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Price list: 8 best smartphones for Rs 20,000-30,000 in Nepal for January 2022

There are lots of best smartphones in the market that cost less than Rs 30,000 and can still provide you with a decent camera, a good battery backup, a good processor and a good design.

The competition in the smartphone market is so stiff that the companies now are offering a lot better features on their best smartphones than they used to in this price category. The best smartphones in this price category do not give justice to high graphics gaming but can be a good option if you are looking for something more than just a basic smartphone.

Here is the list of best smartphones for under Rs 30,000 in Nepal.

SNPhonePrice
8Vivo Y21Rs 22,999
7Tecno Pova 2Rs 23,990
6Samsung Galaxy A22Rs 27,999
5Realme 8iRs 23,799 (4/64GB)
Rs 27,199 (6/128GB)
4Galaxy M32Rs 24,999 (4/64GB)
Rs 27,999 (6/128GB)
3Redmi Note 10sRs 24,999 (6/64GB)
Rs 26,999 (6/128GB)
2Realme 8Rs 28,799
1Redmi Note 10 ProRs 29,999
8 best smartphones in Nepal for under Rs 30,000 for January 2022

8. Vivo Y21

Photo: Vivo

Well, Vivo Y21 is not exactly one of the best smartphones under Rs 30,000 in Nepal, but it is the best Vivo smartphone in this price range. Vivo Y21 comes with 6.51 inches of IPS LCD display with a maximum resolution of 720*1,600 pixels. The phone has a good design and has a thickness of only 8mm and weighs only 182 grams making it one of the slimmest and lightest smartphones in this category.

The phone only features a dual-camera setup. The main 13MP camera is housed together with a 2MP macro camera. On the front, there is an 8MP camera. Both cameras on the front and back can only record videos in 1080p resolution at 30fps.

It has a 5,000mah non-removable Li-Po battery that supports 18W fast charging. It runs on Android 11 with Funtouch 11.1 on top. Powered by Mediatek Helio P35 chipset, its graphics are handled by PowerVR GE8320.

The price of the Vivo Y21 is Rs 22,999 for a 4/64GB variant.

7. Tecno Pova 2

Photo: Tecno Mobile

Pova 2 is one of the best smartphones released by Tecno yet. This phone has a beautiful design and a massive 6.9-inch display with a resolution of 1,080*2,460 pixels with 480 nits brightness. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor as well as face unlock features.

The phone has a quad-camera setup on its back. There is a 48MP camera that can shoot 2K videos and has multiple options for night photography as well. The main camera is accompanied by 2*2MP depth and 2MP macro lenses and is beautifully housed together. At the front, there is an 8MP camera.

The phone runs on Android 11 with HIOS 7.6 on top and is powered by a Mediatek Helio G85 chipset. Giving life to this phone is a massive 7,000mAh non-removable battery. This is the biggest battery backup in this segment. Though having an incredibly large battery, the company has done well to limit the thickness of the phone.

The price of Tecno Pova 2 is Rs 23,990 for a 6/128GB variant.

6. Samsung Galaxy A22

Photo: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy A22 features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display but only has a resolution of 720*1,600 pixels. It has a refresh rate of 90Hz and can reach a peak brightness of 600 nits. The phone has a glass front, plastic frame and a plastic back and is relatively thin with 8.4mm thickness and weighs 186 grams. The phone is handy and does not feel bulky. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor also.

The phone features a 48MP quad-camera setup. Samsung has improved a lot in terms of photography and provides better photos than others in this category. The 48MP main camera on the back of the phone is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP macro and another 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 13MP camera. The cameras are capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps.

Samsung Galaxy A22 runs on Android 11 with One UI Core 3.1 on top. It is powered by a Mediatek Helio G80 chipset while there is a 5000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery providing the power. The phone supports 15W fast charging. It also supports USB Type-C 2.0, FM radio, NFC and Bluetooth 5.0.

The price of the Samsung Galaxy A22 is Rs 27,999 for a 6/128GB variant.

5. Realme 8i

Photo: Realme

Realme 8i is one of the many releases of the Realme 8 series and is definitely one of the best smartphones in this price category. The phone features 6.6 inches of IPS LCD display with a maximum resolution of 1,080*2,412 pixels. The phone has a huge 120Hz refresh rate while it can achieve a peak brightness of 600 nits. The phone is 8.5mm thick and weighs 194 grams. Like most of the smartphones in this category, it too has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Realme 8i features a triple camera setup. The 50MP camera on the back is housed together with a 2MP macro and another 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 16MP camera for taking selfies. The cameras can record videos in 1080p resolution at 30fps.

The phone runs on Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 on top and is powered by the Mediatek Helio G96 chipset. The phone comes with 4GB and 6GB RAM storage and 64GB and 128GB of internal storage. There is a dedicated microSD card slot in case you want more storage. There is a 5000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery on the phone and supports 18W fast charging.

