Thursday, May 25, 2017

How to use Google's Find My Device to find your lost Android phone

How to use Google's Find My Device to find your lost Android phone

Find my device app

Google's Find My Device, previously known as Android Device Manager, helps you find lost, missing or stolen Android phones and tablets. It also allows you to do things like locate, lock, ring or wipe a lost Android device.

The Find my device app works on any Android phone such as Tecno, Infinix, Gionee, Samsung, Itel and so on.

If you've ever lost your smartphone, then you should know how traumatizing it can be. You think about the cost of replacing the device, you are scared about your data, private files, photos or images falling into the wrong hands. When you buy a new smartphone you should have some measures in place to enable you locate, recover or wipe your phone, in case it gets stolen.

There are various 3rd party apps on Google play store that can help you locate or wipe your lost Android phone. My favourite 3rd party app for locating a stolen phone is Avast Anti theft. A few years ago, I was able to recover my stolen Tecno phone with the Help of Avast anti theft.

In this post, I will focus on Google’s official app for finding or managing your lost device. This app Find My Device, previously known as Android Device Manager is easy to install and use. Just download it on Google play store, and then install it.

Here's how to get started with Find My Device

If you plan on using the Find My Device app to locate your phone, you must first log into your Google account, download the app and enable some settings.
  • Download Find My Device from Google play store.
  • Go to your device settings
  • scroll down and tap on security
  • Tap on Device Administrator
  • Enable Android device Manager or Find My device.
  • Go back to settings and Tap on location
  • Enable location access.
  • Launch the app and grant it all the necessary permissions
  • Log in with your Google account
  • Once you've logged in a pop up will show you your phone and several other options such as Location, play sound, lock, erase. 

How to Find Your Lost or Stolen Device with Find My Device App

Find my device erases, locate ring, infinix Android phone

If your phone is lost or stolen you can track its location. Wipe it, sound an alarm on it or erase it. Follow the steps below to perform any of these functions.
  • Borrow your friend’s phone or use your spare phone
  • Download the find my Device app or use the web version of Google device manager.
  • Log in to the Google account you have set up on your lost phone.
  • A map will automatically show your device location, the battery level will also be shown, and you will also find information on whether your phone is online or offline as well as its last location. You can zoom in and out of the map to check out the location.
  • You can then report the theft of your device as well as its location to the police.
  • Do not attempt to go to the location alone. You might be endangering yourself.
  • You can tap on lock, this will lock your device and your android device will request for a password whenever the thief tries to unlock your device.
  • You can also tap on Play Sound. Your device will emit a loud ringtone which will help you find your device if it’s nearby. This is useful, when you misplace your phone in your car, home or office.
  • Tapping on erase will delete your personal information. I had to use this feature for a friend, we couldn’t locate her lost Infinix phone so we erased it to keep her personal information safe.

How to Find your Lost Phone with Google

If you can’t borrow an Android phone or you don’t have one. You can also Google where is my phone on any web browser on your computer. A map will show you your device location at the top of Google’s search result page. Here is how to use this feature:
· Open any web browser on your computer. You can also use fetch as desktop feature on a smartphone browser.
Where is my phone on Google search

· Go to and log in to the Google account you have set up on your lost phone.
· Enter the search phrase “where is my Phone” without the quotation mark.
· Google will display a little map above the search results. This map will try to find your phone.
· Once your device is found, you can let it ring by clicking on “Ring” at the bottom left.
· You can also click on Recover at the bottom left if you couldn’t locate your device.
· This will redirect you to your Google account page where you can ring or sign out of your Google account on your lost phone so that no one else can access it.
· You also have the option to Lock your phone, Try calling your phone , Reach out to your carrier and Consider erasing your device.
Find a stolen phone locate, ring, erase

Are you not able to locate your phone?

