Phicomm has recently launched a new smartphone Energy 653 that comes powered by Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 quad-core processor clocked at 1.1GHz. The device comes with 1GB RAM and 8 GB as its internal storage. It is a dual SIM smart Phone and has 5-inch HD(1280×720) IPS display. If you have purchased the device then here are some of the tips and tricks that might help you in understanding your phone.
Phicomm Energy 653 is a Dual-SIM smartphone. To insert SIM, on this device, Switch off the device and remove the back panel. Further, remove the battery from the device and insert the SIM into their respective slots as marked on the back panel. This device is a combination of GSM and WCDMA. The SIM1 supports 4G LTE/WCDMA/GSM, and SIM2 port supports only GSM.
Phicomm Energy 653 comes with 1GB RAM on it where 428MB of free RAM is available on the device when no apps are running. The rest of the RAM, i.e., 438MB and 133MB is used by the System and built apps respectively.
The device comes with 8GB as its internal storage, and you can expand upto 64GB by using external SD card. In this 8GB, 4.99GB of space is available for the user and rest of it is occupied by the OS and pre-installed apps.
Every device gets updates when the respective brands try to fix the bugs on their device. To check for updates on Phicomm Energy 653, open the settings, scroll down to System and tap on About Phone. Click on System Updates, and tap on Remote updates. The device checks for updates and if there are no updates available, a message stating Your system is currently up to date is displayed on the screen.
As the device is Amazon Exclusive, it comes with Amazon shopping app installed on it. The other apps available on this device are E-warranty, Sound Recorder, WLAN Direct and all the Google related apps.
Yes, the device has a memory card slot, and you can expand the memory upto 64GB.
To capture a screenshot on your device, you need to press the volume down button along with power/lock key. The screenshot captured and is saved in the gallery. To quickly open the image after you take the screenshot, you need to scroll down the notification panel and tap on the saved screenshot.
Phicomm E653 comes with an option where you can share data network over other devices. To enable this feature on your device, open setting, click on More in wireless and network. Now, Tap on Tethering &portable hotspot and enable the type of hotspot that you want to use. You can also setup the network name, a password for your device.
To install an external app on any device, you need to enable the Unknown sources option on your device. In Phicomm energy 653, open Settings, click on security. Now scroll down to Unkown sources and tap on it to enable that on your device. You can now install any number of external apps on your device.
No, the quick settings in the notification panel cannot be customized.
The device comes with buttons on it and has different functions. In Phicomm Energy 653, You can enable the End call function for the power button. Home button actions are classified into two type, long press action and Double tap action. You can click on them and select the type of function that you want to assign. Menu button, this also has the short press action and long press action, but here there is one more additional function Answer call. If you enable this, you can answer the calls directly by tapping on the home button. Volume buttons can also be used to wake your device.
Power saving mode helps you to improve the battery life. If you want to enable this on your device, open the Settings, click on battery. Now tap the menu button and click on battery saver.Further, click on off button to enable it. You can also set it to auto mode i.e., when the battery reaches 5% power saving mode is automatically activated.
There are no LED notification lights on this device.
The status bar is the present on the top of your screen and shows the details such as mobile network, battery, time, etc. If you enable show battery percentage, it displays the battery percentage besides the battery icon.
No, you cannot move apps from internal storage to SD card on this device.
After testing the device with few of the benchmarking tools, here are some of the benchmarking scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 17255
Vellamo Multicore score: 951
Vellamo Metal score: 692
Chrome Browser Score: 1565
Geekbench Single-core score: 298
Geekbench Multi-core score: 979
Quadrant Standard score: 8883
Acceleration, light and Proximity are the three sensors available on the Phicomm Energy 653 and helps in automating the device.
Usually, All the devices with the android lollipop in it support the screen pinning feature. Though the device comes with Android Lollipop, it does not support the screen pinning feature.
These are the general questions a user search for when he purchases a new device. If you have any queries related to this phone you can pass them into comments.