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  1. smooth3006's Avatar
    Hmmm...lag vs being able to do what I want on a phone...I'll take lag for 500 Alex...

    From my smokin' hot Note 4
    your in the minority then.
    10-26-2014 10:34 AM
  2. reesh11's Avatar
    your in the minority then.
    No I just don't let half a second extra when apps open control my life. It's not that serious to me. I'd rather be able to do all the things the Note 4 can than to have that half a second. I've owned products across the Android board but Samsung works best for me.

    From my smokin' hot Note 4
    10-26-2014 10:53 AM
  3. Crispy's Avatar
    I had a Galaxy S3, Note 2 and tried Note 4 in stores, and TouchWiz will always lag. Putting a AOSP rom makes things a LOT better, but of course that's no solution since they are never 100% stable even if you root/unlock bootloader etc.

    Allt he other things like using Nova, reducing animations etc is just like applying band-aid to a major wound, you will stop the bleeding maybe but that's about it. You can't really fix the inherent slowness and inefficiencies in TouchWiz.
    cbobb123 likes this.
    10-26-2014 03:39 PM
  4. mchi5's Avatar
    Try this.
    -turn off (uninstall if possible) all of the 'bloatware' apps (including Google&Samsung apps)
    -make nova launcher your default launcher
    -download the app greenify, enable automation (keeps apps running in the background off)
    -Uninstaller any un-necessary apps that you don't use
    Couldn't have said it better myself

    I did #1 and 2 above, and noticed a markedly increased speed and actually found my battery is lasting longer!

    Sent from my new Note 4 via Tapatalk
    10-26-2014 08:42 PM
  5. aparker2005's Avatar
    Nova launcher has gotten rid of all my little bit of lag

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    10-26-2014 09:39 PM
  6. exempli_gratia's Avatar
    Ideally, the phone fits naturally into your thought/actions. Lag takes you out of the flow. It's jarring. And the Recents list on the Note 4 is certainly just that. It's supposed to be instantaneous. Jump back and forth between your last couple apps.

    As it is, it takes 0.5-2.0 seconds. Intuitively, a reminder that something is off every time I use it.

    It's not the end-all, of course, but it is a very real pain point in using this phone.
    10-27-2014 01:47 AM
  7. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Try this.
    -turn off (uninstall if possible) all of the 'bloatware' apps (including Google&Samsung apps)
    -make nova launcher your default launcher
    -download the app greenify, enable automation (keeps apps running in the background off)
    -Uninstaller any un-necessary apps that you don't use
    I thought greenify was only available if you were rooted?
    10-27-2014 02:43 AM
  8. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Well, i just had a coffe with my friend and i had the seen the new IPhone 6, i don't know why when i saw it at first i thought is super snappy. I have compared the two devices now and i can say they are almost identical in terms of fluidity and responsiveness. I was thinking the IP 6 was very fast but that wasn't the case. The animations are as slow as on the note 4. I have even disapled the motion on the iphone 6 and still not as fast as i thought.

    So that did help to make a dicision.

    I am keeping my Note 4, the difference in speed and responsiveness is not noticeble enough to exchange the features of the note 4 for the iphone 6 plus.

    That's simply my opinion.
    Um, what? How do you disable the "motion?" There is animations yes but that is different than lag. I'm not sure what phone you saw but there is no way to disable animations on the iPhone...
    10-27-2014 02:48 AM
  9. skippyg's Avatar
    Um, what? How do you disable the "motion?" There is animations yes but that is different than lag. I'm not sure what phone you saw but there is no way to disable animations on the iPhone...
    isnt there a 3d motion thingy thay iPhone has some sort of 3d perspective?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-27-2014 03:18 AM
  10. asd14's Avatar
    isnt there a 3d motion thingy thay iPhone has some sort of 3d perspective?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yes, I am sorry, you cannot disable it but you can reduce it. I have done it on my Iphone 5 when IOS 7 came out. It helped being a bit more fluid.
    10-27-2014 04:23 AM
  11. mchi5's Avatar
    Yeah the camera app on note 4 is driving me nuts.

    Wonder if switching to another camera app, like Google own camera app, will make things better

    Is it a bad sign that I replace almost every stock app that came with the note 4. .

    Stock Samsung messenger - > hangout

    Internet->chrome
    Email - > Gmail app
    Phone - > wish I could replace this...

    Sent from my new Note 4 via Tapatalk
    10-27-2014 10:23 AM
  12. Crispy's Avatar
    The problem is you shouldn't have to do all of this.
    Exactly. Its a monster of a phone with insane specs, and we're being asked to do what we had to 4 years ago to make it run better?

    For comparison, none of this is needed on LG or HTC phones, both of which also have em skins, or on Sony/Motorola, which have skins but much closer to stock. Its only TouchWiz that is the problem.
    10-27-2014 01:33 PM
  13. Snake Griffin's Avatar
    I had a Galaxy S3, Note 2 and tried Note 4 in stores, and TouchWiz will always lag. Putting a AOSP rom makes things a LOT better, but of course that's no solution since they are never 100% stable even if you root/unlock bootloader etc.

    Allt he other things like using Nova, reducing animations etc is just like applying band-aid to a major wound, you will stop the bleeding maybe but that's about it. You can't really fix the inherent slowness and inefficiencies in TouchWiz.
    That's how I felt as well. Custom ROMs made the GS3 fly but the stability problems would crop up over time and I just got tired of messing with it. I just wanted a device that ran smoothly and just flat out worked.

