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  1. MikeA86's Avatar
    I can make the iPhone or S4 lag. It's all in how fast you use it. Then again, I've never took the reins off my processor (always in power save mode). The S4 is as smooth as iPhone or the One (IMO). Never tried a nexus. This is my first android and it's fantastic. TouchWiz isn't terrible either.

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    05-23-2013 04:29 PM
  2. STARGATE's Avatar
    I had the one and there was no lag. I got rid of it only because I prefer the s4 LCD. Plus the ones metal body screws with your signal.
    If by s4 you mean the Galaxy S4 then I'm a little confused.
    Doesn't the GS4 have a Super Amoled display?

    Sent from my Photon 4G that Stupid Motorola will not upgrade to ICS or any other newer form of Android because they're a bunch of stupid lying bastards (and deserve to go to h e ll!) using Android Central Forums
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    05-23-2013 04:45 PM
  3. JeffDenver's Avatar
    Yeah, my Nexus 7 lagged and froze like crazy. I don't know why Google didn't fix it, the Nexus 4 is dead smooth...
    Really? My Nexus 7 is WAY smooth...it was the main reason I decided to buy a Nexus 4 in the first place. No hint of lag at all that I can see on the 7.
    05-23-2013 05:16 PM
  4. rushmore's Avatar
    The N7 lags too, though more an issue of the Tegra 3s single channel memory. An example is when updating apps. All Android devices lag then. iOS as well, but not as bad.
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    05-23-2013 05:28 PM
  5. planoman's Avatar
    Why on earth would iOS lag when it open to the app drawer 100% of the time and had no widgets running? My S4 is just as fast and maybe faster in app drawer mode lol! You folks crack me up sometimes...
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    05-23-2013 06:18 PM
  6. planoman's Avatar
    Really? My Nexus 7 is WAY smooth...it was the main reason I decided to buy a Nexus 4 in the first place. No hint of lag at all that I can see on the 7.
    I have to differ on that. MY nexus 7 which is 100% stock does have lag that I have never seen on my Nexus 4. Not nearly as smooth scrolling as it could be or my ipad 4 that is for sure.
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    05-23-2013 06:23 PM
  7. rushmore's Avatar
    Well, though my iPad 4 is far smoother and better with battery life, iOS is apps with an OS and Android is an OS with apps. Seems a relative comparison.
    05-23-2013 06:28 PM
  8. omniusovermind's Avatar
    Count me in as someone who will put up with a little extra lag for a lot more functionality. However since I don't use carrier-ware or OEM-skinned androids I guess this isn't an issue on the scale of what Apple tries to brag about for me.

    Thanks
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    05-23-2013 06:38 PM
  9. malwayne66's Avatar
    How multitasking really works on Android and iOS | ExtremeTech

    True, although Androids' can be more functional. The only "true" mobile multitasking is Samsungs' Multi-window or various OEM or 3rd party hovering apps.

    Tom
    This is true. I have always defended the way BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 multitask as the only true multitasking that is built into a mobile OS. Besides this, Multi window may be the only exceptions. With all this talk of multitasking and power, there has never been a try multitasking mobile OS until recently.

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    05-23-2013 08:10 PM
  10. jroc's Avatar
    This thread is funny. To listen to some people you would think there is never lag on iOS devices. Ever. Conversely Android does nothing but lag. Neither statement or impression is true. All devices lag at some point. Even a computer does.
    Agree 100%.

    I have seen an iPhone 4 freeze when a co worker showed us a clip of his kids school play. Many ppl say the iPhone never freezes tho....go figure... I have an older Android phone with a custom UI...Maxx HD.....and I still dont see all this lag ppl complain about. Could be custom UI's, could be apps running in the background, could be anything... All I know is like alot of things concerning these mobile phones....its never as bad as some ppl make it.

