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Price list: 8 best mid-range smartphones (Rs 30-50k) in Nepal as of January 2022

Everybody wants a smartphone with good cameras, a good build, good design, good battery backup and most importantly a good performance. There are lots of smartphones in the market that can fulfil your needs but, then again, they come with a hefty price tag and it is not everyone’s cup of tea. So, the companies have introduced a number of mid-range smartphones that can provide decent performance and at an affordable price.

Today, we bring you the list of the best mid-range smartphones (costing Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000) available in Nepal as of January 2022.

SNPhonePrice
8Oppo F19 ProRs 41,990 (8/128GB)
7Vivo V21Rs 49,999 (8/128GB)
6OnePlus Nord CE 5GRs 44,999 (8/128GB)
5Samsung Galaxy A52Rs 41,999(8/128GB)
4Xiaomi Poco X3 ProRs 31,999 (6/128GB)
Rs 36,999 (8/256GB)
3Samsung Galaxy M52 5GRs 42,999 (6/128GB)
2Xiaomi 11 lite 5GRs 45,999 (8/128GB)
Rs 48,999 (8/256GB)
1Xiaomi Poco F3Rs 46,999 (6/128GB)

8. Oppo F19 Pro

Photo: Oppo

Starting on the list of best mid-range smartphones in Nepal is Oppo F19 Pro. The market in Nepal really has not favoured Oppo smartphones as Samsung and Xiaomi have released so many options for the users that other smartphones are struggling to catch up on them. Oppo has managed to stay in contention with their release of Oppo F19 Pro.

Oppo F19 Pro is another light and slim smartphone on the list. With only weighing 172 grams the phone has a thickness of 7.8mm. There is a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display on the phone and the refresh rate is only 60Hz. It too has an under-display optical fingerprint sensor.

Oppo F19 Pro houses a quad-camera set up on the back. The 48MP camera is accompanied by an 8MP, 119 degrees ultrawide camera, 2MP macro and another 2MP depth sensor, making it one of the best mid-range smartphones. The main camera can record videos up to [email protected] 30 fps. There is a 16MP HDR camera on the front and can record videos only in 1080p resolution.

The phone runs on Android 11 with ColorOS 11.1 on top and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P95 (12nm) chipset. There is a 4,310mAh non-removable battery on the phone that supports a 30W fast charger.

The price of Oppo F19 Pro is Rs 41,990 for the 8/128GB variant.

7. Vivo V21

Photo: vivo

Another on the list of best mid-range smartphones, Vivo V21 is a light and slim phone weighing only 176 grams and a thickness of 7.3mm. With a Glass front, the back and frame of the phone are plastic-made. The phone has an optical under-display fingerprint sensor. There is a 6.44-inch HDR10+ AMOLED display on the phone with a 90Hz refresh rate.

Vivo V21 has a triple camera setup on the back. The main 64MP camera is housed together with an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP macro lens. On the front, there is a huge 44MP selfie camera, which is the largest in this segment. Both cameras can record videos in 4K resolution but only at 30fps.

The phone runs on Android 11 with Funtouch 11.1 on top and is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G chipset. The phone features a 4000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery that supports 33W fast charging. The phone does not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The price of the Vivo V21 is Rs 49,999 for the 8/128GB variant.

6. OnePlus Nord CE 5G

Photo: Oneplus

Since OnePlus has extended its product line, it is no longer in contention to be one of the best mid-range smartphones. OnePlus Nord CE 5G is the only affordable mid-range smartphone from OnePlus last year. This is also a lightweight phone weighing only 170 grams and has a 7.9mm thickness. It has a glass front, plastic back and a plastic frame body. The phone features a 6.43-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. The phone has an under-display fingerprint sensor.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G houses a triple camera setup on the back. The 64MP camera is housed together with an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP depth sensor. The camera can record 4K resolution video at 30 fps. On the front, there is a 16MP camera that can record 1080p videos up to 60 fps.

The phone runs on Android 11 with OxygenOS 11.0.5.5 on top and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G chipset. The phone has a 4,500 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery and supports 30W fast charging. There is no card slot on the phone, but it has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The price of OnePlus Nord CE 5G is Rs 44,999 for the 8/128GB variant.

5. Samsung A52

Photo: Samsung

Samsung A52 is perhaps one of the best mid-range Samsung smartphones you can find under Rs 50,000. It shares a similar design and specifications with Galaxy M52 5G while offering a better camera, better audio, better RAM storage and having an IP certification. The phone weighs around 189 grams and is 8.4mm in thickness. It features a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display that has a refresh rate of 90Hz and reaches a peak brightness of up to 800 nits.

Along with a Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front, the phone is also IP67 dust/water resistant certified.

