Best mobile phones Under 30000 in Nepal [Updated: July 2020]

Best smartphones under NPR 30000 in Nepal
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In 2020, there are a lot of options in midrange phones, especially in Rs. 30,000 price segment. The main reason for this is the purchasing power of the majority of the Nepali audience. Hence, every smartphone brands have at least one model at this price. In this article, we are going to list our best mobile phones under 30000 in Nepal. These Android phones offer excellent “value for money” with good performance, features, and quality at a mid-range price point.

At the price of Rs. 30,000 in Nepal, you should be able to get a decent set of features. FullHD display is common at this price, whereas you should even get a much superior Super AMOLED panel on Samsung phones. Similarly, performance shouldn’t be an issue especially from brands like Realme and Xiaomi. Multiple cameras are also very common these days on midrange phones, however, don’t fall for the multiple-camera setup as the macro and depth lens are quite a marketing gimmick. So, make sure to check out our individual reviews in detail to find out more.

Summary list of best mobile phones under 30,000 in Nepal  

S. No. Best smartphones in Nepal under 30,000  Price 
1 Samsung Galaxy M31 (6/128GB) Rs. 30,999
2 Redmi Note 9 Pro (6/128GB) Rs. 29,999
3 Redmi Note 8 Pro (6/128GB) Rs. 29,999
4 Realme 5 Pro (4/128GB) Rs. 26,990
5 Samsung Galaxy M30s (6/128GB) Rs. 28,699
6 Samsung Galaxy M40 (6/128GB) Rs. 25,990
7 Samsung Galaxy A50 (4/64GB) Rs. 26,699
8 Redmi Note 7 Pro (6/128GB) Rs. 25,999
9 Vivo S1 (6/128GB) Rs. 29,900
10 OPPO F11 (4/128GB) Rs. 29,990
11 Xiaomi Mi A3 (6/128GB) Rs. 27,999
12 Honor 9X (6/128GB) Rs. 28,990

12. Honor 9X

The first phone on our list of the best phones under 30000 is the Honor 9X. Featuring a compromised spec than the Chinese variant of the same name, the Honor 9X launched in Nepal in December of 2019 as the global variant. And the major highlight of the phone is definitely its bezel-less, no-nonsense LCD display.

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Powered by the Kirin 710F, it’s clearly not a winner in terms of performance. But that’s not what the company is trying to sell. With its tantalizing design & fashionable color-scheme, the phone is clearly targeted at the younger demographics.

honor 9x best mobile phones under 30000 nepal

Honor 9X has got a triple camera setup at the back, with a 48MP primary lens, an 8MP ultrawide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. Here, the depth sensor is, at most times, a hit-or-miss, as it fails to detect the edges properly, while the images from the main 48MP sensor are slightly toned-down in terms of color. The 16MP motorized camera, on the other hand, produces good enough selfies.

In terms of memory, the phone has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It does come with the full suite of Google applications, so you need not worry about the whole trade debacle.

Honor 9X Specifications:

  • Body: 6.42 x 3.04 x 0.35 inches; 206 gm; front/back glass
  • Display: 6.59-inches IPS LCD panel
  • Resolution: Full-HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels); 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 710F; 12nm Mobile Platform
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali G51 MP4
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB (expandable up to 512GB)
  • Software & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with Huawei’s EMUI 9.1 on top
  • Rear Camera: Triple-camera; 48MP f/1.8 primary sensor, 8MP f/2.4 ultrawide lens, 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 16MP, f/2.2 aperture (motorized)
  • Fingerprint sensor: Physical (rear-mounted)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, AGPS/GPS/GLONASS/BDS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Battery: 4000 mAh battery with 10W Charging
  • Colors: Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue
  • Price: Rs. 28,990 (6/128GB)
  • Read the Review of Honor 9X Here 

11. Xiaomi Mi A3

Custom UI on smartphones comes with lots of bloatware. But you don’t have to worry about that on the Xiaomi Mi A3. It is one of the only phones under Rs. 30,000 in Nepal that comes with a stock version of Android. Apart from being free from bloatware, the Mi A3 is also promised with regular software update up to two years and security patches from Google itself for three years. So you want a clean-looking UI on the phone, you can’t go wrong with the Mi A3.

