Top 13 Best Affordable Android Phones To Buy. Updated List!

Mobile phone advancement are inevitable today as mobile phones manufacturers are always on chase striving the products the best of their products, check out the mobile phones market around you there are tons of phone out there. It socks most times when you’re trying to choose from tons of phone, could be tedious too.

There are few things that shouldn’t be overlooked while buying a cell phone lest you want to get a below-par device that won’t meet your smartphone needs which you’ll eventually end up changing in no distant time. You might be wondering ‘what are these factors to look at when deciding which smartphone you should invest your hard earned money on. Factors such as camera, battery, ram size, performance, internal storage, operating system,  are really very important to consider, but at the same time, the price and your budget is something to be considered with extra weight; Does the smartphone offer enough value for its price?

The phones that we will be looking at here are mostly phones targeted to Africa; Nigeria/Kenya specifically. That might eliminate some top-end smartphones like the Google Nexus 6p and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge which are powerful phones with astonishing build quality. We are focusing on affordable smartphones, so this list will be dominated by mostly Tecno, Infinix, Gionee, and Huawei phones.

Without any much ado, here are the best cheap android phones in Nigeria for 2017. Note that the phones are not listed in any particular order and the prices listed here might slightly vary based on your location.

1.   Tecno Camon CX

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Tecno Camon CX

 

The Tecno Camon C10 -also known Tecno Camon CX is the latest selfie smartphone from the Chinese mobile phone vendor, it accompanied by a lower version; Tecno Camon CX Air. Tecno also launched a Manchester City Limited Edition of the device to honor their partnership with the English club.

Tecno Camon CX Key Specs
  • Full Metal Body
  • Water Drop Screen
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS 2.0
  • Full HD display with 2.5D Glass screen
  • MT6750T Octa-Core 1.5GHz
  • 3GB or 2GB RAM with 32GB ROM
  • Dual SIM Card with dual standby
  • Super Screenshot
  • Fingerprint
  • 16.0MP front cameras & 16.0MP FF back camera, with Dual-Flash
  • 4G Connectivity
  • 3200mAh Li-Polymer

2.   Infinix Note 4

Infinix Note 4

Infinix Note 4 X572  was been launched and with a stylus pen (X-pen) for only the bigger version of the device; Infinix Note 4 Pro, the device quite stylish with its design and also affordable. It also has a front fingerprint sensor in the new home button.

Infinix Note 4 Specs Highlight:
  • OS: XOS Based on Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
  • 4G LTE: YES
  • Screen Size : 5.7 Inches FHD IPS Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Processor Type: Octa-core CPU, MediaTek MT6753 Chipset
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB.
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB
  • Back / Rear Camera: 13MP camera & Dual LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Front-placed Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 4300 mAh Non-Removable

3.   Infinix S2 X522

Infinix S2 X522

Infinix S2 is the stripped down version of the Infinix S2 Pro, a smartphone that was launched in Kenya. Infinix S2 is almost the same as the S2 Pro. The only notable difference between the two is that S2 comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage while S2 Pro comes with (3GB + 32GB).

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Infinix S2 Key Specs
  • 5.2 inch HD (720p) 2.5D curved Display
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 1.3GHz Octa-core MT6753 Processor
  • 13MP back camera with Dual LED Flash
  • 13MP + 8MP front cameras with LED Flash
  • 3000mAh Libattery
  • Dual SIM support
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with XOS Skin
  • 4G LTE Supported

4.   Infinix Zero 4

Infinix Zero 4 Camera

Infinix Zero 4 is great mid-range device with lots of premium features like metal body, 3GB RAM and a good processor. The Zero 4 runs on Android 6.0 marshmallow but up-gradable to Android Nougat. It also has a more sophisticated version which is known as Infinix Zero 4 Plus

Infinix Zero 4 Specs
  • OS: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Back Fingerprint scanner
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
  • 3G and 4G Network
  • Screen Size : 5.5 Inches FHD IPS Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 PPI)
  • Processor Type: 1.3 GHz Quad-core CPU and MediaTek MT6753 Chipset
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB.
  • Back Camera: 16MP camera with LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 8MP with soft flash
  • Battery: 3200 mAh Non-Removable

5.   Itel P51 MaxPower

iTel-P51-maxpower-specs

The Itel P51 is nicknamed MaxPower for  its massive 5000 mAh battery power which promises an outstanding battery performance in both standby and normal usage. The device is not so sophisticated in terms of specs and features.

