5 Best Smartphones in Nepal Under NPR 30000

The smartphone has become an integral part of our lives. They are our personal assistant, camera, music player, and more. With so much emphasis on such a small device, it’s no wonder that the price tag has gone up. But what if you’re on a budget? With the ever-increasing popularity of smartphones, there is a growing demand for budget-friendly options that don’t sacrifice on quality. In this blog post, we will discuss the best smartphones available in Nepal for under NPR 30000.

We will be considering a variety of factors such as performance, camera quality, battery life, and value for money. From battery life to camera quality, we’ll help you make the best decision for your needs and budget. So, if you’re in the market for a new smartphone and are working with a limited budget, be sure to read on for our recommendations.

Best Smartphones in Nepal Under NPR 30000 

#1 Redmi Note 11S

The first name on our list of the best smartphones in Nepal under NPR 30000 is Redmi Note 11S. If we have to be honest, the Redmi Note 11S is basically an all-the-more remarkable rendition of the vanilla Redmi Note 11. It is equipped with a 6.43-inch AMOLED display panel with Full HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has a maximum brightness of 1000 nits. 

The chipset of the Redmi Note 11S has MediaTek Helio G96. It is an octa-core chipset because it has 2 x 2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 and 6 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55. The chipset is then paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. 

Additionally, it comes with Android 11 with MIUI 13 on top. It contains a 5000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. However, the crown jewel of this phone is the primary 108MP camera, which no other phone in this price range offers. It comes with an 8MP ultra-wide, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth camera.


The Redmi Note 11S has multiple more impressive features than its competition, making it one of the best smartphones available in Nepal for under Rs. 30,000.

 The Redmi Note 11S has a FullHD + 90Hz AMOLED display, a massive 5000mAh battery, stereo speakers, and support for 33W fast charging. The package also includes a 33W charger.

 The Redmi Note 11S is also IP53 certified against dust and splashes. The phone is comparatively lighter and has a better, more modern-looking design than the other available devices in the same price range.


However, just like everything has both good and bad sides, the Redmi Note 11S also has its fair share of pros and cons.

The Redmi Note 11S has a decent Helio G96 chipset compared to the older Helio G95 chipset. The previous version is slightly better than the current one, especially for gaming. Additionally, the front camera doesn’t support 4K recording and doesn’t have Android 12 either. Thus, the Redmi Note 11S could perform better if these few features were available. 

Redmi Note 11S Specifications

  • Dimension: 159.87 x 73.87 x 8.09 mm
  • Display: a 6.43-inch AMOLED Dot Display, screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, 90 Hz refresh rate, 180 Hz Touch sampling rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, 87.6% screen-to-body ratio, 4,500,000:1 Contrast ratio, 409 PPI density, Reading mode 3.0, Gorilla Glass 3 Protection, HBM 700 nits (typ), 1000 nits peak brightness (typ) 
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G96 processor; 12 nm mobile platform
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: ARM Mali-G57 MC2
  • Weight: 179 gm
  • Memory: 64/128GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, Expandable storage up to 1TB
  • Battery: Non-Removable Li-Po 5,000mAh battery with 33 W pro fast charging
  • Software: MIUI 13 based on Android 11 OS
  • Rear Camera: AI Quad Camera Setup
    • 108 MP primary sensor, f/1.9 aperture, 1/1.52”, 0.7μm, 9-in-1 binning into one large 2.1μm pixel, dual pixel PDAF
    • 8 MP ultra-wide camera, f/2.2 aperture, 118˚Field OF View, 1/2.76″, 0.64µm
    • 2 MP macro sensor, f/2.4 aperture
    • 2 MP depth sensor, f/2.4 aperture
  • Rear Video: up to 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera: 16 MP selfie camera, f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Video: up to 1080p@30fps
  • Colors: Polar White, Space Black, and Horizon Blue.
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Electronic compass, IR blaster.
  • Biometrics: Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted) and AI Face Unlock
  • Network: 4G 
  • 4G Bands: b1, b2, b3, b4, b5, b7, b8, b20, b28, b38, b40, b41
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, GPS, dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, NFC, infrared port, USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go, loudspeakers with stereo speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack, etc.
  • Price In Nepal: Rs. 30,999 (6GB/128GB) | Rs. 32,999 (8GB/128GB)

#2 Samsung Galaxy A22

The Samsung Galaxy A22 is a great phone for those who are looking for a budget-friendly option that does not sacrifice on its quality and doesn’t compromise on its features or performance. The phone has a 6.4-inch HD+ Super AMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate, which is great for gaming or watching videos.  

