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Why do Andorid phones get stuck in a year or two?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Branda Lus, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. Branda Lus

    Branda Lus Lurker
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    First of all, I am not the iPhone user.

    I used five Android phones in the past years and all of them became very sluggish.
     



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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Just a guess, but you might have experienced bit rot possibly? Although I've never had slowdowns myself with Android devices.

    BTW since you mentioned iPhone. It's been well documented that Apple deliberately slowed down some iPhones, and in fact were sued and had to pay compensation.
     
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  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I use my android phones for 3-5 years each and have never experienced this.
     
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  4. It depends on the phone brand.
    (Based on my own experience): lg and samsung will be sluggish with time (and samsung is the leading brand in sluggishness). However, there are really good brands supporting android out there including: sony(the best), huawei, and asus.
     
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  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    If ever you notice it getting sluggish, just do a factory reset and watch it perform like a brand new phone.
    Backup your documents, photos and videos first...
     
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i have owned all of the note series since the note 4, and i have never experienced any slow down or performance issues. it also will depend on specs. as software improves so does the need for better specs to run the updates. android 10 could not run on earlier devices without showing some performance issues. if the memory is less than 2 gigs, then it will slow down considerably....especially after major android os updates.
     
  7. ****thanks for your note, i meant all the samsung devices Except note series (starting from note3) cuz i owned note2 and its performance (after a year and half) is exactly like ace2.
     
  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Yet my daughter's S8 has no lag problems even in its third year. And I know she isn't regularly resetting or even cache cleaning.
     
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  9. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    To labor intensive @Dannydet.
    Soft Reset is the way to go.
     
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  10. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    Soft reset is good for short term but a factory reset once a year even, keeps the phone "fresh" as alot of junk builds up in these phones.

    As far as the OP, what type of phone do you have? Also, if you use cleaning apps or anti virus apps these could make the phone sluggish
     
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  11. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    Yep, my wife has her 3 year old S8+ and it is very smooth and she won't be getting a new phone anytime soon.
     
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  12. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Welcome to Android Forums, Branda Lus! :)
    Can you expand on that a little? For example, which phones you had, which Android versions you were using, how you typically use your phone--like taking a lot of photos, or downloading large images, and so on. That might help us sort things out.

    Personally, in my decade of using Android, I've never seen what you're describing. Like Hadron, I typically use my devices for 3+ years--right now, in addition to my daily-driver, a Moto Z² Force Edition, I also use my 5-year-old Moto X 2nd Generation and my 7-year-old Kindle Fire HD 8.9" [which I turned into a true Android tablet by rooting it]. Neither has ever been, or needed to be, factory reset due to sluggishness. So your experience is not at all like mine!

    By the way, even if you were an iPhone user, you'd still be welcome here. :D
     
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