There are three reasons that might cause the steps above not to work:
  1. Your device location is turned off.
  2. Your device is turned off or not connected to the internet. Just keep trying to track it until its switched on or it connects to Google’s services again.
  3. It’s possible that the thief has signed out your Google Account on the device. If that happens, neither the find my device app nor the Google search tool will be able to locate the device, since this features only works when the device is logged into your Google Account.
  4. Your phone has been formatted by the thief.
To protect your new Android smartphone from being stolen, install a tracking app or an anti-theft app. Make sure you configure all the necessary settings correctly.

When you are able to locate your phone don’t try to recover it yourself. I have heard about a guy who tried to recover his stolen phone by himself at Kogi state in Nigeria but he was kidnapped instead.

Have you ever been able to recover your stolen smartphone? Which app did you use to find your lost phone?

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Monday, May 22, 2017

How to Get Free Data on Etisalat Nigeria

How to Get Free Data on Etisalat Nigeria

Browse free on Etisalat

Do you want to browse free on Etisalat? I know most of you like the idea of free browsing on the fast Etisalat network.

Etisalat Nigeria announced the new My Etisalat Mobile App on their Facebook page.
Free browsing when you download my Etisalat mobile app for Nigerians

You will receive free 200 mega bytes of data when you download, register and activate the App. This isn't a cheat it's a legitimate data that can be used on any device. It can be used to view any website of your choice.

How to Get  Free 200MB  on Etisalat

  1. To get this free MB you will have to download and install My Etisalat Mobile App from Google playstore for Android devices or ITune for iPhone.
  2. Launch the app and register or sign up with your etisalat number. You also have the option to sign up with social media like Facebook or Google plus.
  3. You will receive the 200MB after 24 hours of successful registration.

Everyone with an Etisalat line is eligible for this reward. Therefore, this reward is available for all Etisalat customers. Just make sure you register with your Etisalat number.

Friday, May 19, 2017

List of Jumia Pick UP Stations In Nigeria

List of Jumia Pick UP Stations In Nigeria

Jumia pick up stations in Nigerian towns and states

Jumia is the largest online shopping mall in Nigeria. You get to buy products at affordable prices. You have the option to pay on delivery when you buy some products. When you buy a product on Jumia, you can choose the option for the goods to be delivered to your office or you can pick them up from Jumia pickup stations in Nigeria.

Jumia Nigeria has various pick up station in various cities across the country. They have more than 10 pickup stations in Lagos, more than 3 pickup stations in Abuja, Rivers, Ogun and Other states. You will find the address to their entire pick up stations in Nigeria in the table below. This post will be updated as more pickup stations are added


Benefits of Jumia Pick Up Stations in Nigeria

  • You get to enjoy the best price from the largest online store in Africa
  • Your product will be delivered quickly
  • You are charged Lower or Free Shipping fee
  • You can easily return the products if you are not satisfied with it.
  • You have the option to pay on Delivery (POD)
  • You get direct customer relation
  • You can enjoy Home or office delivery
Start Shopping from and Pay On Delivery

Jumia Nigeria Branch Offices and Pick up Stations in major cities and states in Nigeria

