Why iPhone 12 at Rs 39,999 is a Better Purchase than Mid-Premium Android Phones During Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale

The two-year-old iPhone 12 will be available for under Rs 40,000 with offers.


Amazon Great India Festival will start this week. The sale will start on September 23 for everyone, while Prime subscribers will get one day of early access to the sale. Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen multiple smartphone brands revealing pricing for some of their best-selling and popular phones. In this week’s sale, buyers can get massive discounts on Xiaomi 12 Pro, iQOO 9 series, OnePlus 10T, Galaxy S22, and more.

With just a few days left to the sale, Amazon has now revealed the sale price of the Apple iPhone 12. The iPhone 12 will be available for under Rs 40,000 during the sale. The iPhone 12 is a two-year-old phone and since the iPhone 14 was launched earlier this month, the last-gen iPhone 13 and the two-year-old, iPhone 12 will be available with massive discounts during the sale.

Amazon Great Indian Festival: iPhone 12 Deal

The iPhone 12 base variant with 64GB storage, which is usually sold for Rs 52,900 will be available for Rs 39,900 during the Great Indian Festival sale from September 23 onwards. This is a massive Rs 13,000 discount on the iPhone 12.

At this price, the iPhone 12 is a sweet deal for those who are looking for an iPhone under Rs 40,000 and are ok with the two-year-old model. Here is how you can get it for Rs 39,999 during the sale.

Offers Price
iPhone 12 Regular price Rs 52,900
iPhone 12 Amazon sale price Rs 42,999
SBI Card Discount (EMI) Rs 1,500
SBI card bonus discount (EMI) Rs 1,500
Effective price Rs 39,999

Rs 1,500 flat off (SBI card bonus discount) with the SBI card will be applicable for EMI orders worth Rs 30,000 or more. For non-EMI transactions, buyers can get Rs 1,250 off and the effective price will be Rs 41,749.

Why is This a Good Deal?

Here is what the iPhone 12 brings to the table. The iPhone 12 comes with a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display. Under the hood, the iPhone 12 sports an A14 Bionic chipset and it offers 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options. The iPhone 12 sports a 12MP rear camera with OIS and there is a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens and a 12MP front shooter. The iPhone 12 also supports FaceID.

The aforementioned specs are impressive if you consider previous iPhones and for the price of under Rs 40,000, this is the best iPhone you can get during the sale. The display is the same as the one on the 13 and 14, however, the processor is one generation old on the iPhone 12, but still a very capable one. The cameras are still good and can shoot some crisp shots. However, the two major concerns will be the limited storage (if you go for 64GB) and battery life is not so great compared to the new iPhones.

Although the iPhone 12 is 2 years old, Apple will offer software support for the device until 2027, which is five years from now. In addition, the iPhone 12 is 5G ready and will be compatible with all 5G bands in India once 5G goes live in Inida later next month.

Overall, the iPhone 12 for under Rs 40,000 is a great deal if you are looking for an Apple-made smartphone and it is also better off when you compare it with some of the mid-range Android phones.

In case you are wondering how the iPhone 12 stands against the new iPhone 14 and the last-gen iPhone 13, here is a quick specs comparison to give a better idea and decide if spending more on the iPhone 13 or 14 is worth it.

iPhone 12 vs iPhone 13 vs iPhone 14: Specs Comparision

Specs iPhone 12 iPhone 13 iPhone 14
Display 6.1-inch OLED 6.1-inch OLED 6.1-inch OLED
Resolution 2532×1170 2532×1170 2532 x 1170 px
Refresh Rate 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz
Processor A14 Bionic A15 Bionic A15 Bionic
Storage 64, 128, 256GB 128, 256, 512GB
128, 256, 512GB
Rear Camera 12MP+12MP 12MP+12MP 12MP+12MP
Front Camera 12MP 12MP 12MP
Battery 2,815mAh 3,227mAh 3,279mAh
20W wired, Qi and MagSafe wireless,
20W wired, Qi and MagSafe wireless,
Weight 162g 173g 172g
Price Rs 39,999 (with offers) Rs 49,999 (BBD price) Rs 79,900