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Stock Lollipop vs Samsung TouchWiz vs HTC Sense vs LG UI: Interface comparison

Stock Lollipop vs Samsung TouchWiz vs HTC Sense vs LG UI: Interface comparison
The original, Google version of Android 5.0 Lollipop has been around for months now, but it wasn't until recently that manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, and LG, finally started pushing an over-the-air update that saw their own proprietary overlays move to the newer firmware. At the same time, unfortunately, companies like Sony are still stuck on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, so it'll be a while longer until we get to see an Xperia-themed take on Lollipop.

But even if you're well-versed in the above-mentioned makers' custom Android skins, it's quite possible that you are wondering what exactly the differences boil down to now that they've made the move to Lollipop. Overall, we've got to say that despite having their own style and adhering to different design philosophies, we're starting to notice some more uniformity in the way their respective Android flavors look and even function. This doesn't mean that they don't differ wildly in certain regards, though, as you'll be able to see for yourself right below.

We took a number of interface screenshots on our resident Motorola Nexus 6 (stock Android), Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (TouchWiz), HTC One M8 (Sense), and LG G3 (LG UI), so that you can contrast and compare. Take a look.

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posted on 24 Feb 2015, 02:59 11

1. RajRicardo (Posts: 401; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


Sense and LG for the win.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 04:11 7

24. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


I like how HTC ignored the stacked cards Recents Apps.

Its like: FU! Were doing it our own way.

BTW, where Sony's UI?

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 04:17 4

27. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


HTC has a setting to choose between their one or the stock android one

As for Sony they are still working on their Lollipop update

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 08:45 1

50. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You have the option for both of I'm not mistaken.

And Sony? Lol idk what they hell they're doing. Closest UI to stock yet the last ones to update. Pathetic.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 05:31 1

37. JesseJames (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Feb 2015)


And I like how you are showing your ignorance for the world to see. Anyway, sense gives you the option for either. As a matter of fact the card style is the actual default view like the rest.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 10:33

66. danchoi704 (Posts: 38; Member since: 18 Apr 2008)


Lollipop have both stack cards and tiles, u can choose either.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 04:51 2

32. tenho1982 (Posts: 68; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Oh yes, Sense is best, but I won't buy an HTC because I don't like the boring gray UI, no matter how good you claim it to be.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 05:24

34. capt.pororo (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


sense totally :)

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 05:53

40. Wiencon (Posts: 1922; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Sense and stock are best IMO.
1. Sense
2. Stock
3. LG
4. TW
5. Sony - screenshots of lollipop look horrible.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 08:46

51. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


switch 3 and 4 and that's my list.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 06:46

42. diehardnokian (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


this comparison will be better after sense 7 and new TW

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 09:26

52. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


HTC Sense...... for me

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 16:54

61. tonyallison0 (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Feb 2015)


LG master race, man.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 03:01 4

2. bokimaricu (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)


And btw LG UI now has near-stock navigation bar.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 03:03 3

3. e8ght (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 May 2013)


Samsung's TouchWiz & LG's UI are like Twins.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 03:04 5

4. AndroidLollipop (unregistered)


Stock - except for the camera interface

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 03:39 2

14. XaErO (Posts: 325; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


+1 exactly !! .. Stock android need to refine that or probably redesign that camera app completely !!

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 04:21

29. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


The stock app hasn't even been updated to integrate Camera2 API

They should add manual controls, RAW DNG mode, RAW DNG + JPEG mode,...

I'm using A Better Camera instead at the moment

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 03:56 1

18. Samesung (banned) (Posts: 61; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


+1

Beside, Stock UI without the OEM bloats is always smoother.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 03:07 15

5. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


There is nothing 'Material' about HTC's Sense. Too much dull black in Sense. TouchWiz looks closest to stock, comparatively.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 03:31 1

11. PhoneBuff (Posts: 12; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Wait till you see Sense 7 ;)

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 03:42

15. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Isn't it quite obvious material UI for sense isn't going to be released until M9 comes out in a few days?

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 03:47 6

17. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


No !

Material design is suppose to come with Android L and not M9. What's the point of updating phone to Android 5.0 if you leave out the biggest feature of Android L.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 10:20 1

57. djinn911 (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)


I bet no oem want to showcase their new ui until they have some new flagship hardware for it. Buzz of M9 would have been halved if they had already showcased their new sense 7 with the lollipop update

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:17

65. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


exactly.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 03:13 20

6. twens (Posts: 982; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Funny how people say touch wiz is ugly. Compared to the above I see no difference if not I even prefer their implementation better.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 03:14 10

7. Gtranushka (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Oct 2014)


LG UI and Touchwiz seems beautiful/pleasant! better look. :D nice work both LG and Samsung!

posted on 03 May 2015, 05:45

68. Rigbaby (Posts: 92; Member since: 06 Nov 2014)


Exactly

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 03:14

8. crunkgrunk (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


The others are mostly just playing catch-up to Stock. Well that's how it looks to me.

posted on 24 Feb 2015, 03:18 6

9. UnlimitedSkye03 (Posts: 115; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


LG's navbar is ugly :|

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