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Best Mobiles Under Rs. 20,000 in Nepal: Features and Specs

Affordable smartphones these days are getting better day by day. And, they have almost all the features you would expect from a more expensive phone like a high-resolution screen, good camera, and good enough performance.

But, don’t you think there are too many smartphones out there and it’s hard to decide which smartphone to buy?

Best Mobiles Under 20000 in Nepal
Best Mobiles Under Rs. 20,000 in Nepal

While having many choices is a good thing, it can create confusion among consumers as to which smartphone to buy.

So if you’re looking to buy a budget smartphone we’ve put together a list of some of the best mobiles under 20000 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 20000 in Nepal Price
#5 Redmi Note 7 Rs. 19999 (3/32GB)
#4 Realme 5 Rs. 20990 (3/64)
#3 Realme C3 Rs. 16990 (3/32GB)
#2 Redmi 9 Rs. 16999 (3/32GB) / Rs. 17999 (4/64GB)
#1 Redmi Note 8 Rs. 19999 (4/64)

Best Mobiles Under 20000 in Nepal

#5. Redmi Note 7

Yes, Redmi Note 7 is an old phone but the good thing about it is that it gets the basics right.

Upfront, it gets 6.3 inches Full HD IPS LCD display protected by Gorilla Glass 5. An FHD display is not common under 20,000 as you can see that Redmi Note 7, Redmi 9, and Redmi Note 8 are the only phones on this list with FHD display.

Redmi Note 7
Redmi Note 7

For hardware, it rocks Snapdragon 660 chipset along with 3GB RAM. The phone has good enough performance. It’s good for basic tasks and can run games like PUBG too. The performance level is similar to Realme 5 but graphics quality will be better on Note 7 compared to Realme 5 or Realme C3.

In terms of camera, Redmi Note 7 only has a dual camera with a 48MP main sensor and a 5MP depth sensor. Redmi Note 7’s image quality is also good but it cannot compete against Realme 5 or Redmi Note 8. It lacks an ultrawide angle sensor and 4k video capability. Furthermore, Redmi Note 7 can take better low light pictures than Realme 5 and Realme C3.

ALSO READ: Redmi Note 7 Review: Value-for-money Midranger!

In terms of battery, Redmi Note 7 has 4000 mAh battery and comes with 10W charger but it does support fast charging. Even though Redmi Note 7 is old, it is still one of the best mobiles under 20000 in Nepal. Furthermore, it has also received Android 10 and MIUI 12 update.

Redmi Note 7 Specifications

  • Body: 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm, 186 g, Hybird Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 6.3-inches IPS LCD, 1080×2340 Resolution, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, 409 ppi
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • Memory: 32GB ROM 3GB RAM UFS 2.1, MicroSD up to 256GB
  • OS: Android 9, MIUI 11
  • Rear Camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, (Wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
  • Front Camera: 13 MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery, 10W Charging
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
  • Misc: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Colors: Blue, Black, Twilight Gold, White

Redmi Note 7 Price in Nepal: Rs. 19,999 (3/32GB)

Pros Cons
Good camera  No ultrawide angle camera
Good battery & fast charging
Decent display
Good performance

#4. Realme 5

Realme 5 uses a plastic frame but it doesn’t get the glass back like the Redmi Note 8. Nonetheless, it still looks beautiful.

It has a big 6.5 inch IPS LCD screen but it’s only HD. So, games and videos won’t be as sharp as it will be on the Redmi Note 8. But, it does get Gorilla Glass 3+ protection.

Realme 5
Realme 5

Regarding performance, Realme 5 has the same chipset as the Redmi Note 8 but it has 3GB RAM compared to Note 8’s 4GB. So, they have similar performance but games will run slightly better on the Realme 5 due to its HD screen. But, the graphics won’t look as good as the Redmi Note 8.

