The competition for the best smartphones is getting intense every year. Companies are investing hugely in R&D to improve and make the new-generation phones better and smarter. Companies like Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and OnePlus are intensely competing against each other for bragging rights.
Their competition has been a good thing for the users as they can experience the best and latest technology the companies are offering. So, if you are making plans of purchasing a top-notch smartphone with all the cool features and money is not an issue, here is a list of the best high-range smartphones in Nepal that you can choose from for this year.
8. Google Pixel 4A 5G
Starting our list is Google Pixel 4A 5G. This device comes with a 6.2-inch OLED, HDR screen with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has an always-on display.
The phone is powered by Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G which runs on Android 11. It has a 3885mAh non-removable battery that charges 18W fast charging. Its adaptive battery learns which apps are your favourite and reduces the power of those you rarely use.
The Google Pixel 4A 5G packs a rear dual camera setup. The primary camera is a 12.2 MP and is accompanied by a 16 MP ultrawide camera with an LED flash. The HDR+ makes the photo even better by automatically adjusting the colour and lighting. You can also take clear pictures in low light with a night sight and also take photos of the Milky Way. The portraits also look very professional. It can record videos in 4K up to 60 fps. The front-facing is an 8 MP selfie camera and can record videos in 1080p@30fps. There is no official launch or store of the phone in Nepal. But, you can get the phone for around Rs 70,000 in Nepal.
7. Asus ROG Phone 5
Asus ROG Phone 5 is an absolute beast phone that is maxed out in every aspect. It is the best gaming phone available in the market. The phone has a 6.78 inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080×2448 pixels. The screen is protected by the toughest ever Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. It has a 300Hz touch-sampling rate and a 144Hz refresh rate.
The phone is powered by the latest Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and runs on Android 11 with ROG UI. This makes the phone 25% faster in CPU performance and 35% faster in GPU performance. With this, any game can run smoothly at maxed-out settings. For ultimate gaming, it is also backed up by a monstrous 6000mAh non-removable battery which charges on a 65W hypercharge adapter. The company claims the phone charges 70% in 30 minutes and 100% in just 52 minutes. It also has a 10W reverse charging, Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 5 features.
Asus ROG Phone 5 on the rear has a triple camera setup. It features a flagship Sony IMX686 64MP main camera, 13 MP ultrawide camera and a 5 MP macro camera. The camera records 8K videos at 30fps whereas 4K videos up to 120fps. It has a 24 MP front-facing camera that can record 1080p videos at 30fps.
It is very unlikely that the phone will be officially launched in Nepal, but you can purchase the phone through unauthorised channels. There are two colour options and the base model 8/128GB can cost you Rs 115,000 whereas its ultimate 18/512GB model can cost you up to Rs 185,000.
6. Apple iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro comes with a 5.8-inch super retina XDR OLED display with a resolution of 1125×2436 pixels. The screen comes with a scratch-resistant oleophobic coating. The display provides the user with an immersive HDR viewing experience. The phone is also IP68 dust/water-resistant certified.
The phone is powered by Hexa-core Apple A13 bionic processor which runs on iOS 13 and is upgradable to iOS 14.4. It has a non-removable 3046mAh battery with 18W fast charging and can be charged up to 50% in 30 minutes. The user also has an option of wireless charging.
On the rear side, iPhone 11 Pro has a 12 MP primary camera along with 12 MP telephoto and 12 MP ultrawide camera. Each camera records brilliant 4K videos up to 60fps. The dual-LED dual-tone flash resides along with the rear camera. There is also a 12 MP selfie camera that can record 4K videos up to 60fps. The phone comes in 4 colour option and costs Rs 148,000 for the base 64 GB while Rs 199,000 for the max 512 GB variant. All iPhone 11 series have 4GB of RAM. If you are looking for a better battery and a larger screen, you can go for the Pro Max series which will cost you a little more.
5. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a massive 6.9 inches dynamic AMOLED, HDR10+ display with a resolution of 1440×3088 pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate. The body is well protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, both in front and back. It has an ultrasonic under-display fingerprint sensor and is IP68 dust/water-resistant certified.
This device is powered by Octa-core Exynos 990 (global version) which runs on Android 11 with One UI 3.0. It is backed up by a 4500mAh non-removable battery with 25W fast charging, 15W fast wireless charging and 4.5W reverse charging.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra’s rear boasts a triple camera setup. There is a 108MP laser autofocus primary camera with a 12 MP telephoto secondary and a 12 MP ultrawide third camera. The camera records videos in 8K@40 fps and in 4K up to 60fps. It also has a 5x optical zoom and 50x hybrid zoom. It has a 10 MP camera at the front that can record videos in 4K up to 60fps. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack in the phone. The phone comes in three colour options and the official price is Rs 139,999 for the 8/256GB 4G variant.
