In 2020, there are a lot of options in midrange phones, especially in Rs. 30,000 price segment. The main reason for this is the purchasing power of the majority of the Nepali audience. Hence, every smartphone brands have at least one model at this price. In this article, we are going to list our best mobile phones under 30000 in Nepal. These Android phones offer excellent “value for money” with good performance, features, and quality at a mid-range price point.
At the price of Rs. 30,000 in Nepal, you should be able to get a decent set of features. FullHD display is common at this price, whereas you should even get a much superior Super AMOLED panel on Samsung phones. Similarly, performance shouldn’t be an issue especially from brands like Realme and Xiaomi. Multiple cameras are also very common these days on midrange phones, however, don’t fall for the multiple-camera setup as the macro and depth lens are quite a marketing gimmick. So, make sure to check out our individual reviews in detail to find out more.
Summary list of best mobile phones under 30,000 in Nepal
|S. No.||Best smartphones in Nepal under 30,000||Price|
|1||Samsung Galaxy M31 (6/128GB)||Rs. 29,999|
|2||Redmi Note 9 Pro (6/128GB)||Rs. 29,999|
|3||Vivo S1 (6/128GB)||Rs. 29,900|
|4||OPPO F11 (4/128GB)||Rs. 29,990|
|5||Honor 9X (6/128GB)||Rs. 28,990|
5. Honor 9X
The first phone on our list of the best phones under 30000 is the Honor 9X. Featuring a compromised spec than the Chinese variant of the same name, the Honor 9X launched in Nepal in December of 2019 as the global variant. And the major highlight of the phone is definitely its bezel-less, no-nonsense LCD display.
Powered by the Kirin 710F, it’s clearly not a winner in terms of performance. But that’s not what the company is trying to sell. With its tantalizing design & fashionable color-scheme, the phone is clearly targeted at the younger demographics.
Honor 9X has got a triple camera setup at the back, with a 48MP primary lens, an 8MP ultrawide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. Here, the depth sensor is, at most times, a hit-or-miss, as it fails to detect the edges properly, while the images from the main 48MP sensor are slightly toned-down in terms of color. The 16MP motorized camera, on the other hand, produces good enough selfies.
In terms of memory, the phone has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It does come with the full suite of Google applications, so you need not worry about the whole trade debacle.
Honor 9X Specifications:
- Body: 6.42 x 3.04 x 0.35 inches; 206 gm; front/back glass
- Display: 6.59-inches IPS LCD panel
- Resolution: Full-HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels); 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 710F; 12nm Mobile Platform
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali G51 MP4
- RAM: 6GB
- Storage: 128GB (expandable up to 512GB)
- Software & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with Huawei’s EMUI 9.1 on top
- Rear Camera: Triple-camera; 48MP f/1.8 primary sensor, 8MP f/2.4 ultrawide lens, 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
- Front Camera: 16MP, f/2.2 aperture (motorized)
- Fingerprint sensor: Physical (rear-mounted)
- Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, AGPS/GPS/GLONASS/BDS, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Battery: 4000 mAh battery with 10W Charging
- Colors: Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue
- Price: Rs. 28,990 (6/128GB)
- Read the Review of Honor 9X Here
4. OPPO F11
Oppo F11 Pro is an amazing device and the vanilla F11 shares most of the niceties with its “Pro” variant. With the recent price drop, the Oppo F11 is available in Nepal under Rs. 30,000. Hence, its a decent choice for this price range.
The phone comes with an appealing design. Although it wrapped around with plastic material, it feels as premium as a glass back. And with the triple-tone color gradient, the handset looks quite stunning.
The Helio P70 processor is also a capable chipset at this price. So the performance is quite smooth. And with the 4GB RAM on the board, you can also multitask between a number of apps without an issue. But while playing graphics-enriched games like PUBG, you can get smooth performance only at low settings. On high settings, you will start to notice some stutters.
Cameras on the Oppo F11 are impressive. Be it a normal image, portrait, or selfies, you get decent colors and sharpness. However, the images look overprocessed at times. And the lack of ultra-wide-angle lens is dearly missed on this device.
Battery life is decent on the device and you also get a fast charger inside the box. So there is nothing to worry about that part. But there is still Micro USB port, which looks quite outdated these days.
OPPO F11 Specifications:
- Display: 6.53-inch LTPS IPS LCD Full HD+ display, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- CPU: Octa-core MediaTek Helio P70
- PU: Mali-G72 MP3
- OS: Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6 on top
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 128GB, Expandable up to 256GB via SD card
- Rear Camera: Dual: (48MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF) + (5MP, f/2.4, 1/5”, 1.12µm), LED flash
- Front Camera: 16MP selfie camera, f/2.0
- Sensors: Fingerprint (Rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
- Battery: 4,000 mAh with VOOC 3.0 Flash Charging technology; Micro USB charging port
- Price: Rs. 29,990
- Read the Review of OPPO F11 Here
3. Vivo S1
For a midrange phone under 30000 in Nepal, Vivo S1 has nailed most of the aspects gracefully. That’s why it’s on the 9th spot on our list. The phone flaunts Super AMOLED display with Full-HD resolution. So apart from looking sharp, the colors also look impressive on its screen. And the fingerprint scanner, which resides beneath the display is really fast.
