MVILES | How much has the user experience changed in the EMUI of Huawei? | Technology and science | Mobile

MVILES | How much has the user experience changed in the EMUI of Huawei? | Technology and science | Mobile

In the experience of Android that we all enjoy in our smart phones we use an element that in many opportunities- usually goes unnoticed: the personalization layer. Almost all manufacturers have theirs and it is what allows the user experience to be different. Therefore, the way to use smartphones from different brands is different. Therefore, do not confuse version of the operating system with version of the customization layer (which is what we are talking about at the moment).

In the case of Huawei this is called EMUI (previously it was Emotion UI, being UI acronym in English user interface). I must be honest and confess that it has never been a layer of customization to my liking. Although every year it was improving in its operation and integration with the rest of the operating system and the hardware of the team on duty, I could not convince myself. However, in its version 9 the thing changed positively and for a few days I had the possibility to test in a P30 Pro- the beta version of the EMUI 10 (designed to interact with Android 10), which has pleasantly surprised me. Then detail the news of this new layer of customization.

DARK MODEFor some time now several applications have chosen to offer the user the Dark Mode, in which a large part of the screen goes black in order to save energy. In the case of EMUI 10 It can be activated automatically. The result is good, because the texts and other images are seen in the best way, and above all without disturbing the vision.

Although in the EMUI 9 It was also possible to go to Dark Mode, it was never fully achieved, as some notifications were not compatible. Now, this mode applies even to notifications of applications that do not have it.

Notifications, as always, can be accessed by sliding your finger from the top edge down. Ah, a peculiarity: the cones of the fast accesses (Wi Fi, Bluetooth, Flashlight, etc.) appear without text. It may not seem like a great novelty, but avoiding placing those texts gives a little more space to notifications (which also appear in dark tones).

MAGAZINE MODEWhat is this? This is how Huawei He has called him the way he designed the aesthetics of his interface, taking inspiration from the magazines, leaving more space for the header. And although this may seem just an aesthetic detail without much sense, in reality what allows this space to be used during the scroll so that more information can be entered, facilitating navigation taking into account that many of the mobile devices are currently Large screen Of course, this new mode we can see in several of the functions of the system of this device Huawei.

MS STYLIZEDOne of the things that I liked most about this EMUI 10 It is the redesign that their cones have undergone: they are now more rounded, all coincide with each other, giving the device this modern and elegant touch that it needed. Before, what I criticized the EMUI most was that graphic part: cones with pastel colors, looking too oriental.

Let's see, don't misunderstand me. It is logical that, being a Chinese company Huawei Give an oriental air to your iconography within your devices. However, I considered that if your intention was to become a global brand, you should take off that style a bit. I think with what the EMUI 10 it manages to be more elegant, modern, refined within the current global standards.

NAVIGATION GESTURESOne of the things that I liked a lot is that it no longer requires the use of the popular app drawer and, just swipe from the center and bottom of the screen up to access all apps. That access to me is very simple and intuitive.

The EMUI 10 maintains the gestures that replace the navigation menu of Android. With gestures, open applications are accessed, return to the previous window or return to the start. It is possible that this proposal may seem somewhat confusing and may even interfere with the operation of some apps that continue to run in the background or minimized, but beyond those inconveniences it seems to me that the user can get used to them.

THE CMARASIt is already known that, for some years, the devices of Huawei They stand out above all in the section of the photograph. The interesting thing is that, in the EMUI 10, it is given a very interesting refreshing: the typeface (when choosing a camera mode) and the iconography has been enlarged. More clearly than that to facilitate the use in the automatic-impossible mode.

A novelty in the function that can generate controversy in the video mode. Although in the previous step you can still choose which of the lenses will be used, when the video is already being recorded that camera control becomes a kind of slider, as if it were the zoom control of a video camera . However, this control is not as smooth as it happens in a specialized camera. That is, when you zoom in or out, you feel the jump between the lenses.

SO?Personally, this EMUI 10 of Huawei It offers a renovation that has quite convinced me. It is not a complete change, but the correction of some details serves to greatly improve the performance of this layer of customization.

WHAT PHONES WILL YOU RECEIVE?According to information about it Huaweialthough the EMUI 10 should debut with future devices that use the operating system Android 10, it is known to arrive as an update to the P30 and P30 Pro smartphones, as well as the Mate 20 Pro.

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