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Lenovo S660 first look and hands on

The Lenovo S660 completes the trio of budget-friendly smartphones launched by Lenovo at MWC 2014. Here's a quick look and hands on with the device.
March 4, 2014
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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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