Reliance Digital has continued to expand its VoLT- enabled LYF smartphones lineup. Nearly three months after launching the LYF Wind 7, the company has now launched a new version of the phone, called the LYF Wind 7i. The Wind 7i has joined the likes of LYF Wind 1, Wind 5, LYF Wind 4, Wind 6 and the LYF Wind 7. The smartphone is priced at Rs 4,999 while the Wind 7 is available for Rs 6,999. Specifications and features of the Wind 7i are mostly identical to the Wind 7 except for a few changes. The Wind 7i comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow whereas the Wind 7 runs on older Android 5.1 Lollipop. Also Read - Toshiba Ultimate 4K TV Review (50U5050)
The LYF Wind 7i will be offered in two colors – black, and blue. The Wind 7i comes with a metallic body with a non-textured back cover with LYF logo and speaker grill. The volume rocker and power / sleep buttons are placed on the left panel, whereas the microUSB port is placed on the top. The company has also added gesture control support, allowing you to quickly access your apps directly from the lock screen. You can swipe slip to mute, double tap to switch on the display, slide down to open camera, slide right to choose messages and slide left to open any custom app of your choice. The smartphone also supports USB On-the-go (OTG) support to access and transfer media files from pen drive. Also Read - Huami Amazfit smartwatch range goes offline through Reliance Digital stores
Reliance Digital LYF Wind 7i
The LYF Wind 7i sports a 5-inch IPS display with HD (1280×720 pixels) resolution and AGC glass on top to protect the screen. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz along with Adreno 304 GPU. It also comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.
On the photography front, the smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and auto-focus, and 720p video recording capabilities. Up front, there is a 5-megapixel camera. Other features of the camera include red-eye reduction, continuous auto-focus, smile detection, gaze detection, blink detection and panorama to name a few. The smartphone also comes with a 2,250mAh battery. The company claims that the battery is good enough to offer up to 9 hours of talktime on 4G and 180 hours of standby time. The smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. On the connectivity front, the smartphone comes with 4G, VoLTE, dual SIM dual standby support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS support.
In comparison, the Wind 7, which is priced at Rs 6,999, comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD HD (720p) display. It s powered by Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909) quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, paired with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded via a microSD card slot. You get an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 5-megapixel selfie camera. Armed with a 2,550mAh battery, the company claims to offer up to nine hours of talktime on 4G network. The smartphone also supports USB OTG (on-the-go) support. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS out-of-the-box.
The Reliance Digital Wind 7i will compete against the likes of Micromax Canvas Spark 4G and Alcatel Pixi 4. The Canvas Spark 4G and Alcatel Pixi 4 come with 4G VoLTE support.
The Micromax Canvas Spark 4G comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display, 1.3GHz quad-core Speadtrum processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. The smartphone sports a 5-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel rear camera, 2,000mAh battery, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and run Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box.
Talking about the Alcatel Pixi 4, it comes with a 5-inch (480×854) FWVGA display. Under the hood the smartphone runs 1GHz quad-core MediaTek MTK6735M processor paired with 1GB of RAM. Also on offer is 8GB of internal storage with further memory expansion option. The smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera with flash. The smartphone comes with a 2,000mAh. On the connectivity front, it comes with dual-SIM, LTE, VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and microUSB.