Jio Bharat 4G Phone at Rs.999: Cheapest 4G Keypad Phone (Features, Comparison)

Let’s discuss the complete features of Jio Bharat 4G Phone, price, comparison and our Jio Bharat 4G Phone’s review.

by Vrushali.S Updated: 04 Jul, 2023, 17:42 IST
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Reliance Jio Bharat 4G Phone priced at Rs.999 will go on sale from July 7, 2023. The Jio Bharat 4G Phone is a feature phone that comes with features like UPI Payments, OTT support of JioCinema, a phone camera, unlimited music, and multiple language support. The 4G Jio Phone is from the Jio Bharat Series and is named as Jio BharatV2. Let’s discuss the complete features of the Jio Bharat 4G Phone, price, comparison, and our Jio Bharat 4G Phone review.

Jio Bharat 4G Phone at Rs.999: Cheapest 4G Keypad Phone (Features, Comparison)


Jio BharatV2 is based on the Jio Bharat Platform and the telecom says Karbonn, another phone manufacturing company will be the first brand to adopt this platform. As per the statement released by Jio, the launch of Jio Bharat Platform & Jio Bharat 4G Phone is to accelerate its 2G-Mukt Bharat vision.

Let’s have a quick look at all the features of the Jio Bharat 4G Phone.


Jio 4G Phone (JioBharat) Video

Jio Bharat 4G Phone Features
  • Mobile phone name: Jio Bharat 4G Phone/ Jio Bharat V2

  • Phone series: Jio Bharat V2 Series

  • Color options: Ash Blue and Solo Black.

  • Calling: HD voice calling

  • Widest Coverage: Jio has 99% population coverage in India.

  • Best Entertainment: JioCinema: Watch movies, videos, and sports highlights in multiple languages.

  • Music: Unlimited Music: Listen to over 8 crore songs on JioSaavn.

  • UPI Payment: Receive and make UPI payments with JioPay

  • Phone Camera: 0.3MP camera

  • Language support: 23 language support.

  • Preinstalled Jio apps: JioCinema, JioPay, JioSaavn

  • Display: 1.77-inch TFT Display

  • Torch: Yes

  • FM radio: Yes (wireless)

  • Audio Jack: 3.5mm Audio Jack

  • Storage: Expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD slot

  • Battery: Removable 1000mAh battery

  • Phone network: Jio SIM

  • Jio Bharat 4G Phone Price: ₹999

  • Jio Bharat 4G Phone Sale Date: July 7, 2023 (Beta Trial across 6500 tehsils in the country)




These were all the important features of the Jio 4G Phone, Jio Bharat V2. In terms of features, Jio Bharat 4G Phone offers some great features at an unbeatable price of Rs.999.

With a price of Rs.999, the Jio Bharat 4G Phone is the cheapest feature phone in India currently that comes with high capabilities like UPI Payments, expandable storage, OTT entertainment, etc.

It’s possible competitors, Nokia 105, and Nokia 106 keypad phones start above Rs.1500, and other ones like the Itel SG600 keypad phone is currently priced at Rs.1898. Keypad phones with UPI payments market is already limited to only a few players and models. It’s safe to say that Jio Bharat 4G Phone with this price would be tough competition to beat in the segment.




Jio Bharat 4G Phone (Jio Bharat V2) Recharge Plans

The Jio Bharat 4G Phone would require users to use Jio Bharat Plans. Because the Jio 4G Phone is Jio SIM locked, you of course cannot use any other operator’s recharge plans.

Currently, Jio has launched two Jio Bharat Plans, a monthly plan (Rs.123) and an annual plan (Rs.1234). Let’s have a look at what these two plans are and how much the Jio Bharat 4G Phone recharge plans cost.

