In this article today I will list out some of the cheap 4G phones you can get in Nigeria. The 4G band has brought about quicker internet service in Nigeria.
I will list out phones that fall within the bracket of N45,000 down to N25,000 nairas in this article. The ability to find affordable cheap 4G phones in Nigeria is usually a problem, some people think only Samsung and iPhone offer the best 4G smartphones.
All the smartphones that will be listed in this article offer nothing but a great 4G experience as well as durability. Most of the devices that will be listed will be from Tecno, Infinix, and Samsung mobile as well.
The 4G phones keep getting affordable as time goes by and in 2020 we expect even cheaper 4G phones in Nigeria. We’ve seen affordable 4G phones with up to 4GB of Ram and 32GB storage in 2020.
But one thing to always consider before buying any 4G phone in Nigeria is to check out the 4G bands your network provider offer. There are certain phones that don’t support all 4G bands available in Nigeria.
What is 4G Network
4G is the fourth generation of mobile phone communication standards. It is the successor to the 3G band it provides ultra-broadband internet access for mobile devices. The high data transfer rate makes 4G LTE networks suitable for use in USB wireless modems for laptops and even home internet access.
4G works much in the same way as 3G, simply faster. Using high-speed download and upload packets, 4G allows you to access broadband-style speeds whilst away from your Wi-Fi. Users can often access speeds of up to 21Mb on the go, but this is, however, affected by location and the cell towers broadcasting the service.
List Of All Cheap 4G Android Phones In Nigeria in 2022
Samsung Galaxy A03
The Samsung Galaxy A03 is one of the most affordable Samsung phones of 2022, and it costs 49,000 naira only. It is made of plastic with a 6.5 inches PLS ICD display that is okay for the price range. Display resolution on the phone is 720 pixels. The phone runs on Android 11 and One UI 4.1, one of the best Android skins available. It runs on the One UI core edition, which has some limitations. We don’t have the secure folder and other features prominent on the exclusive One UI skin. The phone comes with 3 or 4 GB of RAM, with 32, 64, or 128 GB of storage. There is also a dedicated memory card slot. You have to rely only on the face unlock for security, and the device doesn’t have a dedicated fingerprint scanner. It has a 48MP primary camera accompanied by a 2MP depth sensor. In a well-lit environment, you are bound to get good images. The selfie camera is 5MP, and it also has a 5000mAh battery.
Tecno Spark 8C
The Tecno Spark 8C is one of the best Cheap 4G phones in Nigeria, and it has some fantastic features for a phone that costs only 64,000 naira. It has a 6.6-inch IPS LCD with a 90Hz refresh rate and 720p resolution. It has a plastic build with a dedicated fingerprint scanner at the back. The phone supports a dual sim card and SD card for memory expansion. It runs on the Android 11 Go edition with HiOs 7.6 as the user interface. The phone comes with 2, 3, or 4GB RAM that can be expanded with extra storage space using memory fusion. Memory fusion is a prominent feature on flagship and mid-range phones, but tecno brings it to budget devices. We have two cameras at the back, including a 13MP camera and a QVGA lens. Upfront, the selfie camera is 8MP. The battery is 5000mAh, and it can last a whole day on a single charge.
The Redmi 10A is an excellent 4G offering from Xiaomi, and it has a starting price of around 65,000 to 70,000 naira. It has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD with a 720p resolution. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio A25, slightly optimized for gaming. It has 4 or 6GB RAM with 64 or 128GB of Storage space. There is still an SD card slot if you want to expand your storage space. The phone runs on Android 11 and MIUI12.6, and there is only a single 13MP camera at the back. Battery is 5000mAh, and it can last a whole day no matter how you use the device. The phone has a dedicated fingerprint scanner at the back as well.
Infinix Hot 12i
The Hot 12i share similar specs and prices with the Spark 8C. They differ only in terms of display, with the latter having a 90Hz refresh rate while the Hot 12i lacks that aspect. The Hot 12i also has memory fusion to expand storage space to usable ram. Now, this feature allows the phone performs slightly better. In terms of performance, it is powered by the Helio A22 by MediaTek. It also comes with a massive 5000mAh battery and a fast fingerprint scanner at the back. Camera-wise, the Hot 12i has three 13MP primary camera and two QVGA lenses. Upfront, the selfie is an 8MP shooter. It runs on Android 11, and XOS 7.6 is the user interface.
Tecno Spark 7T
The Tecno Spark 7T is a real value-for-money 4G phone because of its price and features. It comes in at around 62,000 naira, and it has a 6000mah battery. The display size here is 6.5 inches with a 720p resolution. It runs on Android 11 and HIOS 7.6 as the interface. The Helio G35 powers the phone with the PowerVR GE8320 as the GPU. It has 4GB RAM with 64 or 128GB of storage. The phone has a plastic build with a rear fingerprint scanner that is very fast. We have a 48MP primary camera and a secondary 2MP depth sensor. Upfront, we have an 8MP selfie camera that is just okay. The device is one of the cheap 4g phones in Nigeria that I highly recommend.
Itel P37 Pro
One of the cheapest 4G phones is the itel P37 Pro is one of the cheapest 4G phones available in Nigeria at the moment. The device comes in at N49,000 and it is quite cheap. It comes in at 6.8 inches with an IPS LCD Panel and 720p resolution.
We have plastic at the back and glass upfront it is also a scratch-resistant device. It runs on the Android 10 Go edition and it is powered by the UniSoc SC9863A and the PowerVR GE8320 as the GPU.
The phone is more suitable as a backup phone as it won’t endure heavy usage. It can be used for daily social media activities and it will be just fine. We have a 3GB Ram on board and a 64GB storage that can be expanded with an SD card. the camera settings here include an 8MP main camera and an AI lens.
