Best Mid Range Smart Phones in Nigeria 2014 - Specs & Price

If you are looking for premium performance at competitive prices, mid range smart phones are always a great choice. Here are some of the best mid range smart phones in Nigeria for 2014. So, if you can't afford the flagships, these smartphones should be next in your radar.


Note that mid range smart phones are never as good as flagship smartphones. They always come with tradeoffs, but overall they are good value for money. Below is a run down of the best mid range smart phones in Nigeria for 2014. This is an ongoing list and will be updated throughout till the end of the year.

Nokia Lumia 1320

Nokia Lumia 1320 is one of the best mid range phablets in Nigeria. Its large 6-inch display makes it great for browsing the web and watching movies. The display features Clearblack which ensures better viewing experience outdoors.

Nokia Lumia 1320 runs Windows Phone 8 on a 1.7GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM and is upgradeable to Windows Phone 8.1. Nokia Lumia 1320 price in Nigeria ranges from 47,500 to 55,000 Naira.

Where to Buy Lumia 1320

Konga.com₦47,500.00 View Offer
Jumia.com.ng₦50,700.00 View Offer

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is one of the best mid range Android phones in Nigeria. It features a large screen, fast processors, generous on-board RAM, and a big battery. All these combines to make it one of the best mid range smart phones in Nigeria.

Now for the specifics, the Galaxy Grand 2 sports a 5.25-inch display and an 8 megapixels camera. It runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), but promises Android 4.4 (KitKat). It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB built-in storage. Price range: 46,400 to 55,000 NGN.

Where to Buy Galaxy Grand 2

Jumia.com.ng₦46,400.00 View Offer
Konga.com₦47,000.00 View Offer

Sony Xperia M2

Sony Xperia M2
Sony Xperia M2 offers a quality build and a brilliant display and camera. Like the Galaxy Grand 2, it runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), but is upgradeable to Android 4.4.2 (KitKat). It sports a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM.

Sony Xperia M2 is available in single-SIM and dual-SIM. Price range: 44,000 to 55,000 Naira.

Where to Buy Xperia M2

Jumia.com.ng₦44,000.00 View Offer
Konga.com₦44,000.00 View Offer

HTC One Mini 2

HTC One Mini 2
HTC One Mini 2 is arguably the best mid-range smart phone in Nigeria. It is surely the best looking with its beautiful Aluminium body that gives it a premium look and feel. It features a brilliant 4.5-inch screen and a 13 megapixels camera.

HTC One Mini 2 comes with Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box and is one of the only mid-range with reports of a possible Android 5.0 (Lollipop) upgrade. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB built-in storage. HTC One Mini 2 Price in Nigeria ranges from 71,000 to 85,000 Naira.

Where to Buy HTC One Mini 2

Konga.com ₦71,000.00 Buy Now

Tecno Phantom Z

Tecno Phantom Z
Tecno Phantom Z is the best smart phone from Tecno and one of the best mid-range smart phones in Nigeria. Looking at the specs, it offers a rich lineup of features with a 2.0GHz octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16 megapixels camera, 32GB built-in storage, and a 5.2-inch full HD display.

Tecno Phantom Z runs on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) and features better battery life than most Tecno phones. Price range: 55,500 to 65,000 NGN.

Where to Buy Phantom Z

Jumia.com.ng₦57,800.00 Buy Now
Konga.com₦55,500.00 Buy Now

LG L90

LG L90 Dual
LG L90 is one of the best value mid-range phones in Nigeria. It offers mid-range performance at entry level pricing. LG L90 runs Android 4.4.2 on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB built-in storage.

It features a 4.7-inch display and an 8 megapixels camera. LG L90 Price in Nigeria ranges from 34,500 to 45,000 Naira.

Where to Buy LG L90

Jumia.com.ng₦34,500.00 View Offer

HTC Desire 816

HTC Desire 816
HTC Desire 816 is another great mid range phablet. It offers an awesome design and a brilliant 5.5-inch display. It runs Android 4.4.2 on a 1.6GHz quad-core processor with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB built-in memory. Like the HTC One Mini 2, the Desire 816 is reported to be likely to get an Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update.

HTC Desire 816 price in Nigeria ranges from 55,000 to 65,000 NGN.

