Android smartphones with whopping 6GB of RAM

Android smartphones with whopping 6GB of RAM




When Android started supporting 64-bit smartphones, OEMs didn’t waste time putting in bigger memories up to 4GB RAM. Fast forward to 2016, we are now in the age of 6GB RAM of smartphones. Yes, that’s even bigger than most standard laptop memory of 4GB. If you’re looking for such smartphones, well here are the three current mobile devices announced sporting 6GB of RAM.

Vivo Xplay5 Elite

The Vivo Xplay5 Elite is the world’s first mobile phone to sport the ridiculously large memory. Its other features don’t disappoint either with a QHD AMOLED display w/ curved edges, Snapdragon 820 SoC, Hi-Fi audio, and large 3600mAh battery. That’s some high-end specifications battling the likes of Samsung S7 and LG G5.

vivo-xplay5-elite

It’s currently on sale in China for CNY 4,288 or around Php 31k when converted.

Vivo Xplay5 specifications:
5.43-inch Super AMOLED QHD display @ 2560 x 1440 resolution
Gorilla Glass 4
2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor
Adreno 530 GPU
6GB RAM
128GB internal storage, non-expandable
16MP Sony IMX298 sensor rear camera w/ PDAF and dual-tone LED flash
8MP front-facing camera
Dual-SIM / Dual-Standby
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS w/ A-GPS
NFC
FM Radio
Hi-Fi 3.0
Fingerprint scanner
3600mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Android 5.1 Lollipop w/ Funtouch OS 2.6
153.5 x 76.2 x 7.6 mm
167.8 g

LeEco Le Max 2

A China-based company wanting a slice of popularity among the sea of Android OEMs has recently released a 6GB RAM version of their flagship LeEco Le Max 2. It also has the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 820 chipset in tow and a QHD display measuring 5.7-inches that’s said to be bezel-less. Optics are also covered here by a 21-megapixel IMX230 shooter w/ OIS. There’s the revolutionary USB Type-C which is the lone port on the device since it already dismissed the 3.5mm jack.

LeEco


 

The 6GB variant paired with a 64GB storage is priced at CNY 2499 or around 18k bucks in our local currency.

LeEco Le Max 2 specifications:
5.7-inch Quad HD bezel-less display, 515ppi
2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU
Adreno 530 GPU
6GB RAM
64 internal storage
21MP rear camera w/ OIS, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash
8MP front camera
Dual-SIM
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE
USB Type-C
Fingerprint scanner
3100mAh non-removable battery w/ Quick Charge
Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EUI 5.5

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro

Lastly, ZUK, a Lenovo-backed smartphone brand, has the Z2 Pro. It’s got a pretty modest 1080p AMOLED display but there’s a Snapdragon 820 chipset and, of course, 6GB of RAM variant with 128GB of internal storage. The USB Type-C it has a 3.1 version for faster transfers and also the latest Quick Charge 3.0 from Qualcomm.

zuk z2 pro_2

It’s already available in stores in China for CNY 2,699 or roughly Php 19,400.

ZUK Z2 Pro specifications:
5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, 424ppi
2.5D glass
2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU
Adreno 530 GPU
6GB LPDDR4 RAM
128GB UFS 2.0 storage
13MP ISOCELL Hybrid PDAF rear camera w/ EIS, dual-LED flash
8MP front camera
Dual-SIM
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS, A-GPS
USB Type-C USB 3.1
Fingerprint scanner
Heart rate sensor
Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ ZUI 2.0
3,100mAh battery w/ Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

For now, those three are the only smartphones with 6GB of RAM. Since manufacturers love competition in numbers, we’ll be on the lookout for newer announcements of similar devices. Although the question remains, “Do we really need 6GB RAM?”



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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2 Responses

  1. Wired_boy says:

    that’s just too much, much better if they improve the battery life.

    • Reasonable says:

      Well, some people can never have enough RAM – those RAMs are bragging rights, after all. God help us all.

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