Our readers: Samsung should focus on battery life, improve TouchWiz (poll results)
posted by Chris P. / Jan 28, 2016, 3:16 AM
Battery longevity is a complex thing, however, and not just in terms of the potentially explosive chemicals that are always in a delicate balance (until they aren't, in which case, boom!). That's important to keep in mind, because the reality is that battery life is getting better, but it's being kept back by decisions such as going for obscenely high-res displays and other internals that are usually pomp and inefficient. Manufacturers have also become much better at sticking increasingly larger cells into record slim bodies, and more in this case is... more!
our yesterday poll indicate. We asked you to point in the direction of the one area Samsung should focus on with its next flagship, and many of you spoke up. Unsurprisingly at this point, battery life was the number one concern (~37%), with Samsung's proprietary TouchWiz interface following not far behind (~25%). See the full split below:But perhaps it's not enough. That, at least, is what the results from
What should Samsung focus on most with its next flagship?
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Touchwiz should be simplified with advanced views or menus for advanced users only and they should give users the option remove most of the apps that comes with the phone, not just disable them.
posted on Jan 28, 2016, 3:27 AM 0
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personally, I dont mind with all those TW clutterness and all useless bloatware flying around.. but since lots of people nagging about it, they should make something like "performance mode", where it disable every service, shortcut, menu, quicklaunch, NFC (or whatever) that most of normal user never use.. so it can achieve max performance and battery life just like android vanilla (all of those can be selectively enabled of course) and "normal mode" for some people like me :-/
posted on Jan 28, 2016, 8:51 AM 1
Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014
Samsung should remove Touch Wiz, and make it optional.
posted on Jan 28, 2016, 4:44 AM 8
Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013
Maybe you should not buy a Samsung phone in the 1st place
posted on Jan 28, 2016, 6:21 AM 9
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i personally feel lot of apps should just be removed or we should have complete option to just remove them for good....n be available for download from samsung apps (if we need it later)
posted on Jan 28, 2016, 7:33 AM 1
Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015
Samsung have one of the greatest battery life in a phone and the UI (TW) has been toned down very much but still have all the "good to have" stuff left..I think the design should be the first pick if anyting.( s6 owner with 4.5h on-screen time and fluid UI)
posted on Jan 28, 2016, 8:16 AM 1
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1. Battery life: Use better battery technology, bigger battery, optimize Touchwiz. 2. Interface: Make Touchwiz optional, fix all problems with Touchwiz, don't remove or disable stock Android features like multi-user mode, doze mode, app permissions or ........... 3. Audio: Use front stereo speakers. 4. Storage: Bring back expandable storage option (MicroSD card slot). 5. Design: Improve phone design by adding IP69K protection (at least water-resistant it doesn't need design sacrifices), ring/silent switch, additional programmable button like the Active key, FM radio, IR blaster and ........
posted on Jan 28, 2016, 8:48 AM 9
Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015
Funny how my note 5 could outlast so many phones, including iphone 6, nexus 6p, and lg v10. Other than that, i agree that tw needs to be more slimmer and polished. I don't need the bloats, while some useful features need to be more useful. I would add that audio quality and call reception need more improvement. Lastly, just surprise us with good stuff samsung.
posted on Jan 28, 2016, 9:15 AM 0
Posts: 2368; Member since: Apr 30, 2013
I don't see what people's gripe is, all phones have some pre installed software that people aren't going to use. As for the actual design of TouchWiz, I easily prefer it over the iOS springboard or some other Android UI
posted on Jan 28, 2016, 10:57 AM 0
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