With the introduction of the free incoming and outgoing calls in Reliance JIO, the demand for VoLTE enabled phone has been growing steadfastly. Though the same free calls can also be made with any 4G enabled device through the JIO 4G app, it isn’t seamless and the call quality is pretty awful.
Plus, if you happen to be on a dual SIM phone and if a call comes through, the VoLTE call disconnects. It’s only natural that you might want to shift over to an affordable device which supports VoLTE. So, we have done the hard work for you and have rounded 5 cheapest VoLTE enabled smartphones for the Indian consumers with decent specs.
Please note that we are not covering the Lyf phones, but if you are looking for phones beyond Lyf, here are our top 5 recommendations.
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1. Swipe Elite Star
The Swipe Elite Star was launched in December 2016 and has since been upgraded to feature a bigger internal storage. The Swipe Elite Star sports a 4-inch touchscreen display and is priced at INR. 3,999. This phone is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and it comes with 1GB of RAM. The internal storage is at 16GB which can be further increased to 32 GBs.
Plus, considering the price, it also packs in decent cameras. At the rear, we have a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, while in the front we have 1.3 MP camera. The Swipe Elite star is powered by a 2000 mAh battery and has support for dual SIM (GSM and GSM).
On the connectivity end, apart from VolTE, this phone supports 3G, 4G and the conventional Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and USB OTG. And last but not the least, Swipe Elite Star runs on Android Marshmallow and based on the Indus OS.
2. Swipe Elite 2
Up next is another Swipe device — the Swipe Elite 2 — which is priced at INR 4,666. It sports a 4.5-inch touchscreen display and is powered by a 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6735 Quad-Core Processor, coupled with 1 GB of RAM. Elite 2’s internal storage is at 8GB and can be increased up to 32 GB.
The camera is a tad upgraded in this version, with the primary camera packing an 8-megapixel camera, while the front facing camera is at 5-megapixels. The battery specs are slightly less than the previous and stand at 1900 mAh.
The Swipe Elite 2 runs on Android Lollipop and supports 3G, 4G, and VoLTE.
3. Samsung Z2
Samsung Z2 is among the cheapest phone supporting VoLTE, from the house of Samsung. It packs a 4-inch touchscreen display and is powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor. You get an internal storage of 8 GB and expandable to 128 GB. While the rear camera is a 5-MP camera, the rear is slightly less at only 0.3 megapixels.
The Z2 is powered by a 1500 mAh battery and on any normal day, it lasts up to 7 hours of LTE usage. It runs on the in-house Tizen OS and has few other features like the bike mode and a few JIO apps. It is priced at INR. 4,650 in India.
Launched in the later part of 2016, the Lava A97 is priced at INR. 5599. The phone comes with a 5-inch display and is powered by a 1.3GHz Quad-Core processor. The internal storage is 8GB and can be increased up to 32 GB. The Lava A97 includes two cameras of 5 megapixels both at the front and at the rear.
The Android version is on of the latest and runs on Android Marshmallow. It’s powered by a slightly heavier battery (compared to the above devices) at 2350 mAh.
The phone has numerous features like video calling and HD video streaming, and as per the official Lava statement, it supports superfast 4G-LTE.
5. Xiaomi Redmi 4A
Fifth on the list is the all new Xiaomi Redmi 4A which is priced at INR. 5999. Launched in March of this year, it features a 5-inch HD display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 64-bit processor. It features a 3100 mAh battery and is available in three colors — Gold, Rose Gold, and Dark Grey.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A packs in an internal storage of 16 GB and can be expanded to 128 GB via a microSD card. It runs on Android Marshmallow and is based on MIUI 8. Redmi 4A also sports a primary camera of 13 megapixels and a neat front camera of 5 megapixels.
What’s more, it even comes with the built-in dual apps in second space wherein you can maintain two copies of apps in the same phone.
Which is the ‘One’?
So, which of these made it to your wishlist. The above phones are good to carry off as secondary phones if you already own a much more expensive one. So, go ahead and enjoy uninterrupted VolTE support and calls.