While there are many smartphones which come with 4G LTE as well as VOLTE connectivity, but if you intend to buy a smartphone made by JIO to avail the JIO special 4G offers, you can pick some of the best smartphones as mentioned below. JIO LYF branded smartphones are available in the market as well as online.

While JIO 4G VOLTE services are free till 31st March 2017, there could be some special offers for the JIO smartphone buyers beyond that if rumors are to be believed. JIO’s LYF brand has launched several new smartphones, though most of them fail to impress and have less desired specs.

We have carefully chosen some of the best JIO 4G VOLTE smartphones you can buy to use with the JIO sim. You can also explore some of the options in these best selling smartphones in case you want to buy 4G VOLTE smartphones from other brands like Lenovo, Motorola, Xiaomi, LG, Samsung & Micromax etc.

8 Cheap And Best 4G Smartphone – 4G LTE and VOLTE Mobiles.

Let’s Check Out the 5 Best JIO Smartphones (VOLTE LYF Branded Mobiles For JIO SIM).

JIO LYF F1 4G VOLTE Smartphone (Price Rs. 9999)

Reliance Jio launched the special edition LYF F1 priced at 9,999 in India. The device sports a 5.5 inch full HD IPS display. The LYF F1 is powered by a Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 Octa-core processor.

The device is offered with 32 GB internal storage and is expandable up to 128 GB through an SD card.

There is a 16 MP rear camera. There is also an 8 MP shooter for selfies. This handset has integrated Carrier Aggregation. Carrier Aggregation allows service provider to spread the data transfer across the devices around and boost the bitrates. Read More about the – JIO LYF F1 4G VOLTE

Key Specs for LYF F1:

  • Display: 5.5-inch FHD display offering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution
  • Offers Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Protection
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952
  • Processor: Octa-core processor clocked at 1.52 GHz speed
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • RAM : 3 GB RAM
  • Camera: 16 MP PDAF rear camera with dual LED Flash & 8 MP front shooter
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM(4G/2G), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, Micro USB 2.0 support
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, Ambient Light, Accelerometer, Proximity, E-compass
  • Battery capacity: 3200 mAh non-removable battery
  • Dimensions : 155.5 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 153 gms

Jio LYF Earth 1 Priced at Rs 14999

Lyf Earth 1 was unveiled in the month of January 2016. The device sports a 5.5 inch Full AMOLED display. It costs around 14,999 in India at the moment. The Lyf Earth 1 is powered by a 1.5 GHz octa-core processor. It is provided with 3 GB RAM. There is an Adreno 405 GPU for graphics handling.

It also supports 4G with VoLTE and offers dual sim support too. This handset is juiced with a 3500 mAh non-removable battery.

Specs for LYF Earth 1 :

  • Display: 5.5-inch FHD display offering 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution at 401 ppi pixel density
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Processor: Octa-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz speed
  • RAM : 3 GB RAM
  • OS: Runs on Android OS, Marshmallow
  • Storage: 32 GB inbuilt storage, expandable up to 128 GB through an SD card
  • Camera: 13 MP Autofocus rear camera & 5 MP fixed focus camera
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 4G with dual SIM support, Bluetooth & Micro USB 2.0 support
  • Sensors: Gravity sensor, Ambient Light, Proximity, Accelerometer, E-Compass
  • Battery capacity: 3500 mAh non-removable battery
  • Dimensions : 154 x 76.6 x 7.25 mm
  • Weight: 162.5 g

Jio LYF Water F1s  Price Rs 9599.

Jio’s LYF water F1s is now priced at a price of 9599 in India. It almost packs every feature putting it out from other mobiles at this price range. The device sports a 5.2 FHD display with Corning Concore Glass 3 protection. It is also powered by 1.8 GHz Octa core Qualcomm SD 652 processor.

Jio Lyf Water F1S Specs Price Camera Details

The handset holds a 16 MP rear camera with Auto Focus. There is also a 5 MP front camera. It supports 4k Ultra HD video recording. Read More about the – Jio Lyf Water F1S Specs Price Camera Details (4G VOLTE)

 Specs for Jio Water F1s:

  • Display: 5.2-inch FHD display offering 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution at 423 ppi
  • Chipset : Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM 8976 chipset
  • Processor: Octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 Ghz speed
  • RAM : 3 GB RAM
  • Storage: 32 GB inbuilt storage, expandable up to 128 GB through an SD card
  • OS: Runs on Android OS, Marshmallow
  • Camera: 16 MP rear camera with Auto Focus and a 5 MP front camera
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, dual SIM support with 4G connectivity, Bluetooth, Micro USB 3.0, USB type C
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, Ambient Light sensor.
  • Battery Capacity: 3000 mAh non-removable battery
  • Dimensions : 148 x 73.1 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 146 gms

Jio LYF Wind 4S Priced @ Rs 7699

Jio launched LYF Wind 4S in the month of October 2016. It is priced at Rs. 7,699. The device sports a 5 inch HD display offering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The handset is also powered with a 1.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 processor.

