Waterproof Lenovo A660 ICS Phone Could have been my perfect mountain biking phone!

Lenovo have really stepped up their game and have moved from bland phones to the type of phones people can really get excited about. The quad-core K860 is a prime example and the waterproof Lenovo A660…. has missed the mark!

While I’m not reporting on the latest Chinese tech news my passion is downhill mountain biking, a sport which isn’t to kind too smartphones! So when I saw news of the dual-core Lenovo A660 I got suitably excited, that is until I saw the camera spec!…

From a looks and design point of view Lenovo have done a sterling job at producing a rugged yet attractive and not overly bulky Android ICS phone. According the Lenovo’s blurb the A660 is waterproof, dustproof and had even managed to get aĀ IP67 certification proving that this phone is made for the rugged outdoors type!

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Even the performance of the A660 should be pretty good as it features a dual-core 1Ghz CPU and Android ICS 4.0 operating system. Lenovo have even managed to squeeze in dual sim support!

But this phone misses the mark big time! When out in the great outdoors, or being extreme, most people want to catch the action in the form of a photo, and as the Lenovo A660 is waterproof what would be cooler than taking a photo of yourself and uploading it to Instagram while swimming with sharks!

unfortunately Lenovo have let us down in both the front and rear camera department as the front is a 0.3 mega-pixel unit while the rear is a 5 mega-pixel camera not quite good enough for capturing bungee jumping, crocodile wrestling or downhill mountain biking!


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  1. Damian
    September 13, 2012

    imo, 5mp is fine assuming the camera quality is good and you’re not doing a lot of cropping… even printing 8×10’s with 5mp should produce satisfying pictures… again, assuming the quality of the camera is decent..

  2. damian
    September 13, 2012

    sad part is they’re still only putting 512mb for RAM… šŸ™

  3. Damian
    September 13, 2012

    Also, Zopo has announced zp100 and zp200 will be upgraded to “plus” versions! have a short article at GizBeat

  4. aian
    July 1, 2013

    I got this Lenovo LePhone as a replacement for my old Nokia, and so far, everything was great. The initial setup went very quickly and easily. I was able to easily transfer all of my old contacts over to the new phone via BlueTooth, so I did not need to copy all of the contacts by hand. The 5 MP camera is great, it creates well focused high resolution pictures that you can easily move to your computer. Impressive! you can also find it at merimobiles.com

  5. Richard Lim
    August 21, 2013

    A more important omission is the lack of a true magnetic compass. A rugged outdoor phone should have compass & high-sensitivity GPS.