The price of Jio Phone Next is Rs 6,499. But if you want to buy it in installments, then Jio has introduced Combined EMI Tariff Plan for that. To buy the phone under this scheme, you will have to make a down payment of Rs 1,999, after which you will get this phone. Users can choose any one plan by paying a processing fee of Rs 1,999 and Rs 501. All plans are monthly i.e. a fixed amount has to be paid every month. The plans offered by Jio include Always-on plan, Large plan, XL plan and XXL plan. All these plans have installment options of 24 and 18 months. Whichever plan you choose, you will get data and calling benefits every month.
The most affordable EMI plan out of the four plans is Rs 350 per month, which is of 18 months. With this plan, you will get Jio Phone Next for Rs 8,800, which includes down payment i.e. Rs 1,999 and processing fee of Rs 501. After this, the most economical and best plan is Rs 300 per month, which is for 24 months i.e. full 2 years, and during this, Jio Phone Next will cost you Rs 9,700 by paying Rs 300 per month.
JioPhone Next targets people who are using feature phones and are yet to connect with the online world. If EMI plans are considered according to those people, then Jio Phone Next can be a great deal for those who are going to shift to a smartphone for the first time.
But if the JioPhone Next is compared by looking at the specs, then you can get better features in the Realme C11 and Redmi 9A, which are the same price. JioPhone Next comes with basic features and a 5.45-inch HD+ display. Only Jio SIM can be used for 4G network in this phone. SIMs of other networks will work only in 2G networks.
However, this phone also has some such features, which are not in other phones. The device runs on Pragati OS, which is a tweaked version of Android 11 Go Edition. It has support for Google Assistant for 10 languages including Hindi. Not only this, this phone of Jio also has the facility of on-screen and voice translation. These features can be better for first time smartphone users. The battery of most smartphones these days cannot be removed, but this is not the case with the Jio Phone Next. The battery can be removed. However, the option of installing two SIMs and a microSD card is also available there, that is, the phone does not have a SIM tray from the outside. Talking about the camera of the phone, then this phone has 13 megapixel back camera and 8 megapixel front camera. Jio says that it also has portrait and night mode. The camera app also has Snapchat filters.
JioPhone Next can be good for those who are still using 2G feature phones. Due to the easy EMI tariff plan, it can connect Indian users to the Internet. But those who want the best value phone under Rs 7000 or Rs 10,000 may be disappointed with JioPhone Next. However, having only two-and-a-half thousand rupees in the pocket to buy it, things like local language integration and access to Jio’s network go in favor of the phone.