The mobile market in India is surely a hot one. And there are reasons for it. According to a recent report by IAMAI and KPMG, the number of mobile users in India are going to reach 314 million in the next two years. And those are pretty sizzling numbers for the phone companies which are vying to capture chunks of the Indian mobile markets.
It can be safely said that any phone brand that captures the Indian market is on its way to make it to the top slot of mobile brands. In such a highly competitive market, which are the brands that are really worth looking at, which are the ones that stand out through cool design and stunning technology, which are the elite players that captures popular imagination.
Here are the top 10 mobile phone companies in India in 2016, their Good and Bad, and how they rocked the Indian market and wooed the buyers.
Micromax makes it to this list of bigwigs since it’s the first Indian mobile company which has been able to optimize the technology of a smart phone to meet the requirements of the middle class man. Enter smart phones which are actually economical.The Canvas series has had some great releases and it is their main line of phones. They even created phones with cyanogen mod running in them.
Micromax’s PREMIUM PHONE
Micromax Canvas Knight A350 White and Gold priced at Rs 19,999 falls in this category. The phone has a vast storage capacity of 32 GB and a 1.7 Ghz Octacore processor, making it the fastest dual sim phone in this category. Latest Canvas Knight is 2, which is also good.
Micromax’s BUDGET PHONE
Micromax A310 Canvas Nitro white is priced at Rs 8690. The phone has resolution of 720×1280 pixels with oleo phobic coating and a front camera of 5 MP, designed specifically for selfies. Insane battery life with a battery of 2500 mAH makes this a good budget phone.
Micromax’s ENTRY LEVEL PHONE
Micromax X073 Phone is priced at Rs 835. The phone is 1.77 inch phone with 750mAH battery with handset, battery, charger, USB cable and earphone. It is one of the cheapest dual sim phones available in the market.
- Micromax has phones with good specs.
- The phones are low priced.
- The company is reliable.
- The software has bloat ware.
- Performance isn’t that great.
- The design is poor and the phones ha ve ripped off designs a lot of times.
Creating great laptops has been something Asus is great at but they are rising quickly in the phone department too. Asus created the first phone with 4 GB of RAM. This brand chooses to use Intel processors in most of its phones.
The audience is desperately waiting for Asus to launch Zenfone 3 to explore the new features that it will bring along.
Asus’s PREMIUM PHONE
Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML priced at Rs 29,999 falls in this category. The phone outweighs its competitors in terms of its vast storage capacity of 128 GB and has a RAM of 4 GB.
Asus’s BUDGET PHONE
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE550KL priced at Rs 9,999 falls into the budget phones. The phone has an octacore 1.5 Ghz processor and a great auto focus camera of 13 MP.
Asus’s ENTRY LEVEL PHONE
Asus Zenfone Go 4.5 Phone priced at Rs 5,299 is the best entry level phone in Asus. The phone comes with quad core 1.3 Ghz processor and a 5 MP camera with a flash. It has an 8GB inbuilt memory.
- Asus phones are excellent for gaming.
- They have a low price range.
- Value for money.
- The software has a lot of bloatware.
- All phones have a not so reliable plastic body.
- Cameras aren’t the best.
This Chinese company has been producing phones which are value for money phones. It is new in the Indian market and it has witnessed a meteoric rise which was almost unbelievable. They also have smart bands which are inexpensive and affordable.
Xiaomi’s PREMIUM PHONE
Xiaomi mi Note Pro priced at Rs 32,000 falls in this category. The phone has a vast storage capacity of 68 GB and a speedy recharge time. The beautiful MiUi skin customization settings and good specifications at this cost make this a good buy.
Xiaomi’s BUDGET PHONE
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Prime is priced at Rs 9999. The phone has a vibrant Miui7 ROM, setting it apart from the competitors. Also, 32 GB inbuilt memory and a good chipset makes it a perfect buy for this range.
Xiaomi’s ENTRY LEVEL PHONE
Xiaomi Redmi Note prime is priced at Rs 8499. The phone has feature rich software and the unique feature of having 4G LTE on both sim-card makes it a good buy in this range.
- Phones are moderately priced.
- Specifications of their phones are amazing.
- Very good cameras in all their phones.
- For keeping the prices low, they neglect build quality.
- The Mi phones have a design similar to iPhones.
- The interface is very basic and not creative.
LG makes it to this list mainly because of their innovation. In their latest smartphone, they have an extra display; one of their phones even had a flexible body.
Despite an amazing series – the G series which has amazing smartphones- this South Korean giant has always had a low profile in India.The audience will have to wait for LG’s next surprise.
LG’s PREMIUM PHONE
LG G4 priced at Rs 32,243 falls in this category. The phone offers a very unique hexacore 1.8 Ghz processor and has a very bright and vibrant screen quality. It comes with 32 GB inbuilt storage capacity.
LG’s BUDGET PHONE
LG G2 which is priced at Rs 19,899 finds its place in the budget phones. The phone comes with a superb 13 MP camera with a flash and a Quad core 2.26 GHz processor which is a unique feature in this range.
LG’s ENTRY LEVEL PHONE
LG L45 Dual Sim X132 Phone is priced at Rs 4699. The phone has a battery of 1540 mAH but offers a good standby time. It comes with 512 MB Ram and 4 GB inbuilt memory.
- LG has phones which are power packed and have great specs.
- It is a very reliable company.
- The phones have good build quality.
- Various versions of the same phone decrease its value.
- They stuff their phones with useless features.
- Their flagships haven’t been on the top.
This Japanese giant has done a remarkable job with their phones. They have been in this business for a long time. Their phones run on Android and they have phones in almost all the price ranges.
Sony has its Z series as its flagship devices.Sony Xperia Z5 is the latest version of it. It has three models. The Z5 premium, as the name suggests, is their most premium phone to date.
Sony’s PREMIUM PHONE
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium priced at Rs 55,000 falls in this category. The phone offers a very unique and powerful 23MP Camera and an impressive 4K display. It comes with a 3430 mAh battery and a 3 GB Ram.
Sony’s BUDGET PHONE
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual which is priced at Rs 17,405 finds its place in the budget phones. The phone comes with a waterproof quality and comes with an octacore 1.5 GHz processor which is the maximum available at this range.
Sony’s ENTRY LEVEL PHONE
Sony Xperia E1 Phone is priced at Rs 4800. The phone has a decent custom interface and comes with 3G support and 1750 mAH battery.
- Durable and reliable smartphones.
- Most of them are waterproof.
- Good cameras
- Sony’s UI has a lot of bloatware.
- Same design in almost all the phones.
- The poor performance of phones.
This company has been full of surprises. They have perfectly killed the flagships with their devices. The OnePlus One was such a huge success in our country that OnePlus brought in the OnePlus 2, which has witnessed a very impressive reaction from the audience till now & now, One Plus 3 also released.
Recently, OnePlus launched the OnePlus X which is a low range smartphone and it has specs like no other competing smartphone, this add OnePlus to category of top 5 mobile phones companies in India and rest of the world.
OnePlus’s PREMIUM PHONE
OnePlus 2 (64GB) priced at Rs 24,999 falls in this category. The phone offers a very unique and accurate finger sensor and a Type C USB Connector.