Lenovo A916

Good day.
The smartphone is based on an eight-core processorMediaTek MTK 6592, operating at a clock frequency of 1.4 Ghz. The amount of RAM is 1 GB. The cameras on the Lenovo A916 are rear with a resolution of 13 Mpx and frontal 2 Mpx. The smartphone is powered by a 2500 mAh battery.

Brand: Lenovo
Model: A916
Operating System: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor: 8-core MTK 6592 1.4 Ghz
3D Accelerator: Mali-450 MP4
Internal memory: 8 GB
Expansion slots: microSD, support for cards up to 32 GB
Screen Type: HD, IPS, Touch Screen, Capacitive
Diagonal - 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels
Multi-touch: five points
Data Transfer: GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, LTE
Frequencies: 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 (HSDPA) MHz
4G: FDD-LTE: 1800/2100 MHz
Number of SIM cards: 2 (standard SIM)
Wireless interfaces: WIFI (802.11 b / g / n), Bluetooth 4.0
Navigation: GPS, A-GPS
Cameras: front 2MP, rear 13MP with autofocus and flash
Sensors: Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor
Battery capacity: 2500mAh
Dimensions: 149.5 × 76.6 × 8.7mm
Weight: 172 gr.
The smartphone comes in a light box of cardboard in almost white. On the side there is a sticker indicating the version of the model.

The kit includes:
? smartphone
? 2500 mAh battery
? USB charger
? USB cable for charging and connecting to a computer
? silicone bumper case (transparent)
? screen protector

A charger with an adapter for our 5v 1000mA sockets and a USB cable.

Screen protector.

Silicone Case.

Instructions and warranty card.

This smartphone, of course, will be interesting precisely for the male part of the audience.
The design of the Lenovo A916 cannot be called unique,in fact, we have a regular smartphone with rounded edges and a silver rim. The only feature of this model is the back cover made of plastic, but in appearance and sensations it is very similar to the skin.

Most of the front side is a 5.5-inch screen. Above him are the earpiece, light sensors, proximity and front camera.

Under the screen are the touch sensitive buttons “Menu” “Home” and “Back”.

The back cover is made of plastic, but verysimilar to skin. An imitation of seams is visible on the sides. In its upper part is the main camera with a resolution of 13 MP, a flash and the main speaker. The speaker is a loud call you will hear, even when you are in another room with a closed door or in a very noisy place.

All controls are on the right side, first comes the “rocker” volume control and below the power button (screen lock).

At the upper end placed: headphone jack 3.5 mm. and microUSB connector.
The bottom end is occupied by a microphone.

I want to note that the device is perfectly assembled, all parts are tightly fitted to each other, there are no gaps or backlashes.
Holding a smartphone or controlling it with one hand is not very convenient, which is not surprising with such a diagonal.

Under the cover, we see 2 slots for standard SIM cards and a microSD memory card.

The total weight of the smartphone is 172 grams.

The main place under the back cover is a 2500mAh battery.

Battery weight 44 g.

In everyday use (web surfing, mail, a few videos, the total activity of the screen is 2 hours), you can count on two days of work.
The diagonal of the display is 5.5 inches, the matrix type is IPS, the screen resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels, the multi-touch is supported with up to five simultaneous touches.
The display pleases with high detail, color reproduction and viewing angles.
Indoors or outdoors without strong sunlight, the brightness is quite enough, the picture is clearly visible.
Viewing angles

The screen gives a bright, juicy picture of the color on it looks very attractive.

Multi-touch supports 5 touches.

The smartphone is built on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat). The device has full support for Google Play.
Installed branded Lenovo Launcher.

Launcher has many settings. You can easily download additional topics.

Shutter notification.

Calculator, flashlight, radio.

Call management menu.

The phone works in cellular networks:
? 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
? 3G: WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz
? 4G: FDD-LTE: 1800/2100 MHz
Unfortunately, 4G frequencies are not supported by Russian telecom operators.

The device supports two SIM cards, but in standby mode there can be only one SIM card.
To switch to the second SIM card, a reboot of the smartphone is required.
Fortunately, this was fixed in the new firmware version, where both SIM cards work in the mode
expectations. But the new firmware has a significant drawback is the lack of a Russian language.
But I think that over time, craftsmen will translate the firmware into Russian is just a matter of time.

This device supports Wi-Fi,Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and A-GPS. As for Wi-Fi, then everything is fine. The signal is stable and powerful enough. Next to the router (my Wi-Fi is red), the test results are quite expected.

In the other room.

Wi-Fi Speed ​​Test Result

The result of 3G and GPS speed test.

The smartphone has an eight-core processorMediaTek MTK 6592, operating at a frequency of 1.4 GHz, RAM - 1 GB, internal storage capacity - 8 GB, memory cards up to 64 GB are supported.
As a graphics accelerator acts Mali-450 MP4.
AnTuTu v5.1 showed the best result in 26827 "parrots".

Details of the smartphone in the AnTuTu program.

Information about the phone in the CPU-Z program.

Nenamark 2 v2.4

Antutu 3Drating Benchmark

Vellamo test results.

The smartphone draws heavy games well. For example, Real Racing 3 at maximum graphics settings goes smoothly does not slow down.

The smartphone has two cameras, the main one at 13 MP, and the front one at 2 MP.
In my opinion, the quality of the photos is quite decent.
Of course, the image received by the front camera is slightly worse, but for video calls it’s enough.
Basic camera settings.

More camera settings

The smartphone takes pictures in the resolution of 4160x3120.
Unfortunately, you cannot upload photos in the original resolution to the site, so they are greatly reduced, which affects the quality. The original can be downloaded below the link.
Photo sources: link
Examples of shooting with the main camera

Front camera shooting examples

Video writes with a resolution of 1920x1088


Build quality
Good display
Great camera
High performance
Only one SIM card is in standby
Russified by about 70%
Does not support 4G by Russian telecom operators
Thanks for attention!
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