4. OnePlus 8 Pro
The incredible OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 6.78 inch fluid AMOLED, HDR 10+ display with a resolution of 1440×3168 pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It has an optical under-display fingerprint sensor and is IP68 dust/water resistant certified.
This phone is powered by Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 which runs on Android 11 with OxygenOS 11. It has a battery backup of 4510mAh which supports 30W fast charging. The battery is charged 50% in 23 minutes. The phone also supports 30W wireless charging and 3W reverse charging.
The OnePlus 8 Pro has a quad-camera setup in its back. The primary 48 MP laser auto-focus camera is supported by an 8 MP telephoto, a 48 MP ultrawide and a 5MP colour filter camera. There is also a dual-LED flash. The front-facing is a 16MP auto-HDR camera. The phone comes in three colour option and will cost Rs 110,000 for 8/128 GB and Rs 125,000 for 12/256 GB variant.
3. Xiaomi Mi 11
The stunning Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with a near-perfect 6.81 inch AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 1440×3200 pixels. This display is one of the best that a smartphone can have and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus in front and Gorilla Glass 5 at the back. It has an under-display optical fingerprint sensor and a 480Hz maximum touch sampling rate. With the Super Resolution technology, the video quality is doubled, from 480p to 960p and 720p to 1440p, supporting all mainstream video platforms. On this phone, you can watch your favourite old clips and videos with new clarity.
The phone is powered by Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12. This makes the phone extremely smooth while performing heavy tasks or playing high graphics games. This device is backed up by a non-removable 4600mAh battery with 55W fast charging, 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse charging. The phone charges 0-100% in just 45 minutes and takes 53 minutes to charge fully while charging wirelessly.
Xiaomi Mi 11 has a rear triple camera setup. The 108MP primary camera is supported by a 13MP ultrawide and 5MP macro camera along with a dual-LED dual-tone flash. This is a great camera phone for movie makers. The camera records videos in 8K up to 30 fps while it can record up to 60 fps in 4K. It has features like time freeze, magic zoom, ultra night video, slow shutter, night time-lapse, freeze-frame video and parallel world. At the front, it has a 20 MP HDR selfie camera that can record videos in 1080p up to 60fps. The phone comes in five colour options and can cost you up to Rs 100,000 for the 8/256 GB variant.
2. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the company’s most premium smartphone yet. It has a 6.8 inch dynamic AMOLED 2x, HDR10+ screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz and 1440×3200 pixels resolution. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. It has an ultrasonic under-display fingerprint sensor and is IP68 dust/water-resistant. It is the first Galaxy S smartphone that is compatible with the S pen and also supports Samsung DeX and Samsung wireless DeX.
The phone is powered by Octa-core Exynos 2100 which runs on Android 11 with One UI 3.1. It is backed up by a 5000mAh non-removable battery that supports 25W fast charging, 15W wireless charging and 4.5W reverse charging.
Samsung Galaxy S21 ultra has a quad-camera setup in its back. It has a 108MP laser auto-focus primary camera with 10 MP telephoto, 10 MP periscope telephoto and 12 MP ultrawide camera. The camera records videos in 8K@24fps, 4K up to 60fps and has a stereo sound recording. It has 100x space zoom and a super steady video mode that makes the video-making even better. There is a 40MP auto-HDR front-facing camera that captures brilliant selfies and records videos in 4K up to 60fps. The phone comes in five colours and will cost Rs 154,999 for the 12/256GB version.
1. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
The top in our list is the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max. This is the latest smartphone series from Apple. The phone has a 6.7 inch super retina XDR OLED, HDR10 display with a resolution of 1284×2778 pixels. It has scratch-resistant ceramic glass with an oleophobic coating. The phone is also IP68 dust/water-resistant certified.
This device is powered by Hexa-core Apple A14 Bionic which runs on iOS 14.1 and is upgradable to iOS 14.4. It has a 3687 mAh non-removable battery that supports 20W fast charging and 15W fast wireless charging. The phone will be charged 50% in 30 minutes.
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max has a rear quad camera setup. It packs a 12 MP primary camera, 12 MP ultrawide, 12 MP telephoto camera and a LiDAR scanner for night portraits.The main camera can record videos in 4K up to 60fps. The portraits and low-light photos are extremely good. The front facing is a 12 MP camera as well as a structured light (SL) sensor for depth sensing to stimulate background blur. The phone comes in four colours and costs Rs 185,990 for 128GB and Rs 235,990 for 512GB variants.