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[Top 7] Best Smartphones Under Rs. 20,000 in Nepal

Nepali market is flooded with smartphones from a different brand but Samsung, Xioami, Poco has dominated the market especially in the mid-range segment. These brands have maximum numbers of smartphones in this segment and users have a lot of choices to pick a decent mobile. 

In this blog, we are listing some of the best smartphones priced between Rs. 15K to Rs. 20K in Nepal. These smartphones are already launched in the market and are available for purchase. Smartphones under Rs. 20,000 in Nepal are not the perfect ones but enough for a normal user. Social Media, communication, normal photography, and low-end gaming can be easily handled by these smartphones. 

7. Vivo Y12s

As Vivo V-Series is for the upper and mid-range segment, Vivo Y-Series is for the lower mid-range segment. Compared to V-Series, Vivo Y-Series has low specs and that’s why the price has been lowered. Vivo Y12 is one of the best smartphones under Rs. 20,000 in Nepal as it costs Rs. 17,999 for 3/32GB Variant.

vivo y12s

With a 6.5-inches IPS LCD display, it supports 720 x 1600 pixels resolution. It further has a 91.6% screen-to-body ratio, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 207PPI density. This device has a water-dop notch on the top for the selfie camera and a rectangular camera bump for housing the rear camera.

Under the hood, Vivo Y12s is powered by MediaTek Helio P35 chipset. It’s an octa-core processor based on 12nm technology with a clock speed of up to 2.35GHz and PowerVR GE8320 GPU. On the front, it has an 8MP Selfie Camera and a 13MP + 2MP Dual Rear Camera. 

Vivo Y12s has an accelerometer, Compass, Proximity sensors, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. It has a 5000mAh battery and supports 10W charging as well as 5W Reverse charging. This device is available in Glacier Blue and Phantom Black color variants. 

Vivo Y12s Specifications

  • Body
    • 164.4 x 76.3 x 8.4 mm (6.47 x 3.00 x 0.33 in) Dimensions
    • 191 g (6.74 oz)
    • Glass front, Plastic frame, Plastic Back
  • Display:
    • 6.5 inches IPS LCD
    • 81.6% screen-to-body ratio, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 207ppi density
  • Processor
    • Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 
    • 12 nm Technology
    • Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU:  PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Memory: 32/64/128GB
  • OS: Android 11, Funtouch 11
  • Rear Camera: Dual Camera
    • 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF [Primary Wide Lens]
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 [Depth]
  • Rear Camera Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera
    • 8MP, f/1.8
    • 1080p@30fps
  • Connectivity:
    • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual-band), Wi-Fi Direct
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
    • USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
    • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity 
  • Biometric Security: Fingerprint (Side-Mounted), Face unlock
  • Battery:
    • Li-Ion 5000mAh, non-removable
    • Charging 10W
    • Reverse Charging 5W
  • Colors: Glacier Blue, Phantom Black
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 17,999 [3/32GB]

6. Coolpad Cool 6

In the market which is already conquered by Xiaomi and Samsung, newcomers are arriving to displace the market. Infinix and Coolpad come under the newcomers. Coolpad Cool 6 can be purchase in the Nepali market at the cost of Rs. 19,995 for 6/128GB variant. 

With 6.39 x 3.01 x 0.36 in dimension, Coolpad Cool 6 has 198grams. This device has 6.5-inches IPS LCD with 84.3% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, and 395ppi density. It has a pop-up camera module for the selfie camera and a vertical module for the rear camera. 

For smartphones less than Rs. 20,000 in Nepal, most of the devices are powered by MediaTek processor and Coolpad Cool 6 is no exception. Coolpad Cool 6 is powered by a Mediatek Helio P70 chipset. This processor is based on 12 nm Technology with Octa-core: 4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 cores. 

For optics, it has a triple rear camera lead by a 48MP Sensor and is supported by a 21MP Front camera. Coolpad Cool 6 has a 4000mAh battery and running on Android 10. 

