Arguably the most popular price segment for smartphones in Nepal, which focus on providing the best value for your money, is the range up to Rs 30,000. These are not high-performing smartphones, but they offer decent all-around performance. If you are not a fan of owning an expensive model but also need something more than just the basic features on it, this is the best segment for you.
All big smartphone companies have more than just one smartphone in this price category. Big names like Samsung, Xiaomi and Realme offer multiple models to choose from. Today, we bring you the list of the seven best smartphones under Rs 30,000 in Nepal.
|1||Tecno Pova Neo||Rs 21,990 (6/128GB)|
|2||Vivo Y22s||Rs 27,999 (6/128GB)|
|3||Honor X8||Rs 29,990 (6/128GB)|
|4||Realme Narzo 50||Rs 27,499 (6/128GB)|
|5||Samsung Galaxy A23||Rs 29,999 (4/64GB)|
|6||Redmi Note 11||Rs 27,999 (6/128GB)|
|7||Realme 9i 5G||Rs 29,999 (6/128GB)|
1. Tecno Pova Neo
Starting with the least expensive option, Tecno Pova Neo is this year’s best offering from the company in this price bracket while it is not quite the greatest smartphone on the list. Last year’s releases, Xiaomi Note 10 and Samsung Galaxy F22, beat this phone in almost every feature.
It comes with a huge 6.80-inch IPS LCD display offering 720*1,640 pixels resolution. It has a decent finish on the back with a fingerprint sensor on it. It measures 9.10mm in thickness and weighs over 200 grams.
There is nothing on the camera section as this smartphone has only got a 13MP primary camera with another unidentified secondary camera. On the front is an 8MP selfie shooter. It runs on HIOS 7.6 based on Android 11. It is available in a 6GB RAM option coupled with 128GB of internal storage and also a dedicated card slot to further expand the storage when needed.
The good thing about it is its 6,000mAh battery, which comes with an 18W fast charger.
The price of Tecno Pova Neo is Rs 21,990 for the 6/128 GB variant.
2. Vivo Y22s
Vivo Y22s is one of the many smartphones launched by the company. Like most Vivo phones, Y22s too comes with an elegant design. It comes with a 6.55-inch IPS LCD display but only offers a resolution of 720*1,612 pixels. Weighing around 192 grams, the phone measures 8.4 mm in thickness. Furthermore, it has IPX4 water–resistance certification.
The dual camera setup on this smartphone consists of a 50MP primary accompanied by a 2MP macro sensor. On the front is an 8MP sensor. The cameras can record videos in 1080p resolution. It runs on Funtouch 12 OS based on Android 12 and is powered by the popular chipset in this price segment, Qualcomm Snapdragon 6804G (6nm).
Vivo Y22s comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage and a dedicated card slot in case the users want to further increase the storage on the phone. Similarly, a 5,000mAh non-removable battery provides power to the phone, which gets charged by an 18W fast charger.
Vivo Y22s is priced at Rs 27,999.
3. Honor X8
Honor X8 is a good-looking smartphone. Both the back and front of the phone look splendid. The 6.70-inch IPS LCD display on it has a screen-to-body ratio of 93.6 per cent, leaving a tiny amount of space for bezels and more space for the screen. The display also supports a 90Hz refresh rate, and 180Hz touch sampling rate and offers a 1,080*2,380 pixels resolution. Another interesting thing about this smartphone is its build. This is a lightweight phone only weighing around 177 grams and measuring 7.45mm in thickness. There is hardly any room for complaints in the design part of it.
The smartphone has a quad-camera setup. On the back is a 64MP primary camera accompanied by a 5MP ultrawide and a couple of 2MP depth and macro sensors. It can record videos up to 1080p resolution. It runs on Magic UI 4.2 based on Android 11 and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (6nm) chipset.
Honor X8 is available with 6GB RAM coupled with 128GB of internal storage. The storage expansion feature is not available on this device as it does not support any external cards. But, the users can expand the RAM storage by up to 2GB. Everything on it seems fine until the talk about the battery comes in. It only features a 4,000mAh battery, which is weaker compared to the other phones in this category. However, a 22.5W fast charger provides some consolation.
The price of Honor X8 is Rs 29,990.
