Smartphones have advanced in a super fast rate in the last years. Both in the processing power, with better performing and more efficient CPUs, in the amount of internal storage and in how much RAM a “mid-range” device should pack.
Today, we take the Elephone P8 as an example due to its whopping 6GB of on-board RAM. Elephone uses a pretty simple analogy to give us an idea on why do you need this much RAM. Let’s hear them out.
They compare the amount of RAM to a two 3-meter-wide two-way lane and the running APPs are cars on the lanes. When we start 5 APPs on the 3GB smartphone at the same time, it’s like 5 cars driving on the two-way lane, the lane is still clear. But, when you start 30 APPs, which means there are 30 driving cars on the two-way lane in total, then it definitely will cause traffic jams. In other words, the smartphone won’t be as smooth as it would be if it packed 6GB of RAM.
As we previously mentioned, the Elephone P8 does just that with its 6GB of RAM and the power efficient Mediatek Helio P25 CPU under the hood.
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Elephone P8 Specifications
- Display: 5.5 inch FHD IPS screen
- CPU: Helio P25 2.5GHz Octa Core
- GPU: ARM Mali-T880
- System: Android 7.0
- Camera: rear camera 21.0MP with AF and flashlight + front camera 16.0MP
- Bluetooth: 4.1
- Navigation: GPS
- Sensor: Ambient Light Sensor, E-Compass, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor
- SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby, Nano SIM + Nano SIM cards
Network: 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz 3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz 4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz TD-LTE B38/B40