But that’s not all, the phone also looks good when it comes to design. It features a glass back with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the top. And because of that, the phone feels more premium and more sturdy than its competitors.

Xiaomi MI A3 design

Battery life is great as well. So even after the prolonged gaming sessions, you will still have some battery juice left on your phone. However, you don’t get a fast charger inside the box and charging the device takes quite a while.

The phone comes with a Super AMOLED display, which is a noteworthy switch from the IPS display on the Mi A2. But unlike the Mi A2, the resolution here is just HD+. So the contents don’t look as sharp. Also, the display is quite dim. So you may not be able to view the contents on the screen while using it on the harsh light. Furthermore, the in-display fingerprint scanner here is not very fast.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Specifications:

  • Design: Glass body front and back, Aluminum frame
  • Display: 6.01″ Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 5 Protection
  • Resolution: HD+ resolution (720 x 1560 pixels) @ 286 PPI
  • Rear Camera: Triple, 48 MP primary lens with f/1.8 aperture + 8 MP Ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture + 2 MP depth sensor f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 32 MP f/2.0 aperture
  • OS: Android 9.0; Android One
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665; 11nm platform
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • RAM: 4GB/6GB
  • Storage: 64GB/128GB; Expandable up to 256GB via SD card slot
  • Battery: 4,030 mAh, 18W Fast Charging
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Price: Rs. 27,999 (6/128GB)
  • Read the Review of Xiaomi Mi A3 Here 

10. OPPO F11

Oppo F11 Pro is an amazing device and the vanilla F11 shares most of the niceties with its “Pro” variant. With the recent price drop, the Oppo F11 is available in Nepal under Rs. 30,000. Hence, its a decent choice for this price range.

The phone comes with an appealing design. Although it wrapped around with plastic material, it feels as premium as a glass back. And with the triple-tone color gradient, the handset looks quite stunning.

The Helio P70 processor is also a capable chipset at this price. So the performance is quite smooth. And with the 4GB RAM on the board, you can also multitask between a number of apps without an issue. But while playing graphics-enriched games like PUBG, you can get smooth performance only at low settings. On high settings, you will start to notice some stutters.

oppo F11 best phone under 30000 nepal

Cameras on the Oppo F11 are impressive. Be it a normal image, portrait, or selfies, you get decent colors and sharpness. However, the images look overprocessed at times. And the lack of ultra-wide-angle lens is dearly missed on this device.

Battery life is decent on the device and you also get a fast charger inside the box. So there is nothing to worry about that part. But there is still Micro USB port, which looks quite outdated these days.

OPPO F11 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.53-inch LTPS IPS LCD Full HD+ display, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • CPU: Octa-core MediaTek Helio P70
  • PU: Mali-G72 MP3
  • OS: Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6 on top
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB, Expandable up to 256GB via SD card
  • Rear Camera: Dual: (48MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF) + (5MP, f/2.4, 1/5”, 1.12µm), LED flash
  • Front Camera: 16MP selfie camera, f/2.0
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (Rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh with VOOC 3.0 Flash Charging technology; Micro USB charging port
  • Price: Rs. 29,990
  • Read the Review of OPPO F11 Here 

9. Vivo S1

For a midrange phone under 30000 in Nepal, Vivo S1 has nailed most of the aspects gracefully. That’s why it’s on the 9th spot on our list. The phone flaunts Super AMOLED display with Full-HD resolution. So apart from looking sharp, the colors also look impressive on its screen. And the fingerprint scanner, which resides beneath the display is really fast.

Cameras have always been a strong suit of all the Vivo phones and that continued on the Vivo S1 as well. The phone captures amazing images with a sufficient amount of details, great colors, and a good dynamic range. Portrait and wide-angle images are also quite noteworthy. Talking about the selfies, they have a good balance of colors and maintain exposure levels very well. However, the skin tone doesn’t look very natural.

vivo s1 design back

As for the battery, the 4500mAh battery provides an enduring battery life. In that context, the Super AMOLED display is also power-efficient due to which the battery backup extends even further. As for the performance, the Helio P65 processor lets you PUBG smoothly at low settings. And that’s understandable for the price.

