Themes are the most important element of customizing your smartphone. After all, the feeling of beauty is not always the same between the manufacturer and the user. Then you want to change something. Some people like dark tones instead of the default light one, some are annoyed by strokes around icons. Consider what the market leaders offer today: Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi.
The theme MIUI contains the icon outline by default:
But the smartphone, even at the initial setup, offers to choose one of two (at least there are two of them on Mi Max 2) preinstalled themes. You can do this later:
The 'Limitless' theme (exactly like that, without 't' at the end) does not draw strokes for icons:
And after logging into the Mi-account, a full-fledged online catalog of themes becomes available.
Among them there are a huge number of free ones, but there are also paid ones. However, to buy a theme, you have to wade through the twists and turns of the Chinese interface.
You can find themes for every taste. There is an imitation of the stock Android or Grace UI from Samsung:
Of course, you can customize the various components of the theme. For example, select only icons from one theme, leaving the rest from the other:
MIUI is famous for its large community, so there are many themes for it that can be downloaded as files. In order to use these downloaded themes, you need to install the MIUI Theme Editor application from the Play Store.
Install, launch, select the downloaded theme.
After installing it, you need to go to the standard Themes application and apply this new theme there.
The set of stock themes depends on the device. So, for example, on the P10 lite, it is not amazing.
And there is no online store. It may be possible to enable it by editing the system files after getting root, but this is clearly not a recipe for everyone. But there is a simple mechanism for installing themes downloaded from the network. Download the .hwt files and save them to the HWThemes folder.
So, for example, on the XDA-Developers forum it is proposed to download themes from Huawei Mate 10 Pro. Download, unpack it into a folder, launch the Themes application.
Choose the theme you like, install it.
You can, of course, also customize individual theme components.
Addition. I used the device Huawei P10 lite without a SIM card. And, as it turned out, completely in vain. When inserting a SIM card, the Themes app changes miraculously:
Now you no longer need to search for a theme on the Internet and download it yourself. You can do this in a regular theme store.
The only thing that could not be found straight off the theme with icons in the style of Google. Searching for 'material', 'google', 'oreo', 'nougat' returned only 'no results'.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 'Default' theme was not my favorite either.
But the device contains a theme store 'out of the box'. You can choose a free or paid theme.
Moreover, unlike Xiaomi, to pay for the topic, you don't have to wade through the hieroglyphs. I chose a dark theme in the standard style Android and changed the wallpaper (also selectable in the stock Samsung Themes app).
The three market leaders (both globally and in Russia) show three different approaches to using themes. Samsung provides a theme store out of the box. Huawei makes it easy to install downloadable themes, but the online catalog is a little strange (it only starts with a SIM card and the themes are the same). Xiaomi gives the maximum number of possibilities: there is a theme store, you can install (even more difficult than in Huawei – using third-party tools) a theme downloaded from the forum; and at the same time, the possibilities of customization are maximum, for example, you can replace the font separately.