Samsung Galaxy S8's new user interface: yay or nay?
by Victor Hristov / Mar 14, 2017, 5:04 AM
It's now clear that the Samsung Galaxy S8 should have been released under codename 'Titanic'. At this point, leaks for the thing just do not stop: we get a new picture, a new feature, a new rumor, a new something every single day and we do not see this slowing down until the March 29th official announcement of the phone.
One controversial new user interfaceWhat we do not expect of the Galaxy S8 is to be a secret: practically everything about this phone is already well understood and known. And this includes the interface, which will be brand new on the S8, a UI that embraces minimalism and simplicity and takes them to the extreme.
So much so that it has many of us here in the office wondering: isn't this a bit too much? So we decided to reach out and here your thoughts on this familiar, yet strongly changed new Samsung UI. Do you like it or not? Cast your votes in the poll right below and let us know why you think what you think in the comments section in the bottom.
Do you like the new Samsung Galaxy S8 interface?
I don't care / would use a launcher anyway
- Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Posts: 53; Member since: May 29, 2015
It's clean and simple, but I can't help feeling that it looks like a run-of-the-mill icon pack.
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 5:17 AM 13
Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
The problem is... how many ways are there to have a clean and simple look and yet not start looking like everyone else that does the same? Pick on it when its candy coated madness... pick on it when its flat and simple. No winning.
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 7:24 AM 3
Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016
"I want to see a nice looking icon where i dont have to guess what it could mean." You're right, because once you unbox and set up the phone, you'll have to be guessing which icon or app means. But after several months, when you've gotten used to the device and understood the entire UI, that will no longer be an issue, as you would already be able to tell which icon performs which action, or which app is which. No more guessing. Heck, I am using a launcher on my Samsung phone, and there are no labels under icons in the App drawer or on the Home screen - no need for labels, as I already know which icon is which.
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 10:46 AM 0
Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009
I haven't really seen a stock interface on any phone for years. First thing that goes on is Nova Prime.
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 5:33 AM 2
Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014
Minimalist but needs to be a bit more mature. Also, text underneath icons is important!
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 5:35 AM 1
Posts: 4105; Member since: Nov 01, 2016
Why is that? Just curious as its the first thing I remove.
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 7:34 AM 0
Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 24, 2015
Bleah! I totaly dislike it! I used to like TouchWiz and even today Samsung Experience UX from Nougat seems fine, but this?!? Come on! Ugly interface for an ugly phone. My opinoin. I chosed Samsung phones for: capacitive and home buttons, TouchWizz. I hate Edge phones so I got an S7 flat from the time of availability.Now that both models will have curved screens + on screen buttons and now ugly interface... big NO-NO! :) Thanks Samsung! After having S3, S4, S5 and the flat S7... it's time to reconsider my phone brand :)
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 7:52 AM 0
Posts: 194; Member since: Nov 10, 2013
Let me guess.. Facebook preinstalled with no uninstall option. That means no Galaxy S8 purchase for me
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 9:11 AM 0
Posts: 994; Member since: Jul 31, 2012
It's not my favorite, but I'm glad it's their own design and doesn't look like an Apple screen. That's enough to make me happy. I'll change it if I don't like it. I sure hope we don't know what's coming in regards to S8, if the leaks are true then it's nothing to be excited about. I'm still hoping they've kept some secrets and will surprise us.
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 9:27 AM 0
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