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quest7
Sep 8, 2013, 07:50 PM
I have about had it with android(GS3). Its a great phone, but lately it has been having an attitude problem. When I hit the back button it just reloads the page and sometimes the screen freezing and goes back to my home screen.

I'm busy and dont have time for all that trouble shooting and stuff. The screen size and widgets are cool, but I needit to be reliable.

Now, do you guys have some of these issues? And how do the older(ip4s and ip5) perform after they get older?



user-name-here
Sep 8, 2013, 07:54 PM
Reset your Android device back to factory settings and see if it still has the issue.

quest7
Sep 8, 2013, 08:04 PM
I just wiped my cache partion and deleted my last 5-6 apps. I will do a factory reset, if nothing chances.

My question is do iPhone users have to go through issues or something similar to this.

Slicktype
Sep 8, 2013, 08:08 PM
I used to be an Android fan boy until my phone decided to freeze up on me constantly along with GPS issues,lag, constant restarting on its own and mind you that I had the phone replaced "5" times :-x.
I said screw this! At that time the 4S was just announced and I decided to jump ship. I will "never" look back ..... Apple is a far superior product to Android and continues to be so.
My 4s has had some minor hiccups but nothing major or anything that would make me look for a different product. Both devices have issues but Androids takes the cake!.
Oh, Breaking Bad is on ... Sweet !!!

Oohara
Sep 8, 2013, 08:11 PM
Apple is a far superior product to Android

Like wicked, man!!!

EM2013
Sep 8, 2013, 08:12 PM
Nope. I have a 4s that's almost two years old already and works just fine. No issues whatsoever

*Batman*
Sep 8, 2013, 08:13 PM
I have about had it with android(GS3). Its a great phone, but lately it has been having an attitude problem. When I hit the back button it just reloads the page and sometimes the screen freezing and goes back to my home screen.

I'm busy and dont have time for all that trouble shooting and stuff. The screen size and widgets are cool, but I needit to be reliable.

Now, do you guys have some of these issues? And how do the older(ip4s and ip5) perform after they get older?

The longest I've kept an iPhone is just over 2 years. That includes the original, the 3GS and now the 4S. All of them have worked just as good on the last day that I used them as they did the first day I bought them.

I know some people have had issues with theirs, and that's to be expected, but, I've not had any issues where I've had to take my phone in or get it replaced.

They've all been solid.

Zerilos
Sep 8, 2013, 08:15 PM
Thing it, buy Applecare (cheaper than insurance) and you have two years to replace your phone twice if you have a problem with it.

The Home button died on my iP4 and got it replaced same day.

aroma
Sep 8, 2013, 08:17 PM
I was Apple baptized from day one really. I think I was coming from an iPod touch.

It's really strange. Android, like today, I was watching someone turn her Wi-Fi hotspot off. But it wouldn't turn off. The personal hotspot was switched off, but it was still on.

That kind of lag just doesn't happen on Apple products. Not even the old ones. Apple products are consistently reliable. It has to be, it's a touchscreen.

So if I was ever on Android, I would be bald because I would've pulled my hair out.

user-name-here
Sep 8, 2013, 08:20 PM
My question is do iPhone users have to go through issues or something similar to this.

Of course, every single smartphone out there will get slower the more crap you put on it over time.

You hear iPhone owners say the same thing after 2 years ("Oh my iPhone is running slow"), you know what I tell them? Go reset your phone back to factory settings and see if it's still slow :rolleyes:

LithePanther
Sep 8, 2013, 08:20 PM
iPhones hold up better to age then android phones, and if iPhones start going wonky a factory reset usually fixes the problem.

Mrbobb
Sep 8, 2013, 08:21 PM
Now, do you guys have some of these issues? And how do the older(ip4s and ip5) perform after they get older?

Now I dunno if the iPhone has the same issue as your Samsung but I gotta think iPhones are not perfect either, but we just Re-load from backup (no thinking) then we're back in business. Samsung has such restore function?

quest7
Sep 8, 2013, 08:25 PM
Now I dunno if the iPhone has the same issue as your Samsung but I gotta think iPhones are not perfect either, but we just Re-load from backup (no thinking) then we're back in business. Samsung has such restore function?

A factory reset. But, I have to save all my apps, contacts, etc before doing one.

