ZUI Locker
Download
  • Review
  • Download
  • Screenshots
  • Discussions
ZUI Locker
ZUI Locker
ZUI Locker
ZUI Locker
ZUI Locker
ZUI Locker
ZUI Locker
ZUI Locker

Review ZUI Locker

Kevin Vadala
7.8Good
Looks great, good access to shortcuts
The actual unlock feels strange
ZUI Locker for Android is an alternative lockscreen solution. It has live wallpapers that change daily (or you can pick your own point from which to pull pictures like your gallery). Besides having snazzy looking wallpapers, ZUI Locker also has quick access to your notifications. When you receive a notification, they pop up on your lockscreen and you can either dismiss or open them with a simple left or right swipe. The app also has a neat feature that lets you quickly access certain apps from the lock screen. You can access your camera this way for quick photo shoots, or your phone if you need to call someone urgently. I found this feature in ZUI Locker particularly useful. While my native lockscreen component has a shortcut to a Camera, it's a wonky and glitchy addition that doesn't always work quite right. Here it's simple, a few taps away.
ZUI Locker has a warm and genuine feel to it. It does have a few requirements, however, like turning off passcodes. With this app you can’t have a passcode, so things on your phone will inevitably be less secure. But perhaps the great looking aesthetics of the app will make up for it. My first look at it gave me a great sunset beach, with a crisp and clean “fonted” date and time. Up in the right corner you can see a small notification of your battery life. When you have notifications, they pop up in the middle with orange backgrounds and white text.
One thing about ZUI Locker that makes it very hard for me to keep on my phone is the speed. Something about unlocking out of the app feels a little delayed, and the motion is unusual. You kind of have to swipe sideways or the app won’t respond, which can be frustrating.
ZUI Locker has a lot of good features, and looks good doing them. I just wish that unlocking was a little bit smarter, and there was some way to include a security mechanism to the app; or simply a design or way to unlock it that had to be specific.

Final ratings

Usefulness 9/10
Usability 7/10
Originality 7/10
Design 7/10
Discussions
What do you think about the app?
Your rating
sign in with
or send anonymous
No comments yet, yours will be the first
We recommend
  • Chameleon Launcher
    Chameleon Launcher
    A new take on Android interface design
    8.3
  • Ninja SMS
    Ninja SMS
    SMS messages in pop-up windows
    9.2
  • 123on
    123on
    A unique app that lets you create video wallpapers and ringtones
    7.0
  • Pops
    Pops
    Customize your Android notifications
    8.6
  • Contacts+
    Contacts+
    Modern contacts customization, dialer and texting
    9.0
  • Wave Launcher
    Wave Launcher
    Place 6-60 apps on a nifty wave
    9.3
  • Launcher Lab
    Launcher Lab
    One of the most powerfully custom launchers on the platform
    8.7
  • Next Launcher
    Next Launcher
    Innovative launcher from Go Dev Team
    10
  • Tidy
    Tidy
    Manage photos easy!
    9.2
  • Switchr
    Switchr
    Neat app switching tool
    10
  • Snap Camera HDR
    Snap Camera HDR
    Quality alternative to your old camera app
    9.4
  • Minimalistic Text
    Minimalistic Text
    Stylish and simple widgets
    9.0
  • Narrate
    Narrate
    Basic diary app with a utilitarian design
    7.0
  • Start
    Start
    A great lockscreen app that has a few kinks to work out
    7.7
  • SlideIT
    SlideIT
    A versatile keyboard with cool skins
    9.0
  • GO Contacts EX
    GO Contacts EX
    Substitution for Android contact list
    7.7
  • LAS: Last App Switcher
    LAS: Last App Switcher
    Hit a button to toggle between 2 apps
    6.8
  • Themer
    Themer
    Radical transformation in just one click
    8.3
  • EZ Weather HD Beautiful Widget
    EZ Weather HD Beautiful Widget
    An outdated weather app
    7.5
  • UR launcher
    UR launcher
    User friendly launcher with lots of different themes
    7.0