Top 5 Smartphones You Can Get Below NGN30,000

Tecno W3 (N24,900)

The Tecno W series largely began the trend of affordable yet capable smartphones. While its far from a powerhouse, with pricing as low as NGN24,900 you get a solid device that is powered by a 1.3GHz quad core processor with 1GB RAM. Other key specs include a 5-inch qHD display, a 5MP rear camera, 2MP selfie cam with flash and a removable 2500mAh battery.

Specs Overview

Screen: 5 inch IPS 480 x 854

Dimensions: 143 x 72 x 8.65 mm

Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM

CPU: 1.3GHz Quad Core

Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow (HiOS)

Camera: 5MP Rear Camera with Dual Flash, 2MP Front Camera

Battery: 2500mAh capacity

Sensors: Accelerometer, light and proximity


  1. Lenovo A2016 (N22,900)

The Lenovo A2016 can be had for NGN22,900 and is a good budget phone, with LTE support, a mediatek MT6735m 1.0GHz quad core processor. The phone features a 4.5-inch screen with 854 x 480 resolutions, and it has 16GB of memory, plus dual SIM card slots, a 2,000mAh replaceable battery, a 5MP rear-facing camera, and a 2MP front-facing camera. The device’s display spots a noticeably lower-resolution than what you’d get with pricier models, but if you only need a smartphone for texting, email, and some light app usage, the Lenovo A2016 will be fine.

Specs Overview

Display: 4.5-Inch (854 x 480) TN LCD

Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB; Card slot: micro SD, up to 32 GB

CPU: MediaTek Cortex-A53 MT6735M Quad Core

Camera: Back: 5MP, Front: 2 MP

Battery: Removable Li-Ion 2000 MAH

Dual-SIM: Yes

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot

Network: 2G, 3G, 4G


  1. Huawei Y3 II (N18,000)

Huawei Y3II 4G LTE smartphone has a neat metal brush finish and looks quite good. It sports a 4.5-inch screen for all your multimedia needs with a resolution of 480 pixels by 854 pixels. The Phone runs on Android 5.1(Lollipop) laced with Emotion User Interface (EMUI) 3.1. The Huawei Y3 II is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor and it comes with 1GB of RAM. The phone packs 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a micro SD card. The Huawei Y3 II packs a 5-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel front shooter for selfies. With a 2100 MAH Li-Po battery, the Huawei Y3 II has enough power to run apps and games and last for several hours when fully charged.

Specs Overview

Display: 4.5 inch FWVGA (854 x 480)

CPU: MT6735M, 1.0 GHz (Quad-Core)

OS: Android 5.1

Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM

Network: FDD-LTE

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth: BT 4.0 +LE

Sensors: G-Sensor, L-Sensor, Proximity Sensor (Electronic)

Camera: Front: 2MP

Back: 5MP

Audio: AAC, AMR-NB, and PCM

Video: MP4, H.264, H.263

Emotion: EMUI 3.1 Lite

Battery: 2100mAh Li-Poly battery


  1. Lenovo Vibe C (N27,990)

The Lenovo vibe c is one of the best cheap phones you can buy right now. It has some incredible spec and it’s all packed into an attractive package that looks like a premium phone that many won’t even realize is a cheaper device. You won’t find the fastest processor inside, but for the price it is up there with the best value for money Smartphone currently in Nigeria. The camera takes beautiful shots, the vibe UI is a genuinely thoughtful enhancement of the stock Android experience.

Specs Overview

Network: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE

Dimensions: 136.1 x 67.8 x 9.9 mm (5.36 x 2.67 x 0.39 in)

Weight: 128 g (4.52 oz.)

SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display: 5.0 inches (~69.8% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 poi pixel density

OS: Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)

Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210

CPU: Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7

GPU: Adreno 304

Card slot: micro SD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)

Internal: 16 GB, 1 GB RAM

Primary: 5 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary: 2 MP

Type: Removable Li-Po 2300 MAH


  1. Tecno L8 Lite (N29, 000)

The Tecno L8 lite is a solid smartphone for its N29,000 price tag. The 5-inch L8 lite features dual-SIM support, a quad-core1.3GHz processor, a 4000mAh battery(which isn’t common among sub 30k Smartphones), 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage (which is upgradeable up to 32GB). Impressively, the phone also features an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 2MP rear-facing camera.

Specs Overview

Display: 5.0 Inch IPS screen

Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels

OS: Android 6.0 Lollipop

Internal Memory: 16GB, 1GB RAM

CPU: 1.3GHz Quad-Core

Camera: 8MP Primary Camera, up to 3264 x 2448-pixel pictures, HDR, autofocus; 2MP Front Camera

Operating System: Android v 6.0

Battery Capacity: 4000mAh Li-Ion


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