Coolpad Cool 6 Specifications

  • Body
    • 162.4 x 76.5 x 9.2 mm (6.39 x 3.01 x 0.36 in) Dimensions
    • 198 g (6.98 oz)
  • Display:
    • 6.5 inches IPS LCD
    • 84.3% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 395ppi density
  • Processor
    • Mediatek MT6771T Helio P70
    • 12 nm Technology
    • Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU:  Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Memory: 64/128GB
  • OS: Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Triple Camera
    • 48 MP, 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, [Primary Wide Lens]
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 [Macro]
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 [Depth]
  • Rear Camera Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera
    • 21 MP, Motorized Pop-up
    • 1080p@30fps
  • Connectivity:
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • A-GPS
    • USB Type-C 2.0
    • Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity 
  • Biometric Security: Fingerprint (Rear-Mounted), Face unlock
  • Battery:
    • Li-Ion 4000mAh, non-removable
  • Colors: Gray, Blue
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 19,995 [6/128GB]

5. Realme C21

The change in the distributor of Realme brings a lot of expectations from the company towards customers. With a new distributor, Realme has launched 4 new realme devices in the market including Realme C21. Realme C21 got a price tag of Rs. 16,999 for a single 4/64GB variant. 

realme c21

Realme C21 has a water-drop notch on the top, the display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and has plastic in the frame as well as back. It has 6.5-inch IPS LCD display supported by 400 nits (Peak), 89.5% screen-to-body ratio, 1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, and 270 ppi density. The sleek realme C21 has 190grams of weight. 

As already mentioned, Realme C21 is also powered by a MediaTek chipset. It has a MediaTek Helio G35 processor with octa-core and is based on 12nm technology. It has a triple rear camera lead by a 13MP Primary sensor and got 5MP selfie camera on the front. 

Fueled by a 5000mAh battery, it has a 10W charger and is supported by microUSB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. It has Realme UI which is based on Android 10. This device has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and is available in Cross Black, Cross Blue colors. 

Realme C21 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 (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic frame, plastic back
  • Display:
    • 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD
    • 400 nits (Peak), 89.5% 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: 32/64GB
  • Software: Realme UI Based on Android 10 
  • Rear Camera: Triple Camera
    • 13 MP, f/2.2, 26mm, 1/3.06″, 1.12µm, PDAF [Primary Wide Camera]
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 [Macro]
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 [Depth]
  • Rear Camera Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera
    • 5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5.0″, 1.12µm (wide)
    • 1080p@30fps
  • Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
    • microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go, FM Radio
    • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Biometrics Security: Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
  • Sensors: Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass 
  • Battery:
    • Li-Ion 50000mAh, non-removable
    • Fast charging 10W
    • Reverse Charging
  • Colors: Cross Black, and CrossBlue
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 16,999 [4/64GB]

4. Samsung Galaxy M12

Samsung has used an in-house Exynos processor in Galaxy M12. Galaxy 12 is powered by Exynos 850 chipset and it’s based on 8nm technology having 8 cores with max clock speed up to 2.0GHz. Photography is the main selling point of this device as it has a 48MP Quad Rear Camera and on the front, it has an 8MP Selfie Camera inside a water-drop notch. 

galaxy m12

Samsung Galaxy M12 has 164 x 75.9 x 9.7 mm (6.46 x 2.99 x 0.38 in) dimension and weight of 221grams. This phone has a 6.5-inches IPS LCD display which supports 1600 x 720 pixels resolution and is 81.9% screen-to-body ratio, 20:9 ratio, and 270 ppi density. 

Another highlight spec of Samsung Galaxy is its battery. Samsung Galaxy M12 comes with a massive 6000mAh battery and also supports 15W fast charging. This is a handy feature for a smartphone in this price range. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and running on Android 11 with One Ui 3.0 as skin. Samsung Galaxy 12 is available in Nepal at the price of Rs. 19,999 for 4/64GB variant. 

