Is It Worth to Buy Jio Phone Next in 2021?

Jio has launched its 4G smartphone Jio Phone Next in the market on Diwali. Is it worth to buy Jio Phone Next?

If you have gone through “The Specifications and Features of Jio Phone Next, “How to Book Jio Phone Next” and getting confused about whether you buy it or not, then this article is for you.

In today’s topic, I will tell you is it worth buying Jio Phone Next when there are lots of smartphones available in the market at the same price.

Overview on Jio Phone Next

Jio Phone Next is a budget-friendly smartphone with basic features aligned with other low-cost smartphones. It is powered by Snapdragon 215 Processor and runs on Pragati OS. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It offers a 3500mAh removable battery with a 7.5-watt charger.

The rest of the specifications and features about Jio Phone Next, I have discussed in my previous article “The Specifications and Features of Jio Phone Next“. If you didn’t read it yet, then go and read it. You will get a clear idea of Jio Phone Next and its specifications and features.

Is it worth to buy Jiophone next
Jio Phone Next Overview

Pros and Cons

Although Jio Phone Next is a budget-friendly 4G smartphone, there is a lot of drawbacks. Some impressive features are there as well.

Pros

✅ It has Stock UI.

✅ It supports regional languages.

✅ It offers Read Allowed Feature.

✅ It has Voice Assistant.

✅ Jio has been said to provide major software updates for 3 years and security patch updates for 5 years.

Cons

❌It offers a decent display in terms of size and quality.

❌It offers average performance with leggy software.

❌It delivers decent cameras with basic features.

❌Storage speed is also slow due to the EMMC4.5 type.

❌It has a small battery with a slow charger.

❌You can use only Jio SIM for accessing the internet.

❌It provides a Lock-IN system. So, you can not use any other SIM for accessing the internet.

❌Compared to other low-cost smartphones, it is overpriced with a lot of drawbacks.

Is it worth to buy Jio Phone Next?

The new 4G smartphone from Jio, offers a list of Google-backed features, has been developed in collaboration between Google and Jio. The regular cost is set Rs. 6,499 whereas you can get it at Rs. 1,999 with the recharge package of 18 months or 24 months. It offers a custom-designed Pragati OS including basic features like low-cost smartphones available in the market.

According to my opinion, Jio Phone Next is not worth buying because of so many reasons. First of all, the smartphone is overpriced. The features offered by Jio Phone Next is very basic for Rs. 6,499. There are a lot of smartphones available in the market in this price range which offers better features than Jio Phone Next.

Jio Phone Next runs on Pragati OS that is a tweaked version of Android 11 Go Edition. The custom operating system is preloaded with Google Voice Assistant, language translation, and a read-aloud feature. It supports 10 distinct languages including Hindi.

The JioPhone Next has a customized camera loaded with basic tweaks. It integrates the augmented reality (AR) lenses of Snapchat and can take photos at night and low-light. To share Apps, photos, songs, and videos without the internet, the phone offers a Nearby Share feature.

Jio Phone Next
Jio Phone Next

Jio also claims that it is capable of receiving major updates for 3 years including enhanced customization and security patch updates for the next 5 years. Jio has added a locked-in system. It means you can’t use any other SIM to access the internet except Jio. It can support 4G only with Jio SIM, otherwise, you can’t even access 2G connectivity with other SIM.

Overall, there are a lot of smartphones available in the market with better specifications and features at the almost same price. In this price range, you will get a bigger screen, a better processor, and a bigger battery. Among its competitors, Jio Phone Next would face a lot of trouble to stand out market. Even it can’t stand out with such features.

Plans

Jio has offered four plans along with Jio Phone Next. If you buy Jio Phone Next for Rs. 1,999, then following plans you can buy. According to that plan you have to pay an amount for 18 months or 24 months as per your choice.

Always-On plan

You will have to pay Rs. 300/month for 24 months or Rs. 350/month for 18 months as EMI. On both the Always-On plans, you will get 100 minutes of calling and 5GB of data for every month.

Figure out the average cost of Jio Phone Next

Suppose, you choose Rs. 300 for 24 months as EMI with a down payment of Rs. 1,999.

EMI Rs 300 x 24 months = Rs. 7,200

You can save 75 rupees on each recharge. Saved amount Rs. 75 x 24 months = Rs.1,800

Total amount Rs. 1,999 down payment + EMI Rs. 7,200 = Rs.9,199

The amount you need to pay is Rs. 9,199 – Rs. 1,800 saved recharge = Rs 7,399 for 24 months.

If you choose Rs. 350 for 18 months as EMI with a down payment of Rs. 1,999.

EMI Rs. 350 x 18 months = Rs. 6,300

You can save 75 rupees on each recharge. Saved amount Rs.75 x 18 months = Rs. 1,350

The amount you need to pay is Rs. 1,999 down payment + EMI Rs. 6,300 = Rs. 8,299

Total amount Rs. 8,299 – Rs. 1,350 recharge saved = Rs. 6,949 for 18 months.

