Top Best Android Phones In Nigeria

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7. Jun 2021
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Top Best Android Phones In Nigeria

When you some tech guys to mention "the best Android phone in Nigeria," you'd have a very long list of different smartphone models and from different manufacturers. Well, such an approach can give you hints to choosing the best Android smartphone within your budget - considering specs and features.

Interestingly, we’ve done the research for you and made up this comprehensive list of the top best Android smartphones you can buy right now in Nigeria. While the prices for these phones may vary in different retail outlets or online stores, the prices mentioned in this article are simply estimated/approximated values.

Top Best Android Phones In Nigeria

On a quick note, this list is not presented in any particular hierarchy; even the last option could be the best for you - based on what you need in a smartphone.

1. Xiaomi Redmi 9 Series

 Redmi is gradually becoming a household name in Nigeria - coming in as a super-fine alternative to Transsion’s Tecno, Infinix, and Itel devices. The Redmi 9 series was launched last year (2020) and it included three impressive variants; the main Redmi 9, followed by 9C, and then 9A.

The last variant 9A is available below NGN46,000 across any store in Nigeria while the 9C version sells at NGN53,000, and the main version is priced above NGN60,000. Well, if you’re a Qualcomm addict, you may not like the Redmi 9 series launched in Nigeria because they are all graced with MTK chipsets. Regardless, the devices perform well on other aspects, including the 5000mAH battery that lasts for up to 48 hours.

Specifications

Feature/Device

Redmi 9

Redmi 9A

Redmi 9C

Display

IPS LCD, 6.53-inch, 1080x2340p, Corning Gorilla Glass 3

IPS LCD, 6.53-inch, 720x1600p, Corning Gorilla Glass 3

IPS LCD, 6.53-inch, 720x1600p, Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Rear Camera

13MP, 8MP, 5MP, and 2MP

13MP

13MP, 2MP, 2MP

Front Camera

8MP

5MP

5MP

Chipset

Mediatek Helio G80, Octa-core, Mali-G52 MC2

Mediatek Helio G52, Octa-core, PowerVR GE8320

Mediatek Helio G52, Octa-core, PowerVR GE8320

Ram

3/4/6GB

2/3GB

2/3GB

Rom

32/64/128GB

32/64/128GB

32/64/128GB

Battery

5020mAh

5020mAh

5020mAh

Connectivity

WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared, GPS

WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS

WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS

Fast Charge

18W

10W

10W

 

2. Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G

The Oppo brand is also becoming very popular in Nigeria. With notable devices like the A53 and A73 being the favorite of most Nigerians, the newly launched flagship Reno 5 Pro is a high-end device for people that wish for an Android smartphone that could compete with Apple's latest models in virtually every aspect.

Oppo Reno 5 Pro is a 5G device with a big 6.55-inch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The device comes with a bunch of cutting-edge technologies, runs on the latest Android 11 OS, but falls down to concealing a MediaTek chip inside the hood. However, the material used in making this device is a sturdy aluminum frame - it is sleek and durable.

Specifications

Feature/Device

Oppo Reno 5 Pro

Display

Super AMOLED, 6.55-inch, 1080x2400 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Rear Camera

64MP, 8MP, 2MP, and 2MP

Front Camera

32MP

OS

Android 11, ColorOS 11

Chipset

Mediatek MT6889Z Dimensity 1000+, Octa-core, Mali-G77 MC9

Ram

8/12GB

Rom

128/256GB

Battery

4350mAh

Connectivity

WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared, GPS

Fast Charge

Fast charging 65W, reverse charging support

3. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

Of course, we all know Samsung to be a renowned brand for quality. Samsung Galaxy devices are in high demand in global markets, and the Nigerian market is not left out. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G smartphone is a flagship device equipped with several premium features and patented technologies from the South Korean giant, Samsung.

This smartphone isn't just strong and reliable, it also serves as your mobile computer, featuring a whopping 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB primary storage. Furthermore, as you may expect, this device is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865+ coupled with a Mali-G77 MP11 graphics chip. The camera is simply stunning with lots of features that arguably beat what you'd find on Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Specifications

Feature/Device

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Display

Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 6.9-inch, 1440x3088 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

Rear Camera

108MP, 12MP, and 12MP

Front Camera

10MP

OS

Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.0

Chipset

Exynos 990 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, Octa-core, Mali-G77 MP11, or Adreno 650 (USA)

Ram

12GB

Rom

128/256/512GB

Battery

4500mAh

Connectivity

WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared, GPS

Fast Charge

Fast charging 25W, reverse charging support

4. Oneplus 8 Pro

OnePlus - Never Settle For Less - is a global high-end smartphone manufacturer. Although the brand is not so popular in Nigeria, there are some of its devices you can buy from Jumia and other stores across the country.

Particularly, the OnePlus 8 Pro is one of the best smartphones from the OnePlus brand available in Nigerian stores (offline and online). It is pretty expensive - priced above NGN280,000 - but boasts of several high-end features that tend to commensurate the price tag.

