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[Top 6] Best Smartphones Under Rs. 15000 in Nepal

We don’t always want high-end smartphones for personal use. Sometimes, we want a secondary smartphone at a lower price. The smartphones under Rs. 15,000 in Nepal are the best options for a secondary device. They are categorized as lower mid-range and upper entry-level smartphones. 

In this blog, we are listing top smartphones under Rs. 15,000 in Nepal. They don’t have high-end specs and may not be enough for the young generation. Let’s find out the best of the best in this price range.

6. Coolpad Cool 12A

The most recently arrived smartphone in the Nepali market in this list is Coolpad Cool 12A. With affordable prices and decent specs, it has been made into the list of smartphones under Rs. 15,000 in Nepal. Coolpad Cool 12A is launched in Nepal at the price of Rs. 13,495 for a single 3/32GB Variant.

coolpad cool 12a

With a glass front, this device has a plastic frame as well as a plastic rear panel. Coolpad Cool 12A arrives in a 6.2-inches IPS LCD display with an 82.9% screen-to-body ratio, 720×1560 pixels, a 19.5:9 ratio, and 273 ppi density. It has minimum bezels all around the corner with a water-drop notch on the top for placing Selfie Camera. 

Under the hood, Coolpad Cool 12A is equipped with a Unisoc Tiger T310 chipset. This quad-core processor has a max clock speed up to 2.0GHz and is coupled with PowerVR GE8300 GPU. It has a 13MP Triple rear camera and on the front, it has a 5MP Selfie camera. 

With a 4000mAh battery, Coolpad Cool 6 has no fast charging support. The positive part is it has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and runs on the latest Android 11. This device is available in 3 color variants: Dream Black, Dream Blue, Fantasy Silver

Coolpad Cool 12A Technical Specifications

  • Body
    • 156.2 x 75.2 x 8.9 mm (6.15 x 2.96 x 0.35 in) Dimensions
    • 202.5 g (7.16 oz)
    • Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • Display:
    • 6.2-inch IPS LCD
    • 82.9% screen-to-body ratio, 720×1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 273 ppi density
  • Processor
    • Unisoc Tiger T310
    • Quad-core (1×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 3×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8300
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Memory: 32GB
  • Software: Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Triple Camera
    • 13MP Primary wide lens 
    • 2MP
    • 0.3MP
  • Rear Camera Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera
    • 5 MP
    • 1080p@30fps
  • Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • A-GPS
    • USB Type-C 2.0
    • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity 
  • Biometric Security: Fingerprint (Side-Mounted)
  • Battery:
    • Li-Ion 4000mAh, non-removable
  • Colors: Dream Black, Dream Blue, Fantasy Silver
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 13,495 [3/32GB]

5. Samsung Galaxy M02s

Samsung’s M-Series and A-Series have a wide range of smartphones ranging from less than Rs. 10K to more than Rs. 60K in Nepal. Samsung Galaxy M02s is one of the best smartphones under Rs. 15,000 in Nepal as this device has Rs. 15,999 price for a single 4/64GB Variant.

galaxy m02s

Samsung Galaxy M02s has a glass front with a plastic back and plastic frame. It comes in a 6.53-inch PLS IPS display which supports 1600 x 720 pixels resolution and got 81.8% screen-to-body ratio, 20:9 ratio, and 270 ppi density. The water-drop notch on the top is used for the housing selfie cameras and a thick notch at the bottom. 

Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 powers Samsung Galaxy M02s which are based on 14nm technology. For graphics, it has Adreno 506 GPU. For photography, it has a 13MP Triple rear camera supported by a 5MP Selfie camera. 

Massive 5000mAh battery fuels this smartphone which is supported by 15W fast charging. It’s running on Android 10 with One UI as the skin of the phone and is available in the Black, Blue, and Red color variant. 

Samsung Galaxy M02s Specifications

  • Body
    • 164.2 x 75.9 x 9.1 mm (6.46 x 2.99 x 0.36 in) Dimensions
    • 194 g (6.84 oz)
    • Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • Display:
    • 6.53-inch PLS IPS
    • 81.8% screen-to-body ratio, 1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 ppi density
  • Processor
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
    • 14 nm Technology
    • Octa-core 
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Memory: 32GB/64GB
  • Software: Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Triple Camera
    • 13 MP, f/2.2, AF [Primary Camera]
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 [Macro]
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 [Depth]
  • Rear Camera Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera
    • 5 MP, f/2.0
  • Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, GALILEO
    • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Sensors: Proximity sensor, Acceleration sensor 
  • Battery:
    • Li-Ion 5000mAh, non-removable
    • Fast charging 15W
  • Colors: Red, Blue, Black
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 14,499 [3/32GB]

4. Realme C11 (2021)

Realme C11(2021) is one of the realme devices that has arrived in the Nepali market after the change in the distributor. With a new distributor, this device has arrived early compared to the international market and the price has been set fare. Realme C11 (2021) is available in the market at the price of Rs. 12,499 for 2/32GB variant.

realme c11 2021

Realme C11 2021 measures 165.2 x 76.4 x 8.9 mm (6.50 x 3.01 x 0.35 in) Dimensions and weight of 190 g (6.70 oz). It has 6.5-inch IPS LCD display and is supported with 400 nits (Peak), 81.3% screen-to-body ratio, 1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, and 269 ppi density. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has a water-drop notch on the top.

