A new Chinese player, Phicomm earlier this week entered the Indian market with its Passion P660 smartphone. Soon after the tech world was abuzz with assumptions about whether it can compete with Xiaomi. Well we don’t have answer to that either.
However, here we have tried to answer another burning question – can Phicomm Passion P660 compete with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G?
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G currently available for Rs 9,999 while Phicomm P660 is priced at Rs 10,999.
The Phicomm P660 is a simple yet attractive phone. It has sharp edges and a slim profile. The phone has a high quality plastic finish all across, which aids grip. It measures 139.5 x 69 x 7.4 mm, making it a fairly slim phone too. The rear of the phone is features the camera, flash, and a speaker. The Phicomm P660 tips the scales at a meagre 110 grams.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G too is a fairly good looking phone but it has a larger footprint, as it measures 154 x 78.7 x 9.5 mm. The phone also weighs 199 grams.
Armed with a 5 inch full HD IPS display, the Phicomm P660 has a pixel density of 441 ppi. Present on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is a 5.5 inch IPS HD display with a pixel density of 267 ppi.
IPS technology means that the both these phones will have wide viewing angles, and the HD resolution means better clarity and depth.
While we usually reserve the final verdict for the display for our reviews, it is unlikely that the Note 4G will come out on top, as the Phicomm P660 has vastly better specs.
Processor and Memory
The Phicomm P660 runs the Snapdragon 615, an octa-core 1.5 GHz processing unit, with 2 GB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 32 GB, to which you can add another 64 GB via a microSD card.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is equipped with the quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. It is clocked at 1.6 GHz, running with 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage stands at 8 GB, and an additional 64 GB can be added to it via a microSD card.
The Phicomm P660 blows the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G out of the water. It is armed with a superior and newer generation processor, and even offers more storage, making it the clear winner of this round too.
The Phicomm P660 runs on Android KitKat. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G too comes with Android KitKat, but has Xiaomi’s own MiUi interface.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G has a large 3200 mAh battery which can provide 14 hours of talk time on 3G or 775 hours of standby (3G).
The Phicomm P660 runs on a 2300 mAh battery. Unfortunately, they haven’t specified its output.
The Phicomm P660 has a 13 megapixel primary camera with flash, while in its front lies a 5 megapixel selfie taker. The cameras on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G too have identical specifications, that is, a 13 megapixel primary camera, and a 5 megapixel selfie taker.
Spec for spec, both the phones are alike. You can take a look at the Redmi Note 4G’s camera’s pictures here . The camera test of the Phicomm P660 will be up soon too!
The Phicomm P660 is a dual-SIM device with 4G, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is a single-SIM device but has other connectivity options as in the P660.
The Phicomm P660 might be costlier, but it outdoes the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G in several departments, right from the looks, to the display, processing capability, storage, and connectivity too! The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G does have the advantage in screen size (not resolution), and battery too. The camera too is a stalemate as of now, thanks to the identical specs.
We will soon review the Phicomm P660 which will clear all your doubts about the phone.