You have some money, you need a new phone. Perfect, you’re in the right place, whether you have a whole lot of money or you’re just trying to squeeze out some cheddar to acquire a new phone we have the best Android phones for every budget on this list.
It’s also good that you thought of getting an Android phone. They’re feature-packed, have great cameras (depends on the device you’re buying), pocket-friendly and new devices are being released every month.
It could be Samsung or Huawei to LG or Xiaomi, say Oppo or Umidiji even down to local chinese brands like Infinix and Tecno
Another plus for Android smartphones, you can still acquire a fully functional, specs loaded phone on a budget, unlike apple iPhones where the yearly release of a new IOS device sees an increase in price all the time.
We’ve grouped this post into three main categories and split our recommendations of the best Android device in the following:
- Best Budget Android Phones
- Best Mid-range Android Phones
- Best Flagship Android Phones
What Are The Best Android Phones For Every Budget?
Glad you asked, we’ve grouped them below as mentioned above and tried to include a buy button on every device, for those that don’t have them, you’ll have to work instore to ask about them. Let’s get started with the list.
Best Budget Android Phones
If you’re very low on cash and want to spend it on a phone you’ll enjoy, this is the category for you.
While these phones aren’t really the best to use as your main device, with the mindset that you’re going to upgrade soon, they’re good for starters and just keeps getting better by the release time.
1. Nokia 2.1
You already know Nokia devices are one of the best when it comes to durability, power and strength. The brand may have gone downhill at some point but HMDglobal did really try and gave it an amazing comeback with the set of smartphones it’s releasing.
If you have around $79 or 27,000 NGN to spend on a phone, you might want to go for the Nokia 2.1. While it’s cursed with big chins and what looks like an awful lot of bezels in 2019, It’s 5.5″ HD display might be all you need.
The device is compact but has low memory size 8GB, 1GB RAM so expect some lagging but with its pricing that is expected so make sure not to overload the device.
Nokia 2.1 Quick Specs
- 5.5’’ HD display with 16:9 ratio
- Dual front speakers
- 8 MP auto-focus rear camera
- 5 MP front camera
- 4000 mAh battery²
- Secure and up-to-date Android Oreo
2. Xiaomi Redmi 6A
We write a lot about Redmi phones on this blog in fact we’ve mentioned this particular device in this post and did a post featuring one of Redmi’s latest mid-range flagship phone, the K20/K20 pro.
Redmi is a sub-brand of Xiaomi and they make really good phones that are really not that expensive. The K series mentioned above is proof, the Note 7 is also proof And now the Redmi 6A.
The Redmi 6A is a slick 5.45″ smartphone with AI facial unlock and voice assistance. For a little bit above the Nokia 2.1 price, you get a slightly higher memory upgrade and camera megapixels.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A Quick Specs
- Screen: full screen 5.45 “
- Processor: Helio A22 processor, quad-core A53, 2.0 GHz
- Resolution: 1440×720
- Rear camera: 13MP
- Front camera: 5MP
3. Umidiji A3 Pro
I have a lot to say about the Umidiji A3 pro cause I used it for a while as my daily phone pending the repair time for my Redmi, I bashed the screen alot.
The Nokia 2.1 started with a 1GB RAM followed by the Redmi 6A with a 2GB RAM and for a budget phone the Umidiji A3 pro packs a 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM alongside its 5.7″ Notch display that lets you do more.
If we were picking winners based on memory, screen size, design, and price alone then the A3 would win, slightly though, the next device on this list is a Samsung and it’s bonkers as well however the A3 is a good deal and just takes a little bit more money in terms of pricing.
IMO if you like the A3 pro and but Redmi 6A looks like it’s within range in terms of pricing then you can easily afford the A3 pro. It has a dual-camera at the back and an 8MP selfie camera that also works for face unlock.
