One UI has really grown on me after almost four years of using Samsung Galaxy phones. It’s a great skin overall, but there’s one thing about it that I truly hate, and that’s bloatware — and it seems to be getting worse each year.

Samsung One UI’s bloatware problem

All smartphones come with pre-installed apps, including iPhones and Pixels. However, it seems like Samsung is taking it to the extreme.

For starters, there’s a plethora of Samsung apps on board, some of which duplicate the functionality of Google’s pre-installed software. They take up precious storage space on the device, consume processing power and RAM, eat into the battery life, and slow down performance, especially on budget Galaxy phones. They consume data too, because the phone automatically downloads them during setup.