We recently conducted a comparison between HarmonyOS 2 and Oxygen OS 11 in terms of the Settings menu user interface as well as design parameters. Today, we’ll compare iOS 14 and HarmonyOS 2 for the same feature.
iOS 15 is also under development and Apple is also looking to introduce this new software on iPhones. Since the software is still under beta testing, we look back to iOS 14, and is perfect for our comparison.
So, without further ado. Let’s begin our iOS 14 vs HarmonyOS 2 Settings menu comparison.
iOS 14 Settings menu carries the same design changes as previous iOS devices, the UI looks clean and tidy.
The icons are colorful and remain vibrant even in the dark mode feature. Also, the description of some options is very informative and helps users to learn more about the corresponding feature.
The operation around the UI is very simple and enables the gentle transition from one screen to another to provide a good user experience.
Huawei HarmonyOS 2 settings menu has its own uniqueness, the round corner background container enhances the look of a particular set of settings elements.
The HarmonyOS fonts appear elegant alongside the well-baked icons on the same row. The animation and transition are quick and smoother than the iOS.
Furthermore, the dark mode feature in HarmonyOS provides a better user experience and low contrast compared to iOS 14. Therefore, the overall Settings menu and the layout are provided better in this new operating system.
HarmonyOS 2 vs Android 12: Control Panel and Quick Settings
Google Android 12 is the next operating system that comes with various new features. Android is open source and provides different types of customizations for the smartphone makers to customize Android and make it as a base of their custom software skin just like the Huawei EMUI.
However, if you are coming from any phone such as Huawei, Samsung, and others, you may find that Pixel device has minimized and a limited amount of apps, that solely launched by Google. This clean and Google apps only user experience is called – Stock Android.
But HarmonyOS is the next operating system that has entered on Huawei phones in China with the version HarmonyOS 2. Therefore, more and more device owners continue to upgrade over this new open-source operating system to ramp up HarmonyOS numbers to stand up against Android.
In the past, we’ve compared different Android software including numerous types of software skins but this time, we’ll compare stock Android 12 vs HarmonyOS 2. For this HarmonyOS 2 vs Android 12 comparison, we’ll first dive into the quick settings feature of both of the software and see which one is the best.
Stock Android 12 Quick Settings:
Android 12 is powered by Material You, a new user interface design specially designed for the Android ecosystem. The Android 12 Quick Settings panel shows the same integrations. Once shipped downwards, you can access the quick settings and there are various tiles (quick tap buttons), that have a good amount of width to make sure that you don’t miss a tap.
The brightness control and volume sliders also have now bigger sliders. However, the position of the brightness slider at the top should have been at the bottom side. You can also edit the Quick Settings options and add more into them or remove any if you want.
However, a virtual power button is a lifesaver, and it’s presented on the Android 12, from which, you can tap on emergency, initiate a lockdown, turn off the device or restart it. You don’t have to press the physical key to do such actions.
HarmonyOS comes with a new Control Panel, that has different types of mobile services in a single place, such as media controllers, connectivity, quick settings, super device, and smart connected device. You can manage these from a single place without a hassle.
Talking specifically about the quick settings, the HarmonyOS carries forward the EMUI 11 icons but polished them with better visibility and the design scheme of the HM OS software. Compared to the Android 12, you can check more of the quick switches on the same screen without any issues.
The design of the HarmonyOS quick settings is very simple and subtle, which makes it easy to use. However, that power switch is also a required feature that Huawei should use to this new operating system, to save the phone’s physical power key.
HarmonyOS 2.0 vs EMUI 11: Camera app and features
Huawei has the best camera technologies in the smartphones industry. The example includes – Huawei P30, Mate 20, Mate 30, P40, and the latest Huawei P50 Pro. These phones provide the best picture quality on your hand and are taken with just a click.
