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Originally Posted by un1b4ll View Post
I'd take 512mb of ram and iOS's memory management over 2GB and Androids CF of a backend any day.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
...except when actually multitasking....
Exactly Duckie.

People say it multi-tasks, but it doesn't multitask at all, it just pauses the app and stores some of the apps state. It is kind of like multi-tasking, but it is more just like halting processing on an app and walking away with the exception of a handful of operations.

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Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post
Even with only 512MB of RAM it still kills any Android phone in benchmarks. Please people, stop comparing MHz and MB. The software is just as important as the hardware, as you can see from the results below. Besides, the iPhone 4S has a much, much more powerful GPU than any current Android phone (PowerVR SGX 543MP2 vs. Adeno 220, Geforce ULP, or SGX 540 in most Android phones)

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Except RAM isn't a measure of performance unless the benchmark is intentionally built to test the memory, and even then it is just to test RAM performance, nor quantities. RAM allows you to cache more textures, store more background operations, and generally keep the system from having to hit the primary storage. Generally RAM quantity isn't an easily benchmarked item.
Edited by trueg50 - 10/11/11 at 10:13am
    
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post #42 of 129
The 4S does not need 1GB of ram. Just because android devices have 1-1.5gz and up CPU, more ram etc does not make them faster. Its all about utilizing and optimizing the hardware with the software. I have never had a issue with speed on my iPhone 4.
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post #43 of 129
less ram = more battery life
so unless you're heavily multitasking, i'd say 500mb is more useful than 1gb
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post #44 of 129
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Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
Exactly Duckie.

People say it multi-tasks, but it doesn't multitask at all, it just pauses the app and stores some of the apps state. It is kind of like multi-tasking, but it is more just like halting processing on an app and walking away.
Does it matter? You cannot see multiple apps at the same time anyway, the only benefit of Multitasking you need is quick switching (speed) which is what iOS gives
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post #45 of 129
My iPad 2 only has 512 and it's never caused any "problems". I routinely leave a bunch of apps running in the background. It did hurt my epeen a little bit not have 1gb though.
post #46 of 129
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
And underclocked to 800MHz. In other words, the first dual core Androids are still faster (1.0-1.5GHz), and the new 5 core Kal-El phones will slaughter it as expected.
And have the battery life to match. Honestly anything done in a phone is a compromise. Higher clock speeds equal shorter battery life. Why does everyone care which compromise is the most important? If you look at the total package all of the new phones are AMAZING. They are all different in the smallest of ways.

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post #47 of 129
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Does it matter? You cannot see multiple apps at the same time anyway, the only benefit of Multitasking you need is quick switching (speed) which is what iOS gives
It doesn't matter. People just like to argue that iOS some sort of "pseudo-multitask". When in reality, it not only multi-tasks, but does it more efficiently. I can't recall the last time I've seen a task killer on iOS, so who cares how it does it?
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Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
Shame they didn't kick it up to 1GB, I was constantly at under 100MB of RAM free, and the phone was obviously not hitting RAM for in-app items (IE menu's, textures and other classic signs you need more RAM).
Good... I'm not the only one. My memory constantly drops to ~35MB free which actually makes it freeze for a bit while it tries to free up memory.

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Lulz.

Or better reception

Or better talk time

Or a faster CPU

Or a faster GPU

Or Siri

Etc etc etc?
This though... I want a 4S.

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IOs memory management will automatically free ram from paused apps when you need it. In theory as long as no single app uses more than 500 MB ram your fine.
Doesn't work very well
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post #49 of 129
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And underclocked to 800MHz. In other words, the first dual core Androids are still faster (1.0-1.5GHz), and the new 5 core Kal-El phones will slaughter it as expected.
Have you actually seen any benchmarks comparing the iPhone 4S to dual core Android phones?

Here are a couple to refresh your memory.

Which one did you say was faster again?



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post #50 of 129
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I'd take the higher resolution of the iPhone 4/4S's screen over a larger, lower res screen any day. More pocketable AND higher res to boot. Of course, the latest Android phones are coming out with 1280x720 screens, so Apple is going to have to step up their game for the iPhone 5.
Meh, IMO on a 3.5 inch screen you can only jam such little extra pixels. Such a high resolution is wasted on such a small screen in my opinion. It's why 32" 1080p TVs were a gimmick.
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