New research suggests that a growing number of smartphones can perform better than older devices, and it can do so with a little bit of luck.
The research is by Laxmi Khairi, a researcher at the University of Toronto’s Graduate School of Business, and her colleagues at the U of T’s School of Management.
Khairi and her team tested how well a new Android smartphone, the AcuRaptor, would perform on a battery of three different types of devices.
They found that a battery with one more gigabyte of RAM and a single processor had a better battery life than one with the same capacity but four cores and two processors.
The researchers found that the higher the RAM and processor, the more memory and the better the battery life.
The two fastest devices with the most RAM and processors were the HTC One (M8) and the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.
The fastest phones with the least RAM and cores were the LG G3 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+.
“The AcuMint’s low memory usage and high performance mean it can last longer in a single day than other devices, while the Snapdragon 835’s low power consumption means that it can be used in conjunction with other devices in a very short time,” Khairis team wrote.
The team also found that battery life on a quad-core Snapdragon 836 could be improved with a small upgrade.
That meant that a single Android smartphone could have an average battery life of between 8 hours and 12 hours, or 10 hours and 18 hours.
Khairsi and the other researchers suggest that phones could perform better without much RAM and with a combination of cores, RAM, and other technology, but they still aren’t sure if it is possible to achieve the same battery life without a lot of RAM.
“I think that for the most part, I believe the Android market is just not designed to allow a large amount of RAM,” Khairsi said.
“You have to be able to run the phones on a high-end phone to get the same performance as a smaller phone.”
If you’re looking to upgrade your smartphone without a big jump in memory, Khairsis team recommends buying a Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
That phone has a Snapdragon 845 chip that runs at a 1.8GHz base clock and an octa-core 1.9GHz boost clock.
The Galaxy Note 5 has a 2.5GHz base and 1.7GHz boost and runs at 2GHz.
Both the Note 7 and the Note 5 have 512MB of RAM, but Khairss team found that Samsung’s phones have more than double that amount, as well.
The Note 7 also has a microSD slot that can store up to 128GB of expandable storage.
Samsung also offers an inexpensive device that offers similar performance to the Note, the Samsung Note 7 Plus.
The Samsung Note 5 Plus runs on a Snapdragon 820 chipset with 1GB of RAM but runs at 1.6GHz.
Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge has a quadcore Snapdragon 820 chip with 1.4GHz boost, and the Galaxy S5 has a 1GHz Snapdragon 821 chip with 3GB of ram.
Khirsi said the Samsung phones perform well in many situations, but she said it depends on what kind of tasks you are doing.
“If you want to run a bunch of web searches on your phone, then you can get a good battery life from this phone,” Khirsi told Newsweek.
“If you have a bunch to do on your home screen, then the performance will be lower.”
She added that it is important to keep in mind that battery technology evolves and is constantly improving.
“I’m not saying it’s impossible for the Snapdragon 820 to get better, but it is quite possible for a Snapdragon chip to get worse.”
The AcusMint can be purchased for $199 with a three-year contract, which covers an unspecified amount of time.
If you’re interested in getting the AcusRaptors for a little less, you can find them for $169 with a two-year agreement.
The company says that it offers the Acumint with a 1GB microSD card for $69, the Galaxy Note7 with 2GB microsd card for 50 bucks, and a Samsung Note5 with 3G microsd cards for $79.