Smartprix People’s Choice Award 2022 – Winner Announcement

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The year 2022 has been a crazy one for technology. We have seen a plethora launch announcements and innovative products during the past 300+ days that kept us entrenched in the world of tech. More crucially, the majority of the innovation filtered down into the entry-level and mid-range markets, improving the overall smartphone experience. Now that the time of year has come, it’s time to choose the best of the best. Through the Smartprix People’s Choice Awards 2022, we’ve recently asked Smartprix verse to help us choose the best gadgets of the years and they answered our call. 

The voting lines were open for around 10 days and many of you voiced your opinion by voting for your favorite products during Smartprix People’s Choice awards 2022. The awards have been divided into 28 categories and based on the votes, we have selected one winner from each of the mentioned categories. Without any further ado, here we will head to know the winners of every category in the Smartprix People’s Choice Award.


1. Best Value for Money Smartwatch (2022)

The smartphone-producing brands were really aggressive this year in the value for Money SmartWatch category. Out of the 6 nominations, Realme Watch 3 Pro has emerged as the winner from this category. 

Winner: Realme Watch 3 Pro


  1. OnePlus Nord Watch
  2. realme Watch 3 Pro 
  3. NoiseFit Evolve 3 (runner-up)
  4. Fire-Boltt Visionary
  5. DIZO Watch R Talk
  6. Amazfit Pop 2

2. Smartwatch of the Year (2022)

Apple took the throne by winning the Smartwatch of the year award for the Watch Series 8. It was definitely a close call between Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Apple’s offering.

Winner: Apple Watch Series 8


  1. Samsung Galaxy Watch5 (runner-up)
  2. Apple Watch Series 8
  3. Fitbit Sense 2
  4. Garmin Venu 2 Plus

3. Best Watch for Fitness Enthusiasts (2022)

Most of the smartwatches producing brands made sure that the fitness enthusiasts are not left behind when it comes to making watches offering ample amounts of fitness features. In this category, the Garmin Forerunner 255 outclasses all other competitors. 

Winner: Garmin Forerunner 255


  1. Apple Watch Ultra
  2. Garmin Forerunner 255
  3. Samsung Watch5 Pro
  4. Garmin Fenix 7X Solar


4. Best Value for Money Smart TV (2022)

In this category, the nominees are Smart TV’s that don’t burn a hole in your pocket and offer decent features. Mi X series is the king in this category with amazing features and specifications. 

Winner: Mi X series L55M7-A2IN


  1. LG UQ80 55
  2. Samsung Crystal 4K Neo
  3. Hisense 55A7H
  4. TCL 55P735
  5. Mi X Series  L55M7-A2IN
  6. OnePlus 50Y1S Pro (runner-up)

5. Best OLED TV (2022)

Majority of the audience that wants high quality video output in their smart TV and OLED TVs solve the problem really well. Here in this category, Sony sits at the top with the Sony A95K OLED TV that has a vibrant display and other functionalities too. 

Winner: Sony A95K


  1. Sony A95K
  2. LG C2 OLED
  3. LG G2 OLED (runner-up)
  4. Xiaomi OLED Vision TV

6. Best Mini LED TV (2022)

Portable TVs are emerging as one of the most popular kinds of TVs as they are low on budget and even offer high quality video output. Samsung QN95B bags the award in this category and no doubt it is the best entry in the same direction. 

Winner: Samsung QN95B


  1. Samsung QN95B          
  2. LG QNED81                    
  3. TCL C835 (runner-up)       
  4. Sony X90K          


7. Best Gaming Laptop (2022)

Gaming laptops are the talk of the town considering the increasing number of gamers in the country. Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE  stands as the winner in this category with high octane processing capabilities and top-notch performance. 

Winner: Asus ROG Strix Scar 17

Nominees are:

  1. Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE (2022)
  2. MSI Raider GE67 HX (runner-up)
  3. Acer Predator Triton 500 SE
  4. Dell Alienware M15
  5. HP Omen 17
  6. Lenovo Legion 5 Pro

8. Laptop of the Year (2022)

Choosing one from this category was a task even for the audience as it focuses on everything like processing, performance, RAM capacity, size, weight, and more. Apple MacBook Pro 2022 won the title with its premium looks and performance. 

Winner: Apple MacBook Pro 2022

Nominees are:

  1. Apple MacBook Pro 2022
  2. Microsoft Surface Pro 9
  3. Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED
  4. LG Gram 17
  5. Dell XPS 15 (runner-up)
  6. HP Spectre 16 x360

9. Best Value for Money Laptop (2022)

There are people who just look out for options that offer the best in features but not at a high price. This category deals with the same kind of laptops. Asus Vivobook 14 is the undefeated champion from this category due to its high productivity and handful of features.

Winner: Asus Vivobook 14


  1. Infinix Inbook X2 Plus
  2. Asus Vivobook 14
  3. Dell Vostro 3510
  4. Acer Aspire 5 (runner-up)

10. Best Value for Money Gaming Laptop (2022)

Looking for a gaming laptop under a specific budget, no worries, we got you covered. This award has been presented to the best gaming laptop that doesn’t cost you an arm or a leg. Acer Aspire 7 could be dubbed as the best one for the same with high end specifications and features. 

