lenovo s660 01The S660 is the most affordable device of the new lineup and features a brushed metal design with fingerprint and scratch resistant rear cover. Powered by a MTK quad-core processor, the round-shaped smartphone offers up to 32GB expandable memory, front and back cameras for a sweet price.

There’s no denying that battery life is the number one concern of a lot of smartphone users, and Lenovo is happy to address this. As you may have seen, the company has just announced its Lenovo S860 with a 4000mAh battery, but what if customers wanted something more affordable, simpler, but with a great battery life as well? That’s where the S660 comes in.

lenovo s660 03It may have a smaller battery capacity, but 3000mAh is still more than what many high-end $600 smartphones have, so it does mean business. Additionally, it has been optimized for long battery life – check the screen: with a 4.7” 960×540 resolution, the display looks nice (remember that RAZR M we reviewed? It looked great) but at the same time it consumes much less power for two reasons: 1/ the smaller screen surface requires less back-lighting 2/ it has only 0.96M pixels, so it requires less power to manage the screen content.

lenovo s660 02

The rest of the phone seem otherwise classic, but I like the plain and modern look of the phone. It’s great to see that “affordable smartphones” doesn’t always equate to cheap plastic and poor user experience. As for what’s inside, check the specs:

  • 4.7” gHD (960×540) IPS touchscreen
  • Android 4.2
  • 9.95mm (0.35”) thin, 0.33lb*
  • Dual SIM card
  • 8MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera
  • 1GB memory, 8GB storage
  • Expandable storage up to 32GB
  • HSPA+ 21Mbps(DL)/ 5.76Mbps(UL)
  • MediaTek 1.3GHz quad-core processor
  • Brushed metal design resistant to scratches and fingerprints
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
  • All day battery life
  • Gravitation, proximity and light sensors
  • UMTS and GSM capable, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 3000mAh (Li-Polymer) replaceable battery

Again, since this is a Dual-Sim phone, I’m guessing that it will hit the Chinese market first, but I wouldn’t mind seeing it in the USA. For that, Lenovo would probably need to add LTE to please our carriers, but if the pricing is right, there’s no harm in having more good-looking affordable phones.

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