Smartphones on a Massive Discount Mar’19
(Updated 02 Mar’19) – There are a lot of new smartphones which continue to get launched in the Indian market daily. At the same time, there are many existing smartphones which get a price cut or price drop to stay competitive, or at times it is done to boost sales by the companies.
In this article, we will continue to add and update smartphones which have recently received a price cut or discount. We will try to cover most of the smartphones from Flipkart and Amazon which are now available at a discounted price compared to the launch price.
It is not necessarily the price drop means that the device is outdated, there can be many reasons including another rival launching something lucrative, or an ongoing sales promotion offer that Amazon and Flipkart continue to do around the year.
List of Phones that have got a recent Price cut or discount (Mar’19)
- Asus Zenfone 5Z Price drop of Rs. 5000.
- Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Price drop of Rs. 3000.
- Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Price drop of Rs. 1500.
- Oppo F9 Pro Price drop of Rs. 2000.
- Oppo Realme U1 Price Drop of Rs. 1499.
- Samsung S9+ Price Drop of Rs. 7000.
- Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 – a Price drop of Rs. 6000.
- Vivo Nex – a Price drop of Rs. 10,000.
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 – Price Drop of Rs. 1000.
- Realme U1 – Price Drop of Rs. 1000.
- Realme 2 PRO – Price Drop of Rs. 1000.
Asus Zenfone 5Z, Zenfone Max Pro M2, Zenfone Max M2, Max M1
Asus has cut the prices permanently for 4 smartphones, starting 2nd March 2019.
The biggest price drop we have seen so far from Asus Zenfone Line up. The Zenfone 5Z 6 GB version price is slashed by Rs. 5000. The Max Pro M2 by Rs. 3000.
Oppo F9 Pro
Oppo F9 pro was launched for Rs. 21,990 in the Indian market, back in August 2019. We did a detailed review of the device and it was a good phone for the money.
Oppo F9 Pro – Price Cut
- Earlier Price – Rs. 21,990
- New Price – Rs. 19,990
Now it has received the price cut of Rs. 2000 and is available for Rs. 19,990. Notably, the Oppo F9 Pro was the first phone to launch with the water-drop notch which is now copied on several other phones.
Besides, Oppo is also planning to launch the Oppo F11 Pro in India soon with the 48 Megapixel rear camera and a 32 MP pop-up selfie camera. So if you are planning to buy the F9 Pro, I would suggest wait for some days and have a look at the F11 Pro as well.
Realme 2 Pro
After the recent price drop of the Realme U1, now the brand has gone ahead and slashed the price for the top-selling Realme 2 Pro in India. Two variants of the Realme 2 Pro has got a price cut of Rs. 1000.
RealME 2 PRO – 4 GB Ram and 64 GB
- Earlier Price – Rs. 13,990
- New Price – Rs. 12,990
RealME U1 – 6 GB Ram and 64 GB
- Earlier Price – Rs. 15,990
- New Price – Rs. 14,990
I extensively tested the Realme 2 Pro for the review, a couple of weeks back. It is a fantastic phone with decent user experience and performance. With the recent price drop, it is a no-brainer for many buyers.
Oppo’s Realme brand launched the RealMe U1 a couple of months back and now the phone has got a discount.
RealME U1 – 3 GB Ram and 32 GB
- Earlier Price – Rs. 11,990
- New Price – Rs. 10,990
RealME U1 – 4 GB Ram and 64 GB
- Earlier Price – Rs. 11,990
- New Price – Rs. 10,490
The Realme U1 comes with a 25 Megapixel Selfie Camera with Sony IMX 576 Sensor and has the Helio P70 processor to ensure blazing fast performance.
The phone is ideal for people looking for a budget selfie camera mobile. However, the rear camera performance is underwhelming.
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
- Earlier Price – Rs. 36,990
- New Price – Rs. 30,990
The Samsung Galaxy A9 has got a price cut again. At the time of launch, the device was available for Rs. 36,990 and later got a price cut of Rs. 3000 and now the device has again got a price cut of Rs. 3000.
