Too much dependency on anything or anyone is not a healthy way of success. Let us understand how much we have knowingly or unknowingly started depending on China, and how important it is to use Indian mobile brands, specifically for the upliftment of the Self-reliant Indian economy.
If you want to read about the Swadeshi Movement, please read this article. It also contains a list of daily-use consumer products that are made in India and Swadeshi.
Read biographies and stories of some of the people who were directly associated with Swadeshi Movement from the below list:
|Bal Gangadhar Tilak||Acharya P.C. Roy||Khudiram Bose|
|Lala Lakpath Rai||Madan Mohan Malaviya||Prafulla Chaki|
A lot of disadvantages hold us responsible when there are very less number of Indian mobile companies, for such a situation, like:
- Due to lack of competition, made in India mobile brands will be on the losing end
- Import duty will be a burden on the customers of a particular location due to which the products will become more and more expensive
- To cope up with the competition, the Indian smartphone brands made in India cannot survive as there are no sales
- Only the countries with the production of the goods will start controlling the market
With these many problems let us try to promote Indian smartphone manufacturers as far as possible. Going down in the list, you will be surprised to see that there are a lot of excellent mobile brands that are manufacturing excellent mobile phones.
Indian Mobile Brands
|Intex Eco 105 (Black)||Grab this on Amazon|
|Intex Ultra 4000 i (Black)||Grab this on Amazon|
|Micromax X741 (Grey, Ultra Bright LED Light, 1750mAh)||Grab this on Amazon|
|Micromax X746 (Power Saving Mode, Torch Link on Call, 3000mAh, Blue)||Grab this on Amazon|
|Lava A1 (White-Grey)||Grab this on Amazon|
|Lava A1 (Black)||Grab this on Amazon|
|Karbonn K-Pebble (Red) – Flippable||Grab this on Amazon|
|Karbonn K9 (Black-Red)||Grab this on Amazon|
Mobile Brands made in India and not Chinese
|Samsung Galaxy M31||Grab this on Amazon|
|Panasonic Eluga I8 (Black, 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage)||Grab this on Amazon|
|Nokia 7.2 (Charcoal, 64 GB) (6 GB RAM)||Grab this on Amazon|
|Apple iPhone 11 (64GB) – Black||Grab this on Amazon|
|1996||New Delhi||Narendra Bansal|
Narendra Bansal, the Managing Director of this company envisioned 23 years ago about the vision to improve the lives of Indians by giving them access to the latest technology that can enable them to simplify their lives. With this vision in his mind, he started Intel Technologies, which was incorporated in 1996. It has a strong presence in
- Consumable Durables
- Mobile Accessories
The products, from a wide range of electronics goods whose major share is mobile devices, are enjoyed by millions of people across the country by all sections of the society and age groups in both urban and rural India.
|2000||Delhi||Rahul Sharma, Sumeet Arora, Vikas Jain, Rajesh Agarwal|
When we think about made in India mobile, the first company or brand that comes to our mind is Micromax. They are as rugged as they are Indian. This was established in Gurugram, India as a consumer electronics company.
Though initially, it was a company working in the embedded devices domain, it slowly entered the mobile handset business to become a a major Indian mobile company.
In 2010, it became the no. 1 domestic company to manufacture budget mobile phones, however, it is still facing tough competition from Chinese companies that are offering phones for a little lesser cost.
Celkon is a made in India Mobile, Tablet PC and Wireless technology company established in Hyderabad in 2009, by Y. Guru.
It is a well-known brand with its headquarters in Hyderabad, though initially, the assembling was happening in Taiwan and China, it slowly moved and established their manufacturing unit in Telangana.
|2001||Mumbai||Sandeep Parasrampuria, Varun Daga, Shreans Daga, Anila Parasrampuria|
iBall started as a company selling computer mice (plural of the mouse) in 2001 when it was started by Anil Parasrampuria & Shreans Daga, head-quartered in Mumbai.
In 2014 as its innovation, it started the Andi Uddaan for women that featured an SOS button equipping the women to reach for security with the tap of a button.
It also came with another set of innovative phones that helped the elderly by having big buttons. This could be used by elderly people who could see the buttons.
