Best Mobile Phones Under Rs. 20,000 in Nepal [Updated]

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The lower mid-range segment of smartphones has got a lot of great contenders for the crown. Those cheeky smartphone pushers could very easily and wrongfully sway an average consumer. Therefore, it is necessary to know what you’re buying before going on to buy them. At the price of NPR 20000, you can get a lot of great phones. And here is our updated pick for the best phones under NPR 20000 in Nepal.

Best mobile phones under NPR 20000 in Nepal: 

7. Realme Narzo 50A

Realme Narzo 50A - Oxygen Blue best phones under 20000 in Nepal

Realme Nepal has been quite active and effective in terms of product launches and pricing ever since it was taken over by new management. After this move, the company finally brought the “Narzo” brand of smartphones to Nepal. Here, the Narzo 50A is a youth-oriented budget phone that features a bold design.

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Its back panel has this striking “Diagonal Stripe” design that’s sure to catch the attention of others. Then there’s the (unnecessarily?) large squarish camera module that houses a triple camera array, an LED flash, and even a fingerprint reader. Speaking of cameras, the phone brings a 50MP primary camera besides a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor.

Average Display

Likewise, the teardrop notch upfront is home to an 8MP selfie camera. The Narzo 50A has a 6.5″ IPS LCD display with HD resolution and up to 570 nits peak brightness under “Sunlight Mode”. And thanks to its large 6000mAh battery, this phone easily lasts 2 days—or even more. But fueling it up could be a bit tiresome since it only supports just 18W fast charging.

Getting to performance, the Narzo 50A is powered by Helio G85—which is a pretty common processor in our list of best phones under NPR 20000 in Nepal. The phone runs on Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 on top, and you can find it in either 4/64GB or 4/128GB memory configuration.

Realme Narzo 50A Specifications:

  • Display: 6.5-inches IPS LCD screen, HD+, 60Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: Realme UI 2.0 on top of Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Triple (50MP, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 8MP lens (notch)
  • Security: Physical fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Beidou, USB Type-C, 4G LTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Magnetic Induction, Proximity
  • Battery: 6000mAh with 18W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 19,499 (4/64GB)
  • Buy Realme Narzo 50A here

6. Redmi 10

Redmi 10 - Caribbean Green

Next up in our list of best phones under NPR 20000 in Nepal is the Redmi 10. It launched just a couple of weeks ago in 2022, but it is somehow different from the Redmi 10 (2022) which is further down in our list. Just Xiaomi things, amirite? Anyway, this phone goes by “Redmi 10C” in Nigera (this variant has a smaller 5000mAh battery) and “Redmi 10 Power” in India as well.

Rebrandings aside, the Redmi 10 is for those who want a large display and a battery that goes on all day long. Case in point, the phone has a massive 6.7″ IPS LCD screen, a 6000mAh battery, and dual speakers. As a result, you can binge videos on YouTube, Facebook, TikTok and other platforms all through the day without having to worry about the battery life.

60Hz HD LCD display

Like the Narzo 50A, Xiaomi has also gone with just HD resolution here so you might notice content pixelation in some cases. And juicing up the phone is equally time consuming since it supports 18W fast charging only. Plus, the company only ships a 10W power adapter inside the box. Having said that, 18W is pretty common charging standard in this price bracket so it’s not a big deal really.

On the performance front, Redmi 10 is powered by Snapdragon 680, which is manufactured under an efficient 6nm process node. While it does help in maintaining higher battery endurance, the 680 isn’t that powerful compared to other processors in our list. Moving on, the phone has dual cameras at the back—50MP main and 2MP depth—and a 5MP selfie shooter.

Redmi 10 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.7-inches IPS LCD screen, HD+, 60Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (6nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: MIUI 13 on top of Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Dual (50MP, 2MP depth)
  • Front Camera: 5MP lens (notch)
  • Security: Physical fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Hybrid dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS / AGPS / Galileo / Glonass / Beidou, USB Type-C, 4G LTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light, E-compass, Proximity, IR Blaster
  • Battery: 6000mAh with 18W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 18,999 (4/64GB)
  • Buy Redmi 10 here

5. Realme C35

Realme C35 - Glowing Green

When it comes to budget phones, companies often tend to ignore their design and looks. So if you’re looking for one of the best phones under NPR 20000 in Nepal with good looks, then the Realme C35 is your best bet. Even though it doesn’t have a premium build quality or anything, the C35 stands out with its sharp look that stands out from the crowd.

