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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:53 AM   #1
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Rank your favorite Android User-Interface!

You can also take into account usability and performance in addition to preference if you want.

In terms of my preference, with (1) being the most and (6) being the least,

1) Samsung
2) Stock Android (Nexus devices)
3) LG
4) HTC
5) Motorola
6) Sony

How about you?
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 04:28 AM   #2
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1) Stock - The best
2) HTC - Some things irk me, but it has a cool default wallpaper
3) Samsung - Yuck to the point that I almost gave up on Android for TouchWiz alone. Love the apps it brings, but otherwise the UI is just plain ugly.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 06:16 AM   #3
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I like Samsung Touchwiz the best. I even load touchwiz based custom roms.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 06:24 AM   #4
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Stock is my favorite, but I have no problem with touchwiz
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 09:00 AM   #5
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I have only ever used stock and touchwiz and could quite happily use either. Not really got a preference.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 10:07 AM   #6
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Sense (fully featured) then stock (pure Google but simplistic) .

Anything but crapwiz
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 10:08 AM   #7
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Touchwiz is easily the best now, especially since samsung is adding features stock Android doesn't have so that makes it better automatically

Then sense/stock tied
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 10:17 AM   #8
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  1. Stock
  2. Xperia UI
  3. TouchWiz
  4. MiUi
  5. Sense

Pretty much it.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 12:08 PM   #9
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Sense is the worst.
Touchwiz is okay, as is Vanilla Android.

I prefer custom ROM's that allow me to alter any facit I wish through zips and aroma installers.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 01:58 PM   #10
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1. Nova Prime Launcher (because I can get rid of the app dock and have home screens with 6 rows of icons)
2. HTC Sense (because of a few widgets that are amongst my favourites)
3. TouchWiz (love the power controls in the notification drop down)
4. Stock (whenever I see it, it seems to be missing stuff that I am just used to seeing)
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:19 PM   #11
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None of the above; cell phones are a waste on money but if I had to choose I would choose Samsung only.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 03:11 PM   #12
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1. Nova Prime Launcher (because I can get rid of the app dock and have home screens with 6 rows of icons)
2. HTC Sense (because of a few widgets that are amongst my favourites)
3. TouchWiz (love the power controls in the notification drop down)
4. Stock (whenever I see it, it seems to be missing stuff that I am just used to seeing)
How iPhonishly ugly. So many better things you can do with your homescreens. To each their own i guess.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 03:30 PM   #13
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None of the above; cell phones are a waste on money but if I had to choose I would choose Samsung only.
Really? I would beg to differ on that one. Part of my job requires me to be contactable at all times 24/7. What would I do without a cell phone? Constantly hover by a Landline?
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 03:47 PM   #14
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Stock Android on Nexus phones, the way Google developers meant it to be. I also use Nova launcher for even more customization, I like to run 5 x 6 grid, vs stock 4 x 4.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 12:52 PM   #15
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1) HTC . Hate sense all you like but they make the best widgets that dozens of widget apps try to emulate. No one does weather better.

2) Stock

3) Nova / Apex

4) Touchwiz


Haven't had any others other than that.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 03:25 PM   #16
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1. HTC Sense, I love it. No lag at all and it looks nice, not to mention there are a lot of little modifications that make it easier to use (in my opinion).

2. Nova, I like its options and the ability to theme but it lags badly for me, not sure why.

3. Didn't like the "default" stock on my Nexus 7 tablet, it was pretty ugly and too bare bones for my taste but it was very fast.

4. Xperia - Not much customization, barely any tweaks to make it more usable (seems to be mostly UI changes over the default options) and really laggy in my experience.

Have never used any of the others
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 05:49 PM   #17
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How iPhonishly ugly. So many better things you can do with your homescreens. To each their own i guess.
I don't just populate my home screens with icons. The extra space allows me to also add more widgets as well as more flexibility when resizing my widgets. It also allows me to reduce the number of home screens I need. I only need 5 with Nova Prime where as I used 6 or 7 before.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 07:34 AM   #18
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1) Stock
2-6) Everything else

Nothing really comes close to stock IMO. Sense looks much better than TouchWiz, but just performs poorly in my eyes. TouchWiz seems more stable and brisker, but looks terrible. Sony's skin performs arguably the best, but again just looks too generic. Not gonna comment on LG or Motorola's.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 07:53 AM   #19
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I just don't understand why he'd come to a Phone section to claim mobile phones are a waste of money, and that email and face to face is better. When presented with evidence to the contrary he just replies "Lmfao that's your problem dude".
He's a troll, ignore him.


As for skins. My list would go:

1) Stock Android (Nexus devices)
2) HTC
3) Motorola
4) Sony
5) Samsung
6) LG
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 10:41 AM   #20
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Touchwiz is easily the best now, especially since samsung is adding features stock Android doesn't have so that makes it better automatically

Then sense/stock tied
This.

It's cool to like the stock Android but TouchWiz adds so much functionality.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:06 AM   #21
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This.

It's cool to like the stock Android but TouchWiz adds so much functionality.
I think a lot of people are confused about touch wiz and Samsung added features. I remove touchwiz and still have the added samsung features.
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