The Indian smartphone market is expected to become the world’s second largest by 2019, seeing which smartphone manufacturers all over the world want to have their share of the piece in the smartphone market. Phicomm is yet another Chinese smartphone manufacturer in the long list of Chinese companies that have launched their smartphone in India. The Phicomm Passion 660 was launched this year in June and featured with 5 inches LCD Capacitive Screen powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and 13 MP rear camera. The phone offers advanced flagship features under sub-10000 price range, thus qualifying it as one of the best smartphones in the market.

Phicomm Passion 660 Introduction

Phicomm Passion

Design Specifications

The design of Phicomm Passion 660 is completely flat, with its sharp edges and flat display taking up the most area of the front panel and the three soft capacitive buttons are located at the bottom side of the front panel. A silvered metal look runs along the edges of the phone, which gives a very aesthetic appearance to the phone. The entire frame is made with a high-quality magnesium alloy, which is very impressive seeing the price range you get to have this phone. The back cover is ergonomically designed to provide a firm grip with its matte finish. The volume rocker button is provided to the left while the power button and the SIM slots are to the right of the phone. MicroUSB port is provided on the bottom while the 3.5mm audio jack is provided on the top of the phone. On the rear side, you can find the camera with LED flashlight. The speaker grille could be found towards the bottom right of the phone.The phone is handy with its dimensions as 139.5 x 69 x 7.4 mm, which makes it easy to use with one hand only. Weighing 110 grams, it feels like a feather when held in the hand and so could be used for long duration of time.

Phicomm Passion Sleek Design

Display Features

The Phicomm Passion 660 features a 5inches FHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors and provides a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The phone is multi-touch enabled and produces very bright and vivid colors, all thanks to its 441 ppi pixel density. There are no problems associated with the phone’s display such as issues concerning the color reproduction and saturation. The screen provides a wide viewing angle and poses no challenge when used under bright sunlight. Overall, the display is very impressive and there are no issues concerning it.

Memory Storage

The Phicomm Passion 660 comes with a 32GB internal memory which can be expanded to 64GB using the MicroSD card slot provided in the phone. The phone comes with a 2 GB RAM.

Processor

The phone is powered with MSM8939 Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset clocked to 1.5 GHz Octa-Core processor. It’s a pleasurable experience using this phone, as there are no stuttering or lags observable, whatsoever. The phone offers a seamless experience, all thanks to its 2 GB RAM while the apps open instantly too.  There is a mild heating observed while using the phone continuously, but it’s a common problem associated with all smartphones now. The processor is powerful and performs brilliantly in the benchmark test with Quadrant and AnTuTu scores at 16,168 and 30,216 respectively. The phone plays heavily encoded 1080p videos with some observable tearing while occasional lag was observed when higher endgames were played on the phone, but it plays light games seamlessly.

Camera Features

The Phicomm Passion 660 is provided with a 13 MP primary camera with Sony-built Exmor IMX 214 sensor and a 5-element lens. The primary camera provides decent images and comes with an LED flashlight while the secondary camera is provided with 5 MP that is capable of taking wide range selfies. Video recording is done in frames like 1080p@30fps. The primary camera also features timer, face detection, exposure, anti-banding and white balance. The camera takes amazing pictures in broad daylight as it captures the fine details and colors while the performance in dim light is also great. The phone doesn’t have the Panorama mode and the HDR mode is named as the ‘Sunset’ Mode.

Phicomm Passion Camera

Battery Backup Life

The Phicomm Passion 660 is provided with Non-removable 2300 mAh Li-Ion battery that works quite well. The battery is really mediocre as you have to charge it mid-day if heavy usage is done on the phone.

Technology Aspects

The phone runs on Android OS version 4.4.4 Kitkat with the help of Phicomm’s interact UI Skin which features an app drawer and runs smoothly. The UI offers limited customization options than compared to other UI’s, It is very clean and organized. The UI is not tweak-friendly and customizable than compared to other UIs present in the industry. The device has an interesting feature such as a pedometer, barometer, and compass, which is really impressive in its price range. Other hardware-based specifications include Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth connectivity, along with the regular set of sensors. Hybrid Dual SIM is provided in the phone as the second nano SIM slot can also be used as a MicroSD slot while the SIM also supports 4G. The speaker provided in the phone is weak and so you have to use earphones to enjoy music on the phone.

Conclusion

The Phicomm Passion 660 is the best smartphone for the users searching for a budget smartphone with advanced specs, like 4G support and a high-resolution screen. The phone offers something unique to its users, thus giving them a chance to own a smartphone that performs amazing functions without being heavy on your budget.  The Price ofPhicomm Passion 660 in India is INR 9,000. The phone has received a feature score of 81, which is impressive and if you are thinking of buying this phone, now is the best time.