ColorOS 7 vs ColorOS 6
The emergence of ColorOS 6 has changed the impression many people have on the OPPO mobile phone system. From design, function, image and performance optimization; it has reached a very high level, which can be explained by the word of mouth of the mobile phone launched by OPPO in 2019.
In less than a year after the release of ColorOS 6, ColorOS 7 has appeared in front of us. Compared with the previous generation, it has further improved the details of the system. The author also took the lead in getting the Reno ACE pre-installed with the system before the official release of ColorOS 7. I would like to share some of its experience with this opportunity.
“Lightweight” UI design
In fact, since ColorOS 6, the visual style of OPPO’s system has been developed in a light and elegant direction, and the new ColorOS 7 has gone further in these aspects. From the many details of the UI, it can be seen more than ever. Lighter design and construction.
Get a new system UI, the look of the launcher (or popularly called “desktop”) will leave a basic first impression. The first thing that comes to light with ColorOS 7 is the newly designed icon. The new design style, the contrast with ColorOS 6 is still very intuitive.
You can see that the style of the icon is more simple and the color used is more elegant. The top bar icon, the WiFi icon is placed in the upper right corner. The default font uses the new OPPO Sans, and the new font feels more handsome and fresh, giving you a feeling of not being tired. In addition, the “Dock Bar” at the bottom of the launcher has not changed in function, not past. It has lost the separation of the obvious area of the previous version of the system and the upper icon part, and it looks more integrated.
The setting of the launcher is a functional highlight. In addition to the customization of the desktop mode, layout, animation speed, etc., the desktop slide function setting has been added (the default is global search, which can be changed to display the notification center).
The most important thing is that the icon style customization has also been added. The system has added two icons of “ material ” and “ cobblestone ”. It also supports customization. We can decide the shape of the icon frame and even set the circle. The angular size, the size of the content, and the size of the icon are all stepless adjustments, that is, in theory, there are countless combinations. This kind of custom freedom is rarely seen on some third-party systems, even third-party launchers.
Need to spit, ColorOS 7 provides three “display size” adjustments, but after adjusting to the minimum, we go to the developer option to view the current 423dp, this time there will be no display problems in most of the system interface , but the battery icon will become very small (note the top bar), and when the percentage of the battery is displayed, the number is almost “filled” with the battery, which is worse than the old system. These details should be more appropriate. Matching and optimization.
The second pull-down page was changed to a non-full-screen mode, and the style of the shortcut switch was also changed greatly, from 4×4 to 4×3 layout (although a new page flip operation was added). It looks simpler and moves the position of the quick switch down to the centered position, which is more convenient for one-handed operation.
The folder is changed to a fully transparent form. It will not appear in the previous translucent background. It will look more immersive. The layout of the folder will also have some new changes, from the original vertical centering to the lower movement. The advantage is that it is more conducive to one-handed operation. ColorOS official also has a saying that “half-screen interaction enhances operational efficiency.”
The calendar that comes with it is more neat than the previous one. In fact, I opened several system apps and found that ColorOS 7 has a unified design of the menu bar, all in the upper right corner, so the picture is really more comfortable. However, when the calendar switches the view, it is actually not as convenient as the previous one, because the handle needs to be moved almost at the top of the screen to operate.
The new dark mode has achieved a high degree of color matching on the “system level”. The built-in application, drop-down bar, and setting interface all become dark, and even the weather interface becomes gray even in fine weather. The main color and high contrast ratio make it ideal for all-weather opening.
The dark mode of the friend is basically a third-party APP adaptation to adapt to the dark mode, while ColorOS is retrograde, and has done the work of actively adapting the third-party APP. I use it more frequently: Weibo, Zhihu, Baidu Post Bar, etc. They all got a very good fit and the look was very good.
From the perspective of UI and interaction, although the changes made by ColorOS 7 are not overturned, it can be seen that OPPO is considered more comprehensive in all aspects than before, and the usability is obviously improved. In addition to some of the above changes, ColorOS 7 has also made a lot of changes in system animation, such as charging animation, weather animation and even deleting the animation of the application to bring a new feeling to the user.
For today’s increasingly popular stereo speakers, linear motors and other hardware, ColorOS 7 also works with sound company Epic Sound to optimize the sound of the system. The alarm clock will even change the sound according to the weather conditions. The optimization of the touch is selected. Adding auxiliary sound effects in different system scenarios makes the whole experience more complete.
