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Apple iPhone X

Discussion in 'Smartphones and Tablets' started by Phoenix, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Vasudev

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    Do you really have so much apps on your iphones and droids?
    I install atmost 10-15 apps.
    The channel didn't specify Test methodology & specs. I am guessing S8 has Snapdragon?
     
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    It does not matter the amount of apps loaded on a phone....the point is, the iphone 6s opens the same things, and runs them FASTER than the S8. Regardless of how many apps there are, Regardless of test methodology or Specs. The phones are lined up, opening the SAME apps, in the SAME order and the iphone 6s is faster than the S8. How many apps is a moot point. Actually it shows how efficient apple is at managing memory compared to Samsung.
     
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    I have 52 apps on my 6s. FYI. and I use all quite frequently!
     
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    52? Does your iphone 6s come with 128GB SSD NVMe?
     
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    Hey, now that's silly, faster phone app?, faster ecommerce shopping apps?, faster GPS?, faster Note app, faster what??

    I've done side by side with iOS and Android a number of times, contemorary new release for both, and there is no functional reason to pick the "faster" benchmarking one over the other.

    I can't control many aspects I need to through iOS, but I can under Android.

    I have a large Apple catalog, which I stopped adding to years ago when I found Apple had forgone true performance in laptops and desktops for poserware.

    Where I really needed constantly improving performance, staying with the cutting edge of Intel / AMD CPU / GPU hardware in desktops and laptops, Apple dropped the ball. And, of course in the datacenter, Apple was basically a noshow after an initial attempt.

    I couldn't do my work with them any longer, and so I didn't need or couldn't stay within the ecosystem when I used Windows Phone, Android Phone, and I the same goes for BlackBerry even though that didn't fulfill my needs.

    For Apple to then try to turn this around by saying their phone hardware is faster just makes me laugh. :)
     
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    IDK what malware got loaded on his S8, but my Samsung phones up through my current S7 Edge doesn't "lag", it's very responsive. I even can set it to power saving and I don't see much of a detriment - I readjust the brightness and sound up a tad, but the apps, network, and interaction is fast.

    Get his Android Samsung phone to a person that is familiar with setting them up, and let them run through the options, there is likely some thing mis-configured, or as I said malware got loaded.
     
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    Do you have Qualcomm CPU or Samsung's Exynos? Exynos had those random glitches. My dad's S7 doesn't lag at all eventhough its not a clean install Nougat. Rooting it will indeed make it faster.
    Getting rid off Apple's faster animation giving users a super excited feeling of faster performance than Droid. I turned it off and iphone 7 and S7 felt more or less similar in day to day usage while I still use WM10.
     
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    Oh, I don't doubt guy's credentials, he is no lamer. He knows how to use the phone.
    Although I should mention calling them "lags" is a little bit harsh, I think "micro stutters" describes the situation better.
    I mean, you use the phone, scroll home screens, menus, etc., everything works pretty snappy. But here or there you see a micro stutter.
    On the other hand we are talking about top of the line Android hardware (at the time), not some low end Qualcomm chip (though his S8 uses Exynos, since EU market gets only that) and I think it unacceptable to talk about micro stutters on such hardware. Samsung should really cut on the bloat.
    And I'm doubt he's the only one who has it. I'm pretty sure it's a common complain with Samsung phones.
     
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    IDK, I heard the Exynos had higher performance than the Snapdragon 820, perhaps it's a tuning issue as I suggested?

    By now that Exynos CPU should be patched and performing fine.

    It looks like performance settings and other settings weren't optimal, this thread ends with a good summary:

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/s7-edge/how-to/fix-gaming-lag-100-improved-game-t3433260/page3

    I don't root my carry phone, it needs to be secure, but even so the options available for tuning with apps extensions given permission to change system settings and control applications gives Greenify - and Samsung native performance tuning (High Performance vs Power Saving Modes) plus other minimal tuning through the Developer settings, and I've got a phone that runs for days and performance without lag or glitches.

    I do understand how to root and build my own OS from scratch, or use ROM managers and pre-built tuned OS's, and have done so over the years many times, but for day to day use I need something reliable and secure, so I don't mess with Samsung's stock OS. :)
     
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    Uninstalling, and disabling everything I don't need is just part of what I do to set up my phone, and even with Samsung's S7 Edge default OS load I can disable 90% of the bloat, and cause the rest of it to constantly loose it's place, so that does help.

    If I were getting poor performance, bad battery life, etc, I wouldn't be happy with it and would have dropped it quickly.

    But I am getting several days of power with plenty of performance to do everything even at the first level of power saving, which I can be found running far more often than High Performance mode.

    There are always "improvements" with rooted options, but that takes a lot time, and I've run through it enough times to know the limits and why I did it, and now I don't *need* to, so I spend my time doing other things.

    Plus I have old Android top of the line phones to hack as the desire intrudes, so I don't need to do it to my primary carry phone.
     
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