Gionee had recently launched a new smartphone in its Marathon series, i.e., the Marathon M5 with a large 6020 mAh battery capacity. The device comes powered by MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz coupled with 3 GB of RAM. If you have purchased the device and didn’t find all the options in User Manual/Guide then here are few tips & tricks that can help you in exploring your device with ease.
Insertion of the SIM card is the very first thing that you do when you purchase a new device. Gionee Marathon M5 comes with a 6020 mAh non-removable battery and back panel, so the SIM card slot is on the left edge of the device. To insert a SIM on your device, push the SIM ejector pin in the hole, the SIM card tray pop’s out. Now place the SIM on the tray and push it back. You have successfully inserted the SIM card on your device and the device is ready for use in sometime.
Gionee Marathon M5 is a dual SIM smartphone and supports both the GSM and CDMA network on it. The SIM card supported by the device is a Micro SIM card.
Sharing the Data over a network can be done using the tethering mode option on the device. To share a Data Network on your Gionee Marathon M5, open the settings and tap on more in wireless & networks. In the new window, tap on Tethering & portable hotspot and toggle the button adjacent to portable WLAN hotspot to enable that on your device.
Capturing a screenshot helps you in saving the data on the screen in the form of an image. There are two ways in which you can capture a screenshot on your device.
Screenshot can be captured by pressing the volume down button along with the power/lock key together.
Gionee devices come with a dock at the button of the screen that comes with all the quick settings in it. To capture a screen on open the dock which is at the bottom and tap on super screen capture. You will see three options, i.e., normal screenshot, long screenshots, part screenshots at the bottom of the screen. Tap on any of the options and select the region that you want to capture and click on save button.
The screenshot is captured and saved to the gallery on your device. For a quick access, you can open that from the notification panel on your device.
Android Updates help in fixing the minute bugs on the device and helps in improving the performance of the device. To check for updates on your device, open the Settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window click on System Updates and further tap on Check new version button at the bottom of the screen. The device checks for updates and if there is no update, then a message stating ‘This is the latest version’ is displayed on the screen.
External apps can be installed by enabling the unknown sources option on your device. To install an external app with apk on your device, open the Settings and tap on Security in the basic settings section. In the new window, head over to the device administration and click on Unknown sources. A pop-up appears on the screen, now tap on the OK button to enable the Unknown sources option on your device. Now you can install any number of external apk files on your device but make sure that the app does not harm your system/device.
The Quick settings are available on the bottom dock on the device and cannot be customized.
Power saving mode help in improving the battery life of the device in case of emergency. The device comes with two types of power saving modes, i.e., Normal mode and extreme mode. To use them on your device, open the Settings and tap on power management in the basic settings section. In the new window, tap on power manager and click on any of the power saving mode and tap on the open button to apply them on your device.
Direction, G-sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Linear Acceleration and rotation vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights on it. To use these lights on your device, open the Settings and tap on Advanced settings. In the hardware section, tap on LED light and toggle the button’s to enable them on the device. The LED notification lights are available for low power remind, charging remind, and notification remind.
Screen pinning feature is available on the devices with Android lollipop on it. Gionee Marathon M5 comes with Android 5.1 running with Amigo OS. Though the device comes with Android Lollipop on it, there is no screen pinning option available on the device.
One handed operation helps you to operate the screen by using one hand when the screen size is reduced on the device. To use this option on your device, you need to enable the suspend option on your device. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on advanced settings. In the new window, tap on the suspend option and toggle the button adjacent to suspend button on your device. The suspend button appears on the screen. Now tap on the suspend button and click on the one-handed operation icon. You have successfully enabled the One-handed operation on your device.
The device comes with Chameleon, Amigo Paper, Theme Park, System Manager, all the google related apps and lot of bloatware pre-installed on the device.
Yes, there is an option on the device using which you can move apps from internal to external storage on your device. To move an app, open the settings and tap on advanced settings. In the new window, tap on apps in the Advanced section and click on the app that you want to move. Now tap on the move to SD card in the app info window. The app is successfully moved from internal to external SD card on your device.
