JIO LYF Water 8 Affordable 4G Phone
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.
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.
Judging by the price point, it’ll directly face competition with newly released TCL 562, Honor 5C, Redmi Note 3, Leeco Le 2.
Key specifications of LYF Water 8:
|Display: 5 inch HD display|
|Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615|
|Memory: 3 GB RAM, 16 GB inbuilt storage with 128 GB expansion|
|Camera: 13 Mp rear camera and 5 Mp front snapper with HDR and LED Flash|
|Battery: 2600 mAh|
|Connectivity: Bluetooth V4.0, 4G/ VoLTe|
|Fingerprint sensor: NO|
Source Jio My Life
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