Updated – July 2020 – If you are planning to buy a Made in India mobile that offers good value, check out these top 10 suggestions.
Boycott Chinese Mobiles
There is a growing concern about Chinese products in India and how Indians don’t want to rely too much on these. There are trending #tags on twitter like – #boycottchinese #madeinindia #chinaliedpeopledied that reflect the sentiment of our nation.
On top of that, several people have spoken against the Chinese Apps and Chinese gadgets that are sold in India.
Apart from the anguish due to the Corona Virus (some call it the Chinese Virus), the Chinese support for Pakistan and dispute with India on the border is becoming a primary concern for Indians.
All said, the killing of 20 Indian soldiers (on 16th June 2020) is unbearable and this is going to have major repercussions for China.
Due to the Chinese Invasion in Ladakh, there is even more anti-China sentiment in India. The video below by Sonam Wangchuk (3 idiot’s fame) explains it best.
He Says” Sena Degi Bullet Se, Nagrik Denge Wallet se, China ko Jawab”
Before we get into the top 10 list, let us know a bit about Made in India mobiles and Indian smartphone brands.
Currently, Chinese mobile brands like Realme, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo have a collective 75% share in the Indian market. The rest of the share is with Samsung, Apple, Asus, Nokia, and other non-Chinese brands. The Indian brands like Micromax, Intel, Lava, Xolo have succumbed to the predatory pricing by Chinese companies and have meager sales volume.
If you want to understand the complete situation about Made in India and Banning Chinese Products, I would suggest you read the following 2 articles:
The major brands that are not Chinese and are still offering quality smartphones are
- Samsung (South Korean)
- Nokia (Finland)
- Sony (Japan)
- Google Pixel (United States)
- Asus (Taiwan)
- Apple (United States)
- Panasonic Japan
Most of these brands are making mobiles in India but some are imported from China and other countries like Indonesia and Vietnam. Also, Chinese mobile makers like Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo have manufacturing plants in India and they assemble mobiles here.
So it is a bit of a confusing conundrum. Nevertheless, let’s get started and check out top 10 Made in India phones by non-Chinese companies that you can buy.
Chinese phones from Xiaomi, Realme, etc offer better specs for the price and that is a major reason they are popular.
Some of the phones in this list will be a bit expensive than Chinese rivals but are from non-Chinese brands and are Made in India.
All the mobiles come with a 1-2 year manufacturer warranty and are available to purchase online.
Let’s check out top 10 made in India mobiles to buy currently:
1. Lava Z70 – Price Rs. 7170
Lava is an Indian company and they also have a manufacturing plant in India.
The Lava Z70 comes with a 1280*720 pixel display and has a 5-inch screen size. Also, it has an 8 MP rear camera for imaging and a 5 MP selfie camera.
Powering the device is the Mediatek 6737 Quad-Core processor and 2 GB ram. It offers 16 GB of internal memory that is expandable up to 64 GB.
The phone runs on Android Nougat which is a bit dated.
The battery capacity is not too large and it comes with a 2500 mAH capacity battery.
A big positive for the Lava Z70 is the 2-year warranty.
2. Samsung Galaxy A10s Price Rs. 8,999 (Recommended)
The Samsung Galaxy A10s is a good made in India mobile under 10k. The phone comes with a large 6.2 Inch Display with HD+ (1560*720) pixels resolution.
It has got dual rear cameras with a 13MP+8MP lens and also has an 8MP selfie camera.
There is 32 GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 512 GB using the external memory card. Further, there is 2 GB ram and it runs on the Android 9.0 Pie along with Samsung UI.
Powering the mobile is the MediaTek 6762 Octa-Core processor with 2.0 GHz clock speed.
The phone has got a 4000 mAH capacity battery that can easily last all day.
Overall it is a good option in the sub 10k price range.
3. Nokia 3.2 – Price Rs. 9899
Nokia makes very sturdy and durable mobiles that you can use for years without worrying about the build quality. The Nokia 3.2 is an excellent mobile with a modern glass back design and a water-drop notch display.
