With Reliance officially announcing a commercial launch date for the Jio network and unveiling the tariffs in all their glory, the craze to get a Jio SIM is at an all time high. Since the Jio SIM works best with devices that feature VoLTE, we have compiled a list of the best budget phones to go along with your budget SIM to save you the most money. So, here are our top picks of the best devices that feature VoLTE under Rs 5,000.
The Flame 2 is the cheapest LyF smartphone with VoLTE support that your money can buy on the list and for the price, it isn’t a bad buy either. The smartphone features a quad-core MediaTek MT6735M processor which has been clocked at 1GHz and paired with 1GB of RAM. The device comes in a compact form factor owning to the 4-inch display and is stacked with a 5MP sensor on the back and a 2MP sensor on the front. Running on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop, the Flame 2 is fueled by a 1,500mAh battery unit and can be yours for an affordable price of Rs 3,399.
Next on the list is a smartphone from Intex which features a quad-core MediaTek MT6735P with the cores spinning at 1GHz. The device comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage which can be further expanded to 32GB via a microSD card slot. Sporting a 5-inch HD display and running on Android Lollipop, the Aqua Craze packs a 2,500mAh which should last the average user a full day. Shutterbugs will be glad to hear about the inclusion of an 8MP rear facing camera along with an LED flash to capture some beautiful stills. The price of the phone starts at Rs 4,455 and the device can be picked up from major online retailers.
LyF’s huge roster of budget based VoLTE supported smartphones have earned the brand another spot on this list. Under the hood of the Flame 8, users will find a Snapdragon 210 chip clocked at 1.1GHz which has been aided with a gig of RAM. The phone sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA display with an 8MP rear facing camera and a 5MP front facing snapper making it an ideal choice for shutterbugs on a budget. Fueled by a 2,000mAh battery and running Android lollipop, the Flame 8 makes a strong case for being a complete package at Rs 4,199.
With the Lava A89, users will be greeted with Android Lollipop upon first boot with an option to upgrade the phone to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Other key specs of the phone include a Spreadtrum SC9830C processor which has been clocked at 1.5GHz with 1GB of RAM provided for multitasking. The display on the A89 comes at 5-inch with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. A 5MP camera sensor can be seen on the back along with an LED flash. The phone packs a 2,000mAh battery and comes with 8GB of internal storage. Interested buyers will have to shell out upwards of Rs 4,900 for the device.
With a waistline of just 8.4mm, the XOLO Era 4G brings an aesthetic design on a budget. The 5-incher sports HD resolution and is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla glass. A 1.5GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM provides all the power to run the Android Lollipop powered smartphone. The Era 4G is stacked with a 5MP primary camera coupled with a 2MP front snapper. The smartphone comes with a 2,500mAh battery and supports dual SIM capabilities. The XOLO Era 4G can be yours for Rs 4,444 should you wish to buy it.
The Korean giant makes an appearance on the list with its Tizen-based Z2. Although not available for purchase right now, the device makes a compelling offer which might help buyers settle for this phone in the near future. The Z2 sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 480 x 800 and is powered by a Spreadtrum SC9830A processor. Users will get 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage to play with. The latter is upgradable to 128GB via a microSD card slot. In the camera department, the Z2 packs a 5MP rear facing shooter and a 0.3MP front facing snapper. A 1,500mAh battery fuels the entire package, which carries a price tag of Rs 4,590.
The Karbonn Aura Power 4G also brings VoLTE connectivity at an affordable price which starts at Rs 4,800. The dual-SIM smartphone supports 4G on both the SIMs and packs modest specs in an affordable package.
InFocus M370 also deserves a worthy mention as the device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and has a 5-inch HD display. The device also comes with dual-SIM capabilities and will set you back Rs 4,999.