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Top Smartphones Under 30000 in Nepal [Updated]

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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

1. Coolpad Cool1 Dual

Overall Rating: 4.6 | Price: Rs. 30,000
(Design: 4.4/5 | Display: 4.2/5 | Performance: 4.6/5 | Camera: 4.5/5 | Battery: 4.8/5)

Coolpad Cool1 Dual (Read Review), the first phone that was manufactured in a joint venture of Coolpad and LeEco is undoubtedly a handsome lad both from the outside and the inside. The phone with powerful performance, promising cameras, awesome battery life and good display easily made to the top of our list for the phones to buy under Rs. 30,000. The phone that has dual right on its name is all about its dual 13MP cameras in the back that satisfies all your desires in mobile photography. The best is the portraits it can take with bokeh effect that seems near perfect.

During the time of our review, the phone impressed us with its performance and all thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 coupled with 4GB of RAM. If it’s the gaming that you want to buy your next phone for then, you can never go wrong with this phone. Plus, you’ll also get to enjoy the best of its class camera performance as well. The phone comes with all the sweetness like the reliable fingerprint sensor, IR sensor on the top along with all the essential sensors. The only part where the phone fails to deliver is the 32GB of onboard storage that’s not expandable. Had it had an expandable memory, and thinner bezels, this already good phone could have been even better.

Full Specs of Coolpad Cool1 Dual:
  • 5.5-inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EUI 5.6
  • 32GB ROM (not expandable)
  • 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 13 MP Dual Rear-facing Camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual tone LED flash, 6P Lens, 4K Video Recording
  • 8 MP Front Facing Camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 64-bit SoC
  • Octa-core processor (4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72)
  • Adreno 510 GPU
  • Fingerprint Sensor (rear-mounted, 360 degrees, unlocks in 0.5secs)
  • Dual SIM with 4G VoLTE
  • USB Type-C connectivity with fast charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
  • Non-removable 4060 mAh battery
  • Color Option: Gold

2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon Version) 

Overall Rating: 4.4 | Price: Rs. 28,499
(Design: 4.5/5 | Display: 4.2/5 | Performance: 4.4/5 | Camera: 3.8/5 | Battery: 4.9/5)

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4SD is also widely popular as Redmi Note 4X. The SD in its name is due to the fact that it comes with Qualcomm SnapDragon 625. The rest of the specs of the phone is identical to that of regular Note 4. It comes with 5.5inch Full HD IPS LCD screen. The model that has been launched in Nepal is the one with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The built-in storage is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.

As far as cameras are concerned it comes with 13MP, f/2.0 unit with Dual-tone LED flash and 5MP, f/2.0 unit on the front. Both the cameras are capable of shooting up to full HD videos. However, the primary camera can even shoot slo-mo videos in HD resolution at 120fps. The phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The device gets its juice from 4100mAh battery.

Full Specs of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4:
  • 5.5inch FULL HD IPS LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core CPU clocked at 2.0GHz; Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB RAM & 64GB storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card; uses SIM2 slot)
  • MIUI 8.2 based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/2.0, PDAF, dual-LED (dual tone) flash; [email protected][email protected]
  • Front Camera: 5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, IR sensor, FM Radio, USB OTG support
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Li-Po 4100 mAh battery
  • Color: Gray, Gold, Black, Pink
  • Price: Rs. 28,499

3. Samsung Galaxy J7 Max

Overall Rating: 4.4 | Price: Rs. 28,290
(Design: 4.6/5 | Display: 4.2/5 | Performance: 4.2/5 | Camera: 4.4/5 | Battery: 4.3/5)

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:

  • Dimension: 156.7 x 78.8 x 8.1 mm; Weight: 179g
  • 5.7 Inch Full HD PLS Display
  • Android v7.0 Nougat
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32 GB ROM
  • Dedicated SDcard slot for memory expansion up to 256 GB
  • Octa-Core MediaTek MT6757 Helio P20 Processor
  • 13 MP Rear Camera with f/1.7 aperture, LED Flash
  • 13 MP Front Facing Camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED Flash
  • Dual SIM (Nano + Nano)
  • 4G connectivity, WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, USB OTG
  • Front-mounted Fingerprint Sensor
  • Gyro sensor
  • 3300mAh Battery
  • Color(s) available: Gold, Black
  • Price: Rs. 28,290

4. HTC Desire 10 Pro

Overall Rating: 4.3 | Price: Rs. 29,900
(Design: 4.6/5 | Display: 4.3/5 | Performance: 4.1/5 | Camera: 4.4/5 | Battery: 4.2/5)

Priced at Rs. 29,900, the HTC Desire 10 Pro sports a 5.5-inch Full-HD display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is powered by 1.8 GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor with Mali T860 GPU. Other specifications of the Desire 10 Pro include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of onboard storage, 20MP rear camera, 13MP selfie shooter, and Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). Powering the phone is, however, a sizeable 4000mAh battery. The Desire 10 Pro also features a fingerprint sensor, which is embedded on the rear panel. The phone also comes with a gyro sensor to enhance your Virtual Reality (VR) experience.

