HTC Sense 7 UI vs Sense 6 UI: a visual walk through the subtle changes (gallery)


The seventh iteration of HTC's Sense UI is already here. Succeeding HTC Sense 6 UI, which was playfully dubbed "Sixth Sense", the new rendition of the Taiwan-based maker's Android user interface bears a slight materialistic overhaul over the older user interface.

We already made a comparison between Sense 6 on KitKat and on Lollipop. To be honest, we had to dig pretty deeper to find any changes in the interface. Not that we're complaining, but there were not as much novelties as we had hoped. Still, this is not a bad thing - Sense UI is among the more polished Android interfaces.

Is the case with Sense 7 UI the same, i.e. is it just an incremental polishment over the previous embodiment of HTC's user interface? Well, we grabbed some screenshots from the newcomer and put them next to the "Sixth Sense" for your viewing pleasure. Check them out right below. 

Note: For your convenience, the screenshots from Sense 7 are on the left, while the older Sense 6 is pictured in the screenshots on the right.

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17 Comments

1. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Sense looks nice as usual

11. Cyberchum

Posts: 1099; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Have that italic clock digits, they should have just added shadows like Samsung did to make it fall more in line with LP's design language.

16. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The only thing I'm not liking is the blue instead of black background on Sense 7. Hopefully it'll allow for customization. It'll be great if most of the changes are under the hood and it'll be more efficient than the previous sense (even though it was pretty efficient as it was).

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

It's so same that in between the images, I forgot which one is Sense 7. Then I realised at pic 17 that left one is Sense 7. However, it looks good either way.

3. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Just some changes in colours here and there. The keyboard looks much better now. Still my favourite UI.

4. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

looks the same lol except for the color scheme

7. brunelian92

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

To be honest I think one of the key changes is in the options to customise the look. Which is great as the only thing I did not like about sense 6 was the lack of customisation options meant it was a little restrictive. Other than that I would not want to change any other features.

5. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Still gorgeous either way. Seeing as the m8 will get sense 7 soon just makes the m9 a harder sell.

6. Avesperia

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

I'm really excited to get M9. I hope I won't regret switching from Sony to HTC.

8. brunelian92

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

I do not think you will. I have had my M8 for 8 months now and it is still as good as new. The battery optimisation is superb! I personally like the ultra-pixel camera bar the lack of resolution for a main camera. So having it on the front is the perfect solution. Only think I would change about the new phone is a wider angle front lens and unlimited battery life. But I guess we can not be too choosy ;)

9. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

You won't :)

10. Kumar123 unregistered

You won't. I think you're making a great decision. But you will most probably regret if you buy Samsung phone.

13. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

get a life dude...

12. Cyberchum

Posts: 1099; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

This may as well be the update with least changes in recent times.

14. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Sense is the best & most beautiful UI.. However, I feel Sense 6 was aesthetically more pleasing, Sense 7 is more functional.

15. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I was hoping they'll change the app drawer because that's what I hated the most in sense 6. But at least it's good to see they made a few refinements

17. Mabura77

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 05, 2015

So when are we getting sense 7 on the M8?

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