Best Flagship Smartphones To Buy In Nepal [2022 Update]

Best Flagship Phones in Nepal 2022
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In this article, we’ve listed the absolute best smartphones you could buy in Nepal right now. We have the official distributors of major smartphone brands in Nepal, where a few of them bring their flagship devices as well. From Samsung’s Galaxy S series to the latest iPhones, there are a lot of premium phones you could buy in the country. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the best smartphones available in Nepal.

Best smartphones to buy in Nepal (2022):

10. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE - Olive

Kicking off our list of best smartphones to buy in Nepal is Samsung’s Galaxy S21 FE. Although the standard Galaxy S22 series is already out in the market, if you’d rather save some money for a “flagship Samsung” experience, this is the one to get. It strips off all the seemingly extravagant or dismissable features of the regular S21 series to deliver a similar phone at a cheaper price.

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The S21 FE has plastic back and aluminum frames just like the standard Galaxy S21. But to keep the price down, Samsung hasn’t compromised on IP68 certification here. Up front, you get a larger 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. And on our test, we found this screen’s colors, contrast, and brightness levels to be almost flagship-grade, which is great!

What else?

But unlike the more reliable, more secure ultrasonic fingerprint reader on the standard S21 lineup, Samsung has gone with an optical fingerprint sensor on the S21 FE. There’s no compromise on the performance front though. This phone is powered by the same Exynos 2100 chip with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB of non-expandable internal storage.

In terms of cameras, the S21 FE brings a triple camera array at the back. This consists of a 12MP primary lens with OIS alongside a 12MP ultra-wide and an 8MP telephoto lens capable of 3x zoom shots. With this, you can expect to capture great photos and videos from the S21 FE in most aspects. The phone gets its juice from a larger 4500mAh battery that delivers a somewhat average battery life.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Specifications:

  • Display: 6.4-inches 120Hz FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED, 411 PPI
  • Chipset: Samsung Exynos 2100 5G (5nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage (fixed)
  • Software & UI: One UI 4 on top of Android 12
  • Rear Camera: Triple (12MP primary, 12MP ultrawide, 8MP telephoto)
  • Front Camera: 32MP f/2.2 (punch-hole)
  • Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner (Optical)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), Dual-band WiFi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / BDS, USB Type-C, NFC, 4G LTE (VoLTE), 5G
  • Battery: 4500mAh with 25W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 89,999 (8/256GB)
  • Read our review of Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
  • Watch our review of Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

9. Realme GT 2 Pro

Realme GT 2 Pro - Paper White

At number 9 in our list of best smartphones in Nepal is the Realme GT 2 Pro. This is Realme’s first proper flagship phone; and also its most expensive phone in Nepal. That means the GT 2 Pro packs all the features you’d expect from a premium phone. Well, most of it anyway. For starters, it is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage.

On the software front, it runs on Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0. There’s also 3 generations of OS and 4 years of software upgrades on the cards. And while Realme’s custom Android skin is pretty optimized and all, it does ship with a bunch of bloatware apps which doesn’t feel all that “premium-like”. You might even be greeted with an ad or two every now and then.

A build quality like no other

Anyway, the GT 2 Pro’s design is pretty unique though. Realme says it has used biopolymer material with a paper-like finish for the rear panel. And yes, it does feel rather different than your typical glass slabs for other expensive phones. The ergonomics side of things is also superb here. It’s just that for a flagship phone, maybe Realme should’ve included an official IP rating as well.

Up front, the phone has a tall 6.7″ QHD AMOLED display that’s sharp, vibrant, bright, and so on and so forth. It is also a 120Hz screen, so everything feels quite smooth here. And since Realme has used an LTPO 2.0 panel, this display can automatically switch between 1 and 120Hz to save power as well. Complementing it is a set of stereo speakers which delivers incredible sound quality.

On the camera front, the GT 2 Pro has a 50MP triple camera array at the back. But this doesn’t include a telephoto lens, mind you. Instead, Realme’s choice of cameras consists of a 50MP main, a 50MP ultrawide, and a 2MP microscopic lens. Although its camera performance is pretty decent, we found that it is still slightly behind the competition in multiple regards. As for the battery, the phone is fueled by a large 5000mAh cell with support for 65W fast charging and no wireless charging.

