Samsung phone is sluggish compared to TSMC

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by EdisEdward, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. EdisEdward macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    Wish I didn't have to start yet another thread about this, but I felt I needed to:

    I had a TSMC but had to get a replacement and I was given a Samsung. I knew going in the battery would be worse; but I was willing to deal with it. However, I am constantly experiencing sluggish performance and lag when using the phone (i.e. Unlocking the device there is a 2 sec delay when showing home screen, same delay when opening apps, random freezes when browsing safari etc.). I know this stuff happens occasionally, but I never experienced these many hiccups on my TSMC phone or previous iPhones (even iPhone 6 plus wasn't this laggy)
  2. TheTom9 macrumors member


    Apr 26, 2015
    London, UK
    Hey Edis,

    I've had this issue everytime I'd exchange my iPhone and set it up, what helped is resetting All Settings in General -> Reset - All Settings and it never froze or lagged again. Even my battery works fine, with heavy use and the watch connected all day it can last from 6am to 11pm.

    If even that won't help then try exchanging it, then update the OS without changing any settings or getting apps in, then Do the settings reset.

    Hope this helps
  3. Genkakuzai macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2013
    That's strange, my 6S Plus with a Samsung chip is smooth as butter. I'd love for people to pass a couple of blind tests between TSMC and Samsung chips, my guess is extremely few if any would.
  4. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2015
    I've got a Samsung chip and my phone is smooth and responsive. No stutters or lags.

    And here we go......can't wait to see how this goes....
  5. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    I have a Samsung 6s Plus and my best friends has a TSMC 6s Plus.
    We don't see any differences speed wise
  6. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    I've had both chips and they both do this. It's a software issue. Do a settings reset as suggested above. If that doesn't work do a DFU restore through iTunes. Between my phones and another family member, I've had four 6s+'s. They all did it, and I fixed them all by an Reset or iTunes Restore. One was a Samsung, one was a TSMC, and I never checked the other two for chip maker.

    This definitely had nothing to do with your Samsung chip though.
  7. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    I agree with the above. Even the TSMC chip does have the sluggish/stutter/lag effect. So I wouldn't just blame it on the Samsung chip. There are many solutions to finding a way to fix the lag issue or simply just wait for the future update for a fix.
  8. Broadus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    I agree with others that you have some sort of "softwareish" something going on. I have a 6s with Samsung chip and experience none of the sluggishness or freezing that you have. Hope you get it straightened out.

    I've been very pleased with this phone, battery life included.
  9. Fudd macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2011

    Does this problem happen only if you leave the phone alone for about 3-5 minutes and unlock it? If this is the case, it apparently is some initial indexing going on. Hang in there for a day or two and it should go away. I had this lag when I got my replacement and restored but hasn't happened again.
  10. Simacca macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2008
    UK, South East.
    Samsung here and smooth as butter. You most prob got a faulty phone.
  11. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    You know, if I ran Apple, just for fun I would tell people that there are two different chip manufacturers for the iPhone 7 even though there's not and watch people stress and freak out about which is better and trying to get a certain one.
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Your sluggishness might be due to a lot of different things but not due to the Samsung chip. My S+ is a TSMC chipped unit while my VP has a Samsung chip in his and there is no detectable difference. I would look elsewhere for your sluggishness.
  13. qawsed macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2009
  14. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2015
  15. Genkakuzai macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2013
    Imagination is a great thing, just don't let it go to far.
  16. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    My wife has one chip and I have the other. No noticeable differences between the two.
  17. Edge1978 macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2011
    Honestly I have had an iPhone 6S and 6S+ both Samsung, and now I have a 6S TSMC and I honestly don't notice any differences. According to an article it said that TSMC is better on battery, but it seems like the same as the Samsung. o_O
  18. willmtaylor, Nov 30, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2015

    willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    You should've stuck with your gut feeling to NOT start another ignorant threat about this; it's simply propagating nonsense.

    There must be other reasons. The chips will show no noticeable differences in everyday performance.
  19. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2014
  20. rockitdog macrumors 68020

    Mar 25, 2013
  21. nia820 macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2011
  22. Genkakuzai macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2013
    No. It really doesn't.
  23. convergent macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2008
    Everyone wants to be the "gate" bearer.

    To OP, this has nothing to do with who manufactured your processor. Lots of suggestions in the thread about how to resolve.
  24. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2015
    Denial is also a great thing... if you have a Samsung chip in your phone.

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