Flipkart Big Billion Days sale: Best gadget deals for you
With a long festival season ahead, e-commerce stores are planning to cash on it with another round of sales. Leading Indian online store Flipkart is back with another edition of the Big Billion Days sale starting 20 September. The four-day festival offers up to 70% discounts, instant cash back of up to 10% on use of SBI debit/credit cards and up to 5% on use of Axis Bank credit cards. Flipkart is also offering 10% cashback on payments made through their PhonePe wallet. Then there are exchange offers on smartphones. Here are some of best gadget deals that you can splurge on.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus 128GB
Rs65,900 (earlier Rs74,900)
Launched only a few months ago, the 128GB variant of Samsung Galaxy S8+ is available at a discount of 11%. It has a 6.2-inch AMOLED screen with resolution of 2,560x1,440p, pixel density of 529ppi and an immersive aspect ratio of 18:9. Despite the big screen, glass back and metal frame, the phone weighs just 173g. The phone’s key highlight is the absence of side-by-side facing bezels. This gives the phone a narrow (73.4mm) look and makes it easily manageable with one hand.
Moto G5 Plus 32GB
Rs14,999 (earlier Rs16,999)
A Flipkart exclusive, the Moto G5 Plus is available at a discount of 11%. You can save up to Rs14,000 more on exchange. But to get that much discount you will have to give away a high-end smartphone such as Apple iPhone 6s Plus or Samsung Galaxy S8. It has a 5.2-inch screen, with resolution of 1,920x1,080p, runs Android 7.1 and is expected to receive Android 8.1 update. Powering the device is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor paired with 4GB RAM.
Rs14,999 (earlier Rs39,999)
Huawei’s P9’s claim to fame was the dual 12-megapixel cameras and the Leica branding. The German camera company had helped with the camera algorithm. Its other highlights include the premium metal design, light form-factor (144g). It runs on Huawei’s powerful Kirin 955 octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and has a 5.2-inch screen with resolution of 1,920x1,080p. The deal starts on the second day of the sale.
Rs8,999 (earlier Rs13,999)
The ongoing deal on Srt.Phone makes it the only sub-Rs10,000 smartphone that runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor or has 4GB RAM. It offers 32GB internal storage and accepts microSD cards. The phone’s 5.5-inch screen packs a resolution of 1,920x1,080p. It runs Android 7.0 with stock Android UI and is likely to get the Android 8.1 update soon. The deal will be available from the second day of the sale.
Acer Predator Helios 300 laptop
Rs49,990 (earlier Rs99,990)
Acer is offering a big discount on the Predator Helios 300 gaming notebook. It is a powerful machine and runs on Intel’s 7th gen Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD. At this price, it is the only notebook that is powered by Nvidia GTX 1050 (4GB) graphics card. It runs Windows 10, provides 1TB of HDD storage and has a 15.6-inch display with resolution of 1,920x1,080p. The deal will be available from the second day of the sale.
Samsung Series 5 (55M5570) 55-inch TV
Rs92,999 (earlier Rs1,29,500)
Samsung’s new Series 5 LED TV is available at a direct discount of 28%. It is a big-screen TV and offers a 55-inch display with resolution of 1,920x1,080p and refresh rate of 120Hz. With capabilities of Smart TV built into it, one can stream content directly from Amazon Prime and Netflix. You can also connect it to your smartphone wirelessly and stream content without Google Chromecast. It comes with two 20watt speakers, supports Dolby digital plus and DTS codec. Average power consumption is 128W.
Sony PlayStation 4 Slim
Rs28,000 (earlier Rs32,990)
This is a slim variant of the Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) and consumes less power, but runs on the same AMD Jaguar octa-core processor and AMD Radeon Graphics which drives the original PS4. Sony is bundling a wireless controller with the device. The PS4 Slim also be used as an entertainment device to stream content form Netflix or YouTube on your non-Smart TV.
Rs10,990 (earlier Rs19,990)
Fitbit’s fitness-oriented smartwatch is still a viable option for fitness enthusiasts. It has a 1.66-inch display and is bigger than many fitness bands. It supports touch and automatically switches on when you raise the wrist. When connected to a smartphone, users can read text messages, get notifications for incoming calls and control music playback. It can track sleep, heart rate and physical activities such as running, cycling and treadmill runs. Its battery lasts about five days on one charge.
Xiaomi Mi Band HRX edition
Rs1,299 (earlier Rs1,799)
The recently launched HRX edition of Xiaomi Mi Band 2 comes with 0.42-inch screen which shows time, steps walked, calories burned, and even your heart beat. It uses interchangeable bands which can withstand rain, water splashes or sweat. To get a holistic view of all you fitness activities recorded by watch you need to pair it with a smartphone and install the Mi Fit app. When connected to a smartphone, users can also see, call and text notification on the screen.
Apple Watch Series 2 (42mm)
Rs29,900 (earlier Rs33,500)
There is a direct discount of 10% on the second-generation Apple Watch with 42mm dial. The aluminium case packs in an OLED display which is big enough for reading email, checking notifications and even playing games. The smartwatch comes with built-in GPS, can record heart rate, calories burned and steps walked and shows them right on the screen. It is water resistant up to a depth of 50 metres.