Ringing Bells Smart 101 is a budget smartphone from Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd, established in 2015. This device is priced at Rs. 2,999 and comes with a 5-inch qHD (960 x 480 pixels) and is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. We have seen another device named as the Freedom 251 is for pre-booking for a price of Rs. 251.
Below are the tips and tricks of the device that will be helpful in knowing more about the same.
Insertion of the SIM is easy on this device as it does not have any SIM trays. In case, you have no idea how to insert SIM on you device let me guide you. Firstly switch off your device if you have booted it and remove the back panel. The device comes with a non-removable 2800 mAh. Now insert the SIM in their respective port and put back the cover and power on your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device and will be ready to use once the device is setup.
Bells Smart 101 is dual SIM smartphone and supports dual stand by. The SIM card supported by the device is Micro SIM card, and both SIM card ports support the 4G Network on the device.
Data sharing helps you to share the internet over a device. To use this feature on your Bells Smart 101, open the Settings and tap on more button in Wireless & networks. In the new window tap on the Portable hotspot and click on Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot to enable that on your device. You can change the Network SSID name and Password by tapping on Set up Wi-Fi Hotspot in the same menu.
Capturing the screenshot helps you to capture the screen in the form an image. This ensures that you can view this image when required. To capture a screenshot on this handset, hold the power/lock button along with the volume down button simultaneously until you feel a vibration or hear a sound. This captured screenshot can be quickly viewed by swiping from the top or by opening the gallery app. This screenshot can be shared via any application later.
Android updates are helpful to fix the minor bugs on the device. To check for updates on your device, tap on the System folder and click on Wireless updates. The device checks for updates and if there are no new updates on your device then “Your Phone Software version is Latest One” is displayed on the screen. You need to download this update and then install it.
The Quick Settings in the notification panel cannot be customized on this device.
Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Linear acceleration and Rotation Vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights on it and must be enabled on your device. To use the LED Lights on your handset, open the settings, tap on Brightness & display in the device section and click on Indicator light. You will find options like Calls, Messages, Notification, Charge and Low battery. Tap on the options for which you want to get an LED notification on your device.
This Screen pinning option is available on all the devices with Android Lollipop on it. Bells Smart 101 comes with Android 5.1 and does support the screen pinning feature. Now, open the settings and click on Lock screen & security. In the new window head over to screen pinning option and tap on it. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the recent menu and pin any of the application on your device by tapping on the pin button. To unpin your pinned screen, you need to press the back button for few seconds, and you have successfully unpinned from your device.
The device comes with 8 GB of internal storage out of which around 5.4 GB of space is available for the user and rest of space is occupied by OS and other pre-installed apps.
The device comes with 1 GB RAM out of which around 540 MB of RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.
The device is running on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and there is no information about the Android Marshmallow update by the brand, but the device may get the update soon as all the brands have started working on the Android M update. You also check the list of brands and device that would get the Android M update soon by the end of the year.
Themes can be changed by heading on to the settings section of the device. Now by tapping on it display section of it and select Themes. Now, click on the theme that you want to apply and tap on the use button. The theme is successfully applied to your device.
The handset comes with an 8 MP camera on the back with an LED flash and is accompanied with a 3.2 MP camera on the front for video calling and selfies.
To reset the device, go to the settings of the device and select Backup and reset option. Before you start the resetting procedure, make sure you backup all the data that is important, and the battery on the device is more than 50%. This ensures that you do not lose any contacts or other data.
Yes, the Bells Smart 101 supports 4G LTE connectivity even after being a mid-range device. 4G connectivity is a must for all the devices that come to the market as the customers are looking forward to faster browsing speeds and connectivity. Since most of the Network providers are providing LTE connectivity, all the devices should be possessing decent browsing speeds.
No, the device cannot capture 4K videos with the 8MP camera available on the rear. 4K video capturing is available on most of the high-end devices or camera centric devices only.
Yes, the memory of the device can be extended up to a maximum of 32GB via microSD card slot. The device comes with an onboard memory of only 8 GB so, an external SD card support is a must. Nowadays, everyone stores a lot of date on their Smartphone’s, and so we need big storage space.
These are the general tips and tricks of the device that can be helpful and if you have more questions regarding the same do drop a comment in our PhoneRadar forum page, and we will get back to you soon.