Indian buyers have always been partial to foreign brands, especially in the electronics segment. Big players like Samsung and Apple have literally dominated the smartphone market in the country. However, the scene is slowly changing with home-grown brands gaining better market share in this business, thanks to anti-china sentiment and strengthened feelings of Nationalism in people.

It is surprising to know that there are many Indian Mobile Phone Companies which produce some of the best "Made in India" smartphones. By targeting the local audience and offering them technologically advanced gadgets at cheaper prices, these brands have achieved decent success in a short span.

Top 8 Indian Mobile Companies, 2021:


Here is a list of top Indian mobile companies that offer a wide range of smartphones and tablets:

1. Micromax:


Micromax is a home-grown smartphone company that entered the Indian market in 2008. It was founded by four college friends, who initially sold Chinese handsets under its name. However, in 2013, the brand tried to regain its identity by launching the Canvas series with competitive pricing. By 2014, it grew into the top 10 largest mobile brands in the world and even signed up "Hugh Jackman", the Hollywood star as its brand ambassador.

After a missing in action for the last few years, Micromax has made a comeback in November 2020 with a new range of Smartphones called the IN series.

2. Karbon Mobile:


Karbon Mobiles is one of the popular Indian smartphones brands which is a joint venture of the Jaina Group and UTL group. Founded in 2012, the company manufactures smartphones, tablets and accessories. It also made a mark in the Indian mobile phone market by being one of the early manufacturers to launch Google's android in India. It was also ranked one of the trusted brands in India and even entered the UK mobile phone market in 2014.

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3. Lava International:


Lava international is an Indian smartphone company which also manufactures laptops and electronic goods like Television. It was founded in 2009 with headquarters in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Although an Indian brand, Lava operates as a multinational company with manufacturing facilities in India and China. In a recent statement made by the company head, Hari Om Rai, Lava plans to shift its entire research & design plus manufacturing units from China to India.

4. Xolo:


Xolo is a subsidiary company of the Lava mobiles which has made it first launch in 2010 with the Xolo X900 model. The company predominantly targets the under 10k market by producing superior quality phones powered with innovative technologies. It is also one of the first companies to launch an Indian smartphone with an Intel processor. Recently, Lava also developed its own UI for android phones and has R&D units in both India and China.

5. Celkon:


Celkon is a Hyderabad-based smartphone company launched in the year 2009. It manufactures an affordable range of smartphones and tablets to make technology accessible to everyone. It has two manufacturing and assembling units in Hyderabad and Tirupati. Apart from capturing a fair percentage of customers in the Indian market, Celkon also has established a strong hold in other countries like South Africa, Namibia, Zambia etc.

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6. Intex:


Intex Technologies is a popular Indian mobile company which manufactures budget-friendly smartphones and gadgets. The brand was launched in 1996 by Mr. Narendra Bansal who wanted to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural places. Apart from mobile handsets, smartphones and IT accessories, Intex also manufactures home applicances like Televisions, speakers etc. It is also the first Indian company to launch a 3G sim-enabled smart watch called the "iRist", which boasts of a 5MP camera and functional keyboard.

7. iBall Mobile:


iBall is another leading Indian cell phone company which is founded in 2001 and based out of Mumbai. The company manufactures low-budget smartphones, tablets, PC's and accessories. iBall was originally into computer and personal appliances market and later entered the mobile business in 2015. Andi Udaan, a smartphone made for Blind women was the brain child of iBall company. It currently sells phones priced below 10000 INR to target low and middle income groups.

8. Reliance LYF:


LYF is a smartphone company of Reliance Industries Limited and a subsidiary of Jio. In 2016, the company launched a set of 4G enabled phones in India, which were named after the elements of nature – LYF Earth, LYF Water, LYF Fire The same year, it emerged into the fifth largest smartphone manufacturer and second largest LTE phone supplier in the country. The best part is the LYF phones come with a free Relaince Jio sim card.

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Those are some of the popular Indian mobile companies to look out for if you are interested in buying locally made phones. Do note that some of these brands have units in other countries, incluing China for reduced manufacturing costs and labour. So, tell us, would you prefer buying a smartphone from any of these brands? If yes, which one is your favorite!

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