Simon, 11 Sep 2017I'm not sure what the "stock" option means these days as the Pixel launcher is amongst the wor... moreI never used any phone till now that's not running on stock Android and I hated from the beginning that the stock launcher. No customization at all , extremely bright app drawer to the point that it hurts eyes in low light. Even Google now is not that good. But somehow I don't know why I can't download pixel launcher, in play store it says your device not compatible while devs say it should support. So I am settled with Nova prime. After trying almost every launched out there I find it to be most handy, while Action launcher to be most complicated. But ASUS is the most overrated of all, it shouldn't even be in any list cause of it's lack of features let alone unique feature and it's ROM and battery hogging. Makes even mobiles like one plus 5T slow down and heat up.
My best launcher is Nova Launcher. It follows stock android, and very customisable to the user's liking. With the recent tie-up with Seseme Shortcuts, it has become awesome.
It's been 4 years since I went with a default launcher. Only one I've been using now is a third party launcher called "Smart Launcher 3". By far, the best UI experience and enough customization for someone who is left handed.
Anonymous, 11 Sep 2017Will Tsf launcher drain more battery than stock launcher? Well it depends on how much you pretty it up. On my note 2 with a zerolemon battery i had widgets and stuff on it and was slightly consuming.
On my s5 i was conservative and wasnt as consuming on the battery front but again i have a zerolemon battery in the s5 as well.
Surprisingly, Samsung came in second after stock android. All the hates it got seems over emphasized afterall. Meanwhile lowest vote is on LG and Huawei phone that the media keep on praising as best phone. LG V30 even known as best in IFA and Huawei is well known to sell very well. Lol. I simply dont understand people. This love-hate relationship we have with android launcher. Anyway, better choose stock android.
Anonymous, 11 Sep 2017Sony launcher is very smooth and it perform well everlasting doesn't like Samsung lag after a year. Samsung lag? What year are you living in? 2013?
I don't know about you guys, but Samsung's UI has evolved and matured to the point where you can no longer find traces of it's TouchWiz roots. It's like puberty for Samsung's UI and puberty hit them hard.
MobileMan, 11 Sep 2017There is no option of 3rd party Apps. - like Nova launcher ( Which i think is best ) Among st... moreI think you don't know but GSMArena once posted a blog stating that Sony UI has the least crash rate and the runner-up was moto.. Other companies just came next! So I don't know what bugs are you exactly talking about which aren't there in other UIs!
From personal experience and after trying LG, Samsung, and Huawei, I found the Huawei the best, it has really useful features packed in it that you need third party apps to have them in other devices, it may need some time to get used to, but once you do, it will be the best, like app lock, twin apps etc, in fact for example, I dont know why dual sim phones dont have twin app option, all dual sim phones should have the feature better than having a thrid party app that may compromise my security
Most seem to say stock because the tech reviewers praise it and it really is fast (I used to love it) but you can't get away from the fact that other launchers are one step ahead. Stock has things missing it shouldn't have. Sony and HTC is a good combo, few things over the stock just to give it a better feel. Miui and Samsung are full of features and customisation but work well nevertheless. .. the list goes on.
Stock may be lean and fast as GSMArena says BUT certainly NOT beautiful. In fact I think stock looks hideous and downright ugly. The notification panel shortcuts are lame, not even a simple toggle for activating or deactivating 'data'.
Coming from Nokia S40 and S60 which in my opinion had lovely look skins (for it's time) I just couldn't accept stock Android. Yes I will agree stock may connect to Wi-Fi faster than the skinned UI and it may be faster overall but I'm willing to accept the trade off in speed to work with a skin that offers much better looks and sensible shortcuts in the pull down panels...not to mention features that the current version stock doesn't have...think Samsung having multi-window from 2 years or so (from at least KitKat) before Google released it in Nougat. Not to mention that pop-up video has been available from the Galaxy S3 which debuted with Ice-cream Sandwich and it's just now that it has become available with Nougat. While Samsung's release of Lollipop included being able to reply to sms etc. from the notification itself without having to open the app...which wasn't available in stock Android.
At least half of Nougat's new features was already in Samsung's iteration of Lollipop/Marshmallow and some were around from as early as Samsung's version of Ice-Cream Sandwich. These are niceties that I appreciate and companies like Samsung makes it possible before it's officially released in the stock versions of Android.
Stock Android might be lean, but it's not the "best."
My favorite is the Resurrection Remix ROM.
Tbh for emui you have to use it to like it especially emui 5.0 > its fast and clean . also I didnt know that screen recording wasnt offered on stock android which huawei has for a while and the skin itself just gives the phone identity in the sense that its not "another almost stock phone" which can get boring for me
There is no option of 3rd party Apps. - like Nova launcher ( Which i think is best )
Among stock launchers i prefer ;- 1 - stock google
2 - Motorola UI ( Basically stock google )
3 - HTC UI
4 - Improved Samsung Grace UX ( I Thing samsung J7 got it in nougat update )
5 - Xiaomi / miui ux ( Might improve more with MIUI 9 )
6 - Sony Ui ( Best looking of the lot but with bugs )
Kyo, 11 Sep 2017Funny how Sony fans brag about their Sony but in real life every Sony user I've known hated th... moreAll research that i make is based on my friend phone,even my friend give advice ,if you want a good phone you should spend more for high mid or flagship,a low end will give you a headache after a year,btw i not an android user ,so i not belong to any brand fanboy club
I'm not sure what the "stock" option means these days as the Pixel launcher is amongst the worst ones in the Android world. Historically I'd vote the same, although it's always been missing important conveniences like the battery percentage or many toggles. Today, I'd vote for the Samsung and Sony launchers. They are simple but convenient.
Dilmeet, 10 Sep 2017Samsung UI is the most balanced and hopefully someday, will be smoother as well. Stock misses ... moreSony launcher is very smooth and it perform well everlasting doesn't like Samsung lag after a year.