1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Games play is terrible on my S9. I had a sony xperia xz premium and the game play was great! Extremely smooth. So beautiful. My S9 the game play stutters, lags, is choppy and is fast. Not nearly as smooth and beautiful as my previous phone.

    Anyone else having these problems and does anyone know of a fix?

    I always had problems with Samsung phones. It's hard to resist not buying them because of the specs and what they offer, but they never perform to how they should. I swear my old android from 3 years ago performs better.
    11-14-2018 10:07 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Any power-saving modes turned on?
    11-14-2018 11:57 AM
  3. jkrc717's Avatar
    I'm the guy who asked the question. No power saving modes are on. One of my friends who had an S8 said it was great, but now has a Note 9 and says it's terrible. Another guy said his s9+ is the same. Bad.
    11-14-2018 01:06 PM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    I'll move this to the S9 forum.
    11-14-2018 06:09 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Do you have Samsung's Game Launcher on that phone? If so, see if you can tune the performance using that app: https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=p9-PvVzE
    11-14-2018 09:23 PM
  6. Jesus Delgadillo's Avatar
    I play games heavily on my s9+ and have zero lag issues. I play fortnite, pubg, Boxing star, and tons more that are heavy duty games and they all perform better than my Note 8.
    Velenoso likes this.
    11-14-2018 11:50 PM
  7. chanchan05's Avatar
    Scroll down notification shade, long press on "performance mode" select game mode maybe?
    11-14-2018 11:50 PM
  8. jkrc717's Avatar
    I tried messing with game launcher, performance and everything else. Nothing improves it. The main problem is the animation. It's not smooth. It's choppy. It skips frames.

    People who came from a non-samsung to samsung might relate better.
    11-15-2018 07:15 AM
  9. Nodnerb's Avatar
    You sure it's not your internet connection? Mine plays pubg on highest settings with hardly a dropped frame and every other game flawlessly.
    11-15-2018 08:54 AM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try wiping the cache partition: https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-37180
    11-15-2018 01:30 PM
  11. jkrc717's Avatar
    Internet is fine. Wiping cache didn't help. I still have my old phone. The games I play on the S9 aren't bad. They appear almost normal, but when I compare it to my old phone, my old phone is much, much better.

    The S9 is choppy. The animation skips frames and is too fast. If I didn't have my Sony phone to compare I would think the game play on the S9 is normal.

    I'm pretty sure it's Samsung. They have always under performed.
    11-15-2018 06:32 PM
  12. rocknrollover's Avatar
    my s9+ runs pug highest settings smooth as butter ... .most your settings.
    Velenoso likes this.
    11-17-2018 11:09 PM
  13. Velenoso's Avatar
    Games play is terrible on my S9. I had a sony xperia xz premium and the game play was great! Extremely smooth. So beautiful. My S9 the game play stutters, lags, is choppy and is fast. Not nearly as smooth and beautiful as my previous phone.

    Anyone else having these problems and does anyone know of a fix?

    I always had problems with Samsung phones. It's hard to resist not buying them because of the specs and what they offer, but they never perform to how they should. I swear my old android from 3 years ago performs better
    Do you ever do a device maintenance?
    11-17-2018 11:19 PM
  14. krisqz's Avatar
    What game you're trying to play?
    11-18-2018 03:35 AM
  15. chanchan05's Avatar
    I forgot. Game Tuner by default throttles the CPU/GPU in games to a more standard rate to help with heating issues. This does extend the longevity of the phone but may end up with performance issues. You can go into Game Tuner and increase performance on a per game basis.
    For example, Into the Dead 2 by default is on a -1 performance level, which you can increase to +3 in Game Tuner after going through heating warnings.
    11-18-2018 06:02 AM
  16. note1note9's Avatar
    I'm the guy who asked the question. No power saving modes are on. One of my friends who had an S8 said it was great, but now has a Note 9 and says it's terrible. Another guy said his s9+ is the same. Bad.
    Holy. I have a note 9 too and pubg is not smooth on it and no one seems to have this same problem as me.
    12-22-2018 07:34 AM
  17. medic22003's Avatar
    I had no issues with pubg on my s9
    12-22-2018 02:09 PM
  18. Rukbat's Avatar
    Go into Settings > System > About Phone - tap Build number 7 times. Back once. Advanced > Developer Options. Acroll down to Drawing > Animation Scale (there are 3 of them). Set them all to off.

    See if that helps.
    12-22-2018 03:47 PM
  19. note1note9's Avatar
    Go into Settings > System > About Phone - tap Build number 7 times. Back once. Advanced > Developer Options. Acroll down to Drawing > Animation Scale (there are 3 of them). Set them all to off.

    See if that helps.
    I tried that before, didn't help. Tried almost everything available including gfx tools. I just think the phone can't handle intensive gaming for long periods of time. Because the first hour would be fine but after that things get worst.
    12-23-2018 10:23 AM
  20. note1note9's Avatar
    and also probably because mine is the Exynos version.... feel so cheated!!!
    12-23-2018 10:24 AM

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