Honor 8: Tips and tricks for the price-performance miracle

The Honor 8 is the latest smartphone from the still young Chinese subsidiary of Huawei. The smartphone has been ...


The Honor 8 is the latest smartphone from the still young Chinese subsidiary of  Huawei. The smartphone was launched last September with a lot of excitement in Paris and developed into a success for Honor. In this article we would like to present you tips & tricks to get everything out of your Honor 8.

Irritates the camera

Similar to the Huawei P9 or Mate 9, the Honor 8 also has a dual camera. There are so many tips and tricks to maximize the quality of the pictures. How you can create the best photos, selfsies and videos, we have compiled you in a separate article:

The camera of the Honor 8 offers many adjustment possibilities. © CoolAndroidTips

Protects apps from standby

Like all previous Huawei and Honor smartphones, the software here also suffers from the fact that apps are often terminated in standby. As a result, your notifications will not be received or will be delayed. However, you can prevent this by protecting the apps before exiting. Enables the function under Settings> Advanced Settings> Battery Management> Protected Apps. Here you can app for app decide whether this should be closed in standby or not.
Here you can specify which applications should not be terminated in standby mode. © CoolAndroidTips

Set up the Smart Key

The fingerprint sensor of the Honor 8 can not only unlock your smartphone, but also fulfill certain functions of you. Certain functions are already preset, but can be adapted to your own ideas. This allows you to determine what happens when you press once or twice. Also, pressing the button can call a particular function. Under Settings> Smart support> Smart Key, you can set up the corresponding functions.
The fingerprint sensor can unlock more than just the smartphone. © CoolAndroidTips

Uses one-hand operation

Even if the Honor 8 does not belong to larger smartphones on the market, no separate user interface for one-handed operations do not hurt. Here again, Honor has thought and implemented a suitable function. If you activate the function, the displayed surface is reduced so that all controls can be reached easily with one hand.

You can set up the function under Settings> Intelligent support> UI single-handed 
The one hand operation is particularly interesting for users with small hands. © CoolAndroidTips

Take a video of your screen

The Honor 8 a screen recording function directly pre-installed. The function is easy to use and the videos are recorded in full HD resolution. It is especially suitable for players and developers to show achievements in games or to present their own app.

There are two ways to start recording:
  • Presses power and volume-high at the same time
  • There is a button for the screen capture in the Quick Settings
Take a video of your screen. © CoolAndroidTips

Change the animation of your home screen

Are you bored with the animation displayed when you change the home screen? No problem, this can be easily changed. Just keep long on a vacancy on the Homescreen pressed until the menu opens and presses on transitions. Here you can choose the animation, which corresponds to your ideas.
Do not boredom on the homescreen! © CoolAndroidTips

Hides unwanted apps

You annoying an app icon in the overview, since you never use the app anyway? Honor has also developed a solution for this. You can easily hide unwanted apps. Just pull on the Homescreen apart, already the corresponding menu opens. Here you can add the unloved apps using the Add button.
Unloved apps are easy to hide. © CoolAndroidTips

Useful key combinations for the Honor 8

Like every Android smartphone, Honor also supports 8 different key combinations to quickly and easily access functions. Here are the most interesting shortcuts:
  • Power + volume down: normal restart
  • Power + Volume Up: Starts the smartphone in recovery mode
  • Power + Volume Up + Down Volume: Loads a file from the "dload" directory of the SD card (for example, a firmware to solve serious problems)
  •   If a cable is connected:

  • Power + Volume down: Starts the smartphone in Fastboot mode
  • Power + volume up + volume down: loads software via the Hisuite software (must be installed on the PC before)
  What other tips and tricks for the Honor 8 do you know? Let us know in the comments.



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Honor 8: Tips and tricks for the price-performance miracle
The Honor 8 is the latest smartphone from the still young Chinese subsidiary of Huawei. The smartphone has been ...
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