India would be the last country to be a stranger to the dependence on smartphones for everything. Considering how it is one of the most populous countries in the world, it makes them the largest user base of smartphones as well as the largest available labor to make these smartphones. It is natural that foreign companies set up their production houses in India, for the customers of India. Some are simple to assemble mobiles, while some do the complete manufacturing of the smartphones here.
I went on and on about the state of the Indian market for one reason only. In case you have any guilt or subconscious feeling about emptying your pockets on brands and mobiles that are not Indian, don’t. For every rupee, you spend on these phones (manufactured in India), the country profits from it in exchange for the utility you get. Now, only one purely Indian brand has made it to the list of best smartphones here, but go ahead, educate yourself.
- 1 Indian Mobile Brands and Smartphones 2021
- 1.1 #1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
- 1.2 #2 One Plus Nord
- 1.3 #3 Realme X 7 Pro
- 1.4 #4 Micromax in 1b
- 1.5 #5 Motorola One Fusion Plus
- 1.6 #6 Apple iPhone SE 2020
- 1.7 #7 Samsung M31
- 1.8 #8 Xiaomi Poco X3
- 1.9 #9 Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G
Indian Mobile Brands and Smartphones 2021
#1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
This smartphone is designed to maximise the handsfree struggle and enhance your experience. It comes with a built-in Alexa and a sidebar that enables fingerprint to unlock.
The RAM varies between 6 and 8 GB and the phone has multiple variants of storage of 64 GB and 128 GB.
It comes with an enormous battery life of 5020mAh and supports Bluetooth 5, dual 4G VoLTE and VoWiFI. The phone is integrated with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC processor.
#2 One Plus Nord
The OnePlus Nord really impressed the market for two reasons.
It came during the time where people were glued to their phones, in the pandemic and because it’s got 5G! This phone features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC processor as well.
For a price as low as 30,000 INR, you’ve got 35% faster graphics than usual, a 4,115mAh battery, and a30T fast charging mode.
All encased in AMOLED display and gorilla glass.
#3 Realme X 7 Pro
This phone, in actuality, is rivalling the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max with its 65 W charging, stereo grade speakers and light and slim body!
With a battery life of 4,500mAh, the phone lasts for a good 22 hours at the latest.
The phone features a Sony IMX682 main camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2 MP depth, and 8 MP macro camera. Quite capable!
#4 Micromax in 1b
The only pure-bred Indian brand to make it to the list.
The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G35 processor and boasts a decent HD+ resolution.
The phone seems long and narrow in the palm of your hand because of its 20:9 display.
The phone has two variants: 2GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 48GB storage.
#5 Motorola One Fusion Plus
The phone features the Snapdragon 730G SoC processor and a pop-up camera that might seem a tad bit slow, especially if you’re one for capturing fleeting moments.
It comes along with an 18W turbo charger but you don’t need to use it often because the charge lasts about a day and a half with rigorous use.
The cameras are sensitive.
It automatically suggests you to use Night mode in the night and macro when you’re close to the object you want to shoot.
#6 Apple iPhone SE 2020
This phone was Apple’s way of telling the Indian market that we care about the price conscious lot of you.
One of the most interesting features I found about this phone is its IP67 rating, especially for the price it sells at. It is not too large and can easily be handled with one hand.
The phone is dependent on the A13 Bionic Hexa-core processor by Apple while displaying a 4.7-inch capacitive touchscreen with Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 750 x 1334 pixels resolution.
#7 Samsung M31
The phone in its entirety might feel like an upgraded M30s. The phone features a quad camera set up with an Exynos 9611 SoC octa-core processor that enables four performance ARM Cortex-A73 cores. You’ll get a Mali-G72 GPU graphics card with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage.
#8 Xiaomi Poco X3
The Snapdragon 732G SoC brings life into this phone along with its 6000 mAh Lithium-ion Polymer Battery.
The phone comes with a 33W charger in the box.
