JioFi is a 4G MiFi device from Reliance Jio now available at price Rs 2899. Jio launches JioFi along with Jio 4G Preview Offer which allows users to get access to unlimited 4G download, HD Calls & SMS anywhere on-the-go.
You can use JioFi to connect up to 31 WiFi enabled devices to Jio 4G network anytime anywhere. It comes with a 2300mAh battery which lasts up to 8 hours on 4G mode. JioFi is best alternative to LYF 4G phones when use of Jio 4G Sim is concerned.
JioFi successfully overcome power backup problem over LYF phones – You can enjoy 4G Speed as well as make HD Voice calls as well as send SMS using JioJoin app from any Android phone.
JioFi is available in two color variants: Black & Blue. Box includes JioFi module, Battery, Charger-cum-data cable, Power Adapter, Warranty paper & few FAQ documents.
Setup is very simple: Just Insert Sim & battery & close module using Back cover. Once you power on the device it detects signal & automatically starts sharing 4G connection over WiFi.
JioFi Hardware: JioFi hardware is sturdy & high quality. Device heats up a little at initial setup but problem gone afterwards. Design is cool & attractive. LYF avoids cheap material for JioFi module.
JioFi Light Notifications: JioFi has one power button & four Notification lights: Signal, Data Transfer, WiFi & WPS indicators. Remember Green means strong signal but not always good speed ! – You can get good speed only if JioFi is connected to Band 40, no matter what the color of Signal light is.
JioFi is very light in weight – just 204 grams. Easy to handle but little slippery.
JioFi 2 features
- Jio 4G MiFi
- Support Band 3, 5, 40
- Connect up to 31 WiFi enabled device
- 32GB SD card support & Wireless Sharing
- 2300 mAh battery
- Up to 8 Hours battery backup
- HD Voice/Video calls & SMS using JioJoin app
- Special features for Online Gaming
- Boots up very Quickly
- No Heating issue
- WPS button
- Auto notification off
- Special Power Saving mode
- SD Card Sharing over WiFi & Internet
- Port Forwarding
- Strong Wireless Security mode
- USB tethering
- No option to select particular LTE Band
- No option to add public or private DNS address
- Priority over Signal not Speed
- WiFi Range is low (Can be increased)
- No option to block specific Device on WiFi
JioFi is manufactured under LYF brand. It's a great alternative to over-priced LYF handsets. When rest of the 4G MiFi offer Voice calls from ‘Dongle control panel' – JioFi provides better way to control calls & SMS using JioJoin app.
Carrying JioFi in pocket means ultra fast 4G Internet & HD Voice/Video calls are available anywhere anytime.
You can share 4G data with up to 31 WiFi enabled devices – Speed may vary on connected devices – HD calls & SMS using JioJoin app can be accessed from any one of connected Android phone/tablet.
JioFi successfully delivered what users expected – Speed, Quality & Backup. Hardware based setup is very simple – just like mobile phone.
Once you start device it begins sharing Jio 4G over WiFi – You can neglect advanced setups & can continue with default settings except WiFi Login & Control panel admin password – Both are important and be sure to change default details.
Device takes 2 to 3 hours for full charge, depending on available power juice in battery. You ca continuously access JioFi up to 8 Hours. Power Saving mode saves battery a little when device is not in use.
Network status is available under LTE menu – You can check status to be sure Band 40 is connected for highest speed.
SD card sharing features will simply amazing – You can add up to 32GB of MicroSD card – Contents in SD Card can be accessed over WiFi & Internet as well as using data cable. Storage is password protected and WMM is supported.
Device boots up very quickly & finds networks faster than expectation ! Be sure to select WiFi Channel 11 for wider WiFi coverage & Tx Power to HIGH for better speed on multiple devices.
HD Voice & Video Calls over JioJoin
We faced no issue on HD Voice & Video calls using JioJoin app from Jio Number attached to JioFi. JioJoin connects to JioFi in seconds after getting OTP. Jio to Jio call is instant and high quality. Video call lags a little due to low network signal otherwise everything is up to mark.
Jio 4G speed test using JioFi module
No change in speed when Speed Tests are compared in between LYF phone & JioFi module.
JioFi Signal reception power is low compared to LYF phone.
You can easily achieve maximum speed in LYF phone but for getting maximum 4G Speed in JioFi, You must move module in a place where Band 40 is available & Signal is strong otherwise module will stay connected to Band 3 or 5 in most of the times and speed will drop to 4mbps to 18 mbps.
Jio should immediately give update file for JioFi to improve Signal Reception & unlock more features in JioFi Control panel.
Tri SpeedTest App, NetVelocity app & Ooka SpeedTest app showed different speed for both the JioFi & LYF phone but maximum download speed we achieved from both the devices are same.
Yes, you can go and buy JioFi @ Rs 2899 without much hesitation ! Getup is very attractive – Hardware is perfect – Control Panel is OK – Battery back as per expectation – Speed depends on 4G Signal & Bands – 4G Data – HD Voice/Video call & SMS via JioJoin – 90 days Jio Preview Offer is plus point.
Signal Reception issue is only con which can be overcome by moving module in a place where Band 40 is available & Signal is strong.