Reliance Jio at AGM 2017 was the first JioPhone from the telco as 4G VoLTE enabled featured phone introduced on the market and which got sold out over 25 million units and now to conquer same, Jio on AGM 2018 announced a successor or an upgraded variant of JioPhone as JioPhone 2. As of while the JioPhone 2, will be available from August 15 to purchase for the price of Rs 2,999. So let’s check the detailed comparison between them.
JioPhone vs JioPhone 2: Design and Display
As per design perspective, the JioPhone 2 comes with 4-way navigation QWERTY keypad similar to Blackberry handsets where JioPhone comes with a candy bar design. And as per display, both JioPhone comes with the same screen size of 2.4-inches and QVGA display but with the difference over the aspect ratio.
JioPhone vs JioPhone 2: RAM and storage
On memory bases, both JioPhone and JioPhone 2 have the same capacity as 512MB RAM and 4GB onboard storage along with MicroSD slot expansion up to 128GB.
JioPhone vs JioPhone 2: Camera
Over camera bases, both JioPhone and JioPhone 2 gets configured with a 2MP rear and VGA or 0.3MP front-facing camera with the capability to record videos.
JioPhone vs JioPhone 2: Connectivity, Battery, and OS
While on connectivity bases, the JioPhone 2 gets much better options over the JioPhone like dual SIM and VoWi-Fi support which makes them future ready including other features of JioPhone like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, Low Energy, NFC, FM radio, and 4G VoLTE LTE Cat4 with maximum download speeds of 150 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 50 Mbps. On the other hand, both JioPhone also comes with same KaiOS inbuilt and 2,000mAh battery.
Also Read: JioPhone 2 Full Specification
JioPhone vs JioPhone 2: Pricing
Over the pricing, the JioPhone of Rs 1,500 (refundable after 3 years) comes to be much cheaper as compared to JioPhone 2 which cost Rs 2,999.