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  1. Slai's Avatar
    I never had problems with swiftkey on my s3, it had no more lags or delays or lockups than my 920 does, really.
    Im sorry you had a faulty device, but it really isn't anywhere near the level of horribleness that you seem to think.
    04-21-2013 10:46 AM
  2. London Jr's Avatar
    I never had problems with swiftkey on my s3, it had no more lags or delays or lockups than my 920 does, really.
    Im sorry you had a faulty device, but it really isn't anywhere near the level of horribleness that you seem to think.
    it wasn't that bad, just really the little things my man, and when people cry over android I personally know it's because the experiences have been pretty bad... that is suprising tho, not a faulty device but i'm not seeing what you are seeing either way, so ur good. The differences are miniscule but those little things are a deal breaker, I like a solid experience over features thats y iOS and windows phones are my favorite windows phone seems to be the perfect blend of those tho. I've installed a gazillion custom roms on android devices (not s3) and decided to walk away when I noticed a similar experience from device to device and rom to rom. But like even scrolling continues to be smooth with you? I just have a hard time seeing that lol but don't answer that i'm being funny. now as far as the nexus, those have always been the best android experiences to me, the only one I haven't used is the nexus 4.
    04-21-2013 10:58 AM
  3. Slai's Avatar
    I agree, its not one thing in particular that makes me change OS, its lots of small things.
    For instance WP has a lot of things I like over the s3, but the s3 has more things I think it does better than my 920.
    I changed from s3 to 920 because I think WP has a lot of good qualities.

    Those things that I think the s3 did better than my 920 may be irrelevant to other people, and they in turn may have things they value more than I do.
    But lag on my s3 seriously wasn't any different from on my 920, meaning nothing big, really. Both devices were very smooth, bot in the menus, the mainscreen and in apps.
    As said, WP has some animations that may smooth down loading times so they don't seem as intrusive, which is probably a good thing.
    But ill do some tests when I get my s4. Anything in particular you'd want me to compare?
    04-21-2013 11:14 AM
  4. London Jr's Avatar
    I agree, its not one thing in particular that makes me change OS, its lots of small things.
    For instance WP has a lot of things I like over the s3, but the s3 has more things I think it does better than my 920.
    I changed from s3 to 920 because I think WP has a lot of good qualities.

    Those things that I think the s3 did better than my 920 may be irrelevant to other people, and they in turn may have things they value more than I do.
    But lag on my s3 seriously wasn't any different from on my 920, meaning nothing big, really. Both devices were very smooth, bot in the menus, the mainscreen and in apps.
    As said, WP has some animations that may smooth down loading times so they don't seem as intrusive, which is probably a good thing.
    But ill do some tests when I get my s4. Anything in particular you'd want me to compare?
    man i can only imagine how the s4 would run on that quad core and the updated touchwiz. I always compare the keyboard and the browser just for a gauge. similar apps and network speed are something else u can do. what about the htc one?
    04-21-2013 11:18 AM
  5. farukdgn's Avatar
    man i can only imagine how the s4 would run on that quad core and the updated touchwiz. I always compare the keyboard and the browser just for a gauge. similar apps and network speed are something else u can do. what about the htc one?
    am i the only one who thinks touchwiz is ugly?
    04-21-2013 11:29 AM
  6. Slai's Avatar
    Touchwiz doesn't have to look like anything. You can change it if you want to using things like jkay and themes, icon packs, etc. Or change the launcher entirely, its as easy as installing an app. It actually IS an app, like apex launcher.

    As for the HTC One, i just don't like the phone. Larger bezel, ugly design in general, reminds me of the n95 era. The camera isnt that impressive, and the s4 has some very nice features that look promising, as well as the viewcover which I really like.
    04-21-2013 12:32 PM
  7. farukdgn's Avatar
    Touchwiz doesn't have to look like anything. You can change it if you want to using things like jkay and themes, icon packs, etc. Or change the launcher entirely, its as easy as installing an app. It actually IS an app, like apex launcher.

