ROM or RAM in new phones?


#1

I am shopping for a new phone and on the website comparison, many of the phones are listing 2GB RAM and 16 or 32GB of ROM.

ROM stands for Read-only memory and is usually used for non-volatile storage such as firmware. Random access memory (RAM) is normally used for storing data, apps, etc.

Have they got this backwards, or is there something I am missing?


#2

ROM in the Mobile Cell industry means internal Storage (where all Apps, Media, files and the OS will be stored {the OS and pre-installed apps are like a ROM but they will sit on and take up space from the Internal Storage) })
RAM is just for temp holding of code before it gets processed by the microprocessor (same use as in a PC)