2018 is here and so is the great e-commerce sale season. It is that time of the year when Amazon and Flipkart – arguably the largest shopping websites in India – feel particularly benevolent and put their best products on sale. It’s rather obvious that smartphones make up for a big chunk of these sales.
If you are planning to buy a smartphone during one of these sales, we understand that it becomes difficult to sift through all that’s on offer and pick the right one for your needs. Therefore, we have decided to carefully curate the best of the best from all the phones available on sale during this period.
The Amazon Great Indian sale starts from the 21st of January to the 24th, but Prime members have an early access to the sale. Here’s the Mr. Phone list of the top five flagship Android smartphones available during the Amazon Great Indian sale (in no particular order).
Amazon has slashed the price of the LG G6 to Rs 29,990, and in all honesty, the phone is a superb bargain at that price. To give you a perspective, the phone was launched for Rs 51,990 in the first half of 2017. In that sense, the price drop is staggering. We understand the the G6 is a 2017 flagship and newer phones are around the corner but we’ll tell you this: the G6 can definitely give some tough competition to current flagships too.
The G6 was technically the first phone to introduce the 18:9 aspect ratio display to the world and a Quad-DAC for music lovers. You are bound to like the crisp display and the 13MP primary camera coupled with a 5MP wide-angle sensor. It is really fun to take wide-angle shots with the phone.
Who is the LG G6 for? Avid photographers and music lovers.
Honor 8 Pro
While the Honor ivoiew 10 is already here and is priced very attractively too, the Honor 8 Pro is still a great bet for folks looking at a slightly cheaper option. At Rs 24,990, the Honor 8 Pro makes a great case for itself with its metal body, 6GB of RAM, QHD+ display, and the great 12MP dual cameras on the rear. Also, the Kirin 960 SoC is no slouch even today and can easily go toe-to-toe with the Snapdragon 835 SoC. With a confirmed update to Emui 8.0 running on top of Android 8.0 Oreo, the Honor 8 pro just seals its case tight.
Who is the Honor 8 Pro for? Folks who want a very high resolution display on their phones and a great camera on a budget.
Honor View 10
If the Honor 8 Pro is in the list, it would be criminal if we didn’t add the Honor View 10 too. The View 10’s price took many by surprise when it was launched. Priced at Rs 29,999, the View 10 is a great alternative to folks who are looking at the OnePlus 5T. One of the main reasons why the Honor 8 Pro makes for a good buy is the Kirni 970 SoC which is bundled with an NPU as well. In fact, we reviewed the phone and found the 16MP+20MP dual camera setup on the rear to be absolutely fantastic. Oh lest we forget, Honor makes the best blue coloured phones out there. They look absolutely stunning.
Who is the Honor View 10 for? The outliers who want to buck the trend and not buy the OnePlus 5T.
Probably the best affordable flagship Android smartphone out there, the OnePlus 5T needs no introduction. Obviously, the phone is not actually on sale (there’s a no-cost EMI available). However, you can now buy a special edition Lava Red variant of the phone. The OnePlus 5T is an undoubtedly superb smartphone that fixes the shortcoming of the OnePlus 5 with a new 6-inch 18:9 aspect ratio display. Moreover, the 20MP+16MP dual cameras on the rear are pretty darn good shooters too. Let’s not forget that with the 8GB RAM option coupled with the Snapdragon 835 SoC and Oxygen OS, the phone just screams through any task you throw at it. We can obviously go on and on, so here’s the long and short of it: buy the phone.
Who is the OnePlus 5T for? Folks who want the best of the best.
It is almost impossible to miss all the hoardings of Ranvir Singh asking you to buy a Vivo V7+. The Chinese company’s flagship smartphone is meant for the fans of selfies. It doesn’t hurt that the V7+ also comes with a nice and tall fullview display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The only downside of the display is that it uses a HD+ resolution and not FHD+. But, with its 24MP front-facing camera you are assured of crisp looking selfies. Not to mention that you also get a portrait mode for an enhanced depth effect. There’s also face unlock thrown in for good measure. It is the most affordable flagship phone in this list at Rs 21,990 and if you can’t live without selfies then the V7+ is a great bet for you.
Who is the Vivo V7+ for? The selfie generation.
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