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  1. billbrobaggins's Avatar
    I was really anxious waiting for the Note 4. I do really enjoy using the device and I love the functionality.

    I am concerned with performance though. It does seem to stutter quite a bit. Especially with the native Camera app and muti-tasking feature. Even swiping through windows upon wake-up lags a bit. For the record i am being melodramatic. But it does irk me, it really takes a way from the user experience, which to me is held above all else.

    I've been a long time fan of the Note series but I cant help being a little bummed out especially coming from the HTC One M8, which seriously performs better than the Note 4.

    It has me thinking, are all of the features worth the good (as opposed to EXCELLENT) user experience. Maybe an M8, moto x, or the new turbo would please my inner ocd more.

    The Note 4 is a fantastic device and there's a good chance i will stick by its side (for a couple months ) I just want my device to be SNAPPY
    10-29-2014 04:01 PM
  2. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    I'm actually quite alarmed at how much lag this thing has. Just when I seem to solve one scenario, another pops up. Just yesterday I opened a folder on my home screen to select an app and it wouldn't open the app, nor would it completely close the folder animation on the home screen. It maintained a faded out background, almost ghostly outline of where the folder had been opened. I had to turn off the screen and unlock it again to get it to register my touch again.

    As annoying as the lag has been, i'm in the camp that feels it's worth it for all the other amazing things it offers. I came from the Nexus 5 with ZERO lag and yet I still find myself willing to deal with it on the Note 4. I guess I feel like a laggy exciting experience is better than smooth boredom. I didn't necessarily find the Nexus 5 to be boring either because I love stock, pure android. But the Note just does so much more.
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    10-29-2014 04:10 PM
  3. 1812dave's Avatar
    Try turning off all animations. I think there are 3 settings for that. If like on my Note 2, you will have to do that in Developer Options.
    10-29-2014 04:20 PM
  4. beh's Avatar
    You can speed up the screen and remove most if not all lag by Holding down the touch button to the left of the home button. This will bring up a menu of three items at the bottom of the screen. Select Home Screen Settings > uncheck Flipboard Briefing. You should now have a much faster screen.
    10-29-2014 04:42 PM
  5. maximalife's Avatar
    I turned off all animations (developer option menu )...this thing is just an lag machine lol

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    10-29-2014 04:50 PM
  6. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    Try turning off all animations. I think there are 3 settings for that. If like on my Note 2, you will have to do that in Developer Options.
    Long ago I cut them down to 0.5x. I wont turn them off completely, but turning them down did help.
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    10-29-2014 04:57 PM
  7. Nackles's Avatar
    Hey, I don't want to hear this! I just took my iphone 6+ back and my Note 4 will be here Friday lol.
    10-29-2014 05:01 PM
  8. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    Hey, I don't want to hear this! I just took my iphone 6+ back and my Note 4 will be here Friday lol.
    Don't worry. If anything, knowing that there is the occassional lag will help you keep your expectations in check as far as that goes. 97% of my time with the Note has been flawless bliss. That 3% is just easier to jot down on forums because it's less to type than all the positives that i've found.
    10-29-2014 05:03 PM
  9. maximalife's Avatar
    Hey, I don't want to hear this! I just took my iphone 6+ back and my Note 4 will be here Friday lol.
    No get the Note....it does lag here and there but the things this phone can do is ridiculous...i can't put it down ..ever (probably why its lagging )lol

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    10-29-2014 05:09 PM
  10. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    I don't find it laggy at all...or maybe I am missing it. I don't demand a super snappy phone though. I haven't been transformed by my smartphone yet (this is my first one...)
    10-29-2014 05:09 PM
  11. Alexander Burnside's Avatar
    I have no disappointments with the Note 4. I've had my phone hang a few times, but it was a result of an application crashing - usually chrome. I expect things will get more reliable over time with updates. That's the price you pay for being an early adopter, which I am usually not.

    You have to ask yourself, particularly when it comes to things like the multi-tasking bar: Is this "lag" or is this a feature?

    Based on what I am seeing, it's a feature. It's possible they thought if you didn't have to hold the back button long enough, you'd be opening the multitasking shelf on accident. The fact that people report turning off animations "speeds things up" as far as lag goes also tells me it isn't lag, but the animation timer being set higher than some people want.

    So yeah, I wouldn't call the phone laggy, as that implies weak hardware or a memory leak in the software. I think it's just a matter of settings that are not optimal for everyone.
    10-29-2014 05:36 PM
  12. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    I have no disappointments with the Note 4. I've had my phone hang a few times, but it was a result of an application crashing - usually chrome. I expect things will get more reliable over time with updates. That's the price you pay for being an early adopter, which I am usually not.

    You have to ask yourself, particularly when it comes to things like the multi-tasking bar: Is this "lag" or is this a feature?

    Based on what I am seeing, it's a feature. It's possible they thought if you didn't have to hold the back button long enough, you'd be opening the multitasking shelf on accident. The fact that people report turning off animations "speeds things up" as far as lag goes also tells me it isn't lag, but the animation timer being set higher than some people want.

