ASUS VivoBook S14/S15

Software - Android 9.0 Pie with ColorOS 6

As this is not the first time we’ve used ColorOS 6, we have to say that it’s pretty clean overall. Though, realme had a few additions this time around. Introducing – bloatware.

There are some apps here which I generally already use, but most of them are purely bloatware. One particular bloatware that juts out is the App Market. Yes – realme has its own app market as well, and it kept sending in notifications to install some apps on that store itself. Honestly, it’s annoying.

<em>realme</em> 5 Pro Game Market bloatware

There are also two special folders on the home screen. One is called “hot apps” and the other is called “hot games”, which is just an aggregated list of apps from the realme app market. Even the Game Center app sends in notifications!

Can we uninstall the App Market and Game Center? Unfortunately, no – but you can “reset” the app to its factory default it won’t send in any notifications.

Other than that, the ColorOS 6 is still pretty solid like before. The overall UI and how the elements flow, alongside its proper placement of buttons, make it user-friendly. Also, it comes with Google apps and services!


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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design & Materials
7
Software
7
Connectivity and ports
9
Screen
7
Performance and gaming
9
Camera
7
Battery and charger
8
Value
10
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