According to the latest research, Android has a 76.03% market share of phone operating systems, which is a huge number. It’s all thanks to Google for creating an open source and almost free operating system. Many manufacturers create countless Android user experiences called Skin or User Interfaces (UI). Here we have the list of the best Android versions at the moment.
The best Android user interface
- 1. Oxygen OS (OnePlus)
- 2. Android One and pure Android (Google)
- 3. One UI (Samsung)
- 4. MIUI (Xiaomi / Redmi)
- 5. Color OS (Oppo / Realme)
1. Oxygen OS (OnePlus)
Oxygen OS is the best Android UI. It feels like you are using the pure Android version but there are a lot of features added to the optimization. The icon series looks the same as on the pure Android version. The application menu is also simpler and more convenient. OnePlus introduces this version of Android “fast and smooth” is no exaggeration because it really gives a true advertising experience. Features like screen recording, Zen Mode (like Do Not Disturb mode) and Fnatic Mode (game mode) make the experience even richer.
Oxygen OS is a beautiful, smooth Android version, software is updated quickly, security holes are checked and patched regularly. Beautiful and optimized user interface.
2. Android One and pure Android (Google)
Google’s Android One, started by Sundar Pichai in September 2014, allows mid-range devices to update their software and fix security holes for two years. One of the best examples is the Mi A1 phone, the best selling Android One smartphone. This One version also has some differences compared to the pure Android running on Google Pixel devices, but both are convenient for phone makers who do not want to spend too much time and money developing. A new user interface.
Both versions are excellent, lightweight, and have fairly fast software update speeds. Good security but having a few problems with stability. The Pixel 3 has poor RAM management issues.
3. One UI (Samsung)
Experience UI or TouchWiz UI are two of Samsung’s most criticized user interfaces for being slow, heavy and always automatically stopping operating system applications, … Samsung has released One UI on the Galaxy S10. This is a huge improvement, the main purpose is to help users can use the device with one hand. The icons have been redesigned, looking great with rounded edges. Night mode on this version is still the most beautiful dark mode. The software is updated on phones like the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 / S9 + and mid-range models like the A series, some J and M models. The stability and speed are also improved on One UI. Moreover, this Android version is also updated on Samsung Galaxy Watch.
One UI is a full version of Android, dark mode is very beautiful on AMOLED screen, good RAM manager, but in general design may need further improvement. This user interface is still heavy but has been optimized quite a lot.
4. MIUI (Xiaomi / Redmi)
MIUI is used on most Redmi phones (except for the A series), Xiaomi and Poco. Colorful icons, bright sliders inspired by iOS work fine. Dark mode is also optimized for some devices via OTA. This is a well-optimized version, stable performance but still needs some improvement.
MIUI has a lot of features optimized for good performance of some applications in the system.
5. Color OS (Oppo / Realme)
Officially launched in 2013, at that time Color OS was not a good user interface. However, Color OS 6 has improved a lot, bringing stable performance, RAM manager is also very good. The interface is clearly affected by Apple’s iOS. It also has some special modes for gaming and the default 2 api camera. Color OS has an application menu that can predict which apps you will use next. Oppo has advertised a lot about AI on this user interface.
Color OS still needs to improve a lot in terms of visual, but can not deny its great performance. Fingerprint sensor and face recognition work fast.