S3 feels slow compared to iPhone 5.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kendo, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    With the 6 coming out this week, the iPhone 5 is now two generations behind. My iPhone 5 still feels very fast. People knock iPhone's specs but I was using my friend's S3 which is also 2 generations behind and it is not smooth at all.

    If we go by history, the iPhone 6 should still be up to snuff in 2 years. Notice it has 1GB of RAM. If the S3 feels slow and is only 2 generations behind, who cares if the S5 has 2GB RAM when it will feel slow in 2 years anyway?
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    That's how it usually goes with Android compared to iPhones. It's mainly to do with how well optimized iOS is for the iPhone hardware. Android can't meet this optimization since different companies control the software and the hardware.
  3. saltd macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2010
    I had an S3 for about a year, until I dropped it on concrete. I loved the phone, but the touch screen always seemed to have a bit of lag. One of the nice things about coming back to the iphone 5 was the smoothness. The Galaxy didn't have that.
  4. jev425 macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    I haven't touched a samsung phone/tablet that doesn't have lag

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