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Samsung is on the right track with its new One UI interface for easy one-handed operation (poll results)

Samsung is on the right track with its new One UI interface for easy one-handed operation (poll results)
Dubbed One UI, Samsung's newest interface will start replacing the current Experience UI as soon as the holidays are done, at least for the Galaxy Note 9, S9 and S9+ owners. The company has revolutionized navigation and display content by putting the actionable content situated in the bottom half of the usable screen canvas, with big, fat, juicy icons and switches to tap on, while the glanceable or readable one is at the top where your thumb can't reach anyway. 

We asked you yesterday if this approach is indeed the best one for today's big screens and the eventual foldable phones, as Samsung claims, and the attitude seems to be overwhelmingly positive. Just 8% of you think that the current content positioning on large handsets or one-handed modes that simply shrink the content to manageable heights, making icons microscopic in the process, are good enough solutions.

Samsung's new One UI is considered the best solution for using today's giant handsets with one hand by 47% of our respondents just based on its presentation while 45% won't to first put it through its paces before they make up their mind. Overall, it seems that Samsung is finally on the right track in its mobile interface effort and that was the only big missing piece of its Galaxy puzzle.

Is Samsung's One UI best for one-handed operation of big-screen phones?

Yes, I can only stretch so far
46.6%
Nah, the current content positioning and one-handed modes are fine
8.1%
I'll wait to see how it behaves in practice
45.31%

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12 Comments

koioz unregistered

Does iphone has class? Samsung can make a smartphone by themselves, exynos + samsung amoled + everything = That's class. Iphone? Screen from LG + chip from tsmc + other stuff from foxconn = "FRANKENSTEIN"!!

Subie

Posts: 2212; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

1. I think you're being a little over dramatic. 2. This article isn't about, or even mentions Apple's iPhone. 3. Honest question; Did you create an account 3 days ago just to troll?

drunkenjay

Posts: 1500; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

it has class because it has the name branding on it. class doesnt mean that they have to make everything.

Miodrag23

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 09, 2018

Samsung doesn't have one thing that Apple only need and that is iOS. They are great company and they make great phones but software is not so great. Only 2y support even if phones can support new version of Android is ridiculous for flagship. I'm using Galaxy S6 since launch and its solid phone but they should update it with Oreo. Apple is greedy company but iOS 12 is step in right direction. Some decisions like removing headphone jack, notch and that price is really bad, not just for Apple users, but there products are for people who can pay or don't wont to mess around options to make phone that works without major bugs.

strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

I have a question. Yes Apple does support their phones l ok anger with updates. So what. Show me an iPhone no matter the age with iOS 12 that can do everything ewual.or better than the Galaxy S6 edge, which hasn't been updated in a while The iPhone 6 has been upgraded to iOS 12 and yet, it cant even do what Samsung phones were doing 3 years ago. Uodstes dont mean jacknof they aren't meaningful ones. Your phone doesn't stop working because an update may be available. If you want to really enjoy an update, buy a ohone with it as it will not only have the latest software, it will also have the latest hardware which it was designed to work with. Which is a totally better than upgrading to a new OS day. Even Bill Gates stated this many times. IOS 12 on the latest X is just the same as it is on an iPhone 6 with the same. While the Note 9 with Android 8 is far better than a Note 5 if it got Android 8. Sure it will get some be fits, but something will be missing because if the hardware difference. Their is more to an update than a version number a d that is what people like you dont understand.

Miodrag23

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 09, 2018

Did you even used Samsung phones? My sisters J5 2017 is running way smother with 7.1 then mine s6 with 7.0 and it shouldn't be that way .It's not about getting more features or security patches, at least for me. It's improving stability of phone so you can use it longer. I'm using custom rom on S6 and battery from s7 edge, and if it was all stock I would already switched to another phone. I tried Oreo port from A8 on my S6 and it was another phone, even when it was ported by just one guy. So Samsung could manage to update it to Oreo but they didn't and don't tell me bs like software that came with device is best to use. Why computers with win10 are running better then on win7 or win8? Why iOS 12 are running better than older versions? It's about fixing bugs, improving smoothness, stability. Software cant replace hardware and I know that, but when s6 did get 7.0 it didn't get AOD or changing resolution, but cheaper phones did and that is what is Samsung is all about. If I cared about iPhones I would then buy iPhones 6, not S6 because Android is overall better but not in improving user experience.

Miodrag23

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 09, 2018

Did you even used Samsung phones? My sisters J5 2017 is running way smother with 7.1 then mine s6 with 7.0 and it shouldn't be that way .It's not about getting more features or security patches, at least for me. It's improving stability of phone so you can use it longer. I'm using custom rom on S6 and battery from s7 edge, and if it was all stock I would already switched to another phone. I tried Oreo port from A8 on my S6 and it was another phone, even when it was ported by just one guy. So Samsung could manage to update it to Oreo but they didn't and don't tell me bs like software that came with device is best to use. Why computers with win10 are running better then on win7 or win8? Why iOS 12 are running better than older versions? It's about fixing bugs, improving smoothness, stability. Software cant replace hardware and I know that, but when s6 did get 7.0 it didn't get AOD or changing resolution, but cheaper phones did and that is what is Samsung is all about. If I cared about iPhones I would then buy iPhones 6, not S6 because Android is overall better but not in improving user experience.

bucky

Posts: 3759; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

The only reason samsung is a player in the smartphone game is because of an OS thats GIVEN to them. Even then, they pollute it with touchwiz. Silly, silly comment.

BryThaPhoneGuy

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 05, 2018

Well for a company that 'Frankenstein's' everything their product works very well. I'm a Note user, BTW.

GreenMan

Posts: 2658; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

As a former Samsung user (S6); the UI looks rather... Weird, in all honesty. But then again, phones are getting weirder and weirder as well. First came the notch, then came teardrop notch and now we have V-Notch, U-Notch and O-Notch (More like a peephole) coming out from the SAME manufacturer (Samsung) for some bizarre reason! I think Samsung is going back to its roots of making ugly phones with ugly UI. Glad I decided to become an Apple Sheep... Fingers crossed for iOS 13. G'Day!

Vogue1985

Posts: 208; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Niceee

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