The Flipkart Big Billion Days and Amazon Great Indian Festival sales are underway, and into their second day today. These sales on the two platforms are among the many periodic discount days by the two e-commerce platforms, and are a good time to make purchases you’ve been eyeing for some time. If you’re in the market for a budget smartphone, now’s a particularly good time to buy.
We’ve listed some of the best deals for smartphones at under Rs 20,000 on both platforms. Buyers on a budget will be able to pick up any of these devices at discounted prices and with offers, while the sales are on. The Amazon sale goes on till October 15, while the Flipkart sale runs till October 14.
Apple iPhone 6 at Rs 17,999
The Apple iPhone series is an aspirational product; you’re making a big statement when you show up with an iPhone. For people looking to buy a smartphone at under Rs 20,000, here’s the perfect chance to get onto the Apple ecosystem. Although the Apple iPhone 6 was released four years ago, it still holds up as a capable device even today. The device is available on Amazon India for Rs 17,999, which includes Rs 1,000 as cash back in the form of Amazon Pay balance. There are also discounts on purchases with SBI cards, as well as no-cost EMI schemes from various banks and cards.
Xiaomi Mi A2 at Rs 14,999
Ordinarily selling at Rs 16,999, the Xiaomi Mi A2 sees a price drop to Rs 14,999 during the Amazon Great Indian Festival. The Android One smartphone is the second such device from Xiaomi, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. You get stock Android software, and a promise of timely firmware and security updates with this device.
Honor Play at Rs 18,999
The Honor Play was launched at Rs 19,999 for the 4GB RAM / 64GB storage variant, which was already a strong price point for a phone running a flagship chipset and specifications. The device sees a further discount during the Amazon Great Indian Festival, with the 4GB RAM variant selling at Rs 18,999 (a discount of Rs 1,000). The phone is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, and is a gaming-centric device on a budget.
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Vivo V9 Pro at Rs 17,990
The recently launched Vivo V9 Pro is on sale on Amazon India at its introductory price of Rs 17,990, down from its regular price of Rs 19,990. The phone is a 6GB RAM variant of the Vivo V9, which went on sale earlier this year, and a good option for people looking for a powerful mid-range device, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC under the hood.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro at Rs 12,999
The popular mid-range smartphone from Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 5 Pro launched at Rs 14,999 onwards earlier this year. The Flipkart Big Billion Days sale sees its price drop to Rs 12,999 for the 4GB RAM / 64GB storage variant, while the 6GB RAM variant also sees a Rs 2,000 price drop to Rs 14,999. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, and runs on MIUI.
Samsung Galaxy On8 at Rs 14,990
This mid-range smartphone from Samsung sees a big price drop, and is now available at its lowest price ever according to Flipkart. The phone can be bought on Flipkart for Rs 14,990, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. You also get a dual-camera setup at the rear on this device.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (6GB) at Rs 12,999
The top-end variant of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has been popular, particularly considering its price of Rs 14,999. Given that Xiaomi has dropped its price on its competing Redmi Note 5 Pro, Asus has also dropped the price on the 6GB variant of the Zenfone Max Pro M1 to Rs 12,999, a discount of Rs 2,000. The other variants of the Zenfone Max Pro M1 also see price drops, but the real value comes in this particular variant.
Nokia 6.1 Plus at Rs 14,999
Launched at Rs 15,999, the Nokia 6.1 Plus sees a price drop of Rs 1,000 and is on sale on Flipkart now for Rs 14,999. The phone runs on Android One, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC. Interestingly, the device is now receiving Android 9 Pie through a beta program as well.
Motorola One Power at Rs 15,999
The newest device on this list, the Motorola One Power was launched only a few days ago. The phone is one of the highlights of the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale, and goes on sale at Rs 15,999. The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, and is Motorola’s first Android One device.