05-05-2013 12:33 AM
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  1. estebancam's Avatar
    0.5x = half the number of frames = animation is twice as fast per loop (if it looped). The animations are only put there so your phone does something while waiting .5 seconds to open an app. It's a trick on your eyes so you don't see dead time.

    Edit: It seems to be the animations that are slightly laggy. Doing away with them makes it more choppy in theory, but for the tiny amount of time we get to see them you don;t notice
    Awesome! Thanks for the explanation!
    slackerjack likes this.
    04-27-2013 09:33 PM
  2. lpt2569's Avatar
    Here is the part I don't understand that maybe I can be cleared up on:

    If I turn it to 0.5x or OFF, doesn't that mean that I am slowing down the framerate?
    Edit: what Jerry said!

    Sent from my SCH-I605
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    estebancam likes this.
    04-27-2013 09:34 PM
  3. SteveISU's Avatar
    Try 10X and see what happens. lol
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    04-27-2013 09:36 PM
  4. ffejjj's Avatar
    0.5x = half the number of frames = animation is twice as fast per loop (if it looped). The animations are only put there so your phone does something while waiting .5 seconds to open an app. It's a trick on your eyes so you don't see dead time.

    Edit: It seems to be the animations that are slightly laggy. Doing away with them makes it more choppy in theory, but for the tiny amount of time we get to see them you don;t notice

    Edit 2: I just realized it makes more sense if you know how the animations are done. It's not like a gif where each frame is a separate image. It's an XML file that tells the system where to draw the shape that's being animated (in our case a rectangle), the path to move it along, and the number of times to redraw it to fake movement. The number of redraws is what gets cut. Set at 1x, lets' say it draws that rectangle 2500 times, just a few pixels apart each time. Setting it at 0.5x means it draws it 1250 times, twice as many pixels apart. We don;t see this as choppy because it takes only a fraction of a second before it's complete and our eyes can't catch the jump. It just looks super fast and uses half the resources to be drawn.
    Explained very well

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    04-27-2013 10:12 PM
  5. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    What's terrible is that the average user doesn't know this, may have performance issues, and will return the phone because of it. :-(
    04-27-2013 10:20 PM
  6. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    Go to Settings, developer options, transition animation scale, set to 0.5x or off.
    okay, what's wrong with me?! (don't answer that...lol) i have opened every option 50 times and CANNOT find developer options under ANY of them....Pls don't tell me AT&T disabled them...

    thx,

    BTC
    04-27-2013 10:26 PM
  7. rs7jr's Avatar
    Changing transitions in the dev options is just a crutch. Not a real fix. It just makes lag half as likely to be seen since it cuts the frames in half. Whatever problem in the background that causes the lag in the first place will still be there. The stuttering that some are experiencing cannot actually be fixed by this setting. It's most likely an app or certain launcher that's causing it since others are reporting having good performance.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Xparent Skyblue Tapatalk 2
    04-27-2013 10:28 PM
  8. lostaggie's Avatar
    Go to about phone, build number and click it 7 times and it will add the developer options...
    BOSSY TEXAS CHICK likes this.
    04-27-2013 10:29 PM
  9. The Real X Dawg's Avatar
    okay, what's wrong with me?! (don't answer that...lol) i have opened every option 50 times and CANNOT find developer options under ANY of them....

    thx,

    BTC
    Go to About Phone and I believe you click on the build number around seven times to unlock the Developer's Options.


    My phone is a good One!
    BOSSY TEXAS CHICK likes this.
    04-27-2013 10:29 PM
  10. lostaggie's Avatar
    Mine seems to be better with nova launcher...
    04-27-2013 10:30 PM
  11. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    Go to about phone, build number and click it 7 times and it will add the developer options...
    Go to About Phone and I believe you click on the build number around seven times to unlock the Developer's Options
    ty, that was crazytown...never had to do that b4, they were always right there....

    BTC
    04-27-2013 10:37 PM
  12. guinnkevinr's Avatar
    Was just typing the same thing! Still amazed a lot of people don't know about this.

    Sent from my SCH-I605
    I can't even find the developer options to change this.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
    04-27-2013 10:47 PM
  13. The Real X Dawg's Avatar
    I can't even find the developer options to change this.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
    Goto settings, about phone and, click build number seven times.

    My phone is a good One!
    bgsanti likes this.
    04-27-2013 10:51 PM
  14. SteveISU's Avatar
    Then go to where it shows Android version 4.2.2 and click that a bunch and start flicking Jelly Beans.
    04-27-2013 11:16 PM
  15. bgsanti's Avatar
    Goto settings, about phone and, click build number seven times.

