As India’s biggest technology news and reviews destination, we are privy to tech trends before they hit mainstream. While Jio and other telecom-related stories continued to grab mindshare, the smartphone market in India saw Xiaomi consolidate its stronghold. The “notch” went mainstream, while towards the second half of the year we saw players like Realme and Asus take over from the likes of Oppo and Vivo, which struggled to sustain their earlier momentum.
Here are the top 10 phones that you searched for the most on Gadgets 360, a list that reflects some of the aforementioned trends. Since the list is based on total searches throughout 2018, it’s understandably skewed towards phones that released earlier in the year.
#10 – Jio Phone 2
Jio revolutionised the Indian telecom industry with its disruptive plans and extensive VoLTE network. With the Jio Phone, the company tried to bring 4G VoLTE to the masses and its successor improves upon the same with a full-sized QWERTY keyboard, a larger display, and a wider form factor.
The biggest USP of the Jio Phone 2 and one of the reasons for its popularity is the fact that it can run popular applications like WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube. The ‘smart’ feature phone is priced at Rs. 2,999 and is available via Jio.com and other Jio authorised offline outlets.