The most frequent question we encounter as a gadget geek is which phone you should buy. Obviously, we’re not just going to recommend the flagships models which are in fact the best smartphone you will get. So, we have narrowed down the guide by price category, starting with entry-level handsets and going all the way to the very finest devices available in stores. In this article, we’ve listed the ten best smartphones under 15000 that are currently available in the Nepali market.
Focusing to provide a good set of cameras in the lower mid-range section, the home brand Colors brought P85+ Selfie Pro in the smartphone market. Tagged with the price of Rs. 12,995, the Colors P85+ Selfie Pro sports big 5.5-inches IPS LCD display, which is meant for the multimedia lovers. The display supports HD resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) with 2.5D glass on the top and protection ensured by Dragontrail Glass.
This device is a selfie-focused smartphone. It takes good quality images with its 8-megapixel secondary camera. The Colors P85+ Selfie Pro runs on Android 7.0 Nougat providing a near-stock Android experience. This device recently received a price drop and is currently available for Rs. 12,995
Priced at Rs. 13,999, the Gionee X1 comes with a 5-inch 720P IPS LCD display which is quite dull and could have been much better. However, the design that covers this display is quite premium even though it’s made of plastic. The X1 is It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor (MediaTek MT6737) which does handle multitasking but suffers while gaming.
The Gionee X1 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat but Gionee has included Amigo UI on top of this OS which could be a turn off for you if you are into a stock Android experience. One thing that Gionee X1 features that makes it different from the rest is the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner. The Gionee X1 is currently available for Rs. 13,999.
The Colors S11 has made headlines due to its dual front-facing cameras. The secondary front-facing camera has a 120-degree field of view and impressed us a lot during our testing. The selfies from the front cameras can certainly go up against some of the heavy-hitters.
The Colors S11 also has 3GB RAM that helps in multi-tasking. Although the performance is a bit slower at times, the device fared well while browsing the internet and running a few apps at the same time. It has 16GB of internal memory and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It has a 3000 mAh battery that provides a screen-on-time of around 4 – 4 and half hours.
Nokia is known for making sturdy and well-built phones. And the Nokia 3 is no exception. It has a sturdy build quality and a premium-looking design. One of the best features of the Nokia 3 is its stock Android Software which has slowly started to receive the Oreo update.
However, the device suffers a lot on the performance side due to its sluggish processor. Also, its 2630 mAh battery is inconsistent at times. The Nokia 3 is currently available for Rs. 15,000, although the MRP of the device is Rs. 15,650.
The Micromax Canvas 6 has an outdated Operating System but comes with some top-notch specs for its price. It has a 5.5-inch full HD display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The device’s octa-core Helio X10 processor is coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 64 GB.
In terms of optics, the Micromax Canvas 6 is equipped with a 13 MP rear-facing camera and an 8 MP front-facing camera. This smartphone also houses a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. All of this is backed by a 3,000 mAh Li-ion battery. The Micromax Canvas 6 is currently available for Rs. 12,000 on Daraz.com.np.
If you are in search of a smartphone that has a sleek looking design with a fingerprint scanner, you should probably get the Moto E4. This device is among the very few in its price range to come with the scanner as its security option. And for the price, the fingerprint scanner is snappy as well.
With the Moto E4, users can also expect a near-stock Android software without bloatware. This helps with the performance of the device as well, which only faces sluggishness when loading RAM-heavy applications. Although the Moto E4’s 2,800 mAh battery is supported by fast charging, it still took us around 2 and half hours of time to fully charge the device. The Moto E4 is priced at Rs. 16,290 but is available for Rs. 15,000.
We have included the Xiaomi Redmi 4A and 5A together as the devices share similar specifications. Both the devices feature a 5-inch HD display with good color reproduction and viewing angle. However, it lacks ample brightness which you might notice when using it under direct sunlight.
What the Xiaomi Redmi 5A/4A excel at is performance. With the 1.4 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor, the device handles your social media and light-gaming needs. There is, however, a delay when loading too many apps at the same time.
If Xiaomi Redmi 4A/5A does not impress you with its display size, then Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A could be an option. It sports a 5.5-inch display, with the same resolution as the Redmi 4A/5A. Rest of the specs configurations on the Redmi Note 5A is also barely distinguishable than the Redmi 4A/5A.
Boasting the camera capabilities, Oppo has been quite aggressive on advertising themselves as the “Selfie Expert and Leader”. And Oppo A71 2018 is yet another camera centered Oppo smartphone with an impressive for this price. It has got the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, which is quite remarkable at this price.
If you are looking for a smartphone that provides an all-around performance, the Huawei Y7 could be the perfect device for you. Featuring an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor with 2 GB of RAM, handles multi-tasking decently but heats up while gaming.
The Huawei Y7 equipped with a good 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel primary and secondary cameras, respectively. The pictures from the primary lens are quite clear and helps records decent videos too. You also won’t have to compromise on battery life as the Y7 houses a huge 4,000 mAh battery that provides around 7 hours of screen-on-time. The Huawei Y7 is currently priced at Rs. 15,900 (available for Rs. 15,000).