Best Cheap Smart Phones in Nigeria 2014 - Specs & Price

Cheap smart phones often come with tradeoffs, but if you can't afford anything else, they are your only entry to the smartphone kingdom. This articles highlights some of the best cheap phones to consider if you are shopping for cheap smartphones in 2014.


Battery life is usually an issue with cheap smart phones, but can be remedied to an extra-battery as well as a power bank. Performance lags and poor quality display and camera are also very common. Like last year, our definition of a cheap smart phone remains any smart phone with a starting price of 20,000 Naira or less in at least one store in Nigeria.

Below is a run down of some of the best cheap smart phones in Nigeria for 2014:

MTN Smart S720i

MTN Smart S720i
Smart S720i from MTN is the cheapest 4-incher in Nigeria right now. If you are an MTN subscriber or don't mind being one, the MTN Smart S720i is a great choice. It is also dual-SIM ensuring that you are not stock to MTN.

MTN Smart S720i comes with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and is powered by a 1.3GHz processor with 512MB RAM. It features a 4-inch screen. If you have been priced out of the smartphone market, Smart S720i is a decent choice. It is available at MTN stores and online exclusively at Jumia. Price starts at 10,000 Naira. You can buy the smaller MTN Smart Mini for 8,000 NGN.

Where to Buy Smart S720i

Jumia.com.ng₦9,999.00 View Offer

Nokia Lumia 530

Nokia Lumia 530
Nokia Lumia 530 is the cheapest member of the Lumia line and one of the best cheap smart phones in Nigeria. It features a 4-inch screen and a 5 megapixels camera. It is a dual-SIM phone, but unlike most cheap phones it supports fast 3G internet on both SIM cards.

Nokia Lumia 530 runs Windows Phone 8.1 on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 512MB of RAM. Price range: 16,500 to 20,000 Naira.

Where to Buy Lumia 530

Konga.com₦16,500.00 View Offer
Jumia.com.ng₦16,500.00 View Offer

Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 Lite

Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 Lite is a stripped version of the Ace 4. It features a 4-inch screen and a 3.2 megapixels camera. It is loaded with Android 4.4 (KitKat) with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 looks a lot like the Ace, just not as good. However, it is the best smartphone from Samsung that you can buy for less than 20,000 Naira. Price range: 17,800 to 24,000 NGN.

Where to Buy Galaxy Ace 4 Lite

Jumia.com.ng₦18,000.00 View Offer
Konga.com₦17,800.00 View Offer

LG L40

LG L40
LG L40 is the best budget smartphone from LG. It is also the cheapest phone from LG to offer Android 4.4 (KitKat). It offers dual-SIM or Tri-SIM options, but the models selling in Nigeria currently are dual-SIM phones.

LG L40 sports a 3.5-inch display and a 3.2 megapixels camera with power coming from a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Price range: 15,200 to 20,000 Naira.

Where to Buy LG L40

Jumia.com.ng₦15,200.00 View Offer

Innjoo i1s

Innjoo i1s
Innjoo i1s is the most affordable 5-incher in the Nigerian market. Looking at the raw specs it offers the best value when compared to the other cheap smartphones in Nigeria.

Innjoo i1s runs Android 4.4 (KitKat) on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. You also get a 5 megapixels camera. Innjoo i1s is exclusive at Jumia with a price of 13,995 Naira.

Where to Buy Innjoo i1s

Jumia.com.ng₦13,995.00 View Offer

Tecno F5

Tecno F5
Tecno F5 features a 4-inch display and a 5 megapixels camera. It still runs on the older Jelly Bean (Android 4.2), but with 1GB RAM and 1.3GHz dual-core processor, it should run smoothly.

It is the best Tecno phone that you can buy for less than 20,000 Naira. Price range: 15,900 to 25,000 Naira

Where to Buy Tecno F5

Jumia.com.ng₦15,900.00 View Offer
Konga.com₦17,500.00 View Offer

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Innjoo Note Specs & Price

Innjoo Note, like all other products from Innjoo is one of the most affordable in its class. It is a 5.5-inch phablet with a large 3000 mAh battery. Innjoo Note also sports a 13 megapixels camera and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat).

