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Old 14-05-2013, 13:02
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I am not a fanboy as i have had iphone 3g, htc desire hd and now a samsung galaxy note 1....since jelly bean and ice cream the phone is painfully laggy, even doing simple tasks as opening up contacts and uploading a photo on facebook never works and when it does only after a million trys.

Booting up the camera is painful too where as ios does all these things buttery smooth.

I cannot wait to get rid of this phone and get an iphone again!!

Why is android so laggy and slow?
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Old 14-05-2013, 13:06
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Well it isnt and there is clearly something not right with your device. I suggest a full wipe back to factory settings.

On my Nexus 4 and my previous S3 everything opened smoothly and promptly with no lag. Facebook on the other hand, i had this issue on my iphone as well. Its the facebook app and nothing to do with the phone. With the last update of facebook it seems to be better but not great
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Old 14-05-2013, 13:51
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I'd agree. It's Facebook which is awful. I have an iPhone 5 and a Nexus 4. I'd say they're equally smooth and speedy in terms of transitions and opening files.

Facebook, on the other hand, is as laggy and slow on both!
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Old 14-05-2013, 15:28
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Android has never lagged for me on my Nexus 7...it's always snappy and responsive...

Maybe it has something to do with TouchWiz.
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Old 14-05-2013, 16:18
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it isn't laggy or slow for me.
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Old 14-05-2013, 16:24
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I am not a fanboy as i have had iphone 3g, htc desire hd and now a samsung galaxy note 1....since jelly bean and ice cream the phone is painfully laggy, even doing simple tasks as opening up contacts and uploading a photo on facebook never works and when it does only after a million trys.

Booting up the camera is painful too where as ios does all these things buttery smooth.

I cannot wait to get rid of this phone and get an iphone again!!

Why is android so laggy and slow?
To be honest I think the note worked better on ics. I've found that if I free up even more storage space there seems to be less lag with jelly bean, the main problem I'm having at the moment is my phone switching itself off. It used to do it from time to time on ics but now it's violently switching itself off several times a day, I wish it was just rebooting like my previous galaxy note did as that is less problematic. I've had enough of moaning about the phone and getting annoyed about it now, I can't be bothered anymore with it. I'll see how I feel when it's time to upgrade my phone next year and that will determine what phone I will get next, whether I will go back to iOS or give android another shot. I'd have to wait and see what the iPhone 5S brings and weight it up against how fed up I am with my phone.
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Old 14-05-2013, 16:41
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Android has never lagged for me on my Nexus 7...it's always snappy and responsive...

Maybe it has something to do with TouchWiz.
Indeed. Stock Android 4.1+ has Project Butter which makes it smooth like err...butter...

People buying cheap low-end devices shouldn't complain about performance, it's like someone buying a Skoda Fabia then complaining that they got outrun by a Ferrari in a traffic light race...

Samsung and HTC add their own software on top, and it does have an effect on performance. I've not seen a stock Android device, especially a Nexus, with those kinds of problems.
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Old 14-05-2013, 16:42
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Sweeping statements don't really mean a lot....Obviously Android is not a bad system by any means. None of them are..........! I've not experienced lag or a lack of speed in Android or IOS...
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Old 14-05-2013, 16:56
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Indeed. Stock Android 4.1+ has Project Butter which makes it smooth like err...butter...

People buying cheap low-end devices shouldn't complain about performance, it's like someone buying a Skoda Fabia then complaining that they got outrun by a Ferrari in a traffic light race...

Samsung and HTC add their own software on top, and it does have an effect on performance. I've not seen a stock Android device, especially a Nexus, with those kinds of problems.
What are you classing low end?

I would imagine the majority of android users have low end devices and therefore have a right to moan if the product they purchased is seen as under performing.

You don't buy a phone and put android on it, you buy an android phone.
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Old 14-05-2013, 17:12
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Indeed. Stock Android 4.1+ has Project Butter which makes it smooth like err...butter...

People buying cheap low-end devices shouldn't complain about performance, it's like someone buying a Skoda Fabia then complaining that they got outrun by a Ferrari in a traffic light race...

Samsung and HTC add their own software on top, and it does have an effect on performance. I've not seen a stock Android device, especially a Nexus, with those kinds of problems.
I wasn't aware that the Note was a cheap low end device
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Old 14-05-2013, 17:24
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I wasn't aware that the Note was a cheap low end device
I wasn't referring to devices like the Note in with that statement. Your device is clearly plagued by issues related to Touchwiz. Google can't be held responsible for Samsung distributed builds.
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Old 14-05-2013, 17:37
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I wasn't aware that the Note was a cheap low end device
Compared to the S4 sim free price the original Note is bargain basement material
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Old 14-05-2013, 17:38
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I wasn't referring to devices like the Note in with that statement. Your device is clearly plagued by issues related to Touchwiz. Google can't be held responsible for Samsung distributed builds.
If google want to be exonerated maybe the android branding should be scraped for everything other than nexus devices.

Maybe "touchwiz - android inside" should be the branding.
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Old 14-05-2013, 20:24
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Just updated my wife's Note to 4.1.2 and yes it is shite. Samsung are awful. I rooted it last night and will put a custom ROM on tonight to fix the problems.
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Old 14-05-2013, 20:37
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I tend to agree that the iPad is slicker and runs better thn droid tablets, even my Playbook runs smoother and that has quite a slow CPU.

I've never been a fan of droid on tablets, phones it's fine but I think it's a bit leggy and slow on tablets.

