JioPhone Next Review: Pretty Great Smartphone at a Premium Price | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 16/02/2022 12:45 AM IST.
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Jio on 29/10/2021 launched the JioPhone Next which is a budget android smartphone in India priced at Rs.6,499 or at Rs.1999 as down payment + Rs.500 processing fee and the rest with 18-24 month EMI data plan based option & these are my honest thoughts about it. 
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1. Form Factor [8.3/10]
  • Dimensions: 149.35 x 71.8 x 10.2 mm & Weight: 135 gms.
  • Build: Corning Gorilla Glass 3 front, Plastic back & frame.
3. Features [8/10]
The device comes with pretty great features which includes,
  • Important sensors: comes with basic sensors such as proximity, accelerometer & light sensors.
  • Connectivity options: Single-Band WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, Micro USB 2.0 port, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS & Beidou), Dual SIM (dual nano SIM, dual 4G, VoLTE) & Dedicated Micro SD card slot. 
  • Audio features: Single speaker & 3.5mm headphone jack
4. Display [8/10]
Device comes with 5.45 inch display which should offer pretty great quality as it features,
  • IPS LCD 60Hz refresh rate panel with HD+ [1440 X 720 pixels] resolution.
  • Very good 295 ppi sharpness & 18:9 aspect ratio.
5. Performance [7.7/10]
Device comes with Snapdragon 215 28nm SOC & runs Pragati OS based on Android. The overall performance should be pretty great as it features,
  • 4 ARM-Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.3 Ghz with Adreno 308 GPU. 
  • 2GB LPDDR3 RAM & 32GB eMMC 5.1 Storage.
5. Battery [7.6/10]
Device comes with Li-Po 3500 mAh battery which does not supports fast charging. The battery life should be pretty great as it features,
  • Bigger battery size.
  • 28nm fabrication of the SOC.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: Upto 6 hrs average.
Battery Life: Upto 1.5 days average.

6. Camera [7.5/10]
Device comes with [1] rear cameras with LED flash & [1] front camera with LED flash. The overall camera quality [image & video] should be pretty great [8/10] in day & pretty good [6.6/10] in night as it features [camera features 0.2],
  • Main: 13MP with 1/3" Sensor size & AF.
  • Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps]. It features Portrait mode, Night mode & more
  • Front: 8MP with 1/4" Sensor size & AF. 
  • Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps].
7. Box Contents: JioPhone Next [Device itself], Adapter, Battery, USB cable, Guides / Paper work & SIM tool.

8. Price, Variants, Colors & Availability
1 Price: Rs.4,999
1 Variants: 2+32GB
2 Colors: Black & Blue.
Availability: Available from 04/11/2021 via,
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9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
Pros Cons
 + Great form factor   - Camera quality could be slightly better
 + Pretty great features   - Battery life could be slightly better 
 + Pretty great display   - Display quality could be slightly better
 + Pretty great performance   - Jio SIM only for mobile data
 + Pretty great battery life  - Slight premium price
 + Very good camera   

1. Product Rating: 7.85/10.
2. VFM Rating: 6.8/10. 
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 7.32/10.

10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the JioPhone Next is a pretty great smartphone at a pretty good price, Also do let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

11. Why you should buy this smartphone?
If you are looking for a great smartphone that offers great performance & features in the 7K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.
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