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Have you been searching for the best phones under 50000 naira (equivalent US $140)? Look no more… Here are the top, affordable and best mobile phones below ₦50,000 in Nigeria updated in 2019.

I get loads of emails and messages where readers of Naijaknowhow seek expert advice on choosing the best phones between N40,000 to N50,000 naira in Nigeria.

In response to this, I want to help myself cut the loads of answer I dish out each time a person asks for my help.


I was motivated to write this helpful and evergreen article on the best phones you can buy below 50k price range in Nigeria.

These are the best flagship phones available in the Nigerian mobile market and they are carefully handpicked by me.

Looking at the pace prices of smartphones are scaling up in the mobile village, you will agree with me that;

…finding a phone with the latest specs and features is difficult if you consider your budget.

There are certain things you need to consider when buying a new phone in Nigeria, aside from big battery that can last you the whole day, another thing to strongly consider is the cost of the phone you will be buying.

In one of my earlier article, I shared a full long list of the cheapest Android phones in Nigeria, I think you should have a peek at it when you’re done reading this article.

Back to this post…

I visited an offline gadget store to refresh my head on the prices of the latest smartphones in Naija, what I saw marvelled me…

Prices of phones aren’t pocket-friendly at all!!!

cheapest phones guaranteed

With that in check,

I have carefully listed all the top Android smartphones under ₦50000 naira for you and these phones will sure feature all the predicted specs in 2018. In this post, you’ll find phones with a minimum of 2GB RAM, reasonable battery capacity and a lot more.

Disclaimer: Please do not expect these budget phones between 40k to 50k naira to be as good as the Samsung Galaxy S10, iPhone 11 etc (That’s what I call Ojukokoro in Yoruba).

₦50,000 naira won’t get you that kind of Android device with crazy specs. If you want, then check this list of the best high-end smartphones or see the list of the best Android phones to buy in Nigeria.

If you want cheaper mobile phones, please read my post on the;

In the meantime,

Scroll down to find my extensive list of the best phones under 50000 naira in Nigeria. They are frequently updated to match with the latest price range across all mobile stores in Nigeria. See the list below;

List Of Best Phones Under 50000 Naira In Nigeria (Latest Price In 2019)

1. TECNO SPARK 4 (₦50,000)

TECNO Phone Under 50000 Naira


TECNO SPARK 4 is an entry-class android smartphone with 6.52 inch HD + (1600 × 720) display, 2.0GHz quad-core CPU, comes in two RAM options comprising of 3GB / 4GB and two storage capacity choice of 32GB / 64GB. For camera lovers, this budget device is equipped with triple main camera setup and a decent 5MP selfie camera.

Here are the Spark 4 key specifications below;

Display 6.52-inches HD+ Touchscreen display (1600 × 720 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio, 90% screen-to-body ratio
OS Android 9.0 Oreo (HiOS)
Processor Quad-Core 2.0GHz
Storage 32GB ROM + 4GB RAM / 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM (can be expanded using an SD up to 128GB)
Camera Front – 8MP (with flash) / Rear – 13MP + 2MP + 0.3MP (autofocus, Dual LED flash)
Battery 4000mAh
Price Starts $140 (approx. ₦50,000)

2. Nokia 4.2 (₦49,000)

Nokia Phone Under 50000 Naira

Nokia 4.2

Nokia 4.2 carries a 5.71-inch screen with a resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels with a notch or water droplets and a glass-clad back design. There are two rear cameras, each of which has a resolution of 13MP (aperture f / 2.2) and 2MP which are specifically for taking portrait or bokeh photos. It sports an 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture and a pixel size of 1.12-micron.

For the performance section, the smartphone is equipped with Snapdragon 439 chipset which combines with a choice of 2GB or 3GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB of storage space.

Here are the Nokia 4.2 key specifications…

Display 5.71-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720×1520 pixels
OS Android 9.0 Pie OS; Android One
Processor Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
Storage 16GB / 32GB ROM + 2GB / 3GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 400GB)
Camera 13MP + 2MP Rear/8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3,000mAh
Price Nokia 4.2 (3GB/32GB): N49,000

3. Infinix Hot 8 (₦47,000)

Cheap Infinix Phone Under 50000 Naira With 5000mAh Battery

Infinix Hot 8

The Infinix Hot 8 which succeeds the Hot 7 has three cameras on the back of which one has a 13-megapixel sensor. With the 6.52-inch screen, you can look back at the beautiful photos without missing a detail. With a hefty 5000mAh battery, the phone will also be supplied with power for a long time, coupled with AI Power Management, it makes you even less dependent on the power outlet.

