Best Phones Under 40000 in Nepal 2024 Smartphones Mobile Midrange
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With cut-throat competition in the mid-range segment, no one will blame you if you have to think more than twice about all the available options. So if you’re looking for the best phones under NPR 40000 in Nepal, you are in the right place because, in this list, we’ve detailed all the options you can consider in this price range.

How to find the best phones under NPR 40000 in Nepal?

If you’re willing to spend 40K on a smartphone, then the options available these days boast plenty of incredible features. Including a high refresh rate OLED display, an OIS-ready camera, and a powerful midrange processor. Of course, not every smartphone brand offers all those features, but that should be the benchmark for filtering out the best of the bunch.

Apart from them, most phones in this price range also bring an attractive and sleek design language. Whereas fast charging (generally 33W or higher) is also pretty common here. Now, although we have tried our best to summarize each phone’s strengths and weaknesses in short descriptions, we would highly encourage you to check out our full review of these phones (if available) for more information.

Note: In this list, we have also included a few smartphones that cost more than NPR 40000 — but not by a lot. We’ve done this so that you can further curate your choices, and also because we don’t want you to miss any good deal by spending NPR 1000 – 2000 more. The prices of such products are marked with an asterisk (*) at the end.

Best mobile phones under NPR 40000 in Nepal:

8. Tecno Pova 6 

Tecno Pova 6

Kicking off our list of best phones under NPR 40000 in Nepal is the Tecno Pova 6. Launched as the successor to the Pova 5, this new guy boasts slight improvements on the camera, design, and charging segment. The performance is pretty much the same as both siblings feature the same Helio G99 chip. It gets you 40fps on PUBG while optimized titles like Call of Duty Mobile run at 60fps.

What’s fancy here is its Glyph-like lighting on the back. It can be customized for music playback, gaming, notifications, and such. Cool… right? Likewise, the display here is also a pretty nice one. In our usage period, the display never failed to amaze us with its super good visual quality. You get a 6.78-inch AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and 2160Hz high-frequency dimming.

Other than this, the Tecno Pova 6 has a solid battery backup too. With a 6000mAh battery inside, this guy can easily last a full day under a relatively heavy usage pattern. Whereas you can fill it up in around an hour and a half using the 70W power brick that ships inside the box.

Tecno Pova 6 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.78-inch AMOLED screen, FHD+, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G99 Ultimate 4G (6nm mobile platform)
  • Memory: 8/12GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: HiOS 14 on top of Android 14
  • Rear Camera: Dual (108MP primary, 2MP depth)
  • Front Camera: 32MP sensor (hole-punch)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / Beidou, USB Type-C, 4G LTE, NFC
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Magnetic Induction
  • Battery: 6000mAh with 70W fast charging (included in the box)
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 34,990 (12/256GB)
  • Read our Tecno Pova 6 review
  • Tecno Pova 6 here

7. OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite - Pastel Lime

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite is another option you can consider when searching for the best phones under NPR 40000 in Nepal. Like the Realme 11 5G above, this one was also overpriced in Nepal compared to India. Now, the recent price drop has kinda put it into the right place. In terms of optics, the Nord CE 3 Lite skips an ultrawide camera as well, so what you get instead is a 108MP ISOCELL HM6 primary and a couple of useless 2MP sensors for macro and portrait shots.

In terms of display, you’re looking at a 6.7-inch IPS panel with a 120Hz refresh rate here. This has been paired with a set of stereo speakers and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 processor for fluid everyday usage. The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite runs on a custom OxygenOS 13 (based on Android 13) out of the box.

Besides its clean design and whatnot, we also like the fact that OnePlus has committed to two major OS updates and three years of security updates for this guy. Its battery backup isn’t that bad either and you get a 67W power brick inside the box to fill up the phone’s 5000mAh battery.

