Do you like the new Note 7 interface graphics?

Now that Samsung's "Project Grace" or Note UX interface overhaul has graced a retail handset - the Galaxy Note 7 - we've taken a deeper look at the TouchWiz metamorphosis that will hopefully land to other flagships of the Galaxy line at some point, too.

While the new interface keeps the general shape and familiar form of TouchWiz, the icons have been smoothed out and made more consistent - a common complaint with Samsung's overlay - but there are also other changes, like a completely redrawn Settings menu, unifying the S Pen abilities into one app called simply Notes, or adding a blue light filter in the status bar toggles.

That is why we wanted to ask if you like what you are seeing with the new TouchWiz edition which Samsung now simply calls "Note 7 UX". Take your pick in the poll below and tell us why in the comments.

Do you like the new Note 7 interface graphics?


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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Good... But not drastically new....

5. Kumar123 unregistered

I agree with you it looks better than previous iteration. I especially like what they did with in the settings page. But horrible color choice, horrible mixture of multiple design ideology and terrible icon is still there. Maybe someday we'll finally get a version of touchwiz which is not only feature heavy but also visually appealing and has fast performance.

2. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

They should have worked on the responsiveness of UI and how the device manages RAM instead of how it looks

3. Kumar123 unregistered

LMAO, Samsung's latest and greatest lost to a year old phone, the phone which samsung fanoboys loves to call a 'mid-range' phone. Laughing at Samturds especially at PapaBitch and Jackass2k13. Grace UI my ass it's still lagwiz. Too make it even worse anandtech review also said note 7 has shutterly UI. LOL.

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

We have Note 7 with multitasking vs iphone with no multitasking.

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

iOS has had background tasks since iOS 7. Just not split screen multitasking.

6. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Android manufacturers will never be as good as Apple when it comes to speed and optimization. Why? Because they don't have access to the custom components tailor suited for their phones. Samsung has that freedom. But Samsung just cares to optimize the profit they get. They do not value user experience. They just want to fit in only the components with big buzzword behind them to get the marketing going. You can clearly see the laziness since the S6. They are selling their phones well, so they just release the same phone with upgraded specs, minimize the R&D and make more money. Samsung software is filled with bloatware. I'm not talking about the additional browser or calendar because they are fine and add to the experience. I'm talking about the sheer number of apps that run in the background at any given time. Just look at the RAM consumption on Samsung devices. Even at idle when you close all apps, the interface consumes like 2GB or more RAM. Most of these services are not even useful but still they are there, consuming CPU and RAM, draining battery. Then Samsung has to choose an aggressive RAM management so that the battery doesn't drain mid-day. This can be fixed by just changing one line in build.prop. This RAM management was done intentionally to conserve battery.

14. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Any Android OEM is good out of the box. But when you install apps from Google play, defragmentation occurs. Whats best for this device may not be good for the others. Unlike Apple, every app is made for iOS, iDevices solely. That is why iOS apps looks better than their Android or even Windows counterparts.

19. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

That dude either had a defective pre-release device or a SD 820 device (but in the comments claims to have exynos), here's some comparison after release:

22. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Whether it's SD or Exynos, the UI is the issue. Jailbroken iPhone 6S Plus and Note 5, both with transition animations disabled, are vastly different in speed and responsiveness. I use Activator via Cydia to customize button functions, and my "double-click home button to launch camera" function is way faster than Note 5's. There's a hundred excuses for why the UI on most Android devices is choppy and no forseeable solution will be deployed. The video evidence confirms that this hasn't changed and Samsung's ridiculous RAM management is still an issue. If an iPhone with 2GB of RAM can handle all of the background apps without an issue and without killing the battery, what's Samsung's excuse?

24. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Not sure what chopiness you see, but that video shows it performing fine and smooth besides the iPhone despite it being a lot more feature packed. If you consider that "choppy", I'm fine with dealing with that "choppy" and getting a lot more uses out of my device instead of dealing with the headaches of jailbreak just to get the close to the same use...

7. MedooKn

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Yeah its real smooth (ported n7 rom to s7) :)

8. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Is the new AoD ported as well?

12. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

I would have just waited for the official software update to come so everything is working and all.

21. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Only software update I've seen for it is a security update, not an update for performance.

23. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

The S7 will probably get the new UI and features with the Nougat update.

9. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Looks like touchwiz to me.

10. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The best UI , hands down

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2378; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Is polling this question really necessary? Why do you have to always signal out Samsung for stuff other OEMs aren't held to the same fire for, just because their UI wasn't as refined many years back.

15. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

It's Samsung season again, and they have all the luxury to post spam articles just to gain more page views. PA doesn't care about quality, they want quantity.

13. johnnyboy

Posts: 55; Member since: Aug 16, 2016

Ugly. ugly. ugly. ugly. ugly. ugly.

16. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I just bought myself a new battery for my ageing note 4 for around 35$ and I'm good to go for another year or so. I guess I'll just wait out the note 7 as I find no reason personally to upgrade to a newer hardware. Everything I need, this phone still does it pretty well. And the replaceable battery means, this phone will have a unlimited lifetime. I'll wait for Samsung to try out the LG g5 like modularity for a phone with truly premium build while maintaining the modularity aspect when it comes to battery.

18. JadeMoon

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

I owned my Galaxy Note 4 for almost two years- I can honestly say the Note 7 is an improvement over the Note 4. The display is nicer, the UI is more fluid, the battery lasts a little longer, the sound is better, and the phone is thinner and lighter. I used to use the Folder Organizer app to make little app lists on one of the home screen pages and now I just use the edge menu. I purchased the alarm clock and music player add-ons for the edge menu and that takes care of that. Games and videos play better and the edge to edge screen do in fact make them more immersive as well. Its well worth the upgrade.

17. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I hope this new ux will reach the galaxy s6

25. johnnyboy

Posts: 55; Member since: Aug 16, 2016

No it won't because Samsung will be Samsung. thats why you don't buy their crappy phones

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