Can’t afford the new Apple iPhone 7? Here are some great deals on older iPhones

“If the newly-launch iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are out of your budget, maybe it’d be worth considering an older iPhone”

If you find your social feeds littered with ‘Christmas has come early’ posts showcasing a new smartphone, chances are, you’ll see Apple’s recently launched iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (first impressions, camera comparison) in quite a few of those. The new iPhones are quite enticing for sure, but as expected, carry a hefty price tag and Apple’s decision to slash the prices of their older siblings has left many wondering if the newer devices are worth the upgrade. The iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus may be the best iPhones out right now, but that doesn’t mean you need to sell a kidney just to call yourself a proud iPhone owner. Since the older generation iPhones are still extremely capable devices, we have listed out the best deals on them to help you pick out the best iPhone suited for your needs, while saving you some money at the same time.

iPhone 5s


Market Price: Rs 20,999

Deal Price: Rs 18,940 (available on Tata Cliq)

Retailing for just Rs 18,940 online, the iPhone 5S is the cheapest iPhone that you can get your hands on right now. While the smartphone may be a couple generations old, the device has been updated to iOS 10 by Apple and can hold its ground against some intensive apps and games.

iPhone SE

Market Price: Rs 39,000

Deal Price: Rs 32,319 (available at Amazon)

Retailing for around Rs 32,ooo, the iPhone SE (review) is a no-brainer for someone who requires a small form factor without compromising on the performance aspect. The phone features similar specifications as the iPhone 6S, but comes with a 4-inch screen, a lower resolution front facing camera and a slightly older version of TouchID.

iPhone 6/6 Plus

Market price for the iPhone 6: Rs 36,990

Deal price for the iPhone 6: Rs 32,799 (available at ShopClues)

Market Price for the iPhone 6 Plus: Rs 59,999

Deal Price for the iPhone 6 Plus: Rs 36,000 (Rs 6,000 cashback, available at Paytm)

Featuring the biggest design change since the iPhone 4, the iPhone 6 (review) and the iPhone 6 Plus (review) made their mark by offering not just a new design style but a completely new iPhone category which catered to buyers who required a bigger screen. Being almost two years old now, the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus are still great buys at around Rs 40,000 and will be supported by Apple for a few more years.

iPhone 6s/ 6s Plus

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Market price for the iPhone 6s: Rs 62,000

Deal Price for the iPhone 6s: Rs 36,000 (Rs 6,000 cashback, available at Paytm)

Market price for the iPhone 6s Plus: Rs 72,000

Deal Price for the iPhone 6s Plus: Rs 44,890 (Rs 7,000 cashback, available at Paytm)

Besides the superior camera and smoother performance on the newer models, not much separates the 6s from the 7 or the 6s Plus (review) from the 7 Plus. Both generation of smartphones come with 3D touch capabilities. While the newer models are impervious to water, they lack 3.5mm headphone jacks which might be a deal breaker for some.