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Best Android Phones in Nigeria ~ 2019 Top 10

There are numerous options out there if you are looking to get one of the best android phones in the market.

But the undiluted truth remains no smartphone has it all not even the latest iPhone or Samsung Galaxy.

So it all boils down to your preference.

If you are looking for a camera smartphone in 2019, you are better off with a Pixel 3 XL.best android phones

Oh! Your preferences are great display and tonnes of features? Then You should go for the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.

If you are looking for the best android phone at an insanely cheap price, you have couple of options here from Xiaomi Mi 8 to OnePlus 6T.

Some of these smartphones aren’t officially available in Nigeria. Meaning you will have to order them online and ship here.

However, you have options like Tecno phantom 8 and Infinix Zero 5 that are readily available for purchase in Nigeria both online (Slot, Jumia) and offline.

Nokia 8 Sirocco is another great option. You get great design and pure Android operating system experience.

HTC U12+ is another great device that makes this list of powerful android phones.

Best Android Phones {January 2019} ~ Specifications & Price in Nigeria.

Smartphones on this list are best of the best and they don’t come cheap. If you are looking for smartphones below 70,000 Naira, you should check my article on cheap android phones in Nigeria.

Below are the best phones on the list.

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.
  • Google Pixel 3 XL.
  • Xiaomi Mi 8.
  • OnePlus 6T.
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
  • LG G7 ThinQ.
  • HTC U12+.
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco.
  • Tecno Phantom 8.
  • Infinix Zero 5.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.

The Galaxy S9 Plus almost got it all. From display, design, mountain of features to camera.

Even with its great camera set up and breakthrough, it still struggles to meet up with the quality of Pixel 2 XL not to now talk of the Pixel 3 XL.

With Snapdragon 845 processor and 4GB/6GB RAM on board this device, performance and multi-tasking wasn’t an issue.

There are numerous written and video tutorial online if you decide to go for the galaxy s9+. In the mean time, below are its major specs. S9 Plus is among the most stunning and feature rich best android smartphones.samsung galaxy s9 plus

  • Design: Glass (Gorilla 5) body with Aluminium Frame. Water and dust resistance.
  • Display Size: 6.2-inch Super Amoled display. 18.5:9 Aspect ratio.
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels (Quad HD+).
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla glass 5.
  • Screen Pixel Density: 529 PPI.
  • Processor: Octa Core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845.
  • GPU: Adreno 630.
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo.
  • Memory: 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB internal memory. Support up to 400GB SD card (hybrid sim).
  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP with dual Led flash.
  • Front Camera: 8MP.
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE.
  • Sim Type: Dual Nano Sim.
  • Battery Capacity: 3500 mAh with QC 2.0 and Qi wireless charging.
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP, A-GPS, USB Type-C, NFC.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Proximity, Gyro, Compass, Fingerprint, Iris Scanner, heart rate, Face Unlock.
  • Color: Black, Blue, Gray, Purple, Red, Gold.
  • Released/Launched Date: February 2018.
  • Price in Nigeria: N250,000 – N300,000 Naira.

Google Pixel 3 XL.

In October 2018, Google refreshed their Pixel line of phones with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The major differences between these duos are in the screen size, screen resolution and battery capacity.google best android phone pixel 3 xl

It was a big surprise to everyone when Google announced these duo with single rear camera when their biggest competitors are already using dual and even trio camera at the rear.

But guess what? In terms of photography, Pixel 3 Xl still beats them hands down. Google proved to us all that camera is not just about hardware again but also a well optimized software with AI and machine learning deeply integrated.

Therefore, if your priority in a smartphone is great camera coupled with pure android operating system and constant security patches then Google Pixel 3 XL should be on top of your list.

  • Design: Gorilla Glass 5 with Aluminium Frame.
  • Display Size: 6.3-inch Oled display with Notch
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 x 2960 pixels (Quad HD+).
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla glass 5.
  • Screen Pixel Density: 523 PPI.
  • Processor: Octa Core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845.
  • GPU: Adreno 630.
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie.
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal memory with No SDcard support.
  • Rear Camera: 12MP with Dual Led flash.
  • Front Camera: Dual 8MP + 8MP.
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE.
  • Sim Type: Dual Nano Sim, eSIM.
  • Battery Capacity: 3430 mAh with wireless and fast charging.
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP, A-GPS, USB Type-C, NFC.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Proximity, Gyro, Compass, Fingerprint.
  • Color: Black, White, Pink.
  • Released/Launched Date: October 2018.
  • Price in Nigeria: N325,000 – N400,000 Naira.

Xiaomi Mi 8.

Mi 8 is the company’s flagship of 2018.

It comes with the industry’s trending features and Qualcomm’s flagship processor.

