Indian Gadget Awards 2022: Here are all Award Categories and Nominees

Here are the award categories and nominations for Indian Gadget Awards 2022.

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The most prestigious Indian Gadget Awards is back with its third iteration, and the hype is at an all-time high for this year’s award show. IGA 2022 is one of the most prominent award properties in the history of any Indian tech publishing that unites one of the biggest tech experts, YouTubers and tech publications under one umbrella. This time we have 18 jury members that will be tasked to choose the winners in 20+ categories. We also have more than 150 contenders battling to be the best in their respective categories. The award will take place on January 31st, so mark your calendar accordingly!

Last but not least, we are pleased to reveal the award categories and nominees. By the way, if you want a deep dive into the details of each category, click on the title below to read the entire breakdown. So, without further ado, let’s check out the complete list of categories and their nominations for IGA 2022!

Best Phone of 2022 Under Rs 15,000

The sub-Rs 15,000 price segment is currently one of the hottest segments in India that no brands want to leave. The smartphones are now loaded with 5G technologies, and offer features only considered in a mid-range smartphone. Check out the nominees for the best smartphones under Rs 15,000 price segment to know more about them.

  • Samsung Galaxy F23 5G
  • Motorola Moto G62 5G
  • iQOO Z6 5G
  • Realme 9i
  • Redmi 11 Prime 5G
  • Infinix Note 12 5G

Best Phone of 2022 Under Rs 30,000

We’ve seen companies releasing some incredible smartphones in the sub-Rs 30,000 price segment. The phones offer excellent mid-range processors, a wonderful combination of cameras, hardware, ultra-fast charging options, and more. With brands like Realme, OPPO, Vivo, iQOO, Xiaomi, and more launching more and more smartphones in this price segment, the battle for the best mid-range smartphone is now more challenging. The nominations are in, and the competition will be fierce.

  • TECNO CAMON 19 Pro Mondrian
  • POCO F4 5G
  • Redmi K50i 5G
  • OnePlus Nord 2T 5G
  • Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G
  • Motorola Edge 30
  • Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
  • Realme GT NEO 3T 80W
  • iQOO Neo 6
  • Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G
  • Realme 9 Pro+

Best Phone of 2022 Under Rs 50,000

The affordable flagship segment has seen an unprecedented rise in 2022, with every brand trying to get a sizeable market share under Rs 50,000 price segment. The segment offers great features and top-of-the-line specifications, including a 144Hz screen refresh rate, up to 120W fast charging support, flagship-grade cameras, a premium design, and more. This will probably be one of the toughest categories in IGA 2022. Check out the nominations here:

  • Nothing Phone (1)
  • OnePlus 10T 5G
  • iQOO 9T
  • Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
  • Realme GT 2 Pro
  • Realme GT NEO 3
  • OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G
  • Vivo V25 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G

Best Selfie Phone of 2022 – Mainstream

There has been a sharp increase in demand for selfie camera smartphones as Reels and other short-video platforms gain popularity. Smartphone manufacturers, in 2022, started focusing on the front camera and introducing new technologies like 4K 60fps video recording, OIS, and more. The Indian Gadget Awards jury decided that these phones deserved to be nominated in this category.

  • Motorola Edge 30
  • TECNO CAMON 19 Pro Mondrian
  • Redmi K50i 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
  • OnePlus Nord 2T 5G
  • Realme 9 Pro+
  • OPPO Reno8 5G
  • Vivo V25 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

Best Camera Phone of 2022 – Mainstream

This year, cameras have become one of the most important components of smartphones. In recent years, several smartphone brands have introduced phones with up to 200MP rear cameras that deliver exceptional quality and refinement Here’s a list of all the camera-centric smartphones that are handpicked up by our jury for the nominations.

  • Realme 9 Pro Plus
  • iQOO Neo 6
  • Realme GT NEO 3T
  • OnePlus Nord 2T 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
  • Motorola Edge 30

Best Camera Phone of 2022 – Premium

In 2022, smartphones under the premium segment have achieved the pinnacle of camera prowess. The segment demonstrated several very remarkable camera advancements, such as gimbal-like stabilization, the ability to capture video with variable focus, and more. This is why our jury picked these smartphones for the IGA 2022 nomination.

  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro
  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • Vivo X80 Pro
  • Xiaomi 12 Pro
  • Motorola Edge 30 Ultra

Best Gaming Phone of 2022

In 2022, the gaming category was highlighted the most. We saw several companies focused on gaming smartphones by offering laptop-grade gaming features like as big vapour chambers, game triggers, ultra-fast charging support, better haptic feedback, dedicated Game mode to boost frame rate, and more. Here are some of the top gaming smartphones nominated for the IGA 2022.

  • iQOO 9T 5G
  • Redmi K50i 5G
  • Realme GT Neo 3
  • Apple iPhone 14 Plus
  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • Vivo X80
  • ASUS ROG Phone 6 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
  • OnePlus 10T 5G

Phone Of The Year

This is probably one of the most-talked categories among our panellists. Why? Because the market is flooded with phones that offer a great experience across different price segments. Check out the nominees to see if your favourite smartphone is on the list or not!

