Why are other touch screen phones so slow?

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  1. gadget123 macrumors 68020

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    When I try Android phone you feel your really pressing and touching a screen where as Apple iPhones you feel more comfertable than old keypad phones.

    I've found this since the days of the 3GS. The screen is always lighter and more responsive.

    Anybody else find this?
     
  2. Zune55 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess its because hardware and software companies are not same. Have you tried Pixel its from Google, is it also laggy?
     
  3. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe you don't purchase high end Android phones. Surely they are not slow or laggy.
     
  4. Phasism Suspended

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    Nope not these days
     
  5. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Its inevitable when you have one company making the hardware and another doing the software for the device. Kind of like Windows. They'll probably never be able to get quite as smooth and responsive as iOS.
     
  6. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    I love my iPhone 7 Plus, but I have an older Android, the OnePlus One, and its touch screen seems just as sensitive as the one on my iPhone. You're not using a Blackberry Storm, are you?
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I find a lot of the touchscreens to be very similar in reaction. I guess I really don't know what to define as not as responsive.
     
  8. bounce08 macrumors member

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    Oh gawd I remember the Storm. It had that weird clicky touch screen. Truly terrible phone looking back, but seemed innovative when it was released.
     
  9. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040

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    Definitely true back in the day. Android even addressed the lag with "project butter" only a few years ago. Little did they realize the failure in having to have such. A project.

    Anyone that didn't flash roms has no idea the amount of work by third party debts to make android smooth.

    These days they seem to be fine.
     
  10. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    I haven't really met a phone touch screen that I didn't like.
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    I have to admit that flashing ROMs is fun. Educational, too.
     
  11. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Predominantly cheap underpowered android phones are the most sold. If you put a comparable flagship iOS device next to a comparable Android device the differences are minimal.
     
  12. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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  13. DNichter macrumors G3

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    I have noticed this also. I don't know if it is necessarily the screen as most phone screens are very similar these days, but I think it could be the way Android does it's animations. It does seem to react slower to most touches.
     

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