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Reliance Jio Conundrum: Top 5 supported budget smartphones


Ever since Mr. Mukesh Ambani took the stage on that fortunate day and announced Reliance Jio with its incredibly low tariffs, netizens around the country have gone berserk. Such is the hype around the new telecom brand that very companies (Airtel and Idea), which suffered a loss are out to get interconnectivity with Jio. Go to any website selling smartphones and majority of comments from users are regarding whether or not the device will support Jio. This is one of the major concerns right now and even though Reliance has put up a list of devices on its website that support it, the confusion still remains. This is the reason we have compiled the list of top 5 smartphones that do not only support Reliance Jio but are the best value for money handsets at this point.

LeEco Le2


LeEco is that one Chinese brand, which entered late in the Indian market and took the competition straight to Xiaomi, the market leader in budget segment. The brand has now set base in India and all of its devices are locally manufactured, which is a brownie point. LeEco Le 2 is manufacturer’s answer to Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and how? It comes with an incredibly light and sturdy metal unibody, 16 Megapixels snapper, fingerprint scanner, Snapdragon 652 Octa-core processor and latest Android Marshmallow operating system. At just INR 11,999, this handset is quite a steal.

Galaxy J2 (2016)


In India, it goes without saying if it’s a Samsung, it is bound to be reliable and one of the best mobiles around. This was the notion when Samsung was still launching Galaxy series of smartphones in plastic garb, which wore off after a certain period. When even that could not shake off the trust people had in Samsung, we can only imagine how it is now, when the brand has completely improvised its design and build quality. Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) is the revamped variant of much successful Galaxy J2. It comes with a Super AMOLED display measuring 5-inch, Quad-core Processor, 8 Megapixels camera, metal finish body and Smart Glow for notifications on back. A must have for Samsung loyalist at just under INR 10,000.

Asus Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE


When the budget smartphones were revolutionising the way Indian customers used phones, Asus was one of the pioneers with its Zenfone lineup. Since then, it has come a long way and has some of the most impressive handsets in its arsenal. Asus Zenfone Go is the top value for money handset in its quiver. It comes with an 8 Megapixels camera that can take up to 30 Megapixels images with Super Resolution feature. The performance is also quite commendable owing to the Quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM. Multimedia lovers will be thrilled with its 5-inch display with HD resolution. All in all, a cute little package that will give the best value for money to any user.

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime


To make a list of budget smartphones and leave Xiaomi out of it, especially when it supports Reliance Jio, would be a crime. This handset has everything going for it from the price tag of INR 8,999, metal unibody to 13 Megapixels camera on the rear panel. There is a reason why this is one of the best selling handsets in Indian market as of now. To top it all, there is an Octa-core processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage and 4100 mAh massive battery under the hood. You just cannot go wrong with this handset.

Motorola Moto E3 Power



Motorola’s Moto series is the one that started it all in the budget segment and even in the 4th generation, it is regarded as one of the best. Moto E was the first entry level smartphone from the brand and this year it entered its 3rd generation with Moto E3 Power. The latest device is slightly higher priced than its predecessors but rightfully so. It comes with a 5-inch HD display, 8 Megapixels snapper, 3500 mAh battery, Quad-core processor and Vanilla Android operating system. What more can one ask for and support for Reliance Jio is just the cherry on top.

These are the top 5 budget smartphones that supports Reliance Jio network in India and come highly recommended. If you are stuck on a handset that does not support the much revered network, it is time for you sell your old phone for cash and get one of these.


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