Our analysts calculated which smartphones most often paid attention to the users last year. In short: the most popular manufacturers are Xiaomi, Samsung, and Apple. The most popular smartphone is Xiaomi Redmi Note 7. In the second and third place are Samsung Galaxy A50 and Apple iPhone XR.
We talk about the top ten.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 4 / 64GB
Fast, inexpensive, with two cameras
Redmi Note smartphones have already become popular all over the world. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 entered the Indian market just at the beginning of 2019 and managed to become a sales leader in a year.
It looks stylish: a rear glass panel, a large screen, two protruding cameras. It has everything that a modern smartphone needs: slots for two SIM cards, LTE support and fast charging. Able to make high-quality photos and videos, holds a charge well – at least 12 hours.
The amount of memory is not very large – 64 GB. At the same time, it was precisely this amount of memory that turned out to be the most demanded among buyers last year: more than a third of users opted for such models.
The Redmi Note 7 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. Together with 4 GB of RAM and the Android 9.0 operating system, it provides fast and stable operation of the smartphone – it even copes with fairly heavy games.
If you are looking for a fast, modern and at the same time an inexpensive gadget – it costs about INR 10,799
Most popular Smartphones: Samsung Galaxy A50 64GB
With three cameras and a bright screen
The Galaxy A50 started selling almost simultaneously with Redmi Note 7. They are similar in terms of basic technical specifications: the same Android 9.0, the same 4 GB of RAM, the same battery capacity and support for two SIM cards. The main difference between the Samsung model is three cameras and a plastic case.
The first is an absolute advantage. With the Galaxy A50 you get even better pictures. The second is rather a flaw. Many users note that the plastic panel quickly scratches and loses its appearance.
One of the advantages of the model is the bright AMOLED screen. The picture is clear, no glare, viewing angles are large. Unlocking a smartphone is possible not only with a fingerprint scanner: there is a Face ID, so to unlock it is enough to bring the gadget to your face.
Apple iPhone XR 64GB
Reliable, with a good camera and in different colors
The iPhone XR has become one of Apple’s best-selling gadgets in history. Well deserved: capacious battery, excellent camera, bright design, support for wireless charging, speed. All this can be obtained at a low price for Apple – about INR 49,000.
The amount of RAM is slightly less than that of previous models, but also 3 GB provides high speed. Even with heavy use, the Xr runs quietly for about 12 hours. It remains one of the most inexpensive Apple smartphones and withstands competition.
There are six colors to choose from: orange, lemon yellow, cherry red, blue, white and black. Easy to find a model for yourself.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A 2 / 16GB
Cheap and big screen
Redmi 6A – one of the most inexpensive smartphones in the selection. Not very powerful, but holds a charge well. Fans of serious games are unlikely to go for, but it will be a good choice for those who use social networks and often watch videos. The main advantage of the model is a large 5.45-inch screen with an 18: 9 aspect ratio for a budget model.
Supports two SIM cards. The resolution of the main camera is 13 megapixels, it quite allows you to take good pictures. The memory capacity is a modest 16 GB, but there is a slot for an additional card: you can get up to 256 additional GB.
A good option for teens, children and those who do not want to spend more than INR 7,000 on a smartphone. The price of Redmi 6A is about INR 6,999. Most customer reviews are positive.
Honor 8X 4 / 64GB
Budget option with two cameras
HONOR is actively exploring the Indian market – their smartphones are becoming increasingly popular. The company most often focuses on new photography technologies. So, the budget HONOR 8X has two cameras. The main one is with a decent 20 MP extension for a budget smartphone. For comparison: the iPhone XR has 12 megapixels. 8X takes great shots that will please everyone who is active in social networks.
Other advantages include high performance. The eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor allows you to play games with good graphics quality. It holds a charge well: for a day, the smartphone should definitely be enough.
A nice bonus: the amount of internal memory can be increased. An additional slot supports memory cards up to 400 GB – enough for all pictures.