The phone also features a quad-camera setup on the back. The main 64MP camera is accompanied by a 12MP, 123 degrees ultrawide, 5MP macro and another 5MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 32MP HDR camera. Both cameras can record videos in [email protected] 30fps.

Samsung A52 runs on Android 11 with One UI 3.1 on top and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset. It has a battery backup of 4,500mAh and supports 25W fast charging. The phone also has a 3.5mm headphone jack and stereo speakers for audio.

The price of the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is Rs 41,999 for the 8/128GB variant.

4. Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro

Photo: Poco

Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro is the best value for money product on this list of best mid-range smartphones. Plus, if you love gaming, you will definitely not get a better gaming phone than Poco X3 Pro at this price range.

The phone runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 for POCO on top and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (7nm) chipset). The phone also gets a 5,160mAh non-removable Li-Po battery that supports 33W fast charging and gets fully charged in just 59 minutes.

There is a 6.67-inch HDR10 IPS LCD display on the phone with a 120Hz of refresh rate. The display of the phone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6. This is a bulky phone weighing around 215 grams and has a thickness of 9.4mm. It also has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Going to the camera section, it houses a quad-camera setup on the back. The 48MP wide camera is housed together with an 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro and another 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 20MP selfie camera.

The price of Poco X3 Pro is Rs 31,999 for 6/128GB and Rs 36,999 for 8/128GB variants.

3. Samsung M52 5G

Photo: Samsung

Samsung M52 5G is the best mid-range smartphone offered by Samsung. Samsung has branded the phone as the leanest, meanest monster ever. The phone is only 7.4mm thick and weighs 173 grams while providing a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The display also gets Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G has a triple camera setup on its back. The main 64MP camera is housed together with a 12MP,123 degrees ultrawide camera and a 5MP depth sensor. An LED flash is also housed with the cameras. On the front, there is a 32MP selfie camera confined inside the centred punch-hole. The camera on the back can record 4K resolution videos while the front is limited to 1080p only.

Samsung Galaxy M52 5G is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (6nm) chipset and runs on Android 11, One UI 3.1 on top. The phone has a 5,000 mAh non-removable Li-ion battery and supports 25W fast charging. The phone does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack but features a shared microSD card slot.

The price of the Samsung M52 5G is Rs 42,999 for the 6/128GB variant.

2. Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G

Photo: mi

Xiaomi 11 Lite was one of the best value for money smartphones and its 5G counterpart offers updated features along with a hefty increase in price, yet making it one of the best mid-range smartphones. With weighing only 159 grams and having 6.81mm thickness, it is the lightest and thinnest phone on the market in this price category.

The phone has a glass front and a glass back. It has a 6.55-inch AMOLED HDR10+ display with a refresh rate of 90Hz and can reach a peak brightness of up to 800 nits. Along with a Gorilla Glass 6 protection on the front, the phone is also IP53, dust and splash protection certified. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

It features a triple camera set up on the back. The main 64MP camera is housed together with an 8MP, 119 degrees ultrawide and a 5MP macro lens. It can record 4K resolution videos in 30fps while it can go up to 120fps in 1080p resolution. On the front, there is a 20MP selfie camera.

Xiaomi 11 lite 5G runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12 on top. The phone is powered by a very efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G chipset. It has a battery backup of 4,250 mAh and supports 33W fast charging. For the audio, it has dual stereo speakers but does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The price of Xiaomi 11 lite 5G is Rs 45,999 for 8/128GB and 48,999 for 8/256GB variants.

1. Xiaomi Poco F3

Photo: Mi

There is no doubt that Poco F3 is the best mid-range smartphone on the market right now. Poco F3 features a 6.67-inch HDR10+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,080*2,400 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The phone can reach a peak brightness of up to 1300 nits.

With a plastic frame, the phone has a glass front and a glass back. Similarly, the glass on the front and back is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. It is one of the slimmest phones in this category with only 7.8mm thickness.

The phone has a triple camera setup. The main 48MP camera on the back is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide and a 5MP macro lens. The camera can record videos in 4K at 30fps whereas it can record 1080p resolution videos up to 960 fps. On the front, there is a 20MP camera that can record 1080p videos.

Poco F3 runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12.5.6 for POCO on top and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (7nm) chipset. There is a 4,520mAh Li-Po battery on the phone that supports 33W fast charging and gets fully charged in just 52 minutes.

The price of Poco F3 is Rs 46,999 for 6/128GB and 51,999 for 8/256GB variants.

Honourable mentions on best mid-range smartphones include Samsung Galaxy M62 with 7,000mAh battery backup, Xiaomi 11 Lite and Samsung Galaxy F42 5G.

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