Over the years, smartphones have gotten smarter and better in carrying out our day-to-day tasks. However, this advancement in various aspects of smartphones has also come with a massive leap in price with some high-end devices crossing the N300,000 price point and inching towards the half a million naira mark. Here, we take a look at the most expensive phones in Nigeria, as well as their specifications and prices.
Disclaimer: Prices used are the average price and might be slightly lower or higher on different online and offline stores.
iPhone Xs Max [
Topping the list here is one of and also the biggest out of the current and newest generation trio of iPhones; iPhone Xs Max. The iPhone Xs Max has a starting price of about N400,000 for the based version with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of Internal storage. However, more storage means more money which brings the 256GB and 512GB up to N450,000 and N550,000.
Other specifications about the device include the 7nm Apple A12 Bionic Chipset Clocked at 2.5GHz with Apple’s 4 Core GPU. The massive 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display, as well as the back, is covered with glass. It is IP68 certified so it is both water and dust resistant. The screen is also scratch resistant. The iPhone Xs Max has dual 12MP + 12MP rear camera and a single 7MP selfie camera. A 3174mAh battery powers this device with support for fast charging and wireless charging.
iPhone XS [
N 350,000 ]
iPhone Xs costs slightly less than iPhone Xs Max above and has almost the same features. The screen size here is smaller at 5.8-inches but still Super AMOLED and scratch resistant. It is also water and dust resistant. Same Apple A12 Bionic is here as well as the same camera setup. However, the battery was reduced to a 2658mAh battery which also comes with fast charging and wireless charging as well just like the iPhone Xs Max. iPhone Xs is just a smaller version with the only difference being the smaller screen size and battery which is perfect for those who prefer the small form factor.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro [
N 350,000 ]
Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the more advanced Huawei Mate 20 and successor to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. It sports a 6.39-inch 1440p AMOLED Notched display with a Corning Gorilla Glass on top for screen protection. Inside the device is a Kirin 970 Chipset with an octa-core processor clocked at 2.6GHz with Mali-G76 MP10 GPU. Powering this device is massive 4,200mAh battery with 40W fast charging, wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. It also has a total of four cameras; 40MP + 20MP + 8MP at the back and a 24MP sensor at the front for selfies. The 6GB/128GB goes for about N350,000 while the bigger 8GB/256GB costs about N430,000.
iPhone X [
N 299,000 ]
iPhone X is was Apple’s flagship last year but still costs more than some newer flagship devices from other smartphone makers. The iPhone X still costs about N300,000 to N400,000 depending on the storage options you go for. The device uses Apple’s A11 Bionic which is a 6-core processor clocked at 2.39GHz. It runs iOS 11.1 out of the box but is upgradeable to iOS 12.1. The rear cameras consist of a 12MP wide-angle camera and another 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. A 7MP selfie camera takes care of selfies. 2,716mAh powers this device with fast charging and support for wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 [
N 260,000 ]
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is Samsung latest and current instalment in the note line and although it costs less than the ones above, coming in within the N250,000 to N300,000 price point, it still has a lot to show. The 6.4-Inch device comes in two variants; A Snapdragon 845 model and an Exynos 9810 Octa Model. Configurations available are 6GB/128GB and 8GB/512GB with a space for a microSD card of up to 512GB. It has a dual 12MP + 12MP rear camera, 7MP selfie camera and a massive 4,000mAh battery, with fast charging of course.
Oppo Find X [
N 290,000 ]
The Oppo Find X is really an attractive smartphone with a sleek design, its curved sides and edges are really impressive. It has a glossy back which reflects light beautifully.
It houses the Snapdragon 845 chip, making it flagship worthy and a very powerful smartphone. You don’t need to look for the cameras, just open the camera app and a slider will pop up from the top, the slider houses the selfie camera, dual rear cameras and LED flash
Huawei P20 Pro [
N 260,000 ]
Huawei P20 Pro is a one of a kind device, it is the world’s first smartphone with three rear cameras. The three rear cameras magically exude at the rear with class and style. The symmetrical aesthetics of the three rear cameras is simply breathtaking. The device is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 970 from Huawei. An 8-core of processor that reaches a speed of 2.4 GHz for fast overall performance. Furthermore, it has a 64-bit CPU architecture, 10nm process technology and, Mali-G72 MP12 GPU graphics processor.
