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Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE Supported Phones

From list of Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE supported phones you can easily find your mobile supports Jio 4G or not from here. For making HD Calls on LTE,  you must have VoLTE supported mobile – It helps you to continue HD calls over Jio 4g network without switching to 2G or 3G network.

Reliance Jio to start launch 4G service for a list of VoLTE supported mobiles from Sept 5, 2016. Jio Commercial launch to take place on January 1st, 2017. Jio is now working on network testing till Dec 31st , 2016, till then company is giving Welcome Offer to everyone having 4G phones under Jio 4g support list.

Due to Reliance Jio unlimited 4G benefits, Millions of customers are jumping into pool of 4G network. Jio 4g launch will take place in Sept 5 for all VoLTE supported phones given here.

Reliance Jio is going to serve high quality voice service over 4g network across India. Jio launches LYF mobiles with name series Earth, Water, Wind & Flame supporting both VoLTE & VoWiFi.

Which 4g Mobiles support Jio 4G Sim

Jio offer VoLTE calls for supported 4G mobile and VoWiFi calls for Jionet & JioFi. If your 4g handset supports VoLTE then you can make HD calls directly othewise JioJion app comes very handy for same service.

Also make sure your 4g phone supports any of Jio 4G bands : Band 3 (1800Mhz), Band 5 (850Mhz), Band 40 (2300Mhz).

What is VoLTE ?

VoLTE is the short form of  Voice over LTE which means HD Voice calling over LTE Network. Voice call would become clearer and superior. 4g mobile must support VoLTE feature to make HD Voice calls.

What is VoWIFi (WiFi Calling)?

VoWiFi stands for Voice over WiFi which means you can make HD calls using WiFi service using 3G or 4G mobile. Jio offers VoWiFi service under JioNet and JioFi.

Can I access Jio 4G data using 4G phone with no support for VoLTE

No matter your 4g phone supports VoLTE or VoWiFi or not, you can still access data services using Jio 4g sim – Use JioJoin app for VoLTE calls.

Way to Check if 4G phone supports VoLTE

You can easily check whether your phone has VoLTE enabled or not : Just insert Jio 4G sim > Wait until network come – You will get VoLTE sign under Status bar as well as you can

How to know which 4g mobiles support VoLTE ?

Only VoLTE supported mobiles will get access to true HD Voice call from Reliance Jio 4g network. Additional settings & updates will come from phone brand.

How to make HD calls when 4G phone has no support VoLTE ?

VoLTE is software based feature available in 4G mobile. 4Mobile brand needs to send and update to device to enable VoLTE in 4G mobile. Alternatively, you can use JioJoin app for HD Voice & Video call, if VoLTE is missing in your 4g phone.

VoLTE supported Android mobiles

Most of latest Qualcomm and MediaTek chipset support VoLTE but usually features remains hidden. A system update is required to enable volte service. Android OS version 5.1 or above as it offer customized settings for VoLTE.

List of Reliance Jio VoLTE supported 4G Mobiles

Numerous VoLTE supported phones are available in India but few of them come under Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE support list. As per list sent to us from Jio we have added mobiles in following list.

Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE supported iOS devices

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6s Plus etc.

List of VoLTE 4g Phones under Reliance Jio Preview Offer-

Brand VoLTE Phones Phone Voice Spec
Alcatel Alcatel OneTouch X1 4G + VoLTE
Alcatel Alcatel POP3 4G + VoLTE
Alcatel Alcatel POP 4 4G + VoLTE
Alcatel Alcatel POP Start 4G + VoLTE
Alcatel Alcatel Pixi 4 4G + VoLTE
Alcatel Alcatel Pixi 5 4G + VoLTE
Asus Asus Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE (T500) 4G + VoLTE
Asus Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) 4G + VoLTE
Asus Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE550ML) 4G + VoLTE
Asus Asus Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) 4G + VoLTE
Asus Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 (ZE500KL) 4G + VoLTE
Asus Asus ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) 4G + VoLTE
Asus Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL) 4G + VoLTE
Asus Asus Zenfone 3 Laser(ZC551KL) 4G + VoLTE
Asus Asus Zenfone 3(ZE520KL) 4G + VoLTE
Asus Asus Zenfone 3(ZS570KL) 4G + VoLTE
Asus Asus Zenfone 3(ZU680KL) 4G + VoLTE
Asus Asus Zenfone Max (ZC550KL) 4G + VoLTE
Asus Asus Zenfone Selfie(ZD551KL) 4G + VoLTE
Asus Asus Zenfone Zoom(ZX551ML) 4G + VoLTE
Celkon Celkon Q4GPlus 4G + VoLTE
Celkon Celkon 4GTAB-7 4G + VoLTE
Celkon Celkon 4GTAB-8 4G + VoLTE
Celkon Celkon ACE 4G + VoLTE
Celkon Celkon POP 4G + VoLTE
Celkon Celkon Q4G 4G + VoLTE
Gionee Gionee E8 4G + VoLTE
Gionee Gionee F103(1GB) 4G + VoLTE
Gionee Gionee F103(2GB) 4G + VoLTE
Gionee Gionee F103(3GB) 4G + VoLTE
Gionee Gionee M4 4G + VoLTE
Gionee Gionee M5 4G + VoLTE
Gionee Gionee M5 Lite 4G + VoLTE
Gionee Gionee M5 Lite CDMA 4G + VoLTE
Gionee Gionee M5 Plus 4G + VoLTE
Gionee Gionee P5L 4G + VoLTE
Gionee Gionee S Plus 4G + VoLTE
Gionee Gionee S6 4G + VoLTE
Gionee Gionee S6s 4G + VoLTE
Gionee Gionee S7 4G + VoLTE
Gionee Gionee V6L 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC Desire 626 dual Sim 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC Desire 628 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC Desire 630 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC Desire 728 Dual SIM 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC Desire 820 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC Desire 820Q 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC Desire 820S Dual Sim 4G + VoLTE
HTC Desire 825 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC Desire 826 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC Desire 826 DS 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC Desire 828 DS 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC Desire 830 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC Desire Eye 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC 10 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC 10 Life style 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC One A9 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC One E9 S dual sim 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC One E9+ Dual Sim 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC One M8 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC One M8 Eye 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC One M9 Plus 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC One M9e 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC One ME Dual Sim 4G + VoLTE
HTC HTC One X9 4G + VoLTE
Huawei Huawei Holly2 Plus 4G + VoLTE
Huawei Huawei Honor 4C 4G + VoLTE
Huawei Huawei honor 4X 4G + VoLTE
Huawei Huawei honor 5C 4G + VoLTE
Huawei Huawei honor 5X 4G + VoLTE
Huawei Huawei Honor 6 4G + VoLTE
Huawei Huawei honor Bee4G 4G + VoLTE
Huawei Huawei honor6 Plus 4G + VoLTE
Huawei Huawei honor7 4G + VoLTE
Huawei Huawei Nexus 6P 4G + VoLTE
Huawei Huawei P9 4G + VoLTE
Itel Itel SelfiePro it1511 4G + VoLTE
Itel Itel Wish it1512 4G + VoLTE
Itel Itel SelfiePro it1520 4G + VoLTE
InFocus InFocus Bingo 50+ 4G + VoLTE
InFocus InFocus M370i 4G + VoLTE
InFocus InFocus M425 4G + VoLTE
InFocus InFocus M430 4G + VoLTE
InFocus InFocus M460 4G + VoLTE
InFocus InFocus M535 4G + VoLTE
InFocus InFocus M535+ 4G + VoLTE
InFocus InFocus M680 4G + VoLTE
InFocus InFocus M808i 4G + VoLTE
InFocusItel InFocus M812i 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua 4G 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua 4G Star 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua 4G Strong 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua 4G+ 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua Ace 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua Ace 2 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua Ace Mini 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua Craze 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua Eco 4G 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua GenX 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua Music 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua Power 4G 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua Raze 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua S7 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua Secure 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua Shine 4G 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua Strong 5.1 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua Super 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua Trend 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua Turbo 4G 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua View 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Aqua Wing 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Cloud 4G Smart 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Cloud 4G Star 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Cloud Crystal 2.5D 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Cloud Fame 4G 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Cloud Flash 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Cloud Glory 4G 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Cloud Jewel 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Cloud String HD 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Cloud String V2.0 4G + VoLTE
Intex Intex Cloud Swift 4G + VoLTE
LG LG K332 (K7 LTE) 4G + VoLTE
LG LG Stylus 2 (K520DY) 4G + VoLTE
LG LG K535D (LG Stylus 2 Plus) 4G + VoLTE
LG LGH630D (LG G4 Stylus 4G) 4G + VoLTE
LG LGH 442 (LGC70 LG Spirit LTE) 4G + VoLTE
LG LG K500I ( LG X Screen) 4G + VoLTE
LG LG H860 (LG G5) 4G + VoLTE
LG LG K520DY 4G + VoLTE
Karbonn Karbonn Aura 1 4G + VoLTE
Karbonn Karbonn Aura Power 4G + VoLTE
Karbonn Karbonn Quattro L55 HD 4G + VoLTE
Karbonn Karbonn Quattro L52 VR 4G + VoLTE
Karbonn Karbonn Quattro L51 HD 4G + VoLTE
Karbonn Karbonn Quattro L50 HD 4G + VoLTE
Karbonn Karbonn Quattro L45 IPS 4G + VoLTE
LeEco LeEco Le 1s 4G + VoLTE
LeEco LeEco Le 1s Eco 4G + VoLTE
LeEco LeEco Le Max 4G + VoLTE
LeEco LeEco Le 2 4G + VoLTE
LeEco LeEco Le Max 2 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo A6600 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo A2010 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo A2020 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo A6000 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo A6000 shot 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo A6600 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo A7000 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo A7700 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo K3 Note 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo Vibe K4 Note 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo Vibe K5 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo Vibe K5 Note 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo Vibe K5 plus 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo Vibe P1 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo Vibe P1m 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo Vibe S1 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo Vibe Shot 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo Vibe X3 4G + VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo ZUK Z1 4G + VoLTE
Lava LAVA A71 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava A72 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava A76 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava A76 Plus 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava A88 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava A89 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava A97 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava Ivory S 4g 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava V5 M 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava Pixel V2 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava V2s 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava X10 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava X11 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava X12 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava X17 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava X28 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava X38 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava X41 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava X41 Plus 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava X46 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava X50 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava X50 Plus 4G + VoLTE
Lava Lava X81 4G + VoLTE
Motorola Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) 4G + VoLTE
Motorola Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) 4G + VoLTE
Motorola Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen) 4G + VoLTE
Motorola Motorola Moto G3 Turbo Edition 4G + VoLTE
Motorola Motorola Moto G4 4G + VoLTE
Motorola Motorola Moto G4 Play 4G + VoLTE
Motorola Motorola Moto G4 Plus 4G + VoLTE
Motorola Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen) 4G + VoLTE
Motorola Motorola Moto X Force 4G + VoLTE
Motorola Motorola Moto X Play 4G + VoLTE
Motorola Motorola Moto X Style 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Bolt Selfie 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas 5 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas 5 Lite 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas 5 Lite Special Edition 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas 6 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas 6 Pro 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Amaze 4G 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Blaze 4G 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Blaze 4G Plus 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Evok 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Fire 4G 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Fire 4G plus 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Fire 6 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Juice 4G 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Knight 2 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Mega 2 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Mega 4G 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Pace 4G 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Play 4G 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Pulse 4G 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Tab 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Unite 4 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Unite 4 Plus 4G + VoLTE
Micromax Micromax Unite 4 Pro 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy A3 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy A5 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy A5 Duos 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy A7 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy A8 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy Alpha 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy Grand Max 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy J Max 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy J2 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy J3 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy J5 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy J7 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy K Zoom 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S4 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S4 4G 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S6 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE Plus 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S7 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Note 3 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Note4 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Note5 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Note 5 Duos 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Note 7 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Note EDGE 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Grand Prime 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung ON5 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung On5 Pro 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung On7 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung On7 Pro 4G + VoLTE
Samsung Samsung Z2 4G + VoLTE
Sansui Sansui S50 FD45S 4G + VoLTE
Sony Sony Xperia X A 4G + VoLTE
Sony Sony Xperia X A Ultra 4G + VoLTE
Sony Sony Xperia X(F5122) 4G + VoLTE
Sony Sony Xperia Z5 Dual(E6883) 4G + VoLTE
Sony Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual 4G + VoLTE
TCL TCL 560 4G + VoLTE
TCL TCL 562 4G + VoLTE
TCL TCL FIT 5.5 4G + VoLTE
TCL TCL Pride T500L 4G + VoLTE
OnePlus Oneplus One 4G + VoLTE
OnePlus Oneplus 2 4G + VoLTE
OnePlus Oneplus 3 4G + VoLTE
OnePlus Oneplus X 4G + VoLTE
OPPO OPPO F1 4G + VoLTE
OPPO OPPO A37 4G + VoLTE
OPPO OPPO F1 Plus 4G + VoLTE
OPPO OPPO F1s 4G + VoLTE
OPPO OPPO Neo 7 4G + VoLTE
OPPO OPPO R7k 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic ELUGA A2 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic ELUGA Arc 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic ELUGA L 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic ELUGA I2 (1GB ) 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic ELUGA Arc 2 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic ELUGA L2 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic ELUGA I2 2GB 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic ELUGA I2 3GB 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic ELUGA I3 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic ELUGA Switch 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic ELUGA Icon T42 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic ELUGA Icon 2 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic ELUGA Mark 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic ELUGA Turbo 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic ELUGA Note 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic P55 Novo 4G 4G + VoLTE
Panasonic Panasonic P77 4G + VoLTE
Videocon Cube 3 V50JL 4G + VoLTE
Videocon Videocon Graphite1 V45ED 4G + VoLTE
Videocon Videocon Krypton 3 V50JG 4G + VoLTE
Videocon Videocon Q1 4G + VoLTE
Videocon Videocon V50FA3 4G + VoLTE
Videocon Videocon V50FG6 4G + VoLTE
Videocon Graphite1 V45ED 4G + VoLTE
Vivo Vivo V3 4G + VoLTE
Vivo Vivo V3Max 4G + VoLTE
Vivo Vivo Y51L 4G + VoLTE
Vivo Vivo Y21L 4G + VoLTE
Xiaomi Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime 4G + VoLTE
Xiaomi Xiaomi Redmi 2 4G + VoLTE
Xiaomi Xiaomi Mi4i 4G + VoLTE
Xiaomi Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G 4G + VoLTE
Xiaomi Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 4G + VoLTE
Xiaomi Xiaomi Mi5 4G + VoLTE
Xiaomi Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Prime 4G + VoLTE
Xiaomi Xiaomi Mi Max 4G + VoLTE
Xiaomi Xiaomi Redmi 3s 4G + VoLTE
Xiaomi Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime 4G + VoLTE
Xolo Xolo Black-1X M 4G + VoLTE
Xolo Xolo era 1X 4G + VoLTE
Xolo Xolo era 2X 4G + VoLTE
Xolo Xolo era 4G 4G + VoLTE
Xolo Xolo era 4K 4G + VoLTE
Xolo Xolo era X 4G + VoLTE
YU YU Yuphoria 4G + VoLTE
YU YU Yureka Note 4G + VoLTE
YU YU Yureka S 4G + VoLTE
YU YU Yureka Plus 4G + VoLTE
YU YU Yunique 4G + VoLTE
YU YU Yunique Plus 4G + VoLTE
YU YU Yunicorn 4G + VoLTE

