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[Q] Is ther a noticeable difference between the 2GB vs 3GB RAM version?

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25th June 2014, 03:45 AM   |  #1  
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I'm with AT&T and from looking at the variant spec sheet tread it's looking like AT&T will only be offering the 2 GB RAM /16 GB storage model. (I know it's not certain till it's actually available but knowing AT&T it's probably true). I don't really care that the 2/16 model only has 16gig internal storage since there is expandable storage but will there be a noticeable difference in performance between the 2g RAM vs. the 3g RAM. From some youtube reviews some say there is no real noticeable difference. Would just like some opinions to help me decide.
And since the Spec sheet also mentions that T-mobile will probably have the 3/32 version, will the T-mobile LTE bands work without a hitch with AT&T. I would consider buying the phone outright from T-mobile and use on AT&T. And if I did buy the phone with cash would there be an option to get it unlocked for US versions.
And third, does anyone know if T-mobile is less of a pain in the ass about locking the bootloader if it was purchased on contract, It would be worth switching carriers for that.

Thanks to anyone who takes the time to reply.
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26th June 2014, 10:35 AM   |  #2  
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I'm with AT&T and from looking at the variant spec sheet tread it's looking like AT&T will only be offering the 2 GB RAM /16 GB storage model. (I know it's not certain till it's actually available but knowing AT&T it's probably true). I don't really care that the 2/16 model only has 16gig internal storage since there is expandable storage but will there be a noticeable difference in performance between the 2g RAM vs. the 3g RAM. From some youtube reviews some say there is no real noticeable difference. Would just like some opinions to help me decide.
And since the Spec sheet also mentions that T-mobile will probably have the 3/32 version, will the T-mobile LTE bands work without a hitch with AT&T. I would consider buying the phone outright from T-mobile and use on AT&T. And if I did buy the phone with cash would there be an option to get it unlocked for US versions.
And third, does anyone know if T-mobile is less of a pain in the ass about locking the bootloader if it was purchased on contract, It would be worth switching carriers for that.

Thanks to anyone who takes the time to reply.

The performance difference between 2 and 3GB RAM is marginal in every day use, from what i read its only 3-5%. Look here too http://www.mobilegeeks.com/lg-g3-2gb...howdown-video/.
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27th June 2014, 04:26 AM   |  #3  
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There's probably no noticeable difference as Android handles memory management very well on its own, and will keep open apps in the background until it runs out of memory, then will start to close them without you noticing anything.

The 3GB version can probably keep more apps open in the background, but 2GB is well enough for normal use I'd say.
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