It is extremely unlikely that you didn’t notice the online shopping festivals on Amazon.in, Flipkart.com and Snapdeal.com earlier this month. Whether you splurged or not is another matter. Some of us do tend to over-think stuff, which may have meant that you missed out on a deal as you contemplated whether to splurge or not. Amazon is now back with the second big shopping festival, the Great Indian Festival. The bonanza offers discounts and exchange deals on gadgets.
Here are some interesting deals that might help you save a few bucks.
Lenovo Z2 Plus
Rs19,999 (up to Rs13,600 on exchange)
Lenovo latest flagship killer is one of the few phones that doesn’t seem to have got anything wrong. The 5-inch display is ideal for users who are more at home with small screen phones. The glass back does feel a bit slippery but in terms of performance it has very few rivals at this price. It runs a clean version of Android and is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 820 quad core processor with 3GB RAM in the 32GB variant and 4GB RAM in the 64 GB version. The battery backup is impressive and the camera better than its rivals.
Apple iPhone SE
Price: Rs30,500 (Earlier Rs39,000)
Apple iPhone SE is a lot more powerful than the older small screen iPhones. The phone’s holds it won even though big screen phones are more in vogue these days. The phone retains the same design language as the iPhone 5s but comes in a more attractive rose gold colour option. More importantly, it runs on the same A9 Fusion Chip that powers the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which makes it better equipped at handling the new iOS 10 operating system. It is ideal for camera buffs with small hands.
Asus RoG (GL552VW) laptop
Price Rs81,825 (earlier Rs90,990)
If you have been looking for a proper gaming rig with a high-end configuration, you should consider the Asus RoG (Republic of Gamers) laptop. The event price cut makes it cheaper by almost `10,000. It has the typical RoG design— the metallic lid with a skull shield at the top and illuminated backlit keyboard. The laptop is powered by Intel’s 2.6GHz i7 processor (6th gen) with 8GB RAM and Nvidia’s top of the line GTX 960M 4GB graphics card. It runs Windows 10 and has a 1TB of HDD storage. The 15.6-inch display has a resolution of 1,920×1,080p which is not bad by the standards of a gaming laptop .
Price: Rs27,999 (up to Rs16,000 after exchange)
If you are looking for a big screen (5.5-inch) phone with element of a powerful flagship minus the part where you have to spend `40,000, you should ideally splurge on the OnePlus 3. The ongoing deal allows you to exchange your old handset and get a discount of up to `16,000 if it belonged to the high-end segment. If you own a OnePlus 2, the discount will be lesser though. You can still get a discount of `5,000 which is not bad. The OnePlus 3 is more powerful phone than its predecessor and doesn’t suffer from the heating issues either. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with 6GB RAM and offers 64GB storage.
Asus ZenPad C tablet
Price: Rs6,999 (earlier Rs9,499)
It is hard to come by good tablet from a reliable brand in the budget of `5,000 to `7,000. Asus ZenPad C is a lot better than the tablets selling at the `6,999 price point. It comes with a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1,024x600p. You get 8GB as internal storage, up to 64GB via microSD card and another 5GB in Asus Cloud storage. It is powered by Intel’s 64-bit Atom X3 quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and has a 3,450mAh battery. It runs Android 5.1 with Asus’ Zen UI, which looks a lot more user-friendly on bigger screen.
Price: Rs17,900 (earlier Rs24,999; first generation)
While the release of new apple watches, it is only logical to expects discounts on its predecessor. This deal is available on the variant with 38mm diameter, which looks as big as a regular watch. It runs on Apple’s Watch OS 3 and works with Apple Music, Messages, Mail and Evernote. Like most smart watches it can keep track of the number of steps walked, stairs claimed as well as heart rates. It works with all iPhones released after iPhone 5 (via Bluetooth) and lasts one day at most on a single charge.
Fitbit Charge 2 fitness band
Price: Rs11,999 (earlier Rs14,999)
It’s is rare to come across discounts on a product that was recently launched. Interestingly Fitbit’s new smartwatch Charge 2 is selling at price, you can’t ignore. The Charge 2 comes with a bigger display and comes with a heart rate monitor. Besides counting the steps walked, calories burned and keeping tab on your heart beats it can monitor your sleep. Its battery lasts up to 5 days with the heart monitor on, which is impressive. What makes it tad better than other is its satellite app which records all your progress and displays it on a bigger screen of an Android phone or an iPhone.