I have only had it for 7 months. I got pissed last week and order and iPhone 5 for 300 and then had a change of heart and told the fed ex man never mind.

Its not slow, just the freezes sometimes and reloading when I hit the back button. Some guy said the reason for the reloads is that some sites have ads that causes the page to reload instead of going back. And it doesn't happen on every site, but enough to make me pause when recommending an android to someone.

Now if the reloading is caused by the web sites, its not the phone. And if the freezing is cause of a poorly coded app, that's not the phone either, but chasing it down is a a pain.

zedzded
Sep 8, 2013, 08:27 PM
Never had too many issues with my 4S.

Eric5h5
Sep 8, 2013, 08:28 PM
It's not quite an iPhone, but my iPod touch 5 has had zero issues since I got it almost a year ago. Also, not only does it work as well as it ever did, it actually still looks new. (Which is something my iPod touch 4 did not do after I'd had it a year, though it still worked fine.)

--Eric

APhillyApple
Sep 8, 2013, 08:34 PM
One of the reasons I ditched Android a long time ago, and it seems that it hasnt change at all. Its just a bloated, sluggish OS. No real way around it. I have never had a slow iPhone, its always as responsive as the day I get it.

Some will say they have never had this particular problem with Android, but I am not sure I believe them.

KentuckyHouse
Sep 9, 2013, 09:39 AM
One of the reasons I ditched Android a long time ago, and it seems that it hasnt change at all. Its just a bloated, sluggish OS. No real way around it. I have never had a slow iPhone, its always as responsive as the day I get it.

Some will say they have never had this particular problem with Android, but I am not sure I believe them.

This is so dependent on WHICH Android phone someone has.

If we're talking about a Samsung, then yes, bloat is definitely an issue and does slow things down (and in turn, cause the stuttering and lag some people complain about). While I've got the S4 (and the Note 2, S3, and S2 before that), TouchWiz is just awful. The first thing I do with a Samsung phone is root and install a stock, debloated TouchWiz ROM. It's amazing what a difference it makes. And that doesn't even include all the bloat that the carriers add. They just make it worse by putting crap on there that's just a duplicate of stock functions (AT&T's navigation app and Smart Wifi come immediately to mind).

Some will say that LG is basically cloning Samsung phones, so the same bloat and lag exist, but my experience is that LG phones (starting with the Optimus G) are fast as lightning and have zero lag. I'm not sure what LG figured out that Samsung hasn't, but their "skin", while looking a lot like TouchWiz, sure doesn't function like it. I really like what I'm seeing out of LG over the last year.

The HTC One, while very nice, did have some noticeable lag present. Sense 5 is very toned down from previous versions, but again, it's resource-heavy and again, once the carriers put their crap on there, you get lag. As soon as I rooted and unlocked it and put a stock Android ROM on there...the lag was gone. But I couldn't deal with the crap camera. It was just awful.

And you'll hear people talk about the "Nexus experience". I can tell you, it DOES make a difference. While you may not have all the bells and whistles of a Samsung phone (honestly, who uses all that stuff anyway), the trade off is that you get a fast, lag free experience. I got to play around with the Moto X finally, and man...that thing is a joy to use. It's so fast...and I couldn't make it stutter or lag even when trying. Removing all that bloat and focusing on the user experience really makes a difference.

The only reason I passed on the Nexus 4 (and opted for the Optimus G instead) was because of the lack of LTE. Since the next Nexus will have it, I'm going all-in on the Nexus 5. I really think it'll be the perfect Android phone (other than the lack of SD support...but I'm slowly weaning myself off of it).

Oohara
Sep 9, 2013, 09:54 AM
Its just a bloated, sluggish OS. No real way around it.

This is just a lazy, sweeping generalization based on opinion. Android can be bloated and sluggish, but it can also be lightning fast - this depends entirely on how it's set up. My Note 2 is still running TouchWiz but with Nova Launcher Prime on top, and it really is faster than any iPhone I've used. It takes some tweaking work from the user though, but that's a price I happily pay in order to have total control over my phone and what it can do.

Cnasty
Sep 9, 2013, 10:18 AM
I have an S3 and have seen some significant slowdown from when I bought it almost 2 years ago or so.

I did the factory reset and yes its way faster.

I never explored ROMs or whatever they are called as I am not a tech savy guy and afraid to screw something up.

