Wednesday . 28 Jul. 2021

Best smartphones under 20,000 in Nepal- Best budget smartphones.

Best smartphones under 20,000 in Nepal- Best budget smartphones.

You are in the right place if you want a good smartphone without spending a lot out of your pocket. Nowadays you can get varieties of budget smartphones with good features and the only task is to find out the most suitable and caters to your needs. You cannot expect every feature offered by the flagship phones, but they will fulfill your needs in terms of cameras, battery, and other specs.

Choosing the best smartphone worth your price and needs, is a bit tricky task in Nepal. So, we have compiled the list of best smartphones under 20,000 in  Nepal along with their specification.

1. Samsung Galaxy M12

Samsung Galaxy M12 occupies the top position in our list for the best smartphone in Nepal under 20,000. M12 is not the best smartphone in terms of sheer power but it retains its position in terms of cameras, smooth display as well as better thermal performance.

It is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 850 SoC chipset which is very energy efficient. It doesn’t get easily heated and provides excellent battery endurance. However, this chip only houses Cortex-A-5 cores all clocked at 2.0GHz. AI which does not signify its performance level.

It comes with either 4/6GB RAM and up to 128 internal storage. The good news is that it is the only phone in Nepal under 20,000 offering a 90Hz screen. Talking about the camera, it has a 48 MP primary sensor-led camera providing a better image as compared to Redmi 9 power.

Specs:

Chipset: Exynos 850 (8nm Mobile Platform)

Software & UI: One UI Core 3.1 on top of Android 11

Memory: 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable)

Display: 6.5-inches PLS LCD panel, 394PPI, HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels), 90Hz refresh rate

Front Camera: 8MP lens (notch)

Rear Camera: Quad (48MP primary, 5MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)

Sensors: Accelerometer, Virtual Proximity, Grip, Virtual Light

Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass, USB Type-C, 4G LTE

Security: Physical fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)

Battery: 6000mAh with 15W charging

Price in Nepal: Rs. 18,499 (4/64GB) | Rs. 22,999 (6/128GB)

Samsung Galaxy M12Source: gizmochina.com


2. Redmi 9 Power

Redmi 9 Power grabs the second position in our list of the best smartphones in Nepal under 20,000. It offers 4GB RAM in contrast to Samsung Galaxy M12. It comes with Snapdragon 662 chipset which is slightly inferior to Helio G80. But Snapdragon 662 chipset is more energy-efficient as compared to Helio G80. It will not heat up rapidly and the 4GB RAM allows you to handle your everyday usage including multitasking.

It provides 48MP primary lens which can produce a great-looking image with excellent details. Portrait, wide-angle and macro images are also better. The good thing about this phone is that it includes a 6,000 mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.

Specs:

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (11nm Mobile Platform)

Software & UI: MIUI 12 on top of Android 10

Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB UFS 2.1 / 128GB UFS 2.2 storage (expandable)

Display: 6.53-inches IPS LCD panel, 394PPI, FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels)

Front Camera: 8MP lens (notch)

Rear Camera: Quad (48MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)

Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Proximity, Vibration Motor, IR Blaster, Proximity

Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Beidou, USB Type-C, 4G LTE

Security: Physical fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)

Battery: 6000mAh with 18W charging (22.5W brick inside the box)

Price in Nepal: Rs. 17,999 (4/64GB) | Rs. 18,999 (4/128GB)

Redmi 9 PowerSource: gadgets.ndtv.com

3. POCO M2

POCO M2 is a rebrand of Xiaomi Redmi 9/9 Prime above. It is also viewed as one of the best smartphones in Nepal under 20,000. But the sad news is that its stock is almost depleted and you have to hurry up if you want to grab one.

It offers 6GB RAM which is a very rare thing in this price range. POCO M2 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC. If you are a game enthusiast, this phone can be the best option. You can have a smooth gaming experience with a game like PUBG under smooth graphics and ultra-frame rates. It offers 64GB/128GB of internal storage at a cost of under 20,000. Talking about its other specs, it includes a 6.53-inches FHD+ display, a fingerprint sensor, a 5000mAh battery with 18W of fast charging support, and a 13MP quad-camera setup.

