The emperor does have clothes: here are 23 of the best themes for the Galaxy S8 that you can download today!


Customization has been a major thing about Android since forever now. And while in the earlier days, users had to go to custom ROMs or specific launchers in order to change the way the app icons or specific UI elements look throughout, in recent years, a lot of manufacturers have launched their own theme stores and support for third-party themes.

Samsung has been on this bandwagon since the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge and, as can be expected, its theme store has slowly amassed quite a lot of items. You can download wallpapers, icon packs, background pictures for the Always-On Display feature, and complete theme packages.

Jumping in and trying to find a couple of choices to go for could be quite daunting or even off-putting. So, we thought we'd give you a head start with a small selection of some rather nice ones that we found.

Dark and basic


There's this love for dark wallpapers among users with the AMOLED display. While the energy savings may not be that extreme as legend once said, it still looks rather nice to gaze on a blacked-out AMOLED screen. Couple that with some minimalistic icons and we've got this category.


Colorful and fun


Your phone looking a bit too business-ey or dry for your taste? Well, there are plenty of themes that can amp its craziness level up a bit. Here are a few of the ones we liked:


Nature


There's nothing like a nice flower, a landscape, or piece of fruit to help you celebrate a long-awaited Spring. Here are some juicy themes we found:


Classic looks


And finally, maybe you are in the theme store simply because you want your UI to have a bit of a more classic look — not everyone is a fan of the Galaxy S8's wireframe icons. Let's take a look at a few themes that will help you feel a bit more at home.

Related phones

Galaxy S8
  • 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)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Currently using Minu Black on the S8+

2. nikhil23

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Minu Black , Gladiator, Marshmallow Black are my favorite that I used to use on my Note 5. I haven't used any themes on my S8+ as I want to spend more time with stock UI

3. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

This is one of the best theme stores of android. Very good collection

4. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

This is the beauty of android. Especially Samsung.

11. fiji.siv

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

I was amazed when I switched from a Nexus to the S7. Google STILL hasn't figured out how to provide a dark mode while Samsung has a complete theming system.

5. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No matter which theme I try, I always find myself going back to the sd-Black.

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Minu Material Black for me.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You can paint over it all you want, but there's no getting away from TouchWiz.

10. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You can hide your pain all you want, but there's no getting away from the fact that Samsung's success has given you the hemorrhoids.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just like you, Majerk, when Samsung screwed you over?

14. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You can keep repeating that all you want, but it won't make it true. I was offered $800 for my Note 7, but I had already sold it 4 days prior to them offering me a refund. Btw, I enjoy it seeing you cry on every Samsung's article.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Talk about a changing narrative. Sure kid, whatever you say. We will play along with it. Lol, I have no reason to cry. I'm not going to jump onto the Samesung Galaxy 8 bandwagon.

8. Frogger

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

The emperor got 9/10 on this site, while other devices get 9.2 or 9.3 And you syill call it the emperor, lol

9. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Dark themes are the best for OLED displays. So Back Edition V2 for me!

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