Updated – Jan 2021 – 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 them. 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.
That 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. 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 the top 10 made in India mobiles to buy currently:
1. Lava Z6
Lava is making a comeback in India and they have recently launched several budget phones to offer something good for Indian buyers. Recently(on 7th Jan 2021), they launched an affordable 6GB RAM phone (Lava Z6) at a price tag of Rs 9,999.
It comes with a 6.51 inches IPS LCD waterdrop notch display along with 1600*720 pixels HD+ resolution corning with Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Powering the handset is the MediaTek Helio G35 octa-core processor fabricated on a 12nm chipset coupled with PowerVR GE8320 GPU and offers 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage that is further expandable.
The Lava Z6 has a Triple camera setup at the rear including a 13MP standard camera, a 5MP Ultra wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. Additionally, it has a high-quality 16MP front camera.
It runs on an Android 10 operating system.
Furthermore, it packs with a bumper 5000mAH battery capacity but without fast charging support and it also has a fingerprint sensor at the rear.
It is available on Amazon in two colors are Aqua Blue and Flame Red.
2. Nokia 5.3
Nokia is one of the best selling brands in India and almost all of the phones from the brand are made in India. They make very sturdy and durable phones that can last long.
The Nokia 5.3 is one of the gorgeous phones that was launched in 2020 by Nokia.
The Nokia 5.3 offers 6.55 inch IPS LCD display along with HD+ 1600*720 pixels resolution including corning with Gorilla Glass 3.
Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor fabricated on an 11nm chipset along with an Adreno 610 GPU.
It operates on an Android One based on the Android 10 operating system.
It comes in three RAM variants:
- 3GB RAM and 64GB storage (Base variant).
- 4GB RAM and 64GB storage (Mid variant).
- 6GB RAM and 64GB storage (Top variant.)
For photos, It has a Quad rear setup including a 13MP primary camera, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. Additionally, It has an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies.
Lastly, it comes with a decent 4000mAH non-removable battery along with a standard 10 Watts charging support.
The Nokia 5.3 is available on Amazon at a starting price of Rs 11,998 (Mid variant).
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 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.
4. Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung’s A-series comes with some excellent made in India mobiles. These are loaded with the latest specs and compete with the Chinese rivals.
The Samsung A21s is the latest addition and it comes with a 6.5-inch PLS IPS left align punch-hole display with HD+ 1600*720 resolution.
Powering it is the Samsung Exynos 850 octa-core processor fabricated on an 8nm chipset coupled with ARM Mali-G52 GPU.
It operates on Samsung One UI 2.0 based on Android 10.
The phone is available in three variants:
- 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory.
- 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory.
- 6GB RAM and 128GB internal memory.
At the rear, it has a Quad camera setup – a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide lens, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor.
For selfies, it comes with a 13MP front-facing camera.
Furthermore, it packs with a massive 5000mAH non-removable battery along with 15 Watts fast charging support.
It is available on Amazon at a price of Rs 14,999 (Base variant).
5. Samsung Galaxy M31
The Samsung M31 is a best seller online and is one of the best made in India mobile in the price range of Rs. 15000 to 18000.
The Galaxy M31 comes with a 6.4 inch super AMOLED waterdrop notch display with FHD+ (2340*1080) pixels resolution.
Powering the mobile is the Exynos 9611, Octa-Core processor which is fabricated on a 10nm chipset and comes with a 2.3 GHz clock speed. Also, the mobile runs on the Android 10 Os along with the Samsung One UI 3.0.
It is available on Amazon in two storage variants
- 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
- 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
The Galaxy M31 offers a great Quad rear camera setup – 64 MP primary camera, 8 MP ultrawide lens, 5 MP macro lens, and 5MP depth sensor. Also, there is a 32 MP front selfie camera.
Lastly, It comes with a massive 6000 mAH capacity battery and 15 watts charging support. It has got a Dual SIM 4G, USB Type-C, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
It is available on Amazon at a starting price of Rs 15,999.
6. Micromax In 1b
Micromax is making a comeback in the mobile arena and they recently launched the new Micromax In 1b on 3 November 2020.
For the price of less than 10k, the IN 1B offers plenty.
The Micromax In 1b has a 6.52 inch IPS LCD waterdrop notch display along with a 1600*720 pixels HD+ resolution including an aspect ratio of 20:9 and 269ppi density.7.
Powering the device is a MediaTek Helio G35 octa-core processor fabricated on a 12nm chipset and coupled with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU.
It runs on an Android 10 operating system and comes with a near-stock experience.
Talking about the rear and front camera, it comes with a dual rear camera setup including a 13MP main camera and a 2MP depth sensor. Additionally, it has an 8MP front camera for beautiful selfies.
Furthermore, the phone comes with a massive 5000mAH battery capacity along with reverse charging support.
It is available on Amazon with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage at a price of Rs 8,999.
Read More About the Micromax In 1B.
7. Samsung Galaxy A31
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 a 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 the best in class and has a 6.4-inch screen size with an 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite ( Price Rs. 41,999)
If you are looking for a premium made in India phone then 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 a 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.