Best Smart Phones in Nigeria 2014 - Specs & Prices

The year 2014 is gradually winding down and we have seen lots of good smart phones in Nigeria with a few still being expected. Here is a run down of some of the best smart phones in Nigeria for 2014.


If you have plans of buying a smart phone in Nigeria, these are the phones to consider first. All smartphones listed here are available at top retailers in Nigeria. Our best smart phone lineup showcases the smartphones with brilliant displays, good camera, quality build, and solid battery life. Also upgradeablity is also a key consideration.

For each phone, you will see our price suggestions as well as links to some of our retail partners like Jumia and Konga where you can buy the best quality phones with manufacturer backed warranty. This list is based on our preference and is in no particular order.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 - Front View
The Galaxy S5 is one the best smartphones from Samsung in 2014. It sports a brilliant 5.1-inch display and a 16 megapixels camera. It requires a Nano SIM, is dust and water proof and incorporates heart rate and fitness tracking.

Samsung Galaxy S5 features a fingerprint reader for unlocking and authenticating PayPal payments. It offers smooth performance with Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) running on a 2.5GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM with 16GB or 32GB storage. Samsung Galaxy S5 is upgradeable to the new Android 5.0 (Lollipop). Price range: 91,000 to 105,000 Naira.

Where to Buy Galaxy S5

Jumia.com.ng₦91,000.00 View Offers
Konga.com₦91,000.00 View Offers

BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry Passport
BlackBerry Passport is the most powerful BlackBerry phone ever. It features a 2.2GHz quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM and offers the best display and camera of any BB phone ever. These combined with its quality build and unique design makes it one of the best smart phones in Nigeria.

BlackBerry Passport features a brilliant square-shaped 4.5-inch touch display and a touch and gesture sensitive keyboard. It runs on BlackBerry 10.3, which comes with Amazon Store for easy access to Android apps. Price range: 130,000 to 250,000 Naira

Where to Buy BlackBerry Passport

Jumia.com.ng₦130,000.00 View Offers
Konga.com₦220,500.00 View Offers

Nokia Lumia 930

Nokia Lumia 930
Nokia Lumia 930 offers one of the best displays and camera combination. It features a 5-inch full HD display and a 20 megapixels Pureview camera. The display offers a good experience indoors and outdoors.

Nokia Lumia 930 is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and runs on Windows Phone 8.1. It features super fast internet, wireless charging, and a beautiful Aluminium frame with colourful polycarbonate back. The price of the smart phone ranges from 92,500 to 101,000 NGN.

Where to Buy Lumia 930

Jumia.com.ng₦92,500.00 View Offers
Konga.com₦92,500.00 View Offers

Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Lumia 1520
If you love the Lumia 930, but prefer a bigger screen, the Lumia 1520 is more or less a phablet version of the 930. It runs Windows Phone 8.1 on a 2.2GHz quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and features the same 20 megapixels Pureview camera.

However, it features a large 6-inch screen making it great for browsing the web, watching movies and playing games. The smart phone also offers the same solid outdoor view and wireless charging. Price range: 93,500 to 120,000 Naira.

Where to Buy Lumia 1520

Konga.com₦93,500.00 View Offer
Jumia.com.ng₦93,500.00 View Offer

Apple iPhone 6

iPhone 6
If you find the iPhone 6 Plus too big for your liking, the iPhone 6 offers you a more compact design. It is still bigger than the iPhone 5S with a 4.7-inch display.

The design is brilliant with rounded edges and a home button housing the TouchID fingerprint sensor and an anodized aluminum back. It promises the best user experience with a new faster processor, iOS 8 as the operating system, improved camera optics as well as NFC with Apple Pay that is set to revolutionise mobile payment. Price range: 158,000 to 250,000 Naira

Where to Buy iPhone 6

Konga.com₦158,000.00 View Offer

LG G3

LG G3 Smartphone
LG G3 is LG's flagship smart phone and one of the best smart phone in Nigeria. It features one of the best display on any smartphone with a 5.5-inch IPS screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.

The 13 megapixels camera on the back uses an innovative laser-enabled autofocus system that focuses the images from blurry to sharp in 0.276 seconds, making taking photos faster and easier. The big screen of the LG G3 makes it feel more like a phablet.

LG G3 runs Android 4.4.2 on a 2.5GHz quad-core processor with 2GB or 3GB of RAM. The phone is upgradeable to Android 5.0 (Lollipop). Price range: 93,600 to 102,000 NGN.

Where to Buy LG G3

Jumia.com.ng₦93,600.00 View Offer

HTC One M8

HTC One M8
HTC One M8 features the same awesome Aluminium design of the last year's M7. It features a brilliant 5-inch display and a dual-Ultrapixel camera. It is loaded with Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), but can be upgraded to Android 5.0 (Lollipop).

Design-wise the HTC One M8 is probably one of the best looking smart phone in Nigeria. It is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB storage. If you prefer dual-SIM, there is also the HTC One M8 Dual-SIM. Price of the single SIM models ranges from 98,000 to 145,000 Naira, while the dual-SIM models are priced between 106,000 to 150,000 Naira.

Where to Buy HTC One M8

Jumia.com.ng₦110,000.00 Buy Now
Konga.com₦98,000.00 Buy Now

Where to Buy HTC One M8 Dual-SIM

Jumia.com.ng₦115,000.00 Buy Now
Konga.com₦110,000.00 Buy Now

More Great Smart Phones

Here are some more smart phones that did not make our best smart phones in Nigeria list, but are still great buys. We specifically did not include the Xperia Z2 because, the Xperia Z3 was meant to remedy some of the issues with the Z2. We will add the Z3 to the list once it becomes available in Nigeria. Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus are still being expected. We also added more links to popular smart phone categories:

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Innjoo i2 Specs & Price

Innjoo i2 is an affordable Android phone with an octa-core processor, competing with the likes of the Infinix Zero. Innjoo i2 features a 5-inch HD screen, a 5 megapixels camera, and runs on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat).