Specs:

Chipset: MediaTek Helio G80 (12nm Mobile Platform)

Software & UI: MIUI 11 on top of Android 10

Display: 6.53-inches IPS LCD panel, 394PPI, FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels)

Memory: 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable)

Front Camera: 8MP lens (notch)

Rear Camera: Quad (13MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, 5MP macro)

Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Electronic Compass

Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Beidou, USB Type-C, 4G LTE

Security: Physical fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)

Battery: 5000mAh with 18W fast charging

Price in Nepal: Rs. 18,999 (6/64GB) | Rs. 19,999 (6/128GB)

POCO M2Source: autoncell.com

4. Micromax In Note 1

Micromax had ruled the Nepalese market some 5-6 years ago. They gradually faded away due to the grueling competition from companies like Xiaomi, Vivo, OPPO, etc. But nowadays Micromax is making a comeback in the Indian and Nepalese market by capitalizing on the growing anti-China sentiments. Note 1 is also able to take a position on the list of top smartphones under 20,000 in Nepal. The phone is powered by MediaTek’s Helio G85l which is slightly powerful as compared to G80 in terms of GPU (+50MHz). It offers 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage.

It comes with a 6.67-inches FHD+ LCD display. Talking about the camera, it comes with a quad-lens setup with 48MP primary, 2MP macro, 2MP depth, and 5MP wide-angle.

Specs:

Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm Mobile Platform)

Software & UI: Android 10 (Android 11 update on April 2021)

Display: 6.67-inches IPS LCD panel, 395PPI, FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels)

Memory: 4GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable)

Front Camera: 16MP lens (punch-hole)

Rear Camera: Quad (48MP primary, 5MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)

Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass

Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / BDS, USB Type-C, 4G LTE

Security: Physical fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)

Battery: 5000mAh with 18W fast charging

Price in Nepal: Rs. 19,990 (4/64GB) | Rs. 21,490 (4/128GB)

Micromax In Note 1Source: firstpost.com

5. Motorola Moto G9 play

Motorola Moto G9 play gives very tough challenges to the offering from Xiaomi and POCO but falls in some of the aspects.

The good thing about this phone is that G9 play runs on near-stock Android 10 as well. This can be the best option if you are in search of a clean and ad-free Android experience. It offers a 48MP primary lens alongside two 2MP sensors for portrait and macro images. The selfie camera comes with 8MP inside the teardrop notch.

It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 662 SoC and is paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. 

Talking about the display, it comes with a 6.5 inch IPS HD+ display. It comes with a 5000mAh battery with 15W fast charging.

Specs:

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (11nm Mobile Platform)

Software & UI: Android 10

Display: 6.5-inches IPS LCD panel, 269PPI, HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels)

Memory: 4GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable)

Front Camera: 8MP lens (notch)

Rear Camera: Triple (48MP main, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)

Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Ambient Light, Sar

Connectivity: Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Galileo / LTEPP / SUPL, USB Type-C, NFC

Security: Physical fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)

Battery: 5000mAh with 15W charging

Price in Nepal: Rs. 19,990 (4/128GB)

Motorola Moto G9 playSource: kickmobile.com

6. Redmi 9 Prime (Redmi 9)

Redmi 9 Prime is a rebrand of the regular Redmi 9 smartphone. Redmi 9 is the successor to the previous year’s Redmi 8. It comes with a quad-camera setup, 13MP of the primary lens, 8MP of a wide-angle lens, 5MP macro, and 2MP depth. Talking about the display, it offers 6.53- inches FHD+IPS LCD panel. But sadly Xiaomi has downgraded the Gorilla Glass 5 protection on Redmi 8’s to the Gorilla Glass 3 on the Redmi 9.

It comes with MediaTek Helio G80 SoC which is focused on gaming. The storage variant is 3/4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage.

It provides a 5020mAh battery with 18Ww fast charging support.

Specs:

Chipset: MediaTek Helio G80 (12nm Mobile Platform)

Software & UI: MIUI 11 on top of Android 10

Display: 6.53-inches IPS LCD panel, 394PPI, FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels)

Memory: 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable)

Front Camera: 8MP lens (notch)

Rear Camera: Quad (13MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, 5MP macro)

Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Electronic Compass

Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Beidou, USB Type-C, 4G LTE

Security: Physical fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)

Battery: 5020mAh with 18W fast charging (only 10W charger inside the box)

Price in Nepal:

Redmi 9: Rs. 16,999 (3/32GB) | Rs. 17,999 (4/64GB)

Redmi 9 Prime: Rs. 17,999 (4/64GB) | Rs. 18,999 (4/128GB)

Redmi 9 Prime (Redmi 9)Source: gadgets.ndtv.com

7. Realme C15

Realme C15 (Qualcomm Edition) is also one of the best smartphones under 20,000 in Nepal. It is powered by MediaTek’s Helio G35 chipset. The processor has been coupled with 4GB of RAM and up to 128Gb of internal storage.

