You will find scores of smartphones that cost ₦50,000 (or $150) and below. However, not all of them offer the same value. If you are shopping in that range, we have compiled for you a list of the very best Android phones under 50000 naira.
First up, what can you expect from smartphones in the ₦50,000 ($150) price range? You can expect to see smartphones that combine the following:
- 4G LTE,
- a dependable processor,
- at least 3GB of RAM,
- at least 32GB of storage,
- a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and
- a beefy battery.
The best Android phones under 50000 naira or 150 dollars
With that in mind, let us jump into our list of the best Android phones under 50000 naira. We even have one that combines 64 GB storage and 4 GB RAM. Great value for money, if you ask me.
TECNO Camon 11 4GB/64GB – best value for money
We are starting off with the best bargain available for most users. TECNO Camon 11 Pro stands head above the shoulders of others in our list of the best smartphones under 50000 naira or 150 dollars. Why? Besides the standard fare 6.2″ display, Helio A22 chipset, and 3750mAh battery, it offers a combination of 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. No other smartphone on this list offers that combination.
It is not the most powerful, though, as the Helio A22 processor does not pack a powerful punch. But as said earlier, this is the best value for most users – they do not require a power house, but they will find the 64 GB storage very generous.
Price: ₦47,000. TECNO Camon 11 specifications.
Xiaomi REDMI 7 3GB/32G – most powerful and splash resistant
The Redmi 7 is one of the most powerful smartphones on this list. And the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor is responsible for that power. Along with that is 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage.
Battery capacity is, 4000mAh. The Redmi 7 runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with Xiaomi’s custom user interface, MIUI 9. Lastly, it is also splash-resistant. Don’t go swimming with it, but you will feel comfortable knowing that you can respond quickly to a message under the rain.
PS: This is Redmi 7, not Redmi Note 7. They are two different devices.
Price: ₦47,500. Redmi 7 specifications.
Gionee S11 lite
Another smartphone that offers good value for money under ₦50,000 is Gionee’s S11 Lite. Launched in February 2018, it offers a 5.7″ display, a decent Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 processor, 4GB of RAM for multitasking, 32GB storage, and a 3030mAh battery.
Price: ₦46,800.00. Gionee S11 Lite specifications.
The Gionee S8s is a 2019 model running Android 9 Pie under its 5.86-inch display. It has a respectable and capable MediaTek Helio P22, 3GB RAM, 32 GB storage, and a 3000mAh battery.
There is a 13 + 5 MP dual camera and a fingerprint reader at the back. Like all the others already listed, there is a fingerprint scanner at the back as well.
Price: ₦45,500. Gionee S8s specifications.
Infinix Hot 7 Pro 3GB/32GB
Infinix Mobile’s Hot 7 Pro has a 6-inch display, 32GB storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, and a 4000mAh battery.
Price: ₦45,500. Infinix Hot 7 Pro specifications.
Nokia 4.2 – Pure Android and premium build
The Nokia 4.2 is the only smartphone on our list of the best Android phones under 50000 naira with 2GB of RAM. Ideally, it wouldn’t make this list but for the fact that lovers of pure Android OS who want the best smartphone in this price range need our help too. And the Nokia 4,2 is that device.
It has a compact 5.71-inch display, has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, is powered by a Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 chipset, has 32GB storage and supports microSD cards of up to 400 GB capacity.
There is a dual camera at the back, and the battery is of 3000 mAh capacity. In addition, it also has the most premium physical build here on this list.
Price: ₦49,000.00. Nokia 4.2 specifications.
Nokia 6.1 Plus aka Nokia X6 6GB/64GB
The Nokia 6.1 Plus, aka Nokia X6, has just dropped in price and is now available at various stores for under ₦50,000. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB storage, a 3060mAh battery and 18W (Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0) fast charging, this is easily one of the best value for money smartphones on our list of the best Android phones under 50000 naira.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus displaces the Redmi 7 as the most powerful Android phone on this list. Other features include a 5.8-Inch display, 16MP+5MP dual rear camera, and a 16MP selfie camera. It runs stock Android OS too. If you want one at this price, check on Jumia.
Price: ₦49,995. Nokia 6.1 Plus specifications.
Best smartphones under 50000 naira or 150 dollars: Honorary mentions
I know this list is about phones under ₦50,000 ($150), but it isn’t a bad idea to mention phones with good value that cost just a little above that price. Chances are that in a few months, their prices will drop to N50,000 or below anyway.
Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 3GB/32GB
Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 (not to be confused with Huawei Y7 Prime, which is a 2018 smartphone) offers a 6.26″ display, 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM, rear dual camera, fingerprint scanner, and a 4000mAh battery.
Price: ₦51,900. Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 specifications.
OPPO A3s 3GB/32GB
Last on our list of the best Android phones under 50000 naira is OPPO’s A3s. It is the only device on this list without a fingerprint scanner. On the flip side, it has a premium physical build and the beefiest battery of the lot.
If you can get past the lack of a fingerprint reader, it is a respectable smartphone with a 6.2-inch display with a wide notch, a Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 4230mAh battery.
It has a dual camera at the back and runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with OPPO’s custom user interface, ColorOS 5.1.
Price: ₦51,900. OPPO A3s specifications.
The best Android phones under 50000 naira: Conclusion
We have come to the end of this compilation of the best Android phones under 50000 naira (or $150).
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From 2001 when GSM phones were introduced in Nigeria till date, Mister Mobility has owned and used hundreds of mobile devices running proprietary, Java, Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.