The Jio Phone 2 will go on sale today on Reliance Jio Store Jio.com. The feature phone featuring a full QWERTY keypad has proven to be the best seller handset in its price segment. The feature phone will sell with a few attractive offers, including flat Rs. 200 cash-back from PayTM.
Understanding the need for competition, HMD Global launched the Nokia 8110 4G ‘Banana Phone’. The simplistic but iconic Nokia feature phone rides high on the nostalgia factor. Interestingly, the Nokia 8110 4G has quite similar internals as compared to the Jio Phone and the Jio Phone 2. However, it does have superiority in terms of raw processing power. Despite the relatively powerful processor, the Jio Phone 2 dominates the market. Hence let’s consider all the details about today’s sale so that buyers can take an informed decision.
JioPhone 2 Flash Sale Details, Price
The JioPhone 2 will be available for sale today on October 25 on the official Reliance Jio website Jio.com. The Flash Sale will begin at 12PM. Considering several past sales, buyers will have to be very quick owing to exceptionally high demand and popularity of the feature phone in India. The JioPhone 2 costs Rs. 2,999. Incidentally, buyers will have to pay Rs. 99 as delivery charges. This takes the effective price of the JioPhone 2 to Rs. 3,098.
Indian payment facilitator PayTM is offering Rs. 200 as cash-back. Additionally, Reliance Jio is permitting COD option as well; allowing buyers to pay for their device after it reaches their doorstep. The previous Flash Sale for the Jio Phone 2 took place on October 17. As expected, all the available stock of the feature phone was picked up within seconds.
The first generation Jio Phone was effectively available for free. Buyers had to merely shell out Rs. 1,500 as refundable security deposit. Buyers purchasing Jio Phone 2 have to pay the entire Rs. 2,999 plus delivery charges. Despite this fact, the popularity of the device hasn’t diminished.
How does Nokia 8110 4G Banana Phone Compare Against Jio Phone 2
The Nokia 8110 Banana Phone is certainly a novel and new feature phone that HMD Global launched to challenge the dominance of the Jio Phones. The phone sports eye-catching design and an interesting slide-out mechanism. It also has a relatively powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 205 processor, which should be noticeably faster than the Spreadtrum processor within the Jio Phone 2. In partnership with Reliance Jio, buyers also get 544GB of 4G data. However, these appear to be the only advantages.
Along with the Jio Phone, buyers get exciting Jio recharge offers, starting from INR 49. Buyers can also enjoy all the premium apps from Jio like JioTv, Jio Music, and several more. Moreover, with the addition of YouTube, Facebook and Google Maps, the Jio Phones have practically become smartphones. To access all these services, the Jio Phone 2 sports a full QWERTY keypad and a 4-way navigation pad. While the Nokia device has a navigation pad, it lacks the horizontal screen and QWERTY keypad.
Finally, if one compares the selling price of Nokia 8110 4G, which is essentially double the selling price of Jio Phone 2, then the latter appears to be a much better device. In conclusion, interested buyers must be quick to grab the Jio’s handset.