Best Phones in Nigeria Below 40,000 Naira (March 2021)

Sometimes when you wanted to get a smartphone, you must first of all know your budget. Even after knowing your budget, you need to sort through phones below your budget and choose which one perfectly suit your taste.

If your budget is 40,000 Naira and you are looking for best phones in Nigeria under 40,000 Naira, I have got you covered. You can order them online from Jumia, Konga, Slot, Kara or Jiji or even order them from abroad from well known Amazon. If you visit each phone page – you are going to see prices from those online stored compared in order to be able to choose best price for you! If you want to buy from Jiji – please notice that even ‘brand new’ advertised products are sometimes used for a few weeks and always take care and you buy an used phone!

Best Phones in Nigeria Below 40000 Naira

Umidigi A5 Pro N39,000

Umidigi a5 pro

Umidigi a5 pro is one of the best budget smartphone from Umidigi. It got great specs and features a full HD+ display, which smartphone at N38,000 can give you a full hd+ display screen? Probably none.

The smartphone was released last year and since then, it has been competing in the midrange space. This device got a 6.3 inch water drop notch full hd+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio and 2280 by 1080p resolution. On the left hand side we have a triple sim slot.

Looking at the cameras, the first sensor is a 16 MP Sony IMX 398 sensor with 1.8 aperture, the second sensor has an 8MP ultra wide Angel sensor with 120 degree wide Angel, the last sensor has a 5MP back sensor just to apply some nice portrait shots on your photos.

Key Specs & Features

  • 6.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2340 X 1080 pixels
  • Android 9.0 Pie OS
  • Octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in storage space, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • Triple 16MP + 8MP + 5MP rear camera and a 16MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • 4, 150mAh non-removable Li-Po battery

Gionee S11 Lite 34,500 Naira

Gionee S11 Lite

Another phone here will be the Gionee S11 Lite. The smartphone was released in 2017 and with it’s specifications, it is worth to be on this list. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset which has an Octa core processor clocked at 1.7GHz.

You can see that this is almost the same chipset present on the Redmi 8A. It still comes with a 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. There is a dual camera setup at the rear which includes a 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with f/5.0 aperture. On the front, it has a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Gionee S11 Lite is made from aluminium which changes color depending on light direction making it look quite premium. The smartphone is worth getting till date, check out it’s key specs below.

Key Specs & Features

  • 5.7-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1440 pixels (282ppi)
  • Octa-core Mediatek Helio P30 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat), Amigo 5.0
  • 32GB Storage, up to 256GB Memory Card
  • 13MP + 2MP Dual Rear Camera
  • 16MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE Data
  • Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
  • 3030 mAh Li-Po Non-Removable Battery

Samsung Galaxy A10s 42,000 Naira

Samsung Galaxy A10s

Samsung Galaxy A10s one of the recent midrange smartphone from Samsung. It was released in August ending 2019. The smartphone is the lite version of the standard A10 but with some features not present on the A10.

The back of the smartphone is made from plastic and it has a plastic frame too. It is very light weight, it weighs just about 168grams making it very easy to be in your pocket. The A10s is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset which has an Octa core processor clocked at 2.0GHz.

At the rear, there is a dual camera setup which includes a 13MP camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, it has an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. The front and back camera is capable of shooting a 1080p videos at 30fps.

Key Specs & Features

  • 6.2 inch Infinity-V IPS Display, 720 x 1520 pixels (271 ppi)
  • Android 9.0 Pie, One UI
  • Octa-core MT6762 Helio P22 CPU with 2GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in storage, up to 512GB memory card
  • 13MP + 2MP Dual Rear Camera
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
  • 4G LTE (up to 150 Mbps)
  • 4,000mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery

Oukitel C17 Pro 38,600 Naira

Oukitel C17 Pro

The C17 Pro is a midrange smartphone from Oukitel that is worth to be on the list. It features the modern punch hole cutout on the display and it was officially launched in April 2019. It is made of a premium plastic material which looks shiny and quite attractive.

There are two color options to choose from when buying it which are black and blue. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P23 MT6763 chipset offering an Octa-core CPU with 64-bit architecture. Graphics process is made sure with the availability of dual-core ARM Mali-G71 MP2.

In terms of photography, it features a triple rear cameras which includes a 13 megapixels sensor from Sony, 5 megapixels wide angle camera and a 2 megapixels depth sensor. On the front, there is a 5MP camera which is sitting in the punch hole cutout.

Key Specs & Features

  • 6.35-inch Display, 720 x 1560 pixels
  • Octa-Core 2.5GHz Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763, 64-bit Processor
  • Android 9.0 Pie, 4GB RAM
  • 4G LTE
  • 13MP + 5MP + 2MP Triple Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
  • 64GB Built-in Storage
  • Fingerprint (Rear)
  • Face ID Unlock
  • 3,900 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

Nokia 4.2 40,000 Naira

Nokia 4.2

The Nokia 4.2 is another smartphone we recommend under the 40k price mark. It was unveiled back in alongside the Nokia 3.2. The phone is an Android One device which means the phone will be getting update regularly.

