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Samsung Galaxy S5 laggy?

I'm finding the Samsung Galaxy S5 quite laggy. Is that normal for the S5? Is there anything I can do/change/try to improve it?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Aug. 11, 2014 at 20:27

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a very powerful device. However, Samsung's proprietary UI aka Touchwiz is extremely bloaty. It's what causes any lag you experience.

Use a 3rd party launcher. There are hundreds... Go Launcher, Nova, Apex stand out as very popular. I find the super-simple but actually quite clever Z-Launcher (made by Nokia!!!) pretty good. It doesn't get much lighter. Aviate - which is now owned by Yahoo - is what I used when I tried the HTC One M8 for a couple of weeks. It's very fast and light on resources, but offers more features than Nokia's Z-launcher.

Pretty much all 3rd party launchers I tried are faster than Touchwiz.
I your SGS5 is rooted you could also try a custom ROM.
Or install an app such as Titanium Backup - it lets you 'freeze' apps and services that you do not like and that, unnecessarily, use resources in the background.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 11, 2014 at 20:27

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a very powerful device. However, Samsung's proprietary UI aka Touchwiz is extremely bloaty. It's what causes any lag you experience.

Use a 3rd party launcher. There are hundreds... Go Launcher, Nova, Apex stand out as very popular. I find the super-simple but actually quite clever Z-Launcher (made by Nokia!!!) pretty good. It doesn't get much lighter. Aviate - which is now owned by Yahoo - is what I used when I tried the HTC One M8 for a couple of weeks. It's very fast and light on resources, but offers more features than Nokia's Z-launcher.

Pretty much all 3rd party launchers I tried are faster than Touchwiz.
I your SGS5 is rooted you could also try a custom ROM.
Or install an app such as Titanium Backup - it lets you 'freeze' apps and services that you do not like and that, unnecessarily, use resources in the background.

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