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{Disarmed} MIUI 13, analysis: the software that (now yes) gives what it promises

MIUI 13, analysis: the software that (now yes) gives what it promises

Finally the day has come. After months of waiting to receive the latest version of MIUI on our devices, many of us are already receiving MIUI 13 . In fact, we have already been able to officially install it on our Xiaomi Mi 11 along with the latest version of Android 12 and enjoy each and every one of the advantages that this software provides.

In this post we detail in depth what are the main changes that we have in this new version that, at least a priori, are not too many, but they do substantially improve the experience with our device, both in terms of performance and general aesthetics. of the system.

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Without a doubt, performance optimization is the great leap forward

After using MIUI 12.5 for a long time in the Xiaomi Mi 11, we have realized as soon as we update the device that the performance of the equipment has completely changed, and that is undoubtedly fantastic news.

The main thing is that the transitions are much smoother than before, we did not encounter any kind of lag in the system and even the touch response seems to have improved. These are obviously personal sensations of use with the terminal, but it is quite striking and one realizes it from the first moment.

Miui 13 Experience

Let us remember that Xiaomi promised us an improvement of 26% compared to the previous version at the performance level of both the system itself and third-party applications and, at least for now, it seems to have more than fulfilled it in this Xiaomi Mi 11.

Of course, some important features that improve this performance are still maintained, such as the expansion of RAM through virtual memory, which, in the case of the phone in question, makes this memory increase by up to 3GB, but it draws our attention that it has The setting has disappeared and is activated by default without being able to modify it.

Of course, we must bear in mind that we are dealing with one of the most powerful phones that Xiaomi offers today, which also makes everything work especially well, but it shows that MIUI 13 has improved what we already had, and this will most likely be experienced on phones with lower hardware.

The system interface remains practically intact

Just as we have told you that the changes at the performance level are noticeable from the moment we restart the phone, the aesthetic ones too, but in this case not for the better since the design is practically identical.

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The most relevant changes that we are going to find are in the Widgets section, where we find some of them renewed, such as the gallery with an aesthetic quite similar to iOS , but they are far from what Xiaomi itself presented in China with your dynamic widgets.

Of course, we continue to keep the functionality of Google Discover on the side of our desktop, which we can continue to deactivate if we wish, as well as a control center, notification panel or application drawer that remain unchanged. .

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New options in native applications that improve the experience

Once we have reviewed what we find at a general level, it is time to take the scalpel and thoroughly analyze those small changes that we find in the rest of the system that, at least at first, may seem insignificant, but that round off an experience that was already Really good.

Miui 13 Calculator

The first of these details is found in the calculator and camera apps, where we are going to have extra options to what we already had. For example, in the calculator interface we find new calculation options such as storage data, age, discounts, etc.

miui 13 camera

On the side of the camera app, we find a functionality that has seemed tremendously interesting to us, such as intelligent noise reduction in video recording and even the ability to monitor that audio with the use of headphones, something very useful if we want to take our productions one step further professionally speaking.

Miui 13 Beauty Mode

Finally, we also want to talk to you about a functionality that does not concern us too much, but it is another novelty that we have found in the device settings. Basically we are talking about a setting that allows us to activate a beauty mode for video calls although, unfortunately, it will only be available for the WeChat application.

The sidebar, one of the flagship functions of this version

Of course, we could not stop talking about one of the star functions with which this new version of MIUI arrives, such as the sidebar . In this case, this tool allows us to have a hidden menu on the side of our screen with direct access to the applications that we configure manually.

Miui 13 Sidebar

Once this bar is invoked, we can open these applications in floating windows to be able to use several of them simultaneously, thus greatly improving our multitasking experience and having much faster access to them than usual.

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Something that we have noticed is that the tool works especially well and is integrated in a very natural and intuitive way in any part of the interface, which is why we find it to be a tremendously useful function and, above all, that it is impeccably polished and can even resize the window and position it to our liking.

User privacy and security come to the fore within MIUI

And to finish, we have to reserve a space for one of the great steps forward that MIUI 13 has taken, such as security and user privacy, which has undergone quite important improvements.

Security Miui 13

One of the functions that we liked the most is one that is very similar to the one we have in iOS, and it is simply an indicator that some system app has been using our camera to carry out any type of management, something tremendously useful at the security level .

For example, either in the camera app or even when we use facial unlocking, the interface will show us a green indicator in the upper left part of the screen that will provide us with that information, although, unlike the apple system, It will only do it when we use the camera, and not when the computer's microphone is used.

Another of these tools linked to security is found directly in the system settings. This has to do directly with information or contact in the event of any emergency that may arise in our day to day, having direct access to location services with alerts in the event of any risk detected by Google itself.

Security Miui 13

In addition, we will also have access to wireless emergency alerts thanks to which the system will be able to notify you of a threat of any kind based on your location, whether they are public safety messages, drills, etc.

And finally, we also want to show you the importance that the company has given to our control of user privacy with a new setting called "Privacy protection".

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From here we will be able to view each and every one of the permissions that we have given to each application on our device and manage it in a simple way in the event that we want to modify any of them, so that control over all aspects of the system will be configurable completely to our personal taste.

Has MIUI improved enough in this new version?

Well, you have already been able to check what are the new features that Xiaomi has included in this new version of its operating system and, as we mentioned at the beginning of this post, the changes are not very striking compared to MIUI 12.5, but the leap forward is evident in what we cannot see.

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We are referring precisely to the fluidity and performance of the equipment since, finally, we are facing an update that yields a magnificent user experience, without operating errors that we found in previous versions or anything that hinders our daily use.

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Therefore, we can tell you that, although the aesthetic changes are far from being a revolution, our experience is that it is highly recommended to update in order to improve the experience with the phone , either at the level of pure performance, or in certain aspects. of security and privacy that have convinced us a lot.

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