 

 

List of VoLTE Phones working with Jio 4G Sim-

If you manage to generate Jio offer code then you will get 4G sim with following mobiles-

BRAND PHONE OFFER CODE VOLTE
Apple iPhone 6 Need to get VoLTE
Apple iPhone 6S Need to get VoLTE
Apple iPhone 6S Plus Need to get VoLTE
Apple iPhone SE Need to get VoLTE
Blackberry Priv Need to get VoLTE
Coolpad Coolpad Max Need to get VoLTE
Coolpad Mega 2.5D Need to get VoLTE
Coolpad Coolpad Note 3 Need to get VoLTE
Coolpad Coolpad Note 3 Lite Need to get VoLTE
Coolpad Nexus 5X Need to get VoLTE
Google Nexus 6 Need to get VoLTE
Huawei Honor 5A Need to get VoLTE
Huawei Huawei Ascend D2 Need to get VoLTE
Huawei Huawei Ascend P7 Need to get VoLTE
Huawei Huawei Nexus 6P Need to get VoLTE
HTC HTC Desire 524 Need to get VoLTE
HTC HTC Desire 526 Need to get VoLTE
HTC HTC Desire EYE Need to get VoLTE
HTC HTC J butterfly Need to get VoLTE
InFocus Infocus M370 Need to get VoLTE
Karbonn Karbonn Quattro L45 IPS Need to get VoLTE
Karbonn Karbonn A71 Need to get VoLTE
LG LG G3 Need to get VoLTE
LG LG K7 Need to get VoLTE
LG LG X cam Need to get VoLTE
LG LG Stylus 2 Need to get VoLTE
LG LG Spirit LTE Need to get VoLTE
LG LG Stylo/ LG Stylus Need to get VoLTE
LG LG Optimus Vu II Need to get VoLTE
LG LG Optimus LTE III Need to get VoLTE
LG LG Optimus LTE 2 Need to get VoLTE
LG LG Optimus GX Need to get VoLTE
LG LG K7 LTE Need to get VoLTE
LG LG K10 LTE Need to get VoLTE
LG LG isai VL Need to get VoLTE
LG Nexus 5X Need to get VoLTE
LG LG Google Need to get VoLTE
LG LG G4 Need to get VoLTE
LG LG G3 Need to get VoLTE
LG LG G2 Need to get VoLTE
LG LG G Pro Need to get VoLTE
LG LG G Flex 2 Need to get VoLTE
LG LG G Flex Need to get VoLTE
LG LG G3 4G LTE 32GB Need to get VoLTE
LG LG G4 Stylus 4G Need to get VoLTE
LG LG Spirit 4G Need to get VoLTE
LG LG X Cam Need to get VoLTE
LG LG K520 – Stylus 2 Need to get VoLTE
LG LG K10 Need to get VoLTE
LeEco LeEco Max 2 Need to get VoLTE
LeEco LeEco Le 2 Pro Need to get VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo Z2 Pro Need to get VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo Vibe Shot Need to get VoLTE
Lenovo Lenovo A6000 Plus Need to get VoLTE
Lumia Lumia 550 Need to get VoLTE
Lumia Lumia 640 Need to get VoLTE
Lumia Lumia 640XL Need to get VoLTE
Lumia Lumia 735 Need to get VoLTE
Lumia Lumia 830 Need to get VoLTE
Lumia Lumia 950 Need to get VoLTE
Lumia Lumia 950XL Need to get VoLTE
Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 (Q450) Need to get VoLTE
Micromax Canvas Mega 2 Q426 Need to get VoLTE
Nextbit Nextbit Robin Need to get VoLTE
Onida Onida I4G1 Need to get VoLTE
QiKU QiKU Q Terra Need to get VoLTE
Sony Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Need to get VoLTE
Sony Sony Xperia Z3 Need to get VoLTE
Sony Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Need to get VoLTE
Sony Sony Xperia Z4 Need to get VoLTE
Sony Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Need to get VoLTE
Sony Sony Xperia A4 Need to get VoLTE
Sony Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual Need to get VoLTE
Sony Sony Xperia SP Need to get VoLTE
Sony Sony Xperia Z2 Need to get VoLTE
Vivo Vivo Y21L Need to get VoLTE
Zopo Speed 8 Need to get VoLTE
ZTE ZTE Blade S6 Need to get VoLTE
ZTE ZTE Blade S6 Plus Need to get VoLTE

