Top 10 gadgets in India to buy this Diwali
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Indian woman using her budget cell phone to take an image of the photographer in an indiscreet way. Morten Falch Sortland via Getty Images Israel

Indian woman using her budget cell phone to take an image of the photographer in an indiscreet way. Morten Falch Sortland via Getty Images Israel

If you haven’t figured out what your Diwali presents are going to be or just want a change of gadgets, the ones on this list are our current favorites

India’s biggest festival, Diwali, starts on Sunday. Much like Christmas for the Western world, it’s a time for families to get together, celebrate and of course buy each other presents! Given that India is one of the fastest growing technology hubs of the world, we decided to put together the top consumer gadgets in India right now that are flying off the shelves, especially at this time of year!

1. OnePlus 3

Photo credit: Amazon India

Photo credit: Amazon India

This is inarguably the most popular phone in the country right now. A trademark flagship phone that is sending smartphone manufacturers back to their whiteboards, this beast is loaded with power amounting to 6 GBs of RAM and a top order SoC. Indian consumers are all crazy for this value for money with its impeccable build, quality and hardware.

Price: Rs.28,000, available to buy on Amazon

2. JBL Flip series Bluetooth portable speaker

Photo credit: Flipkart

Photo credit: Flipkart

Nowadays, the first brand name that comes up when talking about speakers in India is JBL. JBL’s Flip series are wildly popular among people looking to buy reliable portable Bluetooth speakers with top notch sound quality. Their affordability doesn’t hurt!

Price: Rs.4,600 for flip 2, available to buy on Flipkart; Rs.7,700 for flip 3, available to buy on Amazon

3. Xiaomi’s Mi Band

Photo credit: Mi Band

Photo credit: Mi Band

Believe it or not, Xiaomi’s Mi Band is beating Fitbit in India in sales! This fitness band is simple, elegant, accurate, and it costs less than $20.

Price: Rs.999, available to buy on Mi Band’s website

4. Moto 360 2nd gen Smartwatch

Photo credit: Motorola

Photo credit: Motorola

Where there are phones and fitness bands, smart watches aren’t far behind. Durable, chic and classy, the Moto 360 2nd gen smart watch is a serious contender when it comes to the range of wearables available in India.

Price: Rs.16,000-19,000, available to buy on Flipkart

5. Chromecast 2

Photo credit: Google

Photo credit: Google

This streaming device speaks volumes for itself. With its superior specifications, frame rate lags and connectivity troubles are a thing of past. The Indian consumer loves this device more than ever with its 2nd edition splashing a gigantic improvement over the previous edition.

Price: Rs.3,299, available to buy on Flipkart

6. LeEco 4K TV

Photo credit: LeMall

Photo credit: LeMall

Chinese giant LeEco barged into the Indian television market recently disrupting their competitor’s pricing strategy. LeEco announced their arrival with their stylish 55 inch 4K TV with a throwaway price tag of Rs.60,000, one third less than the closest competition. LeEco’s 65 inch model is selling at Rs.100,000 compared to Samsung’s priced at Rs.314,000.

Price: Rs.59,790 for 55 inch; Rs.100,000 for 65 inch, available to buy on LeMall

7. Xiaomi Mi 5

Photo credit: Mi 5

Photo credit: Mi 5

Rivaling the likes of LG G5 and Samsung S7, the Xiaomi Mi 5 packs a serious punch with a top of the line processor and sensors, robust build and a steady in-house Android rom called MIUI. With its extraordinary value for money, Xiaomi is gaining momentum among Indian consumers.

Price: Rs.22,999, available to buy on Mi 5

8. Samsung Gear VR

Photo credit: Samsung Gear VR

Photo credit: Samsung Gear VR

After multiple attempts by many to break into VR, Gear VR is India’s first commercially successful VR headset. Be it watching your favorite movie or TV show on Netflix’s Virtual TV, playing Temple Run or surfing the web, there are tons of things to do with the Samsung Gear VR. Also, Samsung Gear VR users can access Oculus apps from the play store, giving them even more options for things to do with the Gear VR.

Price: Rs.8,050, available to buy on Amazon

9. Power banks

While there is no clear winner in this category, power bank sales are skyrocketing. With memory churning applications on your boosted smartphones, battery life takes a toll and the portable battery pack saves the day. Honor and Xiaomi offer the best in class power banks that are pocket friendly and reliable and trust me, they sell like hot cakes.

Photo credit: Flipkart

Photo credit: Flipkart

Price: Rs.1,119 for Honor, available to buy on Flipkart; Rs.1100 to Rs.2,000 for Xiaomi, available to buy on Mi

10. Hoverboard

Photo credit: Egorover

Photo credit: Egorover

These self balancing scooters offer a range of 20 km on a single charge at a top speed of 15 kmph. Indians are majorly using them as a fun electronic to play with. They are portable and rechargeable, which also makes them a great personal mode of transportation. However, safety and reliability concerns remain.

Price: Rs.17,217 and up, available to buy on Snapdeal here or here

If you haven’t yet figured out what your Diwali presents are going to be or just want a change of gadgets, don’t forget to check out the ones on this list that millions are already using in India. Geektime wishes you a very happy Diwali!

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Payal Lal and Pavit Singh

About Payal Lal and Pavit Singh


Payal is a 22-year-old entrepreneur, student, and blogger. She got into startups when she was 16 and has been involved with them ever since, especially those in the education technology space. Her latest startup project is called Social MOOC taker, which builds a better social experience for online learners. Pavit is a gadget geek, petrolhead, audiophile, and business analyst by profession.

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