I can't agree more. I've exclusively used Samsung products for several years now but this update makes me want to never buy a Samsung again. Why do I spend $1000 on a phone if they are going to make it operate and look like a $40 galaxy-j. FIX IT!
This update ruins so many good things about the phone. The most disappointing is how they destroyed the camera tools. The editor is completely gutted. I should be able to swipe my already taken pictures and apply the filters like before and I can't. When I apply a filter there's no longer the means to decide what degree I want to apply it, it's either on or off. And finding the cool background blur feature takes forever now. This is what happens when you put a bunch of 20 year olds in charge of a product. We don't want the Fisher-Price phone, we would have bought an iPhone if that were the case. I don't like how you moved everything around on the alarms page. It gives no new functionality. It's like some team had no ideas and wanted to feel relevant. Don't make changes unless they add new functionality or improve on something that was clunky. Just moving stuff around is Dopey. The new badges, or whatever they're calling it is completely annoying. I don't need to manage further whether I want to see a notification. Stop treating me like a child.
I hate the white balance slider on the new UI. How am I supposed to take consistent photos now?
Also the blur on selective focus is way over the top. Previously it was subtle enough to look natural. It now looks forced.
Don't get me started on the auto HDR. Everything is horribly over saturated.
You're right the new update looks terrible and the design looks like something a kid has made. It looks horrible and not something I'm happy about paying for. All of my settings have changed and I've spent the past hour just trying to get it to be semi passable. As for the theme itself it loons fine if they're trying an over 50's/kids friendly theme but I don't see why that can't be an option in settings and whilst there are themes you can change it to on samsung all of the options there are somehow worse.
Agreed, looks like an iphone. Horrible. Selling my S8+ asap before it looses all value. Looks like a kids phone hate everything about it. And here Kenneth my Samsung love affair. Last 6 phones were all Samsung. Get my new razor 2 to me asap.