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The Huawei Mate 8 is a sleek phablet with a giant screen of 6-inch and decent specs (a HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa core processor clocked at 2.3GHz, a primary camera of 16MP with OIS and phase detection, a selfie snapper of 8MP and huge battery of 4000mAh). The phablet was released with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, which is skinned by Emotion UI 4.0, an interface that is unusual for most of the Android users. Anyway, in order to get the best out of this phone, here’s a list of tips and tricks that might help you love your Huawei Mate 8 even more.

Taking A Screenshot

Taking a screenshot on an Android smartphone might be a simple task, but many users fail to press the volume and power key together at the same time and instead, they turn off their phones. This is no longer considered a mission impossible on the Mate 8, as taking a screenshot is very easy, just by tapping the screen two times.

Changing The Launcher

The Huawei Home launcher doesn’t please everyone, but it can be changed by going to Settings > Apps > Advanced > Default app settings.

Take Photos By Tapping The Fingerprint Sensor

Both the 16MP rear and 8MP front cameras have an amazing potential, which ca be unleashed by making some changes in the Settings. So, you can choose to capture images by tapping the fingerprint scanner, to open the application by pressing the volume button twice etc.

Searching For An Application

The Huawei Mate 8 doesn’t come with an app drawer and the applications are spread across the home screens. So, in order to locate an application on a crowded home screen, you will need to swipe upwards on the display and when the search bar will appear, you will enter the name of the application.

Improve The Battery Life

The 4000mAh battery should have a long life, but why not trying to extend it? The phone has advanced power settings and the battery manager gives you the option to choose from various plans, to check which applications are using more power to run etc.

The One-handed UI

It’s hard to operate a giant screen with a diagonal of 6-inch, to reach all of its corners. So, the best option is to enable the one-handed UI, by turning the screen into a 5-inch one. This can be done by swiping across the navigation bar.