Lenovo has launched the S660 smartphone, which it had first unveiled at MWC in February this year. This is the company’s mid-range smartphone offering which has been priced at Rs 13,999.
In terms of specifications, the Lenovo S660 comes with a 4.7-inch qHD display with 960×540 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek 6582m quad-core processor with Cortex A7 and Mali 400 GPU, paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 32GB using a microSD card. On the photography front, it sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera.
Connectivity options in the phone include support for dual-SIMs and 3G (HSPA+) network, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS/AGPS. It houses a huge 3,000mAh battery, which as per the company’s claims give up to 20 hours of talk time on 3G and up to 36 hours of talk time on 2G. The phone runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Priced at Rs 13,999, the S660 will be up against the likes of Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini A200, which also comes with a 4.7-inch display, but offers higher resolution at 720p. Like the S660, this phone too runs on 1.3GHz MediaTek 6582 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, but lags behind in terms of internal storage at 4GB. Both the phones offer additional a microSD card slot. On the photography front, the Canvas Turbo Mini A200 also has an 8-megapixel rear camera, however offers a higher 5-megapixel front-facing camera, while the S660 offers a VGA secondary camera. Battery-wise, the S660 gets an edge over the Canvas Turbo Mini A200 with a 3,000mAh battery, while the latter comes with a 1,800mAh battery. The Micromax Turbo Mini A200, however is available at a relatively cheaper price point of Rs 12,990.
Other alternatives of the phone include the Motorola Moto G, which comes with a relatively smaller 4.5-inch display but offers higher resolution at 720p. It runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. The storage space is one of the key differences between the two phones. The Moto G gets a restricted 16GB of internal storage but doesn’t have a microSD card slot. The RAM size, however, is 1GB in both the phones. In terms of camera, the S660 comes with a higher 8-megapixel camera while the Moto G settles for a 5-megapixel camera. The Moto G also boasts a number of additional features like water-proof coating, and runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat version. The phone is also available for Rs 13,999.
|Lenovo S660||Micromax Canvas Turbo A200||Motorola Moto G|
|Display||4.7-inch qHD with 960×540 pixels resolution||4.7-inch HD with 720p pixels resolution||4.5-inch HD with 720p pixels resolution|
|Processor||1.3GHz MediaTek 6582 quad-core||1.3GHz MediaTek 6582 quad-core||1.3GHz Snapdragon S4 quad-core|
|Memory||1GB of RAM/ 8GB of internal memory/ up to 32GB on microSD card||1GB of RAM/ 4GB of internal memory/ up to 32GB on microSD card||1GB of RAM/ 16GB of internal memory/ no microSD card support|
|Android OS||4.2 Jelly Bean||4.2 Jelly Bean||4.4 KitKat|
|Price||Rs 13,999||Rs 12,990||Rs 13,999|