Best smartphones under 40000 Naira in Nigeria (4th quarter 2020)

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In smartphone shopping, it is usually the higher the price, the higher the quality most of the time, and that is why the likes of Apple iPhone 11, Huawei Mate-series and the Galaxy S20-series comes with hefty price tag. But the good news is even at 40,000 Naira, you can get a decent smartphone for your day to day usage. In fact, the entry-level smartphone market is too crowded lately, and tasking even, to pick the best for your money out of the bunch.

best phones under 40000 in nigeria

Luckily for you, in this article, we are putting together best ten (10) smartphone you can buy around the 40k mark, and the post will be updated at the beginning of every quarter. Let get started shall we? Our point of focus will be:

  1. Display
  2. Camera
  3. Storage
  4. RAM
  5. CPU
  6. OS
  7. Battery

10 Best Smartphones under N40,000 in Nigeria (Updated 4th Quarter 2020)

Xiaomi Redmi 9A

The Redmi 9A is the first smartphone I’m recommending for anyone hunting for a phone around the 40,000 Naira mark. The reason is because the 9A offers the best value for money in the list. Mostly important, you can be sure that you are getting best Android experience on a heavily themed OS, with a possible future Android update.

Xiaomi Redmi 9i specifications features and price

Key specs of Xiaomi Redmi 9A

  • Display: 6.53-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: 13 MP Main/ 5 MP front
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz, Mediatek Helio G25
  • OS: Android 10, MIUI 12
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Redmi 9A full specifications HERE

UMiDIGI A7

UMiDIGI brand might be a stranger in this part of the world, but trust me, the company makes some crazy nice smartphones with amazing price tag. This one is smaller than the A7 Pro, but offers specs such as octa-core CPU, massive 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM and four interesting L-shape camera modules at the back. The UMiDIGI A7 even boot the latest Google Android 10 out of the box.

UMiDIGI A7 specifications features and price

Key specs of UMiDIGI A7

  • Display: 6.49 inch 720 x 1560 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: Quad (16MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP) main camera / 16 MP front
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.3 GHz, Mediatek Helio P20
  • OS: Android 10
  • Battery: 4160mAh
  • UMIDIGI A7 full specs and features HERE

Infinix Hot 8 (N38,000)

The Infinix Hot 8 is the immediate successor of Hot 7 in the series. This product is developed by a top brand in the industry, Infinix. The Infinix Hot Series, starter far back as 2016, and is known for its excellent battery power. The Infinix Hot 8 costs N38,000 in the Nigeria Tech Market.

Infinix Hot 8 specifications features and price

One Interesting thing about the Infinix Hot 8 is that even a lot of amazing features, the device still comes at a fairly cheap price. It is not even up to 40,000. Want to know what these amazing features are? Check them out in the next paragraph.

Key features of Hot 8.

  • Display: 6.52-inch 720 x 1520 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: 13 MP + 2 MP + 0.3 MP Main/8-megapixel front
  • Storage: 32/64 GB
  • RAM: 2/4 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core or Quad-core CPUs @2.0GHz
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Full Specifications of Infinix Hot 8

Tecno Spark 4 (N40,000).

After the release of the Tecno Spark 3 in 2018, the Tecno Spark 4 came into the market in November 2019. The Tecno Spark 4 costs only N40,000. The Spark 4 comes with the tag “Bigger Scree. Light”. Tecno is currently one out of the top 10 smartphone makers in the world. The Spark series are one of it’s greatest launch which has always sold out due to the quite amazing features, let’s see it.

Tecno Spark 4 specifications features and price

Key features of Spark 4 by Tecno

  • Display: 6.52-inch 720 x 1600 pixel display
  • Camera: 13 MP + 2 MP + 0.3 MP Main/ 8 MP front
  • Storage: 32/64 GB
  • RAM: 2/3/4 GB
  • CPU: Quad-core Helio A22 CPUs @2.0GHz
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Full specs and features of Tecno Spark 4.

iTel S15 Pro

The iTel S15 Pro is one of iTel’s most successful smartphone till date. The device has a smaller version called S15, but the pro version standout because it offers better camera setup and even support 4G LTE network. Although the S15 Pro has been succeeded by the S16 Pro 4G, but the phone is still a great buy for folks who don’t want to spend above the 40k mark. Some of it features includes;

iTel S15 Pro Specifications features and price

Key features of iTel S15 Pro

  • Camera: 8 MP 5 MP + 0.8 MP Back / 16 MP front
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.6 GHz, UniSoC SC9863A
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie, Go Edition)
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Full Specs of iTel S15 Pro

Infinix Smart 4 ( N38,500)

The Infinix Smart Series happens to be one of the best in the industry. They keep coming up with new and improved technology for every new device in the series. Could we say Infinix is rising up to be the greatest Tech Giant? Well it’s possible.

