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July 09, 2015

Memory Matters: List of Smartphones with 4GB RAM

Last year, we brought you a list of smartphones with 3GB RAM. Now that 3GB is quickly becoming the norm for high-end smartphones, we’re going to take it up a notch with a List of Smartphones with 4GB RAM.

Author’s note: List is in no particular order.

ASUS Zenfone 2

ASUS Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) specs:
5.5-inch full HD IPS display, 1920×1080 pixels @ 403ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Intel Atom Z3580 2.3GHz 64-bit quad-core processor
PowerVR G6430 GPU
4GB LPDDR3 RAM
32GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
13 megapixel Pixel Master camera w/ dual LED flash
5 megapixel front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual Active
4G LTE, HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR
GPS with aGPS support, GLONASS
Android 5.0 Lollipop w/ ZenUI
Li-Ion 3,000mAh battery
152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9mm (dimensions)
170 grams (weight)

ASUS Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) Review

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro specs:
5.7-inch 2K display (Sharp/JDI) @ 2560 x 1440 resolution, 515ppi
Gorilla Glass 3 + Dual-glass with 2.5D front and 3D rear glass
64-bit Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor (2.0GHz Cortex-A57 quad-core/1.5GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core)
Adreno 430 GPU
4GB LPDDR4 RAM
64GB eMMC 5.0 Flash
13MP rear camera with Sony IMX214 sensor, OIS, and dual-tone flash
4MP front camera with 1/3-inch sensor
ESS ES9018K2M mobile Hi-Fi Edition sound processor
LTE Cat9 with up to 450Mbps download speeds
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE
GPS, A-GPS
USB OTG
Android 5.0 Lollipop with MIUI
3,000mAh battery
155.1 x 77.6 x 7 mm
161 grams

OnePlus 2

The OnePlus Two is yet to be officially unveiled but the company has already confirmed some specs including its RAM.

OnePlus 2 specs:
5.5-inch In-Cell Full HD Display, 401ppi
Snapdragon 810 v2.1 64-bit octa-core CPU
3GB / 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
16GB / 64GB internal storage
13MP rear camera w/ OIS, 1.3 micron pixels, Laser AF, dual-tone flash
Slow-mo video at 120fps, 4K video recording
5MP front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-LTE (nano-SIM)
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 a/c
Bluetooth 4.1
NFC
GPS, A-GPS
FM Radio
Fingerprint sensor (up to 5 unique fingerprints)
USB Type-C
Alert Slider (hardware switch for notifications settings)
3,300mAh battery
OxygenOS (Android 5.1.1 Lollipop)
151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm
175 g

Lenovo K80

The Lenovo K80 comes in two variants, a 64GB / 4GB RAM and a 32GB / 2GB RAM.

Lenovo K80 specs:
5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, 401ppi
1.83GHz Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core CPU
4GB RAM
64GB internal storage
13MP OIS rear camera w/ dual-LED flash
5MP front camera
Dual-SIM
4G LTE, 3G
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
GPS, A-GPS
FM Radio
4,000mAh battery
Android 5.0 Lollipop
8.5mm thick
158g

ZTE Nubia Z9

The Nubia Z9 also comes in three editions: Classic (3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage), Elite (4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage), and Exclusive (4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, Fingerprint sensor, button-less design w/ TIO technology).

ZTE Nubia Z9 specs:
5.2-inch IPS Full HD display, 424 ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 quad-core CPU
Adreno 430 GPU
3G RAM, 32GB internal storage (Classic)
4GB RAM, 64GB itnernal storage (Elite, Exclusive)
16MP AF rear camera w/ OIS, LED flash
8MP front camera
4G LTE, 3G
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1 w/ A2DP
MHL 3.0
NFC
GPS, A-GPS
Fingerprint sensor, TIO Tech (Exclusive)
AKM4961 audio chip w/ NeoSound 4.0
2,900mAh battery
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop w/ Nubia UI 3.0
147.4 x 68.3 x 8.9 mm
192 g

ZTE Axon

Like the OnePlus Two, the ZTE Axon hasn’t revealed its complete specs but already disclosed some of its features including product press shots.

