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Smartphones to buy under 50,000 Naira in Nigeria (1st quarter 2022)

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You want to get a new smartphone in Nigeria and your budget is around 50,000 Naira? Trust me, that budget is much enough already, even though it can’t get you some of the higher end smartphones out there, it should still be able to give you an all rounded decent smartphone for a day to day use.

The problem at this budget point is the fact that there are a bunch of smartphones out there seeking your attention, and sometimes, it could be difficult picking the best out of the bunch, exactly the problem this article aim to address.

In this post, I’ll be listing well over 10 to 12 budget smartphone you can buy around the 50,000 Naira mark. So you should find smartphones between 47k, all the way to 53 or even 55K on the list, coming from a range of brands such as Xiaomi, Samsung, Tecno, Infinix, iTel, UMIDIGI and many more.

UPDATE: This article is updated on a quarterly basis, and it is last updated in Quarter 1 of 2022. The list is sorted from the best price to value ratio.

Blackview A70 Pro (Price: N53,000)

Blackview A70 Pro is our best option for phone around 50,000 mark. The phone is both the latest and the best spec’d in the list. It is powered by UNISOC’s latest Tiger T310 quad-core CPU, has 4GB RAM with 32GB ROM and powered by Android 11 out of the box. There is also a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear, and the phone has 5380mAh battery.

Blackview A70 Pro specifications features and price

Key specs of Blackview A70 Pro

  • Display: 6.52-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: 13MP Triple camera / 5 MP front
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • RAM: 4GB
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz, UNISOC Tiger T310
  • OS: Android 11
  • Battery: 5380mAh
  • Blackview A70 Pro full specifications HERE

UMIDIGI A11S (Price: 54,000)

The second device on our list is the UMIDIGI A11s. It is the best camera device, and probably the phone with the best built quality on the list. There are three camera lenses on the rear. These includes a 16MP main shooter, 8MP ultrawide lens and a third 5-megapixel macro lens. The CPU power comes from the same UNISOC Tiger T310, and the model has 4GB RAM with a dependable 5150mAh battery. You can also check UMIDIGI Power 5s with almost the same specs, and even a larger 6150mAh battery.

UMIDIGI A11s full specifications features and price

Key specs of UMIDIGI A11s || Power 5s

  • Display: 6.53-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: 16MP Triple camera / 8 MP front
  • Storage: 32GB
  • RAM: 4GB
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz, UNISOC Tiger T310
  • OS: Android 11
  • Battery: 5100mAh || 6150mAh
  • UMIDIGI A11s full specs || UMIDIGI Power 5s Specs

Tecno POP 5 Pro (Price: 53,000)

The POP 5 Pro is one of the best phone from Tecno that is sold around 50000 Naira mark. Now aside having the latest design language, it is also given a worthy 6000mAh battery. So if you are looking for an affordable smartphone with 6000mAh battery around 50K, well here you are. Other specs of the phone includes 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Android 11 and a 6.52-inches screen on the front.

Tecno POP 5 Pro specifications features and price

Key specs of Tecno POP 5 Pro

  • Display: 6.52-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: 8MP + QVGA Main camera / 5 MP front
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.0GHz, Mediatek Helio A22
  • OS: Android 11
  • Battery: 6000mAh (!0W charger)
  • Tecno POP 5 Pro full specifications HERE

Xiaomi Redmi 9A (Price: N47,000)

The Redmi 9A is an interesting and affordable smartphone currently sold under 50K. The device is adorn with a 6.53-inches screen, given 2GB RAM with 32GB ROM, and powered by MIUI 12 based on Android 10. The phone also has a 13-megapixel single rear camera, and there is a capable 5000mAh battery on the inside..

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

iTel P37 Pro (Price: N52,000)

This device may not have the best CPU in comparison to the 9A above, or the Y1s below, but in terms of display, the iTel P37 Pro stand taller than them all, probably the only device on this list with a large 6.8-inches screen. The display is merged with UNISOC SC9863a CPU, 2GB RAM and 32-Gigs of built-in storage, along with a 5000mAh battery. If the display is too large for you, then you can checkout either iTel S16 Pro, or P36 Pro.

iTel-P37-Pro-DroidAfrica

Key features of iTel P37 Pro

  • Display: 6.8-inch 720 x 1640 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: Dual: 13MP + 2MP Main/ 5 MP front
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.6GHz, UNISOC SC9863A
  • OS: Android 11 (Go Edition)
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • iTel P37 Pro 4G full specifications HERE

Vivo Y1s (Price: N52,000)

This is one of the new additions. As at the initial writeup, this phone has not been launched in Nigeria, but now, here we are. The Vivo Y1s is a compact 6.22-inches Android 10 smartphone. Although it does not have multiple cameras at the back, but it has a solid Helio P35 CPU, and good battery backup as well.

Vivo Y1s specifications features and price

Key features of Vivo Y1s

  • Display: 6.22-inch 720 x 1520 pixels
  • Camera: 13 MP Main/ 5 MP front
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.3 GHz, Mediatek Helio P35
  • OS: Android 10
  • Battery: 4030mAh
  • Full Specs of Vivo Y1s

Samsung’s Galaxy A03 Core (Price: N47,000)

The Galaxy A03 Core is literally the direct successor to the A3 Core, and should not be confused as the same smartphone. The A03 Core has a bigger 6.5-inches display, powered by 8-core CPUs, and given a larger 2GB RAM with 32GB ROM. The battery on the model is also a larger 5000mAh battery, and it boot Google Android 11 out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy A03 Core spec features and price

Key specs of Samsung Galaxy A03 Core

  • Display: 6.5-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: 8MP Main / 5 MP front
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.6GHz, UNISOC SC9863a
  • OS: Android 11 (Go Edition)
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Galaxy A03 Core full specifications HERE

QUBO X668 (Price: N52,000)

The QUBO X668 is one of the few phones on the list with 4GB RAM, sold around 50K mark. To be more specific, the X668 currently cost 52K on Jumia. At this price, you are getting a 6.52-inches screen, octa-core CPU, triple 13-megapixel main camera, a 4900mAh battery and Google Android 11 out of the box.

