Do you need an android smartphone under $100 or N40,000? This page will show you 10 best android phones you can get for as low as N40K in Nigeria.
With each day that passes by, smartphone manufacturers keep increasing the price of their smartphones. The addition of newer features will certainly see a price increase.
If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line smartphone in the Nigerian market, the $200 mark is the starting point to get a great device. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a decent smartphone that’s below that price.
Here in this list, we have Xiaomi Redmi, Infinix, Umidigi, Vivo and Tecno cheap android phones which are all okay for your budget. There are quite a good number of phones you can get and in this post, I’ll be sharing the top 10 smartphones you can get for $100/N40,000 or less.
So, let’s begin.
PS: All smartphones listed below can be purchased from your favorite online and offline stores. And dollar rate may affect the equivalent in your local currency.
10 Best Cheap Android Phones Under $100 or N40,000
#1. Xiaomi Redmi 9A (2GB|32GB)
Released in mid-2020, the Redmi 9A is one of Xiaomi’s low budget devices that come with some cool features. Most notably is its huge 6.53 inches IPS display with a resolution of 720 × 1600 plus its 20:9 aspect ratio that is great for media consumption.
This is the best cheap android phone you can get for as low as $100 or N40,000 (in Nigeria)
It’s equipped with 4G and supports all the major bands including Glo’s 4G bands. Other connectivity options including Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi, and USB-OTG. It comes with different RAM variants but for less than $100, you’re getting 2GB of RAM plus 32GB of internal storage.
The Redmi 9A runs on the latest MIUI 12-flavored Android 10. This device is powered by the MediaTek Helio G25 chipset which should run games like PUGB and Call of Duty smoothly on medium settings. There’s a huge 5000mAh battery which should last you a day or more (or less) depending on your usage and can be powered by the 10W charger that comes with it.
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As for the camera, you get a single 13MP set up at the back with flash and a 5MP selfie camera.
Price of Redmi 9A: ~ $98/N38,000
Where to Buy Xiaomi Redmi 9A in Nigeria?
You can buy from any smartphone retail shops around you or online stores.
#2. Umidigi A7S
Umidigi does make some cool smartphones and you’ve got to praise them for that. On the A7S, Umidigi has shown its innovative masterclass once again.
The usual suspects are here: a 13MP ultra-wide secondary camera and 8MP in front. Battery capacity is advertised as 4150mAh which is great. It’s a 2GB RAM device with 32GB ROM that houses the Android 10 Go stock Android UI.
The Umidigi A7S comes in a wonderful design that is anti-scratch resistant. The 6.53 display is perfect for media, low-intensity games, and everyday usage. And just beside the phone, we have the stand out feature – an extra button that can be customized to perform certain actions.
One of such is the temperature checking capability of the A7S. The A7S comes with a contactless infrared thermometer that you can use to keep track of your body temperature. The result obtained is not up to medical standards and as such be used only for reference purposes.
Price of Umidigi A7S: ~ $96/N37,000
Where to Buy Umidigi A7S in Nigeria?
You can buy Umidigi A7S from any smartphone retail shops around you or online stores.
#3. Gionee P12
The P12 isn’t the typical smartphone from Gionee but it sure worth owning if you’re on a budget. On this device, you don’t get the big battery but rather a 3200mAh lithium-ion cell which is a bummer for some people.
Otherwise, this is a decent smartphone and runs on Android™ 10 using the MediaTek Helio G20 chipset. The front of the device sees a 6.1 inches IPS display while at the back you’ve got a triple camera setup and the fingerprint scanner just below it.
Inside the P12, you’ve got 2GB worth of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that is expandable using an SD card. You’ve also got 4G connectivity for faster browsing speeds.
Price: ~ $100/N39,000
Where to Buy Gionee P12 in Nigeria?
You can buy Gionee P12 from any smartphone retail shops around you or online stores.
#4. Tecno Pop 4
Tecno did put in some huge numbers here in terms of battery. And that for a good reason seeing that this comes with a 6 inches display. So, the need for a big 5000mAh battery.
The display is okay for the price you’re paying. The same can be said with the camera. The Pop 4 is equipped with a single 8MP camera at the back and a single 5MP shooter in front (both with flash).
In terms of aesthetics, this isn’t a good looking device from the outside but the HiOS-flavored Android™ 10 looks pretty good on the inside. If you care about power, then do check out the Pop 4 from Tecno Mobile.
Due to the dollar rate, I got this phone at the rate of N41,000 in Nigeria but the normal price is still under $100.
Price: ~ $96/N37,000
Where to Buy Tecno Pop 4 in Nigeria?
You can buy Tecno Pop 4 from any smartphone retail shops around you or online stores.
#5. Infinix Smart 5 (2GB|32GB)
How smart is the Infinix Smart 5? Pretty smart for sure and it’s huge. We have a 6.6 inches display here with a water drop notch that houses the front-facing camera. At the back of the Smart 5 is a triple camera setup (with triple LED flash), the fingerprint scanner, and Infinix branding just beneath it.