Jio’s own LYF handsets-

BRAND PHONES VOLTE VOWIFI
LYF Earth 1 Yes Yes
LYF Earth 2 Yes Yes
LYF Wind 1 Yes Yes
LYF Wind 2 Yes Yes
LYF Wind 3 Yes Yes
LYF Wind 4 Yes Yes
LYF Wind 5 Yes Yes
LYF Wind 6 Yes Yes
LYF Wind 7 Yes Yes
LYF Flame 1 Yes Yes
LYF Flame 2 Yes Yes
LYF Flame 3 Yes Yes
LYF Flame 4 Yes Yes
LYF Flame 5 Yes Yes
LYF Flame 6 Yes Yes
LYF Flame 7 Yes Yes
LYF Flame 8 Yes Yes
LYF Water 1 Yes Yes
LYF Water 2 Yes Yes
LYF Water 4 Yes Yes
LYF Water 5 Yes Yes
LYF Water 6 Yes Yes
LYF Water 7 Yes Yes
LYF Water 8 Yes Yes
LYF Water 10 Yes Yes
LYF Water 11 Yes Yes

 

4G mobile is missing from Jio VoLTE support list !

No problem, You can either contact mobile vendor via Chat or Mail-Support or keep eyes on this page for further details on VoLTE supported phones

List of 4g supported phone without VoLTE

Phones added below support 4g without VoLTE feature. VoLTE is missing for now or may be added later via OTA update – You can use JioJoin app to make HD calls & SMS.

Brand Models
Acer  Liquide Z530, Liquid Jade 2, Liquid Jade Primo
Alcatel  Pride T500L, POP 4+, Pop star
Asus  ZenFone 2 Laser ZE550KL, Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (16 gb), Zenfone 2 ZE550ML, Zenfone 2 Laser ZE601KL, Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 ZE500KL, Zenfone Max (ZC550KL), Zenfone Selfie,Zenfone Zoom
Blackberry  Classic Q20, Leap, Passport, Porsche P9982, Porsche P9983, Dtek 50
Benq T3
BLU Life Mark, Life Mark
CoolPad  Note 3 Lite, Note 3 (8676i02), Note 3 Plus
Elephone P7000, S2 Plus
Gionee  CTRL V6L LTE, Elife S7, Elife E8, F103, Marathon M4, Marathon M5, Marathon M5 Plus, M5 Plus, S Plus, S8, P5L, Elife S6, F105, P7 Max, S6pro
HTC  Desire 820, Desire 626, Desire Eye,Desire 820S Dual Sim,Desire 828 DS, Desire 820Q,Desire 626 dual  Sim, One M8 Eye, One M8, One A9, One M9 Plus, One E9+ Dual Sim, One ME Dual Sim
Huawei  Honor 4x, Honor 5x, Honor 6, Nexus 6P(32 GB), Nexus 6P(64GB), Honor 6 Plus, Honor 7, Honor 7i, Mate 8, Nexus 6P(32 GB), Nexus 6P(64GB), P8, P9
iBerry  Auxus Stunner, Auxus Prime P8000
iBall Cobalt 5.5F Youva, Cobalt Solus 4G
Infocus  M425, M430, M530, M680, M808I, M812I, M460, M810
Intex  Aqua 4G+, Aqua 4G Star, Aqua Turbo 4G, Aqua Ace, Aqua Ace Mini, Aqua GenX, Aqua Super, Aqua Trend, Cloud Flash, Cloud Swift, Cloud 4G Star, Cloud 4G Smart
Itel IT1411, IT1512, it1520, SelfiePro it1511
Lava  Pixel V2, V5, A76, Iris X10, Ivory s 4G, Pixel V2, V2(3gb), V2S
Lenovo  A2010, A76, A6000, A6000 Shot, A6010, A6000 Plus, A6010, A7000, A7000 Turbo, K3 Note,K3 Note Music,  K4 Note, K5 Note, Phab Plus, S90, Vibe P1m, Vibe S1, Vive X2, Vibe X3,  Vibe P1,
Meizu M3 Note
Micromax  Canvas Nitro 3 4G, Canvas Blaze 4g, Canvas Fire 4G, Canvas Knight 2 4G, Canvas 5, Canvas Blaze 4G Plus, Canvas Pace 4G, Canvas Fire 4G+, Canvas Xpress 4G, Canvas Mega 4G, Pulse 4G, Juice 4G, Yu Yutopia, Yu Note,  Yu Yureka 3, Yu Yureka S, Bolt Ninja 4G(Q4201), Bolt Selfie (Q424), Bolt Supreme 6 (Q409), Canvas 5 lite special edition( Q463 ), Canvas Evok (E483)
Microsoft  Lumia 640 Dual, Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual, Lumia 950 Xl Dual
Motorola  Moto X 2nd, Moto G 3rd, Moto X Force, Moto Turbo
OnePlus  OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, OnePlus X
OPPO  X, Neo7, R7 Lite, R7 Plus, R5, N3, R5S
Pepsi P1
Phicomm Energy 653
Panasonic  Eluga Icon, Eluga I2, Eluga L2, T45, Mark, Switch, Eluga Turbo, Eluga Arc, Aluga Icon 2, Eluga I3
Qiku N4
Samsung   Galaxy J1 4G, Grand Prime 4G, Galaxy S5 Plus
Sony  Xperia M4 Dual, Xperia C4 Dual, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia  Z3, Xperia  M5, Xperia M5 Dual, Xperia  Z3 Plus, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia  Z5, Xperia  Z5 Compact, E4G Dual
Swipe  Elite 2, Elite Note, Elite Plus
TCL  Pride T500L, P561U(fit 5.5)
TP-Link Neffos C5 Max (TP702B), Neffos C5L(TP601B)
Vivo  V1, V27L, V1 Max, X5 Pro, X5 Max, V51L, X33, Y51
Wibridge BLEU WI 208
Wickedleak Wammy Note 5
Wor(l)d Space Phone 5GS
Xiaomi  Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 2 8GB, Mi4i, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi Note Prime, Mi 4C, Redmi Note 2
XOLO  X11, Era 4G, Blade Q Lux 4G
Zopo Speed 8
ZTE Grand X Max Plus, Nubia Z7 Mini

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Micromax Superfone “Canvas 2” A110 Review

Micromax Superfone “Canvas 2” A110 Review

 

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With the huge success of the Superfone Canvas A100, Micromax has decided to do raise the bar once again for what a sub-10K Android smartphone should look like. With the same massive 5-inch screen making a comeback, they’ve managed to fit in a dual-core CPU this time – all for the same price as the previous one. Too good to be true?

Video Review

Video Review

Design and Build 
The Canvas 2 A110 once again borrows many design cues from the Galaxy Nexus. The chrome trim along the side is shaped in such a way so as to create an illusion of a curved glass. You get a nice chunky volume rocker on one side along with a power/sleep button on the other side. The phone appears larger than it actually is due to thick bezels on either side. There is a row of sensors beside the chrome plated earpiece and the back cover is quite sturdy and doesn’t scratch easily. The matt finish helps keep fingerprints away. The 8MP shooter produces quite a bulge at the back so you need to be careful as the lens cover will scratch easily.

 

A decent camera

A decent camera

 
The 5-inch LCD display has quite a low resolution of 854 x 480 which makes images, icons, etc. lose their sharpness. The screen doesn’t appear to be of a very good quality either as the viewing angles are pretty poor and there’s terrible banding throughout.  We now know where Micromax has cut corners in order to offer this phone at the same price point.

could have had a larger battery

Could have had a larger battery

 
Overall, the Canvas 2 is built well but is too bulky and quite heavy as well. We could have done without the chrome trim along the edges which quite frankly, gives the phone a cheap look. But then again, it is a cheap phone so there’s that. Unfortunately, the placement of the microSD card does not allow for hot-swap as the battery gets in the way.

Features 
Interface
The Canvas 2 A110 sticks to the stock interface of Android Ice Cream Sandwich for the most part, except for some changes to the notification bar, where we now have side-scrollable toggle switches. The UI is far from smooth though, which is a bit strange when you consider the fact that it’s powered by a dual-core CPU. It all makes sense when you take a closer look at the type of SoC used. Instead of a Qualcomm or TI OMAP, Micromax has used the MT6577 SoC from MediaTek. This comprises of a dual-core 1GHz Cortex-A9 CPU and PowerVR GPU. This SoC is specifically designed for the sub-$200 smartphone segment and has the potential to support up to 720p displays and record videos at 1080p. Unfortunately, Micromax has not exploited its full potential, which is why we have to live with lag in the UI. Another important feature that’s missing is an ambient light sensor.