HTC Desire 10 Pro price Nepal

HTC Desire 10 Pro Specs:

  • 5.5 inches (1080 x 1920) IPS LCD display @401ppi
  • Gorilla Glass 4 Protection
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Rear Mounted Fingerprint Sensor
  • MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 Chipset
  • Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU
  • Mali-T860MP2 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage, Expandable up to 256GB (SIM 2 Tray)
  • 20 MP Rear Camera with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, LED flash
  • 13MP Front Facing Camera with f/2.2 aperture and Auto HDR
  • 3,000mAh battery with Fast Charging
  • HTC Desire 10 Pro Price in Nepal: Rs. 29,900

5. Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

Overall Rating: 4.3 | Price: Rs. 25,495
(Design: 4.6/5 | Display: 4.3/5 | Performance: 4.1/5 | Camera: 4.4/5 | Battery: 4.5/5)

Priced at Rs. 25,495, the Galaxy J7 Prime (Read Review) has a 5.5-inch FullHD IPS display and is powered by an Exynos Octa 7870 CPU that comes equipped with a total of eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 1.6Ghz. The Exynos Octa 7870 is the first midrange system on a chip (SoC) to feature 14nm FinFET process which means it is more power efficient than the traditional 28nm SoCs.

Regarding memory, the Galaxy J7 Prime has 3GB of DDR3 RAM and 32GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded via dedicated microSD card slot up to 256GB. The Galaxy J7 also boasts a 13MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and f/1.9 aperture lens, while the front houses an 8MP shooter. The phone runs on the latest version of Android — Marshmallow 6.0.1 with Samsung skinned TouchWiz UI. It has a 3300mAh battery, full metal body, and fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button.

Full Specs of Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime:
  • 5.5” FullHD IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 1.6Ghz Exynos Octa 7870 CPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage,
  • microSD card slot up to 256GB
  • Hybrid Dual SIM Slot (Micro SIM + Nano SIM / microSD)
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 with TouchWiz UI
  • 13 MP Rear Camera with LED flash
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
  • Price: Rs. 27,990

6. Gionee A1

Overall Rating: 4.2 | Price: Rs. 29,999
(Design: 4.5/5 | Display: 4.4/5 | Performance: 4.2/5 | Camera: 4.5/5 | Battery: 4.4/5)

Gionee A1 (Read Review) is one of the best phones to buy if you are looking for a great selfie experience and quality display. It boasts a 13MP,f/2.0 rear camera, and a 16MP with f/2.0 aperture front camera with LED front flash. The phone has a metallic unibody build and boasts a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with Full HD resolution. The A1 is powered by a MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 processor and a Mali-T860MP2 GPU. The phone has 4GB RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage (expandable to 256GB). It is the only phone in this price range to come with such memory combination.

Gionee A1 also features a fingerprint scanner below the display that doubles as a home button. The dual SIM phone has a 4010 mAh battery and runs on Gionee’s own Amigo OS 4.0 based on Android 7 Nougat. So, the phone comes with Google Assistant and features like quick reply and grouping of notifications from the same app.

Full Specs of Gionee A1:

  • 5.5”  FullHD AMOLED Display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 Octa Core CPU; Mali-T860MP2 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, microSD card slot up to 256GB
  • Hybrid Dual SIM Slot
  • Android 7 Nougat with Amigo OS 4.0
  • 13 MP Rear Camera with LED flash
  • 16MP Front Camera
  • Front-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Li-Ion 4010 mAh battery
  • Price: Rs. 29,999

7. OnePlus 2

Overall Rating: 4.2 | Price: Rs. 25,000
(Design: 4/5 | Display: 4.2/5 | Performance: 4.5/5 | Camera: 4.2/5 | Battery: 4/5)

Though being a years old phone, the specs packed inside the OnePlus 2 has still made it a strong contender in the race. Oneplus 2 made to this list because of its reliable fingerprint sensor, seamless design, good cameras, and satisfactory performance. While being used as our daily driver, the phone’s battery life did impress us. The phone comes with 4GB of fast DDR4 RAM, designed for smooth performance and better multitasking. The user can experience buttery smooth performance even while playing high-end games. However, the device gets warmed up sometimes on rigorous gaming.

OnePlus Two - Top smartphones under 30000

OnePlus 2, the 5.5inch screen phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 CPU, which is an Octa-core CPU. This 4GB RAM phone comes with the 64GB of storage. The phone houses cameras of 13MP (on the back) and 5MP (on the front) that proved themselves to be quite capable while taking photographs. Fueling this device is a 3300mAh battery. This phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box with OnePlus’s own Oxygen OS 3.5.6 on the top. The phone is currently available at Rs. 25,00 with the discount of 22% on its initial price of Rs. 31,900 from Kaymu.

