Reliance Retail is continuously expanding its Lyf brand. The main aim of the brand was to introduce affordable smartphones with 4G VoLTE capabilities in the Indian market. Reliance Jio only supports 4G network, so it is important for Reliance to make sure there are good and affordable 4G phones in the market. The latest addition to its Water series is the Lyf Water 3 smartphones. The phone is available in Silver color and has the MRP of Rs.6599/-. The phone comes with Jio Happy New Year offer that is valid until March 31st, 2017. The free offer includes unlimited calls and data services. The phone is exclusively available on Flipkart.
Features of Lyf Water 3
The phone comes with 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with HD resolution at 1280 x 720 pixels. The display gives the pixel density of 267 ppi and supports multi-touch as well. It is protected by the unspecified protection layer.
Processor and memory
The phone comes with Qualcomm MSM8939 chipset coupled with an octa-core processor that clock at 1.5 GHz. It packs 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. You can increase the internal storage up to 32 GB via microSD card. Out of the inbuilt 16 GB memory, the OS and preloaded apps consume around 3.5 GB. Rest of the space is available for storing media files, downloaded apps, and other documents.
The phone comes with 13-MP rear camera which is very rare in this price range. The rear camera has LED flash support which comes in handy while shooting photographs in low light conditions. The rear camera supports features like autofocus, touch focus, face detection, smile detection, geo-tagging, HDR, and panorama. The phone comes with preloaded photo editor and video editor apps which come in handy to retouch the images. It also packs a 5-MP front camera for selfies and video chat.
As mentioned before the phones under Lyf brand comes with 4G and VoLTE support. It can also connect to 2G and 3G networks. The phone can support two SIM, and each slot can hold one Micro SIM. The phone also supports other connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS. You can use the phone as a hotspot for sharing internet connection as well. The phone comes with 3.5mm audio jack and supports FM radio as well. It has a microUSB 2.0 port for wired connectivity.
The phone comes with Android Lollipop 5.0 OS. It packs 3000 mAh battery, and the company claims that it is sufficient for playing 8 hours of HD video. The dimensions of the phone are 156.6x77x7.7mm, and it weighs 164.6 grams. It has ambient light, proximity, digital compass, and accelerometer sensors for better user control. The phone comes preloaded with Jio apps as well.
Reliance has 4 categories under Lyf brand by the names Wind, Water, Flame, and Earth. All the phones in these categories come under affordable price range and have good innards. The company imports phones from China and has tied up with Indian company Intex as well for manufacturing phones.