• The Nigerian market is witnessing an increase in the number of affordable smartphones entering the country.
  • We looked at seven smartphones you can get within N50,000 ($140) or less.
  • This will help you to make a better decision when you want to buy a new mobile phone at an affordable price.

Between 2016 and 2017, the Nigerian market witnessed an increase in the number of affordable smartphones entering the country.

In a report by Jumia on the mobile market sector, the trajectory growth for the period was around 31% which indicated a strong mobile penetration for the year 2018.

With this development, the Mobile and Telecom industry contributed more than N30 trillion to the Nigerian economy in Q3 2017.

Though not without any negative impact, fraudsters have also used to the avenue to flock fake phones into the country. This has caused the Office of the National Security Adviser and the Nigerian Communications Commission to set up a committee to combat trade using fake and substandard mobile devices.

Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa by Pulse looks at quality smartphones you can get with N50,000 ($140) or less in Nigeria:

1. Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus – N50,000

Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus
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Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus
  • Screen size: 6 Inch
  • Processing and storage: 32GB + 2GB RAM
  • Camera: Rear 13MP + 5MP Selfie
  • Operating Software (OS)S: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Other features: Dual Sim, 4G LTE

2. Tecno Camon X CA7 – N49,000

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  • Screen size: 6 inch
  • Processing and storage: 3GB+32GB ROM
  • Operating Software: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Camera: Rear 16MP+20MP
  • Other features: Dual SIM, 4G LTE

3. Nokia X5 – N49,000

Nokia X5
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Nokia X5
  • Screen size: 5.86-Inch
  • Processing and storage: 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM
  • Operating Software: Android 8.1
  • Camera: (13.0MP + 5.0MP + 8.0MP)
  • Other features: 4G LTE

4. Infinix Hot 6 - N45,000

Infinix Hot 6
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Infinix Hot 6
  • Screen size: 6-Inch
  • Processing and storage: 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM
  • Operating Software: Android 8.1
  • Camera: 13MP + 8MP
  • Other features: Dual Sim, 4G LTE

5. Gionee F103 Pro – N49,000

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  • Screen size: 5 inch
  • Processing and storage: 3GB RAM + 16GB ROM
  • Operating Software: Android OS, V6.0 Marshmallow (Amigo 3.2)
  • Camera: 13MP + 13MP

6. Motorola Moto C – N45,000

Motorola Moto C Plus
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Motorola Moto C Plus
  • Screen size: 5 inch
  • Processing and storage: 16 GB + 1G
  • Operating Software: Android 7.0
  • Camera: 13MP + 13MP
  • Other feature: 4G LTE

7. Huawei Y5 Prime - 2018 – N49,000

Huawei Y5 Prime
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Huawei Y5 Prime
  • Screen size: 5.5 inch
  • Processing and storage: 16GB ROM - 2GB RAM
  • Operating Software: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Camera: 13 MP, f/2.0, AF