MIUI 12 reviewSource: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central

MIUI 12 made its debut earlier this year, and Xiaomi has finished rolling out the stable update to most devices in its portfolio. Xiaomi's latest skin offering an array of new features, including an improved system-wide dark mode, AI-assisted calling features, Dynamic Always-on Display, new visual design, tweaks to system animations, and much-needed privacy fixes.

Xiaomi is now turning its attention to the Android 11 update. It is starting to roll out MIUI 12 based on Android 11, with the stable update now rolling out to the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Mi 10. Xiaomi makes some of the best cheap Android phones, and it is good to see the manufacturer rolling out the Android 11 update earlier than usual.

So let's take a look at the list of eligible phones slated to switch to Android 11, and when your device might receive the update.

MIUI 12 Android 11 update: Now rolling out to Redmi Note 9, Mi 10, Mi 10T series

The stable Android 11 update based on MIUI 12 began rolling out to the Mi 10 and Redmi Note 9 in India in early December. However, the update was pulled on the Redmi Note 9 Pro after users noticed a lot of bugs.

Xiaomi also rolled out the beta release to global Redmi K30 units and the Mi 9 series later in December. Starting December 22, POCO started delivering the beta MIUI 12 Android 11 update to the POCO F2 Pro, with a stable build coming soon.

In January, Xiaomi delivered the Android 11 update to the Redmi K30 series, Mi Note 10 Lite in the UK and other Western markets, and the Mi A3. It had several issues with the Mi A3 — the update bricked the phone — but Xiaomi sorted out the problems and the stable build is now available for the A3.

Starting February 5, Xiaomi kicked off the Android 11 update to the Mi 10T and 10T Pro in India, UK, and other global markets. In March, POCO started rolling out the MIUI 12 update based on Android 11 to the X3 NFC in parts of Europe. Some users have reported bugs and some instability, but it's likely that those will be fixed before a wider global rollout.

We'll update the list as more and more phones start picking up the Android 11 update. In the meantime, here's the full list of Xiaomi, POCO, and Redmi phones that are slated to pick up the MIUI 12 update based on Android 11:

  • Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi 9
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi A3
  • Redmi K30 Pro
  • Redmi K30
  • Redmi K30 5G
  • Redmi K30i 5G
  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Redmi 10X Pro
  • Redmi 10X 5G
  • Redmi 9
  • Redmi 9C
  • Redmi 9A
  • POCO F2 Pro
  • POCO X2
  • POCO X3 NFC
  • POCO M2 Pro

MIUI 12 Android 10 update: These phones are already on MIUI 12

Xiaomi has finished rolling out the MIUI 12 update to most of the phones in the list below. So if you are using any of the devices in the list, head to your phone's settings to manually download MIUI 12:

  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi 9
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
  • Redmi K30
  • Redmi K30 5G
  • Redmi K30 Pro
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • POCO F2 Pro
  • POCO X2
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
  • Xiaomi Mi 8
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 UD
  • Xiaomi Mi CC9
  • Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi CC9 Meitu Edition
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Redmi Note 7
  • Redmi 10X Pro 5G
  • Redmi 10X 5G
  • Redmi 10X 4G

MIUI 12 global update: Full list of eligible phones

Xiaomi has a standalone ROM for devices sold outside of China or India, and these global units have their own release schedule. There's no indication as of now as to when these phones will start receiving the Android 11 update, but Xiaomi has finished rolling out the MIUI 12 release based on Android 10 to all of these devices:

Xiaomi initially included older devices like the Redmi 7, Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, and the Redmi Y3 in its MIUI 12 rollout. Those will no longer be updated due to "compatibility and performance issues."

  • Xiaomi Mi 9
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 3
  • Xiaomi Mi 8
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 3
  • POCO F1
  • POCO X2
  • POCO F2 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi Note 9s
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Redmi Note 8
  • Redmi Note 8T
  • Redmi Note 7
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Redmi Note 7S
  • Redmi Note 6 Pro
  • Redmi Note 5
  • Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • Redmi 8
  • Redmi 8A
  • Redmi 8A Dual
  • Redmi 7A
  • Redmi 6 Pro
  • Redmi Y2
  • Redmi S2

MIUI 12 comes with a lot of interesting features, so while you're waiting for the OTA to download on your phone, be sure to take a look at all the new additions in our feature breakdown.

MIUI 12.5 Android 11 update

Alongside the release of the Mi 11, Xiaomi also announced and began rolling out MiUi 12.5, its next major update, to its newest flagships.

As the name implies, MIUI 12.5 is not a major update. Rather, it's one that builds upon the foundation laid by MIUI 12. MIUI 12 has Super wallpaper, so MIUI 12.5 has even more of those. MIUI 12 brought privacy and security alerts, MIUI 12.5 enhances those with a new clipboard protection feature.

Xiaomi also devoted this update to making MIUI faster and more efficient than other operating systems (Read: iOS and popular Android overlays). The company now lets you uninstall all but 9 core system apps (Google apps exempted), contrasting itself with rivals like iOS and Color OS which have more unremovable apps by default.

Other additional features included 10 new ringtones, a revamped Mi Notes app. and MIUI+, a service similar to Chrome OS's built-in Phone Hub or the Your Phone app on Windows phone. It would let you link your Xiaomi phone to a computer and parse notifications, use apps, and so on.

MIUI 12.5 update: Full list of eligible phones

Xiaomi released a list of eligible phones for the MIUI 12.5 update earlier in the year. It has started rolling it out to most of these deivices in China.

  • Xiaomi Mi CC9e
  • Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi Xiaomi Mi 11
  • Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
  • Xiaomi Mi 9
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi CC9
  • Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro
  • Xiaomi CC9e
  • Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
  • Xiaomi Redmi K30S
  • Xiaomi Redmi K30 Racing
  • Xiaomi Redmi K30i 5G
  • Xiaomi Redmi K30
  • Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi K20
  • Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G
  • Xiaomi Redmi 10X Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

MIUI 12.5 global update: Full list of eligible phones

As with all other updates, the global ROM features a trimmed down update list. Here's the full list of global devices slated to receive the Miui 12.5 updates. Xiaomi said that the Mi 10T, Mi 10, and Mi 11 would get their updates first before the end of May, and most of them have. The Mi 10 Pro is yet to receive its update, but Xiaomi gave a Q2 2021 completion date for the below devices, giving it a few days to go. The company also confirmed that devices not included on this list will get an update at a later date.

The current list of expected phones follows below:

  • Xiaomi Mi 11
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
  • Redmi Note 9T
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9S
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Redmi 9
  • POCO F2 Pro
  • POCO X3 NFC

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