This week, Xiaomi introduced the new ROM called MIUI 9. Most of the developers focused on optimizing the system, but not without innovations. So, the smart virtual assistant, the image search, and the split screen multi-window mode were built into the system. Check out all Top 10 MIUI 9 features, videos and wallpaper below:
1. Lightning Fast MIUI 9
MIUI 9 is lightning fast and responsive, as well as new features such as Image search, Smart assistant, and Smart app launcher, are the main highlights of the MIUI 9. These features allow you to access to everything you need literally just a few clicks away. Xiaomi also revamped and simplified more than 50 features in MIUI 9.
2. System Optimization
MIUI 9 delivers a great user experience, the developers put in a lot of time and efforts in system optimization. A new file system, wireless acceleration, cache management just to name a few.
On above video, a test was conducted by using Mi 6 (running MIUI 9), Huawei P10 (running EMUI5.1) and Samsung S8 (running SE8.1). All devices are brand new and apps were installed from the same source. Can you guess the actual performance, shorter time means less lag.
3. Quick Launch
We can open apps faster than ever before in MIUI 9. No matter you are launching games, system apps or third party apps, once you tap on the app, you will be amazed at the explosively fast app launch time.
Xiaomi conducted a speed test with Huawei P10 (running EMUI5.1) and Samsung S8 (running SE8.1) under close inspection of an adjudicator. 50 most popular apps in China were installed, guess who is the final winner? Mi 6 (running MIUI 9) is comfortably leading with a score of 43, a lightning fast system indeed!
4. Dynamic Resource Allocation
Dynamic resource allocation – with its own critical thinking to allocate priority to in-use App to let you enjoy the fluent experience! MIUI 9 prioritize resources for what you are using.
In the first part of the above video, switch in between apps and at the same time, downloading a large file in the background. A latency test was conducted in the second part of the video, where you are playing a game and starting a download in the background.
5. Image Search
You know how challenging it can be to go through and organize all of the photos and videos on your smartphone. In MIUI 9, image search is a powerful search engine that can differentiate your images by typing in keywords, including your conversations.
Type anything you want to find and the image search will do the rest of the job. Let’s say today is Valentine’s Day and you want to send a photo to your girl friend. Just type the keywords, “My girlfriend and I” in the search column, photos consisting of you and your girlfriend will be compiled and shown.
In fact, you can even search photos for baby expressions by using image search too. You can use keywords such as cute, smiling, wink, open mouth, tongue out and more! Images related to search terms will be displayed.
MIUI 9 image search is a powerful and smart tool. You can use it to search for important documents. Currently, it supports identification card, passport, credit card, bank card and business card. Besides, image search allows users to quickly search text in photos as well as screenshots.
6. Smart Assistant
One of the noticeable changes is none other than smart assistant renamed as Quick Card in MIUI 9. Swipe right from your main home screen and smart assistant is there with everything you need. The smart assistant gives users instant access to various information and frequently used applications with one click. Smart assistant is the easiest way to find anything and almost everything at your will. It is an easy way to find almost everything, schedules, notes, and much more.
7. Smart App Launcher
Only 2 steps are needed for all the vital information you need. For example, you came across this name Justin Beiber when reading an article and you don’t know who he is. Just long press the name/ term/ item/ links and the relevant info will be shown. For users in China, you can even use this feature to shop without launching the app.
8. Split Screen
Increase your efficiency through Split Screen. Enter “Recent Apps” mode by tapping on your Menu key button, tap on “Split Screen Mode” at the top left. Choose the app you want to split from the recent apps, then drag it onto the upper part. Understand more about Split Screen feature here.
Due to the rather special usage scenarios of split screen view, MIUI apps will automatically determine whether to allow the use of the feature according to its display requirements. For example, Dialer will not support Split Screen.
Third party applications need to be updated to the latest versions to support Split Screen View. Due to the requirement of feature support by the application developers, some apps will not work with the Split screen.
9. Notification Filter
Notification filters keep unimportant notifications from interrupting you. This feature will automatically specify the priority level of a notification received.
10. Home screen Customization
The editing mode in home screen has been redesigned and the icon arrangement function optimized to provide users a smarter and more convenient editing mode. The bottom menu has now reduced to three, wallpaper, widgets and home screen settings.
MIUI 9 wallpaper
Xiaomi offers MIUI 9 wallpaper in a variety of colors and styles, but all of them are united by a riot of colors. Therefore, if you want to change your mobile home to something more vivid, than the new wallpaper from Xiaomi just will suit you. You can download all new MIUI 9 wallpaper here.