Top 10 Best Android Phones in Nigeria 2017

Almost every Nigerian uses an Android phone. Moreover, in the past 4 years we have seen a proliferation of different brands of Android phones into the Nigerian market. When Tecno came in with cheap Android phones in Nigeria, there seemed to be a mad rush, for the Nigerian market. Of course, this will make it difficult for one to choose a satisfactory Android phone.

This article is about the best Android phones in Nigeria, not the cheapest. Of course, the most expensive are not always the best, but there is no gain saying the cheapest Android phones don’t even come close to the best. Truly all Android phones do about the same thing. However, for you to get the best, you may have to spend some money.

The criteria we are using here are just the phones specs and brand quality. Like the processor speed, camera quality, battery life, graphics quality amongst others. So, here goes in no particular order, the best Android Smart phones in the Nigerian Market.

Gionee M5 Plus

Gionee M5 Plus

This phone was released in December 2015, but up until now, it is a top dog in the market. It is a dual SIM phone with Aluminium body. If you love gaming and watching videos, then you’d love this phone. It comes with a wide AMOLED Screen. However, due to the battery size and capacity, it is a little heavier than your average phones. This phone comes with a finger print scanner for security purposes.

The Features of Gionee M5 Plus

Screen 6.0inches, AMOLED Capacity touch screen, with 16M colours.                                                                               Screen resolution is 1080 x1920 pixels.

Operating System

Android 5.1 (Lollipop), Octa-core 1.3 GHZ Cortex-A53, RAM; 2GB/3GB

Storage Capacity

microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated Slot).

Internal memory of 64GB

Camera

13-mega pixel back camera and 5-mega pixel front camera. The camera comes with LED flashlight, face/smile detection, touch focus and Panorama.

Other features include; finger print scanner, hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth, FM radio and GPS.

In the Gionee tradition, this phone comes with a strong battery. Non-removable Li-Po 5020 mAh Battery. With up to 53hours talk time and 829 hours stand-by time.

How much is the Gionee M5 Plus in Nigeria

So how much is the Gionee M5 Plus? It goes for around 100k to 102k, depending on where you get it.

Gionee Marathon M5

This phone comes with crazy battery life; you’ll be entertained for long hours. The phones come in a metallic casing with ultra clear 2.5D curved 6-inch AMOLED display.

Features of the Gionee Marathon M5

Screen

5.5 inches, with 720×1280 pixels

Operating System

Android 5.1 (Lollipop), with 1.3GHz quad-core processor and RAM 3GB.

Storage

Internal Storage of 3GB, with up 128 memory card space

Camera

Rear camera of 13-megapixel and selfie camera of 5-megapixel with LED flash light

Other features of the phone include Wi-Fi and GPS supports, FM radio and 3.5mm Headphones and of course double sim.

Battery

Comes packed with a 6020mAH non-removable battery, as far as battery is concerned Gionee took a several steps ahead of the competition.

What Is the Price of the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus

This phone goes for somewhere around N78, 000 at this time.

Huawei GR5

Huawei GR5

When compared to other brands, Huawei is a relatively new brand in the Nigerian market. The Huawei GR5 is a 4G LTE phone with very beautiful design. The lightweight phone comes with top-notch microphone sound. If you love taking pictures then you’ll definitely love this phone. It comes with dual back camera. Making your pictures look clearer and crisp, even in very low light.

Features of the Huawei GR5

Screen

5.5inches,

Operating system

Android 5.1 (Lollipop), with octa-core processor (4×1.5GHZ+4×1.2GHZ), with 2GB RAM

Storage Capacity

16GB internal storage, with space for up to 128GB memory card

Camera

Dual 13.0 mega-pixels back camera and 5-mega-pixel front camera, with LED flash light.

Battery

Comes with a non-removable 3000mAh battery

What is the Price of the Huawei GR5 in Nigeria

In the Nigerian market, this phone is about N90, 000, but of course, the price will vary from store to store.

