Best Smartphones Under Rs 25,000 in Nepal [Updated]

Smartphone under 25000 has most of the consumers in Nepal. The market of the phone in the mid-range budget segment is quite competitive. Numbers of brands target the consumers of this segment. Hence, it gives the consumer a plethora of options and creates tough competition among the brands. However, a large number of options can cause a lot of confusion for the buyers. It becomes tough to choose one when you have multiple options with outstanding features with each. Therefore, after a fair amount of research, we help you decide to buy the best phone under 25000 a little easy.

Brands like Samsung, Xiaomi, Realme, and Oppo have introduced some great offerings in the phones’ mid-range segment. Their main target to sustain among the average user is what makes their products best. They offer the right balance between a powerful processor and useful features. However, we should not always go for the brands and look for some other dark horses in the race too. Find out what are the best phones under 25000 in Nepal below.

Best smartphones Under Rs 25000 in Nepal

Best Phones Under NPR. 25000 Price in Nepal
Samsung Galaxy M21  6/128GB                                NPR 25,999*
4/64GB NPR  21,999
Redmi Note 9 (6/128GB) NPR 24,999
Infinix Note 8i (6/128GB) NPR 21,490
Xiaomi Mi A3  4/64GB                       NPR 23,999
6/128GB NPR 27,999*
Realme 6i (4/128GB) NPR 23,990
Nokia 5.3 (4/64GB) NPR 23,499
Vivo Y30 (4/64GB) NPR 24,999
Oppo A5 (2020)  4/128GB NPR 22,990
3/64GB NPR 25,490

Samsung Galaxy M21

A successor to Galaxy M20, Samsung Galaxy M21 is a variant of Galaxy M31, a variant of Galaxy M30s. Hence the three phones are identical. The M series of Samsung covers the entry-level segment. M21 was launched on 18th March 2020. It has a good battery life, decent camera, and processors. Since the early days, the band has been bringing the good phone in the mid-range segment for the consumers.

Samsung Galaxy M21 price in Nepal
Samsung Galaxy M21

M21 has a triple-camera setup at the rear: 48MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP depth camera. The selfie is a 20MP camera inside a U-shaped notch. Powering the phone is Samsung’s in-house chipset Exynos 9611.

The phone packs either 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage or 6GB RAM with 128 inbuilt storage. M21 runs on the Android 10 operating system. Similarly, the battery of 6000 mAh is enormous. It also has a fingerprint sensor at the rear, working fast and accurately.

Samsung Galaxy M21 Specifications

Body 159 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm (6.26 x 2.96 x 0.35 in), 188g
Build  Plastic back and plastic frame
Display 6.4 inches Super AMOLED,420 nits, Full HD+
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Os & UI Android 10, One UI 2.5
Chipset  Exynos 9611 (10 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G72 MP3
Storage 64/128 GB; expandable up to 512GB via microSD card
Rear Camera 48 MP, f/2.0 (wide); 8 MP, f/2.2 (ultra-wide); 5MP f/2.2(depth) 
Front Camera 20 MP, f/2.2 wide 
Audio 3.5 mm headphone jack
Security Fingerprint (rear-mounted), face unlock
Battery  6000 mAh with 15W Fast Charging
Price NPR 21,999 (4/64GB), NPR 25,999 (6/128GB)

Samsung Galaxy M21 price in Nepal is NPR 21,999 for 4/64GB and NPR 25,999 for the 6/128GB variant. The large AMOLED screen with decent camera performance and a massive battery makes the phone at the top, in the list of under 25000. Galaxy M21 gives good value for the money you spend. The 4/64GB variant also makes the phone with useful features more affordable. However, if you can save some more budget, you can again go for Galaxy M31 (NPR 29,999 for 6/128GB).

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  • Amoled screen, a small notch
  • Great battery life
  • Decent camera setup
  • Gaming capable chipset
  • Android 10 and One UI
  • USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD, Fm radio
  • Spotty regional available
  • No NFC
  • Overlaps with other offerings from Samsung

Redmi Note 9

The phone was launched on 30th April 2020. Redmi Note 9 is a power-packed phone from Xiaomi. It has a powerful battery, with a premium design and an impressive camera. Similarly, the phone is the successor to the Redmi Note 8, which had many consumers. Since Note 8 was also able to make adequate space in the smartphone market, Note 9 has features to continue to be the best.

