Just received the phone today and managed to get it work on dual sim standby, thanks to the instruction posted earlier by someone. It's not so easy to use and the touching is not so responsive as my Samsung Galaxy Note 3. But it's my second phone that can handle my two extra sims (not a drug dealer though - lol) so I didn't want to spend too much on the extra phone. The price in Australia is $195 (from ebay) which reasonably cheap even when compare to simple phones selling in K-Mart or other shopping centre. Will try to get use to it before judging it. Cheers
I'm been using this phone since mid november last year, mine is AP set so chinese word all over but touch screen works well, for games i'm playing monster jam now and you guys know that game is quiet heavy but this phone can run it smooth but cpu gets hot in about 30 minute of playing, the only down side on my phone is it kind a stuck when playing youtube but only on a long video the rest is not a problem for a budget large screen smartphone i gave it 7 out 10.
sim, 02 Apr 2015my a916 also got the screen not sensitive problem, take away the screen protecter can solve pr... moreU mean use a916 without screen protector? Is it good to do so? BTW, my a916 can use both sim. U can try this method like how lots of ppl replied below. Key in *#*#5448264#*#* and the phone will restart itself. It will pop up Chinese words saying that dual Sim activation completed. I m not sure about the memory full, can't u use memory card and set default storage as memory card for more storage space?
malaysia boy, 01 Apr 2015the phone is ok, can play light game like subway surf, but the responsiveness of the touch scr... moremy a916 also got the screen not sensitive problem, take away the screen protecter can solve problem.But now istill have two problems, memory always not enough and dual sim but only can choose either sim 1 or sim2
the phone is ok, can play light game like subway surf, but the responsiveness of the touch screen is not good. i m not sure is it because i got the AP set but not the original set in Malaysia. but the bad responsiveness of the touch screen sometimes annoyed me. i cant really type message properly, have to press harder on the screen to select some words. it is just bad compare to Redmi Note 4G, Meizu M1 Note, Zenfone 6 and even the old galaxy tab 7.0 which i borrowed from friends just to compare the touch screen responsiveness. is my unit a faulty one? any A916 user please verify this, hows the touch screen responsiveness? thanks
AnonD-360594, 06 Feb 2015Yes i already update latest official rom...and dual sim can aktive at the same timeMr faizal..I already try dial that no but not success because exceed like limit of digit.
This phone was purchased as a gift, however, I had to set it up.
One of the bugs has been mentioned often: You must add your contact telephone numbers WITH and WITHOUT the country code in order for the correct name to be displayed in Texts/sms (WITH country code) and when calls are received (WITHOUT country code).
Terrible data reception (bad antenna). I can put this phone and two others side-by-side using the same phone provider. The Lenovo is lucky to get a GPRS signal while both other phones are connected full signal to 3g.
Delayed touch on the screen. It is slow to respond and requires a solid touch.
Full of bloatware that is not needed. Also does NOT use the stock browser; uses maxthon browser for lenovo.
Setting ringtones and notification tones for this phone is terrible as the stock application is beyond buggy!
This is one of the many phones I purchased from etotalk. But I am unhappy with this phone.
OMG i am super frustrated with this phone, I am waiting for Lenovo Vibe shot to come out and buy it because it has an impeccable look....but said to say not for lenovo anymore....i have wasted money about this merchandize, plus the expedited shipping and the tax! bye for this phone and brand...not worth my hard earned money!
siti, 02 Jan 2015HERE HOW TO ACTIVATE BOTH SIM CARD Attention Please: Lenovo A916 Smartphone has dual SIM c... morethere's no such thing as ~standby mode to activate under ~Sim Management, but there is this choices under ~single standby settings if you want activate sim 1 or sim 2 or both but it doesn't work on my phone, are there several versions of this phones settings???
What is a FLASH TOOL??? beside using those *#*# numbers in order for me to use the dual sim of this phone??? Can someone give it to me please. I am frustrated and spent handful amount for the shipment of this phone since I have been a dual phone user way back in Manila for roaming service and so inconvenient to have two phones at the same time. And what should i do if i have that flash tool??
AnonD-360594, 08 Feb 2015Flash latest rom using flashtool... After that dial *#*#5448264#*#* and phone auto restartwhat is a flashtool? can you give it here and before using these numbers: *#*#5448264#*#* i am a bit frustrated with this phone, it's so inconvenient to have 2 cellphones at the same time. thanks in advance for the response.
AnonD-379514, 26 Mar 2015You need to activate the dual SIM mode. Just dial *#*#5448264#*#*
The phone will restart au... morei got this phone last week thru amazon, i have a roaming philippine sim and the other is rogers....it didn't work using this process *#*#5448264#*#*. everything seemed like chinese and there's no english manual. it doesn't have a headset when i opened it. it's frustrating!!
AnonD-379514, 26 Mar 2015You need to activate the dual SIM mode. Just dial *#*#5448264#*#* The phone will restart au... moreNice smartphone but originally not able to be dual sim standby.Thank you very much, now is all right.