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One UI 5.0 vs One UI 4.1 – Samsung brings minor but useful changes to Home Screen

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Samsung One UI Home January 2023 update

The first thing you’ll see after unlocking your phone is the home screen. Therefore, it is very important to organize it and keep it clean and tidy for easier navigation. Samsung already gives you some great home screen features, but with the release of Android 13-based One UI 5.0, we get more new easy-to-use functions.

Samsung One UI allows you to customize and style your home screen by changing the screen layout or adding widgets, folders, and other additional home screens. The company is now making things easier to do with some new tweaks and additional features introduced with One UI 5.0.

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In this article, are comparing the older One UI 4.1 Home Screen with the new One UI 5.0 Home Screen to provide you a clear look at what exactly Samsung has brought for its Galaxy phones.

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Samsung One UI 5.0 Home Screen

One UI 4.1 Home Screen:

One UI 4.1 was feature-riched. It had lots of features for your home screen and its customization. When you tap and hold the home screen and you will find different options for Wallpaper and styles, Themes, Widgets, and Settings.

Samsung even allows you to use your home screen in landscape mode. It lets you view the screen comfortably by displaying your phone’s screen in horizontal orientation mode.

One UI 5.0 Home Screen:

Samsung introduced iOS-inspired widget stacking in One UI 4.1 and with One UI 5.0, the company has tweaked it for better usability. Thanks to “Stack Widgets”, now you don’t need to create multiple home screens on your Galaxy phone. You can combine multiple widgets of the same size and place them as one widget on the homescreen.

In addition, the new software also offers a “Smart suggestion widget” that knows your needs before you do. The widget shows apps to use, people to call, calendar events, and more based on your routine.

Aside from these, there is a “Select app” feature on the One UI 5.0 home screen. You might have faced the inconvenience of choosing a single app to create an app folder. The company has resolved your concern. You can now select various apps on the home screen (just like you select many pictures/videos in the gallery) and create a new folder in no time.

Not only create folders but you can also uninstall many apps at a time and remove or add those selected apps from/to the home screen.

One UI 5.0 vs One UI 4.1 – Samsung Home Screen

We can clearly see that Samsung has made the One UI 5.0 Home screen easy to use. This is the company’s other step to bring users a clearer screen so that they can easily navigate their phones. You can now do more activities on your home screen.

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Google Pixel 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Specifications Comparison

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Vs Google Pixel 8 Pro

At the Made by Google event, Google unveiled its new hardware products. In particular, the Google Pixel 8 Pro is official to challenge the dominance of Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in the Android market. 7 years of OS upgrades support leaves Samsung in the dust with a huge margin, giving Pixel a big lead.

Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra is equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy chipset, which is the fastest Snapdragon ever made by Qualcomm. Meanwhile, Google’s Pixel 8 Pro is fueled with in-house Tensor G3, which is manufactured by Samsung’s 4nm processing.

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In terms of display, Google’s Pixel 8 Pro has an edge over the Galaxy S23 Ultra. With Super Actua Display, the Pixel 8 Pro offers up to 2400 nits of peak brightness, which could be outshined by Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra, coming early next year.

Google upgraded all three camera sensors on the Pixel 8 Pro, giving it a further boost to attract camera lovers. Well, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra will continue to dominate the smartphone camera, thanks to its advanced 200-megapixel camera and software-derived features.

Here’s a quick specifications comparison of Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and Google Pixel 8 Pro.

