Apple and Samsung have been going at each other in court lately. Samsung users, somewhere in their mind still don’t think Samsung’s work is a copy or even inspired by Apple’s work. Apple wrote up a good old 132 page report on functions of the iPhone compared to the Samsung Galaxy S. Basically, this is a list of reasons why Samsung thinks Apple’s UI is better then Samsung’s UI.
Check out this list of things Samsung thinks iOS does better -
- When you press and hold on text in the iOS, a magnifying glass shows an enlarged view, making it easier to move the cursor.
- Double-tapping on a segment of something — say, a column on a page in the Safari browser — perfectly sizes that segment for easy reading.
- Dynamic effects add “fun factor.” For example, flipping pages in the Notepad app, rising and falling focused brightness on buttons that are tapped to provide visual feedback,
- Can’t place duplicate menus on the home screen, which prevents user confusion.
- When you can’t or shouldn’t do something, the control becomes unusable. For example, in the Safari browser, the Add Bookmark function is disabled until the page successfully loads.
- The iOS onscreen keyboard doesn’t overlap with buttons or elements on the screen above.
- The iOS camera shutter animation “offsets the user’s perceived time passage.”
- The “Loading” sign in the Safari browser is in the center of the screen, making the information unavoidable.
- As you enter a phone number in the iOS phone dialer, the size of the font gets smaller so you can see the whole number as you dial.
- iOS icons look identical in color and design to the open application — for example, for the Memo app.
- The time setting in the iOS Clock app is a dial place at the bottom of the screen, so it’s easy for the user to set.
- The current date is displayed on the iOS Calendar app icon.
- During a call, the currently selected feature (for example the Speakerphone feature), turns blue, making it super clear to the user what’s going on.
- The “End Call” button is very large, red and at the bottom of the call screen, so you can’t accidentally press the wrong button when you want to end a call.
- The dots on the bottom of the iOS home screen give you feedback about how many pages you have and which page you’re on.
Obviously these aren’t major features. But, there are so many little things about iOS that all add up to the ultimate user experience.
List by: CultofMac