I can't speak from a personal experience since I never owned or played with SPB or TSF, but I have read other people's comments. What they say in general - its an eye candy launcher that offer some flashy graphics and some built in tools to make your phone stand out. But they are very limited on customization and others just got tired of flashy effects after awhile. Plus you gotta keep in mind, everything gets loaded (cached) into memory, and these flashy effects will take it's toll.
I played around with it to compare to what I use now. Like a lot of people that posted I use Nova and love it. Next launcher is a memory hog that has some glitches and way too much extra crap that ill never use. I like a functional launcher that works and works fast, not a launcher that looks pretty but is overly complicated in its functions.
Device(s): Too many to keep track of. But most recently a Note 2 and Note 3.
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Since I got this phone last week, I used touch wiz, but went back to Nova Prime today. I used NP on my thunder bolt back in the day and used Apex on my Nexus. It's nice going back to Nova Prime. Great functionality.
I have it on my note 2 for about 2 months, at first I thought I liked the stock and go launcher but I stuck with next, and i used nova on my siii but went with go launcher ex ,as far as being a memory hog all I can say is I have absolutely no memory issues with next and really love the effects it has, only downside is no themes but I'm not sure that even matters cause everything else it does is perfect, I am having a hard time finding something next can't do that I would like added.
Edit: next is very snappy and responsive, it never gave me any problems at all. It is a lot of money but it is also buy once get free lifetime updates.
Last edited by dfran1; January 24th, 2013 at 11:47 AM.
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