The MediaTek Helio G80 chipset is the same chipset used on the Samsung M32 and A32, offering great performance and power efficiency, and it is paired with 6/128GB of internal storage. The Helio G80 has an Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU and Mali-G52 MC2 GPU.

The camera system uses a 48MP main sensor, 8MP ultrawide angle sensor, 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. The main sensor comes with an OIS. On the front, it comes with a 13MP sensor for selfies.

The battery life is excellent, thanks to the 5000mAh battery. Furthermore, it runs on OneUI 3.1 on top of Android 11. Overall, the A22 is perfect for people who want to own a budget-friendly smartphone but are also brand-conscious. 


The Samsung Galaxy A22 has an amazing 90Hz Super AMOLED display, an equally great camera performance, and incredible battery life. 

The design of the Galaxy A22 is better than the Galaxy M32, another affordable smartphone from Samsung. The build quality is the same, but the back of the Galaxy A22 feels better and slightly more premium than the Galaxy M32. 

The A22’s main camera also has OIS. Unlike other OSes, Samsung’s One UI is very good, and the fact that Samsung promises two years of major OS upgrades and three years of security patch updates makes it even better.


The Galaxy A22 has an HD+ display, which makes it the phone with a very low-resolution HD+ display compared to its competitors in the market. Like the Galaxy M32, it also has the old water drop notch design and an inferior MediaTek Helio G80 chipset and comes with a 15W fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy A22 Specifications

  • Dimension: 159.3 x 73.6 x 8.4 mm, 186g
  • Display: 6.4” Super AMOLED panel
  • Resolution: 1600 x 720 Pixels, 20:9 ratio
  • Refresh Rate: 90Hz
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G80
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x 2.0Ghz & 6x 1.8Ghz)
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • OS & UI: Android 11, OneUI Core 3.1
  • Rear Camera: Quad Cameras
    • Primary: 48MP with f/1.8, PDAF, OIS
    • Ultrawide: 8MP with f/2.2, 0.12µm
    • Macro: 2MP with f/2.4
    • Depth: 2MP with f/2.4
  • Front Camera: 13MP with f/2.2
  • Video : Resolutions
    • Rear: 1080p@30fps
    • Front: 1080p@30fps
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, loudspeaker
  • Security: Fingerprint (Side-Mounted) & Face Unlock (Software-Based)
  • Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Type-C 2.0 port
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Charging:
    • Wired: 15W
  • Color: Black, Mint, Violet, and White
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 27,999 (6/128GB)

#3 Redmi Note 11

The Redmi Note 11 is the cheapest phone in Nepal with a 6.43-inch AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and an FHD+ screen. Usually, phones in this price range compromise at least one of the three criteria. The refresh rate has been increased from 60Hz to 90Hz, making it the first Xiaomi Nepali phone to offer a 90Hz AMOLED display for under Rs. 30,000. Beneath that is an eight-core Snapdragon 680 processor based on the 6nm architecture. It is an octa-core chipset with 4 x 2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 and 4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 cores. This chipset doesn’t offer a huge performance increase, but it can better improve the battery. It’s also paired with 4/ 6 GB of RAM and 64/ 128 GB of storage. Redmi Note 11 uses a quad-camera setup with a 50MP Samsung JN1 sensor, an 8MP ultra wide-angle sensor, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor, and for selfies, it has a 13MP selfie camera.  Note 11 runs on MIUI 13 on Android 11. It is powered by a 5000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. 


90HZ FHD + AMOLED panel has been given in Redmi Note 11. So you get an AMOLED panel and an FHD+ panel at a reasonable price. Apart from this, the phone packs a massive 5000mAh battery, stereo speakers, and support for 33W fast charging. Additionally, a 33W charger is also included in the box.


The main sensor of the Redmi Note 11 doesn’t have the best camera performance. Compared to the Note 11, the camera performance of the Redmi Note 10 is far better. 

