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Micromax Canvas Juice 4G Q461 Grey 8GB

Trouble handling your old fashioned phone with quick battery drainage and sluggishness, then this is the ideal deal for you. The all new Micromax Canvas Juice 4G Q461 with sturdy build and fingerprint sensor allows you to get rid of all your mobile phone issues in one go. The device was launched in India with all the promising features giving a tough fight to other brands.

The influential features of the device are its 5 inch touchscreen display with 1080pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 401 pixels per inch display. The Micromax Canvas Juice 4G Q461 is powered by OS Quad-core 1.0 GHz processor and is working with 2GB of RAM. The phone comes with 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a micro SD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, it has a 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and 5 megapixel front shooter for selfies.

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Micromax is an Indian based smartphone and tablet manufacturer company, which has become one of the largest suppliers of mobile phone across India. Company has made it name in Indian telecom market after they launch back to back series of their canvas smartphone, which has become one of the biggest selling smartphone. Canvas Juice 4G smartphone is sort of smartphone that is stylish and is the perfect partner for your changing lifestyle.

The refurbished phone has a metal unibody design and slim bezels which gives the phone a stylish look. Under the display are capacitive touch sensitive keys. Around the back is the camera module (it protrudes slightly) and a fingerprint sensor below that is placed for easy reach.

This refurbished smartphone runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with is on the top of the league. It is powered by Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery that adds to most of the weight of the phone. The phone also supports fast charging as it takes just under 3 hours to charge. It measures 155.00 x 76.20 x 9.80 (height x width x thickness) mm and it weights around 152 Grams.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth (v. 4.00), USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.

The combination of such deadly features and stylish body design makes it one desirable smartphone that everyone will love to grab it.

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Post GST Effects on Refurbished Smartphones

Last week was nothing short of havoc in the Indian telecom industry with the introduction of Goods & Service Tax (GST) by the government. The prices of smartphones have considerably increased, making it difficult for shoppers to buy. Smartphones lovers in India are finding it difficult to digest sudden hike in prices of the brand new smartphones. Will GST really impact the price of budget phones?

It doesn’t matter whether it is new or refurbished smartphone, GST has affected each of them. Now, the question arises that the so called budget phones, which are claimed to be affordable, are they still affordable?

No! GST has affected re-commerce sector immensely. Nevertheless, before reaching out to any conclusion, we have to understand how GST has affected re-commerce sector:

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BEFORE GST:

  1. When a consumer sells his old smartphone to the buyer (refurbisher). Then there is no VAT involved in this transaction because seller is not a registered entity
  2. On the other side, when refurbisher restores the old smartphone to fully working condition and sells the refurbished smartphone in the market, then he becomes liable to pay 5% VAT. Let me remind you one thing, that there is no VAT credited to refurbisher, since he had purchased old smartphone from an individual entity.
  3. What does this mean? It means, seller/manufacturer refurbisher had to pay the amount (VAT) from their pocket itself, which they were earlier deducted from their profit margins and this transaction was already proving to be a harmful one.

POST GST ERA

Since the implementation of GST, the VAT % has increased from 5% to 18%, cutting down the profit margins of the refurbisher to bare minimum. This dramatic hike in the VAT has made re-commerce sector non profitable and re-commerce companies are forced to increase the price of their products to survive in this difficult time.

However, despite the implementation of GST, there are number of leading companies in refurbished e-commerce sector including overcart, shoplcues, and yaantra.com who are still ensuring that their shoppers wouldn’t have to face the struggle while buying refurbished smartphone. These re-commerce smartphone companies are coming with daily deals, several offers and introducing several coupon codes consistently to allow customer to get relief.

CONCLUSION

While all of this is happening, we cannot deny the fact that it has become one hell of a trouble for these companies to survive after GST. Government needs to take some actions; probably they should lower down a certain percentage of tax to give some relief to the Refurbished companies.