Reliance hasn't been official yet, but the response from the customers towards the trial phase is overwhelming. Reliance has been offering customers to experience the preview offer if they own a Samsung, LG, Asus, Panasonic, Micromax, TCL, and YU smartphones.
Many of the people all over the country by now have already got their hands on the Reliance Jio SIM card and are heavily satisfied with the internet speed it offers. Rivals such as Airtel and Vodafone already started mocking Reliance by saying that the company should stop commercial offers in the name of testing.
However, Reliance did not stop by then and has been continuously expanding their supported preview product portfolio. Bharti Airtel has been one of the biggest rivals for the service in India. Both the networks share some similar set of features, however, at the end of the day, one should be the ultimate winner.
Check out the sliders below to know more about the differences between Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel 4G.
On Which Bands Both Networks Work?
Airtel uses the 2300MHz spectrum for Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) in 15 telecom countries out of 22 circles where they offer 4G services in India. Airtel also bought the 97MHz in the 1800MHz to power the remaining cities.
When coming to Reliance, the Mukesh Ambani's company has the access for 2300MHz all over the country. Additionally, the company also bought the 800MHz spectrum for 10 circles along with 1800MHz spectrum for six other circles.
1800MHz band is the Popular 4G Band!
It is a known fact that the 1800MHz band is the most popular 4G LTE band which over the globe. In a recent survey, it is said that around 44 percent of global 4G networks run over the 1800MHz band. And, it has several advantages over the 2300MHz band.
Why 1800MHz Band is Better than 2300MHz
Consider this as a hypothetical question. What would you choose if you are getting same mobile features for Rs. 10,000 when compared to a flagship smartphone. This scenario is also the same.
The 1800MHz band requires 30 percent fewer towers than the 2300MHz band. For countries such as India, there is an underdeveloped device ecosystem, so it's always good to have an 1800MHz band network.
This one is the major difference of all. Airtel uses the TDD-LTE technology while the Reliance is already using the 1800MHz band along with FDD-LTE technology.
There are More FDD Devices Than TDD Devices
All the surveys conducted till date proved that there are many devices which support 1800MHz in FDD when compared to that of TDD.
Reliance Jio is Offered Only in 4G LTE
This is the most interesting difference between the two heavyweight networks. While Airtel has been offering their services on all three networks- 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE, Reliance is offering only in 4G LTE network.
And, Reliance believes that the voice will be made through VoLTE ( Voice over LTE ), which is quickly becoming the next generation of mobile calling.
Better Download Speeds in Reliance Jio
The debate ends with this point. It has been continuously noted that the Reliance Jio is outsmarting the Airtel 4G services in terms of overall speed. We, at GizBot have got our hands on the Reliance Jio SIM card recently and we will be doing the speed test of all the networks in India. Stay Tuned.