Realme GT 2 Pro Specifications:

  • Display: 6.7-inches 120Hz QHD+ LTPO 2.0 AMOLED, 525 PPI
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G (4nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 8/12GB RAM, 128/256/512GB storage (fixed)
  • Software & UI: Realme UI 3.0 on top of Android 12
  • Rear Camera: Triple (50MP primary, 50MP ultrawide, 2MP microscopic)
  • Front Camera: 32MP f/2.4 (punch-hole)
  • Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner (Optical)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 6 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / AGPS / Galileo / Glonass / QZSS / BDS, USB Type-C, 4G LTE (VoLTE), 5G
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 65W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 109,999 (12/256GB)
  • Read our review of Realme GT 2 Pro
  • Watch our review of Realme GT 2 Pro

8. Apple iPhone 12

Apple iPhone 12 - Blue best smartphones in nepal

Apple’s iPhone 12 series was a big hit in the market since its launch. Even though the company decided to shift the launch date by roughly a month, that didn’t impact the sales figure. And the iPhone 12 is still one of the best flagship smartphones available in Nepal, with little to no difference from its bigger brother in the 12 series.

The phone sports a 6.1-inch OLED Super Retina XDR display which expands from edge to edge. The panel is covered by a Ceramic Shield cover that promises better durability than the iPhone 11. Over on the outer surface, they’re covered with glass, while you get an aerospace-grade aluminum frame on the iPhone 12.

A14 Bionic chipset

Powering this phone is the A14 Bionic chipset that is fabricated on a 5nm process. Likewise, the graphics are handled by Apple’s new GPU architecture, which supposedly delivers a 30% improvement in graphics performance compared to its predecessor. Furthermore, it is available with up to 256GB of storage.

The standard iPhone 12 features a dual rear camera arrangement with a 12MP primary lens and 12MP 120° ultra-wide lens. While the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max are still incredibly competent smartphones, they’re currently out-of-stock in Nepal. Also, the price of the iPhone 12 has recently been slashed off in Nepal.

iPhone 12 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.1-inches 60Hz FHD+ Super Retina OLED, 460 PPI
  • Chipset: Apple A14 Bionic (5nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, Up to 512GB storage (fixed)
  • Software & UI: Apple iOS 14 (upgradeable)
  • Rear Camera: Dual (12MP primary, 12MP ultrawide)
  • Front Camera: 12MP f/2.2 TrueDepth camera
  • Security: Face ID (enabled by the front camera)
  • Connectivity: Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano-SIM), WiFi 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / GALILEO / QZSS, UWB, Lightning, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Battery: 2815mAh with USB PD 2.0, MagSafe charging
  • Price in Nepal:
iPhone 12 Price
64GB Rs. 120,990
128GB Rs. 128,990
256GB Rs. 144,990

7. Xiaomi 12 Pro

Xiaomi 12 Pro - Blue

Moving on, the new Xiaomi 12 Pro takes the 7th spot in our list of best smartphones in Nepal. Although the company is mostly known for its budget and mid-range devices, Xiaomi has been bringing its flagship phones to the Nepali market for some time now. And the Xiaomi 12 Pro is currently available for pre-order in Nepal with some exciting offers.

Anyway, this is Xiaomi’s flagship phone for 2022—at least for now until the “Ultra” refresh comes along. What this means is that the 12 Pro has all the premium features you could ask for on a 2022 flagship phone. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. In order to cool this chip under load, Xiaomi has used a vapor chamber cooling system. And unlike the company’s budget and mid-range phones of 2022 so far, it runs on Android 12-based MIUI 13 out-of-the-box.

Up front, it hosts a tall 6.73″ E5 AMOLED panel with a sharp WQHD resolution. This is a 10-bit certified panel as well—which is ironically inferior to the regular non-Pro Xiaomi 12 that has a 12-bit color depth instead. Regardless, it implements LTPO 2.0 technology where the display can jump between 1 and 120Hz depending upon the content on the screen.

