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Gadgets Now announce grand winners of Gadgets Now Awards 2019

GadgetsNow.com has announced the winners of the inaugural Gadgets Now Awards 2019. The winners were formally unveiled at a glittering awards ceremony held on January 30 in Gurgaon. The event was graced by top executives from over 20 technology majors in India.

The awards, a celebration of the best gadgets over the past year, were presented across 12 categories that are making consumers’ lives smarter and more convenient. For each category, there were two set of awards — jury awards, selected by an eminent panel of experts and ‘People’s Choice’ award, selected through online voting. Voting for the awards was conducted between Jan 17 and  Jan 29 2019 for all ‘Popular Choice’ categories,

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 was adjudged ‘Best Smartphone of the Year’, Google’s Pixel 3XL ‘Best Camera Smartphone of the Year’ and Xiaomi Poco F1 won the ‘Value for Money Smartphone of the year’ titles. The ‘Best Budget Smartphone of the Year’ title went to Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Apple iPad Pro (12.9 inch) won ‘Best Tablet of the Year’, while the Apple Macbook Air was crowned the ‘Best Laptop of the Year’. In terms of Accessories and Gaming devices, the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 won the ‘Best Smart Wearable of the Year’, the Amazon Echo Plus was labeled the ‘Best Audio Device of the Year (Speakers)’ and the Jabra 65 Elite was titled the ‘Best Audio Device of the Year (Headphones)’. The Asus ROG Phone was honored as the ‘Best Gaming Device of the Year’.

“We are overwhelmed by the response to the launch edition of the Gadgets Now Awards. This was our attempt to commemorate the tech industry’s zeal for consumer-centric innovation, and our loyal readers and eminent jury have jointly lined up a stellar list of gadgets that have made the biggest strides in making consumer lives more convenient and meaningful, “ Puneet Gupt, COO – Times Internet said, “I congratulate the winners, and look forward to a grander second edition next year.”

The jury for the awards consisted of: Subho Ray, President, IAMAI; Prasanto K Roy, tech policy expert; Kishore Bhargava, CEO, Linkaxis Technologies; Nalin Mehta, Executive Editor, TOI-Online; and Manisha Singh, editor, Gadgets Now.

LIST OF WINNERS:

CategoryJury choicePeople’s choice
BEST SMARTPHONE OF THE YEARSamsung Galaxy Note 9Google Pixel 3XL
BEST VALUE FOR MONEY SMARTPHONE OF THE YEARXiaomi Poco F1Nokia 6.1 Plus
MOST INNOVATIVE SMARTPHONE OF THE YEARHuawei Mate 20 ProSamsung A9
BEST BUDGET SMARTPHONE OF THE YEARXiaomi Redmi Note 5 ProHonor 8C
BEST CAMERA SMARTPHONE OF THE YEARGoogle Pixel 3XLHuawei Mate 20 Pro
BEST TABLET OF THE YEARApple iPad ProMicrosoft Surface Go
BEST LAPTOP OF THE YEARApple MacBook AirHP Spectre X360
BEST SMART WEARABLE OF THE YEARXiaomi Mi Band 3FitBit Versa
BEST AUDIO DEVICE OF THE YEAR (SPEAKERS)Amazon EchoJBL Boombox
BEST AUDIO DEVICE OF THE YEAR (HEADPHONES)Jabra 65 EliteSamsung Gear icon X
BEST GAMING DEVICE OF THE YEAR Asus ROGAsus Zephryus
BEST TELEVISION OF THE YEARTCL iFFALCONSamsung TV
BEST AFTER-SALES SERVICE FOR SMART GADGETSN.AOnePlus


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