- Redmi was the popular brand in July 2021 with multiple models part of the top 10 list
- Both OPPO F19 and F19 Pro made the cut too
- The rumoured Realme 9 Pro was the odd inclusion in the search list
Now that July has come to end, it’s time for our round-up of the 10 most popular smartphones in India that people wanted to search for on our website. The list includes quite a few expected names such as the OnePlus Nord 2, POCO F3 GT, and the OPPO Reno 6 series that launched in India this month. Besides that, you have few phones that launched globally like the Realme GT 5G and the Redmi K40, among others. Here is a detailed look at the most popular phones that were popular among 91mobiles readers in July 2021.
10 most popular smartphones in India in July 2021
POCO F3 GT – 20.21 percent
POCO India finally brought the F3 GT smartphone to the market, and the search figures show us its popularity quite clearly. The phone launched at an attractive price point, and with its hardware features, we’re not surprised to see the model top the search charts on the website for this month. This device with its 120Hz AMOLED display caters to the needs of a regular and a heavy user. It comes powered by the new MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset with 8GB RAM as the highest option. The design language of the phone includes aerospace-grade aluminium frame that adds solidity at the back and gives it a refreshing touch. For gamers, it has maglev triggers and the GT switch. Backing up this device is a 5,065mAh battery that supports 67W charging speed.
Redmi K40 – 18.94 percent
Redmi K40 makes another top-ranking appearance in our list, after coming second in the list of most searched phones in Q2 in India. As you might know already, the phone made its debut in China way back in February this year. But even in July, it continues to be popular among consumers even though the same phone launched as Mi 11X in the country. The only reason for that could be that Redmi K20 series was quite popular in the market, and maybe people wanted the company to launch it as Redmi K40.
OnePlus Nord 2 – 15.41 percent
OnePlus Nord 2 didn’t create a lot of buzz before launch as people were still hung up on the Nord CE, but it zoomed to the top 3 on 91mobiles this month. It did score below the POCO F3 GT that also launched this month and goes head-to-head with the Nord 2. Talking about this device, OnePlus changed its design language to match its premium devices. Add to that, the company improved its imaging quality with better cameras in tow. This is also the first phone to come powered by a custom-designed MediaTek chipset, the Dimensity 1200-AI to be precise. All this, and its price tag of under Rs 30,000 clearly appealed to buyers.
Realme GT 5G – 8.45 percent
Realme GT 5G models launched globally in June and the company shared exciting India launch teasers for the phones in July. And that is likely to have sparked interest among people, making them search for Realme GT 5G in July. Realme GT promises a lot of action with its hardware, and people would be keeping a close eye on its price tag, which could make or break the demand for the devices. For those unaware, Realme GT comes powered by the flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset, sports a 120Hz AMOLED display, and a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging support.
OPPO Reno 6 Pro 5G – 8.25 percent
The OPPO Reno 6 series made its debut in India a few weeks ago, and all the pre-launch hype and the post-launch excitement is likely to have pushed people to know more about these devices. You have the regular Reno 6 and the Reno 6 Pro phones both on the list, which confirms our assessment in a way. Talking about the Reno 6 Pro, you get MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset powering the device, along with a versatile 64MP quad rear camera and a 4,500mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging. You get the Reno 6 Pro with 12GB RAM for Rs 39,990 which translates into good value for money.
OPPO Reno 6 5G – 7.28 percent
Right below the Reno 6 Pro 5G in our list of most popular smartphones in July, you have the Reno 6 5G. The Reno 6 5G price in India starts from Rs 29,990, which gets you a 90Hz AMOLED display, performance via MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC, 8GB RAM, triple rear camera, and a battery that supports 65W fast charging. But when a device is competing with the POCO F3 GT and the OnePlus Nord 2, you can see why the Reno 6 sits out of the top 5 in this list.
Redmi K40 Pro – 5.88 percent
Redmi K40 Pro is another curious device that people continue to search for on 91mobiles considering the phone came out in February this year. That’s usually a long timeframe in the smartphone industry because you have so many phones coming in short intervals. But the reason people in India might be searching for this device could be because they expected Redmi K40 Pro to launch in the country in some form. After all, it has all the ingredients to succeed in the so-called affordable flagship category. As you might know, the phone gets Snapdragon 888 SoC, a 6.67-inch AMOLED 120Hz display, triple rear cameras, and a 4,520mAh battery for long backup.
Mi 11 Pro – 5.39 percent
Xiaomi has been hesitant to launch its premium Mi series phones in India for many years. But the trend changed with the Mi 10 phones with a lot of success. That encouraged the brand to bring the Mi 11 series, including the Ultra variant. The Mi 11 Pro is part of the same family, and clearly many people want the brand will bring this device to our shores as well. Mi 11 Pro was also part of our search list for Q2 2021, and it continues to grab people’s attention for some reason. Xiaomi, are you seeing this?
Realme 9 Pro – 5.19 percent
Every now and then we have a unique device popping up on our charts. And in July that distinction goes to Realme 9 Pro. Barring a few design leaks and rumoured specifications, there is very little we know about this phone on the internet. Still, people found it exciting enough to search for the phone on 91mobiles websites all throughout July. Realme is focused on other models as of now, and we don’t have a global launch timeline for this model. So, your guess is good as ours for now.
Redmi Note 10 Pro – 5 percent
The smartphone that rounds up our top 10 list for July 2021 is the Redmi Note 10 Pro. It is a popular choice among buyers, has done well in terms of sales for the brand. And in general, the Redmi Note series has been a top-seller for Xiaomi over the years. What you get with this phone is a value-for-money package that manages to beat the competition with its design language, camera quality, and overall feature set. For a starting price of Rs 17,999, this was the first choice for many in the market, and probably rightly so.
10 most popular smartphones in India in July 2021
|MODEL||%AGE SHARE OF SEARCHES|
|POCO F3 GT||20.21%|
|OnePlus Nord 2||15.41%|
|Realme GT 5G||8.45%|
|OPPO Reno 6 Pro 5G||8.25%|
|OPPO Reno 6 5G||7.28%|
|Redmi K40 Pro||5.88%|
|Mi 11 Pro||5.39%|
|Realme 9 Pro||5.19%|
|Redmi Note 10 Pro||5%|