Smartprix People’s Choice Awards 2023: Winners Announced

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As we bid farewell to the smartphone launches that defined 2023, it’s time to reflect on the industry’s journey. The landscape witnessed a myriad of captivating releases, such as Apple pioneering the use of a 3nm chipset in their phones and OnePlus boldly venturing into the realm of foldable devices. Brands like Realme brought curved displays to the masses, while Vivo continued to impress with advancements in their X series cameras.

Throughout the year, we’ve shared our insights, highlighting the features we admired and those that fell short of expectations. Now, we turn the spotlight to you, the consumers, as it is your preferences that truly shape the path forward. In our latest People’s Choice Awards 2023, we invite you to voice your opinions and cast your votes for your personal favorites.

Your participation will determine what stands out as the best in the eyes of the people. Join us in celebrating the innovations and advancements that have marked this year in smartphones. It’s time for your voice to be heard, influencing the narrative of the ever-evolving tech landscape.

Share your thoughts and help us recognize the products that have resonated with you the most. The People’s Choice Awards 2023 await your valuable input as we collectively celebrate the achievements and progress within the tech industry.

Smartphones

Best Budget 5G Phone (2023)

Navigating the world of affordable smartphones is no easy feat for brands. Striking the right balance between trends, value, and durability in the under Rs 15,000 category is a challenge. We’ve shortlisted the following phones for this award, recognizing their efforts in crafting the perfect 5G phone within this budget range:

  • Winner: Poco M6 Pro 5G
  • First runner-up: Redmi 12 5G
  • Second runner-up: Vivo T2x 5G

Nominations were:

  • POCO M6 Pro 5G
  • Redmi 12 5G
  • vivo T2x 5G
  • realme 11x 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy M14 5G
  • Motorola Moto G54 5G

Best Value for Money Phone (2023)

Say goodbye to dull designs and lackluster internals in the realm of affordable phones! In 2023, we witnessed a refreshing change with some surprisingly excellent devices featuring noticeable design upgrades and powerful performance under the hood. We’ve carefully selected our nominations for the Best Value for Money Phone under Rs 25,000, recognizing these phones for their impressive blend of style and capability.

  • Winner: iQOO Z7 Pro
  • First runner-up: Motorola Edge 40 Neo
  • Second runner-up: OnePlus Nord CE3 Lite

Nominations were:

  • Motorola Edge 40 Neo
  • vivo T2 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy F34
  • Oneplus Nord CE3 Lite
  • realme 11 Pro
  • Redmi Note 12 Pro
  • POCO X5 Pro
  • iQOO Z7 Pro

Best Mid-range All-rounder Phone (2023)

In the pursuit of a holistic smartphone experience, where good design, dependable performance, and capable cameras matter, the mid-range segment has become the center of aspiration. In 2023, numerous brands have sought to make a mark by providing a combination of power, premium design, capable cameras, and fast charging, all under the budget of Rs 35,000. Our nominations for the Best Mid-Range All-Rounder Phone of 2023 under Rs 35,000 embody the essence of this category, offering a compelling blend of features and functionality.

  • Winner: realme 11 Pro Plus
  • First runner-up: OnePlus Nord 3
  • Second runner-up: Poco F5

Nominations were:

  • Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus
  • POCO F5
  • realme 11 Pro Plus
  • vivo V29
  • iQOO Neo 7 Pro
  • OnePlus Nord 3
  • OPPO Reno 10
  • Motorola Edge 40

 Best Mid-Range Camera Phone (2023)

Affordable phone cameras have undergone remarkable enhancements in 2023, thanks to the integration of new sensors and advancements in image processing algorithms. Our top picks for the year reflect these strides in camera technology, showcasing the best in terms of performance and value.

  • Winner: vivo V29
  • First runner-up: iQOO Neo 7 Pro
  • Second runner-up: Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus

Nominations were:

  • realme 11 Pro Plus
  • vivo V29
  • Samsung Galaxy F54
  • Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus
  • OPPO Reno 10
  • iQOO Neo 7 Pro

Best Flagship Killer Phone (2023)

As flagship prices soar, a new sub-flagship category has emerged, where both emerging and established brands strive to redefine industry standards. In 2023, this segment witnessed innovation and boundary-pushing from various brands vying for recognition as industry leaders. Our nominees for the Best Flagship Killer Phone of 2023 showcase the most noteworthy devices that have set out to challenge traditional flagships, delivering exceptional features and performance at a more accessible price point.

