Micromax has launched another device to Bolt-series, dubbed as the Bolt Selfie. The company has listed the handset on the company’s official site and has confirmed that it will be exclusively available via Flipkart for a price of Rs. 4,999, the Micromax Bolt Selfie is now available to buy via the online retailer in White and Champagne colors. Earlier the company has released the device like Bolt Supreme and Bolt Supreme 2, which were entry level devices and also unveiled its new Canvas Evok that comes under Evok series.
Below are the tips and tricks of the device what will be helpful in buying the device.
To insert an SIM in Micromax Bolt Selfie, 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 Selfie supports two micro 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 standard 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 Selfie comes with an onboard memory of 8 GB that can be further extended up to a maximum of 32 GB via microSD card slot. Although there is 8 GB of internal memory, only around 5.5 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 only supports 1080p video recording, 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 Selfie, 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 viewed immediately by swiping from the top for the first time.
To check if there is any Android update available on Micromax Bolt Selfie, 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.
The SAR value of the device is not yet known. Lower the SAR value the better is the device to be used. It states how much radiation is the device emitting and the lesser, the better.
Yes, the device does support LTE bands as well as 3G. This will be a good inclusion 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 1750 mAh battery on the back. This is a removable battery as the back cover can be removed, and it gives 18 hours of talk time and up to 260 hours of standby time
Micromax Bolt Selfie comes pre-installed with apps like App Center, Amazon, Clean Master, Hike, Gaana, Snapdeal, Chaatz, Scandid, which scans the barcodes. There are others apps like Clean Master, Hotstar, Housing, NewsHunt, Quikr, Snapdeal, SwiftKey, and Saavn. 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 5 MP cameras on the rear as well 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 Selfie comes with a 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD display with 480 x 854 pixels that gives a 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 Selfie, 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 Selfie 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.
Developer option is useful in debugging of your device. To enable this on your device, open the Settings and tap on About Phone in the System section. In the new window, tap on Build Number continuously for about 7-8 times to enable that on your device. Once it is enabled you are a developer is displayed on the screen.
Power saving mode is used to improve the battery life of your device during low battery condition. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on the battery in the device section. In the new window, tap on the Power saver option and toggle the off button to enable that on your device.
Since the device comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop, Screen pinning feature is available on this handset. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on lock screen and security. In the new window, head over to the bottom of the screen and tap on Screen pinning and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. To pin the screen on your device, open the overview window and tap on the pin icon for the app that you want to pin. Now to unpin the pinned screen you need to press the back button and overview button for about 2-3 seconds.
These are the tips and tricks of Micromax Bolt Selfie 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.