Best Smartphones of 2017 to buy in Nepal

As the technology moves forward, the efficiency of the smartphone is on a gradual rise. Nepal was previously never the market of high-end smartphones and they were either imported by third party retailers or some people from foreign country used to bring them. In the recent times, however, the story of the smartphone has changed by a large margin. Many brands have entered Nepali smartphone market and many are yet to arrive. With each passing month's something new is being invented and added in smartphones which is making the greatness of smartphone even greater. The laptop we use has 4 GB of RAM but there are smartphones in the market that proudly possess 8GB of RAM. While youo may be enjoying watching Champions League in 1080p HD in your home, the smartphone with 4K resolution is already available. Top tier smartphones are even competitive DSLR in the field of photography. These all prove that the smartphone is in the constant mode of development and invention. Today we are listing such high-end smartphones you can buy in Nepal in 2017.

7) Xiaomi Mi Note 2

Mi Note 2 is the first smartphone other than Samsung to integrate the curved edge display. The curved edge display is its main attraction along with decent specs sheet.The screen body ration of Mi Note 2 is 77.2 % and the display is a 5.7-inch Quad HD OLED panel. MI Note 2 packs the latest processor from Qualcomm that is Snapdragon 821, with 4GB or 6GB and 63GB or 128 GB of onboard storage. The latest flagship is powered by whopping 4,070 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. The Aqstic audio processor will offer 192 KHz/24-bit Hi-Fi sound.

6) Huawei P10 Plus

Looking similar to the previous year flagship Huawei P9. Similar in design, however, P10 Plus has a wonderful build quality improved from it's predecessor. The fingerprint sensor has also now been embedded in the Home button rather than the back side.

Display-5.5 inches
Camera-20 MP + 12 MP rear camera
RAM-4 GB / 6 GB
Battery-Non-removable 3750mAh Li-Ion
OS-Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1
Storage-64 GB / 128 GB

5) OnePlus 3T

OnePlus made some serious decisions this year. The production of OnePlus 3 was stopeed within 5 months and was upgraded to OnePlus 3T. OnePlus 3T has better processor(Snapdragon 821) than OnePlus(Snapdragon 820) and also had better battery life compared to OnePlus 3. OnePlus 3T performance was largely praised. OnePlus 3T is still one of the best smartphones to buy although OnePlus 5 has already been released.

Key Specs of OnePlus 3T

Dimensions: 152.7×74.7×7.35mm; Weight: 158g
Display-5.5-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD Optic AMOLED display with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
RAM-6GB LPDDR4 RAM, 128GB (UFS 2.0) storage
Processor-2.35GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
Dual nano SIM slots
Camera-16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX298 sensor, 1.12-micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, EIS 2.0, PDAF, OIS, 4K video recording at 30 fps, 720p slow motion at 120fps
16MP front-facing camera with Samsung 3P8SP sensor, 1.0 micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 1080p video recording
OS-Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) with Oxygen OS
Fingerprint sensor
Connectivity-4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
Speakers-Bottom-facing speaker, dual microphone for noise cancellation
Battery-3400mAh battery with Dash Charge

4).Xiaomi MI Mix

Who doesn't want to use such a beautiful smartphone? Xioami Mi MIX was termed as a futuristic phone with the bezel-less design. With 91.3% screen to body ratio, the phone looks stunning. The design is also stunning with glass design. The first question that arises is your mind may be "Dude, where is the front camera?". Well, the camera is housed on the bottom. Since there is no room in the top, it is fitted on the bottom. The Mi Mix will house a 4,400 mAh battery, 16MP rear camera, and a 5 MP selfie-camera.Fingerprint sensor will also be included. Personally, it is one of the best-looking smartphone right now in the market.

Key Specs of Xiaomi MI MIX:

  • 6.4 inches(1080 x 2040) @362ppi
  • Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 Chipset
  • 6GB RAM
  • 256GB Internal Storage
  • 16MP with f/2.0,phase detection autofocus, electronic image stabilization
  • 5MP Selfie Camera
  • MIUI 8.0 on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Fingerprint Scanner on the rear side below camerea
  • 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • 4400 mAh battery Non-removable
Price Rs.94,999

3.)Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Although Samsung Galaxy S8 has already been launched in the Nepali market, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge still make our list for the top smartphones that you can buy in 2017. With regular updates and added features, the smartphone still stands out.