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite Specifications:

  • Display: 6.72-inch IPS LCD screen, FHD+, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (6nm mobile platform)
  • Memory: 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128/256GB UFS 2.2 storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: OxygenOS 13 on top of Android 13
  • Rear Camera: Triple (108MP main, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 16MP sensor (hole-punch)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 5 (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS / A-GPS / Glonass / Galileo / BDS / QZSS, USB-C, NFC, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light, E-compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Sensor core
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 67W charging (67W adapter inside the box)
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 34,599  (8/256GB)
  • Watch our OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite review
  • Buy OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite here

6. Vivo V27e

Vivo V27e - Lavender Purple best phones under 40000 in nepal

Moving on, the Vivo V27e finds its way to our list of best phones under NPR 40000 in Nepal as well. Its MRP is still set at NPR 41,999 for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant but we’ve found it to be available under 40K these days. And compared to the Vivo V25e, it brings a couple of quality-of-life upgrades.

Starting with a display, Vivo has upgraded to a proper 120Hz AMOLED panel on the V27e compared to the V25e’s 90Hz refresh rate. The display itself is slightly larger at 6.62 inches as well. Vivo has also managed to fit in a bit larger 4600mAh battery this time, while also bumping the max charging speed from 44W to 66W. And all these upgrades don’t come at a sacrifice of the signature build quality you’d expect from Vivo’s “V” series either.

Unfortunately, the Vivo V27e doesn’t include an ultrawide camera either. Although its optically stabilized 64MP primary camera and a 32MP selfie shooter are pretty decent. Performance-wise, the Vivo V27e is powered by a Helio G99 chip, which is simply not as powerful as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 or Dimensity 1080 that you’ll find on most phones in this price range. It should serve fine for casual everyday usage but don’t expect it to handle everything with a breeze or push games through high settings.

Vivo V27e Specifications:

  • Display: 6.62-inch AMOLED screen, FHD+, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G99 4G (12nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 8/12GB RAM, 128/256GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: FuntouchOS 13 on top of Android 13
  • Rear Camera: Triple (64MP main, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 32MP sensor (hole-punch)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (optical in-display)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 5 (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / A-GPS / Glonass / Galileo / Beidou / QZSS, USB-C, 4G LTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light, E-compass, Gyroscope, Proximity
  • Battery: 4600mAh with 66W charging (66W adapter inside the box)
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 41,999* (8/256GB)
    • Available for around NPR 39,999 in the market
  • Read our Vivo V27e review
  • Buy Vivo V27e here

5. CMF Phone 1

CMF Phone 1

The CMF Phone 1 is the first smartphone from Nothing’s subbrand. The UK-based company is all about its unique design approach and the first phone from CMF definitely doesn’t miss on this side. It features a removable back panel with a rotating dial on the bottom and a screw.

Apart from that, it brings a 6.7-inch FHD+ screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, 2000 nits peak brightness, and an HDR 10+ certification. Running the things on the core will be a Dimensity 7300 SoC, built on a 4nm architecture. It scores 673,000 on Antutu. Memory-wise, it’s be paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage.

CMF Phone 1 Specifications

  • Display: 6.67-inch AMOLED screen, FHD+, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 7300 5G (4nm mobile platform)
  • Memory: 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: Nothing OS 2.6 on top of Android 14
  • Rear Camera: Dual (50MP main, 2MP depth)
  • Front Camera: 16MP sensor (hole-punch)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (optical in-display)
  • Connectivity: Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 6 (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS / A-GPS / Glonass / Galileo / BDS / QZSS, USB-C, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light, E-compass, Proximity
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 33W charging (power adapter not provided)
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 36,999 (8/128GB) | NPR 41,499* (8/256GB)
  • Buy CMF Phone 1 here

4. Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G

Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G

Xiaomi took quite some time to introduce the Redmi Note 13 series in Nepal. Compared to the international market like India, the brand has not launched the 5G iteration of the Note 13 Pro. And here, we have the Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G, which is not as interesting as the 5G version. But there are a few features here that are quite good for the price. And seeing its overall value for money, it ranks at the 4th spot on our list of best phones under NPR 40000 in Nepal.

