Smartphones to buy under 50,000 Naira in Nigeria (3rd quarter 2023)

Smartphones to buy under 50,000 Naira in Nigeria (3rd quarter 2023) | DroidAfrica
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You want to get a new smartphone in Nigeria and your budget is around 50,000 Naira? Well, trust me, a lot has changed! Due to the increase of US Dollar value against the Nigerian Naira, it is a little harder now to find a decent device with acceptable specs under 50,000 naira.

By acceptable specs, I mean 2/3GB RAM, acceptable HD+ display, and 4G network to begin with. Now, there are even 3G-only smartphones that are sold above 50K in Nigeria. But with good search and patience, you can still find a good 4G-enabled smartphone in Nigeria under within the 50K mark.

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That is exactly the question this article aim to answer: listing out the best smartphones you can buy in Nigeria currently around 50,000. This list will contain good 4G smartphones that retails from 45,000 thousand Naira, running to N55,000.

So you should find smartphones between 47k, all the way to 53 or even 55K on the list, coming from a range of brands such as Xiaomi, Samsung, Tecno, Infinix, iTel, UMIDIGI and many more.

UPDATE: This article is updated on a quarterly basis, and it is last updated in Quarter 3 of 2023. The list is sorted from the best price to value ratio.

Xiaomi Redmi A2 Plus (Price: 48,900)

This is Xiaomi’s Redmi A2 Plus. It is an entry-level affordable smartphone that comes with a 6.52-inch screen and is powered by the Helio G36 octa-core CPU from MediaTek. The device comes in either 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM, or 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM, and is powered by a 5000mAh battery.

As at writing, the Redmi A2+ is sold under 50,000 Naira in Nigeria. To be more specific, the 2GB and 32GB memory a little above N47,000, while the 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM cost N52,000. Here are the key specs of the phone.

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Xiaomi Redmi A2 Plus key specification

  • Display: 6.52-inch inches screen
  • Camera: 8MP Dual Camera / 5MP front
  • Memory: 2/3GB RAM with 32GB ROM
  • Platform: Helio G36 CPU / Android 13

iTel P40 (Price: 52,000) | iTel A60s (Price: 50,000)

Both the P40 and the A60s share almost the same specs. These includes a 6.6-inches HD+ screen, dual rear cameras with 8-megapixel primary lens on both sides.

But if you need a better selfie camera and even better battery performance, the P40 is the way to go, since it has 8-megapixel selfie camera, and 6000mAh battery, as against the 5-megapixel selfie and 5000mAh battery on the A60s.

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itel P40 | itel A60s

itel P40 key specifications

  • Display: 6.6 inch HD+ screen
  • Camera: Triple 8MP AI camera / 8MP front
  • Memory: 3/4GB RAM with 64GB ROM
  • Platform: UNiSOC SC9863A / Android 12

itel A60s key specifications

  • Display: 6.6 inch HD+ screen
  • Camera: 8MP Dual AI Camera / 5MP front
  • Memory: 4GB RAM with 128GB ROM
  • Platform: UNiSOC SC9863A1 / Android 12

FreeYond F9 (Price: 49,000)

Another good smartphone you can buy currently in Nigeria around 50,000 is the FreeYond F9. I have not personally tried this smartphone, but the few user reviews I’ve seen so far have been good. The phone comes with 2GB RAM and 64GB ROM, and it is powered by the SC9863A CPU from UNISOC.

As writing, the device is sold under 50,000 Naira on Jumia. The F9 comes with two camera lenses on the rear pioneered by a 13-megapixel primary sensor, while a single 8-megapixel selfie is used on the front. It has a 5000mAh battery, and runs Android 11 out of the box.

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FreeYond F9 key specifications

  • Display: 6.52-inch HD+ screen
  • Camera: 13MP Dual camera / 8MP front
  • Memory: 2/3GB RAM with 64/128GB ROM
  • Platform: UNiSOC SC9863A1 / Android 12

Huawei Y5p (Price: 48,000)

My next recommendation is Huawei’s Y5p. The Y5p is both the oldest and the most compact model on the list, coming in a 5.45-inches screen. But going beyond the screen are specifications that better than most phones on the list.

These includes an 8-core Helio P22 CPU, 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 8-megapixel main camera, 5-megapixel selfie, slightly older Android 10 OS, and a 3020mAh battery.

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Huawei Y5p Green

Huawei Y5p key specifications

  • Display: 5.45 inch 720 x 1440 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: 8 Main / 5-megapixel front
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • Platform: 2 GB


Except you are buying a 50,000 Naira phone expecting the performance of Samsung Galaxy S23, or the Mi 13-series, the smartphones on this list should offer you the best value for your money.

On the other hand, you can name your best under 50k smartphone in the comment section below. This post is updated quarterly, the next update to come in Q4, 2023.