On board the Xiaomi Mi 8 is MIUI rom (one of the world’s most customized OS) based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Mi8 offers almost everything the likes of latest Pixel and Galaxy are offering at a ridiculous cheap price.xiaomi mi 8 standard edition

  • Design: Full Glass Unibody.
  • Display Size: 6.21-inch Amoled display. 18.7:9 Aspect ratio.
  • Screen Resolution: 2248 x 1080 pixels (Full HD+).
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla glass (Version Unspecified).
  • Screen Pixel Density: 403 PPI.
  • Processor: Octa Core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845.
  • GPU: Adreno 630.
  • Operating System: MIUI 10 Based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
  • Memory: 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB internal memory. No SDcard support.
  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP with dual Led flash.
  • Front Camera: 20MP.
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE.
  • Sim Type: Dual Nano Sim.
  • Battery Capacity: 3400 mAh with Quick Charge 4.0+.
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP, Dual Frequency GPS, USB Type-C, NFC.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Compass, Fingerprint, Face Unlock, Infra-red, Light.
  • Color: Black, Blue, Gold, White.
  • Released/Launched Date: May 2018.
  • Price in Nigeria: N155,000 – N190,000 Naira.

OnePlus 6T.

For couple of years now, it has become a tradition for OnePlus to launch two android smartphones in a year with the second carrying a “T”. Their first flagship of 2018 was OnePlus 6 and the slightly upgraded version was called OnePlus 6T.best oneplus 6t android phone

The major differences between the 6 and the 6T are in the design and display department. The 6T came with a tear drop notch as against the regular notched we see around, it uses an under-display fingerprint scanner as against rear mounted as seen on the 6, it has not headphone jack, runs on Android 9.0 Pie and its protected with the latest corning gorilla glass 6.

You should call OnePlus 6T a jack of all trade but master of none. It is a solid phone that has great camera, design, display, battery, hardware and software but there are phones that are better for each of this features.

My point is, OnePlus 6T is the only smartphone that has atleast 65% rating for each of these features and with its cheap price, it is the overall best android phone you can get in 2019.

  • Design: Full Glass Unibody.
  • Display Size: 6.41-inch IPS LCD with tear/water drop notch.
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 x 1080 pixels (Full HD+).
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla glass 6.
  • Screen Pixel Density: 402 PPI.
  • Processor: Octa Core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845.
  • GPU: Adreno 630.
  • Operating System: Oxygen OS Based on Android 9.0 Pie.
  • Memory: 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB internal memory. No SDcard support.
  • Rear Camera: 16MP + 20MP with dual Led flash.
  • Front Camera: 16MP.
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE.
  • Sim Type: Dual Nano Sim.
  • Battery Capacity: 3700 mAh with Dash Charge.
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP, A-GPS, USB Type-C, NFC.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Compass, Fingerprint, Face Unlock.
  • Color: Black, White, Purple.
  • Released/Launched Date: October 2018.
  • Price in Nigeria: N200,000 – N250,000 Naira.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

This is just a bit bump up from the P20 Pro announced in early 2018.mate 20 pro huawei

It major features are in the triple (40MP + 8MP + 20MP) rear camera, 2K resolution, IP68 certified which means water and dust resistance, 6.4-inch OLED display, reverse charging, wireless charging, 7nm chip and big 4200 mAh battery capacity.

  • Design: Glass.
  • Display Size: 6.39-inch Amoled display. 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 x 3120 pixels (Full HD).
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • Screen Pixel Density: 538 PPI.
  • Processor: Octa Core Hisilicon Kirin 980.
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MP10.
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie.
  • Memory: 6GB, 8GB RAM. 128GB, 256GB internal memory. No SDcard support.
  • Rear Camera: 40MP + 20MP + 8MP with dual Led flash.
  • Front Camera: 24MP.
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE.
  • Sim Type: Dual Nano Sim (Hybrid set up).
  • Battery Capacity: 4200 mAh.
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 A2DP, A-GPS, USB Type-C, NFC.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Compass, in-display Fingerprint, Face Unlock.
  • Color: Blue, Black, Gold, Twilight, Green.
  • Released/Launched Date: October 2018.
  • Price in Nigeria: N360,000 – N500,000 Naira.

LG G7 ThinQ.

G7 is the latest android phone from LG.

LG ThinQ is known for its super bright display and incredibly loud speakers. LG ThinQ

  • Design: Glass body with Alumimium Frame.
  • Display Size: 6.1-inch IPS LCD display. 19.5:9 Aspect ratio.
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 x 3120 pixels (Quad HD+).
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Screen Pixel Density: 564 PPI.
  • Processor: Octa Core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845.
  • GPU: Adreno 630.
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo Upgradable to Android P.
  • Memory: 4GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB. SDcard support up to 400GB (Hybrid set up).
  • Rear Camera: 16MP + 16MP with dual Led flash.
  • Front Camera: 8MP.
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE.
  • Sim Type: Dual Nano Sim.
  • Battery Capacity: 3000 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 and Wireless Charging.
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP, A-GPS, USB Type-C, NFC.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Compass, Fingerprint, Face Unlock.
  • Color: Blue, Black, Gray, Rose.
  • Released/Launched Date: May 2018.
  • Price in Nigeria: N280,000 – N300,000 Naira.

