MySmartPrice Best of Tech Awards: Presenting The Complete List of Winners From Over 30 Categories

Here are all the winners of the MySmartPrice Best of Tech 2023 Awards!


Drumroll! The winners of the MySmartPrice’s Best of Tech Awards are finally here. Decided upon by our esteemed readers and with more than 3 lakh votes cast, we finally have the complete list of the winners in more than 30 categories. From the phone of the year to the most pathbreaking gadget of the year, you have chosen your favourite ones and we have compiled the list. So without any further delay, let’s check out which contenders under various categories have emerged as the winners for the debut MySmartPrice Best of Tech awards.

MySmartPrice Best of Tech Awards Winners: Mobile Category

The Indian smartphone landscape is as dynamic as ever and is getting more and more competitive with 100s of devices launched every year. Let’s take a look at the winners of various categories in 2023.

Affordable Phone of the Year (under ₹12k)

Fighting for the crown in the Affordable Phone of the Year category against the likes of Realme C55, POCO M6 Pro, Lava Blaze 2 5G, and Infinix Hot 30 5G, the Redmi 12 emerged as the winner in this category. The smartphone was India’s first Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 mobile with up to 16GB RAM, a 6.8-inch 90Hz FHD+ display, a 50MP AI camera, and a 5,000mAh battery.

Budget Phone of the Year (₹12k-20k)

In this category, phones were picked for their value-for-money proposition offering premium features without breaking the bank. The Moto G54 was picked by maximum voters against the Realme Narzo 60, OnePlus Nord CE3 Lite 5G, Vivo T2, and Redmi Note 12 5G. It’s not surprising considering Moto G54 marks several segment firsts including 12GB + 256GB configuration, 50MP OIS camera, and MediaTek Dimensity 7020 SoC. The massive 6,000mAh battery is the cherry on top.

Mid-range Phone of the Year (₹20k-35k)

The POCO F series has been carrying the legacy of the POCO F1 of being the market disruptor, and the POCO F5 is no different. With its loaded spec sheet, the POCO F5 won against heavyweights like the Infinix GT 10 Pro, Redmi Note 12 Pro+, iQOO Z7 Pro, Realme 11 Pro+, etc. It offers a 120Hz display, Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, 64MP triple cameras, and 5,000mAh battery to provide top-notch gaming experience.

Premium Phone of the Year (₹35k-50k)

Talk about the premium phone category and it is hard to ignore OnePlus. The OnePlus 11R with its stunning design, flagship processor, 50MP Sony IMX890 triple camera system, and 120Hz Super Fluid display bagged the crown in this category. It won the category against Honor 90, OPPO Reno 10 Pro, Nothing Phone (2), Samsung Galaxy A54, TECNO Phantom X2, Vivo V29 Pro, and iQOO Neo 9 Pro.

Budget Selfie Phone of the Year (under ₹20k)

Selfies are still the rage and in India, those on a budget have good options to pick from. The options in this category were Realme Narzo 60, Moto G4, OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G, Vivo T2, and Redmi Note 12 5G. With most users voting in its favour, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G has emerged as the Budget Selfie Phone of the Year. Thanks to its 16MP front camera and superior image processing prowess, the sub-Rs 20,000 smartphone is the people’s choice budget selfie phone of the year.

Selfie Phone of the Year

When it comes to the ultimate selfie phone of the year, the iPhone 15 Pro Max comes out as an absolute winner. With its 12MP TrueDepth front camera with Photonic Engine, Depp Fusion, Smart HDR 5, Portrait Lighting, and other powerful features, the iPhone was picked as the best selfie phone of the year. The iPhone pipped the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, Vivo X90 Pro, Xiaomi 13 Pro, OnePlus 11, and OPPO Reno10 Pro+.

Foldable Phone of the Year

The foldable smartphone category is finally coming into its own with brands like OnePlus, TECNO, and Motorola making a debut in a segment previously dominated by Samsung. While OnePlus debuted in this segment last year, TECNO launched affordable foldable phones in India. Amidst all the competition, the OPPO Find N3 Flip was crowned the foldable phone of the year thanks to its large and fully-functional cover display, powerful cameras, and loaded features.

