LYF Water F1S is topped to be the best budget phone. In fact, it is the most affordable smartphone you can get at a price of 7-8K. Does this budget smartphone giving good performance let’s see in this review and price tags of Lyf Water F1S.
Rich Communication Services
The LYF Water F1S supports all the Jio services and I could say this phone is a perfect device to get all the Jio services. Like HD video calling, Skype etc
LYF Water F1S has a matte finish body. It is also light in weight. Design wise it is quite a good design. It is a compact device. The chassis is pretty slim. Plat back panel. The phone bears a 5.2-inch screen with 2.5D curved glass. On the bottom comes the three capacitive buttons which I hope to be backlit. And you can handle it with one hand very easily. Coming to the overview the 3.5mm audio jack is on the top and the type “C” USB port is located at the bottom. You will find a chrome finish around the 3.5mm audio jack which is nice. The bezels are medium sized. The speaker grill, front facing camera with LED flash and the sensor are present on the top of the display.
At the back, you can see an 8 MP camera and the LED flash. The dimensions of the device are 148mm x 73.1mm x 7.7mm. The weight of the device is 146 grams. The stereo speakers are placed at the bottom. The device is surrounded by a metal line which is thin. But the casing comes in plastic. The handset bears a 3000mAh non-removable battery. It is a dual sim handset with a hybrid slot and you can use nano SIMs or a nano-SIM and an SD card.
LYF Water f1S comes with a 5.2-inch FHD IPS LCD capacitive touch screen. Comes in the multi-capacitive touch screen. It consists of resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels. It has a pixel density of ~423ppi. Displaying around 16m colors. The colors coming out of the display are very well saturated. The viewing angles are very good. The panel provided is pretty bright. It has Corning ® Concore ™ Glass 3.
The display supports full HD resolution. There are on-screen navigation buttons. The display quality looks are quite good and clean. It may not be the best display available but it does the job well. And you don’t find any issues with the display.
LYF Water f1S works on OS v6.0 Marshmallow. It is packed with octa-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. The chipset is Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 652 MSM8976 and GPU is Adreno ™ 510. Consisting of 3GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. Expandable memory up to 128GB. Having primary camera of 16MP with autofocus, LED flash and recording video. Provided with Auto Frame Rate, Red Eye Reduction, Continuous Auto Focus, Video HDR supported in code Chroma Flash, OptiZoom, UbiFocus features. The front camera is 5MP. 4K video recording with rear camera is possible.
Loudspeakers are given. Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, E-Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Hall Sensor sensors are provided. HTML browser for internet browsing. It has 3000 mAh Li-on non-removable battery. Supplemented by a Talktime Up to 11.5 Hours (4G), Video Playback Up to 8 Hours, Audio Playback Up to 21 Hours, Standby Time Up to 320 Hours.
Ø Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS options are available.
Ø USB Port, TYPEC + USB 2.0, USB OTG
Ø True 4G (LTE Support):VoLTE ( HD Voice Call ), WiFi Calling
Ø Wi-Fi:802.11 b/g/n/a/ac
Ø Bluetooth:V4.1 LE
The phone comes with Android Marshmallow coupled with a custom UI. The UI feels mostly like stock android. And overall UI feels quite normal and nothing amazing about it. Gesture mode is available to make UI more user-friendly. There is also flip to mute option. There is also a support for OTG out of the box. The home screen feels good. But the UI nothing much if want anything more you can just go for Google launcher. It comes with 2gigs of RAM.
Heavy multi-tasking is also not quite suitable for this device. The video playback quality is good. With its size the resolution is appropriate. The stereo speakers give excellent audio quality. The earphone audio quality is also very good. Coming to the performance of the primary camera does the job. The shutter speed is ok. The overall performance of the device is ok for the price range and there is nothing special it is just a basic smartphone.
The LYF Water F1S 32GB phone scores 79168 points on AnTuTu score. At this price, the score is definitely like Wow.
The Lyf F1s can play high graphic rich games. The gameplay is smooth and there is no ghosting or lag in the gameplay. The screen is wonderfully supportive for gameplay.
þ Best display
þ Nice stereo speakers
þ Easy connectivity
ý UI is similar to stock Android
ý No fingerprint sensor
LYF Water F1S 16GB phone is the upgraded version of the F1 but with improved quality of the display and camera. It is available at an affordable price range. The performance of the device is virtuous and camera quality is ok. It is available at a price range of Rs 7500/- In India.