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My iPhone 3GS was starting to get old, so I decided to upgrade. I was planning on getting a Verizon iPhone 4, but I saw they were offering an unlimited 4g dataplan with a Thunderbolt. Everyone always talks about Android is worlds ahead of iOS, and the TBolt has well over twice the processing power and 3 times the RAM of my old iPhone, so I figured I'd get one.

The UI is so jerky that it makes me sick to my stomach. Whenever I try to scroll it pauses for milliseconds at a time and looks like a slideshow Sometimes I have to flick my finger across the screen multiple times to get it to respond. Trying to change pages from side to side is iffy at best. Sometimes it will crawl over with maybe 3 frames showing the transition, other times nothing will happen then 2 seconds later the next page will suddenly appear, usually after I've already flicked it again. For being a 2011 "Flagship" phone, the responsiveness is quite pathetic. I feel sorry for anyone on an older device.

Considering my 2 year old, 600MHz iPhone is way smoother than a brand new HTC, I'm curious as to how any of you Android users tolerate the jerkiness.

Had I not cancelled my AT&T service, I would have returned the phone in a heartbeat. For now, I'm tethering my iPhone to it and just using the iPhone.

Also, the thunderbolt crashes daily and has a battery life of maybe 6 hours if I'm careful. So far I'm not feeling the magic here.
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Ok, first off, to say "android" users is too general. Now you're thinking EVERY one of us has a problem....when you're really talking about your own thunderbolt- dont assume we're experiencing the same thing you are, because we arent.

My Inspire is worlds faster than my iphone.

No problems here. Maybe you have a bad one. Ever tried goign to a verizon store and seeing what is up?
    
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Apple makes high quality goods and a beautiful UI. I thought that was well known?

Unfortunately, it's not as customizable.

My friend's Android phone is pretty smooth, and my iPod Touch gen 2 lags a lot. Since Android isn't the same on every phone, it will run differently, depending on the hardware and whether or not the manufacturer modified the software.
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never had a prob.
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Android is great, but that doesn't necessarily mean that any particular vendor's implementation is going to be.

I haven't tried a Thunderbolt, but that doesn't sound impressive to me.

As for the iPhone, how do you stand the lag on it? Oh wait, the iPhone puts up fake screenshots so you can't easily tell that it's taking all day to load your app.
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How many apps do you have open? Does it do that when you first power up?

It's the only bad part about multitasking; The more you run, the slower it goes. I didn't have this problem on the Iphone 3G or original, but I did on the Iphone 4 with multitasking.

If you think this may be it, you can hold the home button for a second, and close apps individually; or just download a good task killer / appkiller application. Great way to keep your phone speedy, and save battery. It's a win lose with multitasking. It will slow you down if you don't close some of those apps.
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I've got a few widgets, one that shows the battery. I tried the background with the moving colored squares but turned it back to a static one to help the lag.

I love the larger screen, but sadly it's really jerky. Once it gets rooted proper I'll load a custom rom to try to fix it but until then it's hardly usable for me.
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The one thing that I keep on telling people about android phones in general, they are terrible when stock because of bloatware, un-optimised UI's and many other things. Apple were smart when making the iOS, carriers can do next to nothing in regards to adding applications(and customised UI are out of the question). Android on the other hand, is completely open and manufacturers can modify it to their hearts content and in the process usually make it slow and buggy.

If you want the best android experience root and install a custom rom, the developers usually fix all of these problems. Shame the average user won't be able to do that cool.gif
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I've got a few widgets, one that shows the battery. I tried the background with the moving colored squares but turned it back to a static one to help the lag.

I love the larger screen, but sadly it's really jerky. Once it gets rooted proper I'll load a custom rom to try to fix it but until then it's hardly usable for me.

Did you try and APP Killer? I had to do that today with the Heat hear in NC, and I wasn't paying attention today and had the live background and 10 apps going. + AVG antivirus tongue.gif
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Even with the stock ROM, it shouldn't be that jerky.

I would look to get a replacement before voiding the warranty via rooting.
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