About Indian Gadget Awards 2023

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. For the Indian Gadget Awards (IGA) 2023, we had over 200 nominees across 35 award categories, and the winners were chosen in an anonymous voting by a jury of 35 members, comprising top tech reviewers and experts.

The winners of IGA 2023 were announced on December 14th, 2023, during a spectacular event at The Palms Club in Gurgaon. This day-long extravaganza drew over 600 gadget enthusiasts and industry leaders who came together to applaud the very best gadgets of the year.

Just like every year, we curated immersive gadget experience zones and hosted thrilling mobile gaming competitions for the tech enthusiasts present at the event. Moreover, leading gadget brands set up dedicated booths to showcase their hero devices at IGA, adding an extra layer of excitement.

The stage was set and the celebration of tech was nothing short of extraordinary!

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Meet the jury

30+ tech veterans representing Voice of the Industry are coming together to crown the best smartphones, laptops, Smart TVs, and gadgets across 35+ categories.

Rajiv Makhni
Deepak Dhingra
Nandagopal Rajan
Harish Jonalagadd
Rajeev Rana
Nishant Padhiar
Varun Krishnan
Raju PP
Dhananjay Bhosale
Ershad Kaleebullah
Tushar Kanwar
Adamya Sharma
Sandeep Budki
Nimish Dubey
Abhishek Baxi
Anuj Batra
Kunal Khullar
C Giridhar
Lakshmi Rajan
Dhruv Bhutani
Abhishek Bhatnagar
Harsh Punjabi
Roobina Mongia
Prateek Pandey
Sudhanshu Singh
Shubham Raheja
Haider Ali
Nirmal TV
Surbhi Chawla
Prakhar Khanna
Sahil Bhalla
Shimon Das
Vivek Gupta
Jayanta Ghosh
Naman Dwivedi
Sahil Mohan Gupta

Award Categories


Best Phone of 2023 (under 15k)

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.

Best Phone of 2023 (under 25k)

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.

Best Phone of 2023 (under 35k)

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.

Best Phone of 2023 (under 50k)

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?

Best Selfie Phone of 2023 - Mainstream (under 35k)

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.

Best Camera Phone of 2023 - Mainstream (under 35k)

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.

Best Camera Phone of 2023 - Premium (Budget no bar)

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.

Best Gaming Phone of 2023 - Mainstream (under 35k)

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?

Best Gaming Phone of 2023 (Price no bar)

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?

Phone Of The Year 2023 - Overall (All rounder, price no bar)

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.

Best Flip/Fold smartphone 2023 - Premium

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.


Best Tablet of 2023 - Mainstream (Under 20K)

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...

Best Tablet of 2023 - Premium (Budget, no bar)

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.


Best TV of 2023 - Mainstream (Under 50K)

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.

Best TV of 2023 - Premium (Budget, no bar)

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.


Best Budget Laptop of 2023 (Under 40K)

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.

Best Laptop of 2023 - Mainstream (Under 80K)

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.

Best Laptop of 2023 - Premium (Budget, No bar)

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.

Best Gaming Laptop of 2023 - Mainstream (Under 100K)

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.

Best Gaming Laptop of 2023 - Premium (Budget, No bar)

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.


Best Truly Wireless Earbuds of 2023 - Mainstream (Under 5K)

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.

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds of 2023 - Premium (Budget, No bar)

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.


Best Wearable of 2023 - Mainstream (Under 5K)

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.

Best Wearable of 2023 - Premium (Budget, No bar)

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.

Mobile SoCs

Best Mobile SoC of 2023 - Mainstream (For Phones Under 30K)

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.

Best Mobile SoC of 2023 - Premium (Budget, No bar)

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.

Laptop CPUs

Best Laptop CPU of 2023 - Mainstream (For Laptops Under 80K)

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.

Best Laptop CPU of 2023 - Premium (Budget, no bar)

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.

Best Laptop GPU of 2023

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?

Users' Choice

For our community of gadget enthusiasts, you can name your favourite phone in the User’s Choice category. You stand a chance to be among the 10 lucky winners to win an Amazon gift voucher worth ₹1,000 each. Participate now.

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