Infinix Zero 3

Infinix Zero 3

This 4G network phone is loved for its scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and its great user interface. So if you are not a very careful person, or you lead a very active lifestyle, this the Infinix Zero 3 may just be what you need. As with other Infinix, it is very light weighted phone and comes with superb sound quality.

Features Of Infinix Zero 3

Screen

5.5inches screen size, 1080×1920 pixels. Corning Gorilla Glass (Scratch Resistant)

Operating System

Android 5.1(Lollipop), 2.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, MediaTek Helio X10 chipset, RAM; 3 GB, ROM 16GB

Storage

16GB/32GB

Camera

20-Mega pixel back camera and 5-mega pixels selfie camera, which comes with a LED flash light.

Battery

3050 mAH Li-Po non-removable battery.

How much is the Infinix Zero 3 in Nigeria

The Infinix Zero 3 goes for between N65, 000 to N70, 000 depending on where you get it.

Gionee –Elife S Plus

Gionee –Elife S Plus

This is a rugged 5.5-inch 4GLTE Gionee phone. With AMOLED display protected by a scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, with 720×1280 pixel HD resolution display. The phone comes with a USB Type-C port. With this, you can charge other devices with the S Plus or charge the phone itself.

Features of Gionee –Elife S Plus

Screen

5.5 inch AMOLED touch display, 720×1280 pixels. With anti scratch Corning Gorilla Glass for protection

Operating System

Android 5.1 (Lollipop), 1.3GHz Quad Core processor (MediaTek MT6753)

Storage

Internal storage of 16GB, and memory card support of up to 64GB

Camera

13 mega pixels back camera and 5 mega pixel front camera, with auto focus and LED flash light and touch focus

Battery

3150 mAh Li-ion Battery

The Price of Gionee Elife S Plus in Nigeria

Surprisingly you can get this premium phone somewhere between N45, 000 – N55, 000. If you ask me, this is really a bargain.

Huawei Mate 8 Smart Phone

Huawei Mate 8 Smart Phone

The Huawei mate 8 was released in 2015. If you love speed, then you’ll love the Mate 8. In addition, the Camera level is just out of this world. With a 16 mega pixel rear camera and 8-mega pixel front camera, this phone is bae. However the question is; can you afford it?

Screen

6.0 full HD touch screen, with 1080×1920-screen resolution.

Operating System

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), with 1.8 GHz octa-core processor and 3GB RAM

Storage

Internal Storage of 32GB, and microSD port of up to 64GB

Camera

Now this camera is a badass, 16-mega pixel rear camera and 8-mega pixel selfie camera.

Battery

Non-removable battery of 4000mAh

Other features include; dual nano sim port, 4GLTE capability, USB OTG enabled, FM radio amongst others.

How much is the Huawei Mate 8 in Nigeria

This phone is about N222, 000 in the Nigerian market. The goodies this phone has to offer is definitely not for everyone.

Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE

A lot of times, Samsungs are overpriced, true. However, the case is very different for the Galaxy S7 edge. This phone is insane, actually. It has water resistance of up to 5 feet for 30 minutes, so it can fall into the shallow end of a pool and it will be safe. It also comes with dust resistance, certified by the concerned bodies. The first time I saw the advert for this device I just went crazy.

However, I did not bother checking the price, because I knew I won’t be able to afford it. I wonder if you can too. Of the phones in this list, it is the only one with water resist, wireless charging (yes you heard me right) and of course memory card space of 256GB. Now that is more than my PC hard drive. Crazy huh, and the beauty of Samsung is that they have second hand value in the Nigerian Smartphone market. Very much unlike the “Chinese” phones.

Features of the Samsung Galaxy S7

Screen

5.5 inches with 1440×2560 mega pixels screen resolution, protected by anti scratch Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel. Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, with 16M colours. Isn’t she just a beauty?

Operating System

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradeable to Android 7.0 (Nougat) with Quad core or Octacore, depending on the model

Storage

Internal memory of 32/64/128GB with 4 GB RAM. Up to 256GB slot of SD card.

