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.
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.
|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.
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)|
|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|
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.