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Top 10 Android Phones In Nigeria 2017

Android Phones in Nigeria

With every passing day, the number of Android phones in Nigeria keep increasing, and as a smartphone user who want to shop for Android phones, choices are unlimited and so many choices can also bring decision dilemma.

No doubt Android OS is the most popular smartphone OS in Nigeria and phone makers heavily target the Nigerian market due to the vast opportunity that it presents.

In this post, we will be exploring the top 10 Android phones in Nigeria at the moment, plus some honorable mentions (some Android phones in Nigeria that are worth checking out but didn’t make the top 1o list).

Given the vast number of Android phones in Nigeria today, it is almost impossible to review all of them in the process of selecting the top 10, therefore we have limited our selections to the top 5 most popular Android phone brands in Nigeria, which by popular votes are Infinix, Tecno, Gionee, InnJoo and Samsung.

For our top 10 selection, we selected the top two from each brand and compared them to each other. And for our honorable mentions, we selected the third best from each brand and compared them to each other.

For more phone options, you can check out top 10 best of Infinix, top 10 best of Tecno and top 10 best of InnJoo as well.

Let’s begin review…shall we?

Top 10 Android Phones in Nigeria

#1. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is undoubtedly the best Android smartphone in Nigeria money can buy at the moment.

The phone comes with a 6.20 inches touch, super AMOLED screen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels at a PPI of 529 pixels per inch. A little edge over the Samsung Galaxy S8 that hosts a 5.8 inches screen. S8 Plus uses a curved edge screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is powered by 1.9GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. Samsung is one of the first (if not the first) to launch with the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset.

The S8 Plus hosts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835: octa-core CPU (4xKryo 280 + 4xCortex-A53), Adreno 540 GPU. Exynos 8895: octa-core CPU (4x2nd-gen Mongoose + 4xCortex-A53), Mali-G71 GPU.

The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S8 packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The camera features includes: 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama

The Galaxy S8 Plus runs Android 7.0 with TouchWiz UI and is powered by a bigger 3500mAh non removable battery. It measures 148.90 x 68.10 x 8.00 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 155.00 grams.

If you are looking for the best Android smartphone money can buy in Nigeria, this it!

Galaxy S8 Plus Key Specs

  • Dual-SIM dual-standby capability
  • 6.2″ 1440 x 2960 IPS capacitive touchscreen.
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • 12 MP back camera, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS.
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 64GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD card (up to 256)
  • Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM
  • 3,500mAh battery capacity.
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth

See full specs here.

#2. Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

I guess it is no surprise to see the S8 Plus compatriot (Samsung Galaxy S8) take the second place position. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is another top Android phone you will find in the Nigeria Android market.

The phone comes with a 5.80 inches touch, super AMOLED screen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels at a PPI of 570 pixels per inch.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is powered by 1.9GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 8895 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The galaxy S8 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835: octa-core CPU (4xKryo 280 + 4xCortex-A53), Adreno 540 GPU. Exynos 8895: octa-core CPU (4x2nd-gen Mongoose + 4xCortex-A53), Mali-G71 GPU.

The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card just like the S8 Plus. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S8 packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

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The camera has all the features of the S8 Plus.

The Galaxy S8 runs Android 7.0 with TouchWiz UI and is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. It measures 148.90 x 68.10 x 8.00 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 155.00 grams. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is simply gorgeous.

Galaxy S8 Key Specs:

  • Dual-SIM dual-standby capability
  • 5.8″ 1440 x 2960 IPS capacitive touchscreen.
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • 12 MP back camera, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS.
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 64GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD card (up to 256)
  • Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM
  • 3,000mAh battery capacity.
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth

#3. Gionee M6S Plus

gionee m6s plus

Gionee M6S Plus seems to be an upgraded version of Gionee M6 Plus.

The Gionee M6S Plus sports a big 6-inch full high definition display screen, with a resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels, covered by a 2.5D curved gorilla glass. The display has a PPI of 367 which will provide good viewing angles for the device. M6S Plus smartphone runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat under AMIGO User Interface from the manufacturer.

