Best smartphones under Rs 25,000 in Nepal as of April 2024

Best smartphones under Rs 25,000 in Nepal
Best smartphones under Rs 25,000 in Nepal

The Nepali calendar year 2080 is about to end very soon. Like always, the budget market was head-on with the premium smartphones in Nepal. Budget smartphones are generally under three price ranges in Nepal; under 20,000 under 25,000 and 30,000. The smartphones under 15,000 are also competitive, but the ones under 20,000 and 25,000 are more favoured for the specific features and specs they provide.

Here we have brought the list of the best smartphones under the Rs 25,000 price range which were launched in this Nepali year.

List of best smartphones under Rs 25,000

1.POCO M5Rs 20,499 (4/64GB)
Rs 23,999 (6/128GB)
2.Samsung Galaxy A05sRs 21,999 (4/128GB)
Rs 23,999 (6/128GB)
3.Tecno Camon 20Rs 22,999 (8/256GB)
4.Honor X7bRs 23,999 (8/256GB)
5.OPPO A58 4GRs 24,999 (8/256GB)
6.Vivo Y7s Rs 24,999 (8/256GB)
7.Redmi Note 13 4G Rs 24,999 (6/128GB)
Rs 27,999 (8/256GB)

1. POCO M5

First on the list of smartphones is the sub-brand of Xiaomi, the POCO M5. The smartphone launched quite early and already has a successor the POCO M6. However, the M6 is available in India and is still left to be available here in Nepal.

Photo: Mi
DimensionsHeight: 163.99mm
Width: 76.09mm
Thickness: 8.9mm
Display size6.58-inch
Display typeFHD+ DotDrop display
Resolution2408 X 1080 (FHD+)
Refresh rate90Hz
Touch sampling rate240Hz
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
OSMIUI 13 for POCO, based on Android 12
ChipsetMediaTek Helio G99 (6nm)
CPUOcta-core CPU, 2x Performance core (A76-based), 2.2GHz 6x Efficiency cores (A55-based), 2.0GHz
GPUArm Mali-G57 MC2
Storage64GB | 128GB
Selfie camera8MP
Rear cameraWide camera: 50MP primary camera
Macro camera: 2MP
Depth camera: 2MP
Fingerprint sensorSide-mounted fingerprint sensor
BluetoothBluetooth 5.3
Wifi2.4G Wi-Fi / 5G Wi-Fi
Audio3.5mm audio jack
SensorsAmbient light sensor | Proximity sensor | E-compass | Accelerometer | Gyroscope | Hall sensor | Barometer | Fingerprint scanner
Battery5000mAh (typ) lithium-ion polymer
Charging22.5W inbox supports 18W
USB type C
ColoursBlack | Green | Yellow
PricesRs 20,499 (4/64GB)
Rs 23,999 (6/128GB)

The POCO M5 has a textured plastic back panel for improved grip, featuring a square module camera housing three cameras and an LED flash. Its 6.58-inch FHD+ DotDrop display offers vibrant visuals, with a smooth 90 Hz refresh rate. It has a responsive 240 Hz touch sampling rate protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and powered by the MediaTek Helio G99 processor. Its camera setup includes a versatile AI triple camera system with a 50MP primary sensor and the front-facing 8MP camera captures decent selfies.

The smartphone has a 5000mAh battery supporting 18W fast charging via USB Type-C. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It is available in black, green, and yellow. The POCO M5 is available in Nepal at Rs 20,999 for the 4/256GB and Rs 23,999 for the 6/128GB option.

2. Samsung Galaxy A05s

Next on the list of the best smartphones is the top contender and competitor, the Samsung Galaxy A05s. The A05s is the successor of the A04s and has got some positive reviews in the Nepali market. The A05s fall under the Samsung Galaxy A series, one of the most-sold smartphone series in the world.

Samsung Galaxy A05s design and display. Photo: Samsung
Photo: Samsung
Dimensions168.0mm x 77.8mm x 8.8mm
Weight194 grams
Display size6.7-inch
Display typePLS LCD
Resolution2,400 x 1,080 (FHD+)
Refresh rate90 Hz
ChipsetSnapdragon 680 (6 nm)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold and 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver)
GPUAdreno 610
OSAndroid 13, One UI
Rear camera50MP main camera
2MP macro camera
2MP depth sensor
Selfie camera13MP
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
AudioMono speaker
3.5mm headphone jack
SensorsAccelerometer, Side Mounted Fingerprint Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Battery5,000 mAh
Charging25W wired
ColoursLight Green | Black | Silver | Light Violet
PriceRs 21,999 (4/128GB)
Rs 23,999 (6/128GB)

The Samsung Galaxy A05s features a revamped design with a flat plastic back and a 6.7-inch PLS LCD, offering vibrant visuals with its 1080 x 2400 pixel resolution and smooth 90Hz refresh rate. Powered by a Snapdragon 680 chipset with 4GB or 6GB RAM paired with 128GB storage, it is expandable up to 1TB. Its triple rear camera setup includes a 50MP main camera, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The 13MP front camera captures decent selfies.

