Earlier this week, Lenovo announced that Flipkart, Snapdeal, and Amazon India are not its authorised dealers. Ironically, all these are top e-retailers in India. Actually, what Lenovo has not revealed that these retailers, infact most of the e-retailers of India, offer deep discounts on products by reducing their profit margins which reduces the price of the product than what is being offered in the offline market.
But for a consumer a good bargain is everything (ofcourse apart from genuineness and quality of product).
Meanwhile, notwithstanding the brouhaha of device makers, Indian e-retailers are still offering good deals on smartphones. So like every week, this time also we stumbled upon five great deals on Android smartphones. Read on, perhaps you may get your desired smartphone here for dirt cheap.
Launch Price: Rs 18,990
Deal Price: Rs 13,662
Sony introduced the Xperia L in May this year. The device features a 4.3 inch TFT LCD display with 480 x 854 pixel resolution. Candy bar style Xperia L packs only 5.8 GB user available storage but thankfully there is a memory card slot. The Xperia L packs a dual core 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230 processor and Adreno 305 graphics chip.
The smartphone has GPS with A-GPS support and stereo FM radio with RDS. It has an 8 megapixel autofocus camera that can shoot HD videos. Xperia L has a VGA front facing camera and an LED flash besides the rear camera as well. The smartphone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update and packs a 1750 mAh battery.
You can now purchase the Xperia L for as low as Rs 13,662 from the Indiatimes Shopping website.
Launch Price: Rs 10,990
Deal Price: Rs 8643
Samsung had introduced Galaxy S Duos 2 as the successor to its popular dual SIM Galaxy S Duos smartphone. The Galaxy S Duos 2 is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz mobile processor and 768 MB RAM. This hardware provides the basic muscle to run the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update. This dual SIM smartphone accommodates one GSM SIM module supporting 3G network.
The Galaxy S Duos 2 features a 4-inch touchscreen display with 480×800 pixel resolution. It has a 5 megapixel autofocus camera and an LED Flash at the back while in its front rests a 0.3 megapixel camera for video calls. The smartphone offers only 4 GB on-board storage but there is a memory cards slot. Besides, the phone has WiFi, Bluetooth and A-GPS support. Weighing 118 grams, the Galaxy S Duos 2 packs 1500 mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 can be purchased for as low as Rs 8,643 after applying the discount code at the Shopclues website.
Launch Price: Rs 18,490
Deal Price: Rs 13,990
Karbonn introduced the Titanium X which is almost 10 mm thick. Titanium X features a 5 inch IPS LCD display with full HD (1080p) resolution. It has a quad core 1.5 GHz mobile processor with 1 GB RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The Titanium X comes packed with 16 GB on-board storage and a expandable storage slot that can hold up to 32 GB micro SD card.
Karbonn has promised to push Android 4.4 KitKat in February 2014 for this device. It happens to be one unique smartphone with flash for the front facing 5 megapixel camera. At the back, it sports a 13 megapixel camera to click good quality images and record HD quality videos. Karbonn has packed a single SIM slot to support 3G. The smartphone even supports Near Field Communication connectivity with passive tags. The Titanium X’s 2300 mAh battery ensures longer run times. Buy the Titanium X smartphone for Rs 15,021 after applying the discount code at the Amazon India website.
Launch Price: Rs 31,490
Deal Price: Rs 24,177
Samsung had launched the large screen phablet Galaxy Mega 6.3 last year which has a 6.3 inch LCD display with 720p (HD) resolution. Its dual core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5 GB RAM smoothly run the Android 4.x Jelly Bean operating system.
The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is available in 8 GB and 16 GB internal storage versions-both models offer memory card slots capable of holding up to a 32 GB micro SD card. At the rear, this smartphone has an 8 megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash and the capability to record full HD (1080p) videos. In its front there is a 1.9 megapixel camera for video calls. Samsung has packed a massive 3200 mAh battery in this smartphone to make it run longer. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 can now be purchased for Rs 24,177 from eBay India website.
Launch Price: Rs 28,999
Deal Price: Rs 22,600
Lenovo K900 has a large 5.5-inch IPS LCD display which has Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection and 1080p resolution. The K900 is powered by a dual-core 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 mobile processor which is paired with 2 GB RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. This smartphone raises brows mostly on the hardware configuration and full HD display. Apart from that, there is a 13 megapixel autofocus camera, dual-LED flash and a front facing 2 megapixel camera.
The Lenovo K900 has dual-band WiFi, USB on-the-go, Bluetooth 3.0, Stereo FM Radio and GPS with A-GPS support. The only concern one might have would be the non-removable 2500 mAh battery that, as per Lenovo, offers about 12 hours of talk time on 3G network. It comes in Black and Grey colours.
You can now buy the Lenovo K900 32 GB model for Rs 22,600 from the Indiatimes Shopping website. However, we urge you to read through our story about Lenovo’s notice.