While Reliance Jio SIM cards remain a difficult thing to obtain, many stores see to have at least replenished their stocks of the Reliance JioFi 4G wireless hotspot.
Reliance has now silently introduced a new JioFi 4G Hotspot via its Reliance Digital and Digital Xpress Mini stores across the country at a price of Rs 1999. It replaces the existing JioFi 2 Hotspot which had been retailing so far at the same price.
Unlike the JioFi 2, the all new JioFi 4G Hotspot sports a small OLED display up top which indicates almost all essential information including Power On/Off,Network Strength, WiFi tower etc. That aside, it’s markedly larger than its predecessor thanks to the large 2600mAh battery and sports a conspicuous ‘Designed in India’ logo on the back of the device. The last generation JioFi 2 on the other hand came with a smaller 2300mAh battery.
Despite the larger battery, the hotspot comes with a company stated lower running time of 5 hours as compared to the 8 hours marked on the JioFi 2. However, this one seems to charge relatively faster than the last generation. Apart from that, the new JioFi 4G Hotspot comes in a matte finished polycarbonate shell unlike the glossy plastic seen on the last generation.
The major downside of the new JioFi 4G Hotspot is its support for only 10 devices at a time as compared to 31 devices on the JioFi 2. But for all practical purposes, 10 should be just enough.