Best Smartphones You Can Buy in Nigeria
Best Smartphones – Let’s face it, there’s a whole lot of smartphones in Nigeria today but the truth is not all of them meet up the standard of usage, some of this phone is just lame and you would be making a mistake if you ever buy them.
The good news is there are lots of good smartphones and if you read through this article, you’ll know them because I’ll be listing the top best smartphone in Nigeria but hey, don’t get it twisted, it doesn’t mean there are not good phones apart from the one listed in this article.
1. Samsung Galaxy S9
The Galaxy S9 is Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone and no doubt one of the best Android phones in Nigeria today. Samsung Galaxy S9 features a similar bezeless design as its predecessor with a infinity display that measures 5.8 inches.
The brilliant 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display sports 2960 X 1440 pixels with a 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
While the Galaxy S9 is very similar to the Galaxy S8, its use of artificial intelligent to implement crucial functions is a clear difference.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 sports a 3000 mAh battery, which was exactly the same as the last two iterations in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S7. The smartphone runs on Android 8 (Oreo) with Android 8 (Pie) Beta update now available.
Samsung Galaxy S9 powered either Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 octa-core processor depending on your region. 4GB RAM is provided.
2. Huawei Mate 20 Pro
You probably heard of the long awaited Huawei Mate 20 Pro, this phone is currently one of the finest Android phones from Huawei.
This is why the phone features ultra-slim bezels like other recent highend smartphones and is filled with a lot of power for a brilliant performance.
Just at the front, there’s the brilliant 6.39-inch AMOLED display with 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution. The Mate 20 Pro is one of a high-class list of smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Another remarkable feature of this smartphone is the triple camera setup on the back, am sure you’ve not seen anything like this, It has an impressive 40MP main camera, a 20MP wide-angle camera, and a 5MP telephoto camera for a 5X optical zoom. The selfie camera is no pushover either with 24MP capacity.
The smartphone is a high performer with an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset, 6GB or 8GB RAM, and 4G LTE with download speeds of up to 1400 Mbps. Price in Nigeria starts at around 377,500 NGN.
3. Samsung Galaxy Notes 9
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the newest member of the Note series, this phone is lit!!! the curvier cousin of the Galaxy S9 flagship. It provides a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display (1440 x 2960 pixels), which is only a little bigger than the 6.2-inch display provided for the duo of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.
If you are looking for a productivity smartphone, The Galaxy Note 9 is one of the best Android phones. It has a better optimized for note-taking and making sketches. It comes with an S-Pen Stylus.
The Note 9 also scores high on camera with a very good dual 12MP camera on the back and an 8MP camera on the front. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 paired with an impressive 6GB RAM. 8GB RAM is also an option.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Android 9 (Pie) update expected in January. You can choose between models with 128GB and 256GB storage. Price range: 268,000 Naira to 425,000 Naira.
4. Google Pixel 3
I am sure you’ve heard of the Google Pixels 3, it is the successor of the Google Pixel 2, and the third iteration of Google’s solely designed and built smartphone line. It features a premium design and like its predecessors, it provides a highly rated smartphone camera.
The Google Pixel 3 features a premium aluminum body with dust and water resistance. The display got bigger, expanding from 5.0-inch AMOLED display to a 5.5-inch P-OLED with HDR support.
If you are looking for the best Google software experience, the Google Pixel 3 is probably one of the best Android phones around.
Google Pixel 3 ships with Android 9 (Pie) and being a Google device will get Android software and security updates as soon as they become available. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 4GB RAM. The phone comes in 64GB or 128GB built-in storage model
Google Pixel 3 is the best in the category of camera. It boasts of one of the best smartphone camera with 12MP camera on the back an 8MP + 8MP dual camera on the front for taking selfies. The Price in Nigeria ranges from 365,000 Naira to 450,000 Naira.
5. Infinix Zero 5
Infinix Zero 5 is among the cheapest phone in this category . It features an octa-core processor (Mediatek Helio X25) and 6GB RAM for a smooth running smartphone.