It looks expensive thanks to the glass back panel, but because of this, it can seem quite heavy.
Apple iPhone Xr 128GB
With a decent supply of memory
iPhone Xr was already on our list – a model with 64 GB of internal memory became the third most popular among buyers. This model differs only in that it has twice as much memory – 128 GB.
It is curious that only 23% of buyers choose smartphones with this amount of memory. Another 20% choose models with 32 GB. The rest prefer the middle ground – 64 GB.
Most Popular Smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S10e 6 / 128GB
Compact and nimble
Galaxy S10e weighs only 150 g, dimensions – 6.9 cm in width, 14 cm in height. It lies comfortably in the hand, looks stylish.
From the pros: a good camera, high speed, two cameras with good resolution. Among the shortcomings is the insufficiently powerful battery: many users note that with active use the smartphone barely lasts eight hours.
Like all Samsung smartphones – a bright screen with excellent color reproduction. It will delight everyone who appreciates good image quality.
Xiaomi Redmi 7 3 / 32GB
With an unusual design
By its main characteristics, Redmi 7 is a typical modern smartphone: a bright display, a large screen, small frames. The eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor provides high-speed performance – Redmi 7 confidently copes with new games.
The battery capacity is 4000 mAh. This is enough for a day of active work with a smartphone. The cameras are not outstanding, but they take good pictures.
One of the main advantages is the unusual design of the rear panel. It is made of plastic, but a beautiful gradient – from bright red to burgundy – provides it with a truly stylish look.
Apple iPhone 7 32GB
More than three years have passed since the release of the iPhone 7, and the smartphone is still popular. Now it costs about INR 29,499, and for the money you get a fast gadget with a good camera.
Compared to new smartphones, the iPhone 7 does not have such a large screen, but the model will surely appeal to everyone who misses the convenient Home button at the bottom of the case. Still productive, the iPhone 7 holds a good charge and supports all Apple updates.
Most Popular Smartphones: Apple iPhone X 64GB
Holds charge well and makes great shots
The release of the iPhone X was remembered by gigantic lines on the day sales started, but the gadget did not become truly popular: soon the released Xr turned out to be more in demand.
iPhone X is fast and stylish, with a beautiful glass back panel, two main cameras. In appearance it is almost indistinguishable from the iPhone XS.
It looks like an excellent alternative to more expensive new models, takes good pictures, works fast, holds a charge perfectly – it easily withstands a whole day of active work.
True, there are not many of these models left for sale: you should hurry up if you are seriously considering a purchase.
The 10 most popular smartphones of 2019
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 4 / 64GB – is the undisputed sales leader. Stylish, with a beautiful back panel, powerful, holds a charge well. It costs about INR 10,799.
- Samsung Galaxy A50 64GB – is a smartphone with three cameras for great shots and a bright screen. Modern and productive.
- The Apple iPhone Xr 64GB – is one of Apple’s best-selling smartphones. With a powerful camera, fast and reliable. The bright design of the back panel is one of the main advantages.
- Xiaomi Redmi 6A 2 / 16GB – cheap, it costs only about INR 6,999. Compact and lightweight, but with a rather large screen. It holds a good charge. A great option for those who are looking for a budget model.
- Honor 8X 4 / 64GB – two cameras, high performance, good battery, large and bright screen. All this – for INR 12,999.
- Apple iPhone Xr 128GB – the same Xr, but with a supply of memory. It will provide not only great pictures but also a place to store them.
- Samsung Galaxy S10e 6 / 128GB – small and with good cameras. It comfortably lies in the hand but does not hold the charge very well.
- Xiaomi Redmi 7 3 / 32GB – a modern smartphone with an unusual design of the back panel. Productive and stylish.
- Apple iPhone 7 32GB – a classic iPhone with a good camera. The screen is not very large, but there is a Home button – a real gift for those who miss it.
- Apple iPhone X 64GB – a good alternative to the new expensive models from Apple. Two cameras, great design, large screen. High-quality images and good speed.