Make the Galaxy S4's home button react faster by disabling the S Voice shortcut
By default, S Voice can be launched by double-pressing the home button. This means that when you press the button once, it waits for a few moments to see if a second press is coming. If it isn't, it decides that you just want to go to your home screen and sends you there. This can be the cause for a small delay, which can be reduced by simply disabling the S Voice shortcut.
In order to do so, you need to launch S Voice, then go to settings and uncheck "Open via the home key." Once this is done, you'll be enjoying a faster home button response on devices that have S Voice (including the Galaxy S4, S III and Note II), but you'll also have to launch S Voice using a screen icon. No big deal, if you ask us.
2. tiara6918 (Posts: 1105; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Samsung needs to update the version of s voice. It usually doesn't understand what I'm asking(saying) and it gives out a different statement and answer
39. ebubekir26 (Posts: 300; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
yeah I removed S-Voice..
who needs S-Voice when you have Google Now™
3. funnyguy (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
Yes but what do we have to disable to make the s4 stop Laging?
8. darkkjedii (Posts: 7785; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Lmao, but that statement will get a war going on this site. +1 for the humor though.
15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
That can't truly multitask, and still half-bread™
iOs a Android wanabe®
43. Webkimz (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 May 2013)
This is bulls**t hany and you know that well
Ios lel nas el akherhom answering calls only :)
40. ebubekir26 (Posts: 300; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
laging ? lol, idiot, I'm already aware that you're a Samsung hater, you bash Samsung in every article about Samsung, just stop.
5. smutty.puppet (Posts: 23; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)
Galaxy S4 Users Say Samsung Forgot to Tout ‘S Lag’ – Guess that Octa-Core Isn’t So Great Afterall?
It’s really starting to look like Samsung rushed the Galaxy S4 to retailers this year. Just about a week or two after the Galaxy S4 was announced, Samsung announced that the Exynos 5 Octa chip supports LTE. Which was the big reason why the US and other LTE markets were getting a Snapdragon 600 processor. Then once it got close to launch, the Galaxy S4 began to be backordered. In fact Sprint and T-Mobile are still sold out. Now we’re seeing complaints that the Exynos 5 Octa has been lagging while doing nothing. Which is pretty sad for a 8-core processor, am I right?
Twitter user @ramontrotman, says “Samsung forgot to market it’s most prominent feature, S Lag. The feature that makes your 8 core 2 week old phone lag while doing nothing.” The user is playing off of Samsung’s motto of “S all the things”. This is actually quite surprising, since the Exynos processor has been rather zippy in most reviews and demos. Additionally, the Exynos 5 octa has beaten rivals in benchmarks, rather annihilated them.
We’ve heard from Samsung’s head, JK Shin that “it doesn’t matter what processor your Galaxy S4 is running”, well it looks like it does Mr. Shin. I haven’t used either Galaxy S4 yet, so I can’t confirm whether it does actually lag or not. We’re seeing reports that the ‘S Lag’ is only on the Galaxy S4 Exynos 5 Octa edition, so it looks like those of us in the US, UK, and other countries lucked out getting the Snapdragon 600. Where it appears Samsungs “most prominent” feature is now apparent. Which is actually a good thing this time around.
For those of you that have picked up the Galaxy S4, have you noticed any lag? Let us know in the comments below, also specify which variant you have so we can tell if it’s just the Exynos 5 Octa or the Snapdragon 600 variant as well.
Source: Gotta Be Mobile
Update: We’re also seeing reports here:
Android Central Forums
Times of India
10. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
i work in at&t store and i saw many returns of the s4 this week i can't count how many return's people all compelling of many problems from Samsung my manager was laughing is butt off. this is what the customers who returned the s4 comments were the Samsung s4 is the leggiest phone you can find in the market now, defective screen pink blur, over heating, the battery not that good and you can't see anything in the sun, the internal memory is small and and use sd cards make more leggy because sd cards are slow. when a company make alot of money they stop caring and this is Samsung.
19. MrKoles (Posts: 189; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)
I don´t believe you...you just listed those things what a hater would -.-"
32. schinnak (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
its funny there are 11 to 12 dislikes consistently for anything against HTC or praising samsung. someone is desp and has been busy. poor chap needs a break and good sleep !