Winner: Acer Aspire 7


  1. Gigabyte G5
  2. Asus TUf Dash F15 (runner-up)
  3. HP Victus 15
  4. Acer Aspire 7
  5. MSI Katana GF66
  6. Dell G15

11. Best Creator Laptop (2022)

Keeping the spike in the number of content creators in mind, brands started producing creator specific laptops to solve the purpose. In this category, Asus ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED emerges as the best one with multiple use cases and other specifications and features. 

Winner: Asus ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED

Nominees are:

  1. Dell XPS 9720 (runner-up)
  2. MSI Creator Z16P
  3. Asus ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED
  4. HP Omen 17
  5. Lenovo Thinkpad P15v Gen 2
  6. Acer Predator Helios 300

12. Best  Premium Notebook (2022)

Premium laptops have always been the talk of the town due to their breathtakingly smooth interface and high end specs that skyrocket the user experience. Apple MacBook Air 2022 registers a victory in this category with all that a premium laptop needs. 

Winner: Apple MacBook Air 2022


  1. Apple MacBook Air 2022
  2. LG Gram 16 (runner-up)
  3. Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360
  4. Lenovo Yoga 9
  5. Dell XPS 13 Plus
  6. MSI Stealth 15M


13. Best Budget TWS (2022)

TWS are one of the most comfortable audio listening options available in the market. However, if you are looking for the king of the budget category then Oppo Enco Air 2 Pro is the best that you can get. 

Winner: Oppo Enco Air 2 Pro


  1. JBL Tune 230NC
  2. OPPO Enco Air 2 Pro
  3. realme Buds Air 3
  4. OnePlus Nord Buds
  5. Noise Air Buds Pro 2
  6. boAt Airdopes 601 ANC (runner-up)
  7. Fire Pods Rhythm ANC 901
  8. vivo TWS 2 ANC

14. Best Premium Wireless Earbuds (2022)

If you are looking for premium wireless earbuds that come with features like decent battery and Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), then you are at the right place. Here in this category, Sony WF-1000XM4 is the best that you can get. 

Winner: Sony WF-1000MX4

Nominees are:

  1. Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro     
  2. Google Pixel Buds Pro             
  3. Sony WF-1000XM4                 
  4. Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3
  5. Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) (runner-up)           
  6. OPPO Enco X2                                            
  7. Nothing Ear (stick)                                     
  8. Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen)             

15. Soundbar of the Year (2022)

The inclination of people towards soundbar was pretty interesting to see this year and the category saw tough competition between Samsung and Sony. However, at the end of the day, Samsung HW-Q990B is the winner of the Soundar of the Year 2022 award. 

Winner: Samsung HW-Q990B

Nominees are:

  1. Sony HT-A9                          
  2. Samsung HW-Q990B         
  3. Sony HT-A7000                    
  4. Bose Smart Soundbar 900 (runner-up)


16. Best Budget Phone (2022)

Budget phones have always been in preference of the users who are starting off their journey with smartphones or don’t want a lot of features. In this category, Poco M4 Pro 5G emerges as the winner with decent pricing and more than enough features to look out for. 

Winner: Poco M4 Pro 5G


  1. POCO M4 Pro 5G  
  2. Redmi Note 11      
  3. Moto G52               
  4. Inifinix Note 12 5G
  5. iQOO Z6 5G            
  6. realme Narzo 50 (runner-up)

17. Best Camera Phone in Mid-range (2022)

Camera prowess is one of the most important features for a majority of the audience looking to buy a new phone. If you are someone who is trying to find an exceptional camera in smartphones under Rs 35,000 then you can go for the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G that is the winner as per the casted votes. 

Winner: Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G


  1. iQOO 9 SE 5G                    
  2. realme GT Neo 3T            
  3. vivo V25 5G                       
  4. OPPO Reno8 5G               
  5. Samsung Galaxy M53 5G (runner-up)
  6. Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G   
  7. Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G             
  8. Motorola Edge 30 5G        

18. Best Gaming Phone in Mid-range (2022)

If you are someone who is into gaming and the first thing you do with your phone is install titles like Apex Legends Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, etc, then this is the category you should look out for. Without a doubt, iQOO Neo 6 5G wins the award for the best gaming phone in mind-range in 2022. 

Winner: iQOO Neo 6 5G

Nominees are:

  1. realme GT Neo 3T  (runner-up)      
  2. iQOO Neo 6 5G                           
  3. Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge            
  4. Redmi K50i                                   
  5. OnePlus Nord 2T                         
  6. Samsung Galaxy A53                  
  7. OnePlus 10R                          
  8. Motorola Edge 30 5G        

19. Best Mid-range Phone (2022)

If you are looking for a smartphone that provides near to flagship level performance and has a simple interface coupled with high end specifications then this category is for you. Realme GT Neo 3T registers a victory in this category with a Snapdragon processor. 

