Quad-core chip and brushed metal in Lenovo’s dirt cheap Android phone: Lenovo S660 goes official


Lenovo announced a trio of new Android smartphones at MWC, and the Lenovo S660 is the most affordable in the lineup. Yet, it packs the same 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek system chip as the others, a relatively high-res 8-megapixel rear camera, and a brushed-metal finish. Not bad for a device that costs $229 off-contract, is it?

The brushed metal back is said to resist scratches and fingerprints, and it’s definitely one of the highlights of a device in a class where most other gadgets are plastic. It’s not among the slimmest (9.95mm), or lightest (0.33lb) phones out there, but the sturdy material should be appreciated. The other big highlight? A huge, 3000mAh “all day battery” that is also user replaceable.

Apart from that, the Lenovo S660 comes with a 4.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels (qHD), and that relatively low resolution is probably the biggest compromise involved in this phone.

There is a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek chip under the hood (likely, the MT6582) with 1GB of RAM that should be more than enough for delivering a smooth Android experience. Speaking of Android, it comes with 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The Lenovo S660 features an 8-megapixel rear camera (and that’s a higher than the average resolution for its class), and a 0.3-megapixel VGA front shooter. Internal storage is 8GB, but it’s expandable via microSD cards of up to 32GB. Finally, the device also supports 3G connectivity, and dual SIM cards.

All in all, we’re excited to see features like a metal body and a huge battery in such an affordable phone. What about you?

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S660
  • Display 4.7" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Wow, I hope this phone does well when it hits the shelves, a good contender for Moto G's market.

2. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Oh wait, I forgot Lenovo bought Motorola...lol Still, a good offering for a lot of people.

3. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

This phone is awesome. Might even give Moto G a run for its money.

4. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

this phone will last days on heavy use

5. najib1312

Posts: 155; Member since: May 08, 2013

So the only difference between this and its predecessor (S650) is the battery which has increased from 2000mAH to 3000mAH, which makes this one heavier and thicker, but considerably better looking. But too bad this will be onmy available starting June onwards, which is a pretty long gap to wait for. Btw, why the price in USA is so expensive??? When Lenovo announced S650, its price in USA was $229, but I bought one in Malaysia for $175.

6. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Lenovo is going for the battery king throne. Great strategy!

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