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[MIUI Review] A Complete Guide: What is New in MIUI 8

2016-06-30 14:54:37
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Edited by Bingo220 at 2016-07-01 04:58 PM

Hey Mi fans,
                   New is always better. MIUI, One of the most customisable ROM of Android launched today at Delhi in its new Global version. Yes, Most awaited and Most Anticipated Global MIUI 8 ROM got introduced to all Mi Fans and MIUI by Hugo Barra in a grand launch event.  One of the most interesting fact put forth by Hugo during the launch event was that there are 200 million MIUI ers around the world. Talking about the MIUI 8, Well, There are many modifications, Upgradation and New Features in it. Lets a take tour to know whats new in MIUI 8.

New Colors in MIUI 8

MIUI 8 offers new colors in system app UI and makes your app operation experience more focussed on content. The Color make-over has is made on system apps such as Phone, Dialer, Calendar, Contacts etc. As well there is informative color changes in system App Voice recorder. In Calendar app, Now every month is indicated with different color, Here the color depends on the season. The notification bar as well the drop down bar is in white background, Highlighting all the options, Which makes you to operate it with ease and also it feels comfortable to your eyes.

MIUI 8: Wallpaper Corousel

MIUI 8 will bring 12 wallpaper categories. Xiaomi has made partnership with more than 50 media partners to give more premium look to your lockscreen. This partnership will bring more and more beautiful look to your lockscreen with some high quality wallpapers. Select one category and get daily dose of super-cool lockscreen on your device.

MIUI 8: Gallery

Gallery is the place where you store all the beautiful memories of your trip to some beautiful location, Birthday celebration of your friends, family and relatives, some candid moment of your friends or kids as well as your selfies and many more. Now Days everyone likes to edit their pictures before you put it on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat etc. For that you need to download some apps to edit and give desired effect before you publish it. MIUI 8 brought all the needs of your under one roof in Gallery app. Gallery of MIUI 8 underwent some drastic upgrade to make your experience better than before and have some fun in it.

Before MIUI 8, Video editing was very lengthy process. You had to download some third party application to edit your video from playstore or transfer the video from your Mi device to Desktop/Laptop, Then edit with some software after that upload directly from computer or put that video again in device and then upload it. But you do not have to follow this lengthy processin MIUI 8, Gallery of MIUI 8 has Video editing tool, Now you can cut, Add music, Add filters and add captions to Video from gallery itself.Gallery of MIUI 8 gives chance to your creativity. If you want to play some prank or make fun of your friends just head to gallery of MIUI 8. In MIUI 8 now you can add stickers as well as you can even doodle your photos.

You can easily share photos from gallery of upgraded MIUI version. Just swipe it to share it.

MIUI has even upgraded its thumbnail in gallery as well changed the viewing of Panaroma/360 pics in gallery app. Now instead of cropped squared images you can see see full panaroma pictures in a thumbnail


MIUI has taken the mornal messaging app to the next level. Now in SMS option you get options related to your messages topic. Like, If you get a message in which date is highlighted, Then you will get an option to add it to the calender.

Also, If you getting low on Balance and you got a reminder message from your telephone operator, Then you get an option to recharge your phone. Mi India has partnered with Mobikwik to recharge your prepaid phones. MIUI 8 is also power packed with one useful service now, Now in Messages you will see messages marked with sender company's logo.

MIUI 8: Ringtone

MIUI 8 comes with new category of "Ringtone" in its Theme app. You will get latest and most trnding ringtones of bollywood songs. Mi India has partnered with Hungama app to add latest ringtones in its new ROM.

MIUI 8: Calculator

Calculator of MIU 8 has been upgraded, Now Calculator can perform variety of functions. Basic calculator has been removed and replaced or upgraded with advanced calculator which can perform same as scientific calculator. The Calculator can perform operations such as mortgage, Conversions of between different measurement units, Also you can calculate percentage now. Adding Percentage feature was requested by many users and Xiaomi has listened to it and introduced it in MIUI 8 Calculator.

If you are on the way to exchange currency then you can simply look on your MIUI  calculator to check the currency rate, Yes, Now you can check the currency rate on your MIUI Calculator itself.

