Mid-range Samsung Galaxy phones under N50,000

Looking for a mid-range phone to buy and confused about which to purchase? Well here is a list of Samsung Galaxy phones under N50,000 in no particular order.

Samsung Galaxy A3

Samsung Galaxy A3

Samsung Galaxy A3
Source: Samsung

If small devices are your thing, then you should pay attention to this one. The Samsung Galaxy A3 is a very sleek device with a full-metal unibody. It is 6.9 mm slim and comes with a 4.5-inch screen with a mediocre 540 x 960 pixels resolution. But with its AMOLED display, it’s hard to notice. The small display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 comes with Android KitKat and is upgradable to Android Lollipop. There are rumours that there will be an Android Marshmallow upgrade for this device, but that is Samsung hasn’t confirmed that.

Internal memory for this device is 16GB and is expandable to 64 GB with a memory card. Underneath the Samsung Galaxy A3 is quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with either 1GB or 1.5GB of RAM, depending on the variants. The small RAM isn’t at all impressive, but can be overlooked if you’re not a heavy phone user.

At the rear of the Galaxy A3 is an 8-megapixel camera and in front a 5-megapixel camera capable of taking wide-angled selfies.

The Samsung Galaxy A3 runs on a 1900mAh non-removable battery with a battery life of 12 hours. Not impressed? There is a power saving mode that can let your device last for up to four days if activated – although it only allows for basic phone functions such as calls and texting.

I should also add that this device comes in two variants; the single SIM version and the Duos version. The Duos version lacks LTE and NFC connectivity and only comes with two slots. Normally, since it is a dual SIM device, it should come with three slots; one slot for a microSD card and two other slots your two for SIM cards. What Samsung chose to do was to provide only two slots; one for your first SIM card, and the other for either your second SIM card or your microSD card. You cannot use the second slot for both your SIM card and microSD at the same time. That’s not so good. All in all, the Samsung Galaxy A3 is a chic device and costs N46,000.

Samsung Galaxy E5

Samsung Galaxy E5

Samsung Galaxy E5

The Samsung Galaxy E5 is a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, much better than the Samsung Galaxy A3’s. The Galaxy E5 has a sleek unibody design with metal running around its sides. However, the rest of the body is made out of plastic, except for the screen which is made out of Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

The Galaxy E5 runs on Android KitKat and comes with a 16 GB internal memory that is expandable to 64 GB. Underneath the device is a Snapdragon 410 processor with 1.5GB of RAM.

At the back of the device is an 8-megapixel camera and right in front is a 5-megapixel camera, exactly like the Galaxy A3. And it has a fairly good battery life with its non-removable 2400mAh battery. This phones costs about N43,000.

Samsung Galaxy E7

Samsung Galaxy E7

Samsung Galaxy E7
Source: Phone Arena

This is the Galaxy E5’s big brother. It comes with a whopping 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display and a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.


The specifications are quite similar to the Galaxy E5. However some noticeable difference is its rear camera and its bigger battery. At the back of the Galaxy E7 is a 13-megapixel camera, pretty impressive for a mid-range device. RAM is also pegged at 2GB, unlike the Galaxy E5’s 1.5GB. Internal memory is 16GB, expandable to 64GB. And there is a 2950mAh battery powering the Galaxy E7, with a battery life of about 18 hours.

The Galaxy E7 also comes in a unibody design and Android KitKat preloaded. The side of the device is clad in metal and the back is plastic.

For N49,000, you can get the Samsung Galaxy E7.

Samsung Galaxy J5

Samsung Galaxy J5

Samsung Galaxy J5
Source: Samsung

The Galaxy J5 features a 5-inch screen with the same Super AMOLED display and 720p resolution as the others. Unlike the others however, it comes preloaded with Android Lollipop out-of-the-box. The device is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with a small 1.5GB of RAM.

The Galaxy J5 might seem small in terms of specifications, but its camera is pretty huge for a device of its price. There is a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel camera with its own LED flash.

The device also features a 2600mAh battery with battery life for 18 hours.

So basically, if you love taking selfies and you are not looking to spend much on a phone, then the Galaxy J5 might be yours for only N40,000.

Samsung Galaxy J7


Samsung Galaxy J7

Samsung Galaxy J7
Source: Samsung

Everyone is always complaining about Samsung offering little for exorbitant prices. Well the Samsung Galaxy J7 has come to change that.

The Galaxy J7 the Galaxy J5’s bigger brother. is a bio features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels resolutions.

Unlike the other devices in this category also, the Galaxy J7 comes with Android Lollipop preinstalled and either runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 or Samsung’s Exynos 7580 processor, depending on the variant you purchase.

The cameras of this device are also pretty impressive. There is a 13-megapixel rear with its own LED flash, and a 5-megapixel camera with its own LED flash also; something selfie enthusiasts might find amazing. There is a 16GB internal memory on this device which can be expanded to 128GB. One thing I do not enjoy about the Galaxy J7 is its small 1.5GB of RAM. However, its 3000mAh battery isn’t at all bad.

For N48,000, you can purchase this device.

About the author

Kenni O. spends most of her time obsessing over gadgets and writing about them. And when she's not, she likes to trouble people with the weird contents of her imagination.

1 Comment

Leave a Comment