Top devices based on the Android operating system are often operating without any complaints. The transition to the menu is carried out without jerks, as well as navigation in the applications is not complicated by the brakes occurring from time to time. Such smooth operating OS is implemented due to the special attention of the manufacturer to flagship products.
The question of whether the smartphone or the Android or iOS tablet will be lagging or the tablet is determined by how powerful one-grade system is installed inside. It is clear that the middle class devices and, moreover, budget is equipped with less powerful processors, since the manufacturer has to save on something.
In this regard, most of the smartphones that are not related to the class flagships, with time they can start slowing down, causing negative emotions from the user. In today's article, we will consider the main reasons for the emergence of various hangs and brakes, and also get acquainted with the main ways to solve such problems.
It should be noted that you cannot do something if the phone is inhibits, which stands in the store 3-5 thousand rubles. The fact is that superb budget smartphones and tablets are created from very weak components. And the Android operating system in its current form is highly resource. Of course, it cannot be compared with Windows or, for example, MacOS. The mobile operating requested requests are less, but they are still available.
If you are going to buy in the near future Cheap smartphone, then bother first evaluate its characteristics. Usually Android is more or less steadily functioning on devices with at least the following specifications:
- Processor (CPU): eight-core, clock frequency at least 1.5 GHz. It is also desirable to google the year of release, the chipset should not be too old (4 years or more).
- RAM (RAM / RAM): 3 GB.
These are too approximate and inaccurate recommendations that may learn any. How more experienced and advanced users can notice, on the performance of the processor affects many other criteria, and not just the number of nuclei and their frequency. Therefore, we will make another footnotes of the recommended parameters:
- Processor: technical process is not higher than 14 nm (maximum 16), minimum of 2 "thick" kernels (Cortex- A73 +).
- RAM standard: LPDDR4X and newer.
- Built-in memory: UFS 2.0 and better.
When choosing an inexpensive Android device, it is also worth paying attention to the manufacturer of a single-grip system (CPU). The best options will be Qualcomm and, recently, MediaTek. If there is some chipset from Spreadtrum, Rockchip inside the smartphone, and so on, it is better to look for something else.
RAM is also an important criterion to pay attention to. The ultra-budgetary device in principle should be enough and 2 GB, but if we are talking about some less comfortable use of the phone for a long time, the minimum strap today is still 3 GB, if not higher.
If at least some parameter will be lower, then fast work from the OS can not be expected. The remaining characteristics (camera resolution, the presence of a slot for a memory card, etc.) for the presence or absence of brakes do not affect. Except with the display - the higher its permission, the more powerful processor is required to process the picture. That is, it is not worth waiting for the complete absence of brakes if the device is equipped with a Full HD screen, but at the same time inside it is quite modest in its capabilities chipset.
So, with the devices of the middle class and the budget category, we figured out. What if the Android begins to slow down completely unexpectedly? If at first it functioned stably and without fools, and after some time I became terribly annoying my brakes, although it was bought for solid money. There may be many reasons for this. Here are the most common of them:
- Began to the junction of some components (most often it is worth blaming the memory).
- The operation of the device affected the operating system update.
- Over time, a large number of garbage files accumulated.
Let's take a little more consideration of the third item, since it is most often becoming the main problem. Over time, when using a smartphone, a huge number of unnecessary files accumulates in it. It looks like a long time to live at home and never get into it. No matter how you manicly do not belong to cleanliness, some dust, dirt and the like will be accumulated sooner or later.
The same with your mobile device. In the system, at least sometimes you need to restore order (once every 1-2 months): Clean the cache, delete unnecessary programs and files. Do all this manually - very painstaking and time-consuming work. Especially if the garbage has accumulated a lot.
and here special programs come to the rescue, capable of correcting the situation. Among their huge number, it is difficult to choose really effective and useful applications, but a couple of useful utilities still stands out - CCleaner and SD MAID. Let us consider an example of cleaning the system using SD MAID.
Step 1. Go to the Official Google Play Store on your device and download this utility. Open it.
Step 2. A button "Scan" will appear on the main screen - click on it.
Step 3. Provide memory permissions and other necessary rights program to complete the setting by following the instructions on the screen.
Step 4. After executing the previous step, the system is automatically started. Next, it will only be waiting for this process and click the button "Start now".
A large advantage of the utility is that it conducts a comprehensive cleaning and finds garbage of different types: residual files and unnecessary folders remaining in the system after removal Programs, temporary files and empty system directories, visible and hidden cache applications. In addition, SD MAID during cleaning also conducts database optimization (should speed up the operations) using "SQL Vacuum".
However, all features of the utility are available only in a paid version, which is also available on Google Play (and Internet spaces).
In addition, in some smartphones there is a built-in optimizer. For example, an additional application does not require new devices from Samsung - the branded utility Smart Manager is pre-installed on them.
Almost all , Xiaomi smartphones are supplied with a pre-installed utility Cleaning. Periodically, it proposes to delete unnecessary files and free up memory (internal and operational). But if you wish, you can start it at any other time through the lock screen.