It has a large 6.26-inch display that comes with (HD+) resolution and has a 1520*720 pixel screen.
The mobile comes with a decent 13 MP rear camera and has a 5 MP front selfie camera.
The phone runs on the Android 9 Pie and will also get the latest Android 10 update. Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (Quad-Core Processor) and there is 2 GB Ram.
There is 16 GB of internal storage and it is expandable upto 400 GB using the micro-sd card.
It is a dual sim mobile and comes with 4G Volte support to work with all networks. Lastly, there is a large 4000 mAH capacity battery that can easily last all day.
Pros – Good Build Quality, Stock Android Experience, and Reliable brand.
Samsung Galaxy A31 (New Launch)
The Samsung Galaxy A31 is the latest mobile launched by Samsung on 4th June 2020. It is ideal for clicking images, day to day usage, and comes with a stunning display and long battery life.
The Galaxy A31 is the latest addition to the Samsung A Series.
For photography, the mobile comes with Quad-Rear cameras with 48 MP primary lens, 8 MP wide-angle lens, 5 MP macro, 5 MP depth sensor. Also, there is a 20 MP selfie camera to click detailed images.
Further, the phone has MediaTek Helio P65 Octa-Core processor that is good for daily use and casual gaming. Also, it has 128 GB of internal storage and comes with 6 GB of DDR 4 ram.
The display is best in class and has a 6.4-inch screen size with FHD+ Super AMOLED panel.
The phone runs on the latest Android 10 OS and comes with the Samsung One UI 2.0.
It has great battery life (5000 mAH battery) and offers 15 Watts of Fast Charging support.
The phone is available for Rs. 21,999 on Amazon, and you can check more launch offers and discounts on the website.
4. Nokia 4.2 (Price Rs. 12,985)
The Nokia 4.2 is similar to the Nokia 3.2 in design and looks but comes with some improvements.
There are dual rear cameras (13MP +2MP) for better photography and there is an improved 8 MP front selfie camera.
The phone has a 5.71 Inch Size screen that comes with HD+ resolution and has a 19:9 aspect ratio.
It runs on the Android 9.0 Pie OS and will get an update to the latest Android 10.
Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor and 3 GB Ram. The storage is also 32 GB which is expandable.
The battery is slightly lower – 3000 mAH capacity and can last all day long.
Pros – Good Build Quality, Stock Android Experience, and Decent Cameras.
5. Nokia 6.2 Price Rs. 15,700
The Nokia 6.2 is a mid-range phone that comes with decent specs and features.
Like most modern phones it has got triple rear cameras with 16+5+8 MP lens and has an 8 MP selfie camera.
The phone comes with a large 6.3-inch display with Full HD+ resolution (2340*1080) pixels and has a tiny water-drop notch at the top.
Powering the mobile is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-Core processor and comes with 4 GB Ram and 64 GB internal storage.
It runs on the latest Android 10 Os and offers a good user experience. Further, the mobile has got a 3500 mAH capacity battery and comes with 10 Watts Charger.
6. Samsung Galaxy M30s Price Rs. 14,999 (Recommended)
The Samsung Galaxy M30s offers great value for money in the sub 15k price.
The M30s come with a 6.4 inch AMOLED display with an FHD+ (2340*1080) pixels.
Powering the mobile is the Exynos 9611, Octa-Core processor that comes with 2.3 GHz clock speed. Also, the mobile runs on the Android 9.0 Pie Os along with the Samsung One UI.
The M30s offers great cameras – 48 MP primary camera, 8 MP and 5 MP secondary cameras at the back. Also, there is a 16 MP front selfie camera.
It has the best battery in the segment and comes with 6000 mAH capacity battery and 15 watts charging support. It has got Dual sim 4G, USB Type-C, and 3.5 mm headphone jack.
There is ample storage – 64 GB and it comes with 4 GB Ram.
It is ideal for playing games like PUBG and other Android titles.
