Price cut: 5 phones you should consider
Looking to buy a new smartphone? A number of popular high-end phones have been given price cuts recently and can be bought for a much cheaper rate. Here are the current prices.
With the recent excise duty cut on phones, prices have dropped significantly. Retailers have slashed prices in the range of Rs810 to Rs26,000 and if you had decided to wait to upgrade to a new phone, the move has finally paid off. Popular high-end phones from Nokia, Samsung, HTC and BlackBerry can be bought for much cheaper after these official price cuts. If you are willing to look online for deals, you could get them for even less. Here are 5 popular phones that have been given a price cut.
Last updated on March 11, 2014.
With the company declaring big losses over the last 6 months and with BlackBerry’s new flagship phone going to be launched soon in the market, it comes as no surprise that the Z10 was given a major price cut. But nearly a 60% reduction is unprecedented and, at this rate, the phone is a steal for what it offers. The Z10 comes with the latest 10.2 BlackBerry OS and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The phone – which can run Android apps as well – is loaded with a 16GB internal memory slot and 2GB of RAM. The phone is known for its great screen and also supports Near Field Communications (NFC).
Launch price Rs43,990
Current price Rs17,990
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung’s flagship smartphone launched last year has been given a price cut of at least Rs810 on its online store. Depending on which phone you currently have, a buyback offer can get you up to Rs10,000 off on the S4’s retail price. The Galaxy S4 comes with a 16GB internal memory and a 5-inch high-definition super AMOLED display. It is powered with a 1.6GHz processor and 2GB of RAM.
Launch price Rs41,500
Current price Rs40,690
Nokia Lumia 1020
The Lumia 1020 was built to be a camera more than a phone with its 41-megapixel rear camera. The phone is available for Rs2,777 less when compared with its launch price. The Windows OS phone runs on 2GB of RAM and has 32GB of internal memory. The 1.5GHz processor does a good job of supporting apps and games and the 4.5-inch delivers good image quality. The screen is not high-definition, however.
Launch price Rs49,999
Current price Rs47,222
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
The upgrade on Samsung’s critically-acclaimed phablet, the Note 2, delivered better performance than promised. The Galaxy Note 3 received positive reviews by many tech experts and has been given a price cut of Rs2,000 recently. The Note 3 is powered by a 1.9GHz processor and 3GB of RAM. The 5.7-inch high-definition screen delivers crisp visuals and a 13-megapixel camera gives stunning image quality. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, but an upgrade to the latest KitKat is possible.
Launch price Rs49,900
Current price Rs47,900
HTC One dual-sim
HTC’s flagship One was launched in 2013 but did not have a dual-sim feature. The capability to run two SIMs was added later but the phone was tagged at a hefty price of Rs53,590. Prices were slashed by as much as Rs10,000 in December 2013 and currently the phone can be bought for Rs42,990. The HTC One dual-sim features a high definition 4.7-inch screen and is powered by a 1.7GHz processor. The smartphone also comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
Launch price Rs53,590
Current price Rs42,990