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Best Mobiles Under Rs. 15,000 in Nepal: Features and Specs

The budget smartphone category is crowded with lots of choices from different companies. While it’s a good thing to have multiple choices, do you get confused as to which one is good among them?

Well, budget phones are not going to be an outstanding performer but it should be decent enough to get you through your daily tasks. Along with that, it’s always nice to have a decent camera and decent battery life.

Best Mobiles Under 15000 in Nepal
Best Mobiles Under 15000 in Nepal

So if you’re looking to buy such a smartphone we’ve put together a list of some of the best mobiles under 15000 in Nepal. We’ve included the pros and cons of all the phones as well so that you can clearly pick the best one for you.

Order Best Mobiles Under 15000 in Nepal Price
#5 Nokia 2.3 Rs. 13499 (2/32GB)
#4 Samsung A10s Rs. 14999 (2GB/16GB)
#3 Realme C2 Rs. 14390 (2/32GB)
#2 Honor 8A Lite Rs. 13590 (2/32GB)
#1 Redmi 8A Dual Rs. 14499 (3/32GB)

Best Mobiles Under 15000 in Nepal

#5. Nokia 2.3

Nokia 2.3 uses plastic build which looks simple and elegant but is prone to scratches. There is no fingerprint sensor on this phone.

It has a 6.2 inches IPS LCD panel with a screen resolution of 720 X 1520 pixels. Nokia’s LCD panel is quite good but Samsung A10s leads all of the phones in this category when it comes to the screen.

Nokia 2.3 price nepal
Nokia 2.3

In terms of performance, the Nokia 2.3 ranks bottom on our list of best mobiles under 15000 in Nepal. The MediaTek Helio A22 chipset is an entry-level chipset that can handle normal tasks but it will start to slow down if you ask more from it.

It’s very similar to the Helio P22 used on the Samsung A10s but Helio A22 is a quad-core processor whereas Helio P22 is an octa-core processor. They use the same PowerVR GE8320 GPU. So, Nokia 2.3 will be slightly behind when it comes to multitasking otherwise it should have similar performance as of the Samsung A10s.

Nokia 2.3 has a dual-camera setup with a 13MP main sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. Every phone in this list has the same setup except the Honor 8A Lite which only has a single 13MP main sensor. On the front, it has a 5MP selfie sensor. We cannot expect too much out of the camera but it will be good enough for social media.

In terms of battery, it has a 4000 mAh battery with normal 10W charging. Only Redmi 8A Dual has a larger battery on this list at 5000 mAh battery. But Redmi 8A Dual also has an 18W fast charging support.

Furthermore, Nokia 2.3 runs on Android One on top of Android 10. This is the lightest skin you will find on this list. This will help to keep things smoother than any other UI.

Nokia 2.3 Specifications

  • Body: 157.7 x 75.4 x 8.7 mm, 183 g
  • Display: 6.2 inches IPS LCD, 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 Aspect Ratio, 271ppi
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 32GB 2GB RAM
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10, Android One
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, AF
  • Front Camera: 5 MP, f/2.4
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
  • USB: MicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
  • Misc: Accelerometer, proximity
  • Colors: Cyan Green, Sand, Charcoal

Nokia 2.3 Price in Nepal: Rs. 13,499 (2/32GB)

Pros Cons
Simple design There are better performing phones for a similar price
Decent display No fingerprint sensor
Decent performance Only Quad-core processor
Dual cameras No fast charging
Good battery
Android One means faster OS updates

#4. Samsung A10s

Samsung A10s rocks a plastic build with good enough design. On the rear, it has a dual-camera setup flanked by a fingerprint sensor. It is one of the few mobiles under 15000 in Nepal to include a fingerprint sensor.

Upfront it gets a 6.2 inches IPS display with a dewdrop notch. It’s an HD+ display with a screen resolution of 720 X 1520. All of the phones on this list have HD display but Samsung’s display is always better.

Samsung A10s
Samsung A10s

In terms of performance, Samsung A10s just comes ahead of Nokia 2.3. It uses MediaTek Helio P22 chipset that is slightly upgraded from A22. It’s very similar to the Helio A22 but Helio A22 is a quad-core processor whereas Helio P22 is an octa-core processor. They even use the same PowerVR GE8320 GPU.

