10 Best Budget Smartphones to buy in 2017

Simply put, Budget smartphones are cheap (or affordable) phones. These devices are there to give people who have other plans for their money (and little to spend on gadgets) the chance to still own one.

When the smartphone era came in, the lowest of smartphone then cost a fortune. As a matter of fact, those period, only the “rich” and owned them because, obviously, they could afford them and still have money for other things. But now, even the average individual earning little could afford to go smart with phones! All thanks to Budget Smartphones.

So, it is in this light that we dedicate this month’s TechPill to appreciate Budget smartphones and give a list of the best budget smartphones to get out there in the phone market in 2017.

Although mobile brands that manufacture these budget smartphones also produce premium and high-end smartphones. But basically, the budget phones mostly are seen these days somewhat have the prospect to go toe-to-toe with some premium and more expensive counterpart. While some smartphones brands specifically have their focus on budget smartphones production, several other brands produce both premium smartphones for the financially blooming individuals and smartphones for those on a budget.

Without much further ado, let’s have a look at the Best Budget Smartphones to buy in 2017.

NOTE: Budget range here is set at N20,000 to N35,000

Best Budget Smartphones to buy in 2017

1. Alcatel Pixi 4 Plus Power

Best Budget Smartphones to buy in 2017

Tha Alcatel Pixi 4 Plus Power is a budget device that comes with a colossal battery capacity alongside being affordable. The device is a 5.5 inch smartphone with a beautiful display. The screen has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with a decent pixel density of 267 PPI. The display is an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and produces the best of images and colours.
The Alcatel Pixi 4 Plus Power has equal 13 MP cameras at the rear and front and runs on the Android Marshmallow OS. The device packs 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage (ROM). Of special interest the large non-removable 5,000 mAh battery. The device supports fast charging and you can get yourself a unit for a token – between N30,000 to N32,000

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2. Infinix Smart

Infinix Smart X5010
Best Budget Smartphones to buy in 2017 – Infinix Smart

In our unboxing and review of the Infinix Smart X5010, we tagged it the “low-budget smartphone with style” and the device really lives up to the tag. The Infinix Smart X5010 is the first and only member of the  newly launched “Smart” series and it sports a 5.0 inch High Definition (HD) display which was so embedded for movie lovers as the device is entertainment theme.

Another highlight feature of the Infinix Smart is the Dual loudspeakers at the front of the device. The speakers are manufactured by Dirac and is a surround stereo system that makes you enjoy quality & remarkable sounds effects when watching your movies – a cinema kind of experience.

Other specs of the Infinix Smart include 1.3 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6580 processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, 8 megapixels rear camera, 2 megapixels selfie camera, Android v7.0 Nougat OS and 3,060 non-removable battery.

The Infinix Smart costs only N29,000 and you can purchase one through the links below.

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3. Infinix Hot 4 Lite

Best Budget Smartphones to buy in 2017
Best Budget Smartphones to buy in 2017 – Infinix Hot 4 Lite

The Infinix Hot 4 Lite is the toned down version of the Infinix Hot 4. The device has a large screen size of 5.5 inch (720 x 1280 pixels resolution). The HD capacitive touchscreen is just perfect for movies, reading, surfing the web, texting and all other things you may want to do on your smartphone.

The Infinix Hot 4 Lite runs on the Android v6.0 Marshmallow OS on the 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6580 processor. You get 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage which you can expand up to 32 GB using external micro SD card. On the rear is an 8 megapixels camera with LED flash and up front, a 5 MP lens with soft flash.

The Hot 4 Lite has a large non-removable 4,000 mAh Li- ion battery and supports fast charge. The Infinix Hot 4 Lite is available on various online retail stores at a budget price of N35,000.

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4. Infinix Hot 5 Lite

Best Budget Smartphones to buy in 2017

Infinix Hot 5 LiteThe Infinix Hot 5 Lite can be said to be the Hot 4 Lite’s successor and younger sibling of the Infinix Hot 5.

The Infinix Hot 5 Lite is somewhat similar to the earlier listed Infinix Smart in that both devices have dual frontal speaker set-up. The device comes with a 5.5 inch HD screen, Android Nougat OS and Quad-core processor.

Also, there’s 1 GB RAM for multitasking and 16 GB on-board storage. The rear camera is pegged at 8 megapixels while the 5 megapixels camera does justice to your selfies. Lastly, the battery capacity is 4,000 mAh. Don’t you think you should own this device?

You do? Well, you just have to shell out a small amount of money. About N35,000 small.

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5. Oukitel U22

Best Budget Smartphones to buy in 2017
Best Budget Smartphones to buy in 2017 – Oukitel U22

Moving on to something from the Chinese. Oukitel is one reputable China-based smartphone brand known for its frequent release of quality and super affordable budget smartphones.

The Oukitel U22 is an amazingly cheap device with amazing specs. Starting from the outer components of the device to the inner components, the Oukitel U22 is really worth more than its price. The device has Dual camera both at the front and at the rear. The rear camera combination are 13 megapixels and 2 megapixels while a 8 MP and 2 MP camera combo are up front for taking selfies. Both the rear and front camera are supported by a LED flash.

