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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.

Our Updated List of Top Smartphones under 30000 in Nepal

1Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is one of the 2017’s additions to the famous J-series. It can undoubtedly give high-end phones a worth for their money if its design is considered. With a Super AMOLED display that just melts into the near bezel-less sides, the phone easily won us in terms of design. The device has a 3,600 mAh battery which can easily last for a day and a half. Yes, it does feature an older processor, but the device doesn’t lag or anything.

During the time of our review, we were thoroughly impressed by its fingerprint scanner. It unlocks the phone in no time at all and can read fingerprint really fast. The Galaxy J7 Pro is also complemented by a great overall camera performance. Under ample lighting, the camera captured great details with good dynamic range. And yes, it has 64 GB of onboard memory which can be expanded. It runs on Android Nougat right out of the box and will hopefully receive the Oreo upgrade.

Full specs of Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro:

  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display
  • CPU: 1.6 GHz Octa-core Exynos 7870 processor
  • GPU: Mali-T830
  • OS: Android Nougat (v7.0)
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB (expandable up to 128 GB, dedicated)
  • Rear Camera: 13MP rear camera, f/1.7 Aperture, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 13MP front camera, f/1.9 Aperture, LED flash
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, compass
  • SIM: Dual SIM with 4G
  • Water Resistant
  • Battery: 3600 mAh
  • Price: Rs. 30,900 (Available for Rs. 29,000)

Also Read: Best Smartphones of 2017 to buy in Nepal

2Xiaomi MI A1

For those, who seek smartphones with light or no UI at all, Xiaomi MI A1 is the best you can get in this price range. When it comes to software, there is no beating Stock Android. All thanks to the Android One project, Xiaomi MI A1 is privileged to have it. The phone ran on Android Nougat (v7.1.2) out of the box and has already received the Oreo update (v8.0) and will also receive the Android P eventually. In addition, in order to lure the photography fanatics, the smartphone inherits a dual camera setup on the back. The 12MP primary camera on the back is assisted by another 12MP telephoto camera. On the front side, there is 5MP camera dedicated for the selfies. Talking about the quality, the Xiaomi Mi A1 takes great ‘Portrait Mode’ pictures, probably the best among its competitiors. However, the front-facing camera of the smartphone is not that great and it suffers quite a lot under low-lit settings.

On the display side, Xiaomi MI A1 sports 5.5-inch display with 2.5D glass on the top and somewhat secured with Gorilla Glass 3. Powering the device is Snapdragon 625 chipset assisted by Adreno 506 GPU on the graphics end. It does a great job handling all the tasks of say, a heavy user. The phone is backed by 4GB RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage and a 3080 mAh battery to fuel up the device.

Full specs of Xiaomi MI A1:

  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • OS: Stock Android Nougat (v7.1.1); Upgradable to Oreo (v8.0)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 32/64 GB (expandable up to 128 GB, Uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Rear Camera: Dual-12MP (26mm, f/2.2 + 50mm, f/2.6), PDAF, 2x zoom, Dual-LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5 MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, compass
  • SIM: Dual Hybrid SIM with 4G
  • Battery: 3,080 mAh
  • Price: Rs. 29,999 (64GB) | Rs. 26,999 (32GB)

Also Read: Top Smartphones under Rs.40,000

3Coolpad Cool Play 6

The Coolpad Cool Play 6 is probably one of the most underrated smartphones of 2018. Probably the best performing device in the mid-range segment as of now, the device fares quite well with its octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor which is coupled with a whopping 6 GB of RAM. This is showcased well by benchmark tests, as the Coolpad Cool Play 6 easily outperformed its competition quite easily.

In the optics front, the smartphone is equipped with dual 13-megapixel cameras that do quite a decent job, even under low light. A big 4060 mAh battery backs up the Coolpad Cool Play 6.

Full Specs of Coolpad Cool Play 6:

  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
  • CPU: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653
  • GPU: Adreno 510
  • OS: Android Nougat (v7.1.1) with Journey UI; Planned upgrade to Oreo (v8.0)
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Dual Rear-facing Camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, compass
  • SIM: Dual SIM with 4G
  • Battery: 4060 mAh
  • Price: Rs. 31,996 (Available for Rs. 30,000)

4Sony Xperia X

For a smartphone that cost a fortune when it launched a while back, the Sony Xperia X has seen a lot of price drops that has made the smartphone available for Rs. 27,625 currently. And for that price tag, the Sony Xperia X delivers a lot. The device has a 23-megapixel rear-facing camera with Exmor RS sensor and f/2.0 aperture which takes good pictures, even though it is unreliable at times.