Leaving MediaTek or Qualcomm processor aside, Realme C11 2021 uses the Unisoc SC9863 chipset. Not to worry as this is also an octa-core processor with max clock speed up to 1.6GHz. It is coupled with the Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. Realme C11 2021 has single 13MP Rear camera and 2MP Selfie camera. 

The battery is decent in Realme C11 2021 as it has a 5000mAh battery and supports 10W charging. This device is running on Android 11 with Realme UI as the interface of the phone. Blue and Gray are the color variant we can choose. 

Realme C11 2021 Technical Specifications

  • Body
    • 165.2 x 76.4 x 8.9 mm (6.50 x 3.01 x 0.35 in) Dimensions
    • 190 g (6.70 oz)
    • Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back
  • Display:
    • 6.52-inch HD+ IPS LCD
    • 400 nits (Peak), 81.3% screen-to-body ratio, 1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 269 ppi density
  • Processor
    • Unisoc SC9863
    • 28 nm Technology
    • Octa-core (4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: IMG8322
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Memory: 32GB
  • Software: Android 10 Go, realme UI 
  • Rear Camera: Single Camera
    • 8 MP, f/2.0, PDAF [Primary Wide Camera]
  • Rear Camera Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera
    • 5 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
    • 1080p@30fps
  • Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
    • Bluetooth 4.2
    • A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, Beidou
    • microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
    • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Sensors: Proximity sensor, Acceleration sensor, Compass, Gyro 
  • Battery:
    • Li-Ion 5000mAh, non-removable
    • Fast charging 10W
    • Reverse Charging
  • Colors: Lake Blue and Iron Grey
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 11,999 [2/32GB]

3. Infinix Hot 9 Play

Infinix is slowly making progress in the Nepali market as the company is launching its smartphone on regular basis. Some mid-range Infinix smartphones are doing decent business. In the list of one of the best smartphones under Rs. 15000 in Nepal, Infinix Hot 9 Play secured its place. Infinix Hot 9 Play is launched in Nepal at the price of Rs. 11,490 for a 2/32GB Variant.

infinix hot 9play

Infinix Hot 9 Play has a 6.82-inch IPS TFT display with a water-drop notch on the top. This display supports 1640 x 720 pixels, 82.4% screen-to-body ratio, 20:9 ratio, and 263 ppi density. The fingerprint sensor is placed at the rear panel of the device. 

Infinix Hot 9 Play is equipped with a MediaTek Helio A22 processor which is an octa-core chipset based on 12nm technology with a clock speed up to 2.0GHz. It’s a coupled PowerVR GE8300 GPU. On the front, it has an 8MP Selfie camera and a 13MP Dual Rear camera. 

Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh powers Infinix Hot 9 Play and no mention of fast charging. Well, for this price range, we cant expect such fast charging. This device is running on Android 9 Pie( Go Edition) and has Bluetooth 5.0, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Infinix Hot 9 Play Specifications

  • Body
    • 171.8 x 78 x 8.9 mm (6.76 x 3.07 x 0.35 in) Dimensions
    • 209 g (7.37 oz)
    • Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • Display:
    • 6.8-inch IPS LCD
    • 82.4% screen-to-body ratio, 1640 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 263 ppi density
  • Processor
    • Mediatek Helio A22
    • 12 nm Technology
    • Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 2/3/4GB
  • Memory: 32GB/64GB
  • Software: Android 9 Pie
  • Rear Camera: Dual Camera
    • 13 MP, AF [Primary Camera]
    • QVGA 
  • Rear Camera Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera
    • 8 MP, f/2.0
    • 1080p@30fps
  • Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, (Dual Band), Wi-Fi Direct
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • A-GPS
    • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Sensors: Proximity sensor, Acceleration sensor, Gyro
  • Battery:
    • Li-Ion 6000mAh, non-removable
    • microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
  • Colors: Midnight Black, Quetzal Cyan, Violet, Ocean Wave
  • Price in Nepal: Rs.11,490 [2/32GB]

2. Redmi 9A

Launched last year, Redmi 9A is still one of the best to buy in the price range. Providing decent specs at an affordable price is the key to the success of Redmi Phones and redmi 9A follows the same footsteps. Redmi 9A can be purchased in the Nepali market at the cost of Rs.11,499 for a 2/32GB variant.

redmi 9a

With a water-drop notch on the top, Redmi 9A has thick bezels at the bottom of the display. It has a 6.52-inches IPS LCD display protected by  Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It has 400nits brightness, 81.0% screen-to-body ratio, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio, and 269 ppi density. 

