[Sept 2020] Best Smartphones Under NPR. 30,000 in Nepal

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Since this price bracket (Best Smartphones Under 30000 in Nepal) has the highest number of smartphone sales in Nepal, companies like Xiaomi, Samsung, and realme give us consumers a tough competition to choose from. Even though entry-level mid-range smartphones fall under this price range, in 2020, they are not that far behind in terms of modern features available in flagship smartphones.

So, let us look at the Pros and Cons of the latest mid-range smartphones available in Nepal. Then you can choose any from this list as per your need.

Here’s the list of Best Smartphones Under 30000 in Nepal

Realme 5 Pro

Realme 5 Pro Price in Nepal

Even though Realme 6i was released more recently than Realme 5 Pro and has similar features, I have chosen Realme 5 Pro here because last year’s Snapdragon 712 still has better performance and benchmark scores than the budget-gaming centered Mediatek Helio G80 on the Realme 6i. Also, Realme 5 Pro has faster UFS 2.1 storage along with an 8GB RAM option resulting in smoother multitasking whereas Realme 6i maxes at 4GB with slower eMMC 5.1 storage. The 4030mAh battery here is fairly decent but 20W fast charging compensates for it. Overall, with the headphone jack and the latest software updates, this phone deserves a place on this list.

Specifications

Dimensions & Weight157 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm and 184g
DisplayIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 6.3 inches, 97.4 cm^2, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
SoC(Chipset)Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 (10nm) Octa-core (2 x 2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6 x 1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver) CPU with Adreno 616 GPU
RAM4GB, 8GB
Storage128GB UFS 2.1
Battery and Charging4035 mAh battery with 20W fast charging
Rear Camera48MP, f/1.79 with PDAF (wide), 8MP f/2.25 119-degree(ultrawide), 2 MP f/2.4 – 4cm (macro), 2 MP f/2.4 (depth), LED flash, HDR, panorama
Front Camera16MP f/2.0 25mm (wide)
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10, Realme UI
SecurityFingerprint scanner (rear-mounted), face unlock
Water ResistantWeather-sealed ports
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Other FeaturesDual SIM Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, FM radio, micro-USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go, Single Loud Speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack
ColorsCrystal Green, Crystal Blue, Chrome White
ProsCons
8GB RAM optionDecent but old processor for 2020
20W fast chargingNo Type-C port
3.5 headphone jack 

Realme 5 Pro Price in Nepal:

VariantPrice in Nepal (MRP)
4GB+128GBNPR. 26,990

Samsung M21

Galaxy M21 Price in Nepal

Samsung M21 and M30s are pretty identical making it hard to choose one. I finally decided on the M21 because it was released more recently and comes with Android 10 right out of the box at a lesser price than M30s. Also, the selfie camera on the M21 is of a slightly higher pixel i.e. 20MP as compared to 16MP on the M30s. Samsung M21 is the only smartphone in this list with an AMOLED display (1080p) so, if you are solely into watching content on your smartphone and have less interest in heavy gaming, this is the phone for you.

Specifications

Dimension & Weight159 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm 188g
DisplaySuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 6.4 inches, 100.5 cm^2 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
SoC (chipset)Exynos 9611 Octa-core (4 x 2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4 x 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU Mail-G72 MP3 GPU
RAM4/6 GB
Storage64/128 GB
Battery and Charging6000mAh battery Fast charging 15W
Rear Camera48MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 8MP f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 5MP f/2.2 (depth) LED flash, Panorama, HDR
Front Camera20MP f/2.0, 26mm (wide), HDR
Operating SystemAndroid 10, One UI 2
SecurityFingerprint scanner (rear-mounted), Face unlock
Water Resistant                      –
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Other FeaturesDual SIM Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot FM radio, recording, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
ColorsBlue, Black
ProsCons
AMOLED screenSlower and older Exynos Processor
6000mAh batteryOnly 15W fast charging for such a big battery

Samsung M21 Price in Nepal

VariantPrice in Nepal (MRP)
4GB+64GBNPR. 22,999
6GB+128GBNPR. 28,699

Xiaomi Mi A3

Mi A3 Price in Nepal, best smartphones under 30000 in nepal

You should buy this smartphone over anything else on this list if you are a true lover of Stock Android as there are no Google Pixel smartphones available in Nepal. The software is so fluid with monthly security updates making your user experience much satisfactory as compared to the bugs and ads on other smartphones. The battery optimization and task management of the software also compensate for the outdated processor.

