The smartphone industry has been witnessing a bullish demand since the last half a decade or so and in the same time frame, the Make In India initiative has also filled the market with a handful of Made In India Smartphones as well. Well, it is also a fact that Indian smartphone manufacturers such as Micromax, Lava, Reliance (JioPhone), Xolo, Karbonn, iBall etc are not ‘completely’ manufacturing these mobile phones.

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On the contrary, these Made In India Smartphones are, in some cases, assembled units under their brandings in which a majority of part are imported from outside India.

However, the Indian smartphone industry is still at a tender age with a lot of advancement ahead of it and manufacturers such as Samsung, Realme and even Xiaomi, along with a handful other companies which are headquartered outside of India, have also started selling Made In India Smartphones that compete in the entry-level as well as budgeted smartphone segment.

On that note, we are now going to look at the Top 5 Made In India Smartphones 2020 which you can buy right now. Moreover, there will also be a list of some of the best featured phones offered by Indian smartphone manufacturers.

Top 5 Made In India Smartphones 2020: Price and Features

1. Realme and Xiaomi Smartphones

If we had listed the top Made in India smartphones from these two companies, the list would have been a lengthy one. Realme and Xiaomi’s budgeted smartphones, such as Redmi K20, Realme X2 Pro and Poco F1, are some of the most selling products in the segment.

FeaturesRedmi K20Realme X2 ProPoco F1
Display6.39-inch 6.5-inch6.18-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 730Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 PlusQualcomm Snapdragon 845
Front Camera20MP16MP20MP
Rear Camera48MP + 8MP + 13MP64 MP + 13 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP12 MP + 5 MP
RAM6GB8GB6GB
Storage64GB128 GB64GB
Battery Capacity4000mAh4000mAh4000mAh
OSAndroid PieAndroid v9.0 (Pie)Android v8.1 (Oreo)

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+

If you are looking for a premium Made in India smartphone, the Samsung Samsung Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+ duo might fulfill all your needs. The latest Samsung Galaxy Note series is offered with features such as Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9825 SoCs, Ultra HDDynamic AMOLED display coupled with a uni-body Bluetooth-enabled S Pen featuring Air actions customizable gesture controls, Low Energy operations, handwriting-to-text conversion and more.

On the other hand, there is also an in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner with anti-spoofing compatibility. Prices for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+ made in India smartphones start at Rs. 69,999.

FeaturesNote 10 Note 10 Plus
Price₹ 73,600₹ 84,200
Display6.3 inch (16 cm)6.8 inches
ProcessorSamsung Exynos 9 Octa 9825Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9825
Front Camera10 MP10 MP
Rear Camera12MP + 16MP + 12MP 12MP + 16MP + 12MP + 0.3MP
RAM8 GB12 GB
Storage256 GB256 GB
Battery Capacity3500 mAh4300 mAh
OSAndroid v9.0 (Pie)Android v9.0 (Pie)

3. iPhone XR

Apple has started selling ‘Made In India’ iPhone XR, which gets assembled by Foxconn’s facility in Chennai, in October 2019. For iPhone lovers, the iPhone XR is one of the best value products in list with price in India staring at Rs. 49,900.

FeaturesiPhone XR
Price₹ 49,900
Display6.1 inch (15.49 cm)
ProcessorApple A12 Bionic
Front Camera7 MP
Rear Camera12MP
RAM3 GB
Storage64 GB
Battery Capacity2942 mAh
OSiOS v12.0

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4. Micromax iOne Note

The Micromax iOne Note is the last made in India smartphone launched by the domestic maker since October 2019 which is still listed online at a price tag of Rs. 8,199. However, since the backlash against backlash on Chinese product in the country amid the Indo-China border, Micromax has confirmed that it will launching three smartphones under the ‘Make In India’ initiative to compete with their Chinese counterparts.

FeaturesMicromax iOne Note
Price₹ 6,989
Display5.45 inches
ProcessorUnisoc SC9863
Front Camera5 MP
Rear Camera5 MP
RAM2 GB
Storage16 GB
Battery Capacity2200 mAh
OSAndroid v9.0 (Pie)

5. Reliance Jio’s JioPhone 2

Last year in August, the Mukesh Ambani-led telecom service provider launched its 4G-enabled JioPhone 2 feature phone which became an instant hit with features such as a QWERTY keypad, compatibility for apps such WhatsApp, Facebook and Youtube. For some, JioPhone might be one the best Made In India phone in the country which is priced at Rs. 2,999.

FeaturesJioPhone 2
Price₹ 2,999
Display2.4″ (6.1 cm)
ProcessorDual core, 1 GHz
Front Camera0.3 MP
Rear Camera2 MP
RAM512 MB
Storage4 GB
Battery Capacity2000 mAh
OSKAI OS v

Now, as mentioned above, we will now talk about some of the best made in India feature phones and smartphones that you can get with prices ranging between Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 5,000 apart from JioPhone 2. These include Nokia 2.3, Nokia 3310, Karbonn K9 Smart Eco and Micromax X930.

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