Phicomm Energy 653, 660 Specs, Details, Price and Comparison

Phicomm has launched its second smartphone in the Indian market with aggressive specs and affordable price. Phicomm is the Chinese smartphone manufacturer which has been present in India now for some months and earlier launched the Full HD Smartphone Phicomm Passion 660 for Rs. 11,999.

Phicomm Energy 653 HD Display 4G LTE Mobile Below 5K

The company has today announced it’s second 4G LTE smartphone that they are going to launch in India.  The new smartphone is Phicomm Energy 653 priced attractively at Rs. 4,999.

The Dual Sim smartphone is powered by the latest Quadcore processor from Qualcomm. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 is clocked at 1.1 GHz and offers support for 4G LTE bands. The Snapdragon 210 is also coupled with the Adreno 304 GPU.  The smartphone has 1 GB of RAM which is sufficient to run the latest Android OS Lollipop which is moded by EXPECT 5.0 in-house developed UI by PHICOMM.

Phicomm Energy 653 HD Display 4G LTE Mobile Below 5K

The smartphone boasts a  5.0-inch screen with HD 1280*720 resolution with 312 PPI. This is the first smartphone which has a 5.0 inch HD IPS display that too at a price below 5K. The Coolpad Dazen 1 is the other smartphone priced at Rs. 5,999 which offers HD display.

Phicomm Energy 653 HD Display 4G LTE Mobile Below 5K

The Phicomm Energy 653 offers an 8 MP camera an f/2.4 aperture size with Autofocus and LED Flash; the front shooter is a 2 MP camera which is good for video calls and taking selfies.

The Mobile H.265 Audio Hardcore decoder feature which offers better sound clarity and excellent audio quality.

Phicomm energy 653 image1

Zheng Min, the CEO of Phicomm, said that “ They have done a lot of research to understand the Indian customers and the second smartphone they have launched is to make sure that it suits the Indian customer needs.”

The smartphone has a 2300 mAH capacity Lithium polymer battery which comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge technology and offers ample back up for whole last day.

The internal storage is 8 GB which can be further expanded to 64 GB using a micro-sd card. The smartphone has an 8 mm thickness which is not too high.  The smartphone will be available in black and white colors. It will go on sale on Amazon.

The smartphone is one of the top devices regarding specs and features we can expect in a sub 5K smartphone category, the other contenders are Infocus M2 4G or the Micromax Canvas Spark.

Phicomm Passion 660 Light Weight Octa-core 13 MP Mobile

Phicomm Passion 660 is one of the cheapest Full HD Display smartphones from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Phicomm. The Phicomm has also done a tie-up with Amazon and started the sale of its mid-segment model the Phicomm Passion 660 in June 2015.

Phicomm Passion 660

The smartphone has got some mixed reviews from the buyer, and we tested the smartphone last week, and it has its share of Pros and Cons. The smartphone is more box shaped and reminds me of the Mi3 when I first saw the Passion 660. The edges are flat and straight, lack of contours, make it look more like rectangular mobile.

Phicomm Passion 660 image

There are both types of designs more curved like the Motorola and flat box-like designs of Sony smartphones. It is more of personal preference what you like; I usually preferred the curves ones.

As you hold the smartphone in your hand, it feels feather light. It weighs only 109 grams. I have not come across any 5.0-inch screen mobile that is lighter than this.  The smartphone packs a 2300 mAH capacity battery, which is not very low. Some of the smartphones in this range pack huge battery size like the honor 4x with 3000 mAH battery capacity.

Passion 660

Beyond the design and looks the smartphone packs a lot of muscle. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core 64 bit processor which also powers the top-selling  Micromax Yu Yureka.  The Phicomm Passion 660 has 2 GB RAM which makes it fluid, experienced little hiccups when opening multiple apps. Otherwise, the performance was very smooth.

While playing Fifa15 and Modern combat 4, the smartphone performed well, got heated up a little but nothing alarming.

The Smartphone has a 5.0-inch screen and offers 1920*1080 FHD Display. The Full HD Display has 440 PPI which is great for reading and watching online videos.  It is one of the cheapest smartphones on the market which has FHD display. The display screen was the best feature I liked on the smartphone, with decent color reproduction and brightness, text and images look bright and pleasant.

The smartphone has dual sim support; one sim slot can be used as a Micro-Sd card slot.  The smartphone has a 13 MP rear camera with Sony Exmor IMX 214 sensor and a 5 MP front camera which offers 84-degree wide angle lense. The image quality for daylight shots was almost similar to what I clicked with the Micromax Yureka.  The front camera is, however, a lot better compared to the Micromax Yureka.

phicomm passion 660 back image

The smartphone also has some additional features like the Pedometer to track fitness & Gesture control technology which works mostly with a few glitches.