Where to Buy Innjoo Phones

Jumia.com.ngfrom ₦13,995.00 Buy Now

Innjoo Note

Hardware & Software

Innjoo Note runs Android 4.4 on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. This should run smoothly for web browsing and watching movies and a 3000 mAh battery will give you reasonable battery life to enjoy your browsing.

The 5.5-inch IPS display offers 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. Innjoo Note features a 13 megapixels camera on the back and a 5 megapixels front facing camera that will be great for taking selfies and video calls.

Pricing and availability

Innjoo Note will be available in Nigeria exclusively at Jumia Nigeria. Innjoo Note Price in Nigeria is expected at around N21,000.

Innjoo Note Specs

Here are a few specs of the Innjoo Note Phablet:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core Processor
  • GPU: Mali-400MP
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Dimension: 153.6 x 78.8 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 188 g
  • SIM Type: -
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby

Display

  • Display: 5.5-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (267ppi)
  • Display Protection: -

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 16 GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 32GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: -

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: No
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: -
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: -
  • Voice Control: -

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: No (download at store)
  • Document Viewer: No (download at store)
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)

Battery

  • Battery: 3000 mAh Li-Po Rechargeable Battery
  • Standby Time: -
  • Talktime: -

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MTN Smart S720i Smartphone Specs & Price

You have probably heard of the MTN Smart Mini S620, which is the cheapest smartphone in Nigeria. MTN Smart S720i is the full size model. It is similar to the Mini, but with a larger screen and faster processor. MTN Smart S720i features a 4-inch display.

Where to Buy Smart S720i

Jumia.com.ng₦9,999.00 Buy Now

MTN Smart S720i

Hardware & Software

MTN Smart S720 comes with almost a similar specs to its smaller cousin. It features a standard 4-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution. On the back is a 2 megapixels camera with flash. It also has a very modest front facing camera.

MTN Smart S720i is loaded with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and is powered by a slightly more powerful 1.3GHz processor with 512MB of RAM. It also comes with a bigger battery (1500 mAh).

Pricing and Availability

MTN Smart S720i is now available in Nigeria. You can buy this phone at most MTN outlets and leading online stores in Nigeria like Jumia. MTN Smart S720i price in Nigeria starts at N10,000.

MTN Sm@rt S720i Specs

Here are a few specs of the MTN Smart Mini S720i:

General Features

  • Status: Available, Since August 2014
  • Platform: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Processor: 1.3GHz Processor
  • GPU: -
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Dimension: 125 x 63.8 x 11.7mm
  • Weight: -
  • SIM Type: -
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby

Display

  • Display: 4.0-inch Display, 480 x 800 pixels (233ppi)
  • Display Protection: -

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 2 MP Camera, Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging, Flash
  • Front Camera: Yes

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 4GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 32GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: -

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: No
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: No
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: -
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: -

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: -
  • Image Editor: -
  • Video Editor: No (download at store)
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)

Battery

  • Battery: 1500 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Talktime: -
  • Standby Time: -

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Best Entry Level Smart Phones in Nigeria 2014 - Specs & Price

Entry level smart phones are the best phones to consider if you are shopping for your first smartphone. They usually offer good value for money with reasonable quality and performance at an affordable price. Here are some of the best entry level smart phones for 2014 in Nigeria.


If you are shopping for good value and not just the cheapest phones, this list will offer you some of the best entry level smart phones in the country. Entry level smartphones usually come with tradeoffs like short battery life, so don't compare them with the Galaxy S5, they are galaxies apart.

Below is a run down of the best entry level smart phones in Nigeria for 2014:

Samsung Galaxy Core 2

If you are a fan of the Samsung Galaxy line, Samsung Galaxy Core 2 is the best entry level member of the family. It features a sizeable 4.5-inch display, a 5 megapixels rear camera and a VGA front camera with neat design.

