FP3 seems slower than FP2

Fair enough. Congratulations :wink: .

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When the OS asked, did you incorporate the SD card into Internal Storage, or did you leave it as (removable) external storage?

In the former case you are handing over the integrity of your whole Internal Storage to a rather flimsy SD card, which will probably somewhen fail (I have a few lying around already which can’t be written to anymore) and might take the whole Internal Storage with it.
And if the card is on the rather slow side it might cause performance problems.
I don’t know why /e/ still has this feature, Google themselves removed it from recent Android, so the stock Fairphone OS doesn’t offer it anymore, at least not via an easy tap on a button.

In the latter case … is the issue gone when you remove the card again?

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So Android Platform “consume” 875Mo of memory, Tor Browser 406Mo Android system 167Mo and after it’s lower than 100Mo for the last 3 hours … for a total of 1.9 Go i.e. 51% of memory ! When I check the last day, 12 hours and 6 hours values are almost the same.
Concerning the SD card, I use it as an external storage and removing it didn’t change anything.

I presume you have shut off the device,
Then rebooted
Could you create a bug report and share it ?

Don’ t receive any bug report … Do you mean create or send a bug report and share it with you ?

I can’t analalyse it cause I am not so tecky but another guy could…
I advice you to copy it to your ecloud share it and send the link by Private Message,
but not to me, sorry…

I’ll see tomorrow what I can do …

We need a benchmarking tool for FP3. Now I don’t know what OP thinks is fast or slow.

Well you can see it, and if you can find an older smartphone with /e/ you can compare

I dont have older /e/ smartphones. :slight_smile: Can you make a video with an external camera?

Maybe /e/ is basically slow on the FP3, but nobody knows because there is no comparison to the older FP2. But would the e.foundation then sell devices with it?

Sorry I dont have time to make and post a video but I have reported a bugreport and I will try to get the log, and then we will see what /e/ team says. What I can share is the memory app usage, about 50% used, I don’t know if it is a normal use :

On a linux system is the best memory usage full memory usage.

Samsung s4miniLTE /e/OS pie 9 RAM=1,5go


/e/nougat unofficial, with all background datas Off (except phone)

So after some investigations I have found the solution ! In fact it is the “Animator duration scale” which is slow !
So go in Settings > System > Developper options and click on “Animator duration scale” and select the " .5x " speed (instead of 1x) go in the File app and you will see that it is really faster !
If you do the same with “Window animation scale” and “Transition animation scale” it will also be a little bit much faster, but not so much.
I’m proud to have found the FP3 Beast Mode ! :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


So, can you confirm your phone is now, say, as fast as the FP2?
Indeed that is a serious point for me… For instance, OsmAnd reacts honestly when moving around?
Thank you -your experience is essential!!

I just tried out these settings and I honestly can’t say I notice any difference. But then my FP3 didn’t feel slow in the first place. Do you have a large number of files on your phone (SD card)?

Clearly the display of the new Screens/Windows (in fact the duration of the “animation”) is super fast when the animation duration is set at .5x speed, even faster than the standard configuration than the FP2. I recommend to keep Window and Transition animation at 1x speed.

So what I noticed is that the Display of the standard configuration of the FP3 is slower than the one of the FP2. Note that it doesn’t answer to your question : faster or slower.

FP3 is clearly more powerful, released 4 years after FP2, 4go RAM, a well balanced CPU, currently I don’t have a real feedback on heat and battery drain (my major complain of FP2) when you use a consuming app (games in my case).

I have /e/ on my backup Fairphone 2 now, too, and comparing with the Fairphone 3 I can’t confirm the problem.
But it’s good to know there’s some setting which could help :+1: .

OsmAnd works totally fine on both phones for me.

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Yes I have a lot of files on my FP3, not on the my SDcard but it seems the same.
Unfortunately I can’t upload my video where you can really see the difference !
Are you using /e/ on your FP3 ? It is possible that on Fairphone OS it may be faster than /e/.