Gionee M6S Plus ticks on the latest power-efficient chipset which is able to handle several tasks and has CPU processor of 2GHz. The RAM is much expanded to let you launch multiple applications without a hitch – we are talking about 6GB RAM and a large digital file storage of 64GB, with more room to expand to upto 128GB via SSD card.

The main camera on the Gionee M6S Plus is a 12 MP shooter with Auto Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Touch Focus, Digital Zoom, Video Recording. The smartphone also has a Front Facing Camera capable of shooting 8 MP selfies.

M6S Plus Key Specs:

  • Dual-SIM dual-standby capability
  • 6.0″ 1080 by 1920 IPS capacitive touchscreen
  • 8MP front-facing camera LED flash
  • 12MP back camera with LED flash
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 64GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB)
  • Ocat-core 2.0GHz processor, 6GB of RAM
  • 6020mAh battery capacity
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth

#4. InnJoo 4

InnJoo Phones

InnJoo 4 is a 2017 upgrade of InnJoo 3 – a flagship smartphone lineup of InnJoo.

InnJoo 4 sports a 5.5-inch FHD IPS display with a secreen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and rear-facing fingerprint sensor.

The InnJoo 4 comes with a powerful Mediatek Helio with a 10-core processor and a processor speed of 2.3GHz

The new InnJoo flagship phone is built with one of the new trending technology – 2.5D glass.

InnJoo 4 comes with a 16 megapixels back camera with 6-element lens system.

The deca-core processor of the InnJoo 4 is coupled with 4GB RAM and a 64GB inbuilt storage which is expandable to up to 128GB with the help of microSD cards.

On the battery side, the InnJoo 4 sports a 3400 mAh battery and of up to 15 hours of battery life.

If you are looking for a powerful smartphone that is affordable, this Innjoo smartphone is a phone to consider.

InnJoo 4 Key Specs:

  • 5.5-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (400 ppi)
  • Deca-core Mediatek Helio X20 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • 64GB Storage, up to 128GB memory card support
  • 16MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE Data
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • 3400 mAh Battery with Fast Charging
  • Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth

#5. Infinix Zero 4 Plus

Infinix Zero 4 Plus

Infinix Zero 4 Plus (also known as “the pro”) is the pro version of the Infinix Zero 4. and it one of the few premium Infinix phones in the market.

The Zero series is the Infinix’s premium smartphones and this smartphones come with a lot of premium features and are built with powerful hardware.

Infinix Zero 4 Plus comes with a similar design as the Zero 4, just bigger. You still get a premium metal unibody with the fingerprint sensor on the back.

The Infinix Zero 4 Plus comes with Deca-Core 2.1 GHz processor with Helio X20 (MT6797M) chipset and Mali-T880 coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage.

On the camera side, the Zero 4 Plus comes with 20.7 megapixels rear camera and 13 megapixels front camera.

Zero 4 Plus Key Specs:

  • Dual-SIM dual-standby capability
  • 5.98″ 1920 by 1080 FHD IPS capacitive touchscreen.
  • 13 MP front-facing camera LED flash
  • 20.7MP back camera with LED flash.
  • OS: Android 6.0 marshmallow upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 32GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB)
  • Deca-Core 2.1 GHz with Helio X20 (MT6797M) processor, 4GB of RAM
  • 4000mAh battery capacity.
  • Wi-Fi, hotspot, Wi-Fi direct; Bluetooth 4.1; GPS/GLONASS; microUSB
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#6. Gionee M6 Plus

Gionee M6 Plus

Gionee M6 Plus is a phablet smartphone with 6-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Amoled display.

The smartphone sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, and an 8-megapixel front camera.

The Gionee M6 Plus supports dual-SIM dual standby, and runs on Android Marshmallow with Amigo 3.5 OS. It features a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Amoled display with 401ppi pixel density, 100 percent NTSC gamut, and 2.5D curved glass protection.

The smartphone uses a 64-bit 1.8GHz MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor paired with 4GB RAM.

There is a provisional 64GB storage with the option to expand further up to 256GB via a microSD card slot.

The battery offered in the M6 Plus is at 6,020mAh battery.

This is another smartphone to consider when shopping for affordable powerful Android phones in Nigeria.