  • Winner: OnePlus 11R
  • First runner-up: iQOO 11
  • Second runner-up: Samsung Galaxy S23 FE

Nominations were:

  • Nothing Phone (2)
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 FE
  • OPPO Reno 10 Pro Plus
  • vivo X90
  • OnePlus 11R
  • iQOO 11

Best Looking Phone (2023)

Certainly, design is not just about appearance but also about how it feels and functions. In 2023, there was a significant shift towards diverse aspect ratios and shimmering backs. We also witnessed a surge in the use of glass and metal bodies across all price ranges. Even though flagships continue to set the standard, design excellence prevailed across the board. Without further ado, here are the nominees for the Best Looking Phone of 2023, recognizing devices that excel in both aesthetics and functionality.

  • Winner: OPPO Reno 10 Pro Plus
  • First runner-up: vivo X90 Pro
  • Second runner-up: Nothing Phone (2)

Nominations were:

  • Nothing Phone (2)
  • OPPO Reno 10 Pro Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Google Pixel 8 Pro
  • vivo X90 Pro
  • Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate

Best Camera Phone (2023)

Among flagships, cameras remain the differentiating feature. The top-notch cameras of 2023 harness the power of computational photography to overcome the inherent challenges and restrictions imposed by physics. OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) are continually improving their grasp of what constitutes a visually pleasing image. Without further ado, here are our nominations for the Best Camera Phone of the year 2023:

  • Winner: iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • First runner-up: Google Pixel 8 Pro
  • Second runner-up: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Nominations were:

  • Google Pixel 8 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • vivo X90 Pro
  • OnePlus 11
  • OPPO Reno 10 Pro Plus
  • Xiaomi 13 Pro
  • realme 11 Pro Plus

Best Selfie Camera Phone (2023)

The selfie camera has taken center stage, propelled by the meteoric rise of short video platforms this year. In response to this trend, manufacturers have introduced some captivating mid-range selfie phones. Without further ado, here are our top picks for devices that excel in capturing the perfect selfie in the dynamic landscape of 2023.

  • Winner: vivo X90 Pro
  • First runner-up: Redmi 12 5G
  • Second runner-up: Vivo T2x 5G

Nominations were:

  • OPPO Reno 10 Pro Plus
  • Google Pixel 8 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • vivo X90 Pro
  • OnePlus 11

Best Gaming Phone (2023)

Gaming phones, designed with higher refresh rate screens, added hardware controls, faster storage, improved cooling solutions, specialized accessories, and software optimizations, have been setting new standards. Not to be outdone, regular top-tier smartphones pack enough power to handle any gaming title thrown their way. Without further ado, here are our nominations for the Best Gaming Phone of 2023, recognizing devices that redefine the gaming experience with cutting-edge features and unparalleled performance.

  • Winner: iQOO 11
  • First runner-up: Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
  • Second runner-up: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Nominations were:

  • Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
  • OnePlus 11
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • iQOO 11
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • vivo X90 Pro

Best Foldable Phone (2023)

The foldable phones have emerged as a symbol of innovation and versatility. This year we saw several brands launching their foldable phones for consumers. With advancements in hinge technology, display durability, and multi-tasking capabilities, these foldable phones redefine our expectations of what a smartphone can be. As we acknowledge the nominees, we celebrate the strides made in foldable phone technology in 2023, showcasing devices that push the boundaries of conventional design and usher in a new era of mobile innovation.

  • Winner: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • First runner-up: OnePlus Open
  • Second runner-up: OPPO Find N3 Flip

Nominations were:

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • OnePlus Open
  • OPPO Find N3 Flip
  • Motorola Razr 40 Ultra
  • Tecno Phantom V Fold

Phone of the Year (2023) 

In 2023, flagship phones showcase a series of incremental yet notable improvements, marking a relentless pursuit of excellence. From enhanced displays and superior HDR support to improved cameras and seamless 5G connectivity, these devices epitomize the pinnacle of mobile technology. The use of premium and durable materials, coupled with increased processing power without compromising battery efficiency, sets the standard for a superior user experience. Notably, faster charging capabilities further exemplify the commitment to innovation.

  • Winner: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • First runner-up: iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • Second runner-up: Vivo X90 Pro

Nominations were:

  • OnePlus 11
  • Google Pixel 8 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • vivo X90 Pro
  • iQOO 11

Laptops

Best Value for Money Laptop (2023)


Within the affordable segment, the emphasis on value for money takes precedence over all other considerations. In the year 2023, we’ve witnessed legacy laptop brands stepping up to the plate, presenting stylish and competent packages at prices that won’t break the bank. Without further ado, here our winner for the Best Affordable Laptop of 2023, recognizing devices that strike the perfect balance between performance, style, and cost-effectiveness.