So, Samsung A10s will be slightly ahead when it comes to multitasking otherwise it should have similar performance as of the Nokia 2.3. Realme C2 also uses the same chipset and has the same memory configuration with 2GB RAM/32GB ROM.

Samsung A10s has a dual-camera setup with a 13MP main sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. Every phone in this list has the same setup except the Honor 8A Lite. On the front, it has an 8MP selfie camera which is similar to Redmi 8A Dual.

In terms of battery, it has a 4000 mAh battery with normal 10W charging. Only Redmi 8A Dual has a larger battery on this list at 5000 mAh battery. But Redmi 8A Dual also has 18W fast charging support.

Furthermore, Samsung A10s runs on One UI 2.0 on top of Android 10. This is not light skin but it has plenty of useful features.

Samsung Galaxy A10s Specifications

  • Body: 156.9 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm, 168 g, Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 6.2-inches IPS LCD, 720×1520 Resolution, 19:9 Aspect Ratio, 271 ppi
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 32GB ROM 2GB RAM, eMMC 5.1, MicroSD up to 512GB
  • OS: Android 10, OneUI 2
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (Wide), AF
  • Front Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
  • USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
  • Misc: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Colors: Blue, Green, Red, Black

Samsung Galaxy A10s Price in Nepal: Rs. 14,999 (2/32GB)

Pros Cons
Decent display There are better performing phones for a similar price
Decent performance No fast charging
Decent camera
Good battery
Runs on Android 10
Fingerprint Sensor

#3. Realme C2

Realme C2 uses a polycarbonate body and has an appealing design. On the rear, it has a dual camera but there’s no fingerprint sensor on this phone.

Upfront, It has a 6.1 inches IPS LCD display. It’s an HD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1560. It is also protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The only other phone to mention Gorilla Glass protection on this list is Redmi 8A Dual.

Realme C2
Realme C2

Realme C2 uses the same chipset as the Samsung A10s. It uses MediaTek Helio P22 chipset that is slightly upgraded from A22. It’s very similar to the Helio A22 but Helio A22 is a quad-core processor whereas Helio P22 is an octa-core processor. They even use the same PowerVR GE8320 GPU.

So, Realme C2 and Samsung A10s will have similar performance. They even have the same memory configuration with 2GB RAM/32GB ROM. However, Realme C2 is cheaper than the Samsung A20s.

Realme C2 has a dual camera with a 13MP main sensor with f/2.2 aperture and has a secondary 2MP depth camera. On the front, it has a 5MP selfie camera just like the Nokia 2.3. All of the phones on this list have a similar camera and they will have similar camera performance.

In terms of battery, it has a 4000 mAh battery with normal 10W charging. Only Redmi 8A Dual has a larger battery on this list at 5000 mAh battery. But Redmi 8A Dual also has 18W fast charging support.

Furthermore, Realme C2 runs on Color Os 6.0 on top of Android 9. This phone is one of the few phones on this list along with Honor 8A Lite that doesn’t run on Android 10.

Realme C2 Specifications

  • Body: 154.3 x 73.7 x 8.5 mm, 166 g, Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 6.1 inches IPS LCD, 720×1560 Resolution, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, 282 ppi, Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Memory: 16GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM, eMMC 5.1, MicroSD up to 256GB
  • OS: Android 9, Realme UI
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
  • Front Camera: 5 MP, f/2.0, 1/5″, 1.12µm
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
  • USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
  • Misc: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Colors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Realme C2 Price in Nepal: Rs. 14,390 (2/32GB)

Pros Cons
Decent performance There are better performing phones for a similar price
Impressive battery No fast charging
Decent display No fingerprint sensor
Decent camera No Android 10

#2. Honor 8A Lite

Honor 8A Lite offers something different in terms of design with a dual color scheme. It’s simple and looks beautiful even though it is made of plastic. It doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor. Only Samsung A10s has a fingerprint sensor among other phones on this list of best phones under 15000 in Nepal.

About the screen, it has a 6.09 inches IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 X 1560 pixels. It has the smallest display than the other phones on the list.

Honor 8A Lite

It features an Helio P35 chipset which is definitely not the best performer at this price tag. You can get better performance from Redmi 8A Dual. But, it is faster than the Helio P22 used on the Samsung A10s and Realme C2.

