Amazon has listed a lightning deal on Google’s premium phone, Pixel XL, perhaps to steal Flipkart’s thunder a day before their sale tomorrow. The company is offering a huge discount of close to 50 percent on the smartphone. But wait, it’s the first generation Pixel XL that is being sold at such hefty price cut (temporary) on the online retail site and not the Pixel 2 XL.
Amazon is offering a massive discount on the Pixel XL “Quite Black” 128GB version which is currently listed in their lightning deal at Rs 39,990. The Pixel XL was launched in India at a price of Rs 76,000 for the 128GB model. At the time of writing this story, the deal was expected to end in around 9 hours or till stocks last.
The deal may seem lucrative but if you take a closer look, Flipkart has a better offering under its sleeve. The e-retail site is hosting its 2018 Mobile Bonanza Sale whereby you can grab the new Pixel 2 series for a discount price starting at Rs 39,999. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will receive flat discount of Rs 13,001 and Rs 8,001 respectively.
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Flipkart has also included a cashback offer of Rs 8,000 on both the handsets. The offer can be availed only by HDFC credit card holders. The Pixel 2 XL gets an extra Rs 4000 off on exchange. With all these inclusions, the Pixel 2 (64GB) and Pixel 2 XL (64GB) will effective cost Rs 39,999 and Rs 52,999 respectively during the sale period.
Flipkart’s deals make more sense given that the second generation Pixel series has better hardware in terms of imaging, processor and a bunch of exciting features like the impressive Portrait mode, Google Lens, AR stickers and support for 4K video recording. Further, the Pixel 2 smartphones now have slightly thinner bezels providing more screen to body ratio. What more, the Google Pixel 2 XL also won our Best Camera-phone of 2017 award.