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 each of the 36 countries, based on Q1 2019 web traffic statistics from our network of partner sites.

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Top 5 most common RAM by country

Argentina

  RAM Share
1. 2048 (2GB) 29.38%
2. 1024 (1GB) 24.59%
3. 3072 (3GB) 18.67%
4. 1536 (1.5GB) 14.28%
5. 4096 (4GB) 6.30%

 

Australia

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 29.59%
2. 3GB 25.32%
3. 4GB 24.04%
4. 1GB 10.51%
5. 6GB 5.89%

 

Brazil

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 30.77%
2. 3GB 18.90%
3. 1GB 17.09%
4. 1.5GB 13.22%
5. 4GB 8.71%

 

Canada

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 31.21%
2. 3GB 23.23%
3. 4GB 22.53%
4. 6GB 10.75%
5. 1GB 7.80%

 

Colombia

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 26.64%
2. 3GB 21.75%
3. 1GB 19.19%
4. 4GB 11.45%
5. 1.5GB 11.22%

 

Denmark

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 39.40%
2. 4GB 20.20%
3. 3GB 16.55%
4. 1GB 9.90%
5. 6GB 4.55%

 

Egypt

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 23.95%
2. 1GB 23.00%
3. 3GB 16.93%
4. 1.5GB 13.52%
5. 4GB 7.75%

 

Finland

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 32.78%
2. 3GB 19.89%
3. 4GB 16.15%
4. 1GB 10.14%
5. 6GB 8.22%

 

France

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 34.88%
2. 4GB 20.41%
3. 3GB 19.72%
4. 1GB 10.04%
5. 6GB 3.93%

 

Germany

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 30.52%
2. 4GB 24.71%
3. 3GB 19.50%
4. 1GB 8.17%
5. 1.5GB 4.95%

 

India

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 25.49%
2. 3GB 18.57%
3. 4GB 16.36%
4. 1GB 13.30%
5. 1.5GB 4.55%

 

Indonesia

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 26.26%
2. 1GB 16.36%
3. 3GB 14.99%
4. 1.5GB 10.55%
5. 4GB 9.37%

 

Ireland

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 36.87%
2. 4GB 21.72%
3. 3GB 16.70%
4. 1GB 10.87%
5. 1.5GB 4.02%

 

Israel

  RAM Share
1. 4GB 27.67%
2. 2GB 24.62%
3. 3GB 20.78%
4. 6GB 9.88%
5. 1GB 4.78%

 

Italy

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 32.46%
2. 3GB 20.44%
3. 4GB 19.58%
4. 1GB 10.22%
5. 1.5GB 4.60%

 

Japan

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 41.90%
2. 3GB 27.39%
3. 4GB 18.94%
4. 1GB 6.50%
5. 6GB 2.11%

 

Malaysia

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 21.76%
2. 3GB 21.01%
3. 4GB 20.59%
4. 1GB 10.65%
5. 6GB 7.31%

 

Mexico

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 25.65%
2. 3GB 23.07%
3. 1GB 21.20%
4. 4GB 11.49%
5. 1.5GB 9.28%

 

Netherlands

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 32.73%
2. 4GB 24.24%
3. 3GB 21.59%
4. 1GB 7.73%
5. 6GB 5.00%

 

Nigeria

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 26.57%
2. 1GB 25.11%
3. 3GB 17.81%
4. 4GB 9.22%
5. 0.5GB 4.97%

 

Norway

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 32.70%
2. 3GB 21.58%
3. 4GB 21.21%
4. 6GB 7.64%
5. 1GB 6.25%

 

Philippines

  RAM Share
1. 3GB 25.10%
2. 2GB 24.86%
3. 1GB 19.05%
4. 4GB 14.27%
5. 6GB 4.90%

 

Poland

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 32.32%
2. 4GB 19.51%
3. 3GB 18.77%
4. 1GB 6.63%
5. 1.5GB 5.62%

 

Portugal

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 31.92%
2. 3GB 20.13%
3. 4GB 15.79%
4. 1GB 11.24%
5. 6GB 6.56%

 

Romania

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 29.29%
2. 4GB 21.06%
3. 3GB 18.67%
4. 1.5GB 8.25%
5. 1GB 8.06%

 

Russia

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 30.33%
2. 3GB 19.42%
3. 1GB 17.26%
4. 4GB 11.50%
5. 1.5GB 5.60%

 

Singapore

  RAM Share
1. 3GB 25.05%
2. 4GB 22.64%
3. 2GB 20.81%
4. 1GB 10.16%
5. 6GB 9.26%

 

South Africa

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 24.95%
2. 4GB 18.54%
3. 1GB 16.69%
4. 3GB 16.55%
5. 1.5GB 8.37%

 

South Korea

  RAM Share
1. 4GB 28.72%
2. 3GB 22.04%
3. 2GB 19.23%
4. 6GB 18.68%
5. 1GB 2.56%

 

Spain

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 29.76%
2. 3GB 22.47%
3. 4GB 19.57%
4. 1GB 9.84%
5. 6GB 4.70%

 

Sweden

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 32.92%
2. 4GB 25.35%
3. 3GB 19.03%
4. 1GB 7.83%
5. 6GB 6.28%

 

Thailand

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 28.04%
2. 3GB 24.99%
3. 4GB 15.50%
4. 1GB 13.19%
5. 6GB 6.25%

 

Turkey

  RAM Share
1. 3GB 29.79%
2. 2GB 27.58%
3. 4GB 16.44%
4. 1GB 11.17%
5. 1.5GB 6.14%

 

Ukraine

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 29.93%
2. 3GB 16.80%
3. 1GB 14.71%
4. 4GB 10.36%
5. 1.5GB 7.56

 

United Kingdom

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 36.02%
2. 4GB 21.97%
3. 3GB 20.19%
4. 1GB 9.03%
5. 6GB 5.10%

 

United States

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 32.65%
2. 3GB 26.82%
3. 4GB 22.91%
4. 1GB 6.33%
5. 6GB 4.83%

 

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