It is still catching up with such innovations and is now even involved in their manufacturing of small budget laptops.
|2009||Noida||Hari Om Rai, Sunil Balla, Shailendra Nath Rai, Vishal Sehgal|
Started in 2009 by Hari Om Rai, Sunil Bhalla, Shailendra Nath Rai, and Vinit Jangir, it soon spread its wings in concentrating outside India like Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Mexico and the Middle East, Pakistan, and Russia.
This was an of-shoot of a telecommunication venture, stared by the founders mentioned in the previous paragraph. They have their headquarters in Noida, India. As a part of their expansion process, they are planning to start more manufacturing facilities in India.
This Indian mobile company already has an R & D and testing setup in both India and China for product design and development.
|2009||New Delhi||Sudhir Hasija, Pardeep Jain, Pradeep Jain|
The key people of this company are from two different companies as this was a joint venture between United Telelinks Ltd., a Bengaluru-based firm, and Jaina Marketing Pvt. Ltd. Sudhir Hasija & Pardeep Jain started this in 2009 when they were into feature phones, smartphones, tablets along with Mobile phone accessories.
From there they came up till their tie-up with Google as their partner for their initial Android One phones called Karbonn Sparkle V.
They also tied up with Eros International and were involved in the manufacture of five lakh items of Kochadaiyaan Merchandise with screen savers and images. It is headquartered in New Delhi though the other company collaborated is in Bengaluru.
This Indian mobile brand is a subsidiary of Reliance Retail, the consumer electronics arm of Reliance Industries Ltd. It manufactures 4G Volte Smartphones that run on Android. It is headquartered in Mumbai. After its establishment in 2015, in a very short period, it became the fifth-largest smartphone player and second largest LTE phone supplier in India.
Along with this Reliance Jio, the sister concern of LYF was also involved in manufacturing small hotspots that acted as mini modems providing internet to lakhs of users and continuing.
In 1981, two people got together to start this Indian TV Company. They initially started assembling their TV sets at their factory in Mumbai. Though it was initially called MIRC Electronics, the brand that it came up with, Onida, became a household name in India.
Onida is into the following consumer electronics products:
- LCD TVs
- Plasma TVs
- DVD and Home theatre systems
- Air conditioners
- Washing machines
- Microwave ovens
- Presentation products
- Mobile phones
- LED TVs
- LCD monitor
|2000||Noida||Bhupendra Kumar Modi|
Spice Digital, an Indian Telecommunications Company headquartered in Noida, India, is a subsidiary of Spice Connect. It started in 2000 by Dr. M who is also known as Bhupendra Kumar Modi. By 2006, the company had already employed 400 people. To expand its research and development capacities, it revamped its operation in 2007.
Along with other Telecom related operations, they have not stopped the manufacturing of their mobile phones. They have phones in both capacities:
- Feature Phones
- Smart Phones
This is the most diversified Indian TV company in India having its headquarters in Mumbai and 17 manufacturing units in the following places.
Started in 1979, four decades ago, it is serving products around the globe. It is in the areas of consumer electronics and home appliances, has recently diversified into the areas of DTH, power and Oil exploration.
They have to be given credit for continuing their service in providing good products to the people across the globe for a very long time now.
In 2012 the Co-founder and director Vishal Sehgal founded this Indian mobile company that manufactures personal electronics devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, and accessories such as power banks.
Xolo X900 was launched by Xolo launched India’s first smartphone with an Intel processor. Xolo was the first Indian company to launch to partner with AMD to launch a tablet, the Xolo tablet, followed by the first 4g smartphone in India, LT900.
Two Indian mobile companies came together in 2014 to form a joint venture, yes, Cyanogen Inc and Micromax Informatics Limited formed the Indian consumer electronics brand. Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma owns a 99% controlling stake in YU while the remaining 1% is held by two other co-founders, Vikas Jain and Sumeet Arora, making it 100% Indian company.
Before stopping Cyanogen OS, the first of YU Televenture’s mobile phone was released and was called as YU Yureka. Since then it has manufactured several smartphones, though not with Cyanogen OS, instead, Android. Some of them have also been Stock Android ones.