Gionee India has recently launched a new smartphone F103 that comes powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. The device comes with pretty decent specs, if you have purchased the device then here are few tips and tricks that can help you in exploring your device.
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How to insert SIM card into the device?
To insert a SIM card on your device, Switch off the device and remove the back panel. Now remove the battery and insert the SIM in the respective ports. Place the battery and put back the cover, and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM on your device.
How much is the free RAM available when no app is running?
The device comes with 2GB RAM where the System uses 216MB, apps use 211MB, and 1.5GB free RAM is available when no app is running on the device.
How much is the internal storage of the device?
The device comes with 16GB as its internal storage where 9.38GB is available for the user and rest of space is occupied by system/OS and pre-installed apps.
The theme park is an inbuilt application on the Amigo OS that comes with few themes and wallpapers pre-installed. To change the theme using theme park, open the app and tap on the theme that you want to use. Now, tap on Apply button to change the theme on your device. In the similar way you can change the wallpaper on your device using the theme park app.
The device comes bloatware apps like Spider-Man: Ultimate power, Bubble Bash Mania, Asphalt Nitro, Real Football 2014, Danger Dash, WPS Office, WeChat, DU Battery Saver, Touch Pal, Twitter pre-installed.
System Manager is one of the pre-installed app available on Gionee F103. It is used to boost the performance of the system by clearing the cache files. Open the app on your device and click on the rocket that appears on the screen. It clean the cache and memory released message is displayed on the screen.
The device comes with Chameleon, Game Zone, system manager, few tools, bloatware and google related apps pre-installed.
To capture a screenshot on your Gionee F103, you need to press the volume down button along with power/lock key. The screenshot is captured and saved on your gallery. The other method to capture screenshot is Open the dock and tap on customize screenshots. Select the region that you want to capture and click on Save button. The screenshot is captured and saved on your device.
Yes, the device supports OTG feature where you can transfer files from your device to OTG drive and vice-versa.
Sharing Data network on the device helps to share the internet with other devices. To share data on your F103, open the settings, click on more in wireless & networks. Now tap on tethering & portable hotspot and click on Portable WLan hotspot to enable that on your device. You can set the device name and password by tapping on Set up WLAN hotspot.
Smart Gestures help in accessing the functions of the device with ease. To use them on your device, Open the settings and tap on Advanced settings in Others section. In the new window tap on Smart gesture and toggle the button to enable on your device. The options available on this device are Pause alarm, Black screen gesture; Smart bright screen and double click wake. You need to select the check boxes to use those options on your device.
Android updates help in fixing the minute bugs on your device. To check for updates on your device tap on the System Update on your home screen and click on check new version. The device checks for updates, and if there is no update, then a message stating This is latest version is displayed on the screen.
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources option on your device. To enable this on your F103, Open the settings and tap on Security in the basic settings section. In the new window, scroll down to Unknown sources option and tap on the check box. A pop-up appears on screen, tap on the Ok button to enable that on your device. Now you can install any app with apk on your device.
Quick settings in the Notification panel cannot be customized on this device.
Chameleon is one of the best applications present on Amigo OS that helps in creating the color of a theme using the live colors. To use this on your device, open the Chameleon app, it will open using the camera app with three circles on the screen. Now select the colors and tap on the preview button, and click OK button to apply that on your device.
Power-saving Mode helps in improving the battery life of the device in case of emergency. To enable the power saving mode on your device, Open the settings, tap on power management in the basic settings. In the new window, tap on Power Manager and select the power the type of power saving mode that you want to apply by tapping on it. There are two type of power saving mode normal mode and extreme mode. The extreme mode comes with very few options on screen like phone, contact, messaging, and clock. Tap on extreme mode and click on Open. The device enters the extreme mode if you want to come out of that mode, tap on Exit Extreme Mode and click on ok button. All the previous services will be resumed on the device.
Direction, Acceleration, Light, E-compass, Proximity are the sensors available on this device.
There are no LED notification lights on the device.
Screen pinning option is supported on the devices that come with Android Lollipop. Though the device comes with Android lollipop on it, there isn’t any screen pinning feature available on the device.
No, there is no such option where you can enable the app drawer on your device.
Yes, there is an option on the device where you can uninstall the bloatware from your device. To uninstall an app on your F103, Open the settings and tap on Advanced settings. Now head over to System and tap on Apps, select the app that you want to remove and tap on it. Click the uninstall button a pop-up appears. Now, tap on the OK button to uninstall it from your device.
Benchmarking tools are used to analyze the performance of the device. After testing the device with several benchmarking tools, here are their respective scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 18247
Vellamo Multicore score: 1441
Vellamo Metal score: 1008
Chrome Browser Score: 2033
Geekbench Single-core score: 630
Geekbench Multi-core score: 7181
Quadrant Standard score: 9623
The device comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. There is no information about the device getting the Android 6.0 Update. You can also check the list of the devices that comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box which we have covered earlier on PhoneRadar.
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