Region City Name Address Landmark Opening Hours Map
Lagos Ikeja Ikeja Station 108 Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja Adeniyi Jones Monday-Saturday,
View Map
Lagos Isolo Isolo Station 3, Olufemi,Peters Street, Off Okeho Street,
Ire Akari Estate, Isolo
Ire-Akari Estate Monday- Saturday,
View Map
Lagos Ikorodu Ikorodu Station 58, Owode Ibeshe,road, Aganga bus stop,
Aganga Bus-Stop Monday- Saturday,
View Map
Lagos Ikeja Computer village
5, Pepple Street, Computer Village,
Computer village Monday-Saturday,
View Map
Lagos Yaba Yaba Station 1 Harvey road, off Herbert Macaulay way,
Opposite Our Lady of Apostle
Secondary School
View Map
Lagos Surulere Surulere Station 7 Augusto Close, off Razak
Balogun Street, Surulere
Adelabu Street Monday-Saturday,
View Map
Lagos Festac Festac Station 1st avenue opposite, L close, festac town Close to Rumors Club Monday-Saturday,
View Map
Lagos Abule Egba Abule Egba Station 8 Abiodun Aina,Street, Abule Tailor B/stop,
Abule Egba
Abule Tailor Monday-Saturday,
View Map
Lagos Iyana Ipaja Iyana Ipaja Station House 9B, 11 Road, A Close.
Gowon Estate by RCCG Cathedral
RCCG Cathedral,
Gowon Estate
View Map
Lagos Ajah (Lekki) Ajah Station 3b Powerline road, off Bisi Afolabi street. Akins Bus Stop by Genesis School
off Ado Road
View Map
lagos Lekki Phase 1 Lekki Station 69B Admiralty Way (Inside Swift Network
Building) after Domino Pizza & before
Bukka Huts Restaurant Lekki Phase 1
Admiralty Way Monday-Saturday,
View Map
Lagos Agege Agege Station 10, Agege Motor Road, Mangoro, Lagos Total Filling Station Monday to Saturday,
9am – 5pm
View Map
Lagos VI EMS VI Station EMS/NIPOST Towers, Corner of Adeola
Odeku & Ologun Agbaje
Next to Skye Bank
on Adeola odeku
Monday to Saturday,
9am – 5pm
View Map
Lagos Ikeja EMS Ikeja EMS/NIPOST, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way Next to fire, Service station Monday to Saturday,
9am – 5pm
View Map
Kwara Ilorin Stadium Station No 65, stadium road ilorin close to second stadium gate Monday to Saturday,
9am – 5pm
Kwara Ilorin Tanke Station Pepsi game village, University of Ilorin road, Oke-odo Tanke, Ilorin Opposite Bekadims Hotel Monday to Saturday,
9am – 5pm
Ogun Abeokuta Abeokuta Station 7 Ayodele Avenue, Off Lisabi Elite road,
Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun-State
Opposite Iya Nuru Monday to Saturday,
9am – 6pm
View Map
Abuja Abuja-Lugbe Lugbe Station House 22, 1 (K) Crescent, Sector F,
FHA Lugbe, Abuja
Parkwell Restaurant Monday-Saturday,
View Map
Abuja Abuja-Gwarimpa Gwarimpa Station 3 Oba Adasoji,Street, Works and
housing Estate off 3rd Avenue.
Works and housing Estate Monday-Friday 9am-5pm,
Saturday 10am-6pm
View Map
Abuja Abuja-Garki Garki Station Melita Plaza Suite, D2 & D3, Plot 599,
Gwarjo Close, Off Gimbiya Street, Area II
Melita Plaza Monday-Saturday,
View Map
Benin Benin-Oredo/King Square Benin Station Plot 108, Namuna Street, opposite
Grand Foundation Group of School,
off limit road, off sapele road
Grand foundation
Group of schools
View Map
Enugu Enugu-Independence Layout Enugu Station Impala Plaza, No 4,Ezillo street,
Independence layout, Enugu
WAEC Bus-Stop Monday-Saturday,
View Map
Rivers Port Harcourt-Trans Amadi Trans-Amadi Station Plot 277/ 278, Trans-Amadi Industrial layout , PortHarcourt Slaughter Bus Stop,
(Opposite Indomie)
View Map
Rivers PortHarcourt-Eliozu Eliozu Station 8 Partner Assembly Street, off GM 1 GU,
Ake road, Eliozu, Rumuduomaya Link Road.
New Road Junction Monday-Saturday,
View Map
Rivers PortHarcourt New
GRA-Phase 1 2 3 4
GRA Station 64 Evo Road GRA, Port-harcourt, Rivers. Evo Road GRA Monday-Saturday,
View Map
Oyo Bodija-Ibadan Ibadan Station 1, Ibrahim Taiwo,Street, Off Favos Road,
New Bodija Estate, Ibadan
Favos junction,
Joanis Guest House
Monday – Saturday,
View Map
Oyo Ibadan UPS Ibadan
95, M.K.O Abiola way, RingRoad,
UPS office, PENIEL building
Adeoyo Monday-Saturday,
View Map
Delta Warri-Efurun Warri Station Plot 11, 37th,Street, DDPA Off West-end Road, off Airport road. Off West-end road, off Airport road Monday-Friday,9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-6pm View Map
Kaduna Angwan-Rimi Kaduna Station 5 Sani Sambo,Avenue off Alkali Road,
Ungwuan Sarki, G.R.A.
SCOA Motors BusStop. Station is Opposite FOHOW International Healthcare Product Monday-Saturday,
View Map
Kano Nassarawa-GRA Kano Station Nuru Guest Inn, Audu Bako way,
Nassarawa GRA
Kano Business, Central District Monday-Friday,
View Map
Ogun Redeemed Camp Redemption Camp Station Km 46, Lagos-Ibadan
Express Way,Block S, Shop 6 & 7, Cannan Land market, Cannanland
Directly opposite CRM Pharmacy, Redemption Camp Car Park C Gate. Monday-Saturday,
View Map
Anambra Onitsha Onitsha Station 52, Limca Road, Nkpor Limca Road Monday-Saturday,
View Map
Imo Owerri Imo Station 47 Njeribako St. off
school road by Weathera
MCC Road Bus-Stop Monday-Saturday,
View Map
Osun Oshogbo-Central Locations Osun Station 35, Obafemi Awolowo Way,
Ajegunle, Oshogbo
By Ostrich Bakery, Ajegunle Monday to Saturday,
9am – 5pm
View Map
Ekiti Ado-Ekiti Central Locations Ekiti Station Oduduwa Textile Complex,
Bashiri Area, Ado-Ekiti
Oduduwa Textile,Complex Monday to Saturday,
9am – 5pm
View Map
Osun Ede Redeemers Uni Block 1, Flat 6, RUN Staff Quarters, Redeemers University, Ede RUN Staff Quarters Monday to Saturday,
10am – 5pm
View Map

