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Default PDF Reader on iPad vs Note

So I returned my iPad air and everything is awesome. But one thing I can't get over is why PDF viewing on the Note 10.1 is so inferior to the iPad .

The Note has a better processor and more Ram, shouldn't the PDF viewing be super smooth? Is it an Android issue where PDF viewing is so slow?

On my iPad I could use GoodReader to open 4 different PDFs and it wouldn't really stutter or lag, but it seems like all the PDF apps for the Note (RepliGo, office suite, Polaris, and more) all seem to have trouble rendering even one PDF. The rendering issue is especially noticeable when skipping around.

Is anyone else as frustrated as me with the PDF situation?

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Depends on the reader and the coder imho. I use mantano reader and its super smooth. Ezpdf reader lagged and stuttered on me no matter if I'm on my note 10. 2014, note 2, or my original note 10.1

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Try PDF Max for reading, it is the smoothest PDF reader I've ever seen on Android, and it should be just as good as iOS.
 
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Ezpdf, pdf max, or mantano reader, none hold a candle compared to smartq reader, speed wise, and when you skip fast through pages, it renders them smooth and clear, ezpdf is not smooth, pdf max and mantano reader are smooth but they both render the pages in a blurred way then "clear" it up, which I hate. Smartq reader is the only pdf reader that can render the pages fast and clear as they appear

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Ezpdf, pdf max, or mantano reader, none hold a candle compared to smartq reader, speed wise, and when you skip fast through pages, it renders them smooth and clear, ezpdf is not smooth, pdf max and mantano reader are smooth but they both render the pages in a blurred way then "clear" it up, which I hate. Smartq reader is the only pdf reader that can render the pages fast and clear as they appear

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Yes! Thank you so much, smartq is insanely fast. Not the best for annotation, but it's awesome for PDF viewing. I wonder why the other apps can't use a similar rendering engine.

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Yes! Thank you so much, smartq is insanely fast. Not the best for annotation, but it's awesome for PDF viewing. I wonder why the other apps can't use a similar rendering engine.

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You are welcome! I noticed it's a Chinese app, which comes with some quirks like confirm before exit, but the engine itself is really fast, even when dealing with pure image pdf

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