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One UI 3.1 vs HarmonyOS 2: Dark Mode comparison



One UI needs no introduction, it comes with various new features. Since it belongs to Samsung, it must be kept top-notch in terms of performance and user satisfaction.

One UI is built on top of Android and its latest version, One UI 3.1 is based on Android 11. This software comes with all of the new features and optimizations that improve the user experience.

Before the clampdown in the smartphone market, Huawei went head to head against Samsung in terms of quarterly shipment in the global smartphone market but aftermath results weren’t in the Chinese smartphone maker’s favor

But Huawei is trying to impose new strategies in the consumer business section, and it’s starting with HarmonyOS.


With HarmonyOS 2, Huawei has introduced a bunch of new features and it’s time that we test the live battle between HarmonyOS 2 and One UI 3.1.

To begin the HarmonyOS 2 comparison against One UI 3.1, we’ll first test the dark mode feature. It’s found, One UI has been the closest competitor to the HarmonyOS 2 in terms of user interface improvements.

So, this comparison will give us quite an understanding of what both of these mobile software offers in the store for this particular feature.

For the One UI 3.1 vs HarmonyOS 2 dark mode comparison, we’ll be jumping on the following element and system apps:

  1. Quick Settings
  2. Settings Menu – Menu icons and view
  3. Apps – Clock, Gallery, and Dial

Let’s begin

One UI 3.1:

In Dark Mode, One UI 3.1 shows you accurate black and blue color combination that is precise and easy to adapt by the users’ eyes. Once enabled, the quick access switches change their appearance from gray to blue, giving the instant feeling of touch feedback and a change in the color scheme.

Aside from that translucent background, the text and the icons in the UI is a bit brighter, when you increase the brightness or becomes so invisible if you keep the brightness at the lowest possible.

HarmonyOS 2:

HarmonyOS 2 has the perfect combination of blue and gray in the control panel and Huawei has made the Setting colors so much comfortable to see and interact with. These include a two-way user interface with a light gray section background and light-colored menu option icons.

The colors used in the user interface create a perfect mixture in the appearances of HarmonyOS 2 Dark Mode and puts it above One UI 3.1.


Also, Check:

OxygenOS 11 vs HarmonyOS 2: Dark Mode battle

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.


iOS 15 vs iOS 16: What’s new in Control Center?



Apple has released iOS 16 for iPhones and users are installing this new software to get the latest features. We’ll compare iOS 16 with the iOS 15 control center and inspect its different perspectives and what’s new in these prime iOS versions.

What is Control Panel:

Control Center allows you to enable or disable various instant features without requiring you to open them entirely on the Settings menu. This feature is similar to quick settings in Android phones.

iOS 15:

iOS 15 Control center allows you to access the control center with a swipe downwards from the top right corner of the screen.


From there you can manage connectivity such as BlueTooth, WiFi, Airplane mode, and more. On the other hand, you can control playback, as well as brightness and sound sliders.

Furthermore, you can edit these switches from the Settings and add more shortcuts.

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iOS 16:

iOS 16 brings you the same Control Center as iOS 16 and there are no major changes found in appearance. Meanwhile, the options remain the same as well.

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EMUI 11 vs EMUI 12: Settings menu and its design



EMUI 11 has been a good software but the company has brought a set of new features with the successor – EMUI 12. These functions are new and better than ever before. Therefore, It’s time that we look into the Settings menu of EMUI 11 and EMUI 12.

EMUI 11:

EMUI 11 comes with a straightforward design that has been adopted from EMUI 10.1 and EMUI 10.0. However, it has better fluency than the past versions.

The icons look good and are composed of vibrant colors. The background cards are straight and have sharp corners. The overall design is niche and elegant.

emui 11 settings menu

EMUI 12:

EMUI 12 Settings Menu has better visibility over EMUI 11 with the new font family. It has fresh designed fonts that help you to understand the labels clearly.


As compared to EMUI 11, the new Settings menu is inspired by the HarmonyOS operating system. You can check the difference between both of the settings menus as they are shown below.

The menu option icons are smaller than EMUI 11 and the color vibrance is subtle. On the other hand, the menu has a round corner background card to group certain categories of options.

In the end, the combination of icons, font, and the overall color increases the user experience and allows you to enhance interactiveness with eh user interface.

emui 12 settings menu

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HarmonyOS 3 animation is smoother and faster than One UI 5.0 and iOS 16 [Video]




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A short comparison video shows Huawei HarmonyOS 3 has better and smoother animation than Samsung’s One UI 5.0 and Apple iOS 16 software with a swipe gesture in action.

HarmonyOS 3 is a massive improvement over HarmonyOS 2, as it offers various updates to past features. However, there’s one special specialty of the software that you can never underestimate – animations, which are deeply built into the inner core of the operating system and based on the motion of physics.

Tipster Ice Universe has shared a comparison of UI animation between Huawei Mate 50 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, and iPhone 14 Pro. These phones are packed with HarmonyOS 3.0, One UI 5.0, and iOS 16 respectively.

The video shows the swipe-up gesture directly from the home bar, and HarmonyOS 3 is the first to respond against the other software. Also, the animation is pretty fast in HarmonyOS 3 as compared to One UI 5.0 and iOS 16. The smoothness in the start and end curves is also noticeable in the slow motion.

We also want to mention that iOS 16 has kept the same rhythm as HarmonyOS 3 but One UI 5.0 has a very sluggish outcome when it comes to UI animations.


Animations are important and they create an intriguing effect on the user experience. Huawei’s self-developed design brings new capability to take full advantage of the hardware and optimizes the software for the best possible use cases.


Apple too has the same advantage over Android phones such as Samsung and iPhones optimizations always keep rocking on the benchmarks.

Similarly, Huawei has started to harness the power of the mobile operating system and make it better for consumers. We also want to note that Samsung does need critical improvements in One UI and it should rise the level if it wants to compete against the best in the industry.


On one hand, Samsung is offering less in the software, while on the other HarmonyOS 3 has boasted so many features ready to explore.

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