Today you will discover how the choice of the MIUI region affects the settings of Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones and the convenience of working with them. Everything you learn today is relevant to both the latest version of MIUI. The exceptions are the models running on Android – Xiaomi Mi A1, A2, A3 and Mi A2 Lite. Owners of the rest of the model line will be able to use their devices completely legally, without installing third-party apps and without gaining root access.
Why does selecting the region affect the Xiaomi phone settings in MIUI 11?
Each group of countries and even some individual states have their own requirements for electronic devices operating on their territory. Delivering smartphones to different countries of the world, manufacturers are aware of the requirements and design smartphones according to the standards of the importing country. This is why the behavior of gadgets depends on the region, although devices produced not only by Xiaomi, but also by other manufacturers are subject to these standards or requirements.
As for MIUI 11, the specialists of the company personalize it so that the functioning of smartphones meets the requirements of countries. Some countries have the same requirements for gadgets, but in some countries the standards differ from all others. For example, there are restrictions on the volume of headphones in a number of European countries, and there are no volume restrictions in India. And now what matters: the choice of region is dictated by the user's country of residence (or the actual stay). But nothing prevents you from changing the region in the device settings. This will not affect the performance of the phone in any way, but new opportunities may arise. It all depends on the region you choose. And finally, do not forget to restart your smartphone for your choice.
UK: shake up ads, but lose themes
By choosing the region of the United Kingdom, you remove all ads from MIUI 11. Unfortunately, as a side effect, you will lose the ability to personalize your smartphone with themes: it will disappear from the settings. If desired, change the region again and restart the device.
United States: fluid gesture control
By choosing the United States as the region in MIUI 11, gesture control becomes smoother and more precise. The standard was probably pulled to the iPhone. The sound quality is also improved. Specifically, there are richer and deeper basses.
Singapore: Sounds loud
There is no volume restriction both in headphones and via an external speaker in Singapore, you will get the benefit as a region selection as well.
India: Firmware capacity increase
If you select the region of India, the smartphone will sound louder. Sure, it's not as strong as in Singapore, but the difference is still noticeable. But the main bonus is not in there, but more system fonts in the themes menu. By the way, in this region you can freely watch videos and listen to music online, but only Indian content, which will obviously sound in one of the local dialects.
Mexico, China and India: Latest updates
If you define Mexico, China or India as a region, you will be a beta tester by choice. Users in these countries are the first to receive all firmware updates, sometimes with bugs, but if you like to try everything before the others, why not?
Let's think about the question: which region to choose in MIUI 11?
As everyone says to choose for themselves. Determine what is most important to you and choose your option. As for the other regions, no tangible change was observed (verified). If we start from the contrary, the best choice for most will be the United Kingdom. There are not as many users who like advertising and are not irritated by the bugs produced by the new firmware version. So which region will you choose?