Large Plan

You will have to pay Rs. 450/month for 24 months or Rs. 500/month for 18 months as EMI. On both the Large plans, you will get unlimited voice calling and 1.5GB data/day for every month.

Figure out the average cost of Jio Phone Next

Suppose, you choose Rs. 450 for 24 months as EMI with a down payment of Rs. 1,999.

EMI Rs 450 x 24 months = Rs. 10,800

You can save 199 rupees on each recharge. Saved amount Rs. 199 x 24 months = Rs.4,776

Total amount Rs. 1,999 down payment + EMI Rs. 10,800 = Rs. 12,799

The amount you need to pay is Rs. 12,799 – Rs. 4,776 saved recharge = Rs 8,023 for 24 months.

If you choose Rs. 500 for 18 months as EMI with a down payment of Rs 1,999.

EMI Rs. 500 x 18 months = Rs. 9,000

You can save 199 rupees on each recharge. Saved amount Rs. 199 x 18 months = Rs. 3,582

The amount you need to pay is Rs. 1,999 down payment + EMI Rs. 9,000 = Rs. 10,999

Total amount Rs. 10,999 – Rs. 3,582 recharge saved = Rs. 7,417 for 18 months.

18months and 24 months plan if you buy Jio phone next at Rs. 1,999
Jio Plans

XL plan

You will have to pay Rs. 500/month for 24 months or Rs. 550/month for 18 months as EMI. On both the XL plans, you will get unlimited voice calling and 2GB of data/day for every month.

Figure out the average cost of Jio Phone Next

Suppose, you choose Rs. 500 for 24 months as EMI with a down payment of Rs. 1,999.

EMI Rs 500 x 24 months = Rs. 12,000

You can save 249 rupees on each recharge. Saved amount Rs. 249 x 24 months = Rs. 5,976

Total amount Rs. 1,999 down payment + EMI Rs. 12,000 = Rs. 13,999

The amount you need to pay is Rs. 13,999 – Rs. 5,976 saved recharge = Rs 8,023 for 24 months.

If you choose Rs. 550 for 18 months as EMI with a down payment of Rs 1,999.

EMI Rs. 550 x 18 months = Rs. 9,900

You can save 249 rupees on each recharge. Saved amount Rs. 249 x 18 months = Rs. 4,482

The amount you need to pay is Rs. 1,999 down payment + EMI Rs. 9,900 = Rs. 11,899

Total amount Rs. 11,899 – Rs. 4,482 recharge saved = Rs. 7,417 for 18 months.

XXL plan

You will have to pay Rs. 550/month for 24 months or Rs. 600/month for 18 months as EMI. On both the XXL plans, you will get unlimited voice calling and 2.5GB data/day for every month

Figure out the average cost of Jio Phone Next

Suppose, you choose Rs. 550 for 24 months as EMI with a down payment of Rs. 1,999.

EMI Rs 550 x 24 months = Rs. 13,200

You can save 299 rupees on each recharge. Saved amount Rs. 299 x 24 months = Rs. 7,176

Total amount Rs. 1,999 down payment + EMI Rs. 13,200 = Rs. 15,199

The amount you need to pay is Rs. 15,199 – Rs. 7,176 saved recharge = Rs 8,023 for 24 months.

If you choose Rs. 600 for 18 months as EMI with a down payment of Rs 1,999.

EMI Rs. 600 x 18 months = Rs. 10,800

You can save 299 rupees on each recharge. Saved amount Rs. 299 x 18 months = Rs. 5,382

The amount you need to pay is Rs. 1,999 down payment + EMI Rs. 10,800 = Rs. 12,799

Total amount Rs. 12,799 – Rs. 5,382 recharge saved = Rs. 7,417 for 18 months.

Processing fee of Rs. 501 on EMI plans

You can buy Jio Phone Next for Rs 6,499 directly without purchasing any including plans like Always-on, Large, XL and XXL. If you purchase the phone for Rs. 1,999 then you will have to pay a processing fee of Rs. 501 apart from EMI plans.

Jio Phone Next Alternatives

There are so many alternatives available against the Jio Phone Next in the market. Realme C11 (2021), Redmi 9A, Infinix 5A, and Itel Vision 1 are some of the alternative smartphones you can get at a similar price to Jio Phone Next. Even, these phones will offer more advantages and facilities than Jio Phone. Now, the choice is yours.

Conclusion

That’s all for now. I Hope, you have clear about whether is it worth to buy Jio Phone Next or not. All the information, pros, and cons, I have explained. So that you can make your decision without any tension. If you like my article then share it and help those who are confused in deciding whether is it worth to buy Jio Phone Next or not. Comment and let me know how you feel about Jio Phone Next. Will you buy it or not.

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