It arrives as the first Nokia Android phone with “4” in its branding. Dual cameras, quantifiable memory, and dewdrop display are few of the features that make the smartphone adorable. What is powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 with 12nm process works at the heart of the phone to coordinate actions.

For a mid-range device of its quality, the chip fits perfectly into its work demands. Beefing up the processor’s operations in the lower spec variant is a 2GB RAM. Its higher variant that comes with 3GB RAM is noticeable with a fingerprint scanner. While the former tags with 16GB ROM, the latter uses 32GB to store files and documents.

Key Specs and Features

  • 5.71-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1520 pixels (295 ppi)
  • Android 9 Pie OS (Android One)
  • Octa-core 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • 2GB RAM / 3GB RAM
  • 13MP + 2MP Dual Rear Camera
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • 16GB / 32GB Internal Storage, up to 256GB Memory Card
  • 4G LTE
  • 3,000 mAh Non-Removable Li-ion Battery

Infinix S5 Lite 40,000 Naira

Infinix S5 Lite

When mentioning the best phones in Nigeria below 40000, Transsion wouldn’t be counted out. They produce a very affordable smartphones in Nigeria and the Infinix S5 Lite is one of there most recent smartphone with a punch hole display.

The S5 Lite is the lite version of the standard S5 which costs under 40k in Nigeria. Despite being a Lite device, the Infinix S5 Lite packs in specs that are going to leave you in awe. Compare its price to the specs you will discover that the smartphone is a very capable mobile phone with a very good value for the price.

The design, build and display of the Infinix S5 lite is no different from that of the standard Infinix S5. both smartphones look exactly the same and feel the same. It is impossible to tell which smartphone is which, by just observation of the outward appearance, as they both have the same dimension and weight.

Key Specs and Features

  • 6.6-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1600 pixels (266 PPI)
  • Android 9.0 (Pie), XOS 5.0
  • Octa-core Mediatek MT6761 Helio P22
  • 3GB / 4GB RAM
  • 32GB / 64GB built-in storage and supports memory card up to 256GB
  • 16MP + 5MP +2MP +2MP Quad Rear Camera
  • 32MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • 4000 mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery

Tecno Camon 12 Air 40,000 Naira

Tecno Camon 12 Air

The Tecno Camon 12 Air is the entry-level variant of the Tecno Camon 12 series of smartphones. Despite being an entry-level variant, it has a unique feature that makes it the most sought after Variant. It is the first Tecno phone to feature a punch-hole display.

The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset which has an Octa core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. Paired with a 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM. At the rear of the smartphone, there is a 16MP camera, 5MP camera and a 2MP camera.

Key Specs & Features

  • 6.55 inch IPS Display, 720 x 1548 pixels (260 ppi)
  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • 2.0GHz Quad-core Processor
  • 32GB built-in storage, up to 256GB Memory Card
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16MP + 2MP + 5MP Triple Rear Camera
  • 10MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear Mounted)
  • 4000 mAh Non-Removable Li-ion Battery

Tecno Spark 4 38,000 Naira

Tecno Spark 4

The Tecno Spark 4 (a.k.a. Tecno KC8) represents the fourth generation of smartphones in the Tecno Spark series. It is a smartphone that taps on some of the new trends, without creating large disparity in price from its predecessor

Key Specs & Features

  • 6.52-inches, IPS LCD, 1600 X 720 pixels (269 ppi)
  • Always On Display, HDR10
  • Android 9.0 (Pie), HiOS 5.0
  • 2GB RAM
  • Quad-core MediaTek Helio A22
  • 32GB Built-in Storage, Supports up to 128GB Memory Card
  • 13MP + 13MP + 13MP Tri Rear Camera
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • Face Unlock
  • 4000mAh Non Removable Li-ion Battery

Infinix Hot 8 48,000 Naira

Infinix Hot 8

The Infinix Hot 8 the latest iteration to the Hot Series and successor to the Infinix Hot 7 and Hot 7 Pro. Infinix is back with the latest installment in the Hot series, and we have the Hot 8 to show for that. It offers improved performance with more battery capacity.

Key Specs and Features

  • 6.6-inch IPS infinity-V Display, 720 x 1600 pixels (~269 ppi density), 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Android 9.0 (Pie), XOS 5.0
  • Octa-core Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm), 2GB/3GB RAM
  • Octa-core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm), 4 GB RAM
  • 32GB Storage (with 2GB/3GB RAM), 64GB storage (with 4GB RAM)
  • 13MP + 2MP + QVGA Triple Rear Camera
  • 8MP Selfie Snapper
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
  • 5000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

So that’s the best phones in Nigeria below 40000 Naira, let me know which one you are going to buy in the comments below and don’t forget to check all the brands!