Huawei Mate 8 Tips, Tricks & Useful Options
Huawei Mate 8 is the new sensation in the market that comes from Huawei with some top-notch specifications. This classy handset comes with thin bezels and comes with all metal design powered with Huawei’s Kirin 950 octa-core with four Cortex A472 cores and for Cortex A53 cores at 2.3 GHz and 1.8 GHz respectively. This 6-inch phablet was unveiled at CES sporting 1080 x 1920 pixels giving a pixel density of 368 ppi. The device will be coming in 32 GB as well as 64 GB variants and are priced around $650 and $760 respectively.
Followed are tips and tricks of the Huawei Mate 8 that will be helping and guiding you to know more about the device.
Huawei Mate 8 Tips
How to insert the SIM card on your device?
Insertion of the SIM card is the very first thing that you do when your purchase a new device. Mate 8 is a dual SIM smartphone supporting dual standby. The SIM 2 is Hybrid as it is a combination of SIM card and a memory card. You use this port either to insert an SIM or else can use to extend the memory on your device by interesting an external micro SD Card. The back of the device is sealed hence the SIM card port is on the left edge of the device. Now to insert an SIM card, open the tray by inserting the using the SIM ejector pin and place the SIM card(s) on the tray. Now put the tray back in the respective port and boot your device. Now the handset is ready to be used with the SIM for making calls and using the data.
What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
Mate 8 is dual SIM smartphone and supports dual Standby. The SIM card supported by the device is Nano SIM card. As mentioned above the secondary SIM is a hybrid SIM that can either be used to extend the memory of the device or can be used for a secondary number. This is always an added advantage as the user can have access to two different numbers from the single handset.
How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
To share your data from the handset, go to the settings of the device and tap on the option more. Now select the Tethering and portable hotspot, wherein you can set-up the Wi-Fi hotspot and the security levels on the device to start sharing your data. Make sure you have and activated internet package before proceeding with the above instructions.
How to take a Screenshot on my Mate 8 ?
To take a screenshot on Mate 8, hold the power/lock button along with the volume down button simultaneously until you hear a sound or feel the vibration and the screenshot are captured. This screenshot will be saved in the gallery, and the user can view it and send it as a message via any application.
How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
To check if any Android update is available for Mate 8, go to the settings and scroll down to find About phone. Now select this option and tap on System update, wherein you have the option to check for the update. If you have an update, then download it, and it can be installed whenever needed.
How to use the Power saving modes on the Mate 8?
The handset offers three different modes, namely, Ultra, smart and normal modes. In Ultra modes, you would be getting the maximum battery life as only basic functions like calling and texting would be available while the smart mode would try to balance the between performance and power usage by the CPU. The normal mode will give you access to most of the features but lists the background applications. You can also set a reminder for you to turn on the ultra power saving modes, once the battery is below 30%, 20% or 8%. This can be done by heading into the settings of the device and under the battery section you can find these options.