Samsung has recently launched two new smartphones, i.e., Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7. The Galaxy On5 comes powered by Exynos 3475 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. It comes with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB as its internal storage and can be expanded upto 128GB using an external Micro SD card. If you have purchased this device then here are few tips and tricks that can help you in exploring your device with ease. You can also check our Unboxing and Review of the device.
Insertion of the SIM card is the very first thing that you do when you purchase a new device. If you have purchased the new Samsung Galaxy On5 device then to insert a SIM card, power off your device and remove the back panel. Now remove the battery and insert the SIM card on your device. Further, place the battery and put back the cover and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device
Samsung Galaxy On5 is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The SIM card supported by the device is Micro-SIM card.
All the smartphone these days have an interesting feature called tethering using which you can share the data network over another device. To share the data network on your device, Open the settings and tap on the mobile hotspot and tethering in the connection section and click on Mobile hotspot. In the new window, toggle the off button to enable the mobile hotspot on your device.
The screenshot is used to capture the data on your screen in the form of an image that can be saved in the png or jpeg format. To capture a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy On5, you need to press the volume button along with the home button firmly for about 2-3 seconds. The screenshot is captured and saved to the gallery on your device. For quick access, you can pull the notification panel on your device and open the screenshot by tapping on screenshot captured.
Ultra Data saving mode helps in blocking the background data of all app on your device. If you want, you can allow specific apps to use the mobile data by enabling them manually. It compresses the data using the Opera Max app on your device. To use this on your device, Open the notification panel and tap on Ultra data saving. In the new pop-up tap on the agree button. The Ultra data saving mode is enabled on your device. To disable it open the notification panel and click on disable button.
There are no LED notification lights available on the device.
Android updates are important for your device because they help in fixing the minute bugs on your device. To check for updates on your device, open the Settings and tap on About Device in the system section. In the new window, click on software updates and tap on Update now. The device checks for updates and if no updates available then a message stating “The latest updates have already been installed” is displayed on the screen.
Not all the Android applications are available on the Play Store, and people often download them from another source. These apk files can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources option on your device. To install this apk on your device, Open the settings, tap on lock screen and security. In the new window, tap on unknown sources and click on the OK button to enable that on your device. Now you can install any external app with apk on your device.
The quick settings in the notification panel of the device can be customized by tapping on Edit button in the notification panel. You can find the list of option that can appear in the notification panel. Now drag the apps among themselves and arrange them on your device. You can add upto ten options on your device. Once the customization is done, tap on done button on the top right of the screen.
Power saving mode is helpful in improving the battery life on your device. The device comes with two power saving modes, i.e., Ultra power saving mode and power saving mode. To use them on your device, Open the settings and tap on the battery in the system section and tap on the power saving option that you want to use. In the new window, toggle the off button to enable that on your device.
Acceleration and Proximity are the two sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
Screen pinning option helps in pinning any of the applications on the device and is available on the devices coming with Android 5.0 on it. To use this feature on your device, open the Settings and tap on Lock screen and security. Now tap on other security settings and click on Pin Window in the Advanced section. In the new window toggle the Off button to enable that on your device. To use this feature, Open the recent key and select the app that you want to pin and click on the pin button that is on the bottom right of the screen. You have successfully pinned the app on your device. You need to press the back button and the recent buttons together firmly for about 2-3 seconds to unpin the pinned screen.
The device comes with few basic tools, smart manager, Galaxy apps, Mix Radio, Opera Max and all the google related apps pre-installed on the device.
Yes there is an option the device where you can move the apps from internal to external storage on your device. To move an app on your device open the settings, tap on Application in the device section and click on Application Manager. In the new window, click on the app that you want to move and tap on Move to SD Card button. The is successfully moved from internal to external storage on your device.
MixRadio and Opera Max are two bloatware applications that come pre-installed on the device.
No, you cannot remove the bloatwares from your device but can disable them. To disable an application, open the settings and click on Application in the Device section and tap on Application manager. In the new window, head over to the All section and click on the bloatware that you want to disable. In the app info window, click on the disable button. The app is successfully disabled from your device, and you can find the app in the disabled column on your device.
The device comes with 8GB of internal storage out of which 4.27 Gb of storage is available when no apps are running on the device. The storage on the device can be extended upto 128GB using an external Micro SD Card.
The device comes with 1.5GB RAM out of which System uses 675 MB, and Apps uses 182 MB and 541MB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.
Yes, the device supports OTG (On the Go) drive and help in transforming the data from one drive to another with ease.
The radio wave exposure guidelines use a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The SAR limit for a mobile device is 1.6W/Kg and the head SAR value of the device is 0.551W/kg
Benchmarking scores help a user to know the performance of the device. After testing the device with various benchmarking tools, here are their respective sources.
Antutu benchmark score: 79805
Vellamo Multicore score: 1226
Vellamo Metal score: 831
Chrome Browser Score: 1721
Geekbench Single-core score: 350
Geekbench Multi-core score: 1161
Quadrant Standard score: 9724
Samsung Galaxy On5 comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop on it. There is no news about the device getting the Android Marshmallow Update now. You check the list of the devices getting the Android Marshmallow Update.
Smart Manager is used in cleaning the RAM and junk on your device and hence enhances the performance of the device. To use this option, open the Smart Manager app from app drawer. It comes with four options on the screen, i.e., Battery, Storage, RAM, Device security. Now click on Clean All button that is on the bottom right on the screen and clear the junk and remove the unwanted space on your device.
Find my mobile option is used to remote and control your device when you associate your device with the Samsung account and enable the remote option on your device. To use this feature on your device, Open the Settings and click on Lock screen and security. In the new window tap on Find My Mobile and tap click on Add account (Samsung Account). Once the account is added remote controls option is enabled on your device, toggle button adjacent to keep an eye on your device using the Samsung account.
These are the general questions a user search for when he purchases a new device if you have any queries related to the device or any other smartphone pass them in the comment section below, we will get back to you.