Obi worldphone has recently launched a new smartphone in India, i.e., SF1 priced at Rs 11,999. The device is available in two variants of storage, i.e., 16 GB with 2GB of RAM and 32 GB with 3 GB of RAM. It comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. The design of the device is decent and comes with a huge form factor. If you have purchased the device then here are tips and tricks that can help you in exploring your device with ease.
Insertion of the SIM card is the very first thing that you do when you purchase a new device. Obi worldphone SF1 comes with a 3000 mAh non- removable battery and the SIM card slot is on the right edge of the device. To insert a SIM card on your device, place the SIM ejector pin in the hole and push it. The SIM card tray pop’s out. Now place the SIM card on the tray and push it pack in the respective port. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device and the device will be ready for use in some time.
Obi worldphone SF1 is a dual SIM smart phone and supports dual standby and has a hybrid SIM card slot on the tray. The SIM card 1 slot supports the Micro SIM and the SIM card 2 slot which is a hybrid slot supports the Nano SIM on it.
Sharing a data network on the device can be done using the tethering mode on the device. To share a data network on your smartphone, open the settings and tap on
Capturing a screenshot on the device helps in saving the data on the screen in the form on an image. The format of the image can be a jpg format or a png format depending on the device. There are two ways in which you can capture a screenshot on your device.
Screenshot can be captured by pressing the volume down button along with power/lock key together on the device.
In this method, you need to press the power button firmly until the power window opens. Now tap on screenshot button.
The screenshot is captured and saved to the gallery window on your device. The captured image can be quickly accessed from the notification panel on the device.
Android Updates are helpful in fixing the bugs and helps in upgrading to the latest version on your device. To check for Android Updates on your obi worldphone SF1, open the settings and tap on About Phone in the system section. In the new window, tap on system updates, the device checks for updates and if there is no new update, then a message stating ‘Your System is the latest version’ is displayed on the screen.
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown Sources option on your device. To install an app on your device, open the file manager and click on the app that you want to install. A pop-up stating install blocked is displayed on the screen. Now click on the Settings button, it will redirect you to the Unknown Sources option. Further, click on the Unknown sources and tap on the OK button to enable that on your device. Now you can install any app with an external apk file on your device.
The quick settings in the notification panel cannot be customized on your device.
Power saving mode helps in improving the battery life in case of emergency. To use this in your device, open the Settings and tap on All settings. In the All Settings window, head over to the Device section and tap on Battery. In the new window, tap on the three-dotted button on the top right of the screen and click on battery saver. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device.
Direction, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Linear Acceleration and Rotation Vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
No there are no LED notification lights available on the device.
Screen pinning feature is available on the devices with Android Lollipop on it. Obi worldphone SF1 come with Android 5.0.2, so to use the screen pinning on your device, open the Settings and head over to the all settings column by tapping on it. Now head over to the personal section and tap on security. In the new window click on screen pinning in the advanced section and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the overview window and tap on the screen pinning icon which is at the bottom right of the screen to pin the application on the device. To unpin the pinned screen, you need to press the back and overview key together firmly for about 2-3 seconds.
The device comes with few pre-installed applications like Obi care, Cool Note, File Manager, FM Radio, Excel, Sweet, sound recorder, voice dialer and all the google related apps installed on the device.
The device comes with few smart functions like pick-up call, flip mute, flip speaker, snap page, snap photo and enable bottom notifications. To use these features on the device, open the Settings and tap on smart functions in the device section. In the new window, tap on the checkbox adjacent to each of the options to enable them on your device.
Anti-Virus(AVG), clean master, skype, Wynk Music & swift keyboard are the bloatware applications available on the device.
Yes, the bloatware applications can be removed by uninstalling them on your device. To remove an application, open the settings and click on all settings. In this window, head over to the Device section and tap on Apps and click on the app that you want to uninstall. Now, click on the uninstall button in the app info window and tap on the ok button in the pop-up. You have successfully removed an application from your device.
The device is available in two variants of storage, i.e., 16 GB and 32 GB. The 16 GB variant comes with around 11.28 GB of storage out of the box and around 10.13 GB is available for the users.
The 16 GB variant of the device comes with 2 GB RAM out of which system uses 506 MB and pre-installed apps uses 222 MB f RAM and around 1.1 GB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.
Yes, the device supports the external OTG(On The Go) drive, and the data can be easily exchanged from drive to device and vice-versa.
The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement called as Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The maximum head SAR value of the device is 0.232 W/Kg, and the body SAR value of the device is 0.184 W/Kg for 10g.
Benchmarking tools help us to know the performance of the device. After testing the device with various benchmarking tools, here are their respective scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 34054
Vellamo Multicore score: 1582
Vellamo Metal score: 977
Chrome Browser Score: 2165
Geekbench Single-core score: 678
Geekbench Multi-core score: 2466
Quadrant Standard score: 20152
Obi worldphone SF1 comes with Android Lollipop 5.02 out of the box. There is no information about the device getting the Android 6.0 Update and here is the list of the devices that may get the Marshmallow by the end of the year.
The device comes with few usable buttons that can control the operation on your device. These buttons must be enabled on your device if you want to use them. To use these on your device, open the Settings and tap on buttons in the device section. In the new window, tap on the check marks adjacent to the options to enable them on your device. Power button can be used to end the call; the home button had three functions, long press to open/close the menu, double tap to launch home screen and can also be used to answer the call. The volume buttons can be used to wake up the device.
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.
Yes, the device comes with an option where you can move the apps from internal storage to external SD card on your device. To move an app on your device, open the Settings and tap on Apps in the device section. In the new window, tap on the you want to move and click on Move to SD Card. The app is successfully moved from internal to external SD card on your device.
These are the general questions a user search for when he purchases a new device if you have any query related to the device, then pass them in the comment box we will get back to you.