Why is the Processor Equally Important as RAM in a Smartphone?

If you’ve zeroed in on RAM as an important consideration when buying a smartphone, you should pride yourself on being a savvy smartphone buyer. If you are targeting an 8GB RAM phone, you are clearly someone who switches between apps a whole lot.

Maybe you’re a very busy professional or you’re easily bored with one app, and therefore keep switching between several apps. Or maybe, like a lot of people out there, you’re a little bit of both. Your 8GB RAM phone will certainly help you to transition from one app to the other, will enable you to launch apps quicker when others are running and so on.

However, how fast your phone functions overall will be determined by your processor. An 8GB RAM phone with a poor processor is a complete waste, because RAM and processor speed together determine how smoothly and quickly your phone will work. As a result, it is important to make yourself aware of what to look for in a smartphone processor.

Clock speed

The clock speed of your smartphone’s processor, which is expressed in GHz (or gigahertz) determines how many instructions your phone can take per second. Automatically therefore, a higher GHz means that the phone will function faster.

One of the best Mi phones in the market, the XiaomiMi 10 is powered by a 2.84GHz processor across all its versions. Look for a processor that offers a minimum clock speed of 1.8GHz. In fact, today, even mid-range models offer processors with clock speeds of more than 2.0GHz. A good example is the Vivo Y50, priced only a little higher than Rs. 15,000, and comes with a 2.0GHz processor.

How many cores

How many cores your processor has determines how long it will take to process various tasks such as messaging, gaming, browsing, streaming, or even simple navigational functions on your phone. Multiple cores allow for multiple functions to be run simultaneously. Depending on the number of apps being run and the complexity of these functions, multiple cores can be put to use.

Now, if you’re someone who works with design and you use your phone to view, edit or create videos or layouts, then you definitely need to look at an octa-core processor. The same goes for  you, if you’re a video blogger (or edit videos on a regular basis), and work heavily with videos on a daily basis. Octa-core processors are not the domain of professionals alone.

Youngsters who use their phones for gaming also need smartphones with octa-core processors to avoid having devices overheat or run sluggishly. The Mi 10 that we glanced at earlier in this discussion maintains its status as one of the best Mi phones out there partly because of its Octa-core processor. You can find octa-core processors too even among mid-range phones. A good example is the Redmi Note 9, with its 2.3 GHz octa-core processor

Type of processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon, MediaTekHelio, HiSilicon Kirin or Exynos; you’ve probably wondered how to evaluate a smartphone based on these buzzwords. These are some of the chipsets currently available. The type of processor will determine the overall performance of your phone.

According to the Centurion Mark, which takes actual performance of processors into consideration, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+SoC is the latest and the best processor for Android phones. The MediatekDimensity 1000+, Snapdragon 855+ and Exynos 900 SoC came next in line respectively.  Overall, the best processor was the Apple A14 Bionic chipset.

Get yourself the best Samsung phone, the best Mi phone, the best Vivo phone, or even the latest iPhone to suit your specific needs by opting for No Cost EMI plans that are available on most e-commerce sites. You can choose an installment amount that you are comfortable paying. And don’t forget to check all these little details linked to the processor before you hit buy.

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