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In pics: Top 5 most trustworthy smartphone brands; find out if you own one of these

Updated : 2020-11-18 19:07:14

Here is a look at the safest and most reliable brands this year, according to ‘Counterpoint Research 2020 Trust Rankings'.

Smartphones are one of the most essential tools that every needs today and have become the most sold item on the planet. However, there are innumerous brands that are vying to dominate the sector. The widespread use of the product has also raised questions about the safety of the device. Here is a look at the safest and most reliable brands of 2020, as per ‘Counterpoint Research 2020 Trust Rankings' based on four pillars of software, security updates, build quality and devices recommended for enterprises. (Image: Reuters)
Smartphones are one of the most essential tools that every needs today and have become the most sold item on the planet. However, there are innumerous brands that are vying to dominate the sector. The widespread use of the product has also raised questions about the safety of the device. Here is a look at the safest and most reliable brands of 2020, as per ‘Counterpoint Research 2020 Trust Rankings' based on four pillars of software, security updates, build quality and devices recommended for enterprises. (Image: Reuters)
No 5 | Brand name: Xiaomi | The Beijing-based multinational electronics company founded in April 2010 is popular for manufacturing various products ranging from laptops to home appliances. However, its smartphones have given the firm global publicity. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files)
No 5 | Brand name: Xiaomi | The Beijing-based multinational electronics company founded in April 2010 is popular for manufacturing various products ranging from laptops to home appliances. However, its smartphones have given the firm global publicity. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files)
No 4 | Brand name: Realme | Another Chinese smartphone maker, Realme takes the fourth position on the list.
No 4 | Brand name: Realme | Another Chinese smartphone maker, Realme takes the fourth position on the list.
No 3 | Brand name: Samsung | The South Korean tech giant is one of the few brands that has withstood the onslaught of cheaper Chinese smartphones, primarily due to its trusted customers who remain committed to the brand. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
No 3 | Brand name: Samsung | The South Korean tech giant is one of the few brands that has withstood the onslaught of cheaper Chinese smartphones, primarily due to its trusted customers who remain committed to the brand. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
No 2 | Brand name: OnePlus | The Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone manufacturer founded by Pete Lau and Carl Pei in December 2013, is popular across the globe for its products, particularly smartphones. (Image: Sahil Mohan Gupta)
No 2 | Brand name: OnePlus | The Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone manufacturer founded by Pete Lau and Carl Pei in December 2013, is popular across the globe for its products, particularly smartphones. (Image: Sahil Mohan Gupta)
No 1 | Brand name: Nokia | Topping the ranking is the HMD Global owned Nokia.
No 1 | Brand name: Nokia | Topping the ranking is the HMD Global owned Nokia. "We concluded that, when considered alongside the faster software and security updates, the strong build quality means Nokia phones will last the test of time which is increasingly important at a time when global device replacement cycles are getting longer, now approaching 30 months," said Tarun Pathak, Associate Director, Counterpoint. (Image: Nokia)
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