Funtouch OS is accompanied by vivo along the way one of the smart phone business, although its version number is much smaller than the MIUI, Flyme, a peer, but it’s also a very sophisticated custom ROM. If the manufacturer of the hardware and the software itself is designed, the end of 2015 launch, VIVO 4GB memory X6 and X6 Plus is most fitting Funtouch OS hardware.
This report on the in vivo X6 as a hardware benchmark, in the form of evaluation report see Funtouch OS 2.5 performance.
Operating logic and system UI
Funtouch OS was born in 2013, and now, 3 years later, it has been updated to Funtouch OS2.5. System design there are many easy and older users are used to the UI of compromise is clearly practical in vivo eye of higher priority.
On the action logic, VIVO retained Android three gold keys, preserving key, more tasks page can still press home key to call out. Retains the old version of Android your desktop usage, click key to add a plugin, change wallpaper and so on, but under the desktop blank will not have any reaction. In addition, the popups OK default is on the left, and iOS, and Android counterparts instead, Android users first need a bit of time.
New kernel Funtouch based on Android OS 5.1, but does not use a primary system ornate detailed animation, simple light animation, to a large extent on the performance of the system requirements.
UI, the updated system has a much stronger tendency of flat, flat, minimalist app icons, and deeper in color than counterparts, to be more calm.
System background color uniform into a silver-grey, but rare is the Funtouch still retains the horizontal line to separate elements. Minimalist flat but there are old-style divider commonly used, which is the main source of Visual sense of endearingly, but the cognitive load is much smaller than the overall flat, at least can tell at a glance button and operation area where.
Dialing, texting, cloud services
Weather, compass, tape recorder
Function browser, eBooks, photo albums, puzzles
Calendar, player, alarm clock
Applications, Funtouch OS is completely self-sufficient in almost all applications are their products, MIUI ROM will not touch the input fields, and a hammer is no exception. Features user-friendly-oriented applications, UI style is highly unified, not too many advanced features, but the UI design and functional arrangement of the traditional and familiar, cognitive threshold is very low.
System has its own theme store, comes with modified font feature, also has a virtual currency to pay theme ecology, even scenes topic (which is a big fun desktop wallpaper specific features embedded shortcut), it is currently only in the subject number and quality can be compared with MIUI custom ROM.
Characters bring their own application summed up:
Simple function: estimation is not needed to use this profit, app store is surprisingly simple, clean, no charts or special recommendation, is to focus on applications let users find, treasure, like pea pods to clean out more comfortable.
Tile interface from scroll: interface design to tile to obviate the second click, multiple menus and scroll bars. Alarm application or only one page, duplicate dates listed directly without entering the secondary menu, and scroll bars.
Dial, calendar, compass, weather is extremely simple, text messages only in the annex there is a wide range of content in the insert function, hammers that part does not appear simple but in contradiction on a massive expansion.
Cameras, cameras, filters
When it comes to the traditional space requirements, will join the advanced features in moderation. Album comes with puzzle features camera through reduced, even have not found the resolution control, but a rich scene mode, default is where the filter was replaced Image Watermarking, to non-mainstream watermark from the lovely wind, expected to add to the target user’s tastes. May be because the traditional Grand below the line, so there are lots of offline and after sales content, electronic instruction, electronic warranty cards are quite detailed.
System functions and details
On the notification bar and pull the control center Hello Kitty case
Funtouch OS estimation is iOS feature fusion most of the custom ROM, there are drop-down on the notification bar, and control centers. Schedule list but you cannot customize the notification bar, pullup bar can quickly adjust brightness, quick switch button. But there are so many easy and take care of the old user adjustments and compromises:
All black notification bar and pulled on the all white bar is a bit fragmented, and opacity are not high. In order to accommodate the cognition of Android users like, music control or in the notification bar;
Same as screenshots and Apple, Android’s rare power + Home key, to use also has some sense of fragmentation;
Highly amplified and improved pull control center switch and quick flashlight, one key of back-office functions, such as in a bar, down a level and improved one-handed operation and order button can be customized. Of course, you can also use it as a multitasking interface of the Add shortcut button and call out our hands and flyme.
Also for utility, task list task cards are not used, but more efficient, like older versions of the application icon. Can kill task but not down on permanent features in the background, this is a little regret. Although it is not cool, but the operation efficiency is significantly higher.
