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How much do 6GB RAM+SD845 help for battery life and background apps vs 4GB RAM+SD835?

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So coming from an LG V20 i'm planning to upgrade to either a V30 or a V35, problem is V35 is not available here and buying it on eBay is my only option. The V35 ends up cheaper for me ($381.63 compared to  ~$450) and I know the performance is better BUT I've never spent that much on the internet so I'm having trust issues.  

  

So I'm wondering if it's worth the risk to get a V35, will it help battery life? will apps close less (RAM management)? My current V20s battery life is pretty bad and apps tend to 'refresh' after I reopen them (after leaving the app for a minute or more), so I pretty much want good battery life without apps dying when they're in the background

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Honestly, it doesn't really depend as much on the SoC as it does on the coding work the company puts into it. You can have a phone with an SD835 that gets amazing battery life, and you can have similar hardware that gets poor battery life, even with the same size battery.

 

If you go over to GSMArena they do pretty good battery tests that are normalized across the board, so it's a good way to get comparison numbers.

 

More RAM should theoretically help with the app issue, however, it again depends on how the phone's set up to handle them. Some close programs pretty aggressively.

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2 minutes ago, dizmo said:

More RAM should theoretically help with the app issue, however, it again depends on how the phone's set up to handle them. Some close programs pretty aggressively.

To my knowledge LG doesn't go aggressive on closing apps, it was perfectly fine when I just got it but I guess since I got more apps and it aged it needs to close apps. 2 extra GBs should help then no?

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16 minutes ago, c0mplexx* said:

To my knowledge LG doesn't go aggressive on closing apps, it was perfectly fine when I just got it but I guess since I got more apps and it aged it needs to close apps. 2 extra GBs should help then no?

Like I said. Depends how they coded the OS to act.

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More Ram = more Apps in Ram. Simple as that ^^

How much more, depends how it's coded. But it WILL be more, especially, if both are from same manufacturer (they should all behave somewhat similar).

 

battery Life: Depends on the Chipset, Display, etc. I think the difference in battery life between 4gb and 6gb is not even properly measureable.

 

My Oneplus 6t with 8gb Ram and 3700 mAh Battery for example has a higher battery life, than my 4gb Galaxy S7 edge (3600 mAh) ever had.

That comes from different aspects, not because of the Ram or battery size.

 

Why your LG V20 doesn't have the best battery life, will probably come from:

 

- IPS Display instead of Oled. Less power efficient. Oled can be very efficient with darker colors, IPS not.

- 2560x1440 Resolution --> GPU has to work more

- rather smaller 3200 mAh battery.  (my Previous Samsung S7 Edge was much smaller, and still packed a 3600 mAh battery)

- Snapdragon 820 wasn't the best / most efficient chipset (S7 / S7 Edge was available with exynos (Europe) and Snapdragon 820 (NA). The exynos variant had 20-40% higher battery life, everything else beeing identical).

 

 

LG V40 should offer a better battery life and app reloads with more Ram. But tbh, i personallyt hink, the only Reason to buy LG V-phones is the Quad Dac.

If you don't really need that, i think there are better phones to consider, depending of your price point.

Oneplus 6t for example has a sick battery live, and comes with 6gb Ram in base model, or slightly more expensive, 8gb Ram.

Xiaomi Mi 9 is fairly new, and also great. Only 3300 mAh Battery, but first tests showed quite a good battery life because of good optimizations and Snapdrago 855.

 

Huawei P30 Pro, which was announced today, has a SICK battery life, and most likely the best camera out there right now. But comes at a hefty Price.

But i would honestly rather spend 850-900€ for it (999€ MSRP, but price will drop within weeks), than 600+ for a mediocre LG V40.

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19 hours ago, Darkseth said:

LG V40 should offer a better battery life and app reloads with more Ram. But tbh, i personallyt hink, the only Reason to buy LG V-phones is the Quad Dac.

If you don't really need that, i think there are better phones to consider, depending of your price point.

Oneplus 6t for example has a sick battery live, and comes with 6gb Ram in base model, or slightly more expensive, 8gb Ram.

Xiaomi Mi 9 is fairly new, and also great. Only 3300 mAh Battery, but first tests showed quite a good battery life because of good optimizations and Snapdrago 855.

Problem is both the V30 and V35 have the complete package for me having a wide angle lens, headphone jack (qDac) and size (both a bit smaller than the average phone it seems to me). So the V40  is too big for me (around the same overall size as my V20 but with a bigger screen which makes it harder than it already is).  

OP6T lacks a wide angle camera and a headphone jack so its already a no, while  Xiaomis and Huaweis phones are too big for me as well+ their RAM management is too aggressive to me, to the point people miss some notifications because of it.. 

I'm probably staying LG till they die

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