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    Default New S4 stuttering when playing games

    Was wondering if someone can help... What can possibly cause the stuttering when playing games like hill climb or even ski safari. Sometimes it's really bad.

    Wondering if th esnapdragon battery guru could be causing this or is something wrong with my phone? Any way to test?

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    Android ;-)
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    These games don't stutter at all on my s3. Strange... O.O

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunamis View Post
    Was wondering if someone can help... What can possibly cause the stuttering when playing games like hill climb or even ski safari. Sometimes it's really bad.

    Wondering if th esnapdragon battery guru could be causing this or is something wrong with my phone? Any way to test?

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
    No issues here. Maybe a hard reset?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Watson View Post
    These games don't stutter at all on my s3. Strange... O.O

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    Is there a way to test if anything wrong with my phone ? I don't have lag in other things just when playing the two games (only 2 games I have).
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    will doing a benchmark test like AnTuTu show me if something is wrong my phone's cpu or anything??
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    Yeah mine was like that it was real bad with real racing 3 I boxed it up and am using my one for my daily driver no problems playing games on this

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    I suggest you exchange the phone because thats not normal. My s3 handles the games easily.

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    Make sure you're not on the power saving mode, it 'll slow down the CPU in order to save battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haillyl View Post
    Make sure you're not on the power saving mode, it 'll slow down the CPU in order to save battery.

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    I'm not on power saving mode

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Watson View Post
    I suggest you exchange the phone because thats not normal. My s3 handles the games easily.

    Posted via Android Central App from my Samsung Galaxy S3! GT-19300
    I just wanted to know if there was a way to test if there is something wrong with my cpu before going to change.

    Like I said I don't see lags when doing other things. Only those games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan2677 View Post
    Yeah mine was like that it was real bad with real racing 3 I boxed it up and am using my one for my daily driver no problems playing games on this

    sent from the smartphone of 2013 HTC ONE...
    If the S4 is lagging, then the One would definitely lag.
    Stop the jokes. Your signature and previous posts don't help either.

    Quote Originally Posted by dunamis View Post
    Was wondering if someone can help... What can possibly cause the stuttering when playing games like hill climb or even ski safari. Sometimes it's really bad.*

    Wondering if th esnapdragon battery guru could be causing this or is something wrong with my phone? * Any way to test?*

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
    As for me, I downloaded Hill Climb Racing and it ran smoothly.
    Have you tried a hard reset?

    Evo - MIUI 1.1.28

    ^----Old signature.

    flip phone, bb curve, pre, evo, evo3d, s4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kedar View Post
    If the S4 is lagging, then the One would definitely lag.
    Stop the jokes. Your signature and previous posts don't help either.



    As for me, I downloaded Hill Climb Racing and it ran smoothly.
    Have you tried a hard reset?
    No I have not done a reset.

    Sorry for my ignorance. How do I reset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunamis View Post
    No I have not done a reset.

    Sorry for my ignorance. How do I reset?

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    Power down the phone by holding the power button.
    Take out the battery, wait a bit.
    Put the battery back in, and press the power button to turn on the phone.

    Hopefully that helps. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kedar View Post
    Power down the phone by holding the power button.
    Take out the battery, wait a bit.
    Put the battery back in, and press the power button to turn on the phone.

    Hopefully that helps. Good luck!
    If there a difference powering down just taking the battery out and restarting from powering down first and then taking battery out and restarting?

    Reason I ask is I have spare batteries I use and several times a week I replace the batteries when needed....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunamis View Post
    If there a difference powering down just taking the battery out and restarting from powering down first and then taking battery out and restarting?

    Reason I ask is I have spare batteries I use and several times a week I replace the batteries when needed....

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    I'm not entirely sure... I just know that it is called a soft reset.
    A hard reset is when you do a factory wipe, according to some websites that I just google'd.

    It might be the snapdragon battery guru you say you have. Maybe disable it when playing games?

    Evo - MIUI 1.1.28

    ^----Old signature.

    flip phone, bb curve, pre, evo, evo3d, s4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kedar View Post
    If the S4 is lagging, then the One would definitely lag.
    Stop the jokes. Your signature and previous posts don't help either.



    As for me, I downloaded Hill Climb Racing and it ran smoothly.
    Have you tried a hard reset?
    There's no joke my one has not ever lagged trust me I'm praying updates fix it but my one runs better period just because I prefer my one I still like the s4 I'm just dissapointet I own both do you

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan2677 View Post
    There's no joke my one has not ever lagged trust me I'm praying updates fix it but my one runs better period just because I prefer my one I still like the s4 I'm just dissapointet I own both do you

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    So are saying that s4 can't handle this game? I don't believe that. I don't know much but I'm confident this phone can handle this game.

    What I needed help was if there was a setting I'm over looking maybe that might be causing this or if there was a way to see if something truly was wrong before going through the trouble of exchanging and stuff...


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    Quote Originally Posted by dunamis View Post
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    So are saying that s4 can't handle this game? I don't believe that. I don't know much but I'm confident this phone can handle this game.

    What I needed help was if there was a setting I'm over looking maybe that might be causing this or if there was a way to see if something truly was wrong before going through the trouble of exchanging and stuff...


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    No I'm sorry I never tried that game I'm saying mine can't handle real racing3 but that's all I can speak on I want it to be able to maybe cause I'm on tmobile it's running different I'm not that smart all I know is my s4 lags and stutters on that game sorry I couldn't give a better answer and yes spec wise you'd think it can handle anything but I'm afraid Samsung needs to fix something

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    Hi dunamis! Have you find a solution to this problem? My S4 mini is stuttering also when I play games. I test it with: Subway surfer and Jungle run and in both of them my S4 mini is randomly stuttering. I don't know what to do. Should I return the phone or is a common culprit of the s 4 mini's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan2677 View Post
    No I'm sorry I never tried that game I'm saying mine can't handle real racing3 but that's all I can speak on I want it to be able to maybe cause I'm on tmobile it's running different I'm not that smart all I know is my s4 lags and stutters on that game sorry I couldn't give a better answer and yes spec wise you'd think it can handle anything but I'm afraid Samsung needs to fix something

    sent from the smartphone of 2013 HTC ONE...
    You're not alone with the RealRacing 3 issue. It's pretty sad the framerates drop when graphics are turned up. I was really disappointed. I get jealous when I see it being ran so smoothly on an iOS device at max graphics.
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    One thing to check..is power saving mode on and is the cpu option selected

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