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Best Smartphones in Nepal Under Rs. 25,000

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Nepali smartphone market is dominated by the mid-range phones that cost between Rs.20,000 to Rs.35,000 and the very sweet spot in this price range is the Rs. 25,000 price point. Hence, we’ve made a list of best smartphones under 25000 in Nepal that provides good value for your money.

1Huawei Y9 2018

The Huawei Y9 is kind of similar to last year’s Huawei Nova 2i that was an impressive device by all means. Featuring an Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor with 3 GB of RAM, the device has performed quite well in our testing. It also features a dual camera on the back that, similar to Nova 2i, has impressed us! The build and a tall 5.9-inch 18:9 display is among the best for its price. Oh, and the 4,000 mAh battery easily provides 2 days of battery life.

Huawei Y9 2018 Specifications:

  • 5.93-inch FULL HD IPS LCD display
  • HiSilicon Kirin 659 with 2.36 GHz 16nm Octa-core processor
  • 3GB RAM & 32GB storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card)
  • Android Nougat (v8.0); EMUI 8.0 on top
  • Rear Camera: Dual Camera (16MP + 2MP) (27mm, f/2.2), PDAF, LED flash
  • 13+2 MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • 4000 mAh non-removable battery
  • Price: Rs. 25,900 (Available for Rs. 24,500)

2Xiaomi MI A1

MI A1 has been a huge hit in the Nepali market and the smartphone is still being sold like a hot cake. The smartphone is an Android One device and inherits the all hailed Stock Android OS on its system. In addition, the smartphone is gifted with the powerful yet power efficient Snapdragon 625 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Xiaomi Mi A1 also includes an impressive dual camera setup on the back. The camera takes some nifty portrait shots and is also capable of capturing the images with 2x lossless zooming.

XIAOMI MI A1 SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 5.5-inch FULL HD IPS LCD display (401ppi)
  • Snapdragon 625 CPU with 2.0GHz 14nm Cortex A53 Octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM & 64GB storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card)
  • Stock Android Nougat (v7.1.1); Upgradable to Oreo (v8.0)
  • Rear Camera: Dual-12MP (26mm, f/2.2 + 50mm, f/2.6), PDAF, 2x zoom, Dual-LED flash
  • 5 MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, compass
  • 3080 mAh non-removable battery with fast charging
  • Price: Rs. 24,499

Also Read: Xiaomi Mi A1 Review

3Samsung Galaxy J7 Max

Launched last year, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max is still one of our choices in the below Rs. 25,000 price segment. The device’s rear camera setup is similar to that on the Galaxy J7 Pro which was crowned the title of the best camera smartphone on a mid-range device. It has a good battery life that will easily last you for a day, and although the gaming experience is not as good as its competitors’, the Galaxy J7 Max is still a good option for an unaltered day-to-day experience.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Specifications:

  • 5.7-inch Full HD PLS Display
  • MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 CPU with 16nm Cortex A53 Octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM & 32GB storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card)
  • Android Nougat (v7.0); Experience UI on top
  • Rear Camera: 13MP, f/1.7, LED flash
  • 13 MP front-facing camera, f/1.9 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, compass
  • 3300 mAh non-removable battery
  • Price: Rs. 26,290 (available for Rs. 25,000)

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Review:

4Sony Xperia XA1

The Xperia XA1 is a pretty decent smartphone in this price range. With an impressive 23MP camera at the back, the smartphone targets the photography enthusiasts. On the front, however, has an 8MP selfie shooter. The smartphone comes with a 5-inch display, which is shielded with scratch-resistant glass on the top.

SONY XPERIA XA1 SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 5-inch HD IPS display with Scratch-resistant glass
  • MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 chipset
  • Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Mali T880-MP2 GPU
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB via microSD card
  • Android Nougat (7.0), planned upgrade to Android Oreo (8.0)
  • Dual SIM (nano+nano)
  • 23MP rear camera with Exmor RS sensor, 1/2.3″ sensor, f/2.0 lens, Predictive Hybrid AF, 1080p video recording
  • 8MP front-facing camera with 1/4” sensor size, f/2.0 lens, 1080p video recording
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC
  • 2300mAh Battery
  • Price: Rs.28,000 (Available for Rs. 25,200 on Daraz)

5Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 is a revamped variant of the much-popular Galaxy J7 Prime. The devices have the same design language and share most of the features as well. The stand out feature of the Galaxy J7 Prime 2 is its 13-megapixel front and back cameras that have an aperture of f/1.9. The inclusion of the older Exynos 7870 might come as a drawback, though.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch FHD PLS TFT display
  • Exynos 7870 CPU with 1.6GHz 14nm Cortex A53 Octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM & 64GB storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card)
  • Android Nougat (v7.1.1); Experience UI on top
  • Rear Camera: 13 (28mm, f/1.9), LED flash
  • 13 MP front-facing camera, f/1.9 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, proximity
  • 3300 mAh non-removable battery
  • Price: Rs. 28,990 (available for Rs. 25,000)