Infinix Smart 4C Specs features and price

The Infinix Smart 4 costs only N38,500 and can be gotten in any gadgets store in the country. Let’s have a look at the features.

Key features of Smart 4

  • Display: 6.6-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: 8 MP + 0.3 MP Main/ 5-megapixel front
    Storage: 32 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz, Mediatek Helio A22
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); XOS Cheetah
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Full Spec of Infinix Smart 4

Samsung Galaxy A3 Core (N36,400).

Samsung has been dominating the tech market for over a decade and is still doing so. Smaller brands try a lot to compete but aren’t a match for Samsung. Samsung phones cost quite a lot but are really worth it. The Samsung Galaxy A3 Core costs N36,400 and doesn’t even come with a fingerprint sensor at the back.

Samsung Galaxy A3 Core specifications features and price
Samsung Galaxy A01 Core Red

Samsung Galaxy series comes with a lot of amazing features which are being developed upon creation of new products in the series.

Key features of Galaxy A3 core

  • Display: 5.3-inch 720 x 1480 pixels HD+ Screen
  • Camera: 8 MP Main / 5 MP front
  • Storage: 16/32 GB
  • RAM: 1/2 GB
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.5 GHz, Mediatek MT6739
  • OS: Android 10 (Go Edition)
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Full specs of Samsung Galaxy A3 Core

Infinix Smart 5 (N39,500).

Here is the immediate successor of the Infinix Smart 4. This new device comes in different variants; Infinix Smart 5, Infinix S4 Lite, Infinix S5 Pro. Out of all these variants, only the Infinix Smart 5 could be gotten for N39,500. The rest cost around 45-50k.

However, their prices are expected to fall after the release of the next in the series, the Infinix Smart 6 later this year or early 2021. You can stay updated with new Infinix phone releases via InfinixArena. Let’s move on to the features.

Key features of Smart 5

  • Display: 6.6-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: 8 MP + 0.3 MP Main/ 5-megapixel front
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • CPU: Quad-core Mediatek MT6580 / Helio A20 CPU
  • OS: Android 10 (Go Edition)
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Full Specs and features of Smart 5

Tecno Pop 3 Plus (N37,900)

The Tecno Pop series wasn’t recognized until the release of the Tecno Pop 2 which made waves in the industry because of its cheap price. The phone came with excellent features and still has a low price. Who wouldn’t rush at it?

Tecno Pop 3 Plus

After the success of the Tecno Pop 2, the Tech giant launched the Tecno Pop 3 series, which comes in two varaints. One of which is the Tecno Pop 3, and the other is the Tecno Pop 3 Plus. The Tecno Pop 3 Plus costs only N37,900 in the tech market. You could even get it cheaper at some places.

Key features of Pop 3 Plus

  • Display: 6.52-inch 720 x 1600 pixel display
  • Camera: 8 MP Main/ 8 MP front
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz, Mediatek MT6761
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); HiOS v5
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Full Specs and features of Tecno Pop 3 Plus

Cubot Note 20 (N35,540).

Cubot is one of the fast rising brands in the tech industry. In 4-5 years, the brand will be recognized in good image. They have released a new phone called the Cubot Note 20. This one is just like the Infix Note Series, in the sense that it is very flat and looks like a notebook.

Cubot phones are still cheap because they are currently developing so thinsis the best time to get any of their product. The Cubot Note 29 costs N35,540 anywhere. Although, it might be scarce in some places. So it will be better to use any online store to make your purchase.

Cubot Note 20 specifications features and price

Key features of Cubot Note 20

  • Display: 6.5-inch 720 x 1560 pixels HD+ screen
  • Camera: 12 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP + 0.3 MP Main / 8 MPfront
  • Storage: 64  GB
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz, Mediatek MT6761
  • OS: Android 10
  • Battery: 4200mAh
  • Full Specs of Cubot Note 20

Conclusion

I bet you didn’t even know that you could get this phones for these kind of cheap prices. Well, you know now, so what are you waiting for? Go ahead and get one of these for yourself. I can assure you the phones are all worth the hype. No more low quality phones due to low prices. You can now boast of having a top brand with you. Do you share your thoughts in the comment section below, in case we miss out something.

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