Best smartphones under Rs 60,000 in Nepal as of March 2024

Best smartphones under Rs 60,000 in Nepal
Best smartphones under Rs 60,000 in Nepal

With the Nepali New Year just on the edge and the first quarter of 2024 going in full swing, the Nepali market has seen smartphones ranging from budget to premium flagships. The budget market as always has been the favourite with the flagships getting wide attention too. The mid-range smartphone market this year has been quite cheerful with a wide range of options from different brands.

Samsung and Redmi are the hotcakes in the mid-range smartphone market currently. With options ranging from Rs 40,000 upwards, both brands offer a quite handful of options. All over, the smartphone under the Rs 60,000 range has been quite favoured by many. So here we have listed the recent best smartphones under Rs 60,000 in Nepal as of March 2024.

List of best smartphones under Rs 60,000 in Nepal

S.N. Model Price
1. Honor X9b Rs 43,999 (12/256GB)
2. OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G Rs 41,999 (8/128GB)
Rs 45,999 (8/256GB)
3. Realme 11 Pro Rs 47,999 (8/256GB)
4. Samsung Galaxy A35 5G Rs 46,999 (8/128GB)
Rs 51,999 (8/256GB)
5. Redmi Note 13 pro+ 5G Rs 47,999 (8/256GB)
Rs 52,999 (12/512GB)
6. Oppo Reno10 5G Rs 56,999 (8/256GB)
7. Vivo V29 5G Rs 59,999 (12/256GB)

1. Honor X9b

First on the list of the best smartphones under Rs 60k is the Honor X9b. The Honor X9b was launched in January this year and has got a wide range of attention for the built quality. The smartphone has been drop-tested, hammered and run over to test its durability. It is also said to be the best smartphone for those who frequently drop their smartphones.

Honor X9b. Photo: Hihonor
Honor X9b. Photo: Hihonor
Dimensions  Height: 163.6 mm
Width: 75.5 mm
Depth: 7.98 mm
Weight 185 grams
Display type AMOLED
Display size 6.78-inch
Resolution 2,652 x 1,200
Refresh rate 120 Hz
Glass protection 360° Anti-Drop Protection
Five-star overall drop resistance certification from Switzerland’s SGS
Chipset Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 (4nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Adreno 710
OS Android 13, Magic UI 7.2
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Rear camera 108MP main camera
5MP ultra-wide camera
2MP macro camera 
Selfie camera 16MP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.1
Network LTE | 5G
SIM Dual SIM
Audio Loud Speaker
Sensors Gravity Sensor
In-display Fingerprint Sensor
Gyroscope
Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Battery 5,800mAh (typ)
Charging 35W wired fast charging
Colours Sunrise Orange(Vegan leather), Midnight Black, Emerald Green, Titanium Silver
Price Rs 43,999 (12/256GB)

The Honor X9b comes with a design similar to the X9, featuring a round camera ring and curved display with minimum bezels. It offers 360° Anti-Drop Protection and a 6.78-inch AMOLED screen with 1.07 billion colours and a peak brightness of 1,200 nits. It is powered by a Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 chipset and runs on Android 13 with Magic UI 7.2, offering 12GB RAM and 256GB storage with virtual RAM support. The smartphone has a triple rear camera setup with a 108MP main lens and a 16MP front camera, supporting various shooting modes.

It houses a massive 5,800mAh battery with 35W wired fast charging and supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, LTE, and 5G connectivity. It is available in four colours and priced at Rs 43,999 in Nepal.

2. OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G

The OnePlus CE 3 Lite 5G when it launched quickly gained attention in the Nepali market. The Nord series has been quite successful in Nepal and has been a fan favourite of OnePlus.

