1. BrainSmashR's Avatar
    What are the real benefits of using a launcher instead of the basic s5 setup?

    I've played with Nova, Apex and Go Launcher but didn't see any significant benefit with them over touchwiz outside of aesthetics....sure it's neat to have random transitions between screens, but is that really all I'm getting with different launchers?
    08-27-2014 12:48 PM
  2. bbmjack's Avatar
    Some people say that TouchWiz is heavy and make your phone laggy and some people hate it
    Nova or etc you can tweak your home screen more
    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-27-2014 12:54 PM
  3. PainFX's Avatar
    What are the real benefits of using a launcher instead of the basic s5 setup?

    I've played with Nova, Apex and Go Launcher but didn't see any significant benefit with them over touchwiz outside of aesthetics....sure it's neat to have random transitions between screens, but is that really all I'm getting with different launchers?
    Launcher gives you the ability to customize and add gestures vs Touchwiz you can't.
    08-27-2014 01:47 PM
  4. Paul627g's Avatar
    Simple answer is the increased customizations to your home screen, app drawer, launcher dock along with icons and shortcuts that stock launchers just don't offer.

    Some people are fine with that while others want more.
    deadp1xel likes this.
    08-27-2014 02:04 PM
  5. bsettz's Avatar
    I think you havent experimented wth the launchers enough.. there is significant alterations you can do. At 1st I thought the same. Uninstalled nova many times untill I finally took time to go through settings. Touchwiz no comparison. My phone wth out nova is peanut butter without jelly give it some time. And I rooted my device an hour ago. This phone is addictive.

    Posted from galaxyS5
    08-27-2014 02:07 PM
  6. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    I think you havent experimented wth the launchers enough.. there is significant alterations you can do. At 1st I thought the same. Uninstalled nova many times untill I finally took time to go through settings.
    I agree. I think the TS needs to give it more of a chance and really delve into the settings. I have a hard time believing that you couldn't at least a few customizations that you like. You can change the folders, icons, icon size, number of icons per page, dock scrolling etc..... There are tons of settings to mess with.
    08-27-2014 02:43 PM
  7. BrainSmashR's Avatar
    Simple answer is the increased customizations to your home screen, app drawer, launcher dock along with icons and shortcuts that stock launchers just don't offer.

    Some people are fine with that while others want more.
    Thanks....that's the answer/explanation I was looking for.
    Paul627g likes this.
    08-27-2014 04:30 PM
  8. psp1232171's Avatar
    Multiple docks and the ability to add more than 5 apps in the dock. Love it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-27-2014 04:32 PM
  9. cydewaze's Avatar
    I ran solo launcher on my last phone. Before switching, I backed up my launcher settings to the SD card. When I got my S5, I put the SD card in, installed solo launcher, and restored the settings from the SD. Voila! Instant setup, and exactly the way I wanted it. It saved me a lot of fiddling around.
    08-27-2014 10:12 PM
  10. Drummerboy1975's Avatar
    How much does a custom launcher add to battery drain?
    08-27-2014 10:32 PM
  11. Desertnate's Avatar
    I'm running Nova Prime and my battery live seems to be really good. No complaints at all...of course I just came from an iPhone 4S.
    08-27-2014 10:38 PM
  12. Paul627g's Avatar
    How much does a custom launcher add to battery drain?
    Doesn't really affect battery life.
    08-28-2014 06:21 AM
  13. theonlybuster's Avatar
    Doesn't really affect battery life.
    I'll attest to this. I've tried ALL TYPES of lite and minimum launchers, battery life didn't really change.
    Launchers are for a custom feel. That's it.
    Paul627g likes this.
    08-28-2014 08:36 AM

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