The Indian Gadget Awards 2020 has finally reached its culmination and we have the list of all winners across several categories including smartphones, laptops, TVs, wearables and more. A jury panel of 30 veterans of the Indian tech industry and 21 tech publications and YouTube channels collaborated in India’s biggest tech awards.
Apart from the 22 awards voted upon by the jury, IGA 2020 also had two users’ choice awards, voted for by 50,000 users. We know you are curious to know which devices were declared the best in their respective categories, so without any further ado, let’s begin.
The smartphone segment is one of the most dynamic in the Indian market and as such, it had more categories compared to other gadgets. Let’s take a look at the winners below.
Best budget phone of 2020
It was a difficult task zeroing down on the winner and runner up in the budget phone of 2020 category because of brands like POCO, Realme, Samsung, Xiaomi, and Motorola battling fiercely. However, we now have the results.
Winner: POCO X2
Runner up: Realme 7 Pro
Best mid-range phone of 2020
With OnePlus and Google returning to the mid-range segment, the battle was fierce for this one. But our jury members thought these two smartphones were a cut above the rest.
Winner: OnePlus Nord
Runner Up: Samsung Galaxy M51
Best affordable flagship phone of 2020
Affordable flagships are a popular category, offering premium features at almost half the price of traditional flagships. OnePlus is the leading brand when it comes to the affordable flagship segment, while Samsung wowed users with its entry as well.
Winner: OnePlus 8T
Runner up: Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
Best mid-range camera phone of 2020
With the increasing popularity of platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, and Moj, smartphones with good cameras are always in demand. These are the best mid-range camera phone of 2020, which offer impressive cameras in mid-range.
Winner: Google Pixel 4a
Runner up: Vivo V20 Pro
Best selfie phone of 2020
While OPPO and Vivo might have started the trend of selfie smartphones, today almost every brand is offering powerful selfie cameras on their device. Our judges found these two smartphones the best when it comes to selfies.
Winner: Vivo V20 Pro
Runner up: Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Best camera phone of 2020
These camera smartphones can easily replace your digital cameras. Our jury members voted the following as the best of the lot.
Winner: Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Runner up: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Best gaming phone of 2020
With a high refresh rate display, powerful gaming processors, and massive batteries, gaming phones are lauded by both gamers and power users alike. Below are the winners of the best gaming phone of 2020.
Winner: ASUS ROG Phone 3
Runner up: Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Best phone of 2020
This is the ultimate award given to the all-around best smartphone that ticks all the required boxes from display to battery. Flagship offerings from all major brands were in the running, but Apple emerged victorious here for the top two spots.
Winner: Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Runner up: Apple iPhone 12
Laptops have gone from becoming a luxury to a necessity in the last few months, with work-from-home and online education becoming the norm over the last year. Here are the winners of best laptops across three categories.
Best value-for-money laptop of 2020
The lockdown witnessed many purchasing their first laptop to work from home. Finding a good laptop at an affordable price without skimping on features a tough task. However, our experts feel these two are the best value-for-money laptops of 2020.
Winner: Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition
Runner up: Lenovo Ideapad S340
Best gaming laptop of 2020
Gaming laptops have always been desired by gamers and professionals alike, thanks to their powerful configurations. Amongst competitors like Lenovo, ASUS, Dell, MSI, and Acer, our jury members voted these two the best gaming machines of 2020.
Winner: ASUS Zephyrus G14
Runner up: Lenovo Legion 7i
Best laptop of 2020
There are affordable laptops, gaming laptops, business laptops, and then there are laptops that tick all the right boxes from design to performance. Top contenders in this category were Apple MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 15, HP Spectre x360, ASUS ZenBook 14, and Microsoft Surface Pro X. The jury members have crowned these laptops as the winners.
Winner: Apple MacBook Pro M1
Runner up: Dell XPS 15 9500
Just like laptops, televisions became a necessity last year for everyone stuck in their homes due to the lockdown. Here are the winners of best value-for-money and best TVs of 2020.
Best value-for-money TV of 2020
With brands like Xiaomi, Realme, and OnePlus offering truly affordable smart TVs, the competition is now quite heated in the value-for-money TV segment. Out of seven contenders, our jury members voted these two the best value-for-money TVs of 2020.