Here are the Infinix Hot 8 (X650C) key specifications…

Display 6.52-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, (~81.5% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
OS Android 9 Pie (XOS 5.0)
Processor Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm), Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 – 32/2 GBMediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm), Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 – 64/4 GB
Storage 32GB/64GB ROM + 2GB/4GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 256GB)
Camera 13MP + 2MP + QVGA Rear/8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 5,000mAh
Price ₦35,000 – ₦47,000

4. Samsung Galaxy A10 (₦42,000)

Samsung Galaxy A10

Samsung Galaxy A10 is the cheapest version of the recently released Samsung Galaxy A smartphones. On this 6.2-inches IPS LCD smartphone, you’ll find the latest Android Pie OS, an Exynos chipset with octa-core 1.6GHz CPU and an exclusive 3GB RAM.

The smartphone gets its power juice from a non-removable 4000mAh Lithium-ion battery strong enough to assure its users an extended range of continuous usage with little or no fear of power problems.

Here are the Samsung Galaxy A10 key specifications…

Display 6.2-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 9.0 Pie OS
Processor Octa-core 1.6GHz Exynos Processor
Storage 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM
Camera 13MP Rear/5MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 4,000mAh
Price ₦40,000 – ₦42,000

5. Infinix Hot 7 Pro (₦45,000)

Cheap Infinix phone below N50000 naira

Infinix Hot 7 Pro

Infinix Hot 7 Pro (AKA X625B and X625C) are available for users who need the best performance smartphone with the support of RAM that reaches 4GB. In particular, Infinix provides a surprising price for prospective buyers of this smartphone especially for the X625B model.

Infinix Hot 7 Pro comes with a nice design, maintaining the same notch as the Hot 7. The notch is at the centre top of the big screen and it houses the cameras and the LED flash. It has an 82% screen to body ratio.

Here are the Infinix Hot 7 Pro key specifications…

Display 6.27 inches IPS LCD 720 x 1520 pixels 19.5:9 ratio screen display
OS Android 9.0 Pie (XOS 5.0)
Processor MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 SoC, 8 cores clocking at 1.8GHz processor
Storage 32GB ROM + 2GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 128GB)
Camera 13MP + 2MP Rear/13MP + 2MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 4,000mAh
Price Starts between ₦43,900 – ₦47,000

6. Gionee S8s (₦46,000)

Cheap Gionee phone below N50000 naira

Gionee S8s

For the records, Gionee S8s is the first Gionee smartphone to carry the notch design. It’s the brand’s firsdevice to run on the latest Android OS, Android 9.0 Pie.

Here are the Gionee S8s key specifications…

Display 5.86-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 1520 x 720 pixels
OS Android 9.0 Pie OS
Processor Octa-core 2.0GHz MediaTek Processor
Storage 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 128GB)
Camera 13MP + 5MP Rear/8MP Front (With dual-LED light)
Battery 3,000mAh
Price N40,000 – N46,000

7. Infinix Hot S4 (₦50,000)

Cheap Infinix phones below N50000 Naira

Infinix Hot S4

The Hot S4 device has a total of four cameras, each with its own function. Furthermore, the Infinix Hot S4 has a glossy glass housing, a beautiful HD+ screen and a 4000mAh battery capacity. The Hot S4 runs on Android 9 Pie with a touch of latest XOS 5 launcher!

Here are the Infinix Hot S4 key specifications…

Display 6.2 inches IPS HD+ capacitive touchscreen display, 1520 x 720 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio, 88.6% StB ratio
OS Android 9 Pie (XOS 5)
Processor Octa-core 2.0GHz MediaTek MT6762 processor
Storage 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM / 64GB ROM + 6GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 128GB)
Camera 13MP + 8MP + 2MP Rear/32MP Front (With Quad LED light)
Battery 4000mAh
Price Hot S4 32GB/3GB: ₦49,900
Hot S4 64GB/6GB: ₦64,500

8. Huawei Y6 Pro 2019 (₦48,000)

Cheap Huawei phones below 50k Naira

Huawei Y6 Pro (2019)

The all new Huawei Y6 Pro (2019) arrives with this notch & a lowly price tag. In fact, that’s the major selling point – waterdrop notch + cheapness. As much as 79% screen is apportioned out of Y6 Pro (2019)’s touchscreen as the screen estate. One of the determining factors is the dewdrop notch at the phone’s top. Added to this, the 19.5:9 aspect ratio also brings this enormous screen space to live.