Budget Gaming Phone of the Year (under ₹25k)

Mobile gaming is a buzzword in India and brands have been launching gaming phones on a budget, especially for Indian gamers. MSP BOT Awards had Infinix GT 10 Pro, iQOO Z7 Pro, Vivo T2 Pro, and Redmi Note 12 Pro fighting for the crown of the budget gaming phone of the year. The Vivo T2 Pro won by maximum votes in this category. This smartphone is a complete gaming package with a Dimensity 7200 SoC, LPDDR4X RAM, and a bright 1,300nits FHD+ 6.8-inch AMOLED display.

Gaming Phone of the Year

Mobile gaming gained momentum last year with AAA titles coming to smartphones on both iOS and Android platforms. However, these titles require serious performance chops, and iQOO 12 with the latest-and-greatest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 3 SoC, brilliant 1.5K, 6.8-inch AMOLED display, up to 32GB RAM, 6K VC four-zone cooling system, and Supercomputing Chip Q1 has won the title of Gaming Phone of the Year, as per user’s votes. It beat even the likes of ROG 7 Ultimate along with the iPhone 15 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, and more.

Budget Camera Phone of the Year (under ₹20k)

The best camera is the one you have in your pocket and even budget phones are offering a premium photography experience these days. Competing against Moto G84, Moto G54, Realme 11, and OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G, the Samsung Galaxy M34 won this category. The smartphone offers a 50MP no-shake camera in a triple-camera setup for impressive results.

Camera Phone of the Year

Smartphone cameras have come a long way and are replacing traditional cameras for a lot of people thanks to superior sensors (1-inch lens, periscope lens, etc.) and software prowess including AI-powered features. From the Google Pixel 8 Pro to the iPhone 15 Pro Max, there were a lot of worthy contenders in this category. However, with the maximum votes in its favour, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra emerged as the winner. With a 200MP quad camera system, it’s no suspense as to why.

Disruptor Phone of the Year

Every year, there is that one smartphone that disrupts the market with its loaded specifications and a price tag that undercuts the competition by a long range. This year the contenders were the itel S23+, Infinix GT 10 Pro, TECNO Phantom V Flip, and Lava Agni Flip 2. While the TECNO Phantom V Flip is the most affordable flip smartphone, the other three offer a disruptive spec sheet. However, the Infinix GT 10 Pro came out on top with maximum votes this year since it catered to the burgeoning demand of superb gaming experience without pinching your wallet.

Phone of the Year

In the coveted Phone of the Year category, we had the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, iPhone 15 Pro Max, vivo X90 Pro, OnePlus 11, OPPO Reno10 Pro+, Xiaomi 13 Pro, Pixel 8 Pro, and iQOO 11 as contenders. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra bagged the biggest award in the smartphone category with maximum votes cast in its favour. With a stunning industrial design, industry-leading cameras, powerful performance, and software experience, the Galaxy S23 Ultra is a deserving candidate for this category.

Phone Brand of the Year

Right from the Samsung Galaxy S23 series launch at the beginning of the year till the last launch of the year Samsung Galaxy A15 and Galaxy A25, the South Korean brand has had a great run in India. Samsung also dominated the Indian smartphone market in terms of th market share in 2023. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the MySmartPrice Best of Tech Awards Phone Brand of the Year went to Samsung as well.

MySmartPrice Best of Tech Awards Winners: Laptop Category

Laptops are no longer a luxury but a necessity for the hybrid work-life culture introduced by the recent pandemic. Not only did this shift in consumer behaviour open up the market for new players but also pushed the existing brands to up their game. Let’s take a look at the winners of the MySmartPrice Best of Tech Awards Winners in the laptop category.

Budget Laptop of the Year (under ₹50k)

One of the best outcomes of the pandemic was the increased demand for laptops, which in turn, introduced competitive pricing. This means we had great options like Infinix InBook X2 Slim, Acer Aspire 3, ASUS Vivobook Go 15 OLED, Honor MagicBook X14 2023, Wings Nuvobook Pro Aluminium, and HP 15-fc0029AU in this category. With maximum votes, the HP 15-fc0029AU emerged as the winner in this category. The AMD Ryzen 5-powered laptop offers a 15.6-inch display, AMD Radeon GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB storage, and more.