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Meet Android Go: Budget Friendly Android Devices by Google

Meet Android Go: Budget Friendly Android Devices by Google

Google announced Android Go at the 2017 Google/io keynote address. Android Go is a new project by Google to launch budget friendly Android devices for developing markets.

Android Go is like an upgraded version of Androidone. Can you remember Infinix Hot 2 the best selling infinix Androidone device that was released in 2015.

Unlike Androidone Google plans to make every part of the Android Go budget friendly. Read more below

Features of Android Go

The Android Go is a lightweight version of Android OS.

It's focused on devices with low specs. The OS can run smoothly on device with less than 1GB of RAM.

Modified apps (small size and with data saving features) for Android Go devices will be Available on the Google play Store.

The apps will be less than 10MB and should run well on devices with low processor or RAM.

The modified apps should work with minimal or no Internet access .

An example of optimised app for the Android Go is the YouTube Go which is an optimized version of the YouTube app.

It comes with a new preview feature that allows you to preview some parts of a video before even loading the video.

After you've seen the preview you can then decide if you are going to watch the video or not. This prevents you from wasting your precious data. If you have access to a free WiFi you can download the video and watch it offline later.

You can even share the video you downloaded with friends using Android Go devices via peer to peer transfers.

Google has not announced hardware partners yet. Android Go will be available by 2018.

Hopefully Transsion Holdings (makers of Tecno, Infinix and Itel) will partner with Google and produce cheap phones for Nigerians.

What do you think of Android Go? Do you think this is a good innovation by Google? Let's know in the comments. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Asus Zenfone Go ZB552KL Specifications

Asus Zenfone Go ZB552KL Specifications

Asus Zenfone Go ZB552KL front and back view
The Asus Zenfone Go ZB552KL has been launched in India. It’s a budget smartphone with decent specs at an affordable price. The device features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen display. It packs a 13 megapixel rear camera with a 5 mega pixel front camera. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Asus ZenUI 3.0.
It is powered by Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon processor .It has 2GB RAM alongside 16gb/32gb internal memory and supports MicroSD card up to 128 GB. Find the full specifications of the Zenfone below.

