Reliance has launched the latest JioFi device in its lineup after the company started their operations in the country last year. The company Jio is owned by Reliance which has been quite well-known for various operations in India. Jio was launched in the middle of 2016 and for almost 1 year after that, Jio offered Free Data and Voice Calls along with SMS to all of its users. In the meantime, Reliance also launched their first JioFi device which allowed the users to insert a Jio sim to access the data which was free at that time.
One thing we should note here is that Jio was launched as a 4G only service and the company is still operating in India on the 4G networks only. Apart from that, Jio offers voice calls to its users on the VoLTE which is Voice over LTE. Now, talking about the JioFi device launched by the company, it was a success among the users of Jio but it had some issues as it was the first generation. Later, Jio launched the JioFi 2 and then the JioFi 3 which were received well among the fans and users of Jio.
Now, the company has launched their latest JioFi device which is the JioFi 4 which has some improvements over the earlier JioFi devices and we are going to have a closer look at the latest offering from Jio in our full review of the Reliance JioFi 4 so let’s get started.
Contents in the box
When you first open the box of the Reliance JioFi 4, you will be greeted with the device itself which is the Reliance JioFi 4, front and center. After that, there is a compartment that divides the top and the bottom portion of the box. In the middle of the box, you will find the user manuals, guides, and warranty for the device. After that, there will be a battery, charger brick, and a USB cable for charging the JioFi 4.
The Reliance JioFi 4 is the best device currently available in the market of you are looking for a router that should fit in the pocket. This is because the JioFi 4 comes with a 2600 mAh battery which is removable so that you can swap the battery in case the original one gets drained. Apart from that, the JioFi 4 creates a hotspot like the WiFi routers so that anyone and everyone can connect and access the internet. The JioFi 4 has the ability to be able to have 31 connected devices at once. The JioFi 4 dongle supports MicroSD card up to 32GB. Also, we can wireless share data from the SD card through the JioFi 4. Apart from that, the Reliance JioFi 4 supports Voice and Video calls through the Reliance Jio sim present inside the device
The Reliance JioFi 4 has been able to give excellent speeds. We have tested the device for more than a month and we have got some great speeds through the device and at times, the speed has been not so great. However, the lack of speed may be due to the Jio network in particular areas. In the screenshot attached below, you will see via the Speedtest that the JioFi 4 gave a download speed of 1.2 Mbps whereas it gives an upload speed of 0.5 Mbps. However, we would like to add that we have got much greater speeds through the very same device which have ranged up to 10Mbps in Download and 5Mbps in Upload.
The battery included on the Reliance JioFi 4 is the most that have been included by the company on any of its earlier JioFi devices till date. The Reliance JioFi 4 comes with 2600 mAh battery which is available on some of the smartphones nowadays which increases the chances of the device having a great battery life and so it does. The battery life on the Reliance JioFi 4 is excellent to put it in few words. In our testing, the Reliance JioFi 4 would easily last a day and a half with constant use. Also, the charging on this device is pretty fast as well which we had done through the included charger and the company also recommends to use the included charger. Thus, great battery life and faster-charging speeds make it an awesome experience to use in day-to-day use.
Coming to the price of the Reliance JioFi 4, we have known that Reliance has started to sell the older variants of the JioFi namely the JioFi 2 at a much lower price than what it was originally priced at. For instance, the JioFi 2 was available for Rs. 1,999 but now, the JioFi 2 is available for Rs. 999. However, the JioFi 4 has been available at a lower price from the start from Reliance. The JioFi 4 is currently available in Reliance Stores at a price of Rs. 999.
The Reliance JioFi 4 is the best and the cheapest option currently available in the market if you are looking for a router for connectivity on-the-go. It has great battery life, brilliant speeds on the Jio 4G network and offers great design and a premium feel in the hand.