With 2013 wrapping up, it is a good time to evaluate some of the best smart phones in Nigeria for 2013. If you are shopping for a smart phone right now, these are the phones to checkout first. Some of these phones will still be great buy deep into 2014.
If you are looking for top notch smart phones in Nigeria right now, this is the place to be. Below is a run down of the best smart phones in Nigeria right now (in no particular order). These phones offer some of the best quality build with brilliant displays and cameras as well as good battery life.
All the phones listed are available in Nigeria and you can buy at leading phone stores and online stores in the country. However, we encourage you to buy from our partner store Jumia, they offer some of the best prices in the country. Where available, we have provided a link to Jumia at the end of each phone. You can also learn more about each phone by clicking on the name title of each phone. The list follows:
If you are a fan of phones with large displays, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is one of the best around. It features a brilliant 5.7-inch Super AMOLED touch screen and comes with an S-Pen Stylus for taking notes and for sketching. It is a great smart phone for people in business once you can get around the size.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 runs Android 4.3 on superfast quad-core processors and will be getting Android 4.4 (KitKat) upgrade. It features an 8 megapixels camera that can record ultra HD 4k video. The price of this smart phone ranges in Nigeria from 107,500 to 113,000 Naira.
Nokia Lumia 1020 offers the best camera on any highend smart phone. It brings the innovative 41 megapixels sensor that was first seen in the Nokia 808 Pureview to the Nokia Lumia line. The 4.5-inch display is brilliant offering super sensitivity and good outdoor view.
Nokia Lumia 1020 runs Windows Phone 8 on a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM. Price ranges from 113,000 to 130,000 Naira depending on accessories bundled with the smart phone.
LG Nexus 5 replaces the Nexus 4 as Google's latest super phone. It was the first (and currently the only) Android smart phone to feature Google's latest version of the Android OS (version 4.4).
LG Nexus 5 features a stunning 4.95-inch display with a 8 megapixel camera that has been improved with a new Android update. It also features super fast internet and wireless charging. The price of the LG Nexus 5 is still on the high side in Nigeria considering the international price. It is currently selling at Konga.com for 95,000 Naira.
If you use your smart phone for emails and social communication and chat, the BlackBerry Q10 is your best partner. Chat and share with your friends on WhatsApp and WeChat. The BlackBerry Q10 also offers the best BBM experience with the best physical QWERTY keyboard of any smart phone.
BlackBerry Q10 comes in a quality build with a BlackBerry Q10 Gold Special Edition if you want to spoil yourself. It features a 3.1-inch AMOLED touch display and supports the new BlackBerry 10.2. This smart phone costs between 74,000 and 200,000 Naira in Nigeria.
Sony Xperia Z1 is Sony's latest flagship smart phone. It is a super powerful smart phone running Android 4.2.2 on a 2.26GHz quad-core processor and will get upgrade to Android 4.4 (KitKat). This smart phone is dustproof and can survive in up to 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes.
Sony Xperia Z1 features a brilliant 5-inch display and with a 20.7 megapixels camera offers one of the best camera on any Android smart phone. The price ranges from 101,000 to 115,000 Naira.
Samsung Galaxy S4 is Samsung's flagship smart phone. It is a powerful Android phone offering quad-core or octa-core processors. It ships with Android 4.2.2, but will be getting the new Android 4.4 (KitKat).
Samsung Galaxy S4 features a stunning 5.0-inch Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, a 13MP camera, and some of the most advanced software and hardware on any smart phone. The price ranges from 88,000 to 100,000 Naira.
Nokia Lumia 925 is more less like an upgrade to the Lumia 920. It comes in a sleek and lighter design replacing the plastic polycarbonate shell with premium looking aluminium body. It runs on Windows Phone 8.
Where to Buy Galaxy S4Jumia.com.ng₦70,040.00 Buy Now
Konga.com₦70,000.00 Buy Now
Nokia Lumia 925 comes with a brilliant 4.5-inch AMOLED display with great outdoor view. The 8.7 megapixels camera adds an additional glass lens for improved photo and video quality. This smart phone costs between 72,000 and 80,000 Naira in Nigeria.
Where to Buy Lumia 925Konga.com₦77,000.00 Buy Now
Jumia.com.ng₦76,495.00 Buy Now
HTC One is HTC's flagship smart phone. It is one of the coolest smart phones around with a sleek Aluminium unibody and brilliant 4.7-inch full HD display that makes it very noticeable in any crowd. It features a revamped HTC sense with some new ways of interacting with content and social updates.
HTC One runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on a 1.7GHz quad-core processors and will be getting Android 4.4 (KitKat). The price ranges from N94,500 to N115,000.
BlackBerry Z30 is BlackBerry's new flagship smart phone with bigger screen, faster performance, and bigger battery. It features a 5-inch Super AMOLED Display and an 8 megapixels camera.
Where to Buy HTC OneJumia.com.ng₦77,000.00 Buy Now
Konga.com₦72,000.00 Buy Now
It runs the latest iteration of the BlackBerry 10 OS, the BlackBerry 10.2 for an improved user experience as well as a new antennae technology for better reception in areas with low signal. The price ranges from N85,000 to N100,000.
iPhone 5S is Apple's new flagship smart phone in Nigeria. It is an upgrade to the iPhone 5 with faster processors, better cameras, and the innovative fingerprint scanner feature (Touch ID). It runs iOS 7 on a powerful A7 processor with 64-bit architecture.
Where to Buy BlackBerry Z30Jumia.com.ng₦67,895.00 Buy Now
Konga.com₦74,000.00 Buy Now
Apple iPhone 5S comes with a 4.0-inch Retina Display with an 8 megapixels camera. The price ranges from 147,000 to 250,000 Naira.
LG G2 is LG's latest flagship smart phone in Nigeria. It runs Android 4.2 on a 2.26GHz quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and planned update to Android 4.4 (KitKat). One unique feature of the G2 is that its physical buttons were moved from the front to the back of the phone.
Where to Buy iPhone 5SJumia.com.ng₦115,360.00 Buy Now
Konga.com₦114,500.00 Buy Now
The LG G2 spots a brilliant 5.2-inch display and a 13 megapixels camera with super fast internet available via 4G LTE and HSPA+. This smart phone costs between 85,500 and 110,000 Naira in Nigeria.
If you fancy a highend smart phone with a large screen, the Xperia Z Ultra should be an interest. Sony Xperia Z Ultra is a highend ultra-slim Phablet with a massive 6.44-inch touchscreen and an 8 megapixels camera and super fast 4G LTE with download speed of up to 150 Mbps.
Where to Buy LG G2Jumia.com.ng₦84,995.00 Buy Now
Konga.com₦83,000.00 Buy Now
Sony Xperia Z Ultra runs Android 4.2 on a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2.2GHz quad-core processor. It will be getting Android 4.4 (KitKat) and can survive up to 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes.. The price ranges from 103,000 to 115,000 Naira.
More Great Smart PhonesHere are some more smart phones that did not make the list, but are still great buys. We also added more links to popular smart phone categories:
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