If you didn't get the chance to take advantage of the Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale this October, we're sorry to say that the curtains have closed, and the discounts won't retake the stage until next year. The sale, which concluded on October 8, showcased striking deals across multiple product lines, from fashion and cosmetics to tech and consumer electronics.
Smartphones, in particular, saw some significant price cuts, with over 160 devices on discount. From new flagships like the iPhone 8 to the budget-friendly Redmi 4, the Amazon sale offered discounts for every taste and wallet. Moreover, shoppers could use Amazon Pay cash-backs and exchange discounts to bag the best deals on offer.
So are you wondering what smartphone deals you missed in the Great Indian Festival Sale ? Here's a list of the best offers we saw.
1. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Having launched just two weeks prior, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were arguably the most exciting items on sale on Festival week. The 64GB version of the iPhone 8 was available at Rs. 59,999, down from its launch price of Rs. 64,000, while the 256GB variant was going for Rs. 74,999 instead of Rs. 77,000. For the iPhone 8 Plus, the 64GB model was selling at Rs. 69,980, down from Rs. 73,000. The 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus come with True Tone Retina displays with 3D touch, iOS 11, the new Apple A11 Bionic chipsets, water and dust resistance, fast-charging, and face-ID, among other exciting features.
2. IPhone 7
Although the iPhone 7 came into the sale having been replaced by the iPhone 8, its discounts were awe-inspiring. The 32GB version was selling at Rs. 39,999 and the 128GB model for Rs. 50,999, both which amounted for excellent value for money. With features like iOS 11, a quad-core A10 Fusion processor, 2GB of RAM, Touch-ID, and a 12-megapixel camera, the one-year-old iPhone 7 is still a great smartphone, even more so when it's on sale.
3. OnePlus 3T 64GB
The OnePlus 3T has been a favorite among bargain-lovers since it first hit the stores last year. The Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale discounted the already reasonably-priced smartphone by a good Rs. 5,000, from Rs. 29,999 to Rs. 24,999. The mid-range smartphone sports a 5.5-inch Full-HD AMOLED display, the Snapdragon 821 chipset, 6GB RAM, 16-megapixel rear camera and Android Nougat OS out of the box.
4. Google Pixel 128GB
The Google Pixel, another flagship device that was on sale on Amazon, was one of the most discounted smartphones of the week, with the 128GB version going for more than Rs. 10,000 off its usual price. The 5-inch handset packs a Full-HD AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 821 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 12.3-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash. Arguably its highest selling point, however, is its support for Google's new Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.
5. Xiaomi Redmi 4 64GB
Despite already offering budget lovers great value, the Redmi 4 was on discount at the Great Indian Festival Sale. The 64GB version was selling for Rs. 9,499, which is Rs. 1,500 cheaper than its usual price. The popular 5-inch smartphone comes with a mid-range Snapdragon 435 processor, a decent 4GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel primary camera, fingerprint sensor, and microSD card support. The Redmi 4 offers remarkable value even when compared with leading budget smartphones on the global market.
6. Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017 Model)
The A7 (2017) got a price shave in August, but the Amazon sale went even further to cut off another Rs. 4,910 off the price tag, bringing it down to Rs. 20,990. The Samsung smartphone has a 5.7-inch Full-HD Super AMOLED display with always-on functionality, a 1.9GHz Octa-Core processor, 3GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel rear camera, fast-charging support, and Android Nougat OS. Samsung smartphones aren't usually the best option for budget shoppers, but the A7 was a winner.
The Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale rewarded shoppers with many great smartphone discounts. Although the deals above were the ones that wowed customers the most, there were many more products on which you could have struck a bargain. Hopefully, you'll be ready for the next big sale.