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A cousin would be travelling in mid Dec and I’ve placed a request for a phone stuck_out_tongue

Need suggestion on options that I should consider. An obvious one is iPhone 13 Pro.

PS : I am an iPhone user having used Android in past and I have no issues switching back to android, if its worth it.

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You can try for Pixel 6 pro if the reviews turn out to be very good ( At least 20% cheaper compared to Indian launch price? )
and regarding iphone 13 series, you can find some good deals on career locked phones ( For some, there is no waiting period to unlock { Fully paid phones } and it is 1 year for few.. so do check )

PS: iPhone 13 pro (128gb/T-mobile) costs 900$/67k in US vs 1.2L here

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Unless you are aiming for a Samsung flagship I don’t see any worthy Android phone that you can get from US. We have lot better options right here in India.

Iphone 13 pro is a no brainer. A great phone that’s way cheaper in US. Just ensure you order it well in advance as the waiting times are quite long due to chip shortage

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getready wrote:

You can try for Pixel 6 pro if the reviews turn out to be very good ( At least 20% cheaper compared to Indian launch price? )
and regarding iphone 13 series, you can find some good deals on career locked phones ( For some, there is no waiting period to unlock { Fully paid phones } and it is 1 year for few.. so do check )

PS: iPhone 13 pro (128gb/T-mobile) costs 900$/67k in US vs 1.2L here

I was looking at the unlocked rates which is 1000$+ taxes. Comes to be 82K.
Is there a way to get it cheaper? Pls guide.. I am a novice in this and would be getting one for the first time from US.

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raghupro wrote:

Unless you are aiming for a Samsung flagship I don’t see any worthy Android phone that you can get from US. We have lot better options right here in India.

Iphone 13 pro is a no brainer. A great phone that’s way cheaper in US. Just ensure you order it well in advance as the waiting times are quite long due to chip shortage

Samsung flagships would cost approx the same so iPhone 13 pro seems to be the best bet right now.. Will search more on Pixel 6 pro.

Do iphones bought from US have international warranty by default?
We were unsure so a friend suggested 12 which seems much cheaper in India right now and save. Hows that option?

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thunderguy wrote:

I was looking at the unlocked rates which is 1000$+ taxes. Comes to be 82K.
Is there a way to get it cheaper? Pls guide.. I am a novice in this and would be getting one for the first time from US.

These carrier locked phones got all the network bands (2G/3G/4G/5G)
So.. if T-Mobile is proving device unlock instantly or within couple of weeks .. then you can try going for it instead of the unlocked variant (which is exactly the same device)

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amanhere2011608 wrote:

Iphone 13 pro Max from UK will be cheaper ?

1.08 vs 1.3 for 128 gb variant as per official website and current exchange value

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My bro also wants iPhone 12 so if you can help me I’ll be glad smile

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MrKool_JJ wrote:

My bro also wants iPhone 12 so if you can help me I’ll be glad smile

Bro 12 is cheaper in India right now from what I see on official apple website in US vs deals on DD. Why buy from US?

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thunderguy wrote:

Bro 12 is cheaper in India right now from what I see on official apple website in US vs deals on DD. Why buy from US?

He wanted some option under 35-40k if possible that’s why smile

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getready wrote:

These carrier locked phones got all the network bands (2G/3G/4G/5G)
So.. if T-Mobile is proving device unlock instantly or within couple of weeks .. then you can try going for it instead of the unlocked variant (which is exactly the same device)

Thanks. Will explore this.

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thunderguy wrote:

Samsung flagships would cost approx the same so iPhone 13 pro seems to be the best bet right now.. Will search more on Pixel 6 pro.

Do iphones bought from US have international warranty by default?
We were unsure so a friend suggested 12 which seems much cheaper in India right now and save. Hows that option?

Yes it does. Just ensure you get the unlocked version and you are covered. In-contract phones don’t carry International warranty valid in India.

