Jio Phone Next now available through Reliance Digital website, but should you buy it?

Jio Phone Next is now on sale through the Reliance Digital website. The handset is available at Rs 6,499, but should you buy it?

Highlights
  • Jio Phone Next is now on sale via the Reliance Digital website for the same price.
  • So far, customers were only able to purchase the phone by registering through visiting the nearest Jio Mart Digital or Jio.com/Next or by sending a WhatsApp ‘Hi’ message to 70182-70182.
  • Jio Phone Next price in India is Rs 6,499.

Jio Phone Next was announced at the 44th AGM Meeting back in June and went on sale for the first time earlier this month during Diwali. Customers were only able to purchase the phone by registering for it by visiting the nearest Jio Mart Digital retailer or Jio.com/Next or by sending a WhatsApp ‘Hi’ message to 70182-70182. However, that changes now as buyers can now purchase the phone through the Reliance Digital website and don’t need to register for the device. It is available for the same price online but there are card discounts.

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Jio Phone Next price in India

Jio Phone Next price in India is Rs 6,499 for the single 2GB+32GB storage model. Reliance Digital website is offering up to 10 percent instant discount on Yes Bank credit cards and up to 7.5 percent off on American Express cards. The EMI option starts at Rs 305.93 per month. Jio is offering a one-year manufacturer warranty.

Jio Phone Next specifications

Jio Phone Next sports a 5.45-inch HD+ display with 720×1440 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass with anti-fingerprint coating. It has a single 13MP snapper on the back with an LED flash. There is an 8MP selfie snapper on the front. Sensors onboard include Accelerometer and Light sensor. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 SoC paired with 2GB RAM and 32GB native storage that is further expandable via a microSD card up to 512GB.

Connectivity options include 4G, dual-SIM, Bluetooth 4.1, a micro-USB port, 3.5mm audio jack, and Wi-Fi. There is a 3,500mAh battery with standard charging support. It runs on in-house PragatiOS that is based on Android 11 (Go Edition). Software features include 10 language support, Read Aloud, Nearby Share and Translate Now.

Also read: Reliance Jio lost over 19 million users in September while Airtel added 0.27 million: TRAI

Should you buy Jio Phone Next?

The Jio Phone Next is reportedly seeing a lot of interest and positive responses from potential buyers. The biggest attractive feature is that the phone can be bought by paying an upfront amount of Rs 1,999 only. The rest can be paid through EMI plans that will also include data benefits for Jio users. Do consider that you will end up paying effectively more for the Jio Phone Next with EMI plans compared to buying the Jio Phone Next at Rs 6,499 and using standalone recharge plans. Also, if you plan to buy the phone at its actual cost of Rs 6,499, there are several other phones in the segment that are worth considering instead.

Key Specs

Reliance JioPhone Next
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 | 2 GBProcessor
5.45 inches Display
13 MPRear camera
8 MPSelfie camera
3500 mAh Battery
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