It has been quite some time since hotshot Chinese handset maker Xiaomi entered the Indian arena. The handset maker, popularly known as "Apple of China," hit the ground running in the native smartphone market with the aim of asserting itself here.
While Xiaomi mobiles have been a bliss to use and tell friends about, the beauty of it lies in the MIUI interface that has been such a refresh over the regular stock Android offering. And with its built-in features, the experience is among the best out there.
But with MIUI 5 out of the way and MIUI 6 soon coming up, what are the features that you should be looking out for? Here we take a look at the 5 best among them.
Xiaomi has built the MIUI 6 interface with a range of powerful features. The option includes marking unknown numbers, accessing free Wi-Fi with WiWide, using a visual menu for voice service calls and more.
Improved Mi Cloud Integration
We had seen this with the previous MIUI offering, and we are set to see this with the MIUI 6 as well. Mi Cloud connects all your Mi devices with each other - your phone, tablet, TV and set-top box. That means you can view your photos at anytime, anywhere, or continue browsing a webpage on your Mi Pad.
Xiaomi has opted for an entire design and look overhaul for the new interface, this time sticking to a more minimalist approach. Xiaomi says that it has "stripped away unnecessary distractions" so that users can focus on the right things in the right place.
Rumors are rife that Xiaomi could be passing information to China via its phones, but MIUI 6 is beefing up the security. However, the company has brushed every such issue by increasing the security strength via the new MIUI 6. MIUI has a reliable built-in Security Center that takes full advantage of advanced security technologies from Tencent, Kingsoft and LBE.
You can view all new notifications on your lock screen the instant you wake your phone. New notifications will show up at the top of the screen. You can view details and open apps quickly with a single tap. Moreover, the Notification Center also intelligently switches over to floating notifications to avoid interrupting you when playing a game or using the camera.