Compare the implementation of gestures on smartphones from different manufacturers

In Android 9 Pie Google has implemented their own gestures. To Google on the gestures started working and other manufacturers, and gestures first introduced by Apple, iPhone releasing frameless X. coupled with the thin part of the gestures seriously simplified and made use the operating system logical. Why do we need the buttons that you want is to move objects on the screen when the user uses gestures to manipulate Windows? This approach has allowed Apple to make the best gestures in the market. And still none of the Android manufacturers could not achieve the same usability and quality. Let us understand what we offer Android manufacturers.

We will be based on the video Tim Schofield, who posted comparison iPhone XS, Moto Z3, OnePlus 6, 20 Pro Mate and Pixel 3 XL.

The weirdest realization happened, oddly enough, at Google. The company used in the navigation bar, ridiculous “Back” button, thereby creating a hybrid between the usual buttons and gestures. It is unclear, based on what the designers in the development, but they clearly missed.

In Moto Z3 also the implementation was not very good. In General, it is unclear what the use of swipe navigation is gestures. Gestures is a completely different approach than what Lenovo sees them. In Moto Z3 there is a thin line from the bottom, swipe to the left on a line will allow you to go back, swipe right for menu, multitasking, and pressing — out on the Desk. Thus, Lenovo only instead of pressing made a swipe right or left on the navigation bar. Where is the sign? Sorry, this is nonsense.

In Huawei Mate Pro 20 gestures were lapped with MIUI 10. By the way, that Xiaomi, in my opinion, builds the most convenient gestures among Android devices. In 6 OnePlus gestures turned out also rather strange. Swipe up on the left side of the screen — back, swipe up on the right side — menu, multitasking, and swipe in the middle — exit to desktop. And again, it is unclear where is the sign? Swipe is not a gesture, the developers still a little confused. A gesture is when the user directly interacts with the interface element. For example, if you want to minimize the current window, the user grabs him and turns into an icon, if you want to move between Windows, the user finger gesture to the right or to the left of the window, drags it, we are talking about direct interaction with elements.

The use of a swipe across the navigation bar that does not interact with the interface itself, cannot be called a system of gestures.

In this respect, the best implementation came from Xiaomi, Huawei and Apple. While Apple has one serious plus — the ability to quickly switch between Windows by swiping left/right. Also a big plus gestures iOS amazing the smoothness of the animation. Even the author of the video noted. In iOS due to the smooth animation creates a feeling that the finger interacts directly with elements of the interface in MIUI when this happens with freezes and not so smooth animation, the full effect of the gesture would instantly evaporate.

Let’s be honest, the gestures in the iPhone at this stage is the most convenient, pleasant to use and, most importantly, they are logical.

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