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iDapzZ

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Ok so I've been toying getting rid of my plus and getting a note 4 but from what I gather gaming is better on the iPhone than android.

Is the ram not starting to change this.

And if gaming is better on this how comes pc gaming is apparently far beyond Mac.

Just curious so someone more intelligent can educate me
 

chris

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Have you looked at the games available in the Google Play Store as compared to what's in the App Store. There is no comparison. If you are serious about gaming, the iPhone 6 Plus is the better option. I'd recommend looking at your top 5 games. Are they available on Android? If you switched, what you be missing?
 

Santa

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Yep. Although I was tempted to jump to Android land this time around, one of the reason I stayed with the iPhone is that there seems to be near universal agreement that the app experience (especially games) is better with iOS. Partly unified hardware. Partly the OS. Partly market share.

Re. the RAM. I don' think that's going to be a problem running a game. It may be a problem pausing the game, jumping to email/Safari/..., and going back to the game. It's more likely to get swapped out with only 1Gb.
 

iDapzZ

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I don't really no if it makes a difference ram.

All I no is when I watch videos the iPhone's are always good looking and smooth and android are a bit laggy here and there.

But I wonder with the huge specs on android if their going to push beyond the capabilities gaming wise of Apple that's pretty much what I should I asked in the first place lol
 

Napoleon PhoneApart

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I don't really no if it makes a difference ram.

All I no is when I watch videos the iPhone's are always good looking and smooth and android are a bit laggy here and there.

But I wonder with the huge specs on android if their going to push beyond the capabilities gaming wise of Apple that's pretty much what I should I asked in the first place lol
Big numbers on a spec sheet don't always tell the whole story. You really can't compare numbers from different hardware/chips, etc. Hardware/software integration is a big consideration as well.
 

iphonewarrior

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We all know how well (and how bad) iOS runs (most of the time), another thing to consider... how would iOS run if given top spec Android hardware? It would probably be all kinds of awesome, but hopefully without the cheap plastic ;)
 

Napoleon PhoneApart

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We all know how well (and how bad) iOS runs (most of the time), another thing to consider... how would iOS run if given top spec Android hardware? It would probably be all kinds of awesome, but hopefully without the cheap plastic ;)
On the other side, how well would Android run with better hardware/software integration and optimization?
 
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Games should work quite well esp the latest generations. How much less would the battery last with more ram? ... Apple is NOT throwing stuff into their devices like android and it seems we have a well balanced configuration.
 

raqball

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Against my better judgement I am going to jump into this one..

RAM does matter..

Lets say you are close to maxed out, I posted screenshots in another thread on this, at boot. Now you open several apps and let them run in the background. Sure iOS does a stellar job of managing it's limited resources, but.. Now you open a game and perhaps this is a game that uses a lot of RAM. What do you think happens to all the apps and processes running in the background? Well, iOS will shut them down to make room for what the game you are playing wants..

Is this a mega problem? Well it could be depending. Then again it could be meaningless. It depends on your usage.

Anywho, If I were a big gamer (I'm not and have one game, Letterpress, on my phone) I'd probably go with an Android device that offers more than 1GB.

I will now go stand in the corner with my dunce hat on.. :p
 
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iDapzZ

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So basically iOS is the much better phone for gaming but if multi tasking is crucial more than 1 ram maybe necessary i mainly use my phone for text. Facebook Twitter and games so I guess this is ideal based off that
 

raqball

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So basically iOS is the much better phone for gaming but if multi tasking is crucial more than 1 ram maybe necessary i mainly use my phone for text. Facebook Twitter and games so I guess this is ideal based off that
I am going to quote what is the best advise given in this thread.

Have you looked at the games available in the Google Play Store as compared to what's in the App Store. I'd recommend looking at your top 5 games. Are they available on Android? If you switched, what you be missing?
^^^ What he said! ^^^

If all you are doing on your phone is gaming, texting, Facebook and Twitter then the iPhone will be fine as who cares if iOS temporarily shuts Twitter down...
 
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rom x

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In all fairness I get more app crashes in iOS than on current Androids running 4.4.4.. I get zero, nadda, zilch for crashes in Windows Phone 8.1..
as far as crashes i find both android and ios about the same. but no doubt when you JB the iphone and root the android. the iphone then becomes a a daily crasher compaired to android. your mileage may vary:)