  • Winner: Asus Vivobook Go 15 2023
  • First runner-up: MSI Modern 15 B13M
  • Second runner-up: Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i

Nominations were:

  • Asus Vivobook Go 15 2023
  • Acer Aspire Vero AV14
  • MSI Modern 15 B13M
  • Dell Inspiron 15 3530
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i
  • HP 15-fc0030AU

Best Gaming Laptop (2023)

Gaming laptops have become increasingly competitive with each passing year. In 2023, their popularity surged not only among gamers but also among content creators. Presenting our nominations for the Best Gaming Laptop, these devices stand out for their impressive performance, cutting-edge features, and ability to cater to the diverse needs of both gaming enthusiasts and content creation professionals. As we acknowledge these nominations, we celebrate the advancements that continue to redefine the gaming laptop landscape in 2023.

  • Winner: MSI Raider GE78HX
  • First runner-up: Lenovo Legion Pro 7
  • Second runner-up: Dell Alienware m18 R1

Nominations were:

  • Asus ROG Strix Scar 18
  • MSI Raider GE78HX
  • Dell Alienware m18 R1
  • HP OMEN 17
  • Acer Predator Helios 16
  • Lenovo Legion Pro 7

Best Creator Laptop (2023)

The era of content creation has ushered in a paradigm shift in laptop production. Nowadays, companies are redirecting their focus towards the release of creator laptops. These devices boast the capability to seamlessly run photo and video editing software while effortlessly handling multiple operations simultaneously. This evolution reflects a response to the changing needs of users who demand a versatile and powerful tool for creative endeavors, reshaping the landscape of laptop design and functionality.

  • Winner: Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 2023
  • First runner-up: Apple Macbook Pro 16
  • Second runner-up: HP OMEN 17

Nominations were:

  • Dell XPS 17 9730
  • MSI CreatorPro X17 HX
  • HP OMEN 17
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P16
  • Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 (M3 Max)
  • Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 2023

Laptop of the Year (2023)

The Laptop of the Year is an all-encompassing device that excels across various parameters, including performance, multimedia capabilities, storage, battery endurance, and more. Amidst a plethora of options launched this year in the premium segment, we present the winner for the Best Laptop of 2023.

  • Winner: Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023
  • First runner-up: Dell XPS 17 9730
  • Second runner-up: Lenovo Yoga Book 9i

Nominations were:

  • Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 (M3 Max)
  • LG Gram 360 16
  • Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 360
  • Lenovo Yoga Book 9i
  • Dell XPS 17 9730
  • MSI Raider GE78HX

Smartwatches

Best Value for Money Smartwatch (2023)

In 2023, India witnessed the launch of several affordable smartwatches that brought advanced functionality within reach. These budget-friendly wearables boast the capability to accurately track fitness data and seamlessly sync notifications, calls, and other valuable information from paired smartphones. Our top picks showcase the standout performers in this category, offering a perfect blend of affordability and feature-rich functionality for users seeking a reliable smartwatch without breaking the bank.

  • Winner: Noise ColorFit Ultra 3
  • First runner-up: Fire-Boltt Diamond Luxury
  • Second runner-up: Fastrack Limitless FS1 Pro

Nominations were:

  • Noise ColorFit Ultra 3
  • Fire-Boltt Diamond Luxury
  • boAt Xtend Plus
  • Fastrack Limitless FS1 Pro
  • Amazfit Pop 3S
  • CMF by Nothing Watch Pro

Best Watch for Fitness Enthusiasts (2023)

Indeed, a variety of watches have been specifically designed to prioritize the fitness and well-being of users. Packed with features such as multiple sports modes, sleep monitoring, step counting, calorie tracking, and more, these watches cater to the growing demand for comprehensive health tracking. Whether you’re an avid athlete or someone focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, these watches offer a holistic approach to fitness management, providing valuable insights and data to enhance your well-being.

  • Winner: Apple Watch Ultra 2
  • First runner-up: Garmin fenix 7X Pro
  • Second runner-up: Amazfit Cheetah (Square)

Nominations were:

  • Apple Watch Ultra 2
  • Garmin epix Pro (Gen 2)
  • Garmin fēnix 7X Pro
  • Amazfit Cheetah (Square)

Smartwatch of the Year (2023)

As the years progress, wearables continue to evolve and make increasingly meaningful contributions to our lives. In 2023, smartwatches have demonstrated a remarkable level of sophistication in their capabilities. From fitness tracking to seamless connectivity, these devices have become adept at fulfilling a variety of functions. Without further ado, here are the winner for the best smartwatches of 2023:

  • Winner: Apple Watch Series 9
  • First runner-up: Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic
  • Second runner-up: Google Pixel Watch 2

Nominations were:

  • Apple Watch Series 9
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic
  • Google Pixel Watch 2
  • Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5

Home Entertainment

Best Value for Money Smart TV (2023)

Throughout the year, the demand in this segment has been consistently reflected in our search trends on Smartprix. According to user preferences, brand recognition and affordability emerged as crucial factors influencing purchasing decisions. Despite these considerations, we are excited to present our nominations for the Best Affordable TV of 2023, highlighting devices that not only meet the criteria of brand recognition and low prices but also deliver a satisfying and feature-rich viewing experience for consumers.

