Reliance Jio has delivered Jio Phone handsets to 6 million customers in India. When you will get the phone, you will realize that Jio phone is a feature phone only. And its design and look is also similar to that of a traditional feature phone. But the features it has are not even found in many smartphones. There are many smartphones in the market priced under Rs 3,000, which this phone from Reliance Jio will challenge. In this article, we will tell you how Jio Phone competes against entry-level smartphones from companies like Intex. And how Jio phone is different from these 4G smartphones.
First of all let’s talk about the price. If you buy any 4G smartphone available in the market, then you do not get any option to get it back after paying the price. On the other hand, if you use any SIM card in these phones, then you get free lifetime incoming calls. There are no mandatory terms and conditions regarding recharge with these phones. But this is not the case with Jio Phone as the company has put a mandatory condition. That customers who buy Jio phone will have to recharge Rs 1,500 every year while using the phone for 3 years. The company has also revealed that if customers return the Jio Phone within 3 years, they will have to pay Rs 1,500. That is, in a way, to use this free phone for three years, you will have to recharge a total of Rs 4,500.
Now let’s talk about the most basic work. A common complaint with cheap Android smartphones is that the phone hangs a lot. Touch response is slow or freezes intermittently or apps are not working properly. But no such problem was seen with Jio phone at the moment. The phone comes with a keypad which works flawlessly every single time. The hanging issue is not expected to be a problem in the low-cost Jio phone.
The Jio Phone also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, along with geolocation and NFC. Can use NFC for tap and go payment. At present, this feature has not been rolled out. And after future updates, with its help, you will be able to add Jan Dhan account, UPI account, bank account and debit-credit card as well as make payments. Talk about cheap Android smartphones, so far this feature is not being given in these phones. However, you will have the option to install many other apps like Paytm, Mobikwik on these smartphones. Apart from this, even if you are fond of online shopping, your smartphone will be your support and you will not get the option to download the e-commerce platform’s app in Jio Phone at the moment.
This is the feature that makes Jio Feature Phone really special. You will also be able to see the content of the phone on the television screen in the coming times. The company will soon provide a cable TV accessory for this. The phone has the facility of software update. The company will give OTA update. It is expected that Reliance Jio will make more features a part of this phone in the coming times. But the facility to connect the phone directly to the TV through a cable is not yet available even in these cheap smartphones.
Camera is the feature that every user who buys a smartphone wants good quality pictures. But the Jio phone user will be disappointed. The 2 megapixel rear camera in the phone does not take good pictures at all. Although, the quality of pictures coming from entry level smartphone is also not very good, but definitely better than Jio phone. In terms of cameras, smartphones prove to be winners.
Jio phone specification and features
The single SIM JioPhone sports a 2.4-inch QWVGA (240×320 pixels) display. It uses 1.2 GHz Spreadtrum SPRD 9820A/QC8905 dual core processor. Mali-400 GPU is integrated. Also available is 512 MB RAM. Inbuilt storage is 4 GB and you will be able to use microSD card up to 128 GB. There is a 2 megapixel camera on the back side. And there is a VGA camera on the front panel. JioPhone’s battery is 2000 mAh. It is claimed to deliver talk time of up to 12 hours and standby time of up to 15 days. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, NFC, FM radio, GPS, and USB 2.0 support. Voice supported Jio Assistant is available in JioPhone. With the help of this you will be able to open the app. Can search on google. And will be able to compose SMS by speaking. It will work in English and Hindi. You can use JioPhone for media projection.
Swipe Neo Power
Swipe Neo Power is priced at Rs 2,999. Swipe Neo Power sports a 4-inch FWVGA display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, and 512MB of RAM. Inbuilt storage is 4GB which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. The Neo Power runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is fueled by a 2500mAh battery. The phone has a 5 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash. There is a 2 megapixel selfie camera with flash.
Swipe Connect Star
Swipe Konnect Star is priced at Rs 3,799. Swipe Konnect Star sports a 4-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display. The smartphone is powered by 1.0GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The device packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. The phone sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone has 1800 mAh battery.
Zen Admire Joy
The price of Zen Admire Joy is Rs.3,777. Zen Admire Joy features a 5 inch FWVGA display. The phone has a 1.3 GHz quad core processor. This phone has 768 MB RAM and 8 GB inbuilt storage. Storage can be increased up to 32 GB via microSD card. The phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There is a 2000 mAh battery to power this phone. The phone has a 5 megapixel autofocus rear camera which comes with LED flash. The phone has a 2 megapixel front camera for selfie and video chat.
The price of iVOOMi M4 is Rs.3,499. The phone has 4.5 inch 854 x480 pixels FWVGA display. The phone has 1.1 GHz quad core processor and Mali-T720 GPU. RAM is 1 GB, storage is 8 GB. Storage can be increased via microSD card up to 64 GB. The phone has a 5 megapixel rear camera with flash for photography. Front camera is 5 megapixels. There is a 2000 mAh battery to power the smartphone. The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.
Intex Aqua S1
The price of Intex Aqua S1 is Rs 3,499. The Intex Aqua S1 smartphone comes with dual sim slot support. The phone sports a 5-inch (480×854 pixels) FWVGA TN display. The phone has 1.25 GHz MediaTek MT6737V quad-core processor. There is Mali-T720 GPU and 1 GB RAM for graphics. This smartphone also has 8 GB internal storage but its storage can be increased up to 128 GB via microSD card. The Intex Aqua S1 sports a 5MP rear sensor with LED flash support. The phone has a 5 megapixel front camera. To give power to the smartphone, a battery of 2300 mAh has been given.