Best new Samsung themes for the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy A series

Best new Samsung themes for the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy A series
One of the biggest surprises in the latest major build of Samsung's proprietary TouchWiz UI was the introduction of a dedicated, fully-functioning Theme store as a part of the standard package. And we're not talking just accent changes, either — the theming engine goes quite a few steps further to allow for a wider degree of customization, including tweaks to icons and various elements of built-in apps.

Samsung being Samsung, the Theme store has since attracted quite a few designers and hobbyists, so there's no shortage of supply of fresh themes. Unfortunately, not all of the entries were created equal, and while there are some truly nice ones, quite a few of them are mediocre at best. This being a matter of taste, however, you might see things differently.

In any case, a whole bunch of new themes were recently added to the store, and we thought we'd round up the best of them for your viewing pleasure. 

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23 Comments

1. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

These are the best new themes? Go home, PA. You're drunk.

2. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

"taking tons of inspiration from the ultra-popular game Minecraft." you mean Transport Tycoon, right? LOL! look it up.

6. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Yeah, I don't think so considering there's the actual Minecraft icon used (just not shown here) within the phonebook.

3. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

how hard is it to just make your own theme? i can't find the perfect them for my taste, I love the colors of ui but i hate the icon changes, Then i find ones with cool icons but hate the ui, I like the notification bar then i hate the phone/contacts, etc i can't find that ONE theme that fits my taste

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

Choose the theme and apply a launcher to change icons. Is it that hard to do?

5. Tronlol

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Learn to use android

7. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I feel your pain. Sounds like our best option is to make our own custom theme... http://developer.samsung.com/bada-themes/tools-sdks/Samsung-Theme-Designer-2-0-4

18. GreatBigPhoney

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Unfortunately, at this point the theme creating tools are not available unless Samsung chooses you to be a partner for their theme store. I've seen people mention they had to submit a portfolio and were rejected, which is odd considering how ugly and tacky a lot of the available themes are. I understand what you mean, I don't have an issue with icons, but sometimes one part looks nice but then the dialer or messaging looks terrible. Technically you could get a 3rd party option, but it would be nice to be able to tweak it yourself.

20. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Get a different icon pack. Problem solved

8. jharo

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

Damn, I really like that [MINU]White Dark, but I'm running Nova. I like landscape rotation of home screens.

21. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Just install it anyway so that it themes everything else that Nova doesn't.

9. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Weyo and Blacksky! The best pure black themes for the Amoled screen!

23. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

unfortunately, Sammy decided to add a whiteish hue to whateverimage you are adding to the lock screen... so no more totally back background on lock screen :(, at least on Note5.

10. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I'm looking for a christmas theme. I saw that white one and my battery said don't even think about it. The blue one is ok I may give it a go. Still, want a classic, elegant, beautiful them.

11. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

best themes are the black ones because they save alot of battery because of Amoled

12. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

The main reason that I prefer Android over iOS, all the customization options.

13. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

exactly. I'm not that worried about battery on my Note 5 anyway. Not to mention black wallpapers only save your battery if you have the screen on and on the home screen. What's the point of having screen on if you're just on the home screen?

14. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I never thought about it that way. Good point! It's probably minuscule of the difference one will see if they compare battery draining from a black home screen to a colored home screen. I guess a reason why I like black toned themes more is because it's not blinding me at night when in use.

15. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Yeah I wish we had a theme that switched colors at night. Like Google maps does. When I get a phone call in my car my phone lights up the whole interior even though I take the call on BT. Unfortunately themes don't change the incoming call screen.

16. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Best themes? PA you can decide shutting down the site already. Waste my data for viewing such you so call best themes? OMG! Chris P did you have sense of beauty or not!

22. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Best NEW themes. I agree that most all of these are lame, sans the Radiant theme.

17. srk_s_rao unregistered

Good, but not close to the MIUI v7 on my Note 4 Exynos.

19. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Lotus Green and Autumnal are the best of the lot. among these.

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