Best Phones Under 40000 Naira ~ Top 12 to Buy Right Now

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Taking value and money into consideration, i have come up with the best phones under 40000 Naira that you should spend your hard earned money on.

best phones under 40000 naira

A budget of N40k is enough to get anyone a very cool smartphone.

However, if you just walk into a phone shop, without the help of someone who already knows about the best products out there, you risk ending up with an overpriced product.

And to help avoid this kind of problem, we’re going to be presenting you the best phones you can get with a N40,000 budget.

However, note that to get most of the phones in this article, you would have to buy them online.

Before i proceed, i think it is worth knowing that adding a little bit above this price might get you a better smartphones that are priced above N40,000 but less than or at 50,000 Naira right now.

Best Phones Under 40000 Naira

  • Cubot Note 10 Pro: N36,000
  • Cubot X20: N39,000
  • Elephone E10: N38,000
  • Lenovo K5 Pro: N36,000
  • Letv LeEco Le 2 X520: N37,900
  • Nokia 3.1: N35,900
  • Nokia 5.1: N37,000
  • Nokia 6: N37,500
  • Olla V9 Pro: N40,000
  • Oukitel U25 Pro: N36,000
  • THL S21 Plus: N34,800
  • Ulefone Note 7P: N38,000

1.) Cubot Note 10 Pro: N36,000

  • MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22 chipset: Quad-core Processor [2.00 GHz] + PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal storage [Expansion support – Up to 64 GB]
  • Android 10 OS
  • 5,000 mAh battery
  • 6.26-inch IPS Display [720 x 1,520 pixels]
  • 2G, 3G, and 4G support [Dual SIM]
  • 8 MP front camera; 12 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP + 0.3 MP rear cameras

The Cubot Note 10 Pro is hands-down one of the best-value-for-money you can possibly lay your hands on.

It has specs and features only a few smartphones can match, yet it sells for just N36,000.

Among things that impress me the most, about this phone, is that it comes with the Android 10 OS.

Only a few phones in this article run this Android version. So if you have a strong desire for the Android 10, then this is one of those products you should give serious consideration.

2.) Cubot X20: N39,000

  • MediaTek MT6763V Helio P23 chipset: Octa-core Processor [Four 1.65 GHz; Four 2.30 GHz] + Mali-G71 MP2 GPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal storage [Expansion support]
  • Android 9 OS
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • 6.30-inch IPS Display [1,080 x 2,340 pixels]
  • 2G, 3G, and 4G support [Dual SIM]
  • 13 MP front camera; 12 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP rear cameras

The Cubot X20 is what I would ordinarily recommend, compared to the Note 10 Pro. Some of the hardware of this device are more powerful.

However, the catch is that its OS is the Android 9.0, compared to the Android 10 of the former.

So if you don’t mind using an Android 9 phone at the moment, you should choose this product.

3.) Elephone E10: N38,000

  • MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 chipset: Octa-core Processor [Four 1.50 GHz; Four 2.00 GHz] + PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal storage [Expansion support]
  • Android 10 OS
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • 6.50-inch IPS Display [720 x 1,560 pixels]
  • 2G, 3G, and 4G support [Dual SIM]
  • 13 MP front camera; 48 MP + 13 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP rear cameras

The Elephone E10 is also hands-down one of the best-value-for-money you can possibly get. In fact, it’s probably the most impressive offer you can get.

However, the catch is that there is little known about the credibility of the Elephone brand.

So while the specs and features might be mount-watering, there might be some undesirable things unknown about the phone.

In other words, it’s up to you to decide whether you want to take the risk of trying it out or not.

4.) Lenovo K5 Pro: N36,000

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset: Octa-core Processor [Four 1.60 GHz; Four 1.80 GHz] + Adreno 509 GPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal storage [Expansion support]
  • Android 8.1 OS
  • 4,050 mAh battery
  • 5.99-inch IPS Display [1,080 x 2,160 pixels]
  • 2G, 3G, and 4G support [Dual SIM]
  • 16 MP front camera; 16 MP + 5 MP rear cameras

Cubot and Elephone both offer phones with impressive specs and features. However, when it comes to dependability, phones from these brands are quite questionable.

So if you’re the kind who dependability matters a lot to, then you might want to avoid these brands.

And if you’re to opt-in for products you can depend on, an item like the Lenovo K5 Pro is one of the phones you should be looking at.

5.) Letv LeEco Le 2 X520: N37,900

  • MediaTek MT6797 Helio X20 chipset: Deca-core Processor [Four 1.40 GHz; Four 2.00 GHz; Two 2.30 GHz] + Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal storage [Expansion support]
  • Android 6 OS
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • 5.50-inch IPS Display [1,080 x 1,920 pixels]
  • 2G, 3G, and 4G support [Dual SIM]
  • 8 MP front camera; 16 MP rear cameras

There are people who don’t care much about the version of the Android OS they run.

If you’re one of such people, and you also happen to be the type who’d often use their phone for a lot of heavy games, then this product might be the best option for you.

The reason why I recommend this product for gamers, happen to be its processor, GPU, and display quality.

It is also worthwhile stating that this phone has one of the most impressive designs, among all devices in this article.

6.) Nokia 3.1: N35,900

  • MediaTek MT6750 chipset: Octa-core Processor [Four 1.10 GHz; Four 1.50 GHz] + Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal storage [Expansion support]
  • Android 8.0 OS [Upgradeable to Android 9.0 OS]
  • 2,990 mAh battery
  • 5.20-inch IPS Display [720 x 1,440 pixels]
  • 2G, 3G, and 4G support [Dual SIM]
  • 8 MP front camera; 13 MP rear cameras

There are people whose work demand having strong security and some serious privacy.

