Flipkart's Big Billion Days sale is upon us. India’s ecommerce giant now held by Wallmart is offering bargain deals on everything from electronics to apparels. But of course, smartphones remain the most talked product category. The sale begins on October 10 and concludes on 14. Out of these dates, October 11 has been reserved for mobile phone deals. And like any other sale, there are so many offers that it is quite difficult spot the best deals. Worry not though, as we have handpicked the top deals:
Asus ZenFone 5Z
Deal price: Rs 24,999 (original price Rs 29,999)
Here's a killer deal that gives the Poco F1 a run for its money. Much like Xiaomi's gaming phone, the ZenFone 5Z is powered by Qualcomm's top-notch Snapdragon 845 chipset. The phone offers a 6.2-inch Full HD+ screen. In the photography department, there's a dual camera setup with 12 MP + 8 MP configuration. Selfies are taken care of by an 8 MP front-facing snapper. The 3300 mAh battery supports fast charging tech. More importantly, the ZenFone 5Z looks way more premium than any smartphone in this segment.
Redmi Note 5 Pro
Deal price: Rs 12,999 (original price Rs 14,999)
This is a no brainer. Xiaomi mobile phones have always been the most aggressively priced in the mid-range segment. And now with a Rs 2,000 discount, Xiaomi further sweetened the deal. In the Big Billion Days sale, the Note 5 Pro is available for Rs 12,999. It is powered by the Snapdragon 636 chipset. The base model comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. Shutterbugs get a dual camera with a 12 MP primary and 5 MP depth sensor. For narcissist millennials, there's a 20 MP front-facing snapper.
Nokia 6.1 Plus
Deal price: Rs 14,999 (original price Rs 17,600)
Nokia is known for sturdy build quality and premium looks. And the latest Nokia 6.1 is no exception. The phone sports a 5.8-inch Full HD+ screen with a tall 19:9 aspect ratio. The 6.1 Plus comes with 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot. It is powered by Snapdragon 636 chipset, which is good enough unless you are into gaming. The Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a solid 16 MP rear camera with secondary 5 MP sensor. To please the selfie crowd, the Nokia 6.1 Plus offers a 16 MP snapper.
Samsung Galaxy S8
Deal price: Rs 29,990 (original price Rs 45,990)
Being a miserly person, my strategy has always been to buy a flagship device a year after its launch. And with the Galaxy S8's price crashing down under the 30k, that's what I'm going to recommend right now. The Galaxy S8 is quite a looker and its 5.8-inch Quad HD+ OLED screen is still hard to beat. It is powered by Samsung's Exynos 9 Series 8895 chip. Although it misses out on a dual camera setup, the S8's 12 MP camera holds well against the competition. The gorgeous looking phone also offers water and dust resistance.
— by Chandrakant Isi