Gaming Laptop of the Year

Gaming laptops are more ubiquitous than you would think because of their powerful hardware, effective thermal management, and rugged build. This enables users not only to the game but also to use it for heavy productivity tasks on the go. The ASUS ROG Strix Scar 18 (2023) bagged this award with an 18-inch QHD display, up to 13 gen Intel Core i9 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPI, and Dolby support.

Disruptor Laptop of the Year

The Infinix Zerobook 2023 managed to come out on top in the Disrupto Laptop of the Year category with a package of price and specifications that defy expectations. The laptop beat a contender list that comprised of a heavyweight like ASUS TUF A15, Infinix’s own INBook Y2 Plus along with newbies like Wings Nuvbook Pro Aluminium and Zeb-NBC 5S. The Zero Book 2023 flaunts 12-gen Intel Core processors, a unique OVERBOOST Switch, a dual SSD slot, a dual-fan cooling system, Wi-Fi 6E, and a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display.

Laptop of the Year

The coveted Laptop of the Year award is reserved for the best laptop with industry-leading specifications and features. The Lenovo Yoga 7i came out as a winner in this category ahead of the ASUS Zenbook S13 OLED< HP Pavillion Plus 16, HP dragonfly G4, Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro, Infinix ZeroBook 2023, LG Gram 2023, Dell XPS 17, and MSI Prestige 16 Studio. All of these are heavyweights but the Yoga 7i with its convertible form factor, 11–gen Intel Core Tiger Lake processor, FHD touchscreen display, and more, managed to edge ahead.

Laptop Brand of the Year

HP Inc. is one of the oldest and most trusted laptop brands globally and therefore it’s no surprise that it won the Laptop Brand of the Year award with the most votes. The company was also the market leader in the country last year. With compelling laptops in the market, HP has built a loyal fanbase in the country and it is reflected in the sheer amount of votes received by the brand in this category.

MySmartPrice Best of Tech Awards Winners: Tablet Category

Just like laptops, tablets have also gained popularity post-pandemic, especially among students and professionals. Let’s see which tablets left their mark in the Indian market.

Budget Tablet of the Year (under ₹30k)

The Indian tablet market witnessed an influx of budget tablets under Rs 30,000 in 2023 because of the growing popularity of online education. We saw some impressive launches like OnePlus Pad Go, Xiaomi Pad 6, Realme Pad 2, Lenovo Pad M10, and Samsung Galaxy Tab A9. With an overwhelming response from voters, the OnePlus Pad Go won the Budget Tablet of the Year award. It offers an 11.4-inch 2.4K display with 90Hz refresh rate, Helio G99 SoC, LPDDR4X RAM, 8MP cameras, quad speakers with Dolby Atmos with price starting under Rs 20,000,

Tablet of the Year

Samsung takes the biggest award in the tablet category as well with the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra winning with a huge margin against the OnePlus Pad, Lenovo Tab P12, and the Galaxy Tab S9 FE. Samsung’s offering is a true-blue flagship tablet with best–in–industry specifications. It ships with a 14.6-inch 2X Dynamic AMOLED display with 120Hz, 12MP dual front cameras, 13MP dual rear camera system, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, AKG quad speakers, Wi-Fi 6E, and more.

MySmartPrice Best of Tech Awards Winners: TV Category

With more and more people cutting the cord, smart TVs have become the way of life in India. Here are the winners of the various categories in the Indian TV market.

Budget TV of the Year (under ₹30k)

The growing popularity of smart TVs has made brands like Xiaomi, Infinix, Haier, iFFALCON, Nu, Acer, Kodak, and Redmi launch value-for-money offerings that don’t cost a bomb. With a large number of votes in its favour, the Xiaomi TV X 43-inch grabbed the crown of the Budget TV of the Year. From an Ultra HD 4K panel and metal bezel-less design to Dolby Audio Speakers and Android TV 10 with PatchWall OS, it checks all the right boxes.