Starting with… performance. Xiaomi has gone with MediaTek’s Helio G99 Ultra chip this time, which doesn’t bring a notable performance boost compared to the Mediatek Dimensity 1080 on the Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G. Both in terms of CPU and GPU. But during our tests, our day-to-day performance was very decent. While the gaming front stays on the middle ground with 40fps on PUBG.

Anyway, although the jump from 50MP to 200MP OIS camera doesn’t make much of a difference. The outputs usually come nice in the daytime and you also get a 4X in-sensor zoom. But the lowlight images are not that appealing. The 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro unit are just average though. Redmi Note 13 Pro’s 10-bit 120Hz OLED display deserves equal praise though. It gets quite bright and is comfortable enough for outdoor visibility. The battery backup on this thing is also pretty great thanks to a big 5000mAh cell.

Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G Specifications:

  • Display: 6.67-inch AMOLED screen, FHD+, 120Hz refresh rate, Gorilla Glass 5
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G99 Ultra 4G (6nm mobile platform)
  • Memory: 8/12GB LPDDR4X RAM, 256/512GB UFS 3.1 storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: MIUI 14 on top of Android 13
  • Rear Camera: Triple (200MP OIS primary, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 16MP sensor (hole-punch)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (in-display)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 5 (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / Beidou / QZSS, USB-C, 4G LTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light, E-compass, Gyroscope
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 67W charging (67W adapter inside the box)
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 32,999 (8/256GB), NPR 35,999 (12/512GB)
  • Read our Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G review
  • Buy Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G here

3. Samsung Galaxy A25 5G

Galaxy A25 5G- Light Blue color

Moving on, we are also featuring the Galaxy A25 as one of the best options for around 40,000 rupees. It features a 6.5-inch FHD+ display alongside a 50MP primary camera with OIS and the Exynos 1280 chipset. If we are honest, the display does feel a bit outdated with its waterdrop notch and chunky chin, but the 120Hz AMOLED display makes up for it—even if it’s just a bit. 

Similarly, the Exynos 1280 is a 5nm Soc with two Cortex A78 cores (@ 2.4 GHz) and six Cortex A55s (@2.0 GHz). So, it fares relatively well with casual day-to-day use with good efficiency to boot. Moreover, Samsung’s dedication to software support is also commendable as you’ll be getting 4 years of OS and 5 years of security updates. 

But the highlight of the Galaxy A25 definitely is its cameras. Decent camera hardware paired with Samsung’s optimization and expertise positions the Galaxy A25 to be arguably the best camera phone in this price segment.

Daylight photos from the 50MP primary (with OIS) come out social media ready with vibrant colors and decent details. Portraits and selfies also look pretty good but it can be a hit or a miss depending on the light. Besides that, you also get the option to shoot 4k 30fps video though there isn’t any kind of optical stabilization there. So, if reliability is something you are looking for, and want a camera phone for around 40,000, the Samsung Galaxy A25 is a good pick.

Samsung Galaxy A25 5G Specifications:

  • Display: 6.5-inch Super AMOLED screen, FHD+, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Exynos 1280 5G (5nm mobile platform)
  • Memory: 6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: OneUI 6.0 on top of Android 14
  • Rear Camera: Triple (50MP OIS main, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 13MP sensor (waterdrop)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (in-display)
  • Connectivity: Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 5 (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / Beidou, NFC, USB-C, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light, Compass, Gravity, Gyroscope, Proximity
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 25W charging 
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 39,999 (8/128GB), NPR 42,999 (8/256GB)  [25W charger included]
  • Watch our review of the Samsung Galaxy A25 here
  • Buy Samsung Galaxy A25 here

2. Honor X9b

Honor X9b-Orange

For our second-best phone pick under NPR 40,000, we have the Honor X9b that created massive hype back some months ago. Thanks to its stunning anti-drop AMOLED display with a bunch of certifications, a premium-looking build and feel-good performance, and decent cameras for the price.

The display is supposedly protected by Honor’s Kunlun glass and boasts a lot of endurance. It even features a five-star overall drop resistance certification from SGS. Luckily, the phone held up pretty well in our drop and impact tests which you can check out here.

