Huawei P20’s 6GB RAM performs better than competitors’ 8GB, says Huawei
The Huawei P20 series smartphones are the top crop of the bunch when it comes to performance, build quality, and features. Recently the series have received new colourways including Aurora, Pearl, Golden Brown, and Elegant Black. In addition to the new colours, Huawei also upped the RAM count of the P20 Pro from 6GB to 8GB. However, the P20 is left out of this upgrade.
When asked why, Huawei’s consumer smartphone CEO He Gang and Huawei Software Engineering Department Head Professor Wang Cheng Lu have different views on this.
He Gang stated that according to their marketing strategy, different (spec) products and pricing combinations can simplify and help consumers choose their products easier. At the same time, their EMUI system’s RAM Management has improved drastically over the past years and he believed they are superior to rivals’ efficiency in RAM management, thus enabling their smartphones to perform better, even when placing 4GB to competitors’ 6GB in the same versus.
Professor Wang shed a light from a different angle from He, mentioning that Huawei’s RAM management have higher caching accuracy and RAM utilisation.
As we all know, processors nowadays come with L1, L2, and L3 caches to store data waiting or may need to be processed. However, this is not perfect, thus the need of RAM to store more in order to compensate for the caching accuracy miss. In this part, he claims that Huawei have internal software tricks that make the RAM caching accuracy very close to 100 percent, thus increasing the efficiency of RAM usage. An example he provided is that after opening 35 apps continuously, EMUI can still have 35 percent RAM in reserve, while rivals are left with less than 10 percent.
What do you think? Is this Huawei’s bad excuse for cost saving, or do Huawei phones with lesser really perform better than other brands more RAM phones?