What the Best Phones of 2021 in India Say About the Smartphone Industry


From Apple to Samsung and from OnePlus to Xiaomi, all the major smartphone vendors have come up with new flagship offers in India to delight customers looking for an upgrade in 2021. Some of the key options include the iPhone 13 series, the Samsung Galaxy S21 family, and the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. A list of new budget options also hit the market this year to attract the masses. One of the common features that emerged this year – especially in India – was 5G connectivity. Smartphone vendors also opted for higher refresh rate displays and some privacy-focused software tweaks.

In this week’s episode of the Gadgets 360 podcast of class, host Akhil Arora Talks with a team of experts that includes the review editor jamshed avari, Deputy Review Editor Roydon Cerejo, and senior reviewer sheldon pinto To talk about the best phones of 2021 in India. team is also involved Faisal Kawoosa, founder and chief analyst of the market research and consulting firm TechARC.

The year 2021 saw incremental updates to the smartphone market, with companies including Apple updating their flagships with minor changes. At the same time, there were players, including Samsung, who have brought upgrades to emerging form-factors like foldables to make them more common and useful among consumers.

due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we continued to see supply-chain bottlenecks Including banned smartphone companies Apple, samsung, And Xiaomi Adding significant changes to its line-up this year. This has resulted in downgrades on some fronts and compromise for the customers especially in the budget segment.

Somewhat as a result of supply crunch, major companies also did not pay interest in upgrading their affordable smartphone models – especially the ones in the middle of Rs. 10,000-20,000. It has included last year’s options redmi note 10 pro And redmi note 10 pro max Remain a valid choice for many customers.

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some brands including redmi, poco, And real me brought 5G Phones in the budget segment to persuade customers amid supply-side issues. However, most of these models support next-generation cellular networks at the cost of few features or hardware components. It is also important to note that 5G is yet to be rolled out in india From Telecom side – Government of India is yet to date when it will auction 5G spectrum.

including companies Google And Microsoft bring models like Pixel 6 Pro And Surface Duo 2 To like the iPhones and galaxies of the world. But this new offering did not come to the Indian market.

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Citing internal research, Kavosa highlighted that people are spending 25 percent more to upgrade their phones in 2021 than before. He also mentioned that better specifications and experience is something that is driving consumers to buy new phones these days.

Some of the best phones of 2021 include iphone 13 And iphone 13 mini – Given the value they provide for the prices we pay. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra A promising option even if the budget is not limited. Also, Samsung’s foldables — the Galaxy Z Fold 3 And Galaxy Z Flip 3 – are among this year’s exceptional choices.

We also talk about what we can expect next year and what technologies could become mainstream in the coming months.

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