Functional and performance experience
ColorOS 7 has added an important feature, that is, multi-scene scene mode, in addition to the regular standard mode, there are focus mode, sleep mode and driving mode, sleep mode and driving mode are well understood, “focus mode” The function is not enough for many mobile phones. After opening it, it will limit and hide all applications and block notifications within a specified time, so that users can “get out of the phone” and focus on other things. Of course, the user can also opt out when necessary.
In the use of some specific application scenarios such as dripping a taxi waiting for the driver, Baidu map walking navigation, peace elite waiting to take off, etc., in order to make better use of time, we may have the need to open other applications at the same time, this time we also There will be a need to quickly return to the task, and like a normal mobile phone, we need to bring up the multitasking menu, the efficiency is relatively low.
In order to make full use of the fragmentation time, ColorOS7 has added the function of “flashback button”. In some of the above scenarios, we only need to click the floating window to quickly return to the previous task (note the two screens on the right side of the screen). Flash back to the floating window, click to quickly return to the corresponding application or game).
Similar to the flashback button, for new applications such as WeChat, QQ, SMS, etc., the new system adds the function of floating window bubble, and the floating window can quickly call up the corresponding application, and when we need to handle other tasks, it will be a The way of translucent bubbles is hidden on either side of the screen.
The sidebar has been changed from two columns to a single column. It is not as problematic as the previous ones because of the small icons and the layout is too crowded. However, the shortcut tools are still too few. For the time being, only screen capture, screen recording and new notes are available. Operation, I hope that in the future, ColorOS can add more operations on this basis.
Breeno The Voice Assistant
There is still a voice assistant Breeno on ColorOS 7. This upgrade is mainly the optimization of functions. The new function is the Breeno command, which is divided into “one-key command” and “automatic command”. The former is only the first time because the system is still relatively early.
The four functions on the left are still to be optimized. In addition to the four instructions that come with the latter, the latter can also add specific trigger conditions, and then perform some specific actions. There is still a gap between the functions and the iOS shortcut commands, but it also increases the richness of the system functions.
In Breeno’s voice commands, more complex operations are supported. For example, as shown in the figure, some additional conditional instructions can be identified, and some third-party resources can be integrated. In the figure, Breeno is used to directly call delicious food. Directly queue up the restaurants in Breeno.
Like many friends’ systems, OPPO has also made significant efforts in imaging in recent years. Through multiple iterations, it constantly optimizes the performance of photo and video recording. ColorOS 7 adds a polar night mode and super anti-defense according to specific models.
New features such as shaking, video blurring, and other features such as portrait beauty, portrait blur, and Soloop video editor. What you can experience on Reno Ace is the polar night mode, which is triggered automatically. When we turn on the night scene mode, the phone will notice when the current ambient light is dark.
On Reno Ace, there is also a new adjustment for recording sound effects. In addition to the standard mode, there are 3D recording and recording zoom functions, which require the multi-microphone operation of the mobile phone. The shooting interface is different from the previous version, but the function has not changed much.
In addition to the addition of various features, in essence, ColorOS 7 is a custom system based on Android 10, so the new features of the Android 10 kernel are available, and the GPU driver is also upgraded to V415.
In addition to the system kernel upgrade, OPPO has also done a lot of performance optimization for the new system, such as the front end added end-to-cloud intelligent compilation automatically load configuration files according to user habits, optimize performance, intelligent and timely response speaking UI drawing And the rendering priority is adjusted to the highest level; and the storage aspect is newly optimized for device vertical optimization customizing special interface to improve read and write performance) and intelligent file system (improving random write performance). In the same hardware environment, Better performance than previous systems.
Through the Reno Ace based ColorOS 7 beta system experience, the author found that the new system has a higher degree of completion, made some changes in the UI and interaction, color matching tends to a more stable style, in terms of ease of use and freedom of settings There are obvious improvements in all aspects, which are more suitable for some users with special needs and special needs.
Although ColorOS 7 is a major version of the upgrade, but the increase in functionality is not as much as imagined. Of course, what you can experience now is the initial version, and there is still a lot of room for optimization and adjustment. Reno Ace pre-installed ColorOS 6.1 is relatively improved in terms of functionality and optimization compared to the original ColorOS 6.0.
The optimization capabilities of the ColorOS team are also obvious to all. We also hope that ColorOS 7 can complete the adaptation and optimization of more models as soon as possible, solve the problems in the test version as soon as possible, and let more OPPO users experience the better experience brought by the new system.
Source – Fertilizer (in Chinese)