Best smartphones that support VoLTE

By Digit | Price Updated 18-Aug-2022

Reliance Jio’s entry into the telecom sector has sent others into a frenzy. VoLTE is the word of the day and consumers are interested, as are OEMs. There’s been a flurry of VoLTE enabled smartphones in India recently, with companies taking advantage of the newest SoCs in the market. Qualcomm has enabled VoLTE calling on almost all of its SoCs, while companies are going out of their way to provide the feature on even the cheapest possible smartphone. However, that doesn’t mean you buy the cheapest products only. These are the best VoLTE smartphones to buy right now. Although the prices of the products mentioned in the list given below have been updated as of 18th Aug 2022, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.

1. SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 8

  • 6.3" (1440 x 2960) Screen Size
  • 12 + 12 MP | 8 MP Camera
  • 64 GB/6 GB Memory
  • 3300 mAh Battery

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is excellent when it comes to network performance. In fact, some tests say it’s better than the iPhone 8 Plus, which is a feat in itself. The device is the best Android has to offer right now, and gives you seamless VoLTE support.

Pros
  • S-Pen
  • Great camera
  • Beautiful design
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Just a work day's battery life
  • Fingerprint scanner placement can be frustrating
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Exynos 8895 Octa core (2.3 GHz)
Memory:6 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
Display:6.3″ (1440 x 2960) screen, 521 PPI
Camera:12 + 12 MP MPDual Rear camera, 8 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3300 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash, Dust proof and water resistant

2. APPLE IPHONE 8 PLUS

  • 5.5" (1080 x 1920) Screen Size
  • 12 + 12 MP | 7 MP Camera
  • 64GB & 256GB/3 GB Memory
  • 2691 mAh Battery

Apple’s latest and greatest is not a big upgrade over its predecessor, but it’s a better phone still. And that means it takes the second spot on the best smartphones for VoLTE support list. The iPhone 8 Plus is a great phone in other respects as well, so as long as price is not a concern, this is the right choice.

Pros
  • Fastest phone you can buy today
  • Brilliant 1080p display
  • Stellar battery life
  • Speedy camera with accurate focusing
Cons
  • Dated design
  • Low-light camera performance should have been better
  • Sort of in no man's land, thanks to the iPhone X
  • Wireless charger has to be purchased separately
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Apple A11 Bionic Hexa core
Memory:3 GB RAM, 64GB & 256GB Storage
Display:5.5″ (1080 x 1920) screen, 401 PPI
Camera:12 + 12 MP MPDual Rear camera, 7 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:2691 mAh battery with fast Charging
SIM:Single SIM
Features:LED Flash, Dust proof and water resistant, Wireless Charging

3. SAMSUNG GALAXY S8

  • 5.8" (1440 x 2960) Screen Size
  • 12 | 8 MP Camera
  • 64 GB/4 GB Memory
  • 3000 mAh Battery

Samsung’s new 10nm Exynos 8895 SoC supports all the newest standards in terms of LTE and VoLTE capabilities. In fact, if you can afford a flagship smartphone, then this is one of the fastest you can get. It supports downlink speeds of 1Gbps, while uplink speeds are marked at 150 Mbps. For enthusiasts, these numbers would make a lot of sense.

Pros
  • Compact
  • Beautiful design
  • Great display
  • Waterproof
  • Fast
Cons
  • Battery life could be better
  • Full glass body can be precarious
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Exynos 8895 Octa core (2.3 GHz)
Memory:4 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
Display:5.8″ (1440 x 2960) screen, 570 PPI
Camera:12 MP Rear camera, 8 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3000 mAh battery with fast Charging
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash, Dust proof and water resistant, Wireless Charging
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4. APPLE IPHONE 7

  • 4.7" (750 x 1334) Screen Size
  • 12 | 7 MP Camera
  • 32GB/2 GB Memory
  • 1960 mAh Battery

The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the fastest and best smartphones on the market right now. Given that it is also a VoLTE enabled smartphone, that makes it the best VoLTE enabled smartphone for those who can afford it.

Pros
  • Good camera
  • Great performance
  • Good display
Cons
  • Battery only lasts a work day
  • Camera isn't a great improvement over the iPhone 6S
SPECIFICATION
Processor:A10 Quad core (2.34 GHz)
Memory:2 GB RAM, 32GB Storage
Display:4.7″ (750 x 1334) screen, 326 PPI
Camera:12 MP Rear camera, 7 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:1960 mAh battery
SIM:Single SIM
Features:LED Flash, Dust proof and water resistant

5. ONEPLUS 5

  • 5.5" (1080 x 1920) Screen Size
  • 16 + 20 MP | 16 MP Camera
  • 64 GB/6 GB Memory
  • 3300 mAh Battery

Combining the power of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 8GB of RAM, the OnePlus 5 is currently the second best Android phone if VoLTE is is your main priority. The phones offers Gigabit modem offering better surfing and streaming speeds as well. The camera is not bad either. In fact, with the OnePlus 5 the company is finally trying to match the camera quality of Galaxy S8, Pixel XL and iPhone 7.

