15 July 2015
Planning to buy a smartphone? It couldn’t have been a better time, with many top smartphones having recently got official price cuts. Here’s over to 9 smartphones that just got cheaper…
Xiaomi Redmi 2
Xiaomi cut the price of its Redmi 2 budget smartphone in India by Rs 1,000, bringing the price tag down to Rs 5,999. At this price, it is better positioned to rival the likes of Lenovo A6000 Plus and Moto G 3G (Gen 2). Redmi smartphone features 4.7-inch HD display and runs Android 4.4 KitKat skinned with MIUI 6.0 software. Powered by a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor and 1GB RAM, Redmi 2 has 8GB of internal storage and can house microSD cards of up to 32GB. The Xiaomi phone also sports an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera and packs a 2,200mAh battery. It supports dual-sim, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity options.
Moto G (Gen 2)
The second-generation Moto G smartphone has also received a Rs 2,000 price cut and now costs Rs 9,999 on Flipkart. It is expected that Motorola will soon launch the successor of this smartphone, thus the price cut to the year-old model. Moto G (Gen 2) has a 5-inch HD screen, front-facing speakers, microSD card support and 8MP rear camera. It shares features like Android 5.0 (Lollipop), 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB RAM, 2,070mAh battery and connectivity suite with its predecessor.
Google Nexus 6
Google’s mammoth flagship smartphone Nexus 6 got cheaper in earlier this month when Flipkart slashed the price of both its variants. Launched at Rs 44,999, the 32GB variant of Nexus 6 can be purchased for Rs 34,999 on Flipkart. Similarly, the 64GB version, which was released at Rs 49,999, can now be purchased for Rs 39,999. Additionally, Flipkart is running a discount offer, wherein the 32GB and 64GB Google Nexus 6 variants can be purchased for as low as Rs 24,999 and Rs 29,999 upon exchange of an older smartphone. The Nexus 6 phablet has a 6-inch display with QHD (1440x2560p) resolution, 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, Android 5.0 (Lollipop) operating system, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, and 3,220mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
In the face of increasing competition, Xiaomi has reduced the price of its Redmi Note 4G smartphone by Rs 2,000 in India. Thus, the smartphone can be purchased for Rs 7,999 on Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and Xiaomi India’s websites. Redmi Note 4G features a 5.5-inch 720p IPS display, a 13MP primary camera and 5MP secondary camera. The phablet runs 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad core processor, and has 2GB RAM. It also offers its users 8GB of internal storage and can hold microSD cards of upto 32GB. Powered by Xiaomi’s MIUI OS based on Android 4.4 KitKat, the Redmi Note has 3,100mAh battery. Unlike the Redmi Note 3G, the 4G version is a single-sim phone.
Oppo Find 5 mini, Mirror 3
Oppo Find 5 mini, which was priced at Rs 14,990, is now available for Rs 9,990. Similarly, Oppo Mirror 3 has also got a price cut and is now available at Rs 12,990, compared to the launch price of 16,990. The Find 5 Mini smartphone sports a 4.7-inch IPS qHD (540x960p) display and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor and 1GB RAM, with 4GB internal storage expandable via microSD cards. It has an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP rear camera. It supports 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options. Oppo Mirror 3 features a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 720x1280p. Powered by a 1.2GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, and 1GB RAM, the Mirror 3 runs Color OS 2.0 based on Android 4.4 KitKat. The phone has a 2,000mAh battery and comes with 8GB storage along with a microSD card slot that supports cards of up to 128GB. Oppo Mirror 3 sports an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera.
Huawei Honor 6
Huawei Honor 6 received a Rs 2,000 price cut earlier this month, bringing down the price of the mid-range smartphone to Rs 17,999. Honor 6 sports a 5-inch full-HD display (1920x1080p,440ppi) and is powered by a Huawei Kirin 920 octa-core processor and 3GB RAM. The smartphone comes with 16GB internal storage and a microSD card slot (supports cards up to 64GB). Huawei’s flagship smartphone of last year, Honor 6 sports a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. The smartphone comes with a 3,100mAh battery. The phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Emotion 2.3 UI. In terms of connectivity options, the Huawei Honor 6 supports 3G, 4G (only Band 3 FDD LTE), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS.
Oppo Neo 3, Yoyo
Oppo Neo 3 budget phone, launched at Rs 8,990, is now available at Rs 7,990. Likewise, Oppo has reduced the price of its Yoyo smartphone, which was released at Rs 10,990, to Rs 8,990. Neo 3 has a 4.5-inch display with resolution of 854x480p and runs on the company’s proprietary ColorOS user interface. It is powered by a dual-core 1.3GHz processor has 1GB RAM and comes with 4GB internal storage and supports microSD cards with capacities up to 32GB. On the back of Neo 3 is a 5MP camera with LED flash on the back, while a 2MP camera is in front and is powered by a 1,900mAh battery. Oppo’s Yoyo has a 4.70inch (540x960p) screen and runs on the company’s proprietary ColorOS user interface based on Android 4.4 KitKat. It is powered by a quad-core 1.3GHz processor has 1GB RAM and comes with 4GB internal storage and supports microSD cards with capacities up to 32GB. On the back of Yoyo is a 5MP camera with LED flash on the back, while a 2MP camera is in front. This dual-sim smartphone is compatible with GSM as well as CDMA sim cards; it is powered by a 1,900mAh battery.