Micromax's Canvas II A110 is the most sought after smartphone in India in January this year, reveals the Handset Hotlist survey conducted by The Mobile Indian.
According to the data, collected by a study of online preferences of over one million people who visited the website (www.themobileindian.com) in January this year, the most searched for smartphone in India is the Micromax A110 Canvas 2. iPhone 5, priced at Rs 43,500, is the second most sought after handset.
Almost all Indian handset players, including Micromax, Karbonn, Spice Mobile and Videocon, have recently launched smartphones with a 4 inch screen or larger, which is the current fad among users. This move seems to have tilted the scales towards Indian players because they are offering users large screen smartphones with reasonable price tags.
Commenting on the survey, a spokesperson of The Mobile Indian says, "Of late, the quality and service delivery of Indian mobile phone marketers has improved and, helping them gain popularity among users."
According to this month's Handset Hotlist report, Indian brands are giving tough competition to MNC players as 12 of the most searched phones were from Micromax, Karbonn, Spice, Videocon and Idea Cellular, as compared to 13 from Samsung, Sony Mobiles, Nokia and Apple. About a year ago an Indian mobile phone rarely figured in the list.
The spokesperson adds, "The average price of handsets from Indian players in this month's report is around Rs 8,600 as compared Rs 17,000 of MNC players."
In this month's Hotlist, six handsets were from Samsung; five were from Micromax; four from Karbonn, three each from Nokia and Sony Mobiles; and one each from Apple, Spice Mobiles, Videocon and Idea Cellular.
|Rank Jan||Brand||Model||Price (inRs.)||OS||Screen Size||Camera||Dual SIM|
|1||Micromax||Micromax A110 Canvas 2||11500||Android||5||8||Yes|
|2||Apple||Apple iPhone 5||43500||iOS||4||8|
|4||Nokia||Nokia Lumia 510||9700||Windows||4||5|
|5||Samsung||Samsung Galaxy S Duos||12500||Android||4||5||Yes|
|8||Samsung||Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite||5800||Android||2.8||2||Yes|
|9||Micromax||Micromax A68 Smarty||6400||Android||4||5||Yes|
|10||Sony Mobiles||Sony Xperia J||14900||Android||4||5|
|11||Spice Mobiles||Spice Mobiles Stellar Virtuoso Mi 495||10500||Android||4.5||8||Yes|
|12||Sony Mobiles||Sony Xperia Tipo Dual||9100||Android||3.2||3.2||Yes|
|14||Micromax||Micromax A87 Ninja 4||5999||Android||4||2||Yes|
|15||Nokia||Nokia Lumia 920||35144||Windows||4.5||8|
|16||Micromax||Micromax Superfone A100 Canvas||10300||Android||5||5||Yes|
|17||Videocon Mobiles||Videocon Mobiles A30||7200||Android||4||5||Yes|
|18||Sony Mobiles||Sony Xperia Miro||11699||Android||3.5||5|
|19||Nokia||Nokia Asha 311||5775||S40||3||3.2|
|20||Samsung||Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082||21000||Android||5||8||Yes|
|21||Samsung||Samsung Galaxy Music Duos||8500||Android||3||3||Yes|
|23||Samsung||Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830||9345||Android||5||3.5|
|25||Samsung||Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100||34800||Android||5.5||8|