Redmi note 9 Price in Nepal
Redmi Note 9

The quad-camera on the rear features an 8MP ultra-wide snapper, a 48MP primary camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro camera, while the selfie is a 13MP lens. It has a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, which is a gaming-centric. Similarly, the phone has three variants for RAM and inbuilt storage: 4/64GB, 4/128GB, and 6/128GB. Note 9 has both a fingerprint sensor and face unlock. The phone’s Operating System is Android 10 with MIUI 12 on the top. Likewise, it has a 5020 mAh battery, supporting 22.5W fast charging. It also supports reverse charging of 9W.

Redmi Note 9 Specifications 

Dimension 162.3x 77.2x 8.9mm
Display 6.53 inches, IPS LCD
1080 x 2340 pixels
19.5:9 ratio
OS Android 10, MIUI 12
Chipset MediaTek Helio G85
CPU Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G52 MC2
RAM and Storage 4/64 GB, 4/128 GB, 6/128 GB 
Rear Camera 48MP, f/1.8
8MP, f/2.2
2MP, f/2.4
2MP, f/2.4
Front Camera 13MP, f/2.3
Battery 5020 mAh, non-removable
Fast Charging 18W
Security Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Colors Forest Green, Midnight Grey, and Polar White.
Price NPR 20,999 (4/64GB),
NPR 22,999 (4/128GB )
NPR 24,999 (6/128GB)

The price for Redmi Note 9 is NPR 20,999, NPR 22,999 and NPR 24,999 for 4/64GB, 4/128GB and 6/128GB, respectively. A large LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 5 protection, powerful chipset, 5020 mAh battery with fast charging, and amazing camera setup is what makes it stand out on top under a 25000 budget phone. If you can spend a little more budget, you can also have a look at the Redmi note 9S (NPR 26,999)

  • Massive battery, 22.5W charging support
  • Helio G85 chipset
  • Quad Camera
  • Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the screen
  • IR blaster, FM radio, microSD
  • A little heavy ( 200 grams)
  • A little faster phones are available, though a little expensive
  • Average camera performance

Infinix Note 8i

Infinix Note 8i was launched on 15th October 2020. The brand had recently launched two smartphones under its 8 series – Infinix Note 8 and Infinix Note 8i. Note 8i is one of the best offerings from the company. Let’s find out what makes it stand in the top 3.

Infinix Note 8i price in Nepal
Infinix Note 8i

With the Android 10 operating system, the phone has an octa-core processor. Likewise, Mali-G52 MC2 handles the graphics in the system. The memory variant of 4GB/128GB and 6GB/128GB is available, expandable via microSDXC card. The rear camera has a 48MP wide camera, 2MP macro sensor, 2MP depth sensor, and 2MP camera at the rear. On the front, it has 8MP selfie snapper with a dual-LED flash. And the 5200 mAh battery with 18W fast charging fuels the phone. Infinix Note 8i has both faces unlock and fingerprint sensor.

Infinix Note 8i Specifications

Dimensions  171.4×77.7×8.9 mm
Body Glass front (Gorilla Glass),
Plastic back, plastic frame
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual standby)
Display 6.78-inch HD Infinity-O TFT IPS LCD
1500:1 Contrast ratio, 480 nits brightness
720×1640 pixels resolution, 20:5:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass Protection
CPU Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
Chipset MediaTek Helio G80 gaming processor (12nm)
GPU Mali-G52 GPU
OS Android 10, XOS 7.0  UI
Rear Camera 48 MP, (primary)
2 MP, (macro)
2 MP, (depth)
AI sensor
Quad-LED flash
Up to 1440p@30fps Video Recordings
Front Camera 8 MP
Dual-LED flash
Up to 1080p@30fps Video Recordings
Internals 6GB RAM
128GB internal storage
microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Battery Li-Po 5200 mAh, non-removable
18W Super Charge featuring  Type C
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Colors Gray, Blue, Green
Price NPR 21,490 (6/128GB)

Infinix Note 8i price in Nepal is NPR 21,490 for 6/128GB. The phone’s best features are its excellent gaming performance, a large battery with fast charging, and a slow-motion camera. The phone could have gone one step up in the list, but its selfie camera is what makes it sit back.

