Best Flagship Smartphones To Buy In Nepal [New Updated]
Searching for the best smartphones in Nepal? We have listed top high-end flagship mobiles one can buy with their price, reviews, & specs.

Best Flagship Smartphones To Buy In Nepal [Updated]

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The number of high-end smartphone users is on the rise in Nepal. Backtrack few years, we had few options and few brands and more importantly had to depend on 3rd party retailers to buy the desired high-end products and they were priced mighty high than they were supposed to be. But now, we have official distributors of all the major brands (except Google) which provide us with the latest and the best product their brand has to offer. Among the uncountable number of smartphones available in Nepal, we have made a list of some of the best smartphones in Nepal, which can be bought at the moment. Hope this will help you in the time of need.

6. Apple iPhone 11

iPhone 11 was the least expensive iPhone of 2019. But don’t let the price fool you, it still packs some of the best hardware on the inside. The phone features Apple A13 Bionic Chipset, which is the most powerful mobile processor out there. So despite being relatively easy on the wallet, iPhone 11 provides a promising gaming experience. And this is the only phone from the iPhone 11 series to make our list of best flagship smartphones in Nepal since the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max have been discontinued.

Apple iPhone 11

The name may be confusing but iPhone 11 is the successor of the iPhone XR. Just like the iPhone XR, iPhone 11 comes with 6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina Display. The resolution here is questionable as the pixel density is merely 326PPI. However, on the day to day usage, you won’t be able to discern any pixels. So it may not matter much.

Classic iPhone cameras, even on the entry-level model

Although it features the same display and a similar kind of design, there are lots of other upgrades on the inside. And the first one is its camera. iPhone 11 comes with two 12MP cameras: one 12MP primary and another 12MP ultra-wide-angle. So you’ll have more options while taking images. Apple has also greatly improved its computational photography because of which the phone captures amazing images. Furthermore, there is a 12MP selfie shooter on the phone, which is also capable of recording 4K videos. Plus there is a slofie feature to cherish.

iPhone 11 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina display, 1792×828 pixels
  • Chipset: Six-core A13 Bionic 64-bit processor, 8-core Neural Engine
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Operating System: iOS 13.4
  • Rear Camera: Dual (12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide)
  • Front Camera: 12MP (bezel)
  • Security: TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS with GLONASS
  • Battery: 3110mAh battery, Supports 18W fast charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 99,000 (64GB) | Rs. 106,900 (128GB) | Rs. 123,900 (256GB)

5. OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus 8 Pro manages to stay in the 5th position in our list of best smartphones currently available in Nepal. It comes with practically every feature you’d expect from a 2020 flagship smartphone. The long-awaited wireless charging finally makes a debut with the Pro alongside reverse wireless charging. More specifically, the OnePlus 8 Pro supports the company’s Warp Charge 30 Wireless.

OnePlus 8 Pro - Ultramarine Blue

Excellent display

Getting to the display, you get a gorgeous curved 6.78-inches QHD+ Fluid AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate; all protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6. It is HDR10+ certified, has 10-bit color depth, and an impressive 1300 nits of peak brightness.

Moving on, the performance of this thing is top-notch as always. Powered by the Snapdragon 865, the SoC has been complemented by up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. And all this runs on OxygenOS.

Cameras

Finally, the OnePlus 8 Pro is a camera powerhouse as well. There’s a quad-camera setup at the back with a 48MP primary Sony IMX689 sensor, a 48MP Sony IMX586 ultrawide lens, an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x hybrid optical zoom & up to 30x digital zoom, and finally a 5MP color filter lens. The selfie camera is a 16MP sensor sitting inside the punch-hole cutout on the top left corner of the display.

OnePlus 8 Pro Specifications:

  • Display: 6.78-inches AMOLED panel, QHD+ (3168 x 1440 pixels), 120Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865; 7nm+ Mobile Platform
  • Memory: 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128/256GB storage (fixed)
  • Software & UI: Android 10 with Oxygen OS on top
  • Rear Camera: Quad (48Mp primary, 48MP wide, 8MP telephoto, 5Mp color filter)
  • Front Camera: 16MP lens (punch-ole)
  • Security: Optical in-display fingerprint scanner
  • Connectivity: Dual Nano-SIM slot, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / BDS / Galileo / SBAS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4510 mAh; Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging, Warp Charge 30 Wireless, Reverse wireless charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 110,000 (8/128GB) | Rs. 125,000 (12/256GB)
  • Read our review of OnePlus 8 Pro.
  • Watch our review of OnePlus 8 Pro.

4. Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus - Phantom Violet

Moving on, the new Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21+ take the fourth position in our list of best smartphones you can currently buy in Nepal. Bringing massive upgrades in terms of the design, performance, and cameras compared to their direct predecessors, the Galaxy S21 and S21+ are a couple of excellent Android smartphones. As always, Samsung Nepal has introduced interesting pre-booking offers to further heighten their appeal.