Moving on to the internals, Infinix Smart 5 does come in 2GB and 3GB RAM variants. Though you only get 32GB of onboard storage on both variants, they’re expandable with the aid of an SD card. You wouldn’t get a good gaming experience but Internet speeds should be great as the Smart 5 supports LTE.
Price of Infinix Smart 5: $85/N33,000
Where to Buy Infinix Smart 5 in Nigeria?
You can buy Infinix Smart 5 from any smartphone retail shops around you or online stores.
#6. Vivo Y1s
Vivo is beginning to get traction in Nigeria and rightly so. They’ve churned out some of the most unique smartphones and the Y1s is one of them. It’s a 2GB RAM device with 32GB ROM that is expandable up to 256GB. The Y1s is powered by Android 10 with Vivo’s custom UI Funtouch 10.5.
The Helio P35 chipset on the Y1s makes the device run smoothly for everyday use. The 13MP secondary camera on the device is capable of shooting decent photos. The primary camera, however, produces “okay” photos. But overall, you’re getting good value for money.
Price of Vivo Y1s: ~ $98/N38,000
Where to Buy Vivo Y1s in Nigeria?
You can buy Vivo Y1s from any smartphone retail shops around you or online stores.
#7. Umidigi A5 Pro
If you’re a fan of stock Android, then you should check out Umidigi and its smartphones. But first, let’s check out the A5 Pro, a cheap android phone you can get under $100.
You’re probably getting more than you paid for on this device! A 6.5 inches display with a water drop notch. Umidigi did maintain a very thin bezel with the ~92.7% screen-to-body ratio.
Other specs include 4GB RAM, 4,150mAh battery, 16MP triple camera setup at the back, 16MP AI camera in front, MediaTek’s Helio P23 chipset, Stock Android 9 Pie, and full HD display.
Price: ~ $98/N38,000
Where to Buy Umidigi A5 Pro in Nigeria?
You can buy Umidigi A5 Pro from any smartphone retail shops around you or online stores.
#8. Infinix Hot 10 Lite (2GB|32GB)
The Hot 10 Lite from Infinix is one of the brand’s phones launched in 2020. It just gets the job done without anything special added to it.
Moving over to the spec sheet, we have a 6.6 inches display and the usual water drop notch which leaves it with a screen-to-body ratio of ~ 83.2%. Not the best of display but should be fine for watching videos.
You’ve got 2GB RAM plus 32GB ROM running on Android 10 (Go Edition). The battery here is a 5000mAh Lithium-polymer cell. For the cameras, it’s a triple set up at the back with triple LED flash while the front sees a single 8MP shooter.
Price of Infinix Hot 10 Lite: ~ $103/N40,000
Where to Buy Infinix Hot 10 Lite in Nigeria?
You can buy Infinix Hot 10 Lite from any smartphone retail shops around you or online stores.
#9. Infinix Smart 4
The Smart 4 was built for light usage and it goes about doing that just fine. Nothing is exciting about the Smart 4 but it does perform pretty okay. Onboard this device is 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which can be expanded through an SD card.
In the camera department, it is an 8MP secondary shooter with a dual-LED flash. And on the front is the water drop notch with the 5MP primary shooter. Infinix Smart 4 runs on Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) and is powered by MediaTek’s Helio A22 SoC which is complemented by the 4000mAh non-removable battery.
Price: ~ $93/N36,000
Where to Buy Infinix Smart 4 in Nigeria?
You can buy Infinix Smart 4 from any smartphone retail shops around you or online stores.
#10. Nokia 1.3
We wrap up our list of smartphones below $100 with the Nokia 1.3 which was announced in Q1 of 2020. Certainly not one of Nokia’s best Android devices but it’s a good smartphone anyway.
Don’t expect much here as you’ve got 1GB RAM and 16 ROM storage options. The Nokia 1.3 is 5.7 inches display with a screen-to-body ratio of ~ 77.6%. Sitting right above the display is the teardrop notch which doubles as a 5MP camera.
On the back of the 1.3 is the 8MP main camera plus flash. Nokia did leave out some features on the 1.3. Most notably is the fingerprint sensor which is seen in almost every 2020 smartphone. And in a world where we’ve gotten accustomed to non-removable batteries, Nokia decided to put a removable 3000mAh battery on this device.
Price of Nokia 1.3: ~ $99/N38,000
Where to Buy Nokia 1.3 in Nigeria?
You can buy Nokia 1.3 from any smartphone retail shops around you or online stores.
Wrapping Up: Best Cheap Android Phones Under $100 or N40,000
You could still get a decent smartphone if you’re on a budget. A lot of good choices have been listed here for you to check out.
Note that the price can change due to dollar rate against your home currency.
So, there you go, the top 10 smartphones under $100 in the market right now. Let’s know you’re favorite in the comment section.