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    Default New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    I am looking into buying a Samsung Galaxy S4, but heard that the S4 has significant lag issues compared to the HTC One, which is the other phone i can't decide on.

    So do any of you have any experience with lag issues or just rumors?
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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by Munzter View Post
    I am looking into buying a Samsung Galaxy S4, but heard that the S4 has significant lag issues compared to the HTC One, which is the other phone i can't decide on.

    So do any of you have any experience with lag issues or just rumors?
    It's a mixed bag, some have reported lagging and others not. Personally I have never had any lag issues. I'm on AT&T with a 32gb model.
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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by Munzter View Post
    I am looking into buying a Samsung Galaxy S4, but heard that the S4 has significant lag issues compared to the HTC One, which is the other phone i can't decide on.

    So do any of you have any experience with lag issues or just rumors?
    I wouldn't worry about it. I've owned 3 S4's (currently just 1) and they have all been flawless.

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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Best way to decide: Go to a store, pick both phones up, and try them. I have a GS4, I love the GS4, but THERE IS an element of lag. Nothing major, but sometimes noticeable for the picky. Now, I haven't used the HTC One because it's still not available in my country, but they do say it runs quite smoothly. Now, the lag in the S4 is not something that will prevent you from doing stuff... it's just the UI being glitchy sometimes, during animations and window transitions. And again, it's nothing major, but sometimes you will notice it.
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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Yeah there is a little bit. But it's not bad.

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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Currently have both and its barely noticeable, if any.

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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by Munzter View Post
    I am looking into buying a Samsung Galaxy S4, but heard that the S4 has significant lag issues compared to the HTC One, which is the other phone i can't decide on.

    So do any of you have any experience with lag issues or just rumors?
    Welcome to the Android family. I have the GS4 and I have no lag at all. Love the phone more than any phone I had If i could I would buy 2 more. Love the screen,SDcard,Battery,features,and much more. If you get it I bet you will enjoy it even if it lags a little it won't bother you at all.
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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Had mine a week so far, I don't have a lag. (Sprint)

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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    No lag at all. Go into developer options and turn off animations. You will enjoy the S4
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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by Munzter View Post
    I am looking into buying a Samsung Galaxy S4, but heard that the S4 has significant lag issues compared to the HTC One, which is the other phone i can't decide on.

    So do any of you have any experience with lag issues or just rumors?
    The only Lag I noticed is when you hit settings, it takes a split second for the settings screen to load. But that is about it.
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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    No lag here. This has been over blown. I had a HTC Vivid, lag was very evident. I recently had a S3 and no lag with it either. Some one should post a video of their S4 WITH lag!!

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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by thornesone View Post
    Some one should post a video of their S4 WITH lag!!
    Feel free to watch almost any S4 review video.

    OP, either phone is phenomenal with a custom ROM that eliminates bloatware.

    If you want loud sound, a bright and crisp screen, and less out-of-the-box lag, take the HTC One.
    If you want a larger screen, expandable memory & a bit bigger battery, take the Galaxy S4.
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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Ugh this conversation could go on for days.

    Out of the box S4? Some say it's laggy. I personally think it's because of a few Samsung widgets.
    But I've been using Nova Launcher for about 4-5 weeks now. I don't really see any lag, but I guess that's up to the user's eye.

    Even if you watch GS4 review videos, you won't see much lag unless you're SUPER picky and actually looking for it. Choppy animations usually.

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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    I've had this weird occurrence when ir would just lag randomly, the whole device then just becomes smooth again, I think it's touchwhiz because since I bought Nova, it hasn't happened yet.

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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Yes it does. But, whether or not it's enough to bother you.. who knows. Feedback seems to indicate that on most devices they lag is in the acceptable range given what you get for it.

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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    I haven't noticed it at all. It is super smooth compared to my Razr HD Maxx. That thing had lag. Only way to get rid of it was to flash an aftermarket rom and even then it wasn't immune to it. Also, all of the roms had issues. So, here I am on the Galaxy S4 and couldn't be happier.
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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Yes, it does lag out of box. More you use it, more noticeable it is.
    The lagging can be really annoying sometimes.

    Will try the Nova Launcher and report ..
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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Quick question. People with lag, are you on the quadcore snap dragon or the 8 core exynos? I am on the snap dragon and no noticeable lag 2 weeks in to using it. Only reboot once a week.
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    Lightbulb Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by Munzter View Post
    I am looking into buying a Samsung Galaxy S4, but heard that the S4 has significant lag issues compared to the HTC One, which is the other phone i can't decide on.

    So do any of you have any experience with lag issues or just rumors?
    Well it's certainly not just a rumor. There are many threads on many forums talking about it. It also isn't the only issue the s4 has. is a short list of some of the more frequent s4 problems.
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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    About the HTC One (which I have), although it doesn't lag it still has jittery animations in some cases. This isn't becasue of dropped frames but because HTC failed to make them smooth. An example of this is when you pinch out on the home screen and go back. This desn't stop the devie being good but I thought I'd mention it anyway.

    The S4 doesn't usually lag, but stutters with lost frames.

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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by TomsAndroid View Post
    About the HTC One (which I have), although it doesn't lag it still has jittery animations in some cases. This isn't becasue of dropped frames but because HTC failed to make them smooth. An example of this is when you pinch out on the home screen and go back. This desn't stop the devie being good but I thought I'd mention it anyway.

    The S4 doesn't usually lag, but stutters with lost frames.

    Tom
    Yes, I have the HTC One also and yes it stutters just like you said. You really have to look for it, but its there. Now I notice it every time, Thanks, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthony2558 View Post
    Yes, I have the HTC One also and yes it stutters just like you said. You really have to look for it, but its there. Now I notice it every time, Thanks, haha.

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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo1mcm View Post
    No lag at all. Go into developer options and turn off animations. You will enjoy the S4
    This helps .. a lot.

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    Default Re: New to android, does S4 really have lag issues?

    Lagless..
    Just get one and enjoy it.

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