The Flipkart-Motorola motolove sale kicks off with some decent discounts and bizarre exchange offers

Celebrating 3 years in India, Motorola has announced a two-day motolove sale on Flipkart. The sale will run from 20 to 21 February and will cover Motorola’s existing portfolio.


Celebrating 3 years in India, Motorola has announced a two-day motolove sale on Flipkart. The sale will run from 20 to 21 February and will cover Motorola’s existing portfolio.

As we’ve noted in the past, Flipkart’s sales aren’t always what they seem, and this one is no different. There are deals to be found for sure, but they’re not all good ones.

Here are the deals:

Moto E3 Power: Rs 7,499 (6 percent off)

The E3 Power offers a Mediatek MT6735P processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The storage is expandable by up to 32GB via a microSD card.

The phone features an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The screen is an HD unit.

As far as the price is concerned, barring possibly shady deals on eBay, this is the best price on the device, and since it’s a flat Rs 500 off, there are no hidden conditions to worry about.

Moto M 64GB: Rs 17,999 (0 percent discount, pointless exchange offers)

By itself, the Moto M is a pretty good deal simply because it’s not available anywhere else at that price. But there’s no special discount on the device on the occasion of the motolove sale.

Exchange offers are available, but the exchange rates are so ridiculous that they beggar belief. Exchanging an iPhone 6s – a phone that costs Rs 47,000 new and can be sold second hand for at least Rs 30,000 – will net you a Rs 12,400 discount. The Asus Zenfone Max will get you Rs 2,700 off, the Nexus 6P Rs 6,700 off and a Xiaomi Mi 5 a measly Rs 7,000 off. Oh, and this includes an “additional” Rs 1,000 discount that Flipkart is so very kindly offering. This means that the aforementioned discount offers are actually Rs 11,400, Rs 1,700, Rs 5,700 and Rs 6,000 respectively.

As far as exchange offers go, this is ridiculous, but par for the course for Flipkart.

Moto Z Play with Style Mod: Rs 24,999 (0 percent discount, pointless exchange offers)

As with the Moto M, there’s no actual discount on price and you’ll get the exact same device on Amazon for the same price. The exchange offers are just as ridiculous though now, instead of Rs 1,000 off, you get an additional Rs 2,000 off.

This doesn’t make the deal any sweeter though.

Moto G Turbo edition: Rs 8,999 (28 percent claimed discount, 2 percent less than rivals)

While Flipkart claims a flat Rs 3,500 off the Moto G Turbo, bringing the price down to Rs 8,999, the same device is available on Snapdeal for Rs 9,299 and Rs 9,799 on eBay.

There is a discount, but it’s quite tiny.

There are a number of other deals on various Motorola products, including the Moto G (2nd gen), Moto G3, Nexus 6P, Bluetooth speakers, power banks, headsets and more. All these deals are hits and misses and you’ll need to double-check prices on other ecommerce sites before dropping your hard earned money on any of them.

Again, there are good deals to be found here, the headsets, for example, are much cheaper on Flipkart than elsewhere. Just don’t trust them blindly.

The offers from the banks are far more compelling and consistent, with Axis bank and Indusind offering 5 percent and 10 percent off respectively on credit card transactions on some of the devices.

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