The smartphone has a 5000mAh battery supporting 25W fast charging, and connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, and LTE ensure seamless connectivity. It is available in multiple colour options, Light Green, Black and Violet. The price of the Samsung Galaxy A05s in Nepal is Rs 21,999 for the 4/128GB option and Rs 23,999 for the 6/128GB option.

3. Tecno Camon 20

Tecno has been doing quite well in the smartphone market. The Tecno Camon 20 which was very recently launched in Nepal has got some attention for the design and price it delivers. The Camon series has great potential to be one of the best smartphones on the list with a few minor updates.

Tecno Camon 20. Photo: Tecno
Photo: Tecno
Dimensions163.4 x 76.7 x 7.8 mm
Display typeAMOLED
Display size6.67-inch
Resolution1,080 x 2,400
IP ratingIP53 dust and splash resistance
ChipsetMediatek Helio G85 (12nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G52 MC2
OSAndroid 13, HIOS 13
Storage256 GB
Rear camera64MP main camera
2MP depth sensor
Selfie camera32MP
AudioStereo speakers
3.5mm headphone jack
Ambient Light and Distance Sensor
Electronic compass
In-display Fingerprint Sensor
Battery5,000 mAh
Charging33 W wired
ColoursPredawn Black | Serenity Blue | Glacier Glow
PriceRs 22,999 (8/256GB)

The Tecno Camon 20 offers a striking design featuring unique patterns and textures on the back panel. Its triple camera setup is housed within two rings on the back. The smartphone has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with vibrant visuals and thin bezels. Powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, it has 8GB of RAM with ample storage of 256 GB. The 64MP main camera, a depth sensor and a QVGA camera deliver detailed shots, while the 32MP front camera captures decent selfies.

It has a 5000mAh battery supporting 33W fast charging. It also features stereo speakers, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and various sensors G-Sensor, Ambient Light and Distance Sensor, Electronic compass and In-display Fingerprint Sensor. It is available in three colours and costs Rs 22,999 for the 8/256GB.

4. Honor X7b

The most recent addition from Honor in Nepal is the Honor X7b. The X7b is part of the Honor X7 which also includes the Honor X7 and the Honor X7a. The smartphone features a distinctive Honor X series. The X series from Honor has been favoured in Nepal at different price ranges.

DimensionsHeight: 166.7 mm
Width: 76.5 mm
Depth: 8.24 mm
Weight199 grams
Display size6.8-inch
Display typeIPS LCD
Resolution2412 x 1080
Refresh rates90 Hz
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 680
CPUOcta-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver)
GPUAdreno 610
OSAndroid 13, MagicOS 7.2
Rear camera108MP main camera
5MP ultra-wide camera
2MP depth camera
Selfie camera8MP
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
AudioStereo speakers
3.5mm jack
SensorsGravity sensors
Ambient light sensor
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Proximity sensor
Battery6000 mAh
Charging35W wired charging
ColoursFlowing Silver | Emerald Green | Midnight Black
PriceRs 23,999 (8/256GB)

The Honor X7b has a sleek design featuring a glossy plastic back with gradient colours and a dual camera ring. Its 6.8-inch IPS LCD has a vibrant resolution of 2412 x 1080 pixels and an impressive 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset and 8GB of RAM, complemented by 256GB of storage which is expandable.

The smartphone has a triple rear camera setup that includes a 108MP main camera and an 8MP front camera. It has a large 6000mAh battery supporting 35W fast charging. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and LTE support. It is available in three colour options, Flowing Silver, Emerald Green, and Midnight Black. The Honor X7b has an official price of Rs 23,999 in Nepal.

5. OPPO A58 4G

The OPPO A58 4G is next on the list of the best smartphones under Rs 25,000. The OPPO A58 is the successor of the OPPO A57. The A58 has few design changes and specifications changes from the A57. The A58 has a beautiful design with a silk-like texture.

OPPO A58 4G. Photo: OPPO Nepal
OPPO A58 4G. Photo: OPPO Nepal
DimensionsHeight: 165.65mm
Width: 75.98mm
Thickness: 7.99mm
Weight192 grams
Display size6.72-inch
Display typeIPS LCD
Resolution2,400 x 1,080 (FHD+)
Refresh rate90Hz
Glass protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5 (GG5)
IP ratingIP54
ChipsetMediatek Helio G85 4G (12nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G52 MC2
OSAndroid 13, ColorOS 13.1
Rear cameraMain camera: 50MP
Depth sensor: 2MP
Selfie camera8MP
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), 802.11a/b/g/n
Audio3.5mm Earphone jack
Stereo speakers
SensorsGeomagnetic sensor
Light sensor
Proximity sensor
Gravity sensor
Step counter
Facial Recognition
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Battery5,000 mAh
ChargingSUPERVOOC 33W wired charging
ColoursGlowing Black | Dazzling Green
PriceRs 24,999 (6/128GB)

The OPPO A58 4G has a sleek rear design with a modern, glossy finish, featuring a dual-camera setup and a pill-shaped design. Its 6.72-inch IPS LCD offers decent visuals with FHD+ resolution, complemented by IP54 dust and splash resistance and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, powered by a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset. The smartphone features dual rear cameras, including a 50MP main sensor and a 2MP mono camera, while the 8MP front camera delivers selfies.

