The budget smartphone market is huge in Nepal. now you had seen a lot of mobile phones in Nepali market around Rs 5,000 starting price. These phones, even though popular, are not as good as mid-range or flagship phones but they offer decent all-around performance.
Nokia’s leading mobile brand. Then came Samsung with its innovative touch screen and Galaxy phones. Here we’ll provide some information about the top 5 smartphone brands in Nepal for 2023.
There was once a time in Nepal when the word smartphone was synonymous with Samsung. However, as we mentioned before, the world has come a long way from this age of primitive smartphones. Naturally, with the rise of smartphones, competitors and other smartphone brands came as well.
Top 5 Best Mobile Phones in Nepal
1. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra stands at the top of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, offering an exceptional mobile experience.
Price in Nepal: NPR 191,999 (12/256GB) | NPR 209,999 (12/512GB)
Its key features include:
• A large 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 120Hz refresh rate.
• 5G connectivity for seamless multimedia streaming and productivity.
• Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor with Android 13 and Samsung’s One UI 5.1.
• Available in configurations of 8GB or 12GB of RAM and storage options of 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB.
• Quad-camera setup on the back, featuring a remarkable 200 MP wide camera.
• Additional cameras include a 10 MP periscope telephoto, a 10 MP telephoto, and a 12 MP ultra-wide camera.
• A 12 MP front-facing camera for high-quality selfies and video calls.
• In-display fingerprint sensor for added security.
• Robust 5,000mAh battery for all-day power.
• IP68 water and dust resistance for durability in various environments.
• Dimensions: 163.4 x 78.1 x 8.9 mm, 234g
• Available Colors: Phantom Black, Green, Cream, Lavender
• Display: 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1750 nits peak brightness
• 5G and 4G connectivity
• RAM: 8GB/12GB, Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB
• Built-in S Pen Stylus
• Battery: 5,000mAh with 45W wired charging
• No audio jack; 32-bit/384kHz audio tuned by AKG
• Fingerprint sensor under display (3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2)
2. OnePlus 11
The OnePlus 11 is a remarkable addition to OnePlus’s smartphone lineup. It is listed as one of top 5 best mobile phones in Nepal.
Price in Nepal: Rs. 129,999 (8/128GB) | Rs. 134,999 (16/256GB)
• A 6.7-inch LTPO3 AMOLED Display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a QHD+ resolution.
• A versatile camera setup, including a 50 MP main camera, 32 MP telephoto, 48 MP ultrawide, and a 16 MP selfie camera, capable of 8K video recording.
• Powered by Android 13 OS with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and an Octa-core processor.
• Offers 12GB/16GB RAM and 256GB/512GB storage, with a robust 5000mAh battery and 100W Fast Charging.
• Additional features include an in-display fingerprint sensor, Dual SIM support, NFC, GPS, and 5G connectivity
• Dimensions: 163.1 x 74.1 x 8.5 mm, 205g
• Available Colors: Matte Black and Glossy Green
• Display: 6.7-inch LTPO2 Fluid AMOLED with 120Hz refresh rate
• 5G and 4G connectivity
• RAM: 12GB/16GB, Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB
• Battery: 5000mAh with 100W wired fast charging
• Dual stereo speakers, under-display fingerprint sensor
• GPS with various location technologies and NFC support.
3. Xiaomi Redmi 12
Introducing the Xiaomi Redmi 12, a budget-friendly smartphone that delivers impressive performance. It’s equipped with 4GB of RAM and a MediaTek Helio G88 processor, ensuring smooth operation. The camera setup includes a 50MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2MP macro camera for versatile photography.
Price: NPR 17,999 (6/128GB), NPR 20,999 (8/256GB)
• Dimensions: 168.6 x 76.2 x 8.1 mm
• Display: 6.79-inch IPS LCD with 1080 x 2460 pixel resolution
• Processor: MediaTek Helio G88
• RAM: 4GB
• Storage: 128GB (Expandable up to 1TB)
• Operating System: Android v13 with MIUI
• Rear Camera: 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
• Front Camera: 8MP
• Battery: 5000mAh with 18W fast charging
4. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5
Samsung’s latest foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5, are redefining the smartphone experience. The Z Flip 5 boasts a compact design with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display when unfolded, and it now features a larger 3.4-inch cover screen for added convenience. The improved “Flex Hinge” offers durability and a sleek profile.
Performance is top-notch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, and the device is water-resistant (IPX8). Moving to the Z Fold 5, it transforms from a regular-sized display into a mini tablet seamlessly, thanks to its inward folding design. The hinge ensures a satisfying feel and durability.
• Z Flip 5:
• Outer: 3.4-inch AMOLED, Gorilla Glass Victus 2
• Inner: 6.7-inch AMOLED, FHD+, 120Hz
Z Fold 5:
• Outer: 6.2-inch AMOLED, HD+, 120Hz, Gorilla Glass Victus 2
• Inner: 7.6-inch AMOLED, QHD+, 120Hz
• Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Memory: 8/12GB RAM, Up to 1TB storage
• Software & UI: One UI 5 on Android 12
• Rear Camera:
Z Flip 5: Dual (12MP primary, 12MP ultrawide)
Z Fold 5: Triple (50MP primary, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP telephoto)
• Front Camera:
Z Flip 5: 10MP
Z Fold 5: 10MP (hole-punch), 4MP (in-display)
• Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
• Connectivity: Dual-SIM, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC, USB-C, 4G LTE, 5G
Z Flip 5: 3700mAh with 25W charging
Z Fold 5: 4400mAh with 25W charging
5. Honor Magic 5 Pro
Claiming the 5th spot on our list of Nepal’s best smartphones, the Honor Magic 5 Pro shines with its feature-packed offering. After its separation from Huawei, Honor has stormed back into the market with competitive devices. What sets the Magic 5 Pro apart is its exceptional camera system, which earned it the title of DXOMark’s #1 rated camera phone.
With a 12MP primary and a 3D depth camera, it excels in both photography and video recording. The 3D face recognition adds an extra layer of biometric security. The phone boasts a flagship processor and a premium design, available in “Meadow Green” and “Black.” The quad-curved finish and even weight distribution enhance its ergonomic feel.
Its 6.81-inch OLED display offers vivid visuals with a 120Hz refresh rate. Powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, it ensures smooth performance. Honor commits to three major OS updates and five years of security updates.
• Display: 6.81-inch OLED, QHD+, 120Hz
• Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 5G
• Memory: 12GB RAM, 512GB storage
• Software & UI: MagicOS 7.1 on Android 13
• Rear Camera: Triple (50MP primary, 50MP ultrawide, 50MP periscope telephoto)
• Front Camera: 12MP + 3D depth camera
• Security: In-display fingerprint scanner, 3D face recognition
• Connectivity: Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, USB-C, 4G LTE, 5G
• Battery: 5100mAh with 66W charging