The Reliance Jiophone 2 will be going to sale on August 15. The phone in the affordable price range will face competition from Nokia 1 which had already been launched back in March this year. The company is set to release the Reliance Jiophone 2, after the blockbuster success of the Reliance Jiophone 1.
|General||Jio Phone 2||Nokia 1|
|Release date||July 2018||February 2018|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||2000||2150|
|Screen size (inches)||2.40||4.50|
|Resolution||240×320 pixels||480×854 pixels|
|Expandable storage type||SD card||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128||128|
|Processor make||N.A||Media Tek MT6737M|
|Operating System||KAI OS||Android 8.1|
Hardware Processor and Software
Nokia 1 is powered by 1.1GHz quad-core processor and is coupled with 1GB of RAM. The phone also has 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB through a microSD card. The processor powering Jio Phone 2 is unknown for now. The Jio Phone 2 has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, which is expandable to 128GB via microSD card. Jio Phone 2 runs KaiOS, while the Nokia 1 runs Android 8.1.
Camera Battery and Other
The Jio Phone 2 has a 2MP image camera at the back and on the front a VGA front camera. The Nokia 1 has a much better camera in 5-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel front camera for selfies. Jio Phone 2 drinks power from a 2000mAh battery while the Nokia 1 is backed by a slightly bigger 2150mAh removable battery.
The Jio Phone 2 has options including Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G with VoLTE support, Bluetooth with an added NFC option. Nokia 1 has similar options in Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G, and 4G. Both the handsets come with a dual SIM support.
Design and Display
The Jiophone 2 changes its design from its predecessor and sports a QWERTY BlackBerry-like design and a 2.40-inch screen with 240×320 pixels resolution. The Nokia 1 comes with much larger and better 4.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 pixels by 854 pixels.
Pricing and Availability
The Jiophone 2 smartphone is priced at Rs. 2,999 and will be up for sale starting August 15, 2018. It will be available in Black colour option only. Reliance Jio has a cashback offer on the purchase of the device along with 60GB data. The Nokia 1 price starts at Rs. 4,350 and is available in dark blue and red colours.
The Jiophone 2 and The Nokia 1 both are good phones in their price ranges. If you are looking for a phone in the range of Rs 5000, the Nokia 1 is a viable option. However, if you are looking for a cheaper phone to exploit data plans, the Jiophone 2 is a better option.