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Buying Guide: Top 9 smartphones under 20,000 Naira



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Smartphones have become a necessity for many Nigerians. From students who need smartphones for assignments, taking classes and general research to business people who need smartphones to keep in touch with customers, track shipments and make video calls with clients overseas, smartphones are getting more necessary than they have ever been.

However, with the rise in demand for smartphones, helped by the ever-fluctuating exchange rate of the Nigerian Naira, smartphones have become a lot more expensive in the last four to five years in Nigeria.

This, unfortunately, means that many people that need smartphones to conduct their daily businesses are denied that opportunity because they just cannot afford them.

Thankfully, a number of OEMs took advantage of the astronomical prices of smartphones and introduced some entry-level smartphones in the market that are very much affordable.

In the beginning, most affordable phones were just OEMS squeezing low-quality specifications into a box and selling it off to make money. But today, many entry-level phones actually have respectable specifications.

In this post, I am going to be introducing you to 10 of the best smartphones that you can buy for under 20,000 Naira. Let’s get to it!

1. Lenovo A1000

Lenovo A1000 is a smartphone that was launched by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) Lenovo. Launched in 2015, the phone has some respectable features for a piece of equipment that goes for its price.

Price range: 12000-13500 depending on where you buy from.


Processor: Spreadtrum SC7731 Quad-Core 1.3GHz

Operating System: Android™ 5.0, Lollipop

GPU: Mail400 MP2


Memory: RAM: 1GB & ROM: 8GB

Expandable: Up to 32GB microSD

Display Size: 4.0” (800 x 480) WVGA TFT-TN

Type: Up to 2-point multitouch

Dimensions (mm): 64 x 10.6 x 124.5

Dimensions (inches): 2.52″ x 0.41″ x 4.9″

Weight: Starting at 291lbs (132g)

Materials: Rear Cover: Polycarbonate

Audio: 1x Speaker, 3.5mm Jack

Battery: Type: Typical – 2050mAh | Minimum – 2000mAh (Li-Po, replaceable)


Standby time: 2G: Up to 12 days; 3G: Up to 12 days;

Talktime: 2G: Up to 9 hours; 3G: Up to 9 hours

Color: Onyx Black, Pearl White

Bluetooth: Bluetooth® 2.1

A-GPS Support: Yes

Radio: FM radio

SIM Type: Regular SIM

Slots: Dual (Slot A: 3G / Slot B: 2G)

Camera – Rear: 5MP fixed-focus with LED flash; Front: 0.3MP fixed-focus

3G Network: WCDMA Band 1/2/5/8


2G Network: GSM Band 2/3/5/8

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

Sensors: Gravitation



Speed: HSPA+ 21Mbps (DL) / 5.76Mbps (UL)

2. Fero A4001 Plus


Launched in 2017, the Fero A4001 was introduced as an entry-level phone for affordable smartphone seekers. The phone has a display size of 4-inch and comes with an otherwise meagre 512MB of RAM but has an impressive storage size of 8 GB internal storage.

Model Name: A4001 Plus

Screen Size 4 inch WVGA


Processor: 1.2 GHz, Quad Core Processor

RAM: 512 MB


Camera Resolution: 2 MP Main, VGA Front

Battery: 2,500 mAh

Dual SIM: Yes

Dimension: 125.2*63.3*12 mm

Build Textured: Poly-Carbonate based back panel

OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)

Screen Size 4 inch WVGA


Processor: 1.2 GHz, Quad Core Processor

RAM: 512 MB


Camera Resolution: 2 MP Main, VGA Front

Battery: 2,500 mAh

*Price of Fero A4001 is 14,000 Naira


Tecno W1

4.5-inch Touch Display, 480 x 854 pixels (244ppi)

1.3GHz quad-core Processor with 1GB RAM

Android 7.0 (Nougat)


8GB Storage with support for memory card up to 32GB

2MP Rear Camera and 0.3MP Front Camera

Dual-SIM, Mini-SIM

1800 mAh Removable Battery

*Price of Tecno W1: 16,500-18,000 Nigerian Naira depending on where you buy.


Fero Aura A4502 


Screen: 4.5-Inch IPS

Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM (Supports 32GB Micro SD Card)

CPU: 1.2GHz Quad-core


Operating System: Android Marshmallow 6.0

Camera: 5MP Rear, 2MP Front

Battery: 3000mAh

*Price of the Fero Aura A4502 is 17,000 Nigerian Naira.


Leagoo Z5C



Device Type   Smartphone

Model    Leagoo Z5C

Announced    December, 2016


Released       January, 2017

Status   Available on Shopping stores


2G Network   Yes

3G Network   Yes

4G Network   No

SIM Type

Micro + Micro


SIM Count     Dual SIM



Type     Plastic

Dimensions   143.8 x 71.8 x 8.9 mm

Weight  147g

Protection      Yes

Colours Black, Champagne, White


Display Type  FWVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen

Size      5-inch

Resolution     480 x 854 Pixels


Colors   16M colors

Pixel Density  196ppi

Screen-To-Body Ratio     67%

Touch Screen Yes

Protection      Yes

Features        Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant

Secondary Display  No


Primary 5MP

Image   Yes


Video    Yes

Flash     Yes, dual-LED

Secondary     2MP




Operating System  Android 6.0 Marshmallow

User Interface (UI) Modified


Chipset (SoC)        Spreadtrum SC7731G


CPU      Quad-Core 1.3GHz

GPU      ARM Mali-400 MP2

RAM (Memory)       1GB

Internal Storage     8GB

Card Slot       Yes, up to 32GB




Battery Type  Li-Ion Battery

Capacity        2300mAh


Placement     Removable

Fast Charging        No


*The Leagoo Z5C price is about 15,000 Nigerian Naira.


Itel 1513

Network: 2G – Yes, 3G – Yes, 4G – N/a
Operating System: Android 6.0, Marshmallow
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core Cortex A7
Display: 5.0 Inches
Internal / External Memory: 8 GB / Expandable by up to 32 GB (Uses Dedicated Slot)
Camera: Back / Rear (5 MP), Front (2 MP)
Battery Capacity: 2100 mah Li-Ion Removable
Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Light

*The Itel 1513 currently goes for about 19,000 Nigerian Naira.


Tecno Y2 


Screen: 4.0 inches

RAM: 512 MB

Operating system: Android 4.4 (kitkat)

Memory: 8 GB

Cameras: 5 MP Dual Rear Camera and 2MP Front Camera

Battery: 2800 mAh

*The Tecno Y2 currently goes for between 15,000 Naira to anywhere around 19,00 depending on where you buy from.


Innjoo X3

4.0-inch TN Display, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi)


1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731 CPU with 512MB RAM

Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

4GB Storage, up to 32GB memory card support

2MP Rear Camera and 0.3MP Front Camera

3G Internet

Dual-SIM (Mini SIM + Micro SIM)

1300 mAh Li-Po Battery

*Innjoo X3 goes for around 17,500 Nigerian Naira.

Tecno W2

Display of 4.5-inch of IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen


The CPU of 1.3GHz Quad core Processor with 1GB Ram and 8GB of internal storage built-in and up to 32GB Expandable.

The camera of 2MP rear and 0.3MP front camera

2G and 3G connectivity

Operating System of Android 7.0 (Nougat)

2500mAh Li-ion Battery (Removable)

*Tecno W2 starts from about 15,000 Nigerian Naira.







Saviour Adugba is a journalist by day and a poet by night. He is fascinated by the internet of things, virtual reality and connecting the dots for brands. Saviour is the Lead, Content Development at

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