UI is not the smoothest

UI is not the smoothest

 
Other than the stock UI and apps, Micromax has added a SIM management option to set the default card for call, messages, Internet, etc. Both SIMs can be active at the same time if needed. Another feature added is a scheduled power off option, which lets you switch the phone on or off at a designated time and day of the week.

Media 
Audio is handled by the stock music player of ICS. The quality of audio is strictly average even with a good pair of earphones. The rear speaker is quite loud so you won’t miss any of the alerts even in a noisy place. You get 4GB of internal memory and a slot for expanding it up to 32GB. Video playback leaves a lot to be desired. First of all, the Canvas 2 can only handle up to 720p video playback smoothly. MP4 files play well in the stock player but AVI, MKV, etc. have trouble playing back even in MX Player. The colour reproduction is good but the viewing angles are weak so you have to hold the phone just right for a decent experience.

 

Decent audio playback

Decent audio playback

 
Connectivity and Misc. apps
The Micromax Canvas 2 only supports two bands for 2G and just one for 3G, which means you won’t be able to use this on all networks around the world. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi ‘n’, Bluetooth v3.0 and USB plug-and-play support. Other than the Play Store, Micromax also bundles their M! Store and M!Zone for added content. The bundled apps include some games like Cricket Fever, Fruit Devil along with some productivity apps like File Manager, M! Buddy and HookUp.

Good number of bundled apps

Good number of bundled apps

 
Camera 
The upgraded 8MP shooter manages to capture decent outdoor images with pretty accurate colours and good amounts of detail. Touch-to-focus and face detection is also present along with many scene modes. Indoor picture quality is not the best and the dual-LED flash isn’t very powerful in illuminating a dark area. Macro shots fare pretty well with a decent amount of detail and depth of field.

Macro mode is pretty good

Macro mode is pretty good

 
Video recording maxes out at 720p but the quality is not very good since the recorded file is not an MP4 video but 3gp. It’s a little strange that Micromax would limit the video recording capabilities to just 720p when clearly, the 8MP sensor and dual-core CPU could easily handle more.

Battery Life 
The Canvas 2 come fitted with a 2000mAh battery pack, which is clearly not enough to power such a huge screen for the entire day. We got  just about 7-hours in our video drain test. We expected a bigger battery given the size of the phone. The phone lasted about 6-hours and 15-minutes in our loop tests which included an hour of calls, two hours of music, two hours of music and the rest was taken up by audio streaming over Wi-Fi.

Verdict and Price in India  
Micromax has priced the Superfone Canvas 2 at Rs 9,990, which is the same price as the first Canvas. However, in order to achieve this, they’ve seem to have compromised a bit too much on performance. The type of panel used is quite poor, the dual-core CPU doesn’t seem to be put to good use as the UI is very laggy and the phone cannot handle video beyond 720p. Crucial features like an ambient light sensor and quad-band functionality also seem to be missing. Overall, the A110 turned out to be a bit of a disappointment and we’d advice you give this a pass.

 

 

Specifications:

 

Also known as Micromax A110 Canvas 2.

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 2100
SIM Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)
Announced 2012, October
Status Available. Released 2012, November
BODY Dimensions 147 x 76.5 x 9.7 mm (5.79 x 3.01 x 0.38 in)
Weight
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 854 pixels, 5.0 inches (~196 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Yes
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 4 GB (2 GB user available) storage, 512 MB
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, HSUPA
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video Yes
Secondary Yes, VGA
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Chipset MediaTek MT6577
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz
GPU PowerVR SGX531
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Radio FM radio
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White
– SNS integration
– MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player
– MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– Organizer
– Document viewer
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Youtube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 180 h
Talk time Up to 5 h
MISC SAR EU 0.68 W/kg (head)
Price group   about Rs. 10,000/-

Micromax Launches Van Gogh X450

Micromax: Van Gogh X450

 

India’s largest domestic handset maker, Micromax today showcased its latest offering in the mobile phone segment. The newly launched device is called the Van Gogh X450. Looking at the uninspiring design, I wonder what possible connection it could have to the the legendary Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh.

According to the company, the stylish phone integrates a Bluetooth hands-free headset in its design. Which means that you can place the hands-free in the docking port on the back of the phone. The device features a 2.6 TFT screen, 2 megapixel camera, 8 GB card support, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. You also get a swappable back panel to change the look of your device. Additionally, it comes pre-installed with the Opera Mini web browser and instant messaging support for Facebook, Yahoo!, and MSN through eBuddy. The battery is said to be 1000 mAh.

Micromax Launches Van Gogh X450

Priced at an affordable Rs 3499, the Van Gogh X450 is likely to heat up the low-end mobile segment.

 

Micromax-Van Gogh

 

Micromax has announced the world’s first mobile with a dockable bluetooth headset dubbed as Van Gogh aka Micromax X450, the device supports a yellow back panel – drawing on from dutch painter Van Gogh’s painting sunflowers.

According to the KnowYourMobile, the Micromax X450 comes in a bar style form and supports a dual GSM band. Sporting a screen size of 6.1 cms, Micromax X450 comes in the dimensions of 116.7x52x20.3mm.It also comes equipped with dual speakers and FM radio.

In addition Micromax Van Gogh also comes packed with video player and recorder. It’s sharing options, like GPRS and bluetooth enable you to share pictures with family and friends anytime and anywhere.

The handset equipped with a 2 Mega-Pixel Camera, supports video player and recorder, FM radio, Messaging and games. Its preloaded with opera mini web browser and e-buddy Mobile Messenger for fast mobile Internet and best social networking experience. VanGough also comes with a document reader, Micro-USB (5 Pin) and a phonebook memory of 250 per SIM and SMS memory of 150. Supported with 8GB expandable memory to store in all your favorite songs, family pictures and vacation videos.

The Van Gogh X450 comes equipped with a standard battery life of 1000 mAh and offers talk time of upto 4 hours and standby time upto 13 days.

Micromax Van Gogh joins Micromax X235 world’s first mobile with remote control for AC/TV and DVD and G4 Gamolution, world’s first mobile with motion sensor gaming console.

In short:

Features

The Micromax Van Gogh comes with a unique dockable bluetooth handset. Practically invisible, this self charging bluetooth headset seamlessly blends in with the make of the phone. With Micromax Van Gogh mobile users can now enjoy the bluetooth headset hassle free:

  • No more losing or misplacing the bluetooth headset
  • No extra charger/charging for the Bluetooth headset
  • Instant connectivity with 1st time pairing

How to pair your phone with Van Gogh

Pairing the phone with Van Gogh is quite easy. Once you get the device press down the call button on the device’s earpiece and until the LED blinks red and blue.

Now select menu and then Bluetooth followed by BT search and connect.

Once connected you will be able to see a Bluetooth icon appear on the top of the phone screen.

 

Micromax Q75

Micromax Q75

Review:

Design

The all new Micromax Q75 is one of the best designed phones by the designers of Micromax. It’s quite a handy phone that you will find it compatible both for masculines and feminines. The entire dimensions are kept in well proportion, total height, width & thickness are 115mm, 64.5mm & 12.2 mm correspondingly, whereas the TFT display is of 2.4 inches which offers the resolution of about 240×320 pixels. And the fitted out Trackball navigation key is like glitter to the gold as far as crafting of the phone is concerned.

Audio and Music functionality

The all advanced Micromax Q75 is a high definition sound generating music device too that will eliminate the weight of carrying additional portable music player with you. Having installed with the multiple codec playable media players, you will be able playing back and enjoy all your favorite stuff. And if you love listening FM radio too, it’s going to offer you that too.

Camera


Having fixed up with the 2.0 mega pixel camera, the Micromax Q75 pledges you to offer the high-resistive image capturing resolution, whereas you will be able recording videos as well with the phone, that too in an impressive quality.

Memory


The built in or phone memory of the brand new Micromax Q75 is enough spacious that offers you the storage capacity of 1000 phonebook contacts and 1000 messages, and in-addition you will be able expanding it upto 8GB using microSD card.

Battery Life

The Micromax Q75 has Li-ion 1200mAhBattery,Capacity which gives stand by performance of up to Up to 10 daysstandbyvaluetime and the performance of talk time is up to 0.

Internet Features

The newly released Micromax Q75 will be an ideal phone, if you are making up your mind getting some advanced internet enabled phone. The phone offers you Wireless Lan connectivity or so called WiFi option, by which you will be able connecting it in hot-spot area to enjoy faster speed of internet. if we look at the other aspects, it comes loaded with the full HTML browser that opens up the web pages in top-notch fashion, Whereas the applications like Zengu mail and Socializing oriented Snapt Widget you will have better than ever fun experience of enjoying the ultra-modern facilities of emailing and social networking.

Messaging Features

While the brand new Micromax Q75 is an advanced internt enabled phone that offers you up to the minute features and applications, therefore you will be enjoying faster emailing, instant messaging and social networking features over it except the basal features including SMS, MMS & EMS.

Network Support

The newly projected Micromax Q75 is a dual GSM SIM supported phone, so both the SIM run on the bandwidth frequencies 850,900, 1800 & 1900 MHz. One can enjoy services of both the SIMs simultaneously without destructing or halting services of another over it.

