Results: Do you use themes on your smartphone?

Results: Do you use themes on your smartphone?
Themes are a pretty popular things nowadays — no longer for the edgy ROM-flashing, root-a-holic, or limited to custom launchers only, plenty of manufacturers officially have and support a theme store for their devices. The best thing about them is that they are open to 3rd party artists and developers, so they grow fast and have a huge collection of wallpapers, icons, and color swaps.

But then again, having too much choice is sometimes a burden, isn't it? “This theme looks better than the last one, but lacks this and that”; “This theme would've been perfect if only it had x”, so on and so forth. Unless the stock UI skin is abysmal, we can see why many people choose to forgo the whole theme shenanigans overall.

We thought we'd ask you where you stand on the theming thing... assuming your phone supports a theme store or you use a 3rd party launcher / ROM. Here's how you answered:

Do you use custom themes?

I switch mine often!
21.08%
Every once in a while, just to freshen things up a bit.
39.96%
I may or may not pick one theme at the start and pretty much forget to ever change it.
13.06%
Nah, I don't care about custom themes.
25.91%

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8 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Personally, I find themes easier than launchers. It's not that launchers are hard, but it's too easy to go down the rabbit hole of trying to find the perfect icon. Additionally, themes seem to extend beyond the home screen(s) more often, which is nice to have.

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

236 iPhone users voted ;) /s

3. Joosty

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Themes make the Samsung UX that tolerable, so yea.

4. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I've browsed the themes available for my S7, but haven't used any. I don't really like any of the free ones and I refuse to pay for something that I might not like anymore in a month or two, so I just stick with the "stock theme".

5. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I like stock android skin...just change icons.

6. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Results: Do you use themes on your smartphone? 4 possible answers. Am I the only one thinking a yes/no would have been better?

7. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Nope, but I can also see why they did it this way. Some people find a theme and stick with it until they are done with the phone.

8. Amrit2206

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

substratum is the best

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