07-24-2017 11:00 AM
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  1. 3m1100's Avatar
    I don't know why I'm writing here, but I need to let out some steem! Before I buy a phone, I always do a allot of research. Before buying the s7 edge, it wasn't any different. I read tons of reviews and went to the store multiple times and tried the phone. Reviews were very good and phone seemed allright considering I wasn't always happy about TouchWiz . I've had the phone for 4 months now, and it's been 4 long months. The speed, or should I say lack of speed, of s7 edge is ridiculously slow. I'm baffled by it. 4 GB of RAM, and this is the best Samsung can do? Battery life is also awfull considering 3600 mAh . Touch is pretty awful to, phone doesn't react some times. I totally regret getting this phone, and I'll buy a new one, probably try Huawei for the first time. Mate9 pro looks pretty decent. Sorry for the long post, needed to get this frustration out!
    03-23-2017 05:22 PM
  2. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Hey, can't please everyone. I absolutely love my Edge, and have no issues with speed at all.

    Good luck with your phone search.
    03-23-2017 06:00 PM
  3. Wizzy's Avatar
    My S7 edge has been nothing but fast. Not sure what you're expecting, but maybe you should try a hard reset. It sounds like there's something wrong with your phone.
    brad419 likes this.
    03-23-2017 06:39 PM
  4. jeetu4444's Avatar
    I don't know why I'm writing here, but I need to let out some steem! Before I buy a phone, I always do a allot of research. Before buying the s7 edge, it wasn't any different. I read tons of reviews and went to the store multiple times and tried the phone. Reviews were very good and phone seemed allright considering I wasn't always happy about TouchWiz . I've had the phone for 4 months now, and it's been 4 long months. The speed, or should I say lack of speed, of s7 edge is ridiculously slow. I'm baffled by it. 4 GB of RAM, and this is the best Samsung can do? Battery life is also awfull considering 3600 mAh . Touch is pretty awful to, phone doesn't react some times. I totally regret getting this phone, and I'll buy a new one, probably try Huawei for the first time. Mate9 pro looks pretty decent. Sorry for the long post, needed to get this frustration out!
    I had the s7 edge for about 8 months with no issue... Sold it for Axon 7 as wanted more internal storage
    03-23-2017 06:44 PM
  5. 3m1100's Avatar
    I really don't know. Just think that Samsung isn't for me. Switched with a friend for a couple of days, and it felt the same. He on the other hand, said that he didn't see anything wrong with my phone. I came from a LG G2 and it felt faster and also battery life felt better? I really dislike TouchWiz! But I'm glad that there's nothing wrong with the phone - just me šŸ˜‚
    03-23-2017 06:55 PM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    Just use a different launcher. Samsung sets their animations to a slower more relaxed speed compared to stock. So it may 'feel' slower. Plus they have more animations. Just adjust animation speed and use a different launcher from TouchWiz. I'm actually running the phone with CPU limiting since I don't really need all that power and I see no slow down.
    pankaj981 and crystinonfire like this.
    03-23-2017 07:01 PM
  7. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    Or try turning the animation scale off or to 0.5x in developer settingsā€‹.
    pankaj981 and smvim like this.
    03-23-2017 07:10 PM
  8. jhousden9's Avatar
    Or try turning the animation scale off or to 0.5x in developer settingsā€‹.
    It's strange that I almost forgot you can do that. Just changed the setting on mine. Had no issues but like faster animations. šŸ‘
    03-23-2017 07:17 PM
  9. BruceFlea478's Avatar
    Or try turning the animation scale off or to 0.5x in developer settingsā€‹.
    Wow, just tried this and what a difference. I didn't have a problem with the speed/snappiness before, but this is like a brand new phone. Animations off felt a little awkward, but .5 seems fantastic.
    03-23-2017 08:52 PM
  10. crester's Avatar
    I don't know why I'm writing here, but I need to let out some steem! Before I buy a phone, I always do a allot of research. Before buying the s7 edge, it wasn't any different. I read tons of reviews and went to the store multiple times and tried the phone. Reviews were very good and phone seemed allright considering I wasn't always happy about TouchWiz . I've had the phone for 4 months now, and it's been 4 long months. The speed, or should I say lack of speed, of s7 edge is ridiculously slow. I'm baffled by it. 4 GB of RAM, and this is the best Samsung can do? Battery life is also awfull considering 3600 mAh . Touch is pretty awful to, phone doesn't react some times. I totally regret getting this phone, and I'll buy a new one, probably try Huawei for the first time. Mate9 pro looks pretty decent. Sorry for the long post, needed to get this frustration out!
    You must of bought a knock off. The S7 Edge I have is the best phone I've ever owned. If you don't like it go buy something else.
    JustPassin likes this.
    03-23-2017 09:02 PM
  11. tshirttan408's Avatar
    Or try turning the animation scale off or to 0.5x in developer settingsā€‹.
    Blooming heck just did this and it's almost too fast!
    03-24-2017 06:12 AM
  12. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Sorry to hear about your sub-par experience.

    I have used an Edge before and while it's not the fastest phone out there (Samsung's long animations are responsible for that), it's much better than past Samsungs which would lag severely after just a few months of use.

    Have you done anything to the device in the past 4 months? If so, I would consider backing up anything important and doing a full reset. If you still get performance issues, your device may have an problem and might require an RMA.

    If you're not comfortable with Sammy, that Mate 9 is a solid choice. I have also used the Mate 9 Pro and it really is pretty good.
    03-24-2017 06:39 AM
  13. kramer5150's Avatar
    There are solutions to cure battery life and speed... if you are willing to provide details on your apps, usage, permissions. AC members certainly can lend a hand.... no need to rant.

