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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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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Vrushali.S wrote:

Hello @Loaferg as an author of this thread, I request you to please maintain forum decorum. We all are here to share our views and opinions and regardless of whether we agree with something or not, we must respect other's right to have their opinion..


I get your point of not judging the phone entirely when it's not even out yet..and I agree with it. But as a dimer friend, I request you to please put your opinions in a respectful manner. Hope you would take this request in a positive way as I meant to put it.

Ok .
Sorry Dear .
Not my intention .
But that person without even the phone out says  this and uses word  Shitty  where my country name Bharat is also there. Not concern  about his abuse to jio even after he regularly repeatedly  uses jio , but my country name Bharat is  used and so decency is expected.
Sorry once again if my comment gave bad message to you.
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drupal wrote:

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 

Inshort you want these 2g people should never grow up and never connec6 with tech

Today with 4g many people connected to internet and many rising some becoming influencer some becoming model and much more

Fyi 

Before reliance we have to pay atleast 100 for validity then relaince came with unlimited validity which others follows

Yes that time we have to pay 10 buy you think in 2023 they will offer same thing for 10?

Finally if someone offers job for base salary what was before 2016 will you expect it?


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Worst phone ever 

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drupal wrote:

Worst phone ever 

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
Vanguard Vanguard

Existing jio sim can be used in it?

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Kar lo duniya mutthi me - 4g version?

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Loaferg wrote:
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

Ye sab jio phone ka chacha bhatije ha I used many phone from JIO, like jio phone LYF etc all were crap and shit,it looks same shampoo in new bottle design is of jiophone

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drupal wrote:

Ye sab jio phone ka chacha bhatije ha I used many phone from JIO, like jio phone LYF etc all were crap and shit,it looks same shampoo in new bottle design is of jiophone

for me jiophone 1 was one the best featured I have ever used

it has many things in 2018 till now even in 2023 phone dont have it if available than high price

like 

we can installed apps

very easy to sync mp3 files

browser

4g volte

and finally best thing 75/month


all this for just for rs.500 😄

Benevolent Benevolent

Is this still running the underwhelming Kai OS?


Benevolent Benevolent

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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drupal wrote:

Worst phone ever 

Hi Drupal, I see you have shared your perspective below on why you think the Jio Bharat 4G Phone is a terrible deal as per you..I do partially agree with your comment.

1. "2G is great" - No Drupal, 2G as a network isn't great actually. As a network, it's weak, only limited to voice calls/SMS (no internet browsing also i think), and even for safety purposes too, as it uses very weak encryption that could be easily cracked by attackers. 
As per stats, there are more than 250M people in India still using a 2g network. Sure for some of them, 2G might be enough. But for others, it may not be..and this is where 4G feature phones like Jio Bharat (or any other) can be good considerations..


2. "nefarious slogans like this mukt bharat and that mukt bharat" I agree with you here. There's no need for For-Profit Corporations like Jio (or anyone else) to use our country name for their marketing push..


Lastly, thank you for your comments Drupal. Much appreciate. 
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schumacher wrote:

Existing jio sim can be used in it?

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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Venom14 wrote:

for me jiophone 1 was one the best featured I have ever used

it has many things in 2018 till now even in 2023 phone dont have it if available than high price

like 

we can installed apps

very easy to sync mp3 files

browser

4g volte

and finally best thing 75/month


all this for just for rs.500 😄

Definitely sounds like a good deal..thank you for sharing this with us @Venom14
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LIMBO wrote:

Is this still running the underwhelming Kai OS?


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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Loaferg wrote:

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Hello @Loaferg as an author of this thread, I request you to please maintain forum decorum. We all are here to share our views and opinions and regardless of whether we agree with something or not, we must respect other's right to have their opinion..


I get your point of not judging the phone entirely when it's not even out yet..and I agree with it. But as a dimer friend, I request you to please put your opinions in a respectful manner. Hope you would take this request in a positive way as I meant to put it.

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Venom14 wrote:

for me jiophone 1 was one the best featured I have ever used

it has many things in 2018 till now even in 2023 phone dont have it if available than high price

like 

we can installed apps

very easy to sync mp3 files

browser

4g volte

and finally best thing 75/month


all this for just for rs.500 😄

Isn't it for 1500?!...i bought it for 1500
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Vrushali.S wrote:

Hello @Loaferg as an author of this thread, I request you to please maintain forum decorum. We all are here to share our views and opinions and regardless of whether we agree with something or not, we must respect other's right to have their opinion..


I get your point of not judging the phone entirely when it's not even out yet..and I agree with it. But as a dimer friend, I request you to please put your opinions in a respectful manner. Hope you would take this request in a positive way as I meant to put it.

Ok .
Sorry Dear .
Not my intention .
But that person without even the phone out says  this and uses word  Shitty  where my country name Bharat is also there. Not concern  about his abuse to jio even after he regularly repeatedly  uses jio , but my country name Bharat is  used and so decency is expected.
Sorry once again if my comment gave bad message to you.
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Aese bharat ka naam kharab ho jata hai?

T - lol

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vin_vin wrote:
Isn't it for 1500?!...i bought it for 1500
I bought at 700 (600+100 for one month recharge) from a nearby store
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Thanksall wrote:
I bought at 700 (600+100 for one month recharge) from a nearby store
I bought it at 1500 when they launched and said "1500 will be as a deposit and will return that money after 3 yrs if we return the mobile in working condition"🥲
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vin_vin wrote:
I bought it at 1500 when they launched and said "1500 will be as a deposit and will return that money after 3 yrs if we return the mobile in working condition"🥲

To kr do return aur le lo paise

Not working now?

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Thanksall wrote:

To kr do return aur le lo paise

Not working now?

I've tried 3-4 times every time they say some reason like the manager is not there... come afterwards and they never took it...I got fed up and stopped trying

It's still in working condition
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vin_vin wrote:
I've tried 3-4 times every time they say some reason like the manager is not there... come afterwards and they never took it...I got fed up and stopped trying

It's still in working condition
Better keep it for calling and songs, mein bhi yhi krta hu apne jio phone mein mera bhi abhi tk shi h bilkul
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Rosh_0007 wrote:

WARNING : @drupal @Loaferg Guys Please stop fighting and Passing personal comments on each other.... Also stop taking thread to political..

CC : @Vrushali.S

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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Rosh_0007 wrote:

WARNING : @drupal @Loaferg Guys Please stop fighting and Passing personal comments on each other.... Also stop taking thread to political..

CC : @Vrushali.S

Sir I did not made any personal comments on him nor I am fighting with him, I also used jio products and I am sharing my bad experience experience with jio devices, I just disliked the slogan making fun of useful technology 2G and misusing name bharat, and he said that shit is in my mind 

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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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