Maybe my expectations were set too high with all the hype, but gmail still takes a second to load (even if I load it, press home, then gmail again).
I figured if it's all in memory, it should be closer to instant, rather than one full second to load.
Would 4 cores help?
Will JellyBean help?
Don't get me wrong: I love my S3's, but I certainly wouldn't mind more speed switching, launching, etc. (I don't play games so I no basis to just processor performance other than task launching and switching)
quad core doesnt make a difference (i make it below a second but not much on quad core) i think maybe the hardware is fast but the software hasnt caught up yet (ICS was launched on the galaxy nexus which is nowhere near as powerful as the s3) so maybe jellybean will make it faster and the s3's power will make it future-proof
Don't use Gmail, I use the K-9 Mail app and as soon as I touch it it's open. I don't have any apps really that lag from the second I touch them till seeing them open - everything is pretty instantaneous.
if "power saving" is switched off, its settings wont matter. think u should enjoy the phone and wait for jellybean Pc mate if ur worried that the phone is running slower than it should, download Quadrant benchmark app and compare the results with people with same version