Amazon India has kicked off their first sale for 2017. The sale season among retailers is on and while e-commerce portals initially had their own sale seasons and schedules, the timelines for both are now merging and each time there is an online sale, people eagerly await the discounts on offer. While Amazon has multiple segments and the sale is also valid across different segments, the most exciting discounts and offers are on smartphones and electronics which people eagerly await. Each time, we see heavy discounts and also great exchange offers or EMIs on multiple gadgets and the Amazon Great Indian Sale is no different. The Amazon Great Indian Sale comes right on the heels of Amazon Great Indian Festival, which was their Diwali sale in 2016. The e-commerce giant had another sale in December too, with similar discounts. Also Read - Amazon Should Comply To Indian Laws Before Preaching: CAIT's Praveen Khandelwal

This time, the Amazon Great Indian Sale is for 3 days – From January 20th to January 22nd. The weekend sale will go heads on with sales from other e-commerce giants like Shopclues and Myntra. Most retail outlets are also on sale during this season. Amazon India is offering discounts on multiple smartphone brands and also on other gadgets like laptops, accessories, etc. The discounts are in the form of price reductions as well as exchange offers. While most smartphones have both, some have only one. Apart from lowered prices, Amazon is also offering additional discounts on app purchases. For app users purchasing anything over Rs 250, they get additional 10 percent off. Also, if the user pays using Amazon Pay Balance, then the discount is 15 percent. SBI card users also have discounts catered specifically for them Here are some of the best discounts during the Amazon Great Indian Sale: Also Read - Top 10 Smart Gadgets Under Rs 10000 on Amazon for Students: Zinq Cooling Pad, LG 22-inch IPS Monitor, Etc

1. iPhone 5s available for Rs 15,999 – Indians love Apple products and gadgets and dream of owning one. But unfortunately, for many Indians, the dream remains just a dream as most Apple devices come for a premium in the country. iPhones are perhaps the most loved and coveted Apple gadget. While during launch, the iPhones are priced well over Rs 50,000 once the next edition is launched, the price of the previous one drops considerably, making it cheaper for aspiring Indians. iPhone 5s, which is now a discontinued model by apple but is still available for sale in India is available at a discount. The smartphone’s price is slashed down to Rs 15,999 for the Space Grey 16 GB version which is almost a 14 percent discount and a complete steal. However, there is no exchange offer available on iPhone 5s though you can get the device at an EMI of approximately Rs 1500 per month. Micromax announces Vdeo 3, Vdeo 4 4G smartphones under Rs 5000 in India Also Read - Flipkart, Amazon Sale Offer on Samsung, Redmi, Oneplus, Other Smartphones

2. OnePlus 2 comes for Rs 19,999 –  OnePlus, the Chinese brand which has created waves all across the world and has risen to one of the top brands in the smartphone space launches a phone every year, following the Apple format. The brand has had a great run in the country and right since OnePlus One, there have been rave reviews of the devices. OnePlus 2, which was launched after OnePlus One has been a great device and the then flagship has been replaced by OnePlus 3 and now, OnePlus 3T. However, OnePlus 2, albeit an older model, still is pretty impressive and comes with most features that a flagship demands. For Rs 19,999, the OnePlus 2 is a complete steal. While it is the 64 GB OnePlus that is available for Rs 19,999 the basic 16 GB version comes for much cheaper at Rs 12,000. There are no exchange offers available on the OnePlus 2 but the smartphone does come with EMI offers. Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro with 6GB RAM launched in India for Rs 36,900

3. Motorola Moto G Play, 4th Generation – Motorola Moto G Play, 4th Gen is also up for sale and the discount is massive at 11 percent off. the smartphone is now priced at Rs 7999. Both, the black and white versions of Motorola Moto G Play come for Rs 7999. Apart from that, the smartphone is also available for exchange offer, with an additional discount of Rs 6390, depending on the phone you exchange. There is also an EMI scheme available on the phone. Motorola Moto G Play, 4th Gen makes a strong budget phone. The smartphone comes with 16 GB internal memory which is further expandable.

Apart from these, there are multiple other smartphones that are available at a discounted rate: Coolpad Mega 2.5D comes for Rs 6,999; Motorola Moto G Plus 4th Gen with Android Nougat upgrade is priced at Rs 13,999; Lenovo Vibe Z2 Plus prices are slashed down to Rs 17,499, etc. While these were some of the major smartphone deals on Day 1, Amazon India has other discounts on the upcoming days with discounts available on even the iPhone 7 Plus starting tomorrow. The sale is sure to see some exciting offers in the next 2 days. As the Snapdeal sale kicks off tomorrow, it will be interesting to see how the two e-commerce giants battle it out.