Are you liking Samsung's new One UI that came to your Verizon/AT&T Galaxy S9?

Are you liking Samsung's new One UI that came to your Verizon/AT&T Galaxy S9?
Samsung has a brand new spanking gesture-based interface for its Android phones, dubbed One UI, and it is finally turn for US carrier models of the Galaxy S9 or Note 9 to get it together with the Android 9.0 Pie update.

First Verizon, then AT&T and Sprint started pushing the cool new overlay to their flagship Samsung phones, so now US carrier susbcribers have the chance to test it in a final release version.

The two most noticeable new options that One UI will bring to your oldie but goldie Galaxy, are gesture-based navigation replacing the usual virtual key strip, and the system-wide Night Mode. That last one is a godsend, as you can see in the header above, especially at night when you don't want blinding white backgrounds to pierce your eyeballs. The settings app has also been greatly overhauled with larger, more aesthetically pleasing visuals, and a thorough options purge has been carried out in the submenus that are now much more cleaned up than before.


Samsung has rethought navigation and display content from the ground up with today's big screens and its upcoming foldable phone in mind. Thus, the actionable content is situated in the bottom half of the usable screen canvas, with big, fat, juicy icons and switches, while the glanceable or readable one is at the top where your thumb can't reach anyway, especially on today's 6"+ phones.

The new One UI, however, may take some getting used to, compared to Samsung's previous Experience interface that used to be on your Galaxy S9 and Note 9, especially in the iconography and navigation parts. This is why we wanted to ask those who got Samsung's One UI that came with Android Pie to your Verizon or AT&T Galaxy S9 or Note 9, do you like it so far?

Are you liking Samsung's new One UI on your Verizon or AT&T Galaxy S9?

Yes, Samsung did a good job here
80.71%
Meh, nothing too exciting
19.29%


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23 Comments

1. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

The phone getting bigger and taller, this what we need. Not only that but it could pave the way for feature and even bigger screen to come.

2. CEDEOTB

Posts: 443; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

They came a long way from Touchwiz.

3. hjl2345

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 11, 2018

They came a long way from the og touchwiz. Samsung Experience was fine, but it seems like a breath of fresh air to see Samsung considering the functionality part of the UI. Love the new dark mode and the whole one handed easy navigations. Hope to see more from Samsung.

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2253; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Why is a weather widget needed on the homescreen?

7. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Because you can remove them if you want

8. jmonteiro829

Posts: 265; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Why not.... it is Android and we can have pertinent information given right there without opening an app. Why wouldn't you want that? You must have an iPhone!

10. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

that's the reason why apple doesn't change their interface... people have no clue what can be done on a phone with freedom!

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That freedom is one of the things that eventually took me away from iOS, as my go to OS.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not about need, it's about choice. If you want it there, boom...done.

15. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Love having the weather right where i can see it at a glance. You must not have a choice because you have a iphone with out a choice.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Customizable widgets are a joy.

20. Vancetastic

Posts: 1591; Member since: May 17, 2017

For sure. It’s my main wish for iOS.

21. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

R u really asking this question in 2019?

5. Kennyb123

Posts: 4; Member since: May 22, 2017

I just wish the "hide taskbar" dot was still available. Even with the much more subtle gesture navigation bar, it is a distraction to some full screen videos.

11. Delayshite

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 25, 2017

You can turn the bar off right under the setting that allows you to toggle gestures on.

6. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Now how many of those that answered actually have the device in the description

9. someguy2261

Posts: 259; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

I still dont Have it samsung suck my big white @----> .

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Samsung One UI is just outta this world dope. Totally renews the phone, and Pie is very very well refined, s.ooth, and stable.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smooth.

16. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Curious about theming. Anyone who's got the 'One' ux, is it restricted to trials and paid only or are there still free themes?

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I haven't tried a theme yet, but the one I was using at the time of the update, is still there

22. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

its ashame to see the evil that is happening no pie update on the unlocked version s9 plus g965u1.

23. tokuzumi

Posts: 1929; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I use the Pixel launcher, so my home screen interface is largely unchanged. I do like the gestures, though. This update feels much more cohesive compared to past iterations of Samsung skins.

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