However, the phone comes with a Micro USB port, which is turning obsolete these days. Also, using the FunTouch OS is no fun at all. The UI on the device is a blatant copy of the iPhone, which may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

Vivo S1 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.53″ (1080 x 2340 pixels) Super AMOLED
  • Rear Camera: Triple, 16 MP (f/1.78) primary + 8 MP (f/2.2) ultrawide + 5 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
  • Front Camera: 32 MP (f/2.0)
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P65
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 128 GB onboard, expandable up to 256 GB
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie, FunTouch OS 9
  • Battery: 4500 mAh, 18W Fast Charging
  • Sensors: UD Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Price: Rs. 29,900 (6/128GB)
  • Read the Review of Vivo S1 Here

8. Redmi Note 7 Pro

Redmi Note 7 Pro was the best-selling phone from Xiaomi in 2019. Despite being almost a year old device, it still packs some interesting set of specs. In addition, Xiaomi Nepal has dropped its price making it a worthy mid-range phone under 30000 price-tag in Nepal.

It packs a powerful Snapdragon 675 chipset. So the performance is really fluid here. It can run almost all the games at an impressive frame rate. Multitasking is also quite smooth here. But the heavy MIUI 11 may not please everyone and Ads tend to appear here and there, which can be really frustrating.

Redmi note 7 pro display

The rear camera is excellent on the phone with its primary Sony IMX 586 sensor. It captures a sufficient amount of details and dynamic range. However, at certain scenes, colors look washed out and overprocessed, which is more pronounced in the images with human subjects. Selfies look decent, however, on portrait selfies, edge detection is not that great. Most of the times, some part of the hair is also blurred.

Battery life is decent though. You can easily push the battery life for more than a day on normal use. But you don’t get a fast charger inside the box. And the stock charger inside the box takes more than 2.5 hours to fully refill the battery.

Redmi Note 7 Pro Specifications:

  • Display: 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Resolution: Full-HD+ (2340×1080 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 612
  • RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB; Expandable up to 256GB (Uses SIM2 Slot)
  • OS & UI: Android Pie (v9) with MIUI 11 on the top
  • Rear Camera: 48 MP f/1.8 + 5 MP, f/2.4 depth sensor with LED flash
  • Front Camera: 13MP, f/2.2
  • Battery: 4000mAh battery with 18W (9V/2A) fast charging support; Uses USB Type-C
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Price: Rs. 25,999 (6/128GB)
  • Read the Review of Redmi Note 7 Pro Here

7. Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung Galaxy A50 is one of the best-selling mid-range phones in Nepal. And it has a good reason to be. For the new price and considering the specs, it surely is one of the top choices under 30000 in Nepal. Design-wise, the phone looks quite appealing. It has got a Glasstic back nonetheless because of the rainbow sheen on the back and due to the ergonomics, it feels good on the hands.

Samsung Galaxy A50 best mobile phones under 30000 nepal

As for the cameras, you get a triple camera shooter. There is a 25MP primary shooter, which captures decent images. It, however, captures images at 12MP resolution by default. You can capture images at full resolution (25MP) by toggling the aspect ratio to “3:4H”. But while capturing the images via a wide-angle lens, the color tends to shift a little. But the images look decent with a slight distortion across the edges. In a similar fashion, selfies look good from the A50.

Performance is also noteworthy here. With Exynos 9610 processor at the helm, you get a dependable performance. You also get a commendable battery life on the A50. However, the in-display fingerprint scanner is rather slow.

