Top 5 Smartphones Below 30,000 Naira in Nigeria

Because of the mesmerizing number of smartphones produced almost on daily basis coupled with outrageous price tags for most of them, you might find it confusing whenever you want to buy a new phone. The rate at which phones comes out this days, one need a clear understanding of what he or she want to buy but in case you you don't have enough money on you, you can opt for basic phones that are pocket friendly.
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So we have listed top 5 smartphones that costs below N30,000 Nigerian Naira for you to see and make your choice if your pocket isn't smiling with you. You know in this world, sometimes when you see a better thing, your pocket won't agree with you so you have no other choice than to settle for the less. Here are the affordable smartphones to buy at the moment with their basic specs and features.


1. TECNO L8 LITE (N29,000)

The Tecno L8 lite has a very powerful and long lasting battery that made it a solid smartphone and Interestingly can be gotten at just N29,000. 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.

Key Specs
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
tecno l8 lite
2. LENOVO VIBE C (N27,990)

The Lenovo vibe c is one of the best cheap phone 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 realise 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.

Key Specs

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 ppi 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: microSD, 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
lenovo vibe c

3. 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 N24,900 you get a solid device that is powered by a 1.3GHz quadcore processor with 1GB RAM. Other key specs include a 5-inch qHD display, an 5MP rear camera, 2MP selfie cam with flash and a removable 2500mAh battery.

Key Specs
  • 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
tecno w3
4. Lenovo A2016 (N22,900)

The Lenovo A2016 can be had for N22,900 and is a good budget phone, with LTE support, a mediatek MT6735m 1.0GHz quadcore processor. The phone features a 4.5-inch screen with 854 x 480 resolution, 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.

Key Specs
  • Display: 4.5-Inch (854 x 480) TN LCD
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB; Card slot: microSD, 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
lenovo a2016
5. 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 microSD 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.

Key Specs
  • 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: WiFi 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
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So guys, those are the smartphones you can get below 30k in Nigeria as of now. You will agree with me that they are not the best out there but they can be a decent substitute pending the time you are ready for a more better and a flagship device. Have a nice day.


  1. thanks for your helpfull update.

  2. Yeah i will agree with you on the fact they are not the best but their price tag makes them to stand out among others.

    If given the opportunity to make a choice, i will go for the LENOVO VIBE C because of its snapdragon processor.

    Thanks for the compilation.


  3. Thanks for Your wonderful post

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    1. Yes Paul you are very right. The app is not yet officially available for global use except in Philippines at the moment. It works like greenify app that hybernate background apps in order to save both data and battery life.

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  5. Tecno L8 is d best among all...
    Good one bro

    1. Could you please come up with reasons to backup your assertion.


  6. Paul pls what appdo you usually reply to people's comments mine is not replying to other people comment.because I am using uc browser.

    1. Is it every Tom, Dick and Harry that must reply to comments.

      Please don't mind me oooo cos I'm here to catch some fun.


    2. Well paul don't teach him anything because we you should comments that's irrelivant on people's comments will pop up I'm sure that anyway if you like You teach him

  7. @wizytechs,

    While going through this article, I discovered a little that so many other readers had missed and I wanna point it out.

    Kindly check the post pertaining to TECNO and you will see that Android 6 is not called Marshmallow but it's called Lollipop.

    Currently Transmitting from a venue where I'm the DJ

    1. Comment approved but text not edited. Please check and effect the necessary correction.

  8. Which of them has support for Glo LTE band 28?? Looking for a cheap phone with Glo LTE compatible

  9. affiliate work ain't easy mehn, Wizy God bless your hustle

  10. 've used lenovo phone before and i was really impressed.
    at times it's not about the big and popular names o...

  11. 've used lenovo phone before and i was really impressed.
    at times it's not about the big and popular names o...

  12. Paul I said I agree.ok pls help me

  13. Good phones but can't just use 1gb ram device again.

  14. Okay here is my own say on this None of these phones are really impressing to someone that is advanced in mobile world thanks this will be helpful for those who is new to using Android phone

    1. Do you still remember when you started using an Android phone and if yes, what's the name?

      I started my journey with TECNO N3 and could you please check its spec.

  15. Where are camon CX and c9 since i can't find them here

  16. Where are camon CX and c9 since i can't find them Here, need to be edited