Samsung Galaxy M12 Specifications

  • Body
    • 164 x 75.9 x 9.7 mm (6.46 x 2.99 x 0.38 in) Dimensions
    • 221 g (7.80 oz)
    • Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back
  • Display:
    • 6.5-inch IPS LCD
    • 81.9% screen-to-body ratio, 1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 ppi density
  • Processor
    • Exynos 850
    • 8nm Technology
    • Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Memory: 64/128GB
  • Software: Android 11, One UI 3.1 
  • Rear Camera: Quad Camera
    • 48 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF [Primary Wide Camera]
    • 5 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ [Ultrawide]
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 [Macro]
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 [Depth]
  • Rear Camera Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera
    • 8 MP, f/2.2 (Wide)
    • 1080p@30fps
  • Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
    • USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
    • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Biometrics Security: Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
  • Sensors: Virtual Proximity Sensing, Accelerometer
  • Battery:
    • Li-Ion 60000mAh, non-removable
    • Fast charging 15W
  • Colors: Attractive Black, Elegant Blue, Trendy Emerald Green
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 19,999 [4/64GB]

3. Micromax In Note 1

Micromax was a popular brand in Nepal back in the 2010s but after Android smartphones arrives, the company fades away. Now, the company has adopted Andoird OS in its smartphones and make comeback in the market. Micromax In Note 1 is one of the best mobiles under Rs. 20000 in Nepal as it’s available for Rs. 19,990 for 4GB/64GB variant. 

best smartphone under rs. 20000 in nepal

Micromax In Note 1 is one of the smartphones that have a punch-hole display on this list. This device has a 6.6-inch IPS LCD with the support of 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution. It has 450nits(peak) brightness, 84.4% screen-to-body ratio, 20:9 ratio, and 395 ppi density. This device has 6.50 x 3.03 x 0.35 in dimensions and a weight of 196grams. 

The story of the MediaTek processor continues as Micromax In Note 1 is also powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset. It’s a gaming-centric budget gaming processor based on 12nm technology with octa-core and max clock speed up to GHz. 

Micromax In Note 1 has a 48MP Quad Rear camera and is supported by a 5MP Selfie camera. It has a 5000mAh battery and also supports 18W fast charging as well as reverse charging. This mobile has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and running on stock Android 10. 

Micromax In Note 1 Specifications

  • Body
    • 165.2 x 77 x 9 mm (6.50 x 3.03 x 0.35 in) Dimensions
    • 196 g (6.91 oz)
    • Oleophobic Coating
  • Display:
    • 6.6-inch IPS LCD, 450nits(peak)
    • 84.4% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 395 ppi density
  • Processor
    • MediaTek Helio G85
    • 12nm Technology
    • Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Memory: 64/128GB
  • Software: Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Quad Camera
    • 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF [Primary Wide Camera]
    • 5 MP, f/2.2, 115˚ [Ultrawide]
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 [Macro]
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 [Depth]
  • Rear Camera Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera
    • 16 MP, f/2.0 [Wide]
    • 1080p@30fps
  • Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
    • USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
    • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Biometrics Security: Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
  • Sensors: Virtual Proximity Sensing, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
  • Battery:
    • Li-Ion 5000mAh, non-removable
    • Fast charging 18W
    • Reverse Charging
  • Colors: Green, White
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 19,990 (4GB/64GB)

2. Redmi 9 Power

Among a couple of smartphones under the Redmi 9 Lineup, Redmi 9 Power is one of the latest in the lineup. Quad Rear camera and 6000mAh battery are the highlight specs of this smartphone. Redmi 9 Power is launched in Nepal at the price of Rs. 18,999 for 4/64GB Variant and Rs. 20,999 for 4/128GB variant.

redmi 9 power

The display of Redmi 9 Power is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and has plastic in the frame as well as in the back. It has a 6.5-inches IPS LCD display with the support of 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. Other characteristics of this display are 400 nits(typ), 83.4% screen-to-body ratio, 19.5:9 ratio, and 395 ppi density. 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset powers Redmi 9 Power which is based on 11nm technology and got octa-cores. For graphics, it has Adreno 610 GPU. Redmi 9 Power has a 48MP Quad Rear Camera and on the front, it has an 8MP front camera. 