The OnePlus 8 Pro was launched in 2020; it features four cameras at the rear side and a single selfie camera. You won’t find a fingerprint sensor on the body as it is built into the display.

Specifications

Feature/Device

OnePlus 8 Pro

Display

Fluid AMOLED, 1B colors, 6.78-inch, 1440x3168 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Rear Camera

48MP, 8MP, 48MP, and 5MP

Front Camera

16MP

OS

Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, Oxygen OS 11

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Octa-core, Adreno 650

Ram

8/12GB

Rom

128/256GB

Battery

4510mAh

Connectivity

WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared, GPS

Fast Charge

Fast charging 30W, reverse charging support

5. Nokia 2.4

Here's an affordable, mid-range Android smartphone from the renowned Finnish manufacturer - Nokia. The Nokia 2.4 smartphone sells at a price below NGN52,000 in Nigeria stores. It is a decent smartphone for everyone; featuring 2 or 3GB of RAM coupled with up to 64GB onboard storage, this smartphone is pretty fast for light smartphone users.

More so, this smartphone comes with a clean camera - both at the rear and front sides - and didn’t sacrifice the native 3.5mm jack input. It also supported On-The-Go (OTG) USB.

Specifications

Feature/Device

Nokia 2.4

Display

IPS LCD, 6.5-inch, 720 x 1600 pixels

Rear Camera

13MP AF, 2MP

Front Camera

5MP

OS

Android 10, upgradable to Android 11

Chipset

Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53, PowerVR GE8320

Ram

2/3GB

Rom

32/64GB

Battery

4500mAh

Connectivity

WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS

Fast Charge

N/A

6. UMIDIGI A7

Also available at a price below NGN50,000, the UMIDIGI A7 is one of the best Android phones in Nigeria. The price notwithstanding, this smartphone is packed with a wealth of features and high-end specifications that match the current trends. It comes with an AI camera, as well as a digital thermometer.

This device is ultra-slim, lightweight runs Android 10, and offers a whopping 64GB primary storage. It goes toe to toe with the Redmi 9A in terms of specifications but comes with a lesser battery -4150mAH. UMIDIGI A7 is sleek, available in different colors, and gives you the experience of using a somewhat premium device sold at a low price.

Specifications

Feature/Device

Umidigi A7

Display

6.49-inch HD+, full screen, 1560 x 720 pixels

Rear Camera

16MP, 8MP, 5MP, 5MP

Front Camera

16MP

OS

Android 10

Chipset

MediaTek, Helio P20, Mali-T880 MP2

Ram

4GB

Rom

64GB

Battery

4150mAh

Connectivity

WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS

Fast Charge

10W

7. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

This smartphone is the highest version of the Samsung Galaxy S21 series. It comes with Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 888 chipset and boasts of several other impressive specs. The S21 Ultra offers an AMOLED display in a 6. -inch screen, as well as integrates a bunch of Samsung's unique smartphone features and apps.

The Galaxy S21 is available nationwide at a price between NGN450,000 and NGN500,000 depending on the store you visited. In terms of picture quality, apparently, the 108MP main sensor on Galaxy S21 Ultra outperforms many other flagship smartphones out there.

Specifications

Feature/Device

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Display

Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 6.8-inch, 1440 x 3200 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

Rear Camera

108MP, 10MP, 10MP, and 12MP

Front Camera

40MP

OS

Android 11, One UI 3.1

Chipset

Exynos 2100 or Qualcomm SD888, Octa-core, Mali-G78 MP14 - or Adreno 660

Ram

8/12GB

Rom

128/256GB

Battery

5000mAh

Connectivity

WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS

Fast Charge

Fast charging 25W, reverse charging support

8. Oppo A73

The Oppo A73 is yet another high-specced device in the Nigerian mobile market. It comes with virtually all the latest features you would expect from a smartphone priced above 100K. A73 is sleek, available in shiny colors, comes with a long-last 4,015 mAh battery, and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 662.

This smartphone is the successor of Oppo A53; it has a quad rear camera setup and a 16MP front shutter. With Oppo's patented VOOC 4.0 fast charging technology, under-display fingerprint, and other impressive features available on this smartphone, the Oppo A73 is one of the best phones in Nigeria.

Specifications

Feature/Device

Oppo A73

Display

AMOLED, 6.44-inch, 1080x2400 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Rear Camera

16MP, 8MP, 2MP, and 2MP

Front Camera

16MP

OS

Android 10, ColorOS 7.2

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Octa-core, GPU: Adreno 610

Ram

4/6GB

Rom

128GB

Battery

4,015mAh

Connectivity

WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS

Fast Charge

Fast charging 30W, reverse charging support

9. Xiaomi Mi 10 5G

Here's another 5G smartphone you can buy at the moment. The Xiaomi Mi 10 5G is a superb device. It looks very stylish and the material used is sturdy. Mi 10 was launched in February 2020 and it has quite a lot of unique features to offer. While it runs Android 10 out of the box, it can be upgraded to run Android 11.

This smartphone charges very fast, thanks to the fast charge technology. Regardless, the 4,780mAh battery lasts all day long depending on how the device is used. More

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