OnePlus Nord CE Lite 3. Photo: OnePlus
OnePlus Nord CE Lite 3. Photo: OnePlus
Dimensions Height: 165.5mm
Width: 76.0mm
Thickness: 8.3mm
Weight: 195 grams
Display size 6.72 inch
Display type IPS LCD
Refresh rate 120Hz
Resolution 2400 X 1080
OS OxygenOS based on Android™ 13
Chipset Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 695 5G
GPU Adreno 619
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM
Storage 128GB, 256GB
RAM 8GB
Selfie camera 16MP
Rear camera 108MP main camera
2MP macro camera
2MP depth camera
Battery 5000mAh
Charging 67W wired
Sensors Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
Accelerometer
Electronic compass
Gyroscope
Ambient light sensor
Proximity sensor
Sensor core
Colours Pastel lime and chromatic grey
Prices Rs 41,999 (8/128GB)
Rs 45,999 (8/256GB)

The OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G has a sleek curved design with a glossy plastic back and a triple camera setup. Its 6.72-inch IPS LCD display offers a resolution of 2400X1080 pixels with a 120Hz refresh rate, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Powered by a Snapdragon 695 5G chipset and Adreno 619 GPU, it runs on Android 13 with Oxygen OS 13.1. Featuring 8GB RAM (expandable up to 16GB) and storage options of 128GB or 256GB, it supports virtual RAM and external storage. The rear camera setup includes a 108MP main sensor, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro lenses, while the front camera is 16MP.

OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite. Photo: OnePlus
OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite. Photo: OnePlus

A 5000mAh battery with 67W SUPERVOOC charging powers the smartphone, alongside dual stereo speakers and various sensors. It is available in pastel lime and chromatic grey and costs Rs 41,999 for the 8/128GB variant and Rs 45,999 for the 8/256GB variant.

3. Realme 11 Pro

Next on the list of the smartphones is one of the best designed smartphone too, the Realme 11 Pro. The Realme 11 Pro with its elder sibling, the Realme 11 Pro+ was launched in Nepal on July of 2023. The smartphones boasting the same design language differ in specs with the Pro+ being a better option but doesn’t come under the Rs 60k price bracket.

Realme 11 Pro. Photo: Realme India
Realme 11 Pro. Photo: Realme India
Dimensions Sunrise Beige & Oasis Green
Length: 161.6mm
Width: 73.9mm
Depth≈8.7mm
Weight≈191g

Astral Black
Length: 161.6mm
Width: 73.9mm
Depth≈8.2mm
Weight≈185g

Display type AMOLED curved vision display
Display size 6.7-inch
Resolution 2412 X 1080 (FHD+)
Refresh rate 120Hz
Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 7050 (6nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G68
OS Realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13
RAM 8GB
ROM 256GB
Selfie camera 16MP
Rear camera 100MP main camera
2MP macro camera
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
Bluetooth 5.2
SIM Dual SIM
Battery 5000mAh (typ)
Charging 67W SUPERVOOC Charge
Buttons and Ports 2 Nano SIM Card Slots
Type-C Port
Power Button
Volume Buttons
Sensors Magnetic Induction Sensor / Light Sensor / Proximity Sensor / Gyro-meter / Acceleration Sensor/ In-display Fingerprint Sensor
Colours Sunrise Beige | Oasis Green | Astrak Black
Price Rs 47,999 (8/256GB)

The Realme 11 Pro offers a stylish design in three colors: Sunrise Beige, Oasis Green, and Astral Black same like the Pro+. The smartphone features a 6.7-inch AMOLED curved vision display with a resolution of 2412 x 1080 (FHD+) and a smooth 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 7050 chipset and 8GB RAM paired with 256GB ROM. It is equipped with a 16MP selfie camera and a 100MP main camera plus a 2MP macro camera on the rear. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.2, and dual SIM functionality. With a large 5000mAh battery and 67W SUPERVOOC Charge, it offers long-lasting power and fast charging capabilities.

The Realme 11 Pro also includes a variety of sensors such as magnetic induction, light, proximity, gyro-meter, acceleration, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is priced at Rs 47,999 for the available 8/256GB variant.

4. Samsung Galaxy A35 5G

One of the best on the list and a very fresh and recent addition is the Samsung Galaxy A35 5G. The mid-range option from Samsung has got some big upgrades. The smartphone was launched along side the Samsung Galaxy A55 5G in Nepal.

