Reliance Jio Lyf

Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 is the one of the best processors released in 2016. It is no slouch compared to SD 820 or MediaTek Helio X20. However, there are only a few devices like LeEco Le2, Mi MAX Prime, Galaxy A9 pro, etc., that are powered by this beast. All these devices are priced well over Rs. 10,000.

Thankfully, Reliance Digital has launched a SD652 powered device named LYF F1S for a mouth-watering price of Rs. 9,599 making it cheapest device with SD652 under the hood.

LYF F1S Specifications

The LYF F1S sports a 5.2-inch 2.5D curved Corning Concore glass with a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (423 ppi).

Reliance Lyf F1s

As aforementioned, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset, with an eight-core CPU (1.8GHz + 1.4GHz). The processor is coupled with Adreno 510 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. On the software front, it runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

In camera department, it rocks a 16-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash, Auto Focus, 8x digital zoom, 4K UHD video recording and UbiFocus (MultiFocus). Also, It features a 5-megapixel front camera, with fixed focus and an LED Flash.

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Other connectivity options of the smartphone include, 4G LTE, VoLTE (HD Voice Call ), WiFi Calling, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/a/ac, Bluetooth V4.1 LE, GPS, USB Type-C + USB 2.0. The smartphone comes with other additional features like Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, E-Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Hall Sensor, and motion and gestures controls.

Lastly, it comes with a decent 3,000 mAh battery, which according to the company offers 11.5 hours of talk time on 4G, up to 8 Hours of video playback. 21 hours of audio playback, and 320 hours of standby time.

Price and Availability

It is priced at 9,599 and eligible for Reliance Jio’s Happy New Year offer. Under this offer, user can make unlimited calls and use 1GB data per day. In addition to that, if you buy the device with Jio Money you will get Rs. 500 cashback into your wallet post purchase. Coming to the availability, it will be available for purchase in Reliance Digital, Xpress and online stores, however, exact date is unknown. We will keep you updated on this.

Initial Impressions

Be it CPU, GPU or camera, Reliance Digital didn’t compromise in any of these segments with this phone to keep the price low. Also, Reliance Jio’s Happy New Year offer and cashback with Jio Money are icing on the cake. However, it faces tough competition in the face of Redmi Note 3, LeECo Le2 and Coolpad Note 5. Nevertheless, SD652 keeps this phone on the top.

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