What about the cameras?

Here, these two phones are very similar on multiple fronts. They got the same camera setup consisting of a 64MP telephoto (3x optical zoom), 12MP wide, and a 12MP ultrawide sensor. Similarly, you get a 10MP selfie shooter inside the punch-hole cutout. Powering the S21 and S21+ is Samsung’s new Exynos 2100. Not only does it bridge the gap between its Snapdragon counterpart, but this silicon is extremely power-efficient as well. Both phones come with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, Samsung has cut-off the SD card support starting with the S21 series.

While the S21 has a 6.2-inches Dynamic AMOLED screen with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, S21+ enjoys a bigger 6.7-inches panel. Because of their size, these phones differ in terms of their battery capacity as well. Anyway, one major differentiating factor between the cheaper entries in the S21 series is their build quality. Samsung has gone with a glastic back/glass front on the S21 whereas the S21+ gets the Victus treatment on both sides.

Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ Specifications:

  • Display: 6.2/6.7-inches Dynamic AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels)
  • Chipset: Exynos 2100; 5nm Mobile Platform
  • Memory: 8GB RAM (LPDDR5), 128/256GB storage (fixed)
  • Software & UI: One UI 3.1 on top of Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Triple (12MP primary, 12MP ultrawide, 64MP telephoto)
  • Front Camera: 10MP (punch-hole)
  • Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner (Ultrasonic); Gen 2
  • Connectivity: Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / GALILEO / BDS, USB 3.2 Type-C, UWB (only S21+), Samsung Wireless DeX, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Battery: 4000/4800mAh with 25W fast charging; 15W wireless charging
  • Price in Nepal:
    • Galaxy S21: Rs. 109,999 (8/256GB)
    • Galaxy S21+: Rs. 129,999 (8/256GB)
  • Read our review of Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+.
  • Watch our review of Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+.

3. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Sitting at the third spot in our list of best flagship smartphones in Nepal rightfully goes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Starting with the display, it is the biggest one in the series to date, measuring a whopping 6.9-inches. As expected, this is a WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

With this, the Note 20 Ultra’s display is capable of dynamically shifting the refresh rate of the display between 10Hz & 120Hz depending on what content is being played. This variable refresh rate (VRR) technology will definitely help in efficient battery endurance from the 4500mAh unit which supports 25W fast wired & 15W wireless charging.

The best of the best!

The phone is also protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass Victus which promises better resistance against drop & scratches. Performance-wise, it has the same Exynos 990 SoC as in the S20 series globally, while select markets like the US, China & S. Korea get the Snapdragon 865+ variant. Similarly, Samsung has brought the 4G version of Note 20 Ultra which has 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

Here, the S-Pen has been shifted to the left but more importantly, Samsung has drastically reduced the input latency to just 9ms. Getting to the cameras, it has a triple rear-camera setup with a 108MP main sensor, 12MP ultrawide camera, and 12MP telephoto lens capable of 5x lossless digital or 50x Space Zoom. There’s also a Laser AF sensor for better focus. Upfront, you get a 10MP selfie camera inside the punch-hole cutout.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Specifications:

  • Display: 6.9-inches Dynamic AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, WQHD+ (3088 x 1440 pixels)
  • Chipset: Exynos 990; 7nm+ Mobile Platform
  • Memory: 8GB RAM (LPDDR5), 256GB storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: One UI 2.5 on top of Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Triple (108MP primary, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto, Laser AF)
  • Front Camera: 10MP (punch-hole)
  • Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner (Ultrasonic)
  • Connectivity: Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / GALILEO / BDS, USB 3.2 Type-C, UWB, Samsung Wireless DeX, 4G LTE
  • Battery: 4500mAh with 25W fast charging; 15W wireless charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 139,999 (8/256GB)
  • Read our review of Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
  • Watch our review of Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

2. Apple iPhone 12 series

iPhone 12 mini - Black

Apple’s new iPhone 12 series is enjoying massive success in the market—as expected. Even though the company decided to shift the launch date by roughly a month, that didn’t have much of an impact on the sales figure. Anyway, all four entries in the iPhone 12 lineup are excellent smartphones catering to the needs of a diverse market. First off is the iPhone 12 mini. Featuring a 5.4-inch OLED screen, this is a compact phone and perfect for those who prefer one-handed usage.

Even though its compact size has appealed to the tech community, buyers seem to be skipping this for the bigger iPhones instead. As a result, Apple is reporting the lowest figure on the iPhone 12 mini compared to other entries in the latest iPhone lineup. Just above it is the standard iPhone 12. It comes with a bigger 6.1-inch OLED screen while retaining the same dual-camera system as the mini.

iPhone 12 Pro series

iPhone 12 Pro Max - Silver

Then, you have the iPhone 12 Pro. It features the same 6.1-inch screen size but comes with an additional 12MP telephoto lens and a LiDAR sensor. Additionally, the 12 Pro series starts at 128GB storage while the regular iPhone 12 and 12 mini are also available in 64GB options. Finally, we have the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

It boasts the biggest screen among the four—with a towering 6.7-inch OLED. Even though it retains a similar number of lenses like the 12 Pro, Apple’s best camera phone of this year is the 12 Pro Max. It has a bigger imaging sensor capable of taking in more light details.

