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Nokia Unveils Windows 8.1 Smartphones
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rradina
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rradina,
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4/3/2014 | 10:29:58 PM
2GB vs. 512MB RAM
I question why the entry level phone has such little memory.  These days, what's the difference between the cost of 512MB of RAM and 2GB RAM?  If I assume there's little difference in cost, is this simply a way to cripple the low end device so that the more expensive device is more appealing?
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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4/14/2014 | 7:06:03 AM
Re: 2GB vs. 512MB RAM
@ rradina, you have a point to make. With not much of a difference in prices of 512 ram and 2 GB ram, the only reason behind keeping lower end phones deprived of heavy Ram seems to be making high end smart phones more attractive and well worth spending much more money. This is not the new game of smart phone manufacturers. They have always been shuffling a couple of features to keep selling different models.
rradina
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rradina,
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4/14/2014 | 6:43:38 PM
Re: 2GB vs. 512MB RAM
Storage, yes.  Camera megapixels, yes.  Screen size, yes.  Screen resolution/pixel density/brightness, yes.  Wireless radios (LTE, multi-carrier/multi topologies), yes.  CPU cores, yes.  CPU generation, yes.  Battery life, yes.

 

RAM, no.  Deliberately limiting RAM to force upgrades as the OS and software bloat... it's just a dirty strategy.
SachinEE
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4/14/2014 | 7:05:22 AM
Re : Nokia Unveils Windows 8.1 Smartphones
Lumia 930 seems to be a powerful device and at par with phones like Galaxy S4 or HTC One but those are at least one year old phones. In any case it has powerful hardware. Problem still remains with operating system. What will be more important than hardware specifications is how Windows Phone 8.1 is received among the users.


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