Mister Mo's List: the 5 best value for money smartphones in the market Q3 2013

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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.

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Windows Phone

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.

Android

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.

BlackBerry

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.


  1. Pls between samsung galaxy tab 2 n Tecno phantom N9 which is better for me to buy pls? Planning on getting one today. Awaiting a reply pls

  2. “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.”

    So the Samsung has a smaller display and a less powerful processor, and yet it costs more, and this is value for money? 😐

  3. // 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.//

    The world is full of crazy people. I have stopped wondering about them (us)

  4. Galaxy core shouldn’t be on the list at all. It’s running a very old processor on old GPU too. A tecno M3 that costs 13k has better GPU.

  5. For android i disagreed.. Did i hear samsung core.?
    you said you aren’t looking specs.
    Gionee p2 should be number one on android list
    14-15k

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