Expanding the portfolio of LYF smartphones, Reliance Retail has added a phone in the Wind series under the LYF branding, the LYF Wind 5 that is priced at Rs. 6599 and as usual, the main feature of it is the support for 4G LTE connectivity and Voice-over-LTE support as well.
The launch of Wind 5 has come after the unveiling of Flame 6 smartphone that is an entry-level device in the Flame series. The LYF Wind 5 will be available at Reliance Digital and Digital Xpress stores soon and it packs decent specifications that, irrespective of the connectivity features can still challenge the devices in its price range.
The LYF Wind 5 has a 5-inch HD display, and it is the 1GHz MediaTek MT6735P SoC powering the phone, with the downside in the internal specs being the inclusion of just 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage, though the storage can be expanded by the usage of a MicroSD card.
The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, just like all the other LYF phones currently, and the 4G support is for FDD-LTE Band 3 (1800MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz) and TDD-LTE Band 40 (2300MHz). The camera combination on the phone includes an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear camera has features including face detection, auto scene detection, face detection, video snapshot, smile shot, and gesture capture.
The phone has dual SIM slot but only one slot can support 4G connectivity at one time. The other SIM can support only 2G network when 4G is active on the first SIM. The device weighs 137 grams and it packs a 2000 mAh battery that according to the company, can offer up to 6.5 hours of talk time and up to 140 hours of standby time.
If you are looking to purchase a LYF phone to take advantage of the Jio 4G promotional offer of three months free calls and data, you should consider this phone so that you at least get a decent performance. There is USB On-the-go (OTG) support and the sensors included are Accelerometer and Gravity Sensor.
Check out the LYF Wind 5 specifications.