As China’s custom UI explorer, Xiaomi MIUI and MEIZU Flyme are the selling points for Xiaomi smartphones and MEIZU smartphones respectively. As many China’s customs UI advance and matures, the advantages MIUI has is less and less.
So how are the two biggest China’s custom UI doing? We are going to test 2 smartphones and hope to get answers to a few questions regarding a few features for daily use. Here are the 2 smartphones.
- MIUI: 7.3 Stable Version, Android 6.0, Xiaomi Mi5.
- Flyme: 184.108.40.206A Version, Android 5.1, MEIZU MX5.
This screenshot comparison shows MUI is more detailed and more delicate in notifications management. It gives notifications bar, corner, floating window, breathing bulb etc, and categorises the selected and non-selcted notifications, just for better search.
MIUI allows uses to turn off many notifications, while Flyme doesn’t. Flyme only allows users to turn on the priority of notifications.
MIUI offers entry to notifications settings on the notification bar, while Flyme only offer entry to nofication settings once the notification messages are too many.
When swapping smartphones, MIUI requires installing an App to import contacts, but Flyme only requires Bluetooth.
MIUI’s yellow page fuller of content but in disorder and with more ads, while Flyme’s is simpler and cleaner.
Both MIUI and Flyme are able to recognise incoming calls from strangers and able to turn on smart blocking. MIUI is more detailed in settings for smart blocking, while Flyme is available to block spam messages which MIUI can’t.
MIUI is easier understandable in direction detection, altitude and air pressur etc.
MIUI will launch camera App when holding the smartphone vertically and display the real time traffic.
MIUI supports to launch ang light the Flash by long press Home button; while Flyme goes with independent Flash App to adjust brightness and flashing.
Both MIUI and Flyme go with calculator, but Flyme can calculate currency exchange and operate in landscape mode.
Both MIUI and Flyme can record audio and sort them by time. MIUI supports audio upload to cloud sever and log check for the convenience of copy and paste.
In addition, Xioami has many smartphones supporting Infrared, so MIUI’s all in one Controller App is very useful and can remotely control many home appliances. These are not available on Flyme yet.
Security Center and File Management
MIUI optimisation details is clearer into subitems.
After cleaning the rubish files and apps, MIUI prompts a long boring ads; while Flyme is more friendly without ads.
Both MIUI and Flyme enable access mamangement and auto-start management. Flyme also enables wakeup-each-other management.
MIUI adds one more Near label on file management UI, shown as below, serving the purpose of easily checking the latest photos, videos and APKs.
Themes & Fonts & Wallpaper
Both MIUI and Flyme offer themes, wallpaper and fonts to buy and download. MIUI offers more personal resources and more free themes and more free fonts.
Camera App and Camera UI
MIUI allows user to select filers by right slide, photo capture by left slide; while Flyme gets the camera settings along the UI edge.
MIUI has the photography and video recording, selfie on the first layer for the sake of coneninece; while Flyme gets these on the second layer which is a little complicated to use. And Flyme also has the settings and test shown in vertical direction when in landscape mode, but MIUI won’t.
Have you got your own opinion on MIUI and Flyme now? What do you think?