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  1. hisense's Avatar
    Not on pure Android devices direct from Motorola. This was the case for my previous Moto X 2013 and Moto G 2015. Both turned out to be very good phones. I don't think there is a lag issue when there is at least 2gb of RAM, no custom interface/launcher, or bloatware. The Moto G is especially snappy in my opinion and it uses older chip sets.
    10-13-2015 01:52 PM
  2. rpboronat's Avatar
    In the Galaxy S6 Edge I have no lags. I think it depends with the type phone one buys.

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    10-13-2015 06:22 PM
  3. richardlong's Avatar
    ipad love it.
    10-14-2015 04:24 AM
  4. LeoRex's Avatar
    There isn't a single phone available that is perfectly smooth, every second of use. None.... Nothing with Android, or iOS.. at some point, they'll all stutter and burp.

    Now, that being said, there are some that do a much better job of others in reducing the amount and duration of those digital brain farts. My Nexus 6 goes about its business in a more fluid way than my wife's G4, for instance. That isn't to say that I think the G4 is laggy... far from it. It runs great. Just not as great as my Nexus.

    Now, 'lag' is a very generic term. It can mean a lot of things, and oftentimes, what someone sees as lag is sometimes something else. Maybe there is an app update from the Play Store running in the background and the phone has to access storage AND compile a runtime. I've seen occasional lagging in apps like Facebook or Google+ while the app itself loads content into the screen buffer... and that 'lag' smooths out once the content is loaded. Othertimes, the stutters you see are simply a matter of the effects of the processor's dynamic frequency scaling. If you are sitting reading a long email and then jump over to another app, the phone might take a split second to ramp back up to full speed. And, most often in my expirience, it is a function of the OEM's hamfisted attempts of reinventing the wheel and fussing with things they should have just left alone (I'm looking at the both of you, Samsung and LG).... this last one is really the traditional 'lag'.

    I've seen the same behavior on iPhones, new and old... or iPads.... nothing is immune.

    But of the sources of 'lag', Android itself is fairly far down the list of culprits. The smoothest devices I've used either had a "NEXUS" stamp on their backside or loaded with an AOSP based ROM clean of OEM modifications.
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    10-15-2015 03:20 PM
  5. mohit9206's Avatar
    I think Samsung phones are the biggest culprits of lag. Their TouchWiz makes the phone lag after a few weeks of use.
    Still samsung sells the most android phones because of their massive marketing campaigns
    However to eliminate lag Samsung resorted to aggressive ram management which makes multitasking much worse. So either way you're screwed. Sorry state of affairs to be honest fellas.
    10-16-2015 04:25 AM
  6. LeoRex's Avatar
    I think Samsung phones are the biggest culprits of lag. Their TouchWiz makes the phone lag after a few weeks of use.
    Still samsung sells the most android phones because of their massive marketing campaigns
    However to eliminate lag Samsung resorted to aggressive ram management which makes multitasking much worse. So either way you're screwed. Sorry state of affairs to be honest fellas.
    Well, LG is just as guilty here. The G3 had its fair share of burps, and my wife's G4 also has times where you can see it stumbling a bit to get through some basic tasks. They were both just like really fast sports cars that misfired a bit.

    That's where my own complaints with Samsung stem... It's not their 'Home' launcher. Launchers are easily changed. It's the underneath stuff. In talking with some ROM devs I know, Samsung cobbles Touchwiz together using a stew of new and obsolete bits from earlier releases. So features in Touchwiz carried forward are not so much upgraded as bits of Android are downgraded to match them. Something might have been written against a library from 4.3, so rather than update the function to work with the 6.0 library, they'll bring forward the old library and get things to work.

    I think a lot of this 'paring down' of Touchwiz is Samsung is really them reducing this practice. But I don't want it reduced, I want it eliminated. It just makes a mess of things. And considering that there are a substantial number of people who have only experienced Android through the eyes of Samsung's approach. I can see why there is a perception that all Android phones run the same way.

    And the frustrating thing is that is is completely unnecessary. They can incorporate all those features into Android without retrofitting junk from three-year-old versions of the OS.
    10-16-2015 09:10 AM
  7. syspry's Avatar
    I think Samsung phones are the biggest culprits of lag. Their TouchWiz makes the phone lag after a few weeks of use.
    Still samsung sells the most android phones because of their massive marketing campaigns
    However to eliminate lag Samsung resorted to aggressive ram management which makes multitasking much worse. So either way you're screwed. Sorry state of affairs to be honest fellas.
    Well, LG is just as guilty here. The G3 had its fair share of burps, and my wife's G4 also has times where you can see it stumbling a bit to get through some basic tasks. They were both just like really fast sports cars that misfired a bit.

    That's where my own complaints with Samsung stem... It's not their 'Home' launcher. Launchers are easily changed. It's the underneath stuff. In talking with some ROM devs I know, Samsung cobbles Touchwiz together using a stew of new and obsolete bits from earlier releases. So features in Touchwiz carried forward are not so much upgraded as bits of Android are downgraded to match them. Something might have been written against a library from 4.3, so rather than update the function to work with the 6.0 library, they'll bring forward the old library and get things to work.

