ROM in a smartphone – what is it?

Some time ago, our site talked about what RAM is in a smartphone or phone. Recall that this is the RAM of the device. And what is ROM? Let’s look for an answer.

ROM (short for “read-only memory” and English ROM – Read-Only Memory) is a type of memory that allows you to store information data on the device and the programs installed on it. The ROM stores not only programs, but also other files, including, for example, audio files.

In simple terms, ROM is the physical memory available on your device. You can find out its volume when buying a device. Typically, this is 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, etc. Accordingly, the larger the volume of the ROM, the better for the user, although many have enough 8 GB or 16 GB.

The volume of ROM in most cases is easy to expand due to memory cards, which are sold in any store. The main thing is that a smartphone or tablet has support for memory cards, as recently the trend to refuse memory cards at all has become popular.

Experts recommend initially buying a device with a large amount of memory than using memory cards in the future. This is due to the fact that the ROM works much faster than memory cards.

By the way, with regard to the memory capacity of the ROM, do not forget that its actual capacity will be less than the declared one. Why? Because part of the memory is eaten by the installed operating system. For example, out of 16 GB, the user may have access to slightly less – 12-14 GB, depending on the version of installed software.