The A9 2018 is the only phone in India that comes with Quad-Rear Camera setup with primary 24 Megapixel with an f/1.7 aperture lens. The phone comes with 6.3-inch FHD+ (1080×2220 pixels) Infinity Display.
Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core Processor with 6 GB of Ram. The mobile comes with a large 3800 mAH capacity battery and has fast charging support.
Read More About Samsung A9 Here.
Samsung Galaxy S9+
- Earlier Price – Rs. 64,990
- New Price – Rs. 57,990
The Samsung Galaxy S9+ has got a price cut of Rs. 7000 and is now available for Rs. 57,990. Samsung earlier used to reduce the price of mobiles after a couple of months of launch.
But this time they have kept the price for flagship same for almost 9 months post-launch. Of course, you can get the S9 or S9+ cheaper during the special sale days from Flipkart.
Read More Details About Samsung S9+ here.
- Earlier Price – Rs. 44,990
- New Price – Rs. 35,220
Vivo has cut the price for the popping camera phone – Vivo Nex in India from Rs. 44,990 to Rs. 35,220. The Rs. 10000 price cut for the Vivo Nex is permanent and will be across offline and online channels.
The Vivo Nex is available in the single 128 GB storage and 8 GB Ram version. The new price is already reflecting on the Amazon India website and you can buy it if you are planning to purchase.
The phone comes with 12MP+5MP dual rear cameras and there is a hidden 8 MP selfie camera(motorized). Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU.
Further, Nex comes with 6.59 Inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Display (2316*1080) with 19.3:9 aspect ratio. It is one of the devices that come with the best screen to body ratio.
Read More about the Vivo Nex.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Price Cut.
- Earlier Price – Rs. 13,999
- New Price – Rs. 12,999
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 6 Pro in India a couple of weeks back and now the company has announced the price cut for the previous model.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro was available for Rs. 13,999 earlier but now you can buy it for Rs. 12,999. To recall, the Note 5 Pro was launched for Rs. 14,999 in India.
Also, the 6 GB ram version of the Note 5 Pro is now available for Rs. 13,999 instead of Rs. 15,999.
I would suggest going for the Redmi Note 6 Pro for a slightly better design, display, and camera capabilities.
Previous Price drops and discount deals.
Moto G5s Plus
Motorola Moto G5s Plus was launched in India in August 2017. At the time of its launch, it was exclusively available on Amazon.
- Old Price – Rs. 15,999
- New Price – Rs. 12,999
The mobile features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD full HD (1920 x 1080) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Moto G5s Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, along with Adreno 506 GPU for graphics.
The most striking part feature of the phone is its rear camera module. It comes with a dual 13 MP + 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED dual-tone flash.
The smartphone boots Android Nougat 7.1 out of the box and is upgradable to Android Oreo 8.0 operating system. Moto G5s Plus offer almost stock Android experience and comes with some Moto-specific features.
Moto G5s Plus boasts 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB. Additionally, it packs a 3000 mAh battery with fast charging support.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Galaxy Note 8 was launched in India in August 2017. It is a very high selling smartphone, and it comes with an S-Pen.
At the time of its launch, it was the most expensive Samsung phone at that time. After a number of months, it got a price cut.
- Old Price – Rs. 67,990
- New Price – Rs. 55,990
The phone has a massive 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Dual 12 MP + 12 MP rear camera setup takes excellent photos, and an 8 MP front facing camera is there for taking selfies.
It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and gets power from an Exynos 8895 chipset. Additionally, it packs a 3300 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 support.
Chinese firm Huaqin Technology launched its 10.or G in India in September 2017.
The phone packs a 5.5-inch full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) display and gets power from a Snapdragon 626 chipset.
The mobile comes in 3 GB RAM + 32 GB store, and 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variants.
10.or G runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box and packs a massive 4000 mAh battery.
- 3 GB RAM + 32GB 10,999
- 4 GB RAM + 64GB 12,999
- 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage – Rs. 7,999
- 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – Rs. 9,999
Additionally, the mobile has dual 13 MP + 13 MP rear cameras with dual LED flash, and a 16 MP front facing sensor with flash for taking selfies.
