With mid year approaching, many new smartphones as well as tablets are expected to hit the market. In that anticipation, several don’t want to wait for the best one to arrive. Instead, it is advisable to enjoy the current set of best devices.
Tablets show little or more fluctuation in price compared to the smartphones. However, here are some of the best deals on the popular devices that one always dreams of possessing.
Launch price: Rs 39,900
Deal price: Rs 31,149
Samsung’s Galaxy Note II is the second-generation phablet (Phone-tablet hybrid) device launched last year. It has a gorgeous 5.5-inch Super amoled display, this phablet supports 1280×720 pixel resolution natively. Samsung has packed a quad-core 1.6 GHz Exynos 4412 quad mobile chipset on it with 2 GB RAM. With powerful Mali-400MP graphics chip, this smartphone has recently got the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. The large screen estate can be used to enjoy fast mobile web with dual-band Wi-Fi network or 3G networks. This phablet has 8 megapixel camera at the back to record full 1080p HD quality videos and there is a 1.9 megapixel camera in the front for video chat. The Note II supports variety of the audio and video formats. The beastly part of this device is the 3100 mAh battery that keeps it going even when you use the GPS chip with A-GPS and GLONASS.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Note II for Rs 39,900 last year. Now this phablet can be purchased for Rs 31, 149 if the credit card from one of these five banks are used – ICICI, Kotak, Standard Chartered and HSBC. The deal is listed at Zoomin website and also includes at 32 GB microSD card along with a scratch guard. If you wish to know how exactly does this device perform in real world usage, check out our review of the Galaxy Note II.
Launch price: Rs 18,999
Deal price: Rs 17, 859
Discount code: ISLCCME
Asus and Google had recently introduced the Android Nexus experience delivering tablet in affordable price range. The Asus Google Nexus 7 tablet is offered in 16 GB and 32 GB storage options in WiFi Only for India. The Google Nexus 7 tablet features a nice 7-inch display with 1280×800 pixel resolution natively. Display has been built using Corning Gorilla Glass technology to provide it strength and resistance from normal wear and tear.
Under the hood, the tablet packs a quad-core 1.2 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 mobile processor with 1 GB RAM. This tablet was announced for Rs 18, 999 for the 32 GB WiFi only edition but you can purchase it for Rs 17,859 from Indiatimes Shopping website after applying the discount coupon code.
Launch price: Rs 27,900
Deal price: Rs 25,963
Discount Code: ISLCCME
Apple had introduced the iPad mini last year for India and allowed several enthusiast to carry it around without any hassle. The Apple iPad mini runs iOS 6.0 and is upgradable to the latest update. Apple has provided a 7.9-inch IPS LCD LED-backlit display with 1024×768 pixel resolution on the iPad mini. This display has oleophobic coating that basically saves the tablet from turning into a fingerprint magnet. Apple has used a 5 megapixel iSight camera for clicking photos and full 1080p HD videos. There is also a front facing camera for FaceTime video calls. Apple has integrated dual-band Wi-Fi network support for faster downloads and mobile internet experience.
Powered by a dual-core Apple A5 mobile processor, this tablet has 512 MB RAM and packs a battery that can last for about 10 hours. Apple had introduced iPad mini 32 GB WiFi model for Rs 27,900 and the same can be purchased for Rs 25, 963 from Indiatimes Shopping website after applying the discount coupon code.
Launch Price: Rs 12, 999
Deal Price: Rs 8,499
Spice entered the Android tablet segment with the Stellar Pad Mi-1010 tablet. The Stellar Pad Mi-1010 tablet features a 10.1-inch touchscreen display with 1280×800 pixel resolution and supports multi-touch. Spice has used a dual-core 1.5 GHz mobile processor paired with quad-core graphics chip and 1 GB DDR3 RAM. This tablet also offers a USB port capable of supporting a 3G network dongle.
Apart from that, Spice has packed a HDMI port, USB port and memory card slot. This tablet has 7,600 mAh battery that provides about 6 hours of video playback. Know more about this tablet from our detailed review. Launched for Rs 12,999, Stellar Pad Mi-1010 can be purchased for Rs 8,499 and get a free leather cover worth Rs 20,00 for free from Saholic website.
Launch price: Rs 38, 199
Deal price: Rs 29, 995
Discount Code: GC85YNYSFP5H
Nokia Lumia 920 with Windows Phone 8 was introduced earlier this year as one of the best low light imaging smartphones. The Lumia 920 features 4.5 inch HD IPS panel display with Nokia ClearBlack display and PureMotion HD+ technologies incorporated. These two technologies make the display attractive for the reflection of the light is cancelled and the colours are automatically adjusted. Constructed using the Corning Gorilla Glass 2 technology, the display can bear normal wear and tear. Nokia has used a 8.7 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual-LED flash. This camera is capable of shooting great images even in low light conditions.
This Windows Phone 8 phone also performs very fast thanks to a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 mobile processor with Adreno 225 graphics chip and 1 GB RAM. It offers 32 GB on-board storage, but no micro SD card slot. And there is a 2000 mAh battery that promises about 10 hours of continuous talktime over 3G. Do take a look at our review of the Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone. Nokia had introduced this smartphone for Rs 38,199 but now you can purchase for as low as Rs 29,995 from HomeShop18 website after applying the discount coupon code.