  • IPS LCD panel with 90hz refresh rate
  • Huge battery with Fast Charging
  • Robust performance
  • Gorilla Glass Protection
  • Quad-Camera
  • Enough storage
  • No reverse charging
  • Low resolution
  • Bloatware
  • The selfie camera is average

Xiaomi Mi A3

Xiaomi continues to give the best value for the money you spend. And the same is the case for Mi A3, with 6.08 inches HD+ AMOLED display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the top. It also proudly flaunts the in-display fingerprint sensor, making it affordable to feature modern features.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Price in Nepal
Xiaomi Mi A3

A new Snapdragon 665 chipset gives a good performance pairing with Adreno 610 GPU under the hood. Mi A3 runs Android 9.0 Pie, part of the Android One program. Similarly, the camera has a triple sensor giving some great pictures featuring a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front of the device, it has a 32MP selfie camera. Finally, a large battery of 4030 mAh gives an excellent day to day performance.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Specifications 

Display 6.09 inches, Super AMOLED
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 
Resolution 720 x 1560 pixels
19.5:9 ratio
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
CPU Octa-core (4×2.0GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
GPU Adreno 610
Storage 64GB/128GB, expandable up to 256GB via SD card 
Rear Camera 48MP, f/1.8,
8MP, f/2.2,
2MP, f/2.4
Front Camera 32MP
Battery  4030mAh,non-removable
18W Fast Charging
Sensors Fingerprint (under-display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Colors Kind of Gray, Not just Blue, more than White
Price NPR 23,999 (4/64GB)

Xiaomi Mi A3’s price in Nepal is NPR 23,999 for the 4/64GB variant. The phone is premium with an OLED screen and under-display fingerprint scanner. Also, from Mi A2 to Mi A3, the cameras are now improved, and the chipset is modern. However, the 720p screen may disappoint you in video browsing while it works fine in gaming.

  • Dual Gorilla Glass 5 design
  • Large OLED screen
  • Under-display fingerprint scanner
  • Good battery life
  • Android One
  • Good camera
  • Excellent selfies
  • 720p resolution
  • Audio output is average quality

Realme 6i

Realme 6i is a good budget smartphone in the market, but not the best. It offers fair gaming on a large screen with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

realme 6i price in nepal
Realme 6i

The phones’ performance power comes from MediaTek Helio G80 with an octa-core processor. Mali-G52 handles the graphics. The phone’s RAM and internal storage combination are 3GB/64GB and 4GB/128GB that are expandable through a microSDXC card. Similarly, the camera combination on the rear is 48MP+ 8MP+2MP+2MP. On the other hand, the selfie is 16MP. Additionally, Realme 6i packs a massive battery of 5000 mAh supporting 18W Fast Charging and reverse charging.

Realme 6i Specifications

Dimensions and Weight 164.4×75.4x9mm
199 g (7.02 oz)
Body Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual standby)
Display 6.5-inch, 102.8 cm2
720×1600 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio (~269 PPI density)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Performance (CPU & GPU) MediaTek Helio G80 (12nm)
Octa-core processor (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
Software Android 10, RealmeUI 1.0
Memory 3GB/4GB RAM
64GB/128GB internal storage
eMMC 5.1
microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Rear Camera Quad Camera;

  • 48 MP, f/1.8 aperture, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF                                                                                          
  • 8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide)
  • 2 MP B/W, f/2.4 (depth)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4 (macro), 4cm focus length

LED flash, HDR, panorama
1080p@30fps Video Recordings

Front Camera 16MP f/2.0, 26mm (wide)
1080p@30fps Video recordings
Battery Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
18W Fast Charging, Reverse Charging, USB Type-C 2.0
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Colors White Milk, Green Tea
Price NPR 23,990 (4/128GB)

The new price of Realme 6i in Nepal is NPR 23,990 for 4/128GB. The powerful battery with fast and reverse charging is commendable. When comparing the phone with its competitors, Realme 6i outperforms in the gaming aspect and sometimes in picture quality. So, the phone deserves to be on the list.