I am worried my pre-ordered Note 3 will eventually get the bog down as well after some time so may explore these options in the future.

I had an iPhone since the first one before coming to the S3 and it slowed down as well.I do prefer the IOS system more but Android also has limitless customization possibilities and bigger screens which win out in the end for me and cant see going back to an iPhone.

LIVEFRMNYC
Sep 9, 2013, 10:25 AM
I don't see any real issue with touchwiz. I just permanently disable any bloat from Samsung and Carrier that I don't use and I'm good.

sviato
Sep 9, 2013, 10:50 AM
I just wiped my cache partion and deleted my last 5-6 apps. I will do a factory reset, if nothing chances.

My question is do iPhone users have to go through issues or something similar to this.

My 4S, which I've had for almost 2 years, was experiencing some lag recently and I turned it off then back on and it's been running without any issues again

Jessica Lares
Sep 9, 2013, 11:08 AM
Google's Play Store last few updates killed my phone, and that's when I had it. I wasn't going to wait for them to fix it while they were making my phone unable to unlock without lag and make phone calls due to force closures.

I had the iPhone 2G from 2007 to 2010, and the iPhone 4 2010 to 2012. Managed to break my S2 Skyrocket's camera before one year after getting it in April 2012.

APhillyApple
Sep 9, 2013, 11:10 AM
This is just a lazy, sweeping generalization based on opinion. Android can be bloated and sluggish, but it can also be lightning fast - this depends entirely on how it's set up. My Note 2 is still running TouchWiz but with Nova Launcher Prime on top, and it really is faster than any iPhone I've used. It takes some tweaking work from the user though, but that's a price I happily pay in order to have total control over my phone and what it can do.

To each their own, I didn't mean to get you upset or make you feel butt-hurt. It is just my opinion from my experience we all have/use a device that works the best for us. Its mostly preference.

After all these years some people of the Android OS are still having the same issue that I had with it back years ago. No reason to get angry, or shoot barbs at anyone.

T5BRICK
Sep 9, 2013, 11:27 AM
To each their own, I didn't mean to get you upset or make you feel butt-hurt. It is just my opinion from my experience we all have/use a device that works the best for us. Its mostly preference.

After all these years some people of the Android OS are still having the same issue that I had with it back years ago. No reason to get angry, or shoot barbs at anyone.

I happen to agree with him. It sounds to me that you're making a generalization based on a few experiences, most likely not with the newer version of the software either.

Android 4.3 on my HTC One is blazing fast, and I'll very likely never return to iOS for my phone because of all of the features available.

Tones2
Sep 9, 2013, 11:56 AM
I happen to agree with him. It sounds to me that you're making a generalization based on a few experiences, most likely not with the newer version of the software either.

Android 4.3 on my HTC One is blazing fast, and I'll very likely never return to iOS for my phone because of all of the features available.

Absolutely. :)

ChazUK
Sep 9, 2013, 11:58 AM
Samsung are notorious for bloating up their phones and I can imagine the initial bloatedness exacerbates things over time.

Using AOSP builds or Nexus devices, I've not had any issues over time with my devices.

I'll also go so far as go say that the HTC One (on stock Android 4.3) that I own has to be one of the finest Android experiences I've ever had.

I do keep my data synced with Google (contacts, calendars, mail, music, files/ebooks on Google Drive and pictures on Google + photos) so to get all that data back, I simply sign in to my next Android device and wait for it to sync so I have no reluctance to do a factory reset if the situation ever arises that I have to.

I'd say factory reset the thing and if its no better, get an iPhone as the 4s must be due a drop in price after tomorrow's event.

APhillyApple
Sep 9, 2013, 12:01 PM
I happen to agree with him. It sounds to me that you're making a generalization based on a few experiences, most likely not with the newer version of the software either.

Android 4.3 on my HTC One is blazing fast, and I'll very likely never return to iOS for my phone because of all of the features available.

