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Best android phones for students in Nigeria below 50k

I’ll assume you have a budget of about 50k right now and you are looking for the best android phone you can buy for 50k or below.

With the economic situation in the country right now, it’s not easy to save up to 50k for a phone, so that amount is a lot already, so don’t feel bad.

Your money may not get you some of those high-end phones in the market, but you should be able to get a phone that will meet all your needs as a student.

In this post, I’ll take you through a list of some good android phones that have been tested, trusted, and most affordable too.

Let’s get started.

Which Android phone is best for students?

There are some android mobile brands that are best for students in Nigeria and affordable. Some of the popular ones include Techno, Infinix, Samsung, Huawei, Itel, Nokia, Innjoo Xiaomi, and many others.

These phone brands are the market leaders in the Nigerian mobile market, however, there are other good phone makers too.

Best android phones for students – below 50k in 2021

  1. Tecno canon CM

Tecno Canon CM is one of the best Android phones you can get at below 50k in Nigeria right now in 2021.

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The phone starts from 48k in Nigeria right now based on your specifications.

The phone is another good member of the Tecno family and you already know that Tecno is one of the strongest Android phones in the Nigerian market. Tecno canon CM is not an exception.

The phone comes with 16 GB of internal flash storage which might not be enough for a typical student. But never mind, the smartphone was developed to support storage expansion.

A user can expand the device storage with the help of a micro-SD card, as long as the SD card is not larger than 128 GB.

Tecno Camon CM has a beautiful appearance in all aspects. It has a classic shape while appearing in remarkable colours

Other features of Nokia 4.2

Size:     5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 (~76.8% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution:      720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)

Main camera: Single  13 MP, f/2.0, AF

Features:         Quad-LED flash, HDR

Video:  1080p@30fps

Selfie camera: Single  13 MP, f/2.0kk

Features:         LED flash, HDR

Video: 1080p@30fps

Battery:          Type    Li-Ion 3000 mAh, non-removable

  1. Nokia 4.2

Just like Samsung, Nokia is beginning to produce phones for the middle range of the mobile phone market.

These phones are not as expensive as the luxury high-end phones but they are equally functional and look quite presentable.

Nokia 4.2 is one such phone. The phone comes in black and pink sand colours that students would love.

The camera quality is not bad for its money, it has a dual-camera setup with a 13-megapixel main camera that is supported by a 2- megapixel depth sensor. The phone’s design is one of the selling points it has and it’s very beautiful and feels lovely.

However, with a battery capacity of 3,000mAh, the battery is not one of its selling points. But in general, with the price of 42,000-48,000, the phone is still good by coming from a trusted brand like Nokia.

The phone comes with an internal memory of 16GB, 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM eMMC 5.1. it also accommodates an external memory card slot.

Other features of Nokia 4.2

Dimensions     149 x 71.3 x 8.4 mm (5.87 x 2.81 x 0.33 in)

Weight 161 g (5.68 oz)

Build    Glass front, glass back, plastic frame

SIM      Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display            Type    IPS LCD

Size      5.71 inches, 81.4 cm2 (~76.6% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution      720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~295 PPI density)

  1. Xiaomi Redmi note 5

Xiaomi Redmi is one of the cheapest Android phones in Nigeria for students who want quality and a reasonable price. For me personally, Xiaomi Redmi is my favourtie phone android phone lately.

I currently use a Redmi note 8 and the experience has been nothing short of fantastic. I think the Xiaomi Redmi means business and is ready to give another luxury a run for their money.

With a Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, you’ll get that top-notch experience and feel without having to break the bank.

The phone price ranges from 52,000 in Nigeria or less, depending on different specs and sellers.

The phone has a good battery lifespan, which makes it compatible with students’ usage. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 features a fairly large 4, 000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery.

For female students who are always crazy about selfies and pictures, the camera quality of this phone is a good fit for you.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 phone comes with a well-equipped rear 12MP camera alongside a dual-LED flash and a 5MP front camera with soft selfie flash.

Other features of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

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MEMORY   Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)

Internal     32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM eMMC 5.1

MAIN CAMERA   Dual 12 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF

5 MP, f/2.0, (depth)

Features     Dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR

Video   1080p@30fps

SELFIE CAMERA      Single 13 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm

Features    LED flash

Video   1080p@30fps

Type    IPS LCD

Size      5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)

  1. Samsung Galaxy A02s Price

Samsung Galaxy A02s is another good android phone I will recommend here as one of the phones under 100k and even under 50k.

The thing that is most attractive about this phone is perhaps the battery quality. It has a 5000mAh battery which makes it best for students who live in an environment prone to power outages.Best android phones for students in Nigeria with price tag

There is also a 15W fast charging feature to help save your charging time.

For the size, the phone has a 6.5inch TFT screen with a 720 x 1520p resolution that is just as good.

