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One UI 4.1 vs OxygenOS 12: Notification Panel and Quick Settings



One UI 4.1 OxygenOS 12 Quick Settings Notification Panel

The One UI 4.1 and OxygenOS 12 are two of the custom skins based on Android 12 operating system. While the former is quite famous as it powers millions of Galaxy phones, the latter is created by tough Samsung rival – OnePlus.

Quick Settings and Notification Panels are the most used features of smartphones and OEMs are countinuously trying to further enhance the overall usability. In this article, we are going to take an overview on the Quick Settings and Notification Panel features of the One UI 4.1 and OxygenOS 12.

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One UI 4.1 OxygenOS 12 Quick Settings Notification Panel

Notification Panel: One UI 4.1 x OxygenOS 12

By swiping down on the homescreen, we get access to the Notification Panel on both, Samsung’s One UI 4.1 and OnePlus’ OxygenOS 12 software systems. Here, the consumer can check notifications in brief format, however, there are no similarities between both UIs that we are comparing today.

With the Android 12-based One UI 4 and OxygenOS 12, Samsung and OnePlus, both, tried to further enhance the usability of the Notification Panel. As you can see in the images below, the One UI 4.1 delivers a neat and clean interface, while the OxygenOS 12 has fancy toggles arrangement.

One UI 4.1 Notification Panel

One UI 4.1 – Notification Panel


OxygenOS 12 Notification Panel

OxygenOS 12 – Notification Panel

Quick Settings: One UI 4.1 x OxygenOS 12

Quick Settings, on the other hand, is a common yet most useful feature on any smartphone. This section contains toggles for a number of tools, features, as well as features settings. Directly from there, you can enable/disable various functionalities, seamlessly.

Overall form factor of the Quick Settings section of the One UI 4.1 and OxygenOS 12 seems similar. However, the One UI 4.1 showcases toggles on full screen with transparent background, the OxygenOS 12 has those toggles in a boxed layout, while background features solid color.

One UI 4.1 Quick Settings

One UI 4.1 – Quick Settings


OxygenOS 12 Quick Settings

OxygenOS 12 – Quick Settings

One UI 4.1 x OxygenOS 12, which one is better?

Unquestionably, Samsung One UI 4.1 comes with neat and clean Notification Panel and Quick Settings toggles, compared to the OxygenOS 12. At the same time, the Colour Palette adoption seems improved yet useful on the One UI, whle there’s no major effect of that feature for the OnePlus devices.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.


One UI 5.0 vs OxygenOS 13: Comparing Quick Settings interface of rivals



One UI 5.0 is the latest version of Samsung’s custom skin based on Android 13, which comes with many powerful and multitasking features. On the other side, OnePlus has OxygenOS 13 based on Android 13, this new iteration comes with many significant features.

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One UI 5.0 and OxygenOS 13 are the newest custom skins based on Android 13. As Android is open source so smartphone makers can customize it to their needs and build it as the basis for their custom software skin like Samsung One UI and OnePlus OxygenOS. So, we are going to compare the quick settings of OxygenOS 13 and One Ui 5, but before that let us know what is Quick Settings.

Quick Settings

Quick Settings! It is a space where you can directly access the most helpful features of your smartphone and control them easily with a single click. On the Quick Settings panel, you can see several ‘tap to enable’ features, time, date, power off Menu, notification panel, and more.

Quick Settings One UI 5 OxygenOS 13

Let’s begin the One UI 5.0 vs OxygenOS 13 comparison of Quick Settings.

One UI 5.0

With One UI 5.0 software, the company applied a Color Palette so Galaxy users can have a better idea of Android 13’s powerful dynamic theming feature, however, there are no layout changes have been made.

We can access the primary toggle of One UI 5.0’s quick settings by swiping down once from the home screen. By default, there is a pack of 6 toggles that cannot be reduced or increased, meanwhile, we can edit them as per our requirement.

Below the primary toggle is the brightness slider, from where you can adjust the brightness, on the left corner you can see the date, time, and on the right corner, you can see the Settings icon, sound, battery network, etc.

When expanded, the Quick Settings page shows 12 toggles with names in a 4×3 layout For more toggles, we can swipe left. Above the toggle, there are Device Control and Media Output buttons.

Quick Settings One UI 5 OxygenOS 13

OxygenOS 13 

OnePlus amazing optimized Quick Settings Panel with the latest OxygenOS 13. The Quick Settings is divided into three sections – toggles, Media, and connectivity.

With a single swipe down on the home screen, you can access all three sections. At the top, there are the Media and Connectivity sections, side by side. While the other quick settings switches and the brightness slider are at the bottom.

After expanding the panel, more toggles are visible to you. You can edit all the toggles at your convenience.

