Jio Preview Offer now available for both LYF Flame & JioFi MiFi module but selecting better one according to users need is a little tough since both the device give different specs under Rs 3000.
If your primary goal of having LYF mobile or JioFi for Jio Preview Offer then JioFi is better option but LYF Flame comes as better option when 4G data downloading is concerned.
You can use Mobile HotSpot, make HD Calls, send SMSs using both the devices but to get what Jio is unofficially asking for : ‘Put load in notwork as much as possible under Preview Offer' won't become reality in case of LYF Flame.
LYF Flame vs JioFi : Use of Preview Offer
Put JioFi in a place where Band 40 is available – Now use JioFi as a 4G Hostspot, you can make HD Voice/Video calls or Send SMS as much as possible, at the same time.
You can't use LYF Flame mobile for both 4G Hostspot & HD Voice calls or SMS at the same time for long time – It will drain battery very quickly and Signal strength of Band 40 is low in most of the places.
LYF Flame vs JioFi : Signal Reception Power
When Signal Reception Power is concerned, LYF Flame wins easily.
We found LYF mobile has better power to select 4G Signal compared to JioFi but LYF Flame has tendency to connect Band 5 & 40 while JioFi connects Band 3 most of times.
LYF Flame vs JioFi : Quality of Calls
LYf Flame provides better Video/Voice Call clarity but Video call obviously not clear because of LYF low quality front-camera. JioFi mainly offers HD Voice & Video call via JioJoin which is as good as built-in VoLTE. Updated JioJoin will fix issue in future.
LYF Flame vs JioFi : RF Band Selection
When RF Band choice is concerned, LYF Flame wins but term is also applied here. Only MTK powered LYF Flame mobile allows users to change LTE Band thanks to MTK Engineering Mode app.
You can easily set LYF Flame RF band to 40 only to get best available Jio 4G speed for all time.
jioFi has no way to set RF Band to preferred one. You have to place JioFi in a place where Band 40 is available with Strong signal to have highest 4G speed.
LYF Flame vs JioFi : Use of Dual Sim
You can use LYF Flame to use two Sim but JioFi has only Single Sim slot. When use of Dual Sim is concerned Flame wins in first place.
LYF Flame vs JioFi : Use of SD Card Sharing
SD Card Sharing feature in JioFi is simply amazing – You can create your own 32GB Cloud Space to use contents from anywhere using WiFi or Internet. Storage completely remains password protected & only accessible by user with login details.
LYF Flame lacks such features. You can use SD card to get access to data from only Mobile or PC/MAC via data cable.
LYF Flame vs JioFi : Battery Backup
JioFi comes with 2300mAh battery while LYF Flame series mobiles come with battery under 1800mAh. Actual review also shows JioFi battery lasts longer than LYF Flame mobiles.
LYF Flame vs JioFi : WiFi Hotspot Range
There is no way to change 802.11 mode in LYf Flame mobile – It's by default select B/G/N and most of time B which is why WiFi range is much lower – but Both 82.11 mode & Channel mode is adjustable in JioFi – You can increase or decrease WiFi range very easily.
LYF Flame vs JioFi : Choices over Phone or MiFi
It completely depends on users what he/she need – Phone or MiFi. In case of Jio, you can use both use Internet/Hostspot & Make HD Calls/SMS using LYf Flame or JioFi.
If your primary goal is to download few thousands GB of 4G data for next 90 days then go for LYF Flame mobile obviously which one comes with MTK processor.
JioFi is future proof Hotspot module with attractive features & easy-to-access control panel which makes it a perfect choice for students to business person to daily travelers. An update is urgent to fix Signal Reception issue in case of rural area where Band 40 remains out of reach most of the time.