7 Best Smartphones under Rs. 30,000 in Nepal

As the base price for the flagship smartphones has peaked above Rs. 100K, more and more smartphone companies are also competing for the mid-range budget smartphones under 30000 or Rs. 30,000-40,000. Previously ruled by Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi, Huawei, Vivo, and OPPO, Samsung has recently entered this segment with their new Galaxy M and A-series smartphones. However, it’s always difficult to choose from the similar-looking smartphones, both in design and specs wise. And here’s why we have gathered all the top smartphones under 30000 in Nepal in this post.

Best smartphones under 30000 in Nepal 2019 to buy

To compile this list and rank the smartphones under Rs. 30000, we have considered the following things:

  • Camera quality
  • Mechanical moving parts (like pop-up cameras)
  • Processing power
  • Brand recognition
  • Battery capacity
  • Display tech and resolution
  • Release date and OS version
  • Adoption of waterdrop design or regular larger notches

Highlight: Best Smartphones Under 30000 in Nepal

Smartphones under Rs. 30000 in Nepal 2019 Price in Nepal 2019
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Rs. 24,999 (4/64GB) / Rs. 29,999 (6/128GB)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Rs. 26,999 (4/128GB)
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 Rs. 29,900 (4/128GB)
Samsung Galaxy A50 Rs. 30,300
Samsung Galaxy A30 Rs. 25,000
Vivo Y17 Rs. 27,920 25,990
Honor 8X (Honor View 10 Lite) Rs. 27,875 25,300 (4/64GB) / Rs. 29,327 (4/128GB)
Nokia 6.1 Plus (Nokia X6) Rs. 25,150
Mentionable Smartphones under 30000 in Nepal 2019
OPPO F11 Rs. 31,990 [Dashain Offer]
Xiaomi Mi A2 Rs. 26,699
OPPO A7 Rs. 27,990
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Rs. 26,499

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7Nokia 6.1 Plus (Nokia X6)

Aesthetically, the phone does a little poor job with a larger notch at the top and chin at the bottom. Keep that aside, released back in August 2018, Nokia 6.1 Plus is one of the most appreciated mid-range smartphones.

The phone houses a 5.8-inch IPS LCD FHD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels) screen, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Inside, Nokia X6 packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC of 14nm architecture and Adreno 509 GPU. This is then coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. However, the storage can be further expanded up to 400GB via a shared SIM2 slot. On the camera side, there is a dual-camera setup on the rear; 16MP, f/2.0 as the main camera module and 5MP, f/2.4 as a depth sensor, and 16MP, f/2.0 on the front. The device has 3060mAh battery, equipped with 18W fast charging tech.

Why should you buy?

  • Reliable brand and customer support
  • Stock and pure Android One
Release Date August 2018
Display 5.8 inches, FHD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (14nm)
Memory 4GB RAM, 64GB (ROM) internal storage, expandable via dedicated slot up to 400GB
Primary Camera 16MP, f/2.0, and 5MP, f/2.4 (Depth sensor), LED Flash, HDR
Secondary Camera 16MP, f/2.0
OS Android 8.1 Oreo, upgradable to Android One 9.0 (Pie)
Battery 3060mAh, 18W Fast Charging
Color Availability Black, Blue, White
Other Features Fingerprint Sensor (Rear-Mounted), Dual SIM, 4G Support, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Type-C reversible connector
Nokia 6.1 Plus Price in Nepal 2019 Rs. 25,150

6Honor 8X (Honor View 10 Lite)

Honor 8X, first seen on September 2018, is a 6.5-inch smartphone with a 1080 x 2340 pixels and 19.5:9 aspect ratio display. The handset is powered by in-house octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset and has a Mali G51 GPU. Along with this, Honor 8X packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and has a dedicated slot to expand the storage up to 400GB.

The phone has a decent pair of cameras on its back; 20MP, f/1.8 + 2MP, and a 16MP, f/2.0 on the front. Besides, the device runs on 3750mAh juice. However, the 8X uses a microUSB port for charging rather than Type-C.

Why should you buy?

