The LYF Wind 4 is one of the latest dual micro SIM smartphones released by Reliance Jio in May 2016 along with LYF Flame 2.
According to the manufacturer, this Android smartphone has pretty decent configuration for those on a shoestring budget. The handset is available in brown, blue and black color options.Although both SIMs support 4G/LTE connectivity options, only one of them will be active at a time. Interestingly, the Wind 4 was initially found on the company’s website at a slightly higher price tag before its launch than when the gadget was finally made available. We believe that you will find this article informative to know more about the Wind device if you are contemplating buying the device.
Body Material, Dimensions and Weight
Reliance has opted to design its LYF Wind 4 with sharp corners and enclosed a plastic body. The smartphone is neither very large nor thick due to a size of 72 x 144 x 8.9mm. Because of its reasonable dimensions, the handset fits very easily into both your pocket and hand. It is not very bulky either with a weight of 146g. Even as the plastic body tends to make the gadget look a bit cheap, it must be borne in mind that the manufacturer has only chosen the same material as other devices in the same price range by other manufacturers.
Screen Size and Display, Pixel Resolution and Density
The Wind 4 sports a 5-inch HD screen that integrates an IPS LCD display. Encompassing a standard aspect ratio of 16:9, the screen has a pixel resolution of 720 x 1280 and a pixel density of 294ppi. The multi-touch screen also encompasses a proximity sensor, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, a gyroscope and an ambient light sensor. For its screen size, pixel resolution and pixel density, the smartphone offers reasonable clarity and crispness for its display content. However, due to the wide angles produced by the IPS LCD display, reading, gaming and movie watching are very likely to be enjoyable.
Front and Secondary Snappers
At the back, the LYF Wind 4 has an 8MP camera with a 1/4” color CMOS sensor and an LED flash. This rear camera produces images with a resolution of 3264 x 2448. The shooter also records 1280 x 720 resolution videos at a rate of 30 fps. Continuous shot rendition is a noteworthy aspect of this camera. On the front, the front shooter is a 2MP camera with 1600 x 1200 image resolution. Photography lovers will not be in for much of a disappointment with the 8MP camera. Images appear considerably clear and sharp, while videos are not disheartening either.Unfortunately, the front camera does not do a good job for avid selfie and video chat lovers. With just 2MP, images and videos meet just the basic clarity requirements.
Hardware, Memory and Software
Talking about the under the hood setup, the Wind 4 uses a quad core ARM Cortex A-7 CPU that clocks at 1.1GHz, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chipset and an Adreno 304 graphics processor. The handset comes with a 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM integrated into it. There is a dedicated memory card slot to enhance the 8GB further. However, the maximum expansion limit is restricted to 32GB that is lesser than what many other gadgets have to offer. Although many devices are now available with the latest Marshmallow, the Reliance smartphone still comes with the Android 5.1 Lollipop installed. Thus, the major drawback in this case is that users will not be able to avail themselves of the latest updates in Marshmallow such as those pertaining to security. Also, though external storage is available, it is bound to get exhausted fast if you plan to save large size files.
Battery and Battery Life
For a handset of its size, the LYF Wind 4 has a really large 4,000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery. This battery offers 30 hours of 2G and 3G talk time and 600 hours of 2G and 3G standby time.
A few basic standard connectivity options are supported. The Wind 4 can be used to establish connections with Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth, and headsets. The headset connection can be really helpful if you plan to listen to the FM functionality available with the device.