‘Tis the season for hunting deals and while there are dozens of Diwali offers all over the Internet, finding deals on the most sought after products calls for a lot of research and comparison. Our list of deals on the most popular and recommended gadgets should help you bag the best of the lot at the lowest possible price points. We will continue to add more products to the list to make sure you don’t miss out on the shopping frenzy.
Nexus 7 (2013)
If you are on a look out for an Android tablet, the Nexus 7 2013 (2nd gen) is your best bet. Even if you had more cash to burn, we’d recommend the Nexus 7 as the best tablet above every other Android tablet in the market today. The only possible reason to skip the Nexus 7 is if you need a larger screen size and apart from that, the Nexus 7 is the fastest Android tablet in the market. The gorgeous high resolution screen and slim profile along with excellent build quality and battery life makes it a no brainer.
Read more about the Nexus 7 2013 here.
You can also pick up the Nexus 7 2013 for the best price of Rs. 19,499 from ebay.in
Macbook Air 13
The latest Macbook Air 13 runs on the updated Intel Haswell platform, promises and delivers 12 hour battery life and offers a 15-20% bump in graphics performance compared to the earlier generation. All this at a reduced asking price of Rs. 74,900. And, if you qualify (or manage to qualify) for the student discount, you can bring down the final price to Rs. 63,900. At that price, the Macbook Air 13 is the best ultrabook/thin and light laptop to buy today. The uni-body construction, slim and light profile and excellent touchpad makes the Macbook Air 13 a treat to work on. If you are a Windows user, you could buy a legit Windows 8 copy and install it on the Air 13 for a dual-boot option.
LG Nexus 4 (16GB)
While the Nexus 5 launch is around the corner, the LG Nexus 4 still beats every Android phone in its price range. You can buy the Nexus 4 for as low as Rs. 24,500 and be assured of getting all Android updates first. The Nexus 4 runs on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, comes with 2GB of RAM and sports excellent build quality.
For more details, read our Nexus 4 review here
You can pick up the Nexus 4 for Rs. 23,888 from eBay India.
The best DSLR for anyone wanting to go a step-up above the entry level DSLRs. Given the price differential between the Nikon D3200 and the Canon EOS 600D. We suggest the Nikon D5200 as the best option in terms of a long lasting solution. The D5200 has the best focusing system of all DSLRs in its price range, offering 39 focus points and 9 cross type focus points. This ensures faster and more accurate focus lock in challenging and varied lightning conditions.
While you can score the D5200 for Rs. 39,270 on Flipkart.
Nokia Lumia 620
The Nokia Lumia 620 is a bar shaped Windows Phone 8 device from Nokia, that comes in a total of six vibrant colours. Powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm processor and 512MB of RAM, the Lumia 620 offers a fast and fluid user experience thanks to the very well optimized software. Equipped with a 5MP rear camera along with an LED flash, the camera is also a competent shooter. If you like your video chat a lot, then there is always the front facing camera you can call into action.
A great phone for anyone looking to go the smartphone route on a budget, the Lumia 620 is currently retailing on SnapDeal for just Rs. 11,691. Nokia is also showcasing a buyback offer where you can effectively get the Lumia 620 for Rs. 9,999.
Nokia Lumia 520
The cheapest Windows Phone from Nokia available today, the Lumia 520 is a no-frills device. powered by a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, the Lumia 520 is an excellent choice for those who are just venturing out of the feature phone market. Equipped with a decent camera and the ability to increase storage to 64GB via microSD card, the Lumia 520 leaves very little room to dislike it, especially seeing how its retailing for Rs. 8,399 on Flipkart. If you make use of Nokia’s buyback offer, you can get the Lumia 520 for as little as Rs. 7,289.
One of the better Android smartphones out there, at the moment. The IPS screen gives the G2 a massive advantage over its rivals, in terms of colour reproduction, text crispness and viewing angles. The very good battery life, and the edge-to-edge display effect because of the thin bezel, are enough for this 5.2-inch smartphone to give most other 5-inch phones an inferiority complex.
The Nikon P330 is highly recommended to anyone looking for an affordable, compact, pocketable camera that does not skimp on quality and offers competent low-light shooting performance. The P330 has the largest sensor and the fastest lens of all cameras in its price range (under Rs. 16,000). The combination of the relatively large 1/1.7” BSI CMOS sensor and F1.8 aperture at 24mm allows users to take excellent low-light shots without having to use the flash or going beyond ISO 400. The full metal body construction and a high res 3-inch 921,000 dot screen comes as a bonus. The Nikon P330 offers 5x optical zoom.
Pick up the Nikon P330 from Flipkart for just Rs. 15,945.
The Olympus E-PL3 is your cheapest ticket to trying out serious photography and learning to use large sensor based cameras offering manual modes and interchangeable lens systems. Based on 12.3MP Live MOS Sensor, the Olympus E-PL3 is a Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera. You can attach any Micro Four Third system lenses to the camera to achieve a wide range of results, be it a fixed focal length pancake lens for fast street photography or a zoom lens for shooting nature. The large sensor combined with fast focusing system and excellent JPEG engine allows for professional looking images right out of the box.
The E-PL3 can be had for Rs. 19,690 from Flipkart right now, with an additional 5% off.
If gaming on the go is something you want on a smartphone then the Xolo Play T1000 is a smartphone you should consider. The phone runs on the Tegra 3 quad-core chipset along with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone has a crisp display with good viewing angles and is very good at multitasking. Since it runs on the Tegra 3 chipset, you can expect some good gaming performance. The phone also showcases a good build and is comfortable to hold and use.
You can pick up the smartphone for the best price of Rs. 13,670 from Snapdeal.