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Top Smartphones Under 30000 in Nepal

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Here is our list of the top Smartphones under 30000 in Nepal. These Android phones offer excellent “value for money” with good performance, features and quality at mid-range price points and are recommended for users with a budget of under Rs.30,000 in Nepal.

If the smartphones under Rs. 30,000 are too pricey for you, then you can check out our list of best smartphones under Rs. 25,000, under Rs. 20,000, under Rs. 15,000, and under Rs. 10,000.

1Huawei Y9 2019

Even though we are still in 2018, Huawei came up with the Y9 2019 which was more trendier than futuristic. It is a mid-range smartphone that went on sale for around Rs. 35,000 but is now available for Rs. 30,000 in the Nepali market.

The Huawei Y9 2019 is one of the sleekest mid-range smartphones for this year, as its glass-looking back is quite attractive. And even though it carries a little bit of heft to it, it feels premium.

Even the inside continues the impressive run for the device, as the Kirin HiSilicon 710 chipset along with the ample number of RAM is a great performer for the price. Now, you cannot expect a flagship-level performance with the phone as our PUBG test resulted in stutters at medium settings. But except for this issue of frame drops here and here, the Y9 2019 is fast.

In terms of cameras, the Y9 2019 produces great shots from both the front and rear cameras. The inclusion of a wider lens has resulted in better lowlight photos albeit they have hints of noise and grains. The front cameras do a good job of producing natural and high-quality photos.

Even with the crisp and tall 6.5-inch of the display to power, the 4,000 mAh battery provides more than a day of backup which is necessary for all smartphones.

Huawei Y9 2019 Specifications

  • Display: 6.5-inches IPS LCD FHD+ screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) Hisilicon Kirin 710
  • GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
  • OS: Android Oreo 8.1 with EMUI 8.2 on top
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB expandable up to 256 GB
  • Rear Camera: Dual 16 MP f/2.0 + 2 MP f/2.4 depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 13 MP f/1.8 + 2 MP f/2.4 depth sensor
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Price: Rs. 31,490 [Available for Rs. 30,000]

2Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro only recently arrived here in Nepal. This device looks capable if the specifications are considered, however, comparisons have been made against the Redmi Note 5 AI which still remains one of the most successful mid-range smartphones for 2018.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is quite similar to the Redmi Note 5 AI in terms of specifications. So, what you get with the device remains a bit similar. There are still a few differences you get with the phone. For starters, there are dual cameras on the front that measure 20-megapixel and 2-megapixel. The secondary lens helps for depth sensing in selfies.

Likewise, the display is a little taller than its predecessor measuring 6.25-inch. This display now comes embedded with a notch on the top which makes the Redmi Note 6 Pro “trendier” than the Note 5 AI.

However, the fact that Xiaomi has still stuck with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset is a bummer, as we had expected the newer variant to bring an improvement which is not the case here. But our review unit has already received the MIUI 10 update which has made the phone a little bit better.

So, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is not that much of an upgrade over its older sibling. However, there are some slight changes which make the Redmi Note 6 Pro better than the Redmi Note 5 AI.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Specifications

  • Display: 6.26-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • GPU: Adreno 509 GPU
  • OS: Android Oreo 8.1 with MIUI 10 on the top
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB, with Expandable storage (uses SIM 2)
  • Rear Camera: 12MP, f/1.9 + 5MP, f/2.2 with Dual-LED flash
  • Front Camera: 20MP, f/2.0 + 2MP, f/2.2
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
  • SIM: Dual hybrid SIM with 4G VOLTE
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Price: Rs. 24,999 (3GB/32GB), Rs. 28,999 (4GB/64GB)

3Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI is among of the best overall mid-range smartphones of this year. On the performance front, the handset stands powerfully with the Snapdragon 636 chipset. And alongside this powerful chipset, there is 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.

Even in the camera department, this phone is capable of taking stunning pictures. The phone comes with a dual camera at the back. The primary 12MP sensor comes with a large sensor size of 1/2.55″ and has a pixel size of 1.4µm. The lens fitted to it has an aperture of f/1.9, so it’s better suited for low light photography as well. The secondary 5 MP depth-sensing camera comes with an aperture of f/2.0 and has a pixel size of 1.25µm, which captures depth information excellently and helps for better portrait shots.

Even on the battery backup, the Note 5 AI has something big to offer. The phone boasts massive 4000mAh battery, which provides backup for more than a day on normal use. There is also a quick charging option to inject the power into the battery really fast. The phone also sports all the basic sensors like Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.

I have already established the fact that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI is similar to the Redmi Note 6 Pro. In the end, the choice you make depends on what you want. If you dislike the notch, are okay with a single camera up front, and want a cheaper phone, the Redmi Note 5 AI could be the device for you.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Specifications

  • Display: 5.99-inch IPS FHD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • GPU: Adreno 509 GPU
  • OS: Android Oreo 8.0 with MIUI 9.0 on the top
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB, up to 128GB expandable storage (uses SIM 2)
  • Rear Camera: 5MP + 12MP, LED flash
  • Front Camera:13MP with f/2.0 with LED flash
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, gyro, IR blaster, Fingerprint
  • SIM: Dual hybrid SIM with 4G VOLTE
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Price: Rs. 27,499 (4GB/64GB)

4Samsung Galaxy J8

The Samsung Galaxy J8 may not have the perfect specs, but it does possess some great specs that outperform several mid-range devices of 2018.

