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From apps to smartphones: 6 money-saving tips

04-04-2015

1) 10 smartphones that are now cheaper

1) 10 smartphones that are now cheaper© AP Photo 1) 10 smartphones that are now cheaper

A slew of high-end smartphones from Samsung to Apple, have seen price cuts in the last couple of months. If you've been waiting to get your hands on one of them, now is the time!

E-commerce sites like Flipkart and Amazon are offering a discount ranging from Rs 3000 to Rs 5000 on Apple's new models - iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, that were launched in October last year.

Apple launched the 16GB, 64GB and 128GB iPhone 6 units in India for Rs 53,500, Rs 62,500 and Rs 71,500, respectively. The iPhone 6 Plus 16GB, 64GB and 128GB were unveiled at Rs 62,500, Rs 71,500, Rs 80,500 respectively.

You can now buy the 16GB iPhone 6 (gold) for Rs 48,385 on Flipkart and Rs 50,285 on Amazon. The 64GB iPhone 6 is selling for Rs 57,434.

For 9 more amazing deals, READ HERE >> 

10 smartphones that are now cheaper >>

2) 20 smartphones under Rs 10,000 in India

2) 20 smartphones under Rs 10,000 in India© Bloomberg 2) 20 smartphones under Rs 10,000 in India

Looking for a budget smartphone?

There are a lot of compelling choices in the Rs 5000-Rs 10,000 range.

From Moto E to Xiaomi Redmi 2, we've put together a list of 20 (in no particular order), along with their specs, pricing and reviews.

Take your pick!

20 best smartphones under Rs. 10,000 in India >>

3) WhatsApp free calling now open for all Android users

3) WhatsApp calling feature now open for all Android users© Bloomberg 3) WhatsApp calling feature now open for all Android users

The new-voice calling feature introduced by WhatsApp this week could save you a lot of bucks. 

Here's how to enable it in 1 simple step >>

Amidst plans to roll out the much talked-about free voice calling feature to iPhones, WhatsApp is reported to be parallelly working on introducing video calls on its immensely popular instant messaging app.

"The plans to bring video calling to WhatsApp are still in its closed alpha stage and it is being tested within a closed group of employees and the company is expected to roll out a beta version in the next few months."

MORE HERE: WhatsApp to soon roll out video calling >>

4) Make the best use of your old phones

4) 11 tips & tricks to make the best use of your old phones© Corbis 4) 11 tips & tricks to make the best use of your old phones

I have changed 5 phones in 8 years. And it was only once that I sold off my old phone when upgrading to a new one. In rest of the cases, I kept the old phones in my drawer as back-up devices hoping that they would come to use in emergency situations. But it, thankfully, never happened. And today a couple of them are almost dead and the rest are too dated for me to even think of using them.

In retrospect, I think I could have made better use of those phones instead of just leaving them unattended.

So that I, and you, do not repeat the same mistake, here listed are 11 ways in which you can put your old phone to use in the most effective manner possible (you could also use it for multiple purposes).

READ HERE: 11 tips and tricks to make the best use of your old phones >>

5) What would life be without these 20 awesome start-ups?

5) What would life be without these 20 awesome start-ups?© Bloomberg 5) What would life be without these 20 awesome start-ups?

Thank God for technology! We've got an amazing list of websites and apps created by start-ups that have made our lives a lot more easier and could save us some bucks and time.

Right from delivering groceries to being at two places at one time.

Don't believe us? Read on to know more!

20 awesome start-ups that make life super easy >>

6) The best smartphone under Rs 7000

6) Xiaomi Redmi 2© Indian Express 6) Xiaomi Redmi 2

After Xiaomi launched its Redmi 1S in India last year, smartphone enthusiasts reckoned that buyers cannot ask for anything more under Rs 7,000. This time with the Redmi 2, Xiaomi has managed to again deliver more under Rs 7,000. Everytime Xiaomi launches a new device, one of the major criticisms the brand faces is with the Flipkart flash sales. However, Xiaomi has promised to do away with flash sales for the Redmi 2 very soon. So, if the Redmi 2 is easily available should you buy it? I have spent over two weeks with the new Redmi 2 and here is my take.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Review: The best you can get under Rs 7,000 >>

 
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