    Couldn't have said it better myself

    I did #1 and 2 above, and noticed a markedly increased speed and actually found my battery is lasting longer!

    Sent from my new Note 4 via Tapatalk
    Also/specifically it helps to disable S Voice, this will speed up home key response greatly.
    10-27-2014 02:10 PM
  14. raf66's Avatar
    One question for the Nova (or other replacement launchers) folks, if I were to download it, will I lose other functionality? Also, if I DL it and don't like it, is it difficult to switch back or does it mess up the stock launcher settings when I go back?

    Sent via Tapatalk on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    10-27-2014 07:24 PM
  15. mchi5's Avatar
    One question for the Nova (or other replacement launchers) folks, if I were to download it, will I lose other functionality? Also, if I DL it and don't like it, is it difficult to switch back or does it mess up the stock launcher settings when I go back?

    Sent via Tapatalk on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    What functionality are you referring to, like multi window, heart rate sensor, etc?

    No you won't lose any functionality. Launchers basically give you a hew home screen and usually a cleaner design. Everything still works the same, and unfortunately alot of Samsung Touchwiz is still underneath so there's no getting around that.

    Sent from my new Note 4 via Tapatalk
    10-27-2014 08:12 PM
  16. mchi5's Avatar
    And note 4. Lags like crap

    I counted exactly two seconds, 2 whole seconds, when hitting the multi apps until it actually popped up.

    That is insane, and talk about lag. With this specs that is just unacceptable!



    Sent from my new Note 4 via Tapatalk
    10-27-2014 08:14 PM
  17. exempli_gratia's Avatar
    In 2 weeks Nexus 6 will be out, and I'd expect reviews to focus on its "smoothness", esp. compared it's main Android alernative, the Note4.

    To be fair, while there is some minor lag elsewhere, it's mainly the Recents view that's really bad. Unfortunately, that's a a feature that's used a lot in Android. One wpuld think Samsung should be able to fix such a specific pain point (why haven't they).
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    10-27-2014 08:31 PM
  18. Verizoned's Avatar
    It lags. It's not the end of the world but it IS laggy. The area that bugs me the most is the camera app. click the screen and over a second later you get a picture taken. That's way too big of a delay. Also, recent items is pretty slow at times.
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    10-27-2014 11:15 PM
  19. Goosty's Avatar
    My lag is the recent apps and text messages which seems to be the biggest and most noticeable culprit. I know I could switch to Textra or whatever but I don't want to lost the s voice ability to send texts. I find that aspect of s voice better than sending texts via Google now.

    I think the reason so many people are disappointed is when they got their phone it was so snappy now that they have loaded everything it's not quite as good. For me though by far the greatest phone I have ever owned, no contest.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-27-2014 11:43 PM
  20. Trigati's Avatar
    And note 4. Lags like crap

    I counted exactly two seconds, 2 whole seconds, when hitting the multi apps until it actually popped up.

    That is insane, and talk about lag. With this specs that is just unacceptable!



    Sent from my new Note 4 via Tapatalk
    I don't think that's necessarily lag, as in the back key being multifunction. I'd personally get pretty annoyed if the multi app bar popped up every time I just wanted to go back a screen in an app I was using. It would be good if there was an option to change the time it takes to pop up, though.
    10-28-2014 01:19 AM
  21. l No Use For A Name l's Avatar
    I get hardly any lag what so ever... like never

    Sent from my Note 4
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    10-28-2014 01:44 AM
  22. jerseygirl's Avatar
    I hate to say it but I am getting lag. Most noticeable in this site when swiping to next screen of discussion, white screen lag when opening some apps, and when watching movies it takes a minute to clear out to hd quality. Because I'm on sucky Sprint, my Internet experience isn't great and I HATE that I can't do simultaneous voice n data (except if I use Google dialer). I'm keeping it because I can't go back to my S3 and to change providers is too complicated at this time. So I'm not as ecstatic with my new phone right now as I should be.
    10-28-2014 07:04 AM
  23. jerseygirl's Avatar
    And yes, I adjusted the animations, disabled bloatware, etc. But why should I have to do that if this processor is faster? I'm not seeing a noticeable 'snappiness' as compared to my S3. Maybe I got a bad phone? Idk....but I'm just venting. Nothing mentioned above is a deal breaker. I'm just not blown away....except for by my awesome food shot photos ;-p
    10-28-2014 07:08 AM
  24. reesh11's Avatar
    I hate to say it but I am getting lag. Most noticeable in this site when swiping to next screen of discussion, white screen lag when opening some apps, and when watching movies it takes a minute to clear out to hd quality. Because I'm on sucky Sprint, my Internet experience isn't great and I HATE that I can't do simultaneous voice n data (except if I use Google dialer). I'm keeping it because I can't go back to my S3 and to change providers is too complicated at this time. So I'm not as ecstatic with my new phone right now as I should be.
    The lag you get from this site may not be your phone. I personally have had a lot of problems with the forums lately from posts not posting to not being able to get on at all thru various apps. Just my experience.

    From my smokin' hot Note 4
    10-28-2014 08:01 AM
  25. thatdarnpunk's Avatar
    These forums are horrible on phones. There is always a stupid ad popup. Just went over to Mac rumors and noticed people complaining about lag on the 6 plus too!
    10-28-2014 08:02 AM
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