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Key Features

  • Android
  • Performance



  • Display


  • Camera



  • Battery

  • 32 GB,
  • Does not support Indian bands

Buy For

  • Curved 3D design
  • High-res display
  • Android based YunOS 3.0
  • Robust configuration
  • Stunning cameras

Premium smartphone with never seen before features

Display and Design

The Philips i966 Aurora flaunts a stunning 5.5-inch LCD multi touch display which boasts of a QHD resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels and a mind blowing pixel density of 534 ppi. Despite being so large, the screen succeeds in posing crisp, rich and razor sharp visuals. With Corning Gorilla Glass v3.0 protection, it can deal with scratches and minor blows aptly. It is the first smartphone with curved 3D design that makes sure that you have lively viewing experience.

It has a thickness of just 8.2mm so that you can easily slip it in your pocket. It features a FIngerprint ID at the back. Both the panels carry a glossy black finish to impart a classy appeal.

Processor and OS

It is powered by a mighty 2.5Ghz quad-core processor sitting on Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset. Assisting the processor is an equally powerful 3GB RAM which gives you the license to deal with high end games while running multiple applications in the background. It runs on YunOS 3.0 which is based on Android and for the first time is being offered with a smartphone.

Camera and Storage

The Philips i966 Aurora is bound to amaze shutterbugs with a 20.7MP rear shooter with presets like f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, Sony IMX220 Exmor RS BSI sensor so that you can capture high quality images even in low light conditions. It has an equally marvelous 8MP front camera with 28mm wide angle lens allowing you to capture great selfies. It has 32GB of onboard memory but lacks a microSD slot.

Battery and Connectivity

The Philips i966 Aurora is fuelled by a powerful 3000mAh Li-ion battery. You can connect it through 4G (selected countries), 3G, WiFi, GPS, USB port, Bluetooth v4.0 and GPRS/EDGE.

Verdict

The Philips i966 Aurora is a premium smartphone built for people who are willing to explore some highly advanced features. It is the first smartphone to possess a curved 3D design. The handset also carries a fingerprint ID and boasts of stunning cameras. The Snapdragon chipset and 3GB RAM can handle anything you throw at it.

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Philips i966 Aurora Price in India

Philips i966 Aurora price in India is expected to be Rs. 36,990

Philips i966 Aurora Specifications

General

Brand Philips
Model i966 Aurora
Operating System Android v
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
Network 4G: Available (doesn't support Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available

Design

Size Compare
Dimensions 153 (H) x 76 (W) x 8.2 (T) mm
Very Good
Dimensions compared to
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This Device
8.2 mm
Average in group
8.2 mm
Best in this group
4.8 mm
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Colours

Display

Very Good
Display compared to
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78%
Average in group
87%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Screen Size
5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
Screen Resolution
1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel Density
534 ppi
Best in Class
Pixel Density compared to
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534 ppi
Average in group
534 ppi
Best in this group
801 ppi
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Display Type
LCD
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Performance

Very Good
Performance compared to
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This Device
79%
Average in group
80%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Processor
Quad core, 2.5 GHz
Good
Processor compared to
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This Device
Quad core, 2.5 GHz, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
Average in group
Hexa Core, 1.8 GHz, ARM Cortex A57, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808
Best in this group
Quad core, 2.3 GHz, M1 Mongoose + Quad core, 1.6 GHz, Chipset: Exynos 8 Octa 8890
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
RAM
3 GB
Excellent
RAM compared to
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3 GB
Average in group
3.00 GB
Best in this group
6 GB
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings

Storage

Best in Class
Storage compared to
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This Device
98%
Average in group
98%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Internal Memory
32 GB
Excellent
Internal Memory compared to
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32 GB
Average in group
32 GB
Best in this group
256 GB
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings

Camera

Very Good
Camera compared to
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This Device
79%
Average in group
89%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings

Main Camera

Resolution
20.7 MP Primary Camera
Best in Class
Main Camera compared to
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20.7 MP
Average in group
13 MP
Best in this group
23 MP
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Sensor
Exmor-R CMOS image sensor
Aperture
1.8 F
Flash
LED Flash
Image Resolution 5256 x 3944 Pixels
Camera Features
Digital Zoom

Front Camera

Resolution
8 MP Front Camera
Very Good
Front Camera compared to
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8 MP
Average in group
5 MP
Best in this group
20 MP
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings

Battery

Average
Battery compared to
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This Device
49%
Average in group
63%
Best in this group
98%
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
3000 mAh
Type Li-ion

Network & Connectivity

Network Support
4G (doesn't support Indian bands), 3G, 2G
SIM 1
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 MHz

2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz

GPRS:
Available

EDGE:
Available

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
v4.0
GPS

Multimedia

Loudspeaker

Special Features

Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

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  • Phone making reality
    sujith
    Phone making reality
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    13 Jul 2016
    Reviewed On: 91mobiles.com

    Pros: 8 mp secondary camera, latest android version.

    Cons: nothing else

    Overall: this phone has good camera and awesome design.

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