Games

As the brand new Micromax Q75 is a java supported phone, so the pre-loaded games over it are going to give you the honest fun time experience of gaming. Though the games are enough in numbers, still you can load more java enabled games of your choice virtually in any number.

Pros

ye-catchy looks, Dual GSM SIM support, Social networking and instant messaging applications, 8GB microSD card support, multiple format supported media player, FM radio, WiFi connectivity.

Micromax Q75

Specifications:

General 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800
Announced 2010
Status Available. Released 2010
Size Dimensions 115 x 64.5 x 12.2 mm
Weight
Display Type TFT, 65K colors
Size 320 x 240 pixels
– QWERTY keyboard
– Trackball
Sound Alert types Vibration, Polyphonic(64), MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
– 3.5 mm audio jack
Memory Phonebook 1000 entries
Call records Yes
Card slot microSD, up to 8GB, buy memory
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G No
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes
Camera Primary 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels
Video Yes
Secondary No
Features Messaging SMS, MMS
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML (Opera Mini)
Radio Stereo FM radio
Games Yes
Colors Black
GPS No
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
– Facebook, NimBuzz apps
– MP3/WAV player
– MP4/H.263 player
– Voice memo
– T9
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh
Stand-by Up to 240 h
Talk time Up to 7 h


Best QWERTY & Social Networking phones under Rs 10,000

Phones with QWERTY keypad’s have become quite a range among the youth. The stylish design along with ease of typing makes the phone an ideal choice for people who need to type a lot. With the onset of social networking in India, phones have become the tool for being connected with friends and family through not just calls, but on the numerous social networking sites.
With the rise in demand for such phones, more and more manufacturers started churning out phones with QWERTY keypad’s and at this point of time there are over 15 phones with QWERTY keypad available under the Rs 10,000 price tag. To make your decision simpler, we give you the best performing QWERTY phones among the lot.

Fly Circle (Rs 3,300) –

The Fly Circle is the best value for money proposition for someone looking at an entry level QWERTY mobile phone. The phone has got good build quality with smooth rounded edges at the corners. It provides its user with dual SIM functionality, 3.5mm audio jack, 1.3MP camera and has 10MB internal memory expandable up to 8GB. Weighing a mere 104g, the phone’s major drawback is its low-resolution display (176 x 208 pixels only)

Fly Circle


A phone that gives you all the basic necessities at just about 4k definitely sounds like a great deal, doesn’t it? The B430 DS from Fly is a definite surprise in this regard. The device weighing 104 grams makes all possible efforts to give users all they might want, even at a later stage.

To start with, the device that came to us looked quite interesting. It is a light weight (104 grams) dual SIM device with a QWERTY keypad. The front sports a 2.2-inch screen with a resolution of 176×220 pixels. Below the screen are the D-pad with the Menu/Options and the Contacts/Back button on either sides. To the left side below the screen are the call receive buttons for SIM-1 and SIM-2 and the right corner has the call disconnect button. The lower portion of the Circle has well laid out keys, but there could have been better differentiation in the keys as typing becomes slightly difficult here. The top is clean with the miniUSB slot at the bottom and the 3.5mm jack on the left. The back of the phone has a 1.3Mp camera and the speaker grill to its left. Below the panel is a 1100mAh Li-ion battery powering the device and underneath that are the two SIM card slots and the microSD card slot (not hot-swappable).

A smooth user interface makes using the seemingly difficult activity of navigation very easy. The clear menu screen has 12 icons for navigation. The usual phonebook, messages, call history, user profile, File manager buttons are there and all the buttons are easily navigable.  There is a security setup that has the Phone lock and a unique Mobile Tracker with Remote control and Call and SMS Blacklist feature as well.

Fly CircleIt features a lesser amount of internal memory (10MB) but is expandable via microSD card. It also features upto 1000 phonebook entries. The multimedia features are quite disappointing with average images and videos. The sound quality on the speaker is decent. The FM Radio recognized only one of the ten FM channels in the city. It features other usual features like the Bluetooth, expandable memory, etc.

What catches ones attention most is the connectivity the Fly Circle provides. Along with the WAP and Bluetooth connectivity, there is a special Fly Zone that lets you access Nimbuzz, Snaptu and features Opera Mini in the phone. It lets you access your favourite Gtalk and Facebook easily. Another winner for the Fly is its battery life, which is amazing. It stays on charge for well over two days on normal usage.

However, the catch is its on call sound quality. In a quiet room the sound is very loud, while, as soon as you step out into even a slightly noisy surrounding, the hearing capability comes under question.

Overall, at 3k, the Fly Circle is definitely a good choice for one who wants an affordable QWERTY with abundant social media features. However, the Micromax Q5fb priced that is priced higher than the Fly at Rs 7k, but has a better screen resolution (320 x 240 pixels) and sound quality (powered by Yamaha).

Specifications:

Dual SIM (GSM+GSM)

2.2-inch screen,

QWERTY keypad,

1100mAh battery,

FM Radio,

10MB internal memory that is expandable via microSD,

Bluetooth,

104 grams,

1.3MP camera,

GPRS,

Nimbuzz,

Opera Mini,

Snaptu

Whats Hot
– Price
– QWERTY
– Easy UI
– battery

Whats Not
– Sound quality
– camera
– FM radio


GFone 571 DUO (Rs 3,999) –

The GFone Duo is the latest entrant in the QWERTY keypad segment and is loaded with features. The dual SIM phone has a 208MHz processor at its core and is the closest competitor in looks for a Blackberry clone. It comes with social networking apps preloaded; call recorder, background noise changer, Motion sensor and trackball navigation.

Whats Hot
– Lots of built in applications
– Speedy interface

Whats Not
– Non-standard 2.5mm audio out
– Poor camera
– Average battery


MicroMax Q5fb (Rs 4,000) –
The MicroMax Q5fb is now one of the most common QWERTY phones among the youth. The phone comes with a comfortable keypad and has trackball for navigation. It scores among the crowd for its stylish looks and great display screen. Other features include a 2MP camera, 3.5mm jack, Yamaha audio amplifier for great sound, one touch launch Facebook key and dual SIM support.

Micromax Q5fb


The era of the QWERTY phones is very much here and this, is quite evident with the new phones being launched every other day. The flaunt value is said to be maximised with these phones and who wouldn’t want to be a part of the league.  Speaking on these lines, lets talk about the QWERTY phone from Micromax, The Micromax Q5, also called the Facebook phone.

The device looks quite good, though is quite heavy. With its black coloured front dominated mostly with the well spaced out keypad and the 2.2-inch screen, it has the headphone above the screen. Below the screen is the trackball in the middle with the call connect, menu and facebook buttons on the left and the MSN, phonebook and the call disconnect button to the right. The keypad is well spaced out and make typing out messages easy, however, better defined keys would have been a lot better. The mic is below the keypad and the 3.5mm audio jack and the micro USB slot is at the bottom and the sides  have been kept clear of any other controls. The camera and the volume controls have also been integrated in the keys, which is a slight quirk. There is a silver band across the sides of the device and the back just has the 2MP camera at the top with the speaker grill at its left.

The back panel is a metallic brown colour and is matt. It slides out easily to show us the 1000mAh battery that powers the device. Below the battery are the two SIM card slots and the mircoSD card slot. The SD card slot could have been hot swappable. An interesting thing is that the device comes with a supplied Silicon Sleeve, to keep the device safe and easy to grip. Once the sleeve is on the device, the phone looks completely black and becomes quite easy to hold.

Micromax Q5fbThe UI is quite smooth with the two SIM card indicators on the right hand top of the screen below the battery indicator and the signal strength indicator on the top left. The menu operations happen with either the menu key or the trackball that can be pressed. The menu features the Message, Phonebook, IM, Facebook, Opera Mini, Call Logs, Settings, Organiser, Multimedia, Fun & Games, Tools and the Service tabs. The navigatiobn through the menu is quite easy, however, the absense of a D-Pad is evident as the user would not have to be dependent only on the trackball.

The call quality of the device is very good and sound is clear both on the handheld or the speaker phone mode. It also features call blacklisting and easy line switching features.

The phone memory is 15MB that is expandable upto 8GB via microSD card. The sound quality is quite good and loud, courtesy Yamaha and the audio is quite clear as well. The  multimedia options are many and the player output is good and it has the camera, sound and video recorder, the Image viewer, audio and video player play from the device quite well. The camera though is a poor performer, it just takes about average images in the best modes and also does not have a dedicated camera key. However, it does allow for some experimentation in terms of white balance and image settings.  The FM radio has a very clear reception and loud reception. It tracked about 9 of the 10 channels that we have available here and it allows recording from the radio as well.

The device features MSN Messenger, Yahoo Chat, Gtalkand eBuddy IM applications and Facebook, Opera Mini and WAP browser for maximum connectivity. The Opera Mini in our case just refused to open with the message,  “Opera mini not exists”.

The battery life is very good. The device can stay on charge for about two days to go from full charge to full discharge with a good deal of music, SMSing and voice calls.

To talk about the flaws, the device lacks dedicated keys, both for volume and the camera. The D-Pad is also highly missed in the Q5. However, the phone is pretty good social networking phone at its price that features Facebook and other social networking applications as well.

