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  1. Joshua Winns's Avatar
    It could be the fact that Lollipop is completely buggy to begin with. Lollipop is so unstable, that's why I believe Google is rushing to push out android M. I don't think Samsung has anything to do with the lag. My friend has the Nexus 5 and complains about simular lag issues as well, since updating to 5.1.1.

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    09-14-2015 05:56 AM
  2. Blacklac's Avatar
    If you have lag after updates, you'll just have to bite the bullet and reset the device. I'd personally scrap the backup and start over, but...

    Honestly, if you're phone is so important you're afraid to wipe your devices or start over without a backup, you really shouldn't even perform OS updates. (Not aimed at anyone in particular).

    Note 4 (5.0.1) and Nexus 7 (5.1.1) here. Neither have lag issues. Both have been through OS updates. 5.1.1 is by far the most stable Lollipop build, I'll wouldn't blame that build, probably something else going on. 5.0.2 was a disaster...

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    09-14-2015 07:28 AM
  3. Fetter's Avatar
    I've been having some pretty bad lag for the last week or two as well. Stock Note 4 5.1.1 running Nova Prime.

    A friend of mine with the Note 4 has also been having the same issues for about the same amount of time. He's a stock Note 4 as well. My biggest gripe is how it is taking 4 or 5 seconds after I put in my password that my screen decides to unlock. It's been the most notable thing for me. I hope this gets fixed soon.
    09-14-2015 07:57 AM
  4. Jde2466's Avatar
    Did you clear cache data (number 2 on my list)? It is different than wiping the cache partition.
    I did clear cache data as well. Actually tried it first, the wiped cache partition and then full factory reset.

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    09-14-2015 11:43 AM
  5. Jde2466's Avatar
    If you have lag after updates, you'll just have to bite the bullet and reset the device. I'd personally scrap the backup and start over, but...

    Honestly, if you're phone is so important you're afraid to wipe your devices or start over without a backup, you really shouldn't even perform OS updates. (Not aimed at anyone in particular).

    Note 4 (5.0.1) and Nexus 7 (5.1.1) here. Neither have lag issues. Both have been through OS updates. 5.1.1 is by far the most stable Lollipop build, I'll wouldn't blame that build, probably something else going on. 5.0.2 was a disaster...

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    I agree. I have a Nexus 7 and it is having no issues. The Note just started last week. But after 3 days of it and doing the clearing cache and a factory reset I had to do something. My old trusty Moto X is kicking good and they are sending me a new Note 4 so we will see how it is. I am going to the iPhone more so just because I like tech toys and want to check it out. I am not going away from Android by any means. I am interested in the new Nexus phone coming out too.

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    09-14-2015 11:47 AM
  6. Reg Robinson's Avatar
    Did you clear cache data (number 2 on my list)? It is different than wiping the cache partition.
    I cleared the cached data per your instructions.I appreciate your insight. If the Note 4 can deliver on its promises then there's no other phone I'd rather use. We'll see...

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    09-14-2015 02:31 PM
  7. Reg Robinson's Avatar
    Muzzy996, thanks for taking time to help me resolve my Note 4 issues. After my phone crashed like Evel Knievel a couple of dozen time I got pretty fussy.

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    09-14-2015 05:32 PM
  8. muzzy996's Avatar
    Muzzy996, thanks for taking time to help me resolve my Note 4 issues. After my phone crashed like Evel Knievel a couple of dozen time I got pretty fussy.

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    Not a problem.

    I'm a tinkerer and I love to mess around with various modifications etc. I've had some experiences early on where certain software packages just weren't playing nice with certain kernels/drivers. Being that I'm not a programmer/developer it's not like I could ever go deeper than recognizing that something wasn't quite right after the installation of certain packages though. So most times I'd just give up on a particular culprit and find an alternative app that had less issues.

    For a while I thought it was cool that Google was doing us a "favor" by having auto backup/restore features on our devices such that when I'd upgrade to a new device all my apps would seamlessly get installed after logging into my Gmail account during initial setup. I jumped ship from name brand manufacturers like HTC or Samsung to Nexus devices for a little bit during this time so I didn't have issues with doing factory resets and reinstalling things.

    When I jumped back to a Samsung tablet and then the Note 4 it didn't take long for me to realize that while restoring everything worked great on my Nexus devices, if I let apps that weren't compatible with Samsung install I would have issues . . or that sometimes an application being restored was newer and less stable than one I used to use . . etc. In general my issues were with root applications but I still believe that there's a chance that standard non-root apps can have compatibility issues with other device variants that aren't strictly following what stock android has.

    Devices like Nexus devices, Motorola or other developer edition models of phones are generally more stable since the deeper modifications that makers like Samsung, HTC or LG make aren't there.

    The hard part is, stock sucks . . we all end up installing other applications . . so troubleshooting as we go along can be laborious and not feasible. I know all too well how hard it is to exercise restraint in the app store on a freshly reset device.
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    09-14-2015 06:36 PM
  9. Jde2466's Avatar
    Update: I received my new Note 4 under warranty yesterday and so far so good. Running like a champ. I only have about 90 apps on it right now but it's running very well. Hopefully it will stay this way.

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    09-15-2015 08:12 PM
  10. nahoku's Avatar
    Update: I received my new Note 4 under warranty yesterday and so far so good. Running like a champ. I only have about 90 apps on it right now but it's running very well. Hopefully it will stay this way.

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    Excellent!
    09-15-2015 09:01 PM
  11. ansa82's Avatar
    Just get a nexus device they're much more reliable in terms of lag than an OEM phone at least for me.
    I'm actually looking at possibly switching from note 4 to a nexus. Just wondering if there is a new one coming out soon or is nexus 6 my best bet?

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    09-16-2015 06:23 AM
  12. muzzy996's Avatar
    I'm actually looking at possibly switching from note 4 to a nexus. Just wondering if there is a new one coming out soon or is nexus 6 my best bet?

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    There's been rumors of a couple of Nexus phones coming out . . Google Nexus 2015: Rumors, News, Specs, Release | Digital Trends
    09-16-2015 01:01 PM
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