After the Samsung Galaxy S20, the brand carries A 3.0 user interface alongside Android 11 to the latest “premium” range, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20. And we were finally able to test the long-awaited update: we tell you what you can expect from the new layer of Samsung.
Since its release on the Samsung Galaxy S10, One UI has evolved to provide a huge service to Samsung Galaxy owners (perhaps “ overkill ”, which the cape is not exactly light). Samsung has developed its software to be easy to use with one hand, it has also adapted its design by slightly approaching Google’s “ pure ” Android. And with the latest iteration, this strategy is even more visible: One UI 3.0 reaches the first Samsung Galaxy to refresh your experience.
Cosmetic changes are minor
Those expecting a drastic change in the cape’s design may be disappointed after the update because One UI 3.0 is not a break with the previous version, A user interface 2.5. This does not imply that the aesthetics remain unchanged, rather the opposite: the renewed details are continuous and can be located by every menu, setting and section of the updated Samsung Galaxy custom software.
Despite the fact that the design is little changed yes, the aesthetic refinement is constantly appreciated
One of the most popular design changes with the move to One UI 3.0 is the one around battery consumption. Samsung recovers consumption charts with a full charge in order to understand at a glance where the mAhs have mainly gone. Detailed applications, but without having access to what the system hardware consumed (screen hours are not displayed either). In addition, the energy saving menus have been redesigned.
Volume controls have also been redesigned in One UI 3.0. The current appearance is much more similar to what Google offers in the Pixel, for example. And this makes it possible to adapt the volume of the sound emitted to vary each volume category by clicking on the three menu items. All with a floating window.
A final point is that of multimedia notification. Samsung has included a notification card on the lock screen, similar to the one displayed in the notification area (it looks really good). And we found a problem in apps like Spotify: it does not show media control in the notification (this is generic on Android 11). Hope it won’t take long to fix it.
Optimized performance and consumption
We didn’t notice any dreadful change, yes an improvement that is appreciated throughout a full load: One UI 3.0, with the base of Android 11, consumes a little less energy during use. Samsung is introducing higher spending restrictions per app. And the automatic performance management is a bit more efficient, at least at a general level.
It’s not that the power of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, a mobile we tested on One UI 3.0, was short before the update, it’s a no-brainer. After installing the latest version of the system and layer, we noticed some optimization in the background, in the jump between apps and also on startup. There are no appreciable slowdowns. And incidentally Samsung has optimized the animations between all the elements of the system. The interface is a bit smoother.
Improved privacy control with Android 11
Updating to the latest version of the system always offers the advantage of receiving the latest in terms of security and privacy. With users’ growing concern about these two issues, Google has dramatically improved control over which apps can collect: with One UI 3.0, the user can assign Unique permissions on location, camera and microphone
Granular control over location, camera and microphone permissions is one of the biggest benefits of Android 11 and One UI 3.0
The so-called “ scoped storage ” or specific storage also represents a big change in terms of privacy: all updates that adapt to Android 11 (API level 30) they will only have access to the telephone file of their choice. This means that they will no longer be able to read all of the phone’s storage just because they requested permission; this prevents developers from obtaining private user data.
A minor leap in design and a major leap in everything else
We have already said that the update can disappoint because the evolution of the aspect is very subtle. Here’s what’s happening with the evolution from Android 10 to Android 11: Google did not introduce excessive changes at the user level. Quite the opposite of what happens in the field of developers; which will ultimately benefit those of us who use the system.
Changes to Android 11 APIs to improve privacy and security, improvements to notifications with suggested responses via artificial intelligence, notification bubbles, multimedia control center with audio output selectionWith Android Auto wireless built in, Gboard now uses Google Autocomplete to populate the password field and more minor edits which are a notable global advance, but perhaps not as much as an update to this level justifies it.
A 3.0 user interface. reached the Samsung Galaxy S20 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20: If you own any of these phones, we recommend that you update it as the user experience improves. And if you have another Samsung mobile, you will have to wait: check the update schedule to find out when you have the new software available.