Online gadget sales: LeEco LeMax2 among deals to splurge on
It’s time to dust off that credit card, fish out the transaction verification codes and buy the gadgets you had been eyeing for a long time
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It is that time of the year again, when several major festival celebrations start across India. Online sellers try to cash on the last-minute rush by offering heavy discounts and deals across product categories as part of a huge shopping festival. There are different names though, such as Big Billion Day Sale on Flipkart, Great Indian Sale on Amazon and Unbox Diwali Sale on Snapdeal, but the ultimate motive remains the same. This is also the time when a lot of companies offer official discounts on their products as well. Here are some of the best deals that are available at present, if you hurry.
LeEco LeMax 2
Rs17,999 (earlier Rs 22,999)
If you are interested in a big-screen phone within Rs20,000, you will like the LeMax 2 for its mammoth 5.5-inch display. It has a screen resolution of 2,560x1,440, making it the only phone in this price point to offer it. Posted by Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 820 processor with 3GB RAM, the phone is ideal for gaming enthusiasts. It offers 32GB storage but doesn’t support micro SD cards. It has a 3,100mAh battery. It runs Android 6.0 with LeEco’s custom UI and offers freebies from YuppTV and Eros Now worth Rs4,900.
Rs28,369; 64GB, Grey colour option (earlier Rs38,999)
Once known as a phone that offers the clean Android interface and for the performance advantages that come with it, the Nexus 6P (made by Huawei) is by far one of the best smartphones you can buy right now. This, even though the successors are going to be unveiled by Google over the next couple of days. And at this huge discount, what you get is smooth performance, a big screen which is very comfortable to use, a consistently good camera and the promise of the latest updates for the Android OS.
Rs19,000 (earlier Rs22,999)
For users looking for a sub Rs 20,000 phone with a small screen (5-inch) and the look and feel of a flagship, the Mi5 can be a good deal. The curved back design and the light form factor (130g) makes it really handy. Driven by 1.8GHz Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor with 3GB of RAM, the phone can handle most heavy tasks with ease. It comes in a single 32GB variant with no microSD slot. Despite the sleek profile, it is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. The 13-megapixel camera is good for daylight photography. It runs Xiaomi’s MiUi over Android 6.0 which feels a bit overwhelming but offers interesting features too.
Microsoft Xbox One
Rs29,973 (earlier Rs45,990)
Amazon.in and Flipkart.com
Gaming consoles can be expensive. However, the ongoing deal on Xbox One has brought down the price considerably. This bundle also includes Xbox’s Kinect sensor, which allows users to participate in multiplayer games using hand gesture. This bundle offers 500GB storage for downloading games and storing movies. The bundle also includes a wires controller and an HDMI cable. Besides being a powerful gaming machine, it also serves as a multimedia device and can be used for entertainment, watching movies, streaming content from Netflix and YouTube and for chatting with friends and family on Skype.
Dell Inspiron 11 3168
Rs31,995 (earlier Rs36,550)
Dell’s new Inspiron 11 3168 is a stylish laptop convertible that can double up as a tablet. Inspired by Lenovo’s 360-degree flip design, the Inspiron 11 allows the lid to be rotated backwards until it touches the keyboard base. One can also use it as a stand to hold the display up while watching movies. It is driven by Intel’s 2.5GHz Pentium N3710 processor paired with 4GB RAM and offers 500GB of storage. It runs Windows 10 and comes pre-loaded with MS Office 2016 Home edition, which costs Rs5,999. The 11.6-inch display, which packs in a resolution of 1,366x768p, is big enough for basic tasks and watching movies. It comes in multiple eye-popping colours and weighs just 1.3kg.
JBL Flip 2
Rs3,999 (earlier Rs7,990)
Flipkart.com and Amazon.in
Flip 2 is a solid option for music buffs looking for an affordable portable speaker that works wirelessly. It works with all Bluetooth 4.0-ready Android smartphones and iPhones. Powered by a 2,000mAh Li-ion battery, the speaker claims up to 5 hours of battery backup on non-stop use. It is equipped by two 40mm drivers and has a built-in microphone which allows it to be used for group calls and meetings. Features such as sound clear echo and noise cancellation can minimise distortion and background noise during calls or music playback.