Now that the Reliance Jio feature phone is all set to hit India, a number of industry segments and some unrelated ones are likely to be hit. But that is all to the customers benefit. So, for instance, let us take the Nokia case. Before Jio Phone launch, Nokia was ruling the feature phone market. According to an article in News18, after Jio Phone launch, Nokia looks to have lost a huge opportunity in the Indian feature phone market. However, Jio Phone is yet to come into consumers’ hands but still, it is nothing than a ray of hope for the people who are using feature phones now. Pre booking of JioPhone will start on August 24 and deliveries thereafter. Keeping that in mind, let’s see how Reliance Jio phone compares with Nokia 3310:-
Nokia 3310: Rs 3310
Reliance Jio Phone: Rs 0
Jio phone’s effective price is Rs 0 as buyers will be able to get the device for a one-time refundable security deposit of Rs 1,500. The deposit will be refunded after 36 months on the return of the phone.
2 TV cable support
Users can connect their Jio phone to all types of TVs to watch LIVE TV through the app by paying Rs 309 per month additionally.
3 Voice commands
Voice assistant feature is available in Jio phone. You can even talk to your Jio phone to make calls, send SMS, play music, etc.
4 4G VoLTE support
Jio phone is 4G VoLTE enabled feature phone.
5 NFC payments
It has been claimed that Jio phone supports NFC payments. According to CNN-News18, this feature is not even available in budget smartphones.
Nokia 3310 has no feature like this.
Jio and its phone
India’s newest telco, Reliance Jio stormed into the highly competitive telecom sector last September with a six-month promotional offer of free voice and data, which has helped it mobilise 125 million users, and is now looking to hit it big with a new phone.