Specifications:

Dual GSM-Dual-Band (900/1800 MHz),

95 grams,
2.2-inch 262K Color QVGA Screen with a 320×240 Pixel resolution,
Trackball Navigation with Full QWERTY keypad,
2MP Camera,
Music Player (MP3 / AMR / MIDI / WAV)
Background Music Playback Flight Mode Powered by Yamaha,
Facebook,
integrated Opera Mini,
integrated Multi-Messenger,
Stereo FM Radio,
Video Player,
Bluetooth,
EDGE/GPRS/WAP/MMS,
Phonebook Memory 1000,
SMS Memory 1000,
Internal Memory 15MB,
Expandable Memory MicroSD (upto 8GB),
1000mAh Li-ion battery

Whats Hot
– Fast UI
– Amazing sound quality
– Good battery life
– Well set keys
– Rubber casing

Whats Not
– Heavy
– No dedicated music or volume keys
– No D-Pad


Lemon iQ707 (Rs 4,300) –
The Lemon iQ707 is one of impressive QWERTY keypad phones we got because it employs a unique keypad design. The QWERTY keys on the phone are in chiclet style with enough spacing between each key for ease of use. Other than that the phone has a standard 2.2” display screen, BlueTooth, social networking applications and trackball navigation. It has a 3.2MP camera on board, though it skips on the 3.5mm audio jack.
Lemon iQ 707

The multiplicity of ‘affordable’ QWERTY handsets available today is simply amazing. The devices available at super low prices boast of bringing the QWERTY feel and social networking capabilities to any and everyone who wants it.

In these likes, Lemon Mobiles have on offer their iQ 707, a QWERTY device that looks like it has a lot on offer. Lets check it out. In the box are the handset, battery, pouch, miniUSB to 3.5mm jack adapter (for 3.5mm headphones), headphone, micro USB transfer cable, charger, warranty and user guide.

Talking about the looks, the phone that came to us is in all black and has a silver band around the front. The entire body is glossy, but still looks quite good. The thin body is all of 96 grams and assures portability. The front of the device hosts the 2.2-inch TFT screen with the earphone above and an array of buttons below it. There is a trackball that rests at the centre with the shortcuts and messaging buttons on both the sides. To the left of the shortcut button are the SIM 1 and 2 call connect buttons and to the extreme left is the music button that takes the user directly to the music player. The right side of the messaging button has the names/back and the call disconnect button and to the right to these buttons is the camera shortcut. Below these buttons is the QWERTY keypad, which is very impressive because of its well spaced layout and ease of typing out messages (except that the numbers on the keypad are not backlit). The otherwise minimalistic design on the phone boasts of the power button at the top, the volume rocker and the microSD slot on the left and the miniUSB slot (for charging as well as connecting the provided headset) on the right. The back of the device is quite glossy. It has the 3.2MP camera at the top centre, the LED flash above it and the speaker grill to its left. The back panel has to be pried open and below it is the 1100mAh battery powering the device and under it are the two SIM slots one above the other. This is sure to make things slightly difficult, as to remove the second SIM, the first SIM will also have to be removed.

The phone boots up quite fast and presents a decent looking screen with the SIM details on it. One can reach the menu with the menu button or by pressing the trackball, which also acts as the select button. The menu has a decent layout with all the essentials like messaging, audio player, image viewer, time manager, among others.

What is great about the phone is that inspite of being a low budget phone, it offers a bunch of social media features like Nimbuzz, facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, MSN and features pull email as well. It also has Opera Mini and Bluetooth for connectivity. In terms of unique features, the iQ 707 has a call, SMS blacklist option under its Business Safe feature to block calls and SMSes from unwanted places.

With regard to Multimedia, the phone features a 3.2MP camera. Though it does provide a lot many customization options, the camera performs just averagely. The images with the flash are also nothing great infact the LED flash is quite weak. It offers video recording, sound recorder and photo editor as well. In terms of sound quality, the performance is just average. The on call sound quality is clear but no very loud and the loudspeaker also performs averagely. Another good point is that though the phone does not come with a 3.5mm audio jack, a miniUSB to 3.5mm jack adapter is provided in the pack which allows the use of other headphones as well. It also features an e-Book reader that supports .txt files only.

The flaws are quite a few to be honest. There is no way to reach the flash directly in case there is a power cut. One has to go through the menu everytime. Next up, there is no auto focus and the flash is not very powerful. Another glitch which I feel is slightly problematic is the trackball, an additional d-pad would have been helpful in making things a lot easier.

The multiplicity of social networking options makes it a good option for a low budget social media phone. However, there is the Micromax Q5fb at around the same price that also has about the same features, but it wins in the case of sound quality and clarity and also features a better screen and a 3.5mm jack which makes things a lot easier. However, the keypad in iQ 707 is much better and the phone is a lot sleeker as well.

Specifications:

2.2-inch TFT display

Dual-SIM (GSM +GSM)

QWERTY keypad

3.2MP camera

Connectivity: Bluetooth, GPRS/WAP

Mini USB slot

20MB internal memory, expandable via microSD card

Phonebook capacity 3000

SMS capacity 500

1100mAh battery

96 grams

Whats Hot
– Slim
– QWERTY keypad
– Battery

Whats Not
– Glossy
– No Auto Focus
– Poor support LED light
– Camera


Micromax Q7 (Rs 4,800) –
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The Q7 is the much-awaited update over the Q5. It carries the same bar style design and Micromax’s own EZpad QWERTY keyboard design with a beautiful landscape display. The dual SIM phone comes with a 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth with A2DP, 78MB internal memory expandable up to 4GB, social networking apps with a 2MP camera. What makes the phone special is that it’s the only phone at this price point that comes with WiFi.
Micromax Q7 is the new phone launched by Micromax in India. Priced at Rs. 4,800 the phone targeted towards the youth of the country. Micromax is a reputed Indian telecom company. In India, it operates from twenty three offices. The company also has International offices located in Hong Kong, USA, Dubai and now in Nepal.

Micromax sells its products through more than 40,000 stores across India which would be further increased to 70,000 in near future. With its aggressive marketing and advertising strategy, the company is looking forward to establish its niche in the telecom market.

Micromax is formed to create new technologies in the telecom sector. The company has a strong R&D department. Over the year, the company revolutionized the telecom sectors by introducing various technologies and giving more options in the palms of the consumers.

From its inception, the company’s main goal remained to conquer the technological challenges by creating “life enhancing solutions.”

Micromax is the first Indian company to introduce handsets with 30 days battery backup, dual-SIM handsets and dual standby, handsets with network switching capability (GSM-CDMA) through gravity sensors, aspirational QWERTY keypad handsets, operator branded 3G handsets and OMH CDMA handsets.

Here are the specifications of Micromax Q7 collected from official website:

Form Factor: Bar Style

Band: EDGE/GSM 900/1800MHz

Weight : 100g

Dimensions: 110mm*59mm*10.7mm

Color Options: Available in 2 colors (black/silver)

Display: 262K Color QVGA Screen (5.6 cms) Trackball Navigation with Full QWERTY keypad.

Camera: 2.0 MP

Music: Multi Format Music Player (MP3 / AMR / MIDI / WAV),

Background Music Playback

3.5mm Jack: Yes

WIFI: Yes

Facebook: Yes, Integrated.

Opera Mini: Yes, integrated

Nimbuzz

Multi-Messenger: Yes

Stereo FM Radio: Yes

Video Player: Yes(AVI/3GP/MP4)

Messaging: Yes, SMS /MMS/EMS

Games: Yes

Bluetooth(A2DP): Yes

STK: Yes

Email: Yes

JAVA: Yes

EGPRS/WAP/MMS: Yes

Phonebook Memory: 1000

SMS Memory: 1000

Internal Memory: 78MB

Expandable Memory: MIcroSD (upto 4GB)

Battery Type: Li-ion 800mAh

Talk Time: Up to 4.5 hours*

Standby Time: Up to 6 days *

INQ Chat 3G (Rs 6,500) –

The INQ chat 3G is the ultimate social networking phone. Running on the BREW platform the phone has killer looks with an outstanding build quality. The Phone offers Facebook, Twitter, Skype, windows live messenger and even push mail. It’s got a dedicated switcher key on the side to quickly switch between running applications. The phone has a 3.2MP camera, is 3G ready, but sadly skips out on a 3.5MM jack. Also, as it requires to be constantly connected, it requires an unlimited data plan.

INQ has gained its ground quickly in terms of brand recognition in the past year. They gained attention post their announcement of INQ1 which is also known as the Facebook phone due to its seamless Facebook integration. In March of 2010, INQ mobile has arrived in India launching their phones in tie up with mobile operator Aircel.  They launched their INQ Chat 3G and the Mini 3G in India, and we got our hands on the Chat 3G for a review.

INQ Chat 3GThe Chat 3G looks absolutely stunning with the black and dark red color combination with a silver streak running on the sides. It is one of the few phones that can make the blackberry look bad. The well spaced QWERTY keypad, large soft keys and easy to use navigation pad make this phone a joy to operate. The landscape display has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels which is legible under direct sunlight. On the left is the mini-USB port and volume keys and on the right is the switcher key. Sadly, the volume adjustment keys on the side are too small for comfortable use. On the back is the 3.2MP AF camera along with a speaker grill. The back cover plate when removed has a” mark the way to the goal “puzzles engraved on the inside which is quite a good use of the empty space we think.

The Chat 3G has BREW platform with a user interface which is a breath of fresh air. The main menu is graphical with large color icons which turned black and white when selected. The home screen is much like a blackberry with a quick launcher at the bottom. On the home screen itself a user can add widgets of his choice ranging between cricket, Facebook, twitter, and up to 3 RSS feed updates. The switcher key on the right allows the user to multi-task as well. Ideally named as the Switcher key, it allows a user to switch between various running applications on one touch.

