Reliance has launched a new smartphone under its LYF series, called the LYF Water 5. The smartphone is priced at Rs 11,699 and is exclusively available via Amazon India. The LYF Water 5 is a dual-SIM smartphone, and supports VoLTE like other devices in the LYF range. Also Read - Reliance JioFiber plans with free Voot Select subscription: Check plans, price, and other benefitsAlso Read - JioFiber broadband plans with free Netflix subscription: Check plans, price, data benefits, more
The new launch comes shortly after Reliance has extended its Jio trials to outsiders via an invite system. Reliance employees who have got the trial SIM cards earlier can now refer 10 people to try out the next-gen 4G LTE connectivity. The invite will also allow one to purchase a LYF-branded smartphone, which will come bundled with unlimited voice calls and 4G data for a period of three months Also Read - How to get free Netflix subscription: Just follow these steps
Reliance LYF Water 5 specifications and features: The smartphone has a 5-inch HD display with Dragontrail glass protection. It runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box and is powered by Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor along with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 16GB of built-in storage, and does not support expandable storage.
For photography, the LYF Water 5 sports 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, and 5-megapixel front facing camera. The connectivity options include dual-SIM standby, 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The smartphone is powered by a 2,920mAh battery.
At this price point, the Reliance LYF Water 5 will compete against the likes of popular budget smartphones like LeEco Le 1s and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. These two smartphones offer a much better set of specifications and features at roughly the same price. Check out the comparison between LYF Water 5, Le 1s and Lenovo K4 Note in the table below:
|Features||LYF Water 5||Xiaomi Redmi Note 3||Lenovo K4 Note|
|Display||5-inch 720p||5.5-inch 1080p||5.5-inch 1080p|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410||Snapdragon 650 hexa-core||MediaTek MT6753 64-bit octa-core|
|Storage||16GB (non-expandable)||32GB (expandable)||16GB (expandable)|
|Rear Camera||13-megapixel||16-megapixel PDAF, dual LED flash||13-megapixel PDAF, dual LED flash|
|Misc||NA||Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner|
|Price||Rs 11,699||Rs 11,999||Rs 11,999|