Reliance Jio changed the game with their welcome offer when they offered customers free unlimited data (4GB per day), voice calling (local, STD and roaming) and SMS on their 4G network till December 31, 2016. The offer that sounds too good to be true is definitely not. All you need is a passport-sized photogragh, a proof of address, and yes, there is a catch: it only works on select handsets.
Any handset that is 4G VoLTE-ready will be able to enjoy Jio’s offer. VoLTE stands for voice over LTE. What it basically means is that on these handsets, voice calls are carried over a 4G LTE network, rather than the 2G or 3G connections, which are usually used. Calls over a 4G network reduce drops and increase clarity and voice quality – an HD voice call, if you will.
There are a lot of handsets that are VoLTE ready, but let us have a look at the best ones you can buy if you’re on a tight budget:
1) Coolpad Note 3
Priced at Rs 7,499, the Note 3 has The 5.5 inch HD display, supports dual SIM, has 16 GB internal memory, 3GB RAM, and a 13MP rear camera. With specs like that, this Coolpad model is definitely a good buy!
2) Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro
The Galaxy J2 has fairly decent specs for any phone in the range. Its 5 inch Super AMOLED display, 1.5 GHz quadcore processor and 8MP camera make it seem a little expensive for Rs 9,490, but it is still a phone to trust.
3) Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is one of the best budget phones anyone can buy. With a Snapdragon 650 chipset, 3GB RAM, a 16 MP camera and 16 GB expandable storage, the Redmi Note 3 is a steal for Rs 9,999.
4) Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro
At Rs 9,990, the Galaxy On7 Pro is definitely the star of Samsung’s midranged phones. It has a 5.5 inch HD display, 16 GB expandable memory, a 13 MP rear camera, a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 processor and runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0. Just buy it already.
5) Moto G Turbo
The Moto G turbo edition comes with a Snapdragon 615 with 2GB RAM, a 13 MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera, is water resistant and has a charging capacity so fast that it gives six hours of usage in just 15 minutes. Not too shabby for a phone that costs Rs 9,999, huh?