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    Amazon Great Indian Festival day 1: OnePlus 5, Xiaomi Redmi 4, Moto G5s Plus and more

    Amazon Great Indian Festival

    Amazon’s Great Indian Festival Sale is back again and is scheduled to start from today and go on until October 17. There are loads of products available at a discount during the sale, and as always we’ve some of the best tech deals here so let’s get started:

    Xiaomi Redmi 4

    The 64GB version of Xiaomi’s Redmi 4 will be available for Rs 9,499 during the sale. On top of this, you’ll get an extra Rs 500 off if you exchange your old device for the phone.

    OnePlus 5

    Oneplus’ flagship smartphone doesn’t see any price cuts per say, but those planning to get their old device exchanged will get an extra Rs 4,000 off.

    Moto G5S Plus

    Moto’s new smartphone comes with a dual-rear camera setup. The device will be priced at Rs 15,999 during the sale and those planning to exchange their old device will get an additional Rs 1,000 off.

     

    Reliance JioPhone vs Airtel Karbonn A40 : Rs 1,500 smart feature phone vs Rs 1,399 smartphone

     

    LG Q6

    The LG Q6 offers an 18:9 display aspect ratio as well as facial recognition. The phone is priced at Rs 12,990 during the Great Indian Festival sale.

    Lenovo K8 Note

    The Lenovo K8 Note sports a dual-rear camera setup and also comes with stock Android. The 4GB RAM variant of the device will be available for Rs 11,999 during the sale.

    Xiaomi Mi Max 2

    Xiaomi’s phablet sports a large 6.44-inch Full HD display and is equipped with a 5300mAh battery. The 32GB variant of the phone is available for Rs 12,999.

    Honor 8 Pro

    Honor’s flagship smartphone offers 6GB of RAM along with 128GB of inbuilt storage. The phone is available for Rs 26,999 during the Great Indian Festival.

    Amazon Echo

    If you are looking for home automation, then this might be just what you are looking for. Amazon has launched three models of its Echo smart speakers in India all three will be available at a 30% discount.

    TCL 39-inch Full HD LED TV

    If a TV is what you are after, then you should check this out. TCL’s 39-inch Full HD LED TV will be available for Rs 17,990 during the sale.

    Sanyo 43-inch Full HD LED TV

    If size is what you are looking for in a TV, then Sanyo’s 43-inch Full HD LED TV might fit the bill. The TV will be priced at Rs 22,990 during the Great Indian Festival.

    JBL Go Portable Bluetooth speaker

    The JBL Go is a small Bluetooth speaker that offers impressive sound quality. It is priced at Rs 1,899 during the sale.

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    Reliance JioPhone vs Airtel Karbonn A40 : Rs 1,500 smart feature phone vs Rs 1,399 smartphone

    Reliance JioPhone vs Airtel Karbonn A40

    Bharti Airtel has recently announced plans to partner with various smartphone manufacturers to offer 4G smartphones bundled with data and calling services at the price of feature phones. Airtel has launched the Karbonn A40 Indian, an entry-level 4G VoLTE handset aimed to counter the popularity of the JioPhone, a 4G feature phone from Reliance Jio available at an effective price of Rs 0 and a refundable security deposit of Rs 1,500.

    So how do the two phones compare? Here is a quick look:

    4G, VoLTE support

    Both JioPhone and Karbonn A40 Indian support LTE Band 3, Band 5 and LTE-TDD Band 40 and will further push the adoption of 4G networks in the country. Jio has over 130 million subscribers on its 4G only network while Bharti Airtel reportedly has nearly 281.25 million subscribers. The Karbonn A40 Indian is also capable of supporting VoLTE networks, which Airtel is rolling out in a phased manner. The JioPhone also supports VoLTE, the only standard supported by Reliance Jio. Karbonn A40 Indian supports 2G and 3G networks as well.

    Reliance JioPhone vs Airtel Karbonn A40
    Reliance JioPhone vs Airtel Karbonn A40

    Smartphone vs Smart Feature Phone

    The JioPhone is a Feature Phone with smart functionalities like voice assistant and support for apps like JioCinema, JioMusic, and JioTV. The Karbonn A40 Indian is a true smartphone powered by Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. Most importantly, the JioPhone does not offer WhatsApp support, while the A40 Indian does.

    Price, Tariff and Minimum Recharge

    The JioPhone is priced at Rs 1,500 with a guaranteed refund of the entire amount after three years on returning the device back to Reliance Jio. The Karbonn A40 Indian is priced at Rs 2,899 and offers a refund of Rs 1,500, bringing the effective price down to Rs 1,399. However, both JioPhone and Karbonn A40 Indian come with terms and conditions where users need to make minimum recharges to get the refund. The refund on the JioPhone will be given only in case of a return, while the Airtel Karbonn A40 Indian does not need to be returned to get the Rs 1,500 cashback.

     

    Reliance Jio announces Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer with 100% cashback on Rs 399 recharge, to revise tariffs from October 19

     

    In the case of JioPhone, users need to recharge with a minimum of Rs 1,500 per annum or Rs 4,500 over a period of 3 years in order to get eligible for a refund of Rs 1,500. If you buy a Karbonn A40 Indian, you need to make a down payment of Rs 2,899 for the 4G smartphone and make 36 continuous monthly recharges of Rs 169 to avail the cash refund. Airtel says customers will get a cash refund of Rs 500 after 18 months and another Rs 1,000 after 36 months. On Airtel, customers need to make mandatory recharges worth Rs 3,000 within the first 18 months and another Rs 3,000 over the next 18 months to claim the refund. This can be done through any recharge plan, not necessarily the Rs 169 plan recommended by Airtel.

    With the JioPhone, customers will always remain locked into the Jio ecosystem, whereas the ownership of Karbonn A40 Indian remains with customers, and if the refund is not important for users, they can even switch to another network later on.

    As far as tariffs are concerned, Airtel’s new Rs 169 plan offers 500MB of 3G/4G data per day and unlimited voice calling for 28 days. The plan counters the Rs 153 recharge pack for the JioPhone, offering free voice calls, unlimited data (1GB per day), free 300 SMS and Jio Apps.

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    Reliance Jio announces Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer with 100% cashback on Rs 399 recharge, to revise tariffs from October 19

    Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer

    Reliance Jio is going to revise its tariff plans on October 19. Before that, Jio is offering customers a special offer for Diwali named as “Jio Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer”. Under this offer, Jio is offering 100% cashback on recharges of Rs. 399 made between October 12 and October 18.

    Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer
    Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer

    Jio Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer

    The Rs.399 recharge will work as an advance recharge that will come into play once your current recharge has expired. Next, the 100% cashback will be awarded in the form of 8 vouchers worth Rs. 50 each. Customers will be able to redeem these vouchers one at a time, for recharges of Rs. 309 and above, or against data add-on plans of Rs. 91 and above. You can only redeem the vouchers after November 15.

    Reliance JioPhone vs Airtel Karbonn A40 : Rs 1,500 smart feature phone vs Rs 1,399 smartphone

    The offers can be redeemed on the MyJio app, Jio.com, Reliance Digital stores, Jio stores, Jio’s partner retailers, and through services like JioMoney, PayTM, Amazon Pay, PhonePe, and Mobikwik.

    Jio is also in the process of shipping its much talked about JioPhone to customers. The company told us earlier that the phones will be delivered to tier II and III cities first, followed by tier I addresses. The company has some competition in this space from Airtel, which announced a partnership with Karbonn.

    Airtel announced the Karbonn A40 Indian smartphone, which is aimed at first-time smartphone buyers. The A40 Indian smartphone will be sold at an effective price of Rs. 1399.