  • Recognized brand and an adequate number of service centers
  • Decent cameras
  • Decent display
Release Date September 2018
Display 6.5 inches, FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 710 (12nm)
Memory 4GB RAM, 64GB (ROM) internal storage, expandable via dedicated slot up to 400GB
Primary Camera 20MP, f/1.8, and 2MP (Depth sensor) LED Flash, HDR
Secondary Camera 16MP, f/2.0
OS Android 8.1 Oreo, upgradable to Android One 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.0
Battery 3750mAh, 10W Fast Charging
Color Availability Black, Blue, Red, Pink
Other Features Fingerprint Sensor (Rear-Mounted), Dual SIM, 4G Support, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Honor 8X Price in Nepal 2019 Rs. 25,300 (4/64GB) / Rs. 29,327 (4/128GB)

5Vivo Y17

Vivo Y17 is an upgrade to the company 2013’s low-end Y15 smartphones. The phone performs better for the price range in the camera department with triple-camera setup camera on its back. The main camera module is 13MP, f/2.2, while the other two are an 8MP, f/2.2 ultrawide lens, and a 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor. On the front, a 20MP, f/2.0 selfie camera is housed by waterdrop notch.

However, the Y17 is a disappointment considering the display and processing power. The handset has a mediocre 6.35-inch with a 720-by-1544 resolution display and is powered by MediaTek Helio P35 chipset. But with a combination of 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage, priced 2K lower than for  Honor 8X’s similar memory variant, the Y17 could probably compensate the disappointment for non-gamers.

Why should you buy?

  • Decent camera quality
  • Enough storage space
  • Less-distracting notch
  • Recently released, increasing the chances of getting newer versions of Android in the future.
Release Date April 2019
Display 6.35 inches, HD+ (720 x 1544 pixels)
Chipset MediaTek Helio P35 (12nm)
Memory 4GB RAM, 128GB (ROM) internal storage, expandable via dedicated slot up to 256GB
Primary Camera 13MP, f/2.2, 8MP, f/2.2 (Ultrawide), 2MP, f/2.4 (depth sensor), LED Flash, HDR
Secondary Camera 20MP, f/2.0
OS Android One 9.0 (Pie), Funtouch 9
Battery 5000mAh, 18W Fast Charging
Color Availability Mineral Blue, Mystic Purple, Peach Pink, Peacock Blue
Other Features Fingerprint Sensor (Rear-Mounted), Dual SIM, 4G Support, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Vivo Y17 Price in Nepal 2019 Rs. 25,990

4Samsung Galaxy A30

Like said earlier, it’s not been long since Samsung entered the mid-range smartphones segment with its Galaxy M and A series. However, Samsung is already leading the game in this segment too. And Samsung Galaxy A30 is an example.

The Galaxy A30 is a nice looking device with a 6.4-inch 1080-by-2340 resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio Super AMOLED display, protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The handset is powered by the company’s in-house Exynos 7904 chipset, accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. It has dual camera setup on its back; 16MP + 5MP, and 16MP on the front too.

Why should you buy?

  • Super AMOLED display-tech
  • Brand value and customer support
  • Pretty decent camera
  • Reasonable price
  • Recently released
Release Date Feb 2019
Display 6.4 inches, FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels)
Chipset Octa-core Exynos 7904 (14nm)
Memory 4GB RAM, 64GB (ROM) internal storage, expandable via dedicated slot up to 1TB
Primary Camera 16MP, f/1.7, and 5MP, f/2.2 (Depth sensor), LED Flash, HDR
Secondary Camera 16MP, f/2.0
OS Android One 9.0 (Pie), OneUI
Battery 4000mAh, 15W Fast Charging
Color Availability Black, Blue, Red
Other Features Fingerprint Sensor (Rear-Mounted), Dual SIM, 4G Support, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Type-C reversible connector
Samsung Galaxy A30 Price in Nepal 2019 Rs. 25,000

3Samsung Galaxy A50

The Galaxy A50 shares a similar design approach with the other A-series family smartphones, glass-like plastic body, waterdrop notch and little chin at the bottom. However, there are noticeable upgrades to the display size, processing power, and rear camera.

The handset has a 6.4-inch tall 1080-by-2340 resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio display, with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The A50 packs an in-house Exynos 9610 chipset with Mali-G72 MP3 as a graphics processing component. Besides, the phone sports a decent triple camera combination on its back; a 25MP as the main camera module, an 8MP for ultrawide aid, and a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, teardrop notch confines a 25MP selfie camera.

Why should you buy?                  

