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Redmi Phones Under 30,000 in Nigeria | 2024

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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“I am on a very tight budget and can’t afford the luxury phones available nowadays. Where can I get Redmi phones for under than 30,000 Naira in Nigeria?”

No doubt, this question has been on your mind as you move from store to store, trying in vain to find a phone within this price range that aligns with your salary and budget as a minimum wage earner in Nigeria.

It’s well-known that the minimum wage, pegged at 30,000 Naira, is one of the lowest in the world.

To put things in perspective, the minimum wage in Nigeria cannot even cover the cost of a full bag of rice (which is just 50kg); it can only pay for a third of it.

With this reality, it is challenging for anyone on this wage to consider getting a luxury smartphone—it would cost an arm and a leg.

Fortunately, this post is tailored for people in such situations. To save you from an endless search, we have compiled a list of Redmi phones that cost under 30,000 Naira in Nigeria.

Also read: Full List of Tecno Phones and Prices in Nigeria | MAY 2024

Why should you go for Redmi?

But first things first, why choose Redmi? Why not something else?

First, you need to understand that the manufacturers of Redmi mobile phones consider the needs of low-income earners.

They recognize that these consumers, like those on the higher end of the income spectrum, desire luxury but often cannot afford it. This shouldn’t be the case; people should be able to get what they want.

Redmi addresses this with features like a quality camera, an octa-core processor, and a long-lasting 4000mAh battery.

Additionally, its stylish design meets today’s demands for an aesthetic build while concealing the phone’s affordability.

But don’t just take my word for it. Let’s look at a couple of Redmi (and the company that makes Redmi) phones that are under 30,000 Naira in Nigeria.

List of Redmi Phones Under 30,000 Naira in Nigeria

1. Redmi (Realme) C2

First on our list is the Realme C2. Realme has made a name for itself by selling smartphones with powerful hardware at competitive prices, often going head-to-head with Xiaomi (which later acquired the product).

The company recently launched the Realme 3 Pro to compete with the Redmi Note 7 Pro, successfully shaking up the industry.

Now, Realme is targeting the lower end of the market with the successor to the Realme C1, the Realme C2, which is aptly named.

Starting at 29,750 Naira, the Realme C2 sports decent specifications on paper. But does it deliver good real-world performance? We put it to the test to find out.

Realme C2 Design

Most budget smartphones are often unremarkable in appearance, as manufacturers prioritize performance over design to keep costs low.

However, the Realme C2 is an exception, boasting an eye-catching design. While it is constructed out of plastic like other budget smartphones, the finish on the back panel is unique and attention-grabbing.

Realme has opted for a geometric diamond-cut pattern on the back, which stands out, especially on the Diamond Blue review unit.

This pattern creates a premium look when light hits the phone’s back, and it doesn’t pick up fingerprints easily. The back also features a dual-camera setup with a single LED flash, and the Realme logo is positioned near the bottom in landscape orientation.

The Realme C2 sports a large display with a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera. Our review unit came with a pre-applied screen protector. Thanks to its rounded frame, the Realme C2 is comfortable to hold.

The power button is conveniently positioned on the right, while the volume buttons are on the opposite side, offering good clicky feedback. The SIM tray is located above the volume buttons.

The phone features a Micro-USB port, loudspeaker, and primary microphone at the bottom, with the top completely blank.

The Realme C2, like the Realme C1, lacks a fingerprint scanner to keep costs down. Nonetheless, the build quality is solid, and it did not pick up scratches during our testing.

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Realme C2 Specifications and Software

The Realme C2 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, an octa-core processor with Cortex-A53 cores built on a 12nm manufacturing process.

The base variant includes 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, while a higher-priced variant offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

The phone features a 6.1-inch HD+ (720×1560 pixels) display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The display has good viewing angles and is bright enough for outdoor use. Users can also adjust the color temperature to their liking.

Realme has packed a 4000mAh battery inside the C2, which ships with a 10W charger. The device supports dual SIMs, with both Nano-SIM slots supporting 4G and VoLTE.

Additionally, the Realme C2 has a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion and connectivity options, including FM Radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, and GLONASS.

The Realme C2 runs ColorOS 6 on top of Android 9 Pie. Several customizations and additional features include preinstalled apps like Realme Community, Dailyhunt, Facebook, NewsPoint, UC Browser, Amazon Shopping, ShareChat, and PayTM, which can be uninstalled to free up space.

The phone also supports themes; users can download more through the Theme Store app. However, the preinstalled App Market can be spammy with frequent notifications.

The Realme C2 features Driving and Riding modes that automatically switch the phone to DND mode when paired with a car’s Bluetooth head unit. It can also auto-send SMS messages when rejecting incoming calls.

Gesture navigation is available, allowing users to swipe instead of using on-screen buttons.

