2016's Best Affordable Android Phones In Africa



About some years ago, (not all that long), only the rich could get the best phones and machines in the market. An average salary earner would have to save for months just to buy his dream phone. Now, almost everyone has a smartphone, no just any smartphone but a good one. Whether cheap or expensive, so long it serves your need.
Best Cheap Android phones 2016


Half of smartphone users in this part of the world, are Android freaks! Not by their own doing but because of the simplicity of Android phones and also because, the number of manufacturers breaking market barriers in Africa produce phones running on different versions of Android Operating System.

Who then will say 2016 didn't turn out fine?

We all saw the launch of various flagship devices in Africa, some of which were relatively cheap while others dead expensive.

Personally, I enjoyed the tech trends, political dramas, sports and entertainment trends in Nigeria and in Africa generally.

In marking the end of a fun-filled year, I've taken my time to compile a list of efficient Android phones that are cheap and won't break your bank. They are the best cheap android phones of 2016.

In no particular order, I bring to you the price and specifications of 2016's best affordable Android phones.

1. Halo X 

Halo X

Price and Key Specifications of Halo X


Price: 35,000 - 40,000 (Naira)

Screen: 5.5" HD Display

External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128GB

RAM: 2GB

Internal Memory: 16GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: Quad Core; 1.3GHz

Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Camera: 8MP Back, 2MP Front

Battery: 3,000mAh


2. Gionee M5 Mini


Price and Key Specifications of  Gionee M5 Mini

Price: 47,000 - 50,000 (Naira)

Screen: 5.0" HD Display

External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128GB

RAM: 2GB

Internal Memory: 16GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: Quad Core; 1.3GHz

Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

Camera: 8MP Back, 5MP Front

Battery: 4,000mAh



3. Gionee F103 Pro

Price and Key Specifications of Gionee F103 Pro

Price: 35,000 - 40,000 (Naira)

Screen: 5.5" HD Display

External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128GB

RAM: 2GB

Internal Memory: 16GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: Quad Core; 1.3GHz

Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Camera: 8MP Back, 2MP Front

Battery: 3,000mAh



4. LG K5


Price and Key Specifications of LG K5

Price: 35,000 - 40,000 (Naira)

Screen: 5" HD Display

External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128GB

RAM: 1GB

Internal Memory: 8GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: Quad Core; 1.3GHz

Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Camera: 8MP Back, 2MP Front

Battery: 1,900mAh


5. Alcatel Pixi


Price and Key Specifications of Alcatel Pixi

Price: 25,000 - 30,000 (Naira)

Screen: 5.5-inch

RAM: 1GB

Internal Memory: 8GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: 1.3GHz Quad-core Processor

Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Camera: 8MP Back, 5MP Front

Battery: 2,000mAh



6. Alcatel Popstar

Price and Key Specifications of Alcatel PopStar

Price: 27,900 - 35,000 (Naira)

Screen: 5.5" HD Display

External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128GB

RAM: 1GB

Internal Memory: 8GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: 1.3 GHz Quad Core Mediatek Processor

Operating System: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

Camera: 8MP Back, 5MP Front

Battery: 2,000mAh


7. Innjoo Fire 2 Plus


Price and Key Specifications of Innjoo Fire 2 Plus

Price: 49,000 - 56,000

Screen: 5.5" HD Display

External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128GB

RAM: 2GB

Internal Memory: 16GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: Quad Core; 1.3GHz

Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop )

Camera: 13MP Back, 5MP Front

Battery: 4,600mAh



8. Huawei Ascend Y3II

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Price and Key Specifications of Huawei Ascend Y3II

Price: 35,500 - 39,000 (Naira)

Screen: 4.5-inch Display

External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128GB

RAM: 1GB

Internal Memory: 8GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: Quad Core; 1.3GHz

Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop )

Camera: 5MP Back, 2MP Front

Battery: 2,100mAh



9. Infinix Hot 4 


Price and Key Specifications of Infinix Hot 4

Price: 48,000 - 53,000 (Naira)

Screen: 5.5" HD Display

RAM: 2GB

Internal Memory: 16GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: MT6580 Quad Core Cortex; 1.3GHz

Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Camera: 8MP Back, 5MP Front

Battery: 4,000mAh

Fingerprint security: Yes



10. Tecno Camon C7


Price and Key Specifications of Tecno Camon C7

Price: 43,000 - 54,000 (Naira)