LYF Wind 4S Offers 5 Inch Display 4000 mAH Battery

The device is also juiced by a massive 4000 mAh non-removable battery along with 4G connectivity and dual SIM support.

Coming to the optics, there is an 8 MP rear camera & a 2 MP front shooter. It also supports various gesture-based functions. Read More about the – LYF Wind 4S Offers 5 Inch Display 4000 mAH Battery

Key Specs for LYF Wind 4s:

  • Display: 5 inch HD display offering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution at 223 ppi pixel density
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
  • GPU: Adreno 304 GPU
  • Processor: Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz speed
  • OS: Android OS, Marshmallow
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 16 GB inbuilt storage, expandable up to 128 GB through an SD card
  • Optics: 8 MP Autofocus rear camera & 5 MP front camera
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 4G with dual SIM support, Bluetooth, Micro USB 2.0 port
  • Sensors: G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-Compass
  • Battery Capacity: 4000 mAh non-removable battery
  • Dimensions : 144.7 x 73 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 148 gms

Jio LYF Wind 7S:

Jio LYF Wind 7S was launched in the December of 2016. It is tagged at a price of 5,925 but is available at 5,699 on the official Jio site.

This device sports a 5 inch 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The device is powered by a Quad-core 1.3 GHz SD 210 Processor. It is coupled with 2 GB RAM.

Coming to optics, there is an 8 MP Autofocus rear camera and a 5 MP front shooter. It also supports 4G connectivity with dual SIM support. The device is provided with 2250 mAh battery. Read More about the – JIO LYF Wind 7S and Wind 7i Launched Price Rs 5000

Specs for Jio LYF Wind 7S:

  • Display: 5 inch HD display offering 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
  • Processor: Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz speed
  • GPU: Adreno 304 GPU
  • OS: Runs on Android OS, Marshmallow
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 16 GB inbuilt storage, expandable up to 128 GB through an SD card
  • Camera: 8 MP rear camera with autofocus & a 5 MP front shooter
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, dual SIM with 4G, Bluetooth & Micro USB 2.0 support
  • Sensors: Light, accelerometer, proximity, gyro & e-compass
  • Battery capacity: 2250 mAh non-removable battery
  • Dimensions : 143.5 x 72 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 156 gms

These are some of the suggestions which we have if you are going to buy the JIO, LYF Branded smartphone and will we also add another 2-3 more budget-friendly JIO smartphones to this list after careful consideration.

Jio LYF C451 Price Rs. 4999

JIO has launched a new 4G Volte mobile (in August 2017) for the budget buyers under the sub-brand LYF. The new LYF C451 comes with VOLTE support and costs Rs. 4,999.

It will be available for purchase from the Reliance LYF e-commerce portal as well as select Reliance digital stores. Moreover, it is only available in the white color option and comes with 20% more data offer from JIO.


Key Hardware Specs and Features

For starters, it comes with a rather small display measuring 4.5 Inches. The display has an FWVGA resolution (854*480) pixels with 218 PPi pixel density. Additionally, the screen is protected by the Asahi glass but does not have the 2.5 D curve glass coating.

The LYF C451 runs on the 2 years old Android Marshmallow 6.0 and there is no information if it will get the Android Nougat update.

Moreover, most of the JIO phones come with dated OS and JIO has not paid much attention to the point that a lot of Indians want the latest OS along with decent hardware.

Further, powering the mobile is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 Quad-Core processor with a clock speed of 1.3 GHz. Additionally, it comes with the Adreno 304 GPU for gaming graphics-intensive tasks.

Also, we have just 1 GB Ram and there is 8 GB of internal storage expandable up to 128 GB using the micro-sd card slot.

The Dual sim phone comes with a 5 Megapixel rear camera with Auto-focus and LED Flash. There is also a basic 2 Megapixel front-facing camera for clicking selfies and making video calls.

What’s more, it offers a decent battery life as it has a 2800 mAH capacity battery which can easily last all day long on the 4G network. However, the phone is not sleek, measures 9.8 mm in thickness and even weighs 163 grams.

Lastly, the LYF C451 comes with 4G LTE and Volte support, and even supports WIFI, Bluetooth 4.2, USB OTG.

JIO LYF Water 8 

Reliance JIO is coming whether it is going to be on 15th August 2016 or in October 2016. There are rumors of an early launch for the Mukesh Ambani led colossal telecom company. The telecom sector is abuzz and all big league players are worried about the price cuts that JIO can bring to the industry.

But for now, let’s look at the new Reliance JIO LYF Water 8.  For starters, it looks smashing with a metal rim around the glass front and the back. Moreover, it resembles the OnePlus X and comes with a similar glass back cover and rectangular design. Also, it is as thin as the iPhone 6s and even lightweight.

Further, the mobile will be available in Reliance stores and also online.  The Jio LYF Water 8 costs ₹10,999.

Specs and Details

The phone sports a small form factor 5 inch HD (1280*720) display with 294 ppi. The display quality might be a bummer for most of the users expecting an FHD in this range but hope the display quality and calibration from LYF might save it.

