I was able to resolve my issue and here is what I did, in case anyone has the same issue.
I want to use Cordova CLI for compiling and packaging my apps, mainly because I do not have the internet bandwidth to wait for my code to upload, then build, then download. Truly a waste to me. On Cordova CLI, I can build my app in less than 30 seconds, and then install it locally for proper testing.
Anyways, I found I needed to install CrossWalk to get the same performance as Intel IDX does.
To install CrossWalk in Cordova CLI you will get errors building if you do not add these two Android SDK Libraries.
1. Open Android SDK.
2. Scroll down to Extras
3. Add Android Support Library
4. Add Google Repository
Next add CrossWalk to your project.
1. cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-crosswalk-webview
Or follow this link
https://crosswalk-project.org/documenta ... rdova.html
The next things I did, was follow PixelPower's advice. I made all images the correct size. This fixed all performance issues.