Why iPhone with 1GB of memory is faster Android-smartphone with 3 GB of RAM




Manufacturers of Android-devices rapidly rocking specs – more cores, more processor speed, more RAM. At that time, as top “Google Phone” is already equipped with 3 GB of RAM, flagship smartphone Apple – iPhone and iPhone 6 6 Plus – received “only” 1 GB of memory.


Conservative views Apple’s specifications related to two things. Firstly, the greater the amount of RAM, the higher the overall power consumption of mobile devices. Secondly, deep and careful optimization of iOS allows it to exist comfortably and applications on an area of ​​1 GB.

There is an irresistible factor that compels Android-producers to increase the volume RAM. According to the developer Len Williams, an application for the Android operating system based on the technologies of Java, which were not sufficiently efficient use of memory. The system is running a process called garbage collection (Gargabe Collector): periodically frees up memory by removing objects that are no longer in demand applications.

The programmer made ​​a chart that shows that the technology Gargabe Collector works quickly, if available 4 or 8 GB. In other words, in order to work more effectively, “Google Phone” should have lots of RAM. If the system is short of RAM, performance drops dramatically.


In iOS does not use similar technology, so even in a limited amount of memory to reduce the speed does not occur. As a result, the iPhone with 1GB of RAM is faster Android-devices with 3 GB of RAM.

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