Lenovo S660 first look and hands on

March 4, 2014
26 40 2 5

MWC 2014 Coverage brought to you by: Bitdefender Mobile Security & Antivirus for Android.

The Lenovo S660 rounds out the latest series of budget-friendly series of smartphones launched by Lenovo, that includes the S860 and the S850. Here’s our first look and hands on with the Lenovo S660!

Design

lenovo s660 mwc aa (18 of 32)

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.

Display

lenovo s660 sheets mwc aa (1 of 32)

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.

Performance and Hardware

lenovo s660 mwc aa (17 of 32)

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.

Software

lenovo s660 mwc aa (12 of 32)

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.

Gallery
Wrap Up

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.

What do you think of the Lenovo S660? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Comments

  • arq

    I am gonna buy the galaxy S5, but does this come with removable battery. I think i will get this for my younger brother. He wants a cheap mid 4 inch phone.

  • arq

    with a removable battery

  • arq

    Most the current cheap mid 4 inchers dont have so much RAM, and some of them which have it are from local companies, which i am not interested

  • KeithCKlein

    ill buy this one i think, it looks fairly good with so much ram. http://num.to/24-37-76-54-73-45

  • InfoPsyche

    lenovo s660 is a nice mobile. the best thing i love about this phone is its design and screen. http://tech.infopsyche.com/lenovo-s660/