Reliance JIO is breathing Fire and Water on competition, ahead of its full commercial launch. Reliance’s “LYF” has released 2 new smartphones in the “Water” series.
The new Lyf Water 4 and Water 6 are targeting the lower end market judging by the price tag and want the first time users to experience the 4G LTE network. Both phones are priced under ₹ 10,000 range with Water 4 costing at ₹ 7,599 and Water 6 at ₹ 8,999. The smartphones come with an extended warranty of 24 months, which is definitely good to have if you are buying a budget smartphone and intend to use it for a longer period.
LYF Water 4
The LYF Water 4 flaunts a 5 inch HD display with 294 ppi with Asahi Dragontrail Glass. Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz along with 2 GB of RAM.
The phone sports a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5Mp front shooter. While the storage is a let down as it features 16Gb storage which is further nonexpendable. The phone measures in at 142x70x7.7mm, and weighs at 138.5 g.
The phone comes with Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G, 4G, and VoLTE along with a bunch of sensors; proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and accelerometer.
LYF Water 4 & 6 runs on 2920 mAh battery power which gives 15 hours of talk-time on 4G, 290 hours standby time, 5 hours of HD video playback and 19 hours of audio playback. The Water 4 is available in only White color.
Software wise both the phones run on Android Lollipop 5.1 version, which might be a bummer for a lot of people and the update to M is also not been announced by the company as of yet.
While the other variant Water 6 has only handful of differences.
LYF Water 6
The Water 6 features 32 GB storage without any expandability option and is available in White with Gold color options. The Water 6 is slightly thicker and heavy measuring at 142×70.5x8mm and weighs at 136g.
Both smartphones miss out on fingerprint sensors, while there are many competition smartphones offering fingerprint scanner in some of the more affordable devices.
The Water 6 will likely face a tough competition from top-selling devices like “Redmi Note 3 2 GB variant priced at Rs. 9,999 which sports a metal body, fingerprint sensor, and much better overall specs.
These smartphones will also get an unlimited Voice and 4G LTE data bundle for 3 months from Reliance which actually has a value of more than Rs. 3000 at least and that makes these devices cheaper compared to the competition offers.
Key Specifications of Lyf Water 4 and Lyf Water 6
|Lyf Water 4||Lyf Water 6|
|5 inch HD display with 294ppi||5 inch HD display with 294ppi|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2Ghz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2Ghz|
|2 GB RAM||2 GB RAM|
|16 GB storage without expandability option||32 GB storage without expandability option|
|13Mp rear camera with 5Mp front shooter||13Mp rear camera with 5Mp front camera|
|Android Lollipop 5.1.1||Android Lollipop 5.1.1|
|2920mAh battery||2920mAh battery|
|Fingerprint sensor – NO||Fingerprint sensor – NO|
|Price ₹ 7,599||Price ₹ 8,999|
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