Well, the Helio P22 and Helio P35 have the same GPU; PowerVR GE8320 but the Helio P35 has faster CPU clocked at 2.3GHz. On top of that, it also has 2GB RAM similar to Samsung A10s and Realme. So, Honor 8A Lite will provide slightly better CPU performance.

On to camera, it has a single 13MP camera which will be good enough for social media. But, it doesn’t have a depth sensor like all the other phones on this list. On the front, it has a 5MP selfie camera.

Honor 8A Lite ranks lowest on this list when it comes to battery. It only has a 3020 mAh battery and doesn’t come with fast charging. While it will last a day, it is smaller compared to 4000/5000 mAh battery included on other phones on the list of best mobile phones under 15000 in Nepal.

Moving on, it runs on EMUi 9.1 on top of Android 9. It still hasn’t received an Android 10 update.

Honor 8A Lite Specifications

  • Body: 156.3 x 73.5 x 8 mm, 150 g
  • Display: 6.09 -inches IPS LCD, 720 x 1560 Resolution, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, 282 ppi
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 32GB ROM 2GB RAM, eMMC 5.1, microsd upto 512GB
  • OS: Android 9, EMUI 9
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
  • Front Camera: 5 MP, f/2.0
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3020 mAh Battery
  • USB: microUSB 2.0
  • Misc: Accelerometer, Proximity, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Gold, Red

Honor 8A Lite Price in Nepal: Rs. 14,299 (2/32GB)

Pros Cons
Good design No fast charging
Good performance Underwhelming battery
Fingerprint sensor No depth sensor
Decent camera No Android 10
Decent display

#1. Redmi 8A Dual

Redmi 8A Dual rocks a mesh texture on the back. Though it is made up of plastic, it feels really good. It has a dual-camera setup on the back but it lacks a fingerprint sensor.

On the front, it has a 6.22 inches IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 X 1520. It has a dewdrop design like most of the budget phones.

best mobile phone under 15000 in nepal
Redmi 8A Dual

Underneath, it is powered by the Snapdragon 439 chipset which has an octa-core processor (4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.45 GHz Cortex A53) and Adreno 505 GPU along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB ROM. Only Redmi 8A Dual has 3GB RAM on this list. All the other phones use 2GB RAM.

Snapdragon 439 is a 12nm chipset just like Helio A22, Helio P22, and Helio P35. So, it just as efficient as all the other chipsets mentioned on this list. Helio P35 is slightly ahead in terms of CPU performance but Snapdragon 439 nicks ahead in terms of GPU performance. Overall, Redmi 8A Dual has the best performance on this list of phones followed by Honor 8A Lite.

It has a 13MP main camera along with a 2MP depth sensor on the rear. On the front, it has an 8MP selfie camera.

In terms of battery, it has a whopping 5000 mAh battery and 18W fast charging. It is the only phone under 15000 in Nepal to have an 18W fast charging.

Furthermore, Redmi 8A runs on MIUI 11 on top of Android 9 Pie. It hasn’t received the Android 10 update as of now.

Redmi 8A Dual Specifications

  • Body: 156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm, 188 g, Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 6.22-inches IPS LCD, 720×1520 Resolution, 19:9 Aspect Ratio, 270 ppi, Gorilla Glass 5 Protection
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • Memory: 32GB ROM 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM 2GB RAM, eMMC 5.1, MicroSD up to 512GB
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), MIUI 11
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, (Wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
  • Front Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 1/4″, 1.12µm
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery, 18W Fast Charging
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
  • Misc: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Colors: Sky White, Sea Blue, Midnight Grey

Redmi 8A Dual Price in Nepal: Rs. 14,499 (3/32GB)

Pros Cons
Good design No fingerprint sensor
Decent camera No Android 10
Good battery and fast charging
Good performance
Good display

Thoughts on Best Mobiles Under 15000 in Nepal

So, these are our picks for the best mobiles under 15000 in Nepal. The term best phone will have a different meaning for everyone. It depends upon our usage and what we do most with our phone.

Some may play more games whereas someone might watch more videos. So, our needs will be different in terms of our usage.

Among all of these phones, I like the Redmi 8A Dual and Honor 8A Lite. They excel in performance and have a very elegant yet simple design. Having used both of the phones, they are really good devices for their asking price.

But if I had to pick one phone it would be Redmi 8A Dual because it’s the best overall with better GPU performance. And, its’ the only phone to offer 5000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging on this list.

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