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Top Smartphones Under Rs. 40,000 in Nepal

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If you’re looking for the top smartphones under 40000 in Nepal, you don’t have to look so far. Here’s our list of the top smartphones under 40000 that provides good value for money.

6Xiaomi MI 8 Lite

Xiaomi smartphones used to have a bland and not so appealing metallic body in the past. But that’s thing of the past. The Xiaomi MI 8 Lite is one of the desirable midrange phones when it comes to the design. It comes with a glass back offering a premium look and feel to the users.

The MI 8 Lite is also an amazing device when it comes to performance. The handset flaunts Snapdragon 660 chipset, which is paired with 4GB of RAM. On the storage side of things, there is 64GB of internal memory to store all the files and photos. And talking of the photos, the handset also has a good setup of cameras. It features a dual camera setup at the back and a single selfie shooter rests on the front. Talking about the resolution, the rear camera setup comprises of the 12MP main shooter backed by a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, a 24MP front snapper does everything from video calling to taking selfies.

The phone boots on Android Oreo out of the box with MIUI 10 on the top. Talking about the battery, a 3350mAh fuels all the processes inside the phone. And the good thing about the handset is that it also comes with a USB Type-C port for charging. However, the phone doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone, which is a bummer, especially for the audiophiles.

Xiaomi MI 8 Lite Specifications:

  • Display: 6.26-inch IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass on the top
  • Resolution: Full-HD+ (2280×1080 pixels), 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + 4x 1.8GHz Kryo 260)
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • RAM: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • Storage: 64GB; Expandable up to 256GB
  • OS & UI: Android Oreo with MIUI 10 on the top; Upgradable to Android Pie (v9.0)
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP f/1.9 + 5 MP, f/2.0 depth sensor with LED flash
  • Front Camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 3350mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/c/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, no 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C, USB OTG support
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Price: Rs. 31,999

5Huawei Nova 3i

The Huawei Nova series has garnered a reputation as a camera-centric midrange device over the years. And to continue the legacy, Huawei has provided some capable hardware on the optics side of the Huawei Nova 3i. The smartphone comes with a total of four cameras: two on the front and two on the back.

The rear camera on the device comprises of 16MP and 2MP sensors. And talking about the camera duo on the front, 24MP and 2MP cameras capture all sort of selfies. Apart from cameras, the handset looks welcoming because of its design. The smartphone comes with a glass back offering a premium feel to the users.

Huawei Nova 3i Specifications:

  • Display: 6.3-inch IPS LCD
  • Resolution: Full-HD+ (2340 X 1080 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
  • RAM: 4GB
  • ROM: 128GB expandable up to 256GB
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2 on top
  • Rear camera: 16MP + 2MP with LED flash
  • Front Camera: 24MP + 2MP
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 3,340 mAh
  • Price: 35,990

4Realme 2 Pro

As of now, Realme 2 Pro is the most affordable smartphone in Nepal to feature 8GB RAM and 128GB of onboard memory. Since the storage here is UFS 2.1, you can get extra fast data transfer speed. But that’s not all. Realme 2 Pro is desirable because of its processor as well. The handset comes with a decent Snapdragon 660 chipset. So it can handle all sorts of day to day tasks and some high-end games like PUBG.

Camera is another strong suit of the smartphone. It comes with a 16MP + 2MP camera pair on the back, which captures amazing normal and portrait images. The captured images also pack plenty of punch and color reproduction is also appreciable. Being a camera-centric device, it has not switched its focus when it comes to the selfie shooter. The 16MP front camera here captures some nifty selfies.

On the software side, the handset boots on Android Oreo with ColorOS 5.2 on the top. But there is nothing to worry yet since the OS can be updated to Android Pie as well. When it comes to battery, a 3500mAh battery keeps the device nourished. However, the handset comes with a Micro USB port for charging, which is a bummer for the price.

Realme 2 Pro Specifications:

  • Display: 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
  • Resolution: Full-HD+ (2340 x 1080 Pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio @ 409PPI
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 660
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Memory: 128GB storage; expandable up to 256GB (Dedicated Slot Slot)
  • Rear Camera: (16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF) + (2MP depth sensor), LED flash
  • Front Camera: 16 MP, f/2.0
  • OS & UI: Android Oreo (v8.1); Planned upgrade to Android Pie
  • Battery: 3500 mAh battery
  • Price: 31,999

3Honor Play

Performance is the strongest suit of the Honor Play. The smartphone flaunts the flagship Kirin 970 chipset, which was also used in the popular flagship, Huawei P20 Pro. To aid in the performance, the handset also comes with 4GB of RAM. In terms of memory, there is 64GB of onboard storage to store all sorts of files and photos.