The device comes with a lot of bloatware applications pre-installed on it. The bloatware applications include the games like Spiderman, Bubble Bash, Asphalt Nitro, Real Football 2014 and Danger Dash. The other bloatware applications are WPS office, DU Battery Saver, Touchpal 2015, DU speed booster, Twitter, Peel Smart Remote.Whatsapp and UC Browser.
Yes, the bloatware application can be removed by uninstalling them on your device. There are two ways in which you can uninstall an application on your device.
Press the application firmly until the Uninstall button appears. Now tap on uninstall button and tap on the OK button in the pop-up to remove the application from your device.
In this open the settings and tap on advanced settings. In the new window, tap on Apps in the system section and click on the app that you want to remove. In the app info window, click on uninstall button and tap on the OK button in the pop-up to remove the application from your device.
The device comes with 32 GB as its internal storage and around 23.46 GB of free space is available for the users and rest of space is occupied by Operating system and pre-installed apps. The storage on the device can be expanded to 128 GB using an external Micro SD card on the device
The device comes with 3 GB of RAM out which around 1.5 GB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device. The rest of the RAM is used by the OS and the pre-installed apps on the device.
Yes, the device supports the USB OTG drive and helps in transferring the data on from device to drive and vice-versa.
The SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) for mobile phones quantifies the maximum exposure level of the users to the electromagnetic waves, for use at the ear. The head SAR value of the device is 0.320 W/Kg and the body SAR value of the device is 0.479 W/Kg.
After testing the device with various benchmarking tools here are their respective scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 27676
Vellamo Multicore score: 1441
Vellamo Metal score: 1105
Chrome Browser Score: 2053
Geekbench Single-core score: 610
Geekbench Multi-core score: 1772
Quadrant Standard score: 13879
The device comes with Android Lollipop 5.1 out of the box. There is no information about the device getting the Android Marshmallow Updates. You can also check the list of the devices that can get the Android Marshmallow Update.
Chameleon is an application available on the Amigo OS that helps in creating a live theme using the background color on your device. To use this on your device, open the app by tapping on it. The application opens with a camera and has two circles on the screen. These circles captures the background color. Now tap on the preview button and check the preview. Further, tap the tick button on the bottom right of the screen. The theme is successfully applied on your device.
System Manager is used to clear the cache on your device by removing the junk from your device. To use this on your device, open the system manager application. You will find four options on it, i.e., Cache clean, App Manager, Power, Traffic, Eco Mode. Now tap on the rocket to boost the performance by cleaning the memory on your device.
Amigo paper is an application that comes with a wide list of wallpapers on it. To use this on your device, open the application and tap on the wallpaper that you want to use. In the new window, tap on the download button. Once the wallpaper is downloaded, click on the set button. The wallpaper is successfully applied to your device.
Theme Park is one of the applications that is present on the Amigo OS. To use this on your device, open the Theme Park app and tap on the theme that you want to use. Now click on the download button, once the theme is downloaded click on the apply button which is at the bottom right of the device. The theme is successfully applied on the device.
Smart gestures help in reducing the effort of the work and do it normally on your device. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on advanced settings. In the new window, tap on smart gestures in the operation section and toggle the button to enable that on your device. The device comes with Smart dial, smart answer, pause alarm, smart bright screen with a checkbox adjacent to it. Tap on the checkbox to use these options on your device.
Screen-off gestures help in using the device when the screen is off. To use them on your device, open the Settings and tap on advanced settings. In the new window, tap on black screen gestures and toggle the off button to enable them on your device. The options available on the screen are Light the screen by tapping on it. Draw C for the camera, Draw e for contacts, Draw M to open the music player, Draw O to open the phone list, S for the calculator. There are two more options, i.e., letter W and letter Z for which we can assign the application manually by tapping on the idea icon adjacent to it and selecting the application. There is an advanced option on the device where you can add a custom gesture on the device and assign an application for it.
These are the general questions a user search for when he purchases a new device. If you have any other queries related to the device pass them in the comment box, we will get back to you.