LYF Water 3 – Reliance JIO has expanded their portfolio with the addition of a new smartphone – LYF Wind 3. LFY smartphone brand has sub-brands know as Earth, Water, Wind, and Fire – the 4 elements which make the universe. JIO has added so many smartphones to their universe that it makes them look like a bland commodity.
Unlike most brands, JIO simply adds a new smartphone to its portfolio. There are no bells and whistles, at the launch (no launch events), no hype around the new products. In most cases even no differentiation between the products. They simply add more products.
While other brands like Xiaomi, Motorola, Huawei do a lot more around creating hype and have meaningful smartphone launches. There is no such effort so far from Jio.
In one of my older articles, I shared that JIO has gained almost 7.0% of 4G smartphone market share in India. They have closed the gap with Xiaomi and Micromax significantly. JIO’s advantage is not online sales but a strong retail presence, a robust distribution, and retail structure. Though the Water 3 is an exception, it is an online exclusive deal.
JIO LYF Water 3
The JIO LYF Water 3 is a Flipkart exclusive (available on Flipkart only), priced at Rs 6,499. The smartphone comes with a neat design, with a circular blue colored capacitive home key. Something similar to ZTE Nubia devices. The back cover is made of poly plastic with curved edges, reminds me of Samsung S3.
The Silver color LYF Water 3 comes with Dual Sim support, both the sim slots are 4G VOLTE compliant. Though you can use the 4G network only on one of the sims at a time. The smartphone is powered by a snappy Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939), Octa-Core processor, clocked at 1.5 GHz.
There is Adreno 405 GPU which is great for playing games. The LYF Water 3 comes with 2 GB Ram but runs on the dated Android Lollipop 5.1 Operating system. The smartphone has a 5.5 Inch TFT Display panel which comes with HD resolution (1280*720), with 267 PPI.
The LYF Water 3 offers 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 32 GB using the micro-sd card.
The smartphone comes with a 13 Megapixel rear camera with Auto-focus and LED flash support. There is a 5 Megapixel front camera to click selfies. Apart from the 4G LTE / VOLTE support the Water 3 has native 3G/2G and WIFI connectivity options.
Furthermore, the mobile has USB 2.0 port and comes with FM Radio and Bluetooth 4.0. There is no fingerprint scanner available on the mobile, which is less common in this price range.
The smartphone weighs 164 grams and has a thickness of 7.7 mm. The Water 3 comes with 3000 mAH battery capacity which is sufficient to last all day with moderate usage. The Water 3 comes with Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E- compass, Accelerometer sensors.
The smartphone is already listed on Flipkart and available for purchase only in Silver color option.
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