1. Robert Paulsen's Avatar
    Until my contract runs out next week I've been floating on a 520. A few times the 512MB has bit me a few times when I go to install some apps. When I upgrade I'm wondering if having 1GB vs 2GB matters.

    Does 2GB allow things to run faster? Are there apps that require 2GB?
    03-25-2014 04:49 PM
  2. James8561's Avatar
    no there are no apps that require 2 GB however having 2 GB could allows faster app resuming, less loading, more future proof.
    03-25-2014 04:56 PM
  3. Jan Tomsic's Avatar
    Most apps are optimized for 512, some games require 1GB, but are sooner or later optimized for 512. Only reason that I see behind 2GB in recent Lumias is because of the high pixel count in cameras, the captured images must take a lot of memory before processing and everything.
    I have the 925 with 1GB and I haven't seen an app that wouldn't run smoothly on it.
    Wait until next week to see what new phones are revealed and see what kind of specs they come with.
    03-25-2014 04:59 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    As of now, there is no 1 GB/2 GB app barrier at all. Nope.

    In the future it will probably shift to a degree, but we can't really say.
    Once upon a time 512 MB was what I aspired for.

    2 GB will obviously be more future proof and more accommodating, should WP gain some weight. But considering 512 MB phones are ubiquitous, I don't think we will see any significant movement away from lower specs for now.
    03-25-2014 08:48 PM

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