Lyf Water 8 with 3G RAM, 4G VoLTE support, 13MP camera launched at Rs. 10,999

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Reliance Retail has added another budget smartphone to its line of Lyf devices – Lyf Water 8. Priced at Rs. 10,999, Reliance Lyf Water 8 smartphone sports a 5-inch HD display with 720x1280 pixel resolution wrapped in a metal frame and a glass back. This dual-SIM smartphone is powered by an octa-Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 processor with Adreno 405 GPU on top and paired with 3GB RAM. There is a 16GB internal memory for the smartphone, which is expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. This Lyf smartphone will run Android 5.1 Lollipop OS.


Both SIM slots of Lyf Water 8 are 4G-enabled. However, at a time, only one slot can be used for 4G connectivity. Located at the rear of a Reliance Lyf Water 8 is a 13MP autofocus camera and in the front, there is a 5MP snapper. Both supports LED flash. There are other images enhancing features such as ChromaFlash, OptiZoom, Exmor-R CMOS Image Sensor, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Touch to focus, White Balance, and ISO.

In terms of connectivity, the smartphone supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG. A 2600mAh Lithium-ion Polymer battery that promises up to 10 hours of 4G talk time, powers the phone.

Reliance Lyf Water 8 is available in two colour variants – black and white. It measures 142mm x 70.5mm x 7.0mm.

Reliance Lyf Water 8 Specs at a Glance:

  • Display: 12.7cm (5.0) with HD - 1280x720 pixels resolution
  • Display Type: AMOLED Capacitive Touch, 5 Point Multi Touch
  • Processor: Octa-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 615 MSM8939
  • Graphics (GPU): Adreno 405 @ 550 MHz
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal Memory: 16 GB expandable Up to 128 GB
  • Operating System: Android Lollipop 5.1.1
  • SIM Slot: Dual SIM (4G+2G); Both SIM slots are 4G enabled. However, at one time only one slot can be used for 4G while the other will work on 2G. SIM 1 - Micro, SIM 2 - Nano, SIM 2 exchangeable with memory card
  • Colour: Black, White
  • Battery: 2600mAh, Lithium-ion Polymer
  • Rear Camera: 13MP Auto Focus with LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 5MP with LED Flash
  • Video Recording: [email protected] FPS, Full [email protected] FPS
  • Zoom: Digital Zoom 6X, (Front and Rear)
  • Other Camera Features: ChromaFlash, OptiZoom, Exmor-R CMOS Image Sensor, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Touch to focus, White Balance, ISO
  • Music Player: Audio Formats: MP3, MIDI, WAV, AMR, AAC, AAC+
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Video Player: Video Formats: MP4, AVI, MKV, VMW
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 5mm Audio Jack: Yes


  • Operating Frequency: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; UMTS WCDMA BAND1(2100)/BAND8(900); LTE-FDD BAND3(1800)/BAND5(850); LTE-TDD BAND40(2300)
  • GPRS: Yes, CLASS 12
  • EDGE: Yes, CLASS 12
  • 3G: Yes
  • 4G: Yes, LTE Cat 4
  • True 4G (LTE Support): VoLTE (Video & HD Voice Call)
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: Yes v4.0
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB Connectivity: USB 2.0, Micro USB, USB OTG
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, E-Compass

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