In this post, I will review the best budget smartphones to buy in 2023. Since the turn of the century, smartphones have become integral to 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 significant expectations typical smartphone users have of their devices. These expectations are crucial to making a decision when it comes to purchasing a device.
Most users consider the camera (picture quality), internal memory, design, size, and battery life essential 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 here 5 Best Budget Smartphones you can buy in Nigeria in 2017.
As with most gadgets, your pocket determines how many hi-tech features you enjoy. Consumers usually have to make a trade-off on unique features based on their budget.
Usually, smartphones with all the cool features cost an arm and a foot. However, the smartphones examined here offer you the best of both worlds in terms of fantastic and unique features at very moderate and affordable prices
10 Best Budget Smartphones under N45,000-N60,000
1. Itel A60 (₦45,000)
The Itel A60 is the cheapest phone with 4G right now in Nigeria. It comes with a 6.6-inch IPS LCD display with a 720p resolution. The phone is powered by a Unisoc processor with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. You can expand the storage space of the phone using an SD card. There are two cameras at the back of the phone and they include an 8MP primary camera and a second AI lens. The front-facing camera is 5MP and it has a 5000mAh battery that can last an entire day on a single charge. It runs on Android 12 Go Edition and the user interface is close to what we have on a Tecno phone.
2. Umidigi G1 (₦50,000)
The Umidigi G1 is another affordable device in Nigeria and it comes under 55,000 naira. It comes with a 6.52-inch PLS TFT display with a 720p resolution and 82 percent screen-to-body ratio. The phone has 2GB RAM and 32GB storage space and there is an SD card slot to expand the storage to 26GB. It is powered by the MediaTek MT6739 processor and it has a 5150mAH battery. The phone is running on Android 12 stock edition.
3. Samsung Galaxy A03 Core (₦51,000)
The Samsung Galaxy A03 Core is one of the most affordable Samsung phones available. It has a plastic build with textured patterns at the back. The phone has a 6.5 inch PLS LCD display with a 720p resolution and 270 pixel per inch. It is running on Android 11 Go Edition and the Unisoc SC9863A is the processor powering the phone. The phone has 2GB RAM and 32GB storage space that can be expanded with an SD card. It comes with an 8MP primary camera and a 5MP selfie camera. It has a 5000mAh battery that can last an entire day on a single day.
4. Tecno Pop 6 Go (₦51,800)
The Tecno Pop 6 Go is one of the basic phones on the list. The phone has a dated design with a noticeable chin and bezel. It has 1GB RAM and 16GB storage space and there is also a model with 32GB storage and 2GB RAM. The phone is running on Android 11 Go Edition based on HiOs and the primary camera is 5MP. There is also another 5MP selfie camera at the back of the phone. it is not advisable to buy this phone unless you are on a tight budget and it’s the only option.
5. Infinix Smart 6 (₦52,000)
The Infinix Smart 6 is another great option with a budget around 55K. It has a 6.6 inch IPS LCD display with a 720p resolution and 500 nits of brightness. The phone runs on Android 11 Go Edition and it is powered by a Unisoc processor. It has 2 or 3 GB RAM and with 32 or 64 GB storage space that can be expanded with a dedicated SD card slot. The primary camera is 8MP and the selfie camera is 5MP. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner at the back and it has a 5000mAh battery and 10watts fast charging support.
6. Itel S18 Pro (₦55,000)
The Itel S18 Pro is another excellent device from itel running on Android 12 out of the box. It is powered by the Unisoc SC9863A and the PowerVR GE8322 is the GPU. The phone has 4GB RAM that can be expanded to 7GB using memory fusion. It has 64GB storage space with an SD card slot. The phone has a 32MP selfie camera which is the major highlight it comes with. It has a 13MP primary camera and there are two extra cameras at the back. The phone has a 5000mAh battery and it can last a whole day on a single charge.
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7. Tecno Spark 7P (₦50,200)
The Tecno Spark 7P was released in 2020 but it still makes a lot of sense when you are on a tight budget. It has a 6.8-inch IPS LCD display with 720p resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G70 with 4GB RAM and 64 or 128GB storage space. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner with a micro SD card slot. The primary camera is 16MP and it also has an 8MP selfie camera. It runs on Android 11 and HiOs 7.5 is the user interface. The battery is 5000mAh and it offers a lot of value for money.
8. Infinix Hot 10 (₦53,000)
The Infinix Hot 10 was released in 2020 and it has excellent value for money right now. It is made of plastic at the back with a rear mounted fingerprint scanner. The device runs on Android 10 and the Helio G70 is the processor powering the phone. You can buy the model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage space for better performance. The display is 6.78 inch IPS LCD with 720P resolution and 82 percent screen to body ratio. It has a 16MP main camera, and an 8MP selfie camera. The battery is 5200 mAh and it can last a complete day on a single charge.
9. Umidigi A13s (₦55,000)
The Umidigi A13s has a 6.7-inch IPS LCD display with a 720p resolution. It is available in different colors and it has a matte finish making it feel premium. The phone has 4GB RAM with 32 or 64GB storage space. You can also expand the storage space using an SD card. The phone is running on Android 11 and the Unisoc T310 processor is powering the phone. It has a 5150mAh battery and the camera at the back is 16MP while the selfie camera is 8MP.
10. Umidigi Power 7s (₦50,000)
The Umidigi Power 7s has a textured hexagon finish at the back with a large 6150mAh battery. It has a 6.7-inch IPS LCD display with 720p resolution. The phone is powered by the Unisoc T310 and it runs on stock Android 11. It has 64GB storage space and 4GB RAM which is decent for the price. The primary camera is 16MP and the selfie camera on the phone is 8MP.