    I think a lot of this 'paring down' of Touchwiz is Samsung is really them reducing this practice. But I don't want it reduced, I want it eliminated. It just makes a mess of things. And considering that there are a substantial number of people who have only experienced Android through the eyes of Samsung's approach. I can see why there is a perception that all Android phones run the same way.

    And the frustrating thing is that is is completely unnecessary. They can incorporate all those features into Android without retrofitting junk from three-year-old versions of the OS.
    Yup. Pretty much why I've avoided both brands. Both of them are direct competitors to each other in Korea and I've noticed they both engage in the same style of ROMs while doing so.
    10-16-2015 09:56 PM
  8. Digit88Games's Avatar
    Depends from phone to phone i guess, my moto g have huge lag issues
    10-19-2015 03:40 AM
  9. zldhuidsnkja's Avatar
    In my experience, there are always glitches and slow failure, but I 6SP bad, even after only a few days for him.
    10-20-2015 02:13 AM
  10. Del Squared's Avatar
    My galaxy s5 is still going strong after a year, no lag issues.
    10-20-2015 09:05 PM
  11. JackNL's Avatar
    Depends. I'm using a S6 and a M7. No lags at all.
    10-21-2015 01:39 AM
  12. kilonova's Avatar
    I've been an Android user since the first Moto Droid in 2009. The phones continually get faster and the OS just gets better...but the lag never seems to go away. I've had several Droids and currently have the Turbo 2. I've owned several others too - LG, Samsung, and Sony. I've tried several others out fairly extensively. At some point, Android will lag.

    I've also owned the iPhone 5s, 6, and 6s. Any iOS lag is very, very rare and never anywhere near as severe as Android, in my experience. I can't even recall a specific instance beyond gaming, which even then, is minor.

    While I love my Turbo 2 and use the hell out of it...I'm pretty disappointed that this much hardware can't keep Android lag-free, at this point in the game. It's pretty bad at times. I'm picky about not installing too many things. I've disabled everything that isn't necessary or useful. For example, if I'm driving and using Maps to navigate while listening to Play Music....switching between those two apps can cause hangs up to 5 seconds. Maps will stutter pretty badly and sometimes struggles to keep up. Music will also stutter out pretty hard. This happens w/ several apps - Play Store, Chrome, Facebook, and so on.

    In contrast, any of the iPhones I've had crunch through the same tasks w/ ease and zero noticeable lag. It's just faster. When will someone create an Android flagship that can handle the Android OS?
    05-04-2016 09:21 AM
  13. Tech-Newb's Avatar
    I've been an Android user since the first Moto Droid in 2009. The phones continually get faster and the OS just gets better...but the lag never seems to go away. I've had several Droids and currently have the Turbo 2. I've owned several others too - LG, Samsung, and Sony. I've tried several others out fairly extensively. At some point, Android will lag.

    I've also owned the iPhone 5s, 6, and 6s. Any iOS lag is very, very rare and never anywhere near as severe as Android, in my experience. I can't even recall a specific instance beyond gaming, which even then, is minor.

    While I love my Turbo 2 and use the hell out of it...I'm pretty disappointed that this much hardware can't keep Android lag-free, at this point in the game. It's pretty bad at times. I'm picky about not installing too many things. I've disabled everything that isn't necessary or useful. For example, if I'm driving and using Maps to navigate while listening to Play Music....switching between those two apps can cause hangs up to 5 seconds. Maps will stutter pretty badly and sometimes struggles to keep up. Music will also stutter out pretty hard. This happens w/ several apps - Play Store, Chrome, Facebook, and so on.

    In contrast, any of the iPhones I've had crunch through the same tasks w/ ease and zero noticeable lag. It's just faster. When will someone create an Android flagship that can handle the Android OS?
    I've been using an S6 edge for 1 month already and i swear i never noticed any lags at all. Compared to the iphone 5, ipad 4, ipad 3 that i have, they lag a lot.

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    05-04-2016 10:25 AM
  14. kramer5150's Avatar
    My experience is just the opposite... iPhone 5C lags on even the most basic operations like screen swipes, grabbing icons, sliding them to / from different screens, opening and closing apps. It was always this way, although to a lesser degree when I first got it. Contrast to my LG V10 on Marshmallow has been fast and smooth. About the only thing thats lagy is Android Wear with a Motorola 360-2.0, I mainly attribute that to AW though communicating to and from the watch.

    My wifes 6S+ though is smooth and very fast.
    05-04-2016 10:52 AM
  15. kramer5150's Avatar
    The other thing I have noticed is my LG V10 is faster and gets better battery life with apps running idle in the background RAM. if you are using one of those memory booster apps, RAM clearer apps... DON'T. Let Android manage memory the way it was designed to do. You are slowing down your phone by forcing it to re-initialize apps from the ground up every time. I am willing to bet at least some of the sluggish android complaints are from unsuspecting users on this topic.

