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Android phones are the most popular smartphone category. The popularity of Android phones is largely due to its adoption by most mobile phone manufacturers as their platform of choice and the cheap cost of Android phones. Some of the reasons why Android seems popular to phone manufacturers include that it is open with little restrictions giving OEMs the liberty to be creative and differentiate their devices.

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Another is that the Android OS is free and designed to provide a great user experience. A lot of Chinese manufacturers are now building cheap Android phones leading to a huge explosion in the growth of the Android platform. This article shows off some of the best cheap Android phones currently available in the Nigerian market.

Android OS requires powerful hardware to run that is why most Android smart phones feature at least 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM with premium models boasting of quad-core, hexa-core, or octa-core processors. High-end Android phones also offer large displays ranging from 5.0-inch to 6.3-inch.

Although the latest Android OS version is Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), most cheap Android phones come with Android 4.4 (KitKat) and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) for some time to come.

Android 5 (Lollipop) has gradually started trickling to cheap Android phones.

Here are some cheap Android phones in Nigeria

Infinix Hot 2

Infinix Hot 2 Android One in Nigeria
If you are in the market for cheap Android phones in Nigeria, the Infinix Hot 2 is probably one of the best you can buy at less than 20,000 Naira. It is the first Android One phone to launch in Africa.

The Android One seal is probably the biggest selling point for the Hot 2. It ensures that the phone gets the latest version of Android as soon as it becomes available as Google will be responsible for delivering updates and security patches, which is also a plus with the increased frequency of revealed Android vulnerability.

This means that the Infinix Hot 2 is probably the only phone in this current lineup with a likely hope for Android 6 (Marshmallow) sometime down the line.

Infinix Hot 2 runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB or 2GB of RAM. It sports an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. The 5-inch display offers HD resolution, but seems a bit dull, which I have noticed is gentle to the eyes.

Where to Buy Infinix Hot 2₦19,500.00 Buy Now (2GB RAM)

Lenovo A5000

Lenovo A5000
Lenovo A5000 is one of the best entry level smartphones in Nigeria with its brilliant display, decent set of cameras, and good battery life. It may not be considered very cheap by Nigerian standard, but is great value for money

Lenovo A5000 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat). Price starts at 27,500 Naira.

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Tecno Camon C8

Tecno Camon C8 Phablet
Tecno Camon C8 is one of the best Cheap Android Phones in Nigeria. It offers an attractive design and a brilliant 5.5-inch display with a 13MP rear facing camera with dual-LED flash and a 5MP front facing camera.

Tecno Camon C8 runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop), powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM and a decent 3000 mAh battery. Price starts at around 28,500 Naira.

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Lenovo A328

Lenovo A328
Lenovo A328 is one of the best affordable Android phones in Nigeria. It features a 4.5-inch display and is powered by a quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM.

Lenovo A328 runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). Price starts at 20,500 Naira.

Where to Buy Lenovo A328₦20,400.00 Buy Now

Nokia X

Nokia X Android Smartphone
Nokia X is Nokia's very own Android phone. Nokia X blends Android with services from Google and Microsoft. It is one of the hottest Android phones in Nigeria and seems to be flying off the shelves. Nokia X can run up to 70% of current Android apps with Microsoft OneDrive for cloud storage, Nokia Here Maps, Skype, amongst other Apps.

Nokia X features a 4.0-inch display, a 3.2 megapixels camera, and dual-SIM. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor with 512MB RAM. Nokia X price in Nigeria ranges from 16,000 to 23,000 Naira.

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Samsung Galaxy J1

Samsung Galaxy J1
Samsung Galaxy J1 is an affordable dual-SIM smartphone and one of the best cheap Android phone from Samsung. It's main downside is the small 512MB RAM.

The Galaxy J1 sports a 4.3-inch screen with a 5 megapixels rear camera and a 2 megapixels front facing camera. Price starts at 20,000 Naira.

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LG L60i

LG L60
LG L60i is a stripped version of the L60. Its major downside is that it offers only 2G internet with GPRS/EDGE. It sports a 4.3-inch display with a 5 MP rear camera and VGA front facing camera.

LG L60i runs Android 4.4 (KitKat) on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 512MB RAM. Price range: 17,000 to 25,000 Naira.

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Innjoo One

Innjoo One
Innjoo One is by far the best smartphone from the stables of innjoo. It offers a premium design with a metal frame and Dragontrail glass covering the front and the back. Innjoo One is super light weighing 123 g and super slim at just 6.9 mm thickness.

Innjoo One is also a high performer, performing better than 95% of smartphones, putting in the top 5% of devices according to AnTuTu Benchmark test we ran during the review. Checkout the Innjoo One Review.

Innjoo One features a 1.7GHz octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM. It also features a 5-inch screen, a 13 megapixels rear camera, and an 8 front facing megapixels camera. Innjoo One is exclusive to Jumia Nigeria at a price of 27,700 Naira.

Where to Buy Innjoo One₦27,800 View Offer

Innjoo Fire Plus

Innjoo Fire Plus
Innjoo Fire Plus is more or less like a bigger version of the Innjoo Fire. It however offers a bigger HD display measuring 5.5-inch and a more upper-end 13 megapixels rear facing camera.

Innjoo Fire runs Android 4.4 (KitKat) on a 1.4GHz octa-core processor with 2GB RAM. Price starts at 27,600 NGN.

Where to Buy Innjoo Fire Plus₦27,600.00 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 sports a 4-inch display 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 4, just not as good, but will run smoothly for the price. Price range: 21,500 to 27,000 NGN.

Where to Buy Galaxy Ace 4 Lite₦21,500.00 View Offer

Infinix Hot Note

Infinix Hot Note
Though the name may sound like it is just a bigger version of the Infinix Hot, however the Hot Note is not just big. It features a bigger battery and a better camera.

Infinix Hot Note is powered by an octa-core processor with 1GB of RAM. It is one of the best value phablet in Nigeria with its 5.5-inch display.

Where to Buy Hot Note₦23,900.00 Buy Now (Champagne Gold)₦23,900.00 Buy Now (Copper)

Wiko Lenny

Wiko Lenny
Wiko Lenny is one of the most affordable Android phone from its French manufacturer Wiko and one of the most stylish around. It is a dual-SIM phone with a 5-inch display.

Wiko Lenny sports a 5MP camera on the back and VGA camera in the front. It sports a 512MB RAM and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). Price starts at 15,000 Naira.

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Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus is one of Samsung's best entry level smartphone. It features a 4.3-inch display and offers fast 3G internet.

Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). Price starts at 18,500 Naira.

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So, there goes our list of cheap Android phones. More low cost Android phones are available in the market. Cheap Android phones are very popular in Nigeria and other emerging markets like Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and India.

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However, buying cheap Android phones it is important to know that they are limited in performance. Some cheap Android phones are accused of being too slow, having to short battery life, heating up under usage, and consuming too much data.

So, when buying cheap Android phones, you have to be realistic with your expectation.

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