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Top Smartphones Under Rs. 40,000 in Nepal

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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, here’s our list of that.

7Xiaomi MI 8 Lite

While Xiaomi doesn’t launch its Mi-series flagships in Nepal, it does bring the lighter variants. And that’s what the Mi 8 lite is, a toned down variant of the Xiaomi Mi 8. And with this, it changes the bland design footprints of Xiaomi smartphones. The Xiaomi MI 8 Lite is one of the most desirable midrange phones when it comes to design, with its premium glass back.

Besides that, the MI 8 Lite is a good performer when it comes to power. With a Snapdragon 660 at the helm and 4 GB RAM by its side, it does most things well. The cameras, are pretty standard, too, with a 12 MP main shooter and a 5 MP depth sensor. Also, the selfie camera is a good sized 24 MP as well. So, looks pretty good, overall.


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
  • 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
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Price: Rs. 31,999

6Realme 2 Pro

As of now, Realme 2 Pro is the most affordable smartphone in Nepal with 8GB RAM and 128 GB of onboard memory. Since the storage here is UFS 2.1, you can get slightly faster data transfer speeds. But that’s not all. Realme 2 Pro is also desirable because of its processor. The handset comes with a decent Snapdragon 660 chipset, which enables it to handle all sorts of day to day tasks and some heavy games, too.

The cameras is another strong suit of this smartphone. A 16 MP + 2 MP camera pair looks like a standard setup, but can actually capture good normal and fantastic portrait images. And being a camera-centric device, it has not switched its focus when it comes to the selfies. Its 16MP front camera here captures some neat selfies.

The only bummer on the price is a microUSB port, but many devices still pack that, so, can’t really complain.

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 UFS 2.1 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
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 3500 mAh battery
  • Price: 31,999

5Honor Play

The strongest suit of the Honor Play is its performance. With a flagship level chipset, the Kirin 970 (old, but still flagship), it can zip through games and tasks smoothly. Just like the name, the Honor Play is meant to play games on it, for which, there’s also a Turbo Mode to assist that.

Besides that, everything else is pretty standard. You get a 3750 mAh battery, which is decent enough. The camera is also pretty standard, comprising of a 16 MP and 2 MP sensors at the back, whereas a 16 MP selfie camera resides at the front.

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

4Oppo F11

Oppo phones are quite popular for their camera centric approach. And their F11 series is the latest mid-range offerings from Oppo. While the Oppo F11 Pro is a more expensive premium-mid-ranger category, the Oppo F11 is a more mid-range device. And seems like a better value for money if you ask me. Because, everything is, more or less, the same, except for that pop-up selfie camera. The primary cameras are still a 48 MP sensor with a 5 MP depth sensor, too. However, it, too, uses pixel binning to get sharper pictures but with lower resolution.

As for other aspects, it is powered by a decent mid-range Helio P70 chipset. There’s also a 4 GB RAM, and the combination makes it a strictly mid-range phone. But nevertheless, it’s a good mid-range phone.

Oppo F11 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.53-inch Full-HD+ LTPS IPS LCD display
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P70
  • CPU:Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB; Expandable up to 256GB
  • OS: Android 9 (Pie) with ColorOS 6 on the top
  • Rear Camera: (48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.3″, 0.8µm, PDAF) + (5 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.12µm, depth sensor), LED flash
  • Front Camera: 16MP, f/2.0
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 4,020 mAh with 20-watt VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology
  • Price: Rs. 35,490

3Vivo V15

Vivo’s V15 series are the very first ones in Nepal to bring those pop-up cameras. In a way, they’re the pioneers of the full edge-to-edge screens as well. And if you want the same experience for a mid-range price, then, the Vivo V15 has got you covered. The Vivo V15 is by far the least expensive smartphone to incorporate that feature. The 32MP selfie shooter on this device pops up in a motorized style when triggered.

Even on the rear, it packs a triple camera setup – the first one on this list to do so. The triple camera setup comprises of a 12 MP primary camera, an 8 MP ultra-wide angle camera and a 5 MP depth sensor. With a Helio P70 running the show and supported by 6 GB RAM, this phone is looking like one of the better ones on this list isn’t it? In addition, the big 4000 mAh battery also features the Dual-Engine Fast Charging support.

Vivo V15 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.53-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD display
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P70
  • CPU:Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB; Dedicated SD card slot for memory expansion up to 256GB
  • OS: Android 9 (Pie) with FunTouch OS 9 on the top
  • Rear Camera: Triple camera – 12MP primary with f/1.78 +  8MP Ultra-wide-angle with f/2.2 aperture + 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4; LED flash
  • Front Camera: 32 MP pop-up selfie camera
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh with dual engine fast charging technology
  • Colors: Topaz Blue, Ruby Red
  • Price: Rs. 41,990 (Available for Rs. 40,000)

2Huawei P30 Lite

Huawei P30 and P30 Pro are the latest flagships from Huawei. And the P30 Lite is the toned down version of the flagship duo. Although some features have been generously stripped, 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 a 24MP main shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. And with three cameras makes it one of the very few in this price and this list. So, the P30 Lite also has some advantages over its competitors.

On the front, the handset flaunts a 32 MP selfie shooter, which was also present in the flagship P30 and P30 Pro. But the trade off is that it also uses the pixel binning technology to capture lower resolution but sharper images. Still, this is still one of the best phones to buy in this price range.

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

1Xiaomi Pocophone F1

Well, what did you expect? The Pocophone F1 is undoubtedly the best smartphone under 40k price bracket, because of the power it packs. Well, the Honor Play was a similar phone with flagship processor, but the Snapdragon 845 is a much better contender than the Kirin 970. Although a year old, there are only a very few that can beat this phone, or, none at all, in this price range.

However, the camera is not Xiaomi’s forte. But still, the Poco F1 has good enough cameras in the dual camera setup it packs. Also, it doesn’t disappoint when it comes to battery – with a 4000 mAh battery with Fast Charging.

Xiaomi Pocophone Specifications:

  • Display: 6.18-inches IPS LCD
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2246 pixels
  • CPU: Octa-core 4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP f/1.8 + 5 MP depth sensor, Dual LED flash, Panorama, HDR, etc.
  • Front Camera: 20 MP f/2.0
  • OS & UI: Android Oreo 8.0 with MIUI 10 on the top
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear- mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, Compass, Infrared Face Recognition
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh Li-Po non-removable with Quick charge 3.0
  • Price (6/64GB): NPR 32,999