For this, the company has taken inspiration from the latest iPhones and gone with flat frames and curves on all four edges of the phone. Its camera module itself looks similar to what you get on Realme’s flagship devices like the GT 2 Pro. Then again, getting used to its form factor could be a bit of a learning curve to many.

Fairly powerful processor

Besides design, the Realme C35 has a pretty standard spec-sheet for a phone in its class. It is powered by Unisoc T616 chip alongside 4/6GB RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. And it still runs on Android 11-based Realme UI ‘R’ Edition. The phone has a tall 6.6″ Full HD display with a standard 60Hz refresh rate, but up to 180Hz of touch sampling rate for a relatively smoother gaming experience.

The back of the phone houses a triple camera array. It is led by a 50MP primary and a couple of 2MP tertiary lenses. For a budget phone, its camera quality is pretty commendable as well. Powering the whole thing is a 5000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging, and Realme ships a 18W power brick inside the box.

Realme C35 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.6-inches IPS LCD screen, FHD+, 60Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Unisoc T616 (12nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: Realme UI ‘R’ Edition on top of Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Triple (50MP, 2MP B&W, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 8MP lens (notch)
  • Security: Physical fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Galileo / Beidou, USB Type-C, 4G LTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Light, Magnetic Induction, Proximity
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 18W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 20,499* (4/64GB) (Available for Rs. 20,000)
  • Buy Realme C35 here
  • Read our review of Realme C35

4. Motorola Moto E40

Motorola Moto E40 - Pink Clay best phones under 20000 in Nepal

Motorola’s presence in the Nepali market has been… a bit underwhelming. After making a comeback in 2020, the company has just launched 4 phones so far, with the latest one being the Moto E40. To note, this phone originally debuted way back in October 2021. Anyway, the biggest highlight of the Moto E40 is definitely its stock Android experience.

The phone is loaded with Android 11 out-of-the-box, along with Motorola’s MyUX custom UI. And like most Motorola phones, you’ll find also find a dedicated Google Assistant button here. So if you’re looking for one of the best phones under NPR 20000 in Nepal with clean software, then this is definitely worth checking out.

Unisoc chip

In terms of performance, the company has gone with the Unisoc T700 chip here. But don’t let the “Unisoc” name distract you or anything because the T700 is a fairly powerful processor with 2x Cortex-A75 and 6x Cortex-A55 cores, both clocked at 1.8GHz. The phone is available in a single memory configuration with 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.

As for the display, the Moto E40 hosts a 6.5″ IPS LCD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and a hole-punch cutout for the 8MP selfie camera. Unfortunately, this is a 720p HD display instead of Full HD (1080p). On the other hand, it features a triple camera setup that includes a 48MP primary, a 2MP depth, and a 2MP macro shooter. Moto E40 should easily last a couple of days thanks to its large 5000mAh battery.

Motorola Moto E40 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.5-inches IPS LCD screen, HD+, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Unisoc T700 (12nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: MyUX on top of Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Triple (48MP primary, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 8MP lens (hole-punch)
  • Security: Physical fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / LTEPP / SUPL, USB Type-C, 4G LTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Proximity
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 10W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 18,999 (4/64GB)
  • Buy Motorola Moto E40 here

3. Micromax In Note 1

Micromax In Note 1 - White best phones under 20000 in Nepal

Back in the day (about 6-7 years ago), Indian smartphone makers including Micromax ruled the Nepalese smartphone market. But with grueling competition from Chinese vendors like Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, and more, they faded away from the market.

And last year, Micromax made a comeback in the Indian market by capitalizing on the growing anti-China sentiment in the country. Consequently, the company is back in Nepal as well. As of now, only the In Note 1 is available in Nepal which has managed to take a spot in our list of best phones under NPR 20000 in Nepal.

Pretty powerful

The phone packs in some serious firepower as well. It is powered by MediaTek’s Helio G85 SoC which is a slight upgrade over the G80, specifically in terms of GPU (+50MHz). Complementing the chipset is 4GB of RAM and either 64/128GB of internal storage.

Micromax In Note 1 also has a decent 6.67-inches FHD+ LCD display. As for cameras, you’re getting a quad-lens setup consisting of a 48MP primary, a 5MP wide-angle, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. One major talking point about it is also its stock Android 10 OS. Plus, the company has also promised 2 years of OS and 3 years of security updates for the phone. As such, the phone has already been updated to Android 11.

