If you are in the market to buy a flagship phone but have been in two minds whether to go for Android or the iPhone, well, you are in luck, Apple has a proposition, which you simply cannot refuse. American technology major has announced a major promotional offer on iPhone XR this summer in India.
Apple is offering iPhone XR, which the base model (64GB) costs Rs 76,900 for just Rs 59,900, that's Rs 17,000 reduction. Guess what! HDFC credit and debit cardholders are entitled to get a further 10% cash back, thus reducing the selling price to Rs 53,900.
This offer is valid on all three storage variants—64GB, 128GB and 256GB—of the iPhone XR. It starts on April 5 for a limited time till stocks last.
Is Apple iPhone XR worth buying?
Absolutely yes! The iPhone XR runs Apple's proprietary A12 Bionic chipset, which is the world's most powerful and advanced chipset for mobile in the industry. The camera hardware too is amazing and offers the best live portrait feature, which a very few in the market can come close to match it.
Having used the iPhone XR (review) for a month, I have to confess it is best of the lot announced in 2018 by Apple. Yes, iPhone XS & the iPhone XS Max have some superiority over the latter, but you won't miss much. Most importantly, the iPhone XR has the best battery life and comes with the most beautiful vivid colour options than any other mobile series or even Android phones for that matter. It comes in white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT) RED edition.
Promotional pricing details of Apple iPhone XR:
|Model||MRP||Price for non-HDFC customers||Price for HDFC customers|
|iPhone XR 64GB||Rs. 76,900||Rs. 59,900||Rs. 53,900|
|iPhone XR 128GB||Rs. 81,900||Rs. 64,900||Rs. 58,400|
|iPhone XR 256GB||Rs. 91,900||Rs. 74,900||Rs. 67,400|
It can be noted that the 10% cashback on iPhone XR is available only on HDFC Bank Debit and Credit Cards. Prospective customers can also avail a No Cost EMI loans from Bajaj Finance Ltd. and HDFC Bank Consumer Loans. Also, the cashback offer has no downpayment since it is available only on credit or debit cards
Apple's game changer move to take on rivals in India
Having registering flat growth for over a year, Apple's latest move will definitely reinvigorate the iPhone sales in India and also threaten the emerging player such as OnePlus, which liberally borrows iPhone design and truth to be told, even its successful run in the subcontinent, is attributed to high priced iPhone. OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 6 and the models launched before them, all sold well in India, as they were the cheapest alternative to Apple mobiles.
One just OnePlus, Apple's iPhone XR promotional campaign might even spell doom for Samsung's recently launched Galaxy S10 series as well.
Now, Apple is finally taking the Indian market seriously. Last month, It's supply-partner Wistron Corp has started iPhone 7 assembling at its Bengaluru (Karnataka) plant, while other OEM supply chain Foxconn is said to be a few weeks away from starting the trial production of the iPhone X(review) at the Chennai plant in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Key specifications of Apple iPhone XR:
|Display||6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina HD screen
|OS||Apple iOS 12|
|Processor||7nm class 6-core Apple A12 Bionic CPU+ 8-core Neural Engine+ 4-core GPU|
|Main Camera||12MP wide-angle (F1.8)
|Front camera||TrueDepth camera
|Connectivity and Network||Dual SIM Dual Standby (physical SIM+ eSIM) Gigabit-class LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi MIMO, VoLTE, NFC with reader mode, Wi-Fi calling, GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/QZSS/ GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, CDMA EV-DO Rev, A(select models)
|Add-ons||Rated IP67 (maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529, Face ID: Enabled by TrueDepth camera for facial recognition, FaceTime video and audio calling via Wi-Fi/Cellular or any FaceTime audio-enabled device|
|Dimensions||150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm|