Software - Android 8.1.0 Oreo with MIUI Global 10.0

Yes – that is correct. The Mi 8 Lite was originally shipped with MIUI 9. When we’re finalizing the review, we got an update on the Mi 8 Lite. That update brought MIUI 10 – which is why we have delayed this review so long.

MIUI 10 screenshots

New MIUI 10 brings a long a refreshing redesigned UI system-wide – with the most notable change being the notifications bar. The overall look and feel is of MIUI 10 is flatter and definitely more fluid while laced with smooth animations all over.

MIUI 10 screenshots

Even the recent apps menu got a redesigned as well. Older apps will be pushed down further, and newer apps will stack at the top. To close an app, swipe it either left or right.

MIUI 10 screenshots

But what about the performance of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite running on MIUI 10? Let’s take a look at the next section.