The top 10 best budget smartphones to buy right now

The top 10 best budget smartphones to buy right now

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In this post, I will show you the top 10 best budget smartphones to buy in Nigeria right now. In a world where there are technological advancements daily, Nigeria is one of the largest growing economies in Africa, especially in the technology sector. An average Nigerian uses at least two phones. As of 2018, 85% of the total Nigerian population was using a mobile phone i.e. at least 8 out of every 10 Nigerians were using a mobile phone.

In 2019, smartphone users are continually increasing with the invention of new technologies from phone companies. Is it the smartphone with a sliding & rotating camera or the Samsung’s foldable smartphone, the Huawei P30 pro 50 times zoom feature, or the Infinix’s 34 MP AI selfie camera? Smartphones these days are boundless because they continue to surpass technological boundaries.

For a rich country like Nigeria with about 70% of her population living below the poverty level, there’s a need for affordable & durable budget smartphones to buy.

The following list includes the top 10 best budget smartphones that you can find in Nigeria right now.

Huawei Nova 3i

The Huawei Nova 3i is a pretty impressive budget smartphone. It’s one of my all-time favourites because it comes packed with impressive features that we see in flagship smartphones.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimension: 157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm
  • Display: 6.3-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution and 19:5:9 aspect ratio.
  • Operating system: EMUI 9.0, based on Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 710 Chipset.
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Selfie: Dual 24 MP, f/2.0 + 2 MP, depth sensor
  • Rear Camera: Dual 16MP, f/2.2 + 2MP, depth sensor with LED flash
  • Battery: Non-removable 3340 mAh, fast battery charging.
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Colours: Black, Pearl White, Iris Purple

WHERE TO BUY THE HUAWEI NOVA 3i

Jumia Nigeria – See offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

The Xiaomi Redmi note 7 is an elegant looking budget smartphone with powerful specifications. It was released in January 2019. Even though Xiaomi hasn’t established its stores and centres in Nigeria yet, this smartphone is still worth mentioning. It definitely deserves to be in this list of top budget smartphones in Nigeria

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimension: 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm
  • Display: 6.3-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution and 19:5:9 aspect ratio with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
  • Operating system: MIUI 10, based on Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 Chipset.
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB or 32 GB
  • RAM: 4/6 GB RAM or 3GB RAM
  • Selfie: Dual 13MP, f/2.2 HDR
  • Rear Camera: Dual 48MP, f/1.8 + 5MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Battery: Non-removable 4000 mAh, fast battery charging.
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Colours: Blue, Black, Twilight Gold

WHERE TO BUY THE XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 7

Jumia Nigeria – See offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers

Tecno Camon 11 Pro

The Tecno camon 11Pro was released in November 2018. It’s a powerful device from the Korean company which comes with a 6.2-inch display and elegant build, 24 MP AI selfie camera and a 3750mAh battery.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimension: 156.5 x 76 x 5.6 mm (H x W x D)
  • Display: 6.2-inch Super Full View display in HD+ (720 x 1500pixels) resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Operating system: HiOS v4.1, based on Android v8.1 Oreo
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 Chipset.
  • Internal Storage: 64GB ROM
  • RAM: 6GB RAM
  • Selfie: 24MP Front Camera with Flash, Face ID, and AR Emoji
  • Rear Camera: Dual 16MP+ 5MP with Quad Flash
  • Battery: Non-removable 3750 mAh
  • Sensors: G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor
  • Colours: Nebula Black

WHERE TO BUY THE TECNO CAMON 11 PRO

Jumia Nigeria – See offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers

Huawei Y9 (2019)

The Huawei Y9 (2019) launched as an upgrade from its successor; the Huawei Y9 (2018). The smartphone comes with a premium looking body design with four AI-powered cameras, two each on the front and back.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimension: 162.4 x 77.1 x 8.1 mm
  • Display: 6.5-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution and 19:5:9 aspect ratio
  • Operating system: EMUI 8.2, based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 710 Chipset.
  • Internal Storage: 64GB ROM
  • RAM: 4/3GB RAM
  • Selfie: Dual 16MP, f/2.0 + 2MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Rear Camera: Dual 13MP+ 2MP, depth sensor
  • Battery: Non-removable 4000 mAh, fast battery charging
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Colours: Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Aurora Purple

WHERE TO BUY THE HUAWEI Y9 (2019)

Jumia Nigeria – See offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers

Infinix S4

The Infinix S4 is a good looking budget smartphone with a powerful 32 MP AI selfie camera. It was launched recently in April 2019 and it comes in two variants: 64GB ROM with 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM with 4GB RAM variants.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimension: 156 x 75 x 7.9 mm
  • Display: 6.2-inch (720 x 1440 pixels) resolution and 18:5 aspect
  • Operating system: XOS, based on Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 Chipset.
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB or 32 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM or 3GB RAM
  • Selfie Camera: 32MP AI selfie camera
  • Rear Camera: Tripple 13MP, PDAF + 8MP +2MP with dual-LED flash
  • Battery: Non-removable 4000 mAh.
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Colours: Ice Blue, Millan Black, Tradewinds Gray

WHERE TO BUY THE INFINIX S4

Jumia Nigeria – See Offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers

Nokia X6

Nokia has been impressing their fans with the Nokia X series. The Nokia X6 is an Android one smartphone which means it will get updates faster. The smartphone has a brilliant display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, Snapdragon 636 Chipset, decent cameras and a fingerprint sensor at the back.

