Its OK... That really means it does some jobs well, others alright and doesn't do some at all. It won't run YouTube videos and won't run Skype, which are rather important to me. Its screen and video is great as is the sound but the Bluetooth is poor. Its screen locks occasionally even during a call which means you can't end a call without stripping the battery. The screen sensitivity is a little poor which will disappoint the texters amongst us. However, on a plus......its $150.
if someone fix the touchscreen response and erase all chinese stuff, this will be a great phone. I am sure that the touchscreen can be fixed because is the same hardware than other phones with better response. it must be just an android software fix.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2015Ok phone for the price, dual sim activated. But need help with Skype and Youtube. Clear cache ... moreThey don't seem to work with the latest versions try www.androiddrawer.com for earlier versions. Keep trying the next latest until u get one that works. Skype will work with 5.0.0 look further up the page for the version of YouTube that will work with this phone.
AnonD-403428, 06 Jun 2015Install the apk you want but first you have to tick in settings from other sources.See response further up the page.
AnonD-393991, 06 Jun 2015Click the Settings Menu button. If you don't know which that is, on my phone it's on the ne... moreThis only changes it to the uk or other but it doesn't get rid of all the superfluous Chinese text embedded in the phone.IE when you make a call Chinese appears under the name/network. So how do you remove all Chinese.
I cannot use the tethering facility as on most phones laptop etc u can see it but limited and won't connect but with my surface tablet I can't even find the WiFi connection. Has anyone else had this problem?
Annunakii, 07 Mar 2015How is the camera on this phone? Is the flash good? Can I take night shots?The night shot sucks
asim`, 14 Feb 2015any body tell me about lenovo a 916 tha both sim active?Have you found out to do this as yet pleas .
What are the pros and cons of the Lenovo A916? I'm planning to buy this phone. Thanks!
anas, 27 May 2015i got problem with skype and youtube...You can load older versions of Skype and YouTube from www.androiddrawer.com. YouTube 5.17 and Skype 5.0.0 works on my a916
Finally, i found whats the solution for the screen sensitivity for this phone. Many in reviews i found that all a916 users keep on talking bout the screen is not that sensitive, now i found it is not the screen is not sensitive, but the phone act already have its screen protctor. We dont need to buy new one coz its already had one. It bcame less sensitive becoz its doubled! Hope it helps.. Hee xoxo love yall..
Does any one know how can you get rid of the Chinese text on the phone? Does anyone else have problems with Skype? It downloaded ok but won't open.
Hello, im intrested to buy this phone in Malaysia. After read some review here found this phone got major problem like touch screen not responsive and hard to touch.
Will u still recommend me to buy this or better buy lenovo A816?
about the problem of typing i solve it by disable the spell checker and the mobile working very very fast typing.
go to setting\ language & input \ remove the green check from the spell checker, and enjoy
really i am so happy to find a solution for this problem.
please check and feedback.
Why the simcard slot #2 is not working in USA,and when I make a call to Philippines using AT&T network,once they answer after 10 seconds the phone is automatically hang-up,any Idea Thanks,
I use this phone to call in the Philippines using AT&T (USA) but once they answer my call after 10 seconds the phone is automatically hang -up,and the simcard slot #2 is not working in USA,any opinion,Thanks.
(1)Further to my previous reviews, more serious gremlins have appeared. I live in Australia and am going on vacation to Europe. On my old Medion phone, I downloaded the Map of Italy, Map of France etc, and using ESfile explorer moved all the maps to the SD card. When I entered a country, I'd copy the relevant map across to internal storage where I'd taken it from, and all worked well...........
(2)With the A916 I installed the Map of Australia, Map of Italy and Map of Croatia from Playstore, and while there was still plenty of space - I started getting "Insufficient Storage" errors with other apps I tried to install. So I moved the maps across to the SD card, and still had Insufficient Storage, despite the phone being very empty. So I uninstalled all those Map apps, and still had the Insufficient Storage error..........
(3)I tried numerous fixes spelled out when I Googled the error, including a cache cleaner app, but nothing worked..........
(4) In the end I had to do a Factory Reset. Only problem was, when the phone came on it was all in Chinese. It took me a while to figure out how to get English back (I've spelled it out in response to the chap with the same problem). Anyhow, the phone is working fine now, but downloading those Maps again has me worried......
(5) I was also having great difficulty getting my Bookmarks from my laptop across to the phone. I got nowhere trying to sync from Opera and Firefox, got a bit further using Maxthon (I could see the connections) but finally got them synced using Maxthon in the phone and in a desktop, which uses the direct cable to the internet rather than Wifi. Regards.
sbw, 22 May 2015How can I remove all the Chinese from the phone?Click the Settings Menu button.
If you don't know which that is, on my phone it's on the next screen to the right of the screen that has the digital clock, and second from the left on the bottom row (above the phone dialer row)
When the menu comes up, scroll down to the third area where you see icons that look like an upside down tear drop, then a lock, then an A inside a square box. Tap the A in the box and a new menu pops up. Click on the first entry to change the language.