Smartphones are becoming increasingly important parts of our everyday lives, providing us with a permanent connection to the rest of the world. With the number of mobile-first services increasing, it’s important to have a capable handset in our pockets yet it’s also important for it not to break the bank. Luckily, there is enough alternatives out there that will handle everything from simpler tasks like reading the news and betting at Betway Nigeria to playing HD videos and offering a secure environment for payments and such. So, let’s take a look at some handsets that give you the best value for your money – and are available in Nigeria today.
Note that the prices listed are the ones on Jumia at the time this article is written.
Nokia 6.1 – around N90,000
Nokia 6.1 is a handset recently released by HMD global that combines the premium feel of the brand’s phones with more than decent specifications and a pretty friendly price. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 System-on-a-Chip with eight cores clocked at 2.2GHz, paired with the high-performance Adreno 508 GPU. The phone has 32GB of internal storage (it has a 64GB variant, too) and 3GB of RAM – with these specs, it can handle all the things you throw at it, no matter if it’s an HD video or a more demanding mobile game.
Xiaomi Mi A1 – between N70,000 – N90,000
Xiaomi’s Android One phone is a great handset with a great hardware and can also have a friendly price. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC with eight 2GHz cores, the Adreno 506 GPU, it has 64GB of internal storage, 4GB of RAM, a dual camera on its back, a 5MP front camera, a 3080mAh battery, and Google’s Android One operating system – meaning that the software updates will be issued by Google, keeping the phone secure and bug-free faster. It looks and feels almost like an Apple iPhone – its design is simple, stylish, and nice to the touch.
Huawei Honor 7X – around N90,000
Huawei is one of the biggest smartphone makers in the world, combining a good price with a good performance. The Honor 7X was released last December with Android 7 out of the box, getting the Android 8.0 update over the air. It is powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 659 SoC with eight processor cores, paired with the Mali-T830 MP2 GPU, enough for pretty much every mobile game available today. It is available in several variants, with 32 or 64 GB of internal storage and 3 to 4 GB of RAM. It has a dual camera, an 8MP selfie camera, FM radio, a 3340mAh battery, and a pretty decent price point.