    One thing I see ppl gloss over on is the launcher on Android....thats a separate app on Android. I never stuck with the stock launcher....maybe except on my G Nex when I had it. I use Nova and its better than the stock launcher on my Maxx HD. Lock screen....I rarely use the stock one. I use Widget Launcher. I changed those things not because of lag....but because I wanted to customize my phone. Less lag using them is just a by product. (Although I feel Widget Locker is a lil slower, not as smooth as the stock lock screen)

    When you see lag in the setting areas of phones....then you can say the phone as a whole is laggy. I wouldnt even say a stock camera app or gallery app lagging = Android is laggy. Motorola JUST got that handled better with the RAZR line. HTC and Samsung for years had smoother camera and gallery apps.
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    05-23-2013 08:13 PM
  11. vasekvi's Avatar
    This is true. I have always defended the way BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 multitask as the only true multitasking that is built into a mobile OS. Besides this, Multi window may be the only exceptions. With all this talk of multitasking and power, there has never been a try multitasking mobile OS until recently.

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    Um.. WebOS? That's where BlackBerry copied it from.

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    05-23-2013 08:21 PM
  12. s14tat's Avatar
    Really? My Nexus 7 is WAY smooth...it was the main reason I decided to buy a Nexus 4 in the first place. No hint of lag at all that I can see on the 7.
    I find it interesting how you say the galaxy s4 lags but found the nexus 7 to be smooth. That is the complete opposite from the truth. The nexus 7 is a true definition of lag. The key board lags the transition lags. Every input feels delayed. I run cm10 on mine and my gs3 runs rings around it. Hell my wife's stock gs3 is much faster. Did you even use a gs4 in person because the one I played with was pretty damn smooth. I guess there is a difference from model to model and I do believe the studdering does exist. But to find the nexus 7 smooth is a joke. The tegra 3 is a joke just like the tegra 2.
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    05-23-2013 08:36 PM
  13. anon5664829's Avatar
    I find it interesting how you say the galaxy s4 lags but found the nexus 7 to be smooth. That is the complete opposite from the truth. The nexus 7 is a true definition of lag. The key board lags the transition lags. Every input feels delayed. I run cm10 on mine and my gs3 runs rings around it. Hell my wife's stock gs3 is much faster. Did you even use a gs4 in person because the one I played with was pretty damn smooth. I guess there is a difference from model to model and I do believe the studdering does exist. But to find the nexus 7 smooth is a joke. The tegra 3 is a joke just like the tegra 2.
    nVidia is over rated because they are a reputable GPU designer. the A5 and A6 crush tegras.
    05-23-2013 09:03 PM
  14. s14tat's Avatar
    I do not doubt that for one second. The only tegra worth mentioning is the tegra 4 since it will be based off A15 chips.
    05-23-2013 09:09 PM
  15. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    nVidia is over rated because they are a reputable GPU designer. the A5 and A6 crush tegras.
    Tegra 3 maybe, but not Tegra 4.

    The issue with the Nexus 7 is related to the NAND being slow, not the memory interface (which is a performance bottleneck, but not the cause of sluggishness while updating apps).

    Anyway, the potential for lag is there with any device. I've used my One next to an iPhone 5. They performed at least the same.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    05-23-2013 09:14 PM
  16. vdroide's Avatar
    Um.. WebOS? That's where BlackBerry copied it from.

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    HAHA I was about to say that.. I started off my smartphone life with a Pre, and no OS has come close to that implementation. WebOS had other issues, but it did multitasking well.
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    05-23-2013 09:34 PM
  17. anon5664829's Avatar
    Tegra 3 maybe, but not Tegra 4.

    The issue with the Nexus 7 is related to the NAND being slow, not the memory interface (which is a performance bottleneck, but not the cause of sluggishness while updating apps).

    Anyway, the potential for lag is there with any device. I've used my One next to an iPhone 5. They performed at least the same.

