This is not a list of the top most powerful smartphones in the market. It isn’t a ranking of flagships, most powerful processors or largest displays. It is a list of the most value for money smartphones in the market right now. As far as I am concerned, the majority of people who want a smartphone are looking for the best bang-for-buck. That is what this list is about. Here is my list of the best performing mid-rangers at the best possible prices available in the market now. The phones are not listed in any order.
If you are in the market for a rounded Windows Phone smartphone, without hesitation, I would recommend either of two devices:
1. Nokia Lumia 720
2. Nokia Lumia 520
They have mostly the same internals and performance is very smooth on both. The 720 packs a larger display, better camera, better battery life, and costs around N48,000. If you are on a tight budget, the 520 is available between N25,000 and N28,000.
If Android OS is your cup of tea, off my head, I have the following recommendations:
3. TECNO Phantom A+
4. Samsung Galaxy Core
The Phantom A+ gives you flagship looks, feel, and features for N35,000 to N37,000 only. In my opinion, there is no better bargain Android smartphone on the market. For N2,000 to N3,000 more, you can opt for the Samsung Galaxy Core. It costs more, but you get a slightly smaller display and a less powerful processor.
If you still want your QWERTY keyboard or want to enjoy the incredibly low internet tariffs of the BlackBerry platform, there is only one device on my list is:
5. BlackBerry 9320 Curve
You cannot go wrong with it. It has one of the most robust batteries on any BlackBerry, is a good performer, and costs just in the range of N27,000.
Those are my recommendations if you are looking for the best value for money smartphones in the market at this time. Keep checking here, as I will regularly publish my recommendations as the market changes.
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.