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Best deals for iPhone 5S and 5C

Best deals for iPhone 5S and 5C

Apple’s latest iPhone models have finally hit stores. Find out where you can get the best prices, EMI options and deals for the iPhone 5S and 5C near you.

The long awaited cheaper and upgraded iPhone models have finally hit Indian mobile stores for retail sale this November. As of now, stores have already sold out their stocks and more will soon be made available for sale. Contrary to the rumours that were floating before the launch, all colour variants of the iPhone 5S and 5C will be available in India as per your choice. But before you decide to buy the new iPhone, here’s what you need to know.

What’s new?

iPhone 5S The new iPhone comes with a stunning fast processor, better build quality compared to its predecessors and a great new operating system. A new fingerprint scanner has been added to the iPhone. Touch ID, as it’s called, allows you to simply hold your finger on the scanner to unlock your phone. You don’t need to trace out patterns or key in pin codes anymore. Not just a good feature in increasing security, it also acts as a timesaver. The new 64-bit processor in the iPhone 5S is a first of its kind in a smartphone and the f/2.2 aperture camera gives you great ability to infuse a depth of field to your photos and videos.

iPhone 5C Apple’s first budget iPhone would have taken people by surprise with its relatively higher price tag. But there is no denying that this phone has great quality and performance built into it. The 16GB smartphone is priced at Rs41,900. The 5C comes in five different colours including green, pink and yellow. An improved FaceTime camera and more wireless LTE bands have been included. Apple’s famed A6 processor (the same as in the iPhone 5) and a 4-inch retina display screen are also included in this budget iPhone.

Best prices

Model Vijay Sales Flipkart Infibeam Snapdeal Amazon TheMobileStore
iPhone 5S 64GB Rs71,500 NA NA Rs71,500 Rs73,500 Rs71,500
iPhone 5S 32GB Rs62,500 Rs62,500 Rs62,500 Rs62,450 Rs62,499 Rs62,500
iPhone 5C 32GB Rs53,500 Rs53,500 Rs53,500 Rs52,704 Rs53,500 NA
iPhone 5S 16GB Rs53,500 Rs51,999 Rs53,500 Rs52,874 Rs52,445 Rs53,500
iPhone 5C 16GB Rs41,900 Rs39,950 Rs41,900 Rs39,266 Rs39,298 NA

Apple has a strict pricing policy for all its vendors. Price differences between retail outlets are marginal, with Snapdeal offering the best price for 64GB iPhone 5C.

EMI option
If you are looking to buy the phone with on EMI, here are a couple of zero processing fee options for you. Make sure you have an adequate credit limit on your card, since besides the 16GB iPhone 5C model, all other variants are above Rs50,000.


Model 3 months 6 months
iPhone 5s 64GB Rs24,210 Rs12,285
iPhone 5s 32GB Rs21,165 Rs10,740
iPhone 5c 32GB Rs18,007 Rs9,137
iPhone 5s 16GB Rs17,798 Rs9,032
iPhone 5c 16GB Rs13,124 Rs6,660


Model 3 months 6 months 9 months 12 months 18 months
iPhone 5s 64GB Rs24,351.58 Rs12,372.56 Rs8,380.95 Rs6,386.19 Rs4,460.51
iPhone 5s 32GB Rs21,286.34 Rs10,815.18 Rs7,326.01 Rs5,582.33 Rs3,899.05
iPhone 5c 32GB Rs18,221.11 Rs9,257.79 Rs6,271.06 Rs4,778.47 Rs3,337.59
iPhone 5s 16GB Rs18,221.11 Rs9,257.79 Rs6,271.06 Rs4,778.47 Rs3,337.59
iPhone 5c 16GB Rs14,270.36 Rs7,250.50 Rs4,911.35 Rs3,742.39 Rs2,613.92

The Reliance option
Reliance Communications is offering the iPhone 5S and 5C under a contract, in much the same way phones are offered in foreign countries. Depending on which model you buy, you will be asked to pay a fixed EMI over a 24-month period, with some models also attracting a down payment. In return, Reliance will give you unlimited bandwidth for their 3G/2G data usage and unlimited local/STD calls, plus 3,000 SMSes per month for the tenure.

Plan 5C (16GB) 5C (32GB) 5S (16GB) 5S (32GB) 5S (64GB)
Monthly EMI Rs2,599 Rs2,599 Rs2,999 Rs2,999 Rs2,999
Down payment Nil Rs11,600 Nil Rs10,992 Rs19,992
Local and STD calls Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
2G/3G data usage Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Local and STD SMS 3,000 per month 3,000 per month 3,000 per month 3,000 per month 3,000 per month
Total cost Rs62,376 Rs73,976 Rs71,976 Rs82,968 Rs91,968

In all cases, you will end up paying almost Rs20,000 more than the MRP of the models. The iPhone will be unlocked and you can use another SIM card as well in the phone, but the Reliance SIM can be used with other phones only after losing all tariff benefits. Number portability option is also available with this offer.

We would recommend opting for the Reliance offer if your current monthly mobile phone bills are over Rs1,000. Only in this scenario will you be able to make full use of unlimited tariffs and benefits of this plan. If your mobile bills are less than Rs1,000 a month, buying the iPhone separately should be the best option for you.

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