More shopping deals for gadget lovers

This year’s shopping festival by major online sellers looks a lot more exciting than discounts offered last year


As always, there seem to be a few cases where the discount looks artificially inflated—by calculating on the original price and not the current market price.
As always, there seem to be a few cases where the discount looks artificially inflated—by calculating on the original price and not the current market price.

The ongoing shopping festivals on Amazon.in, Flikpkart.com and Snapdeal.com are offering some exciting discounts this year. Though, as always, there seem to be a few cases where the discount looks artificially inflated—by calculating on the original price and not the current market price. And that makes it harder to pick out the genuine deals. If you haven’t shopped enough on Monday itself, here are some more smartphone, TV and fitness band deals to splurge on.

Apple iPhone SE

Rs31,703 (earlier Rs39,000)

Amazon.in

Apple’s genuinely small screen wonder, the iPhone SE, is ideal for users who find a 5-inch display too big. On the outside, it looks just like the old iPhone 5s, except for the rose gold colour variant, which is available only in the iPhone SE. The phone’s interiors have been beefed up, though. It runs on the same 64-bit A9 processor that powers the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and is powerful enough to handle all tasks with ease. It can be updated to the latest iOS 10 right away. Its only limitation is that it comes with 16GB of internal storage.

Moto X Style (White)

Rs16,999 (earlier Rs26,999)

Flipkart.com

The Moto X Style is selling at almost the price of a budget smartphone. It is the only other phone after the LeEco LeMax 2 which offers a quad HD (2,560x1,440) resolution on its 5.7-inch AMOLED display. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor with 3GB of RAM. It has 32GB of storage. It runs Android Marshmallow with plain Android UI. Despite the screen size, it doesn’t feel unmanageable due to the curved back design and the coarse finish on the back. It is also splash resistant, which is a bonus.

Nextbit Robin

Rs14,999 (earlier Rs19,999)

Flipkart.com

Nextbit Robin is the first cloud-centric smartphone that strives to offer a seamless integration between the phone’s internal storage and cloud storage by automatically migrating files of apps which have not been used for a long time. It comes in unique midnight grey and mint colour options.

The sharp corners and the flat back design give it a slab-like appearance yet it doesn’t feel ungainly due to the matte finish and all-plastic exterior that helps keep the weight (150g) in check. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor which has been paired with 3GB RAM and runs Android 6.0. The 5.2-inh display has a resolution of 1,920x1,080p. Unfortunately, the deal doesn’t seem to include the red colour option.

LG 32LH576D Smart LED TV

Rs21,990 (earlier Rs29,990)

Flipkart.com

LG’s new smart TV is perfect for users looking for a second small screen TV for their bedroom for streaming movies, TV series or videos from Netflix and YouTube. It comes with a 32-inch IPS LED panel with a screen resolution of 1,366x768p. It supports motion sensor, Wi-Fi Direct and comes with 2 HDMI ports and 1 USB port. It also has an app store from where you can download apps for the TV. It uses LG’s Triple X HD engine and has a refresh rate of 60Hz. It is equipped with Dolby Digital Decoder and has a pair of 20 watt speakers.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Rs73,990 (earlier Rs89,990)

Amazon.in and Flipkart.com

Microsoft’s Surface Pro is a big-screen tablet that can be used as a full-time productivity device. It comes with a built-in kickstand that can be used to prop it for watching movies, or typing on a document with a keyboard attached to it. It is 8.4mm thick and weighs just 786g, which is impressive for a tablet with a 12.3-inch display. The display packs in a resolution of 2,736x1,824p. Powered by Intel’s Core i5 processor with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD, the tablet boots up fast and delivers a smooth performance consistently. It runs Windows 10 and has a battery backup equivalent of a dependable convertible.

Fitbit Charge HR

Price: Rs8,994 (earlier Rs14,999)

Amazon.in, Flipkart.com and Snapdeal.com

With the Fitbit Charge 2 available in India, a discount on the previous versions was expected. The Fitbit Charge HR comes with a tiny OLED screen where it displays the user’s heart rate, incoming call notifications, steps walked, stairs climbed as well as calories burned. It uses Fitbit’s Pure Pulse heart rate monitor technology to measure the heart beat based on the reading from the user’s pulse. It can also track and sync your sleeping pattern and acts as a silent alarm clock. It can automatically sync all your data with a laptop using the USB dongle and with an iPhone and Android smartphone over Bluetooth, allowing users to access all their activities on a single page. It lasts up to five days on a single charge.

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