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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.

1Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI

With the remarkable specs, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI is undoubtedly the best smartphone on our list. The smartphone uses Snapdragon 636 chipset, which is powerful and power efficient at the same time. The chipset is really a capable performer even when heavy tasks are assigned to it. And the presence of an ample 4GB RAM assists for the fluidity in performance.

The Redmi Note 5 AI is a capable performer even on the photography side. The dual camera setup of 12MP and 5MP cameras at the back captures well-detailed and alluring images. In addition to that, the smartphone is also capable of capturing some nifty portrait shots. And up front, there is an AI-powered 13MP selfie camera. Xiaomi has promised the portrait feature even in the selfies in its upcoming OTA update. Furthermore, the smartphone boasts a whopping 4000mAh battery, the display with the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio and all the basic sensors.

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. 28,499 (4GB/64GB)
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2Nokia 6 2018 AKA Nokia 6.1

The brand Nokia does not require an introduction. A few years back, before the downfall, the brand had paved the way for the mobile phones and smartphone business. And the same brand is now respawning and striving to bring back those glory days. And for the endeavor, Nokia brought Nokia 6 2018, with a capable processor. On the top, the smartphone comes under an Android One project, which has privileged the smartphone with the bloatware free OS and timely updates. Nokia 6 2018 also comes with Carl Zeiss lenses on its cameras.

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: 29,399 for 3GB RAM/32GB Internal storage

3Xiaomi 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. 24,999 (64GB) | Rs. 23,499 (32GB)

Also Read: Top Smartphones under Rs.40,000

4Coolpad 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)

5Samsung 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. 29,500)

Also Read: Best Smartphones of 2017 to buy in Nepal

6Huawei Nova 2i

Huawei Nova 2i, the four camera sensation is another unmissable name in the list of top smartphones under 30000. The smartphone possesses dual camera setup both on the front and on the back. The dual camera setup at the back comprises 16MP and 2MP sensors, whereas there is the 13MP and 2MP sensor at the front. The camera pair in both the front and rear part of the smartphone can be employed to take portrait shots.

Huawei Nova 2i Specifications:

  • Display: 5.9-inch Full HD+ IPS (1080*2160), 18:9, 407ppi
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual Nano (SIM+SIM or SIM +microSD)
  • OS: EMUI 5.1 on top of Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Fingerprint Sensor: Rear Mounted
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-T830 MP2
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB, Expandable with microSD up to 256GB
  • Rear Camera:16MP + 2MP Dual Camera, Phase Detection Autofocus, Bokeh mode, Motion Photos, 1080p @30fps
  • Front Camera: 13MP + 2MP Dual Camera, f/2.0 aperture, Bokeh Mode, Stickers, Beauty Mode, 1080p @30fps
  • Battery: 3340mAh
  • Price: Rs. 30,900 (available for Rs. 30,000)

7Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo

J7 Duo is the continuation of the J7 series, which is geared up to fight mid-range smartphones at the price below Rs. 30,000 benchmark. The main highlight on the smartphone is its dual camera setup at the back. The dual camera setup in the smartphone can be used to take portrait shots with blurred backgrounds. And the notable feature is that the portion of focus and blur intensity can be readjusted even after taking the selfies.


And for the selfies, the smartphone carries an 8MP sensor, which carries abundant details. Despite the presence of a single camera, the front camera is also capable of taking portrait selfies. But unlike the rear camera, the blur intensity and focus areas cannot be adjusted in the portrait selfies. On the top of that, the smartphone also comes with a capable processor namely known as Exynos 7885. The chipset is a top performer and it easily captivates its users with its smooth performance. This chipset can also be found on the premium mid-range smartphone like Samsung Galaxy A8+.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo specifications:

  • Display: 5.5 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, multi-touch
  • Screen resolution: 720×1280 pixels with 16:9 aspect ratio (267 PPI pixel density)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • ROM: 32 GB extendable up to 256 GB (dedicated microSD card slot)
  • Chipset: Exynos 7885
  • CPU: Octa-core (4 X 1.56Ghz Cortex A53 + 4 X 1.6Ghz Cortex A73)
  • GPU: Mali-G71
  • OS: Android Oreo 8.0
  • Selfie camera: 8 MP f/1.9, LED flash
  • Rear camera: 13+5 MP dual f/1.9 with autofocus, LED flash, live focus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, etc.
  • Battery: 3000 mAh non-removable Li-on battery
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity,
  • Price: Rs. 28,990

8Oppo F5 Youth

Oppo emerged in the market with the smartphones, which are enriched with high-quality selfie cameras. And F5 Youth is not an exception. The smartphone is the lite variant of the last year’s flagship, the Oppo F5. The F5 Youth comes with a note-worthy MediaTek Helio P23 chipset and awe-inspiring AI-powered cameras.

Oppo F5 Youth Specifications

  • Display: 6.0-inch IPS LCD display
  • Resolution: 2160×1080 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • SIM: Dual Nano
  • OS: Android v7.1 Nougat with ColorOS 3.2
  • Fingerprint Sensor: Rear Mounted
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio P23
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB (Dedicated Slot)
  • Rear Camera:13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 16 MP (f/2.0, 2.0 μm)
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE,  Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, Micro USB 2.0, GPS
  • Battery: 3200mAh
  • Price: Rs.27,990

9Vivo V9 Youth

Notched displays in the smartphones are emerging as a trendy feature these days. And Vivo V9 Youth is one of such smartphones to follow the bandwagon. In its tall 6.3-inch display, there is a small cutout to implant the front camera. And this trendy display possesses a layer of Gorilla Glass 3 to protect the display from cracks and scratches.

Since the Vivo is renowned in the smartphone market because of its remarkable cameras, the users will not be disappointed in the Vivo V9 too. The smartphone comes with a fancy dual camera setup at the back. The camera pair at the back is also capable of taking portrait shots, whose focus area and the blur intensity can be adjusted even after taking the pictures.

Vivo V9 Youth Specifications

  • Display: 6.3-inch (2280 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 IPS display
  • Display Protection: Gorilla Glass 3
  • Body: Plastic
  • Software: Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • CPU: 1.8GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 4GB DDR3
  • Storage: 32GB, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • SIM: Dual Dedicated SIM (nano + nano)
  • Rear Camera: Dual (16MP + 2MP) with LED flash
  • Front Camera: 16MP, f/2.0 aperture
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB OTG
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass
  • Battery: 3260mAh
  • Color Options: Pearl Black, Champagne Gold
  • Price: 29,390

10Sony 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 have 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 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

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