Best Mobile Phones Under Rs. 15,000 in Nepal [Updated]

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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 best phones under 15000 in Nepal, which offer great design alongside impressive performance.

6. Xiaomi Redmi 9A

Xiaomi Redmi 9A - Sky Blue

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Redmi 9A is the direct successor to last year’s Redmi 8A. Even though it’s a next-gen product, there is very little to get excited about as the upgrades that Redmi 9A brings are quite abysmal. And to make matters worse, Xiaomi has even stripped the device of multiple important features from its predecessor.

Starting off, Redmi 9A has a 6.53-inches IPS LCD panel with HD+ resolution. While there is nothing wrong with that, it now is void of any protective glass. If you recall, the Redmi 8A had Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Similarly, the body of 9A isn’t P2i coated against water splashes either.

Helio G25

However, one of the main attraction of the phone is its Helio G25 gaming-oriented SoC. Allowing you to get decent FPS on shooter games like PUBG Mobile Lite, Redmi 9A could be a valid option for the absolute budget buyers. There’s a single memory variant with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. You can expand the storage using a dedicated SD card slot.

The single-lens setup follows Redmi 9A as well. Here, you’ll get a 13MP primary sensor and a 5MP front camera inside the teardrop notch. Powering the phone is a big 5000mAh battery. While Redmi 8A had the same capacity battery, it came with a Type-C port and supported 18W fast charging. However, the Redmi 9A features a micro USB port instead and its 10W charger takes nearly 3 hours to fully juice up the phone from 0 to 100%.

Xiaomi Redmi 9A Specifications:

  • Display: 6.53-inches IPS LCD panel, 269PPI, HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels)
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G25 (12nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 2/3GB RAM, 32/64GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: MIUI 12 on top of Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Single (13MP primary)
  • Front Camera: 5MP, f/2.2 lens (notch)
  • Security: Face unlock, no fingerprint sensor
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / BDS, Micro USB
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 10W charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 11,499 (2/32GB)
  • Read our review of Redmi 9A.
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5. Narzo 50i

Narzo 50i - Mint Green

Narzo is Realme’s sub-brand that focuses on youth-centric products with trendy designs and value-for-money products. Realme Nepal recently introduced Narzo in the country by launching two budget phones. Here, the Narzo 50i is the cheaper of the two. And like with other phones in this series, the 50i brings a pretty attractive design.

Available in two colorways, its “Mint Green” variant is especially an eye-candy. The camera island has a slight bump and a dual-tone finish which gives a distinct look. Inside, you’ll find a single 8MP camera. Upfront, there’s a 5MP selfie shooter under the traditional teardrop notch.

Pretty standard display

Narzo 50i has a pretty standard display for a budget phone. You’re looking at a 6.5″ IPS LCD screen with an HD resolution, and up to 400 nits of peak brightness. On the performance side of things, it borrows the Unisoc SC9863A chipset—which is quite popular among budget phones in 2021.

This has been paired with 2/4GB RAM and either 32 or 64GB of internal storage. Narzo 50i runs on Android 11-based Realme UI Go Edition. There’s a big 5000mAh battery inside that supports reverse charging as well. Regardless, Narzo 50i is pretty similar to the Realme C11 2021 below. So, if a trendier design is what you’re shopping for, this looks like a better option.

Narzo 50i Specifications:

  • Display: 6.5-inches IPS LCD panel, 270PPI, HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels)
  • Chipset: Unisoc SC9863A (28nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 2/4GB RAM, 32/64GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: Realme UI Go Edition on top of Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Single (8MP primary)
  • Front Camera: 5MP, f/2.2 lens (notch)
  • Security: Face unlock, no fingerprint scanner
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Beidou / Galileo, micro USB
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Gyro
  • Battery: 5000mAh with reverse charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 12,999 (2/32GB) | Rs. 15,499* (4/64GB)

4. Realme C11 2021

Realme C11 2021 - Blue best phones under 15000 in nepal

Mobile gaming has gotten so popular these days that people have begun expecting decent gameplay in phones at almost every price range. But while 2020’s Realme C11 followed this route with Helio G35 SoC, its successor brings a Unisoc chip instead.

More specifically, the Realme C11 2021 has Unisoc SC9863A SoC with either 2 or 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Then there’s 32/64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded using a micro SD card. By the way, the SIM tray hosts a dedicated space for the SD card.

How’s the performance?

Anyway, with this combo, the phone will handle the most basic everyday tasks just fine. Realme C11 2021 has an attractive design as well, thanks to the textured finish that we have seen in other phones from the company. The display on this phone is a 6.5-inch IPS LCD HD+ panel.

Moving to the camera, it has a single 8MP shooter at the back and a 5MP front-facing selfie camera. In terms of the battery, you’re getting a big 5000mAh cell that disappointingly charges via a micro USB cable and doesn’t support fast charging either. On the other hand, Realme Nepal decided to increase the price of this phone by Rs. 500 on both variants as well.

Realme C11 2021 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.5-inches IPS LCD panel, 270PPI, HD+ (1560 x 720 pixels)
  • Chipset: Unisoc SC9863A (28nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 2/4GB RAM, 32/64GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: Realme UI on top of Android 10 Go
  • Rear Camera: Single (8MP primary)
  • Front Camera: 5MP, f/2.2 lens (notch)
  • Security: Face unlock, no fingerprint scanner
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / BDS, Micro USB
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 10W charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 12,999 (2/32GB) | Rs. 15,499* (4/64GB)

3. Moto E7 Power

Moto E7 Power - Coral Red best phones under 15000 in nepal

Taking the number 3 spot in our list of best phones under NPR 15000 in Nepal is Moto E7 Power. With this, Motorola has delivered a pretty reliable budget phone that gets the basics right. On top of this, the E7 Power also has official IP52 certification. Therefore, it is safe from dust and minor splashes of water.