Lack of free space
Many people think about why the phone or tablet slows down On Android, not even assuming that the operating system requires a certain amount of free space in memory. If only 2-3 MB are free, then many executable files do not have enough. It is in this connection that the brakes arise - system files either do not start at all or open with a noticeable work.
And although with this, many could argue, because the Android operating system, as we know, reserves a certain amount of memory after unpacking the gadget. So, in theory, all the remaining space can be completely legitimate by 100%, since the system in any case has its own reserve. But why does the amount of free memory still affect the presence of brakes?
To comprehactly respond to this question, it is necessary to understand all the intricacies of the work of flash drives. The fact is that flash memory has a specific recording resource - service life. It represents the number of erasing / recording operations. The more applications and files, we load into our device, scoring a storage to 90-100% of its container, the more these operations and occurs per unit of time.
The processor and RAM, working with programs, constantly work with files that are on the flash drive. And here it is no longer clear: either such a breath of work does not withstand the processor, or the memory itself does not cope and begins to function with large delays.
Free need to keep at least a couple of hundred megabytes - this Android operating system is quite enough. If you occupy all the space, the device will work at times slower and, moreover, the appearance of various boring errors is not excluded.
Please note: We are talking about the built-in memory, and not about the card microSD.
In case of acute need, you can delete several MP3 compositions or a dozen photos. Also can help delete a pair of heavy applications or one game. In order to find out the amount of free memory, make the following:
Step 1. Go to " settings" of its smartphone.
Step 2. Go to section "Storage". It may be in the tab " device" and also have the name "Memory".
Step 3. Here you will see the amount of available and completed memory. When you click on the items below you will be taken to the appropriate partitions of the file system, where you can remove anything if you wish.
Note: The size of the cache located on the device is indicated here. Pressing this clause will allow you to clear the cache, freeing the time of the built-in memory for a while.
On some more modern Menu smartphones , the "Storage" can be hidden in other subsections of settings. For example, on Xiaomi devices, you must first select Section "On the phone" and only after that it will turn out to go to "Storage".
After that, you can see what data do the most internal memory on the smartphone. From here you can go to the tool "Cleaning".
Why brakes video on android?
Any Android database is sharpened to strictly under certain video formats. For example, the very first smartphones could not reproduce the video if its permission exceeded 460p. Now even the cheapest gadgets without any problems reproduce movies stored in AVI format. They usually do not slow down when video starts in format MP4, having a resolution of 720p and runs with a frequency of 25-30 frames per second.
If you went to the site, where the video is broadcast only in the Full HD resolution (1080p), then certain problems may occur. Such high-quality content is capable of playing not every smartphones and tablets - usually cheap models do it without brakes do not know how. Another important factor is the frequency - very many modern devices are not able to stably reproduce the video at a speed of 50-60 frames / s. The problem lies in a too weak processor, which simply "does not pull the picture of this quality.
We should not forget that reproduce the content contained in the memory of the device (or on the microSD card) simply. If you watch the online movie, it depends a lot here not only from the processor power, but also from the bandwidth. The higher the speed of connecting to the Internet, the more stable the picture will be displayed. Also, the possibilities of the server or hosting should be taken on which the web resource is located.
No video player is sharpened to absolutely all devices running android. If your player slows down, then try installing another. But before this, read our article about the best video players for Android, where we chose the best applications of this kind.
Unsuitable version of the operating system
There are a huge number of Android versions. If you decide to update android , then do not expect that it will definitely lead to positive changes. Even smartphone manufacturers do not always test new versions of firmware, preferring it to adapt not to the gadgets available now on the market, but only under the planned to release. As a result, the ordinary update of the mobile operating system often leads to a slowdown in the speed of operation.
Some Android updates bring new features and opportunities, which is why the system becomes "harder" in general. If you do not disinhibit this and constantly update not a very powerful device, then at some point, the joy of the new Operations will be replaced by disappointment from the appearance of ploying and unpleasant friezes. Of course, the system update to a much lesser extent affects the reduction of phone speed, but there is still a connection between it.
Unfortunately, the lung Android rollback does not exist to the previous version. In this regard, we recommend that you think about ten times before downloading the update. It is not worth it to be afraid of only the owners of devices from the medium-budget and top price segment. And if you own a cheap gadget from a little-known manufacturer, then disconnect the Android update. This is done as follows:
Step 1. Open the Mobile Device Settings and go to the System tab .
Step 2. in section "Advanced" Click on clause "Update System".
Step 3. in the upper right corner, press three points, then select a string "Strengthening updates". On different firmware, the name of items and the location of the buttons in the shell may differ slightly.
Step 4. Set the value "Do not upload updates automatically".
Even worse, if you decide to install a custom Android assembly. It is necessary to understand that Mobile processors have drivers only under certain versions of the operating system. If you install the inappropriate firmware, it will fall out in the brake or generally a complete failure of the device. In many cases, the installation of an unofficial firmware really helps, but you need to be very attentive.