ZTE Blade A2 is a new smartphone that was showcased a few days earlier will be available to buy from 15th of June via the Chinese e-commerce website, JD.com. This device from ZTE will be a successor to the Blade A1 that was announced last year. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. The ZTE Blade A2 is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The device also has a fingerprint sensor on the back that supports 360-degree feature for better security. The handset is priced at CNY 699 (approx Rs. 7000) in China and also comes with an all metal body.
Followed are the tips and tricks of the device that will be useful in case if you are planning to buy this device shortly.
The back of the device is sealed hence the SIM card port is on the left edge of the device. Now to insert an SIM card, Open the tray by inserting the using the SIM ejector pin and place the SIM card(s) on the tray. Now put the tray back in the respective port and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device.
Blade A2 is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual Standby. The SIM cards supported by the device are one Nano sized SIM and one Micro SIM. Dual SIM support is becoming mandatory for every as they like to use two different number to keep their privacy.
To share a Data Network on your ZTE Blade A2 via Tethering, go to the settings of the device and tap on More option in wireless & networks. In the new window, tap on Tethering & portable hotspot and toggle the button adjacent to portable WLAN hotspot to enable that on your device. Now your device is ready to share data. You can change the Network SSID name and Password by tapping on Set up Wi-Fi Hotspot in the same menu.
The device is running on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. The company has not provided information about the Android Marshmallow update but is likely to receive it very soon. You can also check the list of brands and device that would get the Android Marshmallow update soon.
Capturing a screenshot is as easy as it is on any other device. On this device and the captured screenshot is saved to the gallery on the device and for quick access of this, you can also open that from the notification panel on your device for the first time. In this method, you have to hold the power/lock button simultaneously along with the volume down button until you feel the vibration or hear a sound and the screenshot is captured. This captured screenshot can be shared via any application that supports it.
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 Blade A2, 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.
To use the power saving mode on your device, open the Settings and tap on Power Management in the basic settings section. In the new window, tap on Power Manager, you can see the list of power saving mode. The device comes with Normal Mode, Power saving mode and extreme power saving mode. Now tap on the check box which is at the left side of the screen and click on Open button in the pop-up to enable power saving mode on your device. Power saving mode is a life saver when the charge on the device is very less, and you have an important call to attend.
The fingerprint sensor, 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.
Blade A2 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.
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 a mere 2 GB of RAM out of which around 984 MB is available to the user when no applications are running. The remaining space will be taken by the operating system as well as the pre-installed and back ground applications.
Yes, the device does 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.
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 2500 mAh battery on the back and should be a good battery to last an entire day’s change on average usage.
The Blade A2 comes with a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED and is accompanied with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling and selfies. The device is capable of taking 1080p videos at 30fps and also has the features like touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, and Geo-tagging.
Yes, 4G LTE connectivity is available on this device that gives its user the access to fast data networks that saves much of the data.
No, the device cannot capture 4K videos with the 13 MP camera available on the rear. This feature can be found in most of the flagship devices only.
Yes, the memory of the device can be extended up to a maximum of 32 GB which should be enough to store lots of data.
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.
The device comes with an internal storage of 16 GB that can be further extended up to a maximum of 128 GB via microSD card slot. Around 11 GB of memory is available for the user and the rest will be occupied by the system OS and other pre-installed applications of the device.
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 relevant information.
Yes, this device comes with a fingerprint scanner on the back just below the rear camera. Initially, the user has to set up this feature by going into the settings of the device and tapping on security. Here we have the option of lock screens and fingerprint scanner. Follow the instructions to set up the finger print and you are ready to use it. This is mainly useful to unlock your device and also for making secured payments via smartphone.
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.