Samsung Galaxy A35 5G. Photo: Samsung
Samsung Galaxy A35 5G. Photo: Samsung
Dimensions 161.7mm x 78.0mm x 8.2mm
Weight 209 grams
Display type 6.6-inch
Display size Super AMOLED
Resolution 2340 X 1080 (FHD+)
Refresh rate 120 Hz
IP rating IP67 dust and water resistant
Glass protection Gorilla Glass Victus +
Chipset Exynos 1380
CPU Octa-core (4×2.75 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G68 MP5
OS One UI 6.1, Android 14
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB | 256GB
Rear camera 50MP main camera
8MP ultrawide camera
5MP macro camera
Selfie camera 13MP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.3
Network LTE | 5G
SIM Dual SIM (SIM 1 + Hybrid (SIM or MicroSD))
Audio Stereo speakers
Sensors Accelerometer, In-display Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Virtual Proximity Sensing
Battery 5000 mAh
Charging 25W wired charging
Colours Awesome Lemon, Awesome Navy, Awesome Iceblue, Awesome Lilac
Price Rs 46,999 (8/128GB)
Rs 51,999 (8/256GB)

The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G shares a similar design to the A55 5G, featuring a glass back and a plastic frame with a metallic brushed finish. Its 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display offers vibrant visuals at FHD+ resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is powered by the Samsung Exynos 1380 chipset and runs on One UI 6.1 based on Android 14. It comes with 8GB RAM and options for 128GB or 256GB storage with expandable storage via microSD. The camera setup includes a 50MP main camera, 8MP ultrawide, and 5MP macro lenses, while the front camera is 13MP.

With a 5000mAh battery and 25W wired charging, it ensures long-lasting usage. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.3, and support for LTE and 5G networks. The smartphone supports dual SIM functionality and includes various sensors like accelerometer and in-display fingerprint sensor. The Samsung Galaxy A35 5G is official at Rs 46,999 for the 8/128GB option and Rs 51,999 for the 8/256GB option.

5. Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G

Competing on the best mid-range is the Chinese mega smartphone brand, the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G. The Redmi Note 13 series has already been loved in Nepal with the design and features it delivers in the price range. The smartphone has also got a wide range of good reviews all around the globe.

Redmi Note 13 Pro+ Light Dream Space colour option. Photo: Mi
Redmi Note 13 Pro+ Light Dream Space colour option. Photo: Mi
Dimensions Length: 161.4mm

Width: 74.2mm

Thickness: 8.9mm (Midnight dark and Mirror white)
9mm (Light Dream Space)

Weight 204.5 grams (Midnight dark and Mirror white)
199 grams (Light Dream Space)
Display size 6.67-inch
Display type OLED
Resolution 2,712 x 1,220 pixels
Refresh rate 120 Hz
IP rating IP68 dust and water resistance
Glass protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Chipset Mediatek Dimensity 7,200 Ultra (4 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
GPU Mali-G610 MC4
OS Android 13, MIUI 14
RAM 8GB | 12GB
Storage 256GB | 512GB
Rear camera Main camera: 200MP Samsung HP3 sensor
Ultra-wide camera: 8MP
Macro camera: 2MP
Selfie camera 16MP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4 and 802.11a/b/g
Bluetooth 5.3
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Audio Stereo dual speakers
Sensors Ultrasonic distance sensor | Ambient light sensor | Acceleration sensor | Electronic compass | Gyroscope | Infrared remote control | X-axis linear motor
Battery 5,000mAh (typ)
Charging 120W wired fast charging
Colours Midnight Dark
Mirror White
Light Dream Space
Price Rs 47,999 (8/256GB)
Rs 52,999 (12/512GB)

The Redmi Note 13 Pro+ is available in Black, White, and Light Dream Space color options. The Black and White sports a shiny glass back with a dual-tone finish whereas the Light Dream Space offers a unique vegan leather back with an eye-catching color scheme. Its curved aluminum frame enhances the curved front display featuring a center hole-punch cutout and thin bezels. The smartphone has a 6.67-inch OLED display with 68 billion colors, FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection.

It is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 7200 Ultra chipset and Android 13 with MIUI 14. The triple rear camera setup includes a 200MP main camera with OIS, an 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP macro lens, while the front camera is 16MP. It has a 5000mAh battery with 120W wired charging, supporting Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, and dual SIM functionality. The experience is further enhanced with stereo dual speakers and a range of sensors. It is official for Rs 47,999 for the 8/256GB option and Rs 52,999 for the 12/512GB option.

