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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?

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Best Mobiles Under Rs. 15,000 in Nepal

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.

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 Honor 8A Lite Rs. 14299 (3/32GB)
#4 Redmi 8A Dual Rs. 14499 (3/32GB)
#3 Infinix Hot 9 Play Rs. 11490 (2/32GB) / Rs14990 (4/64GB)
#2 Realme C11 Rs. 14990 (2/32GB)
#1 Redmi 9A Rs. 11499 (2/32GB)

Best Mobiles Under 15000 in Nepal

#5. 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 Infinix Hot 9 Play 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 on the list.

Honor 8A Lite
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 Realme C11. But, it is faster than the Helio A25 used on the Infinix Hot 9 Play.

Well, the Helio G25 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 3GB RAM similar to Redmi 9A and Realme C11. So, Honor 8A Lite will provide slightly better CPU performance than Redmi 9A.

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 3GB 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 (3/32GB)

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

#4. 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.

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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.

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 of best phones under 15000 in Nepal.

Helio P35 is slightly ahead in terms of CPU performance but Snapdragon 439 nicks ahead in terms of GPU performance. But, Helio G25 and G35 are better chipsets. However, Redmi 8A Dual has 3GB RAM compared to 2GB RAM on the Redmi 9A and Realme C11.

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 on this list of best mobiles 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

#3. Infinix Hot 9 Play

Infinix Hot 9 Play has a plastic back and a plastic frame similar to the Hot 9 and Hot 9 Pro. It uses a glossy finish on the back. The Hot 9 Play uses a trending rectangular camera module on the back flanked by a fingerprint sensor. On the front, it uses a waterdrop notch. So, it has minimum bezels all around.

Infinix Hot 9 Play
Infinix Hot 9 Play

Infinix Hot 9 Play has a 6.8 inches IPS LCD display. It’s an HD+ panel with a screen resolution of 720 * 1640 pixels. It has the biggest display on this list of best mobiles under Rs. 15000.

Underneath, the Hot 9 Play is powered by MediaTek Helio A22 chipset on the 2/32GB variant whereas it uses Mediatek Helio A25 chipset on the 4/64GB variant.

Well, I don’t like the Helio A22 on the 2GB variant as its a quad-core processor. Whereas the Helio A25 is similar to Helio G25 as it has 8 Cortex A53 cores. And, it uses the same Power VR GE8320 GPU. Well, it’s certainly not the best performing phone under 15000 in Nepal. But, it’s 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is definitely useful and is the only phone to provide this combo under 15000 in Nepal.

Infinix Hot 9 Play has a dual-camera setup with a 13MP main sensor and a QVGA low light sensor. The phone comes with a LED Flash as well and supports video up to [email protected]

On the front, it has a single 8MP sensor for selfies.

Infinix Hot 9 Play comes with a huge 6000 mAh battery which will last for more than a day. But, it doesn’t come with fast charging. It has the best battery on the list of best mobile phones under 15000 in Nepal.

2GB RAM variant runs on Android GO on top of Android 10 whereas the 4GB RAM variant runs on XOS on top of Android 10.

Infinix Hot 9 Play Specifications

  • Body: 171.8 x 78 x 8.9 mm, 209 g, Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 6.82 inches IPS LCD, 720×1640 Resolution, ~82.4% screen-to-body ratio, 263 ppi
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6761 Helio A25 (12 nm) 4GB / Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm) – 32/2GB
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 – 32/2GB, Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) 64/4GB
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8300 -2GB, PowerVR GE8320 -4GB
  • Memory: 32GB 2GB RAM / 64GB 4GB RAM
  • OS: Android 10.0, XOS-4GB, ANdroid Go-2GB
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, AF
  • Front Camera: 8 MP, (wide)
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery
  • USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
  • Misc: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Colors: Violet, Ocean Wave, Quetzal Cyan, and Midnight black

Infinix Hot 9 Play Price in Nepal: Rs. 11,490 (2/32GB) / Rs. 14,990 (4/64GB)

Pros Cons
Big display No fast charging
Good performance Better performance on Redmi 9A and Realme C11
Fingerprint sensor XOS
Huge battery
Decent display
Appealing design

#2. Realme C11

Realme C11 has a plastic back with a design that looks inspired by the iPhone 11. It has that square camera module on the back which looks quite trendy. But remember, that it doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor on the back or anywhere for that matter. Along, the camera module, it has a vertical stripe which makes it look cool. On the front, it has a quite common teardrop notch.