The layout of the quick settings of Samsung One UI 5.0 and OnePlus OxygenOS is different, the rest of the features are the same. Another thing to note is that once you sweep, the OnePlus takes up more space than the Samsung, which shows the quick settings. Samsung covers 1/4 part of the entire screen, while OnePlus covers little less than half the screen.

Quick Settings One UI 5 OxygenOS 13

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Galaxy S22 Ultra flopped in camera speed test! Redmi K50 Ultra WON



Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Redmi K50 Ultra camera speed

Galaxy S23 Ultra will be the next big hit by Samsung with a powerful mobile camera atop. Meanwhile, seems like, competition is rapidly increasing in the camera smartphone segment as a personal review shared by a tipster claims Redmi K50 Ultra beats Galaxy S22 Ultra in terms of camera shutter lag (speed).

According to a video shared by IceUniverse, Xiaomi’s Redmi K50 Ultra smartphone beats the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, when it comes to shutter lag. To be mentioned, the former packs an HM6 image sensor, while the latter is powered by ISOCELL HM3.

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As shown in the video, Ice repeatedly tapped the camera shutter button of the Redmi K50 Ultra smartphone, and it continues capturing images per tap. On the other hand, when Ice used the Galaxy S22 Ultra and followed the same shutter taps, it just got defeated by its Chinese rival.

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Watch Galaxy S22 Ultra vs Redmi K50 Ultra camera speed video, below:

The video can easily disappoint any Samsung consumer as we can see how the Galaxy S22 Ultra gets failed when the user continuously taps the shutter button in a very short delay. The camera test video shows Galaxy S22 Ultra shutter speed recorded in slow motion, you can now understand the level of failure.

8 Plus Gen 1 or HM6?

There are two main factors that affected the shutter lag including different image sensors and system on chip (processor). While the Galaxy S22 Ultra uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, the Redmi K50 Ultra is powered by its overclocked version – Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Redmi K50 Ultra camera speed

We saw Qualcomm is ready to give orders for the next-gen Snapdragon flagship processor to TSMC instead of Samsung. The main reason is that the 4nm process technology of Samsung got failed this time, as both Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 reportedly have multiple issues.

As Chinese smartphone manufacturers are coming to the contest, Samsung needs to work on its development and innovations. Ahead of creating new ones, the Korean tech giant should fix all the issues with basic features that consumers use the most like camera.

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Samsung Theme Park vs Color Palette feature



Samsung Theme Park Color Palette

Customization! That’s what Samsung smartphones are famous for. Galaxy devices have all the customization options you need on your smartphone. From the Lock screen to the Home screen, Quick settings panel, and volume panel, you can personalize your phone in every possible aspect.

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However, what comes first in our mind when it comes to customization is theming. Android 12-based One UI 4.0 and One UI 4.1 comes with a Color palette which enables theming on the phone based on the wallpaper we set.

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But much before Google released this feature through Android 12, Samsung’s Good Lock’s Theme Park presented a more powerful theming engine for Galaxy devices. Samsung understands the uses much before Google did and offered what we want when it comes to color customization.

In this article, we are going to compare Samsung Theme Park and Color Palette. Let’s see who better themes your Galaxy phone.

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Samsung Theme Park Color Palette

Samsung Color Palette:

Samsung Color Palette works when you set a new wallpaper or theme to your phone’s home screen or lock screen. As soon as you apply a new wallpaper, you got four different color combinations along with the system default theme.

You can also apply this color palette theme to app icons if you desired to do so. However, do note that it is only applicable to the Samsung apps, Google and other third-party apps will remain the same.

This color palette page also shows the three different sections where the color palette will be applied. These include the Quick settings panel, Samsung dialer, and Settings menu. Apart from these, all system applications get some sort of colors but it did not apply throughout.

One UI 4.1 Color Paltte

Samsung Theme Park:

Now moving to Samsung Theme Park. This is a very powerful customization engine, here we can create our own theme, keyboard, quick pane, icons, as well as volume panel.

When you tap Create new, it takes you to the current wallpaper which is set on the home and when tapping Next, you will get so many different sections where you can customize the themes. You get the Lock screen customization options, icons, and keyboards.

The most interesting thing is customizing the quick panel. You can personalize every element – you can change the color of the background, toggles, notifications, and content, as well as change transparency.

Samsung Theme Park vs Color Palette feature: Conclusion

On Samsung Color Palette, you can apply four different color combinations whereas, on Samsung Theme Park, you get multiple colors. With Theme Park, you can customize your phone in many more sections than the Color palette.

Also, when you customise app icons using Theme Park, unlike Color Palette, the change applies to all system apps, even third-party. Thus, it’s clear that Theme Park is way better than the Color Palette.

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