Samsung Galaxy A50 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display
  • Resolution: Full-HD+ (2340×1080 pixels); 19.5:9 aspect ratio @ 403PPI
  • Chipset: Exynos 9610 Octa
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP3
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB; Expandable up to 512GB (Dedicated SD Card Slot)
  • OS & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with Samsung’s OneUI on the top
  • Rear Camera: Triple camera – (25 MP, f/1.7, PDAF) + (8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm, (ultrawide)) + (5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor), LED flash
  • Front Camera: 25MP, f/2.0
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), Gyro, accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 4000mAh with 15-watt fast charging support; USB Type-C port
  • Colors: Blue, White, Coral, and Black
  • Price: Rs. 26,699 (4/64GB)
  • Read the Review of Galaxy A50 Here

6. Samsung Galaxy M40

The display and the battery were the major highlights on the Galaxy A50. And to differentiate itself from the A50, the Galaxy M40 comes with a more capable processor and a better design.

The phone is ergonomically sound and fits snuggly on the hands. And unlike the Galaxy A50, which comes with a notch on the top, Galaxy M40 features a punch-hole cutout, which rather looks more premium. But the M40 uses a PLS LCD display. So the colors and contrast don’t look as impressive.

samsung galaxy m40 design

Powering the device is a Snapdragon 675 chipset with 6GB of RAM alongside. A capable processor paired with a beefy RAM makes the device absolutely fluid. On the storage front, you get 128GB of onboard memory, which can b sufficient for most of the users. Furthermore, the phone also has a decent set of cameras.

However, the phone has a relatively smaller 3500mAh battery, which struggles to last one full day on normal use. Nonetheless, you get a 15-watt fast charger inside the box. But what’s truly disappointing on the device is the lack of 3.5mm headphone jack.

Samsung Galaxy M40 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.3-inch PLS LCD panel with Full HD+ resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • CPU: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  • GPU: Adreno 612
  • OS: Android Pie (v9.0) with One UI on top
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB
  • Rear camera: Triple, 32 MP primary with f/1.7 aperture + 8 MP ultra-wide + 5 MP depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 16 MP
  • Battery: 3500 mAh with 15-Watt fast charging
  • SIM(s): Dual Hybrid SIM
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, compass
  • Price: Rs. 25,990 (6/128GB)
  • Read the Review of Galaxy M40 Here

5. Samsung Galaxy M30s

The Samsung Galaxy M30s is one of the best phones under 30000 in Nepal if you are looking for excellent battery endurance. With 6000mAh battery on the board and a power-efficient Super AMOLED display, the battery life can go from 2 to 3 days on the normal use. The phone also comes with a 15-watt fast charger inside the box. Nonetheless, because of its massive battery, the phone will take slightly more than 2.5 hours to get it fully charged.

As for the cameras, you get a 48MP Samsung ISOCELL GW2, which captures amazing images. The edge detection, however, is not so consistent. The wide-angle camera also captures decent images. However, one might notice a slight shift in colors. In a similar fashion, selfies look decent.

samsung galaxy m30s design

Powering the device is an Exynos 9611 chipset just like on the more expensive Galaxy A50s. Since the chipset here is fairly capable, performance is quite smooth on the device. You can even play PUBG smoothly at high settings.

Although the phone packs impressive stuff in terms of hardware, the phone doesn’t look so appealing when it comes to design. The plastic back on the phone looks really cheap. So this phone might not be for everyone. But you can conceal it by putting on a good case though.

Samsung Galaxy M30s Specifications:

  • Display: 6.4-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ Infinity-U Super AMOLED display
  • Chipset: Exynos 9611
  • CPU: Octa-Core (Quad 2.3GHz Cortex A73+ Quad 1.7GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G72MP3 GPU
  • RAM: 4/6GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • ROM: 64/128GB (UFS 2.1), expandable up to 512GB via micro SD card
  • OS: Android Pie 9.0 with One UI 1.5
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Back Camera: 48MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, Samsung GW2 sensor, 8MP 123° ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture
  • Front Camera: 16MP with f/2.0 aperture, Samsung SK3P8SP sensor
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted), Face unlock
  • Audio: Dolby Atmos Support
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Battery: 6000mAh with 15W fast charging (via Type C)
  • Price: Rs. 28,699 (6/128GB)
  • Read the Review of Galaxy M30s Here

4. Realme 5 Pro

And marking the first and only entry for Realme on the list is the Realme 5 Pro. With the budget and mid-range market so dominated by the likes of Redmi and Samsung, OPPO’s sub-brand Realme has been coming up with great phones in the very price range. Here, the Realme 5 series is definitely what put the company in the map (with over 5.5 million units sold) – and the top-end phone on the series is the Realme 5 Pro.

