This device operates on Android 4.4 which is the the second newest version available.
The A916 has a 5.5 inch screen, placing it on the larger end of smartphone screens. Because its screen is over 5 inches, this phone also qualifies as a phablet. This also means that for most users, the phone will be difficult to use with one hand when compared to phones with smaller screens. The screen has a resolution of 1,280 pixels by 720 pixels, making it a 720p HD screen. Screen sharpness can be measured in the density of pixels per square inch of screen, and at 267 PPI, it's sharper than most smartphone displays.
In terms of battery capacity, which is the best indicator of overall battery life, it holds 2,500 mAh, a massive battery capacity for a phone.
Dimensions and Design
The phone's body is 150 mm high, 77 mm wide, and has a depth of 8.8 mm, 2.2% thinner than an average smartphone in the 5.1 - 5.5 inch screen range. In fact, it's thin enough to have a case and still be thinner than an average phone.
With a weight of 167 grams, it's somewhat heavier than average for a smartphone its size. The phone has a large battery for its size, which weighs it down.
Processor and Memory
The A916 houses an octo core MediaTek MT6592M system on a chip. Its CPU runs at 1.4 GHz, which is a bit higher than average for a phone's CPU. 1,024 MB of RAM means that it has average RAM for a smartphone.
The A916 has a 13 megapixel rear (primary) camera, which will produce high quality photos. Its 2 megapixel front camera makes it an average choice for selfies. It can capture 1080p high definition video with its primary camera, which is second only to 4K in terms of recording quality.
The base model of the A916 has 8 GB of internal storage, which is subpar for storing music and video. Fortunately, you can cheaply expand its storage by as much as 32 GB with a microSD card.