Cameras have always been a strong suit of all the Vivo phones and that continued on the Vivo S1 as well. The phone captures amazing images with a sufficient amount of details, great colors, and a good dynamic range. Portrait and wide-angle images are also quite noteworthy. Talking about the selfies, they have a good balance of colors and maintain exposure levels very well. However, the skin tone doesn’t look very natural.
As for the battery, the 4500mAh battery provides an enduring battery life. In that context, the Super AMOLED display is also power-efficient due to which the battery backup extends even further. As for the performance, the Helio P65 processor lets you PUBG smoothly at low settings. And that’s understandable for the price.
However, the phone comes with a Micro USB port, which is turning obsolete these days. Also, using the FunTouch OS is no fun at all. The UI on the device is a blatant copy of the iPhone, which may not be everyone’s cup of tea.
Vivo S1 Specifications:
- Display: 6.53″ (1080 x 2340 pixels) Super AMOLED
- Rear Camera: Triple, 16 MP (f/1.78) primary + 8 MP (f/2.2) ultrawide + 5 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
- Front Camera: 32 MP (f/2.0)
- Processor: MediaTek Helio P65
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
- RAM: 4/6GB
- Storage: 128 GB onboard, expandable up to 256 GB
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie, FunTouch OS 9
- Battery: 4500 mAh, 18W Fast Charging
- Sensors: UD Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Price: Rs. 29,900 (6/128GB)
- Read the Review of Vivo S1 Here
2. Redmi Note 9 Pro
Xiaomi had big shoes to fill for the successor to 2019’s breakout hit, the Redmi Note 8 Pro. And the recently launched Redmi Note 9 Pro does justice for the most part. The major area of improvement has been the design from the already attractive design of its predecessor. Embracing the modern look, the phone comes with a small punch-hole cutout, thus giving a minimal and clean viewing experience. However, it’s a regular 6.67-inches FHD+ IPS LCD panel and not an AMOLED display.
Moving to performance, the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 720G SoC. Taking a look at the benchmark scores, it is only slightly better than the Helio G90T. Yet, it is a much more power-efficient chip since it’s manufactured on the 8nm process compared to G90T’s 12nm. It is also a gaming-focused SoC. As a result, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is also geared towards the gaming audience – while the revamped design caters to the general buyers as well.
Other specs of the phone include a quad-camera setup with the 48MP Samsung GM2 sensor, an 8MP ultrawide lens, 5MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. At the front, a 16MP selfie shooter sits inside the punch-hole cutout with a 1.0µm diameter. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 5020mAh battery with 18W fast wired charging.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Specifications:
- Display: 6.67-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ IPS LCD panel
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G; 8nm
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 618
- RAM: 4/6GB LPDDR4x RAM
- Storage: 64/128GB UFS 2.1 (expandable)
- OS: Android 10 with MIUI 11 on top
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Back Camera: 48MP f/1.8 Samsung GM2 sensor, 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide lens, 5MP f/2.4 macro sensor, 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
- Front Camera: 16MP f/2.5 lens (1.0µm)
- Security: Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted), Face unlock
- Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/BDS/NavIC, USB Type-C
- Battery: 5020mAh with 18W fast charging
- Price (6/128GB): Rs. 29,999
1. Samsung Galaxy M31
And in the first spot in our list of best phones under Rs 30000 in Nepal goes to the Samsung Galaxy M31. Right off the bat, it is strikingly similar to its predecessor – Galaxy M30s. While the design certainly could’ve been better, it borrows many other things that we loved about the M30s. First, the massive 6000mAh battery is still here. Plus, you get a vibrant 6.4-inches Super AMOLED panel with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It also retains the small teardrop notch to house an improved 32MP selfie shooter.
Talking about the cameras, it’s got a quad-camera setup at the back. The primary lens is the 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor, while you also get an 8MP ultrawide lens, a 5MP macro lens, plus a 5MP depth sensor. And their performance is extremely impressive as we found in our test. The phone runs on Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on top. Though it definitely lags on the performance aspect compared to Xiaomi phones in the number 2 & 3 spot. Having said that, the reason because it’s in the top spot is, once again, how it gives an all-around great performance.
Samsung Galaxy M31 Specifications:
- Body: 6.26 x 2.96 x 0.35 inches; 191 gm
- Display: 6.4-inches Super AMOLED panel
- Resolution: FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels); 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Exynos 9611; 10nm Mobile Platform
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
- RAM: 6/8GB
- Storage: 128GB UFS 2.1 (expandable using SD card)
- Software & UI: Samsung’s One UI 2.0 on top of Android 10
- Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
– 64MP, f/1.7 primary shooter
– 8MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide lens with 123º FOV
– 5MP, f/2.2 depth sensor
– 5MP, f/2.2 macro sensor
– Single LED flash
- Front Camera: 32MP, f/2.0 lens
- Security: Physical capacitative fingerprint scanner
- Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, Dolby Atmos
- Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BDS, USB Type-C
- Battery: 6000 mAh with 15W fast charging
- Colors: Ocean Blue, Space Black, Red
- Price (6/128GB): Rs. 29,999
- Watch our review of the Samsung Galaxy M31
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