Does too many apps slows down your phone?

Philippines
November 11, 2009 9:03am CST
is this true even if you have a 1GB memory card? because Im planning to install a game emulator on my phone with 1GB memory, and I was just wondering if it will slow down my phone. My friends say it will not affect the phone but I just want to make sure.
7 responses
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
Well, from my experience it's like this. Too many applications installed would slow your phone a bit, but if your memory card is 1gb and the only remaining space capacity is about 200mb and below, that's the time where your phone will start to slow, especially if the remaining would be 100 or below that will pissed you off. What kind of phone are you using? If your phone can handle about 2gb you should might as well buy this, 1gb is still small for me.
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
okay thanks. maybe i will see if my phone N6630 can handle 2GB memory card. thanks again.
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
Check your phone here: phonearena.com. Check for some reviews on how much memory they can handle. Oh! By the way, I have 49 applications installed in my phone, the one that makes my phone slow is the number of pictures, videos, and songs. If you have a lot, this will surely slow your phone, I have 250 pictures (I've deleted a lot already), 192mb of videos, and 308mb of songs (which is one of the reason why my phone is slow).
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
really? so it's like it's the pictures and videos that make the phone slow because of the space they use?
@kush20006 (515)
• India
11 Nov 09
applications generally slow down the mobile they utilise the ram of phone thus leading to reduce the speed of phone
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
ok, but does it affect too even if i will use memory stick or card? thank you.
• India
11 Nov 09
memory stick will increase your space but ram is place where your application is processed all applkication have some files in phone memory which require initiation that files render the phone slow
@lealuvy2j (995)
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
I have a Nokia 5800 and it has a lot applications installed in it but so far it did not slow my phone down. I guess it depends on what phone you use because my friend used to have a Nokia N73 and even if she has 2GB memory card, applications slow down her phone. I think it is still best to avoid getting close to the memory limit of your phone to avoid slowing it down.
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
thank you. My phone is N6630 and I have a 1GB memory card. thanks for your advice.
• India
11 Nov 09
naa its completely ok..dont worry..just make sure the applications you're installng are virus free...and if it is then its ok and you wont have any problems of your phone beng slow...but try your maximum to not completely fill the memory card
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
so its not true that it will slow down the phone? because my brother's phone has different apps and its a bit slow now..
@tonyllenium (6268)
• Italy
21 Mar 10
Normal features and mobile appl don't transform your mobile phone in a slow amchine from a speed point of view surely it depends from appl...as emulator can be possible because normally these appls will use much ram in your device and so speed can be affected!!
@musaid (40)
• Malaysia
14 Nov 09
Indeed, just like installing more softwares slow downs the PC, the phone becomes slow too when you install too many applications. It's just as mentioned before, applications need RAM to run, and no matter how big your memory card/stick is, it does not contribute to the RAM size. hence the memory needed to run the applications is still the same. Too many applications contribute to the defragmentation and corruption of the phone's registry file too.
• Canada
12 Nov 09
How many applications you have on a device does not matter. Just so were all on the same track I will be referencing to Windows Mobile Devices. You could fill your 1 GB SD card full of applications and it will not slow down your device. What slows your device is applications that run in the background. These sorts of applications use memory and CPU power which in turn slows down your device.