On the performance front, it may not have the best chipset available in the market, both the Snapdragon 450 chipset works perfectly fine while running light apps and games and multitasking with them.

The aspect, where the Galaxy J8 gets the best is the camera. The handset enjoys a dual camera setup aligned meticulously in vertical configuration at the back. The camera pair boasts a primary 16MP sensor backed by a 5MP depth sensor. Both the cameras enjoy a wide aperture of f/1.9. With this camera setup, the phone is capable of capturing some stunning images and appealing portrait shots.

On the J8, there is also a feature to adjust the focus area and blur intensity even after taking the shots. So users will always have the privilege to maintain the amount the blur so that the portrait images look appealing. Furthermore, there is also an option to change the blurred backdrop from normal to Crystal, Pixel, Time Slice and Crumbled options. This adds different taste over the mainstream Bokeh effect. In addition, there is also the Portrait Dolly feature, which basically creates the 3 seconds videos from the portrait images where the subject is zoomed in or zoomed out with the segregated background.

Talking about the front camera, the J8 boasts a 16MP selfie shooter. The front camera captures amazing selfies with a great amount of details in them. There is also the “selfie focus” option, which lets the users capture portrait selfies.

The device also provides a great battery backup. In terms of capacity, it just has a 3500mAh battery, however, because of the power-efficient chipset and low-resolution display, it provides a note-worthy backup. With a single charge, you can go with J8, use it normally and not worry for one and a half day.

Samsung Galaxy J8 Specifications

  • Display: 6.0-inch Super AMOLED display
  • Resolution: HD+ (720 x 1480 pixels), 18.5:9 ratio, 275 PPI pixel density
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 450
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • OS: Android Oreo 8.0
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB, expandable storage up to 256GB via SD card (dedicated slot)
  • Rear Camera: Dual cameras: (16 MP, f/1.9) + (5MP, f/1.9), LED flash
  • Front Camera:16MP, f/1.9 with LED flash
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
  • SIM: Dual SIM with 4G LTE
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Price: Rs.27390

5Samsung Galaxy A6

The Samsung Galaxy A6 is the second Samsung smartphone on this list. Now the addition of this smartphone could be a surprise to some, but there are some areas this smartphone shines on which has helped the A6 make this list.

One of the major criticism regarding the Samsung Galaxy A6 is what’s powering it. This device has the octa-core Exynos 7870 CPU inside with the Mali T830 MP1 as its GPU. So, if you are a heavy smartphone user, you will want to look at the other devices here.

However, this device screams Samsung and has the ever bright and crisp Super AMOLED panel. This display is 5.6-inches tall, making it one of the compact phones available right now. This display is definitely of great quality. But it does lack proper sharpness due to the HD resolution.

In terms of optics, the Galaxy A6 is equipped with 16-megapixel front and back cameras with f/1.7 aperture on the rear and f/1.9 aperture up front. With this hardware at the helm, you can expect the Galaxy A6 to take top-quality images for its price.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Specifications

  • Display: 5.6-inches Super AMOLED; 720×1480, 18:5:9
  • CPU: 1.6 GHz Octa-core Exynos 7870
  • GPU: Mali T830 MP1
  • OS: Android Oreo 8.0
  • RAM: 4GB DDR4
  • Storage: 64GB expandable up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP f/1.7, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 16 MP f/1.9 LED flash
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear- mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Compass
  • SIM: Dual SIM with 4G VOLTE
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Price: Rs. 26,890 (4GB/64GB)

6Nokia 6 2018 AKA Nokia 6.1

The Nokia 6 2018 is not an all-rounder but it does have some note-worthy specs, that helps it make the list. The phone has got a capable chipset because of which it outperforms many other smartphones on the list. With Snapdragon 630 coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, you can play even the demanding games like PUBG.

The camera and battery on the phone are just ok because the competitors are offering better at this price point. However, it has upper hand over all the smartphones in the list on the software side. The phone enjoys an adulterated stock version of Android out of the box. Being an Android One phone, Nokia 6.1 will get regular software updates and security patches from Google itself.

Nokia 6 2018 AKA Nokia 6.1 specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch IPS LCD Display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection; 73.2% Screen-to-body ratio
  • Resolution: Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) @ 403PPI
  • Operating System: Android Oreo, upgradeable to Android P beta
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.2 GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 508
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64 GB, expandable up to 256 GB
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP, f/2.0, 1.0 µm pixel size, PDAF, Dual-tone flash
  • Front Camera: 8MP, f/2.0, 1.12 µm pixel size
  • Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, NFC, Radio, USB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (Rear mounted), Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 3000mAh; Fast charging supported
  • Colors: Black, Silver
  • Price: Rs. 27,499 (3/32GB)