And if you one of such people, Nokia is one of the few brands you can trust with rest of mind.

This is not to mean the security and privacy of most other brands in this article are a complete joke, it’s just that Nokia’s security and privacy are superior.

So if you feel Nokia is the brand you should use, then the Nokia 3.1 phone is one of their products you can consider.

7.) Nokia 5.1: N37,000

  • MediaTek Helio P18 chipset: Octa-core Processor [Four 1.20 GHz; Four 2.00 GHz] + Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal storage [Expansion support]
  • Android 8.0 OS [Upgradeable to Android 9.0 OS]
  • 2,970 mAh battery
  • 5.50-inch IPS Display [1,080 x 2,160 pixels]
  • 2G, 3G, and 4G support [Dual SIM]
  • 8 MP front camera; 16 MP rear cameras

The Nokia 5.1 is another great option for people who’d be choosing a Nokia product. The phone is slightly better than the 3.1, and also slightly more expensive.

8.) Nokia 6: N37,500

  • Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 chipset: Octa-core Processor [1.40 GHz] + Adreno 505 GPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal storage [Expansion support]
  • Android 7.1 OS [Upgradeable to Android 9.0 OS]
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • 5.50-inch IPS Display [1,080 x 1,920 pixels]
  • 2G, 3G, and 4G support [Dual SIM]
  • 8 MP front camera; 16 MP rear cameras

The Nokia 7.1 is also a product you should consider, for those who’d be opting in for a product from Nokia.

The device is roughly similar to the 5.1. The 7.1 comes with more RAM and storage space. But in terms of processing power, the 5.1 is superior.

9.) Olla V9 Pro: N40,000

  • MediaTek MT6763V Helio P23 chipset: Octa-core Processor [Four 1.65 GHz; Four 2.30 GHz] + Mali-G71 MP2 GPU
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal storage [Expansion support]
  • Android 9 OS
  • 3,900 mAh battery
  • 6.35-inch IPS Display [720 x 1,560 pixels]
  • 2G, 3G, and 4G support [Dual SIM]
  • 5 MP front camera; 13 MP rear cameras

The Olla V9 Pro is another pretty cool phone. The brand is not a popular one, but from the look of things, it seems they can be trusted.

One of the things I most appreciate about the brand is its focus on quality over quality. There are brands which try to give you every cool feature in the world, but ignore quality.

But Olla seems to make quality a very strong priority. In short, even though Olla is not a well-known brand, I strongly doubt buying the V9 Pro would end up a regret.

10.) Oukitel U25 Pro: N36,000

  • MediaTek MT6750T chipset: Octa-core Processor [Four 1.00 GHz; Four 1.50 GHz] + Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal storage [Expansion support]
  • Android 8.1 OS
  • 3,200 mAh battery
  • 5.50-inch IPS Display [1,080 x 1,920 pixels]
  • 2G, 3G, and 4G support [Dual SIM]
  • 5 MP front camera; 13 MP + 2 MP rear cameras

If you are the kind who has been paying attention to smaller brands, you should have heard of Oukitel.

The company produces cool phones, but I still can’t find enough information about them, for me to start recommending their products confidently.

However, for the sake of the people who have already fallen in love with the brand, I included this phone in this article.

In terms of specs and features, the phone is pretty okay. It’s just a matter of whether the manufacturer can be trusted to a reasonable extent, in terms of security and privacy.

11.) THL S21 Plus: N34,800

  • MediaTek X30 MTK6799 chipset: Deca-core Processor [Four 1.90 GHz; Four 2.20 GHz; Two 2.50 GHz] + PowerVR GT7400 Plus GPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB internal storage [Expansion support]
  • Android 10 OS
  • 4,800 mAh battery
  • 6.70-inch IPS Display [1,440 x 3,440 pixels]
  • 2G, 3G, and 4G support [Dual SIM]
  • 13 MP front camera; 24 MP rear cameras

THL is a brand which came into existence just a few years to go. They seem to be building their brand name by selling out their phones at ridiculous prices.

Some of the phones they first released had several issues, but with each new model, their products have improved, and are beginning to become reliable.

The THL S21 Plus was released just of recent, but I’m yet to find a user of this product. In other words, I can’t definitely tell if this specific product is reliable.

S21 Plus has very impressive specs and features, and sells for just about N35,000. But before picking it up, understand the phone might develop issues shortly after buying it, although this is unlikely, considering the success of their last two phones.

12.) Ulefone Note 7P: N38,000

  • MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22 chipset: Octa-core Processor [Four 2.00 GHz] + PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal storage [Expansion support]
  • Android 9 OS
  • 3,500 mAh battery
  • 6.10-inch IPS Display [600 x 1,280 pixels]
  • 2G, 3G, and 4G support [Dual SIM]
  • 5 MP front camera; 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP rear cameras

Ulefone is a company which has been around for a while. And they’ve been trying to make a name for themselves.

Their phones are of good quality and come with quite nice hardware. If you’re not the kind who has a problem with using products of unpopular Chinese manufacturers, I wouldn’t discourage you from buying this product.

Final Note

Some of you might have noticed that I didn’t present any Tecno or Infinix phone. Well, it isn’t a mistake.

It is rather intentional. The reason for this is that they aren’t worth it. I understand many of you would be surprised, but it’s the truth.

Tecno and Infinix now overprice their devices, for no justifiable reason, and I’d strongly suggest you should avoid them, when buying phones selling for over N34,000.

There are now better devices in the market, and it’s only a matter of time before the public realizes this.

If the amount you budgeted for an android phones is not up to 40k, you might want to check some of the great phones selling for less than 30,000 Naira to choose from.

So what’s your take on my list of best phones under 40000 Naira you can get right now in Nigeria? Let me in know what you guys think.

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