User interface is the look of icons in the smartphone app drawer. It is the feel and the elegance of such icons that make a device look presentable and lovely. Samsung Mobile has the TouchWiz UI, Infinix, and the XUI.
This time round, Tecno Mobile has given its fans a very sleek and beautiful user interface on their devices. Tecno Mobile’s custom UI has a name for the HiOS. Tecno Boom J8 is the first to run the new user interface.
Here are some of the features of the Tecno HiOS:
Quick start: You can make some gestures on the screen of your phone while the screen is off like pressing M to locate music, W, C to get into Whatsapp and camera respectively.
Take screenshots with 3 fingers: To me this is the most innovative feature on the HiOS. You don’t have o look for the screen shot icon that is if your phone mode even have it. In some smartphones, you have to press power button plus volume down button to take screenshots, but with the arrival of the Tecno HiOS, it’s just swiping down with your 3 fingers.
Music gestures: When your screen is off you can change the current music you are playing or even stop the music without necessary opening your phone.
Flip to mute: This is no longer new in the smartphone industry but believe me, some OEMs are yet to incorporate this into their smartphone. When you have incoming calls, just flip your mobile to mute the call.
Tapping to wake: To turn off the screen of your smartphone, it is conventional to press the power button but the HIOS is an intelligent OS that helps us to explore our phones in easier ways. To turn off/on the screen just double tap the center of the screen.
Wave answer: To answer an incoming call just move your palm over the sensor area and this will automatically answer the call.
HiOS is undoubtedly, one of the best UI’s you could get in Nigerian market. I look forward to seeing the next generation of HiOS devices from TECNO starting with the Boom J8.