  • Large screen with great contrast
  • Excellent for gaming
  • Good picture and video quality (rear camera)
  • Great battery life
  • Clean UI based on Android 10
  • Low screen resolution (720p)
  • No 4K videos, no EIS
  • Average selfie quality

Nokia 5.3

Nokia 5.3 in the list is good news for the loyal Nokia fans. The phone is a part of the Android One program, giving a bloat-free device with regular updates for a few years. Hence, you don’t need to worry about getting behind in software. The 6.55-inch display gives you enough space for watching movies and web browsing.

Price of Nokia 5.3 in Nepal
Nokia 5.3

 Powering the phone is Snapdragon 665 with Adreno 610 GPU. Nokia 5.3 boots Android 10. The quad-camera will surprise you with the quality of the pictures it produces. You get a quad-camera in the rear having a 13MP primary camera, a 5MP wide-angle camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. On the back, you will also find a fingerprint scanner. The handset has an average 4000 mAh battery supporting 10W charging. 

Nokia 5.3 Specifications

Body 164.3 x 76.6 x 8.5 mm
185 grams
Display 6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2
720 x 1600 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (11nm)
CPU Octa-core (Quad 2GHz Kryo 260 Gold + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPU Adreno 610 
Operating System Android 10, Android One
RAM & Memory 3GB/64GB, 4GB/64GB,
expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Rear Camera Quad Cameras:

  • 13MP primary with f/1.8 
  • 5MP wide-angle 
  • 2MP macro lens 
  • 2MP depth sensor 
Front Camera 8MP with f/2.0 
Sensor Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
Battery Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable
10W charging
Color Options Cyan, Sand, Charcoal
Price NPR 23,499  (4/64GB)

The price for Nokia 5.3 in Nepal is NPR 23,499 for 4/64GB. It is worth a spot on the list as it performs well, covering the fundamentals, giving value for the money you spend.

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  • Large screen
  • Decent performance
  • Good camera
  • Android One
  • NFC, microSD, 3.5mm jack
  • 720p screen
  • No OLED panels

Vivo Y30

Launched on 7th May 2020, Vivo Y30 is a stylish design and camera. Not all the features are unique, but you can still consider the phone to be on your list before deciding.

Vivo Y30 Price in Nepal
Vivo Y30

Vivo Y30 operates on Android 10, Funtouch 10.0 OS. It has a Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 chipset and Octa-core CPU, while the GPU is PowerVR GE8320.  Similarly, Vivo Y30 packs 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, expandable to 256GB via microSD card. It has an 8MP selfie camera, while the rear camera has a combination of 13+8+2+2 MP. It has a 5000 mAh battery. It also has a fingerprint sensor at the back.

Vivo Y30 Specifications

Dimensions 162 x 76.5 x 9.1 mm (6.38 x 3.01 x 0.36 in)
Weight 197 grams
Build Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • IPS LCD,
  • 6.47 inches, 102.8 cm2 (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • 720 x 1560 pixels
OS Android 10, Funtouch 10.0
Chipset Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU PowerVR GE8320
RAM and Storage 4GB/64GB, 4GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB
Main Camera 13MP, f/2.2, (wide)
8MP, f/2.2, (ultra-wide)
2MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Selfie Camera 8MP (wide)
Battery 5000 mAh, 10W charging
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Colors Dazzle Blue, Moonstone White
Price NPR 25,999 (4/64GB)

The price for Vivo Y30 in Nepal is NPR 25,999. Vivo Y30 has user-centric features with a massive battery, the phone’s bright side making it into the best phones under 25000.

  • Quality finish
  • Decent screen
  • Long battery life
  • Decent gaming experience
  • Funtouch 10.0 UI
  • Vast in-built storage
  • Average performance
  • 10W fast charging
  • No gorilla glass protection

Oppo A5 (2020) 

Oppo, well known for manufacturing smartphones, especially targeting the young generation, has made a little disappointment in the phone display this time. However, with a 5000 mAh battery, fingerprint sensor and face unlock, and good primary camera, Oppo can secure its place on the list of budget segment phone

Oppo A5 2020 Price
Oppo A5 (2020)

Oppo A5 2020 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset and has 3GB RAM with 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB. Similarly, the GPU is Adreno 610. The combination gives good gaming performance, but you should not expect the performance to be like what flagship devices offer. The smartphone runs on Android 9 (Pie) OS. A5 2020 flaunts an 8MP selfie camera, 12MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, while the others are for adding bokeh and effects to the pictures

