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Android 12 on my S20 - so slow!

(Topic created on: 06-01-2022 12:36 PM)
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alex_ncfc
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So yesterday my S20 (standard model) got the notification to update to Android 12. I don't usually put these updates off, as I like to stay current and up-to-date, but in this case, I wish I'd stuck to what I had.

From the first reboot after the update, I could sense the feeling that the phone was slow, and choppy. I thought it might just be settling down after the update, but no 24 hours later and after a few restarts it is still the same - animations and scrolling is choppy and the whole phone experience feels like it has slowed down, almost like the CPU speed has been halved. For instance, for some reason, now when I start an app, it seems to have two splash-screens? It has one with the icon of said app, and then the app's own loading/splash screen, which just makes everything feel so much slower.

Also, disappointingly, I have always had to have my S20 on the "standard" screen refresh mode, and not 120hz, as the 120hz option rinses the battery too quick. But I noticed the update enabled 120hz by default, and now it's worse than ever - at midday yesterday I had my phone charged to 100%. By 7pm I was down to 40%, and that was after one phone call and limited usage. So again I can't use the far nicer 120hz option because it just totally drains the battery.

By looking around the forum it is clear there are problems with this update. Anyone else experiencing the same as me? Any solutions? I feel like I've gone back to my old phone.

Do Samsung monitor these forums? Sort it out!

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hijay1
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OK thanks 👍
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Enzio88
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I did a Geekbench test and I noticed that the speed has semnificativ decreased. On single core by almost 100% and on multiple cores by 20%... This must be a bad joke... It's still not April Fool's!

Screenshot_20220119-074151_Geekbench 5.png

Greyski
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Yep mine's slow too - really jerky when scrolling, and slow to respond!  Please help Samsung.

alex_ncfc
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That's shocking, have you done any more tests to make sure this isn't a one-off? If it isn't then that's some big hit on performance. They need to sort this out!
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Santosh2022
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Same EXACT ISSUES with s20 fe 4g

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Bubblesthefish6
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just did a geekbench on mine too 

Screenshot_20220122-080448_Geekbench 5.jpg

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Members_b2sgy9J
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Finally someone with the same problem as me with an S20+ Exynos. Have you managed to fix this maybe? Thanks. 

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Members_8GVGQgM
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These geekbench scores confirm what I've been experiencing while playing mobile games. The phone struggles to run games that previously ran decently before the update. I've noticed the system-wide lag too. Note 20 ultra

Members_XKKcSAe
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i have the same problem as well, i updated my phone hoping that it would solve overheating problems, before the update i was playing nintendo wii games on my phone s21fe snapdragon getting max fps, after the update now the phone struggles to run dolphin at 1080p, what the hell is this supposed to be?

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Members_pd9H6n6
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Exact same problem here. It was a great smartphone until this update came about. Now it's slow, the battery drains at double rate and I see absolutely no gain with this update.

Galaxy S20+ Exynos

PLEASE FIX