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Is MIUI 12 worth the update?

Published 1 year ago
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So, you've probably seen the articles about new MIUI 12 and their super wallpapers. If you haven't you can read about it here. But that is not the only new thing in MIUI 12.

So what is new and is it worth to update now?

Well, not really. I use miuios.cz's version of MIUI in my mobile. There are lots of benefits of using it, but that is for another article. There are 2 versions available - stable and weekly (which I have). Some devices (list here) can update to MIUI 12 weekly version now, but this weekly version means bugs. Some of them are noticeable, some not that much. For example, the screen sometimes turns off while doing anything on mobile. Not good.

But let's talk about the good things, shall we?

There is completely new UI for notification shade and for the control panel. In my opinion, it looks way better, but it's even more iOs-like than before. The UI is a bit buggy tho, so I hope they'll fix it in the future. There is a new permission manager, new UI of most of their apps and new dope feature - floating window, which is a better version of PiP (Picture-in-Picture). Also, they've added new gestures (fullscreen mode) and some devices even have new camera app. I'll take a look later to see if it takes the 108MPx photo quicker

There are also many new options in AoD (Always-on-Display), so if you have AMOLED, you'll enjoy it.

But is it worth the update?

Well, that depends. If you are a user who is used to the weekly version with some bugs, but many new features, then yes. If you aren't one, but you want to give it a try, then again, yes. But if you just want to use the bug-free version of MIUI, then Global is your way to go. I must tell you that installing custom ROM is not that easy, but guys at miuios.cz (xiaomi.eu) made a good work with their step-to-step manual.