Upfront we have another 8MP selfie shooter. The fingerprint sensor is fast and it is quite fast finally we have a 5000mAh battery that can last a whole day no matter how you use the phone.
Tecno Spark 5 Air
The Tecno Spark 5 air is one of techno’s cheapest devices of 2020 it has a 7.0-inch display which will be great for gaming and media consumption. We have 2GB Ram and 32GB storage the device runs on android 10 Go edition which simply means lite apps are what will work perfectly on the device. I personally used the phone and the performance was not bad.
One of the best budget phones available right now. The redmi 9a runs on Android 10 and it is powered by the Mediatek Helio G25 which is a budget gaming chipset. It comes with 2 or 3GB RAM with 32GB storage across both models available. We have a juicy 5000mAh battery and 10W fast charging all for a price below $100 on some online shopping sites.
This is another affordable device from Itel mobile it comes with a 6.5 inch IPS LCD display and a 720p resolution. It runs on Android 10 and it is one of the most affordable devices you can get right now. The 500mAh battery can last more than a day which is great.
Infinix Smart 4
Probably one of the best devices to buy under 40,000NGN I had this phone with me for a while and performance-wise you won’t even notice it has 1GB RAM. It has this good matte plastic finish at the back that doesn’t scratch I personally want infinix to try that finish on more of their devices. We have a 6.6-inch display that is compact in the hand and it also comes with a 4000mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy A10s
We have the Samsung Galaxy A10s as one of the best cheap 4G phones in Nigeria. This Smartphone is an upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy A10.
It is a superb device with 2GB of Ram and 32GB of storage. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 which runs smoothly with android 9.
One of the added advantages of this Smartphone is the OneUI which is clean and free from too much bloatware. It comes with a 4000mAh battery and also supports fast charging
Tecno Camon 12 Air
I easily recommend this particular Smartphone to anyone that asks me for a budget phone. It is also powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 but this phone comes with 3GB of Ram And 32GB storage.
The Tecno Camon 12 Air runs on android 9 and HiOs 5.5. it also comes with an AMOLED display and a dot in the camera that gives you an all-screen experience.
Infinix S5 lite
The infinix S5 Lite comes with a 6.6 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen display that houses a 16MP dot in-display camera on top of the screen.
It also comes with the MTK Helio P22 as CPU it runs on Android 9 and XOS5.5. There are two variants one with 3GB ram and 32GB storage and the other with 4GB Ram and 64GB storage.
The memory can be expanded with up to 256GB with an external sd card. It also has a 4000mAh battery capacity.
Infinix Hot 8
This is one of the cheapest 4G phones available in Nigeria. It comes with a large 6.6inch IPS LCD display that has a resolution of 720 pixels.
The device runs on Android 9 and it is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 which guarantees smooth performance. Infinix Hot 8 comes with a 5000mAh battery capacity which is one of the most important features of the phone considering its price. 4g works perfectly fine on the device.
It comes with either 3/4GB of ram which should get the job done.
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Another phone that offers great value for money if you are in search of a perfect budget phone then the Xiaomi Redmi 8 is for you.
It has a very sleek design and powerful battery the 6.22 inch IPS LCD display has a 720p resolution with an 87% screen-to-body ratio. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 439 processor and runs on Android 9 Pie alongside MIU 9.
It also has a whopping 5000mAh battery capable of lasting for a whole day the device also comes with 18W fast charging. This phone is available in various retail outlets across the country.
This list won’t be complete if I don’t mention the Gionee M11 it was launched in January 2020 and it has amazing features and it is one of the cheap 4G phones in Nigeria.
It has a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with 1080p resolution the entire phone is wrapped with a combination of plastic and glass.
The Device also comes with the Mediatek Helio P22 chipset with android 9 and Gionee Smart UI as an operating system. It has fast charging available to power the 4000mAh battery it ships with.
Another amazing Nokia device running on android 9 pie (android one) giving you the original android experience. This device makes the list of cheap 4G phones in Nigeria which you can get from anywhere.
It ships with a 3000mAh battery don’t be afraid as battery optimization is very great on this device. The phone is currently sold at a giveaway price on Jumia.
It has a 5.71inch IPS LCD display panel the matte finish on the rear end is makes the phone awesome. The Nokia 4.2 is cheap and the 4G LTE broadband runs efficiently on the smartphone.
Huawei Y6 Prime 2019
This is another great option from Huawei it is a 4G LTE device that supports the various broadband available in Nigeria.
The Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 comes with a 6.09 inch IPS LCD display that has a 720p resolution.
It works with android 9 and it is powered by the Mediatek Helio A22. The 3020mAh battery runs perfectly as it will juice you up with power for more than 10hrs of heavy usage.
Umidigi A5 Pro
The Umidigi A5 Pro is another great cheap 4G phone in Nigeria available in Nigeria through major Online shopping platforms.
The breathing crystal is my favorite color option it has a 6.3inch FHD+ display. The price of the phone is quite outstanding considering its features.
It runs on Android 9 Pie with minimal bloatware from UMIDIGI. It comes with a 4150mAh battery and a 10W fast charging ability. Performance is great as it has 4GB Ram and 32GB storage.
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List of 4G LTE Broad Bands In Nigeria
There are different network service providers in Nigeria and there are different 4G LTE bands in Nigeria and each network has its own 4G Band.
|Network||4G LTE Bands||Frequencies|
|MTN||7 and 20||2600Mhz and 800Mhz|
This is all the available 4G LTE broadband in Nigeria at the moment. As we know Globalcom has very unique broadband that does not support most phones and this is why the Glo 4G Band won’t work on most old phones because they do not support band 28.