 Itel P51 MaxPower Specs
  • OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
  • 3G Network
  • Screen Size : 5.5 Inches HD IPS Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels (267 PPI)
  • Processor Type: Quad-core CPU and MediaTek Chipset
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB.
  • Back Camera: 8MP camera with LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 2MP with soft flash
  • Battery: 5000 mAh Non-Removable

6.   Tecno Spark K7

tecno spark k7 and spark-plus k9

Tecno spark device is new and the first in Spark series from Tecno, the device is a good camer-focused devices with iconic design. There is also a bigger variant in the Spark series known as Tecno Spark Plus K9.

 Tecno Spark K7 Specs
  • OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Back Fingerprint scanner
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
  • 3G Network
  • Screen Size : 5.5 Inches HD IPS Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels (267 PPI)
  • Processor Type: I.3 GHz Octa-core CPU and MediaTek Chipset
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB.
  • Back Camera: 13MP camera with LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 5MP with soft flash
  • Battery: 3000 mAh Non-Removable

7.   Infinix Hot 5

Infinix_hot_5-buy now

Infinix Hot 5 debuts as a successor to the Infinix Hot 4 devices but it comes more mediocre specs, the phone is tagged “My Mobile Cinema” for its extraordinary display quality. There is a back mounted fingerprint scanner on the device which is absent in the Lite version of the device: Infinix Hot 5 Lite.

 Infinix Hot 5 Specs
  • OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Back Fingerprint Sensor
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
  • 3G Network
  • Screen Size : 5.5 Inches HD IPS Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels (264 PPI)
  • Processor Type: 1.3 GHz Octa-core CPU and MediaTek Chipset
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB.
  • Back Camera: 8MP camera with LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 5MP with soft flash
  • Battery: 4000 mAh Non-Removable
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8.   Innjoo Max 4 Pro

InnJoo Max 4 Pro Features

InnJoo Max 4 Pro is one of the latest flagship smartphone from InnJoo and appears to me a budget friendly smartphone. InnJoo Max 4 Pro is also the successor of InnJoo Max 3 Pro. Innjoo also launched Innjoo 4 device, another great and budget friendly device.

InnJoo Max 4 Pro Key Specs
  • 6.0-inch Touch Display, 1280 x 720 pixels (245ppi)
  • 1.5GHz Octa-core Mediatek Cortex-A53 MT6750, Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 64GB Storage with support for memory card up to 128GB
  • 16MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE (up to 150 Mbps download)
  • 3G and 2G support
  • Front fingerprint scanner
  • 4400 mAh Battery
  • Fast charge (Rapid Charger)

9.   Infinix HOT S X521

infinix hot s x521 official picture and image

No doubts, the Hot S certainly deserves a spot on this list, with innovative features like premium design and a fingerprint sensor all under the price of NGN49,000 (KES 15,700) makes the phone a very good contender for the number one spot in the list of best android phones in 2016.

Infinix Hot S serves display in a 5.2 inches IPS Full HD screen, the display is sharpened to a 1080 by 1920 pixels resolution, having a PPI of 424 pixels, the screen has no protections from falls and scratches.

