When it comes to buying a feature phone with 4G VoLTE support there are few options available in the market. Here is one such handset the Micromax Bharat 1, a feature phone that supports VoLTE and it is a better option when compared with the JioPhone.

All the key features that you wished the Reliance JioPhone had, you will find that on the Micromax Bharat 1 handset. This feature phone like the other feature phones come with alphanumeric keyboard, supports dual SIM and houses a 2000 mAh removable battery.

Performance is good, this is a basic phone but it does offer access to Facebook, YouTube and even whatsApp. But there is more to it, read this Micromax Bharat 1 review to know more. This feature phone is priced at approx Rs. 2,200.

Micromax Bharat 1 review

Micromax Bharat 1 specifications

Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon
Screen : 2.4 inches with QVGA resolution
SIM Type : Dual SIM
RAM : 512MB
Box content : Handset, charger, battery, earphone and user manual
Features : Wi-Fi (Hotspot), Bluetooth and GPS
Other : Supports Facebook, YouTube and Whatsapp
Battery : 2000 mAh (removable)


The display quality is good, this is not a touch screen. You will need to use the navigation buttons to navigate through the menu. Overall performance was good, don’t expect much out of a feature phone.

Micromax Bharat 1 quality

However it does come packed with apps that one simply cannot live without – you can use Facebook, Youtube and even Whatsapp on this handset. Apart from this in settings you also get Wi-Fi Hotspot option which means you can share the data from this feature phone with other devices via Wi-Fi Hotspot.

Battery life is very good. You will easily get 1 to 2 days of battery life on a single charge depending on your usage. It takes about 2 hours to charge the battery. There is 2MP camera on the back and a VGA camera on the front – ignore the camera they are no good.

Micromax Bharat 1 back panel

Micromax Bharat 1 Vs Reliance JioPhone

There are 3 things that make the Bharat 1 a better option.

  1. Micromax Bharat 1 supports dual SIM and you can use any SIM from any service provider. Whereas the JioPhone comes with a single SIM slot and you can only use a Jio SIM on the JioPhone.
  2. Bharat 1 supports whatsapp, JioPhone for now does not.
  3. Bharat 1 supports Wi-Fi Hotspot whereas there is no such option on JioPhone.


As you can see in the Micromax Bharat 1 and Reliance JioPhone the Bharat 1 is a much better option. It comes for a good price tag of Rs. 2,200 (approx). There are some offers you can avail – BSNL Rs.97 unlimited.

Rating 4 out of 5

You can buy the Bharat 1 smartphone from official site.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in