TV of the Year

The coveted TV of the Year award is reserved for a product that offers a powerful combination of brilliant visuals with boombastic audio. This category had several options, but the Samsung Q80C NeoQLED emerged as the TV of the Year. It offers next-gen features like Neural Quantum Processor 4K for AI, Supersize Picture Enhancer, Quantum HDR+, Smart Hub, and more.

Disruptor TV of the Year

Just like other disruptor categories in the list, the Disruptor TV of the Year award is for the TV that defied perceptions by offering premium features at lower prices. The Haier S9QT won this category with a disruptive price tag and innovative features. It is a QLED Smart Google TV with AI features, local dimming, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, and a lot more.

TV Brand of the Year

To be the best TV brand of the Year, contenders should offer a healthy range of powerful TVs with innovative features. After winning the Best Phone, Best Tablet, and Best Phone Brand, Samsung has also bagged the TV Brand of the Year award. With its range of flagship QLED TVS, innovative offerings like The Frame, and an offering in almost every price segment, the Korean behemoth is truly the TV Brand of the Year.

MySmartPrice Best of Tech Awards Winners: Home Appliance Category

Appliances are a constant in every Indian home and are responsible for the quality of life of individuals. Therefore it’s natural for us to include the best brands in the top three appliance categories. Let’s take a look at the winners in AC, washing machine, and refrigerator brands of the year.

AC Brand of the Year

There are a ton of AC brands offering powerful ACs in India. However, one brand that stands out is the Blue Star and it has been voted AC Brand of the Year by the users as well. With its extensive range of inverter split ACs, fixed speed split ACs, portable ACs, window ACs, super energy efficient ACs, smart ACs, heavy-duty ACs, and Hot and Cold ACs, the brand has something to offer to everyone.

Washing Machine Brand of the Year

Samsung was voted the Washing Machine Brand of the Year as well. It does not come as a surprise considering the exhaustive range of washing machines and dryers offered by the Chaebol in India. It offers semi-automatic and automatic top or front-loading washing machines across various price ranges in the country. Benefits like an extensive service network and a 20-year warranty help the cause.

Refrigerator Brand of the Year

The Refrigerator Brand of the Year is bagged by another South Korean contender and Samsung’s rival – LG. Thanks to a wide range of single-door, double-door, side-by-side, and French-door refrigerators, LG is preferred by many when it comes to picking a fridge for their home. With features like Hygiene Fresh+, Door Cooling+, AI ThinQ, and Convertible Functionality among others, these fridges do not skimp on functionality as well.

MySmartPrice Best of Tech Awards Winners: Other Categories

At MySmartPrice we take cognition of tech all around including wearables, audio accessories, and more. Here are the winners of the categories that are often overlooked.

Wearable Brand of the Year

Wearables are another category of tech products that have come out of the realm of luxury and have become lifestyle products that do not even break the bank. We have numerous wearable brands like boAt, CMF by Nothing, Fire-Boltt, noise, Samsung, Apple, Amazfit, Garmin, and more offering great products in the Indian subcontinent. The indigenous brand boAt won the wearable brand of the year category with the maximum vote of confidence from the readers.

Audio Brand of the Year

Music is the way of life for almost everyone and having the best audio accessory to enjoy music is a necessity now. Brands like Sennheiser, Sony, Bose, as well as Indian players such as Noise, boAt, Fire-Boultt, etc. offer a range of audio accessories. Users have deemed the Japanese brand Sony to be worthy of the Audio Brand of the Year award. And with recent launches like INZONE Gaming Earbuds, INZONE H5 Gaming Headset, and WF-1000XN5, the win seems deserving.

Most Pathbreaking Gadget of the Year

The technology market is constantly evolving and at times we get a truly innovative product that pushes the envelope. One such product launch is the Seven Ring, which is a smart payment ring with a prepaid digital wallet. It allows users to make payments with a fist bump to any NFC-enabled POS system. The Seven Ring was voted the Most Pathbreaking Gadget of the Year against the likes of ROG Ally, Dyson Zone Headphones, Fastrack Vibes 2.0, and Infinix W1 QLED TV.

So, there you have it. These are the winners of the first-ever MySmartPrice Best of Tech Awards 2023 across various categories. We will be back again with BOT Awards 2024 in a bigger and better manner, till then stay tuned to our blog for the latest developments in the Indian technology landscape.