What is further impressive is the Facebook integration. Once a user adds his Facebook account on the phone, Facebook direct messages, wall posts, pokes and requests can be accessed through the unified inbox. Furthermore once the friend list is synced with Facebook, the profile picture is automatically updated in the phonebook contact list. The Chat 3G also comes with twitter and orkut apps for social networking, cricinfo app for cricket updates and even boasts of push mail. It allows a user to setup his Gmail, hotmail, yahoo and AOL mail accounts as well as corporate mail accounts.

The phone doesn’t disappoint in terms of audio output. The loudspeaker on the back and the in-ear speaker for voice calls has a loud volume output with superb clarity. The music player interface is simple, but provides most of the basic settings such as equalizer, set as ringtone as well as sharing options. The 3.2MP AF camera fails to impress. The camera claims to be AutoFocus but functions more or less as a fixed focus camera as the user has no control over the focus process. The images snapped are of average quality and can be used more or less just to share on social networking sites. The shots taken in day are good, but indoors and at night a lot of noise is visible on the snaps when viewed on the phone itself. Video recording is at 176 x 144 pixel resolution maximum which is another let down.

INQ Chat 3G

The phone even comes with inbuilt GPS that can be used with Google maps and is 3G ready which are rare feature to be available at this price point.

Sadly, the phone fails on multiple fronts including its core functionalities. The graphical user interface is a bit sluggish and it keeps getting slower as more and more apps are left running in the background. The core functionality which is its Social network capabilities are crippled as the phone fails to show the latest updates on its home screen widgets. In our use, the phone was showing Facebook updates older than 3 days even after a couple of repeated update status attempts. The cricinfo app failed to show the current match updates and was stuck on scores of the match that took place a day before. The twitter application failed to update at all multiple times with a Network error and when it did update it did not keep refreshing with latest tweets. We tried updating Google maps to the latest version around 10 times, and each time the download was cancelled with a Network error. Same error came with INQ mail most of the times. The phone failed to pick up a signal in a basement where a MicroMax Q5 was showing full signal strength on Vodafone.  At its price, the phone lacks FM Radio which is more or less a necessity for the Indian consumer now-a-days and the camera as mentioned is just average. Shockingly, even after master reset of the phone, all the setting for mail, Facebook and twitter did not get removed.

INQ Chat 3GMost of the issues that plague the phone are most likely due to the poor service and coverage of Aircel. Sadly, the phone is locked on Aircel, if it wasn’t, then maybe it would have worked better with services offered by other network providers. For now, if you are looking at the Chat 3G for its social networking capabilities, we suggest that you give it a miss and go for cheaper alternatives such as the Fly Circle or the MicroMax Q5. These might not give you all the features offered by the Chat 3G, but would let you be more updated on social networking than the Chat 3G for sure. Perhaps, once 3G rolls out and Aircel offers 3G service, this device would be able to perform better.

Specifications:

Triband
114.5 x 61 x 12.8 mm
122grams
320 x 240 pixel resolution
2.4” landscape display
QWERTY keyboard
100MB onboard memory + microSD slot
EDGE, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS
3.2Mp AF camera
1500mAh battery

Whats Hot
– Looks
– Multi tasking
– Facebook Integration
– QWERTY keypad
– GPS

Whats Not
– Sluggish UI
– Poor camera
– Pathetic connectivity
– No FM Radio
– No dedicated camera key
– No 3.5mm jack


Nokia E63 (Rs 8,500) –

The E63 is a phone that redefines entry level Smartphone category. The Symbian Smartphone has a lot going for it as it combines elegance with performance. The phone has EDGE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and comes with120MB internal memory expandable upto 16GB. It sports a 2MP camera and runs on a 369MHz processor. Sadly, this one skips on a 3.5mm audio jack.

Design, Materials and Build Quality

The E63 follows the same form factor of the E71 i.e. QWERTY candybar. The E63 measures at 113*59*13mm whereas the E71 measures at only 114*57*10mm. Yes the E63 is bigger than the E71 in both width and thickness but is a tad bit shorter. However the main difference is noticed in the thickness of the device. The weight of the device still remains almost the same i.e. 127 grams in E71 and 126 grams in E63. This is one of the things that surprised me the most since the E63 does not contain all the metal body parts of the E71/E-Series and yet is still heavy. The E63 has mostly plastic components and even the battery cover is made of plastic.

The back cover is fingerprint proof due to the matte finish. The front face is also less prone to fingerprints but has a glossy finish. The only region which attracts some fingerprints is the screen. The battery cover removal process is different, you have to unlock it and remove the cover, when your done, fit it back and lock it again. The face of the E63 has the QWERTY keypad, D-Pad, soft keys, light sensor and earpiece. On the top of the device are the loudspeaker and the 3.5mm audio jack. The right side of the device is plain. On the left are the micro-SD slot and micro-USB connector. Since all the connectors are sealed, it prevents dirt/damage. On the bottom are the charger connector, microphone and the lanyard eyelet. The camera module is on the back.

The device fells quite strong and does not creak. But it feels a bit weaker in comparison to the E71. I think the increase in thickness is the factor that makes it feel more solid. The phone is available in two colours-Ruby Red and Ultramarine Blue (The one I’m trialling). Both the colours look good and have good paint-jobs on the device. But the red feels more feminine and blue appeals to the men.

The E63 QWERTY keypad remains the same in terms of size but it has a better feeling to it. So it is still very comfortable to type on and even better as I think. The E63 has some more keys on the bottom of the keypad and the space key has become smaller to accommodate the extras. The soft keys, shortcut keys and D-Pad remain the same. The Call End key now acts as the Power Key too. This makes it easier to switch off but it also makes accidental switching on/off more possible. The E63 lacks the presence of voice command and volume keys. I feel the lack of volume keys is a disadvantage. Most users are likely to go to the side to increase/decrease the volume before realising the absence and seeking to other means to achieve so.

The earpiece on the E63 looks better than the one on the E71. Sound quality is identical to the E71. There are no hisses/disturbances. The loudness is the same through the earpiece but through the loudspeaker; the volume is a bit lower compared to the E71. There is a feature in which, if you type a certain number/letter, the phone searches in the call records and phonebook and gives you an easier way to call since you don’t have to dial the entire number or enter the contacts.

Screen

The E63 comes with the same 2.36” landscape oriented screen as on the E71. It displays 16 million colours at QVGA resolution and has good sunlight legibility. Since this model is a minor to the E71, having the same screen size can be treated as a good thing.

Messaging

The QWERTY keypad enables quick texting/emailing which is an advantage to most business users. The 4 types of message supported are-SMS, MMS, Audio and E-Mail. The messages can be stored onto the phone memory or onto a memory card.

Everything is in there including 3G, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPRS, HSCSD, EDGE, micro-USB and Bluetooth. Data transfer speeds are similar to the E71. The E63 lacks a GPS receiver.

The E63 comes equipped with the same 128MB Ram and 369MHz processor as in the E71. But it has an additional 10 MB of internal memory i.e. 120MB in total. There is a micro-SD card slot which supports upto 8GB. I think higher capacities should work considering the fact that most other phone from Nokia with 128MB of Ram managed to get it working. The E63 runs on the S60 V3 Feature Pack 1 and it delivers the same performance as the E71.

Camera

The E63 camera has been downgraded from the 3.2MP AF camera on the E71 to the 2MP fixed focus camera. The camera quality is below average. The lack of autofocus makes the situation worse. The pictures taken appear greenish and have high noise levels. There is an LED flash which can be used as a flashlight and I believe this is the first time in a Nokia that the camera flash can be used as a flashlight. Other companies have had this for many years and its good to see Nokia heading in the right direction.

The lens also lacks protection and thus scratches and smudges appear easily if not taken care of properly. A self-portrait mirror is also there for self-shot assist. The video recording is also bad with maximum of 15fps at QVGA resolution.

Conclusion

The E63 was released as a younger brother to the Nokia E71 and it is indeed one in terms of features too. There are improvements in some areas and flaws in other areas. But overall this comes sufficient for those business users who are looking for a more affordable and multimedia friendly version of the E71.

Whats Hot-

-3.5mm Audio Jack

-Good Build Quality

-Fingerprint Proof

-Good Keypad

-Decent Audio Quality

-Good Battery Life

Whats Not

-Average Camera Quality

-No Auto-focus

-No Volume Keys

-3.5mm Jack Cover Not Attached to Body

Micromax Q7: Review

Introduction:

If you’ve realized, we’ve been doing a few under Rs. 5,000 phones from “Indian” brands regularly now. Although we know how good phones can get as you go above the 15k price bar, for many, even 15 thousand is too big an amount to shell out for a phone. Many people just want a cheap phone and now that we have an army of these uber-china phones flooding the market, it is fitting that we cover this range as well.

