With cut-throat competition in the mid-range segment, no one will blame you if you have to think more than twice about all the available options. So, if you’re looking for the top smartphones under 40000 in Nepal you are at luck. Considering the latest price and offers from the various brands, here’s our list of top midrange phones under Rs. 40000.
5Redmi Note 8 Pro
Having come in as a successor to the highly admirable Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Note 8 Pro had big shoes to fill into. And it did not disappoint at all. The device was launched at a very competitive price and its specs are something to reckon with. Thus, it comes in the fifth position in our ranking.
Design-wise it is considered as the best in the Redmi Note lineup. It is thicker than the Redmi Note 7 Pro, but believe me, you’ll get used to it.
As for the camera, it has a quad-cam setup on the back. It includes a 64MP primary lens, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. Upfront it has a 20MP selfie shooter.
Also Read: Redmi Note 8 Pro Full review!
Display and camera aside, the most enticing feature of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is certainly its performance. Backed up by the MediTek Helio G90T chipset, the device is the perfect mid-range gaming smartphone. The chipset was launched as the first gaming chipset from MediaTek and to my surprise, it did not disappoint at all.
Obviously, if it’s labeled as a gaming smartphone, albeit a mid-tier one, its performance has got to match its billing. And it certainly does so. The most surprising part here was that there were no heating issues either. Furthermore, it is capable of multitasking pretty smoothly. Performance-wise this device is a beast.
Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications:
- Display: 6.53-inch IPS LCD screen, Full HD+ (2340×1080 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection (front and back)
- Rear Camera: Quad camera – (64 MP, f/1.8, Dual Pixel PDAF) + (8 MP, f/2.2 (wide-angle) + (2 MP, f/2.4, macro lens) + (2MP, f/2.4, portrait lens)
- Front Camera: 20 MP, f/2.2
- CPU: Helio G90T (2 x 2.27GHz Cortex A76 + 6 x 1.7GHz Cortex A55)
- GPU: Mali G76
- RAM: 6GB, 8 GB
- Storage: 64 GB, 128GB; Expandable
- OS & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10 on top
- Sensors: Fingerprint, Gyro, accelerometer, proximity, compass
- Battery: 4500 mAh; USB Type-C port, 18W fast charging
- Price(8/128GB): Rs. 32,999
4Oppo F11 Pro
Oppo F11 Pro sits in the 4th position on our list. It’s almost 6-months old, however, with some price cut, the F11 Pro is now available for Rs. 38,990.
Design-wise, the phone comes with a plastic back. But Oppo has manufactured the rear panel so elegantly that it feels like a glass body. The triple-tone gradient color has also made the device really appealing. In addition, the camera bump on the back is small so the handset looks really sleek.
The phone also looks clean on the front. And to achieve that, Oppo has incorporated an elevating camera module to take selfies. The 16MP pop-up front shooter captures amazing selfies while preserving the facial details. On the rear camera, however, you just get two cameras: a 48MP main camera and a 5MP depth sensor. Due to the lack of an ultra-wide-angle lens, Oppo F11 Pro isn’t as versatile as other phones in this list. Nonetheless, normal and portrait images come out better from the F11 Pro.
Also Read: Oppo F11 Pro Full Review!
The phone features MediaTek Helio P70 chipset with 6GB of RAM alongside. As far as memory is concerned, the phone flaunts 128GB of onboard memory. And it can be expanded further using an SD card. Talking about the performance, day to day tasks run like a breeze. Even while playing high-end games, the phone doesn’t show any signs of fatigue. Graphics-heavy games like PUBG can be played smoothly at low settings and with a few stutters at high settings. However, the MediaTek P70 isn’t as good as the Helio G90T of the Note 8 Pro.
As for the battery, there is a 4000mAh unit, which provides a promising battery life. On normal use, you can push the battery life to around 1.5 days. All thanks to its bigger battery and software-level optimizations from Oppo. Even when it comes to charging, Oppo hasn’t disappointed us. The phone comes with a 20-watt VOOC charger inside the box, which takes exactly 80 minutes to get your device fully charged.
Oppo F11 Pro Specifications
- Display: 6.53-inch LTPS IPS LCD Full HD+ display, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- CPU: Octa-core MediaTek Helio P70
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
- OS: Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6 on top
- RAM: 6GB
- 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 pop-up 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(6/128GB): Rs. 38,990
3Samsung Galaxy A50s
Samsung Galaxy A50 was Samsung’s best-selling phone of 2019. The phone had packed amazing specifications, because of which, the phone was well received in the market. And the new Galaxy A50s is the refreshed version of the Galaxy A50 with some few and notable updates.
Just like Galaxy A50, the A50s also comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a U-shaped notch on the top. The resolution is also the same at Full-HD+. So you won’t notice any difference between the A50 and A50s. However, the fingerprint scanner, which comes beneath the display is slightly faster on the A50s.
As for the cameras, you get three snappers at the back: a wide-angle, an ultra-wide-angle, and a depth sensor. But unlike the A50, which had a 25MP main camera, Samsung has upgraded to a 48MP primary shooter on the A50s. So the images from the galaxy A50s look sharper, and also have richer color tones and better dynamic range. Wide-angle images look more or less the same. But there have been some improvements when it comes to portrait. Edge detection has got better and the images do not look overprocessed.
