Gionee has recently launched a new smartphone Pioneer P2M. It comes powered by MediaTek quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. It is dual SIM smartphone and supports micro SIM card on it. The device comes with 1GB RAM and 16GB as its internal storage and can be expanded to 32GB with an external micro SD card. While speaking to the camera, the device comes with 5MP rear shooter with an LED flash and has 2MP front camera. If you have purchased this device then here are few tips and tricks that can help you in exploring your device.
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How to insert the SIM card on your Gionee Pioneer P2M?
To insert a SIM on your device, switch of your device and remove the back panel. Now, remove the battery and insert the SIM in the respective ports as per the marked instruction on the panel. Now, place the battery and put back the cover and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM on your device.
How to share your Data network via Tethering on the Gionee Pioneer P2M?
Sharing the internet from your device can be done with the help of tethering and hotspot option on your device. To enable this on your pioneer P2M open the settings, click on more and tap on tethering & portable hotspot. Now select the type of hotspot and tap on it to enable it. You can also set the Network SSID name and password for your device.
To capture a screenshot on your device, press the power/lock key along with volume down key. You have successfully captured the screenshot. You can directly access the photo from the notification panel. There is one more way in which you can capture the required portion of the screen. You need to open the dock and tap on Regional screenshot and select the region to capture and click on the save button. You have successfully captured the screen.
Smart gesture helps you to access any application on the device with ease. To use these features on your pioneer P2M, Open the settings, click on Advanced Settings and tap on smart gesture. Click on the checkbox to enable it. The device comes with pause alarm gesture by enabling this you can flip your phone to pause the alarm.
How to check for the Android Updates on Gionee Pioneer P2M?
To check for updates on your device, Open the setting, tap on About Phone. Further, click on system updates and tap on check new version. The device checks for updates, if there is no new updates, then a message stating ‘This is the latest version’ is flashed on the screen.
How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?
To install any external apk on your device, you need to enable the Unknown sources option on your device. If you want to enable this on your Pioneer P2M, open the setting, scroll down to basic setting and click on Security. Now, head over to device administration and tap on Unknown sources. In the new pop-up message, click on OK button to enable it. Now go to the location where the apk file is present in your storage and tap on it to install the app on your device.
How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?
The device comes with a dock that is present at the bottom of the device, and quick settings in the notification panel cannot be customized.
Power saving mode helps in improving the battery life when you have a low battery on your device. The device comes with two types of power saving modes normal mode and extreme mode. Normal mode help in improving the battery life by reducing the performance of the unwanted application on the device. In Extreme mode, you will find only four options phone, contacts, SMS, and clock, rest all applications are disabled from your device. To enable this on your device, open the setting and click on power management. Now, in the power management window, tap on power manager. In this, select the type of power saving mode that you want apply on your device and tap on it to enable that on your device.
How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Gionee Pioneer P2M?
All the device with Android Lollipop on it supports the screen pinning feature on it. Screen pinning is once such option where you can lock your screen using any application with which you want to pin your screen. To enable this on your device, Open the settings, click on security. Now, scroll down to advanced and tap on screen pinning. In the new window tap on off button to enable it. Now, Open the Recent menu by tapping on overview key, select the app that you want to pin and tap on the pin button. You have successfully pinned your screen. If you wish to come out of the pinned screen, tap the overview and back button together.
What are the Pre-installed Apps on the Gionee Pioneer P2M?
Chameleon, Amigo paper, Theme Park, WPS Office and all the google related apps pre-installed on you device. The device also comes with many bloatware apps like Saavn, DU battery saver, cricket, and WeChat. This bloatware can be uninstalled if you don’t want to use them and can improve space on your device.
What are the pre-installed games on this device?
The device comes with a few pre-installed games on it like cars racing, danger dash, spiderman ultimate, Teen Patti ultimate. These applications can be uninstalled if you want you use them and improve the space on your device.
How much the internal storage on the Gionee Pioneer P2M?
The device comes with 16GB as its internal storage and 10.51GB of free space is available for the user on this device and rest of space is occupied by OS and pre-installed apps.
How much free RAM is available on the Gionee Pioneer P2M if no apps are running?
The device comes with 1GB RAM where system uses 330MB RAM, and pre-installed apps use 100MB, and 538MB of RAM is available when no apps are running on this device.
Can we uninstall the bloatware apps on Gionee Pioneer P2M?
Yes, you can uninstall the bloatware apps on the device. To uninstall this open the settings, tap on advanced settings and click on Apps. In the list of apps click on the app that you want to remove and tap the uninstall button. You have successfully removed the bloatware from your device.
What are the benchmarking scores of the device?
We have tested the device with various benchmarking tools, and here are some of the scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 21757
Vellamo Multicore score: 1216
Vellamo Metal score: 827
Chrome Browser Score: 1092
Geekbench Single-core score: 359
Geekbench Multi-core score: 1194
Quadrant Standard score: 9044
Chameleon is one of the applications available on Pioneer P2M that helps you in designing the color of the theme using the tri-color combination when you open the app. To use this on your device, Open the Chameleon app by tapping it. Now, the app opens with the camera with three circles on the screen that helps in capturing the colors. Once the colors are captured in the circles, click on the preview button. All the circles move to the preview button, and a new combination is displayed on the screen. You can set the new theme by tapping on the ok button. The theme is modified as per user requirement. If you don’t like the new theme open chameleon and make a new theme.
Theme park comes with few themes and wallpapers in it which you can use for your device. All you need to do is click on the theme park, now select the theme that you want to use and click on Apply button. You have successfully changed the theme. You can also follow the same procedure to change the wallpaper from theme park.
The device comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. There is no information of the device getting the Android Marshmallow. Now you can check the list of the devices that will be getting the android update soon.
These are the general questions which a user search for when he purchases a new phone. If you have any other queries related to the product pass them in the comment box, we will get back to you.