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May 2013 – A Good Month for Smartphone Buyers

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If you are planning to buy a smartphone in Nigeria in 2013, the month of May is a great month to do so as a number of exciting new smartphones will be hitting stores across the country. Top smartphone brands in Nigeria like Samsung, Nokia, and BlackBerry all have something exciting for consumers shopping for smartphones in the month of May.

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Here are some great smartphones launching in Nigeria in the Month of May, 2013:

Nokia Lumia 520 & Lumia 720

First out of the gates in May were the duo of Nokia Lumia 520 and Nokia Lumia 720. Both smartphones are exciting for similar and different reasons. Both offer great user experience at a great price.


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Nokia Lumia 520 Low Cost WP8 Phone

Considering the budget of most smartphone buyers in Nigeria, the low cost Nokia Lumia 520, which comes at a price range of between 29,000 Naira and 35,000 Naira is more exciting. This is about the same price that a onetime Nokia bestseller, the Nokia 5230 launched a couple of years ago.

Nokia Lumia 520 features Windows Phone 8, a 4.0-inch super-sensitive touch display, a 5MP camera, and the best of Nokia’s hardware, technology, navigation, and entertainment. Plus it is available in brilliant colours to match any style and taste.

Nokia Lumia 720

Nokia Lumia 720 also runs Windows Phone 8. It offers some of the best features of the flagship Nokia Lumia 920 at a more affordable price. In fact, I am sure that if Samsung were to name this phone they would have named it the Nokia Lumia 920 Mini.

Nokia Lumia 720 is one of the most elegant mid-range smartphones, just 9mm thick and at a price range of between 49,000 Naira and 55,000 Naira it is one of the best value mid-range smartphone as well.

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Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Next out early second week of May is the Samsung Galaxy S4, the most advanced smartphone around. Samsung Galaxy S4 features a large 5.0-inch Super AMOLED display, a 13MP camera, and the most advanced software and hardware on any smarthone launched so far in 2013.

If you are looking for the cutting-edge smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is it. Samsung Galaxy S4 price in Nigeria ranges from 108,000 Naira to 115,000 Naira depending on your location.

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BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry Q10 is arguably the best smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard and one for the die-hard fans of the physical QWERTY key. Its major target is the BlackBerry loyal base. If you are currently using any of the BlackBerry Bold smartphones like the BlackBerry Bold 9900 (Bold 5) and BlackBerry Bold 9790 (Bold 6), the BlackBerry Q10 will be awesome for you.

BlackBerry Q10 features a 3.1-inch touch display and a nice physical QWERTY keyboard as well as a good 8MP camera. BlackBerry Q10 will launch officially later in May at a price range of around 110,000 Naira, although some stores are currently selling it at much higher price of up to 180,000 Naira. I advice you wait for the official availability or you can preorder BlackBerry Q10 online at the same price of 110,000 Naira.

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More Smartphones to Buy

The smartphones above may have been launched in May and are some of the best smartphones you will be seeing in Nigeria this year, but they are not the only great smartphones in Nigeria. Here are a few great smartphones that were launched earlier, but are still a great buy.

Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article May 2013 – A Good Month for Smartphone Buyers was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: May 9th, 2016

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