Best smartphones under $80 | January 2018

No matter how popular expensive flagship smartphones are, the need for budget smartphones can never be abolished.

Good budget smartphones are smartphones that offer more than what they should have with the price tag on them.

You actually know it’s a very good budget smartphone when you campare them with other smartphones sharing the same price tag.

In this article I am giving a list of smartphones I suggest for those looking for good budget smartphones with a budget under $80, which is about 29,200 in Naira.

Without wasting much time let’s jump into the list.

HomTom HT37 pro

HomTom HT37 pro

The HomTOm pro features an aluminum alloy build, a 5.0 inch HD screen with a 2.5D curved glass.
It has a screen resolution of 1280×720.
The HomTOm pro is powered by Mediatek’s MTK6737 processor, 3GB ram, 32GB of internal storage with up to 64GB for micro-SD expansion.
The HomTOm pro features a 13mp rear shooter and an 8mp front shooter.
The HomTOm pro offers a 3000mah battery.
The HomTOm pro runs on andriod 7.0 nougat.
The price of the HomTOm pro is 30,000 which is about $82.
The HomTOm pro is the most expensive on the list and also features the best specs when compared with other smartphones on this list.
The HomTOm pro is also the only smartphone on this list that supports 4G Network.

Oukitel C8

The oukitel C8 has an infinity curved display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. This feature was actually very common among flagship devices released in 2017 and it has become more like a rule in smartphone design than an exception.

Oukitel C8

The hardware specifications on the oukitel C8 includes;

A 5.5 inch HD IPS display with a screen resolution of 640 x 1280 pixels.
The oukitel C8 features a quad core MT6580A processor, 2GB ram, 16GB of storage up to 32GBof SD card expansion, an 8mp rear camera, 2mp front camera, 3000mah removable battery.

The oukitel costs 28,100 naira which is about $76.

Operating system Andriod 7.0
Processor mtk6580A quad core 1.3ghz
Gpu Mali 400
Ram 2gb DDR2
Storage 16gb + 32gb micro SD
Camera 8mp rear ,2mp front
Display 5.5 inch, IPS HD, 1280×640
Battery 3000mah removable
3G Yes>
4G No
Sensors G-sensor, Ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, fingerprint sensor

Leagoo Kiicaa Power

The leagoo kiicaa power has a plastic build. Ok this first line may cause you to frawn, but remember it’s a budget smartphone, you need to give a little to get more.

Leagoo KIICAA power


The kiicaa power features in it’s design construct; capacitive volume controls and power button on the side, a fingerprint reader on the rear, a headphone jack and a micro USB port.

The kiicaa power has a 5.0 inch IPS HD display protected by asashi glass.

The kiica power is powered by a quad core mediatek mt6580A processor, 2GB of ram and a 4000mah battery.

Other hardware specifications includes 16gigs of onboard storage with up to 32GB for micro SD expansion.
The kiicaa power features a dual camera system with an 8mp primary camera and a 5mp secondary camera.
It also features a 5mp selfie camera 📷.

The cheapest smartphone to feature these specs before now had a price tag of about 38-45 thousand naira. The Leago kiicaa power tends to question the price tag on those products.

In need of a budget smartphone ? The leagoo kiicaa power is the smartphone you have been looking for all these while.

The leagoo kiicaa power costs 21,000 naira which is about 57 dollars.

Cubot R9

Cubot R9

The cubot R9 features an ultra thin build which is 7.85mm thin.The cubot R9 features a 5.0 IPS display with a curved glass and a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.It features a Mediatek MTK680 quad core processor, 2GB ram, 16GB of storage with up to 32GB for micro SD expansion.
13mp rear camera, 5mp front facing camera, 2,600mah battery.The cubot R9 costs 26,000 naira and about $72.

HomTom S16

HomTom S16

The HomTom S16 features a 5.5 inch IPS HD display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 640 and an aspect ratio of 18:9. It also Features a Mediatek MT6580 quad-core processor, 2GB ram , 16GB with up to 32GB of micro SD expansion. For the camera department the HomTOm S16 features a dual camera system on the rear that consist of 13mp camera and a 2mp camera, it also has an 8mp front shooter.The HomTom S16 costs 24,699 naira which is about $67.

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  1. My bad I ought to have added that in the article. well all the smartphones listed on this article can be purchased from the Jumia online store.


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