Specifications

Dimensions & weight153.5 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm 173.8 g
DisplaySuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 6.09 inches, 91.0 cm^2, 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
SoC (Chipset)Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 Octa-core (4 x 2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver) CPU Adreno 610 GPU
RAM4/6 GB
Storage64/128 GB
Battery & charging4030 mAh battery, Fast charging 18W
Rear camera48 MP f/1.8 (wide), 8 MP f/2.2 13mm (ultrawide), 2MP f/2.4 (depth) LED flash, HDR, panorama
Front camera32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide) HDR
OSAndroid 9.0(Pie), Android One, upgradable to Android 10
SecurityFingerprint scanner (in-display), face unlock
Water resistant                             –
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Other FeaturesHybrid Dual SIM Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot Bluetooth, 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, FM radio, USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
ColorsGrey, Blue and White
ProsCons
Android One softwareSlower and older Snapdragon Processor
32MP selfie cameraSlower in-display fingerprint sensor
 AMOLED screen but only 720p pixels

Xiaomi Mi A3 Price in Nepal

VariantPrice in Nepal (MRP)
4GB+64GBNPR. 23,999
6GB+128GBNPR. 27,999

Redmi Note 8 Pro

We have already seen the launch of Redmi Note 9 Pro in Nepal but it didn’t provide much of an upgrade over last year’s reigning champion of this price segment i.e. the Redmi Note 8 Pro. So, it is an obvious choice for this year too. It has a very good design and builds quality along with the best gaming chipset and camera sensors in this list. Even though the phone is already a year older, it will still be getting the upcoming MIUI 12 updates. So, you cannot go wrong with this device at all even when we are near the end of 2020.

Specifications

Dimensions & weight161.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm 200 g
DisplayIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 6.53 inches, 104.7 cm^2 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
SoC (Chipset)MediaTek Helio G90T Octa-core (2 x 2.05 GHz cortex-A76 & 6 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU Mail-G76 MC4 GPU
RAM6/8 GB
Storage64/128/256 GB
Battery & charging4000mAh battery Fast charging 18W
Rear camera64 MP f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 8 MP f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 2 MP f/2.4 (macro), 2MP f/2.4 (depth) LED flash, HDR, panorama
Front camera20 MP, f/2.0 (wide) HDR, panorama
OSAndroid 10, MIUI 11, upgradable to MIUI 12
SecurityFingerprint scanner (Rear-mounted), face unlock
Water resistant                            –
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Other FeaturesHybrid Dual SIM Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot Bluetooth, 5.0, A2DP, LE FM radio, USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, 3.5mm headphone jack
ColorsBlack, Blue, Red and White
ProsCons
Best gaming chipsetNo AMOLED and higher refresh rate
64MP main sensor 
Great build and design 
3.5 mm headphone jack 

Redmi Note 8 Pro Price in Nepal

VariantPrice in Nepal (MRP)
4GB+64GBNPR. 26,999
6GB+128GBNPR. 29,999

Redmi Note 9 Pro

Redmi Note 9 Pro Price in nepal, best smartphones under 30000 in nepal

Redmi Note 9 Pro is supposed to be the successor to Redmi Note 8 Pro but it’s somewhat of a mixed creature either lacking or winning against Note 8 Pro in various places. The Snapdragon 720G processor here has less CPU+GPU performance as compared to Helio G90T but it is more efficient and doesn’t fall behind any other from this list. It actually has the biggest display of 6.67-inches and completely different and minimal design as compared to the Note 8 Pro. Note 9 Pro also has a bigger battery of 5000mAh which is a significant upgrade over the Note 8 Pro. Even though the main rear-sensor here is of 48MP as compared to 64MP on the Note 8 Pro, having used both I didn’t see much of a difference in the quality of the shots taken. I also like the side-mounted fingerprint sensor on this phone. Overall, I highly recommend you to go with this or the Redmi Note 8 Pro if you want the whole package of a mid-range smartphone.

Specifications

Dimensions & weight165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm 209 g
DisplayIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 6.67 inches, 104.7 cm^2 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
SoC (Chipset)Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G Octa-core (2 x 2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver) CPU Adreno 618 GPU
RAM4/6 GB
Storage64/128 GB
Battery & charging5020 mAh battery with 18W fast charging
Rear camera48 MP f/1.79, 26mm (wide) 8 MP, f/2.2 (ultrawide), 5 MP f/2.4 (macro) 2MP f/2.4 (depth), LED flash, HDR, panorama
Front camera16 MP, f/2.5 (wide) HDR, panorama
OSAndroid 10, MIUI 11
SecurityFingerprint scanner (side-mounted), face unlock
Water resistant                            –
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Other FeaturesDual SIM Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot Bluetooth, 5.0, A2DP, LE USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go, 3.5mm headphone jack
ColorsBlue, White, Black
ProsCons
5000mAh batteryNo AMOLED and higher refresh rate
Big 6.67-inch display 
Great build and design 
3.5 mm headphone jack 

Redmi Note 9 Pro Price in Nepal

VariantPrice in Nepal (MRP)
4GB+128GBNPR. 26,999
6GB+128GBNPR. 29,999

Best Smartphones Under 30000 in Nepal (Summary)

best smartphones under 30000 in nepal
MobilePrice in Nepal
realme 5 ProNPR. 26,990
Samsung Galaxy M21NPR. 22,999 (4GB+64GB)
NPR. 28,699 (6GB+128GB)
Xiaomi Mi A3NPR. 23,999 (4GB+64GB)
NPR. 27,999 (6GB+128GB)
Redmi Note 8 ProNPR. 26,999 (4GB+64GB)
NPR. 29,999 (6GB+128GB)
Redmi Note 9 ProNPR. 26,999 (4GB+128GB)
NPR. 29,999 (6GB+128GB)

Also Read: Best Smartphones Under NPR. 20,000 in Nepal

This is it for the list of best smartphones under NPR 30000 in Nepal. Let me know which one you would choose in the comments section down below.  

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