It’s no longer news that the Nigerian economy is in recession. This is a result of the drastic fall in crude oil prices around 2014 which led to the steady fall of the Naira (₦). As at the time of writing this post, the exchange rate is 1 US Dollar =
315.25 Nigerian Naira at the interbank, while at the parallel market 1 US Dollar is as high as 422 Nigerian Naira. As of today, the price of smartphones and other gadgets has doubled. I remember getting a Tecno Camon C8 android smartphone for ₦26,000 last year, which now goes for about ₦38,000 to ₦43,000.
To get a decent mid-range Android Smartphone with at least a 2GB RAM today you have to budget about ₦50,000. I put together a list of android smartphones you could get right now if you are running on a budget.
10 Mid-range Android Smartphones below ₦45,000
Gionee M5 Mini
Gionee M5 Mini runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Amigo UI 3.1 on top. The smartphone operates with an MTK processor – MT6580 SoC, which has a CPU maximum clock speed of 1,300 MHz. Being Quad-core, it has a good battery performance with 4000mAh, making Gionee M5 Mini a perfect device for multiple tasking without lags. It sports a 5-inch (1280 x 720-pixel resolution) HD IPS display. With a high PPI, the smartphone has a crystal display and high-quality views from every projected angle. It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM with an SD card that can extend memory up to 128 GB. The main camera is 8MP while the selfie camera is 5MP which comes with professional options that can beautify your face.
Price – ₦43,000
Tecno Camon C7
The Camon C7 is equipped with a 13MP front camera and a 13MP back camera, facilitated by three flashlights, it features quick snapshot in a black screen. it features 5.0″ HD IPS screen, 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM with a micro SD card up to 128GB. It comes with a 1.3GHz Quad Core processor and HiOS (Based on Android 6.0). Camon C7 is equipped with a 2500mAh with standby time up to 175 hours.
Price – ₦42,500
Get it here
Infinix Hot 4
The Infinix X557 (Hot 4) boasts a fluid 5.5 inch HD display and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery that lasts for two full days! With the Hot 4’s spectacular screen, pictures taken with its 8MP rear and 5MP front camera are super clear. It comes with dual SIM slots (separate from SD card slot) and with an internal memory that can be expanded by a 32GB SD card. It can multitask easily with its 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. The infinix Hot 4 also features a fingerprint scanner and costs ₦36,000.
Get it on Jumia
ASUS ZenFone GO 5.0
Asus ZenFone Go’s powerful MediaTek processor easily handles multiple tasks and delivers immersive gaming experiences. Stunning Display ZenFone Go is equipped with a high-resolAution 1280 x 720 HD IPS display, sporting a pixel density of 294ppi for an impressive visual appearance with improved clarity, brightness, and vivid colors. Gorgeous Photos with 8MP Clarity ZenFone Go’s 8MP rear camera shoots beautiful, high-quality photos with a professional look.
5.5-inch with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.
16 GB ROM, 2 GB RAM.
Main Camera: 8 Mega-Pixel, Auto Focus, F2.0 Aperture; Front Camera: 2 Mega-Pixel, Fix Focus.
Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Sim: Dual Micro Sim
Price: ₦ 41,500
Buy on Jumia
- Tecno L8 PlusThe L8 plus is an upgraded version of the Tecno L8 featuring a 5.5 Inch HD Screen that makes every color pop, 2GB RAM, and 16GB ROM. It runs on a 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor with an Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. The device emphasizes more on the power department with a 5050mAh battery that lasts up to 72 hours. The L8 Plus also has a premium metal appearance and sports 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera. Price is around ₦ 43,000
Note that prices of these devices may change due to the unstable nature of the Naira. Promise to update as the need arises.
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