Camera

12MP back camera and 5MP front camera.  With 4K, video and 9MP image recording simultaneously.

Battery

Comes with a non-removable Li-ion 3600 mAh battery, with talk time of up to 27hours (3G) and music playback time of 74 hours.

Other features include, wireless charging, single sim or dual sim depending on the model. It has finger print scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity compass, barometer and heart rate monitor.

The Price of Samsung Galaxy S7 in Nigerian market

N320, 000 is the price of this phone in the Nigerian market. This is the price for the Dual sim (4GB, 32GB) model.

Tecno Phantom 5

Tecno Phantom 5

The Tecno Phantom smart phone was released September 2015. It features high fidelity sound, finger print sensor with a full HD 5.5 inches Screen.

Screen

5.5-inch 1080×1920 pixels, with anti scratch Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Operating System

Android 5.1 (Lollipop), with Quad core 1.3GHz processors

Storage

Internal memory of 32GB, 3 GB RAM and room for up to 64 GB.

Camera

13 mega pixel front camera, and 5 mega pixel back camera, comes with LED flash light, face detection and touch focus.

Battery

Non removable 3000 mAh battery.

Price of Tecno Phantom 5

This phone costs N91, 000.

Tecno Camon C9

Tecno Camon C9

Techno has a large chunk of the Nigerian Android phones market. It is the “senior brother” of Camon 8. Some improvements were made on the Camon 8, which birthed the Camon 9. The selling point of this phone is its great camera. It is said that the name “Camon” was culled from the phrase “Camera-On”.  Although the phone is quite a mid range phone, it does look like a high end product. You can always trust Techno to shakeup the market occasionally.

Features of the Tecno Camon C9

Screen

5.5 inch inch full HD display with wide angle screen resolution of 1920x 1080 pixel.

Operating System

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with HiOS, Tecno’s customized user interface. Processor speed of 1.7 GHz, and 64-bit octa-core. Comes packed with a 2GB RAM.

Storage

It has an internal storage of 64GB and comes with a memory card slot for up to 128GB

Camera

The camera is centred at the front for easier selfie pictures.  Has 13 mega pixel back camera and 5-mega pixel front camera. The rear camera has one more less than in the Camon C8. Now that’s the major difference between these two phones.

Battery

You can get 200 standby hours from this phone’s 3000-mAh battery. The battery comes with fast charge technology.

What’s the Price of Tecno Camon C9 in Nigerian

It goes for a price of N49, 000 in many Nigerian stores. Incredible right? this great device coming at a cheap price. Don’t we just love Tecno for this?

Infinix Note 3

Infinix Note 3

Infinix Note 3 was released in 2016. It is an upgrade of the Note 2. The overheating problem, which was akin to the Note 2, has been fixed in the Note 3. However, the screen sizes of the Note 2 and 3 is still the same 6 inches, the screen resolution however has been increased in this full metal body phone.

Features of Infinix Note 3

Screen

Screen size is a whopping full HD 6.0 inches, 1080×1920 pixels.

Operating System

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with XOS with Processor speed of 1.3 GHz Octa-core CPU, MediaTek Helio X10 MT6753 chipset, comes with 2GB RAM.

Storage

Internal storage of 16GB and room for micro SD of up to 128GB

Camera

Back camera is 13 mega pixels, auto focus camera with LED flash light. And Selfie camera of 5 mega pixels with soft flash light

Battery

With a battery Capacity of 4500mAh Li-Po battery, you can have up to 60 hours of continuous music playtime. As at the time of manufacture, the Note 3 had the largest battery of all Infinix phones.

What’s the Price of the Infinix Note 3 in Nigeria

This beautiful piece of art can be gotten at the price of about N62000 in most Nigerian shops. Other features of the phone include finger print sensor for security, light sensor and compass.

In conclusion, most of the phones featured here are the mid range phones to premium phones. These are some of the best Android phones in the Nigerian markets at these prices. And there’s something for almost everybody, depending on the depth of your pocket. So feel free to walk into any store and purchase any of these. You will be sure to get value for your money.

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