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Best Smartphones Under 20,000 in Nepal – 2023 [Updated]

After smartphones under Rs. 10000 and Rs. 15000, let’s have a look at the best smartphone under 20000 in Nepal. This is the segment where the entry-level budget smartphones get good. A couple of years back nothing proper would come off 20,000 and we had to spend the extra buck for better devices. Nowadays the competition has risen, and more feature-packed phones are costing way less than they would a few years ago. Wanting to buy a budget phone and willing to spend around Rs. 20,000? then please have a look at our top picks for the price:

Best Smartphones Under 20,000 in Nepal

Model Price
Redmi 10 Prime 2022 Rs. 20,499 (4+64GB)
Poco M5 Rs. 19,999 (4/64GB)
Realme Narzo 50A Rs. 19,999 (4+64GB)
Infinix Hot 10S Rs. 19,990 (4+128GB)
Realme C15 RS. 19,990 (4GB/64GB) 
Samsung Galaxy A12 Rs. 18,999 (4GB/64GB) | Rs. 19,999 (4GB/128GB)
Micromax In Note 1 Rs. 15,999 (4+64GB) 

1. Redmi 10 Prime 2022

Redmi 10 Prime flaunts a 6.5-inch IPS LCD with Full HD+ resolution. It boasts a refresh rate of 90Hz and a contrast ratio of 1500:1. The screen is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 leaving out a little space above the screen for the center-aligned punch-hole cutout that holds the selfie snapper. The handset has a quad-camera camera setup at the rear panel in a rectangular module which also holds a 

LED flash. The color variations available for the phone are – Phantom Black, Astral White, and Bifrost Blue.

Redmi 10 Prime 2022

Under the hood, there is MediaTek’s Helio G88 chipset that powers the whole model. This shouldn’t be a problem while handling normal gaming modes. It is based on a 12nm manufacturing process while integrating octa-core CPU cores with 2.0GHz clock speed at the highest bid. Teaming up with it is Arm’s Mali-G52 MC2 graphics processor. As per memory, there are two options – 4/64GB and 6/128GB of eMMC 5.1. But RAM and the internal memory are expandable via 2GB virtual RAM and a dedicated microSD card slot respectively. Likewise, the phone runs on Android 11 on top of MIUI 12.5 at the software front.

Redmi 10 Prime 2022 Specifications

  • Body: 161.2 x 75.6 x 9.6 mm, 192g
  • Display: 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel, FHD+, 90Hz
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G88 (12nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x 2.0Ghz Cortex-A75 & 6x 1.8Ghz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • RAM: 4/6GB LPDDR4x + 2GB Virtual
  • Storage: 64/128GB eMMC 5.1
  • Software: Android 11, MIUI 12.5
  • Rear Camera: Quad Cameras
    • Primary: 50MP with f/1.8, PDAF
    • Ultrawide: 8MP with f/2.2, 120-degree Field of View
    • Macro: 2MP with f/2.4
    • Depth: 2MP with f/2.4
  • Front Camera: 8MP with f/2.0
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, Stereo Speakers
  • Biometrics: Fingerprint (Side-Mounted) & Software-Based (Software-Based)
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, (2.4/5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, IR Blaster, FM Radio, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Battery: 5,000mAh with 18W charging
  • Color: Phantom Black, Astral White, and Bifrost Blue
  • Price: Rs. 20,499 (4+64GB)

2. Poco M5

The Poco M5’s front is a seamless slab of metal and glass. The display panel measures in at 6.58 inches, and it boasts a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 by 2408 pixels. There has a high refresh rate of 90 Hz, along with high brightness (HBM) of 500 nits and pixel density of 401 PPI, etc. The smartphone contains a 50 megapixel (MP) primary camera, a 2 megapixel (MP) depth camera, and a 2 megapixel (MP) macro camera. A 5 megapixel camera may be found on the front of the gadget.

A powerful MediaTek Helio G99 chipset ensures smooth operation. The phone runs Android 12 with the MIUI 13 for POCO skin. The battery inside the Poco M5 is huge, coming in at 5000mAh. It also supports rapid charging at 18 W.


