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Samsung has a various range of smartphones so that users can get Galaxies as per their needs and budget. However, if you pick some less expensive, or we can say entry-level device, the software experience will also be trimmed down to justify the price.

What we are trying to say, Samsung offers two versions of the One UI in their respective smartphones in which the midrangers and the expensive devices run on the usual One UI while the budget devices offer the One UI Core.

Therefore, the question arises what is the difference between these two UIs as these sound differently same from each other. Well, to help you out on this matter, we will be comparing both the One UIs in this post, so let’s get started.

Difference between One UI and One UI core

As we know the latest iteration of One UI is One UI 3.1 based on Android 11, so keep in mind that the comparison of both the software will be based on the features currently available on the Galaxy devices.

In which, One UI Core is the trimmed-down version of the usual One UI but is specially developed for the low-budget and mid-range Samsung Galaxy phones. That means it has fewer features compared to the One UI that runs on Galaxy phones of the mid-segment and the premium range.

Galaxy smartphones with One UI Core

As we clearly said above, the Core version One UI will be prepacked in the entry-level and some mid-range phones. However, these phones normally sold under the Galaxy M series and A series.

These devices include Samsung Galaxy A02, A11, A21s, A10s, M10, M11, M51. If you want to see some more devices you can head to the official website of the company.

One UI and One UI core difference, as per the features

As we mentioned above, One UI core is the stripped-down version of the One UI, but it doesn’t mean that the user will get a completely unproductive software experience. This implies, that u will face some limitations but it’s not going to affect your daily tasks.

Meanwhile, Samsung retains features such as One-handed Mode, gestures, Focus Mode, Dark Mode, ability to hide apps, Digital well-being, etc. So that overall fun will not be ruined from the main variant of One UI.

On top of this, the Korean tech giant announced recently that most Galaxy smartphones released after 2019 will receive 4 years of security updates in which both the M and A series mobiles are included. This means, you also get better security and stability in addition to the features.

Besides, the features that One UI Core doesn’t offer are mentioned below so that you will get a proper idea, how this light version of One UI is different from the main version.

Good Lock App

Good Lock app of Samsung is used to customize and add functionalities to your Galaxy phone via various modules. In which users of One UI can customize the appearance of the navigation bar, lock screen clock, filter notifications, and much more. However, this app and its modules are not supported in the One UI Core.

Windows Link

This function works via Microsoft’s ‘Your Phone app’ in which the users of the One UI-based smartphones can connect their devices with a PC to view phone notifications, messages, and photos on the computer. You can even make and receive calls on PC. But unfortunately, you can’t do it with One UI Core phones.


This infamous voice assistance is also missing in One UI Core that offers Bixby Routines, Bixby Vision (Samsung’s version of Google Lens), and other features related to voice commands.

Easy Mode

This feature of One UI makes Galaxy phones simpler to use as it makes the objects in the phones bigger and convenient for people with bad eyesight and elderly folks. If you are interested in this feature, you should be buying a regular One UI phones, as it is not offered in One UI Core.

Samsung Pay/Pay Mini

It is one of the popular apps of Galaxy smartphones used to make quick online payments, but due to software limitations select One UI Core phones do not support Samsung Pay/Pay Mini.

Knox and Secure Folder

The Phones which have One UI Core lack the full security features offered by Samsung Knox, especially the hardware-based features offered to the midrangers and the premium Galaxy devices. However, the Secure folder is present in some mid-range devices whose hardware has the capability to run that smoothly.


As per the previous version, One UI 2, there were big differences between One UI and One UI Core. But the latest version, namely One UI 3, has added most of the features to One UI Core and those which are still missing will be added in the future after further optimizations.

How to check the One UI variant

  • Go to Settings on your Samsung Galaxy phone
  • Tap on About phone and select Software information
  • Finally, on the upward side, you will see the One UI or One UI Core Version running on your Galaxy device.


Android 14

These Samsung Galaxy devices are eligible for Android 14: One UI 6.0 Device List



Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Android 14 officially debuted for testing and development, and a number of Samsung Galaxy devices will receive it with One UI 6.0. Google is likely to push the official version of Android 14 by August this year, whereas the One UI 6 Beta might start by late July.

Millions of Galaxy devices have already upgraded to the Android 13 operating system, but, Samsung consumers have now started to discuss the Android 14 update. Pay attention, Galaxy devices eligible for a more major OS upgrade might get One UI 5.1.1 as well, based on Android 13, before v14.

In early February, Google kicked off Android 14 on the Developer Preview channel, with the 2nd build released in March. April and May are the months of Android 14’s Public Beta rollout (Beta 1 and Beta 2), however, Platform Stability could be reached in June / July.

Various non-Pixel phones are now eligible to install the Android 14 Beta, thanks to Google’s announcement at I/O 2023. Regardless, Samsung hasn’t participated in Google’s activities as it runs its own One UI Beta testing for Galaxy handsets.

