China is currently dominating the smartphone market of the world, including Nepal, as 7 out of 10 Chinese smartphone manufacturer were listed as the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer in 2015. Since the rise of various Chinese smartphone brands in Nepal, users are getting more attracted to those Chinese brands while the likes of brands like Samsung and Apple are slowly fading away.
Brands like Huawei and Xiaomi are one of the few household names in smartphone industries that are currently rocking the smartphone world and it’s not a case of an exception here in Nepal. Releasing premium smartphones with high-end specs at a competitive price are what Chinese company are capable and great at. Nepalese market is flooded with Chinese smartphones right now so it can be a puzzling task for most of the users who are seeking the best from Chinese brands. To solve your problem and help you choose out the best, we have prepared a list of best Chinese smartphones in Nepal right now. Before taking a look, to notice you, we have prepared the list in no particular order.
1. Huawei Mate 8
Huawei’s premium end flagship phone – Mate 8 is a giant in terms of size as well as the hardware it packs. The phone seems to look quite big due to its 6-inch screen but in reality, it comes near to the size of an iPhone 6s Plus which has a 5.5-inch screen. The phone sounds quite big but you will forgive its size since you will enjoy consuming a lot more media on this phone.
The Mate 8 has beautifully crafted aluminium body as well as features an impressive fingerprint scanner on the back. One cannot disagree that the phone looks and feels quite premium in hand and goes head to head with the likes of Apple and Samsung in terms of design. The Mate 8 is also a treat for those camera freaks since it packs quite impressive 16MP primary camera at the back and an 8MP front sensor for a selfie and video chats. With Huawei’s own Kirin 950 chipset and a quad-core CPU with 3GB/4GB of RAM the 6-inch screen it packs will not go in vain as you are ensured to have a great experience while gaming and watching videos. And with Huawei’s Emotion UI on top, you are guaranteed to get a smooth experience in terms of software. The price of Huawei Mate 8 in Nepal is Rs. 79,999.
2. Gionee Elife E8
Gionee is gaining popularity in the Nepalese market in a quick matter of time. The company has been able to fulfill the need of Nepalese consumer and is one of the most sought Chinese brands after Huawei and Xiaomi. The Elife E8 is a perfect example of Gionee eager to compete for head to head against the likes of Huawei and Xiaomi.
The phone features an impressive 6.0-inch Quad-HD AMOLED display, which produces vibrant colours. The phone also has a metal body like that of Mate 8 which makes the smartphone’s look and feel more premium while holding in hand. Inside, the smartphone is powered by MediaTek’s MT6795 Helio X10 2.0GHz 64-bit octa-core processor coupled up with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card slot. In terms of camera, the phone features an impressive 24MP primary sensor with phase detection auto-focus as well as OIS with LED flash, whereas there is an impressive 8MP camera upfront for selfie lovers. The whole phone is powered by a 3,500mAh non-removable battery and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Gionee’s Amigo UI on top. Gionee Elife E8 can be purchased from any authorized distributor in Nepal at the price of Rs. 54,999.
3. OnePlus 3
Despite being founded just two years ago, the smartphones from OnePlus just add some heat to the smartphone market. The company has been providing high-end smartphones to the users for the lowest possible price. The latest flagship from the company – OnePlus 3 is one of the few smartphones that give users value for their money. While most smartphone company basically cuts corner for providing smartphone at a reasonable price, OnePlus proves to be an exception here.
Ditching the plastic and sandstone back from its last year model, the OnePlus 3 is made up of aluminium unibody which feels premium while holding in hand. You can also customize the backs with various options available in the market. While its predecessor OnePlus 2 was criticized by most of the users for stripping down most simple yet important hardware features like NFC and fast charging capability, OnePlus 3 packs all those features combined with an affordable price tag. Users are guaranteed to have a great experience in terms of performance, thanks to its Snapdragon 820 chipset, 6GB of RAM as well as its Oxygen UI which is near to that of Google’s stock Android. Users are also getting an upgraded 16MP primary camera on the back and an impressive 8MP camera on the front for those selfie lovers. You can purchase the OnePlus 3 at the price of Rs. 49,900 from online shopping site Kaymu.
4. LeTV Le 1S
Chinese streaming company is a new player in the market, with the views of competing against the likes of other Chinese brands the company’s new smartphone – Le 1S is one of the most impressive smartphones in terms of all-around performance. The smartphone features impressive specs and looks quite premium with an affordable price tag.
The LeTv Le 1S is a great value for money and is an appropriate choice for those users who are targeting smartphone with the good build quality and flagship specs at an affordable price tag. The phone is powered by MediaTek’s 2.2GHz Helio X10 octa-core flagship chipset and is accompanied by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Alongside that hardware, users are also assured to get a great camera experience as the smartphone features a 13MP primary camera on the back alongside a 5MP selfie shooter up front. That’s not the only thing this phone has to offer on the table, the phone also comes with a fingerprint scanner as well as a USB Type-C connector with Quick Charge support. LeTV Le 1S is available at the price of Rs. 23,500 in Nepal from online store HotDeals Nepal.
5. Lenovo K4 Note
The owner of Motorola – Lenovo is slowly gaining the reputation and popularity as a smartphone manufacturer. The company’s successor to its hugely famous K3 Note – the K4 Note is one of the best value for the money smartphone. After enjoying the huge success due to its K3 Note, Lenovo has made few noticeable changes in its K4 Note.
