Gionee, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has recently launched a smaller variant of the Marathon M5, i.e., the Marathon M5 Lite powered by a 4000 mAh Li-Poly battery and runs on Android Lollipop 5.1. It has a 5-inch IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels as its resolution and comes with an Asahi Dragontrail Glass Protection. It is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The device comes powered by MediaTek MT6735 SoC Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz coupled with Mali- T720 MP2 GPU. The device comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB as its internal Storage and can be expanded upto 128 GB using an external Micro SD Card. Overall the performance of the device is good and we would we reviewing the device soon. If you are purchasing the device then here are few Tips and Tricks that can quickly help you in exploring your device with ease without an interruption.
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Insertion of the SIM card is the very first thing that you do when you purchase a new device. So to insert a SIM card on your Marathon M5 Lite, power off your device and remove the back panel. As the device comes with a 4000 mAh non-removable battery, the SIM card slots are present just above the battery region. Now place the SIM cards in their respective slots and put back the cover and boot your device. You have successfully inserted the SIM card on your device.
Marathon M5 Lite is a dual SIM smartphone supporting dual Standby. The SIM card supported by the device is are Micro SIM cards with 4G connectivity.
These days every smartphone comes with an option where you can share your internet with the others. To share data network on your smartphone, open the settings and tap on More in Wireless & Network. In the new window, tap on Tethering & portable hotspot and toggle the button adjacent to Portable WLAN hotspot to enable that on your device. There is an option called Setup WLAN hotspot using which you can set the password and network name to your device.
The screenshot is used to save the data captured on the screen in the form on an image which may be in jpeg or a png format. To capture a screenshot on your device. There are three ways in which you can capture a screenshot on your device.
Method 1: This is the general Method of capturing a screenshot. In this, you need to press the power button along with the volume down button to capture the screenshot on your device.
Method 2: In this method, open the dock which is at the bottom of the screen and tap on Super Screenshot and select the region that you want to capture and tap on the Save button. The screenshot is captured and saved to the gallery on your device.
Android updates help in fixing the minute bugs on the device and thus helps in enhancing the performance of the device. To check for Android updates, you can directly open the System Update application available on the home screen and tap on check New version. The device checks for updates and if there is no new update then a message stating “This is the Latest Version” is displayed on the screen.
External Apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources option on the device. To install an external app on your device, open the Settings and tap on security in the basic settings option. In the new window, head over to device administration region and tap on the check box adjacent to the Unknown sources and click on the Ok button in the pop-up to enable the option on your device. Now you can install any app with an external apk file without any interruption on your device.
The Quick settings in the Notification panel come within a dock which is at the bottom of the screen and cannot be customized on this device.
Power saving modes help in improving the battery life of the device during the low battery conditions. To use the power saving mode on your device, open the Settings and tap on power Management in the basic settings and click on power manager. The device comes with two types of power saving mode normal power saving mode and extreme power saving mode. Now tap on any of the options and click on the open button to enable that on your device. The extreme mode comes with a limited number of options and helps in improving the battery conditions by disabling all the unwanted options including the mobile data on your device.
Acceleration, Gyroscope Uncalibrated, Magnetic Field, Orientation, and Proximity are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
No there is no LED notification Lights available on the device.
Screen pinning feature is available on the devices with Android lollipop on it. To use the screen pinning feature on your Marathon M5 Lite, open the settings and tap on Security in the Basic Settings section. In the new window, head over to the advanced section and tap on Screen pinning and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the recent menu and pin the app that you want to pin on your home screen by tapping on pin icon at, the bottom of the screen. To unpin the pinned screen, you need to press and hold the back button and overview button firmly for about 2-3 seconds. The screen is successfully unpinned on your device.
The device comes with Gallery, Music, File Explorer, Chameleon, ThemePark, Mood card, System updates, Gionee Xender, System Manager, basic tools, all the google related apps pre-installed on your device.
Yes, the device comes with an option using which you can easily move the apps from the internal to the external storage on your device. To move an app on your device, open the Settings and tap on Advanced settings in the other section. In the new window, head over to the system section and tap on Apps and in the list of the apps, click on the application that you want to move. In the app info window, tap on Move to SD Card on your device. The app is successfully moved from internal to an external SD card on your device without any interruption. In the similar way, you can move an app from external to internal storage on your device.
