Best Top Reviews Online

PSA: One UI Does Not Waste Screen Space In Messages And Other Apps

One UI, Samsung’s most recent custom user interface for Galaxy devices, has been well-received by many, but it also has its share of detractors. The “wasted space” in stock apps such as Messages, Samsung Notes, and Settings is a particular aspect of One UI that we believe receives criticism despite not being a problem. Many people have a problem with the fact that the upper half of the screen in these apps contains nothing but the app’s name, so we figured we’d clear the air.

One UI is designed to put interactive elements in apps within easy reach of the user on large-screen phones. This is why, when you open Messages, Samsung Notes, or Settings, only the bottom half of the screen displays your messages, notes, or various settings menus. However, as you scroll up, the app interface resembles the Oreo interface, as shown in the GIF image below (if the GIF does not play, click/tap on the image).

We hope this clarifies the situation. If not, you will have to wait for the Android Pie update on your Galaxy device before you can form your own opinion. We are also putting the finishing touches on an official One UI review that will be published in the coming days. In the meantime, be sure to check out all the new features in Android Pie as well as its visual differences from Android Oreo. If you own a Galaxy S9 or S9+, you can check this list to see if Android Pie has been released in your country.

Why Trust Us?

Best Top Reviews Online was established in 2018 to provide our readers with detailed, truthful, and impartial advice on what to buy. We now have millions of monthly users from all over the world and annually evaluate over a thousand products.

The above article was written by the BestTopReviewsOnline team, which consists of some of the most knowledgeable technical experts in the United States. Our team consists of highly regarded writers with vast experience in smartphones, computer components, technology apps, security, and photography, among other fields.

Related Stories

  • All Post
  • Best Picks
  • Explainers
  • How To
  • News
  • Versus

Get more info



Best Products

Buying Guides

Contact Us

About Us

We provide a platform for our customers to rate and review services and products, as well as the stores that sell them. We research and compare the most popular brands and models before narrowing it down to the top ten, providing you with the most comprehensive and reliable buying advice to help you make your decision.

Disclaimer is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


Address & Map

20 S Santa Cruz Ave, Suite 300, Los Gatos, CA 95030, United States

© 2022 Pty. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Licensing: All third-party trademarks, images, and copyrights used on this page are for comparative advertising, criticism, or review. As this is a public forum where users can express their opinions on specific products and businesses, the opinions expressed do not reflect those of