Specifications:

General 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1
GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 2
Announced 2010, May
Status Available. Released 2010, May
Size Dimensions 110 x 59 x 10.7 mm
Weight 100 g
Display Type TFT, 256K colors
Size 320 x 240 pixels, 2.2 inches
– QWERTY keyboard
– Trackball
Sound Alert types Vibration, Polyphonic(64), MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
– Built-in Yamaha audio amplifier
– 3.5 mm audio jack
Memory Phonebook 1000 entries, Photocall
Call records Yes
Internal 78 MB
Card slot microSD, up to 4GB, buy memory
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G No
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes
Camera Primary 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels
Video Yes
Secondary No
Features Messaging SMS, MMS
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML (Opera Mini)
Radio Stereo FM radio
Games Yes
Colors Black, White
GPS No
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
– Dual SIM
– Facebook, NimBuzz apps
– MP3/WAV player
– MP4/H.263 player
– Voice memo
– T9
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 800 mAh
Stand-by Up to 144 h
Talk time Up to 4 h 30 min

Design and Build:

The Q7 has a petite form factor. Despite the rectangular slab-like appearance, the thin and lightweight body make up for its appeal. Build quality wise I found it to be slightly lacking; the plasticky body didn’t give me a reassuring feeling of solidity. But that’s what you get when you’re trying to make things thin and light I guess. The display is a fair-sized 2.2 incher with a QVGA (320 x 240 pixel) resolution. The screen is pretty decent in terms of clarity and visibility. Under sunlight there was a little difficulty in viewing content, especially due to the dark background theme, which you cannot change. I’d say the display is right in between the dull Wynncom Y50 and the bright MVL G81.

Below that is a Blackberry inspired trackball, which is now passe since BlackBerrys have moved to a better touch pad system. While it is definitely better to “roll the ball” than having to keep on clicking a button, I felt that the trackball was jumpy at times, for example, while selecting an adjacent option upon clicking. But with patience and practice you can minimize this erroneous behavior. The same can be said about the keyboard.

The blocky rectangular keys are tiny and are evenly designed, which in the case of QWERTY phones isn’t a good thing. The “Curved” smiley-like pattern of keys is ergonomically better and it took me some time to get used to the Q7’s keypad. What saved the day was its decent tactility, due to which the overall experience wasn’t entirely disappointing. Like every phone I’ve come across in this range, the key placement is flawed on the Q7 as well. Symbols like the full-stop or comma that are used often are placed above letters while something as unimportant as a dollar sign gets a dedicated button. It is rather irritating having to press the alt + letter key to end a sentence.

There’s a standardized microUSB port to the side, a 3.5mm earphone jack to the top-left. At the back you’ve got a 2 megapixel camera without an LED flash and a loudspeaker. One commonality I ve seen in cheap phones is that most of them don’t have dedicated volume up and down buttons. So, to adjust volume while on a call, you have to locate the plus/minus keys on the QWERTY to do the same.


Today, we look at the kingpin of this market — Micromax. It has probably made the maximum amount of noise with its in-your-face advertising during this year’s IPL Cricket. The two most popular models we’ve seen in the hands of a few are the Q5fb and the Q7. Today we will be testing the Q7 and checking if it actually beats our currently preferred phone in this range.

User Interface:

Most uber China phones of today have almost the same interface. Once you’ve used one, you’ve pretty much used them all. The reason they look different is due to the different skin job and varying pre-installed utilities that handset makers pack. It is like a really lame version of how an HTC or Motorola customize the default UI of Google’s Android OS to make their phone look unique. The Micromax Q7 is no different, but I wouldn’t be lying if I said they’ve done a decent job with the facelift. The homescreen has shortcuts to applications other than displaying connectivity essentials like signal strength on both networks etc. The interface is simple to use for the most part, except while setting up GPRS connectivity and its usage in Java applications.

You’ve got Opera Mini 4 pre-installed, which is miles better in terms of rendering full webpages than the default browser. We tried browsing on desktop-friendly sites like ours and found it to be convenient to use. Greedy geeks that we are, I upgraded the Opera Mini to the latest and more visually appealing 5.1 version, but it seems that was too much for the Q7’s internals to handle, as it lagged quite bad.

There is Nimbuzz for chatting on popular services like Gtalk, Yahoo, MSN etc. and there’s also a Java-based Facebook app. Honestly, the functionality and experience isn’t as good as what you’re going to get on, say the Android version of the app or an iPhone one, but hey, these phones sell for almost one-tenth the cost of an iPhone. But like the other earlier phones, the Java application text input issue exists in the Q7 too.

One utterly disappointing factor was the lack of any kind of multi-tasking. Forget juggling through Opera Mini while being logged into Nimbuzz, the Q7 conveniently shut down music playing in the background while I fired up a Java app.

One feature that the Q7 bears which others haven’t been able to catch up to yet in this price range is Wi-fi support. It seamlessly hooked up to my WPA2-protected Wi-fi router and I started browsing on speedier internet in no time. The speeds were faster than EDGE, but didn’t really reflect the broadband connection that was being used, but I believe this is the limitation of the Q7’s ability to process websites faster.

Performance:

As a phone I have no qualms with the Q7. Network connectivity was good, volume levels from the earpiece were more than sufficient. The Q7 boasts of a “Yamaha amplifier”; though I’m not sure what that means, I was happy with the loudness of the speaker at the back for a phone that’s fairly thin. Multi-media wise, the 2 megapixel camera produced grainy images about which I wouldn’t like to speak too much. All I can say is that the camera is pretty much there to fill than hole in the chassis at the back. The bundled in-earphones were of mediocre quality that would put off any quality conscious listener. But thanks to the 3.5mm jack, I easily plugged my Creative EP-630s that improved the output greatly, although not as great as when I’d plugged them in say, a Sony Ericsson XPERIA phone.

Battery life of this phone is one of the major highlights. On a full-charge and with one active SIM card, I talked on this phone for an average of 2 hours per day along with other moderate activity like SMSs. The Q7 lasted me for more than three days with such a use-case. That 800 mAh battery sounds puny, but I’m guessing the internal components aren’t as power-consuming. So with two active SIMs, this phone should effortlessly pull through for more than a day.

Price and Verdict:

The Micromax Q7 sells for roughly Rs. 4,500. There are two aspects of this phone that I liked; the surprisingly good battery life and feature set for the price (like Wi-fi support and a 3.5mm jack). But as a QWERTY phone, it leaves a lot to be desired. Our current favorite, the LG GW300, has a much better keyboard with respect to tactility and symbol placement too. It not only supports music playback in the background when using Java apps, but it also lets you juggle between multiple Java apps — true multi-tasking I’d say. It may not have a trackball, but the large D-pad would count as a little consolation.

At the end of the day, the Q7 is a pretty decent dual-SIM phone, but leaves some of the basics not working the way we’d expect. If you plan to leech on Wi-fi for your internet rather than GPRS, then the Q7 will work. Just be warned of the few minor flaws we shared throughout the article. For people looking at typing a lot and who like to do more than one thing at a time, check the fairly thin LG GW300. Remember this doesn’t have Wi-fi and only one SIM card slot.

Micromax Q7

This compact QWERTY is quite inviting, but doesn’t leave you entirely satisfied

Wi-Fi support, good battery life, dual-SIM, compact design, fairly “loud” speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack, wallet-friendly price.

No multi-tasking at all, average keyboard design, jumpy track-ball, below par bundled earphones, text input issue in Java apps, grainy camera quality.

Expert Rating :
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Source: http://www.techtree.com

Micromax X600 Gravity



Micromax X600 is full 3.2 inch touch screen Dual Sim mobile phone with an exciting feature as first time by any company in India an unique switching between two Sim cards is Gravity sensor.

Micromax X600 mobile phone provides Dual SIM (GSM-GSM) [*For CDMA-GSM New Micromax Gravity GC700 is available]  capabilities and it comes with gravity sensors which enables the user to swap between the SIM cads by simply rotating the handset.

The physical dimensions of Micromax X600 is 113 X 56X 12.7mm with weight of 110grams and it features 3.2 inches of full touchscreen that supports 262K colors and provide resolution count of 320 X 240 pixels.

The 2MP camera of the phone can capture all your precious moments in form of images and its stereo FM radio along with music player provides unlimited musical entertainment.

Other impressive features of this handset include motion sensor, opera mini browser, video player, access to Facebook, Multi Messenger Nimbuzz, Bluetooth with A2DP, expandable memory up to 4GB, EDGE, GPRS and others. The 1000mAh battery of the phone provides 5 hours of talk time and around 8 days of standby time. The Micromax X600 is available in the market with affordable price tag of Rs. 4500/-.

Specifications:



Form Factor: Bar Style
Band: Dual GSM-Dual-Band (900/1800 MHz)
Weight: 110g
Dimensions: 113mm*56mm*12.7 mm
Display: 262K TFT QVGA Screen (320*240 Pixels, 8.1cms)
Full Touch keypad
Motion Sensor: Yes, Gravity Sensor enabled
Camera: Yes, 2.0 MP
Music: Yes
Facebook: Yes, integrated
Opera Mini: Yes, integrated
Multi-Messenger Nimbuzz: Yes
Stereo FM Radio: Yes
Video Player: Yes
Messaging: Yes, SMS /MMS
Email: Yes
Bluetooth(A2DP): Yes
EDGE/GPRS/WAP/MMS: Yes
Phonebook Memory: 1000
SMS Memory: 1000
Expandable Memory: MicroSD (upto 4GB)
Battery Type: Li-ion (1000mAh)
Talk Time: Up to 5 hours*
Standby Time: Up to 8 days*
Micromax X600 Price: It’s priced is around Rs. 4,500/-

Micromax X600 Box Contents:
* Transreceiver (Micromax X600 phone)
* Charger
* Battery
* Handsfree
* USB Cable
* User Guide
*Service Guide
*Warranty Card.

Key Features of Mobile:

Micromax X600
*  Gravity Sensor (Innovative technology for switching between SIM cards)
*  3 Page Extended Menu
* Affordable price
* Sharp edges and good looks
*  Full Touch Lens
*  Dual Widget Bar
*  Bluetooth
*  Camera
*  GPRS
*  WAN

Negative Points:

*Only 4GB memory support









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