The Android phone with a QWERTY keypad
Display, Keypad and configuration
Physical QWERTY keypads are dying in the wake of touchscreen smartphones, but LG has decided to revive it in its Optimus Pro C660 which is a touch and type phone with a QWERTY keypad. Featuring a 2.8 inch IPS LCD display with a display resolution of 240x320, this phone is powered by QualcommÂs 800MHz processor augmented with 256MB of RAM. Although the chipset is good, the phone stutters opening simultaneous applications due to its limited RAM. The phone runs on Android v2.3. Gingerbread which is a bit outdated.
Camera and Storage
The phone comes inbuilt with a 3MP Primary camera which is capable of clicking shots at a resolution of 2048x1536 pixels. Along with this, it is also capable of video recording at 24fps in multiple formats. The camera features multiple settings and in spite of being only limited to 3MP, can give you very decent shots. The pictures clicked and other media formats can be stored in the 512MB internal storage, or in the 32GB external slot via a microSD card.
Connectivity and Battery
The phone is a single sim multi band GSM handset and it supports 3G with a maximum downlink of 3.6MBps, along with this, it also supports Bluetooth v3.0, Wi-Fi and assisted GPS to ensure that connectivity is not an issue. All this is powered by a 1500mAH Battery which does a decent job of keeping this device running for a whole day comfortably.
With a strong set of features packed in a wide touch and type body, the Optimus Pro C660 is a very interesting phone. Except for its flaws of using an outdated OS with low RAM, this phone delivers a very user friendly experience, and with the ease of accessibility due to a QWERTY keypad, this is worth checking out.