The phone runs on dated Snapdragon 615 chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz and speaking of dated it also old software (Android Lollipop 5.1.1 version). Probably it will take some time for JIO to understand what the Indian consumers really want. They want everything latest at an affordable price.

For multi-tasking, it comes with 3 GB of RAM offering a fluid experience. Further, the phone comes with 16 GB internal expandable upto 128GB with micro SD cards.

The company tries to share the spotlight on its camera and battery department. The optics are 13 Megapixel rear camera and a 5 Megapixel front shooter for selfies. Advantageously, both of them sport HDR and LED Flash. The fancy features such as “ChromaFlash” and “OptiZoom’ enables you to click better images.

Additionally, the phone has a decent 2600 mAh battery pack. Battery size looks appropriate considering energy requirement of a 5 inch HD display. Moreover, the company claims up to 320 hours in standby mode, and upto 1 day of battery life on mixed usage.

The LYF Water 8 comes with dual sim offers connectivity options like Bluetooth v4.0, USB 2.0, Micro USB, and USB OTG, in addition to 4G/ VoLTE.

JIO has also mentioned on their website that the Water 8 is optimized well for their own 4G LTE network. The true 4G experience as per JIO gives you the option to switch between video and audio call and a faster call connect.

LYF Water 8 Priced ₹10999 launched

The Lyf Water 8 is fairly slim and light measuring at 142mm x 70.5mm x 7.0mm, weighing at 122g and a small form factor of 5 inch makes it a sweet spot for the handling factor. Surely a win-win for the consumers.

The smartphone will also come with a free Reliance JIO sim which offers unlimited Voice and 4G Data bundle for 3 months which itself is more than Rs. 5000 benefit to the buyers.

The phone is available in 2 color options white and black. It surely misses out on the fingerprint sensor, fast charging, which are essential features in this price range.

JIO Phone is a Game Changer in the Low-Cost Feature Phone Market

Jio phone has become the new rage for the budget feature phone segment in the Indian market. Moreover, it has taken over the market leader position from HMD Global (Nokia) in the future phone market, as per the latest report published by IDC.

JIO Phone Sales

Jio phone has been selling well in the price conscious Indian market due to special plans that JIO is offering for the JIO phone buyers (Check Rs. 49 plan).

The price for the JIO phone is still Rs. 1500 and you can buy it online as well as from any Reliance Digital Store but the real benefit is getting unlimited calls and data at Rs. 49 for the phone users which makes it an incredibly attractive deal for the buyers.

Coming to the JIO Phone sales it has around 15% of the market share. While top selling Nokia phone (Nokia 105) has 7% followed by 2% of ITEL IT2130 and iTel 2180 and 1% of iTEL ITS231.

Top 5 Feature Phone Models in India

Clearly, JIO phone is selling much higher in comparison to the phones from other brands and Indian brands such as Micromax, Xolo, Lava or Karbonn are not even there in the top contenders.

Driven by the higher demand for 4G data the JIO phone is taking the lead with many new users looking forward to using more data. Nokia has also launched the Nokia 8810 back at the MWC but is yet not launched in the Indian market.

Besides, Micromax has launched the 4G Volte feature phone Micromax Bharat 1 that also competes with the JIO phone in the market.

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

JIO Phone Market Share

Reliance JIO has 15% of the total shipment market share making it the market leader slightly ahead of Nokia which has 14% market share. Notably, above we have shared which are the top models market share and the image below shows overall market share of the brand in the feature phone segment.

Jio Phone Market Share

iTel is also a dominant force in the feature phone market and slowly expanding its base in the smartphone market. We even recently reviewed the iTel S42, an ambitious budget mobile from the brand. Samsung is the biggest loser in the feature phone market and was an earlier market leader.

Samsung now has 6% market share while Tecno (Chinese mobile maker) occupies the 5th spot in the feature phone market.

Additionally, as the JIO phone comes with the KaiOS which is continuously working on adding more features such as support for Facebook, Google Assistant, and Maps to make the feature phones more useful for the buyers.

There are still lots of people who find it easy to understand and use a feature phone as they are not comfortable in reading on a smartphone. Comparatively a feature phone offers a straightforward way to make calls and use the basic features.

Also, in case you missed the last update Reliance, JIO has now over 200 Million Subscribers (20 Crore) in the Indian market. This is seen as a big milestone for the brand as it may become number 3 telecom company in the coming days ahead of Idea Cellular.

Previously, we wrote how JIO Phone sales are looking promising at the launch and you can also read about the latest Rs 49 plan from Jio for the JIO Phone users.

See, Also: 

Telecom Wars -Jio Crosses 200 Million Subs, Berates Airtel on Apple Watch Series 3 Issue

Best Prepaid Plans India – JIO, Idea, Airtel, Vodafone (May’18)

Source – Counterpoint

Also Read: 

8 Fantastic Phones With 4G VOLTE Under Rs 5000.

8 Fast Phones with 4G Support for Rs 4000.

Author: Kanuj Sharma

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