Aside from the hardware and lens, the post-processing of the phone is done by the software and the entire interface is managed by the camera app. Yes, the camera app of Huawei phones has a lot of features and modes to explore.
Since we’ve already compared HarmonyOS 2.0 and EMUI 11. It’s time that we move on to the HarmonyOS 2.0 vs EMUI 11 camera app and its modes that were changed are available in one as well as the user interface.
HarmonyOS 2.0 vs EMUI 11 camera app comparison: Check the video comparison below
To know about the changes, we first need to understand the structure of the Huawei camera app. Time to begin with EMUI 11, Just like the recent EMUI versions, EMUI 11 also comes with different modes, menus, and navigation modes. Let’s start with the Modes: The app has many modes to choose from the primary modes are:
The rest of the modes for the main camera resides under the “More” tab including Super Slow-mo and Timelapse. Moreover, you can adjust these options via the edit buttons on the top. On the top bar, the camera app has, a number of different options Such as:
- Huawei AI Lens
- AI Mode
- Camera Settings
The camera preview window has a floating zoom bar that you can adjust to zoom in and out accordingly.
To be mentioned, the settings for the front camera, remain the same, as there have been no new changes noted.
Settings have an important in the user interface of the camera app. The settings menu has three sections:
- Photo Settings – Aspect ratio, audio control
- Video Settings – Video resolution, frame rate, EFI format
- General Settings – Other general settings
So, why we’ve first described the EMUI 11 camera app? Because all of the options of the HarmonyOS camera app remain the same as the EMUI 11. However, there are a few additions that have been made to HarmonyOS and are mentioned below.
Multi-camera mode – With this feature, you can shoot a single video from different angles using different HarmonyOS powered devices and the shared distributed capabilities.
Round shape background and HarmonyOS Fonts:
Next comes the new round edge shape section background that looks way more elegant and clear compared to EMUI 11 and reflects the feel of HarmonyOS 2.0. Furthermore, the HarmonyOS fonts make a huge difference in order to identify the overall camera settings and options.
HarmonyOS 2.0 vs EMUI 11 camera comparison Video:
There you have it, a comparison of HarmonyOS 2.0 vs EMUI 11 camera app. HarmonyOS 2.0 surely have more features and a better camera app UI than EMUI 11 but almost 90% of the features remain the same.
HarmonyOS 2 vs Oxygen OS 11: Difference in Settings UI
Huawei HarmonyOS 2 presents one of the best user interface designs in the mobile operating system industry. This new mobile software doesn’t only come with new animation effects but new UI elements.
Following a comparison with EMUI 11, Oxygen OS 11 is the next focus of our Settings menu comparison. It’s time that we dive into a head-to-head battle between these two softwares.
For the HarmonyOS 2 vs Oxygen OS 11 comparison, we’ll explore the Settings menu as well as the user experience.
Oxygen OS 11:
Compared to HarmonyOS 2, Oxygen OS 11 carries Red enthusiasm throughout the user interface that looks good but not too perfect. The Settings operations are fast but they lack smoothness.
Also, the UI settings elements have Red-colored icons with outlined architecture. The menu items also have details of a specific menu option along with their corresponding interaction scheme.
The UI effects and transition from one menu to another are very subtle and it’s really good.
In comparison to Oxygen OS 11, the HarmonyOS software has a very elegant Settings menu, which enables elegant design and section-based menu options approach towards you.
The section-based Settings items provide a categorical view of the UI elements and showcase insights on the features. You can select the features as well as options to strive and move forward with.
The scrolling animation is intriguing to the eye and reflects on the users’ fingertip. We definitely have to mention the icon design and the colorful behavior that catches your attention, allows them to choose the option in a correct way.
The ease of visibility further extends with the new HarmonyOS fonts that increase the overall viewing experience of the HarmonyOS 2 Settings menu. You can see the demo linked below.
EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2:
You can also check our Settings menu comparison between EMUI 11 vs HarmonyOS 2, which is linked below.