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This post was edited by MasterTB 11:12,Mar-14-2013 |
As you allknow, Xiaomi is releasing the 5th version of MIUI for the Mi2 this Friday, and with it come a lot of changes into the phone’s UI and system.
EDIT: March 14th 2.013
I finally got Screencast and here is a small Video Walkthrough of the UI. Keep in mind that in order to make a video with screencast I had to disable Hardware Overlays and enable Force GPU rendering so the video is a little bit choppy -that's not the phone's UI- the phone is fluid and fast, still the video has a 40 fps rate. And because of this problem, there is no sound in the video. When I have a better tool I will replace the video. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Download link: http://www.kuaipan.cn/file/id_58851003394424837.htm
Wow! Big edit insert here. See, with all the excitment I forgot the log in and start of your phone when you first install with no user data. It's a big chunk of inages to show you:
The fist to captures where the English or Chinese choice and no fun there so, on to the Xiaomi Account log in and processs..
And after this simple steps you're in!!!
First thing you will notice when launching the OS is a completely redesigned UI, all apps have changes and we will be covering those changes in this review.
Here's a couple of icons -you'll notice my customization but don't worry, you can arrange your icons in any way you like, that's the beauty of MIUI-.
The first screenshot is a folder view, meaning, that's what a folder looks like when you open it, the background dimms and you see your icons in a 3*5 fashion. The second screenshot is one of my Home Screens.
The onemight have noticed is the Icons, they have been redesigned to matchwith the rest of the UI and I have to say they look really good. One interestingicon is the one from the Network Monitor, it will tell you the percentage ofyour monthly data plan consumed.
All of the apps in the phone have been modified to this new stile, also, the MIUI Orange is a little darker and to me, nicer to the eye.
This is the new Status Bar and Toggles:
You might have noticed that it is now Dark Grey with Orange and White accents. Really nice if you ask me. And it all has rounded corners.
I really like the new graphics, it's a very classy treatment.
Also, the animations have changed, and of course, everything is really fluid and fast, there is no lag whatsoever when flipping throug pages in an app or when srcolling through items in your gallery.
insert Edit here: System and Settings.
OK, I'm editing because I ran out of reserved posts and forgot a few thing ;) sorry..
This is what you get when you enter System, there's the common settings and the Full settings, posting a capture for each page is too much so I'll summ up the highlights.
Now, inside the settings you will find the usual suspects, with their redesign.
One I really like is the Apps tab.
Usually, you would see All your apps, your downloaded apps and a third tab with your running and/or cached apps. Well MIUI changed this, you now have a separate tab for running and cached apps, check it out:
And if you click on an app, you will have detailed info, the ability to disable notifications -or not-, depending on the app and your Uninstall page. You can also disable some system apps that you don't use if you so choose...
Next in the tour, loose captures from Accesibility, Display and some others.. Will post more details later if you want me too but options seem the same as in V4 so you should be familiar with them, I'm just showing you the visual changes for now. Behold:
And to wrap this edit, the task manager and the Power options..
Moving on, there have been a lot of changes, to all the apps and menus, for example, here is the Music Player.
The changes here are more subtle than in other places but you can really feel them.
small edit: added the Music Player widget in the Status Bar.
In the second screenshot above you will notice three dots right above the play button. That means that now you have a page to the left that shows you your playlist and a screen to the right that holds the lyrics, a really neat design feature!.
There is also an Equalizer and of course, in the Sound settings you will find the Dolby options as usual.
Ah, another edit:
Some really nice changes, not only the graphics match the rest of the UI but now, the address bar is one -no search divisor- and all of the bars -top and bottom- hide as soon as you start scrolling through web pages. Neat.
More to come as I get familiar with the software, stay tuned!!
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