Umidiji A3 Pro Quick Specs
- Display: 5.7″ 19:9 HD+Notch Display
- RAM: 3GB
- Front camera: 8MP, F2.0 aperture
- ROM: 16/32GB
- Rear camera: 12MP + 5MP, F2.0 aperture,Dual Flashlight
- Battery: 3300mAh
- Feature: Global Bands, Dual 4G VoLTE, Face Unlock, Back Touch ID, Triple Slots
4. Samsung Galaxy A10
The Galaxy A10 had it coming. In early 2019, Samsung ported all its budget and mid-range series from the J series to the A-series and M-series in places like India.
The A10 is the first device originating from the Affordable A-series from Amazon and it did generate quite a number of buzz when it first launched and even till now anyway. It’s not just the A10, the devices in the A series does have an angle that sets each apart.
For the A80 it’s the full screen rotating cameras, the A50? Just falls right in the middle with its specs and price… The A10 is more of a wow, “This design and for this price?” PS: that’s what I said when I first held the Galaxy A10 in my hands.
For its price you’re getting a 6.2″ 2/32GB Android 9.0 pie smartphone with 4G LTE technology, When it comes to screen size and real estate, the A10 wins hands-down with its Infinity-U display.
Samsung Galaxy A10 Quick Specs
- Screen: 6.2-Inch HD+ Infinity-V
- Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM
- CPU: Octa-Core
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
- Camera: 13MP Back Camera, 5MP Front Camera
- Battery: 3400mAh
Best Mid-range Android Phones
Looked at the phones listed above and go, “Yikes, these are not for me”. So you want a device that could do more and go the extra mile in terms of battery, camera, display, memory size and all the new features that are coming to Android these days.
These phones are considered mid-rangers cause they’re just right in the middle… They’re not budget phones and are not crazy expensive like the flagship devices we’ll recommend in a bit. Let’s get to it.
1. Redmi Note 7
This is no brainier. You just can’t skip including Redmi note 7 in a list of top mid-range smartphones in 2019, it’s impossible.
This device is one of Xiaomi’s best selling smartphone in 2019 with over 15 million units sold in 3, just 3 months. How many months did you think it took other smartphones to reach that figure globally.
We even did unboxing and first impressions of the Redmi Note 7 with pictures on TechBustop, it’s a really powerful device, an update and a step further from its very successful juniors, especially the Note 5.
Remi Note 7 Quick Specs
- Rear camera 48MP + 5MP 1.6 μm; 4-in-1 superpixel and 13M front camera
- Large screen: 6.35 Inches 19.5: 9 FHD + Display 2340×1080
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core processor, Adreno 512 GPU,
- Battery: 4000mAh battery
- Memory RAM: 4 GB; Storage: 64GB internal ROM
Psssssst! Xiaomi is launching Redmi Note 8, here’s everything you need to know about it.
2. Infinix S4
Infinix is quite popular in West Africa, and its presence in Nigeria is really dominant in fact it may be one of the few mobile phone brands Nigerians know alongside other brands that are basically from the same company.
The S-series on the infinix delivers really good mid-range devices. I should know cause I’ve used one and although after some time the quality of these devices degenerates. It did stay with me for almost a year and the performance is very okay. I missed it when I gave it out.
Now for a mid-range device spanning 48K NGN ($134) this device has three back and a 32MP selfie camera and comes with 3GB and 32GB ROM. Fairly big screen size as well. We like.
Infinix S4 Quick Specs
- Screen: 6.2-Inch HD+
- Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM
- CPU: Octa Core 2.0GHz
- Operating System: Android 9 Pie
- Camera: 13MP + 8MP + 2MP Back, 32MP Front
- Battery: 4,000mAh
3. Tecno Camon 11
Another one for all our readers from and around Nigeria.
Tecno is a common smartphone brand we know around here and this particular device in the Camon series has a couple of nice features and packs some power in terms of hardware functions capabilities and its beautiful notch design.
The Tecno Camon 11 packs 3GB of RAM, 2 back cameras and a 16MP selfie camera that also doubles as the 2D map technology that powers the face unlock feature on the phone. For its price (42,000 NGN/$116) it is not bad at all.
