[Q] Performance Issues?
Disclaimer: I'm not here to troll. I genuinely love this phone and I just want to see if anyone else is experiencing what I am.
Now that that's out of the way:
I have noticed performance degradation in my Note 3 over the last few days. My GS4 ran like crap pretty much all the time and I finally gave up and sold it. I had no intention of buying the Note 3 because I figured Touchwiz was to blame and it would pretty much run the same. Playing with one in Best Buy, I came to the conclusion that I was wrong and purchased one. It was snappy at first, for the most part. Very few delays or lag.
Lately, I have noticed that things like launching Messaging, the Gallery (which has always been a bad performer on Touchwiz), the camera and the Swiftkey keyboard have been slow, as well as moving between them (i.e. tapping on the last picture in the camera results in a long load time).
When it got really bad today, I checked and noticed that I had very little available RAM (~120 mb). I cleared the RAM and it is running better now. However, comparing it to the performance of my Moto X, which never degrades and never has to have the RAM cleared, I'm perplexed as to why I have to do this on a Snapdragon 800 with 3 GB of RAM.
Is anyone else experiencing this? I still really like the phone and have turned off most of the Touchwiz features I don't use. I'm also using Nova launcher, rather than Touchwiz.