Android phones are the most popular smartphone category. The popularity of Android phones are largely due to their adoption by most mobile phone manufacturers as their platform of choice and the cheap cost of Android phones. Here are some of the best Cheap Android Phones to consider in 2020.
Some of the reasons why Android seems popular to phone manufacturers include that it is open with little restrictions giving OEMs the liberty to be creative and differentiate their mobile phone models.
Another reason is that the Android OS is free and designed to provide a great user experience. A lot of Chinese manufacturers are now building cheap Android phones leading to a huge explosion in the growth of the Android platform. This article shows off some of the best cheap Android phones currently available in the Nigerian market.
Android OS requires powerful hardware to run that is why most Android smart phones feature at least 1GHz quad-core processor and 1GB RAM with premium models boasting of octa-core processors. High-end Android phones also offer large displays ranging from 5.0-inch to 6.3-inch.
Although the latest Android OS version is Android 10, most cheap Android phones come with Android 9 Pie, Android 8.0 (Oreo) and and Android 7 (Nougat) and with a few still on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) for some time to come.
Android 10 will take some months before it becomes available in cheap Android phones. The next generation Android OS will be launched later this year. We are also hoping that 5G connectivity will come to affordable android phones this year.
Here are some more details of these and more of the best cheap Android phones of 2020
Samsung Galaxy A10s
Samsung Galaxy A10s is one of the best cheap Android phones around, especially if you are looking for a smartphone from a prestigious global brand. The smartphone features a 6.2-inch IPS infinity-V display plus support for super fast 4G LTE.
For photography, the Samsung Galaxy A10s offers a 13MP + 2MP dual camera on the back and a 8MP camera on the front for selfies. A 4000 mAh Li-Po battery is also provided. Price starts at around 42,900 Naira.
Nokia 3.2 is another great pick if you are looking for cheap Android phones from prestigious global brands. This HMD Global Oy built Nokia phone is a successor to the Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 3.1 Plus.
Nokia 3.1 features a brilliant 6.26-inch IPS infinity-U display, which is bigger than the 5.1-inch display on the Nokia 3.1. It features a 13 megapixels camera on the rear and an 5 megapixels camera on the front.
The device runs smoothly thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 processor and 2GB or 3GB RAM. It is loaded with Android 9 Pie with a rear facing fingerprint scanner. You also get 16GB or 32GB built-in storage and 4G LTE for fast streaming and downloads.
The price of the Nokia 3.2 starts at around 39,000 Naira. You may also be interested in the more affordable Nokia 2.2.
Infinix Hot 8
Infinix Hot 8 is the 8th generation member of the Hot series family of affordable smartphones. It is one of the best cheap Android phones, a direct successor of the Infinix Hot 7 Pro. The smartphone is gorgeous available in Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic Purple, Shark Grey, Midnight Black.
Like the Infinix Note 6 and the rest of Infinix’s 2019 lineup, the Hot 8 is loaded with Android 9 Pie. Battery life should be good, thanks to the 5000 mAh Li-Po battery.
The screen got bigger from the 6.2-inch Display provided for the Infinix Hot 7 and Hot 7 Pro to a 6.52-inch infinity-V display with a 20:9 aspect ratio that offers a compact design.
You get a triple camera setup on consisting of a 13MP wide-angle sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and a QVGA sensor. The sensors combine to deliver impressive photography. For selfie, the Infinix Hot 8 has an 8 megapixels camera.
You have the option of two processors depending on the configuration. The models with 2GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage comes with the 2.0GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 processor.
For more power, the model with 4GB RAM / 64GB built-in storage comes with 1.8GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 chipset. Price of the 32GB model starts at around 38,000 Naira, while the 64GB model costs around 45,000 Naira.
If you want a more affordable option, the Infinix Hot 8 Lite at around 34,500 Naira may be a decent choice. However, note that the Lite edition drops 4G LTE and has a dual camera. You may also fancy premium member 6 generation Hot Series, the Infinix Hot 6X