Amazon Great Indian Festival sale: Gadget deals you should watch out for
E-commerce giant Amazon is taking on its Indian counterpart Flipkart with another round of sales. It is called the Great Indian Festival and is going to be a four day affair (21- 24 September), but starts a day after Flipkart begins its Big Billion Days sale. However, for Prime members, the deals will be available in advance from today, 20 September. Prime membership costs Rs 499 every year and includes free access to one-day shipping and Amazon Prime videos.
To make the deals more appealing, Amazon is offering up to 10% cashback on payment made with Amazon Pay balance and 10% cashback on use of HDFC credit and debit cards. However, it is applicable only on purchases of over Rs 5,000.
There is another offer called Buy Now, Pay Next Year. It gives buyers with HDFC credit cards a three-month EMI holiday, which means the EMI will be charged only after three months.
Here are some of the upcoming deals on gadgets on Amazon’s ongoing sale.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (32GB)
Rs 12,999 (earlier Rs 14,999)
Xiaomi has come up with a 32GB+3GB RAM variant of the Mi Max 2 and it will be available during the Great Indian Shopping festival at a discounted price. The Mi max 2 is a big screen smartphone with a 6.4-inch (1,920x1,080p) display, runs on a very capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor and packs in a 5,300mAH battery.
Rs 24,999 (earlier Rs 29,999)
If you think the OnePlus 5 a bit overpriced, you can go for the One Plus 3T. It is available at a discount of 17% and is still one of the best sub-Rs 30,000 smartphones around. It runs Android 7.1 with a near plain version of Android, is driven by a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 6GB RAM and has a 5.5-inch (1,920x1,080p) display.
Fitbit Charge 2
Rs 10,999 (earlier Rs 14,999)
Fitbit Charge 2 which can count your steps, track heart rate, assess sleep quality, and measure calories burnt is available at a 25% discount. For a fitness band, the 0.84-inch OLED screen looks big. You can get a detailed report on your activities as recorded by the smartband on the Fitbit app on a smartphone. Battery backup is impressive. You can get up to five days of backup on a single charge with the heart rate monitor active all the time.
TCL 65-inch 4K TV
Rs 94,990 (Free 32-inch TV)
TCL is going to offer a free 32-inch TV worth Rs 13,490 with a 65-inch Smart TV. The bigger one packs a 4K resolution (3,840x2,160p), supports HDR Pro and runs Android OS. This means you get the benefits of smart TV and Android OS on it. You can download apps and games from the Play store on the TV. The smaller 32-inch TV offers resolution of 1,366x768p.
JioFi M2S hotspot dongle
Rs 999 (earlier Rs 2,329)
Reliance Jio’s hotspot dongle allows users to connect up to 32 WiFi enabled devices such as smartphones, laptops, smart TVs and tablets simultaneously. It can deliver a download speed of up to 150Mbps and upload speed of 50Mbps. The 2,300mAh built-in battery ensures backup of up to 6 hours of non-stop use.
Amazon Fire TV
Rs 2,999 for Prime users (earlier Rs 3,999)
Amazon’s Fire TV is available at direct discount of Rs 500. For Prime subscribers, there is an additional discount of Rs 499. You can use it to convert any ordinary TV with HDMI support into a smart TV and stream content from Amazon Prime Video, YouTube or Netflix. It is a plug and play device, and unlike Google Chromecast, doesn’t need a smartphone to work.
Kindle Paperwhite WiFi
Rs 7,999 (earlier Rs 10,999)
If you have been thinking about buying an ebook reader, now is the time for it. Amazon is offering a discount of up to 27% on the WiFi only variant of Kindle Paperwhite. It is a better bet than the all-new Kindle reader (Rs 4,799 after discount) as it offers a 6-inch front lit display, which stays lit even in dark. The non-reflective e-ink display ensures it can be used in bright light with ease.