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Gionee Marathon M4 Tips, Tricks, FAQs and Useful Options



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Gionee has launched a new flagship smartphone Marathon M4. The device comes with Quad Core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB as its internal storage. The best feature of this phone is its battery as it comes powered by 5000 mAh Li-Poly battery that has standby duration of 385 hrs in its ultra saving mode. It is a Dual SIM smartphone that supports 2G/3G/4G and comes with a 5-inch HD display. If you purchased this device then here are few tips and tricks that would help you in exploring your device.

How to insert the SIM card on your Gionee Marathon M4?

Gionee Marathon M4 is a dual-SIM smartphone and supports 2G/3G/4G LTE. Since the device comes with a 5000mAh non-removable battery, the SIM card slots are available on the either sides of the battery. To insert an SIM in Marathon M4, switch off the device. Now, remove the back panel and insert the SIM into their respective slots as per the given directions on the panel. Now keep the back panel and switch on your device. You have successfully inserted SIM on your device.

Does the device support OTG drive?

Yes, the device supports OTG where you can access the files on your OTG drive and can transfer files from your device also drive easily.

How to share your Data network via Tethering on the Gionee Marathon M4?

Sharing the internet from one device to another device can be done with the help of tethering and hotspot option on that device. To enable this on your Marathon M4, Open the settings, click on more in Wireless & Networks. Further, tap on tethering & portable hotspot and select the type of hotspot that you want to use and enable it by tapping on it. In this, you can also set the Network SSID and password for your device.

How to take a Screenshot on my Gionee Marathon M4?

A screenshot can be captured by pressing the lock/power key along with volume key on your device and is saved in the gallery. There is also a feature in Dock where you can customize the size of your screen before you capture.To use, this opens the notification panel or the dock and tap on customize screen. Now select the screen and click on save button. The screenshot is captured and saved on your device.

what are the smart gesture on this device?

Gionee Marathon M4 smart gestures

Smart gestures helps your to access the device with ease. If you want to access those smart gestures you need to enable them on your device. To enable this on Marathon M4, open the settings, click on Advanced settings and now tap on Smart gesture. In the newly opened list tap on smart gestures to enable it. Pause alarm when you flip the alarm back, double click to wake up, black screen gesture are some of the gestures available on this device. Touchless wake-up is the advanced gesture available on this device.

How to check for the Android Updates on Gionee Marathon M4?

There are two ways in which you can update your Marathon M4. You can directly click on system update icon that is on the home screen and tap on check new version. And the other is open settings, click on About phone and tap on system updates. Now tap on check new version, If there is no update on your device then a message stating This is latest version appears on screen.

How to Install external apps with apk files on the Gionee Marathon M4?

If you want to install an external app on your device, you need to enable the Unknown sources option on your device. To enable this on your Marathon M4, open the settings, Tap on security. Now, scroll down to device administration and tap on tap on Unknown sources. A pop-up appears on the screen, Tap on OK to enable. Now you can install plenty apps if you have apk on your device.

How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

The notification panel in Marathon M4 is present in the form of Dock, which appears on the screen when you swipe from the bottom. The options in the Dock cannot be customized. There is quick notification panel on the top, but it shows the notifications of the installed applications. You can add one more option in the notification center that shows the network speed. To enable this on your device, Open settings, tap on notification center and tap on Display network speed. The network speed appears on the screen.

How to use the Power saving modes on the Gionee Marathon M4?

Power saving mode in any device helps in improving the battery life of that device. Open the settings, click on power management and tap on Power manager.In this, you will find two power saving modes Normal mode and Extreme mode. You can activate any of the modes by tapping on them. If you activate the extreme mode, then you can use only a few options like phone, contacts, SMS, and clock; mobile phone will enter the minimalist desktop. If your battery is 76% charged, then the standby time of the device is upto 380 hours in extreme mode.

What are the sensors available on the phone?

Direction, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity are the different sensors available on the device.

Are there LED notification lights on the Gionee Marathon M4?

Gionee Marathon M4 LED

Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights. To enable this on your device, Open the settings, head over to Others and tap on advanced settings. Now in the Hardware section, tap on LED light and enable the LED light options. The options available in this device include Low power remind, charging remind, Notification remind.

How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Gionee Marathon M4?

There is no screen pinning feature available on this device.

What are the Pre-installed Apps on the Gionee Marathon M4?

The device comes with Google related apps, Chameleon, Theme Park, Amigo Paper. The bloatware apps available on this device are WeChat, DU Battery Saver, Saavn, Cricket, TouchPal and a few games installed on it.

What are the pre-installed games on this device?

Gionee Marathon M4 Games

Asphalt Nitro, Danger Dash, Spider-Man: Ultimate Power, Real Football 2015, TeenPatti are the pre-installed games available on this device.

Can I move apps from phone storage to SD card on Gionee Marathon M4?

The apps in this device are installed in the phone’s internal storage and cannot be moved from internal storage to SD card.

How much the internal storage on the Gionee Marathon M4?

The device comes with 16GB as its internal storage and can be expanded up 64GB with an external SD card. Out of 16GB, System/OS occupies 4.28GB and around 2GB is occupied by internal apps and 9.93GB of space is available for the user.

How much free RAM is available on the Gionee Marathon M4 if no apps are running?

The device with comes with 2GB RAM. When no app is running 1.2GB of free ram is available, and the system uses 496 MB of RAM, and Apps uses 190MB.

Can we enable the app drawer option on your Gionee Marathon M4?

No, there is no such option available on the device. All the apps are available on the home screen.

Can we uninstall the bloatware apps on Gionee Marathon M4?

Gionee Marathon M4 comes with many bloatware apps installed on it. To uninstall them from your device, open Settings, click on advanced settings. In the new list click on the Apps, and tap on the apps that you want to remove. In the new window, click on the uninstall button that is at the bottom and tap OK to uninstall. These steps can be followed to uninstall all the bloatware apps from your device and increase the storage.

What are the benchmarking scores of the device?

Benchmarking scores are something that are evaluated by comparing it with some standards. We have tested the device with different benchmarking tools, and here are the respective benchmarking scores of the device.
Antutu benchmark score: 26616
Vellamo Multicore score: 1398
Vellamo Metal score: 925
Chrome Browser Score: 2088
Geekbench Single-core score: 632
Geekbench Multi-core score: 1792
Quadrant Standard score: 9550

What is Chameleon and how can you use this?

Gionee Marathon M4 Chameleon

Chameleon is the inbuilt application that helps you to change the theme of your device when with the live three color combination when you open the app. To change the theme/background using Chameleon, open the Chameleon app. Now the app opens with the camera, and three different colors are captured in the circle that appears on the screen. Now, Tap on preview, it shows the design of that app. Now click OK button to apply that.

What is Theme park and how to use that on your device?

Gionee Marathon M4 Themepark

Theme Park one of the default application on Gionee devices that help you to change the wallpaper or theme with the default themes available on Gionee device. To change the theme/wallpaper on Gionee Marathon M4, tap on Theme Part and tap on the theme that you want to apply to this device.

What is Amigo Paper, how to use this on Gionee Marathon M4?

Gionee MArathon M4 Amigo Paper

Amigo is the UI of the Gionee Devices, and Amigo paper is one the of the applications that run on this UI. Amigo paper is the live application where you can set the themes directly from this app. To use this on your device, Tap on Amigo paper, select the theme that you want to apply and tap on it. It will be automatically downloaded and set on your device.

There are the few general question which a user search for when he purchases a new device.If you have any more question you can pass them in comments we will get back to you.


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