Spice Xlife 425 3G is a new budget device from the Spice that has been releasing many devices from few months. This device is priced at Rs. 3,499 and will be available from all the major outlets in India. The handset comes with a 4 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800, but there is no display protection provided to it. Under the hood, there is a Dual-core MediaTek processor with a clocking speed of 1.3 GHz coupled with Mali 400 graphics processing unit (GPU). Although the device is priced less the performance of this will not impress anyone, and this is mainly targeted for the first time users.
Followed are the tips and tricks of Spice Xlife 425 3G that will be helpful if you are planning to but this device.
It is easy to insert SIM on this device and is same as most of the handsets in the market firstly switch off your device if you have booted it and remove the back panel. 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.
Xlife 425 3G is dual SIM smartphone and supports dual stand by. The SIM card backed by the device is Micro SIM card, and one SIM supports GSM and other supports WCDMA.
Data sharing helps you to share the internet over a device. To use this feature on your Xlife 425 3G, 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.
With the help of screenshot, you can take an instant image of the screen. 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. If there is an update available the user needs to download the update and then install it, make sure the battery of the device is more than half before the installation process starts.
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources options on the device. To enable this on your Xlife 425 3G, Open the Settings and tap on Lock screen & Security in the personal section. In the new window, tap on unknown sources and click on the OK button enable this on your device. Now, you can install any apk file on your device but make sure that it won’t harm your device.
The Quick Settings in the notification panel cannot be customized on this device as it display almost all the required options.
Power saving mode helps you to improve the battery life of the device, but unfortunately, this option is not available on this budget friendly 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 device, 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.
Screen pinning option is available on the devices with Android Lollipop on it. Xlife 425 3G 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.
There no such option using which you can move an app from internal storage to external SD Card on your device.
The device comes with few bloatwares like services, Facebook, Wechat, Whatsapp. As it’s a budget oriented device, we can’t see much of other applications.
Yes, the device comes with an option where you can uninstall the apps from your device. Not all the applications can be uninstalled, the applications which cannot be uninstalled can be disabled from your device. To uninstall an app, open the settings and tap on App in the device section and click on the app that you want to remove. In the app info window, click on the uninstall button, the app is successfully removed from your device.
The device comes with 4 GB of internal storage out of which around 1.96 MB of space is available for the user and rest of space is occupied by OS and other pre-installed apps. This is very less since users cannot store much data or can use many applications on the device.
The device comes with a mere 512 MB of RAM with is very less compared to today’s standards. Even budget devices are coming into the market with 1 GB of RAM.
No, the device do not support OTG(On the Go) drive where you can exchange the data from your device to drive with ease. This saves a lot of time and makes sure that it is very easy to transfer the data.
SAR value is helpful to know the effect of the radiation generated by your device. The SAR value of the device is still Unknown, and we would be updating it when we get the complete information about it.
The device is running on Android 5.1 Lollipop; the company has not provided information about the Android Marshmallow update, 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 implemented to your device.
The device comes with a small Lo-Ion 1400 mAh battery on the back that gives a standby up to eight days and talks time of up to 7h. This should be a good battery to last an entire day’s change on average usage because of its small screen.
The handset comes with a 3.2 MP camera on the back with an LED flash and is accompanied with a 1.3 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 important information.
No, the device does not support 4G connectivity, which very disappointing to its users.
No, the device cannot capture 4K videos with the 3.2 MP camera available on the rear.
Yes, the memory of the device can be extended up to a maximum of 32 GB which is decent enough of for a budget friendly device.
NO, sadly this device does not support NFC (Near field communication). This feature lets the user to transfer data fast and easily just by taping the other device that also has this NFC connectivity on it.
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.