Black Friday India: Best Apple deals to watch out for

Ahead of Black Friday, here’s where to look to save on iPads, iPhones and Macs Black Friday India: Best Apple deals to watch out for In the run-up to Black Friday, Apple is not…

Black Friday India: Best Apple deals to watch out for

Ahead of Black Friday, here’s where to look to save on iPads, iPhones and Macs

Black Friday India: Best Apple deals to watch out for

In the run-up to Black Friday, Apple is not alone in its battle to snap up your money. It’s also got a fight on its hands with rival brands such as Xiaomi and OnePlus. Not to mention Google with its Google Pixel, which offers better specs for less.

This makes for a tough race, but with that in mind, here are some discounts worth thinking about.

Apple iPhone XS Max

Apple iPhone XS Max

Vivo Max Inexpensive Compact

Apple has increasingly made iPhones a doddle to use with little to nothing more than a little opening screen gesture. New software updates would often show off that relatively simple prowess with little more, but there’s something there.

The XS Max leads the way, with 7nm chips running multiple apps simultaneously, wide colour support and a dynamic contrast ratio. You’ll also get wireless charging, a dual-camera system with dual LED flash and smart HDR support for improved snapping in video, HDR photos and Animoji.

It’s clear Apple isn’t short of cash – this could be an easy goer for the masses if you don’t mind the not insignificant $20k price tag.

iPhone XR

Apple iPhone XR

The iPhone XR is the mid-range edition, with a glass build, a curved glass back and slim bezels. It’s both more affordable than the more expensive iPhones and a more expensive device in an increasingly crowded lower bracket.

Just try to picture a gap between this and the recent 3.5in iPhone. Apple says the more affordable screen size will appeal to “millennials who grew up with small phones”. What a load of rubbish.

The phone is made out of aluminium and glass (though it’s a clever effect with some cable management). It supports wireless charging and Face ID as an unlocking feature as well as the IP68 rating for water resistance, as well as the iPhone XS Max’s wide colour range for hues that offer deeper colours and richer blacks.

The camera has got some fluff; in our tests, it wasn’t as great as the XS Max’s, but there’s still plenty to get excited about.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

The Mi 8 Pro beats the XR in looks, specs and camera, and its 6.4in display may be the biggest screen for a Xiaomi phone. A Snapdragon 845 processor under the hood provides the power and GPU up from the XR and XS, plus 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage as standard.

It’s water and dust resistant and has a couple of cameras on the rear for dual-selfie and wide-angle selfie shooting, and the same dual LED flash system as on the XR and XS.

Jury’s out on whether it’s better than the XR, but the latest Google Assistant also available on the XR could really make it an in-house shot. The white version will cost £617, with black and gold versions available for around £608 each.

Xiaomi Mi A2

Xiaomi Mi A2

All three of these phones are on sale from Thursday.

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