With the Snapdragon 855, a HDR certified Super AMOLED Display, Popup Selfie Camera, 48MP Main Camera, Premium Build, etc, the Mi 9T Pro was a bang for the buck smartphone back in 2019. The Mi 9 Pro 5G was a sort of updated version of the Mi 9T Pro, with the Snapdragon 855+, Gorilla Glass 6 on the front, it had 5G compatibility, but it had a water drop notch instead of the popup selfie. The Mi Max 3 is an almost three year old device and it still gets MIUI updates. It was supported till Android 10. It had a full HD LCD Display, 5500 MAH Battery and a Snapdragon 636. We also have the Redmi 7, which was launched back in 2019, it had a 4000 MAH, supported till Android 10, Gorilla Glass 5. It ran on the Snapdragon 632, and this was mostly a budget oriented device.
It is good to hear that Xiaomi has finally begun rolling out MIUI 12.5 to the older versions, and Android 11 to the 9T Pro and 9 Pro 5G. They have also started rolling out the security patch. MIUI 12.5 has a lot of changes, here is the official changelog:
ChangelogUpdated Android Security Patch to June 2021.
Increased System Security.
Stable MIUI based on Android 11 (Only for the 9T Pro and 9 Pro 5G. The other two get MIUI 12.5 Only)
Xiaomi Cloud Changes
Status Bar Changes
Notification Center to come with a shade, new look
‘GPS’ toggle is now renamed as ‘Location’.
Consumes less memory and is more battery efficient
Optimizes and manages memory better
Optimizes system apps and offers better graphics rendering
Option to share approximate location
Better browser experience and security report
New Feature: Location info can now be reported automatically before the device is powered off.
Now that is a long list and looks like a lot of new stuff. Some UI Changes and redesigns, better Security and Stability. A lot of new features and customization too.
Of course, with MIUI 12 and Android 11, you get the whole slew of features that come with the eleventh version of Android.
To ensure a bug and hassle free experience, Xiaomi is rolling out this update in stages, so a wider update rollout will happen surely in the next few days, for all variants, Global, Indian, European, etc.
If you want to manually update your device, you can do that in your settings app. Tap on “about phone”. Look for “Check for updates” after tapping on the MIUI Logo.
With that being said, let us know down below what you think about MIUI 12.5 on these four smartphones. Also, this will be the last MIUI update for the Redmi 7 and it is confirmed that it is not going to get MIUI 13.
Thanks a lot for reading.