  • Dimension: 164 x 76.1 x 8.9 mm (6.46 x 3.00 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 201 g (7.09 oz)
  • Display: 6.58 inches Full HD+ IPS LCD Display, 90 Hz refresh rate, 1080 x 2408 pixels resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, 83.6 % screen-to-body ratio, 1B colors, 500 nits brightness (HBM), 401 PPI density, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 
  • Processor:  MediaTek Helio G99 chipset; 6 nm mobile platform
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Arm Mali-G57 MC2 Graphics
  • RAM: 4/6GB RAM 
  • Memory: 64/128GB UFS 2.2 Internal storage; expandable up to 1TB storage via a dedicated microSD card slot 
  • Software: Android 12 with MIUI 13 for on top
  • Rear Camera: Triple Camera Setup
    • 50 MP Primary camera, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF
    • 2 MP macro camera, f/2.5 aperture
    • 2 MP depth camera, f/2.4 aperture
    • Dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Rear Video: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Selfie camera
  • Front Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Battery: Non-Removable Li-Po 5,000mAh battery, 18 W fast charging support
  • Colors: Black, Green as well as Yellow.
  • Poco M5 Price In Nepal: Rs. 19,999 (4/64GB)

3. Realme Narzo 50A

Realme Narzo 50A flaunts a 6.5-inch LCD with HD+ resolution. It boasts 400nits of typical brightness and 570nits of peak brightness. The back panel has a very smooth and textured finish with Narzo branding giving the device a dual tone look. There is a square camera module slightly above the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. This is one of the best smartphone under 20000 in Nepal.

Realme Narzo 50A

Powering the device is a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset based on a 12nm manufacturing process. This is the same processor used in Realme Narzo 30A which means the performance level stays the same as before with no upgrades. The processor is paired with 4GB RAM with an option of either 64GB or 128GB internal storage. It can also be expanded up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD card slot.

Realme Narzo 50A Specifications

  • Display: 6.5-inches “Mini-drop” IPS LCD panel, 570nits peak brightness (Sunlight Mode), 88.7% screen-to-body ratio
  • Resolution: HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm Mobile Platform)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Arm Mali-G52
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable up to 256GB)
  • Software: Realme UI 2.0 on top of Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Triple-camera;
    – 50MP primary lens
    – 2MP depth sensor
    – 2MP macro sensor
    – LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP f/2.0 lens (notch)
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, Loudspeaker
  • Security: Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / BEIDOU, USB Type-C, 4G LTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Magnetic Induction
  • Battery: 6,000mAh with 18W charging (reverse charging)
  • Color options: Oxygen Blue and Oxygen Green
  • Price: NPR 19,999 (4+64GB)

4. Infinix Hot 10S

Nepal launched Infinix Hot 10S on April 22, 2021. The phone has a 6.82-inch touchscreen with 720×1640 pixels and a 20.5:9 aspect ratio. Octa-core MediaTek Helios G85 (12 nm) processor and Mali-G52 GPU power Infinix Hot 10S. It has 64/128 GB ROM and 4 or 6 GB RAM. Android 11, XOS 7.6, and 6000mAh power the Infinix Hot 10S.

The Infinix Hot 10S has a 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0, 0.8 μm primary camera, a 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) camera, and an AI camera on the back. Infinix Hot 10S’s main camera has Quad-LED flash, HDR, panoramic, and 1080p@30fps video recording. Rear camera autofocus. It sports an 8-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera with Dual-LED flash.

Infinix Hot 10s display

The 64 GB Infinix Hot 10S runs Android 11, XOS 7.6, and supports microSD cards up to 512 GB. The GSM/GSM Infinix Hot 10S allows two Nano-SIM cards. The Infinix Hot 10S is 171.50 x 77.50 x 9.20 mm. It came in 95-degree Black, Morandi Green, Heart of Ocean, and 7-degree Purple.


  • Display: 6.82-inches TFT IPS panel; 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate
  • Resolution: HD+ (1640 x 720 pixels)
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85; 12nm Mobile Platform
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 128GB (expandable)
  • Software & UI: XOS UI on top of Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Triple;
    – 48MP primary lens
    – 2MP depth sensor
    – AI sensor
    – Quad-LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8MP with dual-flash
  • Security: Physical fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
  • Audio: DTS Audio, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, GPS, Micro USB, OTG
  • Battery: 6000mAh with 10W charging
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Gyroscope (software-based)
  • Price: NPR 19,990

5. Realme C15

The Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition has a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with 1600 x 720 pixels. Fingerprint scanner included. Nepalese 4GB/64GB Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition costs Rs. 19,990. It has a Snapdragon chipset. The phone has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Android 10 powers Realme UI.

Its quad-camera array has a 13 MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2 MP B/W sensor, and a 2 MP retro lens. Realme C15 Qualcomm Edition has an 8 MP f/2.0 AI selfie camera. Its massive 6,000mAh battery supports 18W rapid charging.


