When comparing Mi Launcher (MIUI) vs Dark Dimension Launcher, the Slant community recommends Mi Launcher (MIUI) for most people. In the question“What are the best launchers for Android?” Mi Launcher (MIUI) is ranked 30th while Dark Dimension Launcher is ranked 34th. The most important reason people chose Mi Launcher (MIUI) is:
Almost all Google services are removed from this Android-based UI in favor of creating a competing ecosystem of apps, games, themes and services. China government prohibit the Google services
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Pro Independent of Google services
Almost all Google services are removed from this Android-based UI in favor of creating a competing ecosystem of apps, games, themes and services.
China government prohibit the Google services
Pro Combines best of iOS and Android launchers
MIUI has visual similarities to iOS and TouchWiz and combines functionality from both iOS and Android OS and its variants. For example, MIUI has no apps drawer and instead puts all app on homescreen pages the same way iOS does.
Pro Runs faster than stock Android
MIUI includes performance tweaks that give it a edge in speed compared to stock Android.
Pro Detailed installation instructions for supported devices
Step by step instructions (with screenshots) for flashing MIUI ROM can be found for each of the supported devices on the companies website. For example, here is the flashing guide for Nexus 5.
Pro Fast development cycle
New features and updates are released regularly.
Pro Icons are pleasing to the eye
The icons and the hovered links are big enough and pleasing to the eye.
Pro No distractions
The initial screen layout is minimal
Pro Very lightweight
This launcher is really light, it is about ~80kb (depending on the device).
Pro Battery friendly
Using little to no graphics, this launcher consumes small amounts of battery.
Once you assign an app to a category, you can launch it within seconds. A medium sized screen can include ~42 apps in a comfortable way.
Con Some bundled services are available only in Chinese
Xiaomi, the developers of MIUI are Chinese and their primary maket is China. As such primary language for most apps and services is Chinese and not all of them have yet been translated to English or any other language.
Con A Mi account is required for using bundled services
Various services and apps require a Mi account. For example, buying new themes requires spending Mi currency that can only be obtained if a Mi account is available.
Con Not fancy
This launcher uses simple colors to draw itself on the screen. It focuses on dark colors since these are battery friendly on AMOLED screens.
Con Minus sign icon issue
If you accidentally touch the minus sign, the last created screen menu will be deleted.