BGR India Awards 2017: The best flagship smartphones of the year
Christmas and New Year is just around the corner, and e-commerce sites have started offering some interesting deals and discounts on the range of products they sell. Flipkart has come up with its ‘New Pinch Days’ sale with top deals on smartphones, tablets, home appliances, accessories and more. Let’s take a look at some of the most exciting deals across smartphones on offer.
Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
The second-gen Pixels were recently launched in India with a starting price of Rs 61,000 for the Pixel 2 (64GB) variant and going all the way up to Rs 82,000 for the Pixel 2 XL (128GB) variant. However, after flat discount of Rs 10,001 and bank offers on credit and debit cards (flat discount of Rs 10,000), you can buy the new Pixel 2 (64GB) for as low as Rs 39,999. Similarly, the 128GB storage variant of Pixel 2 is priced at Rs 70,000, but after the discount, you can buy it for as low as Rs 48,999.
The Pixel 2 XL, on the other hand, starts at Rs 73,000 for 64GB variant. Flipkart is offering flat Rs 5,000 discount, followed by flat Rs 8,000 off on credit and debit cards, bringing the price down to Rs 59,999. The Pixel 2 XL (128GB) variant is priced at Rs 82,000 and after the discounts, you can buy it for as low as Rs 68,999.
What’s more, Flipkart is also offering up to Rs 21,000 off on exchanging your old smartphone for a new Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. This means you can buy the smartphone Pixel 2 base variant for as low as Rs 21,999 (after exchange and flat credit / debit card discount). The exchange value will depend on the brand, model and age of the smartphone. When we checked, the highest value is given for the iPhone 7 Plus. It doesn’t end here; Flipkart is also offering buyback guarantee of Rs 36,500 when you exchange the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL smartphones to buy something else up to a year later.
Xiaomi Mi A1
Xiaomi launched its Mi A1 smartphone running stock Android One OS in India for Rs 14,999, and recently got a permanent Rs 1,000 price cut, after which it is now selling for Rs 13,999. However, with Flipkart’s New Pinch Days sale, you can buy the smartphone for Rs 12,999 after additional Rs 1,000 off. That’s not all, you can also exchange your old smartphone for a new Mi A1 and get up to Rs 12,000 off, meaning that the effective price of the Mi A1 could come down to just Rs 999 depending on the phone you’re exchanging.
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung’s Galaxy S7 may be a year old, but it was a flagship smartphone of its time with a good camera and top of the line hardware. The Galaxy S7 was launched for Rs 49,000 and its price has now been cut down to Rs 29,990 on Flipkart after discounts. What’s more, the e-commerce site is also offering up to Rs 23,000 off on exchanging your old smartphone, which means you can buy it for as low as Rs 6,990.
Samsung Galaxy On NXT
The Galaxy On NXT is an interesting mid-range smartphone from Samsung featuring good hardware and cameras. Launched for Rs 17,900, Flipkart is offering flat Rs 6,000 off on the smartphone, bringing its price down to Rs 11,900. There is also an exchange offer where you can get up to Rs 11,000 off on exchanging your old smartphone for a new Galaxy On NXT, thus bringing the effective price down to Rs 900.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
The Redmi Note 4 has been Xiaomi’s best-selling smartphone of 2017 in India. The smartphone is offered in three storage variants – 2GB RAM with 32GB storage for Rs 9,999, 3GB RAM with 32GB storage for Rs 10,999 and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage for Rs 12,999. Flipkart is offing up to Rs 2,000 off on the Redmi Note 4, after which the base variant will be available for Rs 8,999, whereas the other two variants will set you back by Rs 9,999 and Rs 10,999 for the top-end variant. There exchange offers too, where you can get up to Rs 10,000 off on exchanging your old smartphone for a new Redmi Note 4.
Apple iPhone 7
The iPhone 7, despite being over a year old, is still one of the better smartphones around, and perfect for those who want an iPhone without spending much. Priced at Rs 49,000, Flipkart is offering a flat discount after which you can get the iPhone 7 (32GB) for as low as Rs 42,999. There are also exchange offers up to Rs 18,000, which will bring the effective price down to Rs 24,999.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2
Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone of 2017, the Mi MIX 2 with edge-to-edge display was launched in India for Rs 37,999. Now after a flat discount of Rs 5,000, it is available to purchase for Rs 32,999. Flipkart is also offering up to Rs 22,000 off on exchanging your old smartphone for a new Mi MIX 2, which further brings down the price to just Rs 11,999.
Besides these top deals, there are interesting discounts on other smartphones too. The Honor 6X is now available for Rs 9,999, the Oppo F3 Plus gets flat Rs 5,000 off and is now priced at Rs 22,999, the recently launched Honor 9i also gets flat Rs 2,000 off, bringing its price down to Rs 17,999. The Moto G5 Plus has also received a Rs 6,000 price cut, after which you can now buy it for as low as Rs 10,999. Other smartphones with deals include the Moto M, Xiaomi Mi Max 2, which gets a flat Rs 2,000 off, and now priced at Rs 14,999.