The device also has dual SIM card support and 2 GB of RAM. Seems everything about this device is on the Dual side. The internal storage is 16 GB but can be extended to 32 using micro SD card. The Oukitel U22 also comes with a rear facing fingerprint scanner for smart unlock and other purposes. Oh! Lest I forget, the device comes with a large 5.5 inch 720 x 1280 pixels HD display.

The 2,500 mAh Lithium Ion battery is removable and the U22 smartphone costs only N24,000.

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6. Tecno WX3 LITE

Best Budget Smartphones to buy in 2017
Best Budget Smartphones to buy in 2017 – Tecno WX3 LITE

The Tecno WX3 is a small, compact and finely designed device. Seems the price of this device also follows the size – small and compact. The WX3 LITE has a 5.0 inch screen and resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The display size is perfect. Coming along with the WX3 LITE for multitasking sake is 1 GB of RAM and on storage assignment is the native 8 GB internal storage unit.

Running on the Android v7.0 Nougat and MediaTek’s MT6572 1.3GHz Quad-core processor, operations on the Tecno WX3 LITE should go quite smoothly. On the rear and upfront, a 5 MP camera is embedded. Also, they both have LED flashlight. A 2,500 mAh battery pack is what keeps the Tecno WX3 LITE up and running. There is no Quick charge support surprisingly, the WX3 has 4G LTE connectivity support.

Love what the Tecno WX3 LITE is offering, then I think you should get yourself one. This will only cost you N23,100.

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7. Ulefone U7 Pro

Best Budget Smartphones to buy in 2017
Best Budget Smartphones to buy in 2017 – Ulefone U7 Pro

This is yet another smartphone from the budget smartphone king, Ulefone. You see, when you are in search of a budget smartphone that can rival top devices and flagships from top OEMs, the Ulefone U7 Pro is the right choice.

The Ulefone U7 Pro has a big 5.5 inch IPS HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. With a screen as big as this, be sure to enjoy whatever visuals (be it movies, eBooks, games, texting or what have you) in the best form. A MediaTek MTK6580 Quadcore processor commonly used in budget phones also powers this device in conjunction with the Android v5.1 Lollipop OS.

The RAM and ROM combination on this device is 1 GB and 8 GB respectively. The main (primary camera) is an 8.0 megapixels camera that can be interpolated to 13 megapixels. The secondary camera on the other hand is a camera of meagre 1.3 megapixels quality but can be raised to 2.0 megapixels through software interpolation.

The Oukitel U7 Pro comes out of the box with a removable and replaceable 2,500 mAh battery. The device lacks the Quick charge functionality but has a reasonable price (a very reasonable price I mean) of N21,600 when you buy it on Jumia.

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8. Motorola Moto C

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Best Budget Smartphones to buy in 2017 – Moto C

The Moto C is finely designed budget Android v7.0 Nougat smartphone from Motorola. Like the above Oukitel U22, the Moto C also comes with 1 GB for multitasking and built-in 8 GB internal storage. The screen of the Moto C is a FWVGA display (i.e has a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels). This device may not produce the best of visuals when you watch movies or do other stuff. But hey, it is a budget smartphone remember? A Quad-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek MTK6580 processor is embedded in this smartphone.

A 5 MP camera with LED flash is situated at the back of the Moto C. To take selfies for your social networks, the 2 MP camera up front will get that done. The selfie cam also comes with soft flash. The battery is not as big as that found on the Infinix Hot 5 Lite but the 2,350 Lithium Polymer mAh battery will also get stuff done.

On the Jumia Nigeria website, the Moto C costs only N23,500. Check how much they cost in other region by clicking the links below.

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9. Lenovo Vibe C

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Best Budget Smartphones to buy in 2017 – Lenovo Vibe C

The Lenovo Vibe C is actually the first budget smartphone on the list that runs on a unique processor. The 5.0 inch sized device which has a resolution similar to that of the above Moto C runs on a Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 chipset. The processor has a speed of 1.1 GHz which is quite fair enough for a budget device.

The Vibe C comes out of the box with the android v5.1.1 Lollipop OS and has 1 GB RAM and 16 GB built-in memory that you can expand to the 32 GB mark using the dedicated micro SD card slot. Also, like the Moto C, the rear and front camera are pegged at 5 MP and 2 MP respectively.

The battery on the Vibe C is a removable 2,300 Li-Polymer battery and the devoce costs only N32,000.

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10. Tecno L8 Lite

TECNO L8 Lite
TECNO L8 Lite

The Tecno L8 Lite is the slimmed down version of the Tecno L8. Just like the Infinix Hot 5 Lite, the L8 Lite is also a big battery budget smartphone. The huge Li – ion 4,000 mAh battery has a life span of up to 48 hours when fully charged and is non-removable.

Other key specs of the Tecno L8 Lite include 5.0 inch display, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB RAM, 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor, 8 MP primary camera with flash, 2 MP secondary camera with flash and Android v6.0 Marshmallow operating system.

The Tecno L8 Lite costs N29,000 Only.

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