A mighty camera array

As for cameras, the Xiaomi 12 Pro brings a 50MP triple lens setup at the back; one main wide lens with OIS, one telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, and one ultrawide camera with a 115° FoV. Up front, Xiaomi has gone with a 32MP selfie shooter. The phone gets its juice from a modest single-cell 4600mAh battery that supports 120W fast wired, 50W wireless, and 10W reverse wireless charging.

Xiaomi 12 Pro Specifications:

  • Display: 6.73-inches 120Hz WQHD+ E5 AMOLED, 521 PPI
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G (4nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 8/12GB RAM, 128/256GB storage (fixed)
  • Software & UI: MIUI 13 on top of Android 12
  • Rear Camera: Triple (50MP primary, 50MP ultrawide, 50MP telephoto)
  • Front Camera: 32MP f/2.5 (punch-hole)
  • Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner (Optical)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), Dual-band WiFi 6/6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / Beidou / NavIC, USB Type-C, NFC, 4G LTE (VoLTE), 5G
  • Battery: 4600mAh with 120W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 114,999 (12/256GB)
  • Read our review of Xiaomi 12 Pro
  • Watch our review of Xiaomi 12 Pro

6. iPhone 13 / 13 mini

iPhone 13 - 13 mini - Pink

Grabbing the bronze medal in our list of best smartphones in Nepal are the new iPhone 13 and 13 mini. Granted these are not that impressive compared to their “Pro” counterparts—if you want the latest iPhone experience without spending too much—the iPhone 13 and 13 mini are still a safe bet.

As the name implies, the iPhone 13 mini is for those who’re looking for an iPhone with a relatively small footprint. While its predecessor—the iPhone 12 mini—had terrible battery life and therefore wasn’t recommendable, that’s not the case with 13 mini. Apple has significantly improved the battery endurance on this phone—so much so that the company claims up to 13 hours of video streaming on the iPhone 13 mini, which is an hour more compared to the 12 Pro Max!

No ProMotion display

Anyway, you’re looking at a 6.1″ and a 5.4″ OLED display between the iPhone 13 and 13 mini, respectively. Unlike their Pro siblings, there’s no 120Hz refresh rate support here. In terms of cameras, these lack a telephoto camera as well but share the same wide and ultrawide lens. Despite this, the color science and image processing levels between the Pro and non-Pro iPhones are exactly the same.

On the performance front, powering the iPhone 13 and 13 mini is the new A15 Bionic chip. However, the A15 Bionic on these phones has one less GPU core compared to the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. As for memory, both of them now have 128GB of base storage, with options ranging up to 512GB.

iPhone 13 / 13 mini Specifications

  • Display: 6.1 / 5.4-inches 60Hz Super Retina OLED, 460 / 476 PPI
  • Chipset: Apple A15 Bionic (5nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, Up to 512GB storage (fixed)
  • Software & UI: Apple iOS 15 (upgradeable)
  • Rear Camera: Dual (12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide)
  • Front Camera: 12MP f/2.2 TrueDepth camera
  • Security: Face ID (enabled by the front camera)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano / eSIM), WiFi 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / GALILEO / QZSS / iBeacon, UWB, Lightning, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Battery: 3240 / 2438mAh with USB PD 2.0, MagSafe charging
  • Read our review of iPhone 13
  • Watch our review of iPhone 13
  • Price in Nepal:
128GB 256GB 512GB
iPhone 13 mini Rs. 122,990 Rs. 139,990 Rs. 171,990
iPhone 13 Rs. 139,990 Rs. 156,990 Rs. 191,990

5. OnePlus 10 Pro

OnePlus 10 Pro - Volcanic Black

Heading up the top 5 entries in our list of best flagship smartphones in Nepal is the OnePlus 10 Pro. Like the Xiaomi 12 Pro above, it is also currently available for pre-order in Nepal with some intriguing deals. You can learn more about that here. Although OnePlus phones have a history of arriving late in the Nepali market, the 10 Pro is making its debut before the global market itself.

However, its pricing still leaves a lot to be desired. OnePlus 10 Pro launched at a cheaper asking price than last year’s 9 Pro in China but it’s still quite expensive in Nepal. Having said that, the phone does have a bunch of exciting features—including the second-gen Hasselblad Camera for Mobile.