42. chocolaking (Posts: 412; Member since: 22 May 2012)
Lol....If you are a samsung employee. you will hate samsung more than anyone.
27. schinnak (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
LOL! your manager laughing his Butt off because his customers are returning a product purchased from his store??
hehe - yeah, right. we believe you. Atleast come up with a better lie dude.
30. maccess (Posts: 398; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
it's hard to believe someone who always bash samsung in almost galaxy s4's articles and always praise htc..
35. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
i dont know if u r maria gabriela in androidcentral, coz u always repeat what u are saying,, are u apaid troll?? look at d comments section> maria gabriela
13. freebee269 (Posts: 435; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
The lag only on octa-core is a lie. There's many active threads on at&t xda talking about the lag and that's a snap dragon 600.
24. funnyguy (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
I have the UK version of the phone with the quad core 1.9 CPU.
My iPad mini runs 2 times smother than my s4.
Is the first time that i am leaving apple for another company and the disappointment is huge.
The s4 lags,overheats and the battery is Mediocre .....
How can a company sell such a low quality product for such a high price?
31. maccess (Posts: 398; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
just bought mine outright from samsung dealer here in australia last sunday... got the snapdragon one.. so far i got no lag , no overheat and no problems at all... just a little bit warm when i'm playing games just like my old galaxy s3 and my htc one x.. battery life so far so good.. slightly better than my s3.. no complains and very satisfied so far.. maybe yours are defective one.. sorry
38. funnyguy (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
According to my research online many people seems to face those issues.
I think we can make it official since, the phone dog, pocketnow and the verge have mentioned the lag on the s4 when they reviewed the device.
And is the second unit I have....because I returned the first and still the same....
36. true1984 (Posts: 193; Member since: 23 May 2012)
you might have gotten a defective s4. i heard there were a lot of people getting those issues. i'm thinking samsung might have had quality control issues
6. smutty.puppet (Posts: 23; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)
sorry guys. i cant copy the link because i,m new here but watch out about octa core version.
7. voxmarc (Posts: 296; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
aside from the s voice you might want to go to settings>developer options...there are 3 animation settings there set them to 0x the 3 of them...and you got the snappiest device of all.
14. freebee269 (Posts: 435; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
Also if you are rooted you can geta kernel app and change some settings. This will make it snappier also
17. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 239; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Kernel app? Kernels aren't apps. Just a little FYI. What I'm more curious about and will probably try to find today is whether or not CM.1 running on the S4 is having the same issues as its touchwiz installed counterparts. Anyone have any feedback on that?
26. freebee269 (Posts: 435; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
your fyi is horrible.
these are indeed kernel apps.
29. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 239; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
My FYI is correct. Those are performance control apps for custom/modified kernels i.e. Faux123's kernel. You need to install custom kernels with OC built to do any OC. These allow customization with user preferred settings like system tuner or set CPU. My FYI is very correct as a kernel is NOT an APP. Performance and kernel control apps on the other hand is something completely different.
33. freebee269 (Posts: 435; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
your reading comprehension is off then, because nowhere did i say that a kernel was an app. i did say though that there are kernel apps. these are apps that control the settings in kernels. your attempt to correct me or be picky about me calling a "kernel control app" a kernel app was incorrect. even dev's on xda call those kernel apps. noone thinks when someone says a kernel app that they are saying a kernel in the OS is an app. be less anal.
9. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 569; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Wow, it's very effective I must say :) awesome tip.
11. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 650; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
s voice siri and all that right now are at a gimmicky stage where they're cool to use but not the most reliable
12. synot (Posts: 79; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
your comments sounds more like a samsung hater than a at&t worker ,stop trying to fool the public with your lies
16. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
I work at AT&T also and i've only seen one return.........
18. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 239; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I'm just curious, how many phones were sold at your store?
23. alouden (Posts: 150; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Thank you...a very useful post (sarcasm intended).
41. ebubekir26 (Posts: 300; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Anonymous.Samsung.Employee, yep HTC hater spotted, man just leave.. every device has it's pros and cons, don't bash HTC
25. shuaibhere (Posts: 593; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Samsung haters everywhere....
Go and do something better than down voting every comments which say good about samsung....
28. hector93 (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)
Seems like every Samsung hater here has been paid by HTC. Hypocrites.