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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Where to Buy iPhone 6Konga.com₦158,000.00 View Offer
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.
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).
Where to Buy LG G3Jumia.com.ng₦93,600.00 View Offer
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 M8Jumia.com.ng₦110,000.00 Buy Now
Konga.com₦98,000.00 Buy Now
Where to Buy HTC One M8 Dual-SIMJumia.com.ng₦115,000.00 Buy Now
Konga.com₦110,000.00 Buy Now
More Great Smart PhonesHere 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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