As for the camera, Realme 5 has a 12MP main sensor, 8MP ultrawide sensor, 2MP depth, and 2 MP macro sensor. Its camera performance is similar to Redmi Note 8. Redmi Note 8 takes a slight advantage during daylight whereas Realme 5 takes a slight lead in low-light situation.

As for the battery is has a huge 5000 mAh battery but it doesn’t have fast charging and it still doesn’t have USB Type C port. About OS, Realme 5 has started to get Android 10 update but Realme UI is not for everyone. OneUI and MIUI are better.

Realme 5 Specifications

  • Body: 164.4 x 75 x 9.3 mm, 195 g, Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 6.5 inches IPS LCD, 720×1600 Resolution, 20:9 Aspect Ratio, 269 ppi, Gorilla Glass UNspecified
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, eMMC 5.1, MicroSD up to 512GB
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), MIUI 11
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.9″, 1.25µm, PDAF
  • Front Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery, 10W Charging
  • USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
  • Misc: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Colors: Blue, Green

Realme 5 Price in Nepal: Rs. 20,990 (3/64GB)

Pros Cons
Good performance No fast charging
Impressive battery Realme UI needs improvement
Impressive camera setup
Decent display

#3. Realme C3

Realme C3 is the global version that has 3 cameras on the rear. It has a plastic back that doesn’t look as attractive as Redmi Note 8 or Realme 5 but it does feel durable.

Upfront, it has a 6.5 inch HD IPS LCD screen with a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. It is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and has claimed brightness of 480 nits. It’s an HD screen just like Realme 5 so the display won’t be as sharp as Redmi Note 8 and Redmi 9.

Realme C3 price in Nepal
Realme C3

Performance is where Realme C3 can compete with expensive phones even though it has 3GB RAM. The MediaTek Helio G70 chipset is almost similar to Snapdragon 665 in terms of CPU performance. But it has better GPU performance. However, Redmi 9 has the better MediaTek Helio G70 chipset.

In my review, I found that Realme C3 was performing better than Redmi Note 8 while playing games like PUBG and COD mobile. But, the game lack sharpness as it only has an HD screen.

For cameras, Realme C3 has triple cameras with a 12MP main sensor, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth camera. It doesn’t have an ultrawide camera like other phones on this list. It lags behind in camera performance compared to others and also doesn’t have 4k video recording which is available on Redmi Note 8 and Realme 5.

Further, it’s 5000 mAh battery is great but it only has 10W Charging. This is one of its major problems. Realme C3 runs on Realme UI on top of Android 10.

Realme C3 Specifications

  • Body: 164.4 x 75 x 9 mm, 195 g, Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 6.5 inches IPS LCD, 720x 1560 Resolution, 20:9 Aspect Ratio, 270 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio G70 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 2EEMC2
  • Memory: 32GB ROM 3GB RAM, eMMC 5.1
  • OS: Android 10, realme UI 1.0
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 1.25µm, PDAF
  • Front Camera: 5 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide), 1/5″, 1.12µm
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
  • Misc: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass, 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Colors: Frozen Blue, Blazing Red

Realme C3 Price in Nepal: Rs. 16,990 (3/32GB)

Pros Cons
Impressive performance Camera is only average
Impressive battery Realme UI needs improvement
Decent display No fast charging
No ultrawide camera

#2. Redmi 9

Redmi 9 has a quad camera on the back along with a fingerprint sensor. The camera module is inside of a unique circular design that looks quite good. It is made up of plastic but its overall design looks appealing.

On the front, it has a dot drop notch with minimal bezels and a thin chin. Redmi 9 has a 6.53 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It is the only other phone except Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 7 to feature an FHD display on this list.

Redmi 9 price nepal
Redmi 9

Regarding performance, Redmi 9 uses the new Mediatek Helio G80 chipset. This is the same chipset used on the Realme 6i and is similar to the Helio G85 used on the Redmi Note 9. So, it has the best performance on this list and even leapfrogs the Redmi Note 8.

In terms of camera, Redmi 9 has a 13MP f/2.2 main sensor, 8MP f/2.2 Ultrawide angle sensor, 5MP macro sensor, and 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has an 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera. It’s the only other phone along with Redmi Note 8 to provide a quad-camera setup on this list.

Redmi 9’s 5020 mAh battery is right up there with Realme C3 and Realme 5. Furthermore, it even has 18W fast charging which is not available on the Realme C3 and Realme 5. About OS, it runs on MIUI 12 on top of Android 12.

Redmi 9 Specifications

  • Body: 163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm, 198 g, Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 6.53 inches, ~83.2% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi density), Gorilla Glass 3
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • Memory: 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, eMMC 5.1
  • OS: Android 10, MIUI 12
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, 28mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
    • 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
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  • Front Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide)
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5020 mAh battery, Fast charging 18W
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
  • Misc: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass, 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Colors: Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, Ocean Green, Pink/Blue

Redmi 9 Price in Nepal: Rs. 16,999 (3/32GB)/ Rs. 17,999 (4/64GB)

Pros Cons
Good design No Glass back
Impressive performance
Quad camera setup
FHD display
Impressive battery and fast charging
Super affordable

#1. Redmi Note 8

Redmi Note 8 has the best build quality on this list. Even though it uses a plastic frame it has a glass back with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. All of the other phones on this list of best mobiles under 20000 in Nepal use a plastic back.

Another thing that really makes it top the list is the availability of a 6.3 inches Full HD+ IPS display. Unlike Realme 5 it has FHD display and the advantage of having an FHD display is that the images will be sharper and content viewing will be more enjoyable.

Redmi Note 8
Redmi Note 8

Regarding performance, Redmi Note 8 gives you good performance. The phone is fast and smooth during normal tasks such as internet browsing, and app opening. But, Redmi Note 8’s Snapdragon 665 lags behind Realme C3’s Helio G70 chipset and Redmi 9’s Helio G80 chipset in terms of gaming. This is also due to the FHD screen on the Redmi Note 8 as Redmi Note 8 needs to push more pixels.

Redmi Note 8 is the only other phone along with Redmi 9 that provides you a quad-camera setup and a 48MP main sensor under Rs. 20000. Along with it, there’s 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth. And, it probably has the best camera alongside Realme 5 on this list.

Redmi Note 8’s 4000 mAh battery isn’t the best on this list but of best mobiles under 20000 in Nepal but it is the only phone with 18W fast charging. About OS, it still runs on Android 9 with MIUI 11.

Redmi Note 8 Specifications

  • Body: 158.3 x 75.3 x 8.4 mm, 190 g, Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 6.3-inches IPS LCD, 1080×2340 Resolution, 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, 409 ppi, Gorilla Glass 5
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • Memory: 128GB ROM 6GB RAM, 64GB ROM 4GB RAM, eMMC 5.1, MicroSD up to 256GB
  • OS: Android 9, MIUI 11
  • Rear Camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (Wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
  • Front Camera: 13 MP, f/2.0, (Wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery, Fast charging 18W
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
  • Misc: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Colors: Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Space Black, Nebula Purple, Cosmic Purple

Redmi Note 8 Price in Nepal: Rs. 19,999 (4/64GB)

Pros Cons
Great build & design No Android 10 update yet
Good performance
Versatile camera setup
Good FHD display
Impressive battery and fast charging

Thoughts on Best Mobiles Under 20000 in Nepal

So, these are our picks for the best mobiles under 20000 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, Redmi 9 provides you the most value and bang for the buck. It even pips Xiaomi’s own Redmi Note 8 in terms of performance. However, its camera cannot compete with Redmi Note 8, and also it has an inferior plastic back.

So, if I had to pick one phone it would be Redmi Note 8 because it’s the best overall and has a very good build quality with a glass back, decent performance, good cameras, FHD screen, and good battery with fast charging support.

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