Best mobile phones under 10,000 in Nepal [Updated: August 2020]

best mobile phones under 10000 nepal

Smartphones come at all shapes, sizes, and prices. While the industry gets its buzz the most in terms of the most expensive devices it has to offer, the absolute budget segment is not one to be left unattended either. Now, in the past, there were not many good & cheap phones you could buy for Rs. 10,000 or less. However, with growing competition among the manufacturers, there are a few actual decent offerings. And we’re here to help you out. In this list, we’ve compiled the best phones under 10000 in Nepal you can buy right now.

7Nokia 2.2

Nokia 2.2

Kicking off the list is the Nokia 2.2. Flaunting a modern design choice with its teardrop notch display, this is one good-looking phone in its segment. The display here is a 5.71-inches HD+ LCD panel. It doesn’t come with a physical or certainly not an in-display fingerprint sensor. Therefore, Nokia 2.2 uses face-unlock or the good-old-fashioned patterns for unlocking the phone.

Other highlights of the phone include quite a formidable Helio A22 chipset complemented by either 2 or 3GB of RAM. Add that to the fact that the phone runs on less-taxing Android Go (Pie Edition), Nokia 2.2 won’t disappoint – if you have a decent level of expectations that is. You get a 13MP main camera and a 5MP selfie shooter as well. In terms of battery, there’s a removable 3,000mAh cell, which should get you through a day at least.

Nokia 2.2 Specifications:

  • Display: 5.71-inch (1520 × 720 pixels) HD+ LCD panel
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22 (12nm)
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 2/3GB RAM; 16/32GB storage (expandable)
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie (Go Edition)
  • SIM: Single SIM
  • Back Camera: 13MP f/2.2 lens
  • Front Camera: 5MP selfie camera
  • Security: Face unlock
  • Dimensions: 5.75 x 2.78 x 0.37-inches; Weight: 153g
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/A-GPS/BDS/GLONASS, micro USB, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Battery: 3,000mAh cell
  • Price: Rs. 11,490 9,499 (2/16GB)

6Lava Benco V7

Lava Benco V7

Next up, we have the Lava Benco V7. Let’s get real for a second – “Lava” isn’t the brand that pops up to anyone’s mind when it comes to smartphones, not these days. Yet, if any company makes a good phone, they should get the recognition they deserve. And one such phone from Lava is the Benco V7. Featuring a fashionable design at a decent set of hardware, this phone is definitely a good option under Rs.10,000 in Nepal.

Here, you get a big 6.1-inches LCD display with a teardrop notch that houses the 5MP front-facing camera. Similarly, there’s also an 8MP camera at the back. The 19.5:9 aspect ratio that Benco V7’s got going on for itself makes for a great viewing experience. Since this one doesn’t come with a fingerprint sensor either, it has an impressively fast face-unlock mechanism that can unlock the phone in a mere 0.4 seconds.

Moreover, the phone is powered by the Unisoc SC9832e SoC with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of in-built storage. In terms of battery, it’s got a large 4,000mAh cell, which will easily last a day. However, what’s concerning about the phone is that it runs on the regular Android 9.0 (Pie) instead of its watered-down Go Edition.

Lava Benco V7 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.1-inch (1280 × 600 pixels) HD LCD panel
  • Chipset: Unisoc Spreadtrum SC9832r
  • CPU: Quad-core 4x ARM Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali T820
  • Memory: 2GB RAM; 16GB storage (expandable)
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Back Camera: 8MP lens
  • Front Camera: 5MP selfie camera
  • Security: Face unlock
  • Dimensions: 6.11 x 2.90 x 0.39-inches; Weight: 183g
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS, micro USB, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Battery: 4,000mAh cell
  • Price: Rs. 9,999 (2/16GB)

5Colors Pride 1X

colors 1x price nepal

This is where niche manufacturers like Colors reign supreme. With the mid-range and other costlier segment dominated primarily by Chinese & other OEMs, the budget market is where local brands like Colors have a chance at competing. Here, the Colors Pride 1X is almost a year-old phone now. And yet, it is still a decent choice for its price.

First of all, it’s got the dated design choice with large bezels on the top and bottom. But that shouldn’t be an immediate turn-off. Colors Pride 1X has a 5.45-inches LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, which isn’t all bad in itself. Up top, there’s also a 5MP selfie camera, while an 8MP lens sits at the back.

In terms of performance, the phone is powered by a quad-core processor from MediaTek (though the exact SoC is unknown). That is backed by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which seems to be the standard in phones of this range. It is a 4G phone and has a 3,000mAh battery while running on Android 9.0 (Pie).

