If you’ve owned a Samsung Galaxy S4 for some time now, chances are, you feel like getting a new phone by now or at least upgrading to the current flagship, the Galaxy S5. But if budget constraints have kept you from doing so, your problems may be temporarily solved for now. A side by side comparison of the difference between Android KitKat and Lollipop on the Galaxy S4 shows that it feels like you’re getting a new device because of all the major changes, not just design-wise but also how you interact with your smartphone.

While both the Galaxy S4 and S5 will be upgraded to Google’s newest major update, the effect is more pronounced on the previous flagship because the Lollipop has also brought the newer version of the TouchWiz UX which the owners of the Galaxy S5 have already been enjoying. Of course the most obvious change is to the design which is now adhering to the Material Design concept, which means it is now “bold, graphic, and intentional”. Everything is lighter, makes use of space and color and uses “meaningful and appropriate” motion.

Some processes like setting a wallpaper, choosing widgets for your home screen are much easier with Lollipop with the removal of several extra steps that KitKat has. The updated OS also makes liberal use of swiping through menus instead of the usual tapping, and this is very much evident in the settings menu. How you read and receive notifications is of course one of the major changes that Lollipop is bringing as well, with the L-type design and being able to choose what to do with them even on locked screen mode.

Of course, the Lollipop on the Galaxy S4 used in the video is not the final build, so there may still be some small changes when your device finally receives the update sometime early next year. This is probably the biggest update that Samsung has ever given to any of its major devices. You can check out the video below for the more detailed comparison between KitKat and Lollipop on the Galaxy S4.

VIA: SAM Mobile