    As for the HTC One, i just don't like the phone. Larger bezel, ugly design in general, reminds me of the n95 era. The camera isnt that impressive, and the s4 has some very nice features that look promising, as well as the viewcover which I really like.
    not as only launcher, it's whole ui. i sometimes liked android interface but samsung made me hate it by ios rip-off touchwiz ui.
    04-21-2013 01:01 PM
  8. Slai's Avatar
    So simply install another rom, like cyanogenmod.
    Personally I like how they have done things on the s4 with TW, but its hard to say without having used it for a good while.
    04-21-2013 01:04 PM
  9. farukdgn's Avatar
    So simply install another rom, like cyanogenmod.
    Personally I like how they have done things on the s4 with TW, but its hard to say without having used it for a good while.
    i dont like using custom roms. they kicks you out of warranty and they contain bugs. and you have to check if there's an update.
    04-21-2013 01:06 PM
  10. Slai's Avatar
    Then yes, for you TW might be a problem. The warranty is irrelevant where Im from as we have laws that protect consumers quite a bit, and I change handset within a year of getting the device and Ive done it several times before, so for me its no big deal.
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    04-21-2013 02:20 PM
  11. montsa007's Avatar
    i dont like using custom roms. they kicks you out of warranty and they contain bugs. and you have to check if there's an update.
    Thats why company provides official roms, umm 6+ months after its available on nexus line and when your warranty is about to expire ;).
    04-22-2013 12:28 PM
  12. stalemate1's Avatar
    Hello,

    I've been using a lot of OSes (Series 40, 60, Windows 5.x, 6.x, Series 90, Treo, Isheep and Android)

    Now am switching to a lumia 720 (already ordered and waiting for arrival), currently using Xperia T and here is what I have to say about android after 1 year of usage.

    -Android apps intrude your privacy
    (Come on, why does a simple game like sudoku or tetris need to access my phonebook or call records or even gps position? and yet it has 1,000,000+ installs. I'm not sure about how windows allows apps to hit the public but Isheep people rigorously check each app before making it public)

    -Constant lags even at a decent processor
    (Have used androids, various phones and 1 thing I've always noticed is LAG, be it 2.3 or 4.1, there is ALWAYS a lag no matter which phone, what high specs you put on. I don't play any games on the phone, just use day to day apps, that too very few due to privacy concerns and I can see lags in them at times even at OS Version 4.1 which has the so called project peanut butter)

    -App crashes and slow startups
    (Its common here, zedge app takes atleast 8-10 secs to start up, and there are times when it crashes, i know its the developers fault, but hey isn't android being a watchdog monitoring what sh*t developers are throwing to their users? just because anyone can become an android developer and release a nasty app that can hack a user to death doesn't make it a good platform)

    -Battery has loose motions (This one really pisses me off as I always pray before switching on the screen that the battery isn't dead, I loose 1% every 3-4 minutes if I turn on 3G, even tho I don't do anything, yep 1% loss every 3-4 minutes even when the device is on sleep, I've checked different phones with different sims, just so you know I don't have a faulty device. The experience with Blackberry Bold 3 was good)
    (Be it a 2$ phone or a 2000$ phone, your android phone's battery WILL suffer from loose motions, unless its Moto Razr lineup and if you turn on 3G, god save you, i literally don't subscribe to 3G because am worried about battery drain, even on a high end phone)

    -1 OS, multiple devices = Horrible output
    (Over here in Asia, samsung came up with low end android devices like, Duos, Duos Lite, these cost merely 100$, or less. Now you can imagine what specs they pack in and what experience they'll give in, a lot of lags! and stupidish touch screen experience)

    Call this a rant, or shout, I stated the facts after 1 year of mess up with android.

    I know android has a mega market share today, even more than ibleep, err ikeep umm is it iweep?, ah its isheep, but hey even the top of the line model you offer will suffer lag issues and battery problems!

    Just a few hours left before I am back to Nokia, long lost journey, but back home in 1 piece :)
    Basically what I'm experiencing, though it took me at least 18 months to experience this. Have you ever noticed, brand new...Android is spectacular...wait a few months...problems...I still have a long way to go (1 month) with my Android contract before I upgrade to lumia 520 (its been a long wait)

    The extremes I have to go to just keeping my Droid in a good functional state, de-fragmentors and memory cleaners. Android is only for those who constantly tweak and fix their phone-performance geeks.

    However there are a few droids which are exempt from this fate but not many. (people who get these phones are called lucky users) though as far as lag and poor hardware goes the HTC sensation XL is very impressive. Almost as responsive as an iPhone but with a 1.4 GHz single core.
    02-11-2014 01:20 AM
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