The main attraction of the phone is definitely its cameras and performance. Talking about the camera, you get the 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, which was found in most premium phones in 2018 and 2019. Besides that, there’s an 8MP ultrawide lens, a 2MP macro sensor for close-subject photography, and a 2MP depth sensor. Realme 5 Pro doesn’t have a pop-up mechanism, so it’s got a 16MP Sony IMX471 selfie shooter inside a waterdrop notch.

realme 5 pro design back looks

Another great thing about the Realme 5 Pro would be its performance. It is powered by the Snapdragon 712, which is a great mid-range SoC. Everyday tasks run smoothly with no problem, and you can even play graphic-intensive games like Call of Duty and PUBG in moderately high settings, with no stutter. The phone is available in 4/128GB and 8/128GB variants in Nepal.

Realme 5 Pro is a visual treat as well, as it has a stunning diamond-shaped pattern on the back, that reflects differently depending upon how the light hits the surface.

Realme 5 Pro Specifications:

  • Display: 6.3 inches FHD+ Full HD+ display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection
  • Design: Crystal Design (Nano-Holographic Color)
  • Rear Camera:
    – 48MP primary camera with 1/2.0″ Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.79 aperture, LED flash, EIS,
    – 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.25 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size
    – 2MP for 4cm macro with f/2.4 aperture, 1.75μm pixel size
    – 2MP depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 16MP with Sony IMX471 sensor
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  • CPU: Octa-core (6 x Kryo 360 Silver at 1.7GHZ and 2 x Kryo 360 Gold at 2.3GHz)
  • GPU: Adreno 616
  • RAM: 4/6/8 GB
  • OS: Android Pie (Color OS 6)
  • Storage: 64/128 GB onboard, expandable up to 256 GB, dedicated slot
  • Battery: 4035 mAh non-removable with VOOC Flash Charge 3.0
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass, fingerprint
  • Price: Rs. 26,990 (4/128GB)
  • Read the Review of Realme 5 Pro Here

3. Redmi Note 8 Pro

The Redmi Note 8 Pro rightfully took the crown in our list of the best phones under 30000 in Nepal for quite a long time. With a radically new design (for any Redmi phone), a powerful processor, excellent cameras, and a respectable pricing model, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is a no brainer when it comes to choosing one the best mid-range phone in Nepal.

Measuring at 6.53-inches, the Note 8 Pro is a tall phone with a Full-HD+ LCD screen. It gets decently bright up to 500 nits and the color reproduction and contrast are good too. Battery wise, it’s got a big 4500 mAh cell with 18W quick charging out of the box.

On the back, there’s the 64MP quad-camera array. The images preserve plenty of details, and the saturation is pretty decent too. However, selfies feel unnecessarily beautified with visible reddish shades despite turning the AI scene recognition off.

redmi note 8 Pro white color back

Moving on, it features MediaTek’s first gaming-focused chipset, the Helio G90T. And yeah, it delivers. The fastest chipset among any budget devices in Nepal can push your game’s settings to the max and run with no hiccups. PUBG in Ultra High settings? Of course! Add this to the phone’s integrated liquid cooling chamber, Redmi Note 8 Pro is one of the best mobile gaming machines on a budget!

Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications:

  • Display: 6.53-inch IPS LCD screen, Full HD+ (2340×1080 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Rear Camera: Quad camera – (64 MP, f/1.8, Dual Pixel PDAF) + (8 MP, f/2.2 (wide-angle) + (2 MP, f/2.4, macro lens) + (2MP, f/2.4, portrait lens)
  • Front Camera: 20 MP, f/2.2
  • CPU: Helio G90T (2 x 2.27GHz Cortex A76 + 6 x 1.7GHz Cortex A55)
  • GPU: Mali G76
  • RAM: 6GB, 8 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB, 128GB; Expandable
  • OS & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 11 on top
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Gyro, accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 4500 mAh; USB Type-C port
  • Price: Rs. 29,999 (6/128GB)
  • Read the Review of Redmi Note 8 Pro Here