  • Winner: HiSense E7K Pro
  • First runner-up: Xiaomi X Series 2023
  • Second runner-up: TCL T6G

Nominations were:

  • Xiaomi X Series 2023
  • Hisense E7K Pro
  • Toshiba 55M650MP
  • TCL T6G
  • Samsung CUE70
  • LG UR75

TV of the Year (2023)

The premium TV segment experienced robust growth this year, marked by intense competition among OLEDs, QLEDs, and MINI LEDs spanning a broad price range. Focusing on popular 4K consumer TVs priced above 1 lakh, as 8K is yet to achieve mass adoption, we present our nominations for the TV of the Year award.

  • LG OLED evo G3
  • LG OLED evo C3
  • LG QNED80
  • Sony A95L
  • Sony A80L
  • Samsung S95C
  • Samsung QN90C
  • OnePlus TV 65 Q2 Pro

Soundbar of the Year (2023)

Soundbars have played a pivotal role in delivering a cinematic experience to individuals enjoying their favorite movies and web shows within the cozy confines of their homes. These devices come equipped with features such as eARC output, Dolby Atmos support, companion app connectivity, and more. Elevating the audio experience, soundbars have become an integral component in creating an immersive and high-quality sound environment for home entertainment. Here’s the winner for Soundbar of the Year 2023:

  • Winner: Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar Plus
  • First runner-up: Samsung HW-Q990C
  • Second runner-up: LG S95QR

Nominations were:

  • Samsung HW-Q990C
  • LG S95QR
  • Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar Plus
  • JBL Bar 1000 Pro

Best Budget TWS (2023)

TWS (True Wireless Stereo) headphones have become immensely popular, primarily for the unparalleled convenience they bring to users. The market saw a flood of affordable options this year, and we’ve sifted through the choices to bring you the ones that truly impressed us the most. These standout TWS headphones offer a perfect blend of affordability and impressive features, delivering a seamless and enjoyable audio experience for users on the go.

  • Winner: OPPO Enco Air 3 Pro
  • First runner-up: realme Buds Air 5 Pro
  • Second runner-up: OnePlus Nord Buds 2

Nominations were:

  • realme Buds Air 5 Pro
  • OnePlus Nord Buds 2
  • CMF by Nothing Buds Pro
  • OPPO Enco Air 3 Pro

TWS of the Year (2023)

In 2023, the competition among premium True Wireless Stereo (TWS) options was exceptionally fierce. The crème de la crème in this category not only delivered remarkable audio quality but also excelled in comfort, connectivity, and effective Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). Here, we present some of the best premium TWS that stood out in 2023:

  • Winner: Sony WF-1000XM5
  • First runner-up: Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
  • Second runner-up: OnePlus Buds Pro 2

Nominations were:

  • Sony WF-1000XM5
  • Nothing Ear (2)
  • OnePlus Buds Pro 2
  • Marshall Motif II
  • Jabra Elite 10
  • Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II

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Suraj Kumar
Suraj Kumar
@suraj_bavetomi
2 months ago

Award winning phone in oppo reno series

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AMOD KUMAR
AMOD KUMAR
@amod_piwahilo
2 months ago

Oppo mobile is best smartphone

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AMOD KUMAR
AMOD KUMAR
@amod_piwahilo
2 months ago

OPPO mobile is best smartphone

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sanjeev Verma
sanjeev Verma
@sanjeev_cemucawu
2 months ago

Oppo mobile Delhi ke sath Mera Experience 2016 se 2023 Tak achcha Raha hai good spot all seniors and thanks to oppo

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arif khan
arif khan
@arif_yobamipi
2 months ago

Best mobile Oppo Reno 10 pro

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RAHUL THAKUR
RAHUL THAKUR
@duggu_mepovupa
2 months ago

best phone is oppo

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RAHUL THAKUR
RAHUL THAKUR
@duggu_mepovupa
2 months ago

fablus

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Saleem
Saleem
@saleem_tesuhege
2 months ago

Oppo is the best smartphone camera and music

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