1. folarino's Avatar
    Is anyone else experiencing lag with their Galaxy S3?

    These are the specific instances where I notice lag:

    1. After being in a couple apps and hitting the home button, the Time/weather widget and google search widget on my home screen 'reload'. They literally disappear for about half a second and then reappear.

    2. Playing 'Temple Run' is choppy. In certain parts it will stutter and controls are not as responsive. Never happened on my galaxy s2.

    3. Playing Scrambled with Friends. Going from screen to screen e.g finishing a game to counting scores to current game list is laggy. About 2-3 second wait times between each. Did not happen on my galaxy S2.

    4. Moving between home screens is a tad bit laggy. I do have a live wallpaper (luminous dots) but shouldn't be a big deal. However, when I use the default wallpaper this issue does not occur.

    Anyone have any ideas or tips to decrease lag? I'm not worried about battery life.

    08-07-2012 01:57 PM
  2. Joe113's Avatar
    I am having lag issues as well. On Handcent it lags actually pretty bad sometimes and takes like 2 seconds AFTER I click on someone for it to go to that thread. And sometimes it's just really randomly laggy when I'm using my phone throughout the day...
    08-07-2012 02:08 PM
  3. truthteller10's Avatar
    The phone itself is just laggy period..Not a smooth experience like one would hope at this stage of android. SAD
    08-08-2012 12:19 AM
  4. msoprano13's Avatar
    The lag on this phone sucks, particularly the email app.

    It makes me miss my original evo sometimes.
    08-08-2012 06:03 PM
  5. Tkbredx's Avatar
    08-08-2012 07:09 PM
  6. YBCold's Avatar
    I myself did not have any lag until just the past update. I think there is something in the last update that is slowing things down alot. Which cooukd also be the reason for some of the resent battery drain complaints.
    08-08-2012 10:31 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    It depends on a lot of things as to why it might be laggy for you. Do you ever run power save mode? I know your not concerned but that can cause lag or slowness.

    It also depends on what you have running and also if you use different launchers. Mine only reloads the home screen if I clear ram since that closes nova and nova launcher has to re open. Once it's open I can go in and out of apps and home screens without lag.

    Now these aren't all the factors but it depends on a number of things. Mine is currently smooth as butter and I multitask all day at work (streaming music, texting, Web browsing, emailing, etc.)

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    08-09-2012 09:47 AM
  8. s14tat's Avatar
    The phone does stutter sometimes are random. They all seem to do this, however it would hardly call it lag.
    08-09-2012 03:32 PM
  9. Richet1337's Avatar
    How would you use a different launcher?
    02-09-2013 10:04 PM
  10. Buddlespit's Avatar
    How would you use a different launcher?
    Install the new launcher of choice and press the "Home" button. It should ask you which launcher to use and whether you want to make it default. Search the Play Store for a new launcher.
    02-10-2013 08:16 PM