Best Mobile Phones Under Rs. 25,000 in Nepal [Updated]

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The mid-range smartphone market is probably the most competitive in many countries including Nepal. While most of us may not be economically able to purchase a flagship device, we’re fortunate enough since the mid-range phones have gotten so good these days. However, the “Rs. 25000” market is a little bit of an oddball. Spend just a little more and you can choose from some of the best mid-rangers, save up a little and you go home with one of the best budget smartphones. Nevertheless, there are plenty of good options under this category. Let’s look at the best mobile phones under NPR 25000 in Nepal.

Best mobile phones under NPR 25000 in Nepal:

For the best price-to-productivity ratio from a phone under the price of NPR 25000 in Nepal, you should at least expect a Full HD IPS Panel or even Super AMOLED ones on Samsung, Xiaomi phones. Similarly, the latest Snapdragon 600 series should be your priority as they yield better performance.

Furthermore, if you install a lot of games and click a lot of photos, 128GB storage should be a bare minimum. For a battery, 5000mAh or more will usually yield excellent endurance. However, try to get one with fast charging and a Type C port. With that out of the way, let’s check out the best phones under NPR 25000 you can buy in Nepal.

6. Vivo Y30

Vivo Y30 - Moonstone White

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The first and only entry from Vivo on our list of best phones under NPR 25000 in Nepal goes to the Vivo Y30. It is common knowledge of how the traditional smartphones from Vivo prioritize design & cameras above everything else while also having a mildly outrageous price.

Well, the Y30 carries on the legacy as the main highlight of the phone is its single punch-hole cutout for the 8MP front camera. At the back, the phone has a quad-camera setup with a 13MP primary lens paired with an 8MP ultrawide lens, and 2MP macro and depth sensors.

Though the punch-hole implementation looks nice, the panel itself is a 6.47-inches IPS LCD one with HD+ resolution. On the performance side of things, the phone is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P35 SoC which is so not an ideal selection considering the price of this thing. Vivo Y30 comes in either a 4/64GB or 4/128GB memory variant. It’s got a big 5000mAh battery with 10W wired charging. Interestingly, it also supports 5V/1A reverse charging.

Vivo Y30 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.47-inch IPS LCD screen, HD+ (1560×720 pixels)
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P35 (12nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: Android 10 with Funtouch OS 10 on top
  • Rear Camera: Quad (13MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 8MP, f/2.2 lens (punch-hole)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / BDS, USB Type-C
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 10W charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 24,499 (4/64GB)

5. Coolpad Cool 6

Coolpad Cool 6 - Blue

Coolpad re-entered the Nepalese market a couple of months back. In all honesty, we’re still a little hesitant in recommending its smartphones seeing Coolpad’s weak history of software updates, after-sales services, weak distribution channels, and other factors. Still, if you don’t mind those, then it does have a couple of exciting products.

And here, taking the fifth spot in our list of best phones under NPR 25000 in Nepal is the Coolpad Cool 6. The most intriguing factor of the device is most definitely is its pop-up selfie camera mechanism. While other entries in this list opt for a teardrop or a punch-hole cutout selfie shooter, the Cool 6 delivers excellent screen space with its motorized front-facing camera.

Talking about cameras, the phone has a triple-lens setup at the back. It is let by a 48MP primary, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. The display is a 6.53-inches FHD+ IPS LCD panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Powering the Coolpad Cool 6 is a rather dated Helio P70 chipset. The phone runs on Android 10 out-of-the-box and there is no word if it’ll receive the Android 11 update. The phone gets its juice from a decent 4000mAh battery that charges via the USB Type-C port.

Coolpad Cool 6 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.53-inch IPS LCD screen, FHD+ (2340×1080 pixels)
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P70 (12nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Triple (48MP primary, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 21MP lens (motorized pop-up)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS / AGPS, USB Type-C
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 26,499* (6/128GB)

4. Infinix Note 8i

Infinix Note 8i - Blue

Moving on, the 4th entry in our list of the best phone under NPR 25000 in Nepal goes to the new Infinix Note 8i. The phone features a pretty decent spec-sheet and delivers some great performance as well. Here, the Note 8i is powered by MediaTek’s gaming-focused Helio G80 SoC which is can be found in cheaper phones like the POCO M2 and Redmi 9 (Prime). This has been paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable internal storage.

Coming to the front, Infinix has included a big 6.78-inch screen. So, the content consumption experience on this phone should be bliss. To further elevate its appeal, the minimal punch-hole cutout is a great addition. Well, a big screen with little-to-no bezels is always good but like most other Infinix phones in Nepal, this one doesn’t have a sharper FHD resolution so that is a major bummer here.

Let’s move to the cameras now. It has a gimmicky quad-cam setup. Note 8i features a 48MP primary sensor, a 2MP macro lens, a 2MP depth camera, and an AI lens. The punch-hole cutout on the top-left center of the screen houses the 8MP front-facing camera. The phone is fueled by a massive 5200mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging via the USB Type-C connection.

