Everybody was anxiously waiting for the new features of the new Samsung phones, while many were curious to see what will remain the same. Time went by, the smartphone officially entered the market, and we all got to see what was new and what was left. As it turns out, the parallax effect feature was left…
You probably know it from all the previous OS versions but, if it’s new to you, allow us to explain it. The parallax effect is basically a 3D effect applied to the Home screen of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8. Whenever you look at it and you tilt the screen or reposition the display, you will have the illusion that the wallpaper and all the apps listed on it are independently moving in the background on Note 9 and Note 8.
Without a doubt, the Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 parallax effect is part of the developer’s complex user experience strategy. But not all the users think that using this feature is a good idea. Aside from the fact that it is for design only, some would notice that the feature requires the use of the gyroscope and the accelerometer. This can only mean extra resources consumed, so, for those who are trying to minimize the use of these resources, there’s no point in having it at all.
The bad news is that, for the time being, the parallax effect is a default feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 and there isn’t any way to disable it. This situation concerns any device running the latest Android software version. Whether Samsung will make a change in this chapter with its next OS versions or not, we will have to see.