10 Affordable 5G Phones in Nigeria

The adoption of the much-talked-about 5G network is rising in Africa as more countries continually subscribe to the fast broadband network. While South Africa leads the way on the continent, Nigerians are not left out with MTN and Mafab launching the service in major cities.

For Nigerians to enjoy the 5G network, they need smartphones to support it. There are misconceptions that these devices are too expensive or lack other important services, such as great camera quality or durable batteries because of 5G compatibility.

5G smartphones you can buy in Nigeria

This article details ten 5G-compatible phones with decent battery power and good camera quality while checking other basic needs the average user expects their devices to meet. All the phones are priced below 200,000 Naira ( about 430 USD)

Infinix Note 12 Pro

The Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G is a product of Infinix, a brand popular for making quality devices available at mid-range prices. The Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G Android Smartphone was announced in July 2022. It has a 5.00 average rating based on 2079 reviews. Here are some of its features.

10 affordable 5G phones available to Nigerians
  • Price: ₦197,000 – ₦207,000
  • Battery: 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
  • Camera: 108 MP (wide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) Tripple Rear Camera – 16 MP Front Camera
  • Display: 6.7 inches AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels (~393 ppi density), ~85.6% screen-to-body ratio
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, Fingerprint Sensor (side-mounted)
  • Network: 5G, 4G, 3G
  • Operating System: Android 12, XOS 10.6
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6833P Dimensity 810 (6 nm) Octa Core Processor
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Storage Capacity: 128 GB
Tecno Pova

Tecno Pova 3 is an Android smartphone produced by tecno. and announced in May 2022. It has a rating of 5.00 average based on 72947 reviews. Here are some of its features.

10 affordable 5G phones available to Nigerians
  • Price: ₦140,000 – ₦150,000
  • Display: 6.9 inches IPS LCD Display
  • Battery Life: 6000 MAh non-removable Li-Po Battery
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage Capacity: 128GB
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6877 Dimensity 900 5G (6 nm) Octa-core Processor
  • Camera: 50 MP (wide) + 2MP + QVGA Triple AI Rear Camera | 16MP Front Camera
  • Operating System: Android 11, HIOS 8.0
  • Network: 5G, LTE
Infinix Zero

Another Infinix product makes the list. The Infinix Zero 5G is popular for its sleek design. it has a 5.00 average rating based on 76181 reviews. Here are some of its features.

10 affordable 5G phones available to Nigerians
  • Price: ₦155,000 – ₦165,000
  • Display: 6.78 inches IPS LCD Display
  • Battery Life: 5000 MAh non-removable Li-Po Battery
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage Capacity: 128GB
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6877 Dimensity 900 5G (6 nm) Octa-core Processor
  • Camera: 48 MP + 13 MP + 2 MP Triple AI Rear Camera | 16 MP Front Camera
  • Operating System: Android 11, XOS 10
  • Network: 5G, LTE
Nokia X20

Nokia announced the Nokia X20 Android Smartphone in April 2021. It has an average rating of 5.00 based on 23660 reviews. Here are some of its features

10 affordable 5G phones available to Nigerians
  • Price: ₦159,200 – ₦180,000
  • Battery: 4470 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Camera: 64 MP, (wide), PDAF 5 MP, (ultrawide) 2 MP, (macro) 2 MP, (depth) – 32MP Selfie Camera
  • Display: 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes – Fingerprint (side-mounted)
  • Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE/ 5G
  • Operating System: Android 11, upgradable to Android 12
  • Processor: Qualcomm SM4350 Snapdragon 480 5G (8 nm), Octa-core CPU
  • RAM: 6GB RAM
  • SIM: Dual Nano-SIM card / Nano-USIM card
  • Storage Capacity: 128GB Built-in Storage, with SD-Card Support
Motorola One 5G Ace
10 affordable 5G phones available to Nigerians
  • Price: ₦131,040 – ₦140,000
  • Display: 6.7 inches (2,400 x 1,080-pixel resolution) LCD
  • CPU: Snapdragon 750G
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Operating system: Android 10, Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 570)
  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • Rear cameras: 48MP rear f/1.7 wide, 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide, and 2MP f/2.4 macro
  • Front camera: 16MP f/2.2 camera
  • Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable, Charging 15W wired
  • Weight: 212g
  • Dust/water resistance: N/A
Samsung Galaxy M33
10 affordable 5G phones available to Nigerians
  1. Price: ₦188,900 – ₦197,000
  2. Display: 6.6-inch LCD display (Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate)
  3. Battery Life: 6000 MAh non-removable
  4. RAM: 6GB or 8GB
  5. Storage Capacity: 128GB
  6. Processor: 5nm Exynos 1280 processor
  7. Camera: 50-megapixel main camera with 5MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP depth-sensing portrait, and a 2MP macro camera | 8MP selfie camera
  8. Operating System: Android 12, One UI 4.1
  9. Network: 5G, LTE
Vivo V23E
10 affordable 5G phones available to Nigerians
  • Price: ₦186,900 – ₦196,900
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4050mAh battery
  • Camera: 50 MP (wide), 8 MP (macro), 2 MP (depth) | 44MP, (wide) Front Camera
  • Display: 6.44 inches, AMOLED
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, Fingerprint (under the display, optical)
  • Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / 5G
  • Operating System: Android 11, Funtouch 12
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6833P Dimensity 810 (6 nm)
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage Capacity: 128 GB
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Oppo A74
10 affordable 5G phones available to Nigerians
  • Price: ₦112,000 – ₦120,000
  • Battery: 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
  • Camera: 48 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro). 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth), Selfie: 16 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm
  • Display: AMOLED, 430 nits (typ), 800 nits (peak), 6.43 inches, 99.8 cm2 (~84.4% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
  • Fingerprint: (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Operating System: Android 11, ColorOS 11.1
  • Processor: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Storage Capacity: 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM

Redmi Note 11s

10 affordable 5G phones available to Nigerians
  • Price: ₦170,000 – ₦180,000
  • Battery: 5000mAh (typ)
  • Camera: 108MP wide Rear Camera || 16MP Front Camera
  • Display: 6.43″AMOLED DotDisplay | 2400 x 1080
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Side fingerprint sensor
  • Operating System: MIUI 13 based on Android 11
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G96, Octa-core CPU, up to 2.05GHz
  • SIM: Dual SIM + microSD
  • Storage Capacity: 6GB+64GB | 6GB+128GB | 8GB+128GB

Realme 9

  • Price: ₦148,500 – ₦158,500
  • Battery: Non-Removable Li-Po 6000 mAh Battery
  • Camera: 108MP (wide) + 8MP (Ultrawide) + 2MP (Macro) – 16MP Front Camera
  • Display: 6.5-inch IPS LCD
  • Network: 4G LTE / 5G
  • Operating System: Android 12, Realme UI 3.0
  • Processor: Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm)
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Storage Capacity: 256GB

The Nokia G60 also deserves an honourable mention in this article. This is one of Nokia’s latest budget-friendly Android smartphones. It’s a mid-range device, so it’s cheaper than the high-end X30. This device is going for about $389, which is about N220k. You can read our full review here.

 

 

 

 

The pricing included in this article is meant to be used for general information only. While we monitor prices regularly, the ones listed above might be outdated. We also cannot guarantee these are the lowest prices possible, so shopping around is always a good idea.

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