All set and only two pages
Setting menu after a high degree of simplification and harmonization, a short set at the page level, estimated to be the shortest in the Android camp. Even if not set the module name, the dividing line between the four modules is clear enough. This is a priority system, system settings and all the advanced features, there is no doubt that in the end. Probably to take care of the old user, it also retains many features of the Android: Hello Kitty mini case
Long pressing the Home key can be called from the multitasking interface with shortcut buttons, of course, it now is pulled out of the control center.
Support double-lock screen, but still on a table placed an additional key lock screen button.
Long press key speech aide.
In addition, it should be said that, appstore, calendar, I Butler update of system components, such as routes and similar to Google, they can independently update a system, like MIUI, Flyme to upgrade only one or two small functional upgrades for the whole system. This is Funtouch OS version number upgrade an important cause of the slow, but experience than advertised fever, every Friday is better for everyone to upgrade the system version a perfunctory. Android camp used a similar strategy seemed only Samsung.
I Butler, traffic management, power management
Funtouch Advanced OS features are focused on the new I-Butler, who annexed to set menu item trends. Perhaps in order to bridge the advanced and simple-span, all advanced features have an animated display or detailed description This is a relatively rare domestic ROM.
Though not flaunt any geeks, but gestures Funtouch OS operation and advanced features a very geek has a lot more than most peers:
Screen capture function even richer than ROM Samsung Note series and a hammer, scroll screen pattern outside the screen, there are ScreenCap, and support the recording;
Graphic Visual electricity demand forecasting and analysis;
Networking application is displayed, which is provided by third-party applications may not be able to function;
System information including CPU real time data, although this is not large;
Set the fingerprint lock, alternative designs can be selected besides password;
Not only application notification and floating Windows can be controlled, even the shortcuts on the desktop can be controlled;
Is the target user using a high proportion of TF card expansion, SD card management highly amplified, comes with support for transfer, File Manager SD card with a smart tags;
Factory application can be managed, compared to those who own uninstall but after restoring factory settings, pop-up application pre-installed systems to conscience;
Vivoice audio Assistant, close to the ear starts after, this is now the most practical outdoor voice control. Open speech recognition directly under the screen.
Funtouch OS home of somatosensory function did the earliest and most complete double click black screen with bright screen, making screen (black screen or gestures to trigger function), every air operation (hand sweeping view notifications or unlock), his screen mute and so a lot of the choice is yours.
In addition, this is also the only Chinese Android file list directly into a custom ROM.
Although advanced features many, but the system itself is very light-weight UI and framework, and even configure a lower entry-level runs without too much pressure. Vivo X6/X6 Plus is equipped with a 4GB of memory, plus the light weight of the system itself, users do not need to manually clean up the background. Boot 2.6GB is available, even if all applications are open, available memory is more than 1.5GB, left a huge surplus for third-party apps and games,
System response speed is very high, applications open at the same time unless the background cancer such as Taobao, paste it, otherwise you will not feel any fluency problems. Double-click wakes up and lock screen responds quickly, black screen again soon have locks, so even sensitive also does not have previously missed call problems.
In addition to say back scheme in fingerprint recognition. Home key fingerprint needs to click the home button on the front of wake up machine, but program on the back finger to unlock, process entities without pressing the button, and does not require additional sliding screen unlock, to get to the desktop speed and experience even faster or simpler than no encryption. Vivo X6 deterrence of fingerprint identification speed, fluency of man to machine also has certain bonuses.
Custom ROM Funtouch OS is a very hard, with from time to time feel to the design team in functionality, UI and usability considerations and tradeoffs between: simple icons of style in the best young users, but for the older generation users are white and, joining a rare break and part on the darker color scheme. With ease of use and simplicity as the selling point of the system, but set down a lot for the efficient design of gestures and advanced features.
The contradiction behind many custom ROM will have, of course, VIVO’s attitude, like trying to take the lead but don’t: multitasking interface and fast switching of this integration is possible, just keep pressing home key and control centre triggered in two ways, with long crossed trigger will naturally use more convenient. Advanced features such as gestures and body operations does not open by default, but also left a detailed text animation and instructions for use.
Funtouch OS 2.5 is somewhat like the girl, the system looks don’t feel the stunning, but this is very familiar and easy to use. Its aesthetic and usability on the scale, clearly favoured the ease of use and functionality, and is very grounding. Really want to say problem, is in order to meet users ‘ habits and retention of key, long pressing the Home key, and many advanced users now looks unnecessary things, and different UI aesthetic.
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