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Samsung Galaxy S8 slower than the Google Pixel 2 XL?

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Samsung Galaxy S8 slower than the Google Pixel 2 XL?

I think the specs on these two phones are fairly similar. Yet, my s8 is noticeably slower than my P2 XL. They both have the same amount of apps installed. Both phones are using the same OS version and have the latest security updates. The S8 isn't really aging well. Anyone here noticed this? My P2XL is about as fast as it was brand new.
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Is the S8 running a stock Android OS like the Pixel 2 XL?
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audit13 wrote: Is the S8 running a stock Android OS like the Pixel 2 XL?
No, but I remember it was much faster and responsive. Now it's noticeably slower. Both phones were acquired at roughly the same time.
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Stock android on Pixels is generally known for being snappy feeling whereas the Samsung skin has been perceived as heavy for years. This is sometimes why specs don't always tell the whole story.
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Dave98 wrote: Stock android on Pixels is generally known for being snappy feeling whereas the Samsung skin has been perceived as heavy for years. This is sometimes why specs don't always tell the whole story.
I know that, but the S8 was noticeably faster when I first bought it. It's almost like with each new update I install, it gets even slower.
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Sgt_Strider wrote: No, but I remember it was much faster and responsive. Now it's noticeably slower. Both phones were acquired at roughly the same time.
Maybe it just felt snappier at the beginning and slowly became bogged down with Samsung bloatware? I'm not sure because I have not had an Android phone for many years.
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Factory reset.

I have a S8+ and sometimes feels like it's slowing down but manageable. I'm on Android 9. 8 and 7 were faster.

Still holding. Need a dual phone with a good camera (with telephoto). Hopefully Pixel 6 thicks those 2.

Edit. Pixel phones has vanilla Android OS. Samsung has there own custom UI baked in Android OS. This unfortunately can slow down your phone with the Samsung bloatware.
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audit13 wrote: Maybe it just felt snappier at the beginning and slowly became bogged down with Samsung bloatware? I'm not sure because I have not had an Android phone for many years.
elpaso wrote: Factory reset.

I have a S8+ and sometimes feels like it's slowing down but manageable. I'm on Android 9. 8 and 7 were faster.

Still holding. Need a dual phone with a good camera (with telephoto). Hopefully Pixel 6 thicks those 2.

Edit. Pixel phones has vanilla Android OS. Samsung has there own custom UI baked in Android OS. This unfortunately can slow down your phone with the Samsung bloatware.
I just bought the S21 Ultra to replace both, but I guess I can't expect too much in 3 years' time if this is how Samsung does things. My P2XL is surprisingly snappy for such an old phone. Good job Google!

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