Where to Buy Desire 816

Jumia.com.ng₦54,999.00 Buy Now
Konga.com₦56,500.00 Buy Now

More Great Mid-Range Smart Phones

Here are some more mid-range 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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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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Noosy 3-in-1 SIM Card Adapter with SIM Eject Pin

Noosy is one of the best brands of SIM card adapter available today. The Noosy 3-in-1 SIM card adapter has gathered lots of positive consumer reviews at Amazon.com and are now available on Jumia Nigeria. The Noosy SIM adapter pack consists of 3 SIM card adapters and a SIM ejector pin.

Where to Buy Noosy SIM Adapters

Jumia.com.ng₦1,290.00 View Offer

Noosy SIM card adapter pack with SIM eject pin

Whats in the Pack

The Noosy pack comes with 3 SIM adapters:
  1. A Micro-SIM Adapter: Adapts a Micro SIM for a mobile phone that supports Mini SIM (a.k.a Standard SIM)
  2. A Nano-SIM Adapter: Adapts a Nano SIM for a mobile phone that supports Mini SIM (a.k.a Standard SIM)
  3. A Nano to Micro SIM Adapter: Adapts a Nano SIM for a mobile phone that supports Micro SIM
Noosy also adds a SIM card eject pin to the pack, which makes it easy for you to open the SIM tray.

Noosy SIM card adapter are designed to standard, making them fit perfectly with all types for SIM and mobile phones. They fit perfectly so no need for glue or adhesive tape in holding the SIM in place.

The Dimension

Here are the dimensions of the 3 adapters in length x width x thickness
  • Micro-SIM Adapter: 25 x 15 x 1 mm
  • Nano-SIM Adapter: 25 x 15 x 1 mm
  • Nano to Micro SIM Adapter: 15 x 12 x 1 mm
Noosy SIM card adapters can be used on mobile phones or tablets and currently sells for N1,290 at Jumia Nigeria.

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Using SIM Card Adapters - A Guide

A SIM Card Adapter adapts your Nano SIM or Micro SIM for all types of SIM slots, making moving your SIM from one phone to another more convenient. With a SIM adapter you no longer have to worry about SIM compatibility. You can use your Nano SIM on a phone that supports Micro SIM or Mini SIM. However, a SIM card adapter if not used with care can damage your phone. Here we offer a guide on how to prevent that from happening.

Where to Buy a SIM Card Adapter

Jumia.com.ng₦1,290.00 View Offer
SIM Card Adapter in Action

A full set of SIM card adapters might cost just about 1,500 Naira, but can damage that your 40,000 Naira phone if not used with care. The most common way they cause havoc on phones is by hooking to the spring pins on your phone's SIM slot that connects to the metallic side of your SIM. Any more pressure can break the pin(s) which can cost you to replace (that is if pin or slot replacement is possible).

So, here are some recommendations on buying and using SIM card adapters.

Buy Good SIM Adapters

SIM Adapters are so easy to make that anyone can make a SIM card adapter. In fact you can make your own. So, you have to be careful when choosing a SIM adapter. Don't just buy the cheapest you can find in the market.

Some of the most recommended SIM Adapter brands are Sadapter and Noosy. These SIM adapters are properly tested to make sure they fit the SIM perfectly. This keeps them in place when removing the SIM, which is when most of the havoc occurs. They may cost a little bit more, but they are worth the price.

Any SIM card adapter that requires glue or tape for the SIM to sit in place is not recommended.

Make Sure the SIM is Properly Fitted

Don't be in a hurry when using a SIM card adapter. Make sure you properly fit the SIM to the SIM card adapter before inserting it into your mobile phone. If the fitting is loose, the SIM could fall off once inside the phone, this will now create a gap for the spring pins of the SIM slot to hinge to.

This can break the pin and damage your phone when you try removing the SIM adapter.

Never Insert an Empty SIM Adapter

Under no condition should you insert an empty SIM adapter into your mobile phone. The spring pins of the SIM slot will go into the empty space, which will make removing the SIM card adapter tricky as it will get stock and any attempt to force it out can break the Pin.

Be Careful When Inserting or Removing a SIM Adapter

From the discussion above, it is easy to conclude that a SIM adapter is most dangerous when it is being inserted and when it is being removed. These are the times when it can hook unto the spring pins.

So, pay extra care when inserting or removing the adapter. Stop once you sense any opposition to your motion and observe what is responsible for the opposition. If your SIM adapter is stock your best game plan is to stop and attempt removing it.

Don't force it out or in. Find a thin plastic material and place it in between the spring pin and the adapter with the SIM on the side of the adapter and then pull the adapter out very slowly. If you notice another opposition, stop and repeat the process again. This process requires some finesse and patience.