The phone’s price ranges from N48,000 to N62,000 depending on the GB and other specific features.

Other features of Samsung Galaxy A02s Price

Main camera Triple 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), AF

2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)

2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

Features LED flash

Video   1080p@30fps

Selfie camera  Single 5 MP, f/2.2

Platform OS Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.1. This phone is one of the cheapest good phones out there, and it’s from a top brand – SAMSUNG.

  1. Infinix note 5s

The Infinix Note 5 is a mid-range smartphone that is part of the Infinix Note family. There are different ranges within the Infinix note phones but the Note 5 is a perfect match for you as a student.

You would also love the phone’s screen size. The screen size is up to 6-inch with a 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution.seller sells best phones in Nigeria

It is quite bright too up to 500 nits which means visibility in the sun should be no problem.

The phone’s battery is also very okay with a 4, 500mAh battery capacity which is above the average battery capacity for phones in this price range.

It also has a sleek design with a gloss finish similar to what you’ll see with luxury phone brands in the market.

The phones sell for 50k- 56k.

Other features of Infinix Note 5s

12MP Rear Camera

16MP Front Camera

Android 8.1, Android One

Octa-core MediaTek Hello P23 CPU


32GB / 64GB Built-in Storage, up to 256GB Memory Card

Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)


4, 500mAh Non-Removable Li-Ion Batter

  1. Fero Royale X2

Fero Rolaye X2 is one of the cheapest phones on this list of best android phones for Nigerian students.

You might not be familiar with the brand name, but this particular phone is your ideal ‘affordable luxury’ kind of phone.mail sells Best android phones for students in Nigeria

Fero Royale X2 is a cute smartphone made especially for buyers in the midrange segment of the mobile phone market in Nigeria.

It boasts of an attractive design, an eye-catching battery with fast charge support, and a fingerprint sensor.

The phone sells for about 40,000 in Nigeria.

Other features of Fero Royale X2

32GB Storage, up to 128GB memory card support

13MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera

4G LTE Data

Fingerprint Scanner

5.2-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (282 ppi)

1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek MTK6737 CPU with 3GB RAM

Android 7.0 (Nougat)

  1. Oppo A1K

You may know Oppo for making high-end mobile phones target at upper-range customers but this phone is a different expression of the Oppo mobile devices.

Oppo A1K combines the look and feel of luxury with great functionality and then the best part, phones for students in Nigeria at 40k

Although it’s a middle- low-end device, you can still enjoy a lasting battery life, big storage compartment, and display.

These features are really what most students care about most. Students are also crazy about getting picture qualities that are close to that of an iPhone 12, lol.

This phone camera may not give you that exact feeling, but at least, you will get picture quality good enough to use for your Instagram feeds or any social media for that matter.

The phone sells for 40k or a little more or less, depending on the time of purchase.

Other features of Oppo A1K

32GB built-in storage

8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera


Face unlock

4,000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery

6.1-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1560 x 720 pixels (282 ppi)

Android 9 Pie OS; ColorOS6

Octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 CPU with 2GB RAM.

  1. iTel S16

iTel S16 is another of the top best android phones for students in Nigeria.

If you know iTel S15, the Itel S16 is a successor to the Itel S15. iTel is one of the android phone brands that provide affordable phones. It features the same RAM size and processor as the S15.

You can expect a better camera quality, bigger and longer-lasting battery, and updated software, which makes the S16 a preferred version.

The phones sell for about 42,000 in Nigeria.

Other features of iTel s16

16GB built-in storage, with SD-Card, Support up to 32GB

8MP + 2MP + Depth Triple Rear Cameras

16MP Front camera

Fingerprint sensor (Rear Mounted)

4000mAh non-removable Li-ion Battery.

6.5-inch, IPS LCD Capacitive Touch Screen, 1600 X 720 Pixels

Android 10 (Go edition)


Quad-core Spreadtrum Unisoc SC7731E Processor

  1. Lenovo Vibe X3 Lite

There is no way we would talk about the best android phones for students in Nigeria without mentioning Lenovo Vibe X3 Lite.

If you know or you have sued Lenovo laptop, you might have experienced the durability of the Lenovo brand. Their phones are equally good.affordable phones in a mall in Nigeria

Lenovo Vive X3 Lite makes it to the list of the best android phones for students in Nigeria. The phone has some similarities with the higher-end device, but there are some slight differences in terms of processor, camera, and storage.

The phone sells for N52,000 in Nigeria.

Other features of Lenovo Vibe X3 Lite

Design and display: 5.5-inch IPS touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels

Camera: 13-megapixel rear-facing sensor, 5 megapixels selfie camera

Storage: 16 GB, with expandable storage space for 128 GB using a microSD card. It comes with 2 GB of RAM.

Battery: the phone has up to 3400mAh battery, expected to deliver around 24 hours of talk time.


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