The Tech and Gaming Awards 2018 are our first Technology and Gaming Awards brought to you by Peakfetchers. Nowadays, technology has changed our lives and most importantly our mobility. Thus, at Peakfetchers, we see Technology and Gaming as an extension of one another. where we aim to grow bigger and better, as we salute the best of Technology and Gaming innovations in 2018.

The award categories have been carefully selected by an experienced team of journalists from Peakfetchers. The nominee list has been drafted after intense and detailed deliberations. The nominations are considered for products that have launched during the year of 2018.

BEST BUDGET SMARTPHONE OF THE YEAR

In the budget segment of the smartphone market is booming. The best selling brands in the country, including Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and Samsung, all have their strategy for this year aimed towards launching as many budget phones are possible and the best and most affordable with price and all specifications at a budget range price and the winner is

Xiaomi Mi A2

Xiaomi Mi A2 is the successor of the Mi A1 and comes with a Snapdragon 660 SoC under the hood. It has a slim profile, a tall 18:9 display and one of the best in class cameras at that price. The fact that it also offers stock Android along with timely Android updates, makes the Xiaomi Mi A2 the best budget mobile.

BEST MID-RANGE  PHONE OF THE YEAR

This year, there were a lot of new phone launches. While most of these smartphones offer good performance, some can really go toe to toe with high-end flagship smartphones. But after several consideration, one phone offers good performance, camera quality, specifications and good features at a mid-range price and the winner is

Xiaomi POCO F1

Xiaomi Poco F1 is the best choice in mid-range smartphones. The Poco F1 packs a flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC with vapour-chamber cooling inside. The most affordable variant has 6GB RAM and 64GB storage along with a dual camera unit at the back. The Poco F1 is clearly the best mid-range phone under Rs. 20,000 to buy today.

BEST CAMERA PHONE OF THE YEAR

The best camera phone isn’t easy to pick out. It’s not just the latest iPhone or the camera with the most megapixels. A lot of it comes down to how well the smartphone has optimized its software to snap photos or record videos. Then there’s the matter of just what photos that camera needs to capture, as some smartphone cameras can handle certain scenarios better than others and the winner is

Google Pixel 3/Google Pixel 3 XL

The Google Pixel 3 / Google pixel 3 XL is one of the best camera phone this year. It’s also the most reliable smartphone camera out there, edging out the iPhone by a small margin. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL are meant for Android phone lovers who want the best mobile camera. Pixel gives us an intelligent camera algorithm you always capture the best picture. It also has a dependable battery life. New features like Night Sight for low-light shots, wide-angle selfies, and super-res zoom makes the Pixel 3 XL one of the best camera phone of the year.

BEST DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Many revolutionary mobiles have been launched by the smartphone company this year,  it’s coming out with some really interesting innovations and the most innovative innovation this year is bezel-less and pop up camera already you would have guessed the winner and the winner is

Oppo Find X

OPPO FIND X’s biggest highlight is its unique camera slider which pops out from the top automatically. it is the world’s first panoramic designed phone and it combines two seamless pieces of glass with the front screen featuring a gorgeous panoramic view. The handset’s highlighting feature is its look at because its 6.4-inch display really does stretch across the entire phone face. There isn’t even a camera for taking selfies on the front. They safely hid it under the display that you can’t see it until you open it like a push-up-pop. The screen-to-body ratio is 93.8 per cent, it gets the first place in highest Screen To Body (STB) ratio phone

BEST BATTERY LIFE PHONE OF THE YEAR

Smartphone batteries are getting larger and larger, with the promise of phones that can go all day on a single charge and you won’t need to search for any electrical outlets during the day and the winner is

Huawei Mate 20 pro

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a powerhouse in the battery department, with a whopping 4,200 mAh battery. By comparison, the iPhone XS has a 3,174 mAh battery, so the Mate 20 Pro promises plenty of battery life.

FLAGSHIP OF THE YEAR

The year 2018 continues to bring a lot of excitement in the premium segment of flagship smartphones. From the entire flagship’s we have shortlisted one phone that we believed was the best of the best this year. We have factored in several parameters like design, performance, hardware, features and of course the camera. We gave weight to their selling price also and the flagship of the year is

Samsung Note 9

It was the first smartphone to be released on this fall which was released in August this year. After the release many phones came out but still, this has earned a special grade among the smartphone enthusiasts. All its features a better and fast. As Samsung advertised, it is definitely for power users. It got almost everything. The camera quality was really good, the CPU is fast, the screen is wider and better, the battery is massive, the build quality is better and the overall gaming experience is also pretty nice with its liquid cooling system. The S pen makes the phone better and unique.

