Best year-end gadget deals on Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal
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Google’s decision to not continue with the Great Online Shopping Festival this year hasn’t deterred online stores from announcing their own online shopping sales and offering big discounts. Flipkart’s Big Shopping days sale, Snapdeal’s Unbox 2017 sale, and Amazon.in are offering some attractive deals on smartphones, TVs, laptops, video games and air purifiers. Here are a few deals that are worth it.
Google Pixel XL
Rs67,000 (exchange up to Rs25,000)
Google’s flagship smartphone Pixel XL is a solid big-screen smartphone for users looking for a powerful Android smartphone with clean Android interface. Successor to the Nexus devices, the phone will receive all future Android updates before any other device. It also offers access to Google’s new artificial intelligence-powered Google Assistant and unlimited storage on Google Photos. The phone’s 5.5-inch display has a resolution of 2,560x1,440p, while the phone itself runs on Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 821 quad core processor with 4GB RAM. The list of phones that can be encaged with it include all the Apple iPhones after iPhone 4 and all the popular Android smartphones.
Apple iPhone 7
Rs55,454 (earlier Rs60,000) additional exchange offer up to Rs25,000
Apple iPhone 7 is a compact smartphone with a solid aluminium exterior. It weighs just 139g and is available in matte black, jet-black, gold and rose gold colour variants. It comes with a 4.7-inch Retina display which has a resolution of 1,334x750 and it also supports 3D touch. It runs on Apple’s latest A10 Fusion chip with M10 motion co-processor. The 1,960mAh battery and 32GB storage is enough for casual users. The phone also offers an improved 12-megapixel snapper.
Dell Inspiron 15 3558 laptop
Rs40,800 (earlier Rs47,758)
Dell Inspiron 15 is a solid mid-segment laptop with Windows 10 preloaded on it. It has a big 15.6-inch display with resolution of 1,366x768p and a full-fledged keyboard with big keys. Powered by Intel 2.7GHz Core i5 processor, the notebook offers 4GB RAM (upgradeable to 8GB) and NVIDIA GeForce 920M 2GB graphics card and 1TB of HDD. At 2.1kg, it is a tad lighter than what an average bug screen laptop weighs.
Kindle Paperwhite e-reader
Rs8,999 (earlier Rs10,999)
Paperwhite is ideal for casual readers not planning on spending a lot on an eBook reader. The 6-inch e-ink touchscreen is non-reflective and puts less strain on eyes compared to LCD and LED display of smartphones. It is also front lit which means the screen will be visible even in dark. Paperwhite’s compact, light form factor and the matte finish on the back makes handling it with one hand easy. One can download ebooks over WiFi. It lasts a whole week on a single charge.
Honeywell AirTouch-S air purifier
Rs33,500 (earlier Rs39,990)
Honeywell’s AirTouch-S air purifier is ideal for homes with big rooms. It’s good looking and quite compact. Its HiSiv filter has a unique honeycomb design which provides multiple layers of filtration. It is also one of the few air purifiers in this price point that uses HEPA Grade11 filter which claims 99% protection against PM2.5 gases. It supports WiFi and can be controlled with Android and iOS devices through the Honeywell HPlus app.
Sony Bravia KLV-40W562D TV
Rs49,599 (earlier Rs55,900)
Sony Bravia KLV-40W562D comes with a 40-inch LED display with screen resolution of 1,920x1,080p which makes it ideal for bedroom or small rooms. It is also a smart TV so you can connect it to WiFi network at home and stream movies and TV shows for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or YouTube. It also has built-in FM radio and can be connected to smartphones for screen mirroring, and sharing photos and videos on the TV screen.
Mafia 3 game
Rs2,485 (earlier Rs3,499)
Released only a couple of months ago, a popular action adventure game MAFIA 3 is up for grabs at a reduced price. Developed by Hangar 13 and published by 2K Games, the third edition of the gangster saga is about a Vietnam veteran building his own gang to take on the Italian Mob. The game’s third-person perspective provides greater flexibility and makes it a bit easy for first-time users. The game has been praised for its stunning graphics, strong storyline and characters.