As with everything else, the tech industry went through dramatic upheaval in 2020 and witnessed some unprecedented changes. Despite the odds, we got a deluge of exciting devices in all prominent categories. We witnessed brands handling new and creative forms of product announcements and overcoming hurdles in the manufacturing pipeline.

With Smartprix People’s Choice Awards 2020, we asked our audience to vote and pick the products that impressed them the most. We once again thank our community for their overwhelming support and enthusiastic response during the 10-day voting window.

More than 6 lakh people voted this year across 24 categories and decided the winners of the People Choice Award’s 2020. Let’s proceed with our Winners announcement:

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Smartprix People’s Choice Awards 2020: Winners

Our nominations include products launched Between November 25, 2019, and November 25, 2020. Here are the winners you chose:

Best Ultra-affordable phone (2020) – Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime

1st Runner-up – Moto e7 Plus

Phones undoubtedly got pricier this year, yet we did see some capable phones in the under INR 10,000 segment. Our nominations for the Best Ultra-affordable Phone were:

  • Moto e7 Plus
  • Poco C3
  • Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime
  • Realme Narzo 20A

Best Affordable Phone (2020) – Realme 7 Pro

1st runner-up – Samsung Galaxy M31s

Long gone are the drab designs and inadequate internals in an affordable. 2020 brought to us some surprisingly good phones with noticeable design improvements and capable performance under the hood. Our nominations for the Best Affordable Phone were:

  • Realme 7 Pro
  • Poco X3
  • Samsung Galaxy M31s
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Motorola One Fusion+
  • Realme Narzo 20 Pro

Best Camera Phone in Budget (2020) – Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

1st runner-up – Samsung Galaxy M31s

Camera performance on affordable phones has seen significant improvement in 2020, thanks to the use of better quad-pixel sensors and improvements in image processing algorithms. Winners were picked from the following nominations:

  • Realme 7 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy M31s
  • Poco X3
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

Best Gaming Phone in Budget (2020) – Poco X3

1st Runner-up – Realme Narzo 20 Pro

Mobile gaming continues to be a rage among youth and performance hardware including faster chipsets, UFS 2.1 storage, and LPDDR4X RAM are now very common in the budget segment. Winners were chosen from these best performing affordable phones of 2020:

  • Realme Narzo 20 Pro
  • Poco X3
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Motorola One Fusion+

Best Mid-range Phone (2020) – OnePlus Nord

1st Runner-up: Samsung Galaxy M51

Mid-range phones have been increasingly getting better over the years and 2020 was no different. This year, we had tight competition from handsets with smooth software experience, monstrous batteries, exceptional cameras, and helluva value. Our nominations included:

  • OnePlus Nord
  • Samsung Galaxy M51
  • Vivo V20
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Realme X3 SuperZoom
  • Oppo F17 Pro

Best Selfie Camera Phone in Mid-range (2020) – Vivo V20

1st Runner-up: Samsung Galaxy M51

The selfie camera has never been more important, thanks to the meteoric growth of short video platforms this year. Manufacturers responded to the trend with some interesting mid-range selfie phones, and the Vivo V20 emerged as the winner among the following options:

  • Oppo F17 Pro
  • Vivo V20
  • Samsung Galaxy M51
  • OnePlus Nord

Best Flagship Killer (2020) – Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

1st Runner-up – Realme X50 Pro

Flagship Killers have gained more relevance as the price of 2020 flagships has gone through the roof. These give you a taste of premium without the corresponding sticker price. In some cases, these brought the goodies even alien for a top-dollar phone. These were our nominations for the most impressive flagship-killers this year:

  • OnePlus 8T
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T
  • Realme X50 Pro
  • Vivo X50
  • Apple iPhone SE (2020)
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Best Camera Phone (2020) – Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

1st Runner-up – Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Cameras continue to be the distinguishing factor for tier-1 flagships. Best cameras in 2020 relied on computational photography to overcome challenges and restrictions posed by physics, and OEMs got smarter in understanding what makes a pleasing picture. Our nominations for the Best Camera Phone (2020) were:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • Oppo Find X2 Pro
  • Vivo X50 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
  • Google Pixel 4a

Best Android Gaming Phone (2020) – Asus ROG Phone 3

1st Runner-up – OnePlus 8 Pro

Dedicated gaming phones have been upping the ante with higher refresh rate screens, extra hardware controls, snappier storage, enhanced cooling solutions, specialized accessories, and software tweaks. And the regular top-rung smartphones have enough grunt to gear any title you throw at them. Our Nominations for Best Android Gaming Phone (2020) were:

  • Asus ROG Phone 3
  • iQOO 3
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Realme X50 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+

Phone of the Year (2020) – Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra

1st Runner-up – Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Flagships in 2020 see incremental but notable improvements. We now have better displays, better HDR support, better cameras, 5G connectivity, use of more premium and durable materials, and more processing power without any significant hit in battery mileage. Our Nominations for Phone of the Year (2020) Award are:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Oppo Find X2 Pro
  • Vivo X50 Pro
  • Moto Edge+

Most Innovative Phone (2020) – Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

1st Runner-up – LG Wing 5G

Displays remained the center of innovation on phones this year as well. We also saw some excellent innovations in camera technology, software, and fast charging. Here are the phones that impressed the most:

  • Vivo X50 Pro 
  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Moto Razr 5G
  • LG Wing 5G
  • Asus ROG Phone 3

Most Disruptive Brand (2020) – Realme

1st Runner up – Samsung

We can all agree that the year 2020 was as disruptive as it gets. Manufacturers had to quickly revamp their strategies to compete. According to us, the brands who faired better at taking this upheaval in stride were:

