Lenovo-owned Moto will be hosting a new Moto Days promotional sales event on February 20-21 to celebrate the company’s three year anniversary association with Flipkart in India. The company will be offering “attractive discounts, special exchange offers and instant discounts on its entire range of smartphones, exclusively on Flipkart,” it announced on Friday.
“We are very delighted to celebrate our three years of successful presence in India and association with Flipkart. With the Moto Days, we want to celebrate this successful association and provide our consumers attractive discounts and cashback on select Moto devices,” Sudhin Mathur who is executive director, Lenovo Mobile Business Group India said.
Problem is Moto India’s third anniversary discounts have nothing tempting to offer unless of course you’re a die-hard fan of the company in question.
The company is offering the Moto Z and the Moto Z Play at a maximum discount of Rs 20,000 on exchange of your old smartphone. It is similarly offering the Moto M at a maximum discount of Rs 15,000 on exchange.
The Moto E3 Power and the Moto G Turbo Edition will be sold at a discount of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 respectively during the promotional offer.
Some of the offers include: Nexus 6 32GB for Rs 19,999, Nexus 6 64GB for Rs 25,999, Moto G (2nd Generation) 16 GB for Rs 6,999 and Moto E (2nd Gen) 4G 8GB for Rs 5,999.
Let’s start with the Moto Z and the Moto Z Play. Potential buyers can avail the offer — that is maximum discount — in exchange of the Google Pixel alone (for now). And therein lies the offer’s biggest catch. The Pixel is without a doubt the best Android phone that money can buy right now, that is, if you can afford it. The phone starts at Rs 57,000.
The Moto M is not available on exchange for the time being. It will be on February 20-21, but, going by Flipkart’s past record chances are there would be a catch. Flipkart was previously selling the Moto M at an unbelievably low price of Rs 999. The Moto M was launched at a price of Rs 15,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB memory version while the 4GB RAM and 64GB memory version will usually cost you Rs 17,999. But you could buy the phone for as little as Rs 999 (and Rs 2,999) on exchange. A (hefty) Rs 15,000 discount, that is. Moto is offering a very similar discount again.
Potential buyers could previously avail the offer — that is maximum discount — in exchange of the Moto Z alone. Exchanging an iPhone 6, meanwhile, will landed you a discount of Rs 13,410. The Moto Z is Lenovo’s flagship phone that costs Rs 39,999, which is Rs 22,000 more than the top-end Moto M. Flipkart was basically asking potential buyers to give away their flagship Moto Z, which is also modular by the way, for a mid-range phone.
As for the Moto E Power, it is confirmed that the phone will not be getting the latest Android Nougat update (even though it isn’t very old) and will be stuck on Marshmallow for time immemorial. The Nexus 6 which was released in October 2014 has now reached the end of its two-year OS cycle. Google says its Android Nougat 7.1.1 firmware is the last that the Nexus 6 will live on.