After the announcement of Reliance Jio, the 4G technology in India has taken a significant leap. Reliance is on a lookout for building its own network that uses dedicated VoLTE channel for routing calls. Its welcome offer is valid until 31st December and is offering free Mobile Data (with a capping of 4GB per day), free outgoing local, STD and roaming, along with free SMS. It is from the next year, 2017, that Reliance will start its prepaid plans as low as Rs. 149 per month including unlimited free calling, local, STD and roaming (nationwide) with bundled data & SMS. The Jio SIM cards are compatible only with a few selective handsets. Jio SIM operates only on those smartphones that are 4G VoLTE enabled. Hence, here we have for you a list of best budget-friendly “Android smartphones that are compatible with Jio SIM and are under Rs. 10,000.”
- You may also like to read : How to Bypass the Reliance Jio SIM 2GB Data Limit to make it Unlimited
1. ASUS ZENFONE GO 5.0 – Rs. 6,999
Zenfone Go is a bit pricier model than its 4.5-inch variant but it has better specifications and a bigger screen to justify the price point. It sells for about Rs. 1500 extra on Flipkart.
Zenfone Go has a 16 GB internal storage and 2 GB RAM operating on a MediaTek MT6580 quad-core chip. When it comes to the display, it has a 5-inch 720p soft color portfolio.
The device, as usual, runs on the ZenUI interface and is coupled with an Android Lollipop 5.1 out of the box version.
The phone has a respectable build quality and an 8 MP rear along with 2MP camera front camera.
2. ASUS ZENFONE 2 LASER – Rs. 8,999
Zenfone 2 Laser has persistently been one of the best value-for-money smartphones that come with a 13 MP laser AF rear camera. The touch screen is topped with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 that works well with this phone.
This model is lighter in weight than the Zenfone Max. Zenfone 2 Laser incorporates a snapdragon 410 chip along with 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage that’s expandable up to 128 GB and supports dual SIM.
This one is the older and well built Asus smartphone that in fact, Asus didn’t continue over to the Zenfone 3 series.
It has a curvy back design making this one of the safest and most efficient 5.5-inch smartphones in the category.
3. COOLPAD NOTE 3 – Rs 7,499
Coolpad’s Note 3 device is one of its bestsellers. This 5.5-inch dual-SIM smartphone has some really beefed up specs here – MT6753 Octa-core chip, 3 GB of RAM, 3000 mAh battery (which actually is a good capacity) and a 13 MP rear camera.
The phone has 16 GB internal memory which also supports a separate slot for expansion.
The display exhibits a 720p resolution and shows off the latest Cool UI which is built over Android Lollipop. Coolpad Note 3 is also one of the most affordable smartphones to reside a fingerprint sensor that in fact, works glitch free.
4. LAVA A97 – Rs. 5,199
Available on Amazon, Lava A97 is the cheapest smartphone on this list.
It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and is coupled with a quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, along with 8 GB of internal storage.
The storage is expandable via a micro SD card.
Lava A97 has a 5-inch display accompanied with a 5 MP rear and a front-facing camera. This smartphone supports two 4G SIM cards.
Please read “Top budget-friendly smartphone compatible with JIO SIM – Part 2” to know about the complete list of smartphones compatible with Jio SIM card.