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How many GB RAM on Phone is required for today?

So, as today’s apps and devices always gets better and better, so does the older phones get outdated and slow enough that it can’t handle at all anymore. People always wondered what are the minimum specs for today’s standards. This article tells you all of it!

What is RAM? RAM is shortened version of “Random Access Memory”. It’s like a temporary storage that holds things off for temporary and designed to run much faster than a regular storage as system reads open things from inside of it. So as of 2022, there’s standards of required RAM on mobile phones. This article explains it for you.

2 GB RAM

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2 GB of RAM is pretty low for today’s standards. It depends on what exactly you’re buying the device for. 2 GB RAM is only for normal social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram and more. Though, it’s still too low that it won’t be able to multitask at all properly without lagging or killing the apps. Although that being said, if you do install custom ROMs on it, and use SWAP(storage as memory to be short), it might do the job. But it will never be enough for gaming, keep that in mind. You can find this amount of RAM in low-end devices.

3 GB RAM

Though it’s still low, it’s better than 2 GB RAM which is a good thing. You can find midrange devices today that uses 3 gigs of RAM in themselves. It can handle multitasking apps if you’re not loading the device too much (e.g games) and only using social media apps(Facebook, Instagram, etc.). For gaming, it’s still a bit low amount. Yes, it’s able to run games but probably at lowest settings possible. SWAP won’t have much effect in this one, as Android system will try to use RAM more in 3+ GB RAM devices. You can find this amount of RAM in midrange devices.

4 GB RAM

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Well, now we should be getting something right? Yep, if you’re thinking that, you’re right. 4 GB RAM is pretty much fills today’s standards. It’s able to multitask properly without issues at all, and so doesn’t need SWAP as well. In gaming, it’s able to run in medium or high settings depending in the processor itself. Just like above, you can find this amount of RAM in flagship and maybe a few midrange devices.

6 GB RAM

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Now this is pretty much today’s level standards in RAM side of a mobile phone. It is able to multitask much apps at once without killing them or requiring SWAP at all, and so runs pretty much in high settings on games. For gaming, it’s again depends in also processor, so look for also a good processor in it. You can find this amount of RAM in midrange devices and flagship devices easily, as most of them comes with 6 gigs of RAM at least.

8 GB RAM

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On 8 gigs of RAM, you can pretty much do anything if processor itself is also good enough. It is able to multitask at least 10 apps depends on how optimized is the software. It will run games properly without any issues. For gaming, it will probably run at high settings without issues as on a phone with 8 gigs of RAM, processor should be good as well. You can find this amount of RAM in flagship devices.

12(or higher) GB RAM


If your device is 12 GB RAM or anything higher, it’s probably a phone thats specifically only designed for gaming. Usually only these types of phones do come with 12 gigs of RAM. It’s able to pretty much do anything, keep 15+ apps open, run games in maximum settings and more. You can find this amount of RAM in flagship killer devices.

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