The device comes with a lot of bloatware applications like Facebook, Whatsapp, UC browser, G Stores and games like Spider-Man, Bubble Bash, Asphalt Nitro, cars Racing, Midnight pool and G Store pre-installed on your device.
Yes, the bloatware applications can be removed just by uninstalling them from your device. There are two ways in which you can uninstall an app.
Method 1: In this you can uninstall the app by pressing the app firmly until the uninstall option appears on the screen and drag the app to the uninstall button. Now tap on the OK button in the pop-up to uninstall the app on your device.
Method 2: This is the regular method of removing an app from your device. In this method, open the settings and tap on advanced settings which is at the bottom of the screen. In the new window, head over to the system section and tap on Apps. In the App Manager window, tap on the app that you want to remove and click on uninstall button which is at the top right of the screen in the App Info Window. The app is successfully removed from your device, and you can download it from the play store if you want to re-install the app on your device.
The device comes with 32 GB as its internal storage out of which around 23.56 GB of free space is available for the end user, and rest of space is occupied by the pre-installed apps and operating system.
The device comes with 3GB of RAM out of which 844 MB of RAM is used by the System 330 MB of RAM is used by the pre-installed apps and around 1.9 GB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.
Yes, the device does support the USB OTG and helps in easy transferring of files from device to drive and vice-versa.
The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The SAR limit recommended by the international commission on non-ionizing radiation protection is 2 W/Kg averaged over 10g tissue. The Head SAR value of the device is 0.375 W/Kg and the body SAR value of the device is 0.535 W/Kg.
Benchmarking tools are used to tell us the details and the exact performance of the device. After testing the device with various benchmarking tools here are their respective.
Antutu benchmark score: 33119
Vellamo Multicore score: 1413
Vellamo Metal score: 1103
Chrome Browser Score: 2078
Geekbench Single-core score: 618
Geekbench Multi-core score: 1780
Quadrant Standard score: 14113
The device comes with Android Lollipop 5.1 out of the box. There is no information of the device getting the Android M update but you can check the list of the devices that may get the Android Lollipop Update soon.
The device comes with few of the smart gestures that help you to open quickly few of the application and perform some actions easily on your device. The Smart gestures available on the device are Pause Alarm, Black screen gestures, Smart night screen, Double click to wake. The Touchless Wake-up gestures include, Touchless desktop control, image browsing, video control, and music switch. To use these gestures on your device, open the settings and tap on Advanced settings. In the new window, tap on Smart gestures and toggle the button adjacent smart gesture and Touchless gestures to enable that on your device. Now tap on the check box adjacent to each of the option to enable them on your device.
Chameleon is a live theme application available on the Amigo OS. To set the theme using the Chameleon app. open the chameleon Application. It opens with the rear camera with two circles on the screen which are used to select the desired color. Now tap on the preview button, the selected color are mixed, and preview is displayed. If you like the theme and wallpaper, then click on the tick mark on the button of the screen to apply that on your device.
Theme Park is the other application available on the Amigo OS. This application comes with plenty of themes bundled in single apps. To use this, open the Theme Park app and tap on the theme that you want to apply. Now click on the download button, i.e., at the bottom of the screen. Once the Theme is downloaded, tap on the apply button. The theme is successfully applied to your device.
Mood Card is one of the applications available on the Amigo OS using which user can easily change the Wallpaper on your device. To change the Wallpaper, open the Mood Card app and select the photo that you want to apply as wallpaper and click on it. Now click on the download button that is at the bottom of the screen and tap on Apply button once the Wallpaper is downloaded. You have successfully changed the theme using the Mood Card application on your device.
System Manager is used to clearing the cache and thus help in improving the space your device and helps in boosting the performance on your device. It comes with four options Cache Cleaner, App manager, Power, Traffic, and Eco Mode. To clear the Cache, open the System Manager and click on rocket icon on the home screen to clear the cache and release the space on your device.
If you are a programmer, then developer mode helps you in accessing your device with various customizable options that can help in either building apps, etc. To enable the developer mode on your device, open the Settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window, tap on the build number for about 7-8 times continuously to enable the developer option on your device.
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