By Samrat Amatya
With thousands of options and multiple brands in Nepal, it is just that difficult to choose the right smartphone for you. And there is always the question of price! Determining the price is the first step in choosing the right mobile device. So, if you are resolute about that, we have put together a list of the best smartphones that you can purchase in the different price categories. They provide you with a preeminent day-to-day usage and a great value for money.
Xiaomi Redmi Note5 AI
Price category: Under Rs 30,000
Available at: Mi Showroom, Labim Mall
The most budget-friendly smartphone on our list is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI. With a price tag of Rs 27,499, the phone has a lot to offer. If you are someone who is on the lookout for the best smartphone under Rs 30,000 in Nepal, you just can’t go wrong with this phone. With a dual-camera setup, near bezel-less display, feature-packed software, large battery capacity and a premium build, the phone has it all.
Price category: Under Rs 40,000
Available at: Mi Showroom, Labim Mall
POCO is a sub-brand of the popular Chinese tech giant, Xiaomi. The POCOPHONE F1 is a disruptive smartphone that destroys the bridge between price and specifications. It provides flagship grade specs at a premium mid-tier price. The phone offers a 6.18-inches Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM and a dual-camera set up all for a price of Rs 35,000. For anyone looking for an amazing premium mid-tier smartphone under Rs 40,000 here in Nepal, the POCOPHONE F1 is the best choice.
Price category: Under Rs 50,000
Available at: Oppo Retail Stores, New Road
The OPPO F9 is one of the unique smartphones in Nepal with a waterdrop notch. It also packs a rather meticulous gradient finish with a diamond pattern. The phone looks absolutely gorgeous, especially in the Starry Purple colour option. Not only the aesthetics but the phone is beautiful within! It packs a powerful processor alongside 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The F9 also boasts a capable rear dual-camera which can take some amazing pictures. And to keep the phone running all day, the F9 comes equipped with a 3500mAh battery backed by VOOC charging. And all this goodness comes in at a price tag of just Rs 45,590.
Huawei Nova 3
Price category: Under Rs.60,000
Available at: Huawei Technologies Showroom, CTC Mall
The Huawei Nova 3 is the elder cousin to last year’s high selling Nova 2i. The phone brings a lot to the table including a premium design and powerful performance. The phone, however, retains the 4-camera set up that made the whole series so popular. In this iteration of the Nova series, the phone packs a glass-on-glass design, a notched display, and a gorgeous gradient finish option. With a price tag of Rs 59,990, the phone is especially targeted towards youth. For those who need a great pair of cameras without having to spend flagship prices, the Huawei Nova 3 is an amazing choice.
Price category: Under Rs 70,000
Available at: Oliz Store, Durbar Marg
The OnePlus 6 is a beautiful yet powerful piece of technology! Priced at Rs 65,500, the phone offers a perfect marriage between hardware and software. With the OnePlus 6, you are getting a true flagship without having to break the bank. The phone has a lot to offer like a notched 6.28 inch Full-HD AMOLED display, dual-camera set up, a Snapdragon 845 SoC and a whopping 6GB of RAM. If you are someone who loves to have a minimal approach to life, you will be right at home with the OnePlus 6.
Price category: Under Rs 80,000
Available at: Blackberry Retail Stores, New Road
The BlackBerry Key2 is a cocktail of mixed emotions, nostalgia and advancement. It brings a physical keyboard from the good old days to the Android market space. The phone definitely is not for everyone! That said, with a focus for security, typing convince and productivity apps, the BlackBerry Key2 is tailor-made for business personnel and security fanatics. If you fall into that category of people, you will be amazed by what the phone can do.
Samsung Galaxy Note9
Price category: Under Rs 1,10,000
Available at: Samsung Showroom, Durbar Marg
With a price tag of Rs 1,09,990, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 is the best smartphone that Samsung has to offer. Aimed towards business personnel and artists, the Note9 packs a slew of productivity tools including an S-pen (stylus). If getting the work done is your motto, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 is your perfect compeer. With a massive 6.4-inch Quad-HD display, 6GB of RAM, a 4000mAh battery and a dual 12MP camera set-up, the phone does know how to balance work and play. If size and money are of no issue, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 is the best smartphone you can buy right now.