Gionee, the brand known for its slimmest smartphone, i.e., S5.1 has now come up with a new smartphone, i.e., S6 priced at Rs 19,999. It comes with 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 267 PPi and 1280 x 720 pixels as its resolution. The device is powered by MediaTek MT6753 Octa-Core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, 3 GB RAM coupled with Mali T720 GPU. The internal storage on the device is 32 GB and can be expanded upto 128 GB using an external Micro SD Card. The device comes with a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash and 5 MP selfie shooter. It is powered by a 3150 mAh Li-Poly battery and runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1. If you have purchased the device then here are few Tips and Tricks that can help you in exploring your device with ease.
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Android Updates help in fixing the minute bugs on the device thus help in enhancing the performance of your device. To check for Android updates, tap on the System Update icon on your Home Screen and click on check new version. The device checks for updates and if there is no update on your device, then a message stating ” This is the latest version” is displayed on the screen.
SIM Card insertion is the very first thing that you do when you purchase any new device. To insertthe SIM Crad on your Gionee S6, Power off your device if you have booted it. Now push the SIM Card ejector pin the port which is on the left edge of the device. Now remove the tray and insert the SIM Card on your device and push the tray in the respective port and boot your device. You have successfully inserted the SIM card on your device and will be ready for use in sometime.
Gionee S6 is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The SIM card supported by the device is a Nano-SIM card and Micro SIM Card. The device comes with a Hybrid SIM card slot where a user can either insert the SIM or else insert the Memory card on your device.
Sharing of the internet on your device can be done using the Tethering Mode on your device. To share the Data Network on your device, open the settings and tap on More in the Wireless & Network section. In the new window, tap on Tethering & Portable hotspot and toggle button adjacent to Portable WLAN hotspot to enable that on your device. The SSID Name and password can be set by tapping on the Set up WLAN hotspot.
There are two ways in which you can capture a screenshot on any Gionee device.
Method 1: This is the general method of capturing a screen. In this method, you need to press the power button along with the Volume down button to capture a screenshot on your device.
Method 2: Gionee devices comes with a dock with multiple option at the bottom of the screen. Now open the dock and tap on Super Screenshot. You will find three options, Normal Screenshot, Long Screenshot and Part Screenshot. Now click on the option that you want to use and tap on it. The screenshot is captured and saved to the gallery window on your device. For a quick access you can use the image from the notification panel immediately after the capture.
External Apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources option on your device. To install an app on your device, open the Settings and tap on Security. In the new window, head over to the device administration section and tap on the check box adjacent to Unknown sources and click on OK button in the pop-up to enable that on your device. Now you can install any app with an external app on your device, before you install make sure that the app which you are installing must not harm your system/device.
The device comes with all the quick settings in a separate dock which is at the bottom of the screen. There is no such option available in the dock using which you can customize the quick settings in the Notification Panel.
System Manager is the application which is used to Manager the whole operations on your device and keeps an eye on the RAM, internal storage and performance of your device. It comes with five options, Cache clean, App Manager, Power Manager, Traffic, Eco Mode. Now tap on the rocket icon and clear the cache memory on your device.
Power saving mode is used to improve the battery life of your device in low battery conditions. To use the power saving mode on your device, open the settings and tap on Power Management in the basic settings section. In the new window, tap on Power Manager, you can see the list of power saving mode. The device comes wit Normal Mode, Power saving mode and extreme power saving mode. Now tap on the check box which is at the left side of the screen and click on Open button in the pop-up to enable power saving mode on your device.
Acceleration, Gravity, Gyroscope, gyroscope Uncalibrated, Light Sensor, Magnetic Filed, Orientation and Proximity are the sensors avaialble on the device and helps in automating the device.
Yes, the device comes with LED Notification Lights where the LED light glows for following notifications.
To use this option on your device, open the settings and tap on Advanced settings. In the new window, tap on LED Light in the hardware section and toggle the off button adjacent to each of the options to enable that on your device.
Screen pinning feature is available on the devices with the Android Lollipop and further. Gionee’s S6 comes with Android Lollipop 5.1.1 so to use the screen pinning feature on your device, open the settings and tap on Security. 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 overview window and tap on the pin button which is at the bottom of the screen to pin the app on the screen. Now to unpin your pinned screen, you need to press the back button and the overview button firmly for about 2-3 seconds. The screen is successfully unpinned from your home screen.
The device comes with Android Gallery, Music, File Explorer, Kids home, System Update, Theme park, Mood card, Chameleon, G Store, few tools like Chameleon, Calculator, Torch, etc., and all the google related apps pre-installed on your device.
No, there is no such option available on the device using which you can move app from internal to external SD card on your device.