Ok. Congratulations. We all have our preferences, I merely stated that the issue TC is having seems to be the same one I had years ago. This isnt a religion, no reason for all the butt-hurt and animosity over something this small. Poor guys are taking this stuff way to serious. :apple:

T5BRICK
Sep 9, 2013, 12:43 PM
Ok. Congratulations. We all have our preferences, I merely stated that the issue TC is having seems to be the same one I had years ago. This isnt a religion, no reason for all the butt-hurt and animosity over something this small. Poor guys are taking this stuff way to serious. :apple:

An experience I had years ago with the iPhone showed me that you couldn't even install Apps or re-arrange the icons on the home screen or use folders or multitask or change the background. ;)

Just pointing out that things have changed since you last used Android. I'm not sure why you think people are "upset" or getting "butt-hurt." The OP posted his experience and people are replying to it. This is an open forum and I'm pretty sure everyone is welcome to the discussion.

srkmish
Sep 9, 2013, 12:45 PM
I have a cheap chinese android with 1 ghz dual core mediatek processor+512 mb ram. It used to have minor hiccups now and then and the smoothness was nowhere near my ipad mini.

However, once i rooted it and removed bloatware and installed greenify( Thanks to its dev for this free amazing app), all those minor hiccups are almost gone. It still freezes for a second or two sometimes , however the frequency is very less now. If you own an android, you owe it to yourself to get the best performance out of it. I also have another chinese mobile with a single core processor only but it can play temple run oz without any hiccups :D

Fernandez21
Sep 9, 2013, 12:55 PM
I agree, there are still more performance problems with android than with the iphone, or at least that has been my experience and if you look at my sig you can see I've been using the newest android phones.

I will say that jelly bean has closed the gapped, its been MUCH better, but still get lags and errors from time to time.

APhillyApple
Sep 9, 2013, 01:30 PM
An experience I had years ago with the iPhone showed me that you couldn't even install Apps or re-arrange the icons on the home screen or use folders or multitask or change the background. ;)

Just pointing out that things have changed since you last used Android. I'm not sure why you think people are "upset" or getting "butt-hurt." The OP posted his experience and people are replying to it. This is an open forum and I'm pretty sure everyone is welcome to the discussion.


Ok, come off the high horse, no one is disputing the type of forum. We all know it is an open forum, I responded to the OP, you all responded to me. I think you need to get your facts straight. Aside from that no one can have a wrong opinion, its just a thought based on experience. Nice try though.

Others have told me to stay away from this website, they all tell me its Android Central in an Apple costume. I am starting to think its true, sadly. I guess I will continue my search for an Apple-centric website. Thanks for making in clear to me. :apple:

Stooby Mcdoobie
Sep 9, 2013, 01:40 PM
I guess I will continue my search for an Apple-centric website. Thanks for making in clear to me. :apple:

This is the Alternatives to iOS section. Why would you come here expecting "Apple-centric" discussion?

Oohara
Sep 9, 2013, 01:47 PM
Ok, come off the high horse, no one is disputing the type of forum. We all know it is an open forum, I responded to the OP, you all responded to me. I think you need to get your facts straight. Aside from that no one can have a wrong opinion, its just a thought based on experience. Nice try though.

Others have told me to stay away from this website, they all tell me its Android Central in an Apple costume. I am starting to think its true, sadly. I guess I will continue my search for an Apple-centric website. Thanks for making in clear to me. :apple:

Martyring and being generally rude will make it difficult for you to find good conversation anywhere, but good luck with your search. :)

The Game 161
Sep 9, 2013, 02:00 PM
had no issues with my S4 and shouldn't with the Note 3. no lags at all since the updates. an up to date system certainly helps.

T5BRICK
Sep 9, 2013, 02:02 PM
Ok, come off the high horse, no one is disputing the type of forum. We all know it is an open forum, I responded to the OP, you all responded to me. I think you need to get your facts straight. Aside from that no one can have a wrong opinion, its just a thought based on experience. Nice try though.

I wasn't saying your opinion was wrong, I was just stating that you were making an observation based on very out of date information. Old versions of Android and their associated hardware sucked. We all know this. So did old versions of iOS and their associated hardware. Up until Android 4.2 came out, I wouldn't have anything to do with the system.

Others have told me to stay away from this website, they all tell me its Android Central in an Apple costume. I am starting to think its true, sadly. I guess I will continue my search for an Apple-centric website. Thanks for making in clear to me. :apple:

Good luck! :)

fredaroony
Sep 9, 2013, 02:56 PM
Others have told me to stay away from this website, they all tell me its Android Central in an Apple costume. I am starting to think its true, sadly. I guess I will continue my search for an Apple-centric website. Thanks for making in clear to me. :apple:

Appleinsider would be much more your style it seems.