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  1. soli2005's Avatar
    I just received my S8 on at&t Friday and noticed there is a stutter whenever I press the home key if I'm either leaving the stock Internet app or gallery. I did open up developer options and reduced the animation scale from 1x to .5x on all categories.

    In addition whenever I connect to WiFi, I get a lag whenever I try an open up any app. Today, I had snapchat freeze and I got a message saying "unfortunately snapchat has stopped." This has never happened on my Note 5.

    I noticed this is more apparent if I use WQHD+ and it's slightly less likely to stutter whenever I am on FHD. I've even tried a soft reset but it still occurs. I'm thinking of doing a hard reset but it's just disappointing this is a new device and I wasn't expecting this. My Note 5 runs buttery smooth compared to my S8.
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    04-23-2017 11:24 PM
  2. Maknora's Avatar
    I just received my S8 on at&t Friday and noticed there is a stutter whenever I press the home key if I'm either leaving the stock Internet app or gallery. I did open up developer options and reduced the animation scale from 1x to .05x on all categories.

    In addition whenever I connect to WiFi, I get a lag whenever I try an open up any app. Today, I had snapchat freeze and I got a message saying "unfortunately snapchat has stopped." This has never happened on my Note 5.

    I noticed this is more apparent if I use WQHD+ and it's slightly less likely to stutter whenever I am on FHD. I've even tried a soft reset but it still occurs. I'm thinking of doing a hard reset but it's just disappointing this is a new device and I wasn't expecting this. My Note 5 runs buttery smooth compared to my S8.
    You need to change the display app size to 18:5:9 on these devices whenever something like that happens
    04-23-2017 11:28 PM
  3. Ageeb's Avatar
    First thing I'd try is putting animations back to 1x and see if it feels good again.
    If so maybe try .5x instead of .05x? That's a massive jump.
    04-23-2017 11:29 PM
  4. Techno-guy's Avatar
    No lag/stutter at all for me. And, I'm SUPER sensitive to it - gave up my S7edge and my S6edge for that exact reason. First Samsung in 3 years that finally nailed it!

    I have display quality in the default (middle) setting which I'm sure is much easier on the device.
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    04-23-2017 11:41 PM
  5. jcp007's Avatar
    AT&T Midnight Black GS8. No perceptible lag. Animation at 0.5x.
    04-23-2017 11:46 PM
  6. AussieAndroid's Avatar
    no lag or stutter after the first day or so. You gotta give it a couple days to settle down after setting up because there's usually a lot of stuff going on in the background to begin with.

    I forced myself to spend a fair few hrs on the first night to go through every single setting and app to make sure it was all setup and configured. After getting through all that and waiting for stuff to download (eg. music), it felt significantly cooler and everything was smooth as butter.
    04-23-2017 11:49 PM
  7. ColdHandGee's Avatar
    Hi guys! Long time lurker first time poster. Had my GS8 on the 20th. She is buttsry smooth. No lag. BTW i am from the uk .
    04-24-2017 12:38 AM
  8. EMGSM's Avatar
    I have not noticed any lag or stuttering. However, it's only been 4 days. My S7 edge was the same way. Then, after almost a month I started having lag/stutter issues. Keeping my fingers crossed with the new chipset and all.
    04-24-2017 01:19 AM
  9. omgitselaine's Avatar
    No lag whatsoever and if anything it's probably my snappiest phone ever yay !!
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    04-24-2017 01:37 AM
  10. HighTechToid's Avatar
    Lag is here. Came a few days after owning. If you've never used a device like a Pixel or HTC 10 you're not likely to notice it because the S8 is noticeably faster than all other Android devices besides those. Coming from a Pixel (and still having one to compare side by side) it's a night and day difference in favor of the Pixel. Didn't start though until about third day. I've tried all display settings, performance options and dev settings and it's just typical Samsung with not having the best software optimization.

    With Samsung you also have to factor in how much you customize your device. Samsung doesn't handle launchers or default app replacements well in most cases long term. People using stock Samsung Experience launcher are likely to have a better experience than someone using Nova for example (I'm using Nova)
    04-24-2017 02:45 AM
  11. Devhux's Avatar
    I saw on Digital Trends' review that they were experiencing a lot of lags and stutters until they did a factory reset. From there the phone worked great even when they installed their usual apps.

    Worth a try.
    04-24-2017 05:33 AM
  12. LineKill's Avatar
    This seems like a good time to remind people that you are more likely to experience issues like this if you restore from a previous phone rather than just setting it up fresh and starting from scratch.
    This is a very good point!
    Viscomi4444 likes this.
    04-24-2017 07:56 AM
  13. frellingfrakker's Avatar
    No lag at all. Fastest phone I've had that wasn't running iOS. You don't have power saving mode on by any chance do you? On other phones I've accidentally enabled it without noticing until the phone got sluggish.
    04-24-2017 07:59 AM
  14. jamezr's Avatar
    No lag or stutter on my S8+. I would say it is just as smooth as my Pixel XL in that regard.
    04-24-2017 08:30 AM
  15. turb0wned's Avatar
    If you are coming from an iPhone 7 Plus, you will notice lag compared to this phone. It's just isn't as smooth unfortunately. Games has been my biggest issue. MCOC lags when you compare it to iOS, even the TSUM TSUM plays like complete trash and freezes while your playing for a few seconds.

    Pretty pathetic with the "top end" specs if you ask me.

