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Indian Gadget Awards 2020: all the nominees for the smartphone category

On: December 30, 2020

The Indian Gadget Awards 2020 (Voice of the Industry) is a one of a kind joint initiative between 21 of the largest tech publications and YouTube channels in India. The joint panel has come together to vite on the best gadgets that were launched in the year 2020. These gadgets have been divided into broad categories like smartphones, laptops, televisions, wearables, and more.

Also read: Indian Gadget Awards 2020: the complete list of 24 award categories and 100+ nominees

The year 2020 has been quite exciting in terms of smartphone launches. From budget to super high-end flagships, this year witnessed them all. The Indian Gadget Awards 2020 panel has divided these smartphones into eight broad categories with the best contenders in each. Let’s take a look at all the smartphone nominees across categories.

Indian Gadget Awards 2020: best budget phone of 2020

The sub-Rs 20,000 segment has been the most competitive this year with brands like POCO, Realme, Xiaomi and Motorola battling it out. Below are the nominees in the running for the award of the best budget phone of 2020.

  1. POCO X2
  2. Realme 7 Pro
  3. Samsung Galaxy M31s
  4. Realme Narzo 20 Pro
  5. Moto G 5G
  6. Redmi Note 9 Pro

Indian Gadget Awards 2020: best mid-range phone of 2020

When it comes to mid-range phones under Rs 30,000 bracket, we saw OnePlus returning to the mid-range with OnePlus Nord and Google Pixel 4A giving it tough competition. Apart from these two, there were several tough contenders in this segment.

  1. OnePlus Nord
  2. Google Pixel 4a
  3. Vivo V20 Pro
  4. Realme X3 Superzoom
  5. Samsung Galaxy M51
  6. Samsung Galaxy A71

Indian Gadget Awards 2020: best affordable flagship phone of 2020

Smartphones that have premium hardware without costing a bomb fall in the affordable flagship phones category. OnePlus is the brand that pioneered the segment and it now has offerings from major brands like Samsung, Apple, and Xiaomi. Here are the best affordable flagship phones of 2020.

  1. OnePlus 8T
  2. Xiaomi Mi 10
  3. Realme X50 Pro
  4. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
  5. Apple iPhone SE 2020
  6. Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

Indian Gadget Awards 2020: best mid-range camera phone of 2020

With 48-megapixel and 64-megapixel cameras becoming a norm, we have a lot of mid-range smartphones with powerful cameras. Below are all nominees for the best mid-range camera phone of 2020.

  1. OnePlus Nord
  2. Google Pixel 4a
  3. Vivo V20 Pro
  4. Realme X3 Superzoom
  5. Samsung Galaxy M51

Indian Gadget Awards 2020: best selfie phone of 2020

While OPPO and Vivo built their brand following on the back of selfie smartphones, the trend recently caught on and major brands are offering smartphones with powerful selfie cameras. Below are the top contenders for the best selfie phone of 2020.

  1. Vivo V20 Pro
  2. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
  3. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  4. OPPO Reno 3 Pro
  5. OnePlus 8 Pro
  6. Google Pixel 4a

Indian Gadget Awards 2020: best camera phone of 2020

From gimbal technology to 108-megapixel sensors, this year witnessed non-stop smartphone camera innovations. In fact, some camera smartphones today are even better than entry-level DSLRs in the market. Below are the nominees for the best camera phone of 2020.

  1. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
  2. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  3. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  4. Xiaomi Mi 10
  5. OnePlus 8 Pro
  6. Vivo X50 Pro

Indian Gadget Awards 2020: best gaming phone of 2020

Thanks to the lockdown due to the pandemic, the streaming and gaming apps witnessed a huge surge in their popularity. And due to this, gaming phones with powerful specs and high refresh rate display were much in demand in the year 2020. Here are the nominees of the best gaming phone in 2020.

  1. ASUS ROG Phone 3
  2. iQOO 3
  3. OnePlus 8T
  4. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
  5. Xiaomi Mi 10

Indian Gadget Awards 2020: best phone of the year

This is the most coveted award of all that goes to the smartphone that ticks on the right boxes. Our judges will pick one phone to rule them all from the below-mentioned nominees.

  1. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
  2. Apple iPhone 12
  3. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  4. OPPO Find X2
  5. Xiaomi Mi 10
  6. OnePlus 8 Pro
  7. Motorola Edge+
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