Even when it comes to selfies, the A50s does a better job. It tries to replicate true color tones in the images and the face doesn’t look smoothened like that on the A50.
Also Read: Samsung Galaxy A50s Full Review!
On the performance front, there has been a slight upgrade as well. Although Samsung didn’t hesitate to make any improvements on the CPU and GPU front on the new Exynos 9611, there surely have been improvements on the optics front. Exynos 9610 used to support image processing up to 24MP (single) or 16MP + 16MP (double). But the Exynos 9611 can do image processing up to 64MP (single) or 16MP + 16MP (double). Samsung has also included an improved AI capability, which further improves the photography qualities.
Despite having noteworthy improvements on the CPU and GPU part, A50s can run high-end games like PUBG at high settings. So there is nothing to worry about that part. Plus the phone has an enduring battery life with a 15-watt fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy A50s Specifications:
- Display: 6.4-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ Infinity-U Super AMOLED display
- Chipset: Exynos 9611
- CPU: Octa-Core (Quad 2.3GHz + Quad 1.7GHz)
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
- RAM & Storage: 6GB RAM with
- Memory: 128GB internal storage, expandable up to 512GB via micro SD card
- OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with One UI
- Back Camera: 48MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture
- Front Camera: 32MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery: 4000mAh battery with 15W fast charging
- Price(6/128GB): Rs. 33,599
2Xiaomi Redmi K20
Despite being a mid-range device, the Redmi K20 flaunts a flagship-level design. You get a glass-metal sandwiched design, which already sounds premium as most of the midrange phones at this price comes with a plastic back. It also feels premium on the hands. On the top, you get Gorilla Glass 5 protection. So the phone can survive a few accidental drops.
The phone is powered by Snapdragon 730 chipset, which is still one of the fastest midrange chipsets in Qualcomm’s lineup. Aided with a 6GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage, you can not just play graphics-enriched games in high settings but can also multitask between a number of apps pretty smoothly.
As far as the cameras are concerned, there is a cluster of three cameras on the back. The primary camera uses a 48MP Sony IMX 582 sensor. Additionally, there is a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens. The inclusion of a telephoto lens has made the K20 versatile than its competitors.
Talking about the image quality, the images from the primary cameras looks sharp with a sufficient amount of details. However, they tend to look oversaturated at times. The telephoto shooter is also an amazing performer when it comes to details but sometimes images contain quite a lot of noise, though the ultra-wide-angle images are impressive.
As for the selfies, you get a 20MP pop-up front shooter that captures amazing selfies. But the motorized modules is rather slower than the competitors. It also retracts slowly. So if the smartphone falls while taking selfies, there are high chances that you will damage the motorized module.
Fueling the phone is a 4000mAh battery with 18-watt fast charging support. On normal use, it easily lasts one full day.
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Specifications:
- Display: 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Resolution: Full-HD+ (2340×1080 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 618
- RAM: 6GB
- Storage: 128GB; No SD Card slot for memory expansion
- OS & UI: Android Pie (v9.0) with MIUI 10 on the top
- Rear Camera: (48 MP f/1.8, wide-angle camera) + (8MP, f/2.4, telephoto camera, 2x optical zoom) + (13MP, f/2.4, ultra-wide-angle camera), Dual-LED flash
- Front Camera: 20MP motorized pop-up selfie camera, f/2.2
- Battery: 4000mAh battery with 18-watt fast charging support
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C, USB OTG support
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under-display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Price (6/128GB): Rs. 39,999 (6+128GB)
Upfront it has a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch. And as with smartphones with AMOLED display, it too has an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The display is well and truly built for a great viewing experience. Peak brightness level here is 418nits. Now, I know that’s not that great, but indoors the display is as good as it gets. Moreover, the screen has a 90Hz refresh rate which is a treat to use.
Camera-wise, it has a quad-cam setup on the back. The primary lens is a 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor. The rest of the camera array is completed by an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. And a 32MP selfie shooter is housed inside the waterdrop notch.
Moreover, under the hood, it has one of the best mid-range chipsets out there. It uses Snapdragon 730G as opposed to K20 Pro’s Snapdragon 730. Thus, it is more powerful.
It is powered by a huge 4000mAh battery. Furthermore, the Realme X2 supports 30W fast charging and it also features an NFC chip.
Realme X2 Specifications
- Display: 6.4″ Super AMOLED display resolution 1080 x 2340pixels
- Rear Camera: Quad, 64 MP primary lens with f/1.7 aperture + 8 MP Ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.3 aperture + 2 MP dedicated macro with f/2.4 aperture + 2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture
- Front Camera: 32 MP with f/2.0 aperture
- CPU: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
- GPU: Adreno 618
- RAM: 6 GB and 8GB
- Storage: 64/128GB
- Battery: 4000 mAh, 30W Fast Charging
- Sensors: Fingerprint (in-display), accelerometer, gyro, compass, proximity
- Price(8/128GB): Rs. 35, 990