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if u r ordering just for the sake of getting it from US,re-consider and save money.personally I don’t find much reason to go wid pricey phones(laptops etc are worth though)

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getready wrote:

You can try for Pixel 6 pro if the reviews turn out to be very good ( At least 20% cheaper compared to Indian launch price? )
and regarding iphone 13 series, you can find some good deals on career locked phones ( For some, there is no waiting period to unlock { Fully paid phones } and it is 1 year for few.. so do check )

PS: iPhone 13 pro (128gb/T-mobile) costs 900$/67k in US vs 1.2L here

( At least 20% cheaper compared to Indian launch price? )
they are launching pixel here?they stopped last time.

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binod_babu wrote:

if u r ordering just for the sake of getting it from US,re-consider and save money.personally I don’t find much reason to go wid pricey phones(laptops etc are worth though)

I was planning to buy a phone before Diwali. May have got 12 – 128gb at 55.
Getting 13 Pro seems too tempting at the price stuck_out_tongue

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kukdookoo wrote:

( At least 20% cheaper compared to Indian launch price? )
they are launching pixel here?they stopped last time.

They do
We had pixel 4A launch last year ( No Pixel 4A 5G and 5A though )
But i’m very optimistic about Pixel 6/pro launch this year, primarily because of how much google invested in promoting their own chip “Tensor” (Re-branded Exynos). Tensor could be major selling point for pixel phones in the future ( if the reviews turn out to be good.. just like Apple silicon )

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dont get apple.. get pixel 6 pro but google is launching it in 8 countries only(no india launch) so make sure it has international warranty…

pixel 6 pro camera is gonna be at par with apple 13 pro max or some say even better… gud battery back up is there too so its gonna be an all rounder pixel

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Beware of buying it from bestbuy or any third party store. I bought it for a friend once and it got locked to airtel and it is not working anywhere else this he came to know only when he wanted to do mnp . Apple india or airtel is not helping either. Googled to find that iphones sold in third party stores get locked to the first sim installed in the phone if the network provider has some locking policy.

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karthi4052752 wrote:

Beware of buying it from bestbuy or any third party store. I bought it for a friend once and it got locked to airtel and it is not working anywhere else this he came to know only when he wanted to do mnp . Apple india or airtel is not helping either. Googled to find that iphones sold in third party stores get locked to the first sim installed in the phone if the network provider has some locking policy.

Thanks for the info. Kg

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getready wrote:

You can try for Pixel 6 pro if the reviews turn out to be very good ( At least 20% cheaper compared to Indian launch price? )
and regarding iphone 13 series, you can find some good deals on career locked phones ( For some, there is no waiting period to unlock { Fully paid phones } and it is 1 year for few.. so do check )

PS: iPhone 13 pro (128gb/T-mobile) costs 900$/67k in US vs 1.2L here

India me kam krega ? Because Google does not launch in India, What about warranty ?
Apple offer world wide warranty.

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vipin13 wrote:

India me kam krega ? Because Google does not launch in India, What about warranty ?
Apple offer world wide warranty.

Not sure about carrier locked pixel phones but unlocked variants are the same everywhere ( Same Model number* ).. so they will work here too (3G/4G)

& I don’t think pixel devices got international warranty as third party service center b2x does all service/repairs for Google/pixel here in india and the service partner varies for different regions

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Avoid going with pixel. Their customer service is India is worst. Your best bet would be apple which provides international warranty on unlocked devices. If you are will to pay that premium get yourself an iPhone 13 pro else 12 at 47k on bbd was nuts

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thunderguy wrote:

Which one did you buy? Doesnt harm to use 3rd party chargers ?

I bought a portronics one, it wont harm your phone as it works on power delivery standards, it can also charge your laptop if it has type c power delivery port.

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tony-stark wrote:

Avoid going with pixel. Their customer service is India is worst. Your best bet would be apple which provides international warranty on unlocked devices. If you are will to pay that premium get yourself an iPhone 13 pro else 12 at 47k on bbd was nuts

Also, wait for black friday sale . You may get $100 discount.

Further, getting ipads MacBooks and apple watch are much more profitable than an iPhone

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tony-stark wrote:

Also, wait for black friday sale . You may get $100 discount.

Further, getting ipads MacBooks and apple watch are much more profitable than an iPhone

In black friday sale , does apple officially provide offers?

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harshitag12 wrote:

In black friday sale , does apple officially provide offers?

No. Only offers for carrier locked models

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