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Xolo Era 4G Tips, Tricks, FAQs and Useful Options



Xolo Era 4G

Xolo Era 4G is the successor of the XOLO ERA, which according to the company has sold over 1,50,000 units on Snapdeal. Era 4G is priced at Rs. 4,777 and will be exclusively available on Snapdeal and the registration for same started from 17th of Feb and will go for flash sale on 26th of same month. The device comes with VoLTE supports and has a 5-inch IPS HD display with 178-degree viewing angles, and it also has the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass. Powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad-Core processor this device also has the support of 1 GB of DDR3 RAM. This is a budget friendly device and has the support for languages like Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Kannada, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam and Punjabi. Xolo has been trying to establish a good name in the budget market and has been trying to release more device is the similar range with more features.

Below are the tips and tricks of Xolo Era 4G that will be helpful if you are planning to but this device.

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How to insert the SIM card on your device?

To insert an SIM card on Xolo Era 4G, the company has provided a slot on the back. Power off the device and take the back cover to view the battery and other SIM slots. Now place the SIM cards according to the instructions given.

What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

Era 4G is dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby like most of the devices. The SIM card backed by the device is Micro SIM card, and Everyone these days need dual SIM feature as they need to keep the personal number and office number separately, and it’s difficult to carry two different devices for it.

What is the display size and PPI of Lava X3?

The device comes with a 5.0 inch 720 x 1280 p IPS display that gives out a pixel density of 294 PPI. This is a very good resolution considering on a 5.0-inch screen, and a budget friendly device.

How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?

Data sharing helps you to share the internet over a device. To use this feature on your Era 4G, open the Settings and tap on more button in Wireless & networks. Now tap on the Portable hotspot and select the option 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. You can set securities levels and also deny access to certain devices. A maximum of eight devices can be connected to this network.

How to take a Screenshot on my Era 4G?

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.

How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

For checking 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.

How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?

External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources options on the device. To enable this on your Era 4G, 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.

How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

The Quick Settings in the notification panel cannot be customized on this device as it displays almost all the required options.

How to use the Power saving modes on the Era 4G?

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.

What are the sensors available on the phone?

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.

Are there LED notification lights on 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.

How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Era 4G?

Screen pinning option is available on the devices with Android Lollipop on it. Era 4G 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 new 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.

Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?

There is no such option using which you can move an app from internal storage to external SD Card on your device.

What are the bloatware applications on the 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.

Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?

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.

How much the internal storage on the Era 4G?

The device comes with 8 GB of internal storage out of which around 4.52 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.

How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?

The device comes with a mere 1 GB of RAM out of which around 330 MB is available for the user, and the rest is occupied by the system OS and other applications pre-installed in it.

Does the device support OTG?

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.

What is the SAR Value of the device?

SAR value is helpful to know the effect of the radiation generated by your device. The SAR value of the device is 0.26 W/kg at the head and 0.23 W/kg at the body.

Will the Era 4G get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

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.

How to change the Theme on your device?

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.

How much battery is available on the handset?

The device comes with a small Li-Po 2500 mAh battery on the back that gives a standby up to 455 h on 2G and up to 329 h on 3G and talks time of up to 13 h 30 min on 2G and up to 10 h 45 min on 3G.

What is the megapixel count of the rear and front camera?

The handset comes with a 5 MP camera on the back with an LED flash and is accompanied with a 2 MP camera on the front for video calling and selfies. The rear camera also has the features like touch to focus, Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, panorama and HDR.

How to reset Era 4G?

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.

Will the device support 4G LTE?

Yes, the device does support the 4G LTE connectivity with VoLTE technology. Now, in this modern era, everyone wants to get the access to the latest technology and faster browsing speeds.

Can the device capture 4K videos?

No, the device cannot capture 4K videos with the 5 MP camera available on the rear. There are very few devices in the market that capture 4K videos.

Can the memory be extended on this device?

Yes, the memory of the device can be extended up to a maximum of 32 GB, which is good for a device in this price range.

Will the device support NFC connectivity?

No, sadly this device does not support NFC (Near field communication). This feature lets the user 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.


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