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  1. folarino's Avatar
    Ok so I've had the 5X for almost 2 weeks and my biggest disappointment is with the LAG. Not just in snapchat, but throughout the phone. I will intermittently experience terrible lag using the camera app, in facebook, going to Google Now screen, trying to return to the home page, etc.
    It doesn't happen all the time but it happens enough for it to be a problem.

    In contrast, I also have the HTC A9 and I am yet to experience lagging in the 1 week I've used it. Super smooth throughout the UI.

    Are any of you guys experiencing lag? Is this a problem with my unit?
    11-25-2015 06:50 PM
  2. JackInTheDust's Avatar
    I'm not seeing any lagging here. I hasten to add, however, that I use neither snap chat (I'm far too old and out of touch) or Facebook (never could like Facebook). I use my phone for email, reading the new York Times, messaging, a few games, scanning, reading the tech press, and taking a few photos now and then. I have occasionally seen some annoying sloth when the camera app is processing an hdr shot, but that's not UI lag as much as it is the camera taking the time it needs to do what it needs to do. Whenever I press the home button, the phone responds instantly. Same with Google now. App switching is smooth. On the other hand, I should also note that when my phone is running warm geek bench gives a score that is only half as high as when the phone is cool (single processor score in the 600s, as opposed to the 1200s). I take Geek bench at its word, but I've never noticed that my phone is running half as fast as usual.
    11-25-2015 09:45 PM
  3. Equinsu ocha's Avatar
    No lag here (other than HDR processing), but I don't use FB or SC.
    11-26-2015 12:35 AM
  4. mportuesisf's Avatar
    Sorry to disappoint, but no lag for me over the past few weeks I've had the 5X.
    11-26-2015 02:19 AM
  5. roop27's Avatar
    I've had a similar experience but coming from a samsung I'm pretty used to it. Ive only noticed it in snapchat however. Maybe wait for an update for the apps to optimise to marshmallow

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-26-2015 03:17 AM
  6. Clocks's Avatar
    As soon as I installed Facebook I saw random lag. I uninstalled it and am using the mobile site. No issues.
    ottscay and cellomj like this.
    11-26-2015 07:54 AM
  7. scgf's Avatar
    May I suggest installing Tinfoil for Facebook, Tinfoil insulates you from prying eyes and is an enhanced wrapper for the mobile web version of Facebook. I installed it on my Android devices a long time ago and have never looked back. No lag and has swipe left and right features too.
    egdonald and TJCacher like this.
    11-26-2015 10:07 AM
  8. Titan206's Avatar
    I own both the 6P and the 5X, and both experience lag with certain applications. For me, Facebook and Amazon are the worst. I'm not sure it's possible to eliminate 100 percent of the lag on Android phones.
    11-26-2015 10:23 AM
  9. benhaube's Avatar
    I'm not getting any lag on my Nexus 5X. Maybe you have a particular app taking up a lot of processing power or memory. I would look at your memory and battery usage to see what might be hogging the phones hardware.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-26-2015 03:32 PM
  10. Pre-dawn raid's Avatar
    Seeing most lag when using the camera app. For instance, pressing the shutter button and then having multiple seconds go by before anything happens.
    11-26-2015 11:50 PM
  11. folarino's Avatar
    I'm not getting any lag on my Nexus 5X. Maybe you have a particular app taking up a lot of processing power or memory. I would look at your memory and battery usage to see what might be hogging the phones hardware.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I have the exact same apps on an HTC A9 with zero lag.
    11-27-2015 02:45 AM
  12. pedrosalas7's Avatar
    Snapchat gets pretty bad on my 5X, lots of lag, specially then opening the app and loading when i have a lot of stories, other than that this phone is gold.
    11-27-2015 03:55 AM
  13. sarah247's Avatar
    i am experiencing it a lot and that why using a Android cleaner app for this. It help me to keep the ram clean and makes thed vice run smooth. BTW its the only ad free app i got on play store
    11-27-2015 07:00 AM
  14. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    Maybe I'm not pushing my 5X enough, but lag has been infrequent and the exception not the rule. No cache cleaning required. That being said YMMV. I hover around 88-95% RAM usage most days. I'm a light/moderate user. So I can see how some might run into latency issues.
    11-27-2015 07:08 AM
  15. ccrs8's Avatar
    I have found that my 5x gets bogged down and requires a restart to clear things out more often than my 5 ever did. Of course, not sure if that's Marshmallow or something specific with the 5x. So, if the LAG! comes on after a while and is cleared up for a bit with a restart, then I am experiencing what the OP is experiencing. On the other hand, if it is always and immediate after restarting, then no, I have not experienced this at all.
    11-27-2015 08:35 AM
  16. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I just ordered one and plan on returning my 6P to test out the 5X for awhile. Google also extended holiday returns until the middle of January, so I will have some good time to play with the 5X. I like the 6P, but it still is quite large, and for my usage, I'd prefer the smaller phone and then get the Pixel C if and when it ever comes out.

