Mobile testing is way too slow

I have setup a simple test cases, simply clicking a Next button to navigate through a set of slide. However, each tap command is taking around 90 seconds each time on an Android emulator. Its actually about 70 seconds on a USB connected phone.

Using the recorder to record steps is also crazy slow.

I am running on a Macbook Pro with 8gb RAM…I am assuming that should be sufficient.

I was hoping Katalon would help speed up my manual testing, but its currently WAY slower than running the tests manually.

Is this typical? or is there something I can do to speed up the process?

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Any answers to this?