QUBO-X668-specs-specs features and price

Key specs of QUBO X668

  • Display: 6.52-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: 13MP Triple camera / 5 MP front
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.6GHz, UNISOC SC9863a
  • OS: Android 11
  • Battery: 4900mAh
  • QUBO X668 full specifications HERE

Infinix Smart 5 4G (Price: N53,000)

The Infinix Smart Series happens to be one of the best affordable line of smartphones in the industry. Currently, the Smart 5 (4G model) can be purchased around N53k, and at this price, you are getting a good looking 6.6-inches HD+ display, 2GB RAM, Quad-core Helio A20 CPU and Google Android 11 (Go Edition).

Infinix-Smart-5-specifications-features-and-price
Smart 5 (3G/4G)

Key features of Smart 5

  • Display: 6.6-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: 13MP + QVGA + QVGA Main / 5-megapixel front
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • CPU: 1.8GHz quad-core Helio A20
  • OS: Android 10 with XOS
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 10W charger
  • Full specifications of Infinix Smart 5 (4G model)

Nokia C20 (46,000)

The Nokia C20 would have been among the first top 3 list if not for the weaker battery capacity. The phone has good 8-core UNISOC SC9863A CPU and an upgradable Google Android 11 OS. But the built-in battery is capped at just 3000mAh unit, and the front and rear camera could not go beyond 5-megapixels each. But the phone is affordable, since it is the cheapest on the list, going as low as 45K to 47K

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Key specs of Nokia C20

  • Display: 6.52-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: 5MP Main / 5MP front
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • RAM: 2GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.6GHz, UNISOC SC9863a
  • OS: Android 11
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Nokia C20 full specifications HERE

Conclusions

Except you are buying a 50,000 Naira phone expecting the performance of Samsung Galaxy S22, or the Mi 12-series, the smartphones on this list should offer you best value for your money. On the other hand, you can name your best under 50k smartphone in the comment section below. This post is updated quarterly, next update to comes in Q2, 2022.

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Stephen is the Editor-in-Chief @DroidAfrica. His work on DroidAfrica is born out of pure passion for tech, especially as it relates to smartphones. When Steve is not writing tech, then he is reading tech.

43 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Stephen I want your honest opinion will buying the Nokia 2.4 make me feel outdated in a way or should I go for other options like infinix or itel

  2. Hi Stephen, awesome reviews. Which of these phones would you recommend for a mom with 2 young kids a 6yr old and a 3 yr old (reason I added the kids, is because they’ll practically use the phone with her, lol)

    • Hi Ed…Thanks for your feedback! You can check the Redmi 9C or Samsung A02s. In either case, ensure you get a TPU case as well as screen guard just for precautionary purposes

  3. Please, Stephen I love both the Samsung Galaxy A02s and the Xiaomi Redmi 9C. Which is better between the two? I mean the performance, camera and battery? I can manage the no fingerprint in the Samsung. Thanks

    • Hello Happiness;
      Trust me, this is a very difficult question. Both of these devices have so much in common that taking the fingerprint option out of the way could make it almost difficult to decide between the two, and to be sincere, I’ve tested the Redmi 9C, but not A02s. But you should not go wrong with either option. Goodluck Happiness!

  4. Thanks for your answer. Since you haven’t tested the Samsung A02s, I will go with the Xiaomi Redmi 9C. But I am a Samsung fan o. Please do you know the price of the 9C 64GB in Nigeria?

  5. Thanks. I don know much about Pointek but I’ll browse about it. I’m familiar with Jumia and Konga. Thanks for taking your time to reply to me. I just wish you had tested the Samsung A02s

  6. I love the samsung Galazy A02s,i think is way more graded than the Xiaomi Redmi 9C am 70% sure but i love the Xiaomi product though

    Thanks for the review stephen

  7. Good job brother.. Just that am torn in between, don’t even know which one to go for… Only have 40 to 45k budgets…

  8. Please I’m in a dilemma, should I get the new Gionee M3 6gb Ram at 52,000 or the Motorola G50 6gb Ram at 67-80000 naira my budget is on 50k but I need a good performance phone not for looks or brand,any recommendations sir?

  9. The ulefone note 9p is good but i don’t know where to buy it for the umidigi i heard the phone gets hot easily how true is that because my budget is for this 2 phones

  10. Hi sir I don’t hv any phone in mind now all I want is a phone with good camera quality and also large memory. My budget is 55000 can u recommend any phone within that range and also have also these qualities that I want in a phone.

  11. Hello sir
    I want a phone with upgradeable os and I’m having a hard choice between the redmi 9a and Samsung Galaxy a03core core

    I want the 9a because I love miui, and it has a better camera
    I want the Galaxy because it has a better screen and Android 11

    Which one do you advise me to get

    • Hi Nickie…
      The Helio G25 CPU in the Redmi 9a is better than the SC9863A on the A03 Core, so maybe you should go with Redmi 9a. Also the argument that the A03 Core has better screen is not entirely correct…
      Good luck!

  12. Hello Stephen,that’s a nice review i want to go for umidigi a11 but i don’t know where to buy it in aba pls where can i get it in aba or abia state???

    • Hi Danny. Thanks for your feedback. I can’t tell if it is available in Aba or not. But why not simply follow the link and buy from Jumia, provide them your accurate address, and it will be delivered to you within a week?

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