11-11-2014 11:33 AM
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  1. Crispy's Avatar
    I tried the Note 4 at BestBuy today, and I found that TouchWiz still lags and has stutters. I tested 3 phones - Note 4 and S5 in the display, and my LG G2. My G2 was running AOSP rom. Tested -

    1. opening a number of apps, then opening recents
    2. open settings
    3. switch to gallery from camera
    4. switch between apps

    S-Voice was disabled on both Samsung phones, but they were in retail mode obviously. What I found was there is no speed difference between N4/S5, and both are slower than G2, esp on #1. I expect these powerful phones to be instant and seeing an almost 1/2s lag before e.g. settings opens is not acceptable.

    I tried 2 different N4 phones and both had same issue. Now I'm just hoping it is due to retail mode running in background. I also wanted to test fingerprint unlock but that's disabled.
    Roy Droid likes this.
    09-29-2014 01:38 AM
  2. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    If Touchwiz lags, it will lag on every phone. It is not going to matter the processor since more than likely it only uses the slower 300 MHz speed to do these tasks. This should not be factoring into your decision to buy one. The snapdragon 805 will make the difference when it matters, not opening the app drawer or changing home screens. Personally, I have not witnessed the lag on my Note 3 unless my phone was busy downloading or updating.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    09-29-2014 05:49 AM
  3. jamesrick80's Avatar
    I experienced no lag when I tested the device at bestbuy, the one I tested also had the latest update....
    09-29-2014 09:04 AM
  4. Sabban's Avatar
    I experienced no lag when I tested the device at bestbuy, the one I tested also had the latest update....
    Which update is that?
    09-29-2014 09:09 AM
  5. jamesrick80's Avatar
    Samsung pushed a update to all note 4 devices a couple days ago, some bestbuy locations may not have downloaded the update to the phones and fixed certain bugs....some users who experienced the device at bestbuy actually decided to update it themselves...
    09-29-2014 09:12 AM
  6. Shelacios's Avatar
    I didn't notice any lag at all in the three demo units I tried, and certainly no stutter. I'm familiar with lag because now my SIII is laggy as heck-I could request an app to open and make a sandwich while I wait for the response.
    marinus4444 likes this.
    09-29-2014 09:38 AM
  7. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I tested the device at best buy and experienced no lag at all, smooth, fluid and fast
    09-29-2014 10:26 AM
  8. Shelacios's Avatar
    I tested the three demos yesterday and experienced no lag or stutter. And I'm now familiar with lag, as my SIII is currently laggy as heck. I could request an app to open and go make a sandwich in the meantime.
    09-29-2014 10:31 AM
  9. adam220891's Avatar
    This really concerns me.

    I'm looking to upgrade from my Nokia Lumia 521, which is lag-free when it comes to scrolling, opening menus/apps, animations, etc. My experience with Android has always been less fluid except for the highest end devices...but the bloat that is TouchWiz can still cripple even the best internals.
    09-29-2014 10:46 AM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    I will be waiting for the official launch to make my judgement. As I've said in previous threads.. The demo units can be messed with by people and also the demo software can cause issues as well.
    TechNut79 and DETERMINOLOGY like this.
    09-29-2014 11:13 AM
  11. Huggie87's Avatar
    I had no problems with lag when I tested the note 4 at best buy
    09-29-2014 12:28 PM
  12. fredwardnelson's Avatar
    I saw no lag or stutter when I tested the N4 at Best Buy. And I tried my best to get it to lag.
    09-29-2014 03:09 PM
  13. Preach2k's Avatar
    No Lag at my local Best Buy on the GNote4. No Lag on my GNote3 also.
    09-29-2014 03:14 PM
  14. TechNut79's Avatar
    No lag on the one I tested either. I didn't spend much time with it, but still.

    Note 2 via Android Central App
    09-29-2014 03:28 PM
  15. Closingracer's Avatar
    I tried the Note 4 at BestBuy today, and I found that TouchWiz still lags and has stutters. I tested 3 phones - Note 4 and S5 in the display, and my LG G2. My G2 was running AOSP rom. Tested -

    1. opening a number of apps, then opening recents
    2. open settings
    3. switch to gallery from camera
    4. switch between apps

    S-Voice was disabled on both Samsung phones, but they were in retail mode obviously. What I found was there is no speed difference between N4/S5, and both are slower than G2, esp on #1. I expect these powerful phones to be instant and seeing an almost 1/2s lag before e.g. settings opens is not acceptable.

    I tried 2 different N4 phones and both had same issue. Now I'm just hoping it is due to retail mode running in background. I also wanted to test fingerprint unlock but that's disabled.
    No lag on my note 3 nor the demo I tried of the note 4
    09-29-2014 04:40 PM
  16. fwinst's Avatar
    i've played with at least 12 different phones, at different Best Buy locations. I haven't experienced ANY lag or stuttering.
    Katrina White1 and TechNut79 like this.
    10-07-2014 12:28 AM
  17. Awake's Avatar
    I have the Note 4 from T-Mo, even after the update it still lags. After pressing the home button it takes 2-3 sec's for the screen to wake-up. Video's freeze when playing Youtube and on the native video app. The battery isn't that great either, this Note 4 is going back to the store.
    10-19-2014 06:06 PM
  18. trandz's Avatar
    opening the recent apps delays for me also no matter how many apps are opened. Im on ATT so no launch day update yet
    10-19-2014 06:16 PM
  19. TechNut79's Avatar
    I love those that complain. Poor iOS people. So sad.

    Note 2 via Android Central App
    10-19-2014 06:20 PM
  20. robertc88's Avatar
    How in the world a thread opened in September remained with testing on devices in stores in demo mode is truly beyond belief.
    TechNut79 likes this.
    10-19-2014 06:24 PM
  21. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Currently have 20 apps open. Still snappy as can be. Love this beast.

    I must say though. I'm rooted. And I have disabled/uninstalled a few things.
    TechNut79 likes this.
    10-19-2014 06:26 PM
  22. KingTongue's Avatar
    Bye bye complainer.

    Let's take a phone back before a possible future update comes out. For all we know TouchWiz might get smoother once andriod 5.0 comes out.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    TechNut79 likes this.
    10-19-2014 06:26 PM
  23. dj2big's Avatar
    I received my note 4 on Tuesday and no problems it's pretty fast to me
    TechNut79 and KingTongue like this.
    10-19-2014 06:28 PM
  24. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    My Note 4 has zero lag whatsoever. If your schedule is so tight that a half second lag is going to throw your day off, you may need to evaluate your schedule.
    TechNut79 and Honey_184 like this.
    10-19-2014 06:30 PM
  25. robertc88's Avatar
    At least the title of the thread should be changed to alert folks this was a smartphone in demo mode. Most every forum I browse or reviews I have read pretty much all state lag on this beast is very small if there is any at all. And that is exactly the case for my Note 4.
    TechNut79 and TheDonJ77 like this.
    10-19-2014 06:35 PM
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