M6 Plus Key Specs:

  • 6.0-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (368 ppi)
  • Deca-core Mediatek Helio X20 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 64GB Storage, up to 128GB memory card support
  • 16MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE Data
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • 6020 mAh Battery with Fast Charging
  • Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth

#7. Tecno Phantom 6 Plus

Tecno Phantom 6 Plus

Tecno Phantom 6 Plus made it debut last year, and it is one of the few Tecno premium phones.

Tecno Phantom 6 Plus is the plus size model of Tecno Phontom 6. The phone completely blows away its more compact brother, the Phantom 6 with a very illustrious set of features.

Tecno Phantom 6 Plus offers a 6-inch display, a 10-core processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB built-in storage.

The Phantom 6 Plus features a full metal body. It is a metal-unibody design, so the back is not removable.

Phantom 6 Plus comes a 6.0-inch LTPS FHD Display. The display offers 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Phantom 6 Plus Key Specs:

  • 5.955-inch IPS Touchscreen with Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat) with HiOS v1.0 (upgradable to HiOS 2.0).
  • Full Metal Body Design.
  • 4G LTE, 3G and 2G network connectivity.
  • 2.1GHz Deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 Processor.
  • Mali-T720 MP2 GPU.
  • 4GB RAM.
  • 64GB Internal Memory, expandable up to 128GB with microSD.
  • 4,050mAh Li-ion Battery.
  • 21MP Dual Rear Cameras with LED flash, Autofocus & 1080p@30fps video recording.
  • Front camera: 8 Mega Pixels
  • Dual micro-SIM slot.

#8. InnJoo Pro 2

InnJoo Pro 2

InnJoo Pro 2 is a powerful smartphone from InnJoo that is built for performance.

The InnJoo Pro 2 feature a premium metal design, a front facing fingerprint scanner, a 64GB inbuilt storage and a massive 6GB RAM.

The InnJoo Pro 2 comes with 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and it is covered with 2.5D glass at the front.

So far, InnJoo Pro 2 appears to be the InnJoo smartphone with the best camera.

The Pro 2 comes with a 16 megapixels camera with a f/2.0 aperture and a 6-element lens system.

InnJoo Pro 2 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and it powered by 2.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6757 proccessor and a 900MHz Mali-T880 MP2 graphics unit.

The powerfull processor of the InnJoo Pro 2 is coupled with a 4000 mAh Li-Po battery which boasts of up to 27 hours of talktime, and can fully charge within 2 hours.

Pro 2 Key Specs:

  • 5.5-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (400 ppi)
  • 2.3GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6757 CPU with 6GB RAM
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 64GB Storage, up to 256GB memory card support
  • 16MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE Data
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
  • 4000 mAh Battery with Fast Charging
  • Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth

#9. Infinix Zero 4

Infinix Zero 4

Infinix Zero 4 is the successor of Infinix Zero 3 and it was launched together with its senior counterpart – Infinix Zero 4 Plus.

Infinix Zero 4 holds a measurable 5.5 inches touchscreen made with IPS LCD panels. The display is in full HD and supports up to 16 million colors, the screen has a display resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels and 440 pixels per-square inch (ppi) and it is protected from scratch and pressure by a Corning gorilla glass 4.

The Zero 4 comes with 16 megapixels back camera and 8 megapixels front camera unlike its senior counterpart which comes with 20.7 MP and 13 MP.

The Zero 4 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, but the OS is upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat.

Infinix Zero 4 has a MediaTek MT6753 chipset with an octa-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz.

The Zero is equipped with 3GB RAM to ensure things run smoothly and 32GB of built-in storage for your files and downloads.

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Zero 4 Key Specs:

  • Dual-SIM dual-standby capability
  • 5.5″ 1920 by 1080 FHD IPS capacitive touchscreen.
  • 8 MP front-facing camera LED flash
  • 16 MP back camera with LED flash.
  • OS: Android 6.0 marshmallow upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 32GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB)
  • Octa-Core 1.3 GHz with MediaTek MT6753 processor, 3GB of RAM
  • 3200mAh battery capacity.
  • Wi-Fi, hotspot, Wi-Fi direct; Bluetooth 4.1; GPS/GLONASS; microUSB

#10. Tecno Phantom 6

Tecno Phantom 6

 

Tecno Phantom 6 is another top quality Tecno phone and it is the successor of Phantom 5.

