ace 2x problems

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Hi got a Samsung ace 2 x running jellybean about a month ago,
I like the phone but the thing gets leggy and will even freeze up.
I do clear the history and cache but the only thing that gets it working good again is a factory reset.
From the reading ive done my phone just doesn’t have the power to run jellybean.
Any advice would be great as I don’t think koodo will take the phone back now.
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The phone came with ICS i guess and you did an upgrade to JB right ?
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No and I probably shouldn’t say jellybean it has android 4.0.4
That’s what the phone had when I got it and it has no available updates.
I herd the ace 2 came with gingerbread and after people updated it acted like mine is now.
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When this phone was released last nov. 2012 it came with OS Android Ice
Cream Sandwich 4.0
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yes the android 4.0.4 is the Ice Cream Sandwitch, amd you're right Ace 2x comes with this android version installed
After you did a factory reset, did that fix your problem or does it still ongoing ?
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Yes it fixes the problem but the phone gets progressively worse.
I have minimal apps installed.
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Hey Jaren, after a factory reset, how long does it take before it starts to slow down?

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I notice a slow down after a week
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Try downloading this app and set it up to automatically clear cache and Ram and temp files at a specified threshold and time period. The more frequently it's set for the better for entry level devices such as the Ace 2x. Also set it to boost level 3
https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...

Also go into developer settings and turn them on and scroll down to limit the background processes and set it at 2 or 3.
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I like the software but the phone is still slow if I hit the camera button it will take about 30 seconds to load.
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Did you do the developers settings thing I said above and limit the # of background processes?
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ya i set it to 2.
kind of wish i could run gingerbread people say it ran smooth on that.
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The Ace 2x never ran Gingerbread it was released from the factory running Ice Cream Sandwich. It's a low end device and is limited by the hardware, no matter what you do it will never run perfectly smooth and lag free, you have to buy a high end Android device to have no lag issues at all. The saying you get what you pay for has never been truer than with smartphones, & your always better off to save the extra cash up and get a high end device. I've had low end devices, mid range devices and high end devices & am really amazed at the differences in how they run. I would strongly recommend never getting an Android device with less than a dual core processor & 1gb of RAM, that is the lowest that works fairly lag free right now. This is suppose to change when Android 5.0 KLP gets released awhile from now as they are building it to run well on lower end devices as well but until then I'd stay away from low end Android IMO.
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My lg optimus one ran great, from what im told that’s a low end phone.
I was hoping to get the same out of the Samsung.
I don’t like paying more for phones as I feel bad if / when they get crushed, damaged, etc.

Thanks for all the help, I wasn’t sure if it was just me doing something wrong with the phone.
I will try factory reset again but I don’t think I will keep this phone for long.
Thanks.
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If you ever do buy a high end one just make sure to get a good quality case, I recommend the Otterbox Defender case & you won't have to worry at all about damaging it. I can take my Note 2 or Galaxy S4 with Otterbox Defender cases on both and toss them against the wall and nothing happens to them, it's an amazing case and gives you great piece if mind in protecting a large investment into a high end device.
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I think the perception of Android to some is that as long as the device has the Android OS, it will perform just like the high-end devices. I think consumers should be made aware of which devices are considered entry level, mid-level or high-end. I've read numerous complaints of people realizing after-the-fact, that their device wasn't what they expected.

While the level of build quality, the abundance of features coupled with a higher price tag typically suggests a high-end device, the budget-conscious consumer sees an S4 for $475 and right next to it sees the Ace 2x for $0, chances are they'll likely opt for the lower price. After all, it's an Android device and in their mind, they see no reason why the Ace 2x can't perform like the mid or high-end devices that run similar versions of the Android OS.

For a quick, at-a-glance reference and to avoid further confusion, it might be an idea to affix the word entry-level, mid-level or high-end to the Android devices advertised in Koodo's phone line-up, maybe add a brief description of what the device is capable of. Just a thought.

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