ZenUI improvements on ZF6

Hi. I switched from pure Android phone (Essential PH-1). ZenUI though being quite close to pure stock UI, however has some not so pleasant nuances. I'll name some of them:

1. Bluetooth icon is always shown in status bar, even if no active connection exist. On stock Android the icon appears only when connected. There's no point of showing this icon all the time. It should follow same logic as with Wifi icon.

2. When mobile data is disabled, while wifi os connected, the mobile signal strength icon doesn't change. On stock Android the icon adds a small cross, which indicates disabled mobile data. This is handy, because you can clearly see if your mobile data is on or off regardless of wifi state, because sometimes you don't want the phone to fall back to mobile data when wifi gets disconnected.

3. When using assistant hardware key to cycle thru Mute-Vibrate-Sound, it plays annoying abrupt audio alert on Sound. Can this be disabled?

4. Some UI elements and dialogues are not in compliance with Material Design guidelines.


I think, you must at least work out the first 3 points.

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    1. This icon shows if you have BT enabled. If it has two small dots then it's connected
    2. I agree that we could make this one more clear
    3. You can't disable it and I don't think it's annoying enough to add a settings for it. We have to draw a line somewhere.
    4. We know. It's not pure android. Our only intention is that you should feel at home in ZenUI if you're used to using pure android but we've made a lot of adjustments for the better. Once you've gotten used to them, you don't want to go back to pure android.
  • edited July 18

    Still, BT nowadays is like wifi, people leave it turned on, so I don't see any sense in constantly showing the BT icon, even when not connected. You dont show wifi icon, when not connected, right?) Anyway, not a big deal.

    Ok, another improvement I suggest you implement in future updates: please, turn green LED a bit earlier, say at 90%, not 100%. I used to have it like that on Essential PH-1 and it was super convenient. As you know, charging to 100% is not recommended for li-ion, I know lot of people, including me, who remove charger somewhere between 90 and 100, and since there is no charging animation on screen, it is wise to let user know that level 90 has been already reached by turning green LED, so he/she has time to remove the charger until it gets to full 100. Would be great, if you introduce this improvement! Thanks ahead! Cheers.

  • One more small improvement to implement: when switching manually or automatically to night light mode (blue filter mode), the transition happens sharply, not gradually as on most ofher smartphones and even Windows 10. Same happens when switching back from night mode to ordinary mode. Please, make it smooth and hence pleasant for eyes. The transition should be smooth and relatively slow.

  • _jis__jis_ Level 5

    Still, BT nowadays is like wifi, people leave it turned on, so I don't see any sense in constantly showing the BT icon, even when not connected. You dont show wifi icon, when not connected, right?) Anyway, not a big deal.

    I have BT on for 24x365. So I just use built-in Status bar icon manager and switch off BT icon. For me is enough to have BT tile in Quick Settings.


  • _jis__jis_ Level 5

    Ok, another improvement I suggest you implement in future updates: please, turn green LED a bit earlier, say at 90%, not 100%. I used to have it like that on Essential PH-1 and it was super convenient. As you know, charging to 100% is not recommended for li-ion, I know lot of people, including me, who remove charger somewhere between 90 and 100, and since there is no charging animation on screen, it is wise to let user know that level 90 has been already reached by turning green LED, so he/she has time to remove the charger until it gets to full 100. Would be great, if you introduce this improvement! Thanks ahead! Cheers.

    If you only need to charge to 81% and stop, just use the Battery Care Trick.

    https://zentalk.asus.com/en/discussion/comment/86064/#Comment_86064

  • _jis__jis_ Level 5

    Unfortunately existing switching is buggy. So I would welcome it to fix the existing bugs before implementing other new features.

    What I mean?

    After toggling the Dark theme or Night light by touching Dark theme tile or Night light tile in the quick setting area, the notification panel shouldn't automatically collapse. I checked correct behaviour on Pixel phone.

    https://zentalk.asus.com/en/discussion/comment/34279/#Comment_34279

  • prashanthprashanth Level 3

    I like how it is now...just because it isn stock doesn't mean it's bad implementation

  • prashanthprashanth Level 3

    The most important thing we need is the customisable smart key

  • ColorSageColorSage Level 3

    I don't think it'll ever become reality on stock. Devs still find Smart key to be functional enough and they can't see reasons to add more things like custom app open.

  • _jis__jis_ Level 5

    Maybe they keep this improvement for the next model, which would be the classic behavior of the manufacturer, how to force customers to update the HW.

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