6Oppo F5 Youth

The Oppo F5 had its flaws but it was still impressive in a lot of areas. Its “lite” variant, the Oppo F5 Youth, is somewhat a similar device, all-while coming in at a lower price tag. The device is a selfie-centric smartphone housing a 16-megapixel selfie shooter up front. The F5 Youth is also a trendy smartphone featuring minimal bezels on the top and bottom that sandwich a tall 6-inch full HD display. It is powered by MediaTek Helio P23 chipset and 3 GB of RAM which will suffice the needs of even the heavy users. Yes, the operating system might be a little too heavily skinned, but the F5 Youth is still an promising smartphone.

Oppo F5 Youth Specifications:

  • 6-inch FULL HD IPS LCD display
  • Mediatek Helio P23 CPU with 2.5GHz 16nm Cortex A53 Octa-core processor
  • 3GB RAM & 32GB storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card)
  • Stock Android Nougat (v7.1); ColorOS 3.2 on top
  • Rear Camera: 13MP, f/2.2, PDAF, LED flash
  • 16 MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • 3200 mAh non-removable battery
  • Price: Rs. 27,990 (available for Rs. 25,000)

7Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

This device is also known as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. Known as Redmi 5 Plus, only the Indian variant is hailed as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. Keeping this naming issue aside, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is a great buy if you are looking for good looks, excellent battery life, and decent performance. With 4000mAh battery, the phone lasts for 2 days. With energy efficient Snapdragon 625 processor and optimized MIUI, the phone performs very smooth. Apart from that, it has a good 5.99-inch FullView FullHD+ IPS display with near bezel-less design. In addition, the smartphone inherits a 12MP rear camera and 5MP selfie shooter.

XIAOMI REDMI 5 PLUS SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 5.99-inch FullView FULL-HD+ IPS LCD display (403ppi)
  • Snapdragon 625 CPU with 2.0GHz 14nm Cortex A53 Octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage; expandable up to 128GB via microSD card (uses SIM2 slot)
  • MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat (v7.1.2) OS
  • 12 MP Rear Camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 5 MP Front Camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
  • Price: Rs. 22,999

8Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

The recent price drop on Xiaomi smartphones has made the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 one of the impressive smartphones right now. The device is now priced at Rs. 20,999 for the 4 GB variant and if you are after performance and battery, we will certainly suggest you get this smartphone. Sure, being an early 2017 smartphone, it doesn’t pack in the bells and whistle, but the Redmi Note 4 certainly performs. Also, the battery provided us with a screen-on-time of 6-7 hours which is a major plus.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch FULL HD IPS LCD display
  • Snapdragon 625 CPU with 2.0GHz 14nm Cortex A53 Octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage; expandable up to 256GB via microSD card (uses SIM2 slot)
  • MIUI 9.5 based on Android Nougat (v7.0) OS
  • 13 MP Rear Camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 5 MP Front Camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Li-Po 4100 mAh battery
  • Price: Rs. 20,999

Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Review: Value Driven

9Nokia 6

Nokia 6 is a good choice if you are looking for the sturdier build, a good display, and an excellent set of cameras. It comes with a durable aluminum body with premium looks. The 5.5-inch FullHD display has good brightness, contrast level, and sunlight legibility. The star of the show is the 16MP rear camera and the 8MP front camera.

Nokia 6 Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch FULL HD IPS LCD display (401ppi) with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Snapdragon 430 CPU with 1.4Ghz 28nm Cortex A53 Octa-core processor
  • 3GB RAM & 32GB Storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card)
  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • 16MP Rear Camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and dual LED flash
  • 8MP Front Facing Camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Price: Rs.25,600 (Available for Rs. 24,000)

10UMIDIGI Crystal

The UMIDIGI Crystal looks alluring in terms of design. It has brutally obliterated the bezels on the three sides and has kept just the chin to adjust the selfie camera. The smartphone also comes with a dual camera at the back, which possesses Samsung Sensors. And there is a 5MP selfie shooter up front. The smartphone is powered by MediaTek MT6750T chipset backed by 4GB of RAM.

Umidigi Crystal Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 pixels full HD Bezel-less SHARP 2.5D curved display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • 1.5GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, expandable with microSD up to 256GB
  • Android v7.0 (Nougat)
  • 13 MP + 5 MP dual rear cameras with Samsung sensor
  • 5 MP front camera
  • Dual Hybrid SIM (Nano+Nano/TF Card) with 4G LTE
  • USB Type-C
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 3000 mAh non-removable battery
  • Glass Body (2.5D curved glass on the front & rear)
  • Price: Rs.25,900 (Available for Rs. 24,500)

Also Read: UMIDIGI Crystal Review: The bezel-less beauty with a few hiccups!