Best 4G VOLTE Feature Phones in India – Nokia, Jio, Intex, Lava, Micromax

Updated -Feb 2021 – The 4G war in India is far from over and the Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone is pushing other mobile companies to offer significantly better phones on a shoe-string budget.

What are the Cheap and Best 4G VOLTE Features Phones?

Following the launch of Jio Phone, Intex launched its 4G VoLTE enabled feature phone dubbed Intex Turbo+ 4G. It has similar specifications as the Jio Phone. On the other hand, another homegrown brand, Lava launched slightly expensive Lava Connect M1. But it is slightly different from the other two because it runs on the Android operating system.

Also, the Jio Phone and Intex Turbo+ 4G wins the race regarding pricing, because they both are priced at Rs. 1,500, whereas Lava Connect M1 is priced at Rs. 3,333. Recently, Nokia has also launched 2 new feature phones with 4G Volte Support – Nokia 225 and the Nokia 215. 

Let’s explore some of the dirt-cheap 4G feature phones available in India.

Nokia 225 (4G Volte Feature Phone)

The latest Nokia 225 was launched on 10 October 2020. This beautiful keypad phone is available in black, classic blue, metallic sand.

It is one of the affordable 4G phones you can use with Reliance JIO, Vodafone-Idea, or even Airtel Sim cards. The phone has support for dual sim, and you can use the sim cards of two different telecom providers.

The body, with its curved back and the glossy hard-coated colors, delivers a high-end finish.

nokia 225

KEY SPECIFICATIONS OF NOKIA 225

  • 2.4-inch TFT display with 240*320px resolution.
  • Powering the phone is a Unisoc T117 chipset.
  • 64MB RAM, 128MB internal storage, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD.
  • RTOS(Series 30+).
  • 0.3MP VGA Rear camera.
  • Torchlight.
  • Dual SIM 4G VOLTE support.
  • 1150mAh removable battery
  • Price Rs.3,707 (On Amazon).

The weight of the phone is 90grams only, which makes it lightweight and easy to carry. Overall it is a good sturdy phone from Nokia and can last long. 

Nokia 215

The Nokia 215 was launched along with the Nokia 225 on 10th October 2020.  

Like the Nokia 225, The Nokia 215 also comes with a 2.4 inch TFT display. It is available in two color options are black and cyan green.

nokia 215

KEY SPECIFICATIONS OF NOKIA 215

  • 2.4 inch TFT display with 240*320px resolution.
  • Unisonic T117 chipset is used for powering the phone.
  • RTOS(series 30+) operating system.
  • It does not have a camera facility.
  • Available with 64MB RAM, 128MB internal storage, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD.
  • Torchlight.
  • Internet facility.
  • Dual 4G VOLTE support.
  • 1150 removable battery.
  • Weight is 90.3grams only.
  • Price- 2,949 (original).

The features of the Nokia 215 are the same as the Nokia 225, but the only difference is that the Nokia 225 also has a camera.

If you don’t need a camera, the Nokia 215 can be a good and more affordable option for you. 

Jio Phone 2

After the success of Jio Phone 1, Jio launched another keypad phone in July 2018, the Jio Phone 2. The phone comes with a qwerty keyboard, which is very good for text chat, and the phone is only available in black color.

Jio Phone 2

KEY SPECIFICATIONS OF Jio Phone 2

  • 2.40-inch QVGA TFT display with 240*320px resolution.
  • A 1.0 GHz dual-core processor powers the phone.
  • KAI OS operating system.
  • Rear camera – 2 megapixels.
  • Front camera – 0.3 megapixels.
  • RAM – 512MB.
  • Storage – 4GB, further expandable to 128GB via microSD.
  • Torchlight.
  • Internet facility.
  • Videocall facility.
  • Voice assistant support.
  • Dual SIM 4G VOLTE support.
  • 2000mAH removable battery.
  • Price – 2,999.

The phone is perfect for school students, and a user can also connect its phone to T.V. with Jio Media cable.

Reliance 4G Volte Feature Phone – Jio Phone

For starters, the Reliance JIO 4G Phone comes with a 2.4 Inch QVGA (320*240) pixels resolution. Powering the phone is a Spreadtrum Dual-Core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and 512 MB Ram.

