Reliance Jio 4G Vs Airtel 4G Speed Test Comparison, Indoor Coverage – Mid 2016

by Amit Bhawani 19

SpeedTest Airtel Jio 4G

The Reliance Jio 4G SIM cards are soon going to be available to everyone through the website as we had reported earlier & this could mean that we would start seeing more users on the network. Now that would hint that we would see more congestion on the network, probably slowing down the speeds we are currently seeing. To make it clear we are going to test these speeds every 3 months, to check if there’s any decrease in the speeds or if Jio is able to offer the same service even when there are more users on the network. We initially tried to perform this test on the LYF Branded Phones like the Earth 1 & Flame 6 that we have but felt it would probably be biased hence opted for Samsung Phones that support 4G.

In this speed test, we compared the Airtel 4G service with the Jio’s 4G service on the same series of Smartphones to see if there’s a major difference. We were not surprised to see 50 Mbps speeds from Jio because that’s already been in the news, the surprise was when Airtel 4G speeds could not cross 1 Mbps while uploading files. This is seriously not expected from a brand that has been pushing some major TVC’s & advertisements promising very high speeds & a coverage almost anywhere in the country. RJOI is on the verge of breaking the telecom industry with some highly competitive packages that could make most of the users to switch to the network. We are going to share some Prepaid & Postpaid Jio Plans in the coming week.

Airtel 4g Vs Reliance Jio 4g Speed Test

In order to keep it fair, we did this test twice back to back & the results were consistently showing that Jio was able to hit at least 7 to 8 times than what was reported on the Airtel connection. We also tried to do a comparison with Vodafone 4G but it could not latch to the network while this video was made & hence we finally went to compare just the two networks that have been trying to promote their 4G services in the recent times. Followed is a video that shows the same tests & if you think we should do a similar test in outdoor location, let us know.

Amit Bhawani


Amit Bhawani is a Professional Blogger & Founder of PhoneRadar, Android Advices & Gizmo Report. He has received various awards like the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award & Samsung Mobilers Award. He covers more on the subject of value of mobile phones to consumers and gives insights to mobile buyers helping them to buy the right device.

  • lockhrt999

    You are comparing one empty network with the crowded network.

    • Airtel can’t handle the amount of Data we are downloading. Few users use max 10GB/month on Airtel. Most use 1GB/month.
      I’m downloading 300GB/month with a speed of 4 to 7 MB/s (30 to 60Mbps) on Jio.
      Airtel can’t dare to give this much data to the same no. of user as compared to Jio.
      Jio have more than twice the network spectrum of Airtel. Jio is testing the network to handle more than the no. of airtel user with avg. 50GB to 100GB per user consumption which airtel can’t provide as airtel have less spectrum than Jio.

      • Parth Thakkar

        dude from where did you get jio sim card ??

        • I got it from a friend who will start Jio+LYF office at my place. My friend have Airtel Office which his father manages, so Jio approached him to start Jio+LYF office, store.

    • Rithul Rl

      You need to talk to the employees to understand how empty the network is!! Each day in a small state there is almost 30TB of data transfer accross jio network! I guess thats empty for you!

      • lockhrt999

        You grossly over estimate 30TB. It’s tiny. I have broadband connection which can easily use a TB per day. You’re talking about a whole state.
        Secondly airtel with its slower bandwidth still stands above jio in total consumption. Let the jio launch(if they can) and start to see the speeds coming down and normalizing.

        I’ve been into this game for far too long. The download speed, caps don’t entice me anymore. I have used so many ISP that I know they all give good service and speeds initially and then they become saturated in no time.

    • Manju Natha

      Sounds you are an Airtel chamcha.better stay with that network.appreciate your loyalty to the Airtel.

      • lockhrt999

        Fuck airtel. I don’t touch airtel even with a long stick. You’re quite brain washed. You remind me of those early days of reliance(rcom), time when you were still in womb, people were going gaga for 10kbps internet they provided. Look at them now. They don’t even have 3g at many places. I have learnt not to judge the book by its covers. Let jio officially launch for all and then compare which will be fair.

  • Akshay Sharma

    man you don’t check jio its giving 50 mbps also 😛 in usa 4b provide only 30 – 40 mbps but in india jio providing 50 mbps 😛

  • Nishant Kumar

    I don’t know how much speed you are expecting but i can assure you that i am consistently getting speed of about 35-40 Mbps on my Jio UNLIMITED connection. And please as least you are getting something. Jio is far better than Airtel in terms of speed, quality and affordability, as i can tell it from my personal experience.

    • Rocky Balboa

      Akshay and Nishant, in US even 3g provide more speed then 6 mbps. But In india people never questions the authenticity, I guess they are just happy to become fool by this companies

      • Nishant Kumar

        I agree with you that 3g speed in India is relatively very slow but it is because of arrogant & greedy companies like Airtel, Vodafone, etc since they only want to earn profit whatever may be the means. I want to say, just look at what Jio is providing, does any other company will give you True Unlimited mobile data (though its for 90 days) at 35-40 Mbps, ironically Airtel doesn’t even have a true unlimited home broadband(wired) plan. I know your concern, even i am frustrated with these tactics of these greedy companies but l hope this will change with Jio.

      • Jack

        “So in stupid country India, 4g means 6 mbps….hahahahahahahhahahahah and this stupid morons think they will become super power.” you just care about your country we don’t need suggestions from dumb guys like you and even idea 3g gives more than 5 mbps.

        • Vicky Jat

          NZ has 37Mbps which worlds fast speed hahaha . What about my jio 4g speed u can see

    • Binod Kumar Sahoo

      Iam fully agree with you.thanks jio.

  • I’m getting 30 to 60 Mbps in a small rural town. Downloaded/Used 300GB in last 30 days. Better check speed by downloading Windows 10/ Ubuntu OS to know the real speed. If you get 4 to 6MB/s then that’s great speed. Also make sure you know the difference between MB/s & Mbps. 6MB/s = 48Mbps
    1MB/s = 8Mbps

  • Binod Kumar Sahoo

    At Ahmedabad Jio 4G download speed about 40-45 Mbps and upload speed about 10 Mbps. There is no other 4G competitor as of now.