HTC U12+.

U12 Plus from HTC is one of the few smartphones launched in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018 without a notch.

It however features the industry’s trending 18:9 aspect ratio full view display.

Like most Android devices launched in 2018, it features Qualcomm’s flagship processor, Android Oreo and dual rear camera. It also features transparent rear similar to what we saw on the xiaomi mi 8 explorer edition.

Below are the specs highlight of the device. htc u12 plus

  • Design: Glass body with Alumimium Frame.
  • Display Size: 6.0-inch Super LCD6 display. 18:9 Aspect ratio.
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 x 2880 pixels (Quad HD+).
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Screen Pixel Density: 537 PPI.
  • Processor: Octa Core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845.
  • GPU: Adreno 630.
  • Operating System: HTC Sense UI based on Android 8.0 Oreo Upgradable to Android P.
  • Memory: 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage. SDcard support up to 400GB (Hybrid set up).
  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 16MP with dual Led flash.
  • Front Camera: 8MP.
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE.
  • Sim Type: Dual Nano Sim.
  • Battery Capacity: 3500 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0.
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP, A-GPS, USB Type-C, NFC.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Compass, Fingerprint, Face Unlock.
  • Color: Blue, Black, Red.
  • Released/Launched Date: May 2018.
  • Price in Nigeria: N310,000 – N320,000 Naira.

Nokia 8 Sirocco.

Sirocco is Nokia’s 2018 flagship. It is an AndroidOne which guarantee it will receive Android OS next 3 upgrade.

It supports all 4G LTE bands in Nigeria as well as Quick Charge 4.0 and Qi wireless charging.

Even though it features Qualcomm’s 2017 flagship processor (Snapdragon 835), it is one of the fastest android phones in 2018. nokia 8 sirocco android

  • Design: Glass body with Stainless Steel Frame.
  • Display Size: 5.5-inch P-Oled display.
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD).
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Screen Pixel Density: 534 PPI.
  • Processor: 64-bit Octa Core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835.
  • GPU: Adreno 540.
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo.
  • Memory: 6GB RAM, 128GB internal memory. No SDcard slot.
  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 13MP with dual Led flash.
  • Front Camera: 5MP.
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE.
  • Sim Type: Dual Nano Sim.
  • Battery Capacity: 3260 mAh with QC 4.0 and Qi wireless charging.
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP, A-GPS, USB Type-C, NFC.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Proximity, Gyro, Compass, Fingerprint.
  • Color: Black.
  • Released/Launched Date: February 2018.
  • Price in Nigeria: N225,000 – N240,000 Naira.

Tecno Phantom 8.

Phantom 8 was Tecno mobile’s flagship of 2017. It was unveiled in Dubai, UAE in September 2017.

Below are its major specs. It is among the best android phones in Nigeria right now.tecno phantom 8 android

  • Design: Full Metal.
  • Display Size: 5.7-inch IPS LCD with 2.5D glass front panel.
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD).
  • Protection: None Specified.
  • Screen Pixel Density: 380 PPI.
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Octa-Core Mediatek.
  • GPU: Mali T720.
  • Operating System: Tecno HiOS 3.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
  • Memory: 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM, 32GB/64GB internal memory. SD card support up to 128GB.
  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 13MP with dual led flash.
  • Front Camera: 20MP.
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE.
  • Sim Type: Dual Sim.
  • Battery Capacity: 3500 mAh.
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 A2DP, A-GPS, USB Type C.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Light, Fingerprint, Gyroscope.
  • Color: Champagne Gold, Galaxy Blue, Phantom Black.
  • Released Date: September 2017.
  • Price in Nigeria: N140,000 – N150,000 Naira.

Infinix Zero 5.

It comes in two (2) variants with discrepancies only in memory. Zero 5 is infinix flagship of 2017.

Unlike its major rival in Nigeria, zero 5 has receive OS upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo with support for Face Unlock.  It is undoubtedly one of the best phones in Nigeria.infinix zero 5 android

  • Design: Full Metal Unibody.
  • Display Size: 5.98-inch IPS LCD display.
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (FHD).
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass (Unspecified).
  • Screen Pixel Density: 368 PPI.
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz 64-bit Octa-Core Mediatek Helio P25.
  • Operating System: Infinix XOS based on Android 7.0 Nougat Upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo.
  • Memory: 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal memory. Sd card up to 128GB.
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP + 13 MP with dual LED flash.
  • Front Camera: 16MP.
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G.
  • Sim Type: Dual Micro Sim.
  • Battery Capacity: 4350 mAh Li-ion with X-Charge technology.
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, microUSB v2.0, USB OTG, USB Type C.
  • Sensors: Fingerprint Scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity.
  • Color: Red, Black, Gold.
  • Release Date: November 2017.
  • Price in Nigeria: N110,000 – 130,000.

There you have it on the best android phones and their price in Nigeria Naira. Kindly share this article using the social sharing buttons below.

Updated: January 12, 2019 — 9:35 am

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