Amazon Great Indian Sale vs Flipkart Republic Day Sale: Best Smartphone Deals, Discount Offers, More

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The Republic Day special sales are set to begin this Sunday, and Flipkart and Amazon have already put up various deals to attract buyers. While Flipkart’s Republic Day sale runs from January 20 to January 22, Amazon gives buyers one more day of fun with its Great Indian sale running from January 20 to January 23. This is a great time to buy mobile phones and other electronic devices at discounted pricing, as the new rules set in place by the government for all e-commerce trade will make such deep discounts impossible soon.

In this post, you can glance through the best deals on mobile phones at both Amazon and Flipkart, where a direct discount on the selling price is given, as opposed to other deals where indirect benefits of cashback or exchange bonuses are doled out. Keep in mind that the details of both of these sales are presently showing up only on the mobile apps of these platforms.

Amazon Great Indian Sale Discounts

The Amazon sale starts for Prime members one day in advance, at the noon hour of January 19, i.e. Saturday.

Honor Play: Deal Price — INR 13,999
MRP — INR 21,999

The Huawei Play is an excellent device that debuted in 2018 powered by the then-flagship chipset by Huawei called HiSilicon Kirin 970 AI. It has a 3750mAh battery and a GPU Turbo for superb gaming performance. You can avail No Cost EMIs and exchange offers on this device.

Redmi Y2: Deal Price — INR 7,999
MRP — INR 8,999

With a thousand bucks off, the budget bestseller Redmi Y2 has become even more affordable in this sale. The device gets a dual rear camera aided by artificial intelligence, and a mid-range Snapdragon 625 processor in the price range of entry-level phones with slower chipsets.

Redmi Note 5 Pro: Deal Price — INR 10,999
MRP — 12,999

Last year’s champion phone and ‘camera beast’ by Xiaomi is now even more appealing to buy, with a neat INR 2,000 discount to its already-reduced price. Not so long ago, you had to shell out INR 14,999 to buy this phone, and when it first came out, in February 2018, there were long waiting queues at stores across the country. The device offers Sony and Samsung sensors in its camera gear, with a 12MP+5MP rear dual camera and a solid 20MP selfie shooter.

Huawei P20 Lite: Deal Price — INR 12,999
MRP — 19,999

With INR 7,000 off, the Huawei P20 Lite makes for a great buy in this sale. The device is a cut down version of the flagship Huawei P20 Pro, but it still performs very well, especially in the camera department. The smartphone is powered by a mid-range Kirin 659 processor, and gets a 24MP front shooter with 3D portrait lighting effect and many other useful camera features.

Vivo V9 Pro: Deal Price — INR 15,990
MRP — INR 19,990

This is the 6GB RAM variant of the Vivo V9 Pro, and it is a mighty popular phone. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset, and has a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. You get a 16MP AI front camera, and a 13MP+2MP dual rear camera, with AI Face Beauty, AI HDR, and several other great camera features, such as 4K video recording and AR stickers.

New Launch
Huawei Y9 (2019): Deal Price — INR 15,990
MRP — INR 18,990

This is a brand new phone selling exclusively on Amazon from Sunday. The phone will sell at MRP from March 1, so this sale season is an excellent time to save INR 3,000 here. You get a 4000mAh battery, a 6.5-inch display, and GPU Turbo in this handset powered by Kirin 710. While the phone has a dual rear camera, it also offers a great 16MP+2MP dual front camera for selfie buffs.

Flipkart Republic Day Sale

The Flipkart sale also has a special start timing for its Flipkart Plus members, but you do not get as much extra time here. The sale begins at 8 pm on January 19 (Saturday) for Plus members, and Flipkart has tied up with SBI for a 10 percent instant discount on credit card payments.

Redmi Note 6 Pro: Deal Price — INR 12,999
MRP — 15,999

The Redmi Note 6 Pro, being a relatively new phone, is a steal at this deal price. The device is the successor to the popular Redmi Note 5 Pro, and it does a decent job at keeping up the momentum set by its predecessor. The device gets a 20MP+2MP dual front camera to improve over the excellent camera gear of the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Realme 2 Pro: Deal Price — INR 12,990
MRP — 14,990

The Realme 2 Pro is another popular device in the budget mid-range segment. You get 4GB of RAM with this device, a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, a 3500mAh battery, a 16MP front camera, and a 16MP+2MP dual rear camera.

Honor 9N: Deal Price — INR 8,499
MRP — 13,999

The Honor 9N ships with a 13MP+2MP dual rear camera and a 16MP front shooter. You get a notch screen on this budget device, and a mid-range Kirin 659 processor.

Samsung Galaxy On6: Deal Price — INR 9,990
MRP — 15,490

The Galaxy On6, with Samsung’s signature Infinity display, is up for a good deal on Flipkart in this sale. You can even avail No Cost EMIs on this smartphone. The device ships with 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM. It has a 5.6-inch HD+ display and a 13MP rear camera.

Asus Zenfone Max M2: Deal Price — INR 9,499
MRP — 12,999

This Asus phone is popular for its excellent value for money. The device ships with a dual rear camera and a solid 4000mAh battery, and the 6.26-inch tall display with a notch is quite a plus in the budget pricing, especially in this sale.

New Launch
Honor 10 Lite: Deal Price — 13,999
MRP — INR 16,999

The 4GB RAM variant of the new Honor 10 Lite will sell for INR 13,999 in this sale, while the 6GB RAM variant will be up for INR 17,999. In both models, you are saving a good INR 3,000 on the MRP. The device is powered by the 12nm Kirin 710 chipset, and it packs a solid 24MP front shooter.

POCO F1: Deal Price — INR 18,999
MRP — INR 21,999

The superb budget flagship phone is selling with a discount of INR 3,000 on two of its three memory variants. The standard 6GB RAM model with 64GB of storage will go for INR 18,999, the 6GB RAM model with 128GB storage for INR 21,999, and the 8GB RAM model with 128GB storage gets a whopping INR 5,000 discount. The price of the 8GB variant is INR 30,990, but you can grab it for just INR 25,990 in this Flipkart sale.

Samsung Galaxy A7: Deal Price — 18,990
MRP — 25,600

The most affordable triple rear camera phone in world markets becomes even more affordable to Indian buyers in this sale, with a massive discount of INR 6,610. The device ships with a 25MP+5MP+8MP rear camera, and a superb 24MP front camera. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a glass back, a 6-inch display, and a 2.2GHz Exynos processor.

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Coming from a background in journalism, Sharjeel (not Ahmed) is curious about consumer technology. He thinks Xiaomi is taking over the world, and he is excited about it. He has written feature stories and news reports for Telangana Today, Times of India, Metro India, and a couple of other publications. He tweets at @Sharjeel314, and writes short fiction when armtwisted by his wife.