In 2014, 4G LTE-enabled smartphones started getting popular in the Indian market as the telecom carriers started development on offering high-speed 4G services. First the smartphone makers started populating the 4G LTE segment with their budget devices. Now since most carriers in the country are all set to launch VoLTE services, the companies have shifted their focus on offering VoLTE-enabled smartphones. As you may know that not all 4G LTE-enabled phones offer VoLTE or Voice over LTE connectivity, so you need to buy a VoLTE-enabled devices. For your information, VoLTE allows you to have an HD voice call over 4G LTE network, which makes the voice more clear.
Reliance Jio is all set to launch commercial VoLTE services in October this year. Other telecom operators like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea are also planning to offer their VoLTE services in the country soon. So if you are looking for a VoLTE-enabled smartphone to make HD voice calls, then these are the top 10 4G VoLTE phones in India.
Top 10 VoLTE-enabled Smartphones in India
All of the 10 smartphones on our list offer 4G LTE with VoLTE aka Voice over LTE connectivity and run Android. So we are going to talk about the core features of these devices, which make them unique.
OPPO F1 Plus
The OPPO F1 Plus is a camera-centric smartphone that boasts a 16-megapixel selfie shooter, which is accompanied by the brand’s SmartSensor image stabiliser technology. On the back, it gets a 13-megapixel primary snapper, aided by f/2.2 aperture and a 5-element lens. The other specs of the F1 Plus include a 5.5-inch FHD display, an octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a fingerprint reader, and a 2,850mAh fast charging battery. Given the specs, the F1 Plus is a mid-range offering priced at Rs 26,990.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is one of the best budget VoLTE-enabled phablets in the country. The phone offers a 5.5-inch full HD display, a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of storage, a 16MP rear snapper, a 5MP front shooter, a fingerprint sensor, and a huge 4,050mAh battery. Available starting Rs 11,499, the Redmi Note 3 is certainly one of the best feature-loaded phablets with a huge battery in India.
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is a flagship smartphone, which boasts an excellent water-resistant design, a fingerprint sensor and a heart rate sensor. The phone flaunts a 5.1-inch quad-HD Super AMOLED display, an octa-core Exynos processor, 32GB and 64GB storage editions, and a slim 7.9mm frame. Its other specs include a Dual Pixel 12MP primary shooter with Smart OIS, a 5-meg selfie snapper, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, Marshmallow, and a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging. The Galaxy S7’s price in India starts at Rs 48,900.
Moto G4 Plus
Lenovo-owned Motorola’s latest offering, the Moto G4 Plus is one of the best VoLTE-enabled devices in India. The phone offers a large 5.5-inch full HD display, and is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 617 SoC. It sports a 16-meg primary snapper and a 5-meg secondary shooter for selfies. The Marshmallow-running smartphone comes with 16GB of expandable storage, a 3,000mAh battery with Turbo fast charging support, a fingerprint sensor, and NFC. The Moto G4 Plus is available in two variants – 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB memory. They are available for Rs 13,499 and Rs 14,999 respectively.
Xiaomi Mi 5
The Xiaomi Mi 5 is a flagship smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer. The phone sports an exquisite design with a 3D glass at the back, which combines to the metal frame, and a fingerprint sensor. It comes with a 5.15-inch full HD Sunlit Display, and is fuelled by a Snapdragon 820 SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The phone offers 32GB of expandable storage, a 16-meg rear snapper with PDAF, a 4-meg wide-angle selfie shooter, NFC, and a 3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging support. The flagship is available in the country for Rs 24,999.
The YU Yunicorn is a powerful budget Android Lollipop smartphone with a premium metal unibody design. It comes with a fingerprint sensor, a 5.5-inch full HD display, an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor, beefy 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel selfie shooter, and a huge 4,000mAh battery with fast charging support. The YU Yunicorn is available from the online stores for Rs 13,499.
Gionee M5 Marathon Plus
The Gionee M5 Marathon Plus is for those looking for a large battery to make these HD voice calls on VoLTE networks. The phone boasts a beefy 5,020mAh battery, which should easily last for two days on a single charge. Its other features include a large 6-inch full HD display, a metallic design, a fingerprint sensor, a 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek SoC, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear snapper, a 5MP selfie camera, and massive 64GB of expandable storage. As for the pricing, the phone is available in the country for Rs 26,000.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime
The Redmi 2 Prime is the third VoLTE-enabled smartphone from Xiaomi on this list. It has been designed especially for the Indian consumers. The phone comes with a compact 4.7-inch HD display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC, aided by 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of storage, an 8MP rear snapper, a 2MP front shooter, MIUI 6, and a 2,200mAh battery. The budget offering is priced at Rs 6,999.
LYF Water 5
The LYF Water 5 is a budget VoLTE-enabled offering from Reliance under its LYF brand. The main advantage of buying the LYF Water 5 is that you get three months of free high speed 4G internet connectivity and free calls from Reliance Jio. As for the specs, the phone comes with a 5-inch HD display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear snapper, a 5MP front shooter, 16GB of storage, and a 2,920mAh battery. It is available from the online stores and Reliance Digital stores for around Rs 7,500.
MEIZU m3 note
The 10th smartphone on our list is the MEIZU m3 note, which sports a premium metal unibody design and a fingerprint sensor. The phone comes with a phablet-grade 5.5-inch full HD display, and is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek SoC, aided by 3GB of RAM. It offers a 13-meg rear snapper, a 5-meg selfie shooter, 32GB of expandable storage, and a beefy 4,100mAh battery. The MEIZU m3 note will set you back by Rs 9,999.
Aforementioned are the top 10 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphones in India. They should be able to work on the upcoming 4G VoLTE services of Reliance Jio, and other telecom operators in the country. The telecom operators can offer both voice and data without switching bands on these smartphones. These smartphones offer better voice quality regardless of the network you are using. If you just need HD voice calls for a budget price tag, then go for the pocket-friendly devices mentioned above like the LYF Water 5, MEIZU m3 note, Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime, and Redmi Note 3. If you need flagship features, then the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Xiaomi Mi 5 will interest you. Camera-centric buyers can go for the OPPO F1 Plus and Motorola G4 Plus. So, which one of these smartphones have caught your attention? Share your choice in the comments.