Whenever we think about buying a new smartphone, all of us have different features in mind that are mandatory for our usage. The most sought after features that make a good smartphone are - Camera, Design, RAM, Connectivity options and much more. However, an essential element without whom the other features cannot function is - Battery! Given the nature of our jobs these days, most of the buyers vouch for a smartphone with massive battery output that can handle their 4G VoLTE usage.
Pushing forward the 4G revolution in India - Reliance Jio offers free voice calls through VoLTE technology. Given the kind of response that Jio services received, VoLTE support has become a pre-requisite when buying a smartphone. So, we thought about listing top five smartphones with big batteries and VoLTE support- Under a budget of Rs. 10,000. Reliance Jio network supports three network bands – the Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 3 (1800 MHz), and Band 40 (2300 MHz). Presently, the Band 40 is spread across India while the other two bands are pacing gradually. Here is a list of top five smartphones under 10k that are compatible with Reliance Jio VoLTE.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
The Redmi Note 3 supports all the LTE bands made available in India – Band 3, Band 5, Band 40, and Band 41. It also comes with VoLTE support. Snapdragon 650 chipset powers it. The 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant of the Redmi Note 3 retails at Rs. 9,999. A powerful 4050mAh battery with fast charging support backs the device. It features a 16MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and two-tone flash along with a 5MP front camera.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime
The Redmi 3S Prime is yet another device by Xiaomi that comes with good specs along with 4G LTE connectivity. It supports Band 3, Band 5, and Band 40 with VoLTE. It is an upgraded version of the Redmi 3S, as it comes integrated with a fingerprint scanner, 3GB RAM, and 32GB internal storage. It is backed by a 4,100 mAh of battery, which is claimed by the company to last up to 2 days with moderate use without charging. It features a 5-inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and is powered by a 64-bit Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset with Adreno 505 GPU. The phone runs Android 5.0 Lollipop-based MIUI 7 and is currently up for sale at Rs. 8,999.
Motorola Moto E3 Power
The Moto E3 Power features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display, and is powered by a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735P chipset. It sports an 8-megapixel primary camera with LED flash along with a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is equipped with waterproof nano-coating. The Moto E3 Power supports 4G VoLTE connectivity and buyers can also avail the Jio Welcome offer on the purchase. It also features front-facing speaker. As the name suggests, the Moto E3 Power comes backed by a 3500mAh battery with support for fast charging, which is touted by the company to deliver up to 5 hours backup in just 15 minutes of charging. The device is up for sale at Rs. 7,999.
Asus Zenfone Max
The Zenfone Max promises 914.4 hours of standby time for its 5000mAh battery. The phone comes with a 5.5 inch HD IPS display with full-screen lamination and ASUS TruVivid technology. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor with a 2GB of RAM. The internal storage is 16GB/32GB (based on the variant), expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. The smartphone supports 4G VoLTE technology (Band 1/3/5/38/39/40/41) and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ASUS ZenUI on top. It features a 13MP, f/2.0-aperture rear camera coupled with the ASUS PixelMaster 2.0 technology and dual-LED flash. The front camera is 5MP, f/2.0-aperture with 85-degree Wide-Viewing Angle. It is currently retailing at Rs. 8,999 for the 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant.
Meizu M3 Note
One of the first highlights of the m3 Note is its 4100mAh of battery, which is touted by the company to provide up to 17 hours of video playback. It comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p 2.5D curved glass display. It is a Hybrid dual-SIM smartphone, which is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 chipset. On the software front, the device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Flyme OS skin on top. The m3 Note sports a 13-megapixel primary camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 5P lens, and phase detection autofocus (PDAF) that focuses on the subject in just 0.2 seconds. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera onboard with f/2.0 aperture and 4P lens. The Meizu m3 Note also features an mTouch 2.1 fingerprint sensor. Regarding connectivity, the phone offers Hybrid dual-SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, 3G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS.
Disclaimer: We curated this list on the basis specifications that are listed by the companies on their official product pages. We have not tested the compatibility of every device with Reliance's Jio network. Hence, we advise you to sort your query with Jio's customer care before making the purchase (just to be completely sure).
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