Samsung One UI 3 mini review

30 December 2020


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  • Renzy

Did anyone noticed One UI 3 reduced Benchmark scores. I wonder why?
I couldn't get above 900 SC GB5 and 3100 MC GB5. I know it shouldn't matter for everyday performance but just curious as to why..

I like the one ui from Samsungs stock android is messy. And you have more options than stock. And I don't have any bloatware on the phone.. The things you don't need you can remove. So I don't understand the fuss..

  • Klein775

newpuroo, 03 Jan 2021kidding me? i thought all a9 devices were killed after pie updateI dont thnk so, i am not too sure about it but for example i have a Galaxy Note 8 and got stuck in 9 Pie. but because is a 2017 phone, maybe the A9 could get their last major OS

  • Klein775

M K Gandhi, 07 Jan 2021Most annoying thing about is, forcing you to use their apps... moreSamsung designed One UI so to dont look like android, they want the customers to think im not using android, im using samsung. If you think about it, when google bought motorola was to say to samsung that they need to get rid of some bloatware if not, google will start developing their own smartphones, nexus was their initial idea when the manufacturers would put the hardware and google the software and finally in 2016 google pixel was revealed

  • sedge65

Anonymous, 07 Jan 2021It is sponsored app, the developer paid samsung to put thei... moreOr root your phone?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 06 Jan 2021Samsung please give an option to uninstall Facebook and Net... moreIt is sponsored app, the developer paid samsung to put their app on OS, it is allowed by google, and you can't install it, even you are using other brand, every brand had their own sponsors, if you don't like it, buy iPhone iOS or Pixel or Old Nexus which using Vanilla Android, and noted that now some brand put some hidden ADS inside their OS and you can't get rid of it

Most annoying thing about is, forcing you to use their apps and there is no way to get rid of them.
2 stores (play and galaxy), 2 messages, 2 pay app.

Sometimes I can't even clear off a samsung galaxy app notifications. I have to sign up to samsung services or notification wil stay their forever.

OneUI is looks good but not worth it. No control to user.

  • ben

Coming from a Google Pixel to Galaxy S20 I just wish Samsung would let me chose stock Android instead and cherry pick the Samsung apps I want. The only Samsung stuff I like is the ability to send audio to 2 bluetooth devices at the same time and DeX.

  • Anonymous

Samsung please give an option to uninstall Facebook and Netflix totally not only app logo or disable option we are the buyers of $1000+ phones not you Samsung.

Note9 User, 04 Jan 2021Ah I see you've already tried. I'm no expert, bu... moreThank you, no luck either... It is that recent apps list is reduced to four apps, I don't know if it is only "my" problem or it is "feature" of OneUI 3, if other people observe the same behavior I'll try to bug report this to Samsung.

  • Krisnawan

Nicely, but still lockdown 😭

  • Anonymous

ithehappy, 03 Jan 2021That's true, but Exynos itself is an inferior chip com... moreIt’s in some point, but not that bad

https://youtu.be/hmvfzDTywt4

  • Note9 User

migonr, 04 Jan 2021Hi, thank you for suggestions, but settings are the same as... moreAh I see you've already tried.
I'm no expert, but maybe this is worth a try:

> Settings, then tap the search icon & type Sleeping apps, select Sleeping apps from the search results, then hopefully you'll see the option > Apps that won't be put to sleep > + Apps (that won't be put to sleep).

Hope this works, but if not then maybe search/ ask Samsung and/ or XDA forums.
Good luck.

Anonymous, 04 Jan 2021One UI one of my favorite OS, I just love how it's all... moreAmen

  • Anonymous

J, 03 Jan 2021I guess you've never heard and used OxygenOs...So true

  • annonymous

I really hate the fact that after update chat heads function for Facebook Messenger (containing the picture of the person who last sent a message) disappeared. With the new setting, whatsapp would appear (and open in an annoying resizable windows). Any solution to make original FB Messenger chat heads visible again on my Samsung S20? :(

  • Anonymous

One UI one of my favorite OS, I just love how it's all bubbly, it's not the cleanest but it's good enough. By the way, OxygenOs is the best, no question.

Note9 User, 03 Jan 2021Maybe it's App power management? I can only speak f... moreHi, thank you for suggestions, but settings are the same as was in OneUI 2.5. I've already tried disabling all optimizations and allowed all 7 apps to be able run on background, but recent apps are killed and showed only 4 apps in list. :( This was default behavior on my S8 with Android 9. I've switched to S20 5G in summer and was happy that no apps were killed form recent apps list. Can somebody confirm this too? I've not done factory reset yet.

  • J

Anonymous, 03 Jan 2021bahahahaha stock android is garbage. took you years to impl... moreTotally agree! But OxygenOs is probably 1 of the best OS out there for android imo..

  • J

Btw for the people who ask for clean OS or hate bloated OS... Its actually a difficult discussion, because for me perhaps Facebook is bloatware. But for someone else it's a must have app.

I recently got the latest Pixel device.. you know the one from Google? The cleanest/stock Andoid right?
Yeah well I don't have long/scroll screenshot. So if I want to use that I need a 3rd party app... I'm not sure if that's the point of a clean OS? The need to install 3rd party apps with ads etc...
So yeah I dont mind if a phone comes with bloatware BUT atleast let me disable non-important apps.

There will never be a perfect phone with the perfect hardware and/or software.. So just appreciate or just don't buy a smartphone ;)