Also read: Updated List of Redmi Phones and Prices in Nigeria | MAY 2024

Realme C2 Performance, Battery Life, and Cameras

Thanks to the MediaTek Helio P22 processor, the Realme C2 delivers acceptable performance for its price. While app launches and menu navigation were smooth, there was a slight lag when pulling down the notification shade, which can be annoying. This was noted on the higher-priced variant with more RAM.

Multitasking is possible, but heavier apps take longer to load. While the phone lacks a fingerprint scanner, it does have face recognition, which is quick and a good alternative to entering a passcode.

The 4000mAh battery offers impressive battery life. In a HD video loop test, the phone lasted 20 hours and 29 minutes. With regular use, including WhatsApp, Google Maps navigation, and benchmarking, the phone lasted about a day and a half. The included charger takes over 2 hours to charge the battery fully.

The Realme C2 features a dual-camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor (f/2.2 aperture) and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The front camera is a 5-megapixel shooter.

The camera app includes quick toggles for HDR, Chroma Boost, Filters, and Flash, as well as modes like Pano, Expert, Time-lapse, and Slo-Mo. The app also offers a 2x digital zoom and Beautification toggle.

Photos taken with the Realme C2 in daylight were well-focused with good detail on nearby objects, though distant objects were not as sharp. However, the camera struggled with exposure consistency. Overall, the Realme C2 provides decent camera performance for its price range.

2. Redmi 9A

With a starting price pegged at 29,050 Naira, The Redmi 9A was launched on June 30, 2020.

It features a 6.53-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The phone is powered by a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 processor and comes with 2GB of RAM.

It runs on Android 10 with MIUI 12 and has a 5000mAh non-removable battery that supports proprietary fast charging.

Redmi phones under 30000 in Nigeria


In terms of cameras, the Redmi 9A has a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture. It features a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies and an f/2.2 aperture.

Storage and SIM

The device runs MIUI 12 based on Android 10 and offers 32GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via a microSD card (up to 512GB) using a dedicated slot. The Redmi 9A supports dual SIM (GSM and GSM), accepting Nano-SIM cards.

Dimensions and Weight

The Redmi 9A measures 164.90 x 77.07 x 9.00mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 194 grams. It is available in Midnight Grey, Peacock Green, and Twilight Blue.

Connectivity and Additional Features

The Redmi 9A’s connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, FM radio, 3G, and 4G, with active 4G on both SIM cards. The phone also supports face unlock.


In conclusion, navigating the market for budget-friendly smartphones can be daunting, especially for those on a tight budget. The Realme C2 and Redmi 9A are strong contenders, offering impressive features and solid performance without breaking the bank.

The Realme C2 stands out with its stylish design, decent specifications, and robust battery life, while the Redmi 9A delivers a large display, substantial battery, and reliable camera capabilities. Both phones cater well to the needs of low-income earners, providing excellent value for money.

We are committed to keeping you informed as you decide which phone to go for. We will continue to monitor the market and update our list with any new options that fit within your budget. This way, you can make an informed choice and get the best possible smartphone experience without compromising your financial limits.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What are the key features of the Realme C2?

The Realme C2 offers a stylish design with a geometric diamond-cut pattern, a 6.1-inch HD+ display, and is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 processor. It comes with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM, a 4000mAh battery, and runs ColorOS 6 on top of Android 9 Pie. It features a dual-camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor and supports dual SIM with 4G VoLTE.

2. How does the battery life of the Realme C2 compare to other budget smartphones?

The Realme C2 boasts impressive battery life, thanks to its 4000mAh battery. This phone’s battery boasts 20 hours and 29 minutes duration. With regular use, including messaging, navigation, and benchmarking, the phone can last about a day and a half on a single charge.

3. What makes the Redmi 9A a good choice for budget-conscious buyers?

The Redmi 9A has a 6.53-inch touchscreen display, a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 5000mAh battery. It runs Android 10 with MIUI 12 and includes features like a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and face unlock.

4. Can I expand the Realme C2 and Redmi 9A storage?

Yes, both the Realme C2 and Redmi 9A offer expandable storage options.

5. Are there any drawbacks to the Realme C2 and Redmi 9A?

The Realme C2 lacks a fingerprint scanner, which might be a drawback for some users. The Redmi 9A, while offering face unlock, comes with only 2GB of RAM, which may limit its multitasking capabilities. Both phones aim to balance performance and affordability, so certain high-end features are omitted to keep costs low.



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I am a Software Engineer, technical writer, and overall tech enthusiast. For me, utilizing my skills as a Software Engineer to perform Technical Search Engine Optimization is not just a job, but something I gladly incorporate into my pastimes as well, and I have been doing this for over 3 years.

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