Cubot X15 Tips, Tricks, FAQs and Useful Options

by Ganesh Mundhra 8

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Cubot has recently launched a new smartphone X15 that comes powered by a 64-bit MediaTek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.6GHz. If you purchased this device then here are some tips and tricks that help in exploring your phone with ease.

  • How to insert the SIM card on your device?
  • What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
  • How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
  • What are gesture sensing options available on the device?
  • How to take a Screenshot on my Cubot X15?
  • How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
  • How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?
  • How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?
  • How to use the Power saving modes on the Cubot X15?
  • What are the sensors available on the phone?
  • Are there LED notification lights on the device?
  • How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Cubot X15?
  • What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?
  • Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?
  • How much the internal storage on the Cubot X15?
  • What are the smart wake gestures available for your device?
  • How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?
  • What are the benchmarking scores on the device?
  • How to insert the SIM card on your device?

    Cubot X15 SIM Card

    Cubot X15 comes with a non-removable back panel, and the SIM card slots are present on the left side of the device. To insert SIM on your device, switch off you device and place the ejector PIN on the port and push it hard. The SIM card tray pop’s out, now place the SIM card on the tray and push the tray back in the port. The SIM2 port can also act as memory card if you want to use a TF card on your device.

    What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

    Cubot X15 is a dual SIM smartphone and supports micro SIM card on it.

    How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?

    To share a data network on your device, open the Settings, tap on more in wireless & networks. Now, tap on tethering & portable hotspot and click on Wi-Fi hotspot. In the new window, toggle the off button to enable that on your device. You can also change the network name and password settings by tapping on Set up Wi-Fi hotspot.

    What are gesture sensing options available on the device?

    Cubot X15 gesture

    The gesture sensing options include the Palm swipe gestures and general gestures to control the operations on your device. The gesture sensing options include MMS smart call- pick up the phone to your face to call your contact, Gallery-move photos in the gallery, camera- to capture a picture, music- change the songs. The other gestures are flip mute- to mute the call, Unlock screen, FM Radio and Clock. To use these feature on your device, Open the Settings, and tap on gesture sensing in the personal section and enable them on your device.

    How to take a Screenshot on my Cubot X15?

    To capture a screenshot on your device, you need to press the volume down button along with power/lock key. The screenshot is captured and saved to your gallery.

    How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

    Android updates help in fixing the minute bugs on your device. To check for Android updates on your Cubot X15, open the Settings, scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap on About Phone. In the new list, tap on Wireless updates, the device checks for updates and if no updates available the device is up to date is displayed on the screen.

    How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?

    External apps can be installed by enabling the Uknown sources options on your device. To enable this option on your X15, open the Settings and scroll down to personal and tap on Security. In the new list, tap on Unknown sources and click on the OK button in the pop-up to enable that on your device.

    How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

    There is no such option where you can customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel.

    How to use the Power saving modes on the Cubot X15?

    Power saving mode helps in improving the battery life of the device in case of emergency or low battery. To use this feature on your device, Open the Settings, head over to Device section and tap on battery. Now, tap on the overview button and click on battery saver. In the new window, toggle the off button to enable that on your device. You can also use the ‘Turn on Automatically’ feature to activate automatically that on your device.

    What are the sensors available on the phone?

    Direction. G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, Proximity are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.

    Are there LED notification lights on the device?

    No, there are NO LED notification lights available on the device.

    How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Cubot X15?

    Screen pinning feature is used to pin any application on your home screen and is available for the devices with android lollipop on it. Though the device come with Android Lollipop installed on it, there is no such option available on the device.

    What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?

    The device comes with a browser, basic tools, FM Radio, few google related apps, YOU Weather & Clock preinstalled.

    Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?

    There is an option available on the device where you can move an app from internal storage to micro SD card. To move an app on your device, open the Settings and tap on Apps in the device section. Now click on the app that you want to move and tap on Move to SD card. The app is moved from internal storage to SD card, and a success message is displayed on the screen.

    Note: We cannot move all the apps from internal storage to SD card.

    How much the internal storage on the Cubot X15?

    The device comes with 16GB as its internal storage where 11.62GB is available for user and rest of space is occupied by OS and pre-installed apps.

    What are the smart wake gestures available for your device?

    Cubot X15 smart wakeup

    Smart wake gesture is helpful in waking up your screen when the device screen is off. The wake-up gestures available on this device are Double click to wake the screen, draw up to unlock, draw down to pause music, draw right to switch next song and left for the previous song. The additional gestures are draw c for camera, e to launch a browser, w to open file manager, m to open play store and o to awake phone. To enable this on your device, open the Settings, scroll down to personal and tap on Smart Wake. In the new window toggle the Off button to enable them on your device. Now tick mark the check box and use them on your device.

    How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?

    The device comes with 2GB RAM where the system uses 325MB and 215MB is used by pre-installed apps and around 1.3GB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.

    What are the benchmarking scores on the device?

    After testing the device with various benchmarking tools, here are their respective scores.

    Antutu benchmark score: 24945
    Vellamo Multicore score: 1490
    Vellamo Metal score: 996
    Chrome Browser Score: 2069
    Geekbench Single-core score: 616
    Geekbench Multi-core score: 1790
    Quadrant Standard score: 11447

    These are the general question that a user search for when he purchase a new device. If you have any other queries pass them in the comment box, we will get back to you.

    • John Green

      There is something built into the ROM that stops things from running in the background like widgets. These only work if the main app is open in the background. Which is poor.

      • Anthony Moulinos

        Did you find any way round it? I have the same problem. Also the apps that suppose to autostart, when I boot up, they do not. Definitely a bug that makes the phone not worth buying. Very annoyed!

        • John Green

          My only work around is to make a reboot folder and put the apps in there that don’t auto run. I have noticed there are some apps that do autostart their services and some that don’t, it is strange.

          Another tip, nova launcher seems to make the UI a bit faster and SwiftKey keyboard is a much more accurate keyboard for fast typing. Both autostart.

          • Anthony Moulinos

            Hi John, thank you for the quick reply.
            How do you make a reboot folder? I can’t find an option for it. Do you have to root the device first?
            Anthony

            • John Green

              Sorry I wasn’t very clear.
              Just put apps in a folder and call it reboot. Then after a reboot go straight to that folder and open the apps. Alternatively just open them normally. Same thing.

            • Anthony Moulinos

              Thanks John
              Regarding your observation about some apps load up and some others don’t, I think it has to do with the apps that load up, are integrated in to the system and the ones that don’t are the ones you installed, like Facebook, whatsup, Skype. Gmail always load up and sends notifications. Is a system app.
              I read somewhere that if you root the phone you can change your apps in to system apps. They will always load up, send notifications and run in the background without having them open. You have to root the phone though which I don’t want to go down that road.
              Anthony

            • John Green

              Hi, I have several non system apps that start there own service after a reboot. It seems somewhat random to me.

    • Douglas Thompson

      To John Green about the 5•5 cubot x15 when I try to put a photo to a contact it will only show me some of the contact list ,i t tworked fine at the start maybe I did something wrong? I just can’t. get it to go properly again.