2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - Global
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - Global
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) – India
· Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
· GPRS Yes
· EDGE Yes

· Dimensions 153.4 x 76.4 x 10.9 mm (6.04 x 3.01 x 0.43 in)
· Weight 168 g (5.93 oz)
· SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
· Type IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, 16M colors
· Size 5.5 inches (~71.2% screen-to-body ratio)
· Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density)
· Multitouch Yes
· Asus ZenUI 3.0
· OS Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
· Chipset Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
· CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
· GPU Adreno 306
· Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)
· Internal 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
· Primary 13 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
· Secondary 5 MP, f/2.0, autofocus


· Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
· Stand-by Up to 480 h (3G)
· Talk time Up to 16 h (3G)
· Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
· Loudspeaker Yes
· 3.5mm jack Yes
· Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
· WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR
· Radio FM radio
· USB microUSB 2.0
· Accelerometer, proximity, compass

· Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Glamor Red, Sheer Gold, Glacier Gray, Silver Blue
· Announced: 2017, May
· Launch and Availability: Exp. release 2017, May
· United States: $130
· India: Rs. 8,300
· Nigeria: N40,000

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Samsung Z4 Speccification, Review with Tizen OS

Samsung Z4 Speccification, Review with Tizen OS

Samsung Z4 Tizen Os
Tizen OS is struggling to gain a sizable share  in the smartphone market. Although, its doing fine in the smart watch market. Samsung has announced the Samsung Z4 running Tizen OS 3. The Samsung Z4 which is a budget device will be launched in India first. The phone will be available only in emerging markets just like other phones from Samsung running the Tizen OS.
Read Also:
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Specification and price
Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime Specifications and Price
The Samsung Z4 runs on the Tizen OS 3 .It has a 4.5-inch touch screen with curved display. The phone measures 132.9 x 69.2 x 10.3 mm In dimension. It weighs 143g. It is 4G LTE enabled and has support for Single and Dual SIM options.
It has 1 GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage with support for expandable storage via a microSD, up to 128 GB.
The phone packs a 5 megapixel autofocus back camera with dual LED flash. It has a 2 megapixel front camera with LED flash. It shipped with a 2,050 mAh non removable Li-ion battery.

Samsung Z4 Specifications

Network and Software
  • GSM: GSM
  • 3G: HSDPA
  • 4G: LTE
  • SIM Type: Single and Dual SIM options
  • OS: Tizen OS 3
  • Dimensions: 132.9 x 69.2 x 10.3 mm
  • Weight: 143 g
  • Display: 4.5-inch, 480 × 800 pixels (207 PPI), 2.5D curved glass touchscreen
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
  • Build: Plastic
  • Colours: Black. Gold
  • Processor Type: Quad-core 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
  • Processor Name:
  • Graphics Processor:
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB (SIM 2 slot)
  • Rear: 5 megapixel, f/2.2, autofocus camera with dual LED (dual-tone) flash
  • Video recording: 720p @ 30fps
  • Front-facing: 5 megapixel, f/2.2, LED flash
  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Video Support: MP4/WMV/H.264 player
  • FM Radio:
  • Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0; USB On-The-Go
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2,050 mAh
  • Announced: May 2017
  • Availability: May 2017)
  • Launch Price: To Be Announced

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Infinix System Update App: makes Installing OTA update easier

Infinix System Update App: makes Installing OTA update easier

Infinix system update app

Infinix mobility has launched a new system update app to make downloading and installing OTA updates on Infinix android phones seamless. This is good news for Infinix smart phone users. The app will eliminate most problems you encounter while trying to download an OTA update file.

Sometimes an OTA update fails to download. At other times the download keeps restarting and when a user is able to download an over the air update, the update fails to install. This is quite annoying and prevents some users from updating their smartphone OS.

The app is called "System Update" it helps Infinix smartphone users download OTA software updates faster and with less hassles. The new Infinix phone update app downloads available software updates at faster download speeds. Infinix Mobility promised that it also eliminates the problem of restarting updates and update-failed errors.