The phone is 8.5 mm thick and weighs 170 grams. Also, it comes with various connectivity features, such as 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS.
Samsung Galaxy A6
Samsung launched its Galaxy A6 smartphone in India in May 2018. It features an aluminum design and feels very premium to hold.
The Galaxy A6 features a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED HD+ (720 x 1480 pixels) display along with 18:9 aspect ratio.
The phone is powered by an Exynos 7870 processor and runs on Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box.
Old Price – Rs. 23, 500
New Price – Rs. 19, 900
For photos, there is a single 16 MP rear camera with flash. For selfies, the phone boasts a 16 MP front-facing sensor with LED flash.
The phone comes with 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage, and 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage options. Also, it packs a 3000 mAh non-removable battery.
Samsung Galaxy A8+
The Galaxy A8+ was launched in India in January 2018.
The phone features a 6 inch Super AMOLED FHD+ (1080 x 2220 pixels) 18:9 display. The mobile has an aluminum body and looks beautiful from the back.
- Old Price – Rs. 32,990
- New Price – Rs. 29,990
The mobile is powered by an Exynos 7885 processor along with Mali-G71 GPU. Additionally, it packs w6 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage and runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 operating system.
Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy A8+ is equipped with a 16 MP main shooter with LED flash. Also, it boasts dual 16 MP + 8 MP front-facing selfie camera setup.
Further, the phone has a 3500 mAh non-removable battery that comes with fast charging support.
Nokia 8 has received a massive, much-needed price cut of Rs. 8,000. The smartphone was retailing for Rs. 36,999 and now is available for Rs. 28,999.
The previous price was high in comparison to the rival offering like OnePlus 5T, Huawei Honor View 10 and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.
Notably, the Nokia 8 is one of the first phones to run on the Android Oreo 8.0 OS, other than the Pixel phones.
Powering the phone is the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4 GB Ram. The storage space is 64 GB, expandable up to 256 GB.
Besides, it comes with Dual 13 MP rear cameras with Zeiss Optics and even has a 13 MP selfie camera.
Notably, the phone has a 5.3 Inch QHD display (2560*1440), with 16:9 aspect ratio.
Even the battery capacity is decent (3090 mAH). Even after the price drop, it faces a fierce battle against the OnePlus 5T and Honor View 10, both come with the voguish 18:9 display.
Nokia 5 (3 GB RAM)
Even the Nokia 5 is available cheaper now as the phone is available for Rs. 11,799. At launch the phone was available for Rs 13,499, so, it has got a price drop of Rs. 1700.
You can buy both the mobiles from Amazon or any retailer. The Nokia 5 comes with a standard 5.2 Inch HD display and runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. Additionally, it has 3 GB Ram and only 16 GB of internal storage space.
Moreover, the rear camera comes with 13 MP lens, and front selfie camera has 8 MP resolution.
Even after the price drop, it seems to be expensive in comparison to better offering like Redmi Note 4, Honor 9 Lite, 10. OR G or the Honor 7X in this price range.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Xiaomi has already curtailed the price for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (read review) from Rs. 12,999 to Rs. 11,999. Furthermore, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will be available for Rs. 10,999 in the upcoming sale on Flipkart.
- Old Price – Rs. 12,999.
- New Price – Rs. 11,999.
Notably, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5.5 Inch Full HD Display and has a large 4100 mAH capacity battery. The performance is smooth due to the Snapdragon 625 processor and 4 GB RAM.
Moreover, it has 64 GB internal storage, user-expandable and comes with a 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front selfie camera.
Vivo has cut down the price for it’s latest top-selling selfie phone, Vivo V7 from Rs. 18,990 to Rs. 16,990. The Vivo V7 comes with a 24 Megapixel front selfie camera and a 16 MP rear camera with a plethora of beautifying features.
- Old Price – Rs. 18,990.
- New Price – Rs. 16,990.