SMARTPHONE OF THE YEAR

This year 2018 has been an exciting one when it comes to smartphones. Of the hundreds of phones launched this year, we set out to find the very best of the best for our Tech and Gaming Awards 2018 and the flagship winner of the year is

OnePlus 6 / OnePlus 6T

The OnePlus 6T is a great smartphone. In fact, it’s the fastest Android smartphone out there this year. OnePlus 6 is a good phone to consider. Good camera. It is Combined with good battery life, it makes for a great smartphone. With new features like the in-display fingerprint sensor, a bigger battery, and a larger display with a smaller notch and etc

BEST GAMING SMARTPHONE OF THE YEAR

With a definite increase in computing power, we are in need of carrying it around in our pockets, smartphone gaming has become a really big industry. There are accessories specifically designed to enhance the gaming experience on a smartphone, But when the best one rates really matter, the best gaming smartphone winner of the year is

Razer Phone 2

The Razer Phone 2 is one of the best gaming smartphones this year. This phone has a good screen refreshing rate which is at 120Hz. It has got a liquid vapour cooling system. It is built with Snapdragon 845 Chipset with Adreno 630 GPU. It has got all the essential gaming features such as game optimization option and RGB chroma lighting in the logo at the back. This phone has wireless charging support which is also another interesting feature of this phone.

BEST COMPACT PHONE OF THE YEAR

The category that we consider now is “compact phone”. Which are slowly but steadily getting replaced by bigger handsets that don’t fit the bill of just anyone that easily? Aside from the occasional smaller-sized phone announced once in a blue moon, the majority of devices being released nowadays are larger than life and definitely don’t cater to folks with smaller hands or just those who prefer more pocketable devices, there are many fans and users for compact phones too and the winner is

Apple iPhone XS

Apple’s refresh of the iPhone X was this year’s most unexciting phone from its 2018 lineup, the iPhone XS is the smallest model released this year. The dimensions are exactly the same as those of the iPhone X, but internally the iPhone XS is good enough to compete with competitors when it comes to performance.

BEST OPERATING SYSTEM (OS) OF THE YEAR

Mostly nowadays people have abundant knowledge about different mobile phones and their companies, but a very few of them know something about operating systems. OS plays a vital role in a smartphone and the best operating system (os) of the year award is to

OxygenOS

OxygenOS is one of the best implementations of Android this year. Alternatively offering a heavily customized interface like its Chinese rivals, OnePlus has kept things simple, adding a few differentiating features on top of a vanilla user interface. There are enough tweaks and gestures that let you customize the user experience.

BEST GADGET OF THE YEAR

We’ve found the coolest tech product we need so we can get our life in gear this year. This the category which has several products to refer and it’s too hard to sort out one but after several criteria, we have selected the winner and the award goes to.

Surface Headphones

it is the real game changer. It is the first product of Microsoft under this category of headphones. However this is the first headphone model from Surface, it doesn’t seem like one. That is only because of its sound quality and active noise-cancellation feature. It does works better. The dial like control on either side of the headphones makes them much better to control the  noise-cancellation level and volume.

BEST COMPUTING DEVICE OF THE YEAR

The best PCs keep getting more and more advanced this year, but we all need is the best computers. The winner for the best computing device of the year is

HP Spectre x360 15 (2018)

It is a convertible one which can be used as a laptop, a tent, display only or tablet modes. HP has packed these in with the 8th generation Intel Core processors, This generation debuts a chassis with faceted corners that house a USB-C port and the power button, plus a new webcam “kill switch” it has a very fast SSD storage options up to 512GB and up to 16GB of RAM. This is one of the few laptops that has a fingerprint sensor, for an additional layer of security for your data.

BEST CAMERA OF THE YEAR

We ’ve picked out the best for photographers. This year has been the year of the mirrorless camera. Many predicted the end of DSLRs. The winner of the best camera of the year is

Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Camera

Nikon started and proceed at a fast pace with great enthusiasm.with its first full-frame mirrorless camera. Z7 is a 4K-capable machine which features a variant of the D850’s 46MP BSI CMOS sensor but with the addition of on-sensor phase detection AF pixels and mechanical stabilization. The Z7’s design gives us the experience that will be familiar to existing Nikon DSLR shooters, in a smaller, lighter body, built around the all-new Nikon Z-mount.

BEST PC GAME OF THE YEAR

This year has been a noticeable one when it comes to PC gaming. Many new games have been introduced like Far Cry 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2. But still the game which came last year is being the ruler of market

Fortnite: Battle Royale

From top celebrity to 6 year old kids every likes and play Fortnite. Even Will Smith preferred the free game Fortnite to feature on YouTube Rewind 2018. PUBG and Counter Strike: Global Offensive were close rivalry to Fortnite, but still Fortnite managed to sit on top by capturing people with its childish and colourful theme. We chose Fortnite for this award only on basis of how many people people play it everyday.

BEST MOBILE GAME OF THE YEAR

This year more than 100 games have arrived. In this after many filtration and criteria such as people’s choice, update, popularity and etc we have chosen one and the winner for the best game of the year is

 PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)

PUBG is a battle royale game which was first available only on PC and Xbox. Tencent Games launched the mobile version of PUBG earlier this year in March for iOS and Android. PUBG Mobile has so far collected over 100 million downloads on Google Play.

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