MIUI 8: Note app

Note app is pretty handy into our day to day life. For many people its more comfortable to make a note of it on your phone and refer to it whenever you require it, Rather than jotting it down in a diary and check the diary when you need it, If you carrying that diary when you need it. Well to enhance this experience MIUI 8 has made many changes in Note app by which you can open or delete note with an ease. Just by swiping down you can create a new note and double swipe it up to delete it. Note app also went under UI upgradation, Now you can see all your notes in a grid view. Many beautiful templates to select for your note has been added. Also keeping the privacy and security of the Note app, Now Note app can be secured by FingerPrint password.

MIUI 8: Hindi T9 Dictionary

MIUI is widely used in India. MIUI has achieved some incrideble stats of people using MIUI in India. From daily use to Mobile spenders, MIUI has every type of user under its roof. Looking at popularity of MIUI being used in India. Now MIUI has became the first ROM to support Hindi T9 dictionary. So now all the MIUiers who operate it in Hindi. Hindi t9 dictionary will be one useful feature of it.

New Features in MIUI 8

MIUI 8: Dual Apps
In MIUI 8 apps can be cloned by which you can use 2 different accounts from one phone by cloned apps. Cloning the app is very simple. Just go to Settings-->Dual Apps and enable Cloning of app which you want to.

MIUI 8: Quick Ball

One touch access allows you to keep you favourite or most used apps by a floating ball on your Phone screen. Also the floating ball does not cause any distraction or problem during your phone operations. You can open it anytime when you want  with a single tap also you can minimise it by a single tap

MIUI 8: Scrolling Screenshots

In MIUI 8 you can take Long screenshots, No need for you to give 2-3 separate screenshots (Standard size). Also it is very easy to take long screenshots, When you take a screenshot, You will see a Screen shot window floting on the screen, Tap on it and You will get an option of "Shot Longer", Just tap on it.

MIUI 8: Second Space

Second Space is like advanced Child Mode which is customised to its maximum. In App cloning, Application get clones, Almost same ideology has been used, Second Space is like cloning your homescreen. Data, apps and folder of your second space does not appear on your main Home screen. From lock screen only you can enter either in your home-screen or in your Second space, By entering respective password. Also the data in your second space is totally, You can not even access it from computer. After connecting to your phone to PC.

MIUI 8: Caller ID

If you are in your exam or attending some important meeting, If it in that case you will miss some calls. If calls are form unknown number then its difficult or hard to know from whom it was, Untill and unless we call and ask them. But in MIUI 8 you will come to know from whom you got the call, Mi India has partnered with many corporate E-Giants to collect the data base as well as from crowd source.
So now you know which was important call you missed or You getting from unknow number and then decide to answere it or not.

MIUI 8: Power Saving Mode

One of the most important thing nowadays which we consider when we buy a new phone is battery back up. From MIUI 7 only, Xiaomi is improving the battery backup of your MIUI powered Mi Phones. In MIUI 8, Power Saving Mode has been optimized more and it is very effective. It prevents unessential apps from starting up which reduces lags and battery consumption.

Also when the Power saving Mode is activated, It freezes all the application running in background like sync, updates and background tasks by which your battery consumption becomes less and your get more battery output.

MIUI 8: Release Date and Supported Device

Reading all the features, Now, You must be eager to use the upgraded and powerpacked version of your Favourite MIUI. Well, You do not have to wait. Today, Hugo announced that  Global MIUI 8 version will be rolling on 11th July as the Beta version and stable version will be roolled out on 16th August.

Devices supported by MIUI 8.


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2016-06-30 14:54:37
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2016-07-01 01:05:26
Awesome thread
2016-07-01 01:13:35
Nice share!! Informative!!
2016-07-01 01:29:36
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Nicely compiled!
But I don't remember the battery optimization thing being announced. Was it? Because my stream got stuck a couple of times..
2016-07-01 06:30:23
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Can't wait to try it out. And all the features would be available on all the phones.?.
2016-07-01 07:01:06
Waiting for 11th July!
2016-07-01 07:31:36
iVivek replied at 2016-07-01 07:00 PM
Nicely compiled!
But I don't remember the battery optimization thing being announced. Was it? Becaus ...

Yeah, You are right. It was not. But It is there. Confirmed with Rohit. Hugo introduced mostly some exclusively features related to India. But Few are common in China and Global ROM, Like Power Saving Mode
2016-07-01 08:45:14
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Thanks for your hardwork  bro. I am happy to meet you again at the event.
2016-07-01 10:48:36
In detail information about MIUI8.
Very useful
2016-07-01 11:17:03
Great info from a pro. Love your articles, following from MIUI forum
2016-07-01 12:07:17
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