Questions tagged [performance]

Performance is characterized by the amount of useful work accomplished by a computer system compared to the time and resources used (Wikipedia).

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Why switching off for 5 minutes increase the android device performance

I have observed that an Android device (I have tested on Mi 6 Pro) will regain the performance which have been deteriorated for some months after I have switched off the phone for 5 minutes and then ...
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Is it possible to prevent an android from slowing down in just 2 or 3 years or even 4 years

I know that SSDs wear out with time but it takes a long amount of time for the wear out noticeable affect performance (not 2 or three years). I can TRIM the SSD as far as I know to bring back it's old ...
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Should I get A1 or A2 spec'd Micro SD card for my phone? [closed]

I'm currently running with Samsung EVO Micro SD card in my phone (GT-i9195 or serranoltexx) in Adoptable storage mode. I'm looking for a faster card to improve performance. I was about to get Sandisk ...
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Why is ART still needed on Android?

The reason Andy Rubin chose Java for Android Dev is not publicly known, only speculations, but it seems to me that the combination of being able to run a Java app everywhere (because the earliest ...
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If I reset my phone, will it also TRIM the fragmented eMMC?

I know that Android supports fstrim but it only works if the phone is idle for a long time while charging. I think my phone is too fragmented and is lacking performance so I want to reset it but I am ...
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Does installing, deleting and reinstalling an app make your phone slower?

I recently bought my oneplus 7 pro and I was wondering if installing a certain app, deleting it, and reinstalling it again makes my phone slower. I was forced to do this to a certain application today....
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Clock speed of Adreno 509

I'm sorry if this if off topic but I don't know a better place to put it, after it's a GPU used in Android device My ROM maintainer has capped it at 430 mhz on the Moto z3 play. I distinctly remember ...
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Is speed improvement to be expected from rooting/modding a Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 YP-GI1

I have an old Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 YP-GI1 lying around and would like to use it either as a media player or a media center remote. However even after a factory reset the device or the UI reacts ...
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How do I troubleshoot low touchscreen event rate?

I have a strange slowdown on my device (non-rooted Android 5.0.2). At times, the screen becomes unresponsive. And touchscreen testing apps register only a few events per second when I move my finger ...
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Does buying thousands of apps (but not installing them) cause bloat in Android?

A few years ago, Google added the ability for app developers to place their apps "on sale". They included the ability for developers to temporarily offer their apps for free. I started "buying" ...
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How to find out what slows down a freshly installed OS?

I have two Fairphone 2 devices here, one owned by me, one by my mother. She got hers in September 2017, I in January 2019. Mine has a few slightly upgraded pieces, like a better camera and battery, ...
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Does Huawei's super charging affect the battery?

I have a Huawei P20 pro and it came with a "super charger" that can take full charge the phone's battery really quickly. Sometimes in less than an hour. I wonder if this affects the battery's ...
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How to get rid of Google invasion?

The performance of my phone became very poor. It's very slow. When I open the wifi, it freezes for a few minutes! I had to reset factory default. After the resetting, the phone became super fast once ...
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How come Android can support 2 apps in split screen but not in background?

I read another question on Ask Different about why apps have to reload when you switch to another app and back, and I think it's the same for Android. But why does this not happen in split screen? ...
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S7 edge exynos lost 60% of Geekbench 4 Performance

When I run CPU Benchmark in may 2018, I had 2000/5600. Now, I get 800/2650. Everything but Crypto score has taken a huge hit. I want to find out why. I have not changed anything significant about my ...
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microSD card performance issue

I have some microSD cards and I noticed a weird behaviour: larger microSDs give lower results! For example, using them on my Note 8, I get these results: Code: 64GB -> R: 70MBs W: 35MBs 128GB -&...
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Incredibly low performance of Contacts app in Moto Z / Android 8

My 4 GB/64 GB/8 core Moto Z2 is incredibly slow when it comes to built in Contacts app. I.e.: it requires at least 3-4 seconds to open it up, it needs at least 2-3 seconds to exchange phone numbers ...
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How do I control how many processes run in the background on Android Marshmellow 6.0?

My tablet has a tendency to run kind of slow, and I think it's because there's too much running in the background. How do I control how many things get started at one time?
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How to infer battery consumption on a non owned app

I am a back-office system developer, and am struggling to deal with a problem. I am addicted to podcasts (in fact I use the Podcast Addict app), but I am interested in all kinds of subjects and there ...
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Lenovo Vibe p1m suddenly slow

Today I notice my Lenovo Vibe p1m is running slow. It coudn't open Chrome without freezing. The whole UI is basically sluggish. It also couldn't open the flashlight. I have tried removing the sdcard ...
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Android Auto unusable

I have a Google Pixel 2 XL and a Sony XAV-AX100. More often than not, when I connect the phone to the car, Android Auto is unusable. Everything is sooooo slow, that I have to reboot the phone. I can ...
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lan transfer speeds

I have been trying to figure out what is limiting my lan transfer speeds. I have openwrt/lede on my linksys router, and a samba server running on it with a usb hdd plugged in. My last device, a M8s ...
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Performance troubles with Motorola Moto X Force (Android 7.0)

Since quite some time I am having some peculiar performance problems on my Motorola Moto X Force. Sometimes any interaction (like just opening Chrome for example) takes incredibly long until it ...
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Do android phones have hardware chips for encryption? If it's software only, then what is the performance/battery impact?

