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The Cheapest 5G Phones in Nigeria 2022

    Given the recent advancements in the country concerning 5G as covered in this article, we decided to make a list of the cheapest 5G phones in Nigeria. All the devices in the list below are budget devices with the latest technology and do not require one breaking the bank in order to afford any of them.

    You may ask, “What is 5G all about?” It is the new and fifth generation of the cellular network. Shockingly, there are still a lot of misconceptions about what 5G is and how it affects users. One major benefit of 5G that the telecommunication world is interested in is latency, when related to telecommunication networks this is simply the time taken for data to get from its originating point to its target point.

    The Cheapest 5G Phones in Nigeria, including prices, and where to buy them
    The cheapest 5G phones in Nigeria

    With every generation of cellular network, this “time” (latency) is reduced, hence making the network faster. This explanation is the reason 2G networks are slower than 3G, which is, in turn, slower than 4G. So, with the new 5G enabled devices browsing speeds are greatly increased, downloading time reduced and so much more. To put this into figures for better understanding, the highest speed or latency achieved by any 4G network clocks at 50MBps (on the 4G LTE-A) while one of the lowest speeds attained by 5G is 50MBps. You can say that 4G’s highest speeds are just the starting point for 5G devices.

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    If you want high download and upload speeds on your mobile device, you should consider getting a 5G device now that the deployment of the technology in Nigeria is around the corner. Because new technology appears on the most expensive devices first, many of those looking to enjoy an early taste of 5G when it launches in the country will be on the lookout for the most affordable models – the cheapest 5G phones in Nigeria. Which is why we are here – to help you identify them.

    The Top 7 Cheapest 5G Phones In Nigeria

    There are a lot of 5G devices out there at the moment, virtually all flagship devices launched in 2021 had 5G SoC onboard. But, most of these flagship devices would not make it into this list due to how expensive they are, this list comprises the cheapest 5G phones in Nigeria.

    While compiling this list, we did not just look at only cheap devices that support 5G connection, we also took to mind the specs of these devices and how readily available they are in the country. So, what devices made the list? Let’s go.

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    Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

    Samsung Galaxy A52 5G: Cheapest 5G Phones In Nigeria.
    Samsung Galaxy A52 5G: Cheapest 5G Phones In Nigeria.

    Samsung certainly did not slack back on the 5G device race this year, and they even included their budget device line-up (Galaxy A series) in the race. The company did well not to limit the launch of the Galaxy A52 to only a 4G variant, they also launched a 5G variant of the device which packed the same specs but a different processor.

    Basic Specs

    • Screen: 6.5″ Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate.
    • Main Camera: 64MP quad main camera setup featuring a 12MP ultrawide, 5MP macro and 5MP depth sensor.
    • Selfie Camera: 32MP selfie camera.
    • Processor and Storage: Snapdragon 750G 5G processor with 6/8 GB RAM.
    • Battery: 4500 mAh battery with 25W fast charging.
    • Price: ₦240,000. Buy from Jumia here.

    Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G

    Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is one of the cheapest 5G Phones In Nigeria.
    Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is one of the cheapest 5G Phones In Nigeria.

    One of Xiaomi subsidiary companies, Redmi also has one of the cheap 5G devices that made its way into our list. Redmi is a brand that is making waves in the Nigerian smartphone market. Great camera, amazing design, and clean software are just a few of the things that make Redmi stand out. The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is a device with remarkable specs and an affordable price. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.

    Basic Specs

    • Screen: 6.67″ Super AMOLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate.
    • Main Camera: 108MP triple main camera setup with an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP telephoto macro camera.
    • Selfie Camera: 16MP selfie camera.
    • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
    • RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB / 8 GB RAM.
    • Battery: 5160 mAh battery with 67W fast charging.
    • Price: ₦260,000 -270,000. You can buy the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G on Jumia, Slot, Pointek, and others.

    Nokia G60 5G

    Nokia G60 5G is one of the cheapest 5G phones in Nigeria
    The 2022 Nokia G60 is one of the better Nokia smartphones and also one of the cheapest 5G phones in Nigeria

    Another one of the cheapest 5G phones in Nigeria today is the Nokia G60, a 2022 release. It is one of the better Nokia smartphones out there today. The key selling point include a stock Android experience devoid of bloatware, 3 years of software support, and eco-friendly build (it is made of recycled materials). Unlike other recent Nokia phones that feel under-powered, this model is powered by a decent Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.

    Basic Specs

    • Screen: 6.58″ IPS LCD display with 120 Hz refresh rate.
    • Main Camera: 50MP triple main camera setup with an 5MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP depth sensor.
    • Selfie Camera: 8MP selfie camera.
    • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
    • RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB RAM.
    • Internal Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB
    • Battery: 4500 mAh battery with 20W fast charging.
    • Price: ₦186,000 (6/128 GB). You can buy the Nokia G60 5G on Jumia, Slot, Pointek, and others.

    Samsung Galaxy A22 5G

    Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is one of the Cheapest 5G Phones In Nigeria.
    Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is one of the Cheapest 5G Phones In Nigeria.

    The 5G variant of Samsung’s Galaxy A22 comes at a very affordable price while still packing some good features. Also powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G chipset. 

    Basic Specs:

    • Screen: 6.6″ TFT LCD screen with 90Hz refresh rate.
    • Main Camera: 48MP quad main camera setup with 5MP ultrawide and 2MP depth cameras.
    • Selfie Camera: 8MP selfie camera.
    • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G
    • RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB / 8 GB RAM.
    • Internal Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB
    • Battery: 5000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging.
    • Price: ₦120,000. Buy from Jumia here.