  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro
  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • Vivo X80 Pro
  • Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G
  • Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
  • OnePlus 10 Pro 5G
  • iQOO 9 Pro
  • Realme GT 2 Pro

Best Tablet of 2022 (Mainstream & Premium)

The year 2022 brought some good news for the tablet segment. We saw multiple brands launching their tablets in the mainstream category, focusing on entertainment and a good gaming experience. Brands like Realme, OPPO, Samsung, and more were the key players that introduced a range of tablets to consumers. Check out the list to find out more!

  • Redmi Pad
  • OPPO Pad Air
  • Realme PAD X
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A8
  • Moto Tab G62 LTE

Premium tablets have also redefined the way we think about productivity. With brands like Apple and Samsung launching premium tablets that are powerful enough to go against a standard laptop, we have seen a paradigm shift in the usage of tablets, significantly increasing productivity. Here are some of the best tablets selected for IGA 2022 nominations.

  • Apple iPad Pro M2
  • Apple iPad Air M1
  • Lenovo P11 Pro Gen 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Xiaomi Pad 5

Best TV of 2022 (Mainstream & Premium)

Given the rate at which the Indian TV market is expanding, it is reasonable to believe that it will soon be as thrilling as smartphones. There are so many value-for-money TVs on the market these days, with some giving high-end QLED panels for less and others simply bombarding you with insane features at even crazier prices. The candidates are clearly excellent, and any of them may easily win the award.

  • Redmi Smart TV X55 (55-inch)
  • Blaupunkt 50 Inch QLED Ultra HD (50QD7010)
  • Vu GLOLED TV 4K 55inch
  • Kodak 50-inch QLED Ultra HD (4K) Smart Google TV
  • Infinix Zero 55-inch QLED Ultra HD (4K) Smart Android TV (55X3)
  • OnePlus 55 Y1S Pro

The Premium Smart TV category has seen some crazy innovations this year. From rollable to large-screen ultra-slim TVs and more, the premium TV category offers some excellent and compelling options. Here are some of the best TVs that provide superior picture quality and will keep you enthralled.

  • LG C2 4K Smart OLED Evo TV Cinema HDR
  • LG G2 4K Smart OLED Evo TV Cinema HDR
  • SAMSUNG The Frame Smart TV (2022) 65-inch Class LS03B
  • Xiaomi OLED Vision TV (55-inch)
  • SAMSUNG Neo QLED 8K Smart TV 75 QN800B
  • SONY BRAVIA XR MASTER Series A95K OLED
  • SONY BRAVIA XR OLED 4K Ultra HD A80K
  • Vu Masterpiece Glo QLED TV 75inch

Best Laptop of 2022 (Mainstream & Premium)

Laptops have come a long way. With multiple brands launching their products in the mainstream category, we have seen tough competition in this segment. From offering the latest specifications at an affordable price to innovating on the design front, mainstream laptops are getting much-needed attention. Here are some of the best mainstream laptops of 2022 that were all-rounder in every aspect.

  • Xiaomi Notebook Pro 120G
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i Intel 12th-gen 82SF004WIN
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i 12th Gen (15, Intel)
  • HP Pavilion Laptop 14-dv2014TU
  • HP Pavilion x360 2-in-1 Laptop 14-ek0074TU
  • ASUS Vivobook 14 (X1402, 12th Gen Intel)
  • ASUS Vivobook S14 Flip (12th Gen Intel)
  • ASUS Vivobook S14 Flip (AMD Ryzen 7 5800H)
  • ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED M3500QC-L1461WS
  • Dell Inspiron 16-5620
  • Acer Swift 5
  • Acer Swift 3 SF314-512

Premium laptops are the epitome of new innovations and can be said to be trendsetters. From foldable screens to power-packed hardware, premium laptops proved their mettle in 2022. This is why the jury has nominated these laptops for Indian Gadgets Awards 2022. Check out whether your laptop is on the list or not!

  • Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360
  • ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED
  • ASUS Zenbook Pro 16X OLED
  • Dell XPS 13 Plus
  • Apple MacBook Pro M2
  • HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 Laptop OLED Touch 13.5-ef0054TU
  • Lenovo Yoga 9i Gen 7
  • Acer Swift X
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 5
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 9

Best Gaming Laptop of 2022 (Mainstream & Premium)

The year 2022 saw a great rise in affordable or mainstream laptops. Brands like Asus, Lenovo, HP, Acer, MSI, and more constantly launched different gaming laptops throughout the year, which offered enough juice to run almost all modern games that too at affordable pricing. So, to honour this, we have handpicked some of the best mainstream gaming laptops for IGA 2022. Check out the nominees by clicking on the title!

