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Five flaws in Samsung Galaxy S5's TouchWiz

Nermin Bajric | April 21, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is an evolutionary device; the vendor's new flagship is better than its predecessor across the board, without quite being revolutionary. But while it houses impressive hardware, it is let down by the infamous TouchWiz, Samsung's own interface overlay which skins Google's Android 4.4 Kit Kat operating system with heavy-duty software (and in some cases, gimmicks).

One thing we very much appreciated is that once you set up the Smart Remote app, a lock-screen widget can be added, but it replaces the clock instead of adding a second page. It's a good way to flick through channels without finding the remote or unlocking the device.

When it comes to a custom UI, we strongly recommend looking into third-party interface overlay applications which allow you to do whatever you like with your home screens. Our favourite is Action Launcher Pro coupled with the likes of Nox and DashClock, but there are a plethora of options available through Google Play.

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