Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ slow with apps despite 4GB RAM

Samsung Corp. announced two new smartphones, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ with a massive 4GB of RAM and they are not able to handle even five apps in the background. Several videos on the Internet and users who got their hands on these two smartphones were found reporting this issue. Probably now Samsung can answer why 4GB of RAM isn’t enough, is this the entire system, or Samsung has something else consuming the copious amount of RAM.

Apparently, the Samsung devices have been killing the apps as soon as they are put in the background, which makes a large quantity of memory go without a purpose. Later, when users restore the apps they take longer than expected. In this scenario, a smartphone with 2 GB of RAM can outperform the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ devices.

Some of the YouTubers put the Samsung Note 5 and LG G4 smartphone to a stress test. In the first lap, Note 5 with 4GB of RAM had a clear win, however, in the second round when the apps were restored it was beaten miserably by the LG G4 with a margin of 4 seconds. Talking in the language of computers, 4 seconds delay is a tremendous delay. Meanwhile, LG G4 only had 3GB of RAM.

The same when was tested against the OnePlus 2 with 4GB of RAM, Samsung Note 5 fell behind with a gap of few seconds.

For Samsung, 4GB of RAM might be a good selling point for the S6 Edge+ and Note 5, but the killing of the apps in background is increasing the time they require to re-open, also we will have more data consumption with repeated closing and opening of the apps.

The reflow process requires a substantial amount of time to reload the apps and also motivates an increase in the data consumption Рmaking you reach your caps even faster.

Samsung executives have kept their lips tight on this issue, but the South Korean smartphone giant might provide an OTA update to fix the problem anytime soon. So far it looks like that the Samsung smartphones aren’t any having hardware issue and can be easily made without much of trouble.

Apart from this, Samsung offered Note 5 and S6 Edge+ smartphone to the iPhone users for a $1 and without any change in their existing plans. Surprisingly, the stocks were out in just a day or two.

A lot of Apple iPhone users are now interested in the S6 Edge+ and Note 5 smartphone, however, if this issue stays for a while, then the company is likely to lose the customers it poached from the Apple, Inc.

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James Oliver

James is a tech-savvy journalist who specializes in consumer electronics. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and has a knack for dissecting gadgets to their core. Whether it's smartphones, wearables, or smart home devices, James has got it covered. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking.