The Futuristic Smartphone: ‘LYF Water 5’ Debuts Exclusively on Amazon

May 10, 2016 Author: Rajesh Mishra

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.

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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 

General Features
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
Colour Black
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
Internal Memory 16GB
Expandable Memory No
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
Screen Mirroring No
Weight 136g
Dimensions 142mmx70.5mmx8mm
Form Factor Touch
Rear Camera 13MP Auto Focus
Front Camera 5MP Fixed Focus
Flash Rear Flash
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
Talktime 15 hours(4G)
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)
LTE-FDD BAND3(1800)/BAND5(850)
LTE-TDD BAND40(2300)
3G Yes
4G Yes, LTE Cat 4
True 4G (LTE Support) VoLTE (Video & HD Voice Call), WiFi Calling
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes v4.1
USB Connectivity USB Port, USB 2.0
Music Player Audio Formats: MP3, WAV, OGG, FLAC, AMR, AAC,MP4
FM Radio Yes
Video Player Video Formats: 3GP, MP4, AVI, MOV, MPG
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes
Alert Type Vibration; Vibration + Ringtone, MP3, WAV ringtones
Email Support
Microsoft Exchange Supported
Lotus Notes Not Supported
Additional Features
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 Water 5

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.

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 The Amazing Qualities That Set LYF Water 5 Apart from the Rest 

 LYF Water 5  The Class 
Product concept Styled To Thrill


Crafted to perfection with its 7.7 mm design, rear glass finish and a smooth metallic frame. ASAHI super tough Dragontrail™ glass to ensure protection from scratches.
An immersive 12.7 cm (5) HDdisplay coupled with IPS technology will give you a thrilling media experience at wide viewing angles by adjusting to ambient lighting.
Feature 3 Camera THE MUSE OF MOMENTS
Take gorgeous high quality shots with the stunning 13MP rear camera.5MP front camera for the perfect selfies in HDR mode.
Feature 4 Performance ELECTRIFIED PASSIONQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 64-bit quad-core processor coupled with 2GB RAM & 16GB internal memory provides a lag-free media experience. 2920 mAh battery for 15 hours of 4G talk, 5 hours of video playback and upto 19 hours of music.
Feature 5 True 4G TRUE 4G
High definition voice calling over any LTE and Wi-Fi network. Switch anytime between audio and video call. Twenty times faster call connection.True 4G features are network and transmission dependent. T&C apply.
Feature 6 Availability Exclusive Amazon Online deviceLYF Water 5 is available exclusively on Amazon.com at


LYF Water 5 is available exclusively on Amazon.com at


LYF Water 5 comes with 2 years manufacturer warranty for the device and 6 months manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories including batteries from the date of purchase

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.