The phone runs on Realme UI 1.0 on top of Android 10. It comes with a quad-camera setup and fingerprint scanner for security purposes.

Talking about the display, it offers a 6.5” IPS LCD panel with an inferior HD+ resolution. The phone comes with a 6000mAh battery with 18W of fast charging support.

Specs:

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 (11nm Mobile Platform)

Software & UI: Android 10 with Realme UI 1.0

Display: 6.5-inches IPS LCD display, 270PPI, HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels)

Memory: 3/4GB RAM, 32/64GB (expandable)

Front Camera: 8MP sensor (notch)

Rear Camera: Quad (13MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)

Fingerprint sensor: Physical (rear-mounted)

Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / Glonass / BDS, Micro-USB

Battery: 6000mAh battery with 18W Charging

Price in Nepal: Rs. 19,990 (4/64GB)

Realme C15Source: enepster.com

8. Samsung Galaxy A12

Samsung Galaxy A12 is newly launched and is one of the best smartphones under the price range of 20,000. The only disappointment is that it fails to provide a notable level of performance. It is powered by Helio P35 along with 4GB of RAM.

You can go for up to 128GB of internal storage. The good thing about this phone is its camera. It offers 48MP primary lens, 5MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP macro lens, and 2MP depth.

It comes with a 5000mAh battery with 15W charging support. Talking about the display, it offers a 6.5” TFT LCD screen which is a bit disappointing while the competition is offering an FHD display in this price range.

Specs:

Chipset: MediaTek Helio P35 (12nm Mobile Platform)

Software & UI: Android 10 with One UI on top

Display: 6.5-inches PLS TFT LCD display, 270PPI, HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels)

Memory: 3/4/6GB RAM, 32/64/128GB (expandable)

Front Camera: 8MP sensor (notch)

Rear Camera: Quad (48MP primary, 5MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)

Sensors: Accelerometer, Virtual Proximity, Virtual Light Sensing

Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / Glonass / Galileo, USB Type-C

Fingerprint sensor: Physical (side-mounted)

Battery: 5000mAh battery with 15W Charging

Price in Nepal: Rs. 18,999 (4/64GB) | Rs. 19,999 (4/128GB)

Samsung Galaxy A12Source: gadgets.ndtv.com


9. Vivo Y12s

Vivo Y12s comes with a surprising camera setup which has a pretty beautiful design. The phone is able to take impressive photos even if it contains only a dual camera (13MP primary lens and 2MP depth sensor).

It offers an 8MP of front camera inside the traditional teardrop notch. Y12s is by MediaTek Helio P35 SoC with either 3/4GB of RAM and 32/128 of internal storage. It comes with a 5000mAh battery which gives you a full backup of one complete day and supports a maximum of 10W of power via a micro USB port.

Specs:

Chipset: MediaTek Helio P35 (12nm Mobile Platform)

Software & UI: Android 10 with Vivo’s FunTouch OS 11

Display: 6.51-inches IPS LCD display, 270PPI, HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels)

Memory: 3/4GB RAM, 32/128GB (expandable)

Front Camera: 8MP sensor (notch)

Rear Camera: Dual (13MP primary, 2MP depth)

Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light, E-Compass, Gyro

Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / Glonass / Galileo / BeiDou, Micro-USB

Fingerprint sensor: Physical (side-mounted)

Battery: 5000mAh battery with 10W Charging

Price in Nepal: Rs. 17,999 (3/32GB)

Vivo Y12sSource: 91mobiles.com

10. OPPO A15

The number 10 on our list is OPPO A15. It is the successor of A12 with a polycarbonate body and squarish camera module. It provides 13MP of the primary sensors along with a 2MP depth and a 2MP macro sensor.

It comes with a traditional fingerprint scanner on the back below the camera setup. Talking about the display, it offers a 6.52-inches IPS LCD panel with HD+ resolution. It is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P35 SoC with a single memory option of 3/32GB. It offers a 4230mAh battery which supports 10W charging via a micro USB port.

Specs:

Chipset: MediaTek Helio P35 (12nm Mobile Platform)

Software & UI: Android 10 with OPPO’s ColorOS 7.2

Display: 6.52-inches IPS LCD display, 269PPI, HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels)

Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB (expandable)

Front Camera: 5MP sensor (notch)

Rear Camera: Triple (13MP primary, 2MP depth, 2MP macro)

Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity

Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / Glonass / BDS, Micro-USB

Fingerprint sensor: Physical (rear-mounted)

Battery: 4230mAh battery with 10W Charging

Price in Nepal: Rs. 18,590 (3/32GB)

OPPO A15Source: mysmartprice.com

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