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    I would expect massive speed enhancements going with ARM's A15 chip architecture.
    05-23-2013 09:39 PM
  18. Aquila's Avatar
    I would expect massive speed enhancements going with ARM's A15 chip architecture.
    I think that's the same chip that provides navigational computer processing powers in the Millennium Falcon.
    05-23-2013 09:45 PM
  19. mayconvert's Avatar
    LG Optimus G Pro has NO LAG. just sayin
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    05-23-2013 10:01 PM
  20. STARGATE's Avatar
    This is true. I have always defended the way BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 multitask as the only true multitasking that is built into a mobile OS. Besides this, Multi window may be the only exceptions. With all this talk of multitasking and power, there has never been a try multitasking mobile OS until recently.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Uhmm...seriously! They copy the TRUE multitasking of WebOS!


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    05-24-2013 12:16 AM
  21. GadgetGator's Avatar
    Why on earth would iOS lag when it open to the app drawer 100% of the time and had no widgets running? My S4 is just as fast and maybe faster in app drawer mode lol! You folks crack me up sometimes...
    Because it, like all computing devices have processors that can hang for a second waiting for data to be fetched? Because somthing somewhere can get corupted? Because updates sometimes bork things and make them run worse? Lots of reasons.
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    05-24-2013 03:10 AM
  22. ITS ME DAVID's Avatar
    I can make the iPhone or S4 lag. It's all in how fast you use it. Then again, I've never took the reins off my processor (always in power save mode). The S4 is as smooth as iPhone or the One (IMO). Never tried a nexus. This is my first android and it's fantastic. TouchWiz isn't terrible either.

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    What iPhone did you use lol my iPhone 5 it's way snapper and more responsive then my gs4 is and the iPhone 5 is a dual core cpu
    05-24-2013 04:32 AM
  23. Mellimel22's Avatar
    Well deserved...I might add.

    I honestly consider any lag or animation stutter unacceptable. The iPhone has no lag and the Nexus S4 has next to no lag...by that measure, the S4 is horrible. It also doesn't help that TouchWiz looks like it was developed by a 5 year old. HTC's Sense looks LOADS better, much more professional, sleek and modern.

    They day the GE S4 ROM is available for the Verizon S4, I'm right there with ya. In the mean time, I'm curious to see what Motorola and Apple announce this summer. I doubt though, it will trump a Nexus experience on the S4.


    Try this, it should help immensely.
    If tw looks like a 5 yo made it what does iOS look like seeing as it looks worse.

    Sent from my Sprint Galaxy Nexus rockin 4.2.2 using Tapatalk 2
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    05-24-2013 05:09 AM
  24. sejgiul's Avatar
    I have an iPhone 4S for work and a Note 2 for personal, and I can assure you that the iPhone lags like a mofo while the Note 2 zips through everything.

    Not a fanboy of either phone/OS.
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    05-24-2013 06:33 AM
  25. jroc's Avatar

    I honestly consider any lag or animation stutter unacceptable. The iPhone has no lag and the Nexus S4 has next to no lag...by that measure, the S4 is horrible. It also doesn't help that TouchWiz looks like it was developed by a 5 year old.
    I take you dont have a PC then or think your PC is horrible? Cuz like it was mentioned......even PC's lag at times.... And that must be a very talented 5 y.o. that developed Touchwiz. Like it was said before......things are not as bad as some ppl make it..... Android isnt a lag fest and the iPhone can lag. IMO....if one wanted the least laggiest experience.....they should get a WP....

    That article suggests that iOS will always be slower than Android at doing everything except for animation if you ever touch your phone. It's a small philosophical difference as to whether nice looking animations or processing performance are more important. I understand why Apple made animation the top priority, UI in mobile devices is super important and it does look super nice and professional that way. However, I like knowing that my phone can decide that stuff like answering a call, rendering a page or doing some background processing might be more important than smooth animation. I'd rather get from point A to point B in the fastest possible way, not the "smoothest."
    I was thinking the exact same thing.....looks like Apple made the UI, animations a priority and Google made multi tasking a priority.... Well.....seems I made the right choice for me then. Thanks Cult of Mac for reminding me I did.... And I hope it never changes...
    05-24-2013 07:11 AM
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