Best VoLTE Phones in India 2016

With the launch of Reliance Jio services in India, the craze for 4G VoLTE phones has spiked up. As of now, most of the Android mobiles come with 4G LTE support, but there are only a handful of phones that support 4G VoLTE. So, in this article, let us look at some of the best VoLTE Phones in India.

Also see: How to port to Reliance Jio SIM for free?

Difference between 4G LTE and 4G VoLTE?

The LTE technology is used mainly for data connectivity, while the voice calls are handled by either 2G or 3G network. Whereas, the VoLTE (Voice over LTE) let the users make voice calls through the 4G network and hence the quality of the call would be top-notch. Many providers commonly call it as ‘HD calling’.

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As of now Jio is offering its 4G VoLTE services on 3 bands namely LTE Band #3, #5, and #40 on 1800 MHz, 850 MHz, and 2300 MHz respectively. So, if you enjoy HD quality conversations on your mobile, then you either need to have a 4G VoLTE phone or get a new one that comes with the feature.

Note: All 4G VoLTE mobiles also support 4G LTE network, but the opposite is not possible to the full extent. And, all the below Smartphones work with Jio 4G SIMs.

To make your job simpler, I’ve listed only those 4G VoLTE supported mobiles that are worth the price tag.

Extras: Best 4G mobiles below 5000 & Top 4G mobiles under 10000

Best VoLTE Phones under 20000 in India

#1.Lenovo Z2 Plus

The Z2 Plus is one of the best Android Smartphones that support 4G VoLTE technology in India. It comes with a 5 inch Full HD display with glass on both front and back sides. The mobile is powered by a 2.15 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and Adreno 530 GPU for graphics. It runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS and can be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. Internally, the device comes with 64GB of memory storage and 4GB of RAM.

The device sports a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and LED flash. You’ll find an 8MP front facing camera for selfies too. The handset is powered by a 3300 mAh non-removable battery. The connectivity options include VoLTE, Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi, GPS, Type-C USB Port and Dual SIM option. On the front, you can find the Fingerprint Scanner for additional security.

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#2.LeEco Le Max

As the name implies, the Le Max comes with a huge display, 3100 mAh battery and looks premium with metallic unibody design and a fingerprint scanner. It sports a 5.7 inch Full HD display and is powered by a 2.15GHz Kryo + 1.6GHz Kryo Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 quad core processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. The internal memory is 32GB and supports up to 128GB of microSD card.

There is a 21MP camera on the rear with f/2.0 aperture, Optical Image Stabilization and 4K recording support. On the front is an 8MP camera for selfie addicts. Thanks to the OIS feature, you can take stunning pictures even with shaking hands. The connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth and dual SIM. It also supports Quick charging and comes with Type-C USB port. There is also a fingerprint scanner for added security.

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Best 4G VoLTE Phones under 15000 in India

#3.Xiaomi Mi Max

If you’re looking for an Android Smartphone with larger display and 4G VoLTE support, then the Mi Max is just for you. It sports a massive 6.4 inch display and comes with a metallic unibody design. So, basically, it is a blend of Android tablet and Smartphone or popularly called a Phablet. The handset is powered by a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor and 3GB of RAM. The 32GB of internal memory, if not enough, can be expanded up to 256GB.

It features a 16MP camera on the rear with f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED flash. Believe me, the camera quality is excellent in daylight conditions and above average in the low-light conditions. There is also a 5MP shooter on the front with the same aperture so that you can click beautiful selfies. The 4850 mAh battery will power your device for not less than a day even with heavy usage. The connectivity options include 4G with VoLTE, WiFi, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth and dual SIM (hybrid).

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#4.Moto G4 Plus

Motorola Moto G4 Plus is one of the best VoLTE supported handset within 15k price range. It sports a 5.5 inch Full HD display and is upgradable to Android Nougat. The handset is powered by a 1.5 GHz octa core processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM. Internally, there is 32GB of storage space, which can be expanded up to 128GB.

There is a 16MP rear camera with autofocus, PDAF, low light autofocus and many other amazing options. The front camera is of 5MP quality. The 3000 mAh battery with Turbo charging makes it one of the best battery phones in India. It also comes with Fingerprint sensor support.

