If your android has lag just download nova launcher and in developer settings turn off all screen speed settings and there you go you have a no lag phone. Nova launcher speeds up things a little and turning off all of the animation scales to set them to zero in developer options then you will have a faster phone. Then just download google serach and enable google now and ok google. With the speed of google and nova luancer and turning off animations you will have a very very fast phone. I have a samsung s3 and its very fast and i am happy with it. Google runs much faster on an andoid than on an iphone and there is no ok google command on iphones. WIth google and android and samsung you have no reason to complain about lag just root your phone and speed up the setting and overclock cpu etc..... Your andoid is much faster than an iphone as far as search. I cant believe people compain about such a powerful device. My phone flys.
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2013Well, they DO hide the lag but not as aggressively as apple does. And I'll say it again you gu... moreAn iPhone 5s uses 64bit iOS 7 to it's full potential smashing benchmarks so hard that the pretenders have to cheat by over clocking when a benchmark is detected.
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2013I'll say it once more: ANDROID does not lag, stop comparing Samsung's touchwiz with iOS. My da... moreAndroid does lag, it's an inherent part of the way it's built with it's copy of a java machine running on a Linux core, it's impossible not to, which is why with every Android release Google announce that THIS TIME the lag has been fixed.
Why aren't there many music creation applications available for Android?
They can't do real time processing because of the l-a-g lag.
Nik, 20 Nov 2013the lag brought by android is because of the bloatwares(features) installed as well as continu... moreMy S4 is still on 4.2.2 and that is the "latest" according to software update, 4.3 isn't even available yet, let alone 4.4.
I just use it as a paperweight, for real work I use my 64bit iPhone 5s.
Slow, slow, slow boring old Samsung.
Samsung aren't stupid, they make money selling you a new phone.
Updating old phones is a waste of money to them, they have always been slack at this, way back to when they made Symbian based Nokia copies.
Cenas, 20 Nov 2013Yeah, go tell that to my friend who has an iPhone4. If that isn't a lag machine I don't know w... moreApple managed to really f-up a good performing phone by releasing ios 7 for the 4/4s. Several people I know updated to 7 and now on 7.0.4 and they now have battery drain issues and wi-fi connectivity issues.
Fortunately I was sure that ios 7 would be buggy and didn't upgrade my iphone 4s. Reading the reports in the news, blogs and hearing about issues first hand, I will never update my 4s.
Who needs the girlie themed ios 7 anyway? Almost everything in ios 7 was already available to the jailbreak community.
Martin132014, 20 Nov 2013If not 3GS, how bout iphone 4...it's using outdated spec and it still doesn't lag.....Yeah, go tell that to my friend who has an iPhone4. If that isn't a lag machine I don't know what is.
Nik, 20 Nov 2013the lag brought by android is because of the bloatwares(features) installed as well as continu... moreThe lag actually can impossibly be removed because we can't go faster than light. In my opinion android is fine in terms of lag since like 4.2 or something.
UCGILL, 20 Nov 2013IOS is locked and android gives so much room for customization. But IOS lags? And apple hides ... moreWell, they DO hide the lag but not as aggressively as apple does. And I'll say it again you guys got a wrong image of android. Samsung's crappy touchwiz interface shouldn't stand for whole android. Of course Samsung phones lag but that's due to touchwiz.
And animations are alright but tricking the user with static images and only rendering parts of a website will sooner or later lead to other problems if you attempt too actually use the hardware to its full potential.
And I know that iOS lags less (though only slightly if you compare it to proper android and not touchwiz/sense BS) but apple took too drastic measures IMO to achieve that. Except if you only browse mobile versions of websites and Facebook on your iPhone.
Martin132014, 20 Nov 2013Did you ever use iphone before...even iPhone 3GS doesn't lag compare to s3...it just suffer lo... moreI'll say it once more: ANDROID does not lag, stop comparing Samsung's touchwiz with iOS. My damn galaxy s2 lags less than an iPhone 4 but that's because I loaded a proper rom onto it.
Turkuaz, 20 Nov 2013I agree with you. I have s2 and it is always laging and freezing while typing anything. I will... moreGuess what's funny? I got an S2 and it lags less than an iPhone 4. You just bloated your device with software and are probably using Samsung stock ROM. Though even with the stock rom it doesn't lag much for me.
If there is one Choice is Only Quallcomm ( Snapdragon ) 64 & 128 bit Chip's So I Love & Believe this forever.
Primark, 20 Nov 2013I've used 3GS and it lags while I'm playing music in the background; that device is not as goo... moreIf not 3GS, how bout iphone 4...it's using outdated spec and it still doesn't lag.....
I just hope there is a S800/810 whatever version of the phone also available.Exynos was great but snapdragon has been performing excellent last year.
Turkuaz, 20 Nov 2013I agree with you. I have s2 and it is always laging and freezing while typing anything. I will... moreOkey, as a former Galaxy S2 user I can confirm that this phone is literally crippled by samsung. I have installed CM onto this phone (10.1) and it became faster than a factory S3 (compared to my wife's S3 and it is faster in everything!!) and could go on with its battery for over a full day. Now I got a Note 3, which has at least 4 times stronger hardware, still it lags, when I lock the screen, or unlock the screen, or when I close the S cover and the phone needs to put info into the S view. Why on earth does this need to lag like this?? Too bad that CM is not an option for this phone for I dont want to lose the extremely good pen functions. I pray every day, that kit kat would bring some change...
While the 64/128 bit architecture might seem ridiculous at the moment it's still progress and progress is always good for the consumer. So what if it will require more RAM? We'll be receiving more RAM this way. We'll get more storage. All that without making phones bigger or increasing price. Win-win for everybody. Compare the specs of an old Nokia 2110 to the new Lumia 1520 and imagine what kind of phone would you be holding right now if someone with a new 2210 said "OK, that is all we need, EVER, because more is utterly unnecessary" and immediately stopped any development.
k1, 20 Nov 2013Samsung is a good company, but i am unhappy from Android, mostly because of the lag! HOPE sams... morethe lag brought by android is because of the bloatwares(features) installed as well as continues updates over the base android platform. pure android doesn't lag and with the new android 4.4 the lag the android phones are facing will be removed.
k1, 20 Nov 2013Samsung is a good company, but i am unhappy from Android, mostly because of the lag! HOPE sams... moreI agree with you. I have s2 and it is always laging and freezing while typing anything. I will ask samsung support services why. Responsibility at whichone?Because of android at google? Or because of S2's hardware at samsung?. According to answer we will buy new phone. Samsung must solve typing problem(freeze and lagging).i love samsung but it must take respontibiliy of their old devices.