1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Why do you prefer SenseUI/Stock Android ROM's?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by WiiZYBaBY, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. WiiZYBaBY

    WiiZYBaBY Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    16
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010

    Jun 30, 2010
    16
    0
    15
    Savannah, GA
    Just a small discussion. Curious as to why people prefer Sense-less ROM's. Android is the best cell phone OS I have ever used, and I think the SenseUI only improves it, aesthetically(sp?) and socially speaking. The tiny lag my Hero suffers is worth it for all of the beautiful widgets, the launcher, the Facebook and Twitter integrations and did I mention BEAUTIFUL? LOL. I have never described anything electronic as beautiful before! The stock Android look captivates me until I use it. It seems so bland and *ugh* to me. And as far as speed goes, the Senseless ROM's I have tried are no faster then the Fresh ROM I am running, and if it is it's completely unnoticed by me... But anyways I am just curious what reasons you have for using the SenseUI or stock Android OS, whether it be for apps to run more efficiently, speed, whatever. Just curious, might try a couple new ROM's soon.
     

    Advertisement

  2. mysticmead

    mysticmead Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,348
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009

    Nov 29, 2009
    1,348
    175
    143
    Kingston, GA
    me.. I prefer SenseUI. I like the widgets that it offers and the look and feel on Sense. That being said. A vanilla ROM can be customized to be very similar to SenseUI. There are many home replacements out there as well as several launchers to choose from. Speed wise, it really depends on the ROM. Fresh 2.3.3 does have lag in the dialer. CM6.0 rc0 (Froyo) has ZERO lag. ADW launcher rocks and I have found that I really like how Froyo looks and feels. Once they get everything working in Froyo for the hero then it'll become a daily ROM for me.
     
  3. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    128
    Posts:
    1,566
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009

    Nov 12, 2009
    1,566
    86
    128
    Student/Engineer
    Minnesota
    I prefer sense over stock android because it just "feels" smoother. It just feels more refined to me. Not to mention I really like the widgets and the ease of use.

    Saying that, I am quickly getting used to stock android and ADW launcher with the Froyo ROM. OC'd to 710, it's insanely fast and feels very smooth, but still (to me) feels like there's a little shakyness to it, especially moving between screens and opening the launcher. I'm sure changing a few settings would fix that though.
     
  4. Joehunni

    Joehunni Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    128
    Posts:
    1,001
    Joined:
    May 27, 2010

    May 27, 2010
    1,001
    77
    128
    BAMF
    Texas
    after trying out a few aosp roms with no sense, I'm really starting to miss sense. My phone even when it was stock was pretty quick, the screen wouldn't swipe as fast as say launcherpro could but felt so much smoother and refined. I am currently looking into a stockish rom with sense and overclock.
     
  5. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    128
    Posts:
    1,566
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009

    Nov 12, 2009
    1,566
    86
    128
    Student/Engineer
    Minnesota
    check out the honeybun rom's on android central. They're literally completely stock, but with a few tweaks for speed, and can easily be overclocked
     
  6. Joehunni

    Joehunni Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    128
    Posts:
    1,001
    Joined:
    May 27, 2010

    May 27, 2010
    1,001
    77
    128
    BAMF
    Texas
    I'll look into that one too, I know nfinitefx45 just released a new rom and between that, his stock rom, and damagecontrol, I feel lost. All these roms seem identical to me...
     
  7. jeffreynothing43

    jeffreynothing43 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    337
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010

    Mar 26, 2010
    337
    5
    36
    unemployed
    The Triangle, North Carolina
    IMHO Sense really takes Android to another level. some may say that Android is becoming too fragmented, but even though i've had some issues with HTCs RMA service and their QC i have to say i may be bound to them in my next phone purchase simply because of Sense. they really took something awesome and made it so much cleaner and customizable. the widgets they offer (most of them) blow away anything on the market and it really makes Android come to life IMO. if you've used sense and fully use the widgets they offer - going to Vanilla is very difficult...and i think that was their goal. good job HTC for accomplishing that. :p
     
  8. KitsapAndroid

    KitsapAndroid Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    113
    Posts:
    743
    Joined:
    May 13, 2010

    May 13, 2010
    743
    118
    113
    Male
    Group Sales Associate/Front Desk Clerk
    Washington (state)
    Every time I try to use a Non-Sense ROM, I always end up going back to my Sense based one instead. I just love the Sense widgets way to much to able to get rid of them. I have to agree, HTC made it VERY hard to go to Vanilla Android.
     
  9. Oly

    Oly Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010

    Jul 23, 2010
    3
    0
    5
    Running Fresh 2.3.3 with Darch 2.6.34 710 OC Kernel is screaming fast while still incorporating all of the SenseUI widgets and such. After a few weeks of running Froyo on my Hero I just missed all of the bells and whistles that Sense includes. After playing around with a few non-Sense ROM's I've just found there is little comparison.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...