Android phones have come a long way from a humble beginning in 2008. They have grown from just 2.8% of the smartphone market in 2009 to over 65% of the smartphone market today. If you are planning to buy an Android smartphone in Nigeria, this article provides the all star list of Android phones. Behold the best Android phones in Nigeria.
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Android phones are doing well globally, and in Nigeria they are gradually gaining in popularity, thanks largely to cheap and affordable Android phones from global brands like Samsung and Lenovo as well as Chinese brands like Tecno, Infinix, and Innjoo.
However, this article is not about cheap phones, it is about the best Android phones money can buy. We have lined up the most powerful and the most sophisticated Android phones in Nigeria right now.
However, if you are a bargain hunter, you can checkout our list of best Cheap Android phones. That said there are a few value for money offerings on this lineup.
Here are some of the best Android phones in Nigeria right now updated for 2016. All the listed Android phones come with Android 6 (Marshmallow), Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with possible upgrades to Android 6 (Marshmallow) or Android 4.4 (KitKat) with possible Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher upgrades.
Google just released the Android N Developer Preview 3, which sets the stage for the launch of the next edition of Android, which should be be on phones by the end of 2016.
Samsung Galaxy S7 is Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone and no doubt one of the best Android phones in Nigeria today. It retains the same premium design of its predecessor and brings back some features that went missing in the S6.
Notably, the Samsung Galaxy S7 offers a removable battery and expandable storage. It runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) on the highly efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with 4GB of RAM.
The Galaxy S7 will feature Samsung’s Exynos processors. On the back is a 12 megapixels camera with a 5MP camera on the front. The smartphone is also promising better battery life with a 3000 mAh battery. Price range: 195,000 to 250,000 Naira.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the curvier cousin of the new Galaxy S7 flagship. It offers a bigger 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with dual curved edges offering Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution as the S6 Edge.
The camera is similar to the Galaxy S7 with a 12MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera on the front. The Samsung Galaxy s7 Edge also features an Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or Exynos processor, and 4GB RAM. Price range: 240,000 to 280,000 Naira.
Huawei Nexus 6P is the latest extra-large smartphone in Google’s line of Nexus phones. It is one of the best Android phones available, going by its rich specsheet.
Huawei Nexus 6P sports a brilliant 5.7-inch AMOLED display. There is a 12MP camera on the back, which can record up to 4k ultra HD videos. The front camera offers 8MP resolution.
Huawei Nexus 6P runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) on the Octa-core Snapdragon 810 chipset with 3GB RAM. The smartphone offers a fingerprint sensor, USB Type C port, and NFC. Price ranges from 270,000 to 400,000 Naira.
Where to Buy Huawei Nexus 6P
Jumia.com.ng₦270,000.00 Buy Now
LG G5 is LG’s flagship smart phone and one of the best Android phones in Nigeria. It features a modular design that enables you add more features or increase battery capacity.
The premium smartphone features a 5.5-inch IPS screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution, which is one of the best displays on a smartphone.
LG G5 sports a 16 megapixels camera on the back with an 8MP camera on the front. The phone offers a fingerprint scanner with fast 4G LTE data
LG G5 runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) on the premium Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB of RAM. Price range: 195,000 to 290,000 NGN.
The HTC 10 is a cross of some sort between the HTC One M9 and A9, design wise. It offers a number of great upgrades that makes it one of the best Android phones around.
It has a brilliant 5.2-inch Super LCD Display. It sports a 12MP rear camera with a 5MP front facing camera.
HTC 10 flaunts an all-metal body with new BoomSound Hi-Fi speakers. It features a 5.0-inch Full HD display with a 20 megapixels camera on the back.
For power, the HTC 10 relies on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB of RAM. It runs on Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow). Price starts at 210,000 Naira.
Huawei P9 is currently one of the best Android phones when in comes for value for money. The smartphone offers a stunning design and impressive specs, but is less pricey than the competition.
Huawei P8 sports a brilliant 5.2-inch display (same as the P8) with dual 11 megapixels rear cameras and an 8MP front facing camera. The smartphone is a high performer with an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset, 3GB or 4GB RAM, and 4G LTE. Price in Nigeria starts at 180,000 NGN.
You can also check the Huawei P9 Plus, which is similar to the P9, but offers a massive 5.5-inch display.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is arguably one of the best Android phones in Nigeria if you are looking for a smartphone with a massive display. The phablet features a brilliant 5.7-inch display, powerful octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and super fast internet access.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a 16MP rear camera and 5MP front facing camera. The phablet is loaded with Android 5.1 (Lollipop), but will be getting Android 6 (Marshmallow) sometime in the future. Price starts at 216,000 Naira.
