LG G5 vs LG G4 UI comparison: same old, same old... or not?
posted by Peter K. / Feb 21, 2016, 7:08 AM
phone also brings some changes in the UI department. Indeed, the software of the new flagship has been tweaked, just as it's fitting for such a high-tier smartphone. So, in case you're eager to see what has changed and what hasn't, worry not, we got you covered! Head to the gallery below and see for yourself how LG has spiced things up!LG's new G5 is here, and apart from the head-turning specs, the
First of all, there is no app drawer on the G5, which is a feature that is rumored to become a standard this year with the arrival of Android N. Well, LG seems to be ahead of the curve this time around! Another thing that's notable here is that LG now puts it faith into iconography with slightly curved edges, which is a stark departure from last year's 90-degree angles that could be spotted on all G4 stock icons. Additionally, the color scheme has been changed from pastely hues to predominantly white ones.
Yes, white is now the dominant color in the quick settings/notification tray and the stock menus of the phone, which might not float just everyone's boat. True, the G5's UI looks nicer and more toned-down than before, but if you've been a sucker for the the darker and colorful backgrounds of the G4, then you're in for some bad time with the G5.
Without much ado, here's what we're talking about. You can check out the LG G5's UI to the right, while the brief comparison with the G4 is right below!
Wait, they got rid of app drawer. WTF!
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 7:13 AM 19
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Yep. And UI seems even more ugly and cluttered.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 7:15 AM 8
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Good job for get rid of bloat drawer, no one likes it
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 7:16 AM 4
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As a phone retail worker I can tell you confidently that no one likes it, especially to smartphone newbie. they always come back and ask me to rearrange the apps all over again to the homescreen. they also complain that you cant customise well the apps on apps drawer. A is always on top and Z is always in the end. this will get even worse when you are chinese writter & reader (as well as korean hangul writter/reader) That's why i recommend Huawei or Xiaomi or any that does not offer app drawer, problem solved. LG will soon on my recommend list.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 8:08 AM 6
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Maybe you need to learn about launchers, then learn how to show customers how much better it can make their experience. There are always options. Being like iOS shouldn't have to be one of them. Not using an app drawer just makes for a cluttered experience. If you want to be like iOS, just grab an iPhone. Don't ruin it for the rest of Android users.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 8:42 AM 2
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Omg, they even copy and use a similar theme colour samsung is using - turquoise.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 7:15 AM 6
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You may be able to add an app drawer with the Nova Launcher. I have used it on a number of Chinese phones without app drawers and Nova adds one as soon as you install it - or it brings the one supplied by android to the surface.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 7:37 AM 0
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Yup! They removed the app drawer. But rumor has it that Google is also removing the app drawer in Android N. Doesn't bother me none. Those who like the app drawer can simply throw a launcher on. UI looks more streamlined. I like the brighter colors.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 7:40 AM 2
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Damn LG. Your phones are good, but damn your UI. Fix it please
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 7:54 AM 4
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Never liked the app drawer. Outside of the western counties and some European ones, Oems get rid of the app drawer as most Android phones sold worldwide are to new smartphone owners, those people get confused and it makes more sense for them.
posted on Feb 21, 2016, 8:22 AM 0
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