MIUI Lite Mode

MIUI’s Lite Mode Looks Like Another Mobile OS We Know

September 1, 2014 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Ever since Xiaomi launched its Mi3 successor, the Mi4, the device has seen huge demand and is selling like hot cakes according to the latest reports. Xiaomi Mi4 is not exactly available worldwide, its availability is more Asia-concentrated though its most popular in Chinese market. The device is though available in some European markets, like in Italy for example, though only in its 3G version for now. MIUI is Xiaomi’s very own OS which is featured on their Mi devices, version 6 is due to launch soon and along with it a slew of features and a complete re-design of the operating system.

We’re here to tell you about a not-so-new MIUI feature that you might not even know about, so called “Lite Mode”. This mode within MIUI basically offers a simplified home screen and menus layout and it resembles a whole lot to Microsofts “Modern UI”, as far as the home screen goes that is. You can enable this feature in Settings – Lite Mode, al you have to do is tap the Lite Mode switch in order to turn it on and confirm to restart your device and start running it in Lite Mode. While using this feature you can add apps to your main screen like you can on Windows Phone. You can also change font size and the direction you’d like to browse through them, whether you prefer it to be vertical or horizontal. As I said, this option has been a part of MIUI operating system for some time now. Please note the option might look different from device to device.

As a side note, Xiaomi’s Mi4 smartphone is sporting 5-inch 1080p display along with 3GB of RAM and 16 or 64GB of internal storage (no Micro SD card support). The device is powered by a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor by Qualcomm which is clocked at 2.5GHz. 13-megapixel is located at the back of the device with an 8-megapixel shooter up front. Android 4.4.3 KitKat comes out of the box with MIUI 5 on top of it. MIUI 6 is coming soon, beta is already available, though only for Chinese users. Xiaomi intends to expand its business abroad in several markets, they already registered in Brazil and opened up an office there though they’re still trying to get everything in order and kick start their business there.