Notice that the plastic material is in bold for emphasis. So, don't use a metallic material as it could damage your phone beyond repair. You can try the cardboard type recharge card from MTN, Glo, Airtel, or Etisalat, they may the slim and strong enough to act as a separator.

Where to Buy a SIM Card Adapter

Jumia.com.ng₦1,290.00 View Offer

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SIM Card Adapter for Smartphones - For Nano SIM or Micro SIM

These days mobile phones come with support for different SIM types. Its either it supports the Mini SIM (a.k.a the standard SIM), the micro SIM, or the Nano SIM. This can be a challenge when moving a SIM card from one phone to another during travels or emergencies. A SIM card Adapter can solve this problem.

Where to Buy a SIM Card Adapter

Jumia.com.ng₦1,290.00 View Offer

SIM Card Adapter

But, What is a SIM Card Adapter

A SIM adapter is a small plastic device that adapts your SIM for all types of SIM slots. This means that when for example, your Samsung Galaxy S5 (which supports a Nano SIM) runs out of juice or is damaged, you can easily use a SIM adapter to adapt the Nano SIM for your backup phone, which could be the Nokia 208 (which supports micro SIMs).

Without a SIM adapter, you have to look for a phone that supports exactly the same SIM type as your own phone, which could be an uphill task. SIM Adapter makes switching SIMs more convenient and is recommended for anyone that owns a smartphone with Nano SIM or Micro SIM support.
SIM Card Adapter in Action
SIM adapters come in sets as there is no one size fit all here. For example, the Noosy SIM Card adapter kit currently selling on Jumia for 1,290 Naira comes with 3 adapters.
  1. A Micro-SIM Adapter: Adapts a Micro SIM for a mobile phone that supports Mini SIM (a.k.a Standard SIM)
  2. A Nano-SIM Adapter: Adapts a Nano SIM for a mobile phone that supports Mini SIM (a.k.a Standard SIM)
  3. A Nano to Micro SIM Adapter: Adapts a Nano SIM for a mobile phone that supports Micro SIM
Noosy SIM card adapter kit also includes a SIM Card Eject Pin, which makes interchanging SIMs even more convenient.
SIM Card Eject Pin
A SIM card adapter kit is a must have phone accessory for your smartphone. It can save you lots of hassle and you don't have to break the bank to own one. Head to Jumia now and buy the Noosy SIM Card Adapter marketed by Kanuri Secrets.

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Apple iPhone 6 Specs & Price

The iPhone 6 is one of the two new smartphones from Apple. It is the smaller of the two, though still bigger than its predecessor, the iPhone 5S. iPhone 6 offers the usual high quality build with a new faster processor, iOS 8 as the operating system, improved camera optics as well as NFC with Apple that is set to revolutionise mobile payment.

Where to Buy iPhone 6

Jumia.com.ng₦209,999.00 Buy Now
Konga.com₦158,000.00 Buy Now

iPhone 6

iPhone 6: What’s New?

The iPhone 6 is slightly slimmer at 6.9 mm thickness, which is still slimmer compared to the 7.6 mm thickness of the iPhone 5S. It comes with the usual round edged design with the home button housing the TouchID fingerprint sensor and an anodized aluminum back. However, the sides are now curved rather than flat.

The standard Apple logo is created from stainless steel inlay. iPhone 6 is available in three different colors: silver, gold and space grey. Apple also moved the power button from the top to the side.

iPhone 6 are comes with a new processor, the Apple A8 chip. The A8 is a 64-bit chip like the A7, but promises 50% faster graphics and 25% faster processor, which should make iPhone 6 run more smoothly on iOS 8.

Display & Camera

iPhone 6 comes with a bigger display, stepping up from the 4.0-inch screen. It features a 4.7-inch display IPS display, but retains the 326 pixel-per-inch Retina resolution with 750 x 1334 pixels.

iPhone 6 comes with the same 8 megapixels rear camera, but with obvious improvements for better and faster photos. The camera features a dual-LED flash and HDR with 1080p HD video recording. iPhone 6 features a 1.2 megapixels camera with 720p HD recording.

Apple Pay on NFC

Aside the bigger display the other major talking point of the iPhone 6 is its support of NFC and the incorporation of the Apple Pay mobile payment service, which will enable you make payments at local stores and services with just a tap. Apple Pay is limited to the United States for now with over 220,000 merchants already on board.

You can store Visa, MasterCard, and AMEX cards on your iPhone 6 and easily make payments with a simple tap at local stores without sharing details.

