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One UI 5.0 vs One UI 4.1 – Samsung made App Icons pretty awesome



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I don’t know if the app icons matter to you or not but I feel revamping app icons is a good step when the company wants to revamp the look of the whole device. Samsung did the same with its Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software, it has brought various new and improved App Icons to offer users a fresh look to their old phones.

Usually, people got bored with the old stuff on their phones so they try to add a little tweak to them using different customization options. Changing the icon’s shape, size, and appearance on any smartphone is a simple yet effective way to add a little personalization to your phone.

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But what if you get the change by default? It will save the time you take to add tweaks to the system. In this article, I am going to compare the app icons of the previous One UI 4.1 software and the new One UI 5.0 software.

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Samsung One UI 5.0 App Icons

Samsung new App Icons:

Multiple Samsung applications are getting revamped icons, let’s check them out one by one –

  • AR Zone:

The AR Zone logo has been majorly changed in One UI 5.0. It looks good and is appreciable. The One UI 4.1’s sky blue and purple gradient logo has converted to dark blue while the plain white-colored “AR” has a gradient of light Blue, Peach, and Purple colors.

  • Settings:

For the Settings app icon, One UI 5.0 has applied a darker Garay color with the same gear size and design as the previous One UI.

  • My Files:

The files app logo is getting a gradient, you can see clearly. Its plain orange color now has yellow and orange gradients. You can also see the color change in the document shape of the logo.

  • Calculator:

Earlier, Samsung Calculator had a light green color icon with plus, minus, multiplication, and division signs on it. The signs are placed as usual in One UI 5.0 but the company has changed the color to dark green and that too in gradient form.

At the same time, the division sign on the logo, which was previously of dark green color, has also been converted to which color to watch the other three mathematical signs.

  • Contacts:

The new logo for the Samsung Contacts app is also clearly visible. The application logo has a plain orange color in One UI 4.1, but it is now altered to a gradient reddish-orange color.

  • Phone:

The Phone app logo is not getting any notable change, it only gets a gradient of the same green color, which is rarely visible. At first glance, you will not find any difference.

  • Messages:

The One UI 4.1 Samsung Messages app logo had a rectangular chat bubble on the blue box. Now with One UI 5.0, the company has redesigned this chat bubble and created it in a round shape. At the same time, the outer box also gets a blue gradient.

  • Bixby Vision:

The Bixby Vision app logo is also getting a prominent change. The One UI 4.1’s blue color box is now dark blue in One UI 5.0. Whereas, the eye pupil is getting a blue and purple gradient instead of blue color.

Samsung One UI 5.0 App Icons

  • Secure folder:

One UI 5.0 Secure folder app icon is receiving a dark blue gradient that you can easily notice. However, the document shape on the logo is the same.

  • Reminder:

Aside from the gradient, the shape of the bell on the new logo is also now more rounded compared to what One UI 4.1 has and it’s looking nice.

  • Other apps:

Some other Samsung apps’ icons like Tips, Clock, and more are also getting slight changes. They got some gradients and a bolder look, however, you might barely see the change.

One UI 5.0 vs One UI 4.1 – Samsung App Icons

Imagine you are getting a whole tweaked interface but the old app icons. It will be really boring, right? So, in my opinion, Samsung One UI 5.0 new App Icons are more praiseworthy than the One UI 4.1.

The company has tried making the icons bolder and more impressive by adding a gradient to them. It will be great if these changes will be applied to all apps (at least all Samsung apps) in the coming time.

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One UI 5.1 Vs Android 13 – Ultimate battery widget comparison



Battery Widget Android 13 One UI 5.1

Battery Widget is the biggest and most noticeable addition to the One UI 5.1 software. Samsung phones just got the new battery status widget, while Android 13 already has one, which is somehow better than the One UI 5.1, let’s dive into the ultimate comparison.

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Battery Widget: One UI 5.1 Vs Android 13

Showcased at the SDC 2023, Samsung’s Battery Widget arrive on Galaxy devices with the One UI 5.1 update in February. Galaxy users after upgrading their phone to the One UI 5.1 version can use the feature to get updated with info about how much juice is left in their devices.

One UI 5.1’s battery status widget introduces two different styles including a “Circles” 4×1 and a “List” 4×2. You can expand the area by two times vertically, while it’s not possible to reduce the occupation area, which is the worst thing I noticed.

On the other hand, the Android 13 battery widget has just a single choice but it’s way too advance, as compared to the One UI 5.1. The widget takes size as per the number of devices paired with the smartphone, if you don’t have any, it will remain single-linear.