4. Realme Narzo 50
For someone who loves gaming and wants to purchase a gaming smartphone at an affordable price, Realme Narzo 50 can be the device for you. Even the Kevlar design of the phone is inspired by racing cars. This is a good-looking phone, which comes with a 6.60-inch IPS LCD display. The FHD resolution display also offers a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate making the touch experience smoother. Also, the 401 PPI density on it should allow for more details of the media. The phone measures 8.5mm in thickness and weighs 194 grams.
Reale Narzo 50 has a triple camera setup on the back. The 50MP primary camera is accompanied by a couple of 2MP macro and B&W sensors. On the front is a 16MP camera for selfies and videos. It runs on Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 and is powered by MediaTek Helio G96 chipset.
Realme Narzo 50 is available in 4GB and 6GB RAM coupled with 64GB and 128GB internal storage respectively. There is a dedicated micro SD card slot on the phone allowing it to further expand the storage by up to 1TB. Also, the dynamic RAM expansion feature on it allows for further expanding the RAM memory by up to 5GB. The phone gets a moderate 5,000mAh battery power but is covered up by the 33W charging system that it supports.
The prices of Realme Narzo are Rs 23,999 for 4/64GB and Rs 27,499 for the 6/128GB variants.
5. Samsung Galaxy A23
Samsung Galaxy A23 is one of the many smartphones released by Samsung this year in the A series. The phone has a 6.6-inch PLS LCD display on the front, which supports up to 90Hz refresh rate and is the only device on the list to get Gorilla Glass 5 protection. With minimalistic styling, it weighs 195 grams and measures 8.4mm in thickness.
There is a quad-camera setup on it. The primary 50MP camera on it is accompanied by a 5MP (123-degree FOV) ultrawide and a couple of 2MP macro and depth sensors. On the front is an 8MP selfie shooter. Samsung Galaxy A23 is the only phone on the list that can record videos in 4K resolution. It runs on One UI 4.1 based on Android 12 and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (6nm) chipset.
It is available in 4GB and 6GB RAM options coupled with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage respectively. The storage can be further expanded by up to 1TB with a microSD card. It has a 5,000mAh non-removable battery and gets charged with a 25W fast charger.
The prices of Samsung Galaxy A23 are Rs 25,999 for 4/64GB and Rs 29,999 for 6/128GB variants.
6. Redmi Note 11S
Redmi Note 11S is one of the many models released this year from Xiaomi’s popular Redmi series. It has a flat back and a flat frame, which is said to ensure a better grip. It is the only phone on the list with an AMOLED display. There is a 6.43-inch display on the phone, which supports up to 90Hz refresh rate and can achieve a peak brightness of up to 1,000 nits. It weighs around 179 grams and measures 8.09mm in thickness. It also has IP53 dust and splash-resistant certification.
There is a quad-camera setup on it and has the highest resolution camera in this segment with a 108MP sensor. The primary camera is housed together with an 8MP, 118-degrees FOV ultrawide and a couple of 2MP macro and depth sensors. On the front is a 16MP camera for photos and videos. Redmi Note 11S runs on MIUI 13 based on Android 11 and is powered by MediaTek Helio G96 (12nm) chipset.
This smartphone is available in two RAM storage options of 6GB and 8GB with 128GB internal storage. There is a dedicated memory card slot on the phone for further expansion of the storage. Giving life to Redmi Note 11S is a 5,000mAh non-removable battery, which can be charged with a 33W Pro fast charger. Xiaomi claims Pro charging is a 26 per cent improvement over the normal 33W fast charger. Also, there are stereo speakers on the phone for better audio.
The price of Redmi Note 11S is Rs 29,999 for the 6/128GB variant.
7. Realme 9i 5G
Realme 9i 5G is the latest launch from Realme and is one of the many smartphones offered in the popular Realme 9 series. This is the only smartphone on this list that supports 5G network connectivity. On the front is a 6.60-inch IPS LCD display supporting a 90Hz refresh rate. The display also has 400 PPI density and can achieve 400 nits of brightness. With retro styling (as marketed), it weighs around 187 grams and measures 8.10mm in thickness.
Realme 9i 5G offers 50MP primary camera on the back, accompanied by a 2MP macro and a portrait sensor. On the front is an 8MP selfie camera. It runs on Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12. It is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G (6nm) chipset.
With 6GB RAM, this smartphone has an internal storage of 128GB, which can be further expanded with an external card. Similarly, it also has a RAM expansion feature, through which the RAM storage can be expanded by up to 5GB. It gets power from a 5,000mAh non-removable battery but only has an 18W fast charger.
The price of Realme 9i 5G is Rs 29,999.