Top 20 mobile phones in India in February 2023: 91mobiles insights

Here are the top 20 smartphones that our users searched for in the month of February 2023.

While the smartphone market continues to witness tons of launches every single week or so, there are only a handful of devices that manage to pique the interest of people for a long duration. In this article, we have curated a list of the top 20 most popular mobile phones in the month of February 2023 based on user searches on to get an idea of which handsets people are most interested in. The list not only includes recently launched devices but also smartphones from last year as well.

Top 5 most popular phones in February 2023

Interestingly, the top five most popular phones based on user searches on 91mobiles in the month of February are all new entrants i.e. phones that were launched last month. Let’s take a look:

1. Vivo Y100

Vivo Y100

Vivo’s latest midrange offering, Y100, seems to garner a lot of interest from readers and visitors of 91mobiles. Launched at a price of Rs 24,999 on February 16th, the handset boasts the MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC along with a colour-changing rear panel which was previously seen on several Vivo V series phones. Another interesting addition of the Vivo Y100 is the 64MP OIS-enabled triple camera setup that aids in capturing jitter-free videos and night shots. Apart from that, the handset flaunts a 6.38-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and an adequate 4,500mAh battery with 44W fast charging support.

2. OnePlus 11

OnePlus 11 5G

Next up on the list is the OnePlus 11, which is one of the cheapest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered smartphones you can get in India right now. This is possibly the reason our readers were highly interested in this device last month. The handset packs in all the necessary specifications of a flagship phone such as a 120Hz enabled QHD+ curved display, high-grade cameras, and a beefy 5,000mAh battery with 100W fast charging.

3. OnePlus 11R

OnePlus 11R

Launched alongside the OnePlus 11 in February itself, visitors of 91mobiles seem to take a high interest in OnePlus 11R due to the handset’s competitive pricing. Specifications include a 6.74-inch 1.5k AMOLED display, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, 50MP triple rear cameras, a 16MP selfie snapper, and a 5,000mAh battery that can be fast charged up to 100W.

4. iQOO Neo 7

iQOO Neo 7 Gaming

iQOO has been gaining in popularity since its existence, which is why our readers were quite interested to learn about the iQOO Neo 7, the successor to the highly popular Neo 6. This is India’s first phone to get the MediaTek Dimensity 8200 chipset that is paired with UFS 3.1 storage and up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM. While the iQOO Neo 7 carries a similar-looking camera module to the Neo 6, it misses out on an ultra-wide angle sensor and instead packs a 64MP main camera along with 2MP macro and depth lenses. Juicing up the device is a 5,000mAh battery which is a much-needed addition for mobile gamers for whom the device is targeted towards.

5. POCO X5 Pro


The POCO X5 Pro comes in fifth position when it comes to popularity among the readers and visitors of 91mobiles in the month of February. The handset carries the tried and tested Snapdragon 778G chipset and flaunts a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. The optics are taken care of by 108MP primary + 8MP + 2MP triple rear cameras along with a 16MP selfie snapper. Lastly, the POCO X5 Pro is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with 67W fast charging support.

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6. Realme 10 Pro Plus

Launched in early December 2022, the Realme 10 Pro Plus continues to pique interest among the people which could be due to the stunning 6.7-inch FHD+ curved OLED display and the appealing rear panel the handset carries. Apart from that, despite rocking a large 5,000mAh battery, the Realme 10 Pro+ is one of the slimmest phones you can get in its price segment.

7. OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite is the most affordable OnePlus phone one can get in India right now. Coming with a clean and bloat-free software experience, the Nord CE 2 Lite runs on the Snapdragon 695 chipset which is the same chipset used on several recently launched budget phones. A 120Hz LCD display and a 5,000mAh battery are other key highlights of the smartphone.

8. Redmi Note 12 Pro

The Redmi Note 12 Pro is the company’s latest midrange offering that features the highly popular flagship grade 50MP IMX 766 primary camera. Besides that, the handset carries a 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED display along with the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM.

9. OPPO Reno8 T

Just like the Realme 10 Pro Plus, the OPPO Reno8 T‘s standout feature is the curved 6.7-inch AMOLED display that comes with a 120Hz refresh rate. Since the Reno series primarily focuses on the cameras, the Reno8 T features a 32MP selfie shooter and 108MP triple rear camera setup.