Battery is another major highlight of the device. It comes with a decent 3750mAh battery, which also supports fast charging. And another impressive feature here is the presence of the USB Type-C port. Talking about the camera, there is a dual camera setup featuring 16MP and 2MP sensors at the back. On the front dwells a 16MP shooter, which comes into action while taking selfies and video calling.

Honor Play Specifications:

  • Display: 6.3-inch IPS LCD display
  • Resolution: Full-HD+ (2340 x 1080 Pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio @ 409PPI
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Memory: 64GB storage; expandable up to 256GB (Uses SIM2 Slot)
  • Rear Camera: (16 MP, f/2.2, PDAF) + (2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor), LED flash
  • Front Camera: 16 MP, f/2.0
  • OS & UI: Android Oreo (v8.1) with EMUI 8.2 on the top
  • Battery: 3750 mAh battery, Supports 18W fast charging; Uses USB Type-C port
  • Price in Nepal: 35,790

2Huawei P30 Lite

Huawei P30 and P30 Pro are the latest flagship smartphones from Huawei. And the P30 Lite is the toned down version of the flagship duo. Although some features have been generously stripped here, there are still some reminiscent features straight from the flagship device. One of them is the presence of a triple camera setup at the back.

The triple rear camera on the device is a combination of 24MP main shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. With these cameras on the board, users can capture normal, ultra-wide, and portrait images from the phone without any sort of hassles. And having three cameras, the P30 Lite also has some advantages over its competitors.

On the front, the handset flaunts a 32MP selfie shooter, which was also present in the flagship P30 and P30 Pro. But despite being high on the resolution, the resolution of output images is only 8MP. Huawei P30 Lite does 4-in-1 pixel binning to achieve that feat. Furthermore, the phone comes with the latest Android Pie out of the box with EMUI 9 on the top. There is 3340mAh battery to keep the device running.

Huawei P30 Lite Specifications:

  • Display: 6.15-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD display
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • 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 via SD card slot (Uses SIM2 Slot)
  • OS & UI: Android Pie (v9.0) with EMUI 9 on the top
  • Rear Camera: Triple camera – (24 MP, f/1.8, PDAF, wide-angle) + (8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 120-degree field of view) + (2MP, f/2.4, depth sensor), LED flash
  • Front Camera: 32MP, f/2.0
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 3340mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with 18W fast charging support; Uses USB Type-C
  • Price: 39,999

1Samsung Galaxy A50

Among the bunch, we found the Samsung Galaxy A50 to be the most notable handset under Rs. 40,000 price bracket. It is by far the least expensive handset to feature triple camera setup at the back an under-display fingerprint scanner.

The handset comes with a Glasstic body. Apparently, Glasstic is a combination of glass and plastic molded together. And this kind of material has made the device light as plastic but still feels premium on the hand. And with that sort of trick, the smartphone still feels relatively light despite having a sizable 4000mAh battery.

In terms of display, the handset comes with 6.4-inch Super AMOLED panel featuring Full-HD+ resolution. Having a Full-HD+ Super AMOLED display at its disposal, the contents here look absolutely sharp and vibrant. With such an amazing screen, Samsung supersedes its competitors on the display front.

Even on the performance front, the smartphone is no slouch. It comes with Exynos 9610 chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of onboard memory. With this setup, we found the device performing better than the smartphones Kirin 710 and MediaTek Helio P70 chipset. In some scenarios, the handset even outperformed the Snapdragon 660. So you are more into performance, the 10nm Exynos 9610 chip won’t disappoint you at all.

Samsung Galaxy A50 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display
  • Resolution: Full-HD+ (2340×1080 pixels); 19.5:9 aspect ratio @ 403PPI
  • Chipset: Exynos 9610 Octa
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP3
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB; Expandable up to 512GB (Dedicated SD Card Slot)
  • OS & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with Samsung’s OneUI on the top
  • Rear Camera: Triple camera – (25 MP, f/1.7, PDAF) + (8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm, (ultrawide)) + (5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor), LED flash
  • Front Camera: 25MP, f/2.0
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), Gyro, accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 4000mAh with 15watt fast charging support; USB Type-C port
  • Colors: Blue, White, Coral, and Black
  • Price: 33,490