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Top Smartphones Under 15000 in Nepal

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Looking for an inexpensive yet quality smartphone? In search of a good starter phone for your young ones? Or, maybe you’re looking to gift one to your parents who don’t care about the specs but strive for one that is good on the hands? If you answered yes to any one of those, then this article is just what you need. Thanks to the growing competition and innovation in the smartphone industry, you can get great smartphones for as low as Rs. 15000. In this list, we’ve compiled the top smartphones under 15000 in Nepal, which offer great design alongside impressive performance.

5Samsung A10s

Starting our list is the Samsung A10s. An impressive upgrade over the previous-gen A10, it offers great all-round performance on a budget. Though it came to the Nepalese market for an asking price of over Rs. 16K, Samsung offered a price-drop in the A10s, thus making the device an interesting option in this price-point.

What do people look for in a Samsung phone? Display, right? But you won’t be getting the company’s signature Super AMOLED displays on its budget devices. The same is the case for A10s which has a 6.2-inch HD+ IPS LCD panel with a small ‘V’ shaped cutout (Infinity-V) for the front camera. Then again, no other budget device offers an AMOLED panel so the “A10s” doesn’t get any negative markings.

Moving on, it is powered by an octa-core Helio P22 chipset with PowerVR GE8320 GPU. This is coupled with 2GB RAM and an expandable internal storage of 32GB. Light gaming, web browsing, and streaming videos should be no problem on the Samsung A10s, which is further complemented by a big 4000 mAh battery.

While the regular A10 had a single camera both front and back, the A10s packs an additional depth sensor for those valuable portraits. Similarly, it also has a physical fingerprint scanner on the back.

Samsung A10s front and back

Samsung A10s Specifications:

  • Display: 6.2″ IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution (720 x 1520 pixels), Infinity-V notch, 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Rear Camera: Dual-camera
    – 13 MP f/1.8 aperture main lens
    – 2 MP f/2.4 depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 8 MP with f/2.0 aperture
  • Processor: Octa-core Helio P22 (12nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB internal, expandable via microSD card up to 512 GB
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with One UI
  • Features: Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Price: Rs.15,690 [Available for Rs. 15,000 or less]

4Realme C2

As you may already know, Realme is the subsidiary of OPPO that specializes in budget and mid-range smartphones. Offering some of the best hardware you could find in any given price-point with something to differentiate it from the competition, Realme has made a major stride in the smartphone industry. Despite sharing a lot of commonalities with last year’s Realme C1, the Realme C2 is still a great option for top smartphones under 15000 in Nepal.

Coming in a plastic body like most phones in this list, it has a 6.1-inch HD+ LCD display. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The back of the phone has an interesting abstract shape texture that is bound to grab your attention.

Moving to the camera, it has got a dual-camera setup on the back with a 13MP primary lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The 5MP front camera is placed inside a waterdrop notch. For the price you’re paying, the Realme C2 generates great-looking photos with plenty of details and colors.

For performance, it has the Helio P22 chipset which is a popular choice in budget smartphones. This is paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. However, Realme first launched the 2/16GB variant in Nepal. While there is no fingerprint scanner, the software-based face-unlock works alright. Battery-wise, the Realme C2 has a decent 4000 mAh cell.

Realme C2 Specifications:

  • Design: Plastic body with plastic frames
  • Display: 6.1 inches (720 x 1560 pixels), 19.5:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top
  • Rear Camera: Dual camera
    – 13 MP primary lens with f/2.2 aperture
    – 2 MP f/2.4 depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 5 MP f/2.0
  • Processor: MediaTek  MT6762 Helio P22
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • OS: Android Pie (Color OS)
  • Storage: 16 / 32 GB onboard, expandable up to 256 GB, dedicated slot
  • Battery: 4000 mAh non-removable
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Colors: Black Diamond and Blue Diamond
  • Price: Rs. 13,990 (2/32GB)

3Lava Benco V8

Oh man, do you remember about 5-6 years ago when Indian smartphone brands were ruling the Nepalese market? Companies like Micromax, Karbonn, Colors, Lava, Intex set up shops left-and-right in the country. But, Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi, OPPO, Gionee, etc. with their aggressive pricing strategy led to the eventual downfall of the Indian vendors’ reign.

However, a few of the Indian brands like Colors and Lava are still hanging on in the domestic market. Lava’s recently launched “Benco V8” offers an impressive design and a decent spec-sheet for a great price. It comes in a tall 6.53-inch HD+ display with an 88.2% screen-to-body ratio. By this, we can tentatively say that the phone is targeted towards content-hungry users. Though not an FHD panel, watching videos on the Benco V8 should be worthwhile.

