Indian Gadget Awards 2022 — Users’ Choice Awards: Meet the Most Beloved Gadgets and Brands, Voted by the Readers

Indian Gadget Awards 2022: Here are the nominations for Users' Choice split in four different categories!


The time has finally come to reveal the winners of the Indian Gadget Awards 2022. IGA 2022 is India’s biggest award that has the most prominent experts and well-known names in the tech space under one umbrella to select the best devices in different categories. However, the award show is incomplete without our readers and viewers, which is why we asked you to cast your vote for four different Users’ Choice categories. And the mandate is finally here! After some rigorous voting, we finally have the results and god, they are surprising! So, without wasting much time, here are the winners of the Users’ Choice categories!

Users’ Choice Awards 2022: You can vote here

Most Popular Affordable Smartphone Brand of 2022

The affordable smartphone segment has seen a paradigm shift in 2022. We have seen a lot of brands entering to introduce new features and state-of-the-art designs in the affordable smartphone category. However, there was one brand that took the market by storm with its true value-for-money proposition, whether it be its premium design or power-packed hardware. This is why you, our jury, have selected this mobile brand as the winner of the ‘Most Popular Affordable Smartphone Brand’ at IGA 2022:

Winner: Tecno

Tecno won the Most Popular Affordable Smartphone Brand of 2022 Users’ Choice award. Despite stiff market rivalry, the new-age brand has retained its position in consumers’ hearts throughout the previous year. Tecno has wooed consumers and emerged as their favourite brand of the year, thanks to unique features, superb hardware and performance, coupled with unique design language in the affordable segment!

Check out the list of nominees as well for this award:

  • Infinix
  • Realme
  • Nokia
  • Moto

Game-Changer of the Year 2022

We had several brands that tried to stand out from the crowd and become people’s favourites. However, there was one such brand that managed to create a rightful impact in the minds of its consumers. This is why people have picked this brand as the Game-Changer Brand of the Year 2022!

Winner: Infinix

Infinix is the winner of the Game-Changer Brand of the Year 2022 Users’ Choice award. The company has proven its mettle in the smartphone market with a vast lineup of smartphones. Infinix was the only brand that delivered a great mix of features and specifications in the affordable price segment. However, the brand also entered into the laptop domain with a stellar lineup, which makes it a rightful winner of this title!

Check out the list of nominees as well for this award:

  • Nothing
  • iQOO
  • Google

Emerging Laptop Brand of 2022

Laptops are one such niche segment that is dominated by traditional PC companies. However, few daring smartphone manufacturers challenged the authority of the traditional desktop brands by offering some of the best laptops in the different price segments. But this one brand made some ripples in the laptop segment with its debut. The winner is none other than:

Winner: Infinix

Infinix entered the laptop market with a stellar lineup. The company catered to different price segments, and the products indeed made their presence felt in the laptop segment. The InBook series from Infinix offered some great specifications and features, while pricing is one of the products’ USPs. The brand deserves to take the title of Emerging Laptop Brand of 2022

These were the nominations for this category:

  • Realme
  • Redmi

Most Popular Laptop Processor Brand of 2022

The year 2022 saw a huge surge in laptop or desktop processors, with brands like Apple, AMD, Intel, and more launching different variations of chipsets across the whole year. Intel launched its 12th generation of computing chipsets for different categories, while AMD was also quite active throughout the year. Apple and Qualcomm jumped the desktop chipset bandwagon with their flagship processors. However, only one can win the title of the Most Popular Laptop Processor Brand of 2022, and the winner is:

Winner: AMD

AMD gained immense popularity in 2022 with its range of processors that offered a competitive edge over Intel. The chipset manufacturer was widely accepted in different segments of the market, starting from the budget segment and going all the way up to ultra-fine high-end PCs and laptops, the chipsets from AMD were highly popular among our readers and viewers. This is why AMD is the winner of the Most Popular Laptop Processor Brand of 2022 Users’ Choice award.

That said, these were its competitors:

  • Intel
  • Apple
  • Qualcomm

Most Popular Smartphone SoC Brand of 2022

The mobile System-on-Chip (SoC) from MediaTek, Qualcomm, and Apple were the brainchild of various smartphones in 2022. Interestingly, the year 2022 also proved to be positive for Unisoc as it captured a sizeable chunk of market share in the budget segment. However, our readers have chosen this brand as the most popular brand in 2022.

Winner: Qualcomm

Unsurprisingly, Qualcomm is the winner of the Most Popular Smartphone SoC Brand of 2022 Users’ Choice award. The brand focused heavily on the 5G chipsets in 2022 and introduced an interesting lineup of mobile chipsets that took the market by storm. The company introduced some great mobile SoC in its Snapdragon 400 and 600 series, while its flagship Gen 1 series of processors was one of the most powerful mobile SoC we ever saw in the smartphone industry.

Check out the nominees for the category here:

  • MediaTek
  • Apple