- 05-12-2013, 04:26 AM #1
So here’s my story.
Being a Lumia 920 owner, I went today to a store to get the Samsung galaxy s4 and maybe replace my L920. Already having this android lag phobia which I have experienced from previous android devices I had to try the S4 at the store before buying (try before you buy) and you all know how laaaggyyy the L920 is ;p, So I tried it out and didn’t notice any lag and that no apps or games where installed on the device. So I bought the s4 after getting convinced. After I got home I was so happy that I started installing all apps and games installed on my L920, and there it goes I started experiencing the laaaaaaag, yes laaaaaaag (it’s not that the device is unusable, but like a noticeable lag when swiping through apps) and did I mention PHOBIA earlier. So by that time I looked at my L920 which I put aside and said this is my biggest mistake I did when buying a smartphone. I just did a factory reset to my s4 and returned it. End of PHOBIA. I hope google sorts out this issue in their next android release, though I won’t be getting any android device in the future.
What do you think guys?
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- 05-12-2013, 04:29 AM #2
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05-12-2013, 09:29 AM #8
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If you want a good, pure AOSP experience grab a Nexus 4. Outstanding Android phone. I picked one up early on. Love it. Dig my yellow 920 more but when I want a change for a while I enjoy the Nexus. Recommended and only 350 off contract. Nice.
05-12-2013, 09:38 AM #11
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Go for the Nexus 4 not S4 :P if you want unadultered Android with no skin and all that. A Real SmartPhone experience is on Android and not with the WP8 :) . WP has alot of limitations and no unified notification center. If you don't need the camera( of L920) , I would return it and go for an Android.
- 05-12-2013, 09:42 AM #12
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new operating system. So fresh.
Somehow I am bored of Androids and IOS icon views..
- 05-12-2013, 10:04 AM #14
- 05-12-2013, 10:06 AM #15
Well i tried S4, it's really smooth and doesn't lagg like S3.
If there wouldn't be Windows phone, i would definetly pick it, even if it looks horrible and has OS that i don't like.
- 05-12-2013, 10:20 AM #16
You guys are sure giving some extra effort for this gentleman to change his mind. What's up with that?
Hacer, use whatever device makes you happy. Of most of the "advise" I've ever gotten from others, I've found most of it to be completely wrong.
- 05-12-2013, 11:26 AM #17
I suffered from a lot of lag on my Galaxy Nexus but I reset it last night and at the moment the lag is gone but, I don't have games installed. My feeling is that Android is smooth enough but only if you don't have masses of data, a lot of top games titles are 1Gb or more, in storage and lots of widgets.
- 05-12-2013, 12:17 PM #18
You guys act like windows phone doesn't lag at all. Now that's not to say android doesn't lag, it certainly does, but windows phone does too. In fact every os lags e even iOS.
And yes. The S4 had a lag issue because of the amount of features that Samsung forced on there.
- 05-12-2013, 12:32 PM #19
- 05-12-2013, 12:36 PM #21
But also and don't get me wrong my Lumia 920 with two cores compared to my(was) Samsung galaxy S4 with 8 cores and double the ram, the s4 still lagged. I think people should blame android oems and not android.
Its like Windows OS (desktop), PCs with too many oem software preinstalled will have a chance to lag more than PCs with fresh install of windows. there is a research for this info.
- 05-12-2013, 01:05 PM #24
I have the Nexus 7, and one of the reasons I am not a huge fan of it is that it still wasn't as smooth as WP even though the specs are quite nice. With a different kernel and rom, it was better but def. far from lag free. That said, it sometimes comes down to individual people's tolerance.
- 05-12-2013, 01:27 PM #25
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