It has been an exciting year in smartphones. We have looked at our archives and come up with a list of the best budget smartphones of 2018. These are not the cheapest or the most powerful. Instead, they are the budget smartphones that offer the best bang for buck.
There are legions of budget smartphones that were released during the year. Picking the best is no easy feat, but someone has to do the job. Below are two models that made a superb impression on us.
The best budget smartphones of 2018
If we got a naira for all the times that we recommended the P32 this year, we’d be richer than Apple Inc. This is a smartphone that is easy to love for what it offers. A big screen, solid build, good battery life, fingerprint scanner, and optimized software for N27,000 (about $77).
The only thing it lacks at that price point is 4G LTE. Not like there are any phones at that price that offer 4G along with all the other features of the P32. For example, most lack a fingerprint scanner.
This is unarguably one of the best budget smartphones of 2018. We say it is the best. Check out our itel P32 review.
If you must have 4G at roughly the same price as the P32 and with similar features, this phone by a relatively unknown brand takes the cake. You get a slightly smaller display smaller battery capacity. The software is also not as optimized as what the P32 offers.
Specs of the Soda Fire include a 5.3-inch display, 5-megapixel front Camera, 5- megapixel rear camera and a 2,300 mAh battery. It has a fingerprint scanner too.
In all, it is a good bargain for the price and is one of the best budget smartphones of 2018. For other alternatives, see our list of the cheapest 4G smartphones in Nigeria in 2018.