Wil97, 07 Sep 2012It's definitely not lag-free. It happen quiet often though, especially when your phone run out... morewhat u think im lying? maybe cas my sgs3 is only a week old but again no, no lag..
i do have the phone set to nova launcher as default but even on touch wiz no lag issues
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2012bro basically any somewhat current high spec'd smartphone your going to get about a day out of... moreIt's definitely not lag-free. It happen quiet often though, especially when your phone run out of ram. And when you open the menu and open the widget drawer and scroll left to right for the first time with normal speed, there must be some lag, even more when you hold the drawer number and scroll.
wookieone, 07 Sep 2012Had this phone for a week now and miss my iphone so much I'm not a fanboy of apple but they do... moreTake it back or you will be sorry, I did the Samsung charge for 7 days, what a nightmare phone, never own anything but apple again, they do it right, everyone else experiments.
Nick Name, 07 Sep 2012I never complained about the battery, that was someone else! I just jumped in with my opinion... moreI have seen the home screen redraw of items maybe once or twice.
But it is very hard for me to duplicate what caused it.
Nick Name, 07 Sep 2012I never complained about the battery, that was someone else! I just jumped in with my opinion... morefingers crossed the new Jelly Bean update will fix the lag issues ur having
also, it seems to be more common on the US variant of the s3 running the dual core s4 chipset as opposed to the international quad core s3..
not sure where your from but could also be a part of the reason possibly
Nick Name, 07 Sep 2012I never complained about the battery, that was someone else! I just jumped in with my opinion... morehey mate came across this, doesnt help much but may be of incite..
my biggest suggestion would be to try a 3rd party launcher like Nova or Apex...i had the occassional redraw on TouchWiz...but ive NEVER had the problem running Nova..
with Android..you have dozens of manufacturers, using countless hardware combinations, making endless modifications to the Android Source code...that is where inconsistency comes from..
Edit: I realize that swapping launchers is not necessarily the answer you're looking for because TouchWiz SHOULD (and does on my phone) work properly...
im usually very against what i call the "band-aid" solutions to problems...many times people will just say "you can fix that if you root and freeze things, or run a custom rom." and while yes that works, the phone should also work as intended in its factory state...
but in this case i REALLY suggest a 3rd party launcher...it may change your entire outlook on Android...
for basic options...
ICS based launchers
- Nova (my current choice)
- LPP (my all time fav, but the dev has basically abandoned the project)
- ADW EX
- Go Launcher
[deleted post]and apparently we get to keep our flash support too!!
Well I don't know if its only me but touchwiz always slow so I preferred pure jelly bean on the SG SIII
guys~~ juz deactivate the sync gps when u dun use it~~ u can squeeze a day and a half out of it eaily
Nick Name, 07 Sep 2012I never complained about the battery, that was someone else! I just jumped in with my opinion... moresorry no issues with redraw on mine, takes like half a second longer but thats pretty much it
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2012btw most users and myself personally get roughly a days use without turning off all those feat... moreI never complained about the battery, that was someone else! I just jumped in with my opinion about turning off all the cool features. In my post I actually said I get about a days worth and that I am happy with the battery.
The 'Return to home screen lag' is my only problem with the phone, and I am convinced most people have the same problem but are just not aware of it due to how they use the phone.
Use your SGS3 and browse the web for about 5 mins clicking through to about 10 different pages (on this website) and then press your home button and see if it takes a lot longer than usual to redraw to home page.
I would appreciate peoples findings....
You seem to be well informed when it comes to Android.
Could you recommend a good app for editing .docx files?
I am presently using Polaris Office 4.0 but I’m just wondering if there is something better out there.
Yep it is a good idea to wait for the wp8 devices. One cant help but think Android's market share will slide. Good for Samsung that they dont care about a particular os and are building top end wp8 devices. Perhaps SIII is the last of its kind.
Nick Name, 07 Sep 2012If you have to turn all the features that make the phone so good just to have a days use out i... morebtw most users and myself personally get roughly a days use without turning off all those features, u werent specific as to how much battery life u were getting u just stated it was running out too quickly
Nick Name, 07 Sep 2012If you have to turn all the features that make the phone so good just to have a days use out i... morebro basically any somewhat current high spec'd smartphone your going to get about a day out of it tops, thats the way it is..
your lag issues, not sure sorry. mine is lag free so not sure whats going on with yours
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2012there are various things you can do like turning off wifi/data when not needed, dimming the di... moreIf you have to turn all the features that make the phone so good just to have a days use out it then what is the point of buying the top phone! dim screen.. turn off motions... deactivate s voice... use less widgets... etc etc... May as well get a cheap nokia with good battery as it doesn't do anything else!!
Don't get me wrong I love my SGS3 and find the battery enough for me to use how I like and still get a day, but then again I am always near a charger so just plug it in if it gets low.
The home screen lag (slow redraw) though (as explained in my earlier comment yesterday), is totally unacceptable!!
I dont know with the other owners that complain about the battery life of this phone but the battery life on my s3 is good. And i definitely use wifi to browse the net and check emails plus listening to some music and watching a video or two. Maybe you guys should give your phones a rest sometime. There are other more worthwhile things to do than just sit and stare at your screens.
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2012the damn battery runs out quickly , what should i do to fix this problem ? i need a specific... moreJust look for the cellular data services are not on all the time. Bluetooth and wifi should also be off and should be switched on only when necessary.
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2012the damn battery runs out quickly , what should i do to fix this problem ? i need a specific... morealso cant expect too much outta the battery with the specs this thing has aswell so just keep that in mind, you should be gettin about a day out of it