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Top Smartphones Under Rs. 20,000 in Nepal [Updated: April 2020]

Top Smartphones under Rs. 20000 in Nepal

The lower mid-range segment of smartphones has got a lot of great contenders for the crown. An average consumer could very easily and wrongfully be swayed by those cheeky smartphone pushers. Therefore it is necessary to know what you’re buying before going on to buy them. For Rs. 20000, you can get a lot of great phones. Here is our pick for top smartphones under 20000 in Nepal.

7Samsung Galaxy A20s

I’m sure you guys know by now, as to how Samsung stormed the mid-range and upper mid-range market with its revamped ‘A’ & the new ‘M’ series of smartphones. One such popular phone in the new ‘A’ series was the Galaxy A20s. Coming as a successor to the A20, it brought an additional depth sensor, a Qualcomm processor, while downgrading to an IPS LCD display.

The Galaxy A20s comes with a 6.5-inches HD+ IPS panel, while the older A20 came with an AMOLED panel. That was our biggest disappointment with this phone. Apart from that, it’s not all bad now that it’s discounted to oblivion. It is powered by the Snapdragon 450 and comes with either 3/4GB of RAM with 32/64GB of internal storage.

Camera-wise, there’s a triple camera setup with a 13MP primary lens, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 5MP depth sensor, while an 8MP selfie camera sits inside the waterdrop notch. Galaxy A20s has got a decent 4,000mAh battery which supports 15W charging.

Samsung Galaxy A20s Specifications:

  • Display: 6.5-inch IPS LCD Infinity-V display
  • Resolution: HD+ (1560 × 720 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio @ 264PPI
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • Processor: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB, expandable up to 1TB via micro SD card (Dedicated slot)
  • OS & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with Samsung One UI
  • Rear Camera: (13MP, f/1.9, wide-angle) +  aperture) + (8MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle) + (5MP, f/2.2, depth sensor), LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 8MP, f/2.0 aperture
  • Others: 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, fingerprint sensor
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
  • Battery: 4,000mAh battery with 15-watt fast charging
  • Samsung Galaxy A20s Price in Nepal: Rs. 18,899 (3/32GB) | Rs. 19,999 (4/64GB)

6OPPO A5s

The OPPO A5s is a slim smartphone with a decent 6.2-inch display. Therefore, the phone feels super comfortable on the hands while looking equally fashionable. The display has an HD+ resolution with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Bezels are very minimal here, with a small waterdrop cutout for the selfie camera.

Talking about cameras, do you remember how hip dual-camera setup was when it first caught on? Yeah. The OPPO A5s features two cameras on the back alongside the fingerprint scanner, which comprises a 13MP main shooter and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there’s the 8MP camera for selfies and whatnots.

On the performance end, you get the MediaTek Helio P35 processor with PowerVR GE8320 GPU. Considering the price, the performance is fairly good. You get either 2 or 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. However, the most intriguing part about the A5s is definitely its battery, which is a 4,230 mAh cell.

OPPO A5s Specifications:

  • Display: 6.2 inches IPS LCD, HD+ (720 x 1520 pixels), 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P35
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with Colors OS 5.2 on top
  • RAM: 2 GB / 3 GB
  • Storage: 32GB expandable up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Rear camera: Dual camera
    – 13MP, f/2.2 primary lens
    – 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery: 4,230 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery
  • SIM(s): Dual sim, dedicated slot (Nano-SIM, Dual standby)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, and Compass
  • OPPO A5s Price in Nepal: Rs. 15,990 (2/32GB) | Rs. 17,590 (3/32GB)

5Honor 10 Lite

Honor 10 Lite is the third entry in this list of top smartphones under 20000 in Nepal. First thing first, this is one cool-looking phone, I’ll tell you that. The back of the Honor 10 Lite has a fashionable shiny gradient finish which is quite attractive to look at.

Featuring quite a formidable chipset (Kirin 710), the Honor 10 Lite performs just as great as it looks. That is complemented by either 3, 4, or 6GB of RAM, and 32, 64, or 128GB of internal storage. However, the only version that’s available in Nepal is the 3/32GB and 3/64GB configuration. Because of its scintillating design and a powerful chipset, the Honor 10 Lite has managed to enter our list of top smartphones under 20000 in Nepal.

Apart from that, it has a 6.21-inches FHD+ IPS panel and a 24MP selfie camera housed inside the ‘U’-shaped notch. Talking about cameras, it’s got a 13MP primary and a 2MP depth sensor at the back, where you can also find the fingerprint sensor. The battery’s a little disappointing though, as the Honor 10 Lite comes with a comparatively small 3,400mAh cell with 10W charging.

Honor 10 Lite Specifications:

  • Display: 6.21-inches IPS LCD, FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 710 (12nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.1 on top
  • RAM: 3 / 4 / 6GB
  • Storage: 32 / 64 / 128GB (expandable)
  • Rear camera: Dual camera
    – 13MP, f/1.8 primary lens
    – 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 24MP, f/2.0 lens
  • Battery: 3,400 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with 10W charging
  • SIM(s): Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, and Compass
  • Honor 10 Lite Price in Nepal: Rs. 17,999 (3/32GB) | Rs. 20,399* (3/64GB)

4Realme 3

Realme is known for its quality smartphones at a very reasonable price point. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case in Nepal at most times, as the price here is quite expensive compared to the international markets like India. Still, the phones are very good. Realme 3 is one of those smartphones with decent design, cameras, and performance.

The phone is powered by the Helio P60 paired with either 3 or 4GB of RAM. Storage-wise, you get either 32 or 64GB option. The cameras on the Realme 3 aren’t all that bad either. It has a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor for bokeh shots at the back alongside the fingerprint scanner. For selfies, you get a 13MP lens. The battery on this thing is quite formidable too, which is a 4,230mAh cell with 10W charging support.

