The Indian Gadget Awards (Voice of the Industry) is the most authoritative tech awards event in the country, where over 30 tech experts come together to vote for the best gadgets of the year. In the Indian Gadget Awards (IGA) 2023, we have over 200 nominees across 35 award categories, and the winners will be chosen through anonymous voting by a jury of 35 members, comprising top tech reviewers and experts.
The winners of IGA 2023 will be announced on December 14th, 2023, at a mega event at The Palms Town & Country Club, Gurgaon. It's a day-long event that will be attended by 600+ gadget enthusiasts and industry leaders to celebrate the best gadgets of the year.
As in previous years, we have planned immersive gadget experience zones and mobile gaming competitions for the tech lovers attending the event. This year, we also have dedicated booths from leading gadget brands who will be showcasing their hero devices at IGA.
Let the fun begin!
30+ tech veterans representing Voice of the Industry are coming together to crown the best smartphones, laptops, Smart TVs, and gadgets across 35+ categories.
The entry-level segment for smartphones has a bunch of compelling devices. As the stepping stone for those upgrading from feature phones or even first-time users, this category applauds the smartphones that focus on delivering the basics in the best possible manner.
One of the most exciting smartphone categories, especially considering the highly capable options available, this award category is understandably packed with quite a few contenders vying for the crown. This segment poses a challenge for the jury for sure. It's not easy to offer the balance users want from this segment though, and the winner here has to be truly special.
Another exciting category that saw plenty of action this year was the one where phones came close to offering flagship performance and premium designs without burning a hole in your pocket. The jury has its hands full in choosing the best phone that truly defines what an affordable flagship looks like this year.
Flagship performance, flagship imaging, and flagship everything else, this category is also filled with tons of options. These are all-rounders that can't go wrong in any aspect of the smartphone user experience, and pretty much all nominees here are winners in their own right. Which one stands above the crowd?
The front cameras on phones might come in various forms - hiding in notches and punch holes. Selfie cameras are also quite feature-rich these days, borrowing capabilities from primary snappers in a big way. However, they all need to deliver on the selfie and the video calling front and that's what this award is for.
Photography is possibly more crucial for many smartphone users than calling and messaging. We're not judging, but we sure are judging the imaging capabilities of mainstream phones to check if they can deliver in real life. Not an easy task, given that smartphones in this segment are now challenging even their premium counterparts.
DSLR-level quality, complete with all the bells and whistles. We're talking serious photography chops here, so choosing a winner isn't going to be a 'point-and-shoot' task. Thankfully, our experts are ready with their trigger fingers and should have a winner before you can say cheese.
Gaming phones have come a long way, and are no longer restricted to the premium segment. There are several impressive phones for buyers under Rs 35,000 that deliver top-notch performance, battery life, and more required to game till your heart's content. But which one stands out from the rest?
Quite a few aspects, including performance, thermals, display quality, audio, battery life and software features matter when it comes to gaming phones. And when we consider the premium segment, a smartphone really has to go all out to come up as a contender for the award. Which one will win?
The most coveted award. Out of hundreds of phones launched this year, this award is for that one phone that manages to tick all the right boxes for our judges... standing out as a disrupter that emerged as the best all-rounder, scoring high on all aspects of smartphone usage.
It's been a busy year for foldable phones, and their popularity is only expected to grow in the coming years. Available in flip designs and book-style form factors, foldables are the next big thing in smartphone innovation, and brands are pulling out all the stops to deliver cutting-edge devices. This only makes the jury's job harder as they will need to crown the best foldable smartphone of the year.
In the current scenario, tablets have an increasing role to play from the perspective of content consumption, entertainment, and even education. The mainstream category has new and interesting contenders too, with quite a few brands now making their presence felt. The title of the Best Mainstream Tablet of 2023 goes to...
The premium tablet space is the playground of brands that have been around for a while, with a few new ones adding to the competition. These devices not only need to deliver on all the common use cases but also prove their usefulness as serious workhorses and look good while they're at it. All nominees here make the cut, but we only have one trophy.
Big screens, big value. The mainstream TV category is super important, and we don't really need to tell you why. As the largest screens in the house, these are our go-to devices for delivering entertainment at a click of a button, opening up a world of OTT apps and services for us. Size matters of course, but not more than image and sound quality.
Redmi Smart Fire TV 4K 43
Samsung Crystal Vision 4K (UA43CUE70AKLXL)
Infinix W1 QLED TV 4K 65
Kodak TV CA PRO 5099
Blaupunkt QLED Google TV 55
Thomson OPMAX 9033 4K TV 65 (65OPMAX9033)
Motorola Revou-Q QLED TV 55 (55UHDAQMDT5Q)
Motorola EnvisionX QLED TV (55UHDGQMWS5Q)
Acer H Pro Series 55 (AR55GR2851UDPRO)
Xiaomi Smart TV X Series 43 (L43M7-A2IN)
Sony Bravia KD-43X75L
Acer V QLED Series 55 (AR55GR2851VQD)
TVs in the premium segment have to be truly special to justify their price tags. Powerhouse performance, exceptional display quality, rich sound and a plethora of features need to be in the offing, along with a whole lot more to attract potential buyers. Our job here is to choose the most special one out of this list of special contenders.