SEE THE KEY SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimension: 147.2 x 71 x 8 mm
  • Display: 5.8-inch (1080 x 2280 pixels) resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
  • Operating system: Android One, Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 Chipset.
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB or 32 GB
  • RAM: 4/6 GB RAM or 3GB RAM
  • Selfie: 16 MP, f/2.0
  • Rear Camera: Dual 16MP, f/2.0 + 5MP, f/2.4 depth sensor
  • Battery: Non-removable 3060 mAh, fast battery charging.
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Colours: Blue, Black, White

WHERE TO BUY THE NOKIA X6

Jumia Nigeria – See offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

Samsung is one of my favourite smartphone manufacturers because their smartphones are always unique with new tech features. The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) is a budget smartphone that comes with a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display, 4 cameras, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 3300mAh battery.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimension: 159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm
  • Display: 6.3-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution and 19:5:9 aspect ratio, Super AMOLED with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
  • Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Chipset: Exynos 7885 Chipset.
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB or 64 GB
  • RAM: 4/6 GB RAM
  • Selfie: 24MP, f/2.0 HDR, 1080p at 30fps
  • Rear Camera: Triple 24MP, f/1.7 + 8MP, f/2.4 + 5MP, f/2.2 with LED flash
  • Battery: Non-removable 3300 mAh.
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Colours: Blue, Black, Ping, Gold

WHERE TO BUY THE SAMSUNG GALAXY A7 (2018)

Jumia Nigeria – See offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers

You can also check out our review on the Samsung Galaxy A80.

Infinix Note 5 Stylus

Infinix’s smartphones continue to impress their users with their affordable smartphones. If you like Infinix smartphones, then the Infinix Note 5 stylus is one smartphone you need to take a look at. It’s one of the best budget smartphones to buy right now.

SEE THE KEY SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimension: 158 x 75 x 8.4 mm
  • Display: 6.0-inch (1080 x 2160 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Operating system: Android One; Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6763T Helio P23 Chipset.
  • Internal Storage: 64/32 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Selfie: 16 MP, f/2.0.
  • Rear Camera: 16MP, f/1.8 with dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR.
  • Battery: Non-removable 4000 mAh, fast battery charging.
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Colours: Bordeaux Red, Charcoal Blue, Champagne Gold

WHERE TO BUY THE INFINIX NOTE 5 STYLUS

Jumia Nigeria – See offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers

Samsung Galaxy A6 plus (2018)

In May 2018, the Samsung company launched the Samsung Galaxy A6+ as part of its midrange Galaxy A series of smartphones. Samsung Galaxy A6+ is a premium looking budget smartphone that comes with the following key specifications:

  • Dimension: 160.2 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm
  • Display: 6.0-inch (1080 x 2280 pixels) resolution and 18:5:9 aspect ratio with super AMOLED always-on display.
  • Operating system: Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 Chipset.
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB or 32 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM or 3 GB RAM
  • Selfie: 24 MP, f/1.9, 27mm (wide)
  • Rear Camera: Dual 16MP, f/1.7 + 5MP, f/1.9 depth sensor with LED flash
  • Battery: Non-removable 3500 mAh battery.
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Colours: Black, Gold, Blue, Lavender

WHERE TO BUY THE SAMSUNG GALAXY A6+

Jumia Nigeria – See offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers

Infinix Hot 7 Pro

The Infinix Hot & pro comes with a nice design and it was launched in March 2019. It’s a new and affordable smartphone that’s why it belongs to this list of the best budget smartphones to buy in Nigeria.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimension: 155 x 74.8 x 8 mm
  • Display: 6.2-inch (720 x 1440 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 Chipset.
  • Internal Storage: 32/64 GB
  • RAM: 2/3/6 GB RAM
  • Selfie: Dual 13MP + 2MP, depth sensor with LED flash
  • Rear Camera: Dual 13MP + 2MP, depth sensor with LED flash.
  • Battery: Non-removable 4000mAh, fast battery charging.
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Colours: Midnight Black, Mocha Brown, Bordeaux Red, Aqua Blue

WHERE TO BUY THE INFINIX HOT 7 PRO

Jumia Nigeria – see offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers

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There you have it: the top 10 best budget smartphones to buy right now. This post will be updated periodically to keep up with the latest smartphones on a budget.

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