Best smartphones that support VoLTE

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 Apr 2021, 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

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
Specifications
Screen Size:6.3" (1440 x 2960)
Camera:12 + 12 MP | 8 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:3300 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Exynos 8895
Processor:Octa
Available ₹ 44999
2.

APPLE IPHONE 8 PLUS

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
Specifications
Screen Size:5.5" (1080 x 1920)
Camera:12 + 12 MP | 7 MP
RAM:3 GB
Battery:2691 mAh
Operating system:iOS
Soc:Apple A11 Bionic
Processor:Hexa
Available ₹ 68999
3.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8

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
Specifications
Screen Size:5.8" (1440 x 2960)
Camera:12 | 8 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:3000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Exynos 8895
Processor:Octa
Out of Stock ₹ 23999
Out of Stock ₹ 49990
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4.

APPLE IPHONE 7

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
Specifications
Screen Size:4.7" (750 x 1334)
Camera:12 | 7 MP
RAM:2 GB
Battery:1960 mAh
Operating system:iOS
Soc:A10
Processor:Quad
Out of Stock ₹ 28499
Available ₹ 29500
Out of Stock ₹ 29799
5.

ONEPLUS 5

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
Specifications
Screen Size:5.5" (1080 x 1920)
Camera:16 + 20 MP | 16 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:3300 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Processor:Octa
Out of Stock ₹ 28999
6.

GOOGLE PIXEL

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
Specifications
Screen Size:5" (1080 x 1920)
Camera:12 | 8 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:2770 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Processor:Quad
Out of Stock ₹ 22299
Out of Stock ₹ 30499
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7.

LG G6

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
Specifications
Screen Size:5.7" (1440 x 2880)
Camera:13 & 13 MP | 5 MP
RAM:3 & 4 GB
Battery:3300 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Processor:Quad
Available ₹ 24999
Out of Stock ₹ 30000
8.

HONOR 8 PRO

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
Specifications
Screen Size:5.7" (1440 x 2560)
Camera:12 + 12 MP | 8 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:4000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Kirin 960
Processor:Octa
Out of Stock ₹ 24990
Out of Stock ₹ 25999
Out of Stock ₹ 29999
9.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 EDGE

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
Specifications
Screen Size:5.5" (1440 x 2560)
Camera:12 | 5 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:3600 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Exynos 8890
Processor:Octa
Out of Stock ₹ 39999
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10.

ONEPLUS 3T

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
Specifications
Screen Size:5.5" (1080 x 1920)
Camera:16 | 16 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:3400 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Processor:Quad
Out of Stock ₹ 24999

List of Best smartphones that support VoLTE

Best VoLTE Smartphones Seller Price
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Amazon ₹44999
Apple iPhone 8 Plus Amazon ₹68999
Samsung Galaxy S8 Amazon ₹23999
Apple iPhone 7 Tatacliq ₹28499
OnePlus 5 Amazon ₹28999
Google Pixel Amazon ₹22299
LG G6 Amazon ₹24999
Honor 8 Pro Amazon ₹24990
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Amazon ₹39999
OnePlus 3T Amazon ₹24999
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