Winner: Realme GT Neo 3T


  1. OnePlus Nord 2T   (runner-up)    
  2. Samsung Galaxy A53 5G 
  3. Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge
  4. OPPO Reno8 5G
  5. iQOO Neo 6 5G                
  6. realme 9 Pro+ 5G            
  7. vivo V25 5G                      
  8. realme GT Neo 3T           

20. Best Selfie Camera Phone in Mid-range (2022)

Selfies are an essential part of our life used to capture the best moments and the front camera plays the role in clicking them. Vivo V25 5G can be dubbed as the best selfie camera phone available in the mid-range in 2022. 

Winner: Vivo V25 5G


  1. vivo V25 5G                         
  2. OPPO F21 Pro 5G                
  3. OPPO Reno8 5G                  
  4. Samsung Galaxy A53 5G   (runner-up)
  5. Tecno Phantom X                
  6. OnePlus 10R                        
  7. Motorola Edge 30 5G  
  8. OnePlus Nord 2T          

21. Best Flagship Killer (2022)

This can be dubbed as one of the most difficult titles while deciding. However, considering the votes, Realme GT 2 Pro emerged as the best flagship killer of 2022 with one-of-a-kind design and high end specifications.

Winner: Realme GT 2 Pro

Nominees are:

  1. Nothing Phone (1)         
  2. OnePlus 10T                   
  3. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
  4. realme GT 2 Pro            
  5. Motorola Edge 30 Pro  
  6. iQOO 9T 5G (runner-up)

22.  Best Camera Phone (2022)      

The camera setup offered in the devices play a major role in deciding the high-quality image output of the devices. In this category, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the undisputed winner as it has the best image processing capabilities as compared to any other device. 

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra


  1. Google Pixel 7 Pro  (runner-up)
  2. iPhone 14 Pro Max 
  3. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra  
  4. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 
  5. vivo X80 Pro  
  6. OnePlus 10 Pro 5G           
  7. Motorola Edge 30 Ultra   
  8. Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G              

23. Best Gaming Phone (2022)

Without the pricing filter, the list of gaming phones gets more intense with entries that cost more than Rs 50,000. The OnePlus 10 Pro 5G comes out as the winner of the award in this category with SNapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, high capacity RAM and much more.

Winner: OnePlus 10 Pro 5G


Nominees are:

  1. Asus ROG Phone 6 
  2. OnePlus 10 Pro 5G 
  3. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  4. realme GT 2 Pro                  
  5. iQOO 9T 5G (runner-up)                      
  6. iPhone 14 Pro Max             

24. Best Looking Phone (2022)

If you are someone who is concerned about how your smartphone looks then these nominees solve your problem for sure. The Nothing Phone (1) emerges as the winner in the category as we got to see some noticeable design changes that have never existed on the platter. 

Winner: Nothing Phone (1)


  1. Nothing Phone (1)            
  2. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 (runner-up)
  3. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4   
  4. vivo V25 Pro                        
  5. Google Pixel 7 Pro              
  6. iPhone 14 Pro

25. Phone of the Year (2022)

Here comes the category which will decide who ruled all the hearts this year according to public votes and other stuff in the play. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 registers a win in this category with a new concept to be explored alongside having high end Snapdragon processor and other stuff. 

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4


  1. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
  2. OnePlus 10 Pro 5G      
  3. Google Pixel 7 Pro       
  4. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  5. iPhone 14 Pro Max (runner-up) 
  6. vivo X80 Pro 

26. Best Selfie Camera Phone (2022)

Vivo X80 Pro grabbed the title of Best Selfie Camera Phone in 2022 with features like Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 32MP selfie camera, AMOLED display and more. 

Winner: Vivo X80 Pro


  1. OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G
  2. Google Pixel 7 Pro
  3. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  4. iPhone 14 Pro Max
  5. vivo X80 Pro
  6. OnePlus 10 Pro 5G


27.  Best Affordable Tablet (2022)

This year, many brands got into the tablet market with solid entries at affordable prices. The Xiaomi Pad 5 bagged the Best Affordable Tablet 2022 award with its decent specifications and simple user interface. 

Winner: OPPO Pad Air

Nominees are:

  1. Xiaomi Pad 5
  2. realme Pad X (runner-up)
  3. OPPO Pad Air
  4. Motorola Moto Tab G70

28. Best Premium Tablet (2022)

Premium tablets always offer better functionality and make the day-to-day life of the users more convenient by serving as a laptop too. In this category, Apple iPad Air 5th Generation registers a victory with one-of-a-kind interface and high processing capability. 

Winner: Apple iPad Air (5th Gen)


  1. Apple iPad Pro 2022
  2. Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  3. Apple iPad Air (5th Gen)
  4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus (runner-up)
Nishit Raghuwanshi RudraNishit Raghuwanshi Rudra
A career journalist who spent three plus years playing around with smartphones, associated apps and more. As a hobby, Rudra enjoys researching mobile games. When he's not busy in the world of gadgets, he is busy with a paper and pen writing poems or engaging with his growing digital audience on the Hindi rap circuit.

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