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Android 11-based MIUI 12.5.1 brings the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro back in business

MIUI 12.5.1 on Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro details, update available in Europe in early June 2021 (Source: Own)
MIUI 12.5.1 on Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro details (Source: Own)
Although not perfect, MIUI 12.5.1 pushes the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro out of the red zone and irons out most of the bugs present in MIUI 12.1.5. The latest Android 11-based update for this handset makes the whole interface snappier and comes with a few changes to the Notes app, new sounds, and more.

Back when I received the Android 11-based MIUI 12.1.5 update, I was almost happy with it. However, I expected to get much more from MIUI 12.5. After using it for a few hours, I can already say that the MIUI 12.5.1 update gives it both hot and cold, but I will leave my thoughts for the last section.

Without further ado, these are the highlights of the Android 11-based MIUI 12.5.1 update for the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro that most are talking about:

  • A solid performance bump, as well as a noticeable reduction of the CPU time taken by the interface, thus leading to improved battery life.
  • Reworked Mi Notes app, now with a Brain Maps feature, drawing tools, quick access for voice notes, and more.
  • Various privacy- and security-related improvements that cover the browser, location, clipboard, and file storage areas.
  • Natural sounds for notifications. 
  • Multiple tweaks and improvements, both under-the-hood and visible ones (in the Pro section of the camera app, for example).

While I do not miss Super Live Wallpapers at all, I should mention that this feature is not available on the Mi 10T Pro. As usual, there are some workarounds for those who can't live without this (battery-draining) feature.

Overall, my phone now feels snappier and being able to swipe between the notifications area and the Control Center area is great. Unfortunately, I noticed some problems with the Dark Mode here and there, but they could also be related to the compatibility of individual third-party apps with Xiaomi's interface.

In the end, those who still can't get around MIUI's look and feel on the Mi 10T Pro have an ever-expanding list of third-party ROMs at their disposal already. My two favorites are crDroid and Descendant XI, but I will probably wait for MIUI 13 before deciding to leave Xiaomi's software environment behind and go full-on custom.

Buy the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite (6/128 GB International Version) on Amazon



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Codrut Nistor, 2021-06- 7 (Update: 2021-06- 7)