These are the best phones under 80,000 in Nigeria (4th Quarter 2022)

New smartphones are released into the market almost on a monthly, or even weekly basis. So to save you the trouble of gallivanting from site to site in search of which to buy, we are putting together a comprehensive list of best of phones to buy, especially if your budget is around the N80,000 Naira mark.

For flexibility and completeness, I’ll includes phones sold between N75K, cutting through 80K, and all the way to around 85K. The list will be sorted starting from phones offering the best value for your money, latest technologies (like CPU, RAM, camera system), and operating system (OS of the phone) will be prioritized.

Also, I’ll be updating the post from time to time, probably quarterly, and especially as more phones are released in to the market. This very list is compiled for 2nd quarter of 2022. Please note that purchase link may be added where available, and DroidAfrica might get monetary value from any winning sales.

Samsung Galaxy A03 (Price: N85,000)

The Galaxy A03 is our first pick, and equally the best Samsung smartphone under 90k. The phone has an impressive 48-megapixel dual camera on the rear, and it is powered by UNISOC Tiger T606. As at writing, the A03 is sold around 85k in Nigeria, for the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM. In addition to the phone’s impressive camera and built quality, a 5000mAh battery is available as well, and you are getting Google Android 11 with Samsung One UI out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy A03 full specifications features

Key features of Samsung Galaxy A03

  • Display: 6.5-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ screen
  • Camera: Dual: 48 MP + 2 Main / 5 MP front
  • Storage: 32/64 GB
  • RAM: 3/4 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.6GHz Tiger T606
  • OS: Android 11 with One UI
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 10W Charger
  • Samsung Galaxy A03 full specifications HERE

Tecno Spark 8C (Price: N78,500)

Our second pick goes to the Tecno Spark 8C, an all rounded and well built smartphone with amazing price tag, probably the only smartphone on the list with 90Hz screen refresh. As at writing, the Spark 8C starts from 78,000 in Nigeria for the base model. This is probably the best Tecno smartphone around 80,000 Naira in Nigeria. At this price, you are getting a 6.6-inches HD+ screen, with dual rear cameras and most interestingly, UNISOC’s Tiger T606 8-core CPU. The phone has Google Android 11, and start with 2GB RAM that you can expand from the built-in storage.

Tecno Spark 8C specifications features and price

Key features of Tecno Spark 8C

  • Display: 6.6-inch 720 x 1612 pixels HD+ display with 90Hz refresh
  • Camera: Dual: 13 MP + 2 Main / 5 MP front
  • Storage: 32/64 GB
  • RAM: 2/3 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.6GHz Tiger T606
  • OS: Android 11 with HiOS 7.6
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 10W Charger
  • Tecno Spark 8C full specifications HERE

UMIDIGI A11 (Price: N82,000)

This is the vanilla UMIDIGI A11, and should not be confused with the A11s. The CPU here is MediaTek Helio G25, and the rear has three camera lenses, of which the primary shooter is a 16-megapixel lens. The device itself sports a 6.53-inches HD+ screen, and the battery power comes from a 5150mAh juice. The asking price is around 82K as at when this article was written.

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Key specs of UMIDIGI A11

  • Display: 6.53-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: Triple: 16MP main + 8MP ultrawide + 2MP depth / 8 MP front
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0GHz, MediaTek Helio G25
  • OS: Android 11
  • Battery: 5150mAh
  • UMIDIGI A11 full specifications HERE

Nokia C30 (Price: N84,000)

Nokia C30 is our next option of phones sold around 80,000 in Nigeria. The C30 may not have the raw CPU power like those above. It has two unique features that set it apart. One of them is the display, which is maxed at 6.8-inches, and then the battery, at 6000mAh. The phone’s CPU comes from UNISOC SC9863A, and it is available in either 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM, or 3GB RAM with 64GB ROM. The phone is currently sold for 84,000 as at writing, and it boot clean Google Android 11 (Go Edition) out of the box.

Nokia C30 specification features and price

Key specs of Nokia C30

  • Display: 6.82-inch 720 x 1640 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: Dual: 13MP + 2MP Main/ 5 MP front
  • Storage: 32/64 GB
  • RAM: 2/3 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.6GHz, UNISOC SC9863A
  • OS: Android 11 (Go Edition)
  • Battery: 6000mAh with 10W charger
  • Nokia C30 full specifications HERE

Infinix Hot 20i (Price = N78,500)

Not just the Hot 20i, but Infinix Hot 12i and Hot 12 Play are all price around N80,000 in Nigeria. The Hot 20i, which is the latest of them is sold at N78,000 for the base model when this post was written. The phone come in a 6.6-inches HD+ display, has 2GB RAM with 64GB ROM, sport three camera lenses on the rear and powered by a n 8-core Helio G25 CPU from MediaTek, along with Google Android 12 out of the box.

Infinix Hot 20i X665E full specifications

Key features of Infinix Hot 20i

  • Display: 6.6-inch 720 x 1612 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: Triple: 13MP + 2MP + QVGA Main/ 8 MP front
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • RAM: 2/3 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0GHz Helio G25
  • OS: Android 12
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Infinix Hot 20i full specifications HERE

Partner Mobile EV1 Pro (Price: N57,000)

Partner Mobile’s EV1 Pro is yet another good smartphone you can buy in Nigeria under N60,000. Currently the phone is around N57,000, and at this price, you are getting a 6.55″ HD+ screen, Helio P22 CPU from MediaTek, 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The phone has four camera lenses on the rear, of which the main snapper is 16-megapixel sensor. There is a 5000mAh battery on the inside, along with Android 10 out of the box.

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Key specs of Partner Mobile EV1 Pro

  • Display: 6.55-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: Quad: 16MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Main/ 8MP front
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0GHz, MediaTek Helio P22
  • OS: Android 10
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Partner Mobile EV1 Pro full specifications HERE

Tecno Spark 8P (Price: N82,500)

This is the Africa model of the Tecno Spark 8P. It is supposed to be on the top, but it is on a promotional sales as at when the article was written. So chances may be that it is above 90k already. It has the MediaTek Helio G35 CPU, sport three camera lenses on the rear and powered by a 5000mAh battery.

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Key specs of Tecno Spark 8P

  • Display: 6.6-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display, 90Hz refresh
  • Camera: Triple: 50MP + 2MP + VGA Main/ 8MP front
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0GHz, MediaTek Helio G35
  • OS: Android 11
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Tecno Spark 8P full specifications HERE

Conclusions

These are the best phones you can buy around N80K currently in Nigeria. You can also check our list of best phone under 70,000, in case you have different budget. And if we miss out any device you think should be on the list, do hint us via the comment section below.

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