Today, we move on to another segment of smartphones. Our goal remains helping you narrow down your options so you can make a good buy based on your needs. This time, we are looking for the best 128GB internal memory phones under 300 dollars or 100,000 naira.
There are lots of 128GB storage phones out there, but many of them are on the expensive end of the spectrum. We understand that often you are shopping on a budget. There is a distinct class of smartphone users who want a 128GB smartphone that does not cost more than ₦100,000 or $300, and we are here for you.
If you are new to smartphones and find some terms confusing, don’t forget the following terms:
Think of processor as the engine of your phone; the more powerful the processor, the more powerful your phone is; RAM is the quantity of memory allocated for opening and running apps; so the more RAM your phone has, the smoother apps launch and the smoother you can switch between apps.
Best 128GB internal memory phones under 300 dollars
In no particular order, here are the best 128GB internal memory phones under 300 dollars or ₦100,000.
OPPO A9 2020 8GB/128GB
OPPO’s A9 2020 packs a 6.5″ IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3, stereo speakers, 48 MP quad camera, 16 MP selfie camera, 5000mAh battery, 10W fast charging, and reverse charging (so you can use it as a power bank).
Its powerhouse is an impressive combination of Snapdragon 665 and 8GB RAM, coupled with internal storage of 128GB and a dedicated memory card slot. It easilly takes the top spot on this list of the best 128GB internal memory phones under 300 dollars.
Price: ₦89,900 or $253. OPPO A9 2020 specifications.
Xiaomi Mi A3 4GB/128G
The 4G RAM and 128GB storage variant of the Xiaomi Mi A3 comes with a 6-inch display Super AMOLED. Its Qualcomm Snapdragon is a top powerhouse in the mid-range smartphone segment and will ensure best-in-class performance.
The beefy 4030mAh battery is coupled with 18W fast charging, so top-ups happen quickly. As far as we can tell, this is the most powerful smartphone in the market among the best 128GB internal memory phones under 300 dollars.
Getting one will set you back by ₦80,000 or $225. Xiaomi Mi A3 specifications.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 4GB/128GB
The 4G/128GB variant of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 offers really good value for money in this segment, as far as we can see. It is one of the most powerful smartphones on this list. You get a 6.3 inch display with Gorilla Glass protection front and back, a Snapdragon 660 processor, rear fingerprint scanner, 48MP + 5MP dual camera, 4GB of RAM, 128GB storage, 4000mAh battery and 18W fast charging.
Your bill comes to $215 or ₦76,000. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Specifications.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 4GB/128GB
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 smartphone arrived in the market in November 2019 to join this elite list of the best 128GB internal memory phones under 300 dollars or 100,000 naira. It packs a 6.3″ AMOLED waterdrop display, Snapdragon 665 chipset, 48-megapixel quad camera, 13 megapixel selfie ca mera, 4GB of RAM, 4000mAh battery coupled with 18W fast charging.
The Redmi Note 8 has Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back and is splash-proof. And of course, it offers 128GB internal storage, otherwise it wouldn’t be on this list.
Price: ₦70,000. Redmi Note 8 specifications.
Lenovo K5 Pro 6GB/128GB
Lenovo K5 Pro has three variants – and the highest of them has 128GB storage and 6GB of RAM. It is powered by a Snapdragon 636 processor, has a 16MP + 5MP rear dual camera and same specs for the selfie cam. Keeping the lights on is a 4,050mAh battery with 18W fast battery charging.
Looking at the features and specs of the droid against the price, the K5 Pro offers the best value for money of the best 128GB internal memory phones under 300 dollars. Look for it on Jumia, AliExpress and other e-commerce sites.
Price: ₦55,000 to ₦63,000. Lenovo K5 Pro Specifications.
Samsung Galaxy A50
The Galaxy A50 has been a delight this year. Samsung’s 2019 mid-range champion has a 6.4-Inch display with Gorilla Glass, under-display fingerprint scanner, 4GB RAM,128GB internal storage, a 4000mAh battery with 15W fast charging, and a rear triple camera. It is one of the best 128GB internal memory phones under 300 dollars.
You will find it to buy at different retailers for between $248 and $260 (₦88,000 to ₦92,000). Samsung Galaxy A50 Specifications.
Huawei Nova 3i
A 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a wide notch, HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM, 128GB ROM, 16MP + 2MP dual camera, 24MP + 2MP selfie camera, and a 3,340mAh battery is what the Nova 3i brings to the fight. Plus, it has 10W fast charging.
Price: $225 / ₦80,000. Huawei Nova 3i Specifications.
TECNO Phantom 9
TECNO Mobile has a contender in this segment. The Phantom 9 made its debut this year with a 6.4″ display with a fingerprint reader embedded and packs a Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 processor with 6GB of RAM along with 128GB storage space. The battery capacity is 3500mAh but it lacks fast charging.
Price: $217 / ₦77,000. TECNO Phantom 9 Specifications.
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019
Mediatek’s MT6765 Helio P35 processor features quite a bit among the best 128GB internal memory phones under 300 dollars, and the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is one of them. Paired with the processor is 4GB of RAM.
You also get a 6.56″ IPS lCD display, under-display fingerprint reader, triple camera, and 32MP selfie camera.
Price: $236 / ₦84,000.00.
Best 128GB internal memory phones under 300 dollars: Battery Life
If you want a droid with 128GB internal storage that has a really big battery, Chinese manufacturer, Vivo, has come to your rescue.
Combining a 6.35″ display with a Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 processor and a massive 5000mAh battery (with 18W fast charging) means that your quest for a 128GB internal memory phone you can use on a single charge for days and top up quickly should you need to ends with the Vivo Y17.
Other features of this dual SIM phone include 4GB of RAM, a 20MP front camera, 13MP + 8MP + 2MP triple rear camera, and rear-mounted fingerprint reader. If you want one, Jumia, Konga, AliExpress, and Gearbest are the places to look.
Best 128GB internal memory phones under 300 dollars: Budget
While we have addressed the best of the best, again cash is king and there are those who are looking for the most affordable devices with 128GB storage. Usually, it means that such devices will have a lower performance or no glass protection or some other watered-down feature. Something always goes for something.
Minus the unimpressive Helio P23 processor, Cubot Power gives you a solid package that includes a 5.99-inch display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB internal storage, and a massive 6000mAh battery. There is 10W fast charging included, which is better than no fast charging at all.
For photography, you will make do with a 20MP rear camera and a 13MP selfie camera. This is a 4G dual-SIm phone, so fast internmet connectivity is available for you.
Price: $180 / ₦63,990.
UMIDIGI F1 puts in your hand 4G connectivity, a 6.3-Inch FHD+ display, a Mediatek Helio P60 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB internal storage, and a 5150mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
For photography, there is an 8MP selfie camera and a 16MP + 8MP dual camera at the back. In all, it is not a bad package for the price.
Best 128GB internal memory phones under 300 dollars: Conclusion
There are not a lot of smartphones that fall in this category, but you have quite a number of options to pick from still. Depending on your needs and financial ability, there is something for you.
All the smartphones listed here are mid-rangers (and the mid-range is such a big space), they all have 128GB internal storage, 4G LTE connectivity, and a minimum of 4GB RAM. Some are equipped with fast charging (read up about Quick chargers and how they are different from regualar chargers).
All of them have very good battery capacities, so there is little to worry about battery life, and there are a few that have extra large batteries, if that is your thing.
This is where we wrap up our list of the best 128GB internal memory phones under 300 dollars or ₦100,000. I hope you found this compilation useful.
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Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.