HTC Sense 5.0 seen running on a Droid DNA, more screenshots appear

HTC Sense 5.0 seen running on a Droid DNA, more screenshots appear
More screenshots have appeared from what is expected to be the next versions of the HTC Sense UI, and some have even been snapped on a Droid DNA running the software, probably in a testing phase still.

Sense 5.0 looks cleaner, and the 3D shenanigans like the pull ring seem gone, while the weather and other widgets have received a more minimalistic look, just like we saw yesterday

This has left more space on the homescreen for your app icons and additional widgets, and there are rectangular ones for news and social networking updates. See the full set in the slideshow below and tell us what you think.

source: XDA-Devs via Engadget & HTCSource



1. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

First one really reminds me of live tiles Also, they FINALLY let us customize the stock dock from that ugly rounded rectangle.

14. MeoCao unregistered

Stop trying to be different only in the look users need real difference: cool functionalities. For a different look? launchers are enough.

51. AWiseGuy

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Yup. This is why I don't complain about skins as far as the look goes. Of course, they do delay updates (I wish manufacturers would release a "clean" version of Android and a skinned one for each phone and let the users decide individually). However, the look shouldn't be a concern with the proper launcher/lockscreen combo.

27. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Bad thing there is live tiles are proving one of the biggest turn offs for customers,vast majority of customers dislike them and windows phone sales have suffered agonisingly over it. With an upgrade due I'm open minded this year weither to go for the s4,note 3,xperia z,or whatever htcs offerings might be. If the new sense ends up like this htc might be late off the starting block for me,although if the hardware and design are excellent a custom launcher could always replace sense 5.0

36. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

or you could just flash and custom rom,

42. quickweevil

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

Where are you reading that Live Tiles are turning people off? That's honestly the first I've heard of it and I work at a cell phone company. The single biggest complaint I've heard with WP is the lack of apps...

52. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Sense 5 looks good enough but why arre the dock icons so cartoonish?

2. phljcnth

Posts: 565; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Looks more boring than stock.

32. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

I am gonna buy ip5 because of bad design of new android phones

33. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're saying the Nexus 4, Sony Xperia Z and HTC Droid DNA have bad designs? Have fun using a phone with the same design for the past three generations.

49. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

And same UI design for the past FIVE generations.

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

they got rid of the HTC clock and used HD widgets could they

8. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Yeah, that was one of the many reasons I liked sense. What is happening now with sense 5.0? I still want the old version of sense for example the sensation(with those spinning carousel when you switch between homescreens and other 3d animations and eye candy icons)

20. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey don't knock it till you try it. You never know, it might actually be very pleasing in motion. Let's ust see how this plays out. +1

21. Tones

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I hated that spinning caroussel

22. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah it was cool for the first day or so then it really lost it's luster. I remember that from the HTC Evo 3D days. lol

23. Tones

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I installed a mod to stop it from happening. just wanting to change from one screen to another, but if you swiped a little too hard the caroussel kicked in and you have to wait for it to stop spinning, so you could then change screen.

34. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

thats why i still use a sense 3.5 rom on my phone :)

4. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Very subtle and elegant. Again, seems to have live tile-styled Widgets too.. just way nicer looking

5. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012


35. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

So is your face.

6. androidlikeaboss

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

Nice. Looks simple and clean.

7. Retro-touch unregistered

After 5 iterations they haven't realized that battery percentage would be useful, they had toggles in status bar and removed it for some dumb reason, Sense still sucks balls, at least Touchwiz gets more useful and versatile with time

9. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

looks sleek, question is how does it perform?

46. Charlie_boy

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

same question here.. I hope HTC made some performace optimizations. Sense 4 was a real RAM hog... I like the minimalist-like approach of the leaked Sense.. I hope RAM consumption is at t minimum too.

10. takay0

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

i used HTC phone just because the sense! now... im thinkin to be with samsung =\ what the hell is that?! where is the style.. the elegant... the beautiful UI?! =\ i dont want it nice and clean if this what they meant for!... i ahte samsung UI ans iphone UI ... they all look like a toy.. not something elegant and nice lookin...

12. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

the new Sense 5 looks like ICS icons spray painted in matte white and steam ironed ..we are going to miss the Greatness of Sense ,

13. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Try sony ui

11. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I prefer sense 4.1

24. Retro-touch unregistered

Sense 4+ on One X is a joke, can't even open more than one tab at a time, just a waste, can thumb me down, but HTC financials speak for themselves, FAIL!!!! The screen and build quality are awesome, thank god for CM10 and AOKP

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