We often argue about whether having more RAM is necessary for a smartphone. There’s also the debate on whether RAM capacity is more important than the onboard CPU. The answer is no. You can’t really get the right kind of performance with either. So it helps to have the best of both worlds, which most manufacturers are offering right now. RAM is used to multitask or switch between apps. More RAM doesn’t necessarily mean you will be able to multitask better, but it helps to have more RAM on a smartphone. Processors or CPUs help you perform tasks on the phone much faster, be it opening an app or switching between 3-4 apps at a time, the processor defines the speed you get. Even in this case, having a bigger processor with more cores doesn’t always promise smoother performance, but it always helps to have a faster CPU on your device.
Let’s have a look at some of the phones with most RAM on board. These five phones are currently the best phones with the most RAM on the market, all released in 2017 and all have 6 GB RAM or more, with the OnePlus 5 being the only phone that’s currently on the market with a whopping 8 GB RAM!
Phones With The Most RAM
|Samsung||Samsung Galaxy S8+||729|
|Honor||Huawei Honor 9||479.99|
Launched only last month, the OnePlus 5 has already managed to garner widespread attention from the global media for its dual-cameras. But the phone also has up to 8GB of RAM (top-end variant), which is quite a lot. Not surprisingly, the OnePlus 5 is the only smartphone on this list with 8GB of RAM on board. It will probably take the manufacturers at least another year to have a phone with that much RAM on board. So as it stands, OnePlus dominates the RAM race.
The phone also comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display, a 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel dual-camera setup on the back, a 16-megapixel front camera, 6/8GB of RAM, 64/128GB of storage (non-expandable), the octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC, Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and a 3,300 mAh battery.
The phone will set you back by $479 and $539 for the 6GB and 8GB RAM variants respectively. This makes it one of the most attractive flagships available in the industry today as no other flagship phone is available at such low costs. The handset is available via OnePlus’ official online store in the U.S. and around the world.
The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is the bigger sibling of the standard Galaxy S8. While it looks pretty much like its smaller sibling, there are some significant changes under the hood. The large 6.2-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display makes it a full-blown phablet, putting it beyond conventional flagships. The phone is also equipped with up to 6GB of RAM, which is certainly a first for Samsung. There’s a 4GB RAM variant as well, while the standard Galaxy S8 maxes out at 4GB.
The phone also comes with the octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset, a 12-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front camera, 64 or 128GB of internal storage (expandable), Android 7.0 Nougat, and a 3,500 mAh battery. The phone is IP68 certified water/dust resistant, which makes it a very versatile offering.
The international version of the Galaxy S8+ will set you back by around $650 or so, while the American models will be available for about the same price, or even higher. All major carriers are offering the Galaxy S8+ in the U.S. right now.
The HTC U11 is one of the most talked about phones, for mostly good reasons. The company shocked the mobile world with its offering when it was revealed that the phone came with one of the best mobile cameras that the industry had seen. However, it’s not a one trick pony and HTC has ensured that the handset is covered in almost all areas. The handset comes with 4 or 6GB of RAM, which appears to be the industry standard right now. This, coupled with the company’s UI prowess will no doubt make for an enriched user experience.
The U11 is packing a 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD panel, the octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC, 64/128GB of expandable storage, a 12-megapixel rear camera, a 16-megapixel front camera, Android 7.1 Nougat, and a 3,000 mAh battery. The phone also comes with the new USB C reversible connector, which is seen on every flagship mentioned in this list.
Amazon is currently offering the factory unlocked version of the HTC U11 for $649, while American carriers are also offering the device as of now.
The Huawei Honor 9 might not get a lot of media coverage in North America, but it’s still one of the best flagships going around in the markets today. The phone comes with 4 or 6GB of RAM on board and is beautifully designed to make sure users know they’re holding onto a premium device. The phone is incredibly thin at just 7.5mm, which is praiseworthy given the kind of hardware it’s packing.
The Honor 9 comes with a 5.15-inch 1080p display, the company’s homegrown HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core chipset, 64/128GB of expandable storage, 20-megapixel + 12-megapixel dual-cameras on the back, an 8-megapixel front camera, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a 3,200 mAh battery.
Unfortunately, the handset is only available in the Asian markets as of now. The company has only recently announced availability in European markets, although we haven’t heard much about a North American presence as of now. Expect the phone to cost around $600 when it makes its way to the region soon enough.
Yet another Huawei product on this list, the P10 Plus is a pretty attractive flagship from the Chinese manufacturer. Much like the Honor 9, the P10 Plus also comes with dual-cameras on the back, with the company heavily pushing its Leica-branded cameras on its smartphones since last year. The phone is available in variants known as L29 and L09. The latter comes with 4GB of RAM, while the L29 comes with 6GB of RAM by default.
The phone also comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD panel along with dual 20-megapixel + 12-megapixel rear cameras, an 8-megapixel front camera, 64/128GB of storage (expandable), the octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a 3,750 mAh battery.