Jio Lyf Water 3 Vs Asus Zenfone Go LTE: Which One Should You Buy?

by December 28, 2016
Jio Lyf Water 3 Vs Asus Zenfone Go LTE

Reliance has launched a new 4G enabled smartphone under its Lyf brand called the Lyf Water 3 with VoLTE. As if on cue, Asus launched a similar 4G enabled handset called the Zenfone Go. Both handsets are similarly priced at Rs. 6,599 and Rs. 6,999 respectively. The awkwardly named Lyf Water 3 is available exclusively on Flipkart and apparently only one Silver coloured model is available.

Both smartphones run on Android, but the Asus handset gets the newest Android 6 Marshmallow while the Lyf phone has to make do with Android 5.0 Mallow. The Lyf also includes the Jio Happy New Year offer with free data and calls up to 31st March 2017.

Lyf Water 3 Specs

reliance jio lyf water 3 features
  • Display: 5.50-inch

  • Processor: 1.5GHz Octa-core

  • Rear Camera: 13-megapixel

  • Front Camera: 5-megapixel

  • Resolution: 720×1280 pixels

  • RAM: 2GB

  • OS: Android 5.0

  • Storage: 16GB

  • Battery Capacity: 3000mAh

Asus Zenfone Go LTE Specs:

asus zenfone go features
  • Display: 4.50-inch

  • Processor: 1GHz quad-core

  • Rear Camera: 8-megapixel

  • Front Camera: 2-megapixel

  • Resolution: 480×854 pixels

  • RAM: 1GB

  • OS: Android 6.0

  • Storage: 8GB

  • Battery Capacity: 2070mAh

asus zenfone go camera

Source: asus.com

As is evident from the spec sheet itself, the Lyf Water 3 comes with better hardware and specifications than the Asus smartphone. The notable exception is the absence of Android 6 Marshmallow which the Asus phone has. Other than the Android OS version, the Lyf Water 3 trounces the Asus phone in screen size, resolution, processing power, camera resolution as well as internal storage and RAM. The actual performance may or may not reflect the hardware specs, because Asus is by now a reliable budget smartphone company, while the Lyf series is relatively new in the smartphone business and is yet to prove its mettle.

Lyf Water 3:

jio lyf water 3 release date price

Source: gadgets360.com

Advantages:

  • Bigger screen

  • Bigger battery

  • Higher Resolution

  • More RAM and Storage

  • More processing power

  • Cameras with higher resolution

  • Bundled with Jio free data and calls offer

Disadvantages:

  • Relatively old Android 5.0 Lollipop

  • Only one sim supports 4G, the other sim only supports 2G

  • Available only on Flipkart with only Silver coloured option.

Asus Zenfone Go 4.5 with LTE

asus zenfone go

Source: asus.com

Advantages:

  • Comes with newest Android 6.0 Marshmallow

  • Both sims support 4G

  • Available on all major online retailers in a variety of colours like Red, Blue, Gold and Silver

Disadvantages:

  • Smaller screen

  • Smaller battery

  • Lesser resolution

  • Lesser RAM and storage

  • Lesser processing power

On paper, the Lyf Water smartphone looks like a much better option, but one can only find out after using both the devices extensively. The Asus phone does have some bells and whistles in its camera app. Like the PixelMaster technology and zero shutter lag that it offers. Other than that, and Asus’s experience as a budget phone maker, the Zenfone 4.5 LTE doesn’t have much going for it. The Lyf Water 3, on the other hand, is a much superior device and offers a decent set of features for a phone priced at just Rs. 6,599/-. Despite having lower specifications, the Asus smartphone, is priced at 6,999/-, about 400 rupees more than the other.

jio lyf water 3 camera

So, take your pick and get buying, because both smartphones are available online right at this very moment.