4G VoLTE

VoLTE stands for Voice over LTE, or Voice over Long Term Evolution. Most next-generation or 4G wireless networks use Long Term Evolution technology. Voice over LTE is a standard based technology that is required to support voice calls over an LTE network.  VoLTE basically allows you to place a call over a high-speed data connection, which allows you to keep your current data connection active, and place a call simultaneously.

With the advent of Jio, VoLTE has become a norm that entailed OEMs incorporating VoLTE feature even in the their low-tier product lines. If you are planning to buy a mobile with VoLTE support under Rs. 10000, you should go through below list before buying one.

Xiaomi

Xiaomi is known for producing best VFM mobiles. It is icing on the cake, as even their low end mobiles support VoLTE feature. Here are the three phones under 10k from the company that support VoLTE:

Redmi 3S Prime & Redmi 3S

Redmi 3S

Key SpecsRedmi 3s
Display5 inches IPS
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid Marshmallow 6.0
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 430
Memory3GB/2GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16/32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 256GB via microSD
Primary Camera13MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5MP
Battery 4100 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor32GB/3GB-Yes
16GB/2GB- No
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeHybrid Dual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight144 gms
Price 32GB/3GB- INR 8,999
16GB/2GB- INR 6,999

Redmi Note 3 16GB

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Key SpecsRedmi Note 3
Display5.5 inches
Screen ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1.8 GHz Hexacore
ChipsetSnapdragon 650
Memory2 GB / 3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB/ 32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 32 GB
Primary Camera16 MP with dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 4050 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight164 gms
Price INR 9,999 / INR 11,999

Samsung

Samsung budget phones are often criticized for lacking basic sensors like Compass, Gyroscope, and fingerprint sensor. Thankfully, Samsung has done a good job by extending VoLTE support even for budget range phones. Here are few phones under 10K from Samsung that support VoLTE:

Samsung On7

Galaxy On7-

Key SpecsSamsung Galaxy On7
Display5.5 inches TFT
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
ChipsetSnapdragon 410
Memory1.5 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 8 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 128 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight172 gms
Price INR 10,990

Samsung J2 2016

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Key SpecsSamsung Galaxy J2 (2016)
Display5 inches Super AMOLED dsplay
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7
ChipsetSpreadtrum SC8830
GPUMali-400MP2
Memory1.5 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 8 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 128 GB via microSD card
Primary Camera8 MP with LED flash
Video recording720p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 2600 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight134 g
Dimensions142.4 x 71.1 x 8 mm
Price Rs. 9,400

Samsung On5 Pro

 

Key SpecsSamsung Galaxy On5 Pro
Display5.0 inches TFT display
Screen Resolution720 X 1280
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor 1.3GHz Octa core
ChipsetExynos 3475
GPUMALI T720
Memory2 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 32 GB
Primary Camera8 MP with LED Flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 2600 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual
Weight148 grams
Dimensions142.3 x 72.1 x 8.5 mm
Price 7,900

Coolpad

Lately, Coolpad has been making some pages for itself in the Indian smartphone industry. These phones are high on specs but low on price. Here are few phones under 10K from Coolpad that support VoLTE:

Coolpad Mega 2.5D

Coolpad Mega

Key SpecsCoolpad Mega
Display5.5 inches IPS LCD display
Screen Resolution720X1280 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid v6.0 Marshmallow
Processor 1.0 GHz Quad core
ChipsetMediatek MT6735P
Memory3GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 32 GB
Primary Camera8 MP with LED Flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery 2500 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual
Weight143 grams
Dimensions76.8x153x7.85mm
Price Rs. 6,999

Coolpad Mega 3

Coolpad Mega 3

Key SpecsCoolpad Mega 3
Display5.5 inch IPS LCD
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor 4 x 1.25 GHz
ChipsetMediatek MT6737
Memory2 GB
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 64 GB
Primary Camera8 MP, f/2.2, LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera8 MP, f/2.2, LED flash
Battery 3050 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
SIM card typeTriple-SIM
4G readyYes
VoLTEYes
WaterproofNo
Weight170.5 gms
Price Rs. 6,999

