There is no question that the Huawei Mate 9 is full of interesting features that many other smartphones lack. It reminds me of a commercial that Samsung came out with a few years back when they released the Galaxy S3
We'll get that next year, right? Maybe the next?
Well, Huawei can definitely say that to these two phone giants because they have jam packed features into this phone that neither of them have been able to do.
Scrolling Screen Capture
Scrolling screen capture is able to be done with the Apple iPhone. However, it is NOT possible without the need of another app like Tailor that will put the pieces together for you. Sure, it doesn't seem that hard to do, but it is a bit tedious and unnecessary when other devices have the feature already built in. Samsung also has a scrolling screen capture capability built in, but it involves multiple taps and fumbling around to make it work. Huawei has built in a very easy and seamless way with a simple knock and draw gesture:
How to use the knuckle knock and s draw method for a scrolling screen capture
Section Screen Capture
Huawei has also implemented a method to take a simple screen shot of just a portion of your screen
How to use the knuckle knock and circle method to capture just a portion of your screen
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Double Knock Screen Capture
Double knock method to do a simple screen capture on the Huawei Mate 9
Wi-Fi Sharing via QR Code
Huawei has also made it fairly simple to connect guests to your wi-fi network using a simple QR code. So, if you have a long and complicated password, connecting guests to your wifi is as simple as a click of a button.
Easily generate a QR Code to connect your guests to your wi-fi network.
As you've seen, I have been able to record all of these actions directly from my screen, and doing so is very, very simple.
Screen recording feature on the Huawei Mate 9. Note that you can also use the knuckle knocking method to do this. Instead you would use two knuckles for recording instead of one as you would for screen capture
Data Transfer From Old Phone To Mate 9
Huawei has made it extremely simple to export data from your old phone to the Mate 9. HiSuite is their program that you would download from their website, which allows you to back up the data from your old phone to your computer. Or, if this is too tedious, you can always use Phone Clone. You can find this in the app store for both Android and iPhones. This app generates a QR code that you will scan and your data begins the transfer process.
Watermark, or as I like to call it, Photo Stamping
Huawei has also added a lot of interesting features to the Mate 9. Adding Watermarks that detail time, dates, locations, temperature, altitude, etc is just one interesting feature.
Other Camera features of the Huawei Mate 9 include:
Time Lapse Mode
Slow Motion Recording
Wide Aperture Mode
Beauty Mode for selfies (provides smoother looking skin)
Perfect Selfie automatically applies custom beauty settings to your selfies
Light Painting Mode allows you to take shots of light trails with 4 mode options
Tail Light Trails - Trails of light made by cars at night
Light Graffiti - Trails of light in dark environments
Silky Water - Flowing Water
Star Track - Star trails in the sky
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Smart Controller features an infrared sensor that pairs with devices in your home to control them all from one local place. You can pair TV's, Set Top Boxes like your Apple TV or Roku, Air Conditioners, Network Devices, Cameras, and Projectors.
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Hope you enjoyed these tips and tricks and I'll make sure to pass more along as I continue exploring the Mate 9.
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