Phicomm Passion P660 / Passion 660 is the new smartphone in India from a Chinese company that has just newly entered the Indian market, and it is a phone with 5-inch display having 1080p resolution, and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB of RAM. Just like always, we are doing a FAQ for the phone so as to get all the most common queries solved.
Before you read them below, do note that we have used the phone for few days before writing this, so whatever the answers are, they are confirmed. If you have anything else to ask, please do so by commenting below.
How is the build quality of Phicomm Passion 660?
The Phicomm Passion 660 is not bad at build but it is made of plastic, except for Magnesium Aluminum alloy on the side frame which gives a good feel, but we have used it only for some time so cannot tell how those sharp edges will affect the user experience. Overall, this is a good built phone with a unibody design.
Does Phicomm Passion 660 have Gorilla Glass or other screen protection?
We have not been told of any screen protection for Phicomm Passion P660, so we guess there is no special glass protection from Corning or any other company, until we get a word from the company for the same.
Is there a screen guard provided by the company in Phicomm Passion 660 package?
Yes there is a screen guard provided by the company in the box package.
Are the navigation buttons having LED backlight?
No, the navigation buttons below the screen don’t light up whenever pressed, and they have a bright line which stays the same.
Does Phicomm Passion P660 have USB OTG support?
No, the Phicomm Passion 660 doesn’t come with USB OTG support.
How much free RAM is there in Phicomm Passion 660 on first boot?
Around 1.29GB of free RAM was seen after a fresh reboot of the phone, and no applications running in the background.
What is the processor and GPU in Phicomm Passion 660?
The phone runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, the MSM8939 chipset along with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
How is the gaming performance on Phicomm Passion P660?
We could not play all the best high-end games but for the ones we tried, i.e. Subway Surfers, Temple Run 2 and Minion Rush, it played those games without any lags or frame drops, but the high end game Modern Combat 5 didn’t do well in this case. There were some lags being seen when the shooting was being done in the game.
Does the Phicomm Passion 660 heat or has any heating issues while playing games?
This might be surprising but the Phicomm Passion P660 is one of the phones that didn’t get heated up much when compared to other phones that ran on Snapdragon 615 chipset. Almost all phone with that processor heated up a lot, but this one stayed normal except while gaming where only a little warming was seen.
How is the camera quality and video recording?
There is a 13-megapixel camera on the back of the phone and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. We have tried using the camera on both low light and bright light conditions, and it was not stable on focusing but when it did, the photos looked good when there was good amount of available light. On low light, the Phicomm Passion 660 struggles in getting the focus. There is a lot of noise seen in the low light photos and there is no way in the app to increase the ISO to take brighter photos when the light availability is low.
How much internal storage is free for user?
Around 12GB of internal storage is available to the user, out of the 16GB ROM.
How much external MicroSD storage is supported by Phicomm Passion 660?
We could try only with a 32GB MicroSD card although the claimed highest capacity supported by the phone is 64GB. The 32GB card was recognised and supported by the Phicomm Passion P660.
Is there a secondary noise cancellation mic on the phone?
Yes, there is a secondary microphone located just beside the camera on the back of the phone. It does help well in reducing the noise.
What are the types of SIM supported by Phicomm Passion 660?
There are two SIM card slots seen on the phone. One is the Micro SIM card slot, and other is a Nano SIM card slot, and that nano SIM slot is the same which can be used to place a MicroSD for storage expansion. So, if you are planing a storage card, you cannot place the secondary nano SIM.
What are the benchmark scores that Passion 660 got?
We conducted different benchmark tests on the Passion 660, and it got the following scores:
- Phicomm Passion 660 Antutu benchmark score: 29017
- Phicomm Passion 660 Quadrant Standard score: 17734
- Phicomm Passion 660 Vellamo Multicore score: 1177
- Phicomm Passion 660 Vellamo Metal score: 885
- Phicomm Passion 660 Geekbench Single-core score: 621
- Phicomm Passion 660 Geekbench Multi-core score: 2581
Pros of Phicomm Passion 660
- Good design, metallic frame adding to it
- MicroSD option, Mi 4i doesn’t have one
- 4G works very well on it, even hotspot works very good
- Some great sensors included, including Barometer and Pedometer
Cons of Phicomm Passion 660
- A poor battery life, doesn’t last long if screen and Data is active
- Not a Dual SIM if you are using MicroSD card
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