Under the hood, Redmi 9A is powered by MediaTek helio G2. This octa-core processor is based on 12nm technology with a max clock speed of up to 2.0GHz. The graphical task is done by PowerVR GE8320 GPU. On the front, it has a single 5MP single selfie camera and a 13MP single rear camera. 

Massive 5000 battery powers Redmi 9A with the support of 10W wired fast charging and Type-C port. It’s available in the market with 3 color options: Midnight Gray, Twilight Blue, and Peacock Green. Sadly, there is no fingerprint sensor. 

Redmi 9A Technical Specifications

  • Body
    • 164.9 x 77.1 x 9 mm (6.49 x 3.04 x 0.35 in) Dimensions
    • 196 g (6.91 oz)
  • Display:
    • 6.52-inch HD+ IPS LCD
    • 400 nits (typ), 81.0% screen-to-body ratio, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 269 ppi density
  • Processor
    • MediaTek Helio G25
    • 12 nm Technology
    • Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Memory: 32GB
  • Software: MIUI 12 based Android 10 OS
  • Rear Camera: Single Camera
    • 13 MP, f/2.2, 28mm, 1.0µm, PDAF [Primary Wide Camera]
  • Rear Camera Video: 1080p@30/60fps
  • Front Camera
    • 5 MP, f/2.2, 1.12µm
    • 1080p@30fps
  • Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
    • FM Radio, Loudspeaker, 3.5mm audio jack
    • microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go 
    • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Biometrics Security: AI face unlock
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Vibration motor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity sensor
  • Battery:
    • Li-Ion 5000mAh, non-removable
    • Fast charging 10W
  • Colors: Blue, Black, and green
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 11,999 [2/32GB]
  1. Poco C3

The craze of Poco phones continues in the mid-range and lower mid-range segment as Poco C3 is one of the best smartphones under Rs. 15000 in Nepal. This smartphone is the combination or rebranded version of Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C. Poco C3 is launched in the Nepali market at the starting price of Rs. 14,999 for a single 4/64GB variant.

best smartphone under rs. 15000 in nepal

Performance is the most important part of any smartphone and Poco C3 has done a decent job here. It’s powered by a MediaTek Helio G35 processor which is a gaming-centric chipset based on 12nm technology with max clock speed up to 2.3GHz. Poco C3 has a triple rear camera leady by 13MP Primary lens and got a 5MP Selfie camera. 

With the support of 10W fast charging and a Micro USB port, Poco C3 is equipped with a 5000mAh battery. Android 10 with MIUI 12 is the operating system in this phone. 

Poco C3 Specifications

  • Body
    • 164.9 x 77.1 x 9 mm (6.49 x 3.04 x 0.35 in) Dimensions
    • 194 g (6.84 oz)
    • Panda Glass Screen Protection
  • Display:
    • 6.53-inch HD+ IPS LCD
    • 400 nits (Peak), 80.3% screen-to-body ratio, 1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 ppi density
  • Processor
    • MediaTek Helio G35
    • 12 nm Technology
    • Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Memory: 32GB/64GB
  • Software: MIUI 12 based Android 10 OS 
  • Rear Camera: Triple Camera
    • 13 MP, f/2.2, 28mm (wide), 1.0µm, PDAF [Primary Camera]
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 [Macro]
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 [Depth]
  • Rear Camera Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera
    • 5 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1.12µm
    • 1080p@30fps
  • Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
    • microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
    • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Sensors: Proximity sensor, Acceleration sensor 
  • Battery:
    • Li-Ion 50000mAh, non-removable
    • Fast charging 10W
  • Colors: Lime Green, Arctic Blue, Matte Black
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 14,999 [4/64GB]

Best Smartphones Under Rs. 15000 in Nepal [Summary]

S.N.Phones Under Rs. 15000 in NepalPrice in Nepal
1.Poco C3Rs. 14,999 [4/64GB]
2.Redmi 9ARs. 11,999 [2/32GB]
3.Infinix Hot 9 PlayRs. 11,490 [2/32GB]
4.Realme C11 (2021)Rs. 11,999 [2/32GB]
5.Samsung Galaxy M02sRs. 14,499 [3/32GB]
6.Coolpad Cool 12ARs. 13,495 [3/32GB]

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