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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 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.

1Realme 2 Pro

The Realme 2 Pro is a phone that created quite the amount of hub hub around the world…or at least, where it was available. Even before it arrived in Nepal, the phone was much sought after, and many enquired about it. Some even purchased the phone from India itself! And although the phone doesn’t pack anything exciting by present standards, with all that it has, it is a great value for money.

With a 6.3″ Full HD display over a shiny plastic body, and cool blue coloring, it can appeal to many. A Snapdragon 660 powers the phone with 4 GB of RAM. Also, it has dual cameras at the back, and a nice 16 MP selfie camera up front.

Realme 2 Pro Specifications:

  • Design: Aluminium frame, Plastic back
  • Display: 6.3 inches IPS LCD display, Full HD+ resolution (1080×2340 pixels) with 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP f/1.7 + 2 MP dual back camera
  • Front Camera: 16 MP f/2.0 selfie camera
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC
  • GPU: Adreno 512 GPU
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB; expandable up to 256GB
  • Battery: 3500mAh battery
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 28,190  

2Huawei Y9 2019

When Huawei came up with the Y9 2019, it was Rs. 35,000 but it’s now available for Rs. 30,000 in the Nepali market. The Huawei Y9 2019 is our pick for the best smartphone under 30,000. It features a big 6.5-inch display and houses a big 4000mAh battery.

Even the inside continues the impressive run for the device, as the 12nm based Kirin HiSilicon 710 chipset along with the ample 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is a great performer for the price.

In terms of cameras, the Y9 2019 produces great shots from both the front and rear cameras. The inclusion of a wider f/1.8 lens has resulted in better lowlight photos albeit they have hints of noise and grains. The front cameras also do a good job of producing natural and high-quality photos.

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] 

3Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is quite similar to its predecessor, the Redmi Note 5 AI. 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. 28,999 (4GB/64GB)

4Samsung Galaxy A6+

The Samsung Galaxy A6+ makes an appearance on our best phones under 30,000 after it received a price drop and is available for Rs. 30,000 (MRP. 30,499).

This device screams Samsung and has the ever bright and crisp Super AMOLED panel. In terms of optics, the Galaxy A6 is equipped with a dual 16-megapixel and 5MP camera that’s better than the Huawei Y9 2019 and Redmi Note 6 Pro. Also, the 24MP selfie camera is top notch for the price tag.

One of the major cons with the Galaxy A6+ is its performance. This device has an octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor that’s found on sub-20,000 smartphone. So, if you are a heavy gamer, you will want to look at the other devices here.

Samsung Galaxy A6+ Specifications

  • Display: 6.0-inches Super AMOLED; 1080×2220, 18:5:9
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 450
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • OS: Android Oreo 8.0
  • RAM: 4GB DDR4
  • Storage: 64GB expandable up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP f/1.7 + 5MP Depth sensor, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 24 MP f/1.9 LED flash
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear- mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Compass
  • SIM: Dual SIM with 4G VOLTE
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Price: Rs. 30,499 [Available for Rs. 30,000] 

5Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI is still among the best overall mid-range smartphones of last year. It’s still a good performer with Snapdragon 636 chipset and 4GB of RAM. Even in the camera department, the dual 12+5MP camera is capable of taking stunning pictures.

Even on the battery backup, Note 5 AI has something big to offer. The phone boasts a 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.

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. 26,499 (4GB/64GB)

6Nubia Z17 Mini S

The Nubia Z17 MiniS is a phone that looks quite fancy with it’s glass back and compact form factor. The sides of the phone have minimal amount of bezels and the golden colored frame on the glass body looks very appealing. This phone features dual cameras both at the front and back, which is quite nice for a phone from 2 years ago. And even specswise, the phone may not be that powerful with a Snapdragon 653 inside. But it packs 6 GB of RAM, which is great for multi-tasking and general usage. It’s camera setup comprises of 13 + 2 MP at the back, and a 16 + 5 MP at the front. And with a compact display size of 5.2″ but Full HD+ resolution, the display is quite sharp! It comes with Android Nougat out of the box, but other aspects of the phone make it forgiveable.

Nubia Z17 MiniS Specifications:

  • Design: Glass body, aluminum frame
  • Display: 5.2-inch IPS LCD display, Full-HD+ resolution(1920×1080 pixels) with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 2.5D glass
  • Rear Camera: (13 MP, f/2.2 Monochrome Sensor) + (13 MP, f/2.2 RGB sensor), LED flash
  • Front Camera: (16 MP, f/2.0) + (5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor)
  • CPU: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653
  • GPU: Adreno 510
  • RAM: 6 GB LPDDR3
  • Storage: 64GB eMMC 5.1 Storage; Expandable up to 200GB (Uses SIM2 slot)
  • OS: Android 7.1 (Nougat); Nubia UI 5.0 on the top
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 3200 mAh (USB Type-C port for charging)
  • Price: Rs. 28,500

7Samsung Galaxy J8

The Samsung Galaxy J8 makes our top list of the best phones under Rs. 30,000. With the Galaxy J8, you get a Super AMOLED display, which is rare to find on a phone that costs just Rs. 27,000. However, like the Galaxy A6+, it comes with a mediocre Snapdragon 450 Chipset. However, when compared with the A6+, the J8 performs better since it has to power an HD+ display.

Like the A6+, the Galaxy J8  also enjoys a dual camera setup with 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.

Talking about the front camera, the J8 boasts a 16MP selfie shooter. The front camera captures amazing selfies with great detail 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.

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.27,390