Pricing & Availability

iPhone 6 will launch initially in eight countries (United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Japan, and Singapore) on September 19, though preorders opened September 12. iPhone 6 will be available in 16GB, 64GB or 128GB models. Price starts at 539 GBP.

iPhone 6 Price in Nigeria ranges from N210,000 to N250,000 depending on your location and built-in storage.

Apple iPhone 6 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Apple iPhone 6:

General Features

  • Platform: iOS 8
  • Processor: 1.4GHz dual-core 64-bit Processor (Apple A8)
  • GPU: Hexa-core graphics Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Colours: Gold, Silver, Space Grey
  • Dimension: 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm
  • Weight: 129 g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM

Display

  • Display: 4.7-inch IPS Display, 750 x 1334 pixels (326ppi)
  • Display Protection: Yes (Shatter proof Glass)

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, Dual-LED Flash, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, Geo-tagging, HDR, Face Detection, Panorama, Slo-mo video
  • Front Camera: 1.2 MP Camera, BSI, 720p HD FaceTime Video

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 16 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes, iCloud

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100MHz (CDMA version)
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes (CDMA version)
  • 4G LTE: 700 / 800 / 1700 / 1800 / 2600MHz (not in all models)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes, up to 3.1 Mbps (CDMA version)
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

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

Sensors & Control

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

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Fingerprint Resistant Coating: Yes (oleophobic coating)
  • Mobile Payment: Yes, Apple Pay with NFC (Visa, MasterCard, etc)
  • M8 Motion coprocessor: Measures your steps, distance, elevation as well share tasks with the main processor
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: -
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 1,810 mAh Non-removeable Battery
  • Standby time: up to 250 Hours
  • Talktime: up to 14 hours
  • Music Playback: up to 50 hours

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus Specs & Price

Apple finally built iPhones with display bigger than 4.0-inch, introducing the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Here we focus on iPhone 6 Plus, a Phablet with a 5.5-inch display. iPhone 6 Plus is faster with the new A8 processor and offers the best battery life of any iPhone with up to 24 hours talktime as well as NFC and the Apple Pay service that is set to revolitionise mobile payment.

Where to Buy iPhones

Jumia.com.ngfrom ₦89,995.00 Buy Now
Konga.comfrom ₦81,000.00 Buy Now
Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Hardware & Software

iPhone 6 Plus it uses the new system on chip designed by Apple, the Apple A8, which offers a 25% faster CPU and 50% faster graphics. M8 coprocessor is also available to take some of the load as well as track user's steps, distance, etc.

The iPhone 6 Plus keeps the has TouchID fingerprint sensor in the home button, but the power button has been moved from the top to the side.

iPhone 6 Plus features a 5.5-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The display is protected with coated shatterproof glass that also reduces fingerprint smug. It is a bright display with up to 500 nits, which is great for watching movies and browsing the web.

According to Apple, they are introducing a new technology that introduces dual domain pixels on the IPS display, providing a wider viewing angle. This is the first in the industry, and so we have to wait to see how it works.

Pricing & Availability

iPhone 6 Plus will launch initially in eight countries (United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Japan, and Singapore) on September 19, though preorders opened September 12. iPhone 6 Plus will be available in 16GB, 64GB or 128GB models at $749, $849, and $949 respectively.

We currently have no data on iPhone 6 Plus pricing and availability for Nigeria. When available, iPhone 6 Plus Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N120,000 to N160,000 at launch, depending on your location and built-in storage.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Specs

Here are a few specs of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus Phablet:

General Features

  • Platform: iOS 8
  • Processor: 1.4GHz dual-core 64-bit Processor (Apple A8)
  • GPU: Hexa-core graphics Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Colours: Gold, Silver, Space Grey
  • Dimension: 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm
  • Weight: 172 g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM

Display

  • Display: 5.5-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401ppi)
  • Display Protection: Yes (Shatter proof Glass)

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, Dual-LED Flash, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, Geo-tagging, HDR, Face Detection, OIS, Panorama, Slo-mo video
  • Front Camera: 1.2 MP Camera, BSI, 720p HD FaceTime Video

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 16 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes, iCloud

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100MHz (CDMA version)
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes (CDMA version)
  • 4G LTE: 700 / 800 / 1700 / 1800 / 2600MHz (not in all models)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes, up to 3.1 Mbps (CDMA version)
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

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

Sensors & Control

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

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Fingerprint Resistant Coating: Yes (oleophobic coating)
  • Mobile Payment: Yes, Apple Pay with NFC (Visa, MasterCard, etc)
  • M8 Motion coprocessor: Measures your steps, distance, elevation as well share tasks with the main processor
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: -
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 2,915 mAh Non-removeable Battery
  • Standby time: up to 384 Hours
  • Talktime: up to 24 hours
  • Music Playback: up to 80 hours

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iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Unveiled by Apple

Apple has unveiled its latest flagship smartphones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It is an incremental design to last year's models, but Apple have managed to add enough new features to these new iPhones to make them compelling for a huge proportion of its fans.

