If you are planning to buy a smartphone for Diwali, now is the time to place an order. India’s biggest e-commerce portal Flipkart is offering festive season discounts on a variety of mobile phones from October 12 to 16. Amazon India is not too far behind with its killer deals on popular smartphones. The Bezos’ store will run offers from October 13 to 17. On top of slashed prices, Amazon is offering a 10 percent instant discount capped at Rs 3,500 on ICICI credit cards. Similarly, Flipkart sweetening the deals with 10 percent instant discount for SBI credit card users. With that out of the way let us get cracking with hand-picked deals from Flipkart and Amazon.
Deal Price: Rs 8,999 (Purchase Link)
If you have overspent on shopping during this festive season, you might want to settle for a budget smartphone. Thankfully, owing to some serious competition between Xiaomi and Realme, the latest budget devices are quite good. If you have decided not to cross the 10k mark, the Realme 5 is a great companion. It sports a 6.5-inch IPS (In-Display Switching) display with HD+ resolution. Compared to a regular LCD, IPS panel offers wide viewing angles and rich colors. The Realme 5 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 chipset, which is good enough to keep you at the top of daily tasks. This particular model comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage. On the photography front, you get a quad-camera setup. It comes in 12 MP +8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP configuration. For selfies, the phone offers a 13 MP front-facing shooter. The phone draws power from a 5,000 mAh battery, which lasts over a day and a half.
Deal Price: Rs 19,999 (Purchase Link)
Xiaomi never fails to amaze me with its premium quality at an affordable price. Now available under Rs 20,000, the Redmi K20 comes with a stunning glass sandwich design. On top of that, the device offers a full-screen display with no distracting notch or a punch-hole. The Redmi K20 features a pop-up mechanism to hold a selfie camera. Its 6.4-inch AMOLED screen has Full HD+ resolution. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 chip. This variant packs in a 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage. For the shutterbugs, it offers a 48 MP rear camera accompanied by a 13 MP wide sensor, and an 8 MP telephoto lens. Selfies are taken care of by a 20 MP front shooter. The 4G VoLTE handset comes with dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and A-GPS (network assisted). It draws power from a 4,000 mAh battery with 18 W fast charging support. Launched for Rs 21,999, the Redmi K20 is now available for Rs 19,999.
Deal Price: Rs 27,999 (Purchase Link)
The Asus 6Z is simply one of the boldest smartphones in terms of design. The phone’s unique swivel camera can switch between rear and selfie mode. Thanks to this arrangement, the handset has done away with the notch that usually holds a selfie camera. The phone features a 48 MP main camera with a 13 MP wide lens to keep it company. The Asus 6Z is powered by Qualcomm’s latest high-end Snapdragon 855 chip. It features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ IPS screen. The device houses a 5000 mAh battery with 18W Quick Charge 4+ support. The 4G VoLTE handset comes with dual SI support. Other connectivity features include dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. On the software front, the handset offers Android 9 Pie with ZenUI 6 on top. The Taiwanese brand had introduced the 6Z for Rs 31,999. During the next couple of days, it will be available for Rs 27,999.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Deal Price: 42,999 (Purchase Link)
The Galaxy Note 9 isn’t the latest and greatest from the Korean giant. However, after the price drop of almost Rs 25,000, it gives you the bragging rights of owning a Galaxy Note without spending a bomb. And trust me, Samsung’s flagship from the last year still holds up very well against the competition. It features a 6.4-inch AMOLED display curved on both sides. The screen offers vibrant colors and inky blacks. Moreover, with its Quad HD+ resolution, Note 9’s display is incredibly sharp. At the heart of the device, is Samsung’s in-house Exynos 9810 octa-core chipset. The base model has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB internal storage. In terms of optics, you get a 12 MP dual camera setup with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). for selfie aficionados, the handset offers an 8 MP front-facing snapper. This 4G VoLTE handset covers all the essential connectivity features such as dual-band Wi-FI, Bluetooth 5.0, ANT+, NFC, and A-GPS (network assisted), and a 4,000 mAh battery. The phone comes with a smarter than ever S Pen stylus. Connected over Bluetooth, the S Pen can be used as a remote camera shutter, media playback remote, or controlling a slide during the presentation.