Amazon, one of the world's largest and leading online retailers is now shifting to upper gears in the Indian marketplace. Recently arrived Amazon was only selling books and music in Indian sub continent but now they have already started selling a wide range of products ranging from smartphones to cameras and many more. This is obviously a biggest threat to the widely popular Flipkart, another online retailer. The US-based retailer, is reported to have over 20,000 electronic products on its platform as of now.
Commenting on the launch event, Amit Agarwal, Vice President and Country Manager, Amazon India, said "Customers have been asking us to bring the Amazon experience to electronic products in India. We are very excited to open our marketplace to sellers in these popular categories and offer broad selection, low prices, great convenience, and reliable delivery to shoppers across India."
To categorize the products, Amazon now has six different divisions of products including books, movies and TV shows and their very own Kindle family of E-readers, ebooks and Kindle Fire tablets.
Now the Indian customers can shop from more than 150 Electronics retailers that include Croma, Vijay Sales, UniverCell, Saholic, and J.J. Mehta & Sons using Fulfillment by Amazon. Items Fulfilled by Amazon feature additional benefits of Cash on Delivery, delivery tracking to the doorstep, and free returns pickup. As a limited period launch promotion, customers will enjoy Free Delivery with no minimum order value on all orders fulfilled by Amazon.
Here, Gizbot has lined up a couple of products that are offered in discount by Amazon. We have also cared to come up with the price comparison between Amazon and Flipkart.
Nokia Lumia 520
Nokia Lumia 520 is a Windows Phone 8 device offered by Nokia. The device has a 4-inch WVGA display (480 x 800), 512MB of RAM, 1 GHz dual core processor, a 5-mega pixel camera (rear), 8GB of internal memory (expandable), and 1,430mAh battery.
Amazon is selling the device at Rs. 9,489.00 while Flipkart is selling it at Rs. 8899. But after the 10% discount on the device Amazon is likely to offer the device at Rs. 8,541.
HTC One houses a 4.7 inch Super LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 processor, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS, 4MP UltraPixel rear camera with BSI sensor, 2.1MP front camera for video calling, 2GB RAM, 32GB/64GB internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G, high speed HSPA+, micro USB and a 2,300 mAh battery.
Amazon is selling the device at a lesser price of Rs. 42,490 while the Flipkart is selling the same at Rs. 42,900.
Micromax Canvas A116 HD
Canvas A116 HD boasts of a 5 inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, an 8-mega pixel rear camera, VGA front camera for video calling, 4GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card, 1GB RAM, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS and a 2,100 mAh battery.
Amazon is selling the device at Rs. 12,799 and is also giving 10% off on the same on checkout. Thus it will be selling at Rs. 11,520. While on the other hand Flipkart is currently selling the handset at Rs. 12,499. One would rather choose to go with Amazon.
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 sports a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED Touchscreen with 441 ppi. The device supports a Full HD (1080p) recording and Playback and comes with a Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound, and Auto Adjust Touch Sensitivity. The phablet is powered by a Octa Core (1.6 GHz Quad + 1.2 GHz Quad) Processor and runs on Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS. It features a Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture and Air View Support Dual Shot, Sound and Shot, Drama Shot, Eraser and Dual Recording Support NFC Support Group Pla, Story Album, S Translator and Optical Reader Support. It sports a 13MP primary camera auto focus camera and 2MP front facing camera. The device is powered by a 2600 mAh Battery.
The device is priced at Rs. 35,550 after 10% discount on Amazon while the same device is priced at Rs. 36,499 on Flipkart.
Apple iPhone 4
This iPhone 4 has a retina display with a 3.5 inch screen which has a 16m colours choice. It has a capacitive touch screen that allows input method through multiple touch options. Apple iPhone 4 has a resolution of 960x640 pixels. The iPhone runs on chipset A4 iOS 4 which you can upgrade to iOS 4.3 whenever you require it. It also has theARM Cortex A-8 with a clock speed of 1GHz. The iPhone 4 has a 5 mega pixel camera with LED Flash and auto focus. It allows video recording of 720p HD at 30fps. It also has a secondary VGA camera. Connectivity include Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 EDR and 3G. The phone is powered by a Li-Ion 1420 mAh battery.