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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dunphe, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Dunphe

    Dunphe Lurker
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    Hello there,

    I just got a Galaxy note 2, previously had an iPhone 4s, I bought the international version, so I paid about $400 difference (I'm not in the US). I love the bigger screen, but coming from iOS to Android really made me feel like I downgraded. This phone being quadcore and 2GB of ram is not as smooth as my previous iPhone 4s.

    Browsing chrome feels sluggish, opening gallery with about 1k pictures I can see the animation transition with a bit of lag. Waking up the phone takes sometimes as long as two seconds (I even tried every youtube trick to solve this, no luck). Applications such as steam scroll at max 30 fps and the list goes on.

    I have never rooted a phone so I'm not even sure this exists, but I'm looking for a custom rom that helps me improve the fps while navigating through the phone (Or really any tips would help).


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  2. Fr0stTr0n

    Fr0stTr0n Well-Known Member

    Go back to iOS, you'll never be happy
  3. Dunphe

    Dunphe Lurker
    Thread Starter

    That doesn't help me at all, but thanks for your opinion, I'd rather see what android is capable of before going back to iOS.
  4. ratskin

    ratskin Lurker

    Well to be fair your iPhone just has a bunch of stagnant square icons, useless at offering any information, arranged in a simple grid pattern and with well over a quarter million fewer pixels. I mean, it doesn't really do all that much as an operating system so it should at least be really smooth at it.

    My kitchen drawer calculator is lightning fast and smooth too so if you want to upgrade to that get in touch with me and I'll sell it to you.
  5. steveo52

    steveo52 Newbie

    I went from the iPhone 4s to the GN2. I would never go back to the iPhone, GN2 is a different animal and a better one JMO. My only slight disappointment, the camera in the 4s has an edge over the GN2, but if I want great photos I use my Canon 60d.
  6. menmyjeep

    menmyjeep Well-Known Member

    Android is different than ios, there is no doubt about it. If you want it to be exactly the same, it won't be and you should have stayed with your iPhone. On the other hand, I think Android has many, many good things going for it and you should give it some time. Change is hard sometimes and it takes some time to transition. I don't really have any of the issues you speak of but never have an iPhone either to compare it to but from all the other comments I have read, Android is much more customizeable than ios ever can be and definitely can make YOUR device YOUR device, if you know what I mean. I think after you give it some time, you will find out what the rest of us already knows which is that Android and the GNII is a really great device with superb capabilities. It is a natural tendency when you first make a change to always fall back and compare what you now have as new to what you used to have on your favorite features of your old item. That goes for anything.....cars, bikes, wristwatch, tv's and even your cellular phones, etc. Good luck!
  7. ctxx24

    ctxx24 Android Enthusiast

    Like others already said if you could just put little square icons and nothing else...android could be the same smoothness...being We can put widgets..live wall paper etc...it's not possible..although flipping threw screens on note 2(at vzw) seems pretty smooth vs others I have had...sluggish Internet I'm not sure about... my charge and others never seemed sluggish (no different then my ipad) opening the pic app I don't know being i Don't have the note yet..
  8. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

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  9. 10sNinja

    10sNinja Newbie

    I hope Caloy's input helped. I also have iPhone 4s. Overall, it's just a wee bit faster than Note 2. But for me, I'm sooo in love with the freedom to customize my Note 2. I got a 3 yr contract w/ 6gb LTE and free perks for $60/mth and I'm confident my Note 2 will continue to keep me engaged whereas I got bored with my iPhone 4s. To each their own.
  10. willowlee

    willowlee Newbie

    I used to have an iphone 4s and I did not notice it being faster than my note 2. If it was faster, than its minimal to me at least. Im happy with my note 2 and am glad I made the switch. Nothing beats drag and drop :)
  11. Sakib

    Sakib Well-Known Member

    You see , The thing is Android and IOS is both different ... so you can't just compare them... And I have personally used the iPhone 5 aand trust me,Even The Xperia Mini has better feature,UI then The iOS ... I thing to agree here is iOS is a minimal OS, Which does not.offer you many things (such as custom roms ,tweaks, New kernel)

    And about the performance ? Try runing a 1080P video on your note and also on your Iphone and and see the differences for yourself! :screwy:

    And you should go back to IOS ... Android is not for you :banghead:
  12. Arun01

    Arun01 Member

    Last resort for this guy would be to root & install seeder.;)
  13. Thomas S

    Thomas S Member

    Just had to say I love this post! So well stated!
  14. rexxcastle

    rexxcastle Member

    You sound like a fan boy that is heavily over exaggerating. I also came from a 4s before this a 4 before that a 3 and 3gs before that, I LOVE this phone, I'm not having any of this issues you are describing. If you feel the way you do please just go back.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release date was September 2012. Features and Specs include a 5.5" inch screen, 8MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 3100mAh battery.

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