6. Oppo Reno10 5G

The Oppo Reno10 5G was launched back in July of 2023 in the global market. The smartphone made its debut in Nepal this year on January. The smartphone has a proper mid-range option with a lot of features.

OPPO Reno10 5G. Photo: OPPO
OPPO Reno10 5G. Photo: OPPO
Dimensions Height: 162.43mm
Width: 74.19mm
Thickness: 7.99mm
Weight 185 grams
Display size 6.7-inch
Display type AMOLED
Resolution FHD+ (2,412 × 1,080)
Refresh rate 120Hz
Display protection AGC DT-Star2
Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 7050 (6nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU ARM Mail-G68 MC4
OS ColorOS 13.1, Android 13
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB
Rear camera 64MP main camera
32MP telephoto camera
8MP ultra-wide camera
Selfie camera 32MP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.3
Network LTE / 5G
SIM Dual SIM
Audio Stereo speakers
Sensors Geomagnetic induction
Ambient light induction
Proximity sensor
Acceleration sensor
Gravity sensor
Gyroscope
Infrared sensor
Step recording function
Under display finger print sensor
Battery 5,000 mAh
Charging 67W wired charging
Colours Silvery Grey | Ice Blue
Price Rs 56,999 (8/256GB)

The Oppo Reno10 5G has a pill-shaped camera module housing a triple camera setup on its glass back, offered in Silvery Grey and Ice Blue color options with Oppo Glow effect. Its plastic frame complements the curved front display with a centered hole-punch cutout. The 6.7-inch AMOLED display offers FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and AGC DT-Star2 cover glass protection. It is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 7050 chipset, it runs ColorOS 13.1 on Android 13, with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The versatile triple rear camera includes a 64MP main lens, 32MP telephoto lens, and 8MP ultra-wide lens, while the front camera is 32MP.

A 5000mAh battery with 67W wired charging ensures long-lasting usage, while connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6 and Bluetooth 5.3. The price of the Oppo Reno10 5G is official for Rs 56,999 for the 8/256GB available option.

7. Vivo V29 5G

The most expensive in the list of the best smartphones under Rs 60k is the Vivo V29 5G. The V series recently has been very popular for the design and features it delivers. The V29 5G has got well response in Nepal too.

Vivo V29 5G design. Photo: Vivo Nepal
Photo: Vivo Nepal
Dimensions 164.18 × 74.37 × 7.46 mm
Weight 186 grams
Display size 6.78-inch
Display type AMOLED
Resolution 2,800 × 1,260
Refresh rate 120 Hz
IP rating IP68 dust/water resistant 
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
CPU Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.2 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Adreno 642L
OS Android 13, Funtouch 13
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB
Rear camera Main camera: c
Ultra-wide camera: 8MP
Depth sensor: 2MP
Selfie camera 50MP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.2
SIM Dual Nano SIMS
Sensors Accelerometer
Ambient Light Sensor
E-compass
Proximity Sensor
Gyroscope (Entity)
Fingerprint Sensor (In-display fingerprint sensor)
Battery 4,600 mAh 
Charging 80W wired fast charging
Colours Noble Black | Peak Blue
Price Rs 59,999 (12/256GB)

The Vivo V29 5G stands out for its sleek and modern design, offered in Noble Black and Peak Blue colour options. The Peak Blue variant features a glittery wavy pattern reminiscent of sea waves, while the Noble Black variant offers a matte shiny texture. It has a glass back housing a triple camera setup and Aura ring light. Its curved display, measuring 6.78 inches has minimal bezels and a centered hole-punch camera cutout, providing an impressive 90.8% screen-to-body ratio featuring AMOLED technology and a 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset and 12GB of RAM paired with 256GB of storage, the V29 5G ensures smooth performance.

The triple rear camera setup includes a 50MP main camera with OIS, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP monochrome lens. The smartphone features a 50MP front camera with various shooting modes. It has a 4,600mAh battery and 80W wired charging. The price of the Vivo V29 5G for the 12/256GB available option is Rs 59,999 in Nepal.

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