  • Download Infinix System Update app.
  • Install the APK file you downloaded from above.
  • Launch the app
  • The app will search and display the OTA update that’s available for your device.
  • Tap on “Download” to start the download of the OTA software update.
  • Install the OTA update when the download is successful.
Note: Before installing an OTA update
  • Unroot your phone if it’s rooted. This will prevent you from bricking your device.
  • Your battery must not be lower than 60%. If its low, plug it in to a power source. The update might take some time and you don't want the installation to be interrupted. 
Clicking on install will cause your device to reboot, the OTA update will install by itself. Once the installation is complete, your smartphone will restart and you should see the new and improved OS version on your device. Over the air updates brings new features and improvements as well as bug fixes.


  • Infinix S2.
  • Infinix Zero 4
  • Infinix Note 3
  • Infinix Hot 4.
Update your phone by downloading the new Infinix Update app.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Opera is Reborn: Let's You Chat On WhatsApp while You Work

Opera is Reborn: Let's You Chat On WhatsApp while You Work

Opera Reborn WhatsApp fb messenger Telegram gif

Do you miss using WhatsApp or Facebook messenger when browsing on your laptop? This new opera update will please you.
Opera just launched a new browser that integrates messaging apps to its sidebar.
The browser is Codenamed Reborn, the browser lets you chat with friends on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Telegram on a side window while you work on the main browser.

Other chat messaging apps such as WeChat and Viber are not supported yet, although the company tells CNET it is working to make them available soon.
In terms of user base, Opera is way behind Google Chrome and Apple's Safari, but has worked on bringing better features to its browser.

One of such feature is the ad-blocking and currency converter introduced last year.
Opera Reborn
The ad-blocker feature blocks intruding ads from the browser while the built-in currency converter allows online shoppers to see converted rates simply by highlighting the price of a product or service.

What can I do on Opera Reborn
You can chat.
You can share photos
You can sign in and sign out of a messaging app on the browser.
You can pin supported messaging apps to the sidebar as shortcuts. This makes it easier to toggle between tabs or windows.

"Using WhatsApp on Opera is exactly the same as using the web service," said Krystian Kolondra, Opera's Executive Vice President of Desktop on potential privacy concerns. "Like other browsers and websites, Opera does not have access to any information shared or transmitted via this service."

Do you still use Opera browser on your laptop? Will you start using it again because of the added features.

Did you like this article? Don`t neglect your friends, share this right away.
You can read more on Opera's blog

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gionee A1 with 4GB RAM now Available in Nigeria

Gionee A1 with 4GB RAM now Available in Nigeria

Gionee A1 black colour

Gionee A1 is a 5.5inch Android phone. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Amigo UI 4.0.

Gionee A1 Specs Review

Display, Fingerprint, Processor and Memory

You will love the crystal clear 5.5-inch 2.5D display with Gorilla glass 3. It has curved edges and corners with smooth elegant lines and corners.

You will find the fingerprint sensor at the front. It is built into the home button just like that of the iPhone.

The Gionee A1 is equipped with a 2.0 GHz Helio P10 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB internal storage, and a huge 4010 mAh battery. There is 18W fast charger too, so it gets topped up in no time .

Another exciting feature of the smartphones is an infra-red blaster for controlling your appliances.

In simple terms, the Gionee A1 is an all-around complete package.

Camera and Software

The Gionee A1 has a 16 megapixel front-facing camera that's excellent for selfies. The rear camera is a 13 megapixel snapper.

In terms of OS, you have the latest Android OS – Android 7 Nougat – running underneath Gionee's Amigo user interface. As much as I am not a fan of Amigo, the one we have here is very smooth and refined.

