While you look out for the best budget smartphones phones that matches your desired specifications, when deciding on the next phone to buy, it is also important to note the phones that have been highly rated by others and are popular.
The giant of africa, Nigeria’s size makes it a prime target for businesses offering consumer products. Products from mobile phone manufacturing brands are being pumped into the country and new phones are getting launched everyday. The point of this article is to have a look at the top phones (from big brands) that are most popular in the country to ease your decision on phones to buy.
The list below is based on a survey of 150 people in Lagos with spread between students, working-class Nigerians etc
In Nigeria at the moment, Apple iPhones are the most popular. It is not very surprising that Apple is holding the number 1 spot. Android mobile phones are fantastic and most often compete, however, Apple iPhones are in a league of their own. The phones have an awesome iOS mobile software that makes its devices stand out from others. The Apple iPhone is one of the few premium smartphone brands in the country and most expensive too. People use it because of the class it commands.
Infinix comes in second with 19.1%. This is another smartphone brand that’s very popular in the Nigeria market. Interestingly, it is owned and operated by the same parent company (Transsion Holding) as Tecno. One of the reasons it beats Techno, popularity wise, is because it is less expensive and offers as much pleasure as other smart phone does. One will begin to wonder the reason they are popular They by focusing on providing smartphones for people who could buy without breaking a sweat — financially.
Affordability is also a major reason iTel phones also gained traction in Nigeria market. It’s popularity stems from it’s cheap prices. It is also owned and operated by Transsion Holdings.
The influx of Chinese products unto Nigerian markets is facilitated by their tendency to offer innovative features at a low price. Tecno Mobile entered the Nigeria smartphone market by providing “ultra-affordable” devices. Although several Chinese phones were already in the market, its series of double SIM card capacity phones gave it an advantage over the usually single SIM build of bigger brands. Ever since, the brand has become a household name in the industry. Tecno is one of the most recognisable phone brands in Nigeria, and it dominates the China phone section of the phone market. It is especially popular among first-time smartphone users.
Until a few years ago, Samsung was mostly known for household appliances. That largely changed with the introduction of the Samsung phones. Since then, Samsung has been a significant player in the Nigeria smartphone market. In fact, Samsung remains one of the earliest pioneer of Android-based smartphones in the Nigeria market. Though it took time to gain ground, Samsung phones are now among top phones in terms of popular smartphones.
Say Nokia, say Feature Phone. Nokia isn’t just a popular smartphone brand in Nigeria but the company also controls a huge share in the feature phone segment of the Nigeria market. The success of the E-Series and N-series probably helped Nokia keep it popularity in this list, as well as its unmatched reputation for durability, dependability and battery life, especially among older smartphone users.
Gionee is another popular brand in the Nigeria smartphone market.
HTC stands for High Tech Computer. Actually, it is formerly known as High Tech Computer corporation. Now a days, it is popular as HTC corporation. It is a Taiwanese company best known for manufacturing smart phones and tablets. It was founded in 1997 by “Cher Wang” in Taiyuan City, Taiwan.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese multinational technology company, that provides telecommunications equipment and sells consumer electronics, including smartphones and is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. Nigerians are begining to love this smartphone because of their innovation.
Coolpad is one of the top smartphone brands in China. Designed and established by Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (“Yulong Telecommunications”), Coolpad has been in the wireless communications industry for over 20 years and has helped pioneer the production of premier smartphones.
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