Spotlight: Super Touch can speed up your sluggish Android smartphone

Spotlight: Super Touch can speed up your sluggish Android smartphone
Is your Android phone lagging for some reason? Well, what have you tried against that? Indeed, there are many tweaks and techniques to try and make your device operate more smoothly, from lightweight option tweaking, to rooting and over-clocking, right up to extremeness, such as flashing custom ROMs.

A Chinese developer offers the next best thing — an app called Super Touch. By way of elaborate optimization workings that somehow don't involve root access, Super Touch can make your screen feel more fluid and responsive, and actions will happen with less delay. Sliding, scrolling, typing, even gaming seemingly become faster. However, it does take a genuinely slow device to appreciate Super Touch's effect. Smooth operators like the Xperia Z3 or Nexus 5X won't present a tangible difference, but an older device that struggles to drive Lollipop could receive a welcome speed boost.

In addition to smoothing animations out, Super Touch comes with a power saving optimization mode that aims to prolong battery life without sacrificing performance. However, we have no means of qualifying its efficiency right this second. Super Touch comes with a slider that lets you adjust the amount of optimization, so to speak, that the app will be doing. It's supposed to be set according to your screen resolution, and for that, the developer has provided guidance. You'll find the appropriate values in the app's Google Play briefing.

Be mindful, though, that the more powerful your device's GPU is, the more you'll have to push the optimization slider to the right. You should also never switch off the app's automatic start-up, and know that sliding optimization will be disabled for some devices while charging. That aside, Super Touch takes about a minute to set up on your device, and it's smooth sailing from there on! The app's interface has been translated from Chinese reasonably well, so don't worry about handling mystical messages, there are no such things in sight.

Alright then! Feel free to grab Super Touch from the Play Store and let us know how it worked for you.

Developer: Lucky Super ManDownload: Android
Category: ToolsPrice: Free (with in-app purchases)

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11 Comments

1. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Why do I immediately notice the "elaborate optimization workings that somehow don't involve root access" and think that this app is like Snake Oil? Or Canadian Homeopathy? That is complete and utter Bull-? If you want your phone to truly become smoother, the only way outside of buying a new one is to go Cyanogenmod or play with the developer options, all other products are either placebo effects or complete Bull-?

2. Dreamboat

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

Or just homeopathy in general...

3. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Placebo is real.

6. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

The human placebo, that's real. The placebo EFFECT, that's straight up Bull-.

7. crzykiller

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

If you actually think the placebo effect is not real, you are one stupid human being

10. tacarat

Posts: 851; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

There are a fair amount of developer options to play with. Animation scale and forcing gpu rendering are ones I've successfully used. Maybe that's why I'm not blown away on my ROMed nexus 4. Seems nice for those friends and family you don't want messing in those fun and evil menus.

4. canned.acid

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Why does the app require an Advanced Feature Permission which can be removed only by flashing the original firmware and no other way. There is no info on what access is being granted. Creepy...

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

One touch man.

8. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 636; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

This app will brick your phone. Don't install

9. hakie

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 14, 2014

It's touching my tralala.. My ding ding dong..

11. carlos-teran

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

One of the worst decisions I've ever made was installing this app based solely in an article and the reviews. It has a lot of red flags: YOU CAN'T UNINSTALL THE PROCESS ONCE THE APP IS INSTALLED. The app would record the phone's IMEI. Uninstalling the app doesn't remove the modifications. You can't get rid of the code written into your core processes. Also, my device became totally useless whenever I decided to plug-it to charge it or connect it to my computer to sync or move files, because you can't scroll or move anything on the screen So, I can't watch a movie, or even open an app correctly, as the touch functions of the screen are frozen. Besides the translation from Chinese to English is kindergarten-level, so you only get a bare-bottoms idea of what consecuences could entice from activating the "advanced function" in the upper-right menu (don't even try to do that). Be advised: you're installing potentially a device-damaging app that can't be uninstalled, renders your device useless whenever you plug-it to anything with electrical power and basically opens the door to Chinese malware and spyware. It just doesn't worth the risk, just to scroll down a little bit faster.

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