Winner: OnePlus U1
Runner up: Mi TV 4A 43-inch Horizon Edition
Best TV of 2020
While affordable TVs are the most popular, premium high-end televisions appeal to those looking for the best. Top-of-the-line offerings from Samsung, Sony, and LG were nominated, and here are the winners.
Winner: LG GX
Runner up: Sony X9000H
Wearables are fast becoming popular, with TWS earbuds and smartwatches becoming everyday essentials for smartphone users. Here are the winners in the four broad categories of wearables.
Best budget truly wireless earbuds of 2020
While brands like Xiaomi and Realme made affordable TWS earbuds popular lately, it was OPPO and Lypertek which swayed our experts. Here are the winners of best budget TWS earbuds of 2020.
Winner: OPPO W51
Runner up: Lypertek Tevi
Best truly wireless earbuds of 2020
Affordable TWS earbuds may be popular, but they cannot replace the premium TWS earbuds with features like ANC, low latency, high-resolution audio support. Sennheiser and Sony grabbed this round.
Winner: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2
Runner up: Sony WF-1000XM3
Best smartwatch of 2020
These days smartwatches can do everything from answering calls, navigation, play music, and even track your health. Apple Watch has been the best-selling wearable for some time now and not surprisingly, wins this round.
Winner: Apple Watch Series 6
Runner up: OPPO Watch
Best fitness tracker of 2020
Fitness trackers are quite handy when it comes to tracking your activity or monitoring your health. Xiaomi’s Mi Band series pioneered the affordable fitness tracker segment and its latest was crowned the best fitness tracker of 2020. The Mi offering was followed by Amazfit Bip S.
Winner: Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5
Runner up: Amazfit Bip S
While MediaTek and Snapdragon are at loggerheads when it comes to mobile processors, Samsung and Apple have their own chipsets to power their handsets. Here are the best mobile SoCs of the year 2020.
Best flagship mobile SoC of 2020
The chipset at the core of the smartphone determines how well the device performs and thus flagship smartphones always feature top-of-the-line chipsets. The jury member awarded the crown to Apple and Qualcomm in this category.
Winner: Apple A14 Bionic
Runner up: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
Best mid-range mobile SoC of 2020
Considering that the mid-range and affordable smartphones are gaining popularity these days, Qualcomm and MediaTek have come out with a dedicated line-up of mid-range processors. Below are the winners in this category.
Winner: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
Runner up: Mediatek Helio G95
Best gadgets and brands of the year
Apart from the general smartphone, laptops, wearables, and other categories, Indian Gadget Awards 2020 had several other categories for gadgets and brands. Let’s take a look at the winners of these categories.
Most innovative gadget of 2020
This award was reserved for the gadget that pushed the envelope when it comes to innovation. We had smartphones, TVs, smart glasses, and others in this category. The Indian Gadget Awards 2020 panel crowned these two as the most innovative gadget of 2020.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
Runner up: LG Wing
Best gadget of 2020
This award is for the overall best gadget of the year 2020, with nominees including smartphones, laptops, gaming consoles and more. The contenders included the likes of Xbox Series X, Sony WH-1000XM4, and Apple MacBook Air M1. Ultimately, out jury members declared the below two as the winners.
Winner: Apple Macbook Air M1
Runner up: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Best brand of 2020
All the gadgets mentioned above are the product of brands that have been working towards developing futuristic innovations and making them a reality. Our jury members felt these two brands are the best when it comes to pushing the envelope.
Runner up: Samsung
The Indian Gadget Awards 2020 also had two user’s choice categories for the Most Loved Phone Brand of 2020 and Most Popular Phone of 2020. Over 50,000 users voted for their favourites in the respective categories and the tally is in. Let’s take a look at winners in these categories.
Most popular smartphone brand of 2020
In the most love phone brand of 2020, the options included Samsung, Apple, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Realme, OPPO, Vivo, POCO, LG, Google, ASUS, Micromax, Infinix, and Tecno. Here are the winners.
Runner up: OnePlus
Most popular phone of 2020
In the most popular phone of 2020 category, users were asked to vote for their favourites from a total of 20 smartphones. The votes are in, and here are the winners.