Furthermore, the Vivo V7 draws power from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, has 32 GB internal storage and 4 GB RAM. Also, the stunning looking phone comes with a 5.7 Inch Bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect ratio.
The phone is sleek, weighs 139 grams and comes with a decent 3000 mAH capacity battery. You can read more about the Vivo V7 here.
Next, we have the Oppo F3, another selfie phone that has recently seen a price drop. The Oppo F3 was earlier available for Rs. 19,990 and now is available for Rs. 18,990 on Flipkart.
- Old Price – Rs. 19,990.
- New Price – Rs. 18,990.
The Oppo F3 comes with the Dual Selfie camera (16 MP+ 8 MP) and even has a 13 Megapixel front selfie camera. The selfie expert also has an Octa-Core MediaTek 6750 Processor and 4 GB ram for smooth operation.
Also, the Oppo F3 comes with a 5.5 Inch Full HD display, a front mounted fingerprint scanner and a 3200 mAH capacity battery. Notably, Oppo has launched the Oppo F5, a new selfie phone.
Xiaomi Mi A1
Xiaomi has cut down the price for it’s latest Dual camera smartphone Xiaomi Mi A1 in India by Rs. 1000 on 10th December 2017. The phone was earlier priced at Rs. 14999 and now is available for Rs. 13,999. You can buy the Xiaomi MI A1 from Flipkart or the Mi.com.
In the upcoming Flipkart sale, you can buy the Xiaomi Mi A1 for just Rs. 12,999.
- Old Price – Rs. 14,999.
- New Price – Rs. 13,999.
I did a review for the Xiaomi Mi A1 couple of weeks back and had used the phone for almost four weeks. There are a lot of positives in the Mi A1 like the 12 MP Dual rear cameras that can take incredible portrait shots.
The crucial second highlight of the phone is the presence of stock Android Nougat 7.1. If you are not a big fan of MIUI (Xiaomi’s custom UI) than you will love the Mi A1 more. Also, it comes with a fast processor (Snapdragon 625) clocked at 2.0 GHz, 4 GB Ram and 64 GB internal storage.
The Battery life is also decent but not as good as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. The Mi A1 comes with a 3000 mAH capacity Battery compared to a 4000 mAH on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
MI A1 also boasts of a USB Type C port which is rare in this price range. It is a fully loaded phone with great camera and user experience. It was a great deal even for Rs. 14,999 and now the price cut makes it a little more alluring.
Moto G5 Plus
Moto G5 plus was launched on Flipkart exclusive at a price of Rs, 16,999. The key highlight of the device is its Camera and a stock Android experience. Initially, the price of the mobile phone was reduced from 16,999 to 15,999, and now the price is reduced to 14,999.
Recently, the company has launched Moto G5s and Moto G5s Plus; this could be the reason behind the reduction in price. Notably, in the Flipkart upcoming sale, you can buy the Moto G5 Plus for just Rs. 9,999, that’s an insane discount.
- Old Price – Rs. 16,999
- New Price – Rs. 13,999
Asus Zenfone 3
Asus launched the Asus Zenfone 3 smartphone on 17-August-2017 in India. Initially, it was priced at Rs. 21,999. But, recently, the Asus Zenfone 3 has got a massive price cut and is available for Rs. 14,999.
Asus Zenfone 3 feature a 5.2 inches display having FHD resolution with 401 PPI. Besides, it looks sleek, has a 7.7mm thickness and weighs 155 grams. In fact, it is a very classy looking phone with a glass back cover similar to the Samsung S8.
Also, the Zenfone 3 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and recently also got an update to Android Nougat. Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor along with Adreno 506 GPU.
Lastly, the device comes with 12 Megapixel Rear camera and has an 8 Megapixel selfie shooter.
- Old Price – Rs. 21,999
- New Price – Rs. 14,999
Vivo launched the Vivo V5s in April 2017. To begin with, it comes with a display of 5.5-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1280*720 pixels at a PPI of 267 pixels per inch.
