Lag?General


  1. lr1517

    lr1517 Active Member

    Yeap even with a quad core and 2 gig of Ram this phone lags like any other Android device, I still like the phone but I'm surprised how laggy can be specially when scrolling in any Web page, the proximity sensor seems to take its time to react even when waking the phone up and unlocking it, hell I can even see how slow the typing is right now, I reset it already and no change, is anybody else seeing this? The device is using at least 1.5 gig of the ram most of the times and I don't have those many apps either, I have the Verizon model if that helps any suggestions?

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  2. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    I don't notice any major lag on mine. But that's probably because my previous phone had a little more lag.

    Have you tried turning off the following in developer options?
    1) Window animation scale
    2) Transition animation scale
    3) Animator animation scale

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  3. dave1812

    dave1812 Well-Known Member

    Got two Note 2's here. absolutely not a trace of lag--ever. most lag-free android device I've owned. Had mine two months and use over 8GB of data a month--I use this thing constantly.
  4. lr1517

    lr1517 Active Member

    I don't have any of that on, so no, seriously am I the only one suffering this?
  5. dave1812

    dave1812 Well-Known Member

    try clearing cache and run in safe mode to see if lag is gone. Did you run the phone without reloading all your apps, following the reset?
  6. dwagner88

    dwagner88 Well-Known Member

    Mine has less lag than my iPhone ever did. That's saying a lot, as my OG Droid was quite laggy and eventually caused me to leave android for iOS.
  7. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    Your lag could be because of some apps performing in the background. It could also be as simple as a live wallpaper. How's your battery life?

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  8. Wiley_11

    Wiley_11 Well-Known Member


    Video or it didn't happen. :D

    Seriously mine is pretty much instantaneous. Maybe you should have it checked out.
  9. lr1517

    lr1517 Active Member

    Battery life is just excellent and no live wallpaper.
  10. potterdood

    potterdood Well-Known Member

    The only lag I really notice is when my screen is locked and I press the wake button, there is serious lag, but thats all, thats annoying but I can deal.
  11. Arun01

    Arun01 Well-Known Member

    That can be fixed in developer options.
  12. lcneed

    lcneed Well-Known Member

    Even my brother, who is a huge fan of iPhone, thought my Note II was really really smooth. I just got a iPad Mini over X'mas, and I thought the iPad was actually lagging comparing to the Note II.
  13. h1r0ll3r

    h1r0ll3r Well-Known Member

    The only time I experience lag is when I clear the RAM on my phone. Even then it's only for a couple seconds or so and then it's smooth sailing from there.
  14. Lennatron

    Lennatron Well-Known Member

    My Note 2 doesn't really lag, sometimes the clock takes a split second to show up after pressing the homebutton but that's usually only after exiting intensive apps or games.

    My Samsung keyboard doesn't lag at all. I believe it did stutter a bit when it was set to vibrate and make a sound on keypress but I disabled that in the settings a while ago.

    When scrolling webpages my phone doesn't lag at all. I think, as others said, it may be some apps you downloaded that are running in the background.
  15. biker74

    biker74 Well-Known Member Contributor

    No real lag here. Usually when I do, I have a load of apps open. I would say though and it has already been mentioned. Pressing the home button to access the phone, that takes a bit too long for my liking.
  16. 10sNinja

    10sNinja Active Member

    I'll confess that I think the same thing each time I read posts about some performance issue. Experienced this when installing a trivial free app with ads. I uninstalled and all back to normal.
  17. womb raider

    womb raider Well-Known Member

    This is because, by default, the phone will open S Voice if you hold down the home button...so there is a slight lag while the phone waits to see if you're keeping the button held down.

    If you open S Voice, press the menu button, select settings and uncheck the 'Open via the home key' checkbox you should notice a considerable difference.
  18. robrie

    robrie Active Member

    I noticed this too. Have you found a fix?
  19. mh68

    mh68 Well-Known Member

    Same here, I have the Verizon GN2 and no lag except that.
  20. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member

    I have a TON of lag in the native phone app and in the camera app.
    If I take a pic then leave the camera app then later launch the camera again the entire device freezes up for maybe 10 seconds.

    My home button also lags when waking up the device. Disabling S-Voice home button settings and setting developer options to "no" animations makes ABSOLUTELY zero difference.

    There is clearly an issue and I have had 3 Note 2's and they have all exhibited the exact same oddities
  21. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member

    My Note 2 lagged before I installed a single app. There is a definite issue in the Note 2, I have had 3 of them and they all did the same thing. Still like the Note 2 and use it but it is NOT a smooth device by any stretch of the imagination.
  22. keyan333

    keyan333 Well-Known Member

    I honestly don't get lag with my device. I have a heavy usage live wallpaper running, lots of widgets, lots of background programs....

    I do however use Nova Launcher Prime, and I've set no animation transitions.

    I do get the odd occasional stutter but that's maybe twice a day and only lasts for a second. I'm also a very heavy user.
  23. dwagner88

    dwagner88 Well-Known Member

    Just tried this with the camera and I could not make mine lag for 10 seconds. There was a split second delay to reload the home screen, but when I say split second, I literally mean less than a second. It was extremely brief. Who is your carrier?
  24. lcneed

    lcneed Well-Known Member

    Something is not right. My Note II never freeze up, and it is smooth as butter. You are using the AT&T version of Note II right? I have the same one. Did you update to 4.1.2? I didn't. I am running the stock version came out back last year. There is a little lag when pressing the home button when the phone is off, but it is less than a second. I would say about 0.7 second.

    Not sure what to tell you when you have 3 of them that does the same thing. Are you running them in Power Saving mode or something?
  25. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member

    My Note 2 is running 4.1.1 on AT&T. I have Nova Prime running and set Nova to "speed of light" LOL. I have the 3 developer options set to "no animations", I constantly close out background apps, clear memory, and to my knowledge have no rogue shady apps running that would harm the device.

    I am back to running ExDialer because I couldn't tolerate the lag in the native samsung dialer however I just realized the other day that even in exdialer once you select the number and hit dial it opens the native dialer to continue the call.:(

    I really do like the device otherwise and always get asked what it is when out in public but to say that this UI in the Note 2 or probably any Android is as silky as iOS is way off kilt, Apple did do their UI integration very well.
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