Plan Comparison

Jio Bharat

Other Operator

Unlimited Voice Jio Bharat Plan

Rs.123 per 28 days, 14GB data

Rs.179 per 28 days, 2GB data

Annual Jio Bharat Plan

Rs.1234, 168GB data

Rs.1799, 24GB data


As you can see the Jio Bharat recharge plans start at Rs.123 per month (28 days) and as per Jio, the Jio Bharat Plans are 30% less costly with 7 times more data as compared to other operators.




Jio Bharat 4G Phone Comparison

Jio Bharat 4G compared to other keypad phones that support UPI Payments is a much cheaper option. Not only cheaper, the Jio 4G Phone also offers similar or even better features in some cases. Below is a quick comparison of Jio Bharat 4G Phone vs Nokia 105 4G Keypad phones and other competitors that also offer UPI Payments functionality.

Features Comparison

Jio Bharat 4G Phone (Jio Bharat V2)

Nokia 105

Nokia 106

Itel SG600

Storage

Expandable up to 128 GB

Micro SD card up to 32 GB

Micro SD card Slot (unspecified ROM)

No memory card slot (32 MB in-built memory)

UPI Payments

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

FM Radio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Torch

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Phone Camera

0.3 MP

No Camera

No Camera

1.3 MP

SIM Locked

Yes

No

No

No

SIM Type

Single SIM

Dual SIM

Dual

Dual SIM

Audio Jack

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Battery

1000 mAh

800 mAh

1450 mAh

1900 mAh

Connectivity

4G

2G

4G

2G

Price

Rs.999

Rs.1599

Rs.2199

Rs.1898


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Jio Bharat 4G Phone Review

If you are considering buying the Jio Bharat 4G Phone and wondering if the Jio 4G Phone is worth buying or not? Then let us help you figure this out. Jio Bharat V2, the newly launched keypad phone is currently the cheapest 4G feature phone in India supporting UPI Payments and a massive memory support of up to 128 GB. There’s barely (or none) any feature phone in this price range offering the same specs.

However, while we have considered the pros of Jio 4G Phone, it is important to know the cons too.

The Jio Bharat Phone has a camera of 0.3 MP which is equal to being non-existent. Though still considerable in this price range. Because the Jio 4G Phone is Jio SIM Locked, you cannot use any other operator’s network which may be a con for those who are users of other telco operators than Jio.

Apart from this, the Jio 4G Phone is also a single SIM. So you can only use 1 SIM in your Jio Bharat Mobile.

Overall, given its biggest pros like expandable storage up to 128 GB, 4G Connectivity, JioCinema OTT support, and most affordable price, the Jio 4G Phone (Jio Bharat V2) is worth buying only if your budget is low, you have less data usage requirements, and your main requirement is calling and connectivity.

Otherwise, if you can increase your budget to Rs.5000 or Rs.6000, you can get even better phones with a much better functionality than Jio Bharat 4G Phone.



Jio Bharat 4G Phone Buy Online

The Jio Bharat 4G Phone sale will begin on July 7th, 2023. Reliance Jio said “Beta trial for first 1 million Jio Bharat phones begins from 7th July 2023” in its official statement

The phone sale will be carried out across 6500 tehsils as per the press release of Reliance Jio.

It is yet unclear when the Jio Bharat V2 4G Phone will be launched on Amazon, Flipkart, and other e-commerce sites. Currently, the Jio Bharat 4G Phone is available online to be viewed on Jio’s official website.





So this was all about Jio Bharat 4G Phone at Rs.999 launching in India. The newly released keypad phone is receiving much praise from the tech community for being a good value-for-money feature phone as well as the cheapest 4G keypad phone in India presently in 2023.

Talking about the Jio 4G Phone release, Jio said “India still has 250 million mobile subscribers trapped in the 2G era with feature phones. These feature phones do not provide access to the internet, especially at a time when access to technology is a necessity which also uplifts one’s livelihood and economic well-being.”



News source: Jio Official Press Release on Jio Bharat 4G Phone




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Worst phone ever 

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Aapne launch hone se pehle hi use kar liya joy . Pehle launch toh hone do public ke liye . Past experience se aandaaz lagana thik hai , lekin judgement dene galat hain
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Existing jio sim can be used in it?

