Reliance Jio’s ₹3,000 smartphone will have to overcome brittleness, heated batteries and more

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Reliance Jio’s ₹3,000 smartphone will have to overcome brittleness, heated batteries and more
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  • Reliance Jio is working on launching 4G smartphones under ₹3,000 in India.
  • Smartphones in this range usually offer poor build quality and have battery issues.
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Reliance Jio is reportedly in talks with smartphone makers to launch 4G smartphones priced under ₹3,000 in India. With the introduction of these devices, the company aims to speed up the migration of 2G users to 4G, as it looks to reach its 500 million subscriber target.

A previous report has suggested that (link) Jio smartphones will be priced under ₹3,000. While there are some 4G smartphones available at low prices in India, Jio could offer more features than the competition in a bid to acquire users. This could mean that buyers could get some features that are present in smartphones that cost around ₹6,000.

In this post, we try to look at some of the issues that Jio will have to solve to make its ₹3,000 smartphones successful.

Issues that plague budget smartphones

There are several budget smartphones available online and offline in the country that are aimed at entry-level and first-time smartphone users. However, there are several issues that affect budget smartphones. Let’s take a look at some of the most common issues that plague these phones:

Performance

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Soon after getting a budget smartphone, you will notice that it is quite slow. This is due to the fact that it has a low-powered chipset and has very little memory. Companies usually offer 1GB RAM on devices in this range and the phone starts lagging after a while. It means they would not allow you to run heavy applications or multiple apps at the same time.

Build quality

To reduce costs, smartphones around ₹4,000-₹5,000 come in cheap plastic bodies. Not only do the devices look cheap, in some cases, they also make squeaking noises. The build quality is often weak, and the phone can break easily.

Display quality

One of the things that we consider while buying a phone is its display. The device’s display needs to be bright enough and have good outdoor visibility. Most budget devices have poor displays to reduce costs.

Battery & Connectivity

Another issue that is quite common in budget devices is the battery. These phones overheat quickly and have poor battery life. This means that you will have to use them sparingly and will have to charge them more than once every day.
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Budget smartphones also lack proper connectivity. Users usually face call drops and poor voice call quality on calls.

All in all, Jio has its task cut out if it wants to offer quality smartphones under ₹3,000. As they even

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