Infinix Zero 5 offers a massive 5.98-inch IPS display with a premium metal design. The dual 12MP and 13MP rear cameras provides optical image stabilization for less blurs and reduced unstable videos.
The Infinix Zero 5 sports a rear facing fingerprint sensor and a 4350 mAh battery. It is also the first smartphone from Infinix to feature USB Type C.
All these features you get at a price of about 102,500 Naira, making the Infinix Zero 5 one of the best Android phones around if you are for value for money. It loads Android 7 (Nougat).
If maybe the 64GB storage provided for the Zero 5 isn’t enough, you can go for the Infinix Zero 5 Pro that comes with 128GB built-in storage. Both models supports up to 128GB via memory card.
6. LG V40 ThinQ
The LG V40 ThinQ is the latest iteration to LG’s VSeries smartphone and a worthy competitor to the Galaxy Note 9. It is no doubt one of the best Android phones available right now.
The V40 ThinQ features tri-camera setup on the back like the Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro. You get a 12MP + 12MP + 16MP triple camera on the back and an 8MP + 5MP front camera on the front.
You also get a brilliant 6.4-inch OLED display, great for watching movies, viewing your documents, and browsing the internet.
The LG V40 ThinQ runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset with 6GB of RAM. It supports 4G LTE and wireless charging. Price is around $950.
7. Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
Personally I love this phone. If not for the cost, I would have got one for myself. The Mi 8 Pro is the flagship smartphone from Xiaomi for 2018. It sports a 12MP + 12MP dual camera on the back and a 20MP front facing camera.
Power-driven by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, that powers most of the best android phones on this list, and a 6GB RAM or an 8GB RAM, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is built for high performance.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro features a 6.21-inch Super AMOLED Display. My favorite feature is the in-screen fingerprint scanner, it’s so cool. In addition to this, it offers 4G LTE and a 3000 mAh battery. Price starts at 205,000 Naira.
You can get the more affordable Xiaomi Mi 8, which is very similar to the 8 Pro except for the offering 6GB RAM.
8. LG G7 ThinQ
The LG G7 ThinQ can be seen as LG’s flagship for 2018. Its smart implementation of LG’s ThinQ AI technology makes it one of the best Android phones in the market right now.
The LG G7 ThinQ features a brilliant 6.1-inch IPS display with an impressive brightness of up to 1000 nits.
The G7 ThinQ is also one of the best Android phones in the camera department. You get a 16MP + 16MP dual camera on the back and an 8MP selfie camera on the front. You also get cool camera features like Optical Image Stabilization, plus AI is backed in to give a good camera experience.
The premium smartphone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. It is loaded with Android 8.0 (Oreo) with Android 9 (Pie) expected soon. You can choose between 64GB or 128GB storage with 4GB or 6GB RAM respectively.
Price range: 225,000 NGN to 290,000 NGN.
9. Oppo Find X
I’ll be lying if I don’t include Oppo Find X in this list. This phone has one of the best amazing features.
The smartphone sports a 6.42-inch Super AMOLED Display and a 16MP + 20MP pop-up dual rear camera. A 25MP camera is offered for taking selfies.
Running things is the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with 8GB of RAM. Oppo Find X is loaded with ColorOS 5.1, which is based on Android 8.1 (Oreo).
One outstanding feature about this phone is the storage; Oppo Find X comes with an option of 128GB and 256GB built-in storage with no support for memory card expansion. There are few phones today that have up 256 storage space. Price starts at around 327,750 NGN.
10. OnePlus 6T
The 6T is the OnePlus 2018 flagship and a worthy inclusion ti this lineup of best Android phones. It features a premium build with a teardrop notch housing the 16MP selfie camera in the front.
The OnePlus 6T also boasts of an in-screen fingerprint sensor, placing it in the cutting-edge of smartphone fingerprint technology. The smartphone sports a 16MP + 20MP dual camera on the back.
OnePlus 6T features a brilliant 6.41-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
It toes the line of most of the best Android phones of 2018 with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. It is loaded with Android 9 (Pie) with the option of 6GB or 8GB RAM. 128GB or 256GB bult-in storage is provided for the smartphone.
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