There has been a lot of buzz around VoLTE enabled smartphones recently, especially after Reliance Jio came out all gun blazing to capture the 4G VoLTE market and now even people are looking to buy only those smartphone having VoLTE support.
There are several VoLTE enabled smartphones available in the market which are priced under Rs 10000, but picking the best one is a daunting task, so here we have shortlisted Top 5 VoLTE smartphones for you, which is backed by proper market research and specifications analysis.
Just to elaborate what VoLTE means- It stands for Voice over Long-Term Evolution, and is used for transmitting voice data over the 4G/LTE network, rather than using 2G/ 3G connections. The USP of VoLTE technology is its HD voice calling quality which is much superior to normal 2G/3G voice calling and far more data can be transferred over 4G than 2G or 3G. VoLTE can connect calls quite fast in comparison to normal 2G and 3G connections. Moreover, battery life also gets increased with VoLTE technology.
Lava Z10 smartphone was launched in India last month for Rs 9,990. It comes with 4G VoLTE support and has a 5-inch HD IPS display that comes with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. It has a 64-bit quad-core processor which is coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. You can add up to 128GB to its memory via a micro SD card. It is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and the phone draws its power from a 2650 mAh battery.
The Z10 offers an 8-megapixel rear camera with f2.0 aperture and 5-layer Largan lens. It has a 5-megapixel front camera with f2.2 aperture and 4 layers Largan lens. Both the rear and front cameras have LED flash. Besides, the smartphone has two SIM card slots, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and micro USB 2.0 port. The handset is 8.4mm thin and weighs 148 grams.
Coolpad Note 5 Lite smartphone also launched last month, priced at Rs 8199. It boasts a metal unibody design and has a 5-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels coupled with 2.5D curved glass. The device is powered by 64 bit 1.0 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735CP processor, along with Mali 720 GPU. It is backed by a 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD card slot.
On the camera front, the device sports a 13-megapixel rear camera coupled with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera alone with front flash. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with company’s Cool UI 8.0 running on top of it. The device is juiced up by a 2500mAh battery which the company claims give a standby time of 200 hours. On the connectivity front, the device support 4G LTE, Wi-FI, Bluetooth v4.0, OTG and dual SIM. The smartphone also features a fingerprint sensor which can be used to unlock, make receive calls, open applications and take pictures. The smartphone measures 145.3 x 72.3 x 8.7mm and weighs 148 gram
Lenovo K6 Power was launched in India in November last year at Rs 9,999.
Lenovo K6 Power has a metal unibody design and features a 5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display. The K6 Power is powered by a Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, along with Adreno 505 GPU. It comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable memory up-to 128GB via microSD card. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. The Lenovo’s Pure UI now support dual apps feature as well as long screenshots. It gets its juices from powerful 4000mAh battery, which claims to offer 649 hours of standby time. The battery comes with an ultimate power saver mode which helps the battery to last 3 times longer.
The K6 Power also houses a fingerprint scanner, which is integrated on its back panel. The company claims that the fingerprint sensor can unlock the phone in just 0.3 seconds and can also be used to lock individual apps. On the camera front, the smartphone flaunts a 13-megapixel primary camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX258 sensor and PDAF. On its front, it has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. The smartphone also supports TheaterMax technology. Besides, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE ,Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, a microUSB port USB OTG with reverse charging option, and Dolby Atmos audio. The handset measures 141.9 x 70.3 x 9.3 mm and weighs 145 grams.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 2GB
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 2GB was launched in India in the month of January at Rs 9,999. The 3GB and 4GB variants of the smartphone are also available for sale in the market. The 3GB RAM with 32 GB ROM model is priced at Rs 10,999, whereas the 4GB RAM with 64GB ROM one has to pay Rs 12,999.
As far as specifications are concerned, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) 2.5D curved glass display and a 2.0 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. The hybrid dual SIM smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating and has a 4100 mAh battery. In terms of design, the smartphone is near identical to the Redmi Note 3 with a fingerprint scanner at the back.
Further, the smartphone offers a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with dual tone LED flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel front camera. On the connectivity front, the device offers 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), GPS with AGS/GLONASS and USB Type C. The handset measures 151 x 76 x 8.35mm and weighs 175 grams.
The Vivo Y53 launched last month for Rs 9,990 and it features a 5-inch qHD display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It is powered by a 1.4GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow which is wrapped under Funtouch OS 3.0.
Vivo Y53 gets its strength from a 2500mAh battery. On the camera front, the smartphone offers an 8-megapixel rear camera with f2.0 Aperture, LED flash and a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.2 Aperture for selfies and video chats. The rear camera features include Normal, Face Beauty, Panorama, HDR, Night, PPT, Pro, Videos, Camera Filter, Voice Capture, Touch Capture, Palm Capture, and Timer. The smartphone also comes with Smart Screen Flash which automatically switches on, in low-light conditions so your face looks brighter in selfies.
Besides, the smartphone offers Triple card slot (Dual Nano 4G SIMs + 1 microSD Card), 4G LTE, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Bluetooth 4.2, a microUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor and E-compass. The smartphone also comes with various pre-loaded apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Maps, YouTube, Play Store, Gmail, Chrome, Play Music, Play Movies, Photos, Google, Drive, Voice Search, Google Duo, vivoCloud, and WPS. The handset measures 144.2 × 71.4 × 7.64mm and weighs 137 grams.