Do you need an Android device below ₦30,000 (thirty thousand Naira)? You have come to the best place. Owning a high-end smartphone is one the best things in this world, but once in a while, due to circumstances, we sometimes have to buy a low budget device
It may be as a gift to a younger relative who is new to the smartphone phone world. Or maybe we just need one till we can get a better one.
Well, whatever reason you may need an Android device for that amount, we have you covered here at Techcrub. Here are some of the best devices you can get below ₦30,000 for this month.
NOTE: The higher the processor cores (Octacore is better than quadcore), the better. The faster the speed, the better (2.0 GHz is better than 1.5GHz), also the higher the RAM, the better the phone. This does not mean that a Quadcore 2.2 GHz processor is better than an Octacore 2.0 processor. Cores come first.
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Best Smartphones Below ₦30,000
Here are the best smartphones below ₦30,000 for the month of September 2019 (in no particular order).
Tecno Spark 3 / ₦28,000 on discount
Tecno Spark 3 carries a wide notch design as it tends to appeal to the trendy class. The device is way bigger than the Nokia 3.1 and stands at 6.2 inches. Display resolution stands at 720 pixels. The body build is durable plastic.
In the camera department, the front notch is assorted with an 8MP camera module assisted by a LED Flash. The rear camera module is fitted with a 13MP lens for smart photography.
On to the hardware aspect, we have a quad-core MediaTek MT6580 chipset clocked at 1.3GHz and Mali 400GPU. Elsewhere there is 1GB RAM and 16GB of storage space. The device runs on Android 8.1 GO version.
Battery life hee is 3500 mAH, which can carry you over a day but there is no fast charging anyways. The device is not 4G enabled but has fingerprint security. Buy The Tecno SPark 3 on Jumia
Tecno Pouvoir 3 Air / ₦27000
The Pouvoir 3 air may be one of the likable devices on this list due to its battery life.
Unlike the smart series with its colorful design, the Pouvoir 3 air sports bezels, though it still manages to have a 6 inch display. Display resolution is a little bit poor at 960×480 pixels. The body is made with durable plastic.
In the camera department, you get an 8MP selfie camera and also an 8 MP rear shooter. Both assisted by an LED flash.
Coming to hardware and storage, we have a Quadcore 2.0GHz processor. Tecno didn’t state which but I suspect it might be the Helio A22 processor. There is 1GB of RAM space and 16GB of phone storage space onboard. The device runs Android 9.0 GO.
The Pouvoir series selling point is its battery life, and here you get a 5000mAh battery to take you over two days. 4G network, face unlock, and Fingerprint sensors are available. Buy The Tecno Pouvoir 3 Air on Jumia
Infinix Smart 3 / ₦28000
The Infinix Smart 3 is one of the youth-focused Infinix series aimed to capture the mind of the fashion-minded youngsters, sporting various colors. The 4G device has come with bezels.
There is a 6.2 inch display onboard (seems like 5.5 inch from here though) with 720 pixels.
An 8MP low light selfie camera adorns the front bezel while a 13 MP camera sits at the back. There is also an LED flash.
In the hardware components aspects, there is a 2.0 GHz quadcore processor that also seems like the Helio A22. This variant has 1 GB of RAM space and 16 GB of RAM storage. The OS on board is Andriod 9.0 Go Edition.
The Infinix Smart 3 comes with 3050mAh battery and face unlock. Buy The Infinix Smart 3 on Jumia
Itel P33 / ₦21000
The Itel P33 is an inexpensive smartphone made for those coming into the smartphone game. The device has a 5.5 inch display with regular bezels and plastic finishing.
There is a 5MP selfie camera on board and an 8MP + 2MP dual rear camera. Itel boasts of Bokeh effects and Portrait mode but do not expect much from the cameras.
For hardware ad memory, we have 1 GB of RAM space, 16GB of storage, and an MTK quad-core processor with speed clocked at 1.3GHz.
Elsewhere, there is Android 8.1 Go, a 4000mAh battery, and a fingerprint sensor. Remember the Itel P series is meant for more battery power
The P33 comes with a lil bit more functionalities than expected. You can unlock your P33 just by one glance or one touch of your fingertip.
The fingerprint sensor can bring more convenience and security, for example, taking photos, answering the phone call, stopping alarm clock, quick launch apps, privacy protection, etc. Click Here To Buy The Itel P33 on Jumia
Itel P33 plus / ₦25000
The Itel P33 Plus is a bigger version of the P33 with 6 inch display and more power. It has the same plastic finishing. Besides the size and 5000mAh battery, every other thing remains the same when compared with the Itel P33.
That means that the P33 Plus has 1GB of RAM space, 16GB storage space, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, Android 8.1 Go Version, 5 MP selfie camera and 8MP + 2 MP rear camera. Click Here To Buy The Itel P33 Plus on Jumia
Nokia 3.1 / ₦29800
HMD Global’s Nokia brand is one of the brands currently regaining their foothold in the smartphone market. The Nokia 3.1 might bot be the best in size when compared with other devices, but it holds its when other specifications areas.
The smartphone is 5.2 inch in size and pocket friendly. The phone is packed with a metal frame and thick plastic back. The display resolution is 720 pixels and adorned with Gorilla glass
There is an 8MP selfie camera (same found on the Nokia 3.1 Plus) with no LED flash and also a single 13MP rear camera module. A flash assists the camera.
