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One UI 5.0 Notification Panel vs iOS 16 Notification Center



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A notifications shade is a place on your phone where all your notifications are stored. Samsung calls it Notification Panel on Galaxy phones and Apple calls it Notification Center on iPhones. Let’s check out what’s the difference between One UI 5.0 Notofcation Panel and iOS 16 Control Center.

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One UI 5.0 Notification Panel:

Samsung phones still open the Notification Panel, which you swipe down from the top of your screen and then again swipe the quick settings panel. However, with One UI 5.0, the company has brought subtle changes to its Notification Panel.

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The company has tried to deliver a clearer look while keeping a separate space for different groups of apps or priority ones. The new panel’s app icons have received minor optimizations such as a new solid round background shape. Also, they are now bigger and usual so you can easily identify which app has sent you a notification.

In addition to these, if you receive a string of notifications from a single application, the icons now stack below each other, which creates a pleasant effect. The space between the notification bubbles has also increased, making them all feel individual.

Aside from these, the rest of other functions of the Samsung Notification Panel are the same, which are already more advanced than many other brands. You can reply to text messages, mark them read, as well as create a bubble of it. At the same time, you can also disable app notifications from this area, set reminders for the notifications, use six of your top quick tools, manage brightness, open system settings, and more.

iOS 16 Notification Center:

Unlike Samsung’s Notification Panel, Apple has a different way to open the notification center and control center on iPhones. You can open the iOS 16 Notification center by swiping down from the top-left portion of your screen.

Apple iOS 16 Notification Center has different sections for different app notifications o you won’t find it difficult in finding the one you are looking for. It does not have any extra layer below the notifications so when you swipe down to see the notifications, these will appear on your wallpaper, although it looks good.

Furthermore, you can obviously really text messages from the notification center. Additionally, when you slightly swipe the notification left, you will get some more options like mute notifications for a particular time/day, turn off notifications, view app settings, and more.

One UI 5.0 Notification Panel vs iOS 16 Notification Center:

One UI 5.0 Notification Panel and iOS 16 Notification Center are completely different from each other. Undoubtedly, both look good. However, while Samsung offers a simple and informative notification panel, Apple has quite a fancy notification center and users might face some difficulties using it when they are not familiar with it.

When it comes to features and offerings, Samsung’s Notification Panel has much more features than Apple’s Notification Center. You can perform a lot of functionalities from the Galaxy’s notification shade area, whereas the iPhone’s notification shade only lets you read messages, reply to them, mute them, and do some other minor functions.

One UI 5.0 iOS 16 Notification Panel Center

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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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