Whether you are using an old Android device or a brand new one, there is something you can and should do to make it feel even snappier and responsive. I have found that an old device with these settings changed can feel faster than a new one without it.

  1. Go to your phone settings and then to ‘About’
  2. Tap ‘Build number’ until it says ‘You are now a developer’
  3. Go back into the main settings page and navigate to ‘Developer options’
  4. Scroll down until you see these three options (they are next to each other)

    Window animation scale
    Transition animation scale
    Animator duration scale
  5. Change all of these to ‘Animation off’

The changes will take effect immediately and you will instantly be able to see just how much of a difference it makes to the usability of the device. Changing windows and applications feels a lot faster and a lot smoother to use.