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Old 20-01-2015, 10:09 PM   #1
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Lenovo A916 - $200 5.5' Dual 4G SIM

Anyone using this?
Looks very similar to the Redmi Note 3G specs except its Dual 4G, Kit Kat, lighter, and only 1Gb ram.

The casing looks super similar to the Samsung Note back.

Tempted, considering its half the price of the Nubia Z7 Max.


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Old 20-01-2015, 10:26 PM   #2
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Looks interesting...
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Old 20-01-2015, 10:46 PM   #3
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Looks interesting...
I think the only drawback here is the 1Gb Ram.
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Old 20-01-2015, 10:53 PM   #4
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"YES it has two sim slots , but at a time only one works. . if you need to use your another sim (which is only 2g supported , btw) you have to select it in the sim management and it will restart the phone for you 2nd sim and guess wht, now your 1st sim is useless." Quoted from qoo10 customer review. I think lenovo k3 is a better option if you don't need a bigger screen, also less than $200.

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Old 21-01-2015, 12:09 AM   #5
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"YES it has two sim slots , but at a time only one works. . if you need to use your another sim (which is only 2g supported , btw) you have to select it in the sim management and it will restart the phone for you 2nd sim and guess wht, now your 1st sim is useless." Quoted from qoo10 customer review. I think lenovo k3 is a better option if you don't need a bigger screen, also less than $200.
Seems like dual active, don't bother.

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Old 21-01-2015, 09:03 AM   #6
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Seems like dual active, don't bother.
Its not dual active, dual active means both are active at the same time (data, calls can use at the same time)

Its dual sim, single standby (as replied from qoo10 seller), so its not real dual sim, probably a dual sim card holder inside (on a single sim phone)

Is this HP is duel sim or Single sim?

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Dual sim,single stand by
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Old 21-01-2015, 09:51 PM   #7
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Its not dual active, dual active means both are active at the same time (data, calls can use at the same time)

Its dual sim, single standby (as replied from qoo10 seller), so its not real dual sim, probably a dual sim card holder inside (on a single sim phone)

Is this HP is duel sim or Single sim?

[Re] Sim Card
Dual sim,single stand by
I was assuming it works similiar to the Redmi devices. 1 slot is 3G and the other is 2G. Data only on 1 slot which normally would be the 3G slot. Thus the need to swap card slots when using local sim overseas.
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Old 22-01-2015, 10:48 AM   #8
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Its not dual active, dual active means both are active at the same time (data, calls can use at the same time)

Its dual sim, single standby (as replied from qoo10 seller), so its not real dual sim, probably a dual sim card holder inside (on a single sim phone)

Is this HP is duel sim or Single sim?

[Re] Sim Card
Dual sim,single stand by
Lenovo just release new ROM last month Dec'14 to support dual standby. Below is the link to the download the ROM which only support Eng/CN.

(blog.cellphonemic.com/?p=624) can't post URL link


Below is the step to active the dual standby after upgrade to the latest ROM.
Activation Steps:
1: Input *#*#5448264#*#* on the dialpad
2: A916 will automatically restart then
3: Setting~SIM management~Standby Mode~Dual Standby~Activate
4: Dual SIM card dual standby available
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Old 22-01-2015, 12:03 PM   #9
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Lenovo just release new ROM last month Dec'14 to support dual standby. Below is the link to the download the ROM which only support Eng/CN.

(blog.cellphonemic.com/?p=624) can't post URL link


Below is the step to active the dual standby after upgrade to the latest ROM.
Activation Steps:
1: Input *#*#5448264#*#* on the dialpad
2: A916 will automatically restart then
3: Setting~SIM management~Standby Mode~Dual Standby~Activate
4: Dual SIM card dual standby available

Steady ...
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Old 29-01-2015, 09:59 AM   #10
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now on offer, limited sets @ $169, not bad as a standby, 2nd set.
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Old 29-01-2015, 03:37 PM   #11
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So Gd meh this phone?

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Old 29-01-2015, 10:49 PM   #12
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Hoping for somebody to review.
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Sorry to this thread!

I am also want to know if this phone is good.. now the PC Show 2015 is selling @ $159.

Still considering on this..

Anyone can help?
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:36 AM   #15
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Sorry to this thread!

I am also want to know if this phone is good.. now the PC Show 2015 is selling @ $159.

Still considering on this..

Anyone can help?


if the dual sim activate/unlocked then will be good.
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