Sony Bravia XR MASTER Series A95L OLED XR-65A95L
Sony Bravia XR-65X90L
OnePlus Q2 Pro 65
Xiaomi Smart TV X 65
LG OLED evo G3 77 (OLED77G3PSA)
Hisense Mini LED TV 85U7K
Sony Bravia XR A80L (XR-77A80L)
Samsung S95C OLED 77
LG OLED Z3 8K Smart TV 88 (OLED88Z3PSA)
Samsung QN90C QLED 85
Samsung QN95C Neo QLED 65
TCL 98C755 QD-Mini LED 4K TV
Xiaomi Smart TV X Pro 55
Acer W QLED 65 (AR65AR2851QD)
Samsung QN900C Neo QLED 8K 85
Finding a compelling affordable laptop is harder than it seems, which makes this category all the more special. This award is given to the laptop that offers good features, dependable hardware, and more, all with a pocket-friendly price tag that appeals to the masses. So which affordable laptop takes home the crown this year? Stay tuned to find out.
Infinix InBook X3 Slim (XL422)
Tecno Mega Book T1
Zebronics NBC 2S (Pro Y)
Zebronics ZEB-NBC 4S (Pro Z)
HP Chromebook 15.6 (15a-na0012TU)
MSI Modern 15 (B7M-072IN)
ASUS Vivobook Go 14 (E1404FA-NK323WS)
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i 13th Gen 15 (Intel)
MSI Modern 15 (B12M-612IN)
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 (82XQ008DIN)
Acer Aspire 3 (A315-24P)
Acer Aspire Lite (AL15-41)
Acer Aspire 3 Thin and Light A315-24
MSI Modern 14 (C11M-031IN)
A mainsteam laptop carries a whole lot of responsibility these days, much more than ever before. Laptops have moved on from being shared devices at home and are increasingly becoming more personal, with everyone from school kids to office goers needing their own. And therefore, our jury has a special duty to choose the most deserving one as the winner.
Acer Aspire Vero (AV14-52P)
Acer Swift GO OLED (SFG14-71)
Infinix Zero Book (ZL12)
HP Pavillion x360 (ek1010TU)
ASUS Vivobook 15 OLED (Intel) (X1505VA-LK541WS)
Dell Inspiron 5330
Dell Inspiron 5630
ASUS Vivobook S14 Flip (AMD) (TN3402YAB-LZ541WS)
ASUS Vivobook S14 Flip (Intel) (TP3402VAB-LZ541WS)
Fujitsu UH-X (4ZR1M37246)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 6 (83E00006IN)
ASUS Vivobook 16X (K3605VC-MB541WS)
Samsung Galaxy Book3
ASUS VivoBook 15 OLED (AMD) (M1505YA-LK741WS)
Tecno Megabook T1 (i7)
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i 13th Gen 14 (Intel)
Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 (7430)
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i (82Y0004SIN)
HP Envy x360 15 (15-fh0014AU)
From sleek, beautiful-looking machines to performance powerhouses, the premium laptop segment has it all. These machines come packed to the brim with features that can excite and make us drool, though that won't keep our experts from being objective and fair in choosing one that deserves the crown.
Apple MacBook Air 15-inch
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 360
ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED (2023) UX5304VA
Lenovo Yoga Book 9i 13th Gen (82YQ001DIN)
Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1
Dell XPS 13 Plus
HP Spectre x360 (16-f2005TX)
LG Gram 360 16-inch
Gigabyte AERO 14 BMF
Apple MacBook Pro (2023) 16-inch
ASUS ZenBook Pro 14 Duo OLED (UX8402)
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra
HP Dragonfly G4
Dell XPS 17 9730
Love gaming, but don't want to spend the big bucks? Fret not, as these gaming laptops have what it takes to deliver a smooth gaming experience. You do have to loosen your purse strings a bit, but that's par for the course for this segment. Of course, these devices can handle the usual tasks without breaking a sweat, but that's more than what can be said for our judges when it comes to crowning a winner.