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Apple has finally gone for a bigger screen. No-matter which of the two new iPhones you choose, you will be getting something a lot bigger than the 4.0-inch display of the iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C. The iPhone 6 features a 4.7-inch Retina display, while the iPhone 6 Plus is more of a phablet with a 5.5-inch Retina HD display.

Despite offering a larger screen, the iPhone 6 offers the same Retina 326 pixel per inch of the 5S with 750 x 1,334 pixels resolution. However, the iPhone 6 Plus does better with a crispier 401 ppi with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution that Apple calls Retina HD.

The camera is essentially the same at 8 megapixels, though some improvements have been added for better and faster photos. However, the iPhone 6 Plus does one better over the iPhone 6 with Optical Image Stabilisation built into its camera.

The new iPhones are coming with a new processor, the Apple A8 chip. The A8 is a 64-bit chip like the A7, but promises 50% faster graphics and 25% faster processor, which should make iPhone 6 run more smoothly.

Like last-year's TouchID fingerprint scanning feature, one of the most outstanding feature of the iPhone 6 is its support of NFC and the incorporation of the Apple Pay mobile payment service, which will enable you make payments at local stores and services with just a tap. Apple Pay is limited to the United States for now with over 220,000 merchants already on board.

iPhone 6 offers 10 hours talktime, while the iPhone 6 Plus offers more than twice the battery life with 24 hours talktime.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will launch initially in eight countries (UK, US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Japan, and Singapore) on September 19 with preorders opening on September 12. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in 16GB, 64GB or 128GB models.

iPhone 6 Plus prices for the three models at TMobile United States is $749, $849, and $949 respectively. The iPhone 6 will be cheaper.

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Samsung Z Specs & Price

Samsung Z is the first phone to run the company's home grown Tizen OS. If you are looking for a fresh UI, Tizen on Samsung Z might just be what you are looking for. It is not just an average Tizen phone, it comes with comparable specs to Android flagships from Samsung.

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Samsung Z

The Tizen Phone

Samsung Z runs on the version 2.2.1 of the Tizen OS with an awesome 2.3 GHz 64-bit quad-core processor and Adreno 330 GPU. It also comes with a generous 2 GB of RAM, which will probably make things run smoothly. You also get 16GB built-in storage, which you can extend further by up to 64GB.

Samsung Z has a 4.8 inch AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. It sports an 8 megapixels camera on the back and a 2.1 megapixels camera on the front

It features a faux stitched-leather backing, just like the Galaxy Note 3.

Pricing and availability

Samsung Z is not yet available in Nigeria. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria. When available, Samsung Galaxy Z Price in Nigeria is expected to range between N75,000 to N90,000 at launch.

Samsung Z Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Z:

General Features

  • Platform: Tizen 2.2.1
  • Processor: 2.3GHz Quad-core Processor (Snapdragon 800)
  • GPU: -
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Gold
  • Dimension: 138.2 x 69.8 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 136 g
  • IP67 certified: No
  • SIM Type: Micro SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM

Display

  • Display: 4.8-inch TFT Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (306ppi)
  • Display Protection: -

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Autofocus, Geo-tagging
  • Front Camera: 2.1 MP Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 64 GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: -

Network Support

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

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Entertainment

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

Navigation

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

Sensors & Control

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

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)

Battery

  • Battery: 2600 mAh Li-ion Battery

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MTN Smart Mini S620 Smartphone - Sneak Preview

Think you have seen the cheapest smartphone in Nigeria? Hold your breath because NaijaTechGuide have obtained exclusive information that MTN, Nigeria's largest mobile network will be breaking any existing record with a super low cost Android phone to be priced according to our sources at 8,000 Naira. The new smartphone, MTN Smart Mini S620 features a 3.5-inch screen with support for dual-SIM and fast 3G internet.