    OnePlus Nord CE 5G

    OnePlus CE 5G is one of the cheapest 5G phones in Nigeria
    OnePlus CE 5G is one of the cheapest 5G phones In Nigeria.

    Our honourable mention goes to the OnePlus Nord CE 5G, not only is it an honourable mention but also one of the cheapest phones on the list. OnePlus has proved itself to be an enthusiast brand for the young and stylish, while still serving quality devices.

    Basic Specs:

    • Screen: 6.43″ Fluid AMOLED, with 90Hz refresh rate.
    • Main Camera: 64MP main camera, with a 8MP ultrawide and 2MP depth camera.
    • Selfie Camera: 16MP selfie camera.
    • Processor: Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G (8 nm)
    • RAM: 6 GB / 8 GB / 12 GB.
    • Storage Memory: 128 GB / 256 GB
    • Battery: 4500 mAh battery with 30W fast charging.
    • Price: from ₦240,000. Buy from Jumia here.

    Redmi Note 10 5G

    Redmi Note 10 5G is one of the cheapest 5G phones In Nigeria.
    Redmi Note 10 5G is one of the cheapest 5G phones In Nigeria.

    When looking out for affordable and quality gadgets to buy, Redmi is often a very good option. The Redmi Note 10 series was launched early this year, and it made a lot of waves. Other devices in the series lacked 5G support except for the Redmi Note 10 5G. 

    Basic Specs

    • Screen: 6.5″ IPS LCD screen with 90Hz refresh rate.
    • Main Camera: 48MP triple main camera with 2MP macro and 2MP depth camera.
    • Selfie Camera: 8MP selfie camera.
    • Processor and Storage: MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G
    • RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB / 8 GB.
    • Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB
    • Battery: 5000mAh, battery with 18W fast charging.
    • Price: ₦120,000 (4/64 GB). Buy from Jumia here.

    Nokia X10

    Nokia X10 5G
    Nokia X10 5G is one of the cheapest 5G phones in Nigeria

    The Nokia X10 has a splash protected body, a 6.67″ inch display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Its key selling point is stock Android software and guaranteed software updates. The fingerprint scanner is embedded in the power button. The handset is available in two colours – Forest and Snow. The X10 is the most affordable phones on this list.

    • Screen: 6.67″ IPS LCD with 60Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
    • Main Camera: 48MP main camera, with 5 MP ultrawide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth cameras.
    • Selfie Camera: 8MP selfie camera.
    • Processor: Qualcomm SM4350 Snapdragon 480
    • RAM: 4 GB /6 GB
    • Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB
    • Battery: 4470 mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
    • Price: from ₦145,000 for the 6/128 GB variant. Buy it on Jumia.

    TECNO Pova 5G

    TECNO Pova 5G
    TECNO Pova 5G is one of the cheapest 5G phones in Nigeria.

    The Pova 5G is TECNO Mobile’s first 5G phones, and it packs solid specs and features. The Dimensity 900 5G chipset is a power horse, and there is 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of built-in storage to go with that. Keeping the lights on is a massive 6000 mAh battery, coupled with 18W fast charging.

    • Screen: 6.9″ IPS LCD with 120Hz refresh rate.
    • Main Camera: 50MP main lens, with 2 MP ultrawide, and a QVGA lens.
    • Selfie Camera: 16MP selfie camera.
    • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G
    • RAM: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 128 GB
    • Battery: 6000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
    • Price: ₦147,000 recommended retail price.

    Samsung Galaxy M32 5G

    Samsung Galaxy M32 is one of the cheapest 5G phones in Nigeria.
    Samsung Galaxy M32 is one of the cheapest 5G phones in Nigeria.
    • Screen: 6.5″ TFT LCD .
    • Main Camera: 48MP main lens + 8 MP ultrawide lens + 5 MP + 2 MP depth sensor.
    • Selfie Camera: 13 MP selfie camera.
    • Processor: MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 720 5G (7 nm)
    • RAM: 6 GB / 8 GB
    • ROM/Storage: 128 GB
    • Battery: 5000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging.
    • Price: from ₦140,000 recommended retail price.

    5G phones in Nigeria below 100k (₦100,000)

    Are there any 5G phones in Nigeria below ₦100,000? Unfortunately, that is a tough price to find. There are several articles floating around the Web, listing Infinix Zero 5G, Redmi Note 10 5G, Poco M3 Pro, and Realme 8 5G as selling for below ₦100,000. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those 5G phones all cost above ₦100,000, sometimes, above ₦150,000. We guess someone published the original article and others simply reproduced without fact-checking.

    We found one listing of Redmi Note 10 5G on Jiji for N99,000. Every other brand new listing of the same model goes for 125,000 and above, so if you do take a look, have a hard look at the product before buying it. It may be used or refurbished and not brand new. As at August 2022, there are no 5G phones in Nigeria below 100k yet. We are hopeful that we will see 5G smartphones in that price range soon, though.

    What is the cheapest 5G phone in Nigeria?

    As at October 2022, the cheapest 5G phone in Nigeria is Redmi Note 10 5G (4GB RAM + 64GB storage), and it sells for ₦120,000. Check Pointek, JustFones, Jiji, and other market places to buy one.

    In summary, between Samsung, Nokia, TECNO, Xiaomi, and OnePlus, you have a collection of the cheapest 5G phones on sale in Nigeria to choose from. Before you spend on a 5G phone, though, you should check if your area has 5G coverage.

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