Micromax In Note 1 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.67-inches IPS LCD screen, FHD+, 60Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: Android 10 (Android 11 update on April 2021)
  • Rear Camera: Quad (48MP primary, 5MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 16MP lens (hole-punch)
  • Security: Physical fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / BDS, USB Type-C, 4G LTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 18W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 18,490 (4/64GB) | NPR 19,990 (4/128GB)
  • Buy Micromax In Note 1 here
  • Read our review of Micromax In Note 1
  • Watch our review of Micromax In Note 1

2. Redmi 10 Prime 2022

Redmi 10 Prime 2022 - Phantom Black best phones under 20000 in Nepal

Taking the silver medal in our list of best phones under NPR 20000 in Nepal is the new Redmi 10 Prime 2022. Well… “new” might be a bit of an overstatement here since this phone is basically the same as last year’s Redmi 10 Prime.

To make matters even more confusing, the newly launched Redmi 10 (2022) is pretty much the same phone as this one—except for the battery size. But despite being launched in 2022, the Redmi 10 Prime (2022) still boots with Android 11-based MIUI 12.5. Handling the performance side of things is MediaTek’s Helio G88 chip, paired with 4/6GB RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage.

Great performance

For a phone in this price range, the G88 is one of the best performers even though its 12nm process means it isn’t exactly that power efficient. Then again, the phone has a massive 6000mAh battery which should easily last you a couple of days. It supports 18W fast charging and a compatible power brick is provided inside the box itself.

Moving on, the Redmi 10 Prime (2022) brings a quad-camera setup at the back consisting of a 50MP primary, an 8MP ultrawide, and a couple of 2MP sensors for macro and portrait shots. Upfront, you’re looking at a large 6.5″ 90Hz IPS display protected by Gorilla Glass 3. Its hole-punch cutout includes an 8MP selfie camera.

Redmi 10 Prime (2022) Specifications:

  • Display: 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen, FHD+, 90Hz refresh rate, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G88 (12nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4/6GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64/128GB eMMC 5.1 storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: MIUI 12.5 on top of Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Quad (50MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 8MP lens (hole-punch)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Beidou, USB Type-C, 4G LTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light, E-compass, Proximity, IR Blaster
  • Battery: 6000mAh with 18W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 20,499* (4/64GB) (Available for Rs. 20,000)
  • Buy Redmi 10 Prime (2022) here
  • Read our review of Redmi 10 Prime
  • Watch our review of Redmi 10 Prime

1. Samsung Galaxy F22

Samsung Galaxy F22 Denim Blue best phones under 20000 in Nepal

Finally, our number one pick in this list of best phones under NPR 20000 is the Samsung Galaxy F22. Considering its price, there’s a lot to love about this phone. First off, it is the only phone to bring a Super AMOLED display in this price bracket.

Compared to the traditional LCD screens, you’ll get richer blacks and more punchy colors on this screen. Plus, it also refreshes at 90Hz—thereby making scrolling actions oh-so-smooth.

One UI Core experience

Powering the Galaxy F22 is Helio G80, with either 4/6GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage. So, Samsung has got the performance side of things covered as well. Moreover, running the show is Android 11-based One UI Core 3.1, which is well-optimized and doesn’t result in any micro-lags or stutters either.

Moving on, the camera is another aspect where this phone shines. It has a quad-camera arrangement at the back with a 48MP primary, an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP portrait, and a 2MP macro lens. Compared to the more expensive Galaxy M32, we’ve found camera performance from both phones to be ridiculously similar. F22 also delivers a stellar battery endurance with its 6000mAh battery that supports 15W charging.

Samsung Galaxy F22 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.4-inch AMOLED screen, HD+, 90Hz refresh rate, Gorilla Glass 5
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G80 (12nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4/6GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64/128GB eMMC 5.1 storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: One UI Core 3.1 on top of Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Quad (48MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 13MP lens (notch)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / Beidou, USB Type-C, 4G LTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic, Virtual Light, Virtual Proximity
  • Battery: 6000mAh with 15W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 20,499* (4/64GB) (Available for Rs. 20,000)
  • Buy Samsung Galaxy F22 here
  • Read our review of Samsung Galaxy F22
  • Watch our review of Samsung Galaxy F22

Summary list of best mobile phones under NPR 20000 in Nepal

Rank Best phones under NPR 20000 in Nepal Price
1 Samsung Galaxy F22 (4/64GB) NPR 20,499*
2 Redmi 10 Prime 2022 (4/64GB) NPR 20,499*
3 Micromax In Note 1 (4/128GB) NPR 19,990
4 Motorola Moto E40 (4/64GB) NPR 18,999
5 Realme Narzo 50A (4/64GB) NPR 19,499
6 Realme C35 (4/64GB) NPR 20,499*
7 Redmi 10 (4/64GB) NPR 18,999

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