Besides that though, it’s a gorgeous 120Hz AMOLED screen with subtle curves on the sides, which looks like something way above its class. And there are stuff like an in-display fingerprint reader, and 1920Hz PWM dimming to further sweeten the pot.

Moving on, the Honor X9b has a really slim build too (7.98mm thick). Even though it houses a MASSIVE 5800mAh battery with DXOMARK Gold Battery Label inside. Honor promises ‘as good as new’ battery life (>80% capacity) even after 1000 cycles or about 3 years of use.

With the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chip and MagicOS 7.2, performance is also good enough and the OS feels very polished for the price. Whereas Honor X9b’s main camera takes pretty nice photos too, but its 5MP ultrawide sensor and the videography side of things are strictly average only.

Honor X9b Specifications:

  • Display: 6.78-inch AMOLED screen, FHD+, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 5G (4nm mobile platform)
  • Memory: 8GB RAM, 256GB storage (fixed)
  • Software & UI: Magic UI 7.2 on top of Android 13
  • Rear Camera: Triple (108MP main, 5MP ultrawide, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 16MP sensor (hole-punch)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (in-display)
  • Connectivity: Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 5 (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / Beidou, NFC, USB-C, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light, Compass, Gravity, Gyroscope, Proximity
  • Battery: 5800mAh with 35W charging (35W adapter inside the box)
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 43,999* (12/256GB) [get Anker Soundcore Life P2i earbuds worth NPR 2,999 for free]
  • Watch our Honor X9b Drop Tests here
  • Buy Honor X9b here (Free Anker Earbuds)

1. OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G

OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G

Squashing everyone out of the way, the OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G takes the crown as the Best Phone under NPR 40,000 in Nepal. Initially, the phone was launched at a higher price tag of NPR 53,999 but OnePlus Nepal has now provided a generous 17,000 rupees off. Not only the price but the specs are also too appealing. We have the Snapdragon 782G chipset which offers a tri-cluster architecture with prime Cortex-A78 cores at 2.7GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores at 2.4GHz, and four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores at 1.8GHz. Which is way better than the Helio G99 or even the Snapdragon 6s Gen 1 SoC. On top of that, you get 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.

The optics side is also pretty sorted with a 50MP Sony IMX890 sensor which takes super decent pictures. Besides that, the 8MP Ultrawide camera is also good while the 2MP macro lens is something, we barely use on a daily basis. Moreover, you get a 5000mAh battery with 80W fast charging support. OnePlus also ships a compatible charger in the box.

Overall, the Nord CE 3 5G is a phone to beat at the 37K tag with a gorgeous 120Hz 6.7-inch AMOLED panel, a powerful chip, and really good specs.

OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G Specifications:

  • Display: 6.7-inch AMOLED screen, FHD+, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 782G 5G (6nm mobile platform)
  • Memory: 12GB RAM, 512GB storage (UFS 3.1)
  • Software & UI: OxygenOS 13.1 on top of Android 13
  • Rear Camera: Triple (50MP main OIS, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 16MP sensor (hole-punch)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (in-display)
  • Connectivity: Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 5 (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / Beidou, NFC, USB-C, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light, Compass, Gravity, Gyroscope, Proximity
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 80W charging (80W adapter inside the box)
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 36,999 (12/256GB)
  • Buy OnePlus Nord CE 3 here!

Summary list of best mobile phones under NPR 40000 in Nepal

 

S. No. Best phones under 40000 in Nepal Price
1 OnePlus Nord CE 3 5G (12/256GB) NPR 36,999
2 Honor X9b (12/256GB) NPR 43,999*
3 Samsung Galaxy A25 (8/128GB) NPR 39,999
4 Redmi Note 13 Pro 4G (8/256GB) NPR 32,999
5 CMF Phone 1 (8/128GB) NPR 36,999
6 Vivo V27e (8/256GB)  NPR 41,999* 
7 OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite (8/128GB) NPR 34,599
8 Tecno Pova 6 (12/256GB) NPR 34,990

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