Moreover, it also features a triple rear-camera setup with a 16MP main lens, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The 8MP front camera is housed inside the waterdrop notch. Therefore, the Benco V8 could be a good option for camera enthusiasts as well. So far so good.

On to performance, it is powered by an octa-core Helio P23 chipset and runs on Star OS 5.1 based on Android 9.0 (Pie). This is paired with 2GB RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage. The battery in Benco V8 is a 4000 mAh cell, which should complement the phone’s multimedia capability.

Lava Benco V8 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.53-inch IPS LCD display
  • Resolution: HD+ resolution (720 x 1560 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 88.2% screen-to-body ratio
  • Rear Camera: Triple-camera
    – 16 MP f/1.7 primary shooter
    – 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
    – 2MP f/2.4 macro lens
  • Front Camera: 8 MP with f/2.0 aperture
  • CPU: Octa-core MediaTek Helio P23
  • GPU: Mali-G71
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB internal, expandable via microSD card up to 256 GB
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with Star OS 5.1 on top
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Colors: Coral Orange, Sea Blue
  • Price: Rs.12,999

Also Read: Top Smartphones under Rs.20,000

2Xiaomi Redmi 7

The company that’s pretty much been ruling the budget smartphone segment for the past couple of years is Xiaomi. Its Redmi series of phones have been delivering some of the best price-to-performance results and we couldn’t be happier. The Redmi 7 which was launched quite a while ago, is one of those smartphones with an overall balanced build.

Let’s talk design first. It has a plastic back and a 6.26-inch HD+ LCD panel with a sharp ‘U’ shaped notch on the front for the selfie camera, which then nets the display to an 81.5% screen-to-body ratio. The brightness in this is impressive as well as it can reach up to 450 nits. Bezels are minimal enough on the top and side but the bottom bezel is pretty large.

On the performance end, the Redmi 7 packs a powerful Snapdragon 632 chipset with Adreno 506 GPU. Therefore, the phone handles regular web browsing, light gaming, and similar use-cases with ease. This is combined with either 2/3 GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

The dual-cameras on the back produce impressive photos as well. While there’s a 12MP primary camera, you also get a 2MP depth sensor. For your selfies, you get an 8MP camera upfront inside the notch. The battery of the Redmi 7 is a decent 4000 mAh cell, which unfortunately charges via the MicroUSB 2.0 port.

Xiaomi Redmi 7 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.26-inch IPS display with Gorilla Glass 5 Protection
  • Resolution: HD+ (720 x 1520 pixels); 19:9 aspect ratio @ 269PPI
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 2/32GB
  • Storage: 32GB; Expandable up to 512GB via SD card (dedicated slot)
  • OS: Android Pie (v9.0) with MIUI 9 on the top
  • Rear Camera: Dual camera
    12 MP, f/2.2, 1.25 μm, PDAF main lens
    – 2 MP, depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 8MP f/2.0
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 4000mAh with 10W charging; Uses Micro USB 2.0 port
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Red
  • Price: Rs. 14,999 (2/32GB)

1Xiaomi Redmi 8

Was this any surprise at all? This recent hit from Xiaomi was launched at an attractive price in Nepal. Featuring a massive battery, a tantalizing design, and higher memory, the Redmi 8 takes the top spot in our list of top smartphones under 15000 in Nepal.

The design is definitely the highlight of the Redmi 8. Its “Aura Mirror” design that is also splash-proof due to the P2i coating, gives the phone a premium look and finish. It has a 6.22-inch HD+ IPS LCD panel which is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The phone has a decent weight to it, thanks to the giant battery within.

Talking about the battery, you get a 5000 mAh cell which should easily last you more than a day on normal usage. Also, it supports 18W fast charging via the USB Type-C port, which is a much necessary upgrade from the Redmi 7.

Performance is a little downgrade over the former Redmi 7 as it comes with a less powerful octa-core Snapdragon 439 chipset. Of course, it’s competent enough for your regular tasks but not powerful like the one in the predecessor. On the memory end, you get a bigger 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The Redmi 8 has a similar camera setup like its predecessor. There’s a 12MP AI main shooter with a 2MP depth sensor on the back alongside a fingerprint scanner and the “Redmi” branding. On the front, you get an 8MP selfie camera inside the small waterdrop notch.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Specs:

  • Display: 6.22-inch (1520 × 720 pixels) HD+ 19:9 with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 439
  • CPU: Octa-Core (4 X 1.95GHz Cortex A53 + 4X 1.45GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU: Adreno 505 GPU
  • RAM: 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable up to 512GB with microSD (dedicated)
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10
  • SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Rear Camera: Dual-camera
    – 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture
    – 2MP depth camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 18W fast charging (10W charger inside the box)
  • Colors: Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, Onyx Black
  • Price: Rs. 14,999 (4/64GB)

Also Read: Top Smartphones under Rs.40,000

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