Saturday, April 16, 2011

Aphone A6 Pro (Dual SIM)


Again, a dual SIM dual standby smartphone, also based on a MediaTek chipset. Aphone A6 Pro is an iPhone 4 clone that runs Android OS.



Name:MediaTek MT6516
CPU:416 MHz ARM9™
Instruction set:ARMv5

Software environment

Embedded:OS: Android 2.2.1 (Froyo)


(width x height x depth):
117 x 62.5 x 9.9 millimetres
Weigth:150 grams


RAM:capacity:256 MB
ROM-capacity:512 MB
Expansion slot:microSD memory card, supporting up to 16 GB

Network support

Primary phone:GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900
Secondary phone:GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900
Data links:GPRS, EDGE


Type:LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size:3.5 inches, HVGA resolution (320 x 480 pixels)


Main (rear):5 megapixels (interpolated) with autofocus
Secondary (front):None


Bluetooth (802.15):Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate
Wireless LAN / Wi-Fi (802.11):  IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
USB:USB 2.0 Client, Hi-Speed (480 Mbit/s)
USB special connector

Satellite navigation

Built-in GPS module:MT6620 chipset
GPS antenna:Internal
Complementary GPS services:  A-GPS (Assisted GPS)

Additional features

Gravity and Proximity sensors
Analog Radio:FM radio (87.5-108 MHz)


This clone is very similar to the original iPhone 4 and as soon as you get it on your hands you'll notice that it was really well built.

The connector to charger / PC is on the bottom of the phone and the 3,5 mm headphone jack is on the top along with the power button.

Without back cover and the battery, you have the access to the two SIM slots. The one in the bottom is the SIM2 slot, while the upper one is the SIM1 slot. You can also see the microSD slot on the right. 


I won't detail so much about the functionality because it has the same features as the HD9. Due to the lower screen resolution (A6 has HVGA screen resolution) when compared to the HD9 (with WVGA screen resolution), you get a noticeable speed increase. And of course, the screen is smaller, which also helps in terms of battery life. With a moderate phone usage, I've noticed that battery can last three days without putting it into charge.

This smartphone comes with a pre-installed Android ROM that includes an iOS theme, making it look almost like the original. If you like, you can then flash the ROM with the pure Android interface.

Video review

I guess that more than reading, you like to see it running, so here's a video of A6:

This video was made with the Android pure UI ROM. If you like you can see the next video, which shows the phone running the original ROM, with the iOS theme.

Final thoughts

As you can see from the video, phone runs Android very smoothly. This is obviously the right resolution (HVGA) for the used processor.

  • Dual SIM Dual Standby
  • Great battery life for a dual SIM smartphone
  • Doesn't support 3G networks


  1. And the GPS works fine or is constantly losing the signal?

  2. Hello,

    GPS works perfectly. On a cold start, it can take around 2-3 minutes to get a fix. On a hot start, I get a position fix in approximately 10 seconds.

    If I was going to buy any phone right now, I would go for this one. Everything works as it should and speed is very acceptable. Great phone.

  3. Hi!

    I have the exact same phone, but i messed up its flash (when i try to read it it only contains 5A-s). Do you have the phone files, and could you share them? Thanx in advance.

  4. bgcngm,

    The hardware of Aphone A6 Pro and MTK HD2/HD9 are not the same?

    If so does your firmware MOD for MTK HD2/HD9 is not compatible with Aphone A6 Pro?

    The Angry Birds runs well on these devices?

  5. The hardware is almost the same... the exceptions are the screen and the camera, so a ROM designed for the HD9 will not work on the A6 (and vice-versa) because of the screen and camera drivers.

    Angry Birds runs very well on the A6 (better than the HD9).

    P.S.: Please stop posting links to other shops. I only support /

  6. could you mod your HD9 rom for supporting this a6 please?

  7. Hi bgcngm,

    Do you know how to root this phone?

    If so, can you explain it to me?

  8. Hi Bruno,

    I have a Ciphone A9 is like Aphone A6 Pro but only has one SIM. My Ciphone also has the same GPS bug.

    Can you provide me only the patch to solve the GPS bug?
    - "Fixed the GPS speed bug (GPS driver was reporting speed in knots instead of meters per second"

    Or, can you provide me your email so we can talk about this?

    My email:


  9. just got mine aphone a6 pro :D

    great device
    for me it's even better than the HD9

  10. can you please share the rom with android pure user interface

    many thanks

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  12. Do you know where can I find the correct ROM files for the Aphone A6 Pro Dual Sim o I can use your MT6516 flashing tutorial on it?