Top 4 Budget Smartphones in Nepal 2016

The question we seem to be asked over and over again..

What’s affordable? What’s the best phone at my price range and what are it’s features?

Answer – Well, there are a few. There’s Samsung’s latest J Series, or Asus’s Zenfone 2.

Okay, let’s not be vague about it.

So here are 4 smartphones in the Nepali market to look at. Note: All the phones are under Rs. 25,000.

  1. Asus Zenfone 2 (2GB version)

Yes, this phone lands on Number 5. This phone is a younger sibling of Asus Zenfone 2 ZE500ML. This 5.0 inch phone (with 720p resolution) is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Zenfone 2 comes with Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor and the soli39201560637PM_635_asus_zenfone_2_ze550mld performance is backed up by 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The shooters come with 13 MP and 2 MP rear and front respectively.

What’s awesome?

  • The design. The pictures clearly depict that!
  • Amazing performance for all apps

What’s not?

  • Lacking NFC.

  1. Samsung Galaxy J5

Good news for Samsung Lovers!! Samsung Galaxy J5 is one of the best budget smartphones in 2015. It currently ranks on Top 3 Trending phones in world mobile market according to GSM Arena.

This J-Series smartphone comes with 5.0 inch Super AMOLED display which supports 720p resolution. The phone is powered by 1.2GHz Quad Core processor alongside 1.5GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. Nothing to worry on the storage world, as the external storage is expandable upto 128GB. This dual sim beauty runs on Android Lollipop (v5.1) OS and weighs just 149 gm. The camera backs up well with 13 MP rear and 5 MP front and offers Dual LED Flash. J5 and J7 are the first Samsung phones to have Dual Flash.

What’s awesome?

  • The pricing, NRP. 21,900. Bet, you can not get a better phone at this price.
  • The Dual LED FLash.

What’s not?

  • Would 2GB RAM be better after all those specs?

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  1. Samsung Galaxy J7:

 The J-Series again!! Launched on June 2015, the samsung galaxy J7 has proved the company is also working on mid-range smartphones, especially with the recent release of high end smartphones like galaxy s6, s6 edge and note 5. The phoe is slightly bigger than it’s younger sibling with screen size of 5.5”” (720p by 1280p of  resolution) shielded with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The phone is powered by Octa- core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad- core 1.5GHz processor. Similarly J7 is packed with 13 Megapixel sharp shooter with dual led flash which is capable of taking 1080p videos @30fps and 5 Megapixel front camera with flash.  The memory of the phone is similar to galaxy J5 with 16GB internal storage and external memory expandable upto 128GB. The dual sim phone runs on 3000mAh Li-Ion of battery with 354 hours of standby battery life.

What’s awesome?

  • The Dual Flash.
  • 5.5’’ screen.

What’s not?

  • Expensive compared with J5, compared to the specs it has.
  • Again, 2GB RAM would be heaven!


  1. MOto G(3rd Generation)

Hello MOTO!! Hello Number 1! No Surprise that MOTO G (3rd Gen) tops the chart. Also known as Moto G 2015, this phone is an upgraded version of moto G 2nd gen or Moto G(2014). This flagship of Motorola has definitely shaken the mobile market around the globe. Starting from the display, this phone has an 5” screen with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels which is fine in sunlight. The 3rd gen MOTO G is powered by 1.4Ghz Quad-core Cortex-A53 processor alongside 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The phone also comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage but that is a ‘NO-NO’ because the 2GB version is just about a thousand rupee expensive.


And the tale just continues as this stunning beauty comes with 13 Megapixel of back camera which is capable of capturing normal videos of 1080p @30fps  and slow motion video of 720p. The selfie camera fits just right in with 5 MegaPixel and is also capable of recording 720p videos.

What’s awesome?

  • Doesn’t lag and promises faster updates.
  • Water resistant upto 1 meter of fresh water for 30 minutes.
  • Excellent deal for MRP. 24,900.
  • The build quality.

What’s not?

  • I miss NFC.
  • No quick charging.
  • WiFi AC is not present.

P.S: You can’t spend your 25,000 any better. Period.


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