Samsung Galaxy Core 2 also offers reasonable performance with 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 768MB of RAM. It runs on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) with a reasonable 2000 mAh battery. Price ranges from 26,800 to 31,000 Naira.

Where to Buy Galaxy Core 2

Jumia.com.ng₦26,800.00 View Offer
Konga.com₦26,800.00 View Offer

Nokia Lumia 630

Nokia Lumia 630
Nokia Lumia 630 was the first Lumia phone to support dual-SIM. It is one of the best entry level smartphone in Nigeria with a brilliant screen and decent camera. Nokia Lumia 630 runs Windows Phone 8.1 on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 512MB of RAM.

It features a 4.5-inch display with ClearBlack technology for a decent view outdoors. Nokia Lumia 630 price in Nigeria ranges from 26,700 to 31,000 Naira.

Where to Buy Nokia Lumia 630

Jumia.com.ng₦26,700.00 View Offer
Konga.com₦26,700.00 View Offer

Infinix Zero

Infinix Zero
Infinix Zero is one of the hottest selling smartphone in Nigeria. Its success has a lot to do with its rich features and affordable pricing. Infinix Zero features a brilliant 5-inch display and runs Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) on a 1.4GHz octa-core processor with 1GB or 2GB of RAM.

Infinix Zero also features a 13 megapixels camera. It is exclusive at Konga with the 8GB model offering 1GB of RAM selling for 20,900 Naira and the 16GB model offering 2GB of RAM selling for 23,900 NGN.

Where to Buy Infinix Zero

Konga.com₦20,900.00 View Offer (8GB, 1GB RAM)
Konga.com₦23,900.00 View Offer (16GB, 2GB RAM)

Innjoo i2s

Innjoo i2s
Innjoo i2s follows the Infinix Zero with the same rich specsheet and affordable pricing. It also features a 5-inch screen and a 13 megapixels camera. Innjoo i2s runs Android 4.4.2 on the same 1.4GHz octa-core processor with 1GB of RAM.

It is exclusive to Jumia with price currently 20,999 NGN. Innjoo and Infinix appear to be leaving Tecno in the dust with the rich specs and exclusive deals with two of Nigeria's leading online stores.

Where to Buy Innjoo i2s

Jumia.com.ng₦20,999.00 View Offer

HTC Desire 310

HTC Desire 310
With the Desire 310, HTC is making a big move towards the emerging markets. Offers the awesome HTC design at a more affordable price. HTC Desire 310 features a 4.5-inch display and a 5 megapixels camera.

It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 512MB of RAM and runs on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). HTC Desire price in Nigeria ranges from 26,000 to 31,000 Naira.

Where to Buy HTC Desire 310

Konga.com ₦26,000.00 View Offer

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Certified Ethical Hacking Training for 9950 NGN - DealDey Deals

Ethical hacking is probably the first step in a career in information security and if you run or maintain a website or any type of computer network, knowledge of ethical hacking is key. There is currently an offer on DealDey for training in information security and ethical hacking for just 9,950 Naira. View deal here


Ethical Hacking Training

A training in ethical hacking will enable you understand how hackers compromise your website or computer network and some of the popular loopholes they exploit. This will enable you test your own website(s) or computer network(s) for such vulnerabilities and put you in position to counter such exploits.

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The training in information security and ethical hacking will cover the following subjects:
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  • Enumeration
  • System hacking
  • Trojans and backdoors
  • Viruses and worms
  • Social engineering
  • Denial of service
  • Session hijacking
  • Hacking web servers
  • Hacking web applications
  • SQL injection
  • Hacking wireless networks
  • Hacking mobile platforms
  • Penetration testing
The training will run for 4 days over two weekends. See Schedule

You can secure the deal for the information security and ethical hacking Training on DealDey for 9,950 Naira. This offer is valid till midnight, November 4, 2014 or as long as slots are available. View details of the deal here.

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