Recently I bought one Xiaomi device – Redmi Note 3 from amazon and have been using this device for 1 month. I personally like MiUI due to:
1. Its immense power to customize the phone according to your way of use
2. Faster response
3. Inbuilt Theme App, Wallpapers – So easy to change the styles.
4. You can change the display settings to a level where you can actually change colours and saturation and adjust it manually.
Though this UI is pretty heavily customized and easy to use – I find lack of an app drawer which Xiaomi can consider adding in future releases. And also as an ex-HTC user I used to easily read the whatsapp notifications without opening the application so that the person in the other end does not even know whether you read the message or not. This way you can actually reply to a message if it requires, or ignore it without hurting the other person 🙂
I thought Xiaomi MiUI really lacked this because when it comes to notifications, It was really not showing all the details of it. It just shows one chat, it the person sends you two chats, it just shows “2 unread messages”. That was really not great. But I was under-estimating this UI. You can actually view all the chats without opening the app. Its just a hidden feature I would say (But actually it is not – I was unaware) pinch with two fingers outwards and you will get all details regarding that notification. So by doing it actually you are expanding the notification and viewing maximum messages (or details) of it.
I found this really helpful to get info about an event or getting details of a running process so thought of sharing it since there is no visible button for doing it so kind of hidden. Also you can discard all the notifications by just pressing on the “X” placed on the bottom of the panel.
NOTE: Redmi Note 3/Note 4 has became more powerful after Xiaomi has updated to MIUI 8. Read about some cool MIUI 8 tips that will make your life easy.