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  1. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member

    Oh...forgot to answer your last question... My power save mode is off. I have the entire device set to "TURBO" unfortunately I'm running regular unleaded.:D

  2. dave1812

    dave1812 Well-Known Member

    OP: no one else has this problem but you. The note is very fast. You have had three. what is the common denominator? YOU. do a RESET, and don't install any apps. See how it performs. If it's OK, and then you start tricking it out, the problem is what you are installing.
  3. dwagner88

    dwagner88 Well-Known Member

    Stop clearing your RAM. If you are constantly doing this, you are killing the background processes that the phone needs to run smoothly. Don't freak out about RAM usage, the phone will manage it intelligently for you. It kills old processes it doesn't need to free up space. If you kill everything, it has to start a large amount of processes over again just to operate. I imagine this is your problem. I've had this phone for over a month, and I've never cleared the RAM.
  4. lcneed

    lcneed Well-Known Member

    Wow I don't know what to say then. I am running stock launcher and it is much much smoother than iOS. I have an iPhone 4 and just got an iPad Mini, and both were not as smooth as my Note II. Maybe you should try the Touchwiz launcher. I have full animation and everything and still so smooth.
  5. Curtoid

    Curtoid Member

    My phone does not open S Voice when the home button is held down. It gives me an option for Google Now/Running Apps/Storage. If I press the home button twice then S Voice comes up. I'm running stock 4.1.1
  6. lr1517

    lr1517 Active Member

    Looks like I'm not the only one, and no I've only had one not three, you're confused, the dialer app is very slow too, project butter? I can't see it anywhere!
  7. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member

    Dave and dwagner,
    I'll stop clearing my ram to see if that helps. Dave, your connotations that I'm the only person in the world having lag issues when it's publicly all over the Internet isn't completely appreciated.
  8. dave1812

    dave1812 Well-Known Member

    "all over the internet". hmmm...I'll take THAT one with a huge grain of salt. Define "all over".
    I can find plenty of references to just about any "fact" that I want to "prove".

    It's one of the fastest phones you'll find at the moment. but whatever.
  9. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member

    Google it
  10. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member

    And to add to more lag...while in a call when I pull the phone away from my ear there is 2-3 second lag before the screen lights back up.
  11. lr1517

    lr1517 Active Member

    Yeap that happens all the time with me as well, when I finish a call I'm rarely the one who hangs up because of this.
  12. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck Well-Known Member

    A couple of factors can affect the response time of these devices. First, human beings differ in the capacitance of their bodies, which can affect response of capacitive switches. Static charge buildup could also affect it.

    Do the two of you who suffer from this problem live in a particularly cold climate? Also (and I'm serious when I ask this) do you have problems operating "automatic" faucets?
  13. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    I thought automatic faucets have infrared sensors?

    Sent using the force
  14. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member

    I was in NC last week and it was cold, I'm in Miami right now. When you say automatic faucets do you mean the type you wave your hands under or the type that you touch with your wrist to activate? If it's the type you wave your hands under YES, those damn things never work for me.
  15. lr1517

    lr1517 Active Member

    I've had the Galaxy Nexus, HTC Incredible 1 and 2, the original Droid, Galaxy S3, iphone 4 and never had this problem so I don't think I'm an abnormal being.
  16. ne0lyfeism

    ne0lyfeism Well-Known Member

    Lag is minimal and is more the exception than the norm. To the poster who seems to think that just because he/she has experienced an issue on 3 devices somehow makes it a well known issue shared by millions of people - stop exaggerating.

    1) Nearly every single review, even extended ones, rave about how well the device performs
    2) Just looking at the majority of responses in this thread points to the issues certain posters are experiencing as in the minority, not the majority
    3) If you really believe you have issues, have your carrier check it out

    My phone ends up being used by my 16 month old son who practically opens everything, and even then, when I get it back from him, the phone is still smooth as can be.