Oppo A5 2020 Specifications

Body 163.6 x 75.4 x 9.1 mm, 195 grams
Display 6.5-inch LCD (1600 x 720 pixels) HD+ display, 20:9 aspect ratio, protected by Gorilla Glass 3
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (11nm)
CPU Octa-core (Quad 2GHz Kryo 260G + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260S)
GPU Adreno 610 GPU
RAM & Memory 3GB RAM 64GB storage or 4GB RAM 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
OS ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9 (Pie)
Rear Camera Quad Cameras:

  • 12MP primary with f/1.8 aperture
  • 8MP wide-angle with f/2.25 aperture
  • 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture
  • 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture
Front Camera 8MP with f/2.0 aperture
Fingerprint sensor rear-mounted
Battery 5000mAh battery with reverse charging
Color Options Mirror Black and Dazzling White
Price NPR 22,990 (3/64GB)

The price of Oppo A5 (2020) in Nepal is NPR 22,990 for 3/64GB. The display is a disappointment as there is neither Full HD+ nor AMOLED. But the regular user can still be satisfied with its excellent speaker supporting Dolby Atmos.

  • Good battery life
  • Bright display
  • Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • NFC ready
  • 720p
  • No fast charging

Features to be considered before buying phones under Rs 25000

Build Quality

You may have heard about phones with a metal build or plastic build. Even the glass-coated panels are available. But if you are prone to dropping your phone, do not buy the glass builds.


The display’s size and resolution should be considered according to your usage of the devices. If you use the phone for videos streaming, viewing movies, consider at least 5.7 inches display with FullHD+, QHD or even better if you get an AMOLED display. An average user can be okay with even 5.5 inch HD or FullHD display.


A simple rule for considering the phone’s processor is if you are a heavy user go for the higher speed which is expressed in term of GHz. Qualcomm and Mediatek are safe while Samsung has its own Exynos, which is also good.


A big myth about the camera: higher megapixels means a better camera. It is entirely a myth and do not get fooled by the higher pixels’ advertisement. Factors like aperture, ISO level, autofocus, pixel sizes and others are essential to be considered.


The most crucial factor to look for is battery life, keep in mind that higher mAh doesn’t mean more battery life or longer battery life cycle. These days, a 4000 mAh battery can completely satisfy you. You can also check the devices’ reviews and benchmark results before buying the phone.

UI or OS version

UI and OS are also vital factors in choosing your budget’s best phone. One should always pick the UI that is easy to use, as the interaction with the phone should be quick each time you have to access certain things. However, it also depends upon how fast you can adapt to the interface. The latest OS can always be better and even better if you could upgrade to the newest and latest version in the upcoming years.


Storage of the phone is mostly occupied by the apps present in the phone, so before you buy the phone, be sure about what types of apps and the number of apps you want to install on your devices always to have some extra spaces available. Also, it is good to have expandable memory through SD card.

If you have to store large files and apps, go for 64GB or 128GB variants.

Security and other features

As we are advancing with technology, security has always been a top feature in every device. The phones these days adopt security like fingerprint sensor and even iris sensors. While the face unlocks is not a much of concern as it is less secure. Hence, it is good to have a fingerprint sensor and even better if the iris sensor is available. But with the budget of 25000, fingerprint sensors and face unlock are what most brands offer.

Audio and Speakers

If you heavily rely upon video streaming and conferences, speakers and the audio quality are other significant factors to consider before buying phones. Buy the smartphones with front facing speakers, if you are more into the audio and video related kinds of stuff.

But if you are an average user, bottom-firing speaker or even speakers at the back works fine.

Headphone jack and USB port

You may feel it doesn’t matter for any ports for smartphones, but having some standard ports can be future proof. As we have realized, many manufacturers have now started to switch to the USB Type-C based headphones jack. Looking at the future, we can expect the 3.5mm headphone jack to be ditched by most of the brans.

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Akriti Pant
Akriti Pant
Akriti is a content writer for Techsanchar. She covers tech related news and is a tech enthusiast. Being an IT Graduate, she loves to code and is passionate about STEM. She has been a part of the team since the beginning.

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