Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority
One of the best parts of Android is the ability to customize the platform with various software skins. Android OEMs usually overlay their own software skins on top of Android to distinguish the appearance of their phones compared to competing devices. However, changing the display mode of Android phones is not the only advantage of Android skins. They usually have exciting features, otherwise you won’t be able to get these features on stock Android. Therefore, we set out to find the most favorite Android skins for readers. We conducted a poll on our website and asked people to vote for their favorite Android skin. The following are the results of the survey.
What is your favorite Android skin?
As can be seen from the results shown above, Android or Pixel UI has the largest share. Among 13,438 voters, 34.87% chose it as their favorite Android skin. The second largest number of votes (28.8%) was supported by Samsung’s One UI, followed by OnePlus’ Oxygen OS, which ranked third with 13.9% of votes.
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Xiaomi’s MIUI ranked fourth, with only 8.6% of voters choosing it as their favorite Android skin. We want to know if the advertisements in MIUI are related to these numbers.
Elsewhere, Huawei’s EMUI and Sony’s Xperia UI both beat Oppo’s Color OS and Realme UI. Vivo’s FunTouch OS received negligible votes. The “Other” category is actually selected on top of any of these Android skins.
Let’s take a look at our reader reviews and see why they voted like this.
What you have to say
Easy to take care of: I used to patch and install custom ROMs, but now I like simple software. Interested to see what Pixel 6 will look like.
CR45H 0V3RR1D3: Now, clean and simple is more suitable for me than the kitchen sink ROM. Since I bought the Pixel, a custom ROM/kernel has absolutely no meaning to me.
Jeremy Patrick Martin: I like pixels to be boring, basic and fast. Android 12 Beta is still tedious, basic, and fast, but it now has the material for you.
Conrad Uroda-Dalwak: Pure Android does not have many useful options, so a good skin is a must. MIUI is not without its flaws, but I personally chose it.
Vabili: Even if I hate Exynos on Samsung models, I have to admit that the software is full of useful functions. The best part is that I can turn my TV into a computer through Samsung DEX.
Stephen Cevalos: I believe the media really discounts One UI. A user interface is usually several years ahead of PixelUi/Android. Features such as chat head, dark mode, multitasking, and desktop mode (dex) have appeared on One UI for several generations. When Google adds something like a voice recorder that can be transcribed, technical influencers will go crazy, and One UI has had some (and more) features for a while.
006_Bill: Over the years, I have tried Samsung, Motorola, LG, but always return stock Android with Pixel. There is no launcher. It feels best. It is clean and simple, without any complexity, but it is exactly what I want to do well. An acquaintance. I’m OK. Now use Pixel 5 and love it.