          Infinix Hot S Specs highlight
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Display: 5.2 inches Full HD (1080 by 1920 pixels)
  • Processor: 1.3Ghz 64-bit Octa-core MT6753 chipset
  • RAM: 2GB/3GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB/32GB
  • Rear Camera: 13.0MP with dual LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8.0MP with LED flash
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Features: Fingerprint Scanner (0.7 seconds)
  • Price: NGN45, 000 – NGN50, 000 (KES 13,500 – KES 15,000)

10.   Tecno Camon C9

tecno camon canon-c9

Tecno Camon C9 is a successor to the popular Camon C8, the device features major improvements on the camera and the overall specifications of its predecessor.

At 5.5 inches, the phone offers enough screen estate to get you through your movie watching or your intensive gaming with no hiccups as the phone is backed up by a capable processor and a generous 2GB of RAM. Important to mention that the screen is in Full HD at the resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels.

The large screen might take a toll on the 3000mAh battery but that is unlikely as Tecno has a good track record with their batteries.  .

         Tecno Camon C9 Specs highlight
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Display: 5.5 inches Display (1080 by 1920 pixels)
  • Processor: 1.3Ghz 64-bit Octa-core MT6753 chipset
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • Rear Camera: 13.0MP with LED flash
  • Front Camera: 13.0MP with LED flash
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Features: Iris scanner, 4G LTE
  • Price: NGN45, 000 – NGN50, 000 (KES 13,500 – KES 15,000)

11.   Infinix HOT 4 X557

Infinix Hot 4 X557 official picture

Still from the “Hot” series, Infinix Hot 4 is another strong contender that gets a lot of the details right.

Featuring a 5.5 inch display and a Quad-core processor with a very affordable price tag, the Infinix Hot 4 is one device to look out for. The Hot 4 is the second Infinix device to come running the Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the XOS on top and a fingerprint scanner (Infinix Hot S happens to be the first).

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Infinix Hot 2 was the first Android One smartphone to arrive Nigeria, the device went extremely popular for its low price tag and broke sales records in Nigeria. Well, the new Hot 4 X574 is an improvement in every way over the older Hot 2 and Hot 3.

          Infinix Hot 4 Specs highlight
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Display: 5.5 inches IPS (720 by 1280 pixels)
  • Processor: 1.3Ghz 64-bit Quad-core MT6580 chipset
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • Rear Camera: 8.0MP with LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5.0MP
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Features: Fingerprint Scanner (0.7 seconds)
  • Price: NGN35, 000 – NGN38, 000

12.   Innjoo Max 3

innjoo-max-3 and max 3 pro

Innjoo Max 3 in the newest member of the “Max” family and unarguably the best within the series. The Max 3 is chock-full of improvements over the Max 2 in terms of design, specs, and software.

A fingerprint scanner and a large 4,000mAh battery with a 6.0 inches screen offered at a great price are what earned the Innjoo Max 3 a spot on our list and a well-deserved one at that. After listening to constructive criticism from Nigerians, Innjoo went back to the drawing board and came back with something more impressive.

The Max 3 comes in two distinct versions, the one with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage is the base version while the model with a 3GB RAM and a 32GB ROM is the regarded the Pro version of the Innjoo Max 3.

         Innjoo Max 3 Specs highlight
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Display: 6.0 inches – diamond cut glass with full lamination. (720 by 1280 pixels)
  • Processor: 1.0 Ghz 64-bit Octa-core MT6753 chipset
  • RAM: 2GB or 3GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB or 32GB
  • Rear Camera: 13.0MP with dual LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8.0MP
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Features: Fingerprint Scanner (0.35 seconds), 4G LTE
  • Price: NGN49, 000 – NGN53, 000 (KES 15,500 – KES17,000)

So there you have it. Please if you believe we omitted a device that you feel should be included in the list, don’t hesitate in letting know by leaving a comment in the comment section below, also share this on favorite social media platform, its simply a way of showing appreciation.

As an online entrepreneur and webmaster in Nigeria, I love technology! As a result, and to earnestly contribute to tech awareness within individuals, I find the need to give digital-based insight of the technology world today, hence, making individuals well tech rounded and get the need to acquire technical skills.

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