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Best VoLTE Enabled Handset under 10000

#5.Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The Redmi Note 3 is one of the best selling Android phones in India under 10k price range right now. It is available in two variants – 2GB RAM with 32GB ROM & 3GB RAM with 64GB ROM. While the 2GB RAM variant is priced at Rs.9999, the later is priced at Rs.11,999. The rest of the features are same in both the devices.

It sports a 5.5 inch Full HD display and is powered by a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor, 2/3GB RAM, 32/64GB inbuilt-memory. This mobile comes with hybrid SIM slot (VoLTE) and you can use either 2 SIM cards or 1 SIM and 1 microSD card (supports up to 32GB). It has a fingerprint sensor for extra security.

On the rear is a 16MP f/2.0 camera with dual tone flash and on the front is a 5MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The handset gets the power from a 4050 mAh battery.

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#6.CoolPad Note 5

The Coolpad Note 5 is one of the best budget Android phones in India, which comes with amazing features at best price. It has a 5.5 inch 1080p display and comes with metallic uni-body design. The device is powered by a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 617 chipset, coupled with 4GB RAM. There is a 32GB of internal storage, which you can expand up to 64GB using a microSD card.

The 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash will let you take amazing pictures using the mobile. On the front is an 8MP selfie camera with the same aperture value. The best thing about this Android mobile is the huge battery (4010 mAh), which gives you a long battery life.  The connectivity options include VoLTE, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, microUSB and dual SIM (hybrid SIM).

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#7.Moto G4 Play

Despite the absence of metallic design, this Motorola’s sub-10k Smartphone feels premium in the hands and also comfortable to hold, thanks to the 5 inch HD display. The handset is waterproof (repellent nano-coating) and is powered by a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, coupled by 2GB RAM.

The 16GB inbuilt memory can be expandable up to 128GB via microSD. On the rear is an 8MP shooter with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture and on the front is a 5MP selfie camera. It is powered by a 2800 mAh battery.

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#8.Lenovo A770 Plus

It sports a 5.5 inch HD display and is powered by a 1 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM. The 16GB in-built storage can be expanded up to 32GB.

There is an 8MP rear camera with Autofocus & dual LED flash, while the front is of 2MP quality. This dual SIM VoLTE supported mobile gets power from a 2900 mAh battery.

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#9.Lenovo A6600 Plus

The handset sports a 5 inch HD IPS screen with 64 bit quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. Both the SIMs support 4G VoLTE technology. On the rear, you’ll find the matte finish which gives rich look to the device.

There is an 8MP rear cam with flash, face detection, zero shutter delay and a 2MP selfie camera on the front.The device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. It gets power from a 2300 mAh battery.

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Best Android Phone with VoLTE Support under 7000

#10.Coolpad Mega 2.5D

With curves around the edges, this 5.5 inch handset gives excellent viewing angles to the user. This VoLTE mobile is powered by a 1GHz quad-core processor and 3GB RAM. The internal memory is 16GB and can be expanded up to 32GB.

The 8MP rear camera comes with f/2.0 aperture for better picture quality and the 8MP front facing camera comes with f/2.2 aperture.

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Best Smartphones with 4G VoLTE below 5000

#11.Xolo Era 1X 4G

The Era 1X 4G is the cheapest VoLTE phone in India. It sports a 5 inch display and is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 1GB RAM. The in-built 8GB storage can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.

On the rear is an 8MP autofocus camera with LED flash and a 5MP front facing camera for selfie addicts. This dual SIM handset gets power from a 2500 mAh battery.

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Can We Convert 4G LTE Phones into 4G VoLTE?

Yes, the Jio 4G Voice android app is introduced to help the existing 4G LTE users to get benefitted from the 4G VoLTE HD calling services and below is the exact steps you need to follow to convert your regular 4G LTE mobile into a VoLTE supported handset.

Note: You need to have a Jio SIM number in order to get this process working. Also remember that this is just a temporary solution and for a much better HD calling and high speed 4G data connectivity, do consider upgrading your 4G LTE handset to a VoLTE supported device.

  1. First of all, download and install the Jio4GVoice app on your mobile.
  2. Once done, open the app and allow access to your contacts, messages etc…when asked.
  3. Next, enter your Jio SIM number and afer verification, it will change the default calling and messaging app to Jio4GVoice.

That’s it! Now, all your calls and messages will be handled by the Jio4GVoice app. However, do remember that you cannot send file attachements to non-jio users as of now.

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