Where to Buy Innjoo i2

Jumia.com.ng₦19,995.00 Buy Now

Innjoo i2

Hardware & Software

Innjoo i2 is one of those affordable, but powerful Android smartphones. You should expect a smooth performance for gaming, watching movies, and browsing the web, but like most cheap smartphones, you need to be mindful of the battery life. However, you can buy a power bank to extend the battery life.

Innjoo i2 runs Android 4.4.2 on a 1.4GHz octa-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB built-in storage. It also offers dual-SIM support.

Innjoo i2 features a 5-inch IPS display with a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. On the back side is a 5 megapixels camera and on the front a 2 megapixels camera. The Innjoo i2s is an upgrade of the i2 with more storage and a better camera.

Pricing and availability

Innjoo i2 is available in Nigeria exclusively at Jumia Nigeria. Innjoo i2 Price in Nigeria starts at N19,995. You can also buy a power bank at Jumia.

Innjoo i2s Specs

Here are a few specs of the Innjoo i2s:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Processor: 1.4GHz octa-core Processor
  • GPU: Mali-450MP4
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Dimension: 145.0 x 72.4 x 9.4mm
  • Weight: 165g
  • SIM Type: -
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby

Display

  • Display: 5.0-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (293ppi)
  • Display Protection: -

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 5 MP Camera, LED Flash, Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, Geo-tagging
  • Front Camera: 2 MP Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 8 GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 32GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: -

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21mbps
  • HSPA+: No
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes (with RDS)
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: -
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope:
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: -
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: -
  • Voice Control: -

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: No (download at store)
  • Document Viewer: No (download at store)
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)

Battery

  • Battery: 1900 mAh Li-ion Removable Battery
  • Standby Time: -
  • Talktime: -

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PangaO Blood Pressure Monitor from 11000 NGN - DealDey Deals

You can measure your blood pressure every single day with these blood pressure monitors currently on offer on DealDey. Two models of PangaO blood pressure monitors are currently available on offer. The small model that measures the pressure from your wrist costs 11,000 Naira, while the bigger model for the upper arm costs 18,000 Naira. View deal here


PangaO Blood Pressure Monitor

These easy to use blood pressure monitors make it very easy for you to monitor your blood pressure on a day to day basis. The blood pressure monitor offers an LCD display with bold digits that are easy to read and can track blood pressure from 30 to 280 mmHg and pulse from 40 to 199 beats per minute according to the listing.

The PangaO blood pressure monitor requires four AA type batteries, which are included in the package. It also has a memory that can store up to 90 measurements, making tracking your measurements very easy.

You can buy the PangaO blood pressure monitor on DealDey from just 11,000 Naira. This offer is valid till midnight, October 27, 2014 or as long as slots are available. View details of the deal here.

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Nokia Lumia 530 with Free Speaker for 15999 NGN - DealDey Deals

Nokia Lumia 530 is already the cheapest Lumia phone in Nigeria, but you can buy it at its cheapest price in Nigeria if you secure an ongoing deal on DealDey. DealDey is currently offering the Nokia Lumia 530 with free Bang by Coloud Speaker for just 15,999 Naira. View deal here


Nokia Lumia 530 with Bang by Coloud Speaker

Jumia is offering a similar deal for 16,599 NGN (See Here), while Konga is currently selling the Lumia 530 without the speaker for 16,500 NGN (See Here). So, this is a reasonable deal. The deal didn't make sense when it was 16,999 NGN, but at 15,999 it makes some sense.

Nokia Lumia 530 features a 4.0-inch touch display and a 5 megapixels camera. It also offers one of the best dual-SIM support for most cheap dual-SIM phones with fast 3G support on both SIM cards. Most cheap phones offer 3G only on one SIM, but Lumia 530 does so on both SIMs. Read our Lumia 530 review for more on the phone.

To find-out how Nokia Lumia 530 compares to the Lumia 520, read our Lumia 530 vs Lumia 520 article.

You can buy the Nokia Lumia 530 with free Bang by Coloud Speaker on DealDey from just 15,999 Naira. This offer is valid till midnight, October 26, 2014 or while stocks are available. View details of the deal here.

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Mono Malaria & HIV 1+2 Rapid Diagnostic Test Kit from 550 NGN

Get results of your Malaria or HIV tests in a matter of minutes with radip diagnostic test kit currently selling on DealDey from 550 Naira. The Malaria test kit costs 550 Naira, while the HIV test kit costs 750 Naira. View the Malaria Kit Deal or View the HIV Kit Deal.


Mono Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test Kit
Mono HIV Rapid Diagnostic Test Kit

Both the Malaria and the HIV rapid diagnostic test kits can be used to test at home and a NAFDAC approved according to the deal listing on DealDey. Note that they are both available as separate deals, but since you can add multiple products on a cart on DealDey it does not make much difference.

Each kit is for a single test, so if you require multiple tests, you order multiple kits.

Each pack of the Mono Malaria & HIV 1+2 Rapid Diagnostic Test Kit consists of the Test device, a Chasing buffer, lancet, Pipette, Bandage, Alcohol pad, Instructions. With these test kits, you can know your test result with 15 minutes.

You can buy the Mono Malaria and/or the Mono HIV test kit(s) on DealDey for just 550 Naira and/or 750 Naira respectively. These offers are valid till midnight, October 27, 2014 or as long as slots are available. View the Malaria Kit Deal or View the HIV Kit Deal.

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