Cooplad Note 3S

Coolpad Note 3S

Key SpecsCoolpad Note 3s
Display5.5-inch IPS LCD panel
Screen Resolution720p HD
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor 1.3GHz Octa-Core
GPU-
CipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 415
Storage 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Storage UpgradeUp to 32 GB
Primary Camera13 MP, f/2.2
Secondary Camera5MP, f/2.2
USBmicroUSB v2.0
Battery Li-Ion 2500 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCNo
Charging Technology-
Weight167 gms
Price Rs. 9,999

Motorola

After Lenovo acquired Motorola, it has been launching phones with aggressive pricing to combat phones from its Chinese peers. Here are few phones under 10K from Motorola that support VoLTE:

Moto E3 power

Moto E3 Power - 1

Key SpecsSamsung Galaxy A9 Pro
Display5 inch IPS LCD
Screen ResolutionHD (720 x 1280p)
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor Quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
ChipsetMediatek MT6735P
RAM2 GB
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 32 GB
Primary Camera8 MP
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 3500 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual-SIM
WaterproofNo, water repellent
Weight155 grams
Price Rs. 7,999

Moto G4 Play

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Key SpecsMoto G4 Play
Display5 inch IPS LCD
Screen Resolution1280x720
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.0
Processor 1.2 Ghz GHz quad core processor
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 410
Memory2 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 128 GB
Primary Camera8 MP with dual tone LED Flash
HD Video recordingYes
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 2800 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual
Weight137 grams

Moto G Turbo Edition

Key SpecsMotorola Moto G Turbo Edition
Display5 inches IPS LCD
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1.5 GHz Octa-Core
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 615
Memory2 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 32 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with CCT flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 2470 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM (Micro)
WaterproofYes
Weight155 gms
Price 9,499/-

Lyf

These phones are made to cater the needs of people who need an affordable phone that support VoLTE. There are wide range of phones and here are few phones that you can bet on:

Lyf Wind 4S

Key SpecsLyf Wind 4S
Display5 inch
Screen Resolution1280 x 720
Processor 1.3 GHz quad-core
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 210
RAM2 GB
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Storage 16 GB, expandable with a microSD card
Rear Camera8 MP with LED flash
Front Camera2 MP
Fingerprint SensorNo
4G ReadyYes
VoLTEYes
Dual SIMYes
Battery 4000 mAh
Price Rs. 7,699

Lyf Flame 7S

Lyf Flame 7S

Key SpecsLyf Flame 7S
Display4 inch WVGA display
Screen Resolution840 x 480
Processor 1.5 GHz quad-core
ChipsetSpreadtrum SC9830A
RAM1 GB
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Storage 8 GB, expandable with a microSD card
Rear Camera5 MP with LED flash
Front Camera0.3 MP
Fingerprint SensorNo
4G ReadyYes
VoLTEYes
Dual SIMYes
Battery 1800 mAh
Price Rs. 3,499

Panasonic

Panasonic has been there in the industry for quite a while now and it has earned good reputation in offline markets for producing reliable phones at affordable price. Here are few phones under 10K from Panasonic that support VoLTE:

Panasonic Eluga Arc

Eluga Arc

Key SpecsPanasonic Eluga Arc
Display4.7 inches IPS
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 410
Memory2GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 32GB via microSD
Primary Camera8 MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP with
Battery 1800 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight-
Price INR 8,418

Panasonic Eluga I3

Eluga I3

Key SpecsPanasonic Eluga I3
Display5.5 inch HD IPS
Screen Resolution720 x 1280 pixels
Processor 1.3GHz quad-core processor
RAM2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
SIM TypeDual SIM with one 4G at a time
Primary Camera13 MP
Connectivityinclude 4G Volte,3G, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, Wifi Direct and Micro-USB
Secondary Camera5 MP
Operating systemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Battery 2700 mAh
ColorChampagne Gold, Rose Gold & Marine Blue
Price Rs. 7,899
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