Besides this, its remaining spec-sheet is quite similar to other budget phones in this price bracket. Upfront, the E7 Power host a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a wide 20:9 aspect ratio. Similarly, its all-plastic build quality is available in two finishes: Tahiti Blue and Coral Red. At the back, you’ll even find a fingerprint reader here.

Dual camera setup

Getting to the cameras, the Moto E7 Power brings a dual-camera array at the back. Leading the setup is a 13MP primary sensor, which has been accompanied by a 2MP macro shooter. On the other hand, you’ll find a 5MP selfie camera inside the teardrop notch upfront.

Powering this budget phone is MediaTek’s Helio G25 chip. While it is also available with 4GB RAM in the international market, only the base 2/32GB model is available in Nepal. Other highlights of the Moto E7 Power include a big 5000mAh battery with 10W charging and stock Android 10 (with Motorola’s My UX on top).

Moto E7 Power Specifications:

  • Display: 6.5-inches IPS LCD panel, 270PPI, HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels)
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G25 (12nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 2/4GB RAM, 32/64GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: My UX on top of Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Dual (13MP primary, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 5MP, f/2.2 lens (notch)
  • Security: Physical fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
  • Connectivity: Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / LTEPP / SUPL, 4G, USB Type-C
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 10W charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 12,999 (2/32GB)

2. Nokia C30

Nokia C30 - Green best phones under 15000 in nepal

The next entry in our list of best phones under NPR 15000 in Nepal is the Nokia C30. This phone caters best to those who are looking for a “big” smartphone experience on a budget. For this, the C30 has a massive 6.82-inch LCD screen. Unfortunately, it only packs HD resolution—which means you are bound to notice pixelation on this massive display at some point.

Backing the big display is a big 6000mAh battery as well. Unfortunately, it fuels up via a micro USB connection and supports 10W charging only. Therefore, charging the phone from 0 to 100% takes over 3 hours here. On top of this, Nokia C30 weighs a whopping 237 grams—which is only slightly lighter than the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Unisoc chip

Handling the performance side of things is the same Unisoc SC9863A chipset as in the Realme C11 2021. However, the C30 is available in a single 2GB RAM, 32GB storage variant only. While it originally retailed at Rs. 14,199, Nokia Nepal recently discounted the phone—thereby making it a better value than the C11 2021.

Nokia C30’s stock Android 11 Go experience is another thing to cherish about this budget phone. As for cameras, it brings a 13MP primary and a 2MP depth sensor at the back, whereas the 5MP selfie camera sits inside the teardrop notch.

Nokia C30 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.82-inches IPS LCD, 257PPI, HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels)
  • Chipset: Unisoc SC9863A (28nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 2/3GB, 32/64GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: Android 11 Go Edition
  • Rear Camera: Dual (13MP primary, 2MP depth)
  • Front Camera: 5MP sensor (notch)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / Glonass / Galileo / Beidou, Micro USB, 4G LTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity
  • Battery: 6000mAh with 10W charging (10W brick inside the box)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 12,999 (2/32GB)

1. Samsung Galaxy M02s

Samsung Galaxy M02s - Black

Finally, the number one position in our list of best phones under NPR 15000 in Nepal goes to the new Samsung Galaxy M02s. With the rising pressure from different Chinese OEMs, Samsung was losing its ground in the budget and mid-range market. And yeah, the company’s 2020 lineup of budget phones was pretty miserable. However, Samsung is off to a great start with the Galaxy M02s.

To be fair, M02s is not exactly a revolutionary budget phone. The phone has an attractive back panel. This textured design looks quite pleasant to look although it’s a regular plastic body. The panel also houses the triple camera setup inside a rectangular camera module. You get a 13MP primary sensor and two 2MP lenses for portrait and macro images.

Neck-and-neck

Upfront, Samsung has installed a 6.5-inch PLS TFT LCD screen with an HD+ resolution. In terms of performance, finding out how Samsung has optimized the Snapdragon 450 and its custom Android skin: One UI Core was quite surprising. Galaxy M02s is powered by a big 5000mAh battery that charges via a USB-C port. Disappointingly, although it supports 15W fast charging, Samsung only ships a 7.8W charging brick inside the box.

Samsung Galaxy M02s Specifications:

  • Display: 6.5-inches PLS TFT LCD, 270PPI, HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (14nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 3/4GB, 32/64GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: One UI Core on top of Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Triple (13MP primary, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 5MP, f/2.2 lens (notch)
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / Glonass / Galileo / Beidou, USB Type-C, 4G LTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Light sensor
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 15W charging (7.8W brick inside the box)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 14,999 (3/32GB) | Rs. 15,999* (4/64GB)
  • Read our review of Samsung Galaxy M02s.
  • Watch our review of Samsung Galaxy M02s.

Summary list of best mobile phones under NPR 15000 in Nepal

S. No. Best Phones Under NPR 15000 in Nepal Price
1 Samsung Galaxy M02s (3/32GB) Rs. 14,999
2 Nokia C30 (2/32GB) Rs. 12,999
3 Moto E7 Power (2/32GB) Rs. 12,999
4 Realme C11 2021 (2/32GB) Rs. 12,999
5 Narzo 50i (2/32GB) Rs. 12,999
6 Xiaomi Redmi 9A (2/32GB) Rs. 11,499

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