Infinix Note 8i Specifications:

  • Display: 6.78-inch IPS LCD screen, HD+ (1640×720 pixels)
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G80 (12nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: XOS 7.1 on top of Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Quad (48MP primary, 2MP depth, 2MP macro, AI lens)
  • Front Camera: 8MP lens (punch-hole)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS, USB Type-C
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
  • Battery: 5200mAh with 18W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 21,490 (6/128GB)

3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

Redmi Note 9 - Midnight Gray

At number three on our list of best phones under NPR 25000 in Nepal is the Redmi Note 9. It is the successor to 2019’s Note 8 and brings some noticeable upgrades, especially in the form of design, performance, and battery. It also recently received a price-drop in Nepal.

Note 9’s quad-cameras can now be found in a square arrangement with the fingerprint sensor placed right beneath them. However, the actual camera lenses are more or less similar (but are rather a downgrade when you consider the video recording ability). Yet, the selfie camera now resides inside a punch-hole cutout which looks really nice.

The major upgrade comes in the form of the new MediaTek Helio G85 SoC which is a gaming-centric chipset with 2x high-performance Cortex-A75 cores. This has been paired with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. The battery sees an improvement as well since the Redmi Note 9 has a bigger 5020mAh with support for the same-old 18W fast charging.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.53-inch IPS LCD screen, FHD+ (2340×1080 pixels)
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: MIUI 12 on top of Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Quad (48MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 13MP lens (punch-hole)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / BDS, USB Type-C
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Gyro
  • Battery: 5020mAh with 18W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 24,999 (6/128GB)
  • Read our review of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9.
  • Watch our review of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9.

2. Samsung Galaxy M21

Samsung Galaxy M21 - Black

Moving on, the 2nd spot in our list of the best smartphones under NPR 25000 in Nepal goes to Samsung Galaxy M21. It’s practically the same phone as the M30s that launched during the same time. The only notable difference lies in the selfie shooter, which has been upgraded to a 20MP lens here – compared to the 16MP one on the M30s.

While the phone debuted at Rs. 22,999 for the 4/64GB variant, the M21 is discounted by a thousand by now. To list the reasons why the Galaxy M21 deserves the silver crown in our list of best phones under NPR 25000 in Nepal, well… it’s a combination of multiple factors like a superior AMOLED screen, an all-day battery, great cameras, etc. Talking about the cameras, it has a 48MP main, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 5MP depth sensor.

Upfront, you get a 20MP selfie sensor inside the U-shaped notch. The phone can run all-day with its enormous 6000mAh battery which supports 15W fast charging. Galaxy M21 is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 9611 chipset which has been paired with 4/6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage.

Samsung Galaxy M21 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.4-inch AMOLED screen, FHD+ (2340×1080 pixels)
  • Chipset: Samsung Exynos 9611 (10nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: One UI 2.1 on top of Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Triple (48MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, 5MP depth)
  • Front Camera: 20MP lens (notch)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / BDS, USB Type-C
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Gyro
  • Battery: 6000mAh with 15W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 25,999* (6/128GB)
  • Read our review of Samsung Galaxy M21.
  • Watch our review of Samsung Galaxy M21.

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

Redmi Note 10 - Aqua Green

Finally, taking the gold medal in our list of best phones under NPR 25000 in Nepal goes to the new Redmi Note 10. While every past entry in Xiaomi’s ultra-popular Redmi Note lineup came with an LCD screen, the company has changed things this time around by including a vibrant AMOLED panel on the new Redmi Note 10 series. Here, this phone also incorporates a new design language called “Evol.”

Thanks to the Evol. design, Redmi Note 10 is quite lightweight and has an ergonomic build quality. Moreover, it is IP53 dust/water resistant too. It also embodies a new rear-camera layout which looks pretty modern. As I mentioned earlier, it has an AMOLED display—a 6.43″ FHD screen, to be precise. The company has shifted the circular punch-hole to the center on the Note 10.

On the performance side of things, the phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 678 which has been complemented by 4/6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64/128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. Its camera arrangement consists of a 48MP primary, an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP depth, and a 2MP macro shooter. Getting to the battery, Redmi Note 10 has a big 5000mAh cell that will easily last you through your day. Xiaomi throws in a 33W fast charger inside the box as well.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.43-inch Super AMOLED screen, FHD+, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 (11nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4/6GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64/128GB UFS 2.2 storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: MIUI 12 on top of Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Quad (48MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 13MP lens (punch-hole)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / BDS, USB Type-C
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, E-compass, Gyro, 360 Ambient Light
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 33W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 24,999 (6/128GB)

Summary list of best mobile phones under NPR 25000 in Nepal

Rank Best phones under 25000 in Nepal Price
1 Redmi Note 10 (6/128GB) Rs. 24,999
2 Samsung Galaxy M21 (6/128GB) Rs. 25,999*
3 Redmi Note 9 (6/128GB) Rs. 24,999
4 Infinix Note 8i (6/128GB) Rs. 21,490
5 Coolpad Cool 6 (6/128GB) Rs. 26,499*
6 Vivo Y30 (4/64GB) Rs. 24,999

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