Xiaomi HyperOS review: It’s the kind of iOS on Android

After a long time, Xiaomi is saying goodbye to MIUI and announcing HyperOS. HyperOS is actually the new MIUI 15 interface. However, Xiaomi took a radical decision and changed the name of MIUI 15. We have successfully installed the leaked MIUI-V23.9.28 build on the Xiaomi 12T Pro. Now, we will take a closer look at the HyperOS interface. The new HyperOS is an Android-based user interface.

Some rumors claimed that Xiaomi was switching to a new operating system, but these claims are completely false. HyperOS stands out with its similarity to iOS. Many apps have been redesigned to resemble iOS and made suitable for one-handed use. So what exactly does HyperOS offer us? Is it worth waiting for the new interface? First-hand experience tells me the following: The lock screen customizations, redesigned apps and optimizations from Android 14 make it a very good UI.

HyperOS’s New Design

As mentioned above, HyperOS completely changes the design of apps. The new design emphasizes its similarity to iOS. Xiaomi has been trying to look like Apple for years. Now with HyperOS, you feel like you are using an iPhone. You can first understand this from the HyperOS control center.

Here is the first difference compared to MIUI 14. The control center has been redesigned to resemble iOS. Looks quite stylish and beautiful. Moreover, the media control section allows users to easily control the music they listen to. Notification panel also has some changes. The design has been made more minimal.

HyperOS Weather app comes with a very different design language from MIUI 14. Weather effects now look better. In addition, important changes have been made to the design to make it easier for users to understand weather information. We already have an article about HyperOS weather app.

Similar to the One UI interface, HyperOS focuses on one-handed operation and features a new design. When Samsung switched from the Samsung Experience interface to One UI, the user interface was completely revamped. Important steps were taken to make users less fatigued and able to perform tasks quickly. Now we can say that Xiaomi has taken a similar step. You can see that the Phone, Messaging, Clock, Notes and File Manager apps have been redesigned.

MIUI 14 had a similar camera app to MIUI 12. Now, with HyperOS, things are changing completely. The new HyperOS camera app comes with useful features and a simple design. When using the camera app, you can now easily find all the features. However, I can say that there isn’t much innovation in the camera software. I didn’t notice a significant difference in photo shooting compared to MIUI 14.

Since MIUI 12, there have been limited options for customizing the lock screen and users have expressed their dissatisfaction. Many user interfaces, such as One UI, allowed you to customize the lock screen to your liking.

After a long time, Xiaomi has improved lock screen customizations. Users can now change the style of the clock, weather, and date on the lock screen as they wish. We have a detailed article about lock screen customizations. You can click here to learn more. This article will briefly summarize what HyperOS has to offer.

HyperOS brings a new calendar app. In fact, the only difference from the calendar app in MIUI 14 is that the design has changed. Features wise, it doesn’t bring much innovation. It can be said to have a stylish design.

This section only concerns Xiaomi users in China. We have the Chinese version of HyperOS, we don’t have the Global version yet, and we will inform you in detail when the HyperOS Global update is released.

As you can see above, the privacy section has been simplified in HyperOS. You can see how many times apps use the location, camera, microphone. MIUI 14 has the same information, but this time you can see it in a more understandable way in HyperOS.

HyperOS comes with new icons. The icons that have been the same in MIUI for years have changed in HyperOS. Xiaomi’s iOS-inspired redesigned icons look nice.

With HyperOS, floating windows have various animations. Easily adjust the layout of the app to your liking. This significantly improves the user experience.

HyperOS History

HyperOS is a user interface based on Android 14. This suggests that not all rumors are true. And it’s worth noting that we’ve already encountered some MIUI 15 lines of code in the HyperOS software.  At the Redmi K60 Ultra launch, it was rumored that the smartphone would be one of the first devices to receive MIUI 15 in the future. In a sudden decision, MIUI 15 was renamed to HyperOS.

I’ve tested the new HyperOS in detail on my Xiaomi 12T Pro smartphone and we think we’ve explained all the changes that stand out. What do you think about HyperOS? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments section. Our team will inform you when the user interface is officially announced.

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