Smartphones | Nigerian Buyers Choice at Mid-2018

Over, the last six months , Nigerian consumers have always been on the search for new and exciting feature on their smartphones, making the country a key economy that drive growth for local and foreign device brands.Various brands of mobile phones were released by local and foreign manufacturers in the first half of the year and Nigeria’s teeming family of mobile phone users ranked among top phone buyers in the world. Komputer Village Magazine reviewed phone retailers, e-commerce outlets, user communities and several other channels to present the top market smartphones brands among Nigerian phone buyers in the first part of 2018.


Tecno Spark K7

Tecno Spark K7, a popular smartphone from the Asian device maker is a favourite of Nigerian buyers features one of the fastest-ever processor of the company’s device range.

  •  Enhanced Security

    The fingerprint scanner at the back provides added security and faster unlocking of the smartphone.

  •  Impressive Camera

    The 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera makes it ideal for group shots and video calls.

  • Handy Grip

    The 5.5 inch slim device fits into both palm and pocket. Its plastic case will not scratch easily assuring you of durability.

  • Selfie Lovers’ Delight

    Take great selfies with the 5MP front camera that reproduces colours vividly. Front flash combines with screen flash to also provide balanced lighting.

  • Enhanced processor

    With latest Android 7.0, the device offers smoother multi-tasking experience than ever before.

  • Affordable and Available

    The Tecno Spark retails for ₦32,800, a pocket-friendly price point for a smartphone that is available in retail outlets near you.

  • Longer Battery Life

    Its endurance level makes the device go 15 hours of heavy usage and full day plus of basic phone usage.

  • Simple Unique Interface

    The Tecno Spark uniquely blend the Android approach and the Hardware Independent Operating System (HIOS) by Tecno.


iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7, the iconic but pricey smartphone with cult followership comes with superb and exciting features is still a device of choice for Nigerian buyers.

  • DSLR camera

iPhone 7’s two rear-facing cameras with each having different focal length means that users can choose between wide angle and telephoto lens.

  • Welcome AirPods

    Apple developed its own standard to allow wireless headphones or airpods to connect to the new iPhones seamlessly.

  • Goodbye Homebutton

    Apple’s most iconic feature, clicky physical homebutton, at the bottom of the phone is gone.Instead, the iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus have Taptic Engine touchpad like MacBook’s trackpads.

  • A10 Fusion processor

    Its new A10 Fusion processor is about 40 percent faster than A9. It is also paired with a new graphics processing chip, which is 50 percent faster than what was seen in the A9.

  • Dust and water resistance

    The new iPhone 7 is dust and water resistant. It adheres to IP67 rating.

  • Double storage, similar pricing

    Apple has dropped 16GB and 64GB units and offers 32GB, 128GB and 256GB variants meaning that the storage has been doubled.

  •  Bigger Battery

    Apple says iPhone 7 comes with the ”best battery life’ ever seen in an iPhone and will last two hours longer than the iPhone 6s.

  • Audio

    The new stereo speaker system provides twice the sound of 6s to increase dynamic range of sound and higher quality speakerphone.

  • Brighter LED Screen

    The new retina HD display is 25% brighter than previous generations for more vivid colours that’s ideal for displaying images or videos.

  • Average Price

    iPhone 7 Price In Nigeria is expected to fall in the range of N276,840 – N348,840 for three storage categories of 32GB ($769), 128GB ($869) and 256GB ($969).


Tecno Camon X Pro

Tecno Camon X Pro ranks among the top-selling smartphones in Nigeria because of its simplicity and  style.

  • Secured biometrics

    With Face ID, you can simply unlock your phone by just taking a look at the display. It works like the standard fingerprint reader though you have to do a one-time facial capture of your face to use the feature.

  • Customized Android OS

    During hot weather, the HiOS UI identifies components causing heating in the background and quickly cools off the phone using methods like background cleaning and so on.

  • Software System

    Tecno Camon X  Pro comes installed with Android 8.0 Oreo which is accompanied by HIOS user interface.

  • Battery Life

    Under the hood is a 3750mAh battery capacity with a fast-charging feature that is sure to last for a day when charged once.

  •  Outlook and Display

    The new premium-plastic body is 158.6mm tall, 75.8mm wide and 7.8mm thick. The bezels at the top and bottom are now smaller

  • Display

    Straight out of the box is a 6.0 inch IPS LCD capacity display with 18:19 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution of 1440 × 720 pixel which is surrounded by a 2.5D curved glass. The display is very good for gaming, watching music and movie videos.

  • Camera

    The Camon X Pro debuts 24MP + 16MP front and rear cameras with higher image definition of 30% above its predecessor, Camon CX, for sharper and clearer images.

  • Classic display

    It is equipped with 6-inch FHD screen with 2.5D corning third glass, latest 18:9 full view screen and superfast face recognition technology.

  • Storage Space

    Tecno Camon X pro has 64GB Storage and 4GB RAM

  • Average Price

    It retails for ₦75,000


Samsung S8

  • Powerful Processor

    It has arguably the most powerful processor in the market that runs on Qualcomm’s new Snapdagon 835 processor.

  • Look and Feel

    The S8 eliminates the home button and sticks to the curved Galaxy look with no bezels.

  • Virtual Assistant

    Samsung has launched its virtual personal assistant, Bixby, that responds to your vocal demands.

  • Display

    It has a 5.8 inch screen for maximum viewing.

  • Camera tricks

    The S8 allow users to take three pictures at a time, allowing you choose your favorite

  • Docking

    With this feature you can use your S8 as your personal computer (PC)

  • Secure Folder

    This allows user to protect important and private files from prying eyes.

  • Iris scanning

    This feature lets you unlock your phone with your eyes.

  • Dust/water proof

    This lets you work through rain and fog with its IP68-rated performance

  • Control

    With the Gear 360 and Gear VP, the device lets you experience a whole new world of virtual reality

  • Average Price



Infinix Zero 5

  • Upgraged Processor

    The Infinix Zero 5 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat based on XOS UI, the latest Android OS.

  •  Selfie Camera

    The optical zoom dual camera and massive 16 MP front-facing cameras is a delight for selfie lovers.

  • Wider Range Rear Camera

    The Zero 5’s rear dual camera uses both a 12 MP wide-angle lens and a 13 MP telephoto lens, with a 2x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom, and an f/2.0 aperture.

  • Special Portrait Master Mode (PMM)

    Its special Portrait Master Mode (PMM) uses an RGBW sensor and multi-frame noise reduction technology to assist users in capturing the perfect hero shot.

  • Battery Life.

    The battery capacity is 4350mAh

  • Design and built

    Big, bulky and sturdy phone with style, it has a uni-metal body with a bit of bezel on the front. Its top rear horizontal panel with the cameras along with its flash gives a unique look similar to Huawei phones like Nexus 6P and Huawei P9.

  • Display:

    Its attention-grabbing 5.98-inch screen with front dominated by a 16:9 aspect ratio screen added to the 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The bigger screen has excellent viewing angles.

  • Performance:

    It is powered by powerful Mediatek helio P25 octa-core processor along with a 6GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. All these help in good performance without any lagging or stuttering, even while multitasking or playing games.

  • Improved security

    Its anti-theft system ensure the security of your smartphone.

  • Durable speakers

    The mono Stereo speaker unit is present at the bottom along with the charging port and 3.5mm headphone jack, provides adequate and good sound without using a pair earphones.

  • Retailer Price


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