Colors Pride 1X Specifications:

  • Display: 5.45-inch HD LCD panel; 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: MTK 1.3GHz Quad-core processor
  • Memory: 2GB RAM; 16GB storage (expandable)
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • Back Camera: 8MP lens
  • Front Camera: 5MP selfie camera
  • Security: Face unlock
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS, micro USB, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Battery: 3,000mAh cell
  • Price: Rs. 8,495 (2/16GB)

4Colors Pride 5X

colors pride 5x price nepal

Colors, the Nepali smartphone brand understands the needs of the homeland and brings smartphones accordingly. And talking about the Colors Pride 5X, the handset is no exception. It is the only smartphone on our list to come with a dual-camera setup at the back. So despite being an entry-level device, the handset can capture portrait images as well.

Even on the display front, Colors has included the latest and the trendy hardware. The 5.45-inch display on this device features HD+ resolution and comes in an 18:9 aspect ratio. Although the performance of the device may not be top-notch with its MediaTek 6737 chipset, Colors has been generous on the memory front and has provided 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage.

The size of the battery is equally impressive here. The 3,000mAh battery on the device provides a decent backup. Furthermore, Colors Pride 5X is the only smartphone in this list to come with a fingerprint sensor. The handset also comes with the Face Unlock feature. With this feature, you can be worry-free when it comes to the device’s security.

Colors Pride 5X Specifications:

  • Display: 5.45-inch HD+ Full View display with Dragontrail glass protection
  • CPU: 1.3 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6737
  • OS: Android Oreo (v8.1)
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • GPU: Mali-T720 MP1
  • Storage: 16 GB, expandable up to 128 GB
  • Rear Camera: 8MP + 0.3MP, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5MP, LED Flash
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Fingerprint sensor (Rear-mounted)
  • Battery: 3,000mAh removable battery
  • Price:  Rs. 9,999 (2/16GB)

3Redmi Go

Redmi Go is Xiaomi’s first take on the entry-level category and it is one of the value-for-money devices for the price. The smartphone comes with Android Go version of the Android Oreo. So, 1GB of RAM may suffice the needs while multitasking or switching between the apps. On the memory front, the phone gets either 8 or 16GB of onboard storage.

Performance is the strong suit of the Xiaomi phones. And the Redmi Go is no exception. It comes with Snapdragon 425 chipset, which is a decent performer for the price. Talking about the camera, the 8MP rear camera and the 5MP selfie shooter does a noteworthy job. Adding to the niceties is the 3,000mAh battery that will power the 5-inch screen the phone has.

Redmi Go Specifications:

  • Display: 5.0-inch (1280 × 720 pixels) HD LCD panel; 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (28nm)
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 308
  • Memory: 1GB RAM; 8/16GB storage (expandable)
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM + microSD card)
  • Back Camera: 8MP f/2.0 lens
  • Front Camera: 5MP f/2.2 selfie camera
  • Security: Face unlock
  • Dimensions: 5.53 x 2.76 x 0.33-inches; Weight: 137g
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS/BDS, micro USB, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Battery: 3,000mAh cell
  • Price: Rs. 7,499 (1/8GB) | Rs. 7,999 (1/16GB)

2Samsung Galaxy A2 Core

samsung galaxy a2 core design

The Galaxy A2 Core is the successor of the J2 Core with some premium upgrades over its predecessor. The phone comes with Exynos 7870 chipset, which makes it the most powerful smartphone at its price. The processor is mated with 1GB of RAM. Talking about the memory, the phone gets 16GB of onboard storage with a dedicated SD card slot for storage expansion.

Fueling the device is a 2,600mAh battery, which is non-removable this time. On to the imaging part, the phone comes with a 5MP camera on the back and 5MP on the front. Talking about the display, it’s the story of last year. The phone gets a 5-inch screen with quarter-HD resolution. There are also some sizable bezels on the forehead and the chin. With all this, the Galaxy A2 Core is definitely our best pick under Rs. 10000 in Nepal.

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core Specifications:

  • Display: 5.0-inch (960 × 540 pixels) HD LCD panel; 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Exynos 7870 (14nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T830 MP1
  • Memory: 1GB RAM; 8/16GB storage (expandable)
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo (Go Edition)
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Back Camera: 5MP f/1.9 lens
  • Front Camera: 5MP f/2.2 selfie camera
  • Security: Face unlock
  • Dimensions: 5.57 x 2.80 x 0.36-inches; Weight: 142g
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS/BDS, micro USB, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Battery: 2,600mAh cell
  • Price: Rs. 9,390 8,499 (1/16GB)

1Summary list of best mobile phones under Rs 10000 in Nepal (June 2020)

S. No. Best phones under 10000 in Nepal Price
1 Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (1/16GB) Rs. 8,499
2 Redmi Go (1/16GB) Rs. 7,999
3 Colors Pride 5X (2/16GB) Rs. 9,999
4 Colors Pride 1X (2/16GB) Rs. 8,495
5 Lava Benco V7 (2/16GB) Rs. 9,999
6 Nokia 2.2 (2/16GB) Rs. 9,499

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