  • OnePlus
  • Realme
  • Samsung 
  • Xiaomi

Best Custom UI on Android Phones (2020) – OnePlus‘ OxygenOS 11

1st Runner-up – Samsung’s OneUI 2.5

Android interfaces, in general, got cleaner and tidier this year. Manufacturers were quick to adopt the latest Android version and tried to revamp their UI in line with the global taste. These were our nominations for the Best Custom UI on Android Phones (2020):

  • Samsung OneUI 2.5
  • OnePlus OxygenOS 11
  • Oppo ColorOS 11
  • Realme UI 2.0
  • Vivo FuntouchOS 11
  • Xiaomi MIUI 12

Best Cross-platform Smartwatch (2020) – Oppo Watch

1st Runner-up: TicWatch Pro 3

Wearables are making more sense every passing year and are gradually getting deft at what they do. We nominated the following options as the best cross-platform smartwatches of 2020:

  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
  • Huawei Watch GT 2e
  • Amazfit Stratos 3
  • Oppo Watch
  • Garmin Venu SQ
  • Ticwatch Pro 3

Best Affordable Wearable (2020) – Amazfit Bip S

1st Runner-up: Mi Band 5

A number of affordable fitness bands and basic watches launched in India in 2020. Many of these affordable wearables can accurately track fitness data and sync notifications, calls, and other useful info from paired phones. Our top picks are:

  • Mi Band 5
  • Fitbit Inspire 2
  • Realme Watch
  • Amazfit Bip S
  • Samsung Fit 2
  • Noise Colorfit Nav

Best Premium TV (2020) – Sony A8H

1st Runner-up – LG CX OLED

The premium TV segment saw healthy growth this year. There’s stiff competition between OLEDs, QLEDs, and FALD LCDs that cover a really wide price range. For this segment, we have considered popular consumer TVs priced above 1 lakh. Our nominations were:

  • LG CX OLED
  • Sony A8H
  • LG NanoCell 91
  • Samsung QLED Q95T

Best Mid-Range TV (2020) – OnePlus U1

1st Runner-up – TCL C715

Mid-range TVs were extremely competitive this year. We saw increased HDR adoption, improvement in panel quality, and some disruptive pricing. These were our top picks:

  • Samsung QLED TV Q60TA
  • Realme 4K SLED TV
  • Hisense 55A71F
  • OnePlus U1
  • TCL C715
  • Toshiba U5050

Best Affordable TV (2020) – Realme TV 43-inch

1st Runner-up – Xiaomi Mi TV 4a Horizon

Throughout the year we have registered most searches in this segment. According to search trends on Smartprix, brand recognition and low price were important parameters for consumers while comparing and buying. Nonetheless, these were our nominations for Best affordable TV 2020:

  • Realme TV 43-inch
  • Xiaomi Mi TV 4a Horizon
  • Nokia SmartTV 43-inch FHD
  • OnePlus Y1 43-inch
  • Hisense 43A56E
  • Vu Premium 43-inch

Best Budget TWS (2020) – OPPO Enco W51

1st Runner-up – Lypertek Tevi

TWS headphones are all the rage these days for the convenience they offer. There was a deluge of affordable options this year and these were the few that impressed us the most:

  • Realme Buds Air Pro
  • OnePlus Buds
  • OPPO Enco W51
  • Lypertek Tevi
  • Sony WF-XB700
  • JVC HA-A10T

Best Premium TWS (2020) – Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2

1st Runner-up – Sony WF-1000XM3

Premium TWS options were extremely competent in 2020. The best options offered remarkable audio quality, excellent comfort, enhanced connectivity, and effective ANC. There were our nominations:

  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
  • Sony WF-1000XM3
  • Apple AirPods Pro
  • Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2
  • Bose QuietComfort TWS
  • Powerbeats Pro

Best Air Purifier (2020) – Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Cryptomic

1st Runner-up – Philips AC 2887

Thanks to deteriorating air quality in urban cities, the popularity of Air purifiers soared in 2020. Air Purifiers are now equipped with Smart connectivity, sophisticated pollution detecting sensors, multiple air filters, and improved air circulation technology. These were our nominations:

  • Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Cryptomic
  • Blueair Blue 211
  • Philips AC 2887
  • Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3

Best Gaming Laptop (2020) – Asus ROG Zephyrus G14

1st Runner-up – MSI GS66 Stealth

Gaming laptops are getting more competitive every year. In 2020, their popularity further surged among both gamers and content creators. These were our Best gaming laptop nominations for 2020:

  • Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
  • HP Omen 15 Ryzen 7
  • Acer Predator Helios 300
  • MSI GS66 Stealth
  • Alienware M15 R3
  • Lenovo Legion 7i

Best Ultrabook (2020) – Apple MacBook Air 13

1st Runner-up – HP Spectre X360

While filing nomination for the best ultrabooks of 2020, our focus was on portability, performance, and battery life. Each one of these six nominated Ultrabooks excels in these areas:

  • Apple MacBook Air 13
  • Dell XPS 13
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
  • HP Spectre X360
  • LG Gram 14
  • Asus ZenBook 14

Best Affordable Laptop (2020) – Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14

1st Runner-up – Asus VivoBook Ultra K14

The affordable segment is where value for money takes precedence over everything else. In 2020, brands like Xiaomi and Honor also joined the legacy laptop brands with their stylish affordable options. These were our nominations for the best affordable laptop of 2020:

  • Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14
  • HP 14s
  • ASUS VivoBook Ultra K14
  • Honor MagicBook 15

Smartprix People’s Choice Awards 2020 Contest: Giveaway Contest Winners

Congratulations to all Giveaway winners! We will contact you soon to share your Amazon Voucher code.

Smartprix People’s Choice Awards 2020 Contest: Terms and Conditions

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