The entry-level market is a huge one. As a matter of fact, it is the biggest segment of the smartphone market, and the reasons are not far-fetched – all of them revolving around purchasing power. When you have little, finding the best Android phones under 20000 naira or $55 is an important task. You are looking to squeeze everything out of your last naira.
Thankfully, manufacturers have stepped up their game in the entry-level space. At least some of them are. They are also now squeezing in as many features as possible into their entry-level smartphones. Because you asked, we also squeezed in the list of fingerprint smartphones under 20000 naira into this article.
In the sub-₦20,000 price range, the standard fare includes a 5-5.5″ displays, quad-core chipsets, 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. Fingerprint scanners and 4G Internet connectivity are hard to find in this segment.
These are the best Android phones under 20000 naira
Afrione Champion Pro
Nigerian brand, Afrione, has a respectable phone here with a 5-inch display, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, rear dual camera, and dual selfie camera.
It runs Android 8.1 Go Edition, has dual SIM slots, and has a large battery of 4500 mAh capacity.
Price: ₦19,500. Afrione Champion Pro specifications.
This itel phone offers you a big, 6″ display, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 3000mAh battery, 8MP dual camera, fingerprint scanner, and Android 9 Pie software.
Price: ₦18,500. Check out the full itel A55 specifications.
Nokia C1 is a 3G Android 9 Pie smartphone. It has a 5.45″ display, 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 2500mAh battery, and a 5MP rear camera. It runs stock Android, making for good performance, and also has HMD Global’s guarantee of 2 years major software updates and 3 years security patches.
Partner Mobile PS2
The Partner PS2 is a higher-priced smartphone from 2017 whose price has come down. It has a 5.5″ display, 16GB internal storage, 3000 mAh battery, and 20MP rear camera. Because of the age, it runs Android 5.1 out of the box, though news has it that a software upgrade to Android 6 is available for it.
Also, the octa-core processor, Snapdragon 615 chipset, and 2GB RAM offer performance benefits that you just might like. And it has 4G LTE connectivity too, plus that 20MP camera is tempting.
itel P13 Plus
If there is another smartphone on this list of the best Android phones under 20000 naira that you should buy, it is itel’s P13 Plus. With a 5.5″ HD display, rear dual camera, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, and 4000mAh battery.
This is a 3G device and it runs Android 8.1 (Go Edition). Why should you buy it? Mostly for the battery capacity.
Price: ₦17,600. itel P13 Plus specifications.
Doogee shows up in this fight with the 5.0″ X50. What it offers is pretty standard: a Quad core processor, 8 GB Internal storage, 1 GB RAM, 5MP main camera, 0.3 MP selfie camera (you wont be capturing anything but fuzzy selfies with this one), Android v8.1 (Oreo), dual SIM 3G connectivity, and a 2000 mAh battery.
Partner Mobile E15 Pro
Partner Mobile E15 Pro includes a 5-inch display, Quad-core processor, 16GB internal memory, 2GB RAM, 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera. That 2GB RAM is a sweet deal if you want smoother app switching. And the extra 8GB storage will come in handy.
It runs Android 8.1, and has a 2500 mAh battery. Like the others so far, it is a 3G phone.
What do you get if you grab a Cubot J5? A 5.5″ display, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storage. There is support for up to 128GB cards too. It is the most well-rounded smartphone on this list of the best Android phones under 20000 naira.
The Cubot J5 runs a more up-to-date software with Android 9. A 2800mAh battery keeps the lights on.
TECNO Pop 2F
The POP 2F changes the game on our list of the best Android phones under 20000 naira with the fact that it sports a fingerprint scanner, something that is missing in most of the other phones. And it also has 16GB storage. Shame that RAM is 1GB only.
Other features include: a 5.5″ display, quad-core processor, 5MP rear camera, and 8MP selfie camera. Keeping the lights on is a 2400mAh non-removable Battery.
Price: ₦20,000. TECNO Pop 2F specifications.
Next on our list is another TECNO Mobile gladiator in this price range. The F1 has a 5″ display, 8 GB internal storage, 1 GB RAM, 5MP rear camera, 2 MP selfie camera, and a 2000 mAh battery.
It runs Android 8.1 and is a dual SIM, 3G device.
This is the smartphone you want to buy if you are really pressed for cash. It is the cheapest on this list of the best Android phones under 20000 naira, but do not let that fool you: it isn’t exactly the least capable.
While it has a 5″ display, it also has a rear-mounted fingerprint reader and 16GB of internal storage. Yes; you read that right. There is a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 2200mAh battery.
An extra free battery is included in the sales package. itel A33 runs Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition.
Price: ₦15,800. itel A33 specifications.
Which are the fingerprint smartphones under 20000 naira?
If you want a smartphone with a fingerprint scanner that sells for under N20,000, we haver made it easier for you to identify them by listing them below for you:
Best Android phones under 20000 naira: Wrap Up
As you can see, here at the entry-level, each of these phones sacrifice something to offer an advantage in another area. There is only so much you can pack into a phone before the price shoots up beyond the ₦20,000 mark.
Do you value great battery life above the convenience of a fingerprint scanner? Get either the Afrione Champion Pro or itel P13 Plus.
If multitasking is extremely important to you, the phone with 2GB RAM is what you need. And if your needs are more complex, well, do the comparison and arrive at a choice.
We hope that our list of the best Android phones under 20000 naira has helped you in some way.
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.