  • Decent Chipset
  • Sweet triple-camera combination
  • Brand value
Release Date Feb 2019
Display 6.4 inches, FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels)
Chipset Octa-core Exynos 9610 (10nm)
Memory 4GB RAM, 64GB (ROM) internal storage, expandable via dedicated slot up to 1TB
Primary Camera 25MP, f/1.7 + 8MP, f/2.2, ultrawide + 5MP, f/2.2 (Depth sensor), LED Flash, HDR
Secondary Camera 25MP, f/2.0
OS Android One 9.0 (Pie), OneUI
Battery 4000mAh, 15W Fast Charging
Color Availability Black, Blue, White, Coral
Other Features Fingerprint Sensor (Rear-Mounted), Dual SIM, 4G Support, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Type-C reversible connector
Samsung Galaxy A50 Price in Nepal 2019 Rs. 29,999

2Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is the latest installment for mid-range phones from Huawei. And it actually soars to be one of the best smartphones under 30000 price segment in Nepal. In fact, the phone could rank #1 rank, only its the best highlighting feature mechanical pop-up camera hadn’t become the primary issue for the Nepali dusty and polluted environment.

Besides, the phone is a power-pack, powered by the company’s Kirin 710F (12nm) chipset and accompanied by 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, which can be further expanded to 512GB. The Y9 Prime 2019 houses an all-screen 6.59-inches Full HD+ display with a little chin on the bottom.

To explore more about the phone check out: Why Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 could be the best mid-range smartphone?

Release Date  May 2019
Display  6.59 inches, 2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
OS  Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9 skin
Chipset  Hisilicon Kirin 710F (12nm)
Memory  4 GB RAM, 128GB storage, expandable up to 512GB
Front camera  Motorized 16MP pop-up camera
Rear camera  16 MP, f/1.8 + 8 MP (ultra-wide)+ 2 MP, f/2.4
Battery  4000 mAh
Misc  Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted), USB Type-C, Ambient light sensor, Gravity sensor, Digital compass, Gyroscope sensor
Colors  Midnight Black, Emerald Green, Sapphire Blue
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 Price In Nepal  Rs. 29,900

 

1Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 & 7 Pro | #1 Smartphones under 30000 in Nepal 2019

Redmi Note 7 is, undoubtedly, the best contender, whether it be the price range under 25000, or under 30000. The handset comes in three variants, for under 25000, Redmi Note 7’s 3/32GB and 4/64GB variants are unbeatable and so is 4/128GB variants for under 30000.

However, recently made available, Redmi Note 7 Pro— with 6GB of whopping RAM and 128GB internal storage— tops all the game with extra RAM and storage added to Redmi Note 7.

All these three variants of Redmi Note 7 and the 7 Pro have identical design and specs, the powerful combo of 48MP + 5MP dual rear camera, FHD+ 6.3-inch display, and 4000mAh battery. Except the Note 7 Pro also sees an upgrade on processing side with Snapdragon 675 (11nm architect) to Redmi Note 7’s Snapdragon 660 (14nm architect). Which is why we have listed and ranked Redmi Note 7 and 7 Pro as #1 in both of our “under 25000” and “under 30000” price segment.

You can’t go wrong with either of Redmi Note 7 or 7 Pro, given your memory and storage requirements. Choose freely.

Why should you buy?

  • Powerful camera setup
  • FHD+ screen
  • Better performing SoC
  • Enough internal storage capacity
Release Date Redmi Note 7: Jan 2019
Redmi Note 7 Pro: March 2019
Display 6.3 inches, FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels)
Chipset Redmi Note 7: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (14nm)
Redmi Note 7 Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (11nm)
Memory 4GB RAM, 128GB (ROM) internal storage, expandable up to 512GB (dedicated slot)
Primary Camera 48MP, f/1.8, and 5MP, f/2.4 (depth sensor), Dual-LED Flash, PDAF, HDR
Secondary Camera 13MP, f/2.2
OS Android 9.0 Pie, MIUI 10 skin
Battery 4000mAh
Color Availability Redmi Note 7: Black, Blue
Redmi Note 7 Pro: Nebula Blue, Nebula Red
Miscellaneous Fingerprint (Rear-mounted), Dual SIM, 4G Support, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Type-C Reversible Connector
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Price in Nepal 2019 Rs. 26,999 (4/128GB)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Price in Nepal 2019 Rs. 24,999 (4/64GB)
Rs. 26,999 (6/64GB)
Rs. 29,999 (6/128GB)

So, what do you think about the phones we have listed and ranked for this “best smartphones under 30000 in Nepal” category? Did we miss any other note-worthy smartphones? If yes, please do let us know in the comments below!

Disclaimer: The prices for the smartphones are subjected to change at any given time, however, we will update in a regular manner!

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