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ZenFone with memory issues?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Paultx, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. Paultx

    Paultx Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I have this Asus ZenFone Live L1 ZA550KL (ASUS_X00RD) that behaves in a way I've never seen before with other Android smartphones I've used.

    I owned a Samsung Galaxy S3, a Motorola G4 and even an Asus ZenFone 2 in the past. All entry to intermediate level gadgets. This ASUS_X00RD seems to have some kind of memory problem.

    For instance, I open Gmail, start to read an email and click on a link in it, I go to a web page that link opens. When I go back to Gmail, it kind of refreshes itself, the screen turns white and only then its content starts to appear again.

    Another example: I'm playing WordBrain 2 and decide to open a browser, check some sites, etc. When I go back to the game, it reloads as if it's newly open and doesn't go to where I was playing, but to the starting page of the game.

    Any ideas what is this and how to fix it? TIA.
     


  2. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Many new devices stop apps that are running in the background.

    And the newer devices seem to be doing this much more aggressively.

    You can attempt to turn off Battery Optimization for individual apps that this really bothers you with, and/or you can try to Pin these same apps, whichvon some devices can keep the pinned apps in memory.

    Ways to go about these proceedures vary from device to device and OS to OS, but I can give you the general gist of how you may find these settings.

    Battery Optimization

    Settings
    Battery
    (three dot menu icon, upper right)
    Battery optimization
    (arrow down mid-upper right)
    All apps

    Select the app(s) you want to remove from Battery Optimization.

    Pinning

    Settings
    Security & location
    Screen pinning
     
    #2 puppykickr, Sep 24, 2020
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2020
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  3. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Did you have a 1GB or 2GB ZenFone model? If the 1GB model it's not surprising for it to be a little laggy at times, that's a marginally minimal amount of RAM for a 2018 vintage Android phone. That's adequate for Android to run in the background but once you actually start using various apps the memory management in a 1GB phone is working a lot harder than it needs to than in a more capable phone.
    Also note in your comparisons, just as an example, the S3 (2013) was in its day Samsung's flagship model so making direct comparisons between phones from different marketing categories and from different time periods can be misleading as there are lot of variables involved (it's not just RAM but manufactures rely upon different processors, different logic boards, different versions of Android, etc.)
     
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