Default MT6589 4.2.1 phone UI not smooth (max ~30fps UI)

hi there,

I just noticed something weird with my china phone (Cubot One - MT6589 1GB RAM), its UI is not as smooth as most jellybean droids.

the UI is always capped at 30-31 fps. i find it kinda weird, because i got a low end LG phone (piece of crap), and it just happens to render UI at 60 fps!.

when my phone first arrived, i remember it would only get kinda smooth when it got hot from playing games, then as it cooled down it wasn't smooth any more. So i flashed an updated ROM from the manufacturer's website hoping it would solve it; it didn't, and even worse, it will no longer get smooth under heavy apps. :/

is there anything i can do to make it render at 60fps? build.prop edit, init.d script, some file editing??

i'm including a couple 'shots.


-crappy 240x320 800 MHz 384MB RAM phone 4.1.2

crap phone

-my phone (720x1280 1.2GHz 1GB RAM) 4.2.1

laggy bastard


i find this frame cap utterly ridiculous :/