1GB RAM, have you felt it yet?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cod3rror, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

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    I was wondering how has the doubling of RAM affected general usability of the iPhone?

    Have you noticed obvious improvements without looking for them?

    How many tabs or apps can you have open at the same time now without them needing to reload when you switch to them?
     
  2. NoOneHitsHarder macrumors member

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    The IPhone 5 is a speed demon. Fastest phone on the market by far. Not sure how you would test to see if how much is the RAM vs A6.
     
  3. dasx macrumors 65816

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    I haven't noticed anything on a regular basis compared to my 4S. I assume I'll feel it as soon as I edit long videos in iMovie or stuff like that.

    What I do know is that the phone feels faster. Due to RAM? I don't think so.
     
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  5. Cod3rror thread starter macrumors 68000

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    For example if you have 8 tabs opened in Safari, with websites loaded, then open couple of tabs in Chrome or check email and open a GPS app in iPhone 4 once you'd go back to Safari those webpages had to be reloaded because they were kicked out of the memory.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I've not felt any constraints with using my iPhone 5 at all. The puppy is fast and does everything I want it too.
     
  7. BrunoMac macrumors regular

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    This!
     
  8. dasx macrumors 65816

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    Well, that happened with the 4S as well. Tried the following:

    Opened Safari. Opened 6 tabs with 6 different desktop versions of newspapers' websites. Went to Instagram and looked at the TL. Made a couple of likes. A whatsapp message just came in so swapped to it and replied. I then went to Mail and moved a couple of mails to the proper mail box. Went back to safari. Another mail came in so went and replied. Went back to Safari again. All tabs were there and they didn't need to reload.

    I guess that's pretty much what you were asking!
     
  9. Cod3rror thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yep, that's what I was asking for, thanks!

    That's impressive!
     
  10. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Can't remember any but it is an incredible upgrade for me from the iPhone 4.
     
  11. dasx macrumors 65816

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    Tbh I was expecting them to reload again. So yes, pretty impressive. :D
     

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