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  1. pcguys's Avatar
    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)

    Mike
    08-06-2012 02:44 PM
  2. funkylogik's Avatar
    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
    08-06-2012 02:52 PM
  3. LadiJae's Avatar
    Mines isn't slow or lagging or anything.
    Everything opens up with the quickness!

    FLAWLESS!

    ~Jae, Tap'n on my White Samsung Galaxy S3~
    08-06-2012 03:01 PM
  4. ab304945's Avatar
    My gmail aop opens right when I hit it. No lag at all.

    I get a hickup every other day.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    08-06-2012 03:17 PM
  5. Rev2010's Avatar
    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.


    Rev.
    08-06-2012 03:21 PM
  6. funkylogik's Avatar
    maybe its because i have my gmail set as a gesture to a dock icon. il try setting it as a homescreen shortcut and see if its any faster...
    08-06-2012 03:23 PM
  7. funkylogik's Avatar
    yeah its like half a second to load if i tap a homescreen shortcut to gmail
    08-06-2012 03:27 PM
  8. broadwayblues's Avatar
    I wouldn't be surprised if you have an app slowing down your phone. Everything on my phone is instant.

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy S III.
    08-07-2012 07:58 AM
  9. funkylogik's Avatar
    finaly got latest update and everything is faster
    08-07-2012 09:39 AM
  10. Invader3K's Avatar
    Mine has no problems at all. The only time I experience any issues is with certain third party games (Draw This, etc.).
    08-07-2012 09:56 AM
  11. MBSMD's Avatar
    And don't forget to turn off the CPU and screen frame rate limiters under the Power Saving options if you want a bit more speed.
    08-07-2012 10:57 AM
  12. Princesa's Avatar
    Mines not slow or anything,it runs fast and everything opens up in a instant.
    08-07-2012 12:50 PM
  13. pcguys's Avatar
    I tried Settings | power safer mode on & off (limiting CPU), but couldn't notice a difference in launch speed.

    Maybe I'm being too critical.

    Mike
    08-07-2012 01:43 PM
  14. funkylogik's Avatar
    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
    08-07-2012 01:49 PM
  15. hoovhartid's Avatar
    try this

    settings>Developer options> window animation scale (set it to 0.5x) and Transition Animation scale(set to 0.5x).

    that should speed things up a bit without any ill effects.

    let me know if that helps
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    08-07-2012 03:29 PM
  16. McPlot's Avatar
    If you rooted is the issue may be with the ROM you are using.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3
    08-07-2012 03:35 PM
  17. pcguys's Avatar
    try this

    settings>Developer options> window animation scale (set it to 0.5x) and Transition Animation scale(set to 0.5x).

    that should speed things up a bit without any ill effects.

    let me know if that helps
    GOLD STAR: That's the answer! Everyone: give that a try: doesn't it make your phone FEEL like it has 4 cores!

    Thanks!

    Mike
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    08-07-2012 08:21 PM
  18. funkylogik's Avatar
    GOLD STAR: That's the answer! Everyone: give that a try: doesn't it make your phone FEEL like it has 4 cores!

    Thanks!

    Mike
    thought that was sarcasm for a second lol. thats quite a common ICS tip but a good one
    08-07-2012 08:27 PM
  19. pcguys's Avatar
    No sarcasm here. Just sincere appreciation for all the great info shared here.

    I rather my window appears immediately, and not deleted with animation effects.

    First I heard of it.

    Mike
    08-07-2012 08:47 PM
  20. funkylogik's Avatar
    yeah 0.5 is perfect i think. i tried it set to zero for a while and although its faster, u end up missin the smoothness
    08-07-2012 09:00 PM
  21. trunkmonkey1972's Avatar
    My phone doubled in speed after adding the ext sd card. I only had 2gb free prior and it slowed it down way more than I expected.

    S3 on Sprint - 16gb pebble blue + 64
    08-07-2012 09:01 PM
  22. pcguys's Avatar
    yeah 0.5 is perfect i think. i tried it set to zero for a while and although its faster, u end up missin the smoothness
    I'm running with both set to off.
    If I notice problems, I'll try the .5 as suggested.

    Thx
    Mike
    08-07-2012 09:07 PM
  23. funkylogik's Avatar
    My phone doubled in speed after adding the ext sd card. I only had 2gb free prior and it slowed it down way more than I expected.

    S3 on Sprint - 16gb pebble blue + 64
    tbh that shouldnt slow down/speed up the phone in any way man. glad its workin tho
    08-07-2012 09:08 PM
  24. piratelax91's Avatar
    yea i just ran 5304 on quadrant and my phone is stupid fast. are you rooted?
    08-07-2012 09:40 PM
  25. funkylogik's Avatar
    no mate. are u overclocked?
    08-07-2012 09:42 PM
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