    The exceptions for me were Amazon and facebook... those apps were always using more background battery than I was comfortable with. 10-15% with the screen off. So I removed them entirely from my phone.
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    05-07-2016 11:29 AM
  16. YanivC's Avatar
    Yes it is. Very much so. Android still suffers from the dreaded lock phone call (wherein your phone is ringing but it wont let you answer). To understand why, you have to understand the method in which the operating system works, or rather the UI layer because the true operating system is linux which then has to deal with virtualizing the Android OS.
    Even Windows Phone does a better job at this than Android which is why a cheap Windows Phone with 512 MB runs smoother than a high end Android. I'm not knocking Android here per se. I'm no Windows fan boy nor iphone fan boy, but the truth is the truth. Android has a NUMBER of knocks against it. The VM, the UI and lets not mention Java itself which inherently is slower than a true native device.
    In fact the only reason its gotten better is because the hardware has gotten that much better; the OS itself still has a ways to go.
    05-23-2016 04:58 PM
  17. mohit9206's Avatar
    What i have noticed is that although the days of lag are over atleast if you're using stock Android, they've gone in the opposite extreme. To combat and remove the lag, manufacturers use a very aggressive memory management algorithm that will start closing background apps once the threshold is reached. So even if your phone has 4gb ram, your phone will start killing background apps once ram usage reaches say for example 3gb.Which means that extra gig of ram is utterly useless. This default super aggressive ram management mode is very annoying. It'd have been better if they went more balanced instead of totally aggressive. Or atleast provide lenient, balanced or aggressive preset in the settings menu which can be toggled according to the user's needs.
    05-24-2016 04:22 PM
  18. ackmondual's Avatar
    It very much depends on which phone you get. Saying does Android lag, is too generic. Some phones are buttery smooth and some are lag fests. Depends on manufacturer and skin and whatever they've put in to it.


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    Also dependent on what version of the OS you're using
    I've had some stutter on my Samsungs Galaxy s2 (2.3.6, and Galaxy s4 (4.4.4), but overall experiences have been pleasant. Restarting the phone every now and then helps too

    My Ipod Touch 5 has been decent, but I've dared not to upgrade from ios7 to ios8 nor to ios9
    05-25-2016 04:06 PM
  19. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Well, I used the LG G4 and recently fell back to the HTC One M7 after the G4 became a mountain of hardware issues.

    The G4 ran Android 6.0 with LG's skin on top and the M7 ran a modified version of the official GPe firmware based on Android 5.1, obviously on stock Android as it's a GPe ROM.

    Really, I didn't experience serious amounts of lag with those 2. Yes, they do stutter at times, but that is to be expected since there is no device that is going to be lag-free. But in normal use, performance was generally pretty good, especially on the M7, where it kinda proved that an SD600 paired with optimized software still makes for a solid combo in 2016.

    As a bonus, I put my iPad Pro 12.9 into the ring. It's running iOS 9.3.2 and its hardware is pretty darn serious. So, to the surprise of no one, it performed really well, although it does lag a little bit, usually on Google Docs. I don't expect the Pro 12.9 to be lag-free because that would be ridiculous, but it is a little odd.
    05-27-2016 01:05 PM
  20. bitek's Avatar
    Great question my phone lags terribly from time to time. I was wondering if this is blackberry related problem or if this is common problem for Android
    05-28-2016 05:51 AM
  21. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Updated my Note 4 to 6.0.1, it also has a 128GB MicroSDXC that only has around 30GB free mem now, and the phone is running beautifully, no lag. Yes, there is stutter here and there, but EVERY device has that including my Apple iPad Air 2 on iOS9.3.2, no such thing as a device that doesn't have a bit of stutter here and there.

    I am truly impressed with 6.0.1 on my phone, I cannot remember all the stuff Google did under the hood in 6.0, but whatever it is, it has done a world of good for this phone.
    05-31-2016 02:42 PM
  22. Morty2264's Avatar
    In my own personal experience with Android devices, I've never had a phone lag that quickly. Sure, when my Nexus 5 was 1.5 years old, it may be a little slow sometimes. Or the battery would be kind of on its way out at that point, so sometimes I'd have a drop or two or the phone would not perform at its peak. But generally, I feel that most Androids - when they're flagships, as you say, or are at least updated to the latest software - do not suffer lags that early on in their lifespan. Sure, with time and use and wear-and-tear, any phone from any platform will start to lag or decrease in performance; but I definitely wouldn't say that lags are common of Android experience within a six-month time frame. Unless, of course, your software isn't up to date, or the phone has been damaged or dropped, etc. All those factors affect functionality.

    For example, my BlackBerry Bold 9780 suffered lags and battery issues because I didn't update it to the latest software. So updating can fix some bugs and improve speed, efficiency, etc.

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    06-02-2016 07:24 PM
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