ZTE Axon key features:
* Dual-Lens camera
* Dual LED flash
* 4K video capabilities
* Metallic body
* Hi-Fi audio playback and recording
* 4GB RAM
* Phthalo Blue, Ion Gold, Chromium Silver colors

Elephone Vowney

The Elephone Vowney is set to be released in August for $300.

Elephone Vowney specs:
5.5-inch 2K (2560 x 1440) IPS display, 534ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) octa-core CPU
PowerVR G6200 GPU
4GB LPDDR3 RAM
32GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD card
21MP Sony IMX230 AF rear camera w/ dual-LED flash
8MP front camera
Dual-SIM
4G LTE, 3G
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
GPS, A-GPS
NFC
FM Radio
Android 5.1 Lollipop
3,850mAh battery
76.5 x 152 x 8.9mm
169g


8 Responses to “Memory Matters: List of Smartphones with 4GB RAM”

  1. FrostJoke says:

    There should be more details if it’s DDR3, LPDDR3, DDR4, or LPDDR4.

    • denise says:

      It’s already posted for most of them. What I am more interested is the price for each of these smartphones so we can really compare if they’re fairly priced in the Philippines.

  2. Raphiduz says:

    Good day guys. That’s the problem of Android devices, they need to increase the RAM and battery capacity of their phones to process the apps simultaneously. According to Glyn Williams over on Quora, iOS devices run better than Android devices with twice the RAM because Android apps use Java, and need all the extra RAM to do something called garbage collection.
    What’s garbage collection? It’s a process that triggers the recycling of memory once an Android app is done using it. Usually, this works pretty well on systems that have a lot of free RAM, but once you get a lot of different apps running, things start getting dicey.
    Android’s garbage collectors work best when Android apps have 4 to 8 times as much memory as is actually needed in order to perform the garbage collection process. Once you stop having that amount of free memory available, performance starts suffering.
    As for iOS? The operating system doesn’t need all the extra memory associated with Java and Android, since it was designed to avoid this sort of garbage collection from scratch. It only needs the memory it’s using.

    • archie says:

      Applicable ang 1gb ram sa iphone 6 dahil hindi naman lahat ng iphone users ay multitasker at hardcore gamers. Alalahanin mo din na lumalaki ang display ng android device every year at kasama sa pag-alalay sa malaking display ay ang malaking ram. Nasubukan mo na bang magbukas ng maraming background apps sa iphone 6 plus? Malakas ang stutter at lag effect sa iphone 6 plus pag pinilit mo ang graphics ng games. Karamihan ng apple user population ay 2 o 5 apps lang ang ginagamit at karaniwan noon ay instagram or facebook lang. Parang desktop argument lang yan. Kailangan mo ng gaming rig at heavy graphic editing machine, bibili ka ng high end desktop or gagawa ka ng heavy duty workstation. Word, excel at web browsing lang ang gagawin mo araw araw, bibili ka ng netbook or conventional 12″ macbook. Maaaring kuntento ka na sa 1gb ram na binibigay ng iphone mo pero hindi titigil ang technological advancement dahil lang sa product ng isang kompanya.

    • Raphiduz says:

      Thanks for your insight for a need of bigger RAM for Android devices compared to iOS. Ang punto lang dito compared sa Android devices and mga iOS devices hindi kailangan ng malaking RAM para maging effecient sa paggamit ng apps. sa Android devices, wala ka pang ginagawa, malaking part na ng RAM ang nakakain ng OS pa lang at default Android apps. Speaking of multi-tasking, I dont believe na kayang pag-sabay-sabaying gamitin ng isang user ang lahat ng apps na binubuksan niya, since iisang lang naman un screen display ng device na gamit niya, naka-minimize lang yun ibang apps working in background.

  3. archie says:

    Baka snapdragon 820 daw ang gagamitin sa Mi5 plus kaya hindi malayong 4gb ram din ang gagamitin dito.

    http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi5_and_mi5_plus_specs_revealed_from_another_source-news-12946.php

  4. Bakit ang IPhone at IPAD kahit maliit ang RAM ok parin ang performance??

    • Raphiduz says:

      The iOS’s operating system doesn’t need all the extra memory associated with Java and Android, since it was designed to avoid this sort of garbage collection from scratch. It only needs the memory it’s using. Kaya bihirang mangyari yung magkaroon ng freeze at reboot sa mga apps na ginagamit sa iOS devices. Sana nasagot ko tanong mo.

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