Would you like Samsung to trim down TouchWiz UI?

Would you like Samsung to trim down TouchWiz UI?
Earlier this week, a report from Korea had it that Samsung would trim down its TouchWiz UI in upcoming products, aiming to “get rid of unnecessary functions and simplify” the interface “at the level of Google's Nexus 6.”

As you surely know, over the years TouchWiz UI has been a very important part of Samsung’s Android experience. While some users are liking the UI, others don’t, arguing that it’s too heavy, offering unnecessary features, and often making devices slower than they should be (even in the case of ultra-powerful smartphones like the Galaxy Note 4).

The first relevant handset to benefit from the alleged trimmed down TouchWiz UI is supposed to be the Galaxy S6, which could be announced by Samsung in March.

We’re curious to know if you, our readers, believe that Samsung should indeed simplify TouchWiz, or if things are OK as they are now. While the poll below keeps things simple, with Yes and No as answers, you’re free to share your take on the matter in the comments section.

Would you like Samsung to trim down TouchWiz UI?




1. GeekMovement unregistered

If trimming down means that it won't have the occasional stutters/lag here and there that's widely associated with Touchwiz UI, yes, that would be nice. Rather than having tons and tons of features, I'd want them to focus on the quality first. I'm still not having any problems with my Note II + Nova, but the smoother the better for those who are experiencing it.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's an automatic yes.

9. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Asking the obvious PA... Asking the obvious...

32. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

It doesn't matter. sucks either way.

49. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Well said!

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Simplification not clutterification. Samsung needs to adopt the KISS method.

5. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Who votes no :/ samsung should do it. its holding potential users from buying it.

12. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Um, no it is not. Samsung flagships sell more than all of the non-Apple competition combined. The manial minorities that decry Samsung as inferior, overrated or disparaged on these tech venues, are what is considered a fringe minority.

22. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

minority, majority we dont knw, but trust me there are people out there who are holding back of touch wiz. some of being my close friends. they dont like the ui. but these are simple users, who mostly buys and uses what comes out of the box. and like them there are many others. accordingly to me, functionality is top notch, but ui could be cleaned up.

31. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The UI is fine, it's your opinion that it's not and no one single product will appeal to everyone, but if it appeals to the majority, that's all that matters.

34. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

If you stray from phone arena you will see that pretty much every review and all the comments from users show that the majority hates touchwiz. They sell the most because of marketing. Most people only know iPhone and Samsung so they don't know what they are missing.

41. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

i hate tw too . we are not minority trust me

37. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

exactly. these people complaining on tech sites are a minority. i havent seen a single person around me who complained about samsungs plastic handsets and these tech sites make it look like the most important thing ever.

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

TouchWiz 5 (based off Lollipop build) performs at the level of stock Android or surpasses it in terms of speed and performance. Say what you will about the old "laggy" TW builds, but they always had better battery life over stock Android/AOSPs firmware. TouchWiz 5 reportedly is optimized for even greater battery efficiency than before too.

38. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

theres just one thing that sukz and its making it all white backgrounded. in amoled term this means a battery killer feature

45. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I bet you don't know WHY Stock Android has worse battery life than OEM versions of Android.

8. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Yes, but don't remove the features, touchwiz is great when it comes to multitasking

13. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

so much true, back then i'm using G Note3 and now i'm using htc one m8. Now i'm regret it... G Note 3 is a king of multitasking, still waiting for LG G4 to make the moves cause G Note 4 don't offer much upgrade in my opinion.

16. bendgate unregistered

They should keep good features and remove those unnecessary bloats. And also make it look good.

39. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

touchwiz is the best when it comes to feature. after that we have lgs ui.

10. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

yes, a little bit would be nice since i find touchwiz ui quite useful. I'd rather had milisecond stutter than own a smartphone that lacking so much feature.

11. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

please remove all the unnecessary preloaded rubbish apps. thank you.

17. bendgate unregistered

Definitely they should.

18. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Seriously, what type of poll is this...

19. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Poll makes no sense, obvious results coming anyway

20. Cyagocaliz unregistered

Samsung really should stop making smartphones, because Samsung is not talented for making good products at all... Look at what they made so far! Galaxy series is a total copy of iPhone, and TouchWiz has been lagging since 2010. I'm sure people who still buy Galaxy are completely blind and don't realize which phone is actually the best and which one is the worst.

21. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Dont feed the TROLL! Ignore.

23. Cyagocaliz unregistered

If you really think I'm trolling, then you shouldn't have replied me. So you actually don't think I'm a troll :D Oh by the way, stop trolling around by calling people troll, it just make you look bad.

46. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

He's not trolling. It's called having a different opinion than you (and the people you're trying to impress) have. The "Galaxy brand" embodies the best of off-the-shelf parts combined in one package by someone who has no idea how to write good software. And thats NOT a good thing. That's my opinion.

28. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

you got internet...it doesn't mean you can write anything anywhere....

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