This week's best tech deals include a great exchange offer on the Samsung Galaxy S5, cashback offers on iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, a Sony home theatre system, and more.
1. Samsung Galaxy S5 exchange offer
Flipkart is offering an exchange deal on the Samsung Galaxy S5 where you can get up to Rs. 8,000 off on your old mobile phone. If you don't mind the previous-generation Galaxy smartphone, and have an old phone you want to get rid of, this might be a decent deal for you. You can grab the Galaxy S5 for as low as Rs. 14,999 which is pretty good considering the normal selling price of Rs. 22,999. Your old mobile phone must be in a working condition, and its IMEI must match the one you enter while ordering the new phone. The exchange process is seamless, your old device will be picked up from your place and a new one is delivered. The discount is instant so there are no cashback waiting periods. At this price, the Galaxy S5 is still a decent smartphone. It comes with a 16MP primary camera, includes a 2800 mAh batter, and the phone is dust and water resistant too.
Price: Rs. 14,999 (with the maximum exchange value)
2. Apple iPad Air 2 16GB WiFi
The iPad Air 2 16GB WiFi is now available for as low as Rs. 30,515 (effective after cashback) at Paytm. Use the coupon code FLASH15 while checking out to receive 15 percent cashback in your Paytm Wallet. This is one of the lowest effective prices on the iPad Air 2 we've seen so far. The iPad Air 2 features a 9.7-inch display, and an 8MP camera at the back. It is powered by Apple's A8X chip along with the M8 motion co-processor. It will run iOS 8 out of the box, and you'll be able to upgrade to iOS 9 once it comes out later this year. Remember, iPad Air 2 supports all major enhancements coming with iOS 9 for the iPad. If you're not interesting in spending the full amount for a brand new iPad that may release later this year, the Air 2 isn't a bad choice at all.
Price: Rs. 30,515 (effective after cashback)
3. Sony HT-M55 home theatre system
Movies are even better with a great sound experience. If you're in the market for a high-end home theatre system, Infibeam is offering a discount on the Sony HT-M55. The home theatre system is now available at a price of Rs. 47,777 (MRP Rs. 59,990). The deal is only available for a very limited period. The Sony HT-M55 features a Dolby Digital System powered solution, with dual sub-woofers and the company's trademark M-Turbo bass boosters. There's Bluetooth connectivity in case you want to listen to some music using your smartphones or tablets. There's a USB port to directly play media on a big screen.
Price: Rs. 47,777 (MRP Rs. 59,990)
4. LG 42-inch full HD LED TV
Amazon has lowered the price on the LG 42LB5510 LED TV down to Rs. 39,054 (MRP Rs. 53,900). The LED TV normally retails at the price point of around Rs. 45,000 online. If you're in the market for a well built full HD LED TV that is likely to last longer than the budget big-screen TVs, this might be a great deal for you. The LG 42LB5510 features a 42-inch display, running at a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. It comes with two HDMI ports and one USB port. The TV includes LG's proprietary motion eco sensor that reduces power consumption over a period of time by automatically adjusting the screen's brightness. You'll have to call LG's support to schedule an installation once the TV gets delivered to you. It comes with a full 1-year manufacturer warranty.
Price: Rs. 39,054 (MRP Rs. 53,900)
5. Apple iPad mini 3 WiFi 16GB
The iPad mini 3 16GB is now available for as low as Rs. 24,310 (effective after cashback). That's around Rs. 4,000 less than the usual selling price online these days. Use the coupon code FLASH15 while checking out to receive 15% cashback in your Paytm Wallet. The iPad mini 3 is a great choice if you are looking for a tablet with a much smaller form factor than the regular iPad. The iPad Mini 3 comes with a 7.9-inch Retina Display, and a 5MP camera. There's a front-facing camera for video calls. It is powered by Apple's A7 chip and the M7 motion co-processor.
Price: Rs. 24,310 (effective)
6. JBL Go wireless portable speaker
There are plenty of wireless portable speakers in the market, but only a few of them work as promised. Half of them have a terrible sound quality problem, while most of the others have complicated interfaces. The JBL Go stands out in its segment. It has the right amount of sound you'd expect from a portable speaker while offering a simple to use interface via Bluetooth. Snapdeal is selling the JBL Go at Rs. 1,799 (MRP Rs. 2,999) this week, one of the lowest prices on this portable speaker. It comes with an in-built battery, and manual controls for calls volume, and Bluetooth. You can make and receive phone calls while your Bluetooth enabled smartphone is paired to the speaker. There's an audio input (using AUX cable) in case you want to hook up the speaker using wires. The speaker comes with 1-year manufacturer warranty.
Price: Rs. 1,799 (MRP Rs. 2,999)