    So yeah, I wouldn't call the phone laggy, as that implies weak hardware or a memory leak in the software. I think it's just a matter of settings that are not optimal for everyone.
    I agree with 99% of this. There have been clear instances of Lag that i've experienced however, that was not a setting. Like being unable to end a phone call. Having a home screen folder refuse to close out, and a few other small instances. I do agree that a lot of the problems seem to be a result of the extensive animations that TW employs. I love TW but they could certainly tone it down some and lend that processing speed to more important tasks.
    10-29-2014 05:54 PM
  13. Gator352's Avatar
    I agree with 99% of this. There have been clear instances of Lag that i've experienced however, that was not a setting. Like being unable to end a phone call. Having a home screen folder refuse to close out, and a few other small instances. I do agree that a lot of the problems seem to be a result of the extensive animations that TW employs. I love TW but they could certainly tone it down some and lend that processing speed to more important tasks.
    I've had a folders refuse to close too. A lot of Little annoying things add up to be a few big ones. Since I have the iPhone 6 also, I find it to "stutter" and "lag" here and there also....it's just not so prominent.

    But get this.....if you UP the scales to 2 or higher on the N4, it acts just like the iPhones animation. Slow but smooth as butter. My guess is that they have the scales set lower (then users set it even lower) for a "fast" experience.
    10-29-2014 06:10 PM
  14. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    I've had a folders refuse to close too. A lot of Little annoying things add up to be a few big ones. Since I have the iPhone 6 also, I find it to "stutter" and "lag" here and there also....it's just not so prominent.

    But get this.....if you UP the scales to 2 or higher on the N4, it acts just like the iPhones animation. Slow but smooth as butter. My guess is that they have the scales set lower (then users set it even lower) for a "fast" experience.
    Wow! So if i'm understanding correctly, you're saying that INCREASING the animations actually makes it altogether smoother? I never would've thought of doing that, but I guess it makes sense as someone else mentioned either in this thread or another, that animations may actually just provide more time for the phone to open and load an app. I may mess around with that and see what I experience.
    10-29-2014 06:16 PM
  15. scholaryoshi's Avatar
    I was just sad it wasn't water proof like the S5
    10-29-2014 06:37 PM
  16. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    Wow! So if i'm understanding correctly, you're saying that INCREASING the animations actually makes it altogether smoother? I never would've thought of doing that, but I guess it makes sense as someone else mentioned either in this thread or another, that animations may actually just provide more time for the phone to open and load an app. I may mess around with that and see what I experience.
    Exactly my point apps need time to open.. Making animations to low will make lag or stutter... Once a app is already open then it's no lag... But first time u open app it might lag with low animations

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    10-29-2014 07:24 PM
  17. beh's Avatar
    I have not seen any lag on my phone. Where by "lag" I mean stuttering or hesitating. What I have found is that Flipboard Briefing and having more than about 6 apps open at once causes the transitions between pages and screens to move smoothly but more slowly. This definitely is not an issue for me as I still can't out read or out type the phone.
    10-29-2014 07:34 PM
  18. sandyb's Avatar
    My only complaint would be the display in direct sunlight.
    I love pretty much everything else..

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    10-29-2014 07:39 PM
  19. JasW's Avatar
    The only disappointment is TW's tendency to briefly freeze when scrolling from the home screen to the next desktop screen. Using Nova or the Google Now launcher got rid of it. I really wanted to give TW a chance, but I couldn't handle that.
    10-29-2014 07:50 PM
  20. bmoore0909's Avatar
    My only disappointment is that I can't reach the back button with my thumb when I'm holding the phone with my left hand. I can ALMOST use the thing completely one handed except for that.
    The difference b/w this phone and smaller ones with one hand is that I don't cradle the bottom with my pinky. All fingers are on the back. And that's OK. Just wish my thumb could hit that back button!
    I've used the one-handed feature, but who wants that? I wanna see the phone in its full glory.

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    10-29-2014 07:55 PM
  21. billbrobaggins's Avatar
    The only disappointment is TW's tendency to briefly freeze when scrolling from the home screen to the next desktop screen. Using Nova or the Google Now launcher got rid of it. I really wanted to give TW a chance, but I couldn't handle that.
    I switched to nova prime and it helped a lot. But something bothers me about not using the native launcher.

    I tried the 2x animation it does help. But why should I do have to do that. It should come optimized out of the box

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    10-29-2014 08:20 PM
  22. Trigati's Avatar
    Granted, I haven't noticed any lag *yet*, but I do wonder if some of the lag issue is based on the carrier the Note 4 is from? IE, is the bloatware installed by certain providers having more of an impact on the device than from other providers?

    My Note is on Sprint, and, as I said, I haven't noticed much lag yet.. but I haven't done a *ton* of stuff with it. It certainly feels snappier than my Note II was.
    10-29-2014 08:30 PM
  23. butterfly210's Avatar
    Just turned down my animation note 4 much faster...😊 thanks
    10-29-2014 08:38 PM
  24. rosenbluu's Avatar
    Honestly, I love the note 4... by far the best phone I've ever had. The only problem is the multitasking lag.. other then that this phone is great

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    10-29-2014 08:43 PM
  25. Emperor's Avatar
    Phone is too laggy for me. It does a LOT, but it either does slow or jerky. The Droid Maxx ran much smoother than the Note 4. I usually reduce animations to .5 and I did it with the GN4 ... still lags. Unacceptable, especially for a flagship unit. I will give the Droid Turbo serious consideration.

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    10-29-2014 10:54 PM
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