7. Samsung Galaxy A30s ( Price Rs. 15,899)
If you are looking for slightly better quality and design the Galaxy A30 is a perfect option in the 15k price range.
The Galaxy A30s comes with a premium glass back design and has a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED display with HD+ resolution (1560*720).
It has got triple rear cameras with a 25MP+5MP+8MP lens with a max aperture of f/1.7 that is ideal for low light photography.
Powering the mobile is the Exynos 7904 Octa-Core processor along with 4 GB Ram and 64 GB of internal storage.
There is Android 9.0 Pie OS which is upgradable to Android 10.
The A30s is slightly thinner and easy to carry as it comes with a 4000 mAH capacity battery with fast charging support.
8. Samsung Galaxy M40 Price Rs. 17,499
If you have a budget close to 20K, then the Galaxy M40 can be a good choice.
The Galaxy M40 comes with a punch Hole display and has a 16 MP front selfie camera. For photography, it has got triple rear cameras with 32 MP + 8 MP and 5 MP lenses.
For media consumption, there is a 6.3 inch Super AMOLED display with 2340*1080 pixels resolution.
Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Octa-Core processor and there is 6 GB Ram. Further, it comes with 128 GB of internal storage that is user expandable.
The phone runs on the Android 9 Pie and is upgradable to Android 10.
There is a 3500 mAH capacity battery and it comes with fast charging support.
9. Samsung Galaxy A51 Price Rs. 25,250 (Recommended)
If you are looking for a powerful phone for Gaming, Photography, and daily use, the Galaxy A51 is an amazing choice.
The phone comes with excellent Quad rear cameras with 48 MP primary lens, 12 Mp Wide-angle, and two lenses with 5 MP resolution.
At the front, it has got a punch-hole display that carries the 32 MP selfie camera.
The Galaxy A30s offers a gorgeous Super-AMOLED display with 6.5 Inch screen size and FHD+ (2340*1080) pixels resolution.
The phone has got 6 GB of DDR4 ram and has 128 GB internal Storage.
It runs on the latest Android 10 OS along with the Samsung One UI, out of the box.
Lastly, it has got a 4000 mAH capacity battery that comes with fast charging support.
10. Samsung Galaxy A71 (Price Rs. 32,999)
The Samsung Galaxy A71 is an upgrade in comparison to the Galaxy A51. It is ideal for gaming, photography, and comes with great battery life.
The Galaxy A71 has a stunning glass back design and comes with a punch-hole display.
It has a large 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with FHD+ (2400*1080) pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla glass protection.
The A71 comes with 8 GB of ram and has got 128 GB of internal storage. Powering the device is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Octa-Core processor and Adreno 620 GPU which is excellent for playing all modern games.
It runs on the Android 9.0 Pie OS and will get the Android 10 update. Also, there is a 4500 mAH capacity battery along with 25 Watts fast charging support.
The Galaxy A71 also features Quad Rear cameras with 64 MP primary camera, 12 MP wide-angle lens, and two more cameras with 5 MP + 5 MP resolution.
At the front, there is a 32 MP selfie camera that can click detailed images.
Overall the Galaxy A71 offers a good mix of power and performance at a decent price.
11. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite ( Price Rs. 41,999)
If you are looking for a premium made in India phone than you can buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite.
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite comes with flagship-grade specs and cameras. It has triple rear cameras with 12MP Ultra-wide, 12 MP AF F1.7 Dual Pixel + Telephoto lens, and a 12MP AF F/2.4 lens. The camera also has OIS support for shooting better videos and improved low light performance.
At the front, there is a 32 MP selfie camera. The phone has a 6.7 inch Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution (2400*1080) pixels.
There is 6/8 GB Ram and 128 GB internal storage. Further, it comes with the Android 10 OS and has Samsung One UI.
Powering the phone is a potent Exynos 9810 Octa-Core processor with 2.7 GHz clock speed.
Lastly, there is a 4500 mAH capacity battery with 25 Watts charger and it comes with S-Pen for higher productivity.
Note: – Some Note 10 Lite units are not made in India.
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