    With that said though, still love the phone for other reasons.
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    04-24-2017 10:14 AM
  16. Ageeb's Avatar
    If you are coming from an iPhone 7 Plus, you will notice lag compared to this phone. It's just isn't as smooth unfortunately. Games has been my biggest issue. MCOC lags when you compare it to iOS, even the TSUM TSUM plays like complete trash and freezes while your playing for a few seconds.

    Pretty pathetic with the "top end" specs if you ask me.

    With that said though, still love the phone for other reasons.
    Have you tried game mode?
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    04-24-2017 10:30 AM
  17. Ev C's Avatar
    I just received my S8 on at&t Friday and noticed there is a stutter whenever I press the home key if I'm either leaving the stock Internet app or gallery. I did open up developer options and reduced the animation scale from 1x to .5x on all categories.

    In addition whenever I connect to WiFi, I get a lag whenever I try an open up any app. Today, I had snapchat freeze and I got a message saying "unfortunately snapchat has stopped." This has never happened on my Note 5.

    I noticed this is more apparent if I use WQHD+ and it's slightly less likely to stutter whenever I am on FHD. I've even tried a soft reset but it still occurs. I'm thinking of doing a hard reset but it's just disappointing this is a new device and I wasn't expecting this. My Note 5 runs buttery smooth compared to my S8.
    I have noticed with my ATT version as well a few times especially in the browser. Logged on to Dbrands site and it froze when there. And scrolling was laggy. I have pressed on a f re buttons from time to time and get stutter. I'm coming from Huawei mate 9 and it is very noticeable at times. This is why I don't miss Sammy. Idle battery drain is also horrible in comparison. Took off the charger at 11pm last night fully charged and I woke up at 89% My Mate 9 was at 98% . Same apps and all. Charged back up to 100% drove to the airport this morning a 1/2 hour away without using my phone other than to check my flight status and I'm down to 87%. Now I have to cripple this phone to figure out why. At this rate by the time I got Chicago I will have 50%. I am also using my phone in FHD not WQHD because I've been using Huawei since Note 7.
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    04-24-2017 10:38 AM
  18. turb0wned's Avatar
    Have you tried game mode?
    Game mode makes no difference.
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    04-24-2017 12:08 PM
  19. soli2005's Avatar
    This seems like a good time to remind people that you are more likely to experience issues like this if you restore from a previous phone rather than just setting it up fresh and starting from scratch.
    I tried a hard reset twice since yesterday and no luck. I even didn't do smart transfer and started from scratch the last try.
    04-24-2017 10:24 PM
  20. soli2005's Avatar
    I have noticed with my ATT version as well a few times especially in the browser. Logged on to Dbrands site and it froze when there. And scrolling was laggy. I have pressed on a f re buttons from time to time and get stutter. I'm coming from Huawei mate 9 and it is very noticeable at times. This is why I don't miss Sammy. Idle battery drain is also horrible in comparison. Took off the charger at 11pm last night fully charged and I woke up at 89% My Mate 9 was at 98% . Same apps and all. Charged back up to 100% drove to the airport this morning a 1/2 hour away without using my phone other than to check my flight status and I'm down to 87%. Now I have to cripple this phone to figure out why. At this rate by the time I got Chicago I will have 50%. I am also using my phone in FHD not WQHD because I've been using Huawei since Note 7.
    That's disappointing to hear. Do you think you'll return it if it isn't going to work out? I am contemplating it but I may see about getting a replacement device.
    04-24-2017 10:26 PM
  21. zipro's Avatar
    I second the iPhone 7 Plus comment. The S8+ is much slower in direct comparison and if you go between devices, this is quite annoying. My wife's former S8+ (now returned it because of the purple color cast on the top edge of the screen) had noticeable lag all over. Sometimes it would take a second or two to unlock, apps sometimes took a second to start loading, scrolling in Bixby was rather choppy too. The S7e never showed that kind of behavior. In this respect as well as in terms of quality control, we've been rather disappointed with the S8+.

    Should say that I'm taking about the Exynos version here.
    04-24-2017 11:23 PM
  22. durandetto's Avatar
    Zero lag here. The only thing I transfered from my v20 was text messages. Everything else I setup as new.
    04-24-2017 11:59 PM
  23. bhatech's Avatar
    Here and there present but nothing major, you'll probably notice if you have an iPhone 7 plus or Pixel XL. Haven't used an Android phone yet which was buttery smooth like Pixel XL even after many months. But the S8+ is damn smooth as well given it's plenty of more features than iPhone, Pixel. Honestly I never expected this to be stutter free here and there once in a while. My main test is how it'll be behave few months down the line, if it performs like the way it does now then I have nothing to complain given how feature rich this phone is.
    04-25-2017 12:36 AM
  24. GrumpyMomofMacR's Avatar
    Yes I have exactly the same problem. Oh and I have a faint but thick pink ring around my display, too. AT&T Samsung S8+ purchased through Samsung's web site so it is going to be a pain to return it if I ever have to. I set it up as new. I'll try putting it back to FHD.
    04-25-2017 01:09 AM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    Here and there present but nothing major, you'll probably notice if you have an iPhone 7 plus or Pixel XL. Haven't used an Android phone yet which was buttery smooth like Pixel XL even after many months. But the S8+ is damn smooth as well given it's plenty of more features than iPhone, Pixel. Honestly I never expected this to be stutter free here and there once in a while. My main test is how it'll be behave few months down the line, if it performs like the way it does now then I have nothing to complain given how feature rich this phone is.
    ^
    04-25-2017 01:10 AM
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