One UI vs Android

Not that all, the widget is interactive as the system Settings’ battery tab gets opened as soon as you tap the widget. Similar to One UI 5.1, the Android 13’s widget adapts to system settings whether it’s in Light mode or Dark mode for a well-optimized home screen appearance.

Earlier, we compared the Battery widget of One UI 5.1 and Apple iOS 16, which was a tough fight between both. However, the One UI requires work on optimization and usability improvements are necessary to make it better than rivals including Android and iOS.

Since One UI 5.1’s battery widget is just the initial version, we believe Samsung will work on it and make notable improvements. The One UI 6.0 will be the next major version for Galaxy devices, likely to release later this year, you can check our features wishlist below.

High hopes for One UI 6.0: The ultimate features wishlist for Samsung users

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs S22 Ultra: Camera Design



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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is a camera beast and brings a massive upgrade in features as compared to S22 Ultra but the design of this successor needs to be explored. In that case, we’ll have to do a comparison.

For your information, this comparison will look into the structure, layout, shape, lens count, and some key specifications of the rear camera module.


First comes the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which features a quad camera including a laser autofocus sensor and an LED flash. This system has two columns, the left side starts with a 12MP ultra wide-angle camera, followed by a 108MP wide-angle/main camera and the third one is a 10MP 10x periscope zoom camera.

The second column consists of a laser autofocus, an LED flash, and a secondary telephoto camera, capable of 3x zoom. Actually, the S22 Ultra resembles the S21 Ultra but without that large camera bump.

(Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra – Left, Galaxy S22 Ultra – Right)

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and Galaxy S22 Ultra Camera


If you look closely at the S23 Ultra, the difference between the camera structure and the aesthetics is barely noticeable. Because the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra willfully carries the camera design and layout from the S22 Ultra. Specifically, the first and second columns are identical in both devices. This is causing a variation in opinion among consumers who were expecting a major makeover.

Speaking of major, this flagship stands as a 200MP camera powerhouse. Using a super-resolution sensor, Samsung promises high-quality photography and robust optical image stabilization in videos.

Elegant Tweaks:

Aside from the layout and lens, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra brings a brand-new silver outsole ring. This tweak makes the entire module big, bulky, and elegant as compared to the past version.

In terms of appearance, this premium device strikes full marks for those new optimizations and it will definitely catch your eyes on the first look.

Samsung Galaxy S23 and S22 Ultra Camera

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Battery Widget – Samsung One UI 5.1 Vs Apple iOS 16



Battery Widget One UI Vs iOS

Samsung introduced a new battery status widget feature with the new One UI 5.1 software. Sadly, it’s not a new innovation as Apple’s iOS and Pixel’s Android already have such kind of widgets. Well, here we compare the battery widget of Samsung’s One UI 5.1 and Apple’s iOS 16 operating system.

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Apple Battery Widget

Since Apple has already brought the battery status widget to iPhones, it has mastered the feature with generation improvements. In the latest iOS 16, there are three different battery widgets available on iPhones including a square (single), a rectangular (list), and a circular (4).

Samsung Battery Widget

Samsung’s battery widget introduces two choices for Galaxy consumers including the circular and square box styles. Both of the choices let you display the battery status of up to 8 devices including the smartphone itself. By default, the widget expands for 4 devices, which can be further enlarged for eight.

Battery Widget One UI Vs iOS


One UI 5.1’s circular battery widget doesn’t have any background layer as all circles are arranged independently. On the flip side, iOS 16’s circular widget has a transparent layer so it can be clearly visible in any kind of wallpaper or home screen theme.

The One UI 5.1’s circular widget shows the device icon and percentage inside the circle, whereas the iOS takes additional space beside for percentage.

Talking about the second style, the rectangular widget of One UI 5.1 looks way better than the iOS 16’s. It has a solid background layer with an intuitive interface as well as a header, device icon, battery percentage bar, and text.

On the other hand, iOS 16’s rectangular battery widget keeps the same transparent background layer and occupies much space on the home screen. One UI can show the status of up to 8 devices, while iOS is limited to just 4.


  • Tied!

Apple’s battery status widget is unquestionably mature, compared to the first version of Samsung’s battery widget. Still, Samsung did a pretty good job when it comes to personalization of the widget and usability with a high amount of devices.

The circular widget of Apple looks better than the One UI, while the rectangular-styled widget of One UI clearly defeats iOS. It’s pretty difficult to make a winner in this comparison, as both have their own specialties and limitations. Well, which one do you prefer? Let us know through social media!

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