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Home Screen Icons: One UI 4.1 vs Android 13, iOS 15, OxygenOS 12, MIUI 13, ColorOS 12, EMUI 12

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Samsung One UI 4.1 Home Screen Icons

Samsung One UI 4.1 is the latest version of its Android 12-based custom skin for Galaxy devices. Over the parent One UI 4.0, the 4.1 iteration of One UI equips significant performance improvements as well as additional features as part of further enhancing the user experiences. However, we are conducting a Home Screen Icons comparison.

Samsung’s bringing powerful multitasking capabilities with the Galaxy devices such as the Edge Panel and bottom bar gestures. Meanwhile, the Home Screen is the most useful function on your smartphone as you access various apps and services. Here, we are going to compare One UI 4.1 Home Screen Icons with every rival.

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Samsung One UI 4.1 Home Screen Icons

Android 13 – Home Screen Icons

Android 12 is the latest “stable” version of Google’s mobile platform. Almost all the OEMs are providing the Android 12-based skins to their devices. However, we have the home screen icons appearance of the upcoming Android 13 OS, thanks to the Developer Preview program.

The Pixel phones feature Pixel Launcher for the home screen settings and customization. Talking about home screen icons, the Android 13 offers circular icons on the home screen above the Google Search widget. Have a look at it in the screenshot mentioned below.

Android 13 homescreen

iOS 15 – Home Screen Icons

While Apple is going to introduce the 16th generation of the iOS operating system for its iPhones, iOS 15 is powering almost all iPhones globally. On the home screen, you can find the favorites apps tray with a transparent background appearance, while the icons are placed in a comparatively bigger form factor – squarish with rounded corners.

ios 15 homescreen

OxygenOS 12 – Home Screen Icons

OnePlus introduced the Android OS 12-based OxygenOS 12 for its devices last year. This custom skin is said to have the overall UI and features the same as the stock OS, which reflects on the home screen icons as well. In OxygenOS 12, devices have circular icons with a neat and clean appearance, check out below.

OxygenOS 12 Homescreen

MIUI 13 – Home Screen Icons

MIUI 13 is yet another custom Android 12 skin, developed by Chinese phone maker – Xiaomi. Like Huawei, most of the so-called useful yet futuristic features are limited for consumers in China. Coming back to the topic, the MIUI 13 has the same home screen icons as the MIUI 12.5, which we can say is badly copied by Apple iOS.

MIUI 13 Homescreen

ColorOS 12 – Home Screen Icons

ColorOS 12 is also based on the Android 12 operating system, introduced by Google. Similar to the Google Pixel smartphones, the ColorOS 12 offers circular icons on the home screen, while they are not entirely circular. At the same time, Oppo let users heavily customize the user interface.

ColorOS 12 Homescreen

EMUI 12 – Home Screen Icons

Although Huawei claims to be using its own grown HarmonyOS software on almost all devices, its availability has not crossed China’s boundaries. On the other side, Global Huawei devices are nowadays receiving the HarmonyOS-inspired skin called EMUI 12, which is reportedly based on the Android operating system.

Looks a lot similar to the iOS and One UI, the EMUI 12’s homescreen icons have a squarish form factor alongside rounded corners. By default, the apps’ arrangement is set to 4 icons in the favorites tray, while the above side icons feature their title as well.

emui 12 homescreen

One UI 4.1 – Home Screen Icons

One UI 4.1 is based on Google’s Android 12 operating system, bringing a unique experience to the Galaxy consumers. We’ve explored almost all the new features and changes, well, here, we’re talking about the home screen icons of the One UI 4.1 software system.

At the bottom, the One UI Home launcher brings a favorites tray, where you can put your most-used apps. Above the favorites tray, you can place your important apps such as social media, and banking/payments apps, which have their titles too.

The overall design of the One UI 4.1’s home screen icons is eye-catching, while talking about the form factor, they are neither wholly squarish nor circular. In addition, you can customize the home screen icons as per your need in order to take the most of your Galaxy.

one ui 4.1 home screen icons

Yep, I’m sure, you are still loving Samsung One UI 4.1’s Home Screen Icons. If not, let us know, which OEM’s Home Screen Icons you like the most through the comments section and social media.

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.

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

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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

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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

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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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