Reliance JIO-Phone

Additionally, it has 4 GB internal storage, expandable upto 128 GB using the micro-sd card. Unlike, its rivals the JIO phone misses on the Android OS, but comes with a custom Kai OS.

Additionally, it sports a 2MP rear camera, 0.3 MP front camera and is backed by a 2000 mAh battery. It is a single Sim phone that you can purchase by paying Rs. 1500 and you will need to do a recharge of Rs. 153 every month.

Other special features of Jio Phone include support for NFC, digital voice assistant, and preloaded apps such as Jio Play, JioMusic, JioCinema, etc.

Intex Turbo+ 4G VOLTE Feature Phone

Second on our list is the Intex Feature phone. The Turbo+ 4G has a 2.4-inch QVGA display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and is powered by a dual-core processor, which is likely to be the Spreadtrum chipset.

Best 4G VOLTE Features Phones

Intex Turbo+ 4G Specifications

  • 2.4-inch (320 x 240 pixels)display
  • Dual-core Processor
  • 512 MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • KaiOS
  • 2MP rear camera
  • VGA Front Camera
  • Torchlight
  • 4G with VoLTE (Voice over LTE)
  • 2000mAh battery
  • Price Rs.1,999

The chipset works in tandem with 512MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage with support for storage expansion up to 32GB with a microSD card. Intex already confirmed that the device would run KaiOS out-of-the-box with some preinstalled apps.

The Turbo+ 4G has a 2MP rear camera, along with a VGA front camera. The entire package is backed by a 2000mAh battery.

Micromax Bharat 1 

The Micromax Bharat 1 is the most affordable Micromax phone in India available for Rs. 2200. The phone can be purchased offline as well online (from Snapdeal).

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Similar to the JIO phone the Bharat 1 comes with a 2.4 Inch QVGA (320*240) pixels display. It even comes with a slightly faster, Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 processor and has 512 MB Ram.

Also, the phone runs on the Android Nougat so you can have access to all the Apps like Facebook and WhatsApp. Besides, there is 4 GB of internal storage that is expandable to 32 GB using a micro-sd card.

At the front, it has a 0.3 MP VGA camera and the rear side offers a humble 2 MP shooter.

Additionally, it comes with a decent 2000 mAH battery capacity to easily work all day. Another advantage is, unlike the JIO phone it comes with Dual-Sim support and you can use it with any operator sim-card.

Lava Connect M1 4G VOLTE Feature Phone

Lastly, we have the Lava Connect M1, which is an Android-powered feature phone.  Similar to aforementioned phones it also has a 2.4-inch QVGA display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Powering the phone is a 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor, 512MB RAM, and 4GB of storage.

Lava-4G-VOLTE-Feature-Phone

Key Specs for Lava Connect M1 4G

  • 2.4-inch (320 x 240 pixels) display
  • 1.2 GHz Quad-core Processor
  • 512 MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • VGA Camera
  • Wireless FM, Box speaker and K class amplifier, Bluetooth
  • Torchlight
  • 4G with VoLTE (Voice over LTE)
  • 1750mAh battery

Additionally, there is a VGA rear camera and has support for wireless FM, Box speaker, and K class amplifier. More importantly, it has support for Bluetooth and comes preloaded with apps such as Facebook Lite, etc. This feature phone packs a 1750mAh battery.

Concluding Thoughts and Advice – 

Notably, the Jio Phone is a single SIM card phone, while the other three offer dual-SIM support. 

The Micromax Bharat 1 and the Intex Turbo+ 4G are good options if you are not using the JIO sim. For Jio Sim card users the JIO is a good option. The Lava Connect M1 is absurdly expensive in comparison to rivals.

This is just the beginning and we are expected many more 4G Volte Feature phones to arrive in the coming months. Also, Android Go phones are worth waiting if you are planning to purchase an affordable phone. 

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3 Comments

    • But why other brand feature phones is not available on Flipkart or Amazon ? We can buy only Jio phone easily either in offline market or shopping websites .
      I really want to buy Micromax Bharat 1 but it’s not available online and offline market too
      How can i buy this one ?

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