    My phone is a good One!
    Hmm? Didn't have do this on my S3. Thanks.
    04-27-2013 11:30 PM
  16. RG129's Avatar
    Minor stuttering when I first turned it on. Installed Nova, disabled the S-Voice home button shortcut, and disabled all the air gestures...and now this thing is smoooooth.
    04-27-2013 11:41 PM
  17. zipro's Avatar
    Hi,

    Been playing around with a Galaxy S 4 for the last two days and I have noticed stuttering performance, as well as slow main screen load times for widgets on my unit. I just want to know if anyone else has had these issues?
    Mine was pretty slow yesterday until I noticed that I hadn't formatted the microsd card and the S4 was indexing 28 gb of music and videos. Now it's smooth as butter.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 2
    LoganK likes this.
    04-28-2013 12:05 AM
  18. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    We shouldn't have to tinker with anything out of the box. It should be lag free. The air gestures are pretty big selling point of the phone, so why disable it?
    estebancam, TomsAndroid and Etios like this.
    04-28-2013 12:07 AM
  19. mouseglider's Avatar
    It changes the speed and number of frames for the system animations. By making them faster, they tax the system less.


    There's no need to be a jackass. It was a legitimate question.
    I know this is gonna be a stupid question that you can either easily answer me or maybe point me in the right direction - what is the difference in Window animation, Transition animation, and Animation duration. I have played with those settings and I was pretty happy with:

    Window animation set to 0.5x, Transition animation set to off and Animation duration set to off
    and also
    Window animation set to off, Transition animation set to 0.5x and Animation duration set to off

    Is one geared more for moving/swiping thru home screens? They both feel, look smooth with either of those settings above and was just wondering for my purpose, which is the more correct method, or do all three need to be set at 0.5x for best smooth performance? - using my two above settings and changing either of the 0.5x to "off" makes swiping thru my home screen stutter a little. So I believe I am on the right track.

    Just curious if you have the time to answer. Thanks!

    Edit 1: I think I found my answer - no need to answer - need to play a little more

    Edit 2: Best speed setting for me so far is: Window animation set to 0.5x, Transition animation set to 0.5x and Animation duration set to off
    04-28-2013 12:19 AM
  20. eyecon82's Avatar
    Hi,

    Been playing around with a Galaxy S 4 for the last two days and I have noticed stuttering performance, as well as slow main screen load times for widgets on my unit. I just want to know if anyone else has had these issues?
    I have also noticed the lag

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Android Central Forums
    04-28-2013 01:16 AM
  21. estebancam's Avatar
    Well it looks like it is a pretty wide spread issue. However, it also looks like a quick fix is to either:

    1: change the animation times AND/OR
    2: Disable air view.

    I will try changing animations for a bit since most people wouldn't even notice the difference. However, if you disable air view, you are disabling a very heavily marketed feature of the device. People will notice. I will try that second to see if it works at all.
    04-28-2013 01:21 AM
  22. eyecon82's Avatar
    Well it looks like it is a pretty wide spread issue. However, it also looks like a quick fix is to either:

    1: change the animation times AND/OR
    2: Disable air view.

    I will try changing animations for a bit since most people wouldn't even notice the difference. However, if you disable air view, you are disabling a very heavily marketed feature of the device. People will notice. I will try that second to see if it works at all.
    I went with #2. Hopefully that will help. Thanks
    04-28-2013 01:46 AM
  23. Mwl522's Avatar
    Same issue with stuttering here. Disabling s voice on double press of the home key in combo with changing the animation times fixed it for me. I have air view active, and it's still working fine.
    04-30-2013 11:51 PM
  24. ddot196's Avatar
    I don't own one but have been following the forums here and at xda. It seems to be a pretty common problem people are experiencing which isn't good. I hope Samsung addresses it or pushes an update. It definitely sounds like a real problem. There should literally be near to no lag on this phone. I want to get one, and still will, when they announce the 32gb option but I hope they can sort this out. I've played with the note two for a while and I did not notice any lag on that. Is the more two shipping with 4.2.2 as well or only 4.1? Perhaps it's the Android version not working as smoothly with touchwiz.
    05-01-2013 12:09 AM
  25. zipro's Avatar
    I don't own one but have been following the forums here and at xda. It seems to be a pretty common problem people are experiencing which isn't good. I hope Samsung addresses it or pushes an update. It definitely sounds like a real problem. There should literally be near to no lag on this phone
    Agreed.

    What surprises me most is that the s4 is considerably slower than the Note 2. I'm not talking about benchmarks here. If I hold the two next to each other, the apps load faster on the N2, everything's more fluid. I just hope Samsung hasn't pulled another S2 here - remember how that one lagged like crazy due to cheap memory chips? Took Samsung 6 months to find a software workaround for the s2


    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 2
    05-04-2013 11:34 PM
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