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Stephen is the Editor-in-Chief @DroidAfrica. He has been in the tech space for over 6 years helping mobile technology users to understand more about their very own devices. His work on DroidAfrica is born out of a pure passion for tech, especially as it relates to smartphones.


  1. Hi Stephen I want your honest opinion will buying the Nokia 2.4 make me feel outdated in a way or should I go for other options like infinix or itel

  2. Hi Stephen, awesome reviews. Which of these phones would you recommend for a mom with 2 young kids a 6yr old and a 3 yr old (reason I added the kids, is because they’ll practically use the phone with her, lol)

    • Hi Ed…Thanks for your feedback! You can check the Redmi 9C or Samsung A02s. In either case, ensure you get a TPU case as well as screen guard just for precautionary purposes

  3. Please, Stephen I love both the Samsung Galaxy A02s and the Xiaomi Redmi 9C. Which is better between the two? I mean the performance, camera and battery? I can manage the no fingerprint in the Samsung. Thanks

    • Hello Happiness;
      Trust me, this is a very difficult question. Both of these devices have so much in common that taking the fingerprint option out of the way could make it almost difficult to decide between the two, and to be sincere, I’ve tested the Redmi 9C, but not A02s. But you should not go wrong with either option. Goodluck Happiness!

  4. Thanks for your answer. Since you haven’t tested the Samsung A02s, I will go with the Xiaomi Redmi 9C. But I am a Samsung fan o. Please do you know the price of the 9C 64GB in Nigeria?

  5. Thanks. I don know much about Pointek but I’ll browse about it. I’m familiar with Jumia and Konga. Thanks for taking your time to reply to me. I just wish you had tested the Samsung A02s

  6. I love the samsung Galazy A02s,i think is way more graded than the Xiaomi Redmi 9C am 70% sure but i love the Xiaomi product though

    Thanks for the review stephen

  7. Good job brother.. Just that am torn in between, don’t even know which one to go for… Only have 40 to 45k budgets…

  8. Please I’m in a dilemma, should I get the new Gionee M3 6gb Ram at 52,000 or the Motorola G50 6gb Ram at 67-80000 naira my budget is on 50k but I need a good performance phone not for looks or brand,any recommendations sir?

  9. The ulefone note 9p is good but i don’t know where to buy it for the umidigi i heard the phone gets hot easily how true is that because my budget is for this 2 phones

  10. Hi sir I don’t hv any phone in mind now all I want is a phone with good camera quality and also large memory. My budget is 55000 can u recommend any phone within that range and also have also these qualities that I want in a phone.

  11. Hello sir
    I want a phone with upgradeable os and I’m having a hard choice between the redmi 9a and Samsung Galaxy a03core core

    I want the 9a because I love miui, and it has a better camera
    I want the Galaxy because it has a better screen and Android 11

    Which one do you advise me to get

    • Hi Nickie…
      The Helio G25 CPU in the Redmi 9a is better than the SC9863A on the A03 Core, so maybe you should go with Redmi 9a. Also the argument that the A03 Core has better screen is not entirely correct…
      Good luck!

  12. Hello Stephen,that’s a nice review i want to go for umidigi a11 but i don’t know where to buy it in aba pls where can i get it in aba or abia state???

    • Hi Danny. Thanks for your feedback. I can’t tell if it is available in Aba or not. But why not simply follow the link and buy from Jumia, provide them your accurate address, and it will be delivered to you within a week?

  13. Please sir
    My sister wants to get a phone with 50k budget
    A fresh graduate and wants a moderate good camera
    Please can you suggest anything?😭

  14. I would recommend the Honor 9 Lite as a great option for someone looking for a budget-friendly smartphone. It has a good design and features at a fraction of the price of some of the other options out there.

    • Hi Stephen please is Redmi note a2plus a better phone to buy? Cause my budget is 50000. I need it for my JAMB and WAEC and I wanna ask If the internet access is good

      • Hi Edidiong. Am sure you are referring to the Redmi A2 Plus. Yes, the phone is good and it will service you well. I have a unit currently that I Am reviewing, and I will publish the review 2-days from today. The Redmi A2+ is better than whatever itel, Tecno, or Infinix will give you at the same price.

        And if you can add an extra 6K to your 50K budget, then run to any Slot Mobile store and pick the Redmi 12C with Helio G85 CPU, 50MP camera, 6.71-inches screen, 3GB RAM and 64GB ROM for just 56k (Another Redmi Promo).

  15. I would recommend the Honor 9 Lite as a great option for someone looking for a budget-friendly smartphone. It has a good design and features at a fraction of the price of some of the other options out there.

  16. I would recommend the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) as your first smartphone under 50,000 naira. It is a great value for your money and has all the features you need.


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