Most common smartphone RAM by country

We recently discussed how knowledge of a device's hardware - CPU, GPU, Total RAM etc - can help inform decisions around content serving, ad-targeting and optimization.

Knowing when a high-powered device requests your content allows you to offer a richer experience for the user. Depending on the context and other variables, you can, for example, offer a high resolution video over a lower-res version. These decisions become especially important for apps, games and video streaming providers that seek to provide a more immersive experience. On a lower-spec smartphone, your content may simply crash, leaving both you and the user feeling less than satisfied.

In early 2017, Lao Shi (an executive at Huawei) claimed smartphones shouldn't require any more than 4GB to function perfectly, suggesting advances to 6GB/8GB and beyond are merely marketing fluff.

Other manufacturers disagree, and 2017 saw smartphones released with more than 4GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ships with 6GB, while the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and OnePlus 5T offer 8GB options for those who need, or simply want it.

Below are the most used RAM specifications in 21 countries all across the globe, based on Q1 2018 web traffic statistics from our network of partner sites.

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Top 5 most common RAM by country

Argentina

RAM Share
1. 1024 (1GB) 36.35%
2. 2048 (2GB) 27.09%
3. 3072 (3GB) 12.06%
4. 1536 (1.5GB) 12.02%
5. 512 (0.5GB) 4.47%

 

Australia

RAM Share
1. 2GB 37.36%
2. 3GB 20.86%
3. 1GB 18.13%
4. 4GB 17.58%
5. 6GB 3.74%

 

Brazil

RAM Share
1. 1GB 30.93%
2. 2GB 29.4%
3. 3GB 15.65%
4. 1.5GB 11.16%
5. 4GB 4.51%

 

Canada

RAM Share
1. 2GB 39.57%
2. 3GB 19.44%
3. 1GB 18.23%
4. 4GB 15.08%
5. 6GB 4.18%

 

Colombia

RAM Share
1. 1GB 34.9%
2. 2GB 25.72%
3. 1.5GB 12.66%
4. 3GB 11.96%
5. 0.5GB 9.3%

 

Egypt

RAM Share
1. 1GB 28.83%
2. 2GB 27.86%
3. 3GB 20.01%
4. 1.5GB 6.74%
5. 4GB 6.38%

 

France

RAM Share
1. 2GB 38.22%
2. 1GB 21.33%
3. 3GB 17.51%
4. 4GB 11.69%
5. 1.5GB 5.79%

 

Germany

RAM Share
1. 2GB 37.55%
2. 3GB 18.11%
3. 4GB 17.49%
4. 1GB 13.94%
5. 1.5GB 8.52%

 

India

RAM Share
1. 2GB 27.89%
2. 1GB 22.28%
3. 0.5GB 19.54%
4. 3GB 13.83%
5. 1.5GB 6.24%

 

Ireland

RAM Share
1. 2GB 42.14%
2. 1GB 25.4%
3. 3GB 14.8%
4. 4GB 9.64%
5. 1.5GB 4.78%

 

Italy

RAM Share
1. 2GB 38.62%
2. 1GB 20.58%
3. 3GB 16.6%
4. 4GB 10.87%
5. 1.5GB 7.37%

 

Japan

RAM Share
1. 2GB 48.36%
2. 3GB 25.13%
3. 1GB 16.19%
4. 4GB 6.96%
5. 6GB 1.51%

 

Malaysia

RAM Share
1. 2GB 28.91%
2. 1GB 21.05%
3. 3GB 19.15%
4. 1.5GB 16.55%
5. 4GB 8.5%

 

Nigeria

RAM Share
1. 2GB 30.08%
2. 1GB 26.84%
3. 3GB 20.12%
4. 4GB 8.96%
5. 0.5GB 5.41%

 

Poland

RAM Share
1. 2GB 39.7%
2. 3GB 18.15%
3. 1GB 14.92%
4. 4GB 9.67%
5. 1.5GB 8.86%

 

Russia

RAM Share
1. 2GB 35.19%
2. 1GB 29.32%
3. 3GB 14.23%
4. 1.5GB 7.04%
5. 0.5GB 3.99%

 

South Africa

RAM Share
1. 2GB 30.93%
2. 1GB 17.94%
3. 3GB 16.62%
4. 4GB 13.77%
5. 1.5GB 9.08%

 

Spain

RAM Share
1. 2GB 37.31%
2. 3GB 20.19%
3. 1GB 19.17%
4. 4GB 10.63%
5. 1.5GB 6.02%

 

Sweden

RAM Share
1. 2GB 39.22%
2. 4GB 18.09%
3. 3GB 17.32%
4. 1GB 16.63%
5. 6GB 3.18%

 

United Kingdom

RAM Share
1. 2GB 40.37%
2. 1GB 17.56%
3. 3GB 17.31%
4. 4GB 15.66%
5. 1.5GB 4.81%

 

United States

RAM Share
1. 2GB 39.53%
2. 3GB 22.5%
3. 4GB 16.74%
4. 1GB 14.05%
5. 1.5GB 4.2%

 

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