Does your iPhone 6 Plus work smoothly or does yours stutter on 8.3

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bobby Corwen, May 10, 2015.

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Does your iPhone 6 Plus work smoothly or does it stutter?

  1. Yes its fine

    63.0%
  2. No it lags

    37.0%
  1. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    I was just wondering how many people have a perfectly working iPhone 6 Plus and a smooth experience and how many people actually have lag on 8.3 still?
     
  2. TL24 macrumors 6502a

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    No lag here, 8.3 has been the best iOS so far but Apple still hasn't fixed the damn heavy noise reduction they've added to pictures since iOS 8 was first released......
     
  3. BigMcGuire macrumors demi-god

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    I always assumed Apple did this to put an easier load on iCloud.


    To OP: Mine is smooth. My first 6+ was laggy as heck (pre 8.3) then it red-screened. My second iPhone 6+ was smooth (pre 8.3). Still smooth with 8.3. I do run in zoomed mode (I assume that helps with the "smoothness" - correct me if I'm wrong).
     
  4. mac-jones macrumors newbie

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    I've been experiencing weird issues, but I had my screen replaced on my 6 Plus a few days before I upgraded to 8.3, so not sure which is the cause. Although, I don't remember the below happening for the few days after screen replacement while running 8.2.

    Sometimes I'll launch apps or return to my home screen, and the iPhone won't recognize my touch responses, i.e. Replying to a text message. I have to double tap the home button to take me to all open applications, then go back into the app that wasn't responding and then it will start accepting input. Very annoying and happens sporadically with apps and my home screen.
     
  5. Altis macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't call mine laggy, as it generally looks pretty smooth.

    However, what kills me is the input lag that's been present ever since 7.0. I keep hoping they'll address it but they don't seem to care.

    I don't like how the keyboard pops up, I start typing, and it only starts paying attention when I'm several characters in (so I have to start over). Or when it ignores home-button presses, swipes, or taps because it is still locked in some animation that ignores all the input. It's ironic considering how responsive the touchscreen really is, compared with other brands.

    TL;DR : Not really laggy, but input response is still not great.
     
  6. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Go browsing some data-heavy websites such as newspapers and if you can get past the constant 'Safari had to reload' BS, notice how stuttery and laggy navigation is. The same sites on my old Android tablet perform flawlessly, as they do on my old iPhone 5.
     
  7. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I did that and it worked fine.
     
  8. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    For 10 seconds as a one-off experiment, or several hours per day?
     
  9. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    You should add another option - 'occasional frame drops'.

    Some situations will result in frame drops (like dragging up Control Centre from the lock screen).
     
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  11. Kavier macrumors 6502a

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    So far mine has been good. My husband has constant issues with his though, but I can't figure out why. I have the 6 plus, and he has the 6.
     
  12. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Control center doesn't count because it's a dramatic bottom to top screen gesture and it doesn't know you're gonna do it till its already happend so it snaps up to catch up. That's a safety measure to prevent accidental swipes it's not considered lag.
     
  13. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    So you're considering a flaw as a feature?

    Sliding up Control Centre on my iPhone 6, 5s and 5 in the lock screen is absolutely stutter free. So how're you gonna explain that?
     
  14. HEK macrumors 68030

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  15. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No they were all the same.

    it has that little slider thing pop up especially when it's in a game and in landscape I thought that's what you mean.

    But when I slide it slowly it's still HD smooth.

    What I'm talking about is maybe I thought that's why you thought there was an issue.

    I just tested it now on my 6+ and it's perfect. Not sure what you were talking about now.
     
  16. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I mean when I'm sliding it up slowly from the lock screen, it stutters throughout its motion.

    And this was even after a fresh restore (clean install without restoring from backup).

    I just live with it considering that it's due to the somewhat-inadequate GPU, which has to scale down from 2208x1242 (retina 3x) back to 1920x1080, and this takes up additional GPU power. The iPhone 6 doesn't have to downscale the resolution since its display is already a native retina 2x display.
     
  17. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    GPU works fine for me. Yours might be broken hardware then?

    I can make a video showing you how smooth it is if you want.

    Sounds like you got a lemon and should exchange it if that is really true.
     
  18. AleXXXa macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. Input lag is the biggest problem of ios7 or 8. I will never buy an iphone again if they don't fix this problem.
    That's the reason i gave my 6plus to my mother and she game me for iphone 5 with ios 6. Couldn't be happier. :D
     
  19. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Lol did you install a 3rd party keyboard or something?

    They're not ready.

    My keyboard works perfect but its the stock keyboard. No input lag, if thats what you mean by input lag.
     
  20. kargurin macrumors regular

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    I have no problem with TouchPal. Which I think is the best Android swiping keyboard also. Swiftkey and Swype are bad for IOS.
     
  21. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    So 41% of people thus far say that the 6+ is a bit of a lagmeister.
    It's a small poll but the results are alarming for a current premium handset.
     
  22. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    calm down let the full math play out...

    all the people who think like you smell blood and come first to anti vote.

    I noticed you posted a few times before about how happy you were with 8.3 and that its the best version of 8.0 yet and that its working much better yet you still voted that you had issues. Why? You yourself posted before it was all good.

    Most people who are happy with it don't rush to topics like this give it a day or too to amass in statistics and the power of numbers to show either how many people are trolling or if this is a significant theme.
     
  23. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I stand by that. 8.3 is indeed MUCH better than any previous iteration of iOS8. Some of the earlier incarnations were actually verging on unusable. My phone straight out of the box was a pig.
    However, just because 8.3 is so much better than previous versions, that doesn't excuse the hardware issues the 6+ has. 8.3 is still poorly coded compared to iOS7 and prior, but the 6+ runs it less efficiently than any other eligible iPhone other than the 4S (which as expected slows down badly being the least powerful phone to get the upgrade).
     
  24. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    If 30 fps is smooth to you, then so be it.
     
  25. Cozmosis macrumors member

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    It isn't a constant lagfest, but there definitely is stutter at times. More than I'd expect for a flagship.

    If they can up the video hardware and RAM, you'd have a real powerful device.
     

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