Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, has won accolades from almost all corners of the world. It has an exceptional 16-megapixel, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, a huge 3,220mAh battery and 3GB RAM. It has S Pen stylus with improved pressure sensitivity. Plus, the Galaxy Note 4 has a multi-tasking feature, letting you run multiple apps on the screen.
Two ways to minimize the lag
Despite all the top-notch hardware specs, the Galaxy Note 4 exhibits some lag when browsing the web, reports AndroidOrigin. Is there a way to fix the browsing lag issue? Well, there are a few things you can do to minimize the lag when browsing. The first way is to turn off the power saver mode. Besides the regular power saver mode, the Galaxy Note 4 also has an ultra power saver mode. You can turn both of them off by going to Settings > Power Saving.
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Disabling the power saver mode lets the CPU run faster, without being throttled to save battery. Another way is to ditch Samsung’s default browser, and use a third-party one instead. According to AndroidOrigin, most people reported lag when using Samsung’s stock browser on the Galaxy Note 4. Switching to a third-party browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Dolphin, Puffin and others can increase load times and boost speed.
AT&T rolls out software update for Galaxy Note 4
Separately, AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has rolled out a new software update for the Galaxy Note 4. The latest update brings HD Voice along with a number of performance improvements and updated apps. It will be the Note 4’s last KitKat release before Android 5.0 Lollipop arrives. The new firmware has a build number “N910AUCU1BNK3.” HD Voice routes your calls through 4G network to deliver crystal clear conversations. If you haven’t received an update notification on your Note 4, go to Settings and check for software updates.
Browsing lag is not the only issue the Galaxy Note 4 has suffered. Earlier, consumers reported that their brand new Note 4 devices had a gap as thick as a business card. The gap was between the frame and the edge of the display, and according to Korean media, it was a manufacturing issue. The gap was big enough to negate the water-resistant feature the Galaxy Note 4 boasts of.