I have talked about this issue a couple of times but I see it necessary to do it again since the problem persists.
The Android performance of Glide apps is very bad. Terrible (even on non-low-end devices).
Every week I receive complaints from my clients and users about this and it is uncomfortable not being able to give a specific answer about which and why this happens.
I would recommend to the Glide team to see the statistics of any moderately worked app in the following tool:
You will notice that Glide apps perform dramatically worse than even just any page.
Glide is amazing and I don’t want to stop using it but I would like a concrete answer about this.