Gionee A1 Benchmark Test

Mobilityarena performed benchmark tests for the Gionee A1. Here are the results for Geekbench and AnTuTu:

Geekbench 4: 741 Single-Core; 3017 Multi-Core
AnTuTu 6: 49,369

See Also:

Gionee A1 Specifications


GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G: LTE bands 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 7(2600) / 38(2600) / 39(1900) / 40(2300) / 41(2500
SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro SIM, Nano SIM dual stand-by)

OS and Design

OS: Android 7.0 Nougat + Amigo UI 4.0
Dimensions: 154.5 x 76.5 x 8.3 mm
Weight: 182 g
Display: 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 PPI), 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors: Fingerprint, Infra-red, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
Build: Metal
Colours: Grey. Black. Gold.


Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-core 2.0 GHz
Processor Name: Mediatek MTK6755 P10
Graphics Processor: Mali T860
Internal Storage: 32 GB
External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB (SIM 2 slot)


Rear: 13 megapixels, SONY IMX 258, f/2.0 lens, autofocus, PDAF, LED flash
Video recording: 1080p @ 30fps
Front-facing: 16 megapixels, f/2.0 lens, LED flash


Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Audio: MaxxAudio
Loudspeaker: Mono
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes


Bluetooth: v4.0
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSB v2.0, USB-On-the Go
Charging: 18W Fast Charge
Battery: 4,010 mAh
Announced: February 2017
Availability: March 15, 2017
Launch Price: EUR 349 / NPR 35,999 / US$ 679 about ₦89,000 in Nigeria.

Where To Buy the Gionee A1 in Nigeria

You can buy the Gionee A1 at Nigerian online stores like Jumia and konga.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

How to: find a Vertical Pipe “|” symbol on your Android keyboard

How to: find a Vertical Pipe “|” symbol on your Android keyboard

What is a vertical Pipe Symbol?
A vertical pipe symbol |, also referred to as a vertical bar is a computer keyboard key "|" with two vertical lines placed above one another. It looks like a full vertical line.

From Wikipedia
The vertical bar ( | ) is a computer character and glyph with various uses in mathematics, computing, and typography. It has many names, often related to particular meanings: Sheffer stroke (in logic), verti-bar, vbar, stick, broken bar, vertical line, vertical slash, bar, glidus, obelisk, or pipe.

Some smartphone users find it hard to locate the vertical bar symbol "|" (also referred to as the "pipe" symbol) on their keyboard. Sometimes it not obvious where this character is on a given keyboard.

This tutorial will show you how to locate the vertical pipe | character on selected Android keyboards.

How to Insert the vertical pipe symbol on an Android Smartphone

Inserting the vertical bar on Android is easy if you know where to look. The symbol position depends on the keyboard you are using.

I will show you how to find the symbol on the Android keyboards listed below
  1. SwiftKey keyboard
  2. Google keyboard
  3. Ginger keyboard
  4. Hackers keyboard

How to Insert the Pipe symbol using SwiftKey

Vertical Pipe symbol on SwiftKey keyboard

  • Open SwiftKey keyboard
  • Tap on numbers 123 key
  • Tap on symbol {&= key
  • You will find the pipe | symbol above the § key and below the < key.

How to Insert the Pipe symbol using Google keyboard

Vertical pipe symbol on Google Keyboard

  • Open Gboard
  • Tap on the ?123 key.
  • Tap on the =\< key
  • You will find the pipe symbol key above the € key

How to Insert the Pipe symbol using Ginger keyboard

Vertical bar on Ginger Keyboard
  • Launch Ginger keyboard
  • Tap on the numbers 123 key
  • Tap on the  ALT key
  • You will find the pipe symbol above € key

How to Insert the Pipe symbol using Hackers Keyboard
Vertical pipe symbol on Hacker's keyboard
  1. Launch hackers keyboard
  2. Long press or tap and hold the ' key then slide your fingers to the left to select the pipe | key.

What is a pipe key used for?

The vertical bar is used in numerous ways. Some: are listed below.

  • The double pipe "||" is used to represent an OR Operator and boolean statement in programming
  • A single pipe | serves as a delimiter in a text file.
  • It is used in MS-DOS, Linux console or Windows command line to display commands output one page at a time.

There are numerous uses for the pipe symbol. What do you use the pipe symbol for?