If you’re going to get one, we love the aqua blue color of this smartphone.
Tecno Camon 11 Quick Specs
- Display: 6.2-Inch FHD
- CPU: Quad Core 1.5GHz
- Memory: 32GB RAM + 3GB ROM
- Camera: 13MP + 2MP Dual Rear + 16MP Front
- Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Fingerprint & Face ID
4. Samsung Galaxy A30
The galaxy A30 is still far behind the A70 we unboxed and wrote about a while ago but it does have two smartphones released before it… The A10 and A20 so it does pack quite a couple features, although not as much as its seniours obviously.
For us, he A30 represents the mid-point of mid-range phones and it does address key functions in a proportional way.
- The price isn’t too much.
- You get as much as 64GB ROM to save anything.
- 16+5MP back camera
- A reasonable amount of screen real estate and battery.
The A50 also has nicer specs and comes with 128GB ROM to store things, if you need more, feel free to go for it.
Samsung Galaxy A30 Quick Specs
- Screen: 6.4-Inch HD+ Infinity-U
- Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM
- CPU: Octa Core
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
- 4000mAh battery with fast charging
5. Nokia X6 (6.1 Plus)
I almost did not add the Nokia X6 even after having it in the initial draft of this post when it comes to the best mid-range phones.
Yesterday I took a trip to my friend’s place and seeing the device in his hands again reignited my will to want to add it to this post.
Again, this is a phone that has the blend of everything in the right proportion and is the standard of what a typical mid-range device looking to offer even more features should have. The speaker of this phone is incredible as it produces good sound.
The display and up to 6GBs of RAM is also awesome. For a 50,000 NGN/$138 Smartphone, it’s not bad at all.
Nokia X6 Quick Specs
- Display: 5.8-Inch FHD (2280 x 1080)
- CPU: Qualcomm Octa Core
- Memory: 64GB RAM + 6GB ROM
- Camera: 16MP Rear + 16MP Front
- Operating System: Android 8 Oreo
- Fingerprint Sensor
6. Xiaomi Mi A3
We did a piece on the Mi A3 as soon as it was released. There we talked about how special the Mi A series is and why it’s widely accepted every time a new successor is released.
For us, the Mi A3 is a standard mid-range device that checks the box for everything a mid-range device should have, much like the A30 we mentioned above but personally, I have a thing for the A3.
The design, AI triple camera, and stock Android is something we always look forward to every year and so Xiaomi has not disappointed with this edition as well. This one is highly recommended. If you’re in a region to get the A3, buy it.
Xiaomi Mi A3 Quick Specs
- 6.088″ AMOLED Dot Drop display, Unlock:- In-screen fingerprint unlock, Face unlock
- 64GB ROM + 4GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Octa-core Kryo 260 CPU.
- Battery: 4030mAh
- Rear Camera:- AI Triple Camera 48MP primary camera, 32MP AI Selfie Camera
Buy Xiaomi Mi A3: On Amazon (Global)
Best Flagship Android Phones
This is where the real money is spent.
With every passing day, tech keeps getting better with new features, devices developed and released. Heard about the new Samsung Galaxy Fold phone that was meant to be sold for $2000 but recalled due to some issues with the screen breaking, well its scheduled to release again and yep it will be sold for around that amount.
Smartphones are evolving these days and the guys with the most money will be able to enjoy the latest features, builds, designs, speed before they’re dubbed down and made available to mid-range phones.
These are the best premium flagship Android phones to buy right now.
1. OnePlus 7/7 Pro
OnePlus makes really good phones. The company’s not like every other Android phone maker that releases different series and types of phones every now and then. Instead, all energy is used to make just one flagship phone once a year.
This is what makes the device these guys make special and soooooo good. In fact, we did a piece on the best screen protectors for this particular phone a while back to prevent damages to its beautiful display in the event that it falls off.
