In India, the Reliance Retail brand launched the LYF smartphones in 2016 and these are available in the market with additional and free Reliance Jio SIM with its preview offer. The LYF devices are preloaded with all the Reliance Jio apps like my Jio, Jio express news, Jio chat, Jionet Hotspot, and others. In 2016, all the LYF smart phones launched till date runs on the Google’s Android operating system. The four sub brands of the company are – Earth, Water, Wind, and Flame.
With the initial free Jio 4G SIM offer, Reliance’s 4G smart phone brand, “LYF” has drawn significant market share. While on the other hand, to all the 4G VoLTE supported devices, the Jio 4G SIM with Jio Welcome Offer is made available.
The buzz for Relaiance LYF smart phones is not as expected initially. From the initial launch till date the LYF phones are made available in the market for all the Jio users especially.
The company today announced that over 3 million pieces of LYF smart phones are sold through only Reliance stores in 3rd quarter of 2016 until September. By the end of the year, the further future of the LYF brand can be assumed since at the same time, the free Jio Welcome Offer is ended. The LYF Company also sells large / much bigger screen LED TVs apart from smart phones.
HIGHLIGHTS of Reliance LYF F1
- It has a 16 MP rear camera with PDAF
- The smartphone has a 5.5 inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass 4
- It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 617 SoC
LYF F1 Limited Edition Smart Phone Release or Launch / Price / OS
LYF has launched its latest series of smart phone LYF F1 on Friday, October 2016 in Mumbai. This device, Reliance LYF F1 is released with a price tag hanged of Rs. 13,399 which even has sports high end specifications. It runs on the latest OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with complete stock UI.
Beneficial Offers for the Buyers
- Another amazing offer by the company is a free Bluetooth speaker which is worth Rs. 3,000.
- It is also announced 10% cash back offer for the cardholders of Citibank.
- The purchasers will even get a Reliance Retail gift voucher worth Rs. 15,000.
LYF F1 Features
The company supports the ‘smart’ features in its latest release, LYF F1.
- It has “Smart Ring” for the purpose of locating the smart phone, even when on silent mode.
- F1 mobile has “Smart Play” which has a sensor to pause a playing video the moment the user looks away from the display screen.
- It also offers carrier aggregation which is apart from faster speeds and also has a far better battery life.
LYF F1 Specifications
Display & Storage
LYF F1 is launched with 5.50 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pxls resolution at PPI of 400 pixels/inch) display screen with a protective Gorilla Glass 4. It is measured as 155.50 x 77.60 x 7.90 (height x width x thickness) and weighs upto153.00 grms. Under the hood, it has the 1.7GHz Snapdragon 617 octa core processor coupled with Adreno 405 GPU. The F1 Limited Edition packs, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage are expandable up to 128GB via Micro SD card slot.
Camera & Battery
The camera is the main feature which most of the gadget lovers focus on. It has a 16MP camera with PDAF and on the rear has dual LED flash. The latest LYF F1 Limited Edition offers an 8 MP front camera with wide angle lens which is useful for clicking selfies. It offers 4G VoLTE three carrier aggregation (3CA) with a dual SIM and dual standby supported device. The device is built with 3200mAh battery which is removable battery with a Quick Charge 3.0 support. The F1 Limited Edition also relishes one year of additional manufacturer’s warranty similar to the other LYF series smart phones.
SIM / Connectivity / Sensors
The device consists of a dual SIM (both GSM) which accepts both Micro and Nano SIM. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, Micro USB, GPS, 3.5 mm audio jack options, FM, 3G, 4G (supporting Band 40 used by some LTE networks of India). Sensors on the device include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.
LYF F1 Detailed Specifications
- Release Date : October 2016
- Dimensions (mm) : 155.50 x 77.60 x 7.90
- Weight (g) : 153.00
- Battery Capacity (mAh) : 3200
- Screen size (inches) : 5.50
- Resolution : 1080×1920 pixels (PPI = 400)
- Processor : 1.21GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
- RAM : 3GB
- Internal Storage : 32GB
- Expandable Storage (Type) : Yes (micro SD) up to 128GB
- Rear Camera : 16 MP (with flash)
- Front camera : 8 MP
- Operating System : Android Marshmallow 6.0.1
- Number of SIMs (Types) : 2 (Micro SIM and Nano SIM)
- GSM/ CDMA : GSM
- 3G : Yes
- 4G/ LTE : Yes
- Supports 4G in India (Band 40) : Yes
- Compass/Magnetometer : Yes
- Proximity Sensor + Ambient Light Sensor : Yes
- Accelerometer + Gyroscope : Yes
- Barometer + Temperature Sensor : No