Poll results: Would you like Samsung to trim down TouchWiz UI?

Poll results: Would you like Samsung to trim down TouchWiz UI?
2015 is going to be a very important year for Samsung, as the company is trying to fend off competitors that are gaining ground in the smartphone race.

One of the things that could help Samsung - besides the new design language of the upcoming Galaxy S6 - is a revamped UI. Samsung's TouchWiz has been often criticized for not being as light as other UIs, sometimes making powerful devices a bit sluggish.

Thankfully, it seems that Samsung is planning to seriously trim down TouchWiz. According to a report from last week, Samsung is looking to “get rid of unnecessary functions" and bring its UI to “the level of Google's Nexus 6” UI. Upon hearing this, we just had to ask our readers if they wanted Samsung to go ahead with this alleged plan, so we ran a poll to help us in this regard.

The poll results are pretty conclusive: 90.27% of those who voted (2662 users) want Samsung to trim down TouchWiz UI - though some are noting that maybe this should be done just a little bit. Only 9.73% (287 users) said that they'd rather not see TouchWiz being changed. Do these results surprise anyone?

Would you like Samsung to trim down TouchWiz UI?

Yes
90.27%
No
9.73%

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39 Comments

1. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

make the graphics better and natural, users will stop complaining ;p

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Have you seen 5.0 on the S5? You should probably check it out because graphics are liquid smooth and fluid. Imagine the Note 4 and Alpha.

26. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Agree. It would be better if Samsung trim down its cartoonish UI, and make it flat UI like LG's.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The people have spoken.

3. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

why not just get a nexus in the first place

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Because there's actually features that Samsung puts in their UI that's absent in stock Android. Thought this was pretty obvious.

16. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Right..Samsung tracks which features are used the most...just trim the excess fat a little bit and optimize it better and it will be the king again!

34. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

That clearly shows the amount of features that ate on Touchwiz are very hard for CPU to push. So instead of using more powerful CPU, they need to trim and lose features to make Touchwiz smoother. Lmfao. Ever tried using straight 4xA15 Arm CPU instead of big-little.

10. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Because stock Android is boring...for some peoples.

29. Orion78

Posts: 166; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

I prefer stock over touchwiz any day.

32. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

That's you. Others find it boring. It's all subjective. I mean, he did say "some".

4. Cyagocaliz unregistered

No matter how much they trims their UI down, TouchWiz performs worse than iOS. It's a fact.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Try the Note 4. Butter smooth. Right tedkord and KingKurogiiii?

9. JMartin22

Posts: 2327; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

iOS performs worse than stock Android, the new TW interface is arguably more optimized for speed and battery efficiency than stock. So what are you going on about?

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I smell denial.

11. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

iOS has more bugs than TouchWiz and any other UI's. It's a fact.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Keep tardin' hard!

27. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

iOS is crap like windows 95. no functions, no features, no options, no customization. Everything is locked with iTunes. Sigh!

31. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Another addition to a total of 34636886553 exactly same and lame argument related to 'iOS performs better than TouchWiz'. Do you have something to back that up?

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2327; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

TouchWiz Lollipop revision should take care of any minor performance issues the UI had now. This goes to show that Samsung is better at optimizing Google's own software than the former itself, when they get serious that is. TW 5 is on par or surpasses real world performance of stock Android and in the benchmarks too.

12. bendgate unregistered

Who are those 287 people who voted no?

13. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Probably Note 3 and 4 owners.

36. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

I'm a Note 4 owner and I voted for Yes ... But I don't understand what do you mean by "Note 3 and 4 owners"?

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I did not vote. Because I do want Samsung to trim down on third parties unremovable apps. But I am happy with their smart stay, multi windows and others such features.

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

To be honest I dont really care as long it runs smoothly, is 32+ GB and has an microSD card

38. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

There is a slight different in performance before and after disabling lots of third party unused apps. After disabling those apps, the phone is much more snappy and has no chance of micro stuttering even on their older model like Note 2.

39. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea and that's KitKat People are saying that even the leasked Lollipop ROM for the S4 with all features enable has almost no lag

35. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

I did. Touchwiz is the only UI that has so many featured, that no other OEMS have on their UI. That's like driving a S-class Merc with less features: not fully loaded specs, but limited, due to lack of CPU torque, power. Lmao.

14. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Some TouchWiz features are quite useful, like SmartStay or their camera features. Some are needlessly redundant of features already built into Android, like S Beam and S Voice. Some are completely useless like that "Recommended Headphone Apps" persistent notification or the horribly convoluted toggles and system setting menus on the GS5 and Note 4. I remember helping a co-worker set up her new GS5 and thinking "so this is why some people prefer iPhones". Compared to my Nexus 4 (including custom ROMs), TouchWiz on that phone is a complete mess. The only saving grace my Galaxy Light has regarding TouchWiz is that, being a budget phone, useless features are limited compared to flagship models.

37. MrMiyagi

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

those features are only useless to you..."one mans food is another mans poison"

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