The 20 most popular smartphones of 2021, according to you, our readers


The curtain is falling on 2021 and here’s a look at the most popular phones of the year, according to our readers. Our team at Gadgets 360 went through some data and made a list of the top 20 smartphones you loved the most in 2021. Similar to last year, Chinese brands like Oppo, Xiaomi, OnePlus, and Realme occupy the majority of the list. Motorola and Samsung smartphones are also among the top 20 handsets. Indian buyers have shown an apparent interest in budget-friendly offers from these companies.

We have already published our editorial selection of the best smartphones of 2021. The iPhone 13 series topped the list, while smartphones from brands such as Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo, OnePlus, and Realme also made the list.

We have also compiled a list of some of the most promising smartphones that, contrary to popular expectation, did not launch in India in 2021. The list included premium flagships from brands such as Google, Microsoft, Xiaomi and Asus.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G topped the list of the most popular phones in 2021. The phone hit the Indian market in June and proved to be a popular, budget-friendly choice among its competitors. Without further ado, here is the list of the 20 most popular smartphones of 2020, in reverse order (from least popular to most popular):

20) Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (2021)

19) Empire 8 (2021)

18) Redmi 10 Prime (2021)

17) Realme Narzo 30 5G (2021)

16) Motorola Moto G60 (2021)

15) Oppo A54 (2021)

14) Realme Narzo 30A (2021)

13) Realme 8 Pro (2021)

12) Realme Narzo 30 (2021)

11) Poco X3 Pro (2021)

10) Xiaomi Mi 10i (2021)

9) Redmi Note 10S (2021)

8) Redmi Note 10 Pro Max (2021)

7) Samsung Galaxy M12 (2021)

6) OnePlus 9R (2021)

5) Redmi Note 10 Pro (2021)

4) Realme 8 5G (2021)

3) Redmi Note 10 (2021)

2) OnePlus Nord 2 (2021)

1) OnePlus Nord CE 5G (2021)


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