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The official marketplace for finding free and paid themes for all Samsung smartphones and tablets

The official marketplace for finding free and paid themes for all Samsung smartphones and tablets

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Program license: Free

Program by: Samsung Electronics


Works under: Android


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The smartphone experience is supposed to be functional, fun, and personal; this is why we have apps such as Samsung Themes for Galaxy devices, which allow us to change the look and feel of our devices with just a few taps. Samsung releases theme packages with just about every new version of the Android mobile operating system; this review is for Galaxy Themes, which was released with Android Pie 9.0, but it will work on devices powered by Android Marshmallow 6.0 and above.

The first thing you should know about Samsung Themes is that you may not need to install the app if you are proficient at playing around with the display settings of your Android device. Even though the South Korean electronics giant releases theme packs with Galaxy users in mind, Samsung Themes will sometimes work in other smartphone brands as long as they are powered by the Android operating system. It should be noted, however, that you will get the best results if your Samsung device has the Touchwiz, Experience, Nature, or One UI software overlays.

With the above in mind, Samsung Themes makes it very easy for you to customize your device. Instead of adjusting Android settings, you can just tap the options presented by the app, which include full themes, icons, wallpapers, and animated backgrounds for smartphones and tablets that support always-on modes.

As to why you should install this app instead of going deep into the Android display settings, the answer can be boiled down to quality and convenience. Samsung is known for its commitment to quality and style; for the most part, this is what you will get when you install this app. The wallpapers feature stunning photography, and the colors mixed and match for the themes are very stylish. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the icon packs, which present a couple of duds. Everything is in high resolution.

In thematic terms, Samsung has included standards such as sports and birthdays. Setting up widgets and app shortcuts is very easy with Samsung Themes, and this is one of the high points of the app. There is something that needs to be said about Samsung Themes, and it is related to advertising. The app is free, but the permissions may result in getting promotional emails from Samsung. To be fair, these promotions are not intrusive, and some happen to be informational. Not all wallpapers are free; you will have to visit the Samsung Galaxy app store in order to get them, but they are quite affordable.

Samsung Themes Pros

  • Nice collection of wallpapers.
  • Incredibly easy to use.
  • Works as expected from a Samsung product.

Samsung Themes Cons

  • Not all wallpapers are free.
  • Some icons look awkward.

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