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

Best Phones Under NPR 25000 in Nepal 2021
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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.

7. Vivo Y30

Vivo Y30 - Moonstone White

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)

6. Infinix Note 8i

Infinix Note 8i - Blue

Moving on, the 6th 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)
  • Watch our review of Infinix Note 8i.

5. Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power (Redmi 9T)

Redmi 9 Power

Xiaomi’s Redmi 9 Power is another entrant in our list of best phones under NPR 25000 in Nepal. Launched about 2 months ago in the country, the phone packs a decent spec-sheet and a contrasting design language. Companies slapping in their name on a phone is nothing new. Yet, doing so at an almost cartoonish level is hard to digest for many buyers. But hey, if you prefer this design language, good for you.

Anyway, the phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 662 processor which has been paired with 4/6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. While it is a pretty good chipset, the Snapdragon 662 falls behind the likes of Helio G85 found in Xiaomi’s own Redmi Note 9. Besides this, Redmi 9 Power has a 6.53-inches Full HD display with a teardrop notch for the 8MP selfie camera.

Talking about cameras, you get a 48MP quad-camera setup at the back. This includes the primary lens itself, accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, and a 2MP macro sensor. In our test, we found its cameras to be inferior to that of the Galaxy M12, except in the ultrawide department. Moving on, you will also get an excellent battery life on this phone thanks to the big 6000mAh battery.

Redmi 9 Power Specifications:

  • Display: 6.53-inches IPS LCD panel, 394PPI, FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (11nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB UFS 2.1 / 128GB UFS 2.2 storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: MIUI 12 on top of Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Quad (48MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 8MP lens (notch)
  • Security: Physical fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Beidou, USB Type-C, 4G LTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Proximity, Vibration Motor, IR Blaster, Proximity
  • Battery: 6000mAh with 18W charging (22.5W brick inside the box)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 21,999 (6/128GB)
  • Read our review of Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power.
  • Watch our review of Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power.

4. Samsung Galaxy M12

Samsung Galaxy M12

Taking the fourth spot in our list of best phones under NPR 25000 in Nepal is the new Samsung Galaxy M12. It features an attractive dual-tone design as opposed to the relatively bland look of the ‘M’ series phones of last year. M12 has a nice grip as well and will hold comfortably in your hands. Other highlights of the phone include a big 6000mAh battery and a 48MP quad-camera setup.

But the biggest plus points of this phone are definitely its 90Hz refresh rate and a power-efficient 8nm processor. To note, no other entry in this list brings either of these features. As a result, be it scrolling through the web or playing games, things will feel quite smooth on its high refresh rate screen. On the other hand, the Exynos 850 chipset based on an 8nm process keeps the temperature in check.

As a result, the Galaxy M12 doesn’t heat as much even when you’re gaming. Plus, this aids in incredible battery endurance as well. Having said that, the Exynos 850 isn’t that powerful in itself. So, if your top priority is performance, you’d want to skip this. Moreover, M12 only features an HD LCD screen while the competition goes for an FHD display, that too on a vibrant AMOLED panel.

Samsung Galaxy M12 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.5-inches PLS LCD panel, 394PPI, HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels), 90Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Exynos 850 (8nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: One UI Core 3.1 on top of Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Quad (48MP primary, 5MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 8MP lens (notch)
  • Security: Physical fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass, USB Type-C, 4G LTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Virtual Proximity, Grip, Virtual Light
  • Battery: 6000mAh with 15W charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 22,999 (6/128GB)
  • Read our review of Samsung Galaxy M12.
  • Watch our review of Samsung Galaxy M12.

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)
  • Read our review of Redmi Note 10.
  • Watch our review of Redmi Note 10.

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 Samsung Galaxy M12 (6/128GB) Rs. 22,999
5 Redmi 9 Power/Redmi 9T (6/128GB) Rs. 21,999
6 Infinix Note 8i (6/128GB) Rs. 21,490
7 Vivo Y30 (4/64GB) Rs. 24,999

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