Let's finish that poll: Android One or Xiaomi MIUI 9? Vote here

Let's finish that poll: Android One or Xiaomi MIUI 9? Vote here
You may have heard of Xiaomi — the China-based tech company that grew to prominence with its bargain-priced, flagship-grade phones. A lot of them are sold internationally through 3rd party retailers, so you may even be one of the few people that bit the bullet and bought one of these bargains.

Xiaomi is known for another thing besides its affordable phones, though — its super-heavy Android re-skin. Dubbed MIUI, it's Xiaomi's own interface that makes the operating system look in a whole different way.

This is why the release of the Xiaomi Mi A1 was such a big deal — the phone is built as part of the Android One program, meaning it runs stock Android, no extra skins, no nothing. A lot of people saw this as an awesome deal — Xiaomi's hardware is pretty good and combined with the lightning-fast stock Android, the Mi A1 is a great offer.

But, for some unknown reason, someone at Xiaomi marketing thought the MIUI is still the better platform and that the company's fans would agree. A Twitter poll was posted, asking users to vote for MIUI or Android One. After the poll was closed, the Android option was a clear winner. Then, Xiaomi did something they shouldn't have — they deleted the post.

Now anyone who knows how the social part of the Internet works will tell you — "If you want something to become viral, delete it". But, fear not — we are here to end this barrage of punchlines. Let's have a poll, once and for all, and see who the clear winner is!

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MIUI 9
21.95%
Android One
78.05%

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35 Comments

1. Seany

Posts: 94; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Xiaomi Android skin is the ugliest I've ever seen

4. Phonehex

Posts: 754; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

MIUI is terrible. EW.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

There's no contest! I suppose we all know what the outcome of this poll will be! Although things surely would be interesting if it was between iOS11 and MIUI 9!

18. theot14430 unregistered

G'Day

22. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This poll is more like people who ever use MIUI vs the world.. And iOS11 vs MIUI 9 poll result will be like android fans vs iFans

19. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Agreed. The first thing I changed on the MI6 was MIUI. Side loaded the pixel launcher instead.

27. RKNY2203

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 03, 2016

I prefer "naked" Android, but in MI UI there is Theme app, which allows you to intall other skins in your choise

2. Phonehex

Posts: 754; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Samsung experience Skin /UI /UX is actually the best, Very feature rich and amazing looking.

10. KingSam

Posts: 1401; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Samsung Experience and EMUI are the best custom skins.

20. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

LG's skin on the V30+ is bloody awesome. Samsung and Xiaomi should lean a little from them!

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

"Then, Xiaomi did something they shouldn't have — they deleted the post." I suppose that's their way of saying: "Go forth and multiply"! Well, you know! But I won't say the real deal because I respect my age; dearly! Perhaps if I was in my 20s... Oh well, G'Day!

6. jellmoo

Posts: 2541; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Stock Android, every time for me.

7. Whitedot

Posts: 740; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

:))))

8. Guaire

Posts: 870; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Internet communities are all about stock, but vast majority of consumers doesn't care Android skin at all. MIUI is not ugly at all, moreover it has countless themes including stock Android themes.

9. cristi_bv

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 12, 2018

Well done!

11. acme64

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

i'm confused, is android one a different ui than stock?

12. TheOracle1

Posts: 2151; Member since: May 04, 2015

I'm going to guess that there aren't that many Xiaomi owners voting in this poll and most responses are Stock vs Any custom skin. Nonetheless I'm a Xiaomi owner and I agree that the MIUI launcher and icons are fugly. But since this is android I've changed the launcher, icons and even the notification shade without root. The rest of MIUI is excellent and I've never experienced any lag on my Redmi Note 3 Pro or Mi Mix 2. Stock android is so bare bones it's ridiculous. Most of the options I want are only available through paid third party or ad-infested apps. Of course I want all the options baked in and optimized for my device and that's what MIUI offers.

16. raky_b

Posts: 370; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Well, if you are already guessing, you could guess that Xiaomi's Twitter account is followed by people who is interested in their devices and probably uses Miui. Also, on stock android you can also change launcher, icons and many other things...

28. TheOracle1

Posts: 2151; Member since: May 04, 2015

"Also, on stock android you can also change launcher, icons and many other things..." Errrmm yeah, it's Android and that's what I said. But you can't add features unless you use paid or ad-infested third party apps and many require root.

13. jibraihimi

Posts: 801; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

I have MiA1, and find to be best xiaomi device till date...its fast, snappy, and doesnt hangs,there is no lag in ui, and camera is also pretty good in good light......though it dont have lots of features present in MiUi, but most users dont use those features after some initial days....

23. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

" and find to be best xiaomi device till date" Did you own every single xiaomi's devices to backup that statement? lol..

33. jibraihimi

Posts: 801; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Not all but owned couple of them, my first xiaomi device was mi2s got it at end of year 2013, and imported it through taobao seller, then got redmi note, redmi note 3, and finally MiA1...but my friends and family membera have owned other xiaomi devices like mi max, mi max 2, redmi note 4, redmi 4, mi5.. and one of my friend imported mi note 3 recently ,and it is also very good phone ,in its price segment.....but for the price i got MiA1, i will say it's one of the best xiaomi device...

14. cmdacos

Posts: 3973; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

No clue as I have never used either one so I can't vote. But if android one is close to stock then I will take anything but android one.

25. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Lmfao Android one isn't a UI, its a line of smartphones that run stock Android

15. raky_b

Posts: 370; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

43% of their users could like it....but it a peace of cr*p. Just as their support and help that you can get on their Miui forum....it's just a place to be brainwashed.

29. TheOracle1

Posts: 2151; Member since: May 04, 2015

Uh oh, I better make sure I avoid that place. Thanks for the warning! Lol I suppose you've never heard of XDA or Reddit?

34. raky_b

Posts: 370; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I did, for a first time just few days ago, but tnx for your help. Anyway....why would one look on reddit, when manufacturer has it's own support and forum!?

35. TheOracle1

Posts: 2151; Member since: May 04, 2015

I was being sarcastic. The Xiaomi forum is very, very useful once you know how to sift through the bulls**t there. Reddit has a very active Xiaomi community too. I look through as much as possible to pick up a nugget once in a while. But xda and the Xiaomi forum are my first choices.

17. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Either stock or Sense UI...the rest can take a hike...well Sony UI is doable and it's feature rich too and can update in a timely manner.

21. fonephreak

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

miui is much better than that featureless boring vanilla Android infact any skin is better than stock. Most of the people voting here have either not used a xiaomi phone or they are brainwashed by the capitalist youtubers.

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