“Here are the top devices which users searched for in the month of June”
Six months into the year and the frenzy in the Indian smartphone market continues to amaze us. Be it the entry of new brands or the introduction of hero devices that redefine their respective segments or phones which attract consumers even before they're launched, the mobile industry in India seems to be growing at frenetic pace. It’s getting extremely difficult to track what the users are attracted to, with so many choices available. That’s why we're bringing you the latest edition of our monthly top 20 list, covering phones which users have searched for on 91mobiles. As always, do note that this list simply suggests which devices are popular, but doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re being purchased by users. So without further ado, let’s see which phones made the cut in the month of June.
The chart toppers in the month of June are quite similar to the month of May. Lenovo’s latest smartphone, which is being promoted as the ‘killer note’, the K3 Note (first impressions) continues to sit at the top. It’s being followed by YU’s second smartphone, the Yuphoria (review) which jumped eight spots to reach this place. The remaining three devices – the Micromax Canvas Spark (review), Lenovo P70 and Lenovo A7000 (first impressions) slipped in popularity slightly since each of them dropped by one position.
Similar to the top five smartphones, the entire list of 20 devices doesn’t hold much surprises. Most of the phones were able to keep their positions in the coveted chart, though there are some fresh faces too. Take a dekko at the top 20 phones in the month of June, where we have also mentioned the change in the handset’s ranking compared to May, its price segment and month of launch. In case the device hasn’t launched in the market, we have mentioned the price band and launch month on the basis of rumours.
While not many devices entered the top 20 most popular smartphones, let’s give a special attention to those who have been able to do so. After that, we’ll also check out the devices which were ousted from the list last month.
The Korean brand introduced the 4G variant of its popular mid-range Grand phablet series in February this year and it has become quite popular in its price bracket. Similar to the Galaxy Grand 2, the phone sports a 5.25-inch HD display, but comes powered by a newer-gen Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB of RAM. It offers 13MP and 5-megapixel cameras at the back and front respectively.
Battery life has always been an important criteria for choosing a smartphone, and Micromax’s Canvas Juice 2 tries to be among the top of your shortlist thanks to its beefy 3,000mAh battery. The phone doesn’t lag in other aspects either, since it’s equipped with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor backed by 2GB RAM and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.
OnePlus is just one product old, but thanks to its innovative marketing strategy and the ability to offer high-end hardware at an enticing price, the company has been able to give tough competition to even top brands. Perhaps that’s why, consumers are already excited about its next smartphone, the OnePlus 2, which will be unveiled later this month. Based on a few nuggets of info shared by the brand, the device is expected to establish a new benchmark in the mid-range segment with its specs.
Xiaomi’s current flagship, the Mi 4 (review | FAQs) is a powerhouse, however with the rising competition, the device wasn’t able to maintain its position in the top 20 list. But thanks to the Chinese company’s aggressive pricing, which has now brought the handset in the affordable territory, the smartphone has caught the users’ attention again.
Lenovo is the numero uno manufacturer in the laptops category, and now the Chinese company seems to be repeating the same feat in the world of smartphones. This is nothing short of impressive since the phone segment is even more competitive, but the brand is able to make a name for itself with its well-priced products scoring high on VFM factor. Samsung trails Lenovo with three of its offerings in the list.
Micromax has three devices along with two phones from its sub-brand YU in the top 20 list. Apart from these names, only Xiaomi and HTC have two handset in the list, while others are present with just one phone each.
With most smartphones offering high-end hardware, consumers are now looking for devices that can last longer with all that power. Among the top 20 most popular phones in the month of June, seven smartphones flaunt battery capacities of 3,000mAh or more.
The budget segment continues to draw the most attention, with the split of 14 phones priced in the region of Rs 5,000 and 15,000 and the rest placed in the Rs 15,000 to 25,000 segment. It seems that flagships will have to work on more than just hardware to make a space for themselves in the price-sensitive market. Whether that happens or not, we’ll be check that out in the top 20 series for the coming months.
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