Even with its 6GB of RAM, a YouTube comparison revealed last week that the OnePlus 3 still had a bit of trouble with multitasking. When compared with the Galaxy S7 Edge, the OnePlus 3 took marginally longer to store and reload apps from memory despite its supposed advantage on paper. Later the same week, the talents over at XDA developed a potential fix for this issue and now the same YouTuber who started this is back with the fix applied to show us how it improves things.

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In the previous video, C4ETech showed that the Galaxy S7 Edge could open and then close a selection of 16 different apps in just 1:01. Previously the OnePlus 3 took 1:11 to complete this, but with the fix applied it takes slightly less time — about 1:07. This, however, is not what’s important. That test has more to do with the speed and performance of the processor than it does the RAM itself. Samsung’s optimizations on the Exynos-powered S7 found in the video likely contribute to a much quicker experience compared to the Snapdragon 820-powered OnePlus 3.

What you should really care about in this video is the performance of re-opening those apps. Where previously the OnePlus 3 lost miserably compared to the S7, not holding as many apps in memory, now the OnePlus 3 wins by a considerable margin.

This time the entire test is completed in 1:30. That means it took the OnePlus 3 just 23 seconds to re-open each application. Not a bad improvement compared to the 1:10 from the previous video.

This fix clearly does apparently help improve multi-tasking on the phone, but as mentioned by the company’s CEO Carl Pei over on Twitter, RAM management is a bit more complicated than just a quick change to the build.prop settings. For now the only way OnePlus recommends to fix this issue is to flash a third-party ROM that has the fix baked in. Software updates will also likely come to the OnePlus 3 over the coming weeks to improve the RAM management on the device, as well.

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