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Gionee Marathon M5 Plus Tips, Tricks, FAQs and Useful Options

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus in the new beast that has been launch by the Gionee in India for Rs. 26,999. This smart phone is the successor of Gionee Marathon M5 that was released earlier and packs a 5020 mAh battery on its back. This device will come with a 6 inch FHD display and will be powered with a 1.3 GHz octa core MediaTek processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. This devices was launched in China in December 2015 and the premium look that comes from its metal body gives its all the required elegance.

  • How to insert the SIM card on your Marathon M5 Plus ?
  • What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
  • What are the sensors available on Marathon M5 Plus?
  • How to schedule power on and power off on Marathon M5 Plus?
  • How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
  • How to take a Screenshot on my Marathon M5 Plus?
  • How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
  • Are there LED notification lights on the device?
  • How much is the internal storage on M5 Plus ?
  • Will the device support OTG?
  • Will the device get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?
  • How much battery is available on the device?
  • Can the device capture 4K videos?
  • Will the device support 4G LTE?
  • What is the Megapixel count of the front and rear camera on the device?
  • What is Child mode on the device?
  • How to enable fingerprint sensor on the device?
  • How can we change the wallpaper on Marathon M5 Plus?
  • How to reset Marathon M5 Plus?
  • How to change the font size on the device?
  • How to use the Screen pinning feature on the M5 Plus?
  • Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?
  • Does the device support OTG?
  • How to change the Theme on your device?
  • How to insert the SIM card on your Marathon M5 Plus?

    To insert an SIM on your device, push the SIM ejector pin in the hole, the SIM card tray pops out. Now place the SIM on the tray and push it back. You have successfully inserted the SIM card, and the device is ready to be used.

    What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

    Marathon M5 Plus supports dual SIM, and both the slots are micro SIM. Dual SIM feature can be seen on almost on every handset that is coming in to the market that gives more convenience to its users.

    What are the sensors available on Marathon M5 Plus?

    Being a mid-range device, this smartphone does not have many sensors to accompany with. This device has the sensors like Accelerometer, proximity and compass.

    How to schedule power on and power off on Marathon M5 Plus?

    Scheduling power on and off on your smartphone is an important feature as it lets you control your device usage accordingly. To turn on or turn off this feature, go to the settings of the device and select the Schedule option power on and off. From here you can set-up the power on and power off time.

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

    To share a Data Network on your Gionee Marathon M5 Plus via Tethering, go to the settings of the device and tap on More option 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. Now your device is ready to share data.

    How to take a Screenshot on my Marathon M5 Plus?

    Capturing a screenshot is easy on this device, and there are two ways of capturing it as mentioned below. The captured screenshot is saved to the gallery on the device. For quick access of this, you can also open that from the notification panel on your device for the first time.

    Method 1:

    In this method, you have to hold the power/lock button simultaneously along with the volume down button until you feel the vibration or hear a sound.

    Method 2:

    All the Gionee devices come with a dock at the button of the screen that comes with all the quick settings in it. To capture a screenshot, open this dock from the bottom and tap on super screen capture. You can 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 accordingly.

    How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

    To check for updates on Marathon M5, 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 displays it if there is any update available which has to be downloaded and installed.

    Are there LED notification lights on the device?

    Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights on it to notify its user about the missed notification or if the device is charging. 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. This ensures that you get notified will all the messages that your device receives.

    How much is the internal storage on M5 Plus?

    The device comes with an internal storage of 64 GB that can be further extended up to a maximum of 128 GB via dedicated microSD card slot.

    Will the device support OTG?

    Yes, the device does supports the USB OTG (On The Go) drive and helps in transferring the data on from device to drive and vice-versa. This is an easier method instead of transferring it to the system each and every time.

    How much battery is available on the device?

    The device comes with a whopping 5020 mAh battery on its back. Although it is lesser than Marathon M5, which had 6020 mAh battery and this is still huge compared to other devices in the market. The battery charging technology on M5 Plus is CPU intelligent frequency conversion technology. There is also Dual Batteries inside for faster charging.

    Can the device capture 4K videos?

    No, the device cannot capture 4K videos with its 13 MP camera on the rear. This is a feature that can mostly be seen in high-end devices or camera centric devices.

    Will the device support 4G LTE?

    Yes, the device does come with VoLTE connectivity for better voice calls over LTE connection. It comes collaborated with China Mobile, China Telecom & China Unicom.

    What is the Megapixel count of the front and rear camera on the device?

    The Gionee Marathon M5 Plus came with a 13-megapixel rear camera and accompanied with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling and selfies.

    What is Child mode on the device?

    Child mode on the devices ensures that the child wont get access to any other app except the one that they get permission from. This ensures that your important is kept safe and they do not move to any shopping apps.

    How to enable fingerprint sensor on the device?

    To enable this feature, go to the settings of the device and tap on the the option security. Now we can see the Fingerprint option that has to be selected. There is a message stating to set-up phone security password. After setting the password, it will ask you for a security question and answer. Now follow the instructions by placing your finger on the sensor at the rear of the device.

    How can we change the wallpaper on Marathon M5 Plus?

    To change the wallpaper, select the option display from the phone settings, wherein you can find the options like, Gallery, Live Wallpapers, Photos, and Wallpapers. You can choose from the image you want to set as you wallpaper from the given options.

    How to reset Marathon M5 Plus?

    To reset the device, we need to go to the settings option on the device and select Backup and reset. Before you proceed with resetting the device, make sure you backup all the important data, and the battery on the device is more than 50%. This will make sure you do not lose any contacts or other data.

    How to change the font size on the device?

    To change the font size on this handset, go to settings of the device and select the option display. Now you can find the option Font Size that can be changed to Small, Normal, Large and Huge according to the user.

    How to use the Screen pinning feature on the M5 Plus?

    The device comes with Android 5.1 and does support the screen pinning feature. Now, open the settings and click on Lock screen & security. In the new window head over to screen pinning option and tap on it. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the recent menu and pin any of the application on your device by tapping on the pin button. To unpin your pinned screen, you need to press the back button for few seconds, and you have successfully unpinned from your device.

    Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?

    Yes, the device comes with an option where you can uninstall the apps from your device. Not all the applications can be uninstalled, the applications which cannot be uninstalled can be disabled from your device. To uninstall an app, open the settings and tap on App in the device section and click on the app that you want to remove. In the app info window, click on the uninstall button, the app is successfully removed from your device.

    Does the device support OTG?

    Yes, the device does support OTG(On the Go) drive where you can exchange the data from your device to drive with ease. This feature saves a lot of time and makes sure that it is very easy to transfer the data.

    How to change the Theme on your device?

    Themes can be changed by heading on to the settings section of the device. Now by tapping on it display section of it and select Themes. Now, click on the theme that you want to apply and tap on the use button. The theme is successfully implemented to your device.

    These are the Tips and tricks of the device and do comment in our PhoneRadar forum page to know more about the same.

    By Pavan Kumar B.C on Thursday 19th of May 2016


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