Samsung Galaxy S6 is just like the Galaxy S6 Edge without the curved screen edge. It still features the same 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Samsung Galaxy S6 runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop) on an octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM. You can choose 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB built-in storage. The Android phone is upgradeable to Android 6 (Marshmallow). Price ranges from 182,000 to 210,000 Naira.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is part of Samsung’s new line of all metal more premium looking smartphone design. Galaxy S6 Edge has the screen curving on the edges for easily accessing notifications.
As for as design and features go it will be hard to omit the Edge from a list of best Android phones in Nigeria.
The smartphone features a brilliant 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It sports a fingerprint scanner.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge sports an octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and is available with 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB built-in storage. It comes with Android 5.0 (Lollipop), but like the S6 is upgradeable to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).
Samsung have also released a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, which is more or less like a bigger Galaxy S4 Edge with a bigger 5.7-inch display and a 4GB RAM. Prices starts at around 185,000 Naira.
Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Xperia Z5 is the latest flagship smartphone from Sony. It comes in a beautiful design with the usual water resistant design. Sony Xperia Z5 offers a brilliant 5.2-inch display boasting of the same Triluminos found in Sony Bravia TVs.
Sony flagships are some of the best Android phones in the camera department and the Xperia Z5 is no different. The smartphone sports a 23MP camera on the back with an autofocus that locks focus in just 0.03 seconds.
Sony Xperia Z5 features Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, 3GB RAM, and fingerprint scanner. Price: 180,000 to 260,000 Naira.
If you want a bigger display, checkout the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, which is very similar to the Z5, but offers a larger 5.5-inch display.
The Huawei Mate 8 is one of the latest flagship smartphone from its maker. It features a brilliant 6.0-inch display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Huawei Mate 8 runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset with option of 3GB or 4GB RAM.
The camera is also brilliant. On the back is a 16 megapixels camera with dual-LED flash with a front facing 8 megapixels camera.
Huawei Mate 8 features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for extra security. It also sports a 4000 mAh battery. Price starts at around 189,000 NGN.
The BlackBerry Priv is the first and only Android phone from the once dominant BlackBerry. For users who love a physical QWERTY keyboard, the Priv is the best Android phone around.
The BlackBerry Priv features a large and brilliant 5.4-inch display and a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with 3GB of RAM.
The Priv boasts of the best camera on any BlackBerry phone with an 18MP camera. Price ranges from 227,000 Naira.
The Nexus 5X is the smaller Nexus device to Huawei-made Nexus 6P. Manufactured by LG, the Nexus 5X runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) just like its bigger cousin, but goes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 and 2GB of RAM.
The smartphone has a 5.2-inch display with a 12.3MP rear camera and 5MP front camera.
Where to Buy LG Nexus 5X
Jumia.com.ng₦167,992.00 Buy Now
As far this list of Best Android Phones goes, the Elephone P9000 is perhaps the one phone that strikes the perfect balance between design, specs, and cost.
This pretty smartphone sports a 5.5-inch Display from LG and a 13MP rear camera from Sony. Running things is an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 chipset with 4GB of RAM. It is loaded with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Elephone P9000 also features NFC, reversible USB Type C port, and fingerprint scanner. Price starts at around 85,000 NGN.
Where to Buy Elephone P9000
Jumia.com.ng₦83,495.00 Buy Now
The Xiaomi Mi 5 is another value for more smartphone in this lineup. It offers the design and specs of a highend phone at a fraction of the price.
Xiaomi Mi 5 features a 5.15-inch Display, 16 MP rear camera, 4MP front camera, and fingerprint scanner. It features the top-grade Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset with 3GB or 4GB of RAM. Mi 5 is not official in Nigeria, but is being expected. Xiaomi Mi 4 and redmi 2 are currently available on Jumia.
Where to Buy Xiaomi Phones
Jumia.com.ngfrom ₦25,000.00 Buy Now
More of the Best Android Phones
- Wiko Ridge 4G
- Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
- Infinix Zero 3
- HTC One A9
- LG G4
- HTC One M9
- Samsung Galaxy S5
- Lenovo Vibe P1
- Tecno Phantom 5
- LG V10
- Huawei P8
- Meizu Pro 6
So, there goes our list of best Android phones in Nigeria so far for 2016. More Android phones are likely to join them in the next few months. A few of these Android phones will also make it to Nigeria.
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