On the front, Realme C11 gets a 6.5 inches IPS LCD panel with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels.

Realme C11
Realme C11

On the inside, Realme C11 is powered by Mediatek Helio G35 chipset. It has an Octa-core 2.3 GHz CPU with 8 Cortex-A53 cores. And, it has a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. Along with it, it has 2GB RAM and 32GB eMMC 5.1 internal storage.

The chipset is almost the same as the G25 used on the Redmi 9A. The only difference is that the CPU on the Redmi 9A runs at 2.0 GHz whereas the CPU on the Realme C11 runs on 2.3 GHz. Then, both of them have the same GPU.

So, theoretically, Realme C11 should have a slightly better CPU performance than the Redmi 9A. Also, its the best performing phone on this list of best mobiles under Rs. 15000.

For cameras, Realme C11 flaunts a dual camera on the rear. The main camera is a 13MP sensor with PDAF and the secondary camera is a 2MP depth sensor.

Whereas, there’s a 5MP f/2.2 camera on the front for selfies. You can capture 1080p 30 fps videos from both the front and rear cameras.

Realme C11 has a pretty big 5000 mAh battery with 10W charging.

Furthermore, it runs on Realme UI on top of Android 10.

Realme C11 Specifications

  • Body: 164.4 x 75.9 x 9.1 mm, 196 g, Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 6.5 inches, ~81.7% screen-to-body ratio, 720 x 1560 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 32GB 2GB RAM, eMMC 5.1
  • OS: Android 10, realme UI 1.0
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), PDAF
  • Front Camera: 5 MP, f/2.2, 1.12µm
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery, Charging 10W
  • USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
  • Misc: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Colors: Mint Green, Pepper Grey

Realme C11 Price in Nepal: Rs. 14,990 (2/32GB)

Pros Cons
Big display No fast charging
Good performance No fingerprint sensor
Huge battery Expensive than competitions
Dual camera setup

#1. Redmi 9A

Redmi 9A comes in a new polished look with a textured finish on the back. Else, most of the things look similar including the fact that it doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor. On the front, it has a dewdrop notch with minimal bezels and a thin chin.

Redmi 9A has a 6.53 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. It’s an HD+ display with a claimed brightness of 400 nits.

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Redmi 9A

Redmi 9A uses the new Mediatek Helio G25 chipset. It’s a 12nm chipset with Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and PowerVR GE8320 (650 MHz) GPU. Then, it has 2GB RAM and 32GB ROM.

Helio G25 is similar to the Helio G35 used on the Realme C11. The only difference is that the G25 is clocked at 2GHz whereas the G35 is clocked at 2.3GHz. Realme C11 and Redmi 9A will have similar performance.

In terms of camera, Redmi 9A has a 13MP main sensor on the rear. On the front, it has a 5MP f/2.0 selfie camera.

It runs on a 5000 mAh battery with 10W fast charging. The battery should easily last more than a day.

Furthermore, it runs on MIUI 12 on top of Android 10.

Redmi 9A Specifications

  • Body: 164.9 x 77 x 9 mm, 194 g, Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 6.53 inches, ~81.1% screen-to-body ratio, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G25 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320 (650 MHz)
  • Memory: 32GB 2GB RAM, eMMC 5.1
  • OS: Android 10, MIUI 12
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, PDAF
  • Front Camera: 5 MP, f/2.2, 1.12µm
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
  • USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
  • Misc: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Colors: Granite Gray, Peacook Green, Sky Blue

Redmi 9A Price in Nepal: Rs. 11,499 (2/32GB)

Pros Cons
Decent display No fingerprint sensor
Decent performance
Huge battery & fast charging
Super affordable

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 Infinix Hot 9 Play and Redmi 9A. Redmi 9 has good performance and provides the most value with a price tag of Rs. 11,499.

Realme C11 with the same memory configuration costs Rs. 14,990. Well, it does have an extra camera and the CPU is clocked higher. But still, Redmi 9A provides better value.

Then the Infinix Hot 9 Play provides 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. I like the 64GB storage on the Hot 9 Play. At this price tag, 64GB storage is a really good thing.

If I had to pick one of them, I would pick Redmi 9A because it provides the best value overall with good performance as well. Even though it lacks a fingerprint sensor and an extra camera sensor, it has the best price to performance ratio.

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