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 36 countries, based on 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) 31.65%
2. 2048 (2GB) 27.94%
3. 3072 (3GB) 15.10%
4. 1536 (1.5GB) 13.54%
5. 4096 (4GB) 4.56%

 

Australia

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 34.99%
2. 3GB 23.68%
3. 4GB 19.59%
4. 1GB 14.40%
5. 6GB 5.01%

 

Brazil

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 29.98%
2. 1GB 27.19%
3. 3GB 17.58%
4. 1.5GB 11.02%
5. 4GB 5.19%

 

Canada

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 40.91%
2. 3GB 20.58%
3. 1GB 15.94%
4. 4GB 14.22%
5. 6GB 5.21%

 

Colombia

  RAM Share
1. 1GB 31.43%
2. 2GB 25.89%
3. 3GB 14.99%
4. 1.5GB 13.11%
5. 0.5GB 8.26%

 

Denmark

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 44.97%
2. 1GB 17.72%
3. 3GB 14.73%
4. 4GB 13.07%
5. 6GB 3.20%

 

Egypt

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 26.51%
2. 1GB 25.68%
3. 3GB 21.16%
4. 1.5GB 7.96%
5. 4GB 7.64%

 

Finland

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 35.79%
2. 3GB 21.53%
3. 1GB 16.58%
4. 4GB 11.93%
5. 6GB 4.35%

 

France

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 38.63%
2. 3GB 18.91%
3. 1GB 17.46%
4. 4GB 14.17%
5. 1.5GB 4.89%

 

Germany

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 37.40%
2. 4GB 18.94%
3. 3GB 18.76%
4. 1GB 12.35%
5. 1.5GB 7.54%

 

India

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 29.13%
2. 1GB 18.85%
3. 3GB 16.00%
4. 0.5GB 15.96%
5. 4GB 7.76%

 

Indonesia

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 28.28%
2. 1GB 21.43%
3. 3GB 18.07%
4. 1.5GB 9.91%
5. 4GB 8.20%

 

Ireland

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 44.97%
2. 1GB 21.97%
3. 3GB 15.41%
4. 4GB 10.25%
5. 1.5GB 3.92%

 

Israel

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 28.15%
2. 3GB 27.32%
3. 4GB 19.59%
4. 1GB 9.77%
5. 6GB 7.27%

 

Italy

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 38.87%
2. 1GB 18.37%
3. 3GB 18.08%
4. 4GB 11.95%
5. 1.5GB 6.66%

 

Japan

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 50.32%
2. 3GB 26.64%
3. 1GB 12.66%
4. 4GB 7.51%
5. 6GB 1.23%

 

Malaysia

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 29.69%
2. 3GB 21.34%
3. 1GB 17.42%
4. 1.5GB 17.30%
5. 4GB 8.39%

 

Mexico

  RAM Share
1. 1GB 32.42%
2. 2GB 28.00%
3. 3GB 18.69%
4. 1.5GB 8.97%
5. 4GB 4.69%

 

Netherlands

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 40.15%
2. 3GB 20.04%
3. 4GB 17.35%
4. 1GB 13.53%
5. 1.5GB 4.51%

 

Nigeria

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 29.98%
2. 1GB 26.63%
3. 3GB 20.17%
4. 4GB 8.60%
5. 0.5GB 5.35%

 

Norway

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 40.48%
2. 3GB 19.89%
3. 4GB 16.08%
4. 1GB 13.19%
5. 6GB 4.67%

 

Philippines

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 28.22%
2. 1GB 26.82%
3. 3GB 23.57%
4. 4GB 8.24%
5. 1.5GB 5.25%

 

Poland

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 38.65%
2. 3GB 18.91%
3. 4GB 12.44%
4. 1GB 12.21%
5. 1.5GB 8.15%

 

Portugal

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 39.47%
2. 1GB 24.38%
3. 3GB 16.92%
4. 4GB 7.81%
5. 1.5GB 5.33%

 

Romania

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 34.45%
2. 3GB 17.66%
3. 1GB 17.47%
4. 4GB 12.24%
5. 1.5GB 10.26%

 

Russia

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 35.61%
2. 1GB 25.91%
3. 3GB 16.56%
4. 1.5GB 6.54%
5. 4GB 5.07%

 

Singapore

  RAM Share
1. 3GB 30.19%
2. 2GB 29.97%
3. 4GB 18.93%
4. 1GB 10.14%
5. 6GB 6.62%

 

South Africa

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 30.74%
2. 1GB 18.35%
3. 3GB 17.53%
4. 4GB 13.73%
5. 1.5GB 8.02%

 

South Korea

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 31.78%
2. 3GB 29.31%
3. 4GB 18.67%
4. 6GB 10.04%
5. 1GB 8.03%

 

Spain

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 36.23%
2. 3GB 21.96%
3. 1GB 17.00%
4. 4GB 12.23%
5. 1.5GB 5.47%

 

Sweden

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 41.66%
2. 3GB 18.73%
3. 4GB 17.02%
4. 1GB 14.08%
5. 6GB 3.50%

 

Thailand

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 30.16%
2. 3GB 25.46%
3. 1GB 21.22%
4. 4GB 9.84%
5. 1.5GB 6.12%

 

Turkey

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 33.89%
2. 3GB 25.15%
3. 1GB 20.23%
4. 1.5GB 8.02%
5. 4GB 7.84%

 

Ukraine

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 32.30%
2. 1GB 24.06%
3. 3GB 16.00%
4. 1.5GB 6.84%
5. 0.5GB 6.44%

 

United Kingdom

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 41.42%
2. 3GB 18.38%
3. 4GB 15.82%
4. 1GB 15.64%
5. 1.5GB 4.01%

 

United States

  RAM Share
1. 2GB 38.74%
2. 3GB 25.93%
3. 4GB 16.36%
4. 1GB 11.68%
5. 1.5GB 3.51%

 

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