"Samsung leads the list second year in a row to become India's most trusted brand. Sony and LG follow to retain pole positions as India's second and third most trusted brands," the report said.
The report also said that Tata rose a position higher and was ranked fourth among the brands while Apple slipped one position to the fifth position.
Honda topped in the auto sector, while lost a postion in the overall list to rank seventh this year.
Google ranked 18th this year improving from the 40th rank it held in 2017, it said. Public sector lender State Bank of India was 21st in the list of most trusted brands in the country, but the most trusted in banking and financial service institutions.
The study covered 2,488 consumer-influencers across 16 cities in India, it said.