10. Realme 10 Pro

Realme 10 Pro

Much like its elder sibling, the Realme 10 Pro+, the Realme 10 Pro is seemingly still popular among the people visiting 91mobiles, taking the 10th position on the list. The smartphone features razor-thin bezels on its  6.72-inch FHD+ display panel that supports up to 120Hz refresh rate. Running under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM.

11. OnePlus Nord 2T

While the OnePlus Nord 3 is rumored to arrive soon, the Nord 2T continues to garner interest despite being launched way back in H2 2022. Key specifications of the Nord 2T include a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED 90Hz panel, the Dimensity 1300 SoC with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, 50MP + 8MP + 2MP triple cameras, and a 4,500mAh battery.

12. Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus

The Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus offers a massive 200MP primary camera with OIS which also makes it the most affordable handset to do so. Besides that, the specifications are identical to the Redmi Note 12 Pro which includes a 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM, and a beefy 5,000mAh capacity battery.

13. Samsung Galaxy A14


Next up on the list is the Galaxy A14 which is a recently launched 5G budget smartphone that packs in Samsung’s own Exynos 1330 SoC. Upfront, the device carries a 6.6-inch FHD+ PLS LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Coming to the rear, a triple camera layout is present that comprises a 50MP main shooter, 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth lens. Powering up the Galaxy A14 is a fairly large 5,000mAh battery.

14. Redmi Note 12

The Redmi Note 12 also seems to enjoy high popularity when it comes to user searches on the 91mobiles website. The handset offers a 120Hz-enabled 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display along with a rather unique choice of chipset that is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 1.

15. Samsung Galaxy S23

Galaxy S23 Plus

The standard Galaxy S23 has also managed to make it into the list of the most popular smartphones in February 2023. Coming with a 6.1-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, the Galaxy S23 is the perfect option for those who seek a compact flagship. Running under the hood is a modified Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 that is specifically made for the Galaxy S23 series. Along with that, the handset boasts 50MP + 12MP + 10MP triple rear cameras and an adequate 3,900mAh battery with 25W fast charging support.

16. Realme 10

The Realme 10 is a 4G offering that sports a 6.5-inch FullHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, the MediaTek Helio G99 SoC paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB RAM, 50MP dual rear cameras, 16MP front camera, and a 5,000mAh battery with 33W SuperVOOC fast charging.

17. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra holds its ground strong despite being launched a year ago. This could particularly be because of the great deals and price cuts after the launch of the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Featuring the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and a 108MP rear primary sensor combined with 3x and 10x optical zoom capabilities, the Galaxy S22 Ultra excels in delivering top-of-the-line performance when it comes to gaming and capturing images and videos.

18. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Launched at a price tag of Rs 49,999 in January 2022, the Galaxy S21 FE has risen through the ranks in terms of popularity by receiving massive discounts during sales on e-commerce platforms. Currently available at Rs 34,999 on Flipkart, the S21 FE brings several key flagship features commonly not found in this price segment such as IP68 dust and water resistance, wireless charging, and a telephoto camera.

19. POCO X4 Pro

While the company has announced the POCO X5 Pro, its predecessor, the POCO X4 Pro continues to be relevant in February 2023, per 91mobile‘s user searches. The handset flaunts a unique rear design encompassed in a glass panel that changes patterns when light falls on it. Apart from that, the X4 Pro boasts a 108MP camera and runs on the Snapdragon 695 chipset. A 5,000mAh capacity battery powers up the phone.

20. OnePlus 10R

OnePlus 10R

Much like the Galaxy S21 FE, the OnePlus 10R even to this date is relatively popular thanks to the great deals and discounts the company offers from time to time. The OnePlus 10R ships with the powerful Dimensity 8100 Max chipset and comes in two different battery variants – one with a 5,000mAh battery that offers 80W charging and another with a 4,500mAh capacity with a whopping 150W charging support. The rear features a 50MP triple camera layout and distinct texture design.

Trend analysis

OnePlus and Samsung are fighting neck-to-neck

Our list of top 20 popular phones is dominated by OnePlus (5) and Samsung (4) smartphones. Samsung being a household name is still very much in the competition in India, outscoring Chinese rivals like Realme, Vivo, and iQOO in terms of user searches. OnePlus, on the other hand, has released a bunch of smartphones that cater to a wide range of price points, ensuring users have the option to buy a OnePlus phone no matter their budget.

iPhone is nowhere to be seen

It’s interesting to see that there is not a single iPhone model on the list for the month of February. While people have been searching for flagship phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S23 5G, the iPhone 14 series has been left out. This could change, however, during the festive sales when iPhones typically see massive discounts.