Enclosed in the typical Sony design is a compact 5.0-inch full HD display that is vivid and vibrant. However, the battery that lights up this display is quite small at 2650 mAh. You will barely last through the day under light usage! In the performance side, the Sony Xperia X will do your basic tasks like browsing through the internet and playing light games. But it warms a little bit and stutters if you try to do heavy-intensive tasks on the device.

Full Specs of Sony Xperia X:

  • Display: 5.0-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
  • CPU: Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
  • GPU: Adreno 510
  • OS: Android Nougat (v7.0); Planned upgrade to Oreo (v8.0)
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB (Expandable up to 128 GB; Uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Rear Camera: 23 MP rear-facing Camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 13 MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, compass
  • SIM: Dual Hybrid SIM with 4G
  • Battery: 2620 mAh
  • Price: Rs. 27,624 (Available on Daraz.com)

5Samsung Galaxy J7 Max

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max comes with 5.7-inch PLS display and placing itself in the Phablet category. The device is powered by MediaTek Helio P20 chipset aided by Mali-T880MP2 GPU. The USP of the phone is the camera with 13MP lens accompanied by LED flash both on the front and on the back. The rear camera is favored by a wide aperture of f/1.7 and the front one with f/1.9. The presence of these wide apertures has made the J7 Max a great camera smartphone even on the low lights. There also a ring around the rear camera of the phone, which glows to alert about the notifications.

On the storage side, Samsung Galaxy J7 Max enjoys 4GB of RAM and 32GB of Internal storage. There is also a dedicated slot on the device to expand the onboard storage up to 256GB via SD card. Fitted inside the metallic body, J7 Max is equipped with a fingerprint scanner, which resides on the home button. For the VR gaming and 360-degree videos, the phone has gyro sensor. The device is nourished by 3300mAh battery.

Full specs of Samsung Galaxy J7 Max:

  • Display: 5.7-inch Full HD PLS display
  • CPU: Octa-Core MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 Processor
  • GPU: Mali-T880
  • OS: Android Nougat (v7.0)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB (expandable up to 256 GB, dedicated)
  • Rear Camera: 13MP rear camera, f/1.7 Aperture, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 13MP front camera, f/1.9 Aperture, LED flash
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, compass
  • SIM: Dual SIM with 4G
  • Battery: 3300 mAh
  • Price: Rs. 28,290

6Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus (Redmi Note 5)

Launched last month, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus features a modern design in a well-built body. Xiaomi has shrunk the bezels in the smartphone that has a 5.99-inch Full HD+ FullView IPS LCD display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. This device has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor inside that is aided by 3 or 4 GB of RAM and Adreno 506 GPU. With the 625, you can expect a lag-free user experience.

In terms of camera, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus has a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera that suffers a little under low-light settings as the pictures come out with a bit of noise. However, with a huge 4,000 mAh battery, you can expect the Redmi 5 Plus to easily last for a day and a half.

Full Specs of Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus:

  • Display: 5.99-inch Full HD+ FullView IPS LCD display
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • OS: Android Nougat (v7.1.2) with MIUI 9
  • RAM: 3/4 GB
  • Storage: 32/64 GB (expandable up to 128 GB, Uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Rear Camera: 12MP rear-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, Dual-LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5 MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, compass
  • SIM: Dual Hybrid SIM with 4G
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Price: Rs. 23,499 (3GB RAM/32GB ROM) / Rs. 25,499 (4GB RAM/64GB ROM)

7Sony Xperia XA1

Featuring an impressive camera on a budget, the Sony Xperia XA1 has clinched the seventh spot on our best smartphone under Rs. 30,000 list. The device has a 5.0-inch bright IPS display with a scratch resistant glass but at a time when even smartphones of lower price tags are featuring a Full HD display, the Xperia XA1’s display only has HD resolution.

