Finding the perfect Android device could be tiresome in Nigeria.
You are most likely reading this article with the hope of finding a good quality Android device with your tight budget (45,000 or less). If so, you are definitely in the right corner of the web for such information.
The economy of the country have slumped in recent months, and most Nigerians can’t comfortably cough out more than 45,000 for a new Android device as we speak. But the little problem is, compared to high-end devices like the Samsung Galaxy and iPhone family brands that always show top-quality, buying budget Android devices without prior research could lead to regret in the future- you will start finding great drawbacks and wish you didn’t buy it.
There are loads Android smartphones with great specs and design out there that you can acquire with (45,000 or less).
1. Tecno Camon C7 (#41,000).
- Screen: 5.0″ HD IPS
- Memory: 2GB RAM; 16GB ROM; 128GB micro SD
- Processor: 1.3GHz Quad Core
- Operating System: HiOS (Based on Android 6.0)
- Camera: 13MP Back, 13MP Front
- Battery: 2500mAh
- Colour: Gold
- SIM: Normal SIM + Micro SIM
The Tecno Camon C7 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and offers great and sleek design. When the device was first released, it came as a cheaper version of the Camon C9 that was priced at #50,000, So many fans of the popular brand, Tecno complained about the cost especially due to economic recession the country was experiencing at the time of its release and they responded magnificently and released the Camon C7.
With a whopping 2GB of RAM, 5.0 inch display, 16GB internal memory, what more do you need for a device of 41k? It also comes in three colours White, Black, Gold- Gold been my favorite :).
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2. Infinix Hot 3 Pro. (# 44,000)
- Screen: 5.5″ HD Display
- Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB Internal Memory; MicroSD up to 32GB
- CPU: 1.3GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6580 Processor
- Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
- Camera: 2MP Front Camera. 8MP Back Camera
- Battery: 3000mAh Capacity
The Infinix Hote 3 Pro is like a newer version of the older Hot 3. The difference between the Infinix Hote 3 Pro(Infinix Hot 3 LTE) and the Infinix Hote 3 is the RAM, the Pro version comes with a 2GB RAM compared to it’s predecessor that packs 1GB RAM.
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Differences between the Tecno C7 and Infinix Hote 3 Pro.
The screen is a little larger that the Tecno C7, that tops our list of Best Android Smartphones in Nigeria (₦45,000 or less). It also packs a 2GB RAM & 18GB Internal memory like the Tecno C7. The only difference that might go a long way for the selfie freaks is the camera. The Tecno C7 pack an amazing 13MP Front & Back Camera, while the Infinix Hote 3 Pro settles for an 8MP Back Camera & 2MP Front Camera, which is a whole lot of difference for those who like taking pictures. The Infinix Hote 3 Pro also beats out the Tecno C7 in battery power as it houses a 3000mAh Capacity battery compared to the 2500mAh for the C7.
If you love taking pictures, I would advise you check out the Camon C7 as the Hot 3 Pro is weaker in that.
3) Infinix Hot 4. (46,000)
- Screen: 5.5″HD display
- Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM External Memory, up to 32GB)
- Processor: Quad-core Cortex 1.3GHz
- Operating System: Android M, XOS
- Camera: 8MP Back Camera, 5MP Front Camera)
- Battery: 4000mAh Battery
- Colour: Black
- SIM: Dual Micro SIM Card & SD Card
Infinix brand of smartphones is known to pack a great deal of battery compared to other competitors in Nigeria. The Infinix Hot 4 improved on the already amazing 3,500mAh of the Hot 3 Pro. The only drawback of the Infinix Hot 4 is- 1GB RAM, am still baffled why the big brand decided to use 1GB RAM. The sad part is there is also a 2GB version that it cost #55,000, you can find here:
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4. Gionee F103 Pro (#40,000)
- Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Resolution: 720 * 1280px
- OS: Android OS : Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- CPU: Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core
- Card Slot: microSD, up to 128GB
- Internal: 16GB, 2GB RAM
- Primary camera: 13MP
- Front camera: 5MP
- Battery: 2400mAh
The Gionee F103 is a fantastic device and could top the list via a different source, but we decided this position due to the battery power compared to other devices on this list. The power supply is a big issue in Nigeria and we believe any device that tops the list has to work efficiently without constant power supply.
With 2GB RAM, the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 16GB ROM it is almost on par with our topmost choice the Camon c7. The only difference with the Camon C7 is the camera as the C7 packs a whopping 13MP front camera- it is super-amazing.
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5. Gionee M5 Mini (#45,000)
- Display: 5.0 Inch Full HD Touchscreen
- Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad Core Mediatek
- Memory: 16GB ROM, 2GB RAM
- Camera: 5MP (Rear), 5MP (Front)
- OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
- Battery: 4000mAh
- Dual SIM
- 3G and Wifi Enabled
- Colour: Gold
The Gionee M5 Mini seems like a response to the above mentioned, Gionee F103- even though the M5 was released first. With A large 5” screen, 2GB RAM, quad-core processing power and a 4000mAh battery, it is a great improvement from the F103.
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6. Innjoo Halo X
- Display: 5.5″ HD IPS
- Processor: Quad Core; 1.3GHz
- Memory: 2GB RAM,
- 16GB ROM, expandable to 128GB (microSD)
- Camera: 8MP (Rear); 2MP (Front)
- SIM: Dual
- Battery: 3000mAh
- Colour: Gold
Another great device specs that can seat anywhere on position two to five on this list. The main reason why it is last on our list is because compared the other brands on this list, they aren’t the most trusted, maybe with lots of device like this users can grow interested in them.
2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, and a Quad-core processor are fantastic. But personally, i feel the price is a little bit of the high due to the brand. For 35,000 this device would be first on the list.
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Note: however, that the Prices were based on the time this post was published, hence the prices of these devices in our list may change over time.
Also published on Medium.