It has a large 5000mAh battery supporting 33W fast charging for long-lasting usage. It features dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 5 connectivity, Bluetooth 5.3, and stereo speakers for immersive audio. It is available in Glowing Black and Dazzling Green colour options at Rs 24,999 in Nepal.

6. Vivo Y27s

The Vivo Y27s is part of the Vivo Y series which features budget smartphones. The Vivo Y27 series includes the Vivo Y27, Y27 5G and Y27s. The Y series smartphones from Vivo are available in many different numbers and models which are quite popular.

Vivo Y27s design. Photo: Vivo Nepal
Vivo Y27s. Photo: Vivo Nepal
Dimensions164.06 × 76.17 × 8.17 mm
Weight192 grams
Display size6.64-inch
Display typeIPS LCD
Resolution2,388 × 1,080 (FHD+)
Refresh rate90 Hz
Peak brightness650 nits
IP ratingIP54 dust and splash resistant
ChipsetSnapdragon 680 (6nm)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold and 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver)
GPUAdreno 610
OSFuntouch OS 13, Android 13
Rear camera50MP main camera
2MP depth sensor
Selfie camera8MP
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
AudioSingle speaker
3.5mm headphone jack
SensorsAccelerometer | Ambient Light Sensor | E-compass | Proximity Sensor | Gyroscope | Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Charging44W wired charging
ColoursBurgundy Black | Garden Green
PriceRs 24,999 (8/256GB)

The Vivo Y27s has a flat plastic back featuring a shiny matte finish and a dual-camera module encased in a metal-like strip. Its 6.64-inch IPS LCD offers sharp visuals with FHD+ resolution and a smooth 90Hz refresh rate with a high peak brightness of 650 nits and full coverage of the P3 colour gamut. It is powered by a Snapdragon 680 chipset. It has 8GB of RAM which is complemented by 256GB of storage expandable up to 1TB.

The smartphone has dual rear cameras, including a 50MP main lens, a 2MP depth sensor and an 8MP front camera for decent selfies. It has a large 5000mAh battery supporting 44W fast charging. It features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, dual SIM support and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. It is available in Burgundy Black and Garden Green colour options priced at Rs 24,999 in Nepal.

7. Redmi Note 13 4G

The top competitor in the list is the Redmi Note 13 4G. The smartphone is part of the Redmi Note 13 series which includes the Redmi Note 13, Redmi Note 13 Pro and Redmi Note 13 Pro+. The Redmi Note 10 series is one of the most popular Note series to date. The Note 13 series has already been loved with the available options with the Redmi Note 13 4G being one of them.

Redmi Note 13 4G design. Photo: Mi Global
Photo: Mi Global
Dimensions Height: 162.24mmWidth: 75.55mmThickness: 7.97mm
Weight188.5 grams
Display typeAMOLED
Display size6.67-inch
Resolution2,400 x 1,080
Refresh rate120 Hz
IP ratingIP54 dust and splash resistance
ChipsetSnapdragon 685 (6nm)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.8 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUAdreno 610
OSAndroid 13, MIUI 14
Storage128GB | 256GB
Rear camera108MP main camera
8MP ultra-wide camera
2MP macro camera 
Selfie camera16MP
SIMDual SIM [SIM 1 + Hybrid (SIM or MicroSD)]
AudioDual speakers
Dolby Atmos®
3.5mm headphone jack
SensorsProximity sensor | Ambient light sensor | Accelerometer | Electronic compass | IR blaster | Gyroscope | In-screen fingerprint sensor
Battery5,000mAh (typ)
Charging33W wired fast charging
ColoursMidnight Black | Mint Green | Ice Blue
PriceRs 24,999 (6/128GB)
Rs 27,999 (8/256GB)

The Redmi Note 13 4G has a plastic back and a revamped triple camera setup with a clean and attractive appearance. Its 6.67-inch AMOLED display offers vibrant visuals with a 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 1,800 nits, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and IP54 dust and splash resistance. It is powered by the Snapdragon 685 chipset, complemented by 6GB or 8GB of RAM and storage options ranging from 128GB to 256GB.

The 108MP main camera has an 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro lens while the 16MP selfie camera captures selfies. It has a 5,000mAh battery supporting 33W fast charging, dual speakers with Dolby Atmos® support and a hybrid SIM slot for expandable storage. The smartphone is available in three colour options; Midnight Black, Mint Green and Ice Blue. The smartphone costs Rs 24,999 for the 6/128GB option and Rs 27,999 for the 8/256GB option.

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