In this post, I will be reviewing the best budget smartphones to buy in 2018. Since the turn of the century, smartphones have become an integral part of our everyday living. We have become heavily dependent and rely on them for tasks ranging from keeping up with business appointments to seeking out a long lost buddy on social media.
Regardless of individual requirements, there are major expectations typical smartphone users have of their devices – in fact, these expectations are very crucial to making a decision when it comes to purchasing a device.
Most users consider the camera (picture quality), internal memory, design, and size and battery life as important parameters for choosing their phones.
The tech-savvy individual is majorly concerned with connection speed, GPU and CPU (for high definition gaming), screen resolution as well as the OS of the device. To help your buying decision, I have listed out here 5 Best Budget Smartphones you can buy in Nigeria in 2017.
As with most gadgets, your pocket determines how much of the hi-tech features you enjoy. Consumers usually have to make a trade-off on amazing features based on their budget.
Usually, the smartphones with all the cool features would cost an arm and a foot. However, the smartphones examined here offer you the best of both worlds in terms of cool and amazing features at very moderate and affordable prices
5 Best Budget Smartphones under N45,000-N60,000
Also known as Tecno Camon CX is the latest addition to the successful Camon series by Tecno. It is on the first list of the 5 Best Budget Smartphones you can buy in 2017. It boasts a sleek full metal body design with a 5.5 inch LCD screen at a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels for high-quality video and images.
It is powered by the Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS and its 1.5GHz Octa-core CPUs are powered by a 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB ROM (expandable to 128GB) for seamless and smooth operation. It supports dual SIM and a dual standby mode as well as a dedicated memory card slot. Its 16 megapixels (16MP) front and back (dual flash) cameras ensure top-notch videos and pictures can be taken even in low-light conditions – the front camera is centrally placed to ensure a 180-degree panoramic view.
It is 4G compliant with connection speeds of up to 300Mbps and a rear fingerprint sensor for added security. This device is powered by a 3200mAh which can supply juice for up to 2 days of normal use. This phone comes heavily loaded for its ₦56,000 price tag.
The Note 4 as it is commonly called is arguably one of the 5 Best Budget Smartphones in the Nigerian market today. The interesting design makes it a hybrid between a phone and a tablet (call it a phablet). It comes in two variants – 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM and 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM.
This phone is equipped with a 5.7” full HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It is powered by 1.3GHz Quad-core processors running on the Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS. The 8MP front and 13MP rear cameras ensure memorable moments can be captured in High definition. Unlike its predecessors, the fingerprint is located at the front for easy access.
This phone is 4G LTE compliant and the long-lasting 4300mAh battery boasts fast charging capability. This device retails for between ₦53,000 and ₦58,000 depending on which of the two variants is desired.
Huawei products have a reputation for their quality and high price tag, but this device retains the quality associated with its family group while shedding the high price tag at a token of ₦52,000 only.
This fashionably designed device comes with a 5.5” HD capacitive touchscreen. It runs on the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with the added advantage of the Huawei EMUI 4.1. Its Kirin 620 processors are powered by 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. The device supports 4G LTE for fast connectivity on as well as Dual SIM but the second SIM will be sacrificed for a Memory card as it does not have a dedicated Memory card slot.This smartphone is a bargain at the earlier stated price.
The Gionee M6 Mirror is a budget device from the illustrious Gionee Marathon series known for their battery stamina. This device has a 5.5” AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 pixels.
It is powered by the Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and 1.5GHz quad-core with 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. It is equipped with 13MP rear and 8MP front cameras with LED flash. The M6 Mirror supports dual SIM and dual standby functionality on 4G LTE network with a dedicated memory card slot expandable to 128GB.
The device stays true to the Gionee Marathon series’ hallmark of high battery stamina with a 3150mAh non-removable battery. It is a bundle of coolness and style for a meagre sum of ₦42,000 only.
The Infinix Hot S Pro is a device with a full HD 5.2” IPS screen with 1280 x 720 resolution and 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. It runs on the Android OS version 6.0 Marshmallow powered by 1.3GHz Octa-core processors on 3GB RAM and 16GB ROM.
It supports dual SIM on the 4G LTE network for fasts internet connectivity, and it is powered by 3000mAh non-removable battery. Its sleek and slim design makes it an easy choice for the stylish and trendy. It can be picked up at major mobile phone vendor outlets for ₦58,000 only.
Let’s know which of 5 best budget smartphones listed above is your best budget phone to buy