Budget 5-10K Reliance Jio 4G handset with Whatsapp and youtube support

Discussion in 'Mobile Phone Buying Advice' started by Futureized, Nov 26, 2017.

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  1. Futureized

    Futureized Active Member
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    I am looking for a new handset for my granny.
    She needs 2 more important things youtube and whatsapp..
    A good camera will entertain her too..

    I want to use Reliance Jio Network on this handset..
    Budget 5K to 9K max.
    I want a phone which enables direct calling on handset and not use the Jiovoice app.

    Phone should also work on other 4G networks.
     
  2. manucitc

    manucitc Well-Known Member
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    Redmi 4..
     
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  3. mahesh_bharti

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    +1
    Redmi 4...
     
  4. vivek.krishnan

    vivek.krishnan If you cant see the green dot, I'm offline :P
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    I would suggest using Redmi Note 4, extend budget by 1K more, it will have a slightly bigger screen. However, it may not have the bands needed for other 4G networks to be enabled.
     
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    Futureized

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    Thank You for reply, I cannot understand that technical language..
    My little cousin holds redmi note4 device on idea 4g or vodafone 4g (I am sure she doesnt knows to use same).

    Kindly suggest me good option, I want to gift her tomorrow Nov. 7th (as her anniversary gift, grandpa no-more since long time)

    Again if she enquires local people coming everyday to home, she wont like it, (she gave me 4K for purchasing a new phone for herself)..
    Its kind of emotional stuff I am caught on honestly, else would have never posted here.. :(
     
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  6. rkkaranrk

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    Which bands you are talking about that are missing on Redmi Note 4 ?
     
  7. vivek.krishnan

    vivek.krishnan If you cant see the green dot, I'm offline :P
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    Idea and Vodafone will use different bands compared to Airtel and Jio. Although the Redmi Note 4 has the needed hardware, the bands are disabled by software.

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    Hence, you can use Jio and Airtel 4G n/w on the phone, while Vodafone and Idea 4G n/w will not work at all locations.

    I would suggest to get a bigger screen any day over the 4G bands, and others will work as well, albeit on 3G.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 28, 2017 ---
    B3, B5 and B40 are only present as of now. I am pretty sure they have disabled the others to maybe conserve power...
     
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    Futureized

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    What is the perfect place in Kandivali, Malad or Goregaon west to purchase this range cell phone ?
    Checked at Croma not availale.
     
  9. rkkaranrk

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    Nah but then why we need other bands apart from the ones u stated above, These 3 bands are used here in India for LTE.
     
  10. smnrock

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    Nah... Vodafone 4g uses B1 in some parts of the country...

    There's lots of people complaining vodafone 4g not supporting in redmi note 4.
     
  11. vyral_143

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    @Charun can suggest about any good shop if he knows.
     
  12. Charun

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    If you want mi phone then best is to get it online

    If offline then i have a friend who owns a shop just outside kandivali station in the west side, shop name - Mahavir or mahaveer, which is just next to cinemax, hardly 5 secs from the station in the west

    If interested then pm me, will forward u contact details
     
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  13. pratikb

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    Band 2100 and 2500 is where vodafone and idea has network planning. Those are additional bands which should be their.
    Also for long future proofing,look for 700mhz as well. Sleeping giant bsnl is gunning for that spectrum. It may come up in 2018.
     
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  14. vivek.krishnan

    vivek.krishnan If you cant see the green dot, I'm offline :P
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    If you want to buy it offline, Vijay Sales has the phones I believe.
     
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    Futureized

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    I got the same in Vaishali market in Malad west and Citi Center in Goregaon west.

    Xiomi Note 4 3GB/32 GB for 9999
    Samsung J7 NXT for 11490


    Shopkeeper was strongly suggesting me to go for Samsung cause of after sales issues with Xiomi..
    He said, even if after opening the sealed packing of phone, if something goes wrong they wont be responsible if its faulty and stuff.

    Damn.. it makes me confuse again.. cause hardware wise I assume Xiomi is stronger then Samsung in two models above.
     
  16. Charun

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    Citi center is a well known shopping hub

    Also as Vivek said vijay sales also has offline sales and has redmi phones as well

    About the issue you faced regarding Samsung and Xiaomi I just feel that the shopkeepers have a higher margin on Samsung, Oppo, Vivo phones as compared to MI and hence they promote those brands

    If MI phone is perfectly sealed I don't see any risk unless your luck is very bad and phone does have genuine defect
     
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    Futureized

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    Thanks Charun.
    How do i reconfirm the sealed packing to ensure nothing is tempered with ?
    Or Vijay Sales i will go and purchase.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 28, 2017 ---
    Finally got Xiomi Note 4 3GB/32 GB for 9999

    Got cover and some screen protection thing too for additonal 340
     
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  18. Ishtiyaq Husain

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    For 5K, you can go with Redmi 5A (Rs.4,999). It supports both bands TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE (in other words VoLTE). Xiaomi phones are value for the money.

    These phones supports jio (VoLTE):
    Redmi 5A - ₹ 4,999
    Redmi 4 - ₹ 6,999
    Redmi Note 4 - ₹ 9,999

    The more money you spend, the more powerful device you will get.
     
  19. pratikb

    pratikb Well-Known Member
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    what handsets support carrier aggregation,
    with three carrier aggregation,jio delivering 100mbps speed.
     

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