[COMPARISON] Stock Android 4.4 KitKat UI vs. New Sony Xperia UI

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Apollo89

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I made a comparison between the stock Android 4.4 (KitKat) user interface and the new Sony Xperia user interface (since Android 4.3 for Xperia Z).

Left = stock Android 4.4 (KitKat) interface
Right = new Sony Xperia interface


Which one do you prefer? :D

Lock screen



App drawer



Change homescreen



Phone app



Compose email & keyboard



Settings app



Camera app









Alarms



Time



Stopwatch



Timer



Music player

 

Moesappel

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Lockscreen: Sony
App drawer: Sony
Homescreen: Sony
Phone app: Kitkat
Email/keyboard: Sony
Settings: -
Camera: Sony
Alarm: Sony
Time: Sony
Stopwatch: Kitkat
Timer: Sony
Music: Sony

I realy like the sony UI but some kitkat things look better

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gordo79

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Prefer the Sony interface but prefer the dark theme of kitkat

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AlexX-DE

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Lockscreen: Stock
App drawer: Sony
Homescreen: Sony
Phone app: Kitkat
Email/keyboard: Kitkat
Settings: Sony
Camera: Sony
Alarm: Sony
Time: KitKat
Stopwatch: Kitkat
Timer: KitKat
Music: Sony
 

gripfly

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For me: all SONY
Some little things I like on Kitkat, but basically I do not like the stock android UI.
 

elias234

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u can't do this comparison in this way , it should be stock 4.3 and sony 4.3
or wait for sony 4.4 kitkat and then do the comparison between them ,
totally not fair
 

Apollo89

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u can't do this comparison in this way , it should be stock 4.3 and sony 4.3
or wait for sony 4.4 kitkat and then do the comparison between them ,
totally not fair

The main idea was to do a comparison 'Google Nexus vs. Sony Xperia'.
Currently, Nexus devices are on Android 4.4 and Xperia devices are on 4.3.
Anyway, do you think that Sony will change its interface a lot for Android 4.4?
 

austinsilvester

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Apr 23, 2011
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Wen sony comes out with their official kitkat, m sure it'll be unique... That time it'll be best to compare with Google Nexus KK vs Sony Xperia KK

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eagle25884

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Jan 11, 2012
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I would also prefer SONY´s existing UI in Android 4.3 as well as I get used to it since weeks.
Let´s wait and see, what 4.4 brings us next when SONY releases Kitkat. As of now, I´m totally pleased with 4.3 SONY UI.
 

mtayabkk

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am using pacman rom 4.3 + install kitkat 4.4 rom theme cm same as pic on left side ;)
no any fc battery life great 4hr sot
i like sony ui but after unlocked the bootloader i didnt save drm keys so miracast screen mirroring isnt working on 4.2.2,4.3 tried on both :(
but on custom rom pacman,:good: cm11 there is working miracast wireless display... :D
i wana go back to 4.3 sony stock rom ... am missing sony stock camera i tried many camera port but didnt same as stock .... am not downgrade to sony stock rom just because of wireless display :(
tried theme of sony works great but didt get camera ,album,walkman,......and much more
 

armutyus

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Of course sony ui is the best(in my opinion). I always like sonys style. Different, simple, elegant and unique.

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firefox-58

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After CM 11 and Omni also back to Sony 4.3. The Sony UI is way Better than CM or Omni and the camera is out of discussion. The Sony camera is so much better that you cannot compare it. I also missed FM Radio....
Back to 4.3 and hapy here


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Jambu95

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Jun 1, 2013
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am using pacman rom 4.3 + install kitkat 4.4 rom theme cm same as pic on left side ;)
no any fc battery life great 4hr sot
i like sony ui but after unlocked the bootloader i didnt save drm keys so miracast screen mirroring isnt working on 4.2.2,4.3 tried on both :(
but on custom rom pacman,:good: cm11 there is working miracast wireless display... :D
i wana go back to 4.3 sony stock rom ... am missing sony stock camera i tried many camera port but didnt same as stock .... am not downgrade to sony stock rom just because of wireless display :(
tried theme of sony works great but didt get camera ,album,walkman,......and much more

you can install xperia home apk if running android 4.2.2 or above, and album, walkman, movies apk can be installed on any device lol. my mom's galaxy S4 using walkman and album app
 

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    I made a comparison between the stock Android 4.4 (KitKat) user interface and the new Sony Xperia user interface (since Android 4.3 for Xperia Z).

    Left = stock Android 4.4 (KitKat) interface
    Right = new Sony Xperia interface


    Which one do you prefer? :D

    Lock screen



    App drawer



    Change homescreen



    Phone app



    Compose email & keyboard



    Settings app



    Camera app









    Alarms



    Time



    Stopwatch



    Timer



    Music player

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    Of course sony ui is the best(in my opinion). I always like sonys style. Different, simple, elegant and unique.

    Sony Xperia Z & Tapatalk 2