Demand for 4G VoLTE phones has been increased in last couple of months thanks to Jio for introducing free-calling over LTE network. A large number of VoLTE phones are available in market now. VoLTE which means ‘Voice over LTE' is still in experiment phase in India and operators except Jio will take time to start VoLTE on LTE networks.
Growth of VoLTE service is still in question because of the ‘Revenue' telecom operators will earn from VoLTE service is lower than conventional 2g or 3g services and, obviously high-price of 2G/3G spectrum is another reason.
But this doesn't stop users from buying VoLTE mobiles. All VoLTE enabled 4g phones are backward compatible to related services. Customers can enjoy 2g or 3g services if the price of monthly subscription for VoLTE calls becomes out of reach.
Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and BSNL are going to implement VoLTE services in next couple of months (Year !) and most of latest 4g phones support the LTE Bands operators are going to use for 4g services.
But the primary concern is :
Which is valuable – Cheap VoLTE phones or your Eyes ?
The large queue near Reliance Store/Ministore has proved that Indian telecom subscribers can do anything to get free telecom services. Jio has shown how hungry Indian telecom subscribers were for Data & Voice services ! and this also proved that Indian telecom operators are completely ready to adopt next generation's fully digitally depended lifestyle.
As soon as price of data & voice subscription on LTE network goes down people will start using more data services than Voice.
Most of the customers who has bought LYF phone at earlier to get Jio services feel cheated because devices were very low-quality in hardware, poorly optimized OS & pathetic battery backup.
Later, some mobile manufacturer took full advantages of such marketing time and sold a millions of VoLTE phones at cheap rate.
But do you think those cheap VoLTE phones are great for browsing internet for hours and hours ?
Obviously a big NO !
Facts to remember before buying VoLTE 4G Phones
Always use large screen & standard resolution to browse internet for hours & hours – It reduces strain on eyes.
Display & Resolution
Display & Resolution are two important factors to consider while purchasing 4g phones. The more cheap & fast data becomes the more people will engage in watching contents online. Daily usage on such small screen will increase significantly.
A large range of cheap 4g phones are available with display that are enough to destroy your eyes in next couple of months.
A 4g phone with 1080P resolution, non-reflective and, at least 5.5 inch screen is strongly recommended for users who spend more time on mobile gaming & watching videos.
VoLTE phones drains battery very fast but for Jio, case is little different because signal capacity of Jio LTE is very stable in both City & Rural areas.
Customers who prefer gaming or watching videos obviously need longer battery backup & better display resolution – In such cases at least 3000mAh battery & 1080P display resolution is strongly recommended.
One more thing to remember the more screen resolution the more battery drains.
Most important thing to keep in mind before buying 4g Phone is the number of LTE bands the device is now supporting as well as the LTE bands our telecom operators are going to implement in near future.
LTE Band choice is most important reason for buyers who have no intention on investing more on mobile purchase in next 2 or 3 years. Be sure to check your VoLTE mobile supports at least four bands including Band 3, 5, 40 & 41.
No need to get more details on what these bands do as mobile will switch to best available band internally & automatically to make sure that you get the best result while using LTE network.
Mobile OverHeating Issue
Overheating is a major issue in most of the high-end smartphones now available in market. Mobile easily get heated while users enaged in gaming or accessing multiple webpages simultaneously.
Before spending your hard-earned money on high-end smartphone it's always recommended to watch some review on ‘device heating' issues otherwise you will end up in burning hands !
Check YouTube or web-based review or even consider Easy-refund policy of shopping portals to check device at home.
VoLTE Enabled Device
Most of the 4g devices support VoLTE function but so-called popular mobile brands are too lazy to implement OTA updates that enables VoLTE function.
Many mobile brands yet to send VoLTE update. Even after 4 months of Jio official launch, many 4g mobile owner are complaining for not having any OTA update to enable VoLTE feature.
Samsung is only technically advanced brand that considers to implant such features from entry-level to high-end 4g phones. Sony & LG followed same strategy to some extents.
Next time be sure to choose your mobile brand carefully and be sure to check how frequently your mobile brands send OTA update to improve devices & functions.
Sound & Camera !
While living 4g life, a phone with great camera & Speaker are worth considering.
Taking selfie or Recording videos on the go & upload them on Social network becomes a latest trend thanks to Jio – To take full advantage of high-speed internet service, VoLTE smartphone must have well equipped at least rear camera.
Most important Recommendation !
Your eyes are more important than some cheap 4g phones.
More digital revolution to come in next few years so save your eyes !
If you can afford Rs 149 plan per month you deserve a better smartphone.
Always consider better device and better brand.