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MTN Smart Mini S620 Smartphone front view

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MTN Smart Mini S620 Side view

Despite the low pricing, the MTN Smart Mini S620 is not a push over, at least when we look at the specs. It features a front and rear camera with flash, though we can't confirm the exact resolution at this time. It runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), which means it supports BBM, making it perhaps the cheapest smartphone with BBM support.

MTN Smart Mini S620 is powered by a 1GHz processor with 512MB RAM and comes with 4GB storage which you can extend by up to 32GB with a microSD card. It is a decent bargain and considering that it is powered by a well known brand, you will be getting a valid warranty compared to other low cost Android phones.

Pricing and Availability

MTN Smart Mini S620 is now available in Nigeria. You can buy this phone at most MTN outlets and leading online stores in Nigeria like Jumia. MTN Smart Mini S620 starts at N8,000.

MTN Sm@rt Mini S620 Specs

Here are a few specs of the MTN Smart Mini S620:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Processor: 1GHz Processor
  • GPU: -
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Dimension: 117 x 61.6 x 11.9 mm
  • Weight: -
  • SIM Type: -
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby

Display

  • Display: 3.5-inch Display, 320 x 480 pixels (164ppi)
  • Display Protection: -

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 2 MP Camera, Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging, Flash
  • Front Camera: Yes

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 4GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 32GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: -

Network Support

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

Internet & Connectivity

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

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes (BBM, Whatsapp, etc)
  • 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
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

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

Sensors & Control

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

Other Features

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

Battery

  • Battery: 1300 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Talktime: -
  • Standby Time: -

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BlackBerry Classic Highlights & Availability - BB Q20

A lot is yet to be known about BlackBerry's upcoming flagship phone, the BlackBerry Classic (formerly known as the BlackBerry Q20), but we now have at least some idea of when the phone will be available. The BlackBerry Classic is expected sometime in November along with the new BlackBerry BES12 Server, which will enable companies manage devices across multiple platforms including BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone, and iOS.

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As for specs no new information has been released. What we know for now is that it will follow the traditional design of the BlackBerry Q10 and BlackBerry Bold. BlackBerry Classic will feature a 3.5-inch Touch Display, a Physical QWERTY keyboard, and will be running on BlackBerry 10.

BlackBerry is yet to release any official photo of the BlackBerry Classic and pricing is yet to be specified. We will update this article when we know more.

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Samsung Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch - Specs & Price

Samsung Gear 2 Neo is very similar to the Gear 2 smartwatch except that it lacks a camera. This makes it lighter and should result in a lower pricing for consumers who do not fancy a camera enabled watch. Samsung Gear 2 Neo features a 1.64-inch Super AMOLED Touchscreen with notification and health and fitness support. It runs on Samsung's Tizen OS.


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Samsung Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch

A Tizen Smart Watch

Just like the Gear 2, the Samsung Gear 2 Neo smartwatch runs the Tizen OS on a 1.0GHz dual-core processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB built-in storage. It also spots a 1.64-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels.

Samsung Gear 2 Neo features a heart rate sensor on the back that seats on the surface of your skin to regularly monitor your heart rate. It features a pedometer with various modes for exercising and can be used as a remote control for your devices with the built-in Infra red blaster and the WatchON remote app.

Samsung Gear 2 Neo smartwatch comes with swappable straps, enabling you choose from colourful straps in Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey or Wild Orange to express your style and mood at any time. Samsung Gear 2 Neo will launch with about 100 apps globally and will support 17 Samsung Galaxy devices. An open SDK will also be available to enable developers build more apps.

Pricing & Availability

Samsung Gear 2 Neo will be available from April about the same time as the Galaxy S5. Samsung has not made the pricing official, but we expect the price to be lower than both the Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

Samsung Gear 2 Neo Specs:

Here are a specs of the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch:

  • Platform: Tizen OS
  • Processor: 1.0GHz dual-core Processor
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Built-in: 4GB
  • Notifications
  • Health & Fitness Tracking
  • Display: 1.64-inch Super AMOLED Touch display (320 x 320 pixels, 275 ppi)
  • Weight: 55 g
  • Dimensions: ?
  • Heart Rate Sensor
  • Pedometer
  • Sleep & Stress Measurement
  • Infrared Blaster
  • Microphone
  • Speaker
  • Support for Bluetooth Headset
  • IP67 certified - Dust & Water Resistant
  • WatchON Remote App
  • Remote Control (with Infrared & WatchON app)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Swappable & Replaceable Straps
  • Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey or Wild Orange Strap Colour
  • Will Support Third Party Apps
  • 300 mAh Battery
  • Up to 2 to 3 days battery life

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