Headquartered at Gurgaon, India, Micromax has launched a new smartphone in the Bolt series, dubbed as Micromax Bolt Q383. This budget-friendly device is available via eBay for Rs. 4171 and as we can expect packs entry level specifications. Micromax has launched Canvas Juice 4 and Canvas Tab P7 few days ago and is planning to release more devices this week. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM.
Below are the tips and tricks of the device what will be helpful in buying the device.
To insert an SIM in Micromax Bolt Q383, we need to remove the back cover initially, and we can find the SIM slot just above the battery. You can also see a microSD card slot beside the SIM slot.
The Micromax Bolt Q383 supports two mini SIM’s and supports dual standby, and you can see these slots after removing the back cover of the device. Dual SIM feature is a must for every smartphone as it helps the user to use two different numbers in one device itself, without having to carry two separate phones.
The device comes with conventional sensors like Accelerometer, proximity, barometer and gyro. These are the basic sensors that we can see on any smartphone these days. These sensors are useful daily for determining the location of the person and also for various purposes that will make easy for its users.
Micromax Bolt Q383 comes with an onboard memory of 4 GB that can be further extended up to a maximum of 32 GB via microSD card slot. Although there is 4 GB of internal memory, only around 2.4 GB is available for the user and the rest is occupied by the system and other pre-installed apps.
Yes, the company has provided and microSD card slot under the back cover of the device wherein the user can extend the memory up to a maximum of 32 GB.
Yes, there is a notification light on the device on the front side beside the speaker, which blinks when there is an unread notification. This is very much useful as the notification indicates if there is any message and makes sure you do not miss them. This is called as Pulse notifications light that can be turned on from the options Sounds and Notifications available from settings of the phone.
No, this device cannot capture 4K videos, as it is an entry level device. 4K video recording can mostly be expected from high-end devices or camera centric devices only.
To take a screenshot on Micromax Bolt Q383, hold the volume down button and power / lock button simultaneously for a couple of seconds. This saved screenshot can be viewed from the gallery of the device or can be seen immediately by swiping from the top for the first time.
To check if there is any Android update available on Micromax Bolt Q383, we need to go to the settings of the device and tap the option About phone. Here we can see if any updates are available by clicking on Software Updates. Currently, the devices run Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.
No, this device do not support LTE bands as it is only restricted to GSM / HSPA. This will be a con for the device as almost all the new devices in the market come with 4G LTE support for faster data transfer.
To reset the device, you should make sure that you backed up all the required data and contacts to Google. Keeping the battery more than 50% charged, go to the settings of the device and here you can find the option called as Backup and Reset. By tapping on the same, you can factory reset the device and will ask to enter a backup account where all the data will be saved.
This handset comes with a Li-Po 1800 mAh battery on the back. This is a removable battery as the back cover can be removed. This is decent enough battery considering the price of the device and will easily last a day with normal usage.
Micromax Bolt Q383 comes pre-installed with apps like App Center, Chaatz, Scandid, which scans the barcodes. There are others apps like Clean Master, Hotstar, Housing, NewsHunt, Quikr, and WhatsApp. These are the apps that will be useful on a daily basis.
Yes, the back cover of the device is removable, and it is a plastic cover as we see on most of the entry level devices. You can see the SIM slots as well as the microSD card slot after removing back cover of the device.
The device comes with a mere 2 MP cameras on the rear and accompanied with a VGA camera on the front. This ensures that the user can take high quality selfies as well as for better video calling. The name of the device itself indicates that the device is specially made for selfies.
Micromax Bolt Q383 comes with a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD display with 480 x 854 pixels that gives the pixel density of 196 ppi.
No, the device does not have the NFC connectivity feature. Near Field Communication is the feature that is available in only a few devices that will help in transferring data faster when the devices are nearby. This is similar to the Bluetooth feature, but faster than it. Make sure that both the devices should have the NFC feature and it should be turned on.
To change the wallpaper on Bolt Q383, select the option display from the phone settings, wherein you can find the options like, Gallery, Live Wallpapers, Photos and Wallpapers. You can choose from the image you want to set as you wallpaper from the given options.
To change the font size, go to settings of the device and select the option display. Now you can find the options Font Size that can be changed to Small, Normal, Large and Huge according to the user. Some people will be having a problem in sighting smaller letter so they can make the font size bigger.
The company has not given any word from the company about the Marshmallow update on Bolt Q383 but looking at the specifications of the device it will take time for the update to reach the device as there are many other devices of higher specifications to receive it.
Initially, you should make sure that the internet package is activated. Now go to the settings of the device and tap on the more option wherein, select Tethering and Portable hotspot and turn it on. Your device is ready to share data via Bluetooth tethering, WLAN and USB options accordingly. A maximum of 8 devices can be connected, and the user can limit the access to selected devices also.
Screen pinning feature is available on the devices with Android lollipop on it. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on lock screen and security. In the new window, click on other settings and tap on pin window in the advanced section. Further, toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now, open the new window and select the application that you want to pin and click on the pin icon at the bottom right of the screen.
Developer mode comes with few of the developer options on the device. The options can be used by the Android developer to customize his device. To enable a developer mode, open the settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window, click on the Build number for about 7-8 times continuously to enable the developer option on the device
These are the tips and tricks of Micromax Bolt Q383 that will be guiding you after buying the device. if you have any more doubts about the device, drop a comment in out PhoneRadar forum page.