Top 5 reasons why not to buy the Reliance JioPhone 2

Reliance Jio laucnhed the JioPhone 2 at a price of just Rs. 2,999. Here's why we think you should skip this affordable VoLTE enabled phone

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Reliance JioPhone 2 was announced by Mr Mukesh Ambani at the Reliance AGM 2018

Reliance, today at their AGM (Annual General Meeting) 2018 made a couple of important announcements. One of those announcements was the launch of the Reliance JioPhone 2 in India. The JioPhone 2 is a successor to the JioPhone and brings in 4G VoLTE on a feature phone. Here are the reasons why we think you should avoid this one and look for other options.

Cheap Android Smartphones available

Nowadays, great Android smartphones are available under the price bracket of Rs. 5,000. There are also a few options under the Rs. 3,000 mark and you can get a few Android phones with bundled carrier plans which can bring down the effective price of your smartphone. Basically, if you can get a full-fledged Android smartphone at a similar price point then why go in for the JioPhone 2.

App limitation

JioPhone 2 runs on the KaiOS which promises to bring a lot of apps. However, the applications are still limited and we cannot say when the company will bring more apps for the device. Also, the app support is much better on Android when compared to operating systems like KaiOS.

Limited plans

Reliance Jio offers only two plans for the JioPhone line-up, the Rs. 49 plan and the Rs. 153 plan where both come with a validity of only 28 days. The Rs. 49 pack provides 1GB of data while the users can get 42GB data with the Rs. 153 plan.


The JioPhone 2 is launched at almost double the price of its predecessor. At a price of Rs. 2,999, customers can look at a wide range of smartphones available by different Chinese smartphone manufacturers.


Reliance Jio has confirmed that the JioPhone 2 will be made available starting August 15. This adds up to why you should not buy the JioPhone 2 as you will have to wait in line to get your hands on one of these.


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