The JioPhone 2 is now official and the first flash sale of the same is going to happen on 16th of August at 12:00 noon. Before you try buying one, there certainly will be many questions in your mind about the phone and the features that it comes with, since the JioPhone although was a feature phone and it had some good apps, some exclusions had disappointed a lot of users. Let’s talk about the JioPhone 2 and what it has to offer to its users.
How to buy the JioPhone 2?
Reliance Jio has decided that the phone should be first sold through flash sale and it is going be held on 16th of August at 12:00 on the Jio.com website itself. From our sources, we learned that even the offline stores, i.e. the Reliance Digital, Digital Xpress, and the DX mini-stores will be able to sell the phones a week later and though they might have received the stock, the release has been postponed as Jio wants users to try out the flash sale for the first set.
- Visit Jio.com website
- Select JioPhone 2
- Enter Pincode
- Proceed to checkout
- Enter your personal details like Name, email id and mobile number
- Select the desired Payment option
- Pay Rs.2999/- amount
- You will receive an Order confirmation notification (email/sms)
What are the plans that I can use with the JioPhone 2?
There are three plans that are associated with the JioPhone 2, and that is somewhat similar to what it was with the JioPhone.
- Rs. 49: 28 days, 1GB total data on high speed, unlimited voice calls, 50 SMS
- Rs. 99: 28 days, 14GB total data (500MB per day), unlimited voice calls, 300 SMS
- Rs. 153: 28 days, 42GB total data (1.5GB per day), unlimited voice calls, unlimited SMS
For all these plans, if the daily limit of data is reached, the connectivity is still there but the users get unlimited data at 128kbps that is the base speed.
What are the main specifications of the JioPhone 2?
- 2.4 QVGA TFT Display, 320 x 240 pixels screen resolution
- 1GHz Dual core Processor
- Kai OS
- 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM
- Storage expandable by another 128GB with MicroSD
- 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera
- 2000 mAh Li-ion battery, 6 hours talk time, 150 hours standby time
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, BT 4.1 with BLE, GPS, NFC, MicroUSB 2.0
- LTE Bands Supported: BAND3(1800)/BAND5(850) LTE-TDD BAND40(2300)
- Dual SIM
Does the JioPhone 2 have FM Radio support?
Yes, there is wireless FM radio support available with the JioPhone 2 and there is an app for the same. It works similar to how it was on the first JioPhone.
What are the languages supported by the JioPhone 2?
There are several Indian languages supported by the JioPhone 2. A total of 22 languages for now, and that includes Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri , Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
What are the apps present in the JioPhone 2?
The phone comes with the pre-installed apps including MyJio, JioMusic, JioTV, JioCinema, JioXpressNews, Voice Assistant, JioVideoCall, JioGames etc. You can still install extra apps if you want but that would be through the JioStore app.
How to make voice and video calls on the JioPhone 2?
For making voice calls, it is the regular Phone app that is given in the device, which will be useful. But, if you want to do a video call, JioVideoCall is the pre-installed app that you will have to use. Users can do a video call i.e JioVideoCall to JioVideoCall (this means video calling is from JioPhone user to JioPhone user).
If I am doing a video call from my JioPhone 2 to any other smartphone user, will the call be made?
Yes, only if the receiver has the JioChat app installed on their smartphone.
Can the JioPhone 2 be connected to Wi-Fi?
Yes, the phone can be connected to a Wi-Fi network and thus, you can not just use it for the data but also can use the Voice-over-WiFi service, i.e. VoWiFi, alongside the VoLTE that is already the network based on Jio runs.
How different is this one from the JioPhone?
The phone is not really different with the functionality of the OS because it comes with the same Kai OS and there is no difference there, but the Jio Phone 2 has the QWERTY physical keypad that is rare to see these days because of the full screen Android phones, and those who miss the Blackberry phones for typing messages quickly, this should do the job for you.
Check the JioPhone vs JioPhone 2 comparison.
Can I use any other Jio SIM on the phone?
Yes, you can use any other Jio SIM once you buy the JioPhone 2, though how it was with the JioPhone first time was that you have to compulsorily get a Jio SIM along with the phone with a monthly plan in it. Later, we had used another Jio SIM to try it out and it worked well without any problems.
Can I use any other network SIM on the JioPhone 2?
Because the phone supports some 2G bands as well, it should be supporting the networks like Airtel, Idea, Tata Docomo, and others, but we cannot confirm that for now. Once we get to use it, we can confirm if other network SIM cards can be used on the JioPhone 2.
Can I use WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter on JioPhone 2?
The Kai OS was getting an update with the inclusion of these apps but initially, the new Jio Phone is not coming with those applications and it is just the Jio apps that you will see on the device. Sooner or later, we will see those apps being made available for the users, though with the limited functionality.
If you have any other questions or doubts, or even issues with JioPhone 2 while calling or browsing, let us know in the comments.