A quad-core smartphone below N30,000? That is roughly USD187, 523.20 GHS and 87,973.50 CFA. That’s a dream’right? Well, its a dream come true already.
The Gionee G3 is a 5.5-inch Android Jelly Bean smartphone powered by a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 quad-core processor. That’s right. And it costs about N29,000 only. The display has got Gorilla Glass protecting it too. Of course, you know there has to be a catch; right? Wait for it…. it has just 512MB of RAM.
TECNO’s Phantom Pad Mini is another sub-N30,000 device. It isn’t exactly a smartphone. It is a 7-inch tablet powered by a 1.2GHz Quad-core, but with a decent 1GB of RAM this time. Costs about the same as the Gionee G3.
The Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 is a 1.2GHz quad-core 7-inch Android tablet with 1GB of RAM. It is priced similarly to the above two devices.
The following contenders are not sub-N30,000, but they come close.
The LG D410 Dual is just a little above N30,000, but it has got a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 quad-core chip inside and 1GB of RAM too. Plus, it runs version v4.4.2 (KitKat) of Android OS. Cost? It will set you back about N34,000.
The Lenovo S650 costs around N36,000 and packs a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GHz of RAM. It is dual-SIM too.
All the above devices are available in the Nigerian market. Your choice?
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.