Device name Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Google Pixel 8 Pro

General

Release Date February 1, 2023 October 4, 2023
Dimensions Height: 163.3 mm, Width: 77.9 mm, Thickness: 8.9 mm Height: 162.6 mm, Width: 76.5 mm, Thickness: 8.8 mm
Weight 229 grams 213 grams
S Pen Yes No

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Vs Google Pixel 8 Pro

Network

Network Connectivity 5G Compatible 5G Compatible

Processor

Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy (4nm) Google Tensor G3 (4nm)
CPU 1×3.36 GHz Cortex-X3 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710 & 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510 Nona-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-X3 & 4×2.45 GHz Cortex-A715 & 4×2.15 GHz Cortex-A510)
Operating System Android 13 (4 OS Support) Android 14 (7 OS Support)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 740 Immortalis-G715s MC10

Display

Display Type Dynamic AMOLED 2X LTPO OLED
Screen Size 6.8″ (1Hz t0 120Hz) 6.7″ (1Hz to 120Hz)
Screen Resolution 3088 x 1440 px, 500 PPI 2992 x 1344 px, 489 PPI

Camera

Rear Camera 200 MP P + 12 MP UW + 10 MP T1 + 10MP T2 50 MP P + 48MP  UW + 48MP T
Front Camera 12MP 10.5MP

Battery

Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 5050 mAh
Fast Charge Wired: 45W | Wireless: 15W Wired: 30W | Wireless: 23W
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Samsung Galaxy A54 already kills the Google Pixel 7a

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Samsung Galaxy A54 Vs Google Pixel 7a

Google is about to introduce the Pixel 7a, a new affordable smartphone to its Android portfolio. The Pixel 6a made excellent profits for the OEM, which is benefiting fruitful upgrades on its sequel, however, Samsung Galaxy A54 is still a great choice over the Google Pixel 7a.

Samsung Galaxy A54 is way better than Google Pixel 7a, let’s compare key specs.

Display

Google’s upcoming Pixel 7a reportedly brings a 6.1 inches OLED display, with a 90Hz refresh rate, up from 6a’s 60Hz. While the Pixel 7a is getting an upgrade to a 90Hz panel, Samsung’s Galaxy A54 is already equipped with a pro-grade 6.4 inches 120Hz Super AMOLED screen.

Camera

Pixel 7a is also getting upgrade in the main camera as a new 64-megapixel sensor, which features optical image stabilization and phase detection autofocus technology. On the flip side, the Galaxy A54 brings a 50-megapixel primary camera, which delivers stunning images anytime, anywhere.

Moreover, both smartphones come with a 12-megapixel ultrawide image sensor with the same f/2.2. While Google’s upcoming phone is capped at two sensors for imaging, the Galaxy A54 features a 5-megapixel macro lens so you can capture close-up shots, such as nature, too.

Samsung’s best 2023 mid-range phone is equipped with a 32-megapixel front camera, while Pixel 7a reportedly brings a 10.8-megapixel lens for selfies and video calling. Notably, both phones promise great AI capabilities to let you shoot in the nighttime too.

Design

Both phones feature matching designs as Samsung and Google’s flagship portfolios. The Pixel 7a brings a horizontal bar on the camera lenses, which expands from the left to right end, which seems thin compared to Pixel 7. Meanwhile, the Galaxy A54 has the same design as the Galaxy S23 flagship.

Software

The Galaxy A54 runs One UI 5.1 out of the box, while the Pixel 7a runs Android 13 in its purest form. Google owns Android, but the real and longest support provider is Samsung. With A54, you will get OS upgrades up to Android 17, while Pixel 7a will stick to Android 16.

Performance & Battery

Samsung’s own-made Exynos 1380 5nm processor powers the Galaxy A54, which is an octa-core chip featuring 4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 and a Mali-G68 MP5 GPU.

The Pixel 7a brings 5nm Tensor G2 processor, featuring 2×2.85 GHz Cortex-X1 & 2×2.35 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55 and Mali-G710 MP7 GPU.

In terms of battery and charging, the Galaxy A54 is packed with a 5000 mAh battery, supported by 25W fast charging. Pixel 7a, on the other hand, has a slightly smaller, 4500 mAh battery, which can be charged through a 20W charger along with wireless charging that Galaxy A54 lacks.

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One UI 5.1 Vs Android 13 – Ultimate battery widget comparison

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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.

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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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