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Best Under ₦30,000 Smartphones in Nigeria

There are many factors to consider when buying a new smartphone; price is an essential part. The potential of the Nigerian smartphone market is enormous,  there over 130 million mobile telephone subscribers according to this article on Punch Newspaper website. It is also estimated that about 30 per cent of Nigeria subscriber base use smartphones. According to GfK report released in September 2014,  Nigeria listed in the top 10 largest tech device growth markets. The Nigerian  market is worth $5.1 billion in 2014, it is expected to worth $5.7 billion which represents 13% year on year and 0.7 growth.

GfK’s forecasts show that, worldwide, the smartphone continues to grow strongly, in terms of volume of sales, increasing by 18% for 2015.  With smartphone processors getting cheaper but more powerful, it is expected that the competition in 2015 will get stiffer. Established brands will have to battle it out with makers of affordable smartphones especially in emerging market like Nigeria. Kelvin Walsh of GfK explains, “Our forecasts show seven new entries in the top 10 smartphone markets for 2015, in terms of growth by value – and these are all emerging markets, which have overtaken developed markets where smartphone saturation is nearing completion.”

Nigeria is one of these 7 new countries, we expect the likes of Tecno, Infinix, Injoo, Lenovo and possibly Microsoft, Samsung, Hauwei and other high-end manufacturers bombard us with affordable phones in 2015.

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Here is the list of carefully selected under ₦30,000 Smartphones money can buy in Nigeria.

Infix Hot 2 –


Android One 5.1 Lollipop (Backed by the Android One Project)

8MP Back Camera

2MP Front facing camera

Screen: 5″ HD Display Screen.

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2GB RAM, 16GB Internal Memory (expandable to 32GB with microSD).


Buy Infix Hot on Konga


Infix Hot – ₦14,500

This phone was released late in 2014 few months after its more powerful elder sibling; Infix Zero was launched on Konga. This is a very good mid-range phone running on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat and 1GB RAM capable of handling your daily tasks.


Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

16GB Internal Storage, 1GB RAM

1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor

5 Inch FWVGA Capacitive Touch Screen

Dual Micro SIM

5MP Primary Camera

2MP Secondary Camera

Buy Infix Hot on Konga



Microsoft Lumia 535 – ₦24,500

Lumia 535 is the first phone the carries the Microsoft Brand name. It is one of the successors of the successful Nokia Lumia 520, you need to buy this device now because Konga is offering buyers a free Coloud bluetooth speaker. This is an amazing deal you can’t afford to miss.


Windows Phone 8.1

8 GB Internal Storage, 1 GB RAM

5 Inch, IPS LCD capacitive Touchscreen

5 MP Primary & Secondary Camera

1.2 Ghz Quad Core Processor

Single Micro SIM

Buy Lumia 535 on Konga


Innjoo One – ₦27,999

Just like Tecno and Infixix, Innjoo is seriously trying to win the hearts of Nigerians through affordable smartphones offerings. Since the debut of their first set of smartphones in Nigeria early in 2014 through a partnership with Jumia. Innjoo is presenting yet another affordable and powerful Innjoo One which is only available on pre-order and exclusive to Jumia.


Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Octa-core processor

16GB, 2GB RAM, expandable through microSD 

13 MP Primary Camera

Screen: 5 Inch Capacitive Touchscreen

Dual SIM Cards

Buy Innjoo One on Jumia


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Innjoo i2s – ₦ 25,399

This could be described as the best offering by Innjoo in 2014.


Operating System‎:‎ Android 4.4

5.0MP Secondary Camera

13 MP Primary Camera

5 points Capacitive Touch Screen G+G

1.4Ghz Octa Core Cortex A7

Buy Innjoo i2s on Jumia


Infinix Zero – ₦27,450

The rush for this smartphone was insane when it launched late 2014. It was first an exclusive offer on Konga.com but was soon sold out. It was even difficult to lay your hands on one of this smartphone at that point in time. It was offered in three colours; white, black and gold.


Android OS 4.4.2 (Kit Kat)

16 GB Internal Storage,  2 GB RAM

5 Inch, HD Capacitive Touch Screen IPS

1.4 GHZ Octa Core Processor

Dual Micro SIM

13 MP Primary Camera & 2 MP Secondary Camera

Buy Infinix Zero on Konga


Tecno H7 – ₦29,000

Tecno does not need much introduction any more in Nigeria. This is one of the several Tecno smartphones you can buy below ₦30,000


Android OS 4.2 Jelly Bean

Dual Sim

4GB Internal Storage, 1GB RAM

5 Inch, TFT Capacitive Touchscreen

1.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor

8 MP Primary Camera & 2 MP Secondary Camera

Buy Tecno H7 on Konga


Sony Xperia E3 – ₦30,000

The Sony Xperia series has a lot amazing smartphones in that line most of which are high-end phones but the Sony Xperia E3 is an affordable option out of these range of products.


Android OS‎,‎ v4.0‎.‎4 ‎(‎Ice cream )

4GB ‎(‎2 GB user available‎)

Camera‎:‎ 3.15 MP

1 GHz Cortex‎‐A5 processor

Dual SIM

Buy Sony Xperia E on Jumia


Gionee Marathon M3 – ₦32,000

With the on-going “fight” for market share in the Nigerian smartphone market, Gionee might not be seen as a viable company but truth be told, this also have some tricks off their sleeves. The Marathon M3 is not only affordable but a little bit sleek.


Android v4.4 kitkat OS

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1.3 GHz Quad Core Cortex A7 Mediatek Processor

5 inch IPS Capacitive Touch Screen, OGS

1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage

8 MP Primary & 2 MP Secondary Camera

Buy Gionee Marathon on Konga

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Blackberry Z3 – ₦38,400

Wow! When many people thought Blackberry would be “dead” until John Chen; the fixer took over. Blackberry seems to be gaining more attraction with the release of some deice such as the Blackberry Passport, Classic and Z30.


BlackBerry OS 10.2.1

8 GB Internal Storage, 1.5 GB RAM

5 Inch, Capacitive Touchscreen

1.2 GHZ Dual Core Processor

Single Micro SIM

5 MP Primary & 1 MP Secondary Camera

Buy Blackberry Z3 on Konga

I hope this post will help you in making a choice of an affordable smartphone. Do you know other under ₦30,000 smartphones not on this list? Tell us about it in the comment box below.

To read more about the GfK report, Click here.

Ọlájídé Ishola

A tech-savvy Linguist, lazy Writer and conservative Foodie.

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