Realme 3 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.22-inches IPS LCD, HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels), 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P60 (12nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie with ColorOS 6 on top
  • RAM: 3 / 4GB
  • Storage: 32 / 64GB (expandable)
  • Rear camera: Dual camera
    – 13MP, f/1.8 primary lens
    – 2MP depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 13MP, f/2.0 lens
  • Battery: 4,230 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with 10W charging
  • SIM(s): Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, and Compass
  • Realme 3 Price in Nepal: Rs. 16,590 (3/32GB) | Rs. 19,990 (4/64GB)

3Redmi Note 7

The Redmi Note 7 and the Note 7 Pro were huge hits for Xiaomi. Packing a headlining 48MP dual camera and decent processors, both the devices saw warm reception in Nepal too. While the big brother Note 7 Pro received the bigger half of the attention, the Redmi Note 7 is a damn competent smartphone in itself.

It features a 6.3-inch Full-HD+ LCD display that is as 2019 as 2019 can get. Both the front and the back of the phone is glass and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Due to this, the phone leans to the premium category (design-wise) despite being a budget device.

Powered by the Snapdragon 660 (found in the likes of the recently launched Nokia 7.2), the Redmi Note 7 can handle most of the tasks you throw at it with ease. The phone is fairly capable of gaming as well. On the memory front, you get either 3 or 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. Similarly, the 4000 mAh battery complements your daily usage which also supports 18W fast charging.

Redmi Note 7 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.30-inches IPS LCD, FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (14nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 11 on top
  • RAM: 3 / 4GB
  • Storage: 32 / 64 / 128GB (expandable)
  • Rear camera: Dual camera
    – 48MP, f/1.8 primary lens
    – 5MP, f/2.2 depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 13MP, f/2.0 lens
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with 18W charging
  • SIM(s): Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, and Compass
  • Redmi Note 7 Price in Nepal: Rs. 19,999 (3/32GB)

2Realme 5i

OPPO’s subsidiary, Realme achieved huge success with its ‘5’ series of smartphones. But honestly, all the entries in the series, namely Realme 5, 5 Pro, 5s, and 5i share so similarities, it’s a little disappointing. Here, the Realme 5i is a comparatively cheaper option among the bunch. It comes with a similar quad-camera setup like the Realme 5, and a few cutbacks to make the phone cheap.

Talking about the cameras, you get a 12MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. Upfront, there’s an 8MP selfie camera inside a traditional teardrop notch. This makes it the second phone with a quad-camera setup in our list of top smartphones under 20000 in Nepal.

Powering the Realme 5i is the Snapdragon 665 chipset coupled with either 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of storage. So yeah, it’s got a decently performing chipset as well. The display here is a 6.52-inches HD+ IPS panel.

Realme 5i Specifications:

  • Display: 6.52-inches IPS LCD, HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (11nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie with ColorOS on top
  • RAM: 3 / 4GB
  • Storage: 32 / 64GB (expandable)
  • Rear camera: Quad camera
    – 12MP, f/1.8 primary lens
    – 8MP, f/2.3 ultra-wide-angle lens
    – 2MP, f/2.4 macro lens
    – 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 8MP, f/2.0 lens
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with 10W charging
  • SIM(s): Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, and Compass
  • Realme 5i Price in Nepal: Rs. 20,990* (4/64GB) [available for Rs. 20,000 or less]

1Redmi Note 8

Xiaomi must be swimming in cash with all the success its smartphones have been able to achieve in recent times. The Redmi Note 7 series was a smashing hit and the Note 8 series has walked the same road as well. Mi Nepal launched the highly anticipated Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro in Nepal, at a competitive and attractive asking price. As a result, it is our number one pick for our list of top smartphones under 20000 in Nepal.

Like the Realme 5i, the Redmi Note 8 also features a quad-camera setup on the back. However, this one is much better since the primary lens is the 48MP Samsung ISOCELL GM2 sensor. Additionally, there’s an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, you get a 13MP camera under a small waterdrop notch.

Note 8 here, is powered by Snapdragon 665 chipset which is a very good choice for a lower mid-range device. It is coupled with 4 or 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. Daily usage should be no problem as well, thanks to the decent 4000 mAh battery that supports 18W charging out-of-the-box.

Redmi Note 8 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.30-inches IPS LCD, FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (11nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 11 on top
  • RAM: 4 / 6GB
  • Storage: 64 / 128GB (expandable)
  • Rear camera: Quad camera
    – 48MP, f/1.8 Samsung GW1 primary lens
    – 8MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens
    – 2MP, f/2.4 macro lens
    – 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 13MP, f/2.0 lens
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with 18W charging
  • SIM(s): Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, and Compass
  • Redmi Note 8 Price in Nepal: Rs. 18,999 (4/64GB)

Summary list of top smartphones under Rs 20000 in Nepal (April 2020)

S. No. Top smartphones under 20000 in Nepal Price
1 Redmi Note 8 (4/64GB) Rs. 18,999
2 Realme 5i (4/64GB) Rs. 20,990*
3 Redmi Note 7 (3/32GB) Rs. 19,999
4 Realme 3 (3/32GB) | (4/64GB) Rs. 16,590 | Rs. 19,990
5 Honor 10 Lite (3/32GB) | (3/64GB) Rs. 17,999 | Rs. 20,399
6 OPPO A5s (2/32GB) | (3/32GB) Rs. 15,990 | Rs. 17,590
7 Samsung Galaxy A20s (3/32GB) | (4/64GB) Rs. 18,899 | Rs. 19,999

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