Have you been saving up to buy a really good smartphone this festive season? This is the right time when you keep tab on the prices of the top smartphones, for several festive offers are slowly showing up.
This week, we got hold of some of the best offers available on smartphones out in the market. Of course, there can be better deals but only for a day. Two of the top LG devices came at a great discount and also promise brilliant performance. There might be some trade-offs but you can live with them.
Launch Price: Rs 42,500
Deal Price: Rs 28,792
Discount Code: DIWALIPROMO
LG had announced the new Optimus G Pro smartphone for Rs 42,500 in India. The Optimus G Pro’s 5.5 inch True HD IPS display panel sports full 1080p HD resolution. LG has packed a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 mobile processor, Adreno 320 graphics and 2 GB RAM in the phone for ultra-smooth performance. This smartphone runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system and has an Optimus user interface. LG has placed a 13 megapixel autofocus camera at the back of G Pro with LED flash.
There is a 2.1 megapixel front facing camera as well. The LG Optimus G Pro comes with 16 GB on-board storage and can accommodate a 64 GB micro SD card. LG has packed a slew of new features such as Smart Video to make the best of the phone. The Optimus G Pro features a 3140 mAh massive battery to power the device. Do check our thoughts on the LG Optimus G Pro here. This smartphone can be purchased for as low as Rs 28,792 after adding the discount code at the Indiatimes Shopping website.
Launch Price: Rs 10,499
Deal Price: Rs 7,640
Nokia had announced the Lumia 520 early this year for Rs 10, 499 and took a couple of months to make it available in India. Lumia 520 is the youngest member of the Windows Phone 8 based Lumia series from Nokia. It sports a 4 inch IPS LCD display and packs a dual core 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile processor with 512 MB RAM.
There is only 8 GB on-board storage, but one can always add up to a 64 GB micro SD card in the memory expansion slot. At the rear, Lumia 520 sports a 5 megapixel camera that clicks decent images with several camera settings on offer. Apart from that the smartphone features the Nokia Lumia Exclusive set of apps and services. Nokia has added a 1430 mAh battery to make it last long and the phone can now be purchased for as low as Rs 7,640 from the Amazon India website.
Launch Price: Rs 43,490
Deal Price: Rs 26,957
BlackBerry Z10 is considered a make or break device for BlackBerry (erstwhile RIM). The full touch phone features a 4.2 inch LCD touchscreen display with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution. Inside its 9 mm chassis rests a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 mobile processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB on-board storage. Of course, of that 16 GB some will be reserved for the system and updates. Thankfully, there is a hot swappable memory card slot to accommodate a higher density micro SD card. While the hardware doesn’t look overwhelming like the others in the list, the phone offers superb build quality and performs well too, thanks to a very nimble operating system called BlackBerry 10, which the company introduced with this phone. At the rear, BlackBerry has packed an 8 megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash. BlackBerry Z10 also features a 2 megapixel front camera with 3X digital zoom and 720p HD video recording.
The Z10 packs dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a Near Field Communication chip. There is also a micro HDMI out port and a micro USB port. BlackBerry Z10 comes packed with an 1800 mAh battery that promises talktime of up to 10 hours and standby time of up to 305 hours on 3G. This smartphone promises audio playback for up to 60 hours and video playback for up to 11 hours. You can buy the BlackBerry Z10 for as low as Rs 26,957 from Snapdeal.
Launch Price: Rs 37,900
Discount Price: Rs 19,870
Apple had introduced the iPhone 4 three years ago but it still is one of the best smartphones running just fine out of the box. It has a 3.5 inch Retina display and is powered by an Apple A4 mobile processor in it. The latest iOS 7 software update can easily be installed on this device and requires a few changes to make it run smoothly.
Packing 512 MB RAM the iPhone 4 has a 5 megapixel camera at the back with a great camera app to shoot photos. It supports 3G network and offers WiFi for faster mobile browsing. The iPhone 4 packs a 1420 mAh battery and can run for up to 7 hours on 3G network. iPhone 4 can be purchased for as low as Rs 19, 870 from the Amazon India website.
Launch Price: Rs 41,500
Discount Price: Rs 34,585
Discount Code: DIWALIPROMO
Just two weeks ago, LG introduced the new G2 smartphone in India for Rs 41, 500 for the 16 GB model. LG G2 features a 5.2 inch True HD IPS+ LCD display with 424 pixels per inch density. By default, the display supports 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. LG has powered the device with a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 mobile chipset with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB on board storage.
There is a memory card slot to add more storage. At the rear the smartphone packs a 13 megapixel camera with LED flash and in the front is a 2.1 megapixel camera – both with full HD video recording support. The smartphone runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update and it packs a 3000 mAh battery. Get the LG G2 smartphone for as low as Rs 34,585 from the IndiaTimes shopping website.