In the past few years the RAM capacity of Android phones have rised by a lot. A typically average Android phone has 1GB RAM in 2013, but 4GB in 2017. Comparing with PCs, the typical RAM capacity has only rised from 2GB to 4GB. Even 8GB phones start to show up.
This is somewhat unreasonable, at least to me. Because:
- Phones and tablets are rarely used for "intensive productivity" like editing large photos, applying post FX to videos, doing 3D model building and so on.
- Heavy gaming hasn't yet been possible due to other limitations (i.e. CPU & GPU). You want COD: Black Ops III on a phone?
- Dual channel RAM is almost twice as fast as single-channel, but unlike RAID disks, this has nothing to do with capacity.
So why? How is such RAM capacity useful?