As the festive month has already started, most of the mobile phone manufacturers are already geared up to sell as many number of units as they can this month. Moreover, Nokia has already launched its Smart Buy Back Offer where customers can exchange their old handsets and get up to Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 7,000 on Nokia Lumia 925 and Lumia 625 respectively. Apart from Nokia, the recently launched Xperia Z1 has also recently received a price cut of close to Rs. 3,000. While on the other hand, Apple iPhone 4, Lenovo K900 and BlackBerry Z10 has also been selling in a heavily discounted price.
Samsung however, has not been providing any offers as of now but surely it'll come up with one soon before the Dashera festival kicks off.
However, the 5 handsets that are currently selling in heavy discounts all fall in high end price category and more importantly, they are latest as well except the iPhone 4.
The discounts will be soon followed by the advent of new devices like Lumia 1020, HTC One Mini, HTC One Max, Lumia 1520, and many more. Its a common habit of Nokia to start giving offers on its older flagships before it launches its new ones. So before Lumia 1520 comes in India later this month of the following month then once again fans can supposedly wait for another offer from Nokia.
However, without going further with the Nokia launch strategy anymore, lets take a look at the price and specs of the top 6 handsets (Xperia Z1, BlackBerry Z10, Lenovo K900, Lumia 925, Lumia 625 and iPhone 4) with heavy discounts, which are available in India.
The BlackBerry Z10 packs a BlackBerry Z10 comes with a 4.2-inch display having a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM (supports expandable memory). There's an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. Other connectivity options include: HDMI port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 3G and a removable 1,800mAh Li Ion battery. The device is currently priced at Rs 29,999.
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 4 comes with a 3.5 inch display with a screen resolution of 960x640 pixel retina display that provides exceptional viewing experience. It features 5 mega pixel camera with LED Flash that has a high definition video recording of 720p. The device is powered by a 1GHz of ARM Cortex-A8 processor. It comes with Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/ g/ n connectivity options. iPhone4 comes with a maximum memory storage capacity of 8 GB. The handset features proximity sensors as well as accelerometers and ambient light sensors. IPhone4 comes with Li-Ion 1420 mAh battery offering a talk time of 7 hours and stand by time of over 12.5 days. It is currently priced at Rs. 21,899.
Nokia Lumia 625
The Lumia 625 packs a 4.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen WVGA display having resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. There's a curved 2.25D Gorilla Glass 2, which protects the screen from scratches. In terms of dimension, the phone measures 9.3mm in terms of thickness and weighs 159 grams. The rear back of the phone is curved and the matt finish of the phone will surely invite more consumers to own this bad boy. The smartphone is powered by Windows Phone 8 platform and comes equipped with a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. In addition, Nokia Lumia 625 packs an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD memory card. Talking about camera, you will get to see a 5-mega pixel rear facing camera with LED Flash light. There's a VGA quality front facing camera for long video chat. The rear shooter is capable of recording video in 1080p Full HD format. In addition, the new Smart Camera app. Connectivity options include EDGE, 3G, WiFi, USB, WiFi Hotspot, HSPA+ (42Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76), DLNA, Bluetooth and GLONASS. The device is powered by a 2,000mAh Li Ion battery. The device can be bought at less than Rs. 14,000.
Nokia Lumia 925
Nokia Lumia 925 comes with a 4.5 AMOLED WXGA (1280x768), 2.25 D sculpted Gorilla 2 Glass, ClearBlack, High Brightness Mode, Sunlight Readability, Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage. It comes with a 2000 mAh battery, Wireless Charging supported via an accessory cover. It is also powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and features a PureView 8.7 MP with Optical Image Stabilization, Autofocus, short pulse high power dual LED flash, most advanced lens technology, 1080p HD video at 30fps with Optical Image Stabilization. The handset also features 1.2 MP wide angle front facing shooter, 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory and comes with a 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage. The device can be bought at Rs. 28,529.
Sony Xperia Z1
Currently selling at Rs. 38,933, Sony Xperia Z1 comes packed with 5-inch TRILUMINOUS Display like the one on Xperia Z Ultra and X-Reality technology will also be incorporated along with the resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal memory (expandable up to 64GB via microSD card). However, the most highly spoken about part of the handset is the camera. It features a competitive 20.7-mega pixel rear facing camera with "G lens "dedicated BIONZ image processor and on the front face, there will be a 2-mega pixel camera for video chat. Further, Xperia Z1 also includes NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, IPX5/7 certification, and Miracast, among others. There is a possibility to see Android 4.2 Jelly Bean from day one.
Lenovo K900 features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and offers users a 1920x1080 pixel resolution. The handset is powered by a 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 Clover Trail+ dual-core processor and 2GB RAM. Moreover, the phablet houses 16GB of inbuilt memory which is expandable by up to 32GB, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front shooter, both with the ability to capture 1080p videos. Also, the K900 packs in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and 3G and is fueled by a juicy 2,500 mAh battery. The handset is selling at Rs. 23,098.