In the storage and RAM department, there are two versions. There’s the standard version with 128GB storage and 6GB RAM for multitasking. Then the much affordable version comes with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM. However, the RAM on both versions reaches a memory speed of 1.866 GHz, while the storage space is upgradeable up to 256GB. The P20 Pro also runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with EMUI skin.
Huawei P20 Pro Key Specs
- Body: dual-glass with metal frame, 7.65mm thick
- Screen: 6.1″ AMOLED, 1080 x 2244 px resolution (408ppi);
- Chipset: Kirin 970 chipset, octa-core processor (Cortex-A73 2.4GHz + A53 1.8GHz), Mali-G72 MP12 GPU
- Memory: 6GB RAM, 128GB storage
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1;
- Camera: 40MP f/1.8 color + 8MP f/2.4 color telephoto + 20MP f/1.6 black & white, 4K video capture, 720@960fps slow-mo, Leica branding
- Camera features: 1/1.7″ 40MP sensor, up to ISO 102,400, 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, OIS + EIS, can change focus and lighting in photos after they are taken, Variable Aperture, Portrait Mode, can shoot long-exposure without a tripod
- Selfie cam: 24MP, f/2.0 Leica lens, Portrait Mode with live bokeh effects; 2D Face Unlock
- Battery: 4,000mAh; Super Charge
- Security: Fingerprint reader (front), 0.4 seconds response time
- Connectivity: Dual SIM, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 + LE, NFC, USB Type-C
- Misc: IR blaster, stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus [
N 224,000 ]
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus was the first phone from Samsung’s Galaxy S series to sport a dual rear camera. It has a bigger 6GB of RAM, bigger screen and a much power battery among other features. Without further ado, meet the Galaxy S9 Plus. it is made completely from Aluminium Alloy and covered exquisitely with Corning Gorilla Glass. It is IP68 certified offering dust and water resistant and providing durability and assurance.
The device is powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset from Qualcomm. An Octa-core processor that clocks at 2.7 GHz. While the global version houses the Exynos 9810 chip from Samsung with Octa-core processor and reaches a clock speed of 2.8 GHz.
OnePlus 6T [
N 220,000 ]-
The Oneplus 6T is the best device from OnePlus till date. The device sports a glass body, both front and back with an aluminium frame all around. The notch on the OnePlus 6T has also been trimmed down to a water drop style notch which houses the camera as opposed to the somewhere boxed/rectangular notch found on the OnePlus 6 device. The device has a massive 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED display, a 19:9 aspect ratio and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 which made it possible for it to achieve an 85.6 screen to Body ratio.
It is powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor with a clock speed of up to 2.8GHz. It has 6GB or 8GB of RAM with128GB and 256GB of Internal Storage respectively. In the gaming department, we have the Adreno 630 doing all the heavy lifting. The OnePlus 6T comes with the new Android 9.0 pie out of the box with OnePlus’s Oxygen Os on top.
OnePlus 6T Key Specs Specs
- 6.41-inch Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2220 pixels
- Android 9.0 Pie with 6GB/8GB RAM
- Octa-core 2.8GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- 128GB/256GB built-in storage
- 16P + 20MP rear camera and 16MP front camera
- 3700mAh non-removable Battery
Samsung Galaxy S9 [
N 194,000 ]
The Galaxy S9 is truly a masterpiece device from Samsung. It looks very identical to the Galaxy S8, but its rear features are not the same. The fingerprint scanner is now under the rear camera, which will be very easy to access without looking at the back. The device houses a 12MP single rear camera and 8MP selfie shooter. In the performance side of things, it is powered by either a Snapdragon 845 or the Exynos 9810 chip from Samsung with Octa-core processor.
For multitasking, it has 4GB of RAM while for storage there