In Nigeria, different tons of smartphones are being produced by numerous brands each year. This will leave smartphone lovers with the decision of choosing the right one that'll serve all their needs. Presently, we've two main smartphone operating systems in Nigeria - Android, and iOS. However, Android OS seems to be the most popular since they cover most smartphone in Nigeria.
Android smartphones have gained popularity over the past few years not only in Nigeria but the whole world. Almost all top smartphone brands makes use of Android as their operating system. In 2009, it was revealed that 85% of mobile phones runs on Android OS. In Nigeria, most smartphone brands like Samsung, Tecno, iTel, Infinix, Huawei, etc feature Android OS on their smartphones, while other brands like Apple and Nokia have their different OS.
However, searching for the best Android phone that'll serve all your needs seem to be challenging. There are numerous Android smartphones but you aren't sure if it's the perfect one for you. Whether you're buying one for your friend, family, or for yourself, this challenge of choosing the perfect one still awaits you. I know you won't like to spend a huge amount of money and end up buying the one that'll break up within a few months of purchase.
To save you from being a victim of inferior Android phone, we've done some research and bring out to you the 5 best Android phones you can buy in Nigeria 2020. However, out today's article is not about cheap Android smartphones, but Android phones from different price segments. Most of these smartphones come with the latest Android v10 out of the box while others features Android 9 Pie.
Our List of 5 Best Android Phones You Can Buy In Nigeria 2020
1. Google Pixel 4a
2. Infinix Zero 8
3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
4. Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
5. Tecno Spark 5 Pro
Google Pixel 4a
Brand: Google | Display: 5.81-inches OLED | Android Version: 10 | RAM: 6GB | Inbuilt Storage: 128GB | CPU: Snapdragon 730G | Rear Camera: 12.2-MP (f/1.7) | Front Camera: 8-MP (f/2.0) | Battery Capacity: 3140mAh | Price in Nigeria: ₦300,000
This Google mid-range smartphone is very exceptional and tops our list of best Android phones you can buy in Nigeria 2020. At a price tag of ₦300,000, Pixel 4a is a complete smartphone and was Google's first affordable smartphone. The Pixel 4a price tag is almost half of the latest Pixel 5 and twice or triple of what Apple and Samsung charge for their top smartphones.
The Google Pixel 4a offers a good and fast processor, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor, coupled with the 6GB RAM, and a massive 128GB inbuilt storage all of which are rounded up by a well-built design. Above all, the Pixel 4a comes with a 5.8-inches OLED screen display, contrary to the IPS display that's found on other Android smartphones.
Unfortunately, what dents the Pixel 4a is the 3140mAh battery life. But in all other smartphone aspects, the Pixel 4a is very perfect. What we love about the Pixel 4a is the inclusion of a headphone jack, which is absent on most Apple and Samsung phones.
Infinix Zero 8
Brand: Infinix | Display: 6.85-inches IPS LCD | Android Version: 10 | RAM: 8GB | Inbuilt Storage: 128GB | CPU: MediaTek Helio G90 | Rear Camera: 64-MP + 8-MP + 2-MP + 2-MP | Front Camera: 48-MP + 8-MP (f/2.0) | Battery Capacity: 4500mAh | Price in Nigeria: ₦117,000
The Infinix Zero 8 has similar specs to most high-end smartphones despite offering at a very cheap price tag. With a massive display that can be confused for a tablet, the Infinix Zero 8 can be compared to some Samsung smartphones. Without knowing the price tag, one can never imagine any smartphone with these specs offering at a very low price tag.
The geometric design on the Zero 8 gives the device a rich style look. This is the first time Infinix featured this design pattern on their mid-range smartphone, and it really works out well for them as their fans fully complemented this design. The Infinix Zero 8 offers a high-end processor though it's nothing compared to what's found on Samsung, Google, and Apple phones.
With a total number of six cameras, the Zero 8 device is fully camera-centric. The camera apps delivers stunning photo qualities and won't disappoint in low light environments.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Brand: Xiaomi | Display: 6.67-inches IPS LCD | Android Version: 10 | RAM: 6GB | Inbuilt Storage: 128GB | CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G | Rear Camera: 64-MP + 8-MP + 5-MP + 2-MP | Front Camera: 16-MP (f/2.0) | Battery Capacity: 5020mAh | Price in Nigeria: ₦115,000
Xiaomi is well known around Nigeria and beyond because of the high-end specs they integrates into their flagship devices. With the introduction of Redmi Note 9 Pro, this put Xiaomi on the right track, and far above its competitors. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with lots of improvements including the latest Snapdragon 720G chip-set.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro aesthetics is something we're not familiar with though few changes were made. On the camera specs, the Note 9 Pro camera quality outshines most flagship Android phones. They're undoubtedly the best you can find on a smartphone of this price segment, though night mode flounders on this Redmi Note 9 Pro.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro processor can handle all types of games without any issue. The graphics duties are well handled by Adreno 618 GPU which never fails to deliver.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Brand: Xiaomi | Display: 6.9-inches AMOLED | Android Version: 10 | RAM: 12GB | Inbuilt Storage: 128GB | CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus | Rear Camera: 108-MP + 12-MP + 12-MP | Front Camera: 10-MP (f/2.2) | Battery Capacity: 4500mAh | Price in Nigeria: ₦525,000
When it comes to the best Android devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra takes the crown, but that's only for those who can afford to pay its price tag. This hefty price tag is because this Samsung Galaxy smartphone is more than just a device, but a powerful note-taking tool with S-pen. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with lots of upgrades and a 108-MP rear camera which will take perfect photos. Above all, this is a mini-game console as the Note 20 Ultra can be able to stream some Xbox games.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra boasts of one of the biggest screen displays. With a huge 6.9-inches AMOLED display and 120Hz refresh rate, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra can deliver stunning display qualities. The 4500mAh battery capacity can last more than 48 hours on average phone usage, and you'll get a 25w charger out of the box.
Tecno Spark 5 Pro
Brand: Xiaomi | Display: 6.6-inches IPS LCD | Android Version: 10 | RAM: 4GB | Inbuilt Storage: 64GB | CPU: MediaTek Helio A25 | Rear Camera: 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel + QVGA | Front Camera: 8-MP (f/2.2) | Battery Capacity: 5000mAh | Price in Nigeria: ₦53,000
The latest Tecno Spark 5 Pro comes as the direct successor to the Spark 4 launched earlier this year. With a dot-hole cutout design that's found on most mid-range smartphones, this gives the Spark 5 Pro an expensive design look. Although there's a slight improvement from its predecessor, the Helio A25 processor is still not enough to handle high-end smartphone games or RAM hungry apps, but this is a decent processor for a smartphone of this price segment.
There's also 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage which can also be expanded giving you more than enough space to install your favorite apps. The rear quad camera set-up delivers stunning photo qualities at a very cheap price tag. Out of the box, the Tecno Spark 5 Pro is powered by a massive 5000mAh battery capacity which will give you more than 48 hours standby mode.