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    Default Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    Hello again, everyone.

    I keep getting mixed opinions about the performance of the high end Android devices. Some people say that their Galaxy S4/ S3/ Note 2, HTC One, LG Nexus 4 lag and some don't. So, let's clear this point out: Is this true or not?

    Or maybe better, can someone explain what is meant by 'lag'? Maybe it's a great misunderstanding?

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    I think you might still get mixed answers. As for me, I've never experienced lag on my AT&T Note 2. I'm rooted and running CleanROM SE AT&T so not sure if that has anything to do with it.
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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    Depends on your definition of lag. Tiny glitches while scrolling will always be there. But they may miss your eye if you are not very particular.
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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    You get occasional hiccups but that expected, I never experience lag if anything an app messes up and freezes the phone before the phone itself trips up.
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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    I never had any lag issues on my Nexus 4,and I've been using it for 2 weeks.

    Lag by my own definition is the glitch you get when an app doesn't respond,the screen may freeze for a moment. But in my case,this rarely happened.
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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    I think that lag is a result of the following cycle:

    Good hardware released with latest Android version > Newer Android version released; downloaded on the 'good' hardware > the 'Good' hardware is no longer good and it lags.

    Thus, the current generation of high end android devices are lag-free until Android 5 (or 4.3 etc) is released and downloaded on them. Take the S2 for example: it was a good device with 2.3, when it was updated to 4.0 and 4.1, it started to stutter.

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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    Older versions of Android are not as smooth as Jelly Bean no matter the hardware. However, some handled it better than others and updates do seem to do weird things to phones in my experience. My old HTC EVO ran fantastic on 2.2, but the 2.3 update caused all sorts of wonkiness that I never could fix. On the other hand, my old Motorola Photon (forever on 2.3) started out great but got more laggy as time went on. I still have it as a backup device, but it's absolutely painful to use now. Compare that to my Nexus 4, which is still blazing fast over seven months later. One or two apps might hiccup but I blame the app and not the phone.
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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    Lag will differ depending on user. My DNA out of the box has no lag. Nor does my husband's note 2. Factor in our apps, what we leave running, how much ram is being used, the amount of memory left, and you might find an occasional app that will stutter or something that doesn't play nice with the system.

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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    Android lags in general, but less so on flagship models.

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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    Smartphones are computers, nothing less, and if you have too much junk running in the background, eventually, even the fastest one will slow down to a crawl.

    People who are careful about what they install, what software they use, and regularly use the app management console to kill useless processes and apps running in the background can have a "slow" device running fast, and those with tons of apps running in the background, using "push" every 10 minutes to refresh Facebook, Twitter, News et al, these guys could have a phone 4 times as fast and still get sluggish performance.

    My current phone is a Sony Xperia ZL, which, I guess can be slated as a "High end device". I do not have any lags, and running a 1.5Ghz quad core, if I did, I would do some serious investigating to find the culprit application. There is no valid reason for a Ghz+ multi-core device to be sluggish.
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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    Thanks for all the replies.

    So even if it did, it's not because of Android but because of the apps in use? Good to hear that.
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    I don't notice it much in the morning, but later in the day after I've snorted enough coke to see individual photons coming off the screen, that's when it really bothers me.
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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    My Verizon note 2 will have a little hiccup ever now and then. It's only a brief moment just enough to notice. Happy with it tho. Best phone I ever had.

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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    Quote Originally Posted by Technoloay View Post
    Thanks for all the replies.

    So even if it did, it's not because of Android but because of the apps in use? Good to hear that.
    Correct. It depends on how intense you use the device. And remember, just like a pc, it will require some good house cleaning after a while to keep it running smooth and lag free. Also keeping in mind that lag is subjective. What lags for me may be acceptable to you.

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    I've never experienced any lag on my Galaxy Note II. I do regular maintenance and delete the apps I no longer need.
    Just like a pc, spring cleaning every 6 months or so and I had my Note since release date.

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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    Every Android device I've owned has shown me some 'lag' at one point or another. However, with most of the higher-end devices, poor performance was very rare and usually the result of me having lots of different things going on at once (most of the devices I have access to are used as shared development devices; because of this the hardware and software is controlled for consistency).

    Edit: also, this poll is currently sitting at 13-0. This is the kind of thing I like to see.
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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    I'm using a note 2 and its pretty smooth all the time. It has lagged but I couldn't tell you when it did it as it's a rare thing and it happened ages ago. I guess it depends what you have running.

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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    may be some application lag more than other
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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    Quote Originally Posted by Technoloay View Post
    Hello again, everyone.

    I keep getting mixed opinions about the performance of the high end Android devices. Some people say that their Galaxy S4/ S3/ Note 2, HTC One, LG Nexus 4 lag and some don't. So, let's clear this point out: Is this true or not?

    Or maybe better, can someone explain what is meant by 'lag'? Maybe it's a great misunderstanding?

    Thanks.
    It varies from people to people. If you are a light user, you may experience little lag or not a single lag. However, if you are a heavy user, then you may experience lag as many memory consuming apps are running.

    By lag, it means the sluggishness of your phone. For example, you may experience slow loading speeds in games or even in youtube videos.

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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    Definite lag on my Nexus 4 it's not common but not also rare.

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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chetan Takyar View Post
    Definite lag on my Nexus 4 it's not common but not also rare.

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    Do you have many apps?

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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    Quote Originally Posted by tastycaramel View Post
    Do you have many apps?

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    I fixed it. Lag no more yeah it was a random app that didn't wanna die.

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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    I do notice a little bit of lag when I put the phone into power saving mode. It essentially downclocks the cores in order to save battery. I use an S3
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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    The only time I've experianced lag on my one is when downloading installing apps but that's pretty much it

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    Default Re: Does Android on the high end devices lag?

    I answered based on use under normal circumstances, to which the answer is no. I have not had any lag on my HTC One unless I am seriously multi-tasking, and even then it is minimal (several downloads at once from several different apps).
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