  • Lenovo Legion 5i 2022
  • HP Victus 15 fa0354TX
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i Gen 7
  • Acer Aspire 7 Gaming 12th Gen
  • Acer Nitro 5 AN515-45-R8CM Gaming Notebook (Ryzen 5600H + RTX 3060)
  • ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (2022) FX507ZE-HN038W
  • Dell G15 Gaming

If you were looking for a gaming laptop in India, you would have gone insane trying to choose one among the options available, especially if pricing is no bar. There is a sea of gaming laptops that offers great specifications, cool design, power-packed performance, and more. We picked the greatest, most powerful laptop beasts on the market that can easily compete with any self-respecting desktop configuration as the nominees in the Best Premium Gaming Laptop category.

  • ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) GA402
  • ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 (2022) GA503
  • ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE (2022) G733
  • MSI Raider GE77 HX – 12U
  • MSI Titan GT77 – 12
  • Dell Alienware x15 R2
  • Lenovo Legion 7i Gen 7
  • ASUS ROG Flow X16
  • HP OMEN 17

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds of 2022 (Mainstream & Premium)

The mainstream truly wireless earbuds category has exploded like anything in 2022. We have seen some stellar products in this category, which offer features like ANC support, enhanced drivers, better app support, and more. We also saw smartphone brands like OPPO, Realme, and more launching their lineup of mainstream genuinely wireless earbuds for the masses, while brands like a boat, Noise, and more captured the budget-centric TWS market. And these nominations are a testament to that fact!

  • Realme Buds Air 3
  • OPPO Enco Buds2
  • Vivo TWS 2e
  • OnePlus Nord Buds
  • Redmi Buds 3 Lite
  • Boat Airdopes 601 ANC

The premium truly wireless earbuds were on fire this year. We have seen some really great products in 2022 that offered the right balance of premium design and exceptional features. The power-packed performance from premium TWS, top-notch audio quality, and some new innovations made them quite special this year. Here are some of the best premium truly wireless earbuds of 2022 that were all-rounder in every aspect.

  • Sony WF-1000XM4
  • Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 Earbuds
  • OPPO Enco X2
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro
  • Apple AirPods Pro
  • Sony LinkBuds
  • LG Tone Free FP9
  • Nothing Ear (stick)
  • Vivo TWS Neo

Best Wearable of 2022 (Mainstream & Premium)

The wearable segment is now getting much-needed attention as people have accepted that health comes first. The mainstream, wearable segment offers a mix of budget options that provides host of interesting features that were once available in the premium segment. We have brands like Redmi, Dizo, Boat, Amazfit, OnePlus, and more that launched some really smartwatches and fitness bands under Rs 5,000 price segment. Here are the nominations for the best wearable of 2022!

  • Redmi Smart Band Pro
  • Noise ColorFit Caliber
  • DIZO Watch D Plus
  • Realme Watch 3 Pro
  • OnePlus Nord Watch
  • Amazfit Pop 2
  • Boat Wave Ultima
  • DIZO Watch R Talk Go

The premium wearable segment also saw a steep rise in terms of popularity and market share. The likes of Apple and Samsung offered some new innovations in this segment, while brands like Fossil and Fitbit introduced some new health-related features in the premium wearable segment. Check out the list of nominations to see which one deserves to be the best wearable of 2022!

  • Apple Watch Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro
  • Garmin Forerunner 955
  • Amazfit Falcon
  • Apple Watch Series 8
  • Fossil Gen 6
  • Fitbit Sense 2

Best Mobile SoC of 2022 (Mainstream & Premium)

The mobile system-on-chip (SoC) in the mainstream segment made it possible for smartphone brands to push to a new limit. We saw Qualcomm and MediaTek in neck-on-neck competition in the mainstream segment, especially those under Rs 30,000. The chipsets from both brands delivered an exceptional performance with a new focus on gaming! Check out the nominations to see whether your favourite SoC will win this year’s prestigious IGA award!

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
  • MediaTek Dimensity 8100
  • MediaTek Helio G99
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1
  • UNISOC T611
  • Samsung Exynos 1280

The premium System-on-Chip (SoC) was the brainchild of one of the best smartphones in 2022. Apple, Qualcomm, and Samsung were the brands that introduced a new generation of chipsets that were so powerful that they could give a standard laptop a run for its money. Check out nominations to know more about these SoCs.

  • MediaTek Dimensity 9000
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  • Apple A16 Bionic
  • Google Tensor G2

Best Laptop CPU of 2022 (Mainstream & Premium)

The mainstream laptop CPU of 2022 elevated the whole experience of smooth performance. We saw brands like Intel and AMD launching a new-generation of their chipset for mainstream laptops that offered better computing power as compared to its predecessors. However, only a select few were nominated for IGA 2022. Check it out here!

  • 12th Generation Intel Core i3
  • 12th Generation Intel Core i5 1240P
  • 12th Generation Intel Core i5 12500HL
  • AMD Ryzen 5 6600U
  • 12th Generation Intel Core i5 12450HX

Last but not least are premium laptop SoCs that are testimonial for flagship performance and elevated gaming performance. Apple, Intel, and AMD are the major players in this segment that have introduced their top-of-the-line chipsets in 2022. Check out the full list of the best premium laptop CPUs of 2022 by clicking the title!

  • 12th Generation Intel Core i9 12900HX
  • Apple M2
  • AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX