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There has been a high demand for midrange phones is 2020. The most looked price of phones on the web is under 30K NRS. Because of the high demand for such phones, we have selected the best budget phones for 2020. The phones having the best performance, processor, speed, endurance, decent sets of features, and crisp display are gonna be illustrated below.

Alright, now let’s get started with some of the basic and most common criteria for mobile phones. For this amount, you will be expecting to get a good phone – one with great cameras, processor, latest OS, RAM, endurability.

Summary of Best Smartphones Under Nrs. 30,000

1. Samsung M31(6/128) Rs.30,000
2 Redmi note 9 pro(6/128) Rs. 29,500
3 Redmi note 8 pro(6/64) Rs. 25,999
4 Realme 6 Rs. 32,500
5 Samsung Galaxy A50(4/64) Rs. 26,000
6 Samsung Galaxy M40(6/128) Rs.25,000
7 Vivo S1 Rs. 30,500
8 Samsung galaxy M30s (6/128)
9 Redmi 9(4/64) Rs. 18,000

1. Samsung Galaxy M31

It is one of the best phones you can buy under this price segment. Although it has PLASTIC back and a plastic frame, it does give a premium feel to the user. Its 6000 mah battery can last you  2 days like a piece of cake. But its 15-watt charger takes almost more than two hours which may be a bummer for the user. Samsung’s Super AMOLED display gives you a flagship experience. But it misses on the performance side, graphic intensive games like pubG and COD may have some lags. Its Exynos 9611 chipset is the very common processor, this processor is found in many midranges of Samsung. Now let’s talk about its cameras. It has 4 sets of cameras which are 64 mp wide-angle camera, 8 mp ultra-wide-angle camera with 123-degree field of view,5 mp depth sensor, 5 mp macro camera, and 32 mp selfie camera.

The wide-angle camera has a good dynamic range and better colors than its predecessor M30s. Its ultra-wide-angle camera also produces great quality images. Its depth sensor gives good background images on the portrait shots. But the macro camera may slightly disappoint you, its shots are a kind of hit or miss, so it may look a bit gimmicky for some users. But if you spend a lot of time watching youtube and NetFlix then this phone can be on your bucket list.

2. Redmi Note 9 Pro

After the success of the predecessor redmi note 8 series, Xiaomi has brought its redmi note 9 series in Nepal. And it’s capable of being your next phone. Xiaomi has done a lot of changes on redmi note 9 pros.  To take up its look and design  Xiaomi has given a punch-hole cut out on its 6.67-inch Fhd LCD display which gives the phone a more modern look to it. The fingerprint sensor on the redmi note 9 is on the side of the phone which is a more convenient place than its predecessor redmi note 8 pro. To take about the processor Xiaomi has to give 8nm based Snapdragon 720G processor which may be a step down than its old brother Redmi note 8 pros if you see benchmark scores, but the Snapdragon 720G processor is more battery efficient than Helio G90t so your phone will be cooler than its predecessor Redmi Note 8 pros. The snapdragon 720G is also a gaming-focused chipset. So it may attract many gaming audiences like youngsters.

Let’s talk about the camera, it has a quad-camera setup with the 48MP Samsung GM2 sensor, an 8MP ultrawide lens, 5MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. At the front, a 16MP selfie camera. It also has a 5020 mAh battery which will last you almost 1 and a half-day. The huge battery is juiced by the 18-watt fast charger. So if you are the type of person who uses your phone for both social media consumption as well as gaming it may be the phone for you.

3. Redmi Note 8 Pro

 Redmi note 8 pro is one of the best mid-range phones with a great processor, good camera, and good display. It has a 1-year-old 12 nm based Helio G90t processor which is still one of the best mid-range chipsets flagship-grade performance. It may give a little stress on the battery and the phones may get heated slightly. Its 6.53 inch Full Hd+ LCD may not be best in the segment but it’s good. With its quad cameras, it creates a decent image with a good dynamic range and real colors.  This phone has a great processor so there may not any complaints about the performance of the phone. It gets packed with a 4500 mAh battery with an 18-watt fast charger in the box. So if you are a heavy user and have a tight budget then it might be your one of the choice.

4. Realme 6

 Realme is well known for is midrange phone and has gained a lot of positive reviews on realme 6 series n India so, Realme Nepal has recently launched its first phone of realme 6 series; Realme 6.  This phone has the same Helio G90t chipset like Remdi note 8 pros. It very capable processor so it can handle graphic intensive games like a piece of cake.

It has a 6.5 inch IPS LCD screen with a pixel count of 2500 x 1080. Which may be a bummer for some users but its 90 hrs fast refresh rate screen uplifts the experience of the user. It has 4300 mah battery which may be small but its 30-watt fast charger will surely bring a huge smile on your face. It has a quad-camera setup with a 64 mp wide-angle Samsung GW1 sensor,8 mp ultra-wide-angle lens 2mp BnW portrait lens, and 2 mp macro lens. Realme 6 is packed with a lot of features like nightscape shots, 4k video recording, slow-motion videos, and many more. Realme 6 is a perfect combination of every feature.

5. Samsung  Galaxy A50

 Samsung announced A series as its midrange series and the Samsung Galaxy A50 had a serious price drop. One year ago Samsung was popular for its teardrop notch for its mid-range phones. It comes with Samsung’s signature super AMOLED display which is top in class. Samsung Galaxy A50 comes with a triple camera setup of 25 mp wide-angle camera,8 mp ultra-wide-angle camera, and 5 mp depth sensor camera. The camera gives great results with great detail and a decent dynamic range. It has a 25 mp selfie camera which has great details. But on the performance side, Samsung’s A50 is behind. It has an Exynos 9610 processor which has decent performance. It comes packed with the 4000 mah battery and a 15-watt charger on the box.

6. Samsung Galaxy M40

 Samsung Galaxy M40 is more powerful than other Samsung mid-rangers because it gets packed with snapdragon 675 chipset which is more powerful than the other Exynos series of chipsets. Samsung M40 comes with a 6.3 inch Full HD + LCD panel with a punch-hole cut out on the top left of the phone which gives M40 more premium and modern feel. M40 comes packed with 32 mp wide-angle camera, 8 mp ultra-wide-angle camera, and 5 mp depth sensor. The punch-hole cut-out carries a 16 mp selfie camera at the front. It comes with a 3500 mAh battery with a 15-watt fast charger in the box. 

7. Vivo S1 

Let’s talk about the specs of the phone, it comes with Fhd+ super AMOLED display, Helio P65 chipset supported by 4 or 6 GB of RAM. It comes with triple camera layout;16 mp wide-angle lens, 8 mp ultra-wide-angle lens, and 5 mp depth sensor. The rear camera produces good quality images with great details and a good dynamic range. Its 32 mp selfie camera is best of the class it produces flagship type images with smoothening skin and some beautiful effects. Overall vivo s1 is kind of a camera phone. It has a 4500 mAh battery and has 18-watt fast chargers on the box.

8. Samsung Galaxy M30s 

 Samsung galaxy M30s is quite similar to its younger brother M31. It has a humungous 6000mah battery which is the main attention carrier. It has a plastic body and a plastic frame with it. It has a triple camera layout that contains a 48 mp wide-angle sensor, 8 mp ultra-wide-angle sensor, and 5 mp depth sensor. It comes packed with the same Exynos 9611 processor as its younger brother M31. It has a 6.4-inch super AMOLED display which really enhances the viewing experience. 

9. Redmi 9 

 The design of redmi 9  is quite similar to 1-year-old redmi note 8 pros. It has the same camera arrangements and the fingerprint sensor is also in the same place. Redmi 9 has an Helio G80 processor. It has a 6.5-inch FHD LCD display which produces crisp quality. It has a quad-camera setup of; 13 mp wide-angle camera,8 mp ultra-wide-angle lens,2 mp depth sensor, and 5 mp macro sensor. The camera produces a decent quality of images, but according to the price point of Rs 18,000, it produces good quality images. It has an 8mp selfie camera with acceptable image quality. It has 5020 mah battery and supports 18-watt fast wireless charger but there is a 10-watt charger as box content.

Everyone has their own personal performance. Some might be needing a phone who is great when playing games, some might want to have a phone which lasts longer while some might want a phone which is affordable. I have listed all the required specifications of the most affordable phone one could get in Nepal. Decide which phone to get accordingly.

— Utkrista Ghimire

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