  • Dimension: 164.5 x 75.9 x 9.8 mm 
  • Weight: 209 gm
  • Display: a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD display panel, 1600 X 720 pixels screen resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 88.7% Screen-to-body Ratio, 480nits max brightness (typ), and 600 nits peak brightness(Sunlight Mode), Corning gorilla glass
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 chipset; 11nm Mobile Platform
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 240 & 4×1.6 GHz Kryo 240)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • RAM: 4GB of RAM. 
  • Memory: Internal storage of 64GB that can be expanded via a dedicated MicroSD card slot.
  • Software: Realme UI Based on Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Ai Quad Camera Setup
    • 13 MP primary camera, f/2.2 aperture, 5P Lens, PDAF, 10x digital zoom
    • 8 MP Ultra-wide Angle lens, f/2.25 aperture, FOV 119°
    • 2 MP B&W lens, f/2.4 aperture
    • 2 MP retro lens, f/2.4 aperture
    • LED Flash
  • Rear Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera: 8 MP AI Selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, 5P Lens
  • Front Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Battery: Massive 6,000mAh battery; 18W quick charge; supports Reverse charging.
  • Colors: Power Blue, and Power Silver.
  • Price : NRS. 19,990 (4GB/64GB) 

6. Samsung Galaxy A12

The Samsung Galaxy A12 replaces the Galaxy A11. The Mediatek Helio P35 Chipset powers the phone. In terms of the smartphone’s memory capacity, it offers 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of storage space together with 3GB, 4GB, or 6GB of RAM. It also includes a dedicated microSD card slot that allows for storage expansion of up to 1TB. One UI Core 2.5 is installed on top of Android 10 on the phone.

With regard to the phone’s display, the Samsung A12 has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel Full HD+ screen with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. It has a 48 MP primary sensor, a 5 MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2 MP macro sensor, and a 2 MP depth sensor for photography. There is an 8 MP selfie camera included with the gadget.

Best Smartphones Under 30000 In Nepal

The 5,000mAh battery on the Samsung Galaxy A12 boasts 15W rapid charging. It includes a fingerprint sensor that is positioned on the side for biometric authentication. Lastly. The phone also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C 2.0, FM radio, a 3.5mm headphone socket, and other networking features.

Samsung Galaxy A12 Technical Specifications

  • Dimension: 164.0 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 205 gm
  • Display: a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel Full HD+ display with a 720 x 1600 pixels resolution, 20:9 ratio, 82.1% screen-to-body ratio, 270 PPI density
  • Processor: Mediatek Helio P35 Chipset; 12nm Mobile Platform
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM along with the storage options of 32GB/64GB/128; expandable up to 1TB via a dedicated microSD card slot.
  • Software: Android 10 with One UI Core 2.5 on top. 
  • Rear Camera: Quad Camera Setup
    • 48 MP primary sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 26mm (wide), AF
    • 5 MP ultra wide angle camera, f/2.2 aperture , FOV 123˚ 
    • 2 MP macro sensor, f/2.4 aperture
    • 2 MP Depth sensor, f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 8 MP selfie snapper with f/2.2 aperture
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 15W fast charging 
  • Colors: Black, Blue, White, and Red.
  • Price : Rs. 18,999 (4GB/64GB) | Rs. 19,999 (4GB/128GB)

7. Micromax In Note 1

Micromax In Note 1 flaunts a 6.67-inch IPS LCD with 1080×2400-pixel picture quality. It also has a Full HD+ resolution alongside 450nits of peak brightness. In addition, it boasts 17 million colors on the display. As for design, there is a circular cutout to hold the selfie camera at the front. Whereas at the back, there is a rectangular module to house the camera setup. Further, the color outlook has two options – Green and White. In addition, they have an “in” branding and a fingerprint scanner as well.

Best Smartphones Under 30000 In Nepal

Powering the Micromax In Note 1 is a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset. This has an octa-core CPU of 2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55. Further, this processor was specially designed to focus on the gaming experience. In addition, there is a Mali-G52 graphics processor. Further, there are two memory configurations – 4/64GB and 4/128GB. Subsequently, the internal storage is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card. Likewise, there is stock Android 10 on the software front which has been promised two years of regular updates. This is one of the best smartphone under 20000 in Nepal.

Micromax In Note 1 Specifications

  • Display: 6.67-inch IPS LCD
  • Resolution: Full HD+, 1080×2400-pixel
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • Memory: 4/64GB, 4/128GB (expandable)
  • OS: Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Quad, 48MP primary lens + 5MP wide-angle + 2MP macro sensor + 2MP depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Security: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Face Unlock
  • Battery: 5000mAh; 18W wired charging
  • Color options: Green and White
  • Price: Rs. 15,999 (4+64GB) 


        These are all the best smartphones under 20,000 to buy in Nepal. You can buy these phones via any retail authorized stores across Nepal.

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