Redmi Note 11 Specification

  • Display: 6.43 inches FHD AMOLED, 90Hz Refresh Rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 1080 x 2400 pixels
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 680
  • GPU: Mali-G68 MC4
  • RAM: 4/6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • OS: Android 11, MIUI 13
  • Rear Camera
    • 50 MP, f/1.9, Primary Wide Lens 
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ Ultrawide
    • 2MP Macro Lens
    • 2MP Depth Sensor
  • Front Camera: 13MP
  • Sensors: Side-mounted Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 5000mAh, 33W Fast Charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 22,999 [4/64GB], Rs. 24,999 [4/128GB], Rs. 26,999 [6/128GB]

#4 Realme 9i

The controversial Realme 8i’s replacement is the Realme 9i. The smartphone has a front-facing 6.6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen with a refresh rate of 90Hz. We get a 50MP main sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor in the back. It also sports a 16 MP selfie camera on the front.

It is equipped with a Snapdragon 680 SoC that is coupled with Adreno 610 GPU. Also, it has 4/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage. It runs on Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 over the top. Finally, it is backed by a 5000mAh battery with 33W charging support. 


This device features a 90Hz display, 33W fast charging, and a 50MP camera. It also has decent performance with the Snapdragon 680 processor.


With a similar price, the Redmi Note 11 offers a 90Hz AMOLED display. However, the lack of an ultrawide angle camera makes it feel more expensive than other phones. 

Realme 9i Specifications

  • Screen: 6.6-inch IPS LCD, 20:9, 1080 x 2412p
  • Rear camera: Triple Camera
    • 50 MP  Primary wide lens,
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 Macro Lens,
    • 2 MP, f/2.4 Depth Sensors
    • LED flash; 
  • Front camera: 16MP 
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610
  • Memory: 4/64GB, 4/128GB; dedicated microSD slot 
  • OS: Android 11, Realme UI 2.0
  • Battery: 5,000mAh, 33W Fast Charging
  • Misc: Side-mounted fingerprint reader
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 24,499 [4/64GB], Rs. 27,999 [6/128GB]

#5 Realme Narzo 50

 If you’re looking for an inexpensive gaming phone in Nepal under 30000, the Realme Narzo 50 could be for you. Powered by MediaTek Helio G96 chipset, the device is the successor to Realme 8’s Helio G95 chipset.An IPS LCD panel with a Full HD+ resolution is mounted on the front of the handset. Despite being the cheapest phone with a 120Hz refresh rate in Nepal, it supports a 120Hz refresh rate. A left-aligned punch-hole for a selfie camera is also featured on the panel, which supports a 180Hz touch sampling rate. In addition, it supports the DCI-P3 color gamut at 100% and can be switched between 30/48/50/60/90/120Hz refresh rates.There are two memory configurations available for this phone: 4/64GB and 6/128GB. Realme UI 2.0 is installed over Android 11 and runs on top. 5000mAh battery with fast charging capability powers the phone.In terms of camera performance, the Realme Narzo 50 has a disappointing triple camera setup. The main sensor is a 50MP one with an f/1.8 aperture. In addition, there is another camera with a 2MP sensor that is missing an ultrawide lens, which makes this camera more useful than the remaining 2MP macro and depth cameras.


An impressive MediaTek Helio G95 chipset powers the Narzo 50. Thus, the device will perform well without compromising on quality.

There is an IPS LCD display with FHD+ resolution that runs at 120Hz. As for the battery, it has a 5000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging.


Although there is a 120Hz display on the Narzo 50, it loses out to an AMOLED panel. In addition, it does not have an ultra-wide sensor.

Realme Narzo 50 Specifications

  • Body: 164.1 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm, 194g
  • Display: 6.6-inch IPS LCD panel, 600 nits (peak)
  • Resolution: 2412 x 1080 pixels
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • Touch Sampling Rate: 180Hz
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G96 (12nm) 
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x 2.05Ghz Cortex-A76 & 6x 2.0Ghz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage:  64/128GB (expandable)
  • OS & UI: Android 11, Realme UI 2.0
  • Rear Camera: Triple Cameras
    • Primary: 50MP with f/1.8, PDAF
    • Macro: 2MP with f/2.4
    • Depth: 2MP with f/2.4
  • Front Camera: 16MP with f/2.2
  • Video: Resolutions
    • Rear: 1080p@30fps
    • Front: 1080p@30fps
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, loudspeaker
  • Security: Fingerprint (Side-Mounted) & Face Unlock (Software-Based)
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, (dual-band) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Charging:
    • Wired: 33W
  • Color: Black, Purple
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 26,999 (6/128GB)