Do android phones have hardware support for the OOTB full phone encryption or is it entirely done in software? If there are phones which have hardware support for encryption then where could I find a ...
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Slow touch response

My girlfriend bought a Lenovo K6 with Android 6 a few months ago. After some time, I tried to use her phone and I notice that the touch responsiveness was very slow. I feel a delay in every touch (...
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How to identify which app is reading from my disk

Except for disabling one app at a time or all at once and then enable them all slowly again (The Elimination method) - How do I identify what app is reading my disk ? it happens periodically and ...
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Samsung S7: stuttering during slow motion video recording

When I try to record slow-motion video on a Samsung S7 (running Android 7.0), there is often stuttering. This has ruined some otherwise amazing footage I acquired. What can I do to ensure that there ...
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Why my phone keep restarting apps?

When i play game, my phone always restart the game every few minutes to the first screen. It is same when i play a video it is always blinking and skip few seconds every few minutes. It is so annoying ...
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Does downloading too many games slow down a device?

I have over 15 games on my device. Some do occupy some memory; others not so much. I have enough leftover memory on the phone. Is it true that this can slow down the device?
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Why is CPU usage constant high (~2/2/2.5) on Samsung S3?

Short story: Samsung S3 running stock Android 4.3. Was sluggish, turned on "show CPU usage" in developer options and it hovers around 2/2/2.5. Stopping all active apps doesn't help. I see "mmcqd", ...
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Where to compare flash memory (internal memory) performance?

I used some apps from Google Play ("Disk Speed / Performance Test" and "A1 SD Bench") to get some metrics for the internal storage (NAND flash memory) of my tablet. I got +/- 25 MB/s reading, +/- 9 ...
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How to prevent CPU throttling after not poking at screen

I'm trying to run some benchmarks on a Nexus 5 using GNURoot Debian. (The purpose of these benchmarks is to figure out which implementation strategy of an algorithm is the fastest on ARMv7, so the CPU ...
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Will there be a performance issue if I put many files in a single ext4 directory?

I have a database of 250,000 tiny audio files that will grow to perhaps 500,000. I need to copy this to my Android phone's ext4-formatted internal storage. I have discovered that some computers are ...
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I can not find informations about Hisilicon kirin 650

I want to know if Hisilcon Kirin 650 is a heterogenous or a homogenous processor!! (working all 8 cores or 4 by 4, not in the same time ) Please answer to my question !!
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How can I debug degrading performance for my Shamu device?

I've had my Nexus 6 since it first came out and will be replacing it with the new Pixel anyway but I want to get to the bottom of this. In the last 6+ months the phone got increasingly slow and ...
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fstrim not working

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note II running CyanogenMod 11, so it's obviously rooted. As of recently the phone seems very laggy and much slower than it used to be. So I did some research and tried ...
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Practical longevity of current Android phones [closed]

Before continuing to read, please understand that I do not have a smartphone and have never had one. Thus my experience with such devices is minimal. I am thinking about getting an Android smartphone,...
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Is it necessary to update android apps

Recently i got a new android smartphone and i want know if its necessary to update android apps frequently.The reason for asking this is 1)does updates for android apps reduce the battery usage? 2)...
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Locking the speed of the cpu on an android phone

The battery life of my cell phone lasts for about 6 hours. About 2 days ago I downloaded the app CPUControl to reduce the speed of my CPU. This resulted in more than 20 hours of battery life. However ...
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Is force stopping an app equivalent to uninstalling it, as far as increasing the performance of a phone is concerned?

Suppose I force stop an app and it stays that way for long. Will this boost the performance of my phone in the same way as uninstalling the app would?
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Approaches for diagnosing input lag / performance problems

Recently, my phone (A non-rooted Note 4) has begun to exhibit widespread performance problems. All apps and interactions are affected: the UI pauses frequently and even lightweight soft keyboards (...
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Android's native process management vs. Greenify

Disclaimer: I'm not in any way connected to the Greenify developers, nor am I trying to promote Greenify or anything. I'm actually interested in the answers to these questions. I've found that with a ...
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Why does any app having an active overlay is causing low frame rates?

Any app that I try on my device that is some kind of on-screen tool, such as monitoring apps, pie apps, screen filters, corner sliding apps, etc., makes the device have consistent low frame rates. ...
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OnePlus Two Freezes often

I have been using the OnePlus Two for few months now. About two months ago it started freezing and slowing down. Often I have to power cycle the phone in order to get it working again. Usually it ...
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What is the initial TCP Receive Window size in Android?

This may be pretty similar to the question here, however, I think it was either in the wrong place, or it wasn't clear enough, so it hasn't got to the right audience. Thus, I have re-formulated it ...
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Why android OS performance is not too efficient compare to iOS? [closed]

Android phones have better processor and more RAM than iPhone. Then after many android phones are suffering from hang problem. Both OS are based on Linux then why should this big performance issue ...
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Android Versions Size Vs Features

This occurred to me while updating Windows laptop. Each version of Windows gets bigger, much bigger in size compared to the extra benefits to "average Joe (or Jane)". Question: What is the size of ...
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Why apps are launching slowly?

This issue happens on all of my devices no matter what operating system is on it. Apps launch slowly, however the resources monitor says that CPU and RAM are not busy that much. For instance, I ...
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Why are apps slowing down my phone just by being installed?

I have about 50 apps installed on my phone (not counting system apps). And my phone is absolutely unusable this way. Everything lags so bad that I can barely even enter my lockscreen pattern. I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge scroll stuttering

I have just bought an Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone. After updating the firmware to 5.1.1 version, which is the latest Android software for this phone at this moment, there are some issues with ...