What to expect from its cameras?

To note, it has pretty much the same camera hardware as the OnePlus 9 Pro—except for the ultrawide camera. The company has gone with Samsung’s JN1 sensor for the 50MP ultrawide lens which has a wider 150° FoV but a smaller sensor size. On, and it ditches the 2MP monochrome lens as well.

As for the processor, you’re looking at a typical gen-on-gen upgrade on the 10 Pro. It is backed by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip with up to 12GB of high-speed LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. OnePlus has also introduced a new feature called “Hyperboost” to overclock the CPU for more power. To handle all this, the company has had to deliver a stronger cooler solution too.

In terms of display, the OnePlus 10 Pro features a 6.7″ 2K AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and LTPO 2.0 backplane technology. OnePlus has also managed to fit in a slightly larger 5000mAh battery this time around that supports 80W wired and 50W wireless charging.

OnePlus 10 Pro Specifications:

  • Display: 6.7-inches 120Hz 2K Fluid AMOLED, 525 PPI
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G (4nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 8/12GB RAM, 128/256GB storage (fixed)
  • Software & UI: OxygenOS 12 on top of Android 12
  • Rear Camera: Triple (48MP primary, 50MP ultrawide, 8MP telephoto)
  • Front Camera: 32MP f/2.5 (punch-hole)
  • Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner (Optical)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), Dual-band WiFi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / Beidou, USB Type-C, NFC, 4G LTE (VoLTE), 5G
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 80W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 134,999 (12/256GB)
  • Read our review of OnePlus 10 Pro
  • Watch our review of OnePlus 10 Pro

4. Samsung Galaxy S22 / S22+

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus - White best smartphones in nepal

Next up in our list of best smartphones to buy in Nepal are Samsung’s Galaxy S22 and S22+. These phones bring a healthy set of upgrades over their predecessors—and therefore are a safe bet for most people who’re looking to buy a flagship Samsung phone this year.

As expected, both S22 and S22+ share a familiar design with premium hardware and everything else. The back of these phones are protected by Gorilla Glass Victus+ which is exclusive to Samsung for now. Then there are the armored aluminum frames for added protection while they are IP68 certified against dust and water damage as well.

iPhone-inspired design

But instead of sticking to the curved design, the company has introduced a squared-off layout with rounded edges here. Something similar to the latest iPhones. Nevertheless, even their displays are secured under a layer of Gorilla Glass Victus+. While the regular Galaxy S21 has 1300 nits of peak brightness, the S21+ takes that number to 1750 nits!

Moreover, you get Samsung’s “Vision Booster” feature on both these phones as well which adjusts contrast and saturation levels under direct sunlight to maintain visibility. As far as performance goes, Samsung Nepal has brought the Snapdragon variant of the S22 series this year. Seeing how the Exynos 2200 has failed to live up to its hype, we’re pretty thrilled about this.

Additionally, Samsung has also promised 4 years of Android and 5 years of security updates for the Galaxy S22 series. Since these phones boot on Android 12 by default, that means the S22 and S22+ will be updated to Android 16 at least. When it comes to cameras, we found that the S22+ brings improved shadow processing in the daytime, whereas its nighttime shots are quite an upgrade over the S21 series as well.

Samsung Galaxy S22 / S22+ Specifications:

  • Display: 6.1 / 6.6-inches 120Hz FHD Dynamic AMOLED, 525 PPI
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G (4nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage (fixed)
  • Software & UI: One UI 4.1 on top of Android 12
  • Rear Camera: Triple (50MP primary, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP telephoto)
  • Front Camera: 10MP f/2.2 (punch-hole)
  • Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner (Ultrasonic)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), Dual-band WiFi 6/6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / Beidou / BDS, USB Type-C, NFC, 4G LTE (VoLTE), 5G
  • Battery: 3700 / 4500mAh with 25W / 45W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal:
    • Galaxy S22: Rs. 118,999 (8/256GB)
    • Galaxy S22+: Rs. 137,999 (8/256GB)

3. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 / Z Flip 3

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 - Z Flip 3 best smartphones in nepal

Almost the entire smartphone industry agrees that foldables are the future. And as of now, Samsung has a dominant presence in this sector with very few companies competing against the South Korean conglomerate. Nepali smartphone enthusiasts can get in on the foldable revolution since both the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 are officially available in the country.