Pros
  • Blazing fast performance
  • Bug free and lag free near stock Android build
  • Good battery-life with ultra fast Dash Charging
  • Good build quality
  • Main camera offers excellent focus and capture speed
Cons
  • Average performing secondary telephoto camera
  • Design feels a little dated for 2017
  • No real killer feature to justify the price bump
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa core (2.45 GHz)
Memory:6 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
Display:5.5″ (1080 x 1920) screen, 401 PPI
Camera:16 + 20 MP MPDual Rear camera, 16 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3300 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash
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6. GOOGLE PIXEL

  • 5" (1080 x 1920) Screen Size
  • 12 | 8 MP Camera
  • 32 GB & 128 GB/4 GB Memory
  • 2770 mAh Battery

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL have pretty much the same story. Together, they’re the best Android smartphones in the market today. So, they’re also the best VoLTE enabled Android smartphones in the market. In fact, many would even say that these are the best VoLTE enabled smartphones for camera enthusiasts.

Pros
  • Great build and design
  • Sublime performance
  • Stellar camera (both, rear and front)
  • Google Assistant is interesting, if not perfect
Cons
  • Mono speaker
  • Expensive
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad core (2.15 GHz)
Memory:4 GB RAM, 32 GB & 128 GB Storage
Display:5″ (1080 x 1920) screen, 441 PPI
Camera:12 MP Rear camera, 8 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:2770 mAh battery
SIM:Single SIM
Features:LED Flash
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7. LG G6

  • 5.7" (1440 x 2880) Screen Size
  • 13 & 13 MP | 5 MP Camera
  • 32GB & 64GB/3 & 4 GB Memory
  • 3300 mAh Battery

Between the LG G6 and LG V20, the G6 makes the cut simply because it’s newer. However, the two phones are the same as far as 4G and VoLTE connectivity is concerned. The G6 is LG’s first 2018 flagship, and it’s a really well made device too.

Pros
  • IP68 Certified: Water and Dust proof
  • Ergonomic
  • Nice display
Cons
  • Sub-par performance
  • Battery life should be better
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad core (2.35 GHz)
Memory:3 & 4 GB RAM, 32GB & 64GB Storage
Display:5.7″ (1440 x 2880) screen, 564 PPI
Camera:13 & 13 MP MP Rear camera, 5 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3300 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash, Dust proof and water resistant

8. HONOR 8 PRO

  • 5.7" (1440 x 2560) Screen Size
  • 12 + 12 MP | 8 MP Camera
  • 128 GB/6 GB Memory
  • 4000 mAh Battery

Huawei’s Honor 8 Pro support all of India’s LTE bands and has VoLTE capabilities. That is combined with good performance and a great camera. It’s priced at Rs. 29,999, making it a very good mid-ranged flagship to buy.

Pros
  • Good build, well designed, feels premium
  • Camera has good performance in well-lit situations
  • Smooth overall performance
  • Well priced
Cons
  • Sub par low light camera performance
  • No waterproofing
  • foot print is a bit large for comfortable one handed usage
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Kirin 960 Octa core (2.4 GHz)
Memory:6 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage
Display:5.7″ (1440 x 2560) screen, 515 PPI
Camera:12 + 12 MP MPDual Rear camera, 8 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:4000 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash

9. SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 EDGE

  • 5.5" (1440 x 2560) Screen Size
  • 12 | 5 MP Camera
  • 32 GB/4 GB Memory
  • 3600 mAh Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was amongst the first flagship smartphones to support VoLTE connectivity. It is behind the times right now, but with the drop in prices, it’s a good smartphone for those who want to focus on VoLTE connectivity.

Pros
  • Most powerful smartphone in India right now
  • Big display, but small dimensions
  • Good, fast camera
  • Waterproof
Cons
  • Edge display still lacks apps and functionality
  • Touchwiz needs to be lighter
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Exynos 8890 Octa core (2.3 GHz)
Memory:4 GB RAM, 32 GB Storage
Display:5.5″ (1440 x 2560) screen, 534 PPI
Camera:12 MP Rear camera, 5 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3600 mAh battery with fast Charging
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash, Dust proof and water resistant, Wireless Charging
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10. ONEPLUS 3T

  • 5.5" (1080 x 1920) Screen Size
  • 16 | 16 MP Camera
  • 64GB & 128GB/6 GB Memory
  • 3400 mAh Battery

The OnePlus 3T is the most value for money smartphone in the market, based on our tests. OnePlus has allowed VoLTE calling on the device too, which means you simply need to add a Reliance Jio SIM card to get true VoLTE calling. Remember, the person you’re calling will have to be on a VoLTE network too.

Pros
  • Class leading performance
  • Premium build quality and design
  • Super fast to charge
  • Good display
Cons
  • One day battery life only
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad core (2.35 GHz)
Memory:6 GB RAM, 64GB & 128GB Storage
Display:5.5″ (1080 x 1920) screen, 401 PPI
Camera:16 MP Rear camera, 16 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3400 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash
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List of Best smartphones that support VoLTE (Aug 2022)

Best VoLTE Smartphones Seller Price
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Amazon ₹ 34,999
Apple iPhone 8 Plus Amazon ₹ 41,500
Samsung Galaxy S8 Amazon ₹ 38,000
Apple iPhone 7 Tatacliq ₹ 28,499
OnePlus 5 Amazon ₹ 28,999
Google Pixel Amazon ₹ 22,299
LG G6 Amazon ₹ 24,999
Honor 8 Pro Amazon ₹ 24,990
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Amazon ₹ 39,999
OnePlus 3T Amazon ₹ 24,999
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