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LG G2 and the LAG/STUTTERING issue

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8th October 2013, 10:54 AM   |  #1  
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I'm trying to get to the bottom of this issue, since there are many reports, yet we don't have a dedicated thread to try and understand what is the cause.

So, as far as I understand, when you first get the device, before you install anything, it runs smoothly like an HTC ONE, no matter how fast or how long you're using it. There are numerous reviews of the LG G2 to back this up.

As far as I understand, things begin to deteriorate when you start to install more apps and widgets. And eventually after you've install enough apps and widgets, the device becomes laggy like the average Samsung device (and not like the HTC ONE). I've read reports from people who said that at some situations (when the device is loaded with apps/widgets) when they press the "HOME" button, it takes the LG G2 5 full seconds to re-draw the home screen. This is unacceptable even with my 2.5 years old Galaxy S2, not to mention with a 2.3Ghz flagship quad core device.

What I'm trying to understand is:

1. Is it more apps, or more widgets, which cause the problem ?
2. Is it a problem of memory management ? how come the HTC ONE (which also has 2GB RAM) doesn't lag or stutter at all?. It does seem to be a memory management problem, because before you install apps/widgets on the LG G2, it runs 100% smoothly.
3. Is this a problem with the stock launcher only ? meaning, if you are one of those people whose LG G2 started to stutter because you've installed too many apps/widgets, does installing a third party launcher (like Nova, etc.) immediately solve the problem ?
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8th October 2013, 11:03 AM   |  #2  
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Damn, how many apps have u installed? I have 200++ apps and my homescreen has tons of widgets and my phone is as fast as the first time i got it

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8th October 2013, 11:08 AM   |  #3  
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Damn, how many apps have u installed? I have 200++ apps and my homescreen has tons of widgets and my phone is as fast as the first time i got it

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Are you using the stock launcher ?

Is it completely lag-free as the first day you received it before you installed apps ?
8th October 2013, 11:15 AM   |  #4  
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Haven't heard this issue mentioned before on the LG G2.

I have had the phone 2 weeks, 100+ apps, stock launcher (albeit only 3 screen filled), about 5 widgets loaded.

No lag at all, fastest smoothest Android I've ever used.
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did you root or install a third party launcher? some apps (usually slide from swiping fingers from left or right side) are not quite compatible with nova launcher and can cause lag. it would be nice if you could post the screen of running apps / cached apps
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Haven't heard this issue mentioned before on the LG G2.

I have had the phone 2 weeks, 100+ apps, stock launcher (albeit only 3 screen filled), about 5 widgets loaded.

No lag at all, fastest smoothest Android I've ever used.

Ok, then maybe it's a problem with using more than 3 screens at the stock launcher ?
8th October 2013, 11:33 AM   |  #7  
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did you root or install a third party launcher? some apps (usually slide from swiping fingers from left or right side) are not quite compatible with nova launcher and can cause lag. it would be nice if you could post the screen of running apps / cached apps

I don't have the device yet. I'm just trying o figure it out because it's a common problem.
8th October 2013, 11:34 AM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by Noam23

Are you using the stock launcher ?

Is it completely lag-free as the first day you received it before you installed apps ?

Yes, im on the stock launcher.. And definitely lag free... Bought the phone 3 weeks ago

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8th October 2013, 11:44 AM   |  #9  
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ok, are you talking about the launcher redraw lag stutter issue? if so, it's not the phone, and it's now how many widgets and screens you have.(i had 3 widgets split between only 3 screens..) . it's that the stock launcher just redraws all the time and it stutters when you try to switch screens as its redrawing.

solution, try another launcher until we get a fix to lock launcher in memory. v6 supercharger has this option, but it doesn't work. believe me, I spent hours one night setting up v6 for bulletproof launcher and it still redraws.

I've had the phone since launch day on Verizon, and I don't have any lag or stutter besides the stock launcher stutter, but I've been using nova now, so i literally have no lag whatsoever.

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Never had this problem. Using stock launcher or the Themer launcher. I would love to see a video of this actually happening.

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