Is JioPhone Next Really the 4G Smartphone for Everyone That Reliance Promises?


JioPhone Next has now become available for sale in India after a lot of expectations. Developed in collaboration with Jio and Google, the new 4G phone claims to be the most affordable smartphone, priced at Rs. 1,999 However, this is just the first installment – the JioPhone Next price in India is Rs. 6,499, and the balance amount will have to be paid in monthly installments of up to 24 months. The new phone offers features including a custom-designed Progress OS (it’s more or less Android Go) and is integrated with the local features list.

In this week’s episode of the Gadgets 360 podcast of class, host Akhil Arora Video talks with the producer Aditya Nath Jha and senior reviewers sheldon pinto to discuss all things JioPhone Next.

While the specifications of the JioPhone Next are fairly basic and align with any low-cost smartphone, it does have a list of Google-backed features to attract customers. We talk about all these features in detail during the conversation of over half an hour.

One of the most distinctive inputs from Google on the JioPhone Next is Pragati OS which is . is a modified version of Android 11 (Go Edition). Comes preloaded with custom operating system google assistant To support voice commands for the operation of the device. It also supports language translation and aloud features to please the first smartphone users in the country. Apart from this, the phone comes with support for 10 different languages ​​including Hindi.

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With basic changes, the JioPhone Next comes with a customized camera that Integrates Snapchat’s augmented reality (AR) lens And there are features to support photography at night and in low light. This phone comes with Nearby Share feature, which allows users to share content including apps, photos and videos without internet.

Jio also claims that with Google’s support on the software side, JioPhone Next is capable of receiving future updates, with enhanced optimizations and feature upgrades – such as “feature drops” and “security updates”. google pixel Chain.

Similar to some other budget options in its price range, JioPhone Next has a removable battery pack. It helps to get a new battery if the original fails. However, Jio hasn’t yet provided any details about how much the battery will cost – and whether it will be officially available through any retail or service channels.

JioPhone Next restricts access to 2G connectivity if a customer is going for a network other than Jio. This is unlike other options available in the same price segment where you will get 4G Support regardless of the network you use. Still, JioPhone Next supports 4G if you go with Jio’s network. Otherwise it wouldn’t have been a 4G phone.

In terms of key options against the JioPhone Next, it includes the models: realme c11 (21), redmi 9a, itel vision 1, And Infinix Smart 5A, among others. We talk about some such models in our conversation. We also discuss how the EMI model is something that can drive up the final price of JioPhone Next significantly.

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