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Most probably, it can be used. Jio has not officially mentioned anything about this. But you could contact their customer care once just to confirm.
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Kar lo duniya mutthi me - 4g version?

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Aese bharat ka naam kharab ho jata hai?

T - lol

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Is this still running the underwhelming Kai OS?


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Interestingly Jio has nowhere mentioned what OS the device is running on..but as per reports, under the "2G Mukt Bharat" and Jio Bharat Platform, Jio aims to sell feature phones built on Bharat OS..so the OS is likely to be Bharat OS and if not then likely KaiOS..
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For feature phone users 2G is great and same sim card can be used for 3g and 4g and if in Airtel for 5G too

But jio lacks 2G and 3G toh 2G mukt bharat ka slogan de Diya so that sab ko jio ke kachra phone par depend rahna pade jiophone keypad is such a great thing you press failed then press very hard something else is pressed fingers irritating, they can never compete with smooth functioning light weight ultra slim 2G feature phones, 2G is lifeline of rural communication but they want to destroy everything for the sake of their profit and giving nefarious slogans like this mukt bharat and that mukt bharat 

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2G Mukt Bharat ? 😲 .. Sounds like BSNL Mukt Bharat .. BSNL 2G coverage is really good .. 

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My past experience with jio phone is worst, totally messed keypad. they will never compete with Nokia feature phone , kaios is not optimised as compare to nokia symbian.
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WARNING : @drupal @Loaferg Guys Please stop fighting and Passing personal comments on each other.... Also stop taking thread to political..

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Bhai please  read my reply comment  to vrushali  here in the thread .
Its nothing  personal  or fighting from my side , but using  Word Shitty  where our country name Bharat is written  is not good
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bhai mainey kiya likh diya jo mera content remove kardiya? mainey toh phone key naming pey bola tha. 

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I think your comment was removed as it may direct thread toward political section @Rosh_0007
Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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Is there any scheme like exchange old Jio phone and pay some amount to get new one
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public ko bewakoof bana rahe h ye phone 2700 rs ka mil raha h jismain saath main 1 saal ka plan aayega wo aapko lena hi padega 

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This is weird. Jio doesn't even have 2G network. Not 2G mukt Bharat, it is non-Jio mukt Bharat. Besides most of those people don't even need all these things. What they might need are tariff plans without internet or the need for a monthly recharge.

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Yeah jise zarurat nahi hai usko bhi zabardasti de rahe hai, are 2G era was golden era for rural people where they enjoyed unlimited free incoming and Rs.10 recharge was sufficient to make call or send sms for whole month for doing missed call or making some urgent 1 minute calls on per second plan even calls less then 1 minutes were possible, Jio destroyed them now they have to recharge every month unnecessarily 

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New phones with new phone specific plans jio phone plans will not work on this series 

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10 rs se 155 rs ki journey jio ki den hai
Wishlist Champion Wishlist Champion
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Bhai High Speed internet for less than rs 10 jio ki den hai

Uska baare bhi jara bolo 

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Hello sir,, main mobile accessories wholesaler ,Hun ,but,muhge abb jio Bharat keypad phone bechna hain

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any retailer/ jio store employee here can tell whats the dealer price?
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Why are they launching this now? They should've launched an affordable 5G phone that can be used as hotspot for unlimited 5G joy
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They want to dump kachra 150-200 ka phone 999 mein bechna hai

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Phone Lena 

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Iska 123 recharge kisi online website par updated nahi hai, they never provide anything without lots of inconveniences

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Jio needs to improve its network first.
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I want jio Bharat 4g keypad phone 

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Sir.I need one new jio bharat.plz.arrange.Iwill pay intant.

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jio Bharat chahiye

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Hii 

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Very intrest jio mobile..i want mobile
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I want this mobile jiobharat v1

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