After unveiling China ROM of MIUI 7 in China earlier this month, Xiaomi has showcased the global ROM of MIUI 7 in India. The MIUI 7 beta version will be available to Indian users from August 24, 2015 and will support smartphones including Xiaomi Redmi 1s, Redmi 2, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4i and Redmi Note.
The new interface is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with several improvements over its predecessor MIUI 6. The MIUI 7 flaunts its new features such as facial recognition support in gallery, improved battery and child mode, but is it worth an upgrade? Read on to find out top 10 Xiaomi MIUI 7 features to ascertain whether the Xiaomi MIUI 7 is worth upgrading or not?
Top 10 Xiaomi MIUI 7 Features
MIUI 7 brings with it, four different interfaces- Rosel, Pink Blush, High Life and Ocean Breeze. The new themes will show live stock quotes, match scores and more to the users directly on the lock screen. It comes with stunning HD wallpapers while 10 pre-set wallpapers are available on daily lock screen. The top 10 features of Xiaomi MIUI 7 are as follows:
1. Improved Battery Life
There are many apps which run in the background and keep consuming battery up to 48% on stanby by using data and GPS. MIUI 7 restricts usage of data and GPS by apps running in the background. It optimizes apps, thereby improving the battery life of the device by 25% which will give users extended use of 3 hours every day.
2. Faster System Response Time
The MIUI 7 optimizes system response time by loading data and app animation in parallel which increases the speed of the smartphone by 30 percent.
3. Baby Album
The Baby Album feature sorts pictures of babies conveniently in one place and allows you to share pictures with your family members. You can also have your daily locked screen wallpaper sourced from Baby album. The Xiaomi MIUI 7 comes with face recognition feature in Gallery. As the name implies, this feature automatically sorts pictures of a particular person in a separate folder.
4. XXL Text
The new Xiaomi interface lets users set large font on devices offering greater readability. Users can choose from 5 different text sizes ranging from S to XXL.
5. Child Mode
The new interface also comes with Child Mode enabling users to control the way how children use the device. Users can manage, restrict and see what kids see on device. It enables users to prevent access of kids from from emails, contact information and more on the smartphones.
Using Showtime features, users can click a selfie and put it as caller ID for contacts on their smartphones. They can also make 5 seconds video loops so that users see a video instead of ringtone whenever they receive a call from that contact.
7. IVR (Interactive Visual Response)
It comes with IVR (Interactive Visual Response) which shows voice menus on phone’s screen for quick selection. This feature is available for banking, booking air tickets as well as 50 Indian partners such as Spicejet, Citibank, Indigo, Tata Sky, ICICI bank, HeroMotoCorp and more.
8. SMS Filter & Quick OTP
There is also an SMS filter feature which moves all non-contact SMS’s to separate notification tab. The Quick OTP feature allows users to copy OTP passwords from the notification pop up.
9. Auto DND
The Auto DND feature paires with MI Band and intelligently manages calls and messages. When the Mi Band detects that the user is sleeping, it automatically puts the phone on Do Not Disturb mode so that sleep of user is not interrupted.
10. Data Saver
The company has partnered with Opera Max to provide a new smart Data Saver feature which compresses browser and in-app media so that users can save up to 50 percent of data usage. But this feature will be available in September.
Overall, the Xiaomi MIUI 7 seems quite promising. With its great features such as better performance, extended battery life, new themes, IVR, Showtime and much more, MIUI 7 is certainly worth an upgrade on your Xiaomi device.