We have already covered the premium segment of smartphones, which is seeing a significant price drop in the ongoing Big Savings Day on Flipkart. Now, if you do not want to spend a huge pile of cash, you can turn to the mid-range segment, where we have handpicked a few devices that can offer you great service at a superbly discounted price. At the end of the article, we will also have two honorable mentions to provide you with more options.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE was launched in January 2022 with a price tag of ₹74,999. Since it has already been a year, it was seeing price cuts on several websites. But you can get this model now on Flipkart for ₹34,999. Have an HDFC credit or debit card, or can you arrange one? You will immediately get another ₹3000 off, making the effective price a whopping ₹31,999. Built on an aluminum frame with a plastic back the device only weighs 177 g. The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE comes with a bright 6.4 in dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. It comes out of the box with a Snapdragon 888 5G processor and Android 12 (upgradable to Android 13) with a patch of One UI 5.1. With a camera module of 12 MP wide, 8 MP telephoto, and 12 MP ultrawide, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE generally takes decent snaps. Though the 4500 mAh battery supports both wireless and reverse wireless charging, the battery performance could have been better. But overall, it is a great value-for-money deal at this price.
Redmi Note 12 Pro
The Redmi Note 12 Pro has not even turned 6 months old, and yet its ₹27,999 price tag has dropped to ₹24,999 on Flipkart. But you get a further ₹2,000 discount if you can get hold of an SBI debit or credit card, and the effective price then becomes ₹22,999. For this price, it gets some amazing specifications, starting with the 6.67 in OLED display that supports 900 nits of peak brightness, a 120 Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision. Under the hood, it has a MediaTek Dimensity 1080 processor and runs on Android 12 (MIUI 13). For this price, the 50 MP primary camera takes decent snaps, and the smartphone only weighs 187g. The device has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, which is rare to see these days, but only has IP53 certification. The Redmi Note 12 Pro comes with a 67 W fast charger, which can juice up the phone to 100% within 50 minutes. You should consider this if you are looking for an all-rounder below ₹25,000.
Vivo T1 Pro
Looking for an overall performer below ₹20,000? Go for the Vivo T1 Pro, which is available at ₹19,999 on Flipkart at the moment. The original price of the device was ₹28,990, and it got ₹4991 offer from Flipkart to become ₹23,999. You get a further ₹4000 rebate on an HDFC or ICICI debit or credit card. The Vivo T1 Pro looks sleek and has a strong build with a beautiful 6.44 in AMOLED display. The device supports a whopping 1300 nits of brightness and has a 90 Hz refresh rate. It is equipped with the Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset and has Android 12 (Funtouch 12), which performs decently, but the presence of bloatware is a bit frustrating. The 64 MP primary camera and 16 MP selfie camera are average at best but understandable for the price. The device provides good battery backup with its 4700 mAh battery and also comes with a 67 W fast charger, which can juice up the device to 50% within 18 minutes, which is greatly advantageous.
Oppo F21 Pro
Launched in April 2022, the Oppo F21 Pro was priced at ₹27,999. As months passed, the device saw a decline in price, and now it is available for ₹20,999 on Flipkart. If you have or can get an HDFC, ICICI, or SBI debit or credit card, you get an additional ₹2000 discount, and the effective price becomes ₹18,999. At ₹18,999, the Oppo F21 Pro comes with a scintillating 6.43 in AMOLED display that supports 800 nits of brightness and 90 Hz of refresh rate. The device is equipped with a Snapdragon 680 4G processor and runs on Android 12.0 with a patch of ColorOS 12.1. It comes both with a microSDXC slot and a 3.5 mm jack, and the 64 MP primary camera takes good photos in well-lit conditions. The 4500 mAh battery also performs decently considering the price.
As promised in the introduction, the two honorable mentions are the Nothing Phone (1) and the Google Pixel 6a, which, after using the bank card offers, you get for ₹25,999 and ₹27,999, respectively. If you have an old smartphone, you can also go for the exchange options that are available on Flipkart and also check out several EMI plans. The deals will run from March 11–15, so make sure to grab them before time runs out.