Philips smartphones have reentered into the Indian boundaries with the launch of a slew of phones including W6610, W3500 and S308. Besides these phones, the vendor has also launched a feature phone dubbed E130. As the mid-range smartphone segment is witnessing numerous offerings constantly, here is a detailed look at the specifications of the Philips W6610 smartphone priced at Rs 20,650. The handset has only one highlight and it is none other than its strong battery.
Camera and Internal Storage
The Philips W6610 has an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and flash for better low light photos and has a 2 MP front-facing snapper that can help in making video calls and clicking great selfies. As there is nothing great about the camera in this smartphone, it is pretty much disappointing for a phone that is priced so high. Usually, phones in this price range come with advanced camera units with attractive features that can enhance the user experience.
The internal storage is 4 GB and it can be expanded up to 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card. The storage space is average even for an entry-level smartphone. However, those users who feel it is too low to save all the necessary content can always expand this up to 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card.
Processor and Battery
The processor used in the Philips W6610 is a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor that is backed up 1 GB of RAM, which is again a common factor for most of the devices carrying budget price tags. This processor and RAM combination is expected to deliver acceptable levels of performance and multi-tasking. But, there are many phones in this price range boasting octa-core or quad-core processors paired with 2 GB of RAM.
Battery capacity used in the Philips W6610 is an impressive 5,300 mAh unit that is rated to pump in a stunning backup of 33 hours of talk time, 16 hours of web browsing and 1604 hours of standby time. Such a battery is never seen in smartphone and it will surely set a new standard in terms of power management.
Display and Features
The display on the Philips W6610 is a 5 inch IPS panel boasting a qHD resolution of 960×540 pixels. This amounts to an acceptable pixel density of 220 pixels per inch that is average for an entry-level phone. Also, the IPS panel is said to deliver excellent viewing angles and good color reproduction. But, the screen resolution is too low and comparatively there are many phones in this price bracket packing HD and FHD resolutions.
The software is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Philips has not talked about any future updates. Further, the dual SIM smartphone packs connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and 3G.
As the battery is the only major highlight of the Philips W6610, the handset will definitely compete with the likes of those smartphones that also come equipped with strong battery. Some of the notable mentions include Micromax A96 Canvas Power, Xolo Q3000 and Lenovo IdeaPhone P780.
|Display||5 inch, qHD|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||8 MP/ 2 MP|
What we Like
- Juicy battery
- Large display
What we Dislike
- Low Internal storage
- High price
Price and Conclusion
The Philips W6610 priced at Rs 20,650 is a pretty expensive for a smartphone that has such basic specifications, but the battery of the handset is worth the money. The device is capable of delivering unimaginable backup that can is aspiring. However, apart from the battery the vendor could have included some good aspects such as increased resolution and native storage space.