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    Default Why S3 so slow?

    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)

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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    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
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    Mines isn't slow or lagging or anything.
    Everything opens up with the quickness!

    FLAWLESS!

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    My gmail aop opens right when I hit it. No lag at all.

    I get a hickup every other day.

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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    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.


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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    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...
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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    yeah its like half a second to load if i tap a homescreen shortcut to gmail
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    I wouldn't be surprised if you have an app slowing down your phone. Everything on my phone is instant.

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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    finaly got latest update and everything is faster
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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    Mine has no problems at all. The only time I experience any issues is with certain third party games (Draw This, etc.).
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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    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.
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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    Mines not slow or anything,it runs fast and everything opens up in a instant.
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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    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.

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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    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
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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    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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    If you rooted is the issue may be with the ROM you are using.

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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoovhartid View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by pcguys View Post
    GOLD STAR: That's the answer! Everyone: give that a try: doesn't it make your phone FEEL like it has 4 cores!

    Thanks!

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    thought that was sarcasm for a second lol. thats quite a common ICS tip but a good one
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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    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.

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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    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
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    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
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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by trunkmonkey1972 View Post
    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
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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    yea i just ran 5304 on quadrant and my phone is stupid fast. are you rooted?
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    Default Re: Why S3 so slow?

    no mate. are u overclocked?
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