Best Redmi phones under ₦100,000: Complete Guide

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There are currently four Redmi phones under ₦100,000 naira in Nigeria. They are the Redmi 12C, Redmi A3, Redmi A2 Plus, and Redmi A2. I will kick things off by sharing with you the main differences between the four. After that, we shall look at the specs, features, and prices of each of them, one after the other.

The four Redmi phones under ₦100,000, in summary

The Redmi 12C and Redmi A3 have a larger display (6.71 inches) than the Redmi A2 Plus and A2, both of which have a 6.52 inches screen.

The Redmi 12C has a higher resolution main camera (50 MP) than the Redmi A3, A2 Plus and A2 (8 MP).

All four of these Redmi phones under ₦100,000 have the same battery capacity (5000 mAh). All four also have 10W charging.

The Redmi 12C runs on Android 12 with MIUI, while the Redmi A2 Plus and A2 run on Android 13 Go Edition. The Redmi A3 runs Android 14 Go edition. In simple terms, the Redmi A3, A2 Plus and A2 are entry-level Android phones.

The Redmi 12C has a MediaTek Helio G85 processor, while the Redmi A3, A2 and A2 Plus all use the MediaTek Helio G36 processor. In plain English, this means that the Redmi 12C is the most powerful Redmi phone under ₦100,000.

Differences: Redmi A3 vs A2 Plus vs A2

At this point, you are probably already wondering what the difference between the A2 and the A2 Plus is. They look exactly the same. They have the same features. There is one major difference between them – the A2 does not have a fingerprint scanner, while the A2 Plus does. Other than that, the A2 Plus offers some higher memory options. That’s it.

The Redmi A3 shares the same processor, battery capacity, and charging speed. But it has a more premium design, 90Hz refresh rate, and Gorilla Glass protection.

Now, let’s look at the specs of each of these four Redmi phones under ₦100,000 distinctly and in details.

Redmi 12C

Redmi 12C is one of the best Redmi phones under ₦100,000
  • Display: 6.71 inches, IPS LCD, 720 x 1650 pixels, 500 nits (typ)
  • Camera: 50 MP main, 5 MP selfie, LED flash, HDR, night mode, 1080p video
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G85, octa-core, up to 2.0 GHz, Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
  • Memory: 2-6 GB RAM, 32-128 GB storage, microSDXC slot, memory extension up to 11 GB
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, Li-Po, non-removable, 10W charging, microUSB 2.0
  • OS: Android 12, MIUI 13
  • Other features: rear fingerprint sensor, NFC, FM radio, 3.5mm jack, dual SIM

The 3GB RAM + 64GB variant of the Redmi 12C costs ₦86,000 at the time of this article.

The 4GB RAM + 18GB variant costs ₦96,000.

The 6GB RAM + 128GB variant of the Redmi 12C costs ₦99,600 and may cross the ₦100,000 mark soon.

The Redmi 12C is available at Slot, Pointek, Finet, and many other phone stores and e-commerce platforms, including Jiji, Konga, and Jumia.

You should check out our Redmi 12C unboxing video and detailed review.

Redmi A3

Redmi A3 in Olive Green
  • Display: 6.71″ IPS LCD, 720 x 1650 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G36, octa-core CPU, 12 nm process
  • Memory: 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, microSDXC slot, memory extension up to 8GB
  • Camera: 8MP main camera, 0.08MP auxiliary lens, dual-LED flash, HDR, 1080p video recording; 5MP front camera, soft-light ring, HDR, 1080p video recording
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, non-removable, 10W wired charging
  • Security: Side fingerprint sensor, AI face unlock
  • Network & Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G/3G/2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.4, GPS, FM radio, USB Type-C
  • Operating System: Android 14 (Go edition), MIUI, 2 Android major updates, 3 years of security patch updates
  • Dimensions: 168.3 x 76.3 x 8.3 mm, 193 g or 199 g
  • Colors: Midnight Black, Olive Green, Lake Blue.

Only the 3GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of the Redmi A3 costs below ₦100,000, and it is a narrow miss. At ₦99,800, you should buy it now before it gets more expensive and crosses the ₦100,000 mark.

It is available at official Xiaomi retailers and e-commerce platforms nationwide. Check out the unboxing video.

Redmi A2 Plus

Redmi A2 Plus
  • Display: 6.52 inches, IPS LCD, 720 x 1600 pixels, 400 nits (typ)
  • Camera: 8 MP main, 5 MP selfie, dual-LED flash, HDR, 1080p video
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G36, octa-core, up to 2.2 GHz, PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • Memory: 2-4 GB RAM, 32-128 GB storage, microSDXC slot
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, Li-Po, non-removable, 10W charging, microUSB 2.0
  • OS: Android 12 or 13 (Go edition), MIUI
  • Other features: rear fingerprint sensor, FM radio, 3.5mm jack, dual SIM

The 2GB RAM + 32GB variant of the Redmi A2 Plus costs ₦82,000 at the time of this article.

The 3GB RAM + 64GB variant costs ₦94,000 at the time of this article.

The Redmi A2+ is available at Slot, Pointek, Finet, and many other phone stores and e-commerce platforms, including Jiji, Konga, and Jumia.

If interested in more details, have a look at our Redmi A2+ specs page.

Redmi A2

Redmi A2
  • Display: 6.52 inches, IPS LCD, 720 x 1600 pixels, 400 nits (typ)
  • Camera: 8 MP main, 5 MP selfie, dual-LED flash, HDR, 1080p video
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G36, octa-core, up to 2.2 GHz, PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • Memory: 2-4 GB RAM, 32-128 GB storage, microSDXC slot
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, Li-Po, non-removable, 10W charging, microUSB 2.0
  • OS: Android 12 or 13 (Go edition), MIUI
  • Other features: FM radio, 3.5mm jack, dual SIM
  • Remember that the Redmi A2 does not have a fingerprint sensor.

The 2GB RAM + 32GB variant of the Redmi A2 Plus costs about ₦80,000 at the time of this article, though it is quite hard to find. Your best bets for finding one are Jiji, Jumia, and Konga.

Honorary Mentions

If you look hard enough, you might get lucky and find the Redmi 10 somewhere, going for between ₦55,000 and ₦95,000. You might even find other older models.

But the 12C, A3, A2+, and A2 are the Redmi phones under ₦100,000 that you are sure to find in the market as at March 2024.

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