Just an observation.
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Old 14-05-2013, 20:45
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I tend to agree that the iPad is slicker and runs better thn droid tablets, even my Playbook runs smoother and that has quite a slow CPU.

I've never been a fan of droid on tablets, phones it's fine but I think it's a bit leggy and slow on tablets.

Just an observation.
But there is no reason for this.
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Old 14-05-2013, 21:02
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Android isn't laggy, it's the piles of pre loaded crap on some phones hogging memory that causes the whole device to lag, it's unfortunate Android gets the blame for this.
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Old 14-05-2013, 21:16
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Indeed. Stock Android 4.1+ has Project Butter which makes it smooth like err...butter...

People buying cheap low-end devices shouldn't complain about performance, it's like someone buying a Skoda Fabia then complaining that they got outrun by a Ferrari in a traffic light race...

Samsung and HTC add their own software on top, and it does have an effect on performance. I've not seen a stock Android device, especially a Nexus, with those kinds of problems.
Yes, I agree. Cheap phones struggle because they lack power. I gave up on my Huawei Ascend G300 because it was virtually unusable. I then gave it to my wife because she doesn't need as much functionality but she couldn't get on with it either. I've ordered her a Nexus 4 because it's just so much smoother and faster.
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Old 14-05-2013, 21:22
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I tend to agree that the iPad is slicker and runs better thn droid tablets, even my Playbook runs smoother and that has quite a slow CPU.

I've never been a fan of droid on tablets, phones it's fine but I think it's a bit leggy and slow on tablets.

Just an observation.
My Nexus 10 tablet is far from laggy.
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Old 14-05-2013, 21:28
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My bottom of the range Samsung smartphone has no problems with Android...In fact it's quick and stable...
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Old 14-05-2013, 21:54
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To be honest I think the note worked better on ics. I've found that if I free up even more storage space there seems to be less lag with jelly bean, the main problem I'm having at the moment is my phone switching itself off. It used to do it from time to time on ics but now it's violently switching itself off several times a day, I wish it was just rebooting like my previous galaxy note did as that is less problematic. I've had enough of moaning about the phone and getting annoyed about it now, I can't be bothered anymore with it. I'll see how I feel when it's time to upgrade my phone next year and that will determine what phone I will get next, whether I will go back to iOS or give android another shot. I'd have to wait and see what the iPhone 5S brings and weight it up against how fed up I am with my phone.
So I'm not alone then. Since the jelly bean update, my Note 1 has practically slowed to a crawl. So much for Project Butter goodness. Swiping between the home screens is jittery, opening the gallery takes an age, contacts and other applications all take much longer. I did a full factory reset prior to updating, AND after updating and it's made no difference at all. Even worse, I swapped over to a spare battery last night (often do) and for some inexplicable reason, my 'camera' folder in my gallery has TOTALLY disappeared, with 300 or so pictures now gone walkies. Pics were saved to my external SD card and, even having looked via connecting to my PC, there's no sign of. Bugger! Only had about two thirds backed up. This never, ever happened on ICS.

Looks like I'll have to get the Note 3,with its reported 3gb RAM, later in the year then. Shame. Can only hope Samsung release a firmware upgrade to sort these problems out in the meantime.
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Old 15-05-2013, 02:33
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The nexus range are all smooth as butter its the likes of samsung etc with touchwiz and whatever else they bung on top of android thats the problem.
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Old 15-05-2013, 02:57
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The nexus range are all smooth as butter its the likes of samsung etc with touchwiz and whatever else they bung on top of android thats the problem.
This. It's the extra skinning on top of android and the junk apps that can't be removed, which slow down Android. Even power house phone like the s4 has issues with lag due to the skin and bundled apps.

My nexus 4 which is pure android is fine. So too is my HTC one though it is skinned with HTC ui it's still buttery smooth.
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Old 15-05-2013, 05:43
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So I'm not alone then. Since the jelly bean update, my Note 1 has practically slowed to a crawl. So much for Project Butter goodness. Swiping between the home screens is jittery, opening the gallery takes an age, contacts and other applications all take much longer. I did a full factory reset prior to updating, AND after updating and it's made no difference at all. Even worse, I swapped over to a spare battery last night (often do) and for some inexplicable reason, my 'camera' folder in my gallery has TOTALLY disappeared, with 300 or so pictures now gone walkies. Pics were saved to my external SD card and, even having looked via connecting to my PC, there's no sign of. Bugger! Only had about two thirds backed up. This never, ever happened on ICS.

Looks like I'll have to get the Note 3,with its reported 3gb RAM, later in the year then. Shame. Can only hope Samsung release a firmware upgrade to sort these problems out in the meantime.
I know everything is so laggy now. Some of my apps crash on opening. I had been playing the croods game for close to 2 months and now the damn thing won't even open it just crashes
Yesterday it took me about 5 minutes just to make a call, at first the call dialler was lagging and then crashed and then when it did dial it hung a few times before connecting.
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Old 15-05-2013, 06:25
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I know everything is so laggy now. Some of my apps crash on opening. I had been playing the croods game for close to 2 months and now the damn thing won't even open it just crashes
Yesterday it took me about 5 minutes just to make a call, at first the call dialler was lagging and then crashed and then when it did dial it hung a few times before connecting.
It does seem this is definitely an area Apple are superior in. My Desire HD was full of lag and bugs from about 12 months in. By the time we parted last month it was becoming practically unusable. My mate's reported the same thing about the Sensation.

Despite all the claims I'm not getting an ounce of lag on the S4 but I daresay that will change over time.
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