Best Xiaomi phones under ₦100,000: Ultimate Guide

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There are currently four Xiaomi phones under ₦100,000 naira in Nigeria, and they exist under the Redmi brand. Redmi is the budget range of Xiaomi smartphones. Redmi phones are known for their affordable prices, high performance, and long battery life. You should buy a Redmi phone if you are looking for a quality smartphone that does not break the bank.

If, for some reason, you want a Xiaomi phone without the Redmi label, you have to be prepared to spend upwards of ₦500,000 to get one. Have a look at the Xiaomi 14, for example. That’s a pricey smartphone.

List of Xiaomi phones under ₦100,000

They are the Xiaomi Redmi 12C, Redmi A3, Redmi A2 Plus, and Redmi A2. What do you get with each of them?

The Xiaomi Redmi Redmi 12C is the most capable and the most expensive Xiaomi phone under ₦100,000. It has a larger display, a higher resolution main camera, a more powerful processor, and more memory. It has also been updated with Xiaomi’s latest graphical user interface, HyperOS (that’s a YouTube video I did reviewing the Xiaomi Redmi 12C with HyperOS).

The Redmi A2 and the A2 Plus are essentially the same device, with one major difference. The two of them look exactly the same and are of the same size. 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 the difference.

March 2024 update: With the announcement of the Redmi A3, it joins our list of Xiaomi phones under ₦100,000. It has most specs shared with the Redmi A2 and A2 Plus – same processor, same battery size and charging speed, and similar camera specs. But it has a beautiful, striking design, a bigger screen with 90Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass protection.

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

Xiaomi Redmi 12C

The Xiaomi Redmi 12C is one of the best Xiaomi 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 Xiaomi 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 Xiaomi 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.

Xiaomi Redmi A2 Plus

Xiaomi 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 Xiaomi 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.

Xiaomi 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.

Xiaomi Redmi A3

Xiaomi Redmi A3

Here is a summary of the specs of Xiaomi Redmi A3:

  • 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.

While the Redmi A3 has multiple memory variants, only the 3/64GB variant falls under ₦100,000. The other variants cost above our budget. You can check the detailed prices of the Redmi A3 in Nigeria here. Also, see my Redmi A3 Unboxing video.

Wrap up

That’s it. The 12C, A3, A2+, and A2 are the Xiaomi phones under ₦100,000 that you are sure to find in the market today as we roll into March 2024.

If you were looking for something more affordable, you are probably disappointed, but Xiaomi does not invest a lot in entry-level phones the way that other brands like itelnand TECNO do. If you want more affordable smartphones, look at our list of all phones under ₦100,000 in Nigeria. There is something for you there.

Do keep this page bookmarked and check back often to see additional devices that join our hot list of Xiaomi phones under ₦100,000 when they hit the market. Stick around!

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