Amazon Great Indian Sale: iPhone 5S for 15,999, iPhone 6 for Rs 26,499 are among top deals
Apple’s iPhones cost a bomb in India. But, if there ever was a good time to buy an iPhone, well, the time’s now. This might seem like a marketing pitch to you, but remember, there are people who keep sifting through online retail stores to find the best deals on iPhones, for we most definitely understand the phrase bang for the buck like no other.Problem is, there’s always never a good time to buy an iPhone. Unless of course, you have the money to spare, or, you’re patient enough to wait for e-retailers to offer them on discounts. For the latter, Amazon has its Great India Sale promotional campaign up and running. And here are a few notable buys.Apple iPhone 5s (Space Grey/Silver, 16GB) for Rs 15,999″Apple iPhone 5s is the top premium smartphone in India across all the states on the cumulative installations basis as of March 2017,” according to CyberMedia Research. Clearly, a lot of people in India, are still buying the iPhone 5s, an iPhone that Apple launched in 2013.Also Read: Amazon Great Indian Sale begins: OnePlus 3, Moto G4 Plus, iPhone 6S available on discountNow that the iPhone 4S and 5C are out of the picture, the iPhone 5s is the cheapest iPhone available in the Indian market right now. The 16 gig model of the iPhone 5s is available for buying at a reduced price of Rs 15,999 (down from Rs 25,000) on Amazon India. The iPhone 5s may be a four year old smartphone, but come to think of it, it isn’t such a bad deal. Especially for someone looking to switch to Apple’s ecosystem. For others, the iPhone 5s could mean a no-hassle smartphone that gets the job done.advertisementThe only reason to not get the iPhone 5s would be its 4-inch form factor and 16GB of on-board storage. Apple iPhone 6 (Space Grey/Silver, 32GB) for Rs 26,499Apple silently announced the 32 gig model of the iPhone 6 in India recently. To begin with, it cost Rs 28,999. Considering that the OnePlus 3T retails around a very similar price, the iPhone 6 was most definitely not an instant recommendation — unless for those invested in Apple’s ecosystem — but at Rs 26,499 Apple’s three year old smartphone still has some room to breathe.In fact, the iPhone 6 makes a little more sense than the iPhone 5s because it comes with a respectable 4.7-inch screen and 32 GB of on-board storage. It may be powered by Apple’s two-generation old A8 mobile processor (Dual-core 1.4 GHz Typhoon) clubbed with PowerVR GX6450 GPU and 1GB of RAM, but, just like any other iPhone the iPhone 6 can make the best use case of its available hardware all thanks to in-class software optimisation.The only reason to not get the iPhone 6 would be the presence of the iPhone 6s.Apple iPhone 6s (Space Grey/Rose Gold, 32GB) for Rs 34,999The iPhone 6s is simply a turbo-charged iPhone 6, getting a boost in both the hardware as well as software departments. Not to say there’s no cosmetic revamp at all. While the iPhone 6 was marred by the infamous bend-gate syndrome, the iPhone 6s brought in a slight reshuffle in ‘make material’ to overcome that weak (and embarrassing) spot. The iPhone 6s uses 7,000 series aluminum first introduced with the Apple Watch Sport that is roughly 60 per cent stronger than standard aluminum alloys, according to Apple.The USP of the iPhone 6s is Apple’s new touchscreen technology called Force Touch, err…3D Touch. It gives you a pressure-sensitive screen that responds differently to different kinds of taps. You get two gestures, a ‘peek’ and a ‘pop’. While a light tap gives you a peek into an app or widget (blurring the background) from anywhere on the screen, tapping it harder pops out more details concerning it.Apple’s ‘Taptic Engine’ meanwhile lets you know what you’re doing all the time by giving you a different tactile sensation for each kind of interaction.Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi 4A goes on sale in India exclusively on Amazon, but has limited stockThe iPhone 6s is be powered by Apple’s A9 processor that is 70 per cent faster and has a 90 per cent faster GPU as compared to the previous generation A8 chip found on the iPhone 6.The iPhone 6s comes with a hugely improved 12-megapixel iSight camera that can record 4K videos and an 8-megapixel FaceTime camera with ‘Retina Flash’.The iSight camera can take something called as ‘Live Photos’. Basically, it’s the camera recording some footage before and after you’ve clicked a photo. Imagine GIFs with sound. There’s also an option to use Motion Wallpapers (like in the Apple Watch) and you can use Live Photos as wallpapers too.advertisementErstwhile, the iPhone 6s’ Touch ID 2.0 fingerprint reader is two times faster than the first generation version on the iPhone 6, according to Apple.The iPhone 6s has got the most discount and is now selling for Rs 34,999 (down from Rs 50,000) making it one of the best buy options on the e-retail website right now. It’s not a dated phone, by any means, and it is currently the second best in the business, next only to the next-generation iPhone 7.The only reason to not get the iPhone 6s would be the OnePlus 3T, and other like-minded Android counterparts.