Okay, with that aside, let’s talk about the similarities of all the four iPhone 12s. All of them are powered by the 5nm A14 Bionic chipset and run on iOS 14 out-of-the-box. Apple doesn’t include a charging brick this time around but has introduced the MagSafe standard of wireless charging.

iPhone 12 series Specifications:

  • Display: 5.4 / 6.1 / 6.1 / 6.7-inches OLED, 60Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Apple A14 Bionic; 5nm Mobile Platform
  • Memory: 4/6GB RAM, Up to 51GB storage (fixed)
  • Software & UI: iOS 14
  • Rear Camera: Dual/Triple:
    • iPhone 12 mini, 12: 12MP primary, 12MP ultrawide
    • iPhone 12 Pro, Pro Max: + 12MP telephoto, LiDAR sensor
  • Front Camera: 12MP (bezel)
  • Security: Face ID
  • Connectivity: Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / GALILEO / QZSS, UWB, Lightning, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Battery: 2227 / 2815 / 2815 / 3687mAh cell, USB PD 2.0, MagSafe
  • Price in Nepal:
StorageiPhone 12 miniiPhone 12
64GBRs. 118,000Rs. 134,000
128GBRs. 126,000Rs. 142,000
256GBRs. 142,000Rs. 158,000
StorageiPhone 12 ProiPhone 12 Pro Max
128GBRs. 170,000Rs. 185,990
256GBRs. 187,000Rs. 202,990
512GBRs. 220,000Rs. 235,990

1. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra - Phantom Silver

Finally, taking the crown in our list of best smartphones you can buy in Nepal goes to the new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Working on the flaws of its predecessor, its comeback story is one for the ages. As expected, it brings a major overhaul in design, cameras, and more importantly, the cameras. While the S20 Ultra was plagued by the horrible autofocus issue, Samsung has solved that by including a dedicated Laser AutoFocus (AF) system on the S21 Ultra.

Gorilla Glass Victus

Besides, you’re going to get every premium feature you could ask from a flagship smartphone. It boasts dual Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection offering resilience in terms of scratches or drops. The display is a big 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen that features an LTPO backplane that dynamically adjusts the refresh rate between 10 and 120Hz; thus saving battery. Samsung has also a brand new OLED panel on the S21 Ultra that supposedly consumes 16% less power compared to the last-gen panel.

Powering the phone is the Exynos 2100 which has been paired with 12/16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. You don’t have the option to expand your storage this time around though. In terms of cameras, the phone has a quad-camera setup at the back consisting of 108MP ISOCELL HM3 sensors, a 10MP periscope lens, a 10MP telephoto lens, and a 12Mp ultrawide camera. In terms of battery, S21 Ultra gets its juice from a big 5000mAh cell that supports 25W fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Specifications:

  • Display: 6.8-inches Dynamic AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, WQHD+ (3200 x 1440 pixels)
  • Chipset: Exynos 2100; 5nm Mobile Platform
  • Memory: 12/16GB RAM (LPDDR5), Up to 512GB storage (fixed)
  • Software & UI: One UI 3.1 on top of Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Quad (108MP primary, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP telephoto, 10MP periscope zoom, Laser AF)
  • Front Camera: 40MP (punch-hole)
  • Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner (Ultrasonic); Gen 2
  • Connectivity: Hybrid Dual-SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / GALILEO / BDS, USB 3.2 Type-C, UWB, Samsung Wireless DeX, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 25W fast charging; 15W wireless charging
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 154,999 (12/256GB)
  • Read our review of Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.
  • Watch our review of Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

Summary list of best smartphones in Nepal [2021] 

S. No.Best Smartphones in NepalLatest Price
6iPhone 11Rs. 106,900 (128GB)
5OnePlus 8 ProRs. 110,000 (8/128GB)
4Samsung Galaxy S21Rs. 109,999 (8/256GB)
Samsung Galaxy S21+Rs. 129,999 (8/256GB)
3Galaxy Note 20 UltraRs. 139,999 (12/256GB)
2iPhone 12 series12 miniRs. 142,000 (256GB)
12Rs. 158,000 (256GB)
12 ProRs. 187,000 (256GB)
12 Pro MaxRs. 202,990 (256GB)
1Samsung Galaxy S21 UltraRs. 154,999 (12/256GB)
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Do you agree with our choice of the best smartphones available in Nepal, or do you want to add something to the list? Have your say in the comments section. 

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