There is a vast market of mid-range smartphones in India and any company that can tap into this massive market is going to make a killing provided it can stick to the average quality levels and provides good service, and the same goes for the new Reliance Jio’s Lyf range of smartphones called Lyf Earth 1, Lyf Water 1 and Lyf Water 2. No idea that the names of the phone derive their inspiration from Deepa Mehta movies of the same sort of names.
Reliance Communications has a history of revolutionizing this usage of mobile phones in India. Before Reliance forayed into the mobile sector, it was an elitist market. People used to flaunt their mobile phones to show that they had arrived. When Reliance Communications launched very affordable mobile phones with affordable talk times, the game totally changed. Even barbers, plumpers and vegetable vendors were flaunting mobile phones. The service was not as good as other mobile networks, but it popularized the gadget and once it got popular and gained the social acceptance, opportunities opened up for more brands. The same might happen with Reliance Jio Lyf line of smartphones.
It’s not that the cheap and mid-range mobile phone market is something new in India. Micromax is one of the first Indian companies to start offering low-priced and mid-range mobile phones, tablets and later on even televisions to the Indian market. Though, being a very big market, Micromax also offers higher end phones. The same goes for many Asian smartphone companies trying to get their share of the pie in India.
The Lyf range of smartphones from Reliance Jio are right now available on Reliance Digital. With a slew of Reliance Digital stores in many malls it is but natural that Reliance will be pushing the smartphones through both off-line and online outlets.
The specs of Reliance Jio Lyf range of smartphones
Lyf Earth 1 is a 4G smartphone. Out-of-the-box it runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. It comes with a 5.5-inch AMOLED (Wikipedia entry on what it means) display with a full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution. This is basically 401 pixels per inch. Lyf Earth 1 is a dual Sim smartphone with one slot for micro-Sim and one for nano-Sim. In terms of speed and performance, the smartphone is powered by 1.5 GHz octa-core QUALCOMM Snapdragon 615 SoC and if you plan to use heavy graphics, they can be supported with Adreno 405 GPU. The rear camera is 13 megapixels and the front camera is five megapixels. The phone has got a glass covering on both the sides and is framed with aluminium alloy.
The complete details and specification of Lyf Earth 1 from the reliance website
- PureCel Technology to unleash the photographer in you.
- 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera with flash and HDR.
- 5MP front camera with HDR & flash for great shots even in low light.
- Revolutionary Dual Camera modes like ChromaFLash, Re-Focus, Fast Focus, Foregrounder, Optizoom.
Stunning design, innovative engineering
- Crafted 7.2mm aluminium alloy frame.
- Monolithic design with a rear glass finish.
Vibrant colours with 13.97cm AMOLED display, for crisp and vivid picture quality.
Multi-tasking made easy
- 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor.
- 3GB RAM with an Octa-core chipset provides all the power you need.
- 3500 mAh marathon battery.
Explore true 4G features
- HD voice. Faster call connections.
- Seamless voice to video call switch.
- Multi-party video calling.
- Wi-Fi calling support with uniform dialer.
- HD quality multimedia simultaneously accessible.
|Model No||Earth 1|
|Mobile Type||Smart Phone|
|Screen Size (Diagonal)||5.5 inch|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 – HD|
|Sensors||Ambient Light, Proximity, E-Compass, Accelerometer|
|2G Bands||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz|
|3G Bands||UMTS WCDMA BAND1 (2100)/BAND8(900)|
|4G Bands||FDD BAND3(1800)/BAND5(850), TDD BAND40(2300)|
|Cellular Technology||GSM + WCDMA + LTE|
|SIM Type||Dual SIM|
|Processor||1.5 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939|
|Expandable Memory||up to 32 GB|
|Internal Storage||32 GB|
|Primary Camera||13 + 2 MP|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP|
|Operating System||Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop)|
|Talk Time||7 Hours (3G), 6.3 Hours (4G)|
|Standby Time||Up to 250 Hours|
|Video Formats||MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV|
|Audio Formats||MP3, MIDI, WAV, AMR, AAC|
|4G||Yes – VoLTE|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Battery Type||Lithium Polymer (Li-Poly)|
|Battery Run Time||HD Video Playback – Upto 9 Hours, Audio Playback (Headset) – Upto 31 Hours|
|Battery Capacity||3500 mAh|
|In The Box & Warranty|
|In The Box||