Best Phones Under 40000 Naira In Nigeria (January 2020)

Have you been searching for the best phones under 40000 naira? I've selected the best smartphones under ₦40000 naira for you and these phones will sure feature all of the expected specs. Click here to check out the list of the best & cheapest mobile phones below ₦40,000 in Nigeria. 

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best phones under 40000 naira in nigeria

Have you been searching for the best phones under 40000 naira? Look no more… Here are the best mobile phones below ₦40,000 in Nigeria.

These are the best flagship phones available in the Nigerian mobile market and they are carefully handpicked by me. Looking at the rate prices are scaling up in the mobile village, you will agree with me that finding a phone with the latest specs and features is difficult if you consider your budget.

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I’ve selected the best smartphones under ₦40000 naira for you and these phones will sure feature all of the expected specs this year. Though these are barely a compilation of the best budget phones below 40k naira and you should in no way expect a feature as good as the Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 7 etc (That’s what I call Ojukokoro in Yoruba).

If you want cheap mobile phones, please read my post to get the best and cheapest phones below 20000 naira in Nigeria.

I visited a 3C Hub offline stores to refresh my heads on the newly introduced smartphones with their current prices in Naija, what I noticed marvelled me… Prices of phones aren’t pocket-friendly at all!!!

There are certain things you need to consider when buying a new phone in Nigeria, aside from big battery that can take you the whole day, another should be the cost of the device you’re buying.

In one of my previous article, I shared a full long list of the cheapest Android phones in Nigeria, I think you should have a peek at it when you’re done reading this article.

So back to this post…

Scroll down to find my comprehensive list of the best phones under 40000 naira in Nigeria.

List Of The Top 10 Best Phones Under 40000 Naira In Nigeria (Latest Price in 2020)

1. Redmi 8A (₦36,500)

Cheap Xiaomi phone below N40000 naira with 5000mah battery

Xiaomi Redmi 8A

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A enters the smartphone market with features that’ll make budget smartphone enthusiasts scream for joy. It’s the updated version of the Xiaomi Redmi 7A released earlier this year. The smartphone packs 5,000mAh battery for long term usage.

Here is the Xiaomi Redmi 8A key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 6.2-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels
OS Android 9.0 Pie (MIUI 10)
Processor Octa-core 1.95GHz Qualcomm Processor
Storage 32GB ROM + 2GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 256GB)
Camera 12MP Rear/8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 5,000mAh
Price N36,500

2. Infinix Hot 8 (₦36,500)

Cheap Infinix phone under 40k naira with gigantic 5000mAh battery

Infinix Hot 8

The Infinix Hot 8 which succeeds the Hot 7 has three cameras on the back of which one has a 13-megapixel sensor. With the 6.52-inch screen, you can look back at the beautiful photos without missing a detail.

With a hefty 5000mAh battery, this smartphone will also be able to last you for a long time, coupled with AI Power Management, it makes you even less dependent on the power outlet.

Here are the Infinix Hot 8 (X650C) key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 6.52-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, (~81.5% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
OS Android 9 Pie (XOS 5.0)
Processor Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm), Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 – 32/2 GB

Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm), Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 – 64/4 GB

Storage 32GB/64GB ROM + 2GB/4GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 256GB)
Camera 13MP + 2MP + QVGA Rear/8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 5,000mAh
Price Starts N36,500 – N47,000

3. TECNO Spark 4 (₦36,500)

Cheap TECNO phone under 40,000 naira

TECNO SPARK 4

TECNO SPARK 4 is an entry-class android smartphone with 6.52 inch HD + (1600 × 720) display, 2.0GHz quad-core CPU, comes in two RAM options comprising of 3GB / 4GB and two storage capacity choice of 32GB / 64GB. For camera lovers, this budget device is equipped with triple main camera setup and a decent 5MP selfie camera.

Here are the Spark 4 key specifications below;

KEY SPECS
Display 6.52-inches HD+ Touchscreen display (1600 × 720 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio, 90% screen-to-body ratio
OS Android 9.0 Oreo (HiOS)
Processor Quad-Core 2.0GHz
Storage 32GB ROM + 4GB RAM / 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM (can be expanded using an SD up to 128GB)
Camera Front – 8MP (with flash) / Rear – 13MP + 2MP + 0.3MP (autofocus, Dual LED flash)
Battery 4000mAh
Price ₦36,500

4. Samsung Galaxy A10 (₦40,000)

Cheap Samsung phone below N40000 naira

Samsung Galaxy A10

As the Samsung Galaxy A series is directed towards mid-range users, the Samsung Galaxy A10 is more on the budget side than the others. Unsurprisingly, its cheapness translates to its technical specifications and features. Even at that, on this smartphone comes with features such as 3GB RAM, 3,400mAh battery, Exynos 14nm chipset and dual rear cameras are aboard.

Here are the Samsung Galaxy A10 key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 6.2-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 9.0 Pie OS (One UI)
Processor Octa-core 1.6GHz Exynos Processor
Storage 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM (SDcard up to 512GB)
Camera 13MP Rear/5MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3400mAh
Price ₦40,000 – ₦50,000

5. Blackview BV5500 (₦35,000)

Cheap Blackview phone below N40000 naira with Big Battery

Blackview BV5500

Chinese phone makers, Blackview make most of their smartphones with ruggedness in mind. In 2018, the company was seen as one of the fastest growing rugged smartphone makers. To kick-start 2019, the OEM is out with Blackview BV5500.