The Phicomm Passion 660 comes with 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 64 GB using a micro-sd card.

The smartphone offers 4G LTE connectivity along with the native 3G and 2G support.

Overall a decent smartphone with balanced performance, Camera Quality, and Display resolution. There are other choices which you can also explore the Huawei Honor 4X or Xiaomi Mi4i or the latest Xolo Black.

Recently the Chinese company Phicomm has launched one of the cheapest 4G LTE smartphone Phicomm Energy 653.  The smartphone is priced at affordable Rs. 4,999 and is available on Amazon India. Phicomm Energy 653 is already available on Amazon India.

Phicomm Energy 653 Vs. Moto E 4G LTE VS Redmi 2

Phicomm Energy 653

PHICOMM introduced one of the cheapest 4G LTE dual sim phone in India – ENERGY 653 at 4999/ two days back.

Phicomm Energy 653 Vs Moto E 4G LTE VS Redmi 2

In the article lets look at is the new Phicomm Energy 653 good enough or should you spend a little more and get the competing 4G smartphones. There is only one other smartphone below 5K which offers the 4G LTE connectivity in India – The ZTE Blade Qlux 4G, and then we have Infocus M2 4G LTE model priced at Rs. 5.5K.

Moto E 4G

The Motorola Moto E 4G was launched in June and got a price drop from Rs. 7,999 to Rs. 6,999 in late July 2015.

Phicomm Energy 653 Vs Moto E 4G LTE VS Redmi 2

Xiaomi Redmi 2

Xiaomi Redmi 2 has been around for few months, and it also got a price cut in July from earlier Rs. 6,999 to Rs. 5,999 in the wake of hyper-competition.

Phicomm Energy 653 Vs Moto E 4G LTE VS Redmi 2

However, we are comparing the technical specs of the Phicomm with the two top selling smartphones the Motorola Moto E 4G and the Xiaomi Redmi 2.

PHICOMM introduced the cheapest 4G LTE dual sim phone in India – ENERGY 653 at 4999/-

PHICOMM Energy 653 is an impressive phone that offers tempting specifications and is affordable let’s look at the comparison Vs. two top-selling smartphones and highlight the PROS and Cons for the Phicomm.

Phicomm Energy 653 Vs Moto E 4G LTE VS Redmi 2


PHICOMM Energy 653

Xiaomi Redmi 2

Motorola Moto E


5 inch HD – 1280*720

4.7 inch HD -1280* 720

4.5 inch quater HD -960*540






8GB (expandable)

8GB (expandable)

8GB (expandable)

Rear Camera




Front Camera





2,300mAh (removable)




Dual-SIM, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Dual-SIM, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Dual-SIM, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth


1.1 Ghz Snapdragon 210

1.2 GHz + Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916

1.2 GHz + Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916


Android Lollipop 5.1 (Expect 5.0 UI)

Android KitKat 

Android Lollipop

Build Quality




Camera Quality









8 mm

9.4 mm

12.5 mm


125 grams

133 grams

145 grams


Rs 4,999

Rs 5,999

Rs 6,999

Verdict – Phicomm Energy 653 Vs Moto E 4G LTE VS Redmi 2.

Phicomm Energy 653 – has many positives and compete well with the rivals who are priced a little higher. The Moto E 4G and Xiaomi Redmi 2 have a better processor Snapdragon 410 which offers superior performance and gaming experience.

Phicomm packs a punch with good specs, HD display, lightweight, decent camera and Android Lollipop. After sales service and number of functional service centers and proximity to the service center can be a major deciding factor; when purchasing the mobile. Also for a lower price you are getting a mobile which has an under-powered Snapdragon 210 Vs. The Snapdragon 410 on the rivals.

Moto E 4G LTE – excels in design, battery life, and pure stock Android Experience, while falters at the camera front. The brand is reputed and offers supreme confidence in India with extensive support of service centers.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 need no introduction, is fluid in performance, decent build quality, great camera, HD display, and MIUI are some of the advantages.

Is Phicomm a worth buy – I would say yes to that as the smartphone offers excellent value in Sub 5K range, if you are tight on the budget and 5K is the maximum you wish to spend then can go ahead with the Phicomm else you may consider the other two mobiles as well.

You May Also Like: Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Successor to Redmi 2 launched on Amazon. , Xolo Launches Xolo Black Competitor to Mi4i.

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  1. Dear sir, I want phone around rs 6000…confused about …
    phicomm energy 653,
    Micromax canvas xpress 2
    Redmi 2
    Coolpad dozen 1

    Which one is better in terms of durability, service, spec’s, reliable as on updates, mainly better screen clarity…….
    Please guide me


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