Why is iOS slower than android?

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by UKapple73, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. UKapple73 macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2014
    ive seem many speed comparisons of the latest flagship phones from apple and android. In nearly all cases, the Android opens apps quicker than iOS. iOS only wins for loading games.
    So why is this? The benchmarks suggest iOS is quicker with the A12 etc, and the hardware of apple is very fast and powerful. It can only be down to lack of optimisation of iOS and the apps, I keep hearing apps are better on iOS but obviously not in the speed of opening stakes
  2. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030


    Aug 19, 2017
  3. EM2013 macrumors 68000


    Sep 2, 2013
    Wow Instagram can open .0001 seconds faster on android. Ugh iOS is so slow! :rolleyes:
  4. tomi03 macrumors regular


    Dec 8, 2015
    Genève. Suisse
    Compared with Android, yes.
  5. IowaLynn macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2015
    Very noticeable compare my iPhone X to Note 9. Even 6GB S9+. Not some barely recognized tiny tiny fraction of zero.

    More RAM. iOS is more aggressive purging RAM and sleeping or slumbering. NVMe vs UFS hasn’t helped.

    Shouldn’t be but it is. Android Q beta addresses launching further. Guess Google metrics see room for significant improvements. The myth of who’s memory management is better. No rose colored glasses or koolaide.
  6. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    iOS has become bloated off late. I have an iPhone 6s on iOS 12 and not only is it slow but the battery percentage drops by the minute on light web browsing with 100% battery health. my Note 9 lasts 2 whole days and is super quick and no reloads. Android's latest versions have surpassed iOS
  7. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2009
    So you're saying your Android phone released in 2018 is outperforming your iPhone released in 2015? I'm not sure that's really proof of anything beyond newer hardware being better than older hardware. It certainly doesn't prove that iOS is becoming bloated. That may or may not be true, but your evidence doesn't really support your assertion at all.
  8. nikusak macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2014
    And my iPhone 6s with iOS 12 works insanely well. Zero performance problems and great battery life, battery replaced last year at authorized repair.

    If you have a third party battery the health reading doesn’t work.

    But post a video to YouTube of this slow 6s you have?
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    Android used to be much more aggressive in purging apps from memory, or using more in the first place, as evidenced by all those “let’s start lots of apps” tests.

    iPhone raced well ahead especially during the second round, despite having only half of memory of Android flagships.

    Maybe 8GB of RAM is finally enough for Android.
  9. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God


    Oct 2, 2016
    When you open an App on Android as soon as you press the icon, it starts it's raw processing. On iOS when you open the App, it first gives priority to the UI, then animation, then it starts processing.
    They did give a higher priority to the app processing on iOS 12 but it still lacks compared to Android.
  10. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    i enjoyed my android device while i had it, but prefer ios. so maybe the ultimate question is... why is ios better than android?

    neither is perfect; what in life is? but am sticking with my iphone...
  11. yungskeeme macrumors 6502


    Sep 16, 2013
    Just came from a Pixel 3 XL and the same apps open up faster on my XS Max.
  12. tarsins macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2009
    Having both the iPhone XS Max and the Galaxy S10+ I can say from real-life experience that there's very little performance difference between them.
  13. tomi03 macrumors regular


    Dec 8, 2015
    Genève. Suisse
    Except for the camera, the google pixel 3 xl is a fail.

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