Jio Phone First Impressions, Jio Phone at first glance

Reliance Jio this year Jio phone presented in the general annual meeting Did. Jio Phone created a tremendous stir in the market as soon as it arrived. The most interesting thing about this feature phone equipped with 4G and Voice over LTE feature is that the phone is effectively free. However, you will have to pay Rs 1,500 as security deposit to buy it. Reliance has Jio phone pre-booking Started in the month of August. The delivery of the handset was promised to start from September 21. Gadgets 360 finally got a chance to use the Jio Phone and at first glance we found this phone to be…

After reviewing many smartphones jio phone Gives a very different feeling. It is a feature phone and comes with the standard candy bar design. It is small and comfortable to hold in hands. Your thumb will easily reach any button on the keypad. Considering the price of Rs 1,500, we would say that the build quality of this phone is good. Due to the curved edges, it has good grip in the hands. And the weight is also not very much.

The screen is 2.4 inches and has a resolution of 240×320 pixels. There are two function buttons at the bottom of the screen. There’s a big clicky D-pad, call and disconnect buttons and a number pad. The quality of plastic used in the phone is good. The buttons give good feedback when clicked. With Jio phone you will remain connected to Jio network. You will get the facility of unlimited calls and SMS.

There is a 2 megapixel camera on the back and also a loudspeaker. There is a VGA camera on the front panel. The device uses the Micro-USB port for charging. A travel charger is also available in the box. It also has a 3.5 mm headphone socket. The back cover of Jio phone comes out. You will be able to see a 2000 mAh removable battery. There is a Nano SIM slot and a card up to 128 GB can be used in the microSD card slot. Dual core processor has been used in Jio phone. Its RAM is 512 MB and inbuilt storage is 4 GB.


Jio phone runs on KaiOS which is a new mobile operating system. You’ll find easily recognizable app icons in a grid layout. Can be easily navigated with the help of D-pad. You can also use each button on the D Pad as a shortcut to launch selected apps. Basic functions like calling are very fast. You will be able to make calls on VoLTE network in a jiffy. If you are thinking of using the free data available every day with this phone, then let us tell you that there is no hot spot feature in Jio phone.

Jio apps are already installed in the phone. You will be able to access Jio Music, JioTV and JioCinema. Jio Store is the app store for Jio Phone. Here you will find all the apps which are made for the phone. Popular apps like Facebook and YouTube are not available yet, but there are plans to bring them soon. Till then you will be able to use Facebook and YouTube without any hassle with the help of inbuilt web browser. There is also a voice assistant that can handle basic commands in Hindi as well as English. We used it and the results were as expected.


The phone supports 4G and it automatically connects to the Reliance Jio network. We also tried streaming songs on JioMusic app and it worked well. We also tried the JioCinema and JioTV apps and found that streaming was great on 4G networks. We were able to stream an entire movie on the phone. You have many options to watch, but Jio phone’s screen is not made for watching video. Firstly, the size is less and the viewing angles are also very bad.

Jio phone has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth along with geolocation and NFC. There are several quick toggles that can be used from the main screen. The battery lasts. We used both the cameras of the phone. Found that if your hands are not steady the photos will come out blurry. Photo resolution remains 1600×1200, while video recording is at 320×240 pixels. With the front camera you will be able to take photos with 640×480 pixel resolution. We will discuss all these aspects in detail in the review of Jio Phone.

After about a day with the Jio Phone, we can say that the battery life is good and the user interface is easy to understand. At present, the free Jio phone is being tested. We will come with its review soon.

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