The most noticeable features of the K4 Note includes a fingerprint scanner on the back alongside an impressive 1.5-watt dual front speaker for better audio quality. Inside, the smartphone is powered by MediaTek’s mid-range MT6753 chipset alongside 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage expandable through a microSD card slot. In terms of camera, the phone features an impressive 13MP primary camera with phase detection auto-focus, whereas there’s a 5MP front-facing camera. The phone comes with an impressive 3,300mAh battery and can be purchased from online store HamroBazar at the price of Rs. 27,500.
6. Huawei Honor GR5 or 5X
Huawei’s sub-brand – Honor provides a premium looking phone with metal body finish and most importantly it all comes with an affordable price tag. Huawei’s Honor 5X is the second phone in this list from the company since the first one being the flagship – Mate 8. Even though the Honor 5X falls under the mid-range category, the phone performs quite impressively in terms of day to day usage.
Despite featuring a metal body and a fingerprint scanner, Huawei’s Honor 5X comes at an impressive price tag, which is a bang for the buck when compared with smartphones from Samsung with a similar price tag. The phone sports a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) IPS LCD display resulting in a pixel density of 400 ppi. Inside, the phone is powered by an impressive Snapdragon 615 chipset with octa-core Cortex-A53 processor and 3GB of RAM. In terms of camera, the phone sports quite impressive 13MP shooter at the back accompanied by a 5MP shooter at the front. The Huawei Honor 5X can be purchased at the price of Rs. 31,000 from online store Kaymu.
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7. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Redmi Note 3 is one of the most powerful as well as an affordable smartphone from Xiaomi. The phablet was quickly rushed to the market just 5 months after the launch of its predecessor – Redmi Note 2. The phablet enjoyed quite a bit of success in a short period of time due to the feature and design it packs more importantly in an affordable price tag.
The phone features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 403 ppi, without any protection. Inside, the phone is powered by an impressive Snapdragon 650 chipset with quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM for 16GB model and 3GB RAM for the 32GB model. Alongside an impressive processor, the phablet also sports a 13MP primary camera with ultra-fast phase detection auto-focus which is pretty impressive since it’s a flagship feature. Up front, there is a 5MP selfie shooter with an aperture rate of f/2.0 capable of recording video at 1080p. The whole phone is powered by a monstrous 4050mAh battery which can be quickly charged with the help of Qualcomm’s Quick Charge support. The Redmi Note 3 is priced at Rs. 24,999 and will be available via authorized distributor all over Nepal or can be purchased from their official website.
8. Xiaomi Mi 5
Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has the smartphone for users with different tastes, and the Mi 5 is one hell of a flagship which competes for head to head against the like of Samsung Galaxy S7. After the record number of sales by its Xiaomi Mi 4, Xiaomi has once again stepped in the right direction.
Xiaomi Mi 5 features a 5.15-inch full HD display which has almost zero bezels, the smartphone also has a fingerprint scanner upfront. The smartphone is integrated with Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 820 coupled up with 3GB and 4GB of RAM as well as NFC. The whole smartphone is powered by a 3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge on the board. Xiaomi Mi 5 is an appropriate choice for those who are entering into smartphone megapixel race as it sports a 16MP Sony IMX298 sensor with an aperture rate of f/2.0 and is capable of shooting 4K videos as well as has a 4 axis’ optical image stabilization which will reduce the overall shakiness of the video. The smartphone features a 4MP selfie sensor which as claimed by Xiaomi is the best new sensor by Qualcomm. Mi 5 is by far one of the best flagship smartphones by Xiaomi, as well as an appropriate choice for the user who wants reasonably priced flagship smartphone. You can purchase Xiaomi Mi 5 at the price of Rs. 49,999 from their official website.
9. Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro
The Redmi 3 Pro is the third smartphone in this list from Xiaomi and is an appropriate upgrade from its predecessor – Redmi 3. The smartphone still features a 5-inch 720p display paired up with humongous 4,100mAh, which will surely result in a great battery life. The phone looks great and features a metal design with three colours including, gold, silver, and white. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro has few noticeable change from its predecessor, including a fingerprint scanner.
Inside, the phone is powered by Snapdragon 616 chipset, which was also used in Redmi 3 but the Redmi 3 Pro has extra gigs of RAM as well as double internal storage than the Redmi 3. The phone’s camera is equipped with a 13MP primary sensor with an aperture of f/2.0, accompanied by a 5MP selfie shooter. The phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop on top of MIUI 7.0 and features a hybrid dual SIM card slot with one slot for expansion via a microSD card. The phone can be purchased at the price of Rs. 23,499 from various outlets in Nepal.
10. Huawei P9
Huawei P9 is an excellent companion for those travellers as well as photographers. Despite featuring quite impressive specs and a premium design, the main focal point of the device remains to be its dual camera. Co-Engineered with German brand Leica, the P9 features a 12MP dual-camera setup flushed at the back of the phone which works wonder to produce great shots, especially in low light.
As far as the specs are concerned, the Huawei P9 features Kirin 955 chipset with an octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a fingerprint scanner at the back. In case you are wondering, there’s an 8MP sensor upfront for selfies and an NFC. The whole phone is powered by a 3,000mAh battery and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow on top of Huawei Emotion UI with minimal bloatware as far as possible. The Huawei P9 can be purchased from authorized distributors located in Nepal for the price of Rs.59,999.
These are the list of best Chinese smartphones in Nepal you could buy right now. There are a lot of other smartphones from Chinese manufacturers that we haven’t mentioned in this article, some of them including Huawei G7 Plus and Gionee S6 is one of the best Chinese smartphones you could buy right now in Nepal. Are you willing to buy any of these smartphones or have we missed any other big eye catcher? Let us know in the comment box below.
Last updated on 2016/07/31