While Samsung has yet to officially reveal any glimpse of its upcoming Android 13-based One UI 5.0 custom software skin, some clever sources have already given us an early look at One UI 5.0 and its new features.
According to the information, Samsung One UI 5.0 will come with lots of new functionalities, and easier multitasking in one of them. In this article, let us compare the Multitasking feature on the upcoming and the latest One UI versions – Samsung One UI 5.0 vs One UI 4.1 Multitasking.
What is Samsung Multitasking?
The name of the feature itself suggests what it does. Multitasking means you can perform multiple tasks and apps at the same time on your phone. These are helpful add-ons, especially on large-screen devices.
You can also minimize or increase and decrease the size of those app windows and with a single tap, they are ready to use. If this is not enough, Samsung also lets you create a pair in the Edge panel so you can launch two of your most commonly used applications with ease.
Samsung One UI 4.1 Multitasking:
Samsung One UI 4.1 provides Galaxy users an easy but a bit long way to multitask their apps and features. Meanwhile, many OEMs already have an easier way – swipe gesture to use it.
On One UI 4.1, when you want to use multitasking, you have to open the multi-window tray >> tap the grid icon >> open all apps and then drag and drop the desired apps.
Alternatively, you can open the app you want to use in a split-screen or pop-up view >> go to the recent apps menu >> tap that app icon and then choose the options between Open in pop-up view or Open in pop-up view.
Well, it’s not a very long process, but since other smartphone vendors have an easier way, some Galaxy users are quite disappointed with One UI in this way and are also demanding swipe gestures for multitasking.
Samsung One UI 5.0 Multitasking:
On Android 13-based One UI 5.0, Samsung finally seems to have solved this problem of its consumers as it is bringing two new swipe gestures to open apps in split-screen view or Pop-up view. This is really a substantial step taken by Samsung to make multitasking easier.
On One UI 5.0, when you want to open any app in multiwindow, you will not have to follow this procedure. The company is bringing Swipe for Split-screen and Swipe for Pop-up view options on your phone’s settings.
Swipe for Split Screen:
Once this feature is enabled from the settings, it will let you open a split-screen view directly from two-finger gestures. You will just need to swipe up with 2 fingers from the bottom of the screen to change the view to split-screen. And in order to change the used apps in the split-screen view, you can swipe again.
Swipe for pop-up view:
When turned on, you will be able to change the screen to pop view by swiping your phone’s screen from the top corner to the center. To use this gesture, you just need to open the desired application >> swipe inwards from the top corner towards the center of the display, and it’s done.
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.
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! 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.
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.
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.
Galaxy S22 Ultra flopped in camera speed test! Redmi K50 Ultra WON
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.
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.
Watch Galaxy S22 Ultra vs Redmi K50 Ultra camera speed video, below:
p1 K50 Ultra p2 S22 Ultra
I think the K50 Ultra is better than the S22 Ultra when it comes to snapshots, plus the Samsung shutter lag issue is a stubborn one. pic.twitter.com/1XEBVMF6Wi
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) August 17, 2022
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.