If you are on a tight budget that limits your choices to entry-level phones, we have a curated list of some of the best Android phones available for 25000 Naira (that’s about $70) in the market right now.

This is entry-level territory where there aren’t a lot of resources available to smartphones. Phone in this price bracket have basic processors, limited RAM, and limited storage. As such, it is important to squeeze out the best you can out of your hard-earned money when shopping.

Best Android phones available for 25,000 naira or 70 dollars

Remember the rule of rounding off in mathematics? If you do, you understand why our list of the best Android phones available for 25000 naira includes phones that cost a little less and those that cost a little more. Let’s go!

Best Android phones available for 25000 naira or 70 dollars

TECNO Pop 2 Power 16G

tecno pop 2 power
TECNO pop 2 Power 16GB is the most affordable entry on this list of the best Android phones available for 25000 naira

TECNO Pop 2 Power has a 5.5″ display, 8MP front camera, 5MP back camera, and packs a decent 4000mAh battery. It runs Android 8.1 (GO Edition) and is equipped with 1GB RAM. The 16GB storage variant is what you should go after here for this price.

It is a no-frills smartphone that ticks all the right boxes to offer an all-round package. It is also the most pocket-friendly mention on this list. Which means that you also do without a fingerprint reader. Price: ₦22,500 / . TECNO Pop 2 Power specifications.

Afrione Gravity Z2

Afrione Gravity Z2

Next on our list of the best Android phones available for 25000 naira is the Gravity Z2 from Nigerian smartphone brand, Afrione. It has a 5.5-inch display, 13MP camera, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, and runs Android 8.1 Oreo. Like most devices in this price range, it is a dual SIM device. Battery capacity is a respectable, 3500 mAh. Price: ₦23,500 / .

Itel P33 Plus

itel p33 plus specs and features
itel p333 Plus has the best battery life among the best Android phones available for 25000 Naira

There are phones in this class with, 3500mAh and 400mAh capacity batteries, but itel’s P33 plus isn’t playing in that league. It packs a whopping, 5000mAh battery and coupled with its processor and other features, offers the best battery life of any handset on this list. That Plus isn’t cosmetics.

What you get is a 6.0″ 720p display, an 8MP + 0.2MP dual camera and fingerprint reader on the back, a 5MP selfie camera, 16 GB storage, 1 GB RAM, and Android 8.1 (Oreo, Go Edition). And it comes at a very pocket-friendly price too. Price: ₦23,500.00. itel P33 Plus specifications.

Gionee P10m

Gionee P10m front back

For about a thousand naira more, Gionee puts sexy into our list of the best Android phones available for 25000 naira. Want a waterdrop display? The P10m is what you need. It has the hot looks – like it belongs in a higher class – and should get nice looks from friends and colleagues.

What you get is a 6.1″ display, 1 GB RAM, 16GB storage, 8MP+8MP dual rear camera, 8MP front camera, Android 8.1 Oreo, and a decent 4,000 mAh battery. There is no fingerprint reader. Price: ₦24,800.00

Nokia 1 Plus

Nokia 1 Plus
Nokia’s contestant offers a solid, premium build and up-to-date, future-proof software.

Another N25,000 smartphone that offers you a solid build and a touch of class is the Nokia 1 Plus. You have to get your hands on it to fully experience it. Nokia’s style is to offer premium quality build that punches above the competition.

The Nokia 1 Plus as a compact 5.45-inch display with 960 X 480 pixel resolution (197 ppi density), 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and runs the most up-to-date software on this list, Android 9.0 Pie (Go Edition). Being a Nokia, it will also get 2 years of software updates and 3 years of monthly security updates.

But its Achilles Heel is the paltry 8GB storage. Every other device on this list has 16GB. Then there is the smallish 2, 500mAh battery, though it doesn’t necessarily translate to horrible battery life. The small-ish display with low pixel density won’t guzzle as much power as the others do. It lacks a fingerprint scanner too. Price: ₦25,000 / Nokia 1 Plus specifications.

Xiaomi Redmi Go 16G + 1G

Xiaomi Redmi Go is a 1 GB RAM mobile phone
Xiaomi Redmi Go makes a showing among the best Android phones available for 25000 Naira with a touch of class and refinement

The Redmi Go offers you a premium build in a compact size. Pitching in with a 720p 5.0-inch display and a Snapdragon 425 processor, it offers the best performance on this list. Storage is 16 GB (there is an 8GB variant that costs even less) and RAM is 1GB.

For photography, there is an 8MP snapper at the back and a 5MP camera for selfies at the front. It runs Android 8 Oreo Go edition. Battery capacity is a decent, 3000mAh. But it lacks a fingerprint scanner. Price: ₦25,000. Xiaomi Redmi Go specifications.

TECNO Spark Youth

TECNO Spark Youth blue

TECNO Spark Youth offers bright colour paints and a 6-inch 720p display. On the inside, it is similar to most others on the list, with 1 GB RAM and 16GB storage. Cameras include an 8 MP main camera at the back and an 8 MP camera in front. The package includes a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

It runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) and has a decent, 3000mAh battery. Note that there is no 4G network support, though. Price: ₦26,000. TECNO Spark Youth specifications.

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core 16G

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core specs and price

Korean giant Samsung has a gladiator here at the N25,000 price point. The Galaxy A2 Core has a 5-inch display with a 220 ppi density. Which is a good thing because the 2600mAh battery won’t have so many pixels to push. That should help keep battery drain down.

Running Android 8.0 Oreo (Go edition), the A2 Core offers 16 GB storage and 1 GB RAM, 5 MP main camera, and 5 MP selfie camera. There is no fingerprint scanner here. Price: ₦26,000 / . Samsung Galaxy A2 Core specifications.

Infinix Hot 6 16 GB

Infinix Hot 6 specifications
Want fast charging on a ₦25,000 Android smartphone? Check out Infinix Hot 6.

The Hot 6 from Infinix is a 3G smartphone, has a 6-inch FullView Display and a solid 4000 mAh battery. Other features include a 13 MP main camera, a 5 MP selfie camera, and a fingerprint scanner. One feature it has that no other smartphone on this list has, are dual speakers. It isn’t every day that you find dual speakers on an entry-level Android phone.

But that isn’t all: Infinix Hot 6 is also the only phone on our list of the best Android phones available for 25000 Naira that offers any form of fast charging. Price: ₦27,000. Infinix Hot 6 specifications.

Huawei Y5 Lite

huawei y5 lite Specifications

Huawei’s representative, the Y5 Lite, offers a compact 5.45″ 720p display, 16GB storage, 1GB RAM, Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition), and a 3020 mAh battery. There is no fingerprint scanner, but it offers an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera. Price: ₦27,000. Huawei Y5 Lite specifications.

And it is a wrap on our list of the best Android phones available for 25000 Naira. Most of the devices listed offer 1GB RAM, 16GB storage and a decent battery. A few spice things up with one extra or the other. The variety available is rich, and you are sure to find a device that fits your profile within the ₦25,000 budget. Happy shopping!

2024 Update: This article was originally written in 2019 when it was common to find smartphones under ₦25,000. Today in 2024, there are no brand new smartphones selling for ₦25,000. None. Zilch. Sorry.

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Nigeria's foremost tech blogger and smartphone reviewer since 2003. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone.

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