    Rants don't solve anything... root cause and corrective action does.
    anon(5630457) likes this.
    03-24-2017 10:15 AM
  14. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I've never had any of those issues with my S7 edge.
    03-24-2017 11:49 AM
  15. worldspy99's Avatar
    I am very happy with my device. I got it during the fire sale that T-Mobile had a month and change ago.
    I had a S7 that I got on launch day last year but got rid off it after a month, for some reason it felt heavy and bulky with the case(s) that I had.

    I am partial to blue and so grabbed the Coral Blue S7edge a few weeks back and slapped on a clear Luvvitt case with a IQ shield film screen protector. Phone weight feels more balanced and I installed the Android N update as soon as I pulled the device out of the box.

    I didn't find it to be slow but after turning off the animations, all I can say is wow, this thing just flies.

    I consistently get 4+ hours of SOT which is fine enough for me considering that my office is basically a Faraday cage with barely any signal.

    Overall I am quite happy with this device.
    03-24-2017 01:51 PM
  16. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I wish I could go to the locations of these people who say the S7 Edge is slow or has bad battery life to see it for myself. I want to see if they got stuck with a bad device, or if they're running weird background apps or weak signals. Or if their definition of slow is something different than mine.

    Because this phone is anything but slow. It's the most robust phone Samsung has built to date.
    03-24-2017 02:02 PM
  17. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    I wish I could go to the locations of these people who say the S7 Edge is slow or has bad battery life to see it for myself. I want to see if they got stuck with a bad device, or if they're running weird background apps or weak signals. Or if their definition of slow is something different than mine.

    Because this phone is anything but slow. It's the most robust phone Samsung has built to date.
    Indeed, same here!

    I feel bad for the people who are not able to enjoy this device the way the rest of us are.

    Unfortunately a lot of the factors you pointed out play a major role in how the device is for different people.

    One of the major factors on speed and Battery life is Poor Signal, poor signal can make the phone work harder and reduce speed and Battery life. This one issue that is difficult to fix.

    Another issue may be that the OP is using things like Google Now heavily or they have a lot off apps trying to access their location etc...

    So much that could be wrong that I usually avoid threads like this as you could literally sit for weeks trying to figure it out with the OP, no offense to the OP.

    Hopefully we can get to the bottom of this.
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    03-24-2017 05:02 PM
  18. Fit24's Avatar
    I like my S7 edge; I haven't had any problems with it.
    03-24-2017 11:24 PM
  19. Gary02468's Avatar
    If you don't list actual timings or post videos showing the purported lag, it's hard to know if your phone is slow or if you're just impatient. Does the battery-use monitor suggest any rogue apps? Is the phone any better if you boot it in safe mode?

    Regarding touch sensitivity, I think the phone sometimes gets confused when your hand curls around the screen edges. Try holding it with a flatter grip and see if that helps.
    03-25-2017 06:04 AM
  20. pontiac005's Avatar
    I like my S7 edge; I haven't had any problems with it.
    Haven't had a problem either.
    03-25-2017 09:37 AM
  21. Ipse_Tase's Avatar
    Nova launcher, Greenify with aggressive doze, Package Disabler pro and your experience will change night and day. Long battery life, customizable experience, excellent camera and battery life...First time when I doubt I'll change the phone after my usual 2 years. Certainly S8 and S8 plus are not enough change for me to justify the upgrade.
    03-25-2017 09:48 AM
  22. shaleem's Avatar
    No problems at all here. In fact, I've been pleased with my 7 Edge. That's saying something since I came from the Note 7 and was prepared to dislike the phone. The only thing that I am not a huge fan of is Nougat. Not the way that it works, just the overall look of it. For some reason, I just have been underwhelmed by the look of Nougat. But, that's really not a "problem."
    03-25-2017 09:52 AM
  23. recDNA's Avatar
    Or try turning the animation scale off or to 0.5x in developer settingsā€‹.
    I always turn animations off every phone. But Pixel and V20 are both much faster than Samsung imo. "Feels" slower is slower.
    03-25-2017 10:44 AM
  24. Morty2264's Avatar
    The Mate 9 is awesome! I definitely recommend it. Sorry you are not liking your Edge device!
    03-25-2017 10:50 AM
  25. Btravelen's Avatar
    My experience is similar, though tolerable. I researched the replacement for my Droid Turbo (original) and the Edge had most every category covered. Big battery, wireless charging, quick charge (though 2.0, which is good enough), OS upgrade potential, expandable storage, and micro usb, which I'm OK with as I'm not ready to replace my stash ....

    The 'imperfect' experience with the Edge includes Samsungs attempts to fix what's not broken with Android. S-voice is a joke. The function is nowhere near what Google has accomplished with the voice recognition. I can't imagine that 'Bixby' is going to be any better than 'Assistant'. The Edge has been quirky, losing settings, running slowly, etc... I know, clearing the cache or factory resetting may help..

    The Turbo was generally rock solid and the 'Moto Actions' was near perfect, allowing the phone to be awakened hands-free by voice and commands followed accurately. I miss the near stock Android software that Motorola chose to use. I'm not impressed with Lenovo's vision for Motorola and ruled them out..

    I haven't found how to set up the edge to allow this function, unless it's on charge which is odd. 'OK Google' works from the lock screen while on charge but doesn't otherwise. Maybe it was locked out by Samsung to encourage their substandard S-Voice.

    I'm living with it and hopeful that I'll better learn it's ways.. I'm a little leery about it's durability, being all glass with a protruding screen that is impossible to protect. However, it is a great looking phone.. Take Care
    03-25-2017 11:56 AM
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