From ColorOS to OneUI, here’s your guide to popular Android skins

Android is currently the most popular mobile operating system in the world. Unlike iOS, which looks identical on every iPhone, Android comes in different looks and flavors. Due to the openness of the operating system, OEMs tweak it to their liking, making it as unique and feature-rich as possible.

Here are all the major Android skins available in 2023 for Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo and other smartphone brands.

Samsung’s OneUI 5.1 is based on Android 13 and offers many customization features. Samsung OneUI 5.1

Samsung’s OneUI 5.1 is the latest custom smartphone operating system, based on Android 13. Just like the previous iteration of OneUI, the latest version offers many new features such as a professional RAW camera app, improved multitasking ability, new widgets, and more. OneUI 5.1 is now available for the Galaxy S series smartphones and will also be available for the Galaxy A, M and F series smartphones.

Oppo’s ColorOS 13 is based on Android 13. Oppo’s ColorOS 13

Oppo’s ColorOS 13 also offers a massive user interface overhaul compared to stock Android. ColorOS 13 offers faster animations and transitions, along with additional features like a dedicated game mode, custom theme support, and more. ColorOS 13 will be available on Oppo smartphones and tablets.

MIUI 14 is heavily inspired by iOS 16. Xiaomi’s MIUI 14

Xiaomi’s MIUI 14 based on Android 13 OS is available for Mi, Redmi and Poco series smartphones. MIUI 14 is heavily inspired by iOS, from widgets to icon style, MIUI 14 tends to offer iOS-like experience on Android devices. However, in recent years, MIUI 14 has been condemned for having bloatware and showing ads.

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Vivo’s FunTouchOS 13 is also based on Android 13. Vivo FunTouchOS 13

FunTouchOS is available on Vivo and iQOO smartphones. The FunTouchOS 13 is based on the Android 13 operating system and has a color customization function for home screen icons, a hidden album, app pinning, a better transparency mode and more.

OxygenOS 13 is based on the base code of ColorOS 13. OnePlus OxygenOS 13

OnePlus’ OxygenOS 13 is based on ColorOS 13. The big difference between the two is that OxygenOS contains no bloatware and only offers the necessary apps and Google services. As a result, OnePlus smartphones may feel a little smoother than similarly equipped Oppo smartphones.

Realme UI 4 is also similar to ColorOS 13. Realme UI 4

Realme UI 4 is also a fork version of ColorOS 13 available for Realme and Narzo series smartphones. In fact, Reame’s interface is almost identical to ColorOS 13’s, and it also comes with a bit of bloatware and promotional recommendations.

Nothing OS 1.5 is now available for Nothing Phone (1). Nothing OS 1.5

Nothing OS offers an almost stock user interface with no bloatware or third-party apps. It also includes some new features like additional glyph lighting adjustments. The latest NothingOS 1.5 is based on Android 13 and the company recently started seeding the stable version of the same.

Motorola offers a standard Android-like experience. Motorola MYUX5

While Motorola smartphones offer an almost standard Android user interface, it is actually called MY UX and the 5th version is based on Android 13 OS. With MY UX 5.0, Motorola brings features like gestures, enhanced multitasking abilities, and more.

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xOS 7.6 build based on Android 12. Infinix XOS 7.6

XOS 7.6 by Infinix is ​​based on Android 12 OS and is also heavily inspired by iOS. Based on Android 12 operating system, it has features like XHide, stylized icons, anti-theft alarm, peek proof and more. Again, the operating system is notorious for the amount of bloatware it contains.