    But at the $349 price, I was all in with Nexus Protect, a USB C to A cable, and a case for $464 after tax. I figure it's worth a shot.
    11-27-2015 11:19 AM
  17. farb12's Avatar
    All this lag talk on the 5x has me worried. Just bought one for my son because he is constantly complaining about his galaxy s6 lags and has terrible battery life.
    11-27-2015 01:07 PM
  18. TheDroidKid's Avatar
    Honestly I think its just the social media apps. Snapchat is just not usable on my nexus 5. I think it has to do with some sort of API for the camera because after i open snapchat it messed up my camera app as well. I really love the nexus 5x and everything about it but this lagg is killing me. It has to be facebook and snapchat.

    Going to try removing snapchat for the weekend. Also the Microsoft exchange bug is driving me nuts in gmail
    11-27-2015 02:11 PM
  19. jonebk12's Avatar
    Snapchat is just awful on my 5X. Almost unusable. And I don't understand it because every other app flies, and Snapchat worked fine on my last phone (an S5).
    11-27-2015 02:53 PM
  20. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Snapchat is just awful on my 5X. Almost unusable. And I don't understand it because every other app flies, and Snapchat worked fine on my last phone (an S5).
    I would guess it's a Marshmallow issue. I wonder if the 6P has the same problem?
    11-27-2015 04:15 PM
  21. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    My 5X has been one of the most responsive devices I have had. The next one is my AOSP M8.

    Edit: to be fair, I don't have any social media apps on my device.
    11-27-2015 04:20 PM
  22. craigrn16's Avatar
    I own both the 6P and the 5X, and both experience lag with certain applications. For me, Facebook and Amazon are the worst. I'm not sure it's possible to eliminate 100 percent of the lag on Android phones.
    Really? I've experienced no lag with my 6P on Facebook although I've yet to use it with snap chat. This has been the smoothest Android phone I've ever used. Haven't tried the 5x though.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-27-2015 05:21 PM
  23. Titan206's Avatar
    Really? I've experienced no lag with my 6P on Facebook although I've yet to use it with snap chat. This has been the smoothest Android phone I've ever used. Haven't tried the 5x though.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yeah, I've experienced a little lag on the 6P. But I agree that it's the smoothest Android phone overall.
    11-27-2015 06:13 PM
  24. Bob Garon's Avatar
    Yeah I get a lag quite often actually, pretty much on a daily basis. I use Facebook and Instagram, but no other social media. It even lags during use of Hangouts.

    One of the biggest lags I see is during camera use and during phone calls. When I'm on the phone and I take the phone away from my ear it stays dark and I can't even hang up. I have to wait for the other person to hang up because it doesn't even respond. It just stays dark and I can push the power button or fingerprint and nothing happens.

    I also find that when it downloads anything off of Google Play, good luck trying to do anything else or multitask during that download. It needs to finish the download and then you can do things. There are other times when I experience lag, but those are the most noticeable.

    Posted via my Nexus 5X & T-Mobile Unlimited
    11-27-2015 06:41 PM
  25. Clocks's Avatar
    It seems like there are two kind of 5x out there. Ones like Bob has and ones like I have. I haven't seen lag in hangouts or issues with the screen coming on after calls. And I just downloaded and installed a large app as a test and seamlessly flipped through and clicked around in Newsstand during the download and installation.
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    11-27-2015 08:16 PM
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