Reliance is expected to commercially begin the rollout of its Jio 4G services for prepaid customers on Monday. Even before the service was officially launched in India, users have taken advantage of the Jio's preview offer, which gave them 90 days of unlimited data, calls and SMS for free. The preview offer was tied to either LYF smartphones or select Samsung models, which drove the LYF sales before Jio's launch in the country.
LYF, as a brand, has quickly rose to the fifth largest smartphone brand in India in terms of shipment volumes during Q1 2016 and become the second largest LTE phone supplier in the same period.
One the other hand, Reliance has not only brought competition to the telecom industry with its massive underlying plan of Jio 4G LTE network, but also made a huge leap in the smartphone market.
Reliance already has a wide range of smartphones in its LYF series and offers a smartphone in every budget ranging from Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 20,000. In India, budget smartphones are more popular than the premium ones, so we here have all the LYF smartphones under Rs. 5,000, which can still get you Jio's preview offer for unlimited 4G data and voice calls.
Flame 3 - Rs. 2,999
Flame 4 - Rs. 2,999
Flame 5 - Rs. 2,999
Flame 6 - Rs. 2,999
Flame 7 - Rs. 3,499
Flame 2 - Rs. 3,599
Flame 1 - Rs. 4,199
Flame 8 - Rs. 4,199
Wind 6 - Rs. 4,999
With these ultra-cheap price tags, one cannot expect to get the best of specifications, but they are certainly worth their price. Moreover, the 90-day free Jio 4G preview plan makes you forget the worthiness of the handset itself as the hotspot feature in all the above mentioned phones can power up to 10 devices with free Wi-Fi and Jio apps and services.