So, the HTC One M8 has just been announced, in all its different variants and colours. HTC have even announced that Sense 6 will be coming to the 2013 version of the HTC One at some point in the future, albeit with a slightly reduced feature list. On the whole, I would say it was good news all round. With the announcement of their new flagship device comes a new version of HTC’s Sense. It will be the 6th Sense version in fact, and we have an absolute stack of screenshots in the gallery below depicting the differences in design between Sense 5.5 and Sense 6. One difference you will notice is the use of on-screen navigation buttons, gone are the hardware buttons, for better or worse.
One of the first difference you will spot is that Sense 6 is much flatter in design than Sense 5.5, with some obvious design cues taken from Google Now. Don’t be alarmed, Sense still has its own personality, it’s just a bit less in your face, following the current trend of flat icons and clean lines. As with most things design oriented, it comes down to personal taste. Someone who has been using predominantly Samsung handsets that have the stock TouchWiz experience might think its a little bland, but unlike Samsung’s TouchWiz that looks like a melting pot of conflicting designs reaching back as far as Android version 2.3 (GingerBread), the Sense 6 design language looks well thought out, with a single fluent theme running throughout. And as such, we would say that Sense 6 is another tasteful refinement of HTC’s Sense UI.
What are your thoughts on the differences? Do you find Sense 6 more or less appealing than Sense 5.5? Is Sense 6 going to influence your decision to purchase the new HTC One M8? If you are still on the fence as to which flagship model to choose from we have a great comparison article to help you decide. Let us know your thoughts in the comments or at our Google Plus page.
When viewing the screenshots, please remember that Sense 6 is always on the left (portrait) or top (landscape).