The above features are found on the 6.09-inch capacitive panel of the smartphone. It works alongside 720 x 1520 pixels resolution and 282PPI pixel density.

Here are the Y6 Pro (2019) key specifications…

Display 6.09-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels, 282PPI
OS Android 9.0 Pie (EMUI 9)
Processor Quad-core 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio Processor
Storage 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 512GB)
Camera 13MP Rear/8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3,020mAh
Price N48,000

9. Xiaomi Redmi 7 (₦49,000)

Cheap Xiaomi Phone Under N50,000

Xiaomi Redmi 7

With this Redmi, you get a 6.26-inch display and no less than three cameras. The device is powered by a Snapdragon processor and the 4000mAh battery ensures a long battery life. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie with a touch of Xiaomi. As mentioned Redmi 7 targets the entry-level market that is lower than the Redmi Note 7.

Here are the Redmi 7 key specifications…

Display 6.26-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels
OS Android 9.0 Pie OS (MIUI 10)
Processor Octa-core 1.8GHz Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632 (14 nm)
Storage 16GB / 32GB / 64GB ROM + 2GB / 3GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 512GB)
Camera 12MP + 2MP Rear/ 8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 4,000mAh
Price Redmi 7 (2GB /16GB): ₦42,000
Redmi 7 (3GB /32GB): ₦47,500
Redmi 7 (3GB /64GB): ₦53,500

10. Xiaomi Mi Play (₦50,000)

Cheap Xiaomi Phone Below N50,000 With 4GB RAM

Xiaomi Mi Play

Xiaomi Mi Play doesn’t deliver the iPhone X-esque notch that disturbed 2018, instead, it comes with the dewdrop notch. Dewdrop, teardrop or Infinity-O notch, any of these three terms describe it perfectly. So, don’t get it all messed up in your mind.

You can play around with as much as 80.1% ratio of the phone’s 5.84-inch panel. The visuals are exceptional given the 1080 x 2280 pixels quality. And that’s not all, extras such as 432PPI density and 19:9 aspect ratio spice it up. Multitasking and running of apps are on a different level because the MediaTek Helio P35 is very reliable.

Here are the Xiaomi Mi Play key specifications…

Display 5.84-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2280 pixels
OS Android 9.0 Pie
Processor Octa-core 2.3GHz MediaTek Processor
Storage 64GB ROM + 4GB RAM
Camera 12MP + 2MP Rear/8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3,000mAh
Price N50,000

11. TECNO Camon 11 (₦49,000)

Cheap TECNO Phone Under N50,000 With Notch Screen

TECNO Camon 11

This phone launched along with the Camon 11 Pro in November 2018. The Camon 11comes with a 6.2-inch IPS screen, embedded with 32GB/64GB ROM + 3GB/4GB RAM. It sports a 13MP + 2MP Rear and 16MP Front (With dual-LED light) AI camera. The table below comprises of the key specifications of the Camon 11 device.

Here are the TECNO Camon 11 key specifications…

Display 6.22-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels
OS Android 8.1 Oreo (HiOS)
Processor Quad-core 2.0GHz MediaTek Processor
Storage 32GB/64GB + 3GB/4GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 128GB)
Camera 13MP + 2MP Rear/16MP Front (With dual-LED light)
Battery 3,750mAh
Price Starts N49,500


In conclusion:

Now that you’ve seen my list of the best phones below 50000 naira in Nigeria, don’t you think It’s right if you check out what I compiled on the cheapest Android phones in Nigeria.

The smartphones you just saw were carefully selected based on the availability of their repair centres in Nigeria. Although there are cheaper not so popular phones between 40000 to 50000 naira in Nigeria, this list isn’t just targetted for the cheapest but also the ones you can fix easily when they get damaged!

Before you leave, kindly share with us your preferred choice and why? Or simply share with us other budget smartphones you’ve seen between the range of 40,000 to 50,000 naira in Naija?

By Boinero

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