List of best phones in Nepal you can buy today under 30,000

  1. Redmi Note 11S
  2. Samsung Galaxy A22
  3. Redmi Note 11
  4. Realme 9i
  5. Realme Narzo 50

Best Mobile Phones in Nepal under 30,000 by Benchmark Scores 

S. N Mobile Phones AnTuTu benchmark score(overall) Geekbench


GFX Bench

(Manhattan )

PC Mark Direction of Good 
1 Realme Narzo 50 348006 1,696 2,122.0 16h 14m The higher, the better
2 Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S  302056 1,823  2,013.0 15h 38m The higher, the better
3 Realme 9i  271963  1,508 1,217.0 17h 9m The higher, the better
4 Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 4G 269010 1,639 1,229.0 16h 43m The higher, the better
5 Samsung Galaxy A22  197993  1,735 2,033.0  12h 3m The higher, the better

Summary of Best Mobile Phones in Nepal by Benchmark Scores 

  • AnTuTu benchmark score for Realme Narzo 50 is 348006, Highest in AnTuTu benchmark
  • Geekbench (multi-core) Score for Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S  is 1,823 , Highest in Multicore
  • PC Mark  Score for Realme 9i is 17h 9m, Highest in PC Mark (Battery life )
  • GFXBench Score for Realme Narzo 50 is  2,122.0, Highest in GFX Bench
  • (Manhattan )

Why Should You Get a Smartphone?

While smartphones are definitely more expensive than basic handsets, they are well worth the investment. In order to make the most of your money, you should buy a device that has a high processing power, a large screen and enough storage capacity to store your data. 

Here are some of the top benefits of owning a smartphone: – 

  • Smartphones are more durable than basic handsets. If you buy a protective case, you can greatly extend the lifespan of your device. 
  •  A large screen allows you to view your content in a more immersive manner. You can also view content in an even larger size if you connect your device to an external display.
  • You can do a lot more on your smartphone compared to a basic handset. You can use it for entertainment, communication, and productivity.

How to Buy Smartphones in Nepal?

There are a variety of factors to keep in mind when buying used smartphones in Nepal. It’s important to select a device that fulfills your functional and aesthetic needs while fitting into your budget. 

The following are some things you should keep in mind before buying used smartphones in Nepal.

While purchasing a used device, make sure that the seller has a valid warranty. If the seller is unable to provide a receipt of the warranty, it’s safe to assume that the device comes with a warranty. 

If you are looking to buy a particular model of phone, make sure that the seller has the specific device in stock. Some used phone stores sell generic or refurbished models of various brands. If you are looking to buy a specific model of phone, always confirm that the device you’re buying is the same as the one you want.

How to Find Good Quality Smartphones in Nepal?

Before you decide to buy a smartphone, make sure that it is in good condition. The following are some factors you should keep in mind when trying to find a good quality used smartphone in Nepal


You should check the condition of the device to make sure that it has no scratches or dents. You can also try testing out the functionality of the device to ensure that it works properly.


You should also check the battery life of the device before you buy it. If the battery is in poor condition, you might have to replace it before long. 


Make sure that the device you are buying has enough storage to store your data. 


The screen shouldn’t have any scratches, dents and should be in good condition.


Smartphones have transformed the way we interact with the world. They are compact, portable devices that allow you to do much more than making calls. With advances in technology, the price of new smartphones is only going up.

The term “best phone” has a different meaning for everyone. It depends on how we use it and what we do with our phones. So, these are our picks of the 5 best smartphones in Nepal under Rs. 30,000. However, each phone has its own specialty. Of all these phones, the Redmi Note 11S offers the best bang for your buck, but the Narzo offers superior performance and a high refresh rate display. The Samsung Galaxy A22 also offers the best camera performance and a great 90Hz AMOLED panel. So, all we can do is give you knowledge about all the available options. But at the end of the day, it is up to you, the user, to decide which is the best smartphone in Nepal under Rs. 30,000?