Specs of Samsung Galaxy S7

Weight: 152 gm (approx)

Dimensions: 142.4*69.6*7.9 mm
Memory: 32 GB internal storage with microSD card slot(compatible/supports up to 200GB), 4 GB RAM
Processor: Exynos 8890 Octa-Core CPU(2.3 HGz Quad + 1.6 GHz Quad), Mali-T880 MP12 GPU
Display: Gorilla Glass 4 Protection, 5.1 inch Super AMOLED Display with the screen resolution of 2560*1440 pixels(577ppi)
OS: TouchWiz UI with Android latest update Marshmallow 6.0
Camera: It has great 12 MP rear Camera with f1.7 aperture,5 MP front facing camera with f1.7 aperture, Phase detection Auto-Focus, OIS and LED Flash as well.
Battery: It Consists of Non-Removable 3000 mAh Battery.
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.3, NFC, Hybrid Dual-SIM Card slot,3G,4G LTE, MicroUSB 2.0
Other Specifications: Wireless Charging, Fast Turbo Charging, Fingerprint Sensor, IP68 certified- dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.

2) iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

iPhone needs no introduction. Being the latest flagship from Apple, iPhone 7 Plus homes dual-camera setup. There is no major design change than the previous model but improvements have been made inside. It features A10 processor and has the new 12MP rear camera. The stereo speakers add new life and the home button is also non-tactile.

Specs of iPhone 7 Plus

Processor: iOS 10,2 GB RAM
A10 Fusion C 64bit Quad Core
32/128/256 GB, 
Display: 5.5-inches Retina FullHD Display with Wide Color Gamut
Camera 12MP with  telephoto and Wide-angle LensOIS (rear) f/1.8 , 7MP facetime (front)
Connectivity: LTE Advanced up to 450 Mbps
Water and Dust Protection

Specs of iPhone 7

Processor:iOS 10,2 GB RAM
 A10 Fusion C 64bit Quad Core
32/128/256 GB, 
Display: 4.7-inches Retina HD Display with Wide Color Gamut
Camera 12MP OIS (rear) f/1.8 , 7MP facetime HD (front)
Stereo Speakers (2x louder than 6 and 6s)
LTE Advanced up to 450 Mbps
Water and Dust Protection
New Home Button
Stereo Speakers (2x louder than 6 and 6s)

1.)Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus got major re-design as the phone going bezel-less. With 90% screen to body ratio, it is one of the best-looking smartphones out there. The edge display does the perfect role in maintaining the stunning looks of the smartphone. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus has 6.2-inch display while Samsung Galaxy S8 has 5.8 display. The new AI called Bixby does the pretty decent job. It is actually much more effective than S-Voice. The Bixby is competent with Apple's Siri and Google Assistant.

Key Specs of S8 and S8 Plus:

  • 5.8Inch / 6.2inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Display
  • Octa Core Exynos 8895 Processor
  • 4 RAM With 64GB ROM (expandable)
  • Dual Pixel 12MP Rear Camera
  • 8MP Front Camera (auto-focus)
  • IP68 Water Resistant
  • 3000 mAh / 3500 Battery
  • Dual SIM support
NRs. 88,900  for S8 and NRs. 98,900 for the S8 plus.

Expected Phones:

 OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5 is the latest flagship from the OnePlus company. The company skipped the production of OnePlus 4 as 4 is considered unlucky in China. OnePlus 5 comes with design identicall to the iPhone 7  Plus and has dual-camera on the rear side. OnePlus packes great specs in an affordable price which makes it one of the best Android smartphone.

Specs of OnePlus 5

Display :5.5 (1080 x 2080)
Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Ram & Storage :6 & 8 GB | 64 & 128 GB
Processor :2.5 GHz,Quad
Operating System :Android
Primary Camera :20 & 16 MP
Front Camera :16 MP
Battery :3300 mAH

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Sony Xperia was an unexpected hero in the E3. With 5.5-inch world's firsts, 4K HDR display with whooping 807 ppi and a camera that is capable of recording slow-motion videos at 960 fps, this phone will definitely be one of the most outstanding phones of the year. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 835 processor and has 4GB of RAM and 64Gb of internal storage which also allows expansion via microSD card.

Key Specs of Sony Xperia XZ

Display :5.5 (2160 x 3840)
Processor :1.9 GHz,Octa
Ram & Storage :4 GB | 64 GB
Primary Camera :19 MP
Front Camera :13 MP
Operating System :Android
Battery :3230 mAH
Soc :Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

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