The current One UI 5.0 is based on Android 13, whereas the last year’s One UI 4.x versions were based on the Android 12 OS. Accordingly, the company will introduce the One UI 6.0 software for Galaxy devices, which will be based on the Android 14 OS.

Samsung is committed to bringing up to four generations of Android plus One UI and five years of security updates. Thanks to this solid policy, we have a pretty clear idea of which Galaxies will be receiving the next Android version upgrade.

Samsung Galaxy devices eligible for Android 14 (One UI 6.0)

Galaxy Z series

  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 (2nd)
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 (3rd)
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3

Galaxy S series

  • Galaxy S23 Ultra (1st)
  • Galaxy S23+
  • Galaxy S23
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra (2nd)
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S21 FE (2nd)
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra (3rd)
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21

Galaxy A series

  • Galaxy A14 (1st)
  • Galaxy A04s
  • Galaxy A73 (2nd)
  • Galaxy A53 (2nd)
  • Galaxy A33
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A13
  • Galaxy A72 (3rd)
  • Galaxy A52s 5G (3rd)
  • Galaxy A52 LTE/5G (3rd)

Galaxy M series

  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy M33 5G
  • Galaxy M23

Galaxy Tab series

  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S8+
  • Galaxy Tab S8


  • The list is based on update policy and previous rollouts.
  • Samsung has not revealed which Galaxy devices will get Android 14.
  • Some unlisted devices may also receive One UI 6 update.

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Here’s how to use Auto Framing feature on Samsung smartphones



Samsung One UI 5.1 Auto framing function

Samsung offers a lot of features for capturing photos and videos through its camera app. Along with the many photo mode features, Samsung provides an amazing video mode feature called Auto Framing for Galaxy devices, which allows you to capture professional-like videos. And with the One UI 5.1, the company enhances the Auto framing feature by making it more advanced.

Auto framing is a feature for Galaxy devices that detects people in the camera’s field of view and applies digital zoom and pan to focus the detected person on the screen. It considers the tracking shooting function and detection performance on supported models based on the user-specified area.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Auto framing function

How to use Samsung Auto Framing feature?

You can easily enable the Auto Framing feature on your Galaxy smartphone, just need to follow below mentioned steps.

  • Open the Samsung Camera app on your Galaxy smartphone.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Auto framing function

  • Now, select Video mode.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Auto framing function

  • At the bottom left corner, you can see the Auto framing (scan-like) icon next to the zoom options. Click on it.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Auto framing function

  • Now, the Auto framing feature is enabled.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Auto framing function

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Once you enable the function, you can capture the video with automatic zoom changes that keep the person in the frame. With the latest enhancements, the feature supports the Auto framing of an area other than the person selected by the user. Notably, the advanced Auto Framing feature is available for limited Galaxy devices.

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When will you get One UI 6.0 on your Samsung smartphone



Samsung One UI Themed App Icons

At the annual Developers Conference 2022, Samsung officially introduced the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 version for Galaxy devices (smartphones, foldables, and tablets).

During the event, Samsung also announced the One UI 6.0 update rollout plan. Initially, the Android 13-based One UI 5 first arrived for the S22 series as an Open Beta program, later extended to older flagships.

One UI 6 – When it’s coming?

After Google, Samsung was the fastest Android 13 update distributor for Galaxy smartphones, beating rivals from China. Impressively, the company managed to deploy stable software update for all devices, setting an example for rivals that began rollout in hurry, such as OnePlus. Going back to the One UI 6.0 timeline, the company started Android 13 Open Beta for the Galaxy S22 series in early August 2022, which later expanded to Galaxy S21, Note 20, S20, and more.

For One UI 6, Samsung is likely to follow the same as it did with the One UI 5 last year. It means you can expect the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta program to start for the latest Galaxy S23 flagships by the last week of July or the first week of August. Do note that the Korean tech giant does not join Google for Android 14’s development.

Based on previous rollouts, and expected Android 14 development plan and Beta activities for Galaxy devices, Samsung would launch the One UI 6.0 at the 2023 Developers Conference later this year. However, Galaxy users having the latest flagship Galaxy device will be able to preview new design and features early.

Shortly after the announcement at Developers Conference, the South Korean tech giant may begin the One UI 6.0 Stable update rollout, first for Beta testers, followed by general users. Flagship Galaxy models are eligible for the early update, while the company may not take too much time to expand it to mid-range and budget phones, you can ensure your model’s eligibility in our list.

One UI 6.0 Roadmap

  • Beta program – Late July or early August
  • Stable/official – October 2023

You may have known that Google has already released Android 14 on the Beta channel. Back in February, the company rolled out two Developer Preview builds for supported Pixel smartphones, however, 3 more major Beta updates are expected before the official Android 14 debut.

Update: May 28 | Samsung may start the One UI Beta program early this year as new BWEE test firmware spotted on CheckFirm.

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