The price of Realme 8i in Nepal is Rs 23,799 for a 4/64 GB version and Rs 27,199 for a 6/128GB variant.

4. Samsung Galaxy M32

Photo: Samsung

Yet another Samsung phone on the list of best smartphones, but why not? Galaxy M32 is a feature-packed smartphone from Samsung in this price category and offers a little more than its A-series sibling. This phone offers 6.4 inches of Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 1,080*2,400 pixels of resolution. It can reach a peak brightness of 800 nits.

The phone has a glass front, plastic frame and a plastic back. It weighs around 196 grams and is 9.3mm thick. The Super AMOLED screen on the front is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It too has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Samsung Galaxy M32 has a quad-camera setup. The 64MP wide camera on the back is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro and another 2MP depth sensor. This is a common setup in this price range. The cameras can record videos in 1080p resolution at 30fps.

The phone runs on Android 11 with One UI 3.1 on top and is powered by the Mediatek Helio G80 chipset. The phone gets its life from a 6,000mAh non-removable Li-ion battery. The phone also has a dedicated microSD card slot for expanding the memory.

The price of the Samsung Galaxy M32 is Rs 24,999 for 4/64GB and Rs 27,999 for 6/128GB variants. This is probably the best Samsung phone in this price category.

3. Redmi Note 10S

Photo: Mi

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S features a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a maximum resolution of 1,080*2,400 pixels. Though it does not provide a high refresh rate, it does provide 1,100 nits of peak brightness. The phone is one of the lightest and thinnest in this category with weighing only 178.8 grams, having 8.3mm thickness. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

The phone features a quad-camera setup. The 64MP camera on the back is housed together with an 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro and another 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 13MP camera. The main camera can record videos in 4K resolution at 30fps while it can record 1080p videos up to 120fps.

Redmi Note 10S runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 on top and is powered by the Mediatek Helio G95 chipset. The phone has a 5,000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery and supports 33W fast charging. The phone has a Bluetooth 5.1, FM Radio, Infrared port, NFC and also has a dedicated slot for a microSD card.

The price of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S is Rs 24,999 for 6/64GB and Rs 26,999 for 6/128GB variants.

2. Realme 8

Photo: Realme

Realme 8 is one of the best smartphones in this category, in particular for its appearance. It has a plastic back and a plastic frame build and there is a 6.- inch Super AMOLED HDR 10 display. The maximum resolution is 1,080*2,400 pixels while it can reach a peak brightness of up to 1,000 nits. The phone weighs lightly at only 177 grams and has a thickness of only 8mm. Unlike most phones in this category, it has an under-display fingerprint sensor.

Realme 8 also features a quad-camera setup. The main 64MP camera has been housed together with an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor. It can also record 4K videos but only in 30fps while it can record 1080p videos up to 120fps. On the front, there is a 16MP camera that can record videos in 1080p up to 120fps.

The phone runs on Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 on top and is powered by the Mediatek Helio G95 chipset. It has a 5000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery that supports 30W fast charging. With this power, the phone can be fully charged in just 65 minutes. The phone supports USB Type-C 2.0, has Bluetooth 5.1, and is NFC enabled.

Realme 8 is priced at Rs 28,799 for a 6/128GB variant. It also has a dedicated microSD card slot for expanding the memory.

1. Redmi Note 10 Pro

Redmi Note 10 Pro display and design
Photo: Mi

The best of the best smartphones for under Rs 30000 in Nepal in 2021 is Redmi Note 10 Pro. It has absolutely everything to be the best of the best smartphones in this price category. It has a better processor, larger resolution cameras, higher refresh rate display and is more durable.

Redmi Note 10 Pro comes with a 6.67-inch AMOLED display. The display has a 120Hz refresh rate and a maximum resolution of 1,080*2,400 pixels. This is the only phone on the list that has a glass back. The glass on the front and back of the phone has Gorilla Glass 5 protection. To further ensure durability, the phone is also IP53 dust and splash protection certified. It also has a 240Hz touch sampling rate and can reach a peak brightness of up to 1,200 nits. The 8.1mm thin phone has a weight of around 193 grams.

The phone comes with a quad-camera setup. It has a huge 108MP camera on the back which is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide, 5MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor. The camera can record videos in 4K resolution and also has multiple night photography options. On the front, there is a 16MP camera that can record videos up to 1080p resolution.

Redmi Note 10 Pro runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12 on top.  The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G (8nm) which is the best in this price category. The graphics of the phone are handled by Adreno 618. Performance-wise, it should have no issue. It has a 5020mAh non-removable battery that supports 33W fast charging, which is also the best in this category.

The price of the Redmi Note 10 Pro is Rs 29,999 for a 6/64GB variant.

So, these are the best smartphones for Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 in Nepal. Other notable mentions are Samsung Galaxy F22 and Redmi 10 Prime. In terms of value for money, they could probably have been the best smartphones. With pricing over just Rs 20,000, they offer much more than the smartphones on the list for below Rs 20,000.

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