When Reliance came out with their JIO network, not all handsets in the market supported VoLTE and 4G LTE. This prompted the brand to come up with its own line of smartphones under the Lyf brand. The mainstay of this brand is that it offers handset with out of the box compatibility with the JIO network. The Lyf Water 7s is the latest budget offering from the brand that comes with a decent spec sheet to boot. Here is a brief overview of the devices to gauge how it fares against the competition.
Dragontrail Glass: It is very rare for an entry level budget smartphone to come with good display, let alone the protective layer on top. Lyf Water 7s proves to be an exception to this rule as it comes with a large 5.5-inch display with full HD resolution to boot. Also, the display has been protected by a layer of Dragontrail, which is a plus at this price point.
Phase Detection Auto Focus: It is a big deal for a smartphone to come with a decent camera at this price, let alone have advanced features. However, Lyf has equipped the handset with Phase Detection Auto Focus, which means the device can focus on subjects faster than most devices in the market. This feature is usually a mainstay in mid-range smartphones and not so in entry level.
Weak battery: While it is understandable that brands have to take measures to facilitate effective cost reduction to offer budget devices, it should not hamper the performance. However, Lyf Water 7S comes with a small 2,800mAh battery, which is bound to run out of battery even before the day ends. This is a certain let down for heavy users.
Dated Android: Having the top notch spec sheet is not really going to help the matters if the software running on the device is quite dated. Lyf Water 7S boots Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out of the box, which is quite dated by today’s standard. Moreover, the brand is also not known for its update frequency, so it is a total setback.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||January 9, 2017|
|Color||Black, Gold, White|
Micro + Nano / MicroSD
|SIM Card||Micro + Nano|
|Operating System||Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Dimensions||152.1 x 76.2 x 7.9 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.3 GHz Tru-Octa Core 64 bit (Cortex A53)|
|Display||Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||401 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||71.78 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
Digital Zoom, Up To 6x
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2800 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
|Stand By Time (GSM)||400 hr|
|Music Play Time||6 hr|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A (Apple lossless), MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV|
|Video Format||3GP, AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 64 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, USB Cable, Charger, User Manual, Warranty Card|