Full Specs of OnePlus 2:
  • 5.5-inch Full-HD LTPS IPS display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core (4×1.56 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.82 GHz Cortex-A57)
  • Mali T860 GPU
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop with Oxygen OS 3.5.6  on top
  • 4GB of RAM; 64GB of internal storage
  • Rear Camera: 13MP with f/2.0 aperture, OIS, laser autofocus, and Dual-tone flash
  • Front Camera:  5MP with f/2.4 aperture
  • Dual Hybrid SIM (Micro+Nano/microSD)
  • Non-Removable 3300mAh battery
  • Price: Rs. 25,000

8. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro

Overall Rating: 4.36 | Price: Rs. 25,499
(Design: 4.5/5 | Display: 4.1/5 | Performance: 4.5/5 | Camera: 4.1/5 | Battery: 4.7/5)

Priced at Rs. 25,499, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro (Read Review) sports a 5.5-inch FullHD IPS panel and offers a full metal body alongside a fingerprint sensor at the back. Under the hood, the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 650 SoC with a hexacore processor which will yield in a superior performance compared to the competition [P.S the Hexacore Snapdragon 650 has better performance than other octa-core and deca-core processor at this price range]. Storage wise, it has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. The phone is backed by a 4100mAh battery, and with the MIUI several software optimization methods, it will result in an excellent battery backup.

Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro display

The Dual Hybrid SIM supporting Redmi Note 3 Pro has a 16 MP Rear Camera and 5MP front camera. It boots on Android 5.1 Lollipop with MiUI 7.2 layered on top and had already received the MIUI 8.0 update.

Full Specs of Redmi Note 3 Pro:
  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display
  • HexaCore Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 CPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage, microSD card up to 128GB
  • Hybrid Dual SIM Slot (Micro SIM + Nano SIM / microSD)
  • MIUI 7 based on Android Lollipop 5.1; upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • 16MP rear camera with LED Flash
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4050mAh battery with fast charging
  • Price: Rs. 25,499

9. ZTE Axon Mini

Overall Rating: 4.28 | Price: Rs. 25,990
(Design: 4.6/5 | Display: 4.2/5 | Performance: 4.2/5 | Camera: 4.2/5 | Battery: 4.2/5)

The Axon Mini (Read Review) is the only phone in this price range to sport an AMOLED display that even supports 3D touch. The phone with 5.2-inch Full HD AMOLED display is best known for its great build and good one hand usability. The 3GB RAM phone powered by a Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz does deliver in the performance department as well.

The device features 32GB of onboard storage. Talking about the camera, the Axon Mini packs a 13-megapixel rear facing the camera with flash and an 8-megapixel front facing the camera with flash. All this is powered by a 2800mAh battery. The only con of this phone is its outdated OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Full Specs of ZTE Axon Mini Premium Edition:
  • 5.2 inches Full HD Super AMOLED with Gorilla Glass 3 and 3D Touch display
  • 1.7Ghz octacore Snapdragon 616 CPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal Storage, microSD card up to 128GB
  • Hybrid Dual SIM Slot (Micro SIM + Nano SIM / microSD)
  • MiFavor UI 3.2 on top of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • 13 MP Rear Camera with LED flash
  • 8 MP Front-Facing Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery (Quick Charge 2.0)
  • Price: 25,900

10. Lenovo K6 Note

Overall Rating: 4.06 | Price: Rs. 26,000
(Design: 4.2/5 | Display: 4/5 | Performance: 4/5 | Camera: 3.8/5 | Battery: 4.3/5)

Lenovo K6 Note is another solid choice if you are looking for an excellent battery life, compact metal body factor, and vibrant display. This phone comes with Theatermax technology with which one can convert the content of the screen into VR mode. This feature allows the user to enjoy the contents with the use of VR headset. Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 backed by Adreno 505 GPU and coupled with 4GB RAM. On the storage side, the device offers 32GB of inbuilt storage. It addresses mobile photography needs with a 16MP unit on the back and 8MP unit on the front.

Lenovo K6 Note Price in Nepal

Lenovo K6 Note Specs:

  • 5.5inch IPS LCD Display, 1920*1080 pixels (401 PPI)
  • Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430, Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Adreno 505 GPU
  • 4GB RAM; 32GB storage (expandable up to 256GB)
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Dimensions: 151 x 76 x 8.4 mm; Weight: 169 grams
  • Sensors: Fingerprint sensor (Rear-mounted), Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • 4G LTE support
  • Dolby Atmos audio enhancement
  • Theatermax Technology
  • Dual SIM (hybrid SIM tray)
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery; micro USB v2.0
  • Price: Rs. 26,000

Bonus Picks:

Yes, we did miss a few phones in the list above. That’s because we wanted to confine the number of smartphones in the article to be 10. If you are yet unsatisfied with the list, you can have a closer view on General Mobile GM 5 Plus (available at Rs. 20,000) and Lava A3 (available at Rs. 23,500). The another phone that would be the cheapest in this list is the OnePlus X that’ll be a worth buying phone at its new pricing.

The another phone that just got out of the list but is still worth a buy is the Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 (Price: Rs. 26,490). The phone just got out of the list because its predecessor is just around the corner and the phone won’t get further updates. Plus the phone has an HD display. Other than that, considering its performance, cameras, and battery life, the J7 2016 can be said to be a good buy.

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Yural Maskey is an Electronics Engineering graduate and a co-founder of Gadgetbyte Nepal. Besides being a Tech Geek, he is also a die-hard Arsenal fan.