The Phantom 6 was launched together with Tecno Phantom 6 Plus and they both caused a major upset in the smartphone market when they where launched.

The smartphone slightly slimmer with largely the same specs of its predecessor – Tecno Phantom 5.

The major difference between the Phantom 6 and its predecessor is that the software has been refreshed to Android 6.0 with a more powerful processor. You also get a dual-camera setup on the back and the fingerprint sensor has been dropped for an iris scanner.

Tecno Phantom 6 runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) on a Mediatek chipset offering a 2.0GHz octa-core processor.

The Android phablet offers 3GB of RAM with 32GB of built-in storage which is expandable to up to 128 GB with the help of micro SD card.

Tecno Phantom 6 supports 4G network and comes with 2700 mAh non-removable battery.

Tecno Phantom 6 Key Specs:

  • 5.5-inch IPS Touchscreen with Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat) with HiOS v1.0 (upgradable to HiOS 2.0).
  • Full Metal Body Design.
  • 4G LTE, 3G and 2G network connectivity.
  • 64-bit, 2.0GHz Octa-core Processor.
  • Mali-T720 MP2 GPU.
  • 3GB RAM.
  • 32GB Internal Memory, expandable up to 128GB with microSD.
  • 2700mAh Li-ion Battery.
  • 13MP Dual Rear Cameras with LED flash, Autofocus & 1080p@30fps video recording.
  • Front camera: 8 Mega Pixels
  • Dual micro-SIM slot.

Honorable Mentions

Here are some other Android phones in Nigeria that you may want to check out:

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Key Specs:

  • Dual-SIM dual-standby capability
  • 5.5″ 2560 x 1440 IPS capacitive touchscreen
  • 5MP front-facing camera LED flash
  • 12MP back camera with LED flash
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 32GB or 64GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD card (up to 200GB)
  • Ocat-core (quad-core 2.3GHz + quad-core 1.6GHz) processor, 4GB of RAM
  • 360mAh battery capacity
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth

Gionee M6

Key Specs:

  • Dual-SIM dual-standby capability
  • 5.5″ 1080 by 1920 IPS capacitive touchscreen
  • 8MP front-facing camera LED flash
  • 12MP back camera with LED flash
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 64GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB)
  • Ocat-core 1.8GHz processor, 4GB of RAM
  • 6020mAh battery capacity
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth

InnJoo 3

Key Specs:

  • Dual-SIM dual-standby capability
  • 5.5″ 1080 by 1820 FHD IPS capacitive touchscreen.
  • 8MP front-facing camera LED flash
  • 21MP back camera with LED flash.
  • OS: Android 6.0 Lollipop
  • 64GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB)
  • Octa-core 2.5GHz processor, 4GB of RAM
  • 3,000mAh battery capacity.
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth

Infinix Note 3 Pro

Key Specs:

  • Dual-SIM dual-standby capability
  • 6.0″ 1920 by 1080 FHD IPS capacitive touchscreen.
  • 5MP front-facing camera LED flash
  • 13MP back camera with LED flash.
  • OS: Android 6.0 marshmallow
  • 4G LTE support
  • 16GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB)
  • Octa-core 1.3GHz processor, 3GB of RAM
  • 4500mAh battery capacity.
  • Wi-Fi, hotspot, Wi-Fi direct; Bluetooth 4.1; GPS/GLONASS; microUSB

Tecno Camon CX

Key Specs:

  • 5.5-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (400ppi)
  • 1.5GHz octa-core Mediatek CPU with 2GB RAM
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) with HiOS
  • 16GB Storage with support for memory card up to 128GB
  • 16MP Rear Camera and 16MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE (up to 150Mbps)
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • 3200 mAh Battery with Fast Charging

Where to buy Android phones in Nigeria

These days, you hardly go pass any phone seller without seeing an Android phone. Android phones are available in any mobile retail stores near you. You can also buy from the top online stores in Nigeria like Jumia, Konga, Slot, Yudala, and Kilimall.

Some users prefer to buy abroad on sites like Aliexpress and Gearbest as well.

What other great Android smartphone have you used or are you currently using? You do you rate it against our top 10?

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