The Futuristic Smartphone: ‘LYF Water 5’ Debuts Exclusively on Amazon
After the huge success of its VoLTE-equipped range of True 4G smartphone devices, LYF has now entered the online space through exclusively partnering with the leading e-tailer Amazon.com. LYF’s Water 5, a brand new model, is available exclusively on Amazon, which is sure to excite those looking for a 4G-ready upgrade.
Online platforms are fast becoming an attractive option for vendors because of the wide outreach it allows them as well as an increasingly web-savvy young generation that is taking to online shopping as a means of quick, hassle-free, and largely secure mode of shopping.
LYF’s exclusive tie-up with Amazon seems to be a part of LYF’s appeal to the younger generation that is tech-savvy and sees high-speed internet as a basic requirement. LYF’s smartphone devices are uniquely positioned to provide an enhanced 4G experience thanks to the VoLTE technology, which even used with 4G-LTE network, will allow HD-quality audio and video calls, multi-party audio and video conferencing, extremely fast downloads, and seamless switching between voice and Wi-Fi networks.
Several smartphone devices have previously followed the same approach of connecting with the consumer, for example Moto G, which was only available online, as well as One PlusOne, which also launched exclusively online.
Stand Out Features in a Glance
|Model||LYF WATER 5|
|Operating System||Android Lollipop 5.1.1|
|SIM Slot||Dual SIM (4G+2G); Both SIM slots are 4G enabled. However, at one time only one slot can be used for 4G while the other will work on 2G.|
|SIM Size||SIM 1 - Micro, SIM 2 - Micro|
|Call||Noise Cancellation with Dual Mic|
|Box Contents||Handset, Non removable battery, Earphone, SIM Card Removing Pin, Screen Guard, Charger Adaptor, Micro USB Cable, Quick Service Guide|
|Processor (CPU)||Quad-core 1.2GHz|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916|
|Graphics (GPU)||Adreno 306 @ 450MHz|
|Screen Size||12.7cm (5.0)|
|Screen Resolution||HD, 1280 x 720 pixels|
|Pixel Density||294 ppi|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Touch Screen||Capacitive, 5 point Multi-touch|
|Screen Protection||Dragontrail Glass|
|Rear Camera||13MP Auto Focus|
|Front Camera||5MP Fixed Focus|
|Video Recording||Rear @1080p HD Recording, 30 FPS
Front @ 1080p HD Recording, 15FPS
720p HD Recording, 30FPS
|Zoom||Digital Zoom 6X, (Front and Rear)|
|Other Features||Touch Focus, Auto Focus, Face Detection, Manual HDR, Panorama|
|Capacity||2920 mAh, Lithium-ion polymer|
|HD Video Playback||5 hours|
|Audio Playback||Up to 19 hours|
|Standby Time||Up to 290 hours|
|Operating Frequency||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS WCDMA BAND1(2100)/ BAND2(1900)/ BAND5(850)/ BAND8(900)
|GPRS||Yes, CLASS 12|
|EDGE||Yes, CLASS 12|
|4G||Yes, LTE Cat 4|
|True 4G (LTE Support)||VoLTE (Video & HD Voice Call), WiFi Calling|
|USB Connectivity||USB Port, USB 2.0|
|Music Player||Audio Formats: MP3, WAV, OGG, FLAC, AMR, AAC,MP4|
|Video Player||Video Formats: 3GP, MP4, AVI, MOV, MPG|
|3.5mm Audio Jack||Yes|
|Alert Type||Vibration; Vibration + Ringtone, MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Lotus Notes||Not Supported|
|Sensors||Gravity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-compass, Accelerometer|
|SAR Information||Head-0.15 W/kg, Body- 0.392 W/kg|
Perfectly in Sync with the Fast Growing Market
LYF, while seeming to have followed the same strategy, is doing things differently. Of the four series, namely Earth, Water, Wind, and Flame launched previously with different variants specific to the category, it has only placed Water 5 on Amazon. Water 5, unlike its predecessors Water 1, Water 2, and Water 7 that are available in various brick & mortar showrooms, is only available online. This portrays a quick understanding of the market and the target user.
Irresistible to the Younger Generation
Water series is the mid-premium segment of the LYF range, and it has several features that may make it irresistible to the younger generation, which is more than ever, looking for a device that enhances the viewing experience. While others devices are still focusing on a selfie functionality, LYF is looking at enhancing the viewing experience with VoLTE technology, powerful camera specs, and amazing battery performance.
The Amazing Qualities That Set LYF Water 5 Apart from the Rest
The Excellent Speed
Specifically for Water 5, it enables HD playback and recording with its rear 1080 pixel HD recording camera at 30 FPS (Frames Per Second) and front 1080 pixel HD quality recording at 15 FPS. It also has a digital 6X zoom both front and rear, and 2920 mAh battery to let the user enjoy your videos and video calls without interruption. That’s a big boost for a generation that is constantly online, especially one that knows 4G is the future.