The device is an Android One phone which means it gets the latest security update. Though it comes Android 8.0 Oreo, it can be upgraded to Android 9 Pie and also Android 10 Q.
Despite being small, the Nokia 3.1 has MediaTek MT6750 chipset. It packs an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. There is 3GB of RAM space and 32GB of storage space onboard.
The battery life here is 2990mAh with no fast charge, which is quite disappointing. Can go just half a day on heavy usage though. Another major drawback is the absence of fingerprint for security. Click Here to Buy the Nokia 3.1 on Jumia
Itel S15 / ₦24000
The itel S15 might be Itel’s response to complains over boring designs as the Transsion Holdings company finally brings in a fresh design.
Released in August, the device has a teardrop notch on a 6.1 inch display which is quite surprising. Itel claims 86% screen to body ratio and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The finishing, as usual, is still plastic. Gradient colors were definitely borrowed from Tecno and Infinix.
The Itel S series is Selfie focus, but a 16MP selfie shooter on a budget device is still surprising. In fact, I have never seen it on an itel device before. There is a dual 8MP plus 2MP rear camera as usual.
But there is where the major surprises end though as we fall back to 1GB of RAM space, 16GB storage space and Quadcore processors clocked at 1.3GHz)still faster than the 1.28 Tecno Pouvoir 3 Pro though)
The phone is shipped with Android 9 Pie, Go edition. Also, the face and fingerprint unlock are here. As if it is the prize you have to pay for a better camera though, you get a 3000mAh battery. The phone sells around N24,000. Click Here To Buy The Itel S15 on Jumia
Itel 15 Pro / ₦28000
For once, there is a pro phone that Itel made that feels like a pro. Except you hate Itel devices though, this should be your Ideal Budget device.
Why? First, we have the modern design like in the S 15 with a teardrop notch. The 6.1 inch display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio is still present, which means it is not all that different from the S 15.
Where are the changes? Itel gave the camera the AI boost visible in most infinix and Tecno devices (they are siblings remember). Also, they finally brought back the 2.5D glass. Also, there is 4G available Before you complain, remember this is a budget device below N30,000.
There is the 16MP selfie shooter and also the triple rear camera. The rear camera lenses are 8MP + 2MP + QVGA. Looks fine on a budget device.
Then again, for hardware, you have the 2 GB of RAM space, and either a 16GB storage or 32 GB storage space. I haven’t seen an Itel device with 32 GB of storage in years. There is an Octacore processor clocked at 1.6GHz, not much but hey, better than most phones here.
The facial recognition uses LiveNess mode, which needs the owner to blink his eyes before the phone opens. The fingerprint is still there. You still get a 3000 mAh battery though.
This phone is not yet available on Jumia, but you can get it from your local dealers
Umidigi A33 pro / ₦29000
This Umidigi device mab the absolute best in terms of specifications but buying this means you have to be careful as there are no spare parts in the market (except maybe in Lagos)
The device is designed like an iPhone X clone and has a 5.7 inch HD display, 19:9 aspect ratio. The device has a notch display that holds the selfie camera and other sensors.
There is an 8MP camera located at the notch. The rear camera is 12MP + 5 MP sensor.
For hardware, we have MTK MT6739 quad-core processor with 1.5GHz clock speed. Not too surprising as the smartphone was released last year. There is also 3GB of RAM space and 32GB of onboard storage.
Umidigi A33 Pro runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, and there is no news on Upgrade to 9.0 (the update is still in developmental stages and may not see the light of the day). 4G, Facial ID, and Fingerprint are still available. The device has a 3300 mAh battery.
The device runs on Android 8.1 and is sold below N29,000. Click Here To Buy The Umidigi A33 Pro on Jumia
Umidigi A33 / ₦24000
The Umidigi a 33 id the smaller version of the A33 pro. The A33 is almost like the A33 pro but with a 5.5 inch display. Aside from the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage space, every other thing is the same as the Umidigi A33 Pro.
This 4G device is a better alternative to all the other 1GB RAM devices on the list though. It is sold around 24000. Click Here To Buy The Umidigi A33 on Jumia
Oukitel C16 Pro, Oukitel C15 PRO / ₦27000
Oukitel is another brand trying to make its way into the Nigerian market. While they may have things to offer, they are still a little way behind in terms of battery.
The Oukitel C16 Pro smartphone is a 4G device with a 5.7-inch display. The phone has 720 x 1520 pixels with 19:9 aspect ratio. The waterdrop design is evident on the smartphone.
The camera is pretty fair as there is a 5MP selfie camera and a dual rear camera setup. The set up consists of 8P + 2MP camera modules.
There is an MTK MT6761 Helio A22 Quad-core processor on board with speed clocked at 2.0 GHz. Also, it comes with 3GB of RAM space and 32 GB storage.
There is a fingerprint sensor too, and the phone runs Android 9. That is s far as the goodies go as Oukitel added a 2600mAh battery.
The phone sells around 27000. Click Here To Buy The Oukitel C16 Pro on Jumia
For a better battery life though you can get the Oukitel C15 Pro. It has the same processor, Android 9, 3 GB of RAM space and 32 GB of ROM.
Also, it has a larger display (6.1 Inch) than the C16 Pro and retains the same camera features. The battery rating is 3200 mAh, and it is priced 27000 too. Click Here To Buy The Oukitel C15 Pro on Jumia
That brings us to the end of this list. If you know a device that should be on this list, please let me know. Also, sharing is caring. Drop your comments and hit the share button.