, with no lag whatsoever. The games are FIFA 15, Real Racing 3, GTA San Andreas, N.O.V.A. 3, and Asphalt 8.

Sure enough, no one really plays five games at the same time. But it's clear that, if you need a smartphone that excels at multitasking, you may want to give the Asus ZenFone 2 a look or two.

Asus has yet to officially release the ZenFone 2 in North America, although it seems that you can already buy the model with 4 GB of RAM from Amazon, unlocked, for around $400. We'll probably review the Asus ZenFone 2 pretty soon, so stick around if you want to find out more about it.




source: L BS (YouTube) via Android Authority

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ZenFone 2
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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44 Comments

1. gaming64 unregistered

Then crashes afterwards.

4. gaming64 unregistered

Just being sarcastic though. Anyway, good job, Asus!

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Look like RAM is more important than I originally thought. From now on, 4GB RAM is the baseline for all my Android device purchase.

16. engineer-1701d unregistered

except for the fact that they're already preloaded if you was to start each game up and then back to home screen that would prove something

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

My Samsung Tab S 3GB RAM are unable to support so many games. I can preload about 3 large games, the forth game would be closed automatically.

41. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

So heavy multitasking is playing games? Ok...

24. rsb7113

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Would like to see at least 2 games in multiuser to really be impressed. I would get rid I off this noted 4 and get the zen2 .

2. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

I might get this to replace my S5. It has been giving me issues since I updated to Lollipop.

33. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You are alone in that respect, mine has been better than ever

3. uktel3315

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

It's a phone console

5. gaming64 unregistered

Asus's products are focused on high end gaming if you look at their website, youll se a lotta gaming laptops so yeah, you can call the zenfone one:D

6. TypicalGeek

Posts: 216; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

I've been waiting for Zenfone 2 US release date for a while now. You can get it on amazon for ~$350 if you don't like to wait.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yarly. I've been waiting for an official US version so I can get one with a warranty. I had an Asus Fonepad that I bought from an eBay seller in Taiwan, it was an overseas model so it didn't have a warranty and that stressed me out. I would seriously consider picking up a ZenFone 2 if the battery life is as good or better than my OnePlus One.

11. TypicalGeek

Posts: 216; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Battery Optimization isn't Asus strong suit, but I hope they do something about the battery in the coming software update. According to review out there, battery life isn't all that great for 300mah. I still want to get one though.

7. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Add multiwindow and this would be more awesome.

13. AceofZeroz

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

Custom roms had me like. :3 ;)

9. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I bet the phonearena web page closed while playing those games.

10. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Made my day! :'D

12. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

Its gr8 to see Asus stepping up their game would like to see them in top three along with sammy and LG

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

just who will play 5HD game at the same time? ಠ_ಠ still waiting for zf2 zoom ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ

22. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Sony fans.

18. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

waiting for review by phonearena lol

19. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Performance looks superb. Certainly makes you wonder why there aren't any more Z3580 phones out there.

20. lunchmeat78

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

I'm holding out to see what the zenfone zoom will be like wise. I have many trips planned for the fall and would like some nice clear shots from the phone.

21. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Hopefully it gets custom rom support from the main groups like cyanogen and paranoid.

23. dlsnhuff

Posts: 111; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

wohooo

25. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

5 graphic-intensive games at once? Good! Performance stability? Go to his channel and click: ZenFone2 4GB RAM vs Galaxy S6 Edge - FPS Benchmark Test. The results may surprise Samsung Galaxy S6 users.

26. eduardogallegos0445

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

Well, i tried to do that just with gangstar vegas and nova 3. Nova 3 restarts when I return from Gangstar. It was with Xperia Z3.

27. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

It's also good for one more thing = s**tty code jobs from OEMs. This is why we have to tread very very carefully with this demand. Compounded by the fact that even stock Android are struggling w/ memory leaks since Jelly Bean. Yeah I did say that w/ a straight face gotta call it like it is, let alone leave things to OEMs to clog things up further w/ their shipped apps and sub par "optimizations" (from kernel level in some extreme cases). But here's the thing; RAM leaks or not, any and I mean any stock Android based custom ROM including external built kernels by some guys doing it for free would be 90% assured still PERFORM way better than any shipped OEM fw/sw. You lose specific OEM to model functions yes some stability even but never op speed. Look I'm the same as that next guy who'd rather not buy any more ARMv7 gen SoC inside phones/devices at this point but I'm also realistic. You want things to be future proof sure but not all aspects should be in "now now NOW!" mode.

31. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

ARMv7 even with 10 cores is still low to med end devices. This video is proof that Asus Zenfone 2 4GB RAM is a good buy.

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