Here are the Blackview BV5500 key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 5.5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Processor Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek Processor
Storage 2GB RAM/16GB ROM (Upgradable up to 32GB via SDCard)
Camera 8MP + 0.3MP Rear/5MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 4,400mAh
Price N30,000 – N35,000

6. Xiaomi Redmi Go (₦35,000)

Cheap Xiaomi phone below N40000 naira with Android Go

Xiaomi Redmi Go

Xiaomi is known for delivering top quality phones at relatively cheap prices, and the Redmi Go arrives to further accentuate this mission statement. What’s more interesting is that this is the first Android Go smartphone from Xiaomi.

Here are the Xiaomi Redmi Go key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 5.0-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels
OS Android Oreo Go OS
Processor Quad-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Processor
Storage 8GB ROM + 1GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 128GB)
Camera 8MP Rear/5MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3,000mAh
Price N35,000

7. OUKITEL U25 (₦36,000)

Cheap OUKITEL phone below N40000 naira with 64GB Storage

OUKITEL U25

The new OUKITEL U25 offers a lot of bang for your bucks! A perusal of its memory, battery, camera and display expresses the aforementioned statement. Although its chipset isn’t the flagship type, it doesn’t take off the phone’s coolness at a dirt cheap tag.

Here are the OUKITEL U25 key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 5.5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 1920 pixels
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Processor Quad-core 1.5GHz MediaTek Processor
Storage 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM
Camera 16MP + 2MP Rear/8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3,500mAh
Price N30,000 – N36,000

8. TECNO Pouvoir 2 Air (₦35,000)

TECNO Phone Under N40000 With 5000mAh Battery

TECNO Pouvoir 2 Air

Asides the Pouvoir 2, there are also the TECNO Pouvoir 2 Pro and TECNO Pouvoir 2 Gold. And like its predecessors, it houses Oreo OS, 5,000mAh battery and a 6-inch IPS screen. However, there are little differences between this Air edition and the other three devices.

Here are the TECNO Pouvoir 2 Air key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 6-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
OS Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition
Processor Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek Processor
Storage 16GB ROM + 1GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 32GB)
Camera 13MP Rear/5MP Front (With dual-LED light)
Battery 5000mAh
Price N35,000

9. TECNO Spark 2 (₦36,200)

TECNO Android Go Phone Under N40000 With Big Battery

This device is actually an upgrade of their previous Sparks — The Spark K7 and Spark K9 Plus which were launched in August 2017. Some of the major highlights are it’s 18:9 display, face unlock feature, big battery and Android Go operating system. Click here to learn about the Spark 2 features and full specs!

Here are the Spark 2 key specifications on what you should expect to enjoy when you purchase this smart device.

KEY SPECS
Display 6 inches, IPS LCD Touchscreen display (720×1440 pixels)
OS Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad-core CPU
Storage 16GB ROM + 1GB RAM (can be expanded using an SD up to 128GB)
Camera Front – 8MP (with flash) / Rear – 13MP (autofocus, LED flash)
Battery 3500mAh
Price ₦36,200

10. Infinix Smart 2 (₦35,000)

Cheap Infinix phone below N40000 Naira

Infinix Smart 2 Pro

The Smart 2 is an affordable dual camera smartphone also available in another variant called the Smart 2 Pro. This has quickly become a fan favourite amongst other entry-level smartphones as it is no doubt a carefully orchestrated device with lots of remarkable features.

Here are the Smart 2 key specifications:

KEY SPECS
Display 5.5 Inches Infinity HD+ display, 720 x 1440 pixels
OS XOS Based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Processor MediaTek MT6739 Chipset
Storage 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM (microSD, up to 64GB)
Camera 8MP front + 13MP back
Battery 3050 mAh (non-removable)
Price ₦35,000

Not satisfied? Then, click here to find out MORE android smartphones between 30000 to 40000 in Nigeria.

Now that you’ve seen my list of the cheapest phones below 40000 naira in Nigeria, don’t you think It’s right if you check out what I compiled on the cheapest android phones in Nigeria.

The smartphones you just saw were carefully selected based on the availability of their repair centers in Nigeria. Although, there are cheaper phones between 30000 to 40000 naira in Nigeira, but this list isn’t just targetted for the cheapest but also the ones you can fix easily when they get bad!

Have you seen?

Before you leave, kindly share with us your preffered choice and why? Or simply share with us other cheap smartphones you’ve seen between the range of 30 to 40k in Naija!

16 COMMENTS

  1. Oukitel? I know the brand and they’re really good. But wouldn’t it be hard to find items compatible with it in the market, considering the fact that it’s not common in Nigeria? And it may not be easy to repair when damaged, since finding replacements for damaged parts may be hard.
    Pardon me, but I just want to know if it would be a good idea to buy an Oukitel phone cos I’ve been eyeing them sha.

    • Everything you stated above is 100% correct. I don’t normally advise people to go for them only if you are patient enough to wait for parts/accessories after shipment when faulty. But on the flipside, they are a really decent brand with less awareness here.

  2. Nokia 2 is not on the list. Its price ranges from 32500 – 35000 naira on jumia. Its a phone with 4Gvolte,1gb ram, quad core, a 4100mah battery and a corning gorilla glass 3 protection.

  3. Alcatel Pixie Plus and Infinix HOT 5 got my attention. The duo would be a great buy.
    Thanks for sharing this with us. ?

  4. Hmmmm…. Nice. Great compilation! But…. The picture you put up for infinix hot 5 isn’t correct cos it doesn’t show its fingerprint scanning feature. Other than that, great work

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