Which major manufacturer's custom Android UI do you like most?
posted by Chris P. / May 18, 2015, 2:45 AM
phone industry went through much the same type of changes. At first, industry behemoths like Nokia and Motorola were almost exclusively dedicated to pumping out ever better and more efficient hardware, and in all kinds of form factors. On the software side, things were needlessly complicated and quite unintuitive. It was a secondary consideration. Fast-forward to today, and you have a much different picture — the user interface is at the heart of your smartphone.The
Today, every major Android manufacturer has its own user interface — or GUI — and they all look and function quite differently from each other. Many among you should be somewhat familiar with what they offer, given how we spend considerable amounts of time and effort showcasing the differences to you, so we wanted to hear if you have a favorite — especially given how all of them have recently went through sizable updates.
WHICH MAJOR MANUFACTURER'S CUSTOM ANDROID UI DO YOU LIKE MOST? (2015)
Sony's Xperia UI
Motorola's stock-like UI
Google's stock Android
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Where is "none"? Or the better question would be "hate the most"
posted on May 18, 2015, 2:50 AM 6
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It's right there, last option; Google's stock android.
posted on May 18, 2015, 2:52 AM 15
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I love STOCK from Google, cause with a Nexus 6 for instance you can root your device & install incredible custom ROMs that will do crazy awesome stuff. TouchWiz is GREAT for all the Samsung features you get with it. Sense is refined & uber slick looking. Motorola's is STOCK like with some VERY useful tweaks. LG's & Sony's are very minimal with some useful tweaks as well.
posted on May 18, 2015, 8:34 AM 0
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We know you want an iOS option. /eyeroll
posted on May 18, 2015, 2:54 AM 16
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Yup BobbyBuster, I can see why you want a "I am an Tim Cook/iOS bitch option"
posted on May 18, 2015, 3:25 AM 9
I'm quite liking touchwiz now, performance is good and their notification menu and settings look a lot nicer than stock Android, also easier to navigate. There is too much white in the settings on lollipop and notification menu seems clunky and not that useful to be honest.
posted on May 18, 2015, 5:45 AM 0
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i just switched from Samsung Galaxy S4 to an LG G2 for AT&T and i must say after being a samsung fan for the last 3 years, i find LG super smooth. the S4 was a bit sluggish, the LG feels like an iphone or a nexus device. I think i just became LG fan.
posted on May 18, 2015, 10:31 AM 0
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Where's the no trolls option for you?
posted on May 18, 2015, 5:51 PM 0
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HTC sense is the fastest of all, even faster than stock, and iOS UI, it doesnt have any slow fancy animation like iOS
posted on May 18, 2015, 2:57 AM 1
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Lg ux is faster
posted on May 18, 2015, 3:08 AM 0
None is perfect. Touchwiz is functional but lacks aesthetics, especially the icons and notification shade. LG's UI is also functional but it's even more uglier. Sense and stock look great but lack functionality. Simple tasks require far too many clicks and there is no split-screen multitasking. Xperia UI makes a right balance between the 2 aspects but doesn't excel in any.
posted on May 18, 2015, 2:57 AM 13
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You'd be kidding about Sense lack functionality, especially on too many clicks. just take example of Sense phone dialer. probably best cuz you've to use very few clicks(actually taps). only place I guess you would be saying is notification shortcuts. else touchwiz settings they are overwhelmed. have tabs but you've to click can't swipe. I guess same is with TW dialer, to change tabs have to click(tap) can't swipe. In my opinion tapping on a tab is hard than to swipe. cuz you don't have to stretch your fingers/hands to reach to top corner. But yes no split-screen Multitasking. I had note 4 but I couldn't able to get use to that type of multitasking. Thing is I've used HTC, Motorola and Samsung phone so no comment on LG UI or Xperia(apparently they don't look beautify )
posted on May 18, 2015, 5:16 AM 0
Let me give you a small example. How do you fine tune brightness in Sense. And I'm not talking about the 3 way one in quick toggles. You have to go to settings. There are too many functionality that lacks in Sense. You can't configure home screen grid( 4X4 or 4X5 or 5X5). You can't save quick settings, you don't have a private mode and so on.. TW and LG UI have so many more features. You don't use those features, fine. Sense is perfect for you. But not for everyone.
posted on May 18, 2015, 5:24 AM 2
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Well it's not you're fault if you're a little thick... To get to the screen brightness menu you just push and hold on the 3-way in quick toggles... It litterally takes one two-finger down swipe and a klick...
posted on May 18, 2015, 6:18 AM 0
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Fine tuning is easy on sense though it need one extra step. You pull down quick settings and click on brightness three dots and there you are now fine tune it. Only difference is just one extra tap. Auto brightness works great for me on HTC phones, but after your comment I figured how easy it is. You just need to know how to do it. You are correct TW is perfect for you not for everyone. I don't think anything like perfect exists in smartphones. P.S: what you meant by can't save quick settings ? You can add remove items from quick settings or order then . what else comes in can't save quick settings?
posted on May 19, 2015, 3:51 AM 0
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Now that Sony's theme engine is integrated in Stock Android, TouchWiz's even can be improved to be similar to stock http://forum.xda-developers.com/verizon-galaxy-s6/themes-apps/wip-material-design-theme-s6e-t3108155 To bad it seems like its not on Samsung's official theme
posted on May 18, 2015, 6:12 AM 0
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