Karwa Chauth 2016: Apple iPhone 7, OnePlus 3, Misfit Ray, here are the best gadgets to gift

Karwa Chauth 2016: From selfie-focussed smartphones to selfie-stick and laptops, here are the top gadgets to gift your spouse.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: October 19, 2016 7:35 pm
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In this connected lifestyle, gadgets tend to be the most apt and safe gift for any occasion. Whether its Diwali or Karva Chauth, a smartphone can be the right gift. After all everyone gets excited when they open a new device and try it out. So if you’ve still not gotten a gift for your wife or girlfriend, well there are plenty of smartphone options to choose from. Or you can go for fitness bands as well. So ditch the gold this Karva Chauth, and gift a cool gadget to your wife or girlfriend. Here are the top options you can consider:

Oppo F1s

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Price: Rs 17,990

The highlight of Oppo F1s is its 16MP front camera which comes with Beautify 4.0. The Beautify 4.0 feature has been upgraded with seven beautify levels and two skins tone modes. The rear camera is 13MP. In our review, we like the  selfie camera which delivers bright and crisp images even indoors, where lighting might not always be ideal. This is a great smartphone for its pictures, and the overall performance is also quite good.

Read: Oppo F1s review: For those who love their selfies

Coolpad Mega 2.5D

Price: Rs 6,999

If you’re on a budget, the Coolpad Mega 2.5D is the company’s selfie-focussed smartphone that packs an 8MP front camera. These are probably the best selfies you can get at this budget price on a smartphone. Other specifications of the smartphone include: a 5.5-inch HD IPS screen with 2.5D curved glass design, 8MP rear camera, 1GHz quad core Mediatek MT6735P processor, 3GB RAM and 16GB internal memory.

Read: Coolpad Mega 2.5D review: The selfie obsessed get an edge

Misfit Ray

Price:  7,495

MisFit Ray is one of the most stylish fitness trackers from the company. The USP of the fitness tracker is its flexibility. It features hidden 8 mm spring bars that allows it to be worn with almost any standard accessory, including watch bands, bracelets, or necklaces. It can even be worn as a pendant, and can tag specific activities like cycling or yoga. Plus you can use Misfit Ray to take selfies on your phone.

Misfit Ray does not require charging as it comes with replaceable button cell batteries that last up to 6 months. Plus, it is water resistant to 50 metres. Misfit Ray can monitor steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, and sleep duration. It is compatible with Android and iOS devices.

Fitbit Alta

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Price: Rs 10,399

Fitbit Alta features a sleek design, which makes it apt for women. It has a stainless steel body and bands can be interchanged. Fitbit Alta comes in black, blue, plum and teal colour options and two sizes – Small and Large.

Fitbit Alta tracks activity of a user 24X7 and has an OLED display to showcase alerts and notifications. Fitbit promises a battery life of up to 5 days on a single charge. Alta is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows mobile devices.

Apple MacBook Rose Gold

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Starting Price: Rs 1,06,900.

Rose Gold is the colour of the tech season. Almost every gadget launch in 2016 comes with a rose gold variant, and Apple’s MacBook is the most striking of the lot.  This one is for those feeling generous this festive season. Apple MacBook features a 12-inch Retina Display with a resolution of 2304 x 1440 pixels. The MacBook is powered by a low-power Intel Core M processor and can be configured with 8GB RAM and up to 512GB storage. Apple MacBook starts at Rs 1,06,900.

Smartphones

Apple iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus

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Starting Price: Rs 60,000

Apple iPhone 7 has been launched at just the right time in India ahead of Diwali and Karva Chauth. This is the ultimate premium smartphone to gift your spouse. Apple iPhone 7 Plus has a dual-rear camera setup and starts at Rs 72,000 for the 32GB storage variant. The biggest change with the new iPhone 7 series is that Apple has ditched the headphone jack in favour of lightning port. And yes, this is the ultimate ‘flaunt-it’ phone in the market right now.

Read: Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Buy it just for the camera, but that’s not the only great feature

On the specifications side, Apple iPhone 7 gets a 4.7-inch display while the iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen. Both versions of the iPhone 7 are running Apple’s new A10 Fusion chipset. The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 comes with a 12MP rear camera with a bigger f/1.8 aperture and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). The iPhone 7 Plus features Apple’s first dual camera array, which couples a wide-angle lens with a telephoto lens.

OnePlus 3

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Price: Rs 27,999

OnePlus 3 is a serious flagship killer at the moment. The smartphone has a metal unibody design, features the latest Snapdragon 820 processor with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. The highlight of OnePlus 3 is its 16MP rear camera, which we called as one of the best in this budget.

OnePlus 3 has a 3,000 mAh battery. There’s Dash Charge technology to help charge the smartphone charge really fast in just five minutes of charging.

Read: OnePlus 3 Review: This one is a serious flagship killer

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Price: Rs 56,9000

For those who don’t mind spending a bomb on smartphones this Karva Chauth, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is the perfect option. Of course, the Note 7 would have been in this list, but hey that phone is just not safe to give to anyone.

We’ve called Galaxy S7 edge a near perfect Android smartphone in our review, and none of that changes. It is a top-notch Android smartphone with a 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera that promises stunning low-light pictures.  Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has a 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, an octa-core Exynos 8890 processor and 4GB RAM. The device is backed by a 3,600 mAh battery.