Rank your favorite Android User-Interface!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Beeplance, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    #1
    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?
     
  2. Jessica Lares, Feb 25, 2013
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    Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    #2
    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.
     
  3. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I like Samsung Touchwiz the best. I even load touchwiz based custom roms.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Stock is my favorite, but I have no problem with touchwiz
     
  5. daveathall macrumors 68000

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    I have only ever used stock and touchwiz and could quite happily use either. Not really got a preference.
     
  6. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    #6
    Sense (fully featured) then stock (pure Google but simplistic) .

    Anything but crapwiz
     
  7. thehustleman macrumors 65816

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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
     
  8. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    #8
    1. Stock
    2. Xperia UI
    3. TouchWiz
    4. MiUi
    5. Sense

    Pretty much it.
     
  9. siiip5 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  10. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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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)
     
  11. asiangangster macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  12. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    How iPhonishly ugly. So many better things you can do with your homescreens. To each their own i guess.
     
  13. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    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?
     
  14. Tig Bitties macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  15. MRU macrumors demi-god

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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.
     
  16. Hastings101 macrumors 68020

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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
     
  17. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  18. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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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.
     
  19. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    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
     
  20. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

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    This.

    It's cool to like the stock Android but TouchWiz adds so much functionality.
     
  21. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    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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