The Sony Xperia XA1 is already in line for the Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade so if you are someone for whom software matters, you might like the XA1, and the stock Android UI is a bonus! This smartphone has MediaTek Helio P20 on the inside alongside Mali-T880 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. So, apart from a few stutters here and there, you can rely on this device for performance. However, for power users, the 2300 mAh battery is a big let off.

Full Specs of Sony Xperia XA1:

  • Display: 5.0-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
  • CPU: Octa-core MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 chipset
  • GPU: Mali T880 GPU
  • OS: Android Nougat (v7.0); Planned upgrade to Oreo (v8.0)
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB (expandable up to 256 GB; dedicated)
  • Rear Camera: 23 MP rear-facing Camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • SIM: Dual SIM with 4G
  • Battery: 2300 mAh
  • Price: Rs. 25,200 (Available on Daraz.com)

8Vivo V7

A phone meant for the selfie enthusiasts, the Vivo V7 features a whopping 24-megapixel front-facing camera that is embedded with Face Beauty and has a f/2.0 aperture. Likewise, for the MRP of Rs. 29,990, the Vivo V7 comes with a 5.7-inch FullView IPS LCD display. While minimalistic bezels on a mid-range do sound good, the V7 lacks a higher resolution display.

On the performance side of things, the Vivo V7 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor which is almost similar to the Snapdragon 625. It runs on Android Nougat out of the box but features FunTouch OS 3.2 which is a copycat of Apple’s iOS. This device is backed by a 3000 mAh battery.

Full Specs of Vivo V7:

  • Display: 5.7-inch FullView HD+ IPS LCD display
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • OS: Android Nougat (v7.1.2) with Funtouch OS 3.2
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB (expandable up to 256 GB; dedicated)
  • Rear Camera:16 MP, f/2.0, PDAF, LED flash;
  • Front Camera: 24 MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • SIM: Dual SIM with 4G
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Price: Rs. 29,990

9Oppo F5 Youth

A miniature variant of the Oppo F5, the Oppo F5 Youth has almost all the features its sibling has but comes at a low price point. The device packs a 1080p IPS LCD display in a 6-inch near bezel-less body. You can trust the performance side of the Oppo F5 Youth that is powered by MediaTek Helio P23. There is a common assumption that Mediatek chipsets underperform, but the Oppo F5 Youth is an example of how the company’s SoC do a great job handling most of the things the users throw at it.

The Oppo F5 Youth has one of the best front-facing cameras in this price segment. However, the software side could be a turn-off to most users as it has a heavily customized iOS-like User Interface. The F5 Youth has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and is lit-up by a 3200 mAh battery.

Full Specs of Oppo F5 Youth:

  • Display: 6-inch FullView Full HD+ IPS LCD display,
  • CPU: 2.5 GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P23
  • GPU: Mali G71 MP2
  • OS: Android Nougat (v7.1) with ColorOS 3.2
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB (expandable up to 256 GB; dedicated)
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF, LED flash;
  • Front Camera: 16 MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • SIM: Dual SIM with 4G
  • Battery: 3200 mAh
  • Price: Rs. 27,990

10HTC Desire 10 Pro

HTC Desire 10 Pro has incorporated a metallic chassis with a rubberized back in terms of design language. The phone inherits a 5.5-inch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 offering the protection. The display boasts Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) and hence bring the pixel density count to 401 PPI.

The camera is USP of the phone with high-resolution sensors both on the front and on the back. The rear camera is of 20MP, f/2.2 with fast focusing ensured by laser autofocus. Needless to mention, the rear camera has a LED flash on its periphery with a fingerprint sensor residing nearby. Likewise, HTC Desire 10 Pro has a 13MP camera on the front. The chipset used for powering the HTC Desire 10 Pro is Helio P10 with Mali-T860MP2 GPU assisting on the graphics side. The device comes with 3000mAh battery privileged with fast charging. In terms of pricing, the phone is tagged with an amount of Rs. 29,900.

Full specs of HTC Desire 10 Pro

  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, Gorilla Glass 4 Protection
  • CPU: Octa-core MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10
  • GPU: Mali-T860 MP2
  • OS: Android Marshmallow (v6.0)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB (expandable up to 256 GB; Uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Rear Camera:20 MP Rear Camera with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 13 MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, Auto HDR
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • SIM: Dual HybridSIM with 4G
  • Battery: 3000 mAh with Fast Charging
  • Price: Rs. 29,999

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