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Philips i966 Aurora details

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  • Curved 3D design
  • High-res display
  • Android based YunOS 3.0
  • Robust configuration
  • Stunning cameras
Beware of
  • No microSD slot
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.

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.
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Philips i966 Aurora Price
  • Philips i966 Aurora
79%
5 / 5
1 User Review
This product is permanently discontinued.
Key Specs See Full Specs
Android
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Does not support Indian bands
  • 32 GB, Non Expandable
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass 3
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13 Jul 2016 By sujith On 91mobiles.com

this phone has good camera and awesome design.

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Philips i966 Aurora Specifications

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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
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Design
Height 153 mm Compare Size
Width 76 mm
Thickness 8.2 mm
Very Good
Thickness compared to
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8.2 mm
Average in group
7.9 mm
Best in this group
4.8 mm
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Colours Black
Display
Good
Display compared to
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This Device
70%
Average in group
73%
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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This Device
534 ppi
Average in group
409 ppi
Best in this group
801 ppi
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Display Type
LCD
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass v3
Touch Screen yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio
71.67 %
Performance
Good
Performance compared to
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This Device
68%
Average in group
78%
Best in this group
93%
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Processor
Quad core, 2.5 GHz
Average
Processor compared to
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This Device
Quad core, 2.5 GHz, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
Average in group
Dual core, 2.3 GHz, Cortex A72 + Quad core, 1.85 GHz Cortex A53 + Quad core, 1.4 GHz Cortex A53, Chipset: MediaTek MT6797
Best in this group
Quad core, 2.4 GHz, Cortex A73 + Quad core, 1.8 GHz Cortex A53, Chipset: HiSilicon KIRIN 960
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
RAM
3 GB
Excellent
RAM compared to
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This Device
3 GB
Average in group
3 GB
Best in this group
8 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
99%
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
64 GB
Best in this group
256 GB
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Camera
Very Good
Rear Camera compared to
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This Device
76%
Average in group
71%
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
24 MP
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Sensor Exmor-R CMOS image sensor
Aperture F1.8
Flash yes 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
24 MP
Group: 30 - 44 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Battery
Very Good
Battery compared to
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This Device
77%
Average in group
80%
Best in this group
99%
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 yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
yes v4.0
GPS
yes
Multimedia
Loudspeaker yes
Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
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