It is relatively heavy as it weighs 212 grams but it makes up for it with the comfort of the side-mounted fingerprint sensor at the right spot.
#9 Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G
The phone features MediaTek’s flagship SoC with an AMOLED display, jam-packed with a 5G modem, Wi-Fi 6 and a Bluetooth 5.1.
If that isn’t impressive enough, the phone comes with a 65W charger to support its 4,350 mAh battery.
Why do these companies manufacture phones in India?
Before we get into what exactly these brands do in India, let’s discuss why this happens and how it is going to affect India and its market. Because of the demand, the Chinese companies thought to penetrate the Indian market from the inside, cut out the middlemen, and sell their phones at much larger profits to themselves while keeping it at costs that would appeal to the Indian masses.
Now, the Indian companies (and others too) only assemble the phones in India, they don’t manufacture them. This way they save the much dreaded import duties of 20% and the whole assembly process generates employment and attracts foreign investment. The ‘Make in India’ initiative grows.
Types of ‘Made in India’ Smartphones
By now it’s clear that the Indian market cannot solely depend on mobile phones manufactured by brands that are completely India. Therefore, for an easier explanation for your understanding, it can be divided into three. This way you’ll truly understand the list of made in India mobile brands and smartphones.
- Global and the Non-Chinese
Global and the Non-Chinese
This category would include the most loved, reliable, trusted brands that began somewhere and took over the world. Some of those names would be.
The company manufactures the iPhone 6s, 7 XR and SE (2020) in India. The rest of the models are imported. They have a manufacturing plant in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Google has units in Taiwan and controls from the US, and while it hasn’t completely taken over the India market with regards to smartphones, it is making strides.
The entire Galaxy A Series and M Series is manufactured in India, particularly in a large plant in Noida.
(and ASUS) are from Taiwan but they have set up their manufacturing in Andhra Pradesh.
All Nokia smartphones are manufactured in India.
The list is endless.
- BBK Electronics
Shocking how one big conglomerate could own the major market of the average Indian. Some of the most loved and beloved Indian brands, all fall under the same umbrella. All the brands under it have a manufacturing plant in Noida, Uttar Pradesh in adjacent facilities.
The models 7, 7 T, 7 Pro, 8, 8 T, 8 Pro and Nord manufacturing units have set up stalls here.
All the Redmi Phones, POCO, K20 and Note series are manufactured/assembled in India.
Y series, U series, S series and Z series.
The Oppo A, F K series, X2 and Reno are manufactured in India.
- Real Me
Practically all phones are manufactured in India: Series C, X, Narzo, XT, 6 and 6 Pro.
The Honor 8 series is manufactured in India at Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu in partnership with Flex electronics.
Also manufactured in TN Plant of Flex Electronics: One Series and G Series.
Lenovo k3 Note manufacturing plant is in Chennai.
While these brands are Indian, it may seem that it is still more profitable for these Indian brands to get their entire product manufactured elsewhere.
Micromax is one of the few Indian brands that still have some gusto over the Indian market, It is headquartered in Gurugram.
A 650 crores INRcompany that is headquartered in Delhi. They make phones and tablets.
Z93 and Z62 were some of Lava’s major hits in India. Their 10000employee company is headquartered in Delhi and is valued at INR 542 crores.
The company has a large variety in their product catalogue ranging from phones and tablets to speakers and LED TVs.
- Reliance Jio LYF
The infamous MukeshAMbani started making 4g VOLTE smartphones in 2015 and took the market by a storm.
A subsidiary of Lava International.
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I’m Preethi Menon, an avid learner of tech and gadgets. I have been reviewing top brands for 5 years and aim to do the same more elaborately so as to give a customer everything there is to know about a particular brand. There are brands in India that are overlooked due to the dominating mainstream direction we are headed in. At Hipbrands, we believe in the balance of quality and cost and focus on brands that provide exactly that!
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