The device comes with a lot of bloatware applications like WhatsApp, UC Browser, Facebook, Asphalt Nitro, Bubble Bash Mania, DangerDash, WPS Office, DU Battery Saver, Touchpal 2015, DU Speed Booster, 360 Security Lite and Hungama application pre-installed on your device.
Yes, the bloatware apps can be removed by uninstalling them from your device. To remove an application from your device, open the settings and tap on Advanced Settings. In the new window, tap on Apps and click on the App that you want to remove. Now, tap on the uninstall button which is on the top right of the screen in App Info window and click on the Ok button in the pop-up. The App is successfully removed from your device. The other method is press and hold the app firmly until the uninstall option appears on the screen. Now drag the app towards the uninstall button and remove the app from your device.
The device comes with 32 GB as its internal storage and can be expanded upto 128 GB using an external Micro SD Card. And out of 32 GB around 23.18 GB of free space is available for the end user and rest of the space is occupied by Operating system and pre-installed apps.
The device comes with 3 GB of RAM where 0.92 GB of RAM is used by the System, 216 MB of RAM is used by pre-installed apps and around 1.7 GB of free RAM is available when no Apps are running on the device.
The device comes with USB Type C connectivity and hence doesn’t support any OTG drive on it.
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 SAR value of the device at the Head Region is 0.192 W/Kg and the body SAR value of the device is 0.119 W/Kg for 1g tissue.
Benchmarking tools helps us to know the performance of the device. After testing the device with various benchmarking tools here are their respective scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 37868
Vellamo Multicore score: 1528
Vellamo Metal score: 1159
Chrome Browser Score: 2869
Geekbench Single-core score: 634
Geekbench Multi-core score: 2875
Quadrant Standard score: 22510
The device comes with Android lollipop 5.1.1 out of the box. There is no information about the device getting the Android M Update. You can also check the list of the devices that are coming with Android Marshmallow out of the Box.
Chameleon is a live Theme and Wallpaper application that comes on the Amigo OS. To use this application on your device, open the Chameleon App, it open with the camera and comes with two circles on the screen, these circles capture the live colors. Now tap on the preview button to show the theme using the captured color. The theme will be generated, now click on the Tick button which is at the bottom of the screen to apply the theme or else you can also tap on the back button if you want to capture new colors on your device.
Gionee devices run on the Amigo operating System and it comes with few applications like Theme Park, Chameleon and Mood Card pre-installed on your device. To change theme on your device, open the Theme Park App and click on the continue button. You can find plenty of themes available online, tap on the theme that you want to apply and click on the download button. Once the Theme is downloaded, click on the Apply button to set the Theme on your device.
Every Gionee device comes with a Fake Call option using which you can generate a fake call on your device. To use this on your device, open the dock and tap on Fake call option which is at the bottom of the screen. Once you tap on the 15 seconds timer starts and you will receive a fake call, once the countdown ends.
The device comes with a few screen-off gestures which are helpful in opening few of the applications directly from your home screen. To these gestures on your device, open the settings and tap on Advanced settings. In the new window, tap on Smart Gestures and toggle the off button adjacent to smart gestures to enable that on your device. You will find list of options, i.e., Smart Dial, Smart Answer, Pause Alarm, Black Screen gestures, Smart vibration Remind, Smart bright Screen and Double Click to Wake. Now tap on the check box adjacent to the each option to enable that on your device.
Black screen gestures are the screen-off gestures available on the device and are helpful in opening the applications directly from your black screen. To use this on your device, open the settings and tap on Advanced settings. In the new window, tap on Smart gestures and click on black screen gestures. Now, toggle the off button in the new window to enable that on your device. The off screen gestures on your device include the letter c for camera, e for email, m for music, o for Torch. The functions for letter s, w, z, v, down arrow, and greater-than symbol are not defined. The functions for these gestures must be manually defined by tapping on them and selecting the desired operation.
Gionee S6 comes with a new option i.e., Kids Home which is the general Kids Mode for your device. To use this on your device, open the Kids Home by tapping on it. Now click on Add Apps and tap on the check box adjacent to the Apps to use them in kids mode and click on Next Step button which is at the bottom of the screen. Now click on the Set the security password in the password section to set the password for your device and click on set password in the pop-up. You will find three password options Pattern, four Digit password and Mixed password. Tap on any of those and set the password and tap on OK button in the pop-up to setup the security question. Now tap on Please select the security question to set the question and you need to write the answer in the Textbox and click on continue button. You need to reenter the password for the final confirmation and tap on the confirm button which is at the bottom of the screen. Once the password is set tap on Start using now which is at the bottom of the screen. The Kids mode is enabled on your device and list of selected options with Exit option appears on the screen. Now tap on Exit button if you want to get out from the Kids Mode and enter the password.
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