Samsung's Theme store is awesome: 11 great, free skins for your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge

Samsung's Theme store is awesome: 11 great, free skins for your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge
As part of a multilateral push for deeper customization of non-stock Android devices, Samsung, among others, introduced the Theme Store alongside its 2015 flagships — the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Through it, users of the two devices (and we expect other Samsung handsets in the future) can apply custom themes published by third-party devs on the store, thus changing the look of the user interface quite significantly.

Indeed, the themes available to Galaxy S6 and S6 edge users are quite comprehensive, and make changes to not just your homescreen and app drawer, but also built-in apps, icons, internal menus, color schemes and accents, and even sounds. Best of all, these being as high profile devices as they are, the selection is growing at commendable rates, and so all tastes ought to be accounted for before long. 

Here are 11 great examples of free themes for your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge that you can download right now:

Pixel Art

Price: FREE

As the name of the theme suggests, Pixel Art is for lovers of the form, characterized by intentionally pixelized accents, along with Mario-like backgrounds. We're often surprised just how popular such themes are with the general public (answer: very!).


Material

Price: FREE

We've already covered the Material theme in a separate post, so it definitely has a place in our small collection. Again, as the name suggest, Material brings a decidedly stock Android feel and look to your Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.


Retro

Price: FREE

The idea behind the Retro theme is also betrayed by its name. Thoroughly vintage in look and feel, this theme is made complete by the usage of fitting icons and accents.


Avengers: Iron Man

Price: FREE

Most of us can't afford the pricey, limited edition Galaxy S6 Iron Man, but with MARVEL's dedicated Avengers: Iron man theme, you're halfway there. All you need now is an appropriate skin for the exterior, and you've got yourself a worthy replica. Still, keep in mind that the accents with the free theme are silver, not gold, as is the case with the S6 Iron Man edition.


Avengers: Hulk

Price: FREE

If Hulk is more you than Iron Man, then breathe easy, for MARVEL's got you covered with a dedicated Hulk theme as well (along with several others coming next). 


Avengers: Thor

Price: FREE

A Galaxy S6 and S6 edge theme dedicated to Thor was also made available by MARVEL, with fitting accents, backgrounds, sounds, and icons in hand.


Avengers: Captain America

Price: FREE

Captain America wasn't left out, either, being one of the more notable heroes in MARVEL's universe. Our personal favorite.


Avengers: Black Widow

Price: FREE

Lastly (as far as MARVEL's universe of superheroes is concerned), fans of Black Widow will be happy to hear that a tribute theme for her is available as well.


Dinosaur

Price: FREE

Whew! Now that the Avengers are out of our way, we can turn to something a bit more... normal. Like a dinosaur theme!


High Tech

Price: FREE

If Dinosaurs feel too passé for you, the High Tech theme might be a bit closer to what you're looking for.


BMW i8

Price: FREE

Speaking of high tech, there's a dedicated theme tailored around carmaker BMW's futuristic i8 supercar that runs purely on electricity (for a few dozens of miles).

Related phones

Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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18 Comments

1. Kumar123 unregistered

Only the 2nd one is decent, rest are fugly especially the 1st one.

2. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes material theme is good (may be best among these) but avengers, high tech and BMW themes are good too.

9. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

The Material DARK is even better as is WEYO which I'm currently using :-)

17. sid95

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

How did you download iron man theme ? It's not available on Samsung theme store

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yep....the Ironman theme isn't too bad either. The store will start to get more themes over time. Once the Note 5 releases there will be more users of themes. So more incentive for developers to create themes.

18. sid95

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

How did you download iron man theme ? It's not available on Samsung theme store

8. waddup121 unregistered

Material all day.

4. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

My three favourites are the BMW,Retro and Material theme..I constantly switch between these options

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

there are nicer ones in the store, the writer just chose some of the worse one.

6. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Dinosaur FTW... If you're a kid lol.

7. Rajanvir

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Question is how they handel those icons which are not customized. Specially the last two themes

10. Luckiee

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Want them on my Note 4. :/

11. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Samsung needs to release themes for older phones! (Note 4, Note 3, Alpha, S5, S4, etc.)

12. khelgar_i

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

I hope it is not some sale trick and they will release it sooner rather than later.

13. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

There are some okay ones but most are crap and buggy. I've only downloaded and used the material design one, can't bring my self to like the other ones.

14. Eclectech

Posts: 349; Member since: May 01, 2013

Ok, so these are mostly bad. I'm quite disappointed by Samsung's showing. You'd think with all their money they could turn out better themes then HTC but their not even close.

15. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

No matter which theme I choose, it will effect the performance. When I use a custom theme, the device seems to be just a bit laggy then then default theme. This lag is more noticeable when multitasking heavy apps

16. khaltech723

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

I just hope Samsung allows the developers to do more with their design extend the themes out to more UI

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