MSI Cyborg 15 A12UCX
ACER Predator Helios Neo 16 PHN16-71
HP Victus (2023) 15-fa1062TX
ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (FX507ZV-LP094W)
HP OMEN 16 wd0880TX
Acer Nitro V ANV15-51
Lenovo LOQ (15IRH8)
MSI Bravo 15 (C7VFK-087IN)
MSI Bravo 15 (C7VEK-088IN)
ASUS TUF F17 (FX706HF-HX018W)
ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (FA577NU-LP082W)
Gigabyte G5 MF-G2 (MF-G2IN313SH)
MSI Katana 15 (B12UD)
Serious gaming requires serious horsepower, and this is where these supremely loaded machines come in. Of course, you need to have a loaded bank account, but for your money, you get laptops that can give you immersive gameplay and lots of computing power. This is the cream of the crop, and we'll be choosing one as the ultimate winner.
Dell Alienware m18
Dell Alienware x16
MSI TITAN GT77 HX (13VI-092IN)
MSI Vector GP78 (GP78HX 13VI-409IN)
ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (GX650PZ-NM047WS)
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 18 (G834JY-N6056WS)
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 (GU604VZ-NM050WS)
HP OMEN 17 (17-ck2011TX)
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 (82WQ007UIN)
Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 17 (2023) (G733PZ-LL046WS)
HP OMEN 16 (16-u0023TX)
MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes- AMG Motorsport A13VG
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 16 (G634JZ-NM057WS)
Gigabyte AORUS 15 BKF (BKF-73IN754SH)
HP OMEN 16 (wf0059TX)
Music, calls, freedom. The freedom that comes from ditching the wires. The mainstream TWS segment comprises contenders that give you all that at affordable prices, and come with useful features beyond just the basics too. Now it's up to the experts to figure out the best one for your ears.
CMF Buds Pro
Realme Buds Air 5 Pro
OPPO Enco Air 3 Pro
OPPO Enco Air3
OnePlus Nord Buds 2
Zebronics Zeb Pods 1
OnePlus Nord Buds 2r
Fast Track F Pods FZ100
Redmi Buds 4 Active
Noise Buds VS102 Pro ANC
Noise Buds VS102 Plus
Boat Airdopes Flex 454 ANC
Boult Astra TWS
Truke Buds Vibe
Truke BTG Neo
Truke Clarity 5
JBL Vibe Beam
Portronics Harmonics Twins S9
Mivi Commando X9
BeatXP Wave XPods
If you're willing to spend, the premium TWS segment is where the big guns are. Loaded with features and tons of audio wizardry, each nominee in our list is a special one and brings its own unique signature to this category. We've fired up our favourite playlists and will have a winner ready in time for the big announcements.
Get fit, track your physical activity and stay calm, because mainstream wearables these days can do almost everything except serve you green tea. From sleek fitness bands to watches, this segment comprises options that try and outdo each other in a race to reach your wrist. The judges will need to play some wristy shots to hit a boundary on this one.
Attempting to deliver the right mix of health and smart features, these wearables have a lot going for them. Let's just say you get to see lots more than just time when you have one of these mini-computers wrapped around your wrist. And now, it's time to crown a winner.
5G has been here for a while now and smartphone SoCs are more than ready to ensure you have the best next-gen networking experience. The mainstream category SoCs are tasked with delivering both value and performance, along with the right connectivity features. Fighting for the title are options from the two big players.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen2
Samsung Exynos 1330
Mediatek Dimensity 1080
Mediatek Dimensity 8050
MediaTek Dimensity 8020
Mediatek Dimensity 8200
Mediatek Dimensity 7050
MediaTek Dimensity 7020
Mediatek Dimensity 7200
Mediatek Dimensity 7030
Mediatek Dimensity 6100+
MediaTek Dimensity 6080
Mediatek Dimensity 6020
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen2
Samsung Exynos 1380
It's not unreasonable to expect the world when it comes to SoCs in the premium mobile segment. And these are flagships that do promise that and more. Powering everything from performance to cameras, and impacting all aspects of smartphone usage, here are the nominees for the Best Mobile SoC of 2023 in the premium category.
Apple A17 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2
MediaTek Dimensity 9200+
Google Tensor G3
MediaTek Dimensity 9200
Intel and AMD did a terrific job of sprucing up the affordable laptop segment with their powerful, mid-range processors. This award sheds light on team red and blue's toilsome efforts and crowns the winner for the most efficient, affordable VFM laptop CPU for the year 2023.
As far as the performance of a high-end laptop is concerned, the sky's the limit. Be it playing graphically intensive, ray-traced games, or churning out content by utilising demanding editing apps like Adobe Premiere, our contenders can do it all without breaking a sweat. Of course, there can be only one winner, so stay tuned for the big announcement.
This award commends the graphics processing unit that has redefined portable computing, delivering unparalleled performance and visual excellence. Recognising innovation and efficiency, this award celebrates a GPU's ability to power immersive gaming experiences, accelerate content creation, and enhance overall system responsiveness. So which GPU takes the crown this year?
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070
AMD Radeon RX 7600S
For our online audience, you can vote for your favourite gadgets under the “User's Choice” category. The voting will start from 30th November, 2023. Stay tuned!