As at the time of writing this post, the OnePlus 7 is the latest device launched by the company and it is a sight to behold. With 6.67-inch QHD+ AMOLED 90Hz Display this phone is one of the cheapest if not the cheapest in our flagship lineup yet it stacks up in terms of design and build quality as well as its almost bezel-less display.
OnePlus 7/7 Pro Quick Specs
- Display Size: 6.67 inches QHD+ AMOLED Display
- Resolution: 1440 x 3120 pixels, Aspect Ratio: 19.5:9
- Type: AMOLED | Cover Glass: 3D Corning Gorilla Glass. 90Hz
- HDR 10+. In-display fingerprint sensor
- Triple Rear Camera: 48MP Main (f/1.6) + 16MP Ultra Wide Angle (f/2.2) + 8MP Telephoto (f/2.4). Dual LED Flash
- Video: 4K resolution at 30/60 fps | 1080p resolution at 30/60 fps
- Super Slow Motion: 1080p videos at 240 fps | 720p video at 480 fps, Time-Lapse, Video Editor.
- Pop-up front camera: 16MP, Video: 1080p resolution at 30 fps | Time-Lapse
Hey, have a OnePlus 7 or 6 device? These are the best screen protectors to buy.
2. Samsung S10/S10 Plus
So these guys are like what? The number 1 Android smartphone maker in the world, even way in front of Google, the guys that own Android, of course, they’re going to have phones in every category on this post.
The S10 and its editions were released earlier 2019 and with amazing features including the fresh new infinity O cut out display, Samsung’s approach to getting rid of bezels on smartphones.
In addition to all the changes, you’re getting its best edition of the super AMOLED display Samsung prides itself on and up to 8GBs of RAM on a Snapdragon 855 chipset running Exynos 9820 Octa (8 nm).
One of the best devices out there but should you buy it? Wait until we show you the Note 10 before you make a decision.
Samsung S10/S10 Plus Quick Specs
- 6.4inches Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
- Exynos 9820 Octa (8 nm)
- Octa-core (2×2.7 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.3 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55)
- 128 GB, 8GB RAM，microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
- 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
3. Huawei P30 Pro
Huawei is about the second or third largest Android smartphone maker in the world right now but not many devices on this list, this could as well be counted as the first and only Huawei device on this list despite the fact that Huawei releases quite a number of phones each year.
Quite a number, although Huawei’s face challenges with doing business in the U.S altering its access to a couple of things the company needs to make devices including its licenses to using Android OS itself, the company seems to be making its way out to make sure it doesn’t get affected by issues like that anymore with its recent completion and announcement of its new HarmonyOS.
Nonetheless, I’ve held a number of Mid-range Huawei phones and for the prices, they’re being sold, some of the other mid-range devices listed above beat them.
Its almost like no thoughts is being put to making those phones, the flagship device this company makes however? Worthy of a mention.
The mate 20 and of course the P30 Pro is a device that generated a lot of buzz when it was released. The design, camera, and speed were wildly accepted, we stan!
Huawei P30 Pro Quick Specs
- Size : 6.47” FHD
- Processor: Octa-core
- Memory : 8GB RAM, 256GB ROM
- Camera : Triple 40MP + 20MP + 8MP AND 32MP
- Battery: 4200mAh
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 10/10+
This device could easily be named device of the year but we may have to wait for Apple’s release before we can make a swift conclusion.
The Galaxy Note 10 and its plus edition was released not long ago and this device threads the needle in terms of what it brings to the table, we did a post on noteworthy things the Note 10 packs.
Check it out for more context and exciting details that will make you choose the Note series over the S-series from Samsung. Every time a new Note is released, some amazing features are expected to drop with and this year’s edition didn’t disappoint.
The improvs done to the display, design, video recording functions, UI, security and of course the S-pen is most notable. This device is really beautiful and if you have the money for it? Buy 🙂
Galaxy Note 10 Quick Specs
Read more on the most notable changes and eight new features on the Note 10 this year.