The premium build, AMOLED display, Snapdragon processor and true 4G with VoLTE supports, that’s the new LYF Water 8 android smartphone from Reliance Retail’s subsidiary consumer electronics arm LYF.
Currently priced at Rs 10,999 the LYF Water 8 available on Reliance Digital, Digital Xpress Mini, and other third-party retail stores across India. On the way, the mobile comes with 24 months extended warranty.
Coming to smartphone’s specification, the LYF Water 8 got a great build quality with its dual glass finish and a sleek metallic frame. As it got a glass back, do use a back cover as it may be slippery on wet hands. The mobile flaunts a 5-inch HD AMOLED display with 294ppi that’s vibrant and offers great viewing angles.
The LYF Water 8 is powered 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor coupled with 3GB RAM and Adreno 405 GPU. This perfect combination offers enough power for multitasking and high-end gameplay. For storage, the smartphones got 16 GB internal storage that can be easily expanded up to 128 GB using microSD card.
For mobile photographers, the mobile packs a 13-megapixel camera on the back with auto-focus. The camera app comes with feature like ChromaFlash and OptiZoom that adds more depth and color to the images. On the front, the mobile got a 5-megapixel selfie camera. Both the rear and the front cameras come with LED flash support.
On the connectivity side, the dual-SIM LYF Water 8 got 4G LTE with VoLTE support along with 3G, 2G networks, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 2.0. The mobile runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1 operating system which seems to be too outdated for a mid-range new android smartphone.
LYF Water 8 specification
- 5 inch HD AMOLED display (1280 x 720 pixels)
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor
- 3GB RAM
- Adreno 405 @ 550 MHz
- Android Lollipop 5.1.1
- 16 GB internal storage and expandable using microSD card
- 13MP back camera and 5MP front-facing camera (both with flash support)
- Dual SIM (4G+2G)
- 4G LTE with VoLTE, 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth
- VoLTE (Video & HD Voice Call)
- 2600mAh, Lithium-ion Polymer
On the way, if you are buying an LYF android smartphone, then you can try out the Reliance Jio 4G. Which also comes with three months Jio 4G preview offer that offers three months of unlimited 4G LTE data usage, voice calls (VoLTE) and message (SMS).