The stiff competition between smartphone manufacturers and e-commerce website means that not only the price of devices continue to go down, but customers can also further benefit from various launch offers and deals that result in even more cost savings. If you are looking to upgrade your smartphone this festive season, you might want to consider the recently launched Honor 8X, Asus Zenfone Max M1 (Initial Impressions), or Zenfone Lite L1 (Initial Impressions), all of which are pretty compelling offerings in their right.
What’s Up For Grabs?
First, we have the Honor 8X, which is available exclusively through Amazon. The Kirin 710-powered mid-range phone will be available on the website from October 24. The variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory will be pitched at INR 14,999 and you will also get 1TB 4G data benefits from Airtel.
If you are looking for budget phones, Flipkart has great launch deals for the recently introduced Asus ZenFone Max M1 and Zenfone Lite L1. Users of Reliance Jio can enjoy cashback benefits worth INR 2,200 as well as 500GB additional data. Moreover, Flipkart is also offering no-cost EMI for up to 6 months on both the phones. The phones are Flipkart exclusives in India and will be available during the Flipkart Festive Dhamaka Sale in November. You can ask to be notified on the website so that you don’t miss the sale. The ZenFone Max M1 costs INR 8,999, and the ZenFone Lite L1 is priced at INR 6,999, but the prices will be reduced by up to INR 1,500 during the launch sale.
Key Highlights Of the Honor 8X, Zenfone Max M1, and Zenfone Lite L1,
Although the Honor 8X costs a little more than the usual Honor offerings, the bump in specs makes up for it. The phone is equipped with the Huawei designed Kirin 710 SoC and comes with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal memory. It sports a 6.5-inch display with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels and the screen to body ratio is 84.4 percent. There is a dual-camera system on the back (20MP + 2MP) and the selfie camera has a resolution of 16MP. The phone also features the GPU Turbo technology that optimizes gaming performance.
The entry-level Zenfone Max M1 and Zenfone Lite L1, would be competing with Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, and Realme 2. Both the phones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC and sport a 5.45-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1440×720 pixels. Both the smartphones run Android 8.1 Oreo and have 13MP rear cameras. As for what’s different between the two phones, the Asus Zenfone Lite L1 has a 3,000mAh battery, comes with a 5W charger, has a 5MP front camera and a storage configuration of 2GB RAM+16 GB internal storage.
On the other hand, Asus ZenFone Max M1 has a 4,000mAh battery, a 10W charging adapter, an 8MP front camera, and a memory configuration of 3GB of RAM+32GB of internal storage. Another key difference is that the ZenFone Max M1 has a fingerprint scanner, but the ZenFone Lite L1 only offers the face unlock option. Basically, there are featured packed phones in the context of their price range and the introductory offer would make the deal even sweeter.
Check out the Honor 8X predecessor below and let us know what you think: