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Price list: 8 best budget phones (under Rs 20,000) in Nepal for January 2022

The title of being the best smartphone in the market has forced intense competition among smartphone companies. The battle can be seen in every price category. Companies like Xiaomi, Samsung, Realme and Vivo are consistently competing for the market share.

The battle at the flagship level was always there, but now the competition is equally interesting for being the best budget phones also. Customers can benefit hugely from this competition as they will have multiple options to choose from. Due to the intense competition, the smartphone companies are providing a handful of features in the best budget phones as well.

If you are about to purchase a new phone for New Year 2022, make sure you read this as we bring you the list of best phones under Rs 20,000 in Nepal.

SNPhonePrice
8 Samsung Galaxy M02s Rs 15,999
7 Vivo Y15s Rs 19,999
6 Realme C21Y Rs 17,099
5 Samsung Galaxy A12 Rs 18,999 (4/64GB)
Rs 19,999 (4/128GB)
4 Realme Narzo 50A Rs 19,499
3 Samsung Galaxy M12 Rs 18,499
2 Redmi 9 Power Rs 18,999
1Redmi Note 9Rs 19,999
8 best budget phones in Nepal for January 2022

8. Samsung Galaxy M02s

Photo: Samsung

These recent years show Samsung has realised the importance of the budget sector as well. Lots of improvements have been made, and many smartphone models have been released from Samsung in the budget range, especially to attract the market in Southeast Asia.

Therefore, starting the list of best budget phones under Rs 20,000 is Galaxy M02s. It is a budget smartphone from Samsung with a 6.5-inch PLS IPS screen. The phone is 9.1mm thick and weighs around 196 grams.

It has a 13MP triple-camera setup on its back and a 5MP camera on the front. The main camera can record videos in 1080p. The phone runs on Android 10 and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450. The phone gets its life from a 5000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery and supports a 15W fast charger. It comes in three colours: black, blue and red.

The price of the Samsung Galaxy M02s is Rs 15,999 for a 4/64GB variant.

7. Vivo Y15s

Photo: Vivo

Vivo Y15s is the latest release from Vivo. Comparatively, Vivo was not so active this year and only launched a handful of smartphones in the market. The latest Y15s offers 6.51 inches of IPS LCD display with a maximum resolution of 720*1,600 pixels. It has a good design and is only 8.3mm in thickness and weighs lightly at 179 grams.

It has a 13MP dual camera on the back and an 8MP selfie camera. The cameras can record videos in 1080p at 30fps. The phone runs on Android 11 (Go edition) with Vivo’s Funtouch 11.1 on top. It has a 5000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery which supports 10W fast charging and 5W reverse charging.

Vivo Y15s, as one of the best budget phones in the Nepali market, also has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for unlocking the phone. It supports FM radio and has Bluetooth 5.0, micro USB 2.0 for further connectivity.

The price of Vivo Y15s is Rs 19,999 for a 3/32GB variant.

6. Realme C21Y

Photo: Realme

Realme C21Y started the transition of the Realme phones this year. This model features a 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen that has a maximum resolution of 720*1,600 pixels. The phone has a glass front, plastic back and a plastic frame. It weighs around 200 grams whereas it has a thickness of 9.1mm.

Realme C21Y has a 13MP triple-camera setup on the back. Likewise, on the front, it has a 5MP camera. Both cameras can record videos in 1080p @ 30fps. This phone runs on Android 11 with Realme UI on top. The phone is powered by a Unisoc T610 chipset while the graphics are handled by Mali-G52.

The device has a 5000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery and supports reverse charging as well, making it one of the best budget phones in the market.

The price of Realme C21Y is Rs 17,099.

5. Samsung Galaxy A12

Photo: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy A12 is one of the most affordable smartphones in the A series from Samsung. This phone features a 6.5-inch PLS IPS display with a maximum resolution of 720*1,600 pixels. Talking about the build, it has a glass front, plastic back and a plastic frame. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, which also works as a power button.

Galaxy A12, as one of the best budget phones in the Nepali market, has a quad-camera setup on the back. The main 48MP camera is accompanied by a 5MP ultrawide, 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has an 8MP selfie camera. Both cameras are able to record 1080p resolution videos.

The phone runs on Android 11 with One UI 3.1 on top. It is powered by MediaTek Helio P35 chipset while the graphics are handled by PowerVR GE8320. There is a 5000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery on the phone which supports 15W fast charging.

The price of the Samsung Galaxy A12 is Rs 18,999 for 4/64GB and Rs 19,999 for 4/128GB.

4. Realme Narzo 50A

Photo: Realme

Realme Narzo 50A is the latest release from Realme in Nepal. It was released alongside Realme Narzo 50i. Narzo 50A is probably one of the best budget phones from Realme yet. The phone comes with 6.5 inches of IPS LCD display which has a maximum resolution of 720-1,600 pixels.

This phone is built with a polycarbonate back, a glass front and a plastic frame. The phone weighs around 207 grams and is 9.6mm in thickness. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for the security of the phone.

Narzo 50A has a triple camera setup. The 50MP camera on the back of the phone is accompanied by a 2MP macro and another 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8MP camera. The main camera can record videos in 1080p at 60fps while the front camera is limited to 30fps only.

Realme Narzo 50A comes with a huge battery backup. There is a 6,000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery on the phone that supports 18W fast charging and reverse charging as well.

The price of Realme Narzo 50A is Rs 19,499 for a 4/64GB variant.

3. Samsung Galaxy M12

Photo: Samsung

Yet another Samsung phone on the list of best budget phones in Nepal currently, the Galaxy M12 comes with a 6.5-inch PLS IPS display with a maximum resolution of 720*1,600 pixels. An interesting addition to the phone is the 90Hz refresh rate, which is rare on other best budget phones. It has a build of the typical glass front, a plastic back and a plastic frame. The phone weighs 212 grams and is 9.7mm thick. It also has a side-mounted fingerprint.

It has a quad-camera setup on its back. The 48MP main camera is accompanied by a 5MP ultrawide, 2MP macro and another 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has an 8MP camera. Both cameras can record videos in 1080p at 30fps.

Galaxy M12 runs on Android 11 with One UI Core 3.1 on top and is powered by Exynos 850 chipset. The graphics of the phone are handled by Mali-G52. The phone gets its power from a 5,000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery and supports 15W fast charging.

The price of Samsung Galaxy M12 is Rs 18,499 for a 4/64GB variant.

2. Redmi 9 Power

redmi 9 power one of the best budget phones in nepal
Photo: Redmi

From the name itself, it can be expected that Redmi 9 Power is a power-packed smartphone. The phone comes with 6.53 inches of IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1,080*2,340 pixels. The phone has a glass front, plastic back and a plastic frame build. The display has a Gorilla Glass 3 protection and also has a water-repellent coating, which is first in this category. The phone has a 9.6mm thickness while weighing around 198 grams. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on the phone.

The model, as one of the best budget phones in Nepal currently, boasts a quad-camera setup on the rear. The 48MP main camera is housed together with an 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensor. At the front, there is an 8MP camera. The cameras can record videos in 1080p resolution.

Redmi 9 power runs on Android 10 with MIUI 12 on top and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset. The graphics are handled by Adreno 610. The phone gets its power from a 6000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery. The phone also supports 18W fast charging and 2.5W reverse charging.

The price of Redmi 9 Power is Rs 18,999 for a 4/64GB variant.

1. Redmi Note 9

Photo: Mi

The top on the list of best budget phones in Nepal has to be Xiaomi; the best smartphone under Rs 20,000 in Nepal is Redmi Note 9. The phone comes with 6.53 inches of IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1,080*2,340 pixels. It has a beautiful design and has a glass front, plastic back and a plastic frame build. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and is the only phone on the list to have so. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

The phone has a quad-camera setup on the back. The 48MP main camera is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 13MP camera. The cameras can record videos in 1080p resolution. The phone also has high res audio speakers and supports a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Redmi Note 9 runs on Android 10 with MIUI 12 on top and is powered by Mediatek Helio G85 chipset. It has a 5,020mAh battery backup. The phone supports an 18W fast charger as well as 9W reverse charging.

The price of the Redmi Note 9 is Rs 19,999 for a 4/64GB variant.

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