    Easily the best device I've owned to date.
  17. womb raider

    womb raider Well-Known Member

    Sorry mate, my bad. I meant to say if you press twice, rather than hold down, the home button! :eek:
  18. sillyrabbitt123

    sillyrabbitt123 Well-Known Member

    i 100% have lag and more like stutter especially when surfing the web in stock browser. its as if the info isnt coming in as fast as it should. this happens on wifi and 4g both. vzw carrier.
  19. lr1517

    lr1517 Active Member

    Nobody said this is being experienced for millions, guess you're exaggerating.

    Again I'm the OP and I've only had one device not three.

    Last but not least I only asked if anybody was seeing this as well and yes there's a minority so my case is not an isolated one.
  20. Bodestone

    Bodestone Well-Known Member

    It is the double tap for S Voice that will cause a little lag on single home tap since it waits a fraction of a second to see if you will tap it again.

    As stated above this can be disabled from within S Voice settings if you don't use it.
  21. karma2burn

    karma2burn Well-Known Member

    I just tried that and it worked fine. No lag at all.
  22. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    Chill guys, no need to ruin your day over this issue.

    Maybe what you perceive as lag isn't lag for me. I mean the moment I Swype to unlock the screen it's almost instantaneous for me. Opening an app does take a little lag, but even my gaming PC will have a little lag to open any program. Unless the app has already been preloaded to RAM, you will see a little delay when it transfer the app from storage to memory.

    I still think it's just some/several apps that are playing in the background that makes your phone lag as you have described, or maybe to much apps in memory.

    In the end, if all things fail. Exchange it to a phone you'll be happy with. At least you've tried to address the issue.


    Sent using the force
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  23. Bodestone

    Bodestone Well-Known Member

    Can we stop arguing now please.

    Yes, there are many posts about people reporting lag.

    But yes, lag is actually very rare on the phone as an out of the box experience. Many of the posts about the lag are due to installed apps and so on but some are not. Many are from phones where the Samsung firmware has been modded by a carrier and the fault is due to the carrier not the phone itself.
    These issues are often resolved with updates but updates are not always swift in being issued.
    First release of the unmodded Samsung Firmware for the Note 2 did have occasional areas that seemed to lag slightly under some conditions. This could have been exacerbated by carrier modifications.
    The underlying Android version had some areas that could affect performance and every release since has seen performance tweaks added.

    There will always be faulty phones shipped where lag is not just perceived but real and due to bad processor, memory or storage chips.

    Upshot is that the Note 2 is an extremely fast phone, probably still in the top 5 fastest on the market and the Samsung firmware started good and has improved as has Android since the phone's release.

    If you have the phone out of the box, have ensured you have updated for the latest firmware release (plenty of posts here to check which is the latest available to you) without adding much in the way of 3rd party software and you are still experiencing excessive lag then chances are you have a faulty phone.

    Of course newer phones will have more grunt. Of course other manufacturer's launchers may behave differently.

    So far I have yet to find one that shames my Note 2 or even is noticable.
    I launched the camera app. Pressed the power button to close out. Pressed the home button and swiped. I was back in the camera in under half a second.
    This does not disprove your experience but neither does your experience constitute proof. Phone experience is a personal thing. I do remember the camera being a little slower, however, a couple of firmware releases back.

    I am now rambling but it does occur to me that nowhere here did people ask the firmware version of those experiencing lag to check that they were up to date. Just a thought.

    Edit: After all that I kinda had to laugh at "Post Quick Reply".
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  24. Puppa

    Puppa Well-Known Member

    I'm sensing there may be something to do with which carrier's GN3 it is. I'm on Verizon with their stock 4.1.1 (which has some features in other's 4.1.2). No lag on mine, not at all, and battery life is unbelievably good--down just 15% in 8 hours, no battery saving options turned on at all (compared to my old Rezound with extended battery which would be down 85% by now, with similar use).

    The home key on VZW's 4.1.1 definitely functions differently from the other carriers.
  25. Bodestone

    Bodestone Well-Known Member

    Don't tease me with talk of the Note 3. I was already tempted to the 2 earlier than I would normally upgrade.

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