2. Redmi Note 9 Pro

Xiaomi had big shoes to fill for the successor to 2019’s breakout hit, the Redmi Note 8 Pro. And the recently launched Redmi Note 9 Pro does justice for the most part. The major area of improvement has been the design from the already attractive design of its predecessor. Embracing the modern look, the phone comes with a small punch-hole cutout, thus giving a minimal and clean viewing experience. However, it’s a regular 6.67-inches FHD+ IPS LCD panel and not an AMOLED display.

Redmi Note 9 Pro design

Moving to performance, the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 720G SoC. Taking a look at the benchmark scores, it is only slightly better than the Helio G90T. Yet, it is a much more power-efficient chip since it’s manufactured on the 8nm process compared to G90T’s 12nm. It is also a gaming-focused SoC. As a result, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is also geared towards the gaming audience – while the revamped design caters to the general buyers as well.

Other specs of the phone include a quad-camera setup with the 48MP Samsung GM2 sensor, an 8MP ultrawide lens, 5MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. At the front, a 16MP selfie shooter sits inside the punch-hole cutout with a 1.0µm diameter. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 5020mAh battery with 18W fast wired charging.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Specifications:

  • Display: 6.67-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ IPS LCD panel
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G; 8nm
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 618
  • RAM: 4/6GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • Storage: 64/128GB UFS 2.1 (expandable)
  • OS: Android 10 with MIUI 11 on top
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Back Camera: 48MP f/1.8 Samsung GM2 sensor, 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide lens, 5MP f/2.4 macro sensor, 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 16MP f/2.5 lens (1.0µm)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted), Face unlock
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/BDS/NavIC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 5020mAh with 18W fast charging
  • Price (6/128GB): Rs. 29,999

1. Samsung Galaxy M31

And in the first spot in our list of best phones under Rs 30000 in Nepal goes to the Samsung Galaxy M31. I’ll admit its price is just a tad over 30K and one may even argue it doesn’t belong in this list. However, for just a couple of hundred rupees more, the M31 gives you one of the most complete smartphone experiences for the price. Also, like every other Samsung phone, the Galaxy M31 will receive a certain price-cut within a couple of weeks’ time anyway. Now, let’s talk about its specifications.

samsung galaxy m31 design

Right off the bat, it is strikingly similar to its predecessor – Galaxy M30s. While the design certainly could’ve been better, it borrows many other things that we loved about the M30s. First, the massive 6000mAh battery is still here. Plus, you get a vibrant 6.4-inches Super AMOLED panel with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It also retains the small teardrop notch to house an improved 32MP selfie shooter.

Talking about the cameras, it’s got a quad-camera setup at the back. The primary lens is the 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor, while you also get an 8MP ultrawide lens, a 5MP macro lens, plus a 5MP depth sensor. And their performance is extremely impressive as we found in our test. The phone runs on Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on top. Though it definitely lags on the performance aspect compared to Xiaomi phones in the number 2 & 3 spot. Having said that, the reason because it’s in the top spot is, once again, how it gives an all-around great performance.

Samsung Galaxy M31 Specifications:

  • Body: 6.26 x 2.96 x 0.35 inches; 191 gm
  • Display: 6.4-inches Super AMOLED panel
  • Resolution: FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels); 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Exynos 9611; 10nm Mobile Platform
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB UFS 2.1 (expandable using SD card)
  • Software & UI: Samsung’s One UI 2.0 on top of Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
    – 64MP, f/1.7 primary shooter
    – 8MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide lens with 123º FOV
    – 5MP, f/2.2 depth sensor
    – 5MP, f/2.2 macro sensor
    – Single LED flash
  • Front Camera: 32MP, f/2.0 lens
  • Security: Physical capacitative fingerprint scanner
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, Dolby Atmos
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BDS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 6000 mAh with 15W fast charging
  • Colors: Ocean Blue, Space Black, Red
  • Price (6/128GB): Rs. 30,999
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