The massive 6000mAh battery provides fuel to Redmi 9 Power and also supports 18W fast charging. This device has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and also supports AI face unlock. It’s running on MIUI 11 as the interface of the device based on Android 10.

Redmi 9 Power Specifications

  • Body
    • 162.3 x 77.3 x 9.6 mm (6.39 x 3.04 x 0.38 in) Dimensions
    • 198 g (6.98 oz)
    • Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
  • Display:
    • 6.53 inches IPS LCD
    • 400 nits(typ), 83.4% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 395 ppi density
  • Processor
    •  Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662
    • 11 nm Technology
    • Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Memory: 64/128GB
  • Software: MIUI 12 based on Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Quad Camera
    •  48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm, 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF [Primary Wide Lens]
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm [Ultrawide]
    • 5 MP, f/2.4 [Macro]
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 [Depth]
  • Rear Camera Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera
    • 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm [wide]
    • 1080p@30fps
  • Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
    • USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
    • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity 
  • Biometric Security: Fingerprint (Side-Mounted)
  • Battery:
    • Li-Ion 6000mAh, non-removable
    • Fast charging 18W
    • Reverse Charging 2.5W
  • Colors: Mighty Black, Fiery Red, Electric Green, Blazing Blue
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 18,999 [4/64G]

1. Poco M2 Reloaded

Poco had launched Poco M2 first and later tweak the device a little bit and re-launched it in the Nepali market. Poco M2 Reloaded is the best smartphone under Rs. 20000 in Nepal as its price is Rs. 18,999 for 6/64GB variant and Rs. 17,999 for the lower 4/64GB variant. 

best smartphones under rs. 20000 in nepal

This device has a 6.53-inches IPS LCD display which is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It supports 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and has 400 nits(typ), 83.2% screen-to-body ratio, 19.5:9 ratio, and 395 ppi density. This device also has a water-drop notch on the top as we can expect a punch-hole at the price range. 

MediaTek Helio G80 powers which is an octa-core processor with max clock speed up to 2.0GHz. It is coupled with the Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. On the front, it has an 8MP Front camera and on the rear side, it has a 13MP Quad rear camera fitted inside the vertical bump. 

With the support of 18W fast charging, it has a 5000mAh battery. This mobile is running on MIUI 11 as skin which is based on Android 10. It has 6.43 x 3.03 x 0.36 in dimension and has a weight of 198grams. 

Poco M2 Reloaded Technical Specifications

  • Body
    • 163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm (6.43 x 3.03 x 0.36 in) Dimensions
    • 198 g (6.98 oz)
    • Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
  • Display:
    • 6.53 inches IPS LCD
    • 400 nits(typ), 83.2% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 395 ppi density
  • Processor
    • Mediatek Helio G80
    • 12 nm Technology
    • Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Memory: 64/128GB
  • Software: MIUI 12 based on Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Quad Camera
    • 13 MP, f/2.2, 28mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF [Primary Wide Lens]
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm [Ultrawide]
    • 5 MP, f/2.4 [Macro]
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 [Depth]
  • Rear Camera Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera
    • 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
    • 1080p@30fps
  • Connectivity:
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
    • USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
    • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity 
  • Biometric Security: Fingerprint (Rear-Mounted)
  • Battery:
    • Li-Ion 5000mAh, non-removable
    • Fast charging 18W
  • Colors: Graphite Black, and Mostly Blue.
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 17,999 [4/64GB]

Best Smartphones Under Rs. 20000 in Nepal [Summary]

S.N.Phones Under Rs. 20000 in NepalPrice in Nepal
1.Poco M2 ReloadedRs. 17,999 [4/64GB]
2.Redmi 9 PowerRs. 18,999 [4/64GB]
3.Micromax In Note 1Rs. 19,990 [4/64GB]
4.Samsung Galaxy M12Rs. 19,999 [4/64GB]
5.Realme C21Rs. 16,999 [4/64GB]
6.Coolpad Cool 6Rs. 19,995 [6/128GB]
7.Vivo Y12sRs. 17,999 [3/32GB]

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