Screen: 5.5" HD Display

External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128 GB

RAM: 2GB

Internal Memory: 16GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: Quad Core; 1.3GHz

Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) + HiOS v1.0

Camera: 13MP Back, 13MP Front

Battery: 2,500mAh



11. Tecno W4


Price and Key Specifications of Tecno W4

Price: 35,000 - 40,000 (Naira)

Screen: 5.5-inch Display

RAM: 1GB

Internal Memory: 16GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: Quad Core; 1.3GHz

Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Camera: 8MP Back, 2MP Front

Battery: 2,500mAh



12. Tecno W3

Price and Key Specifications of Tecno W3

Price: 30,000 - 33,000 (Naira)

Screen: 5.5" HD Display

External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128GB

RAM: 1GB

Internal Memory: 8GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: Quad Core; 1.3GHz

Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Camera: 5MP Back, 2MP Front

Battery: 2,500mAh



13. Infinix Hot S


Price and Key Specifications of Infinix Hot S

Price: About  53,500 Naira

Screen: 5.2-inch Display

External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128GB

RAM: 2GB/3GB

Internal Memory: 16GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: MediaTek MTK6753 Octa-Core

Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Camera: 13MP Back, 8MP Front

Battery: 3,000mAh

Fingerprint security: Yes



14. Samsung Galaxy J2


Price and Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy J2

Price: 52,000 - 54,000

Screen: 4.7-inch Display

External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128 GB

RAM: 1GB

Internal Memory: 8GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: Quad Core; 1.3GHz

Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

Camera: 5MP Back, 2MP Front

Battery: 2,000mAh



15. Huawei GR3 


Price and Key Specifications of Huawei GR3

Price: 50,000 - 53,000 (Naira)

Screen: 5.5" HD Display

External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128GB

RAM: 2GB

Internal Memory: 16GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: MTK MTK6753T, Octa core, 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53 64bit

Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

Camera: 13MP Back, 5MP Front

Battery: 2,200mAh



16. Innjoo Fire 2


Price and Key Specifications of Innjoo Fire 2

Price: 35,000 - 38,000 (Naira)

Screen: 5.5" HD Display

External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128GB

RAM: 1GB

Internal Memory: 8GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: Quad Core; 1.3GHz

Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

Camera: 13MP Back, 5MP Front

Battery: 2,800mAh



17. Lenovo A1000


Price and Key Specifications of Lenovo A1000

Price: 23,000 - 25,000

Screen: 4" HD Display

External Storage: MicroSD card up to 32GB

RAM: 1GB

Internal Memory: 8GB

SIM: Dual micro

CPU: Quad Core; 1GHz

Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

Camera: 5MP Back, VGA Front

Battery: 2,000mAh

There you have it, our very own list of cheap Android phones. These phones are available in Africa as well as other continents, so if you were looking for an efficient and affordable Android phone, this list should help you in making a good choice.

It is worth mentioning that the phones listed above are limited in terms of efficiency, depending on the features you look out to in an Android smartphone. I'll advise you check the specifications of the phones because there are phones with good battery capacity but have just an average camera pixel. So if you're the kind of person that fancy camera clearly to battery life, you sure won't enjoy the phone even though it is cheap.

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2016's Best Affordable Android Phones In Africa 2016's Best Affordable Android Phones In Africa Reviewed by Samuel Philip on December 19, 2016 Rating: 5

3 comments:

  1. Great one there, really love the InnJoo Halo X and hoping to get one, although managing a new Android phone.

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  2. Omo.. these your phones still cost shaaaa... I use the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime.. it's done me well over the course of almost 2 years now, but after one too many falls, it has started operating itself. I'm looking to switch to something not too costly, below 30k

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    1. I greet you Tomi,

      You just brought back some old memories. The Galaxy Grand Prime is pretty old sha... (it was released in 2014)

      I guess you're the kind of guy that treats his phone like his bae? (Heheh) cos 2 years is pretty long and good.

      (Tapping your shoulder) Sorry about your phone but its high time you get something cooler to complement your personality.

      If you're ready to get a new phone; not just any phone, but an awesome one, I'suggest you get my Ultimate Guide For Phone Buyers.

      Here is a teaser - it works with your demand and how much you have in your pocket (Smiles)... Here's a link to get it >> http://www.techkibay.com/p/phone-guide.html

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