Reliance Retail introduced Lyf brand of mobile phones back at the beginning of 2016. The main aim was to provide affordable 4G enabled handsets in the Indian market so that the users can easily upgrade their phones for Jio network. The handsets come with Reliance Welcome offer that provides free unlimited services till 31st December 2016. Lyf has now introduced a mid-range handset with very impressive innards.
Dubbed as Lyf F1 (Future 1), the phone is now available on online store as well all the Reliance Retail outlets across India. The price of the handset is Rs.13999/-, and it is available in Black color. Reliance is giving a Bluetooth speaker worth Rs.3000/-. Reliance will also provide additional 10 percent cash back for Citibank cardholders. Apart from that, every buyer will get a Reliance Retail voucher worth Rs.15000/-.
Features of Lyf F1
The phone features a 5.5-inch full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels that give the pixel density of 400 ppi. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, and it supports 5-point multi-touch as well.
Processor and memory
Lyf F1 sports Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952) chipset coupled with the octa-core processor clocked at two different values. The first 4 cores are clocked at 1.53 GHz while the remaining 4 cores are clocked at 1.21 GHz. It also packs Adreno 405 GPU clocked at 550MHz for better graphics and gaming experience. The phone comes with 3 GB RAM along with 32 GB internal storage out of which 26.4 GB is usable, and rest is used by OS and apps. The user can expand the memory up to 128 GB via microSD card.
The Lyf F1 comes with a powerful 16 MP rear camera with Dual-tone LED flash module. It supports features like Geo-tagging, Face detection, HDR, Panorama, Wink to Click, Multiple focus, Refocus, ChromaFlash, OptiZoom, True Portrait and Low Light Photography. Lyf F1 can shoot videos at a maximum resolution of 1080p at 30 frames per second. The phone also packs an 8 MP front camera with screen flash. Both rear and front cameras support 8x digital zoom.
The Lyf F1 supports Dual SIM and can connect to 4G LTE bands on both SIMs. In the case of the non-4G coverage area, it can also connect to 2G and 3G bands. For other connectivity options, Lyf F1 has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, and GPS. It supports wired connectivity via micro USB v2.0. The phone can also connect to external storage media via USB OTG. Lyf F1 packs a standard 3.5mm audio jack with FM support as well.
The Lyf F1 packs Gyroscope, Ambient Light, Accelerometer, Proximity and E-Compass sensors for better user control. For Motion & Gesture, it has customizable Home Screen Shortcuts to access the applications. The phone runs on Android 6.0.1 marshmallow. It measures 155.5 mm x 77.6 mm x 7.9 mm and weighs 153 grams. The Lyf F1 supports active noise cancellation with dedicated mic. It is powered by 3200 mAh battery that gives up to 4.2 hours of talk time and 350 hours of standby time on 4G network, audio playback of 71 hours and video playback of 5 hours. The user will get Non-removable Battery, Earphone, SIM Card Removing Pin, Charger Adaptor, Micro USB Cable, Quick Service Guide and Warranty card along with Handset in the box.