The smartphone industry has embraced 4G LTE wholeheartedly with a swarm of new releases having LTE support ranging from high-end flagships to very entry-level smartphones. 4G is fast expanding in India with new cities and states supporting 4G LTE. One of the newer features that 4G LTE brings is better call quality through VoLTE (Voice over LTE). As of now only Reliance Jio 4G LTE brings VoLTE feature. Other Telecom companies (Airtel, Idea to name a few) switch over to 3G when making a voice call. This may, however, change with time.
VoLTE will enhance user experience by featuring higher voice quality. Since LTE offers better reception and faster speeds in addition to covering a larger area, deploying this technology is favourable to both the consumer and telecom companies. Reliance since acquiring the pan-India 4G licence has been aggressively trying to get the customers to use the VoLTE feature. A part of this campaign was releasing LYF branded smartphones at minimal cost that provide the VoLTE feature. Here we provide a list of 10 Android Smartphones with VoLTE support under 10,000.
10. Reliance Digital LYF Flame 6
This is the cheapest phone you can buy that supports VoLTE at just ₹3,999. It has been priced very aggressively with only its sister smartphones in the competition. The device has a 4-inch FWVGA screen with a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 512 MB RAM under the hood. The device comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop. Two 2 Megapixel cameras on the front and back of the device. It is powered by a 1,750 mAh battery.
9. Reliance Digital LYF Flame 2
This is a buffed up version of the Flame 6 and toned down version of Flame 1. The phone features better rear camera of 5 Megapixels and 1 Gigs of RAM, the battery capacity is reduced a bit at 1,500 mAh and the processor is clocked at 1 GHz. You can get this device for ₹4,799.
8. Intex Aqua Secure
This device is the cheapest smartphone with the added security of a fingerprint scanner. The device sports a 4.5 inch FWVGA IPS display. The device has a 1 GHz Quad-core processor coupled with 1 Gigs of RAM and 8 Gigs of ROM. The Memory is expandable by MicroSD. It has a rear camera of 5 Megapixels and front shooter of 2 Megapixels. You would cost you ₹6,499.
7. Reliance Digital LYF Wind 4
Along with launching the ultra-cheap Flame series Reliance launched the wind 4 with slightly better specifications. The phone has a 5 inch HD screen, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chipset coupled with 1 Gigs of RAM. The phone has an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP Selfie cam. The phone is powered by a massive 4,000 mAh battery that would last you about a day and a half on normal usage.
6. Intex Aqua Shine 4G
A minor upgrade of the intex aqua secure smartphone. The device comes with a 5 inch HD IPS display. It has a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.2 GHz coupled with 2 Gigs of RAM and 16 Gigs of internal storage under the hood. The phone has a primary camera of 8 MP with dual flash and front shooter of 5 MP. It is powered by 3,000 mAh battery. It supports dual SIM and comes with android 5.1 Lollipop. Buying the device will set you back ₹7,699.
5. Lava X46
This is Lava’s most affordable VoLTE supported phone at just about 8 grand. The phone has a 5 inch HD display. Under the hood, the device features a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. The device sports an 8 MP camera at the rear and a 5 MP camera in the front. The device has 2,500 mAh battery and comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop.
4. Gionee P5L LTE
Gionee, The Chinese smartphone manufacturer has released an upgraded version of the Gionee Pioneer P5L smartphone from its pioneer series in April this year. The phone features a 4.7 inch 720p screen that puts about 208 pixels per inch. The processor is a Quad-core 1.3 GHz cortex A7 coupled with a Mali 400MP2 GPU and 1 Gigs of RAM. The device has an 8 Mega Pixel Primary camera on the back and a front shooter of 5 Megapixel. The primary camera is capable of taking 1080p videos. You can expand the memory of the device to up to 128 GB through a MicroSD card. The device is powered by a 2,300 mAh Li-ion polymer battery pack.
3. Lava V2s
The Lava V2s is a metal body offering from lava featuring a 5-inch HD display along with a Mediatek 64 bit quad core processor and 2 Gigs of RAM under the hood. The phone has two 8 megapixel camera both in the front and the rear. The phone comes with 5.1 lollipop and 2,500 mAh of battery. You can make the Lava V2s yours for ₹8,750.
2. Panasonic Eluga I3
Panasonic launched the successor to the Eluga I2. The smartphone sports a 5.5 inch HD display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for further expansion. Eluga I3 has a 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP Selfie camera. The phone is powered by a 2,700 mAh battery pack. It is available for ₹9,290.
1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
The Redmi Note 3 runs on the Snapdragon 650 SoC. The Snapdragon 650 has a hexa core architecture (two 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex A72 + four 1.2Ghz ARM Cortex A53) coupled with an Adreno 510 GPU. It is available in two variants, one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB ROM and the other with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM. It also has a new 16-megapixel camera with f2.0 aperture and phase detect autofocus (PDAF). Redmi Note 3 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 4 UltraPixel front camera, and a massive 4050mAh battery. The Redmi Note 3 is also the first Xiaomi phone which features a fingerprint sensor and the first Redmi series phone to have a metal body. The phone runs on MIUI 7 on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The phone is available for just under 10 grand.