Notably, the Vivo V5s was available for Rs. 18,999 in September 2017 then Vivo reduced the price to Rs. 17,999. Also, recently, in December 2017, Vivo again lowered the price further by Rs. 2,000 and now it is available for Rs. 15,990.
For photography, the device comes with a 13 Megapixel Rear Camera with LED flash and autofocus. However, the key highlight of the smartphone is its front selfie shooter which comes with 20 Megapixel lens to capture incredible selfies.
What’s more, it runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with Funtouch OS 3.0. The smartphone has an Octa-Core MediaTek 6750 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz.
The smartphone has a slight price reduction from 18,999 to 17,999 on Flipkart
- Older Price – 18,999
- Old Price – 17,999
- New Price – Rs. 15,990.
Samsung S8 Plus
In March 2017, Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The Samsung S8 Plus comes with 6.20 inches display with a resolution of 2960*1440 pixels at a PPI of 529. The S8 draws power from 2.35 GHz Octa-core, Samsung Exynos 8895 processor coupled with 4/6 GB of RAM. The phone comes with 64G/128 GB of internal storage. The phone comes with 64G/128 GB of internal storage.
After the launch of the Samsung Note 8 (6 GB RAM), the Samsung S8 Plus (6 GB RAM) has got a reduction in price from Rs. 74,900 to Rs. 65,500. The price cut is available on the 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage version while the 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage version is still priced at Rs. 64,900.
The price cut is available on the 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage version while the 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage version is still priced at Rs. 64,900.
The smartphone price is down to Rs. 65,900, after the recent launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
- Old Price – Rs. 74,999
- New Price – Rs. 65,500.
Apple iPhone 6 (32 GB)
For starters, Apple iPhone 6 is still selling well despite dated hardware. It comes with a 4.7-inch Retina HD display. The iPhone 6 has an A8 chipset which is accompanied by the PowerVR GX6450 GPU and has just 1 GB of Ram. The phone comes with an 8 Megapixel rear camera which offers above average camera experience.
Also, there is a 1.12 MP front selfie camera which is again not comparable to Android phones in this price range. Notably, the iPhone 6 has a price reduction from Rs. 28,999 to 25,999 on Amazon India for a limited time.
- Old Price – 28,999
- New Price- 25,999
Technical Specifications for Apple iPhone 6
- Processor – Apple A8 chipset with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz
- GPU PowerVR GX6450
- RAM – Comes with Only 1 GB.
- Display Size – 4.7-inch (750×1334 pixels) Display.
- 32 GB internal storage, no option to expand.
- OS – iOS 11.
- Touch ID – Front button.
- Single Sim, NFC, 4G Volte.
- 8 Megapixel rear camera with true tone flash.
- 1.2 MP front selfie camera.
- 1810 mAH Capacity Battery
- Sleek measuring 6.9 mm in thickness.
- Price Rs. 25,999 or $380.
Lenovo Z2 Plus
Lenovo Z2 Plus smartphone was launched in last year in September. The mobile was initially available for Rs. 20,000, but after a series of price cuts, it is now available for just Rs. 10,300 for the 64 GB version.
Moreover, if you wish to buy the 32 GB version, can grab that for just Rs. 9,700 from Amazon. The Z2 Plus was an exciting phone when it was launched as it comes with the top of line Snapdragon 800 series processor – SD 820.
Also, there is 4 GB Ram, and it comes with a decent pair of cameras at the back and front. Furthermore, the 5.0 Inch display makes it portable for those who don’t like huge displays. But it is bulky on account of a massive 3500 mAH battery fitted inside a smaller body.
Overall it is a good deal for the current price. We reviewed the mobile back then; you may like to see the detailed review and camera samples for the phone.
- Old Price – Rs. 14,999
- New Price – Rs. 11,999
So that’s All about the phones available at a reduced price in India, you can read more about these and can choose to buy what fits into your budget and based on the features you want in your next mobile.
I have also written about some essential features that you need to have on your Next Phone for 2018 or beyond, can read that here. Even, you can learn about the 10 Best smartphones under Rs. 10,000 or 8 Best Selfie Camera phones in this post.