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 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 S720iJumia.com.ng₦9,999.00 View Offer
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.
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.
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 L40Jumia.com.ng₦15,200.00 View Offer
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 i1sJumia.com.ng₦13,995.00 View Offer
It is the best Tecno phone that you can buy for less than 20,000 Naira. Price range: 15,900 to 25,000 Naira
More Great Cheap Smart PhonesHere are some more cheap smart phones that did not make the list, but are still great buys. We also added more links to popular smart phone categories:
- Nokia X
- Tecno H5
- Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2
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