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Xperia XA2 ram management issue

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Xperia XA2 ram management issue

I am considering purchase Xperia XA2 which seems like very nice phone. However I have noticed that some people experience RAM management issues with this phone.

 

As shown in following video (that's not only one):

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmor0fg0cmU&t=45s

 

When the apps are open and closed, the phone is not able to keep almost any app in the RAM. So when you re-open the apps again they are imidiately restarted. It means that phone can't essentialy multitask, this will be anoying especially with the games. I don't know if this happens just for some phones or it's problem for every Xperia XA2. 

 

Please let me know.

 

Thank you 

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Emperor
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Re: Xperia XA2 ram management issue

@Mike781

 

This will happen with any Android, that's how it (android) free up RAM, if you have heavy apps running and other apps/services in the background, this will happen. 




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Re: Xperia XA2 ram management issue

Thank you uliwooly for reply.

 

Your comment is probably true but for this particular phone (XA2) it seems that RAM optimization is even worst than for other android phones with even smaller RAM. 

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Re: Xperia XA2 ram management issue

@Mike781

 

my suggestion is to test it at your local store if possible, why? well, this is a support forum, which most of the comments will be from users that are experiencing issues not all users, or users w/o problems will post here. 




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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Re: Xperia XA2 ram management issue

works fine for me

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Re: Xperia XA2 ram management issue

It's absolutely horrible.  I can't seem to multitask with any app.  Even if I only have one app running (with all RAM- and battery-saving features turned off) and lock the screen, it'll quickly stop running, needing to fully reload upon unlock.

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Adept
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Re: Xperia XA2 ram management issue

I think something is wrong with your phone - I have two XA2's and both work fast and seemlessly switch between apps - there is no issue with either of them. Try booting in safe mode to see if it is being caused by an app you downloaded?

 

Many thanks

Inhabitant
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Re: Xperia XA2 ram management issue

Mine behaves the same as the youtube vid, as in apps will restart rather than resume. Doesn't affect me in the slightest though.

 

Is there a faulty batch or do they all do it then? 

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Re: Xperia XA2 ram management issue

I have the same ptoblem and it's very frustrating . Has anyone found a solution .