The Amazon Prime Day 2020 Sale is live and there are some really interesting tech deals.
Here are some of the best deals and offers on smartphones with a good camera.
While the basic functions of a smartphone are more or less guaranteed irrespective of the brand you choose, it’s the camera performance that makes users stay loyal to a brand or seek greener pastures. Where some smartphones focus on offering raw performance for gaming and productivity, others tune their cameras to offer exception photos and videos. With the Amazon Prime Day Sale 2020 on in full swing, these are the best deals and offers on smartphones with good cameras.
Xiaomi Mi 10 (BUY HERE)
List Price: Rs 49,999
Deal Price: Rs 46,999
Offers: The Mi 10 is the best smartphone offered by Xiaomi right now, one which comes with a 108MP camera at the back along with the Snapdragon 865 under the hood. The best deal available for the Mi 10 is for HDFC credit card users who will get a flat Rs 3,000 off on the purchase. The same discount is valid for credit and debit card EMI plans for HDFC bank users, while HDFC debit card users get a flat Rs 1,500 off. Furthermore, there are exchange offers of up to Rs 16,000 and cashback from Amazon Pay.
Our Take: The Xiaomi Mi 10 is indeed one of the best camera smartphones to buy, especially if you are after good dynamic range and details in your photos. There’s also a highly useful Pro Mode for videos on the Mi 10 which can be useful for cinematographers. It’s also a full-fledged flagship smartphone with a 6.67-inch curved OLED display, the Snapdragon 865 under the hood, along with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage. It also supports hi-res audio.
OnePlus 7T (BUY HERE)
List Price: Rs 37,999
Deal Price: Rs 35,999 (Prime customers get an additional Rs 1,500 discount)
Offers: The OnePlus 7T is already on a Rs 2,000 limited-period discount during the Amazon Prime Day Sale 2020. Furthermore, Prime customers can purchase the smartphone with an additional Rs 1,500 discount when checking out with an HDFC credit card or applying for no-cost EMI. HDFC debit card users get a Rs 650 flat discount. There are also exchange offers in place up to Rs 14,000 along with Amazon Pay cashback.
Our Take: While the OnePlus 8 series and the OnePlus Nord are already on sale and quite popular, the OnePlus 7T remains a formidable offering especially the discount being offered. At the top edge of mobile computing, there’s really not much of a difference in experience going from the Snapdragon 855+ to the Snapdragon 865, unless you’re counting 5G capability. The camera on the OnePlus 7T is actually a little more versatile than the one on the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus Nord. You get an additional telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom in the 7T. The flat 90Hz display too, I’d argue, is better for usage than the curved AMOLED panel on the OnePlus 8.
Oppo Reno 10X Zoom (BUY HERE)
List Price: 41,990
Deal Price: 30,990 (Coupon users only)
Offers: The Oppo Reno 10X Zoom can be snagged at a staggering Rs 11,000 discount if you play your cards right. This is one of the few smartphones being clubbed with a coupon discount that automatically discounts Rs 9,500 when you are checking out. Additionally, you can use a HDFC Credit card to apply for no-cost EMI to get another Rs 1,500 off on the Reno 10X Zoom. Plus there are the usual exchange offers of up to Rs 12,000.
Our Take: The Oppo Reno 10X Zoom both looks good and takes good photos. There’s a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor on the primary camera ensuring excellent details and dynamic range in photos. But the real attraction is the periscope telephoto lens at the back offering 5X optical zoom and up to 50X hybrid zoom. The camera relies on additional software tweaks to smoothen details and reduce noise at high zoom. The camera on the Reno 10x Zoom is both versatile and dependable.
Huawei P30 Pro (BUY HERE)
List Price: Rs 70,250
Deal Price: Rs 68,750 (Prime customers only)
Offers: The Huawei P30 Pro does not have a direct discount during the Amazon Prime Day Sale 2020, but there is the additional bank offer which brings down the price of the P30 Pro by Rs 1,500 if you check out with an HDFC Credit Card, or Rs 650 if using an HDFC Debit card. ICICI card users can also avail a Rs 750 discount on the smartphone.
Our Take: Despite being a year old, the Huawei P30 Pro is still one of the best smartphones for imaging. Thanks to German camera maker Leica, the camera hardware on the P30 Pro is cutting-edge. It relies on a custom 40MP camera built in collaboration with Sony using a proprietary RYYB sensor, along with a periscope telephoto lens with 5X optical zoom and 50X hybrid zoom. The camera also has a large ultrawide camera for the sweeping landscape shots.
iPhone 11 (BUY HERE)
List Price: Rs 68,300
Deal Price: Rs 59,900 + Rs 1,500 discount for HDFC Credit card users (For Prime Customers only)
Offers: The iPhone 11 is available at a hefty Rs 8,310 discount during the Amazon Prime Day Sale 2020. Additionally, you can get a Rs 1,500 off when checking out with HDFC credit card or applying for EMI plans. HDFC debit card users get an additional Rs 650 off. If you have an ICICI card, you get an additional 5% discount.
Our Take: The iPhone 11 is simply the best smartphone for video capture. While it skims on the additional telephoto lens like its Pro siblings, the camera algorithm itself produces consistently stunning shots, without you having to do anything other than press the shutter button. The phone is also apt for video capture at 4K at 60 FPS and a new night mode ensures you can keep using the iPhone 11 camera long after sunset.