Here, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has a 6.2″ AMOLED panel on the front that extends to a 7.6″ display when unfolded. Because foldable phones are so sensitive to damage from various internal and external factors, Samsung has given special attention when designing the Z Fold 3.

Water-resistant foldable

Protecting the cover display and the back of the phone is Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus whereas the phone as armor aluminum frames that promises 10% better sturdiness. Additionally, Samsung has also managed to make it IPX8 water-resistant. On the other hand, the company promises that the Fold 3 can handle 200,000 folds—just like its predecessor.

The panel structure of the main display is a bit different and more durable as well—whereas thanks to the PET screen protector, this is also the only foldable phone to support stylus input. Besides this, the rest of the specs are pretty much what you’d expect from a flagship phone in 2021.

It is powered by a Snapdragon 888 chip which has been coupled with 12GB RAM and either 256 or 512GB of internal storage. Camera specs include a 12MP triple camera array at the back. Oh and the main display cleverly hides a front-facing camera as well—but its quality is not that good.

On the other hand, the Z Flip 3 is your modern-day flip phone. It has a clamshell design and therefore fits in your pocket a lot more easily—a lot more comfortably. Compared to the Z Flip 5G before it, it has a much bigger cover display to view notifications, messages, and such. Besides this, it is also IPX8 water-resistant and powered by the Snapdragon 888. But if you’re a power user who needs all-day battery life, be prepared to carry a power bank with the Flip 3.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 / Z Flip 3 Specifications:

Z Fold 3 Z Flip 3
Display (Main) 7.6-inches 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED, 374 PPI (Main) 6.7-inches 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED, 426 PPI
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (5nm)
Memory 12GB RAM, 256/512 storage 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage
Software & UI One UI 3.1 on top of Android 11 (upgradable)
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 12MP
  • Ultrawide: 12MP
  • Telephoto: 12MP
  • Primary: 12MP
  • Ultrawide: 12MP
Front Camera 4MP (Cover), 10MP (Main) 10MP (punch-hole)
Security Physical fingerprint reader (side-mounted)
Connectivity Nano-SIM, Dual-band WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2/5.1, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / BDS, USB Type-C, 4G LTE (VoLTE), 5G
Battery 4400mAh with 25W charging 3300mAh with 15W charging
  • Price in Nepal:
    • Z Fold 3: Rs. 219,999 (12/256GB)
    • Z Flip 3: Rs. 124,999 (8/256GB)

2. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra - Green best smartphones in nepal

The silver medalist in our list of best smartphones in Nepal is the new Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. If you want the very best Android experience in 2022, this is probably it. Sure it doesn’t fold or flip, but the S22 Ultra delivers everywhere else. From its design, build quality, display, performance, to cameras, this is easily the most exciting Android phone of 2022.

In case you’re unaware, Samsung’s Galaxy Note is officially dead. But its spirit leaves on with the S22 Ultra. It brings that classic boxy design with sharp corners and of course—a silo for the S-Pen. Last year’s S21 Ultra was stylus-compatible as well but you had to buy a separate case that could house the S-Pen since the phone didn’t have a natural housing for it.

Besides the integrated stylus, Samsung has also managed to improve the input latency this time. Compared to Note 20 Ultra’s 9ms, the S22 Ultra’s S-Pen boasts just 2.8ms latency. If you’re an artist or such, this could be a big deal but someone who uses the stylus on a casual basis won’t find this much of an upgrade.

Easily the best display on a smartphone

On the display front, the phone has a massive 6.8″ Dynamic AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. Being a Samsung-made display, you can expect excellent colors and contrast levels here. Like the S22+, it also has 1750 nits of peak brightness, complemented by the Vision Booster feature to maintain easy visibility even when you’re outdoors.

