Lenovo S660 first look and hands on
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The Lenovo S660 comes with a brushed metal similar to the larger and more powerful S860. Keeping the similarities going, the S660 also comes with quite a large battery, which results in a thickness of 9.3 mm. The smaller overall size makes it easy to hold and use with one hand however.
The S660 comes with a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display, with a qHD (960 x 540) resolution. You do get the brightness associated with IPS displays, and the colors come through quite well, even though they they might seem to be washed out at times.
Under the hood is the same 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek found in the other Lenovo smartphones that were just announced, along with 1 GB of RAM. So performance is more than satisfactory for a smartphone at this price point.
Internal storage available is only 8 GB, but you get the benefit of microSD expansion, which should help. The cameras are pretty standard for a low-end to mid-range smartphone, with an 8 MP rear shooter and 0.3 MP front facing camera.
What is actually impressive is the battery that attributes to the thickness, with a capacity of 3,000 mAh, which should keep the device going for a while.
Once again, you get the customized UI by Lenovo that does away with the app drawer, which does take some getting used to, and if you download a lot of apps or widgets, your homescreens could get cluttered very quickly. However, taking advantage of some of the organizational tools, like creating folders, should help you out a little bit. You also get the full DOit suite of apps that Lenovo expanded recently. to help you get the most out of your device.
Priced at $229, the Lenovo S660 is aimed more towards the international emerging, which features such as dual-SIM support that are very popular in regions like India. In some ways, the Lenovo S660 is looking to take on the Moto G which has recently also made its way to such markets.
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