LYF Water F1 

price₹ 7,399 onwards

launchOct, 2016


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  • Thanks to the plastic frame, feels very light to hold
  • Overall fit and finish is good
  • The dimpled texture on the back adds some relief to the phone's otherwise ordinary look
  • Quite slim too at 7.9mm
  • The ergonomic design of the phone makes it easy to use and carry around - the back offers good grip when you hold, it and the slim borders on either side of the display offer some degree of one-handed usability
  • You can unlock an additional year of warranty coverage once you sign up with the LyfCare app on the phone!
  • Offers a plastic build, where a lot of competitors now offer metal bodies
  • No fingerprint sensor


  • 5.5-inch full-HD screen has good brightness and sharp text - colour reproduction is fairly good too and there’s Corning Gorilla Glass for reinforcement


  • The interface is stock Android, which keeps things nice and simple
  • Reliance bundles the Jio suite of apps, including JioMoney, Jio Play, etc
  • Additional apps include The Smart Tray app (provides you with a pop-up tray of shortcuts for up to 15 apps when you swipe diagonally from either of the bottom corners of the screen), and Smart Ring (alters the volume level of an incoming call based on gestures like flip to mute, or based on ambient sound)
  • General performance is good, with the phone's core specifications and the lean Android UI helping things


  • Tends to get a bit warm when put under stress


  • Average rear and front camera performance - distant objects tend to look mushy and flat, and low-light shots tend to be riddled with colour noise, especially in dark areas


  • Does a decent job at media playback - can handle files up to 1080p with ease, and the speaker gets sufficiently loud, especially when placed on a flat surface


  • The 3200mAh battery is good, and with regular use, you can got through a full day and then some
  • The battery charges also at a pretty decent speed with the bundled adapter (you get up to 45 percent in about an hour)


  • On the whole, performance is in-line with what one would expect from a phone at this price point

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LYF Water F1 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowNo updates expected
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Display Features
  • 5 Point Multi-touch
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
Processor1.52 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952Ranked #77 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 405
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery Capacity3200 mAh
Battery Standby350 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Battery Talktime (4G): up to 4.2 hrs
  • HD Video Playback Time: up to 5 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time (Headset): up to 71 hrs
Weight153 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Primary Camera16.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Phase Detection Autofocus
  • Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS)
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face Detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Wink to Click
  • Multiple focus
  • Refocus
  • ChromaFlash
  • OptiZoom
  • True Portrait
  • Low Light Photography & Video Recording
Secondary Camera8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Screen Flash
  • HD Video Recording
  • Autofocus
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Motion & Gesture Support
  • Smart Tray
  • Smart Ring
  • Rich Communication Service (RCS)
  • Screen Mirroring
  • MyJio
  • JioCinema
  • JioMags
  • JioTV
  • XpressNews

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