But unlike the regular S22 and S22+, it implements LTPO 2.0 backplane technology as well. As a result, this screen can dip all the way to 1Hz to save battery. Samsung has reserved its best camera system for the S22 Ultra too. Besides some obvious advantages like during low-light conditions and zoom levels, we found its cameras to be pretty similar to the S22+.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Specifications:

  • Display: 6.8-inches 120Hz WQHD Dynamic AMOLED, 500 PPI
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G (4nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 8/12GB RAM, Up to 1TB storage (fixed)
  • Software & UI: One UI 4.1 on top of Android 12
  • Rear Camera: Quad (108MP primary, 12MP ultrawide, 2x 10MP telephoto)
  • Front Camera: 40MP f/2.2 (punch-hole)
  • Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner (Ultrasonic)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), Dual-band WiFi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / Beidou, USB Type-C, NFC, 4G LTE (VoLTE), 5G
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 45W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 169,999 (12/256GB) | Rs. 179,999 (12/512GB)
  • Read our review of Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Watch our review of Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

1. iPhone 13 Pro / Pro Max

iPhone 13 Pro - Pro Max - Sierra Blue best smartphones in nepal

Finally, taking the number one spot in our list of best smartphones in Nepal is Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. Compared to the iPhone 12 series, these phones bring some major upgrades—especially in terms of the display. Apple has finally caved-in to the high refresh rate hype in smartphones and introduced 120Hz ProMotion on the 13 Pro/Pro Max.

And you won’t be finding this “Pro” technology on non-Pro iPhones, which is why the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are such a big deal. From smoother scrolling to 120fps gaming, these iPhones unveil a whole new avenue of possibilities. Despite this, we still wish the touch response on these iPhones were a bit higher.

Upgraded cameras

Likewise, the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max bring a familiar 12MP triple camera setup but with upgraded sensors—and a bunch of new camera features. Making it all possible is the new A15 Bionic chip, the binned version that is. You see, while the regular iPhone 13 and 13 mini feature the same chipset, they have a 4-core GPU as opposed to the 5-core GPU on the Pro models.

Not that this is an instant deal-breaker or anything, but this inferiority could be noticeable down the road on the non-Pro iPhones. Anyway, battery life is another triumphant feature of the iPhone 13 Pro/Pro Max—especially the latter. Although getting 2 days of battery endurance is no joke, it might not be worth it to everyone considering the size/bulk of the 13 Pro Max.

iPhone 13 Pro / Max Specifications

  • Display: 6.1 / 6.7-inches 120Hz Super Retina OLED, 425 / 393 PPI
  • Chipset: Apple A15 Bionic (5nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 6GB RAM, Up to 1TB storage (fixed)
  • Software & UI: Apple iOS 15 (upgradeable)
  • Rear Camera: Triple (12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto)
  • Front Camera: 12MP f/2.2 TrueDepth camera
  • Security: Face ID (enabled by the front camera)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano / eSIM), WiFi 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / GALILEO / QZSS / iBeacon, UWB, Lightning, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Battery: 3095 / 4352mAh with USB PD 2.0, MagSafe charging
  • Read our review of iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • Watch our review of iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • Price in Nepal:
128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
13 Pro Rs. 174,990 Rs. 191,490 Rs. 225,990 Rs. 260,990
13 Pro Max Rs. 191,990 Rs. 208,990 Rs. 242,990 Rs. 277,990

Summary list of best smartphones in Nepal (2022)

Rank Best Smartphones in Nepal Latest Price
10 Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Rs. 89,999 (8/256GB)
9 Realme GT 2 Pro Rs. 109,999 (12/256GB)
8 Apple iPhone 12 Rs. 120,900 (64GB)
7 Xiaomi 12 Pro Rs. 114,999 (12/256GB)
6 Apple iPhone 13 mini Rs. 122,990 (128GB)
13 Rs. 139,990 (128GB)
5 OnePlus 10 Pro Rs. 134,999 (12/256GB)
4 Samsung Galaxy S22 Rs. 112,999 (8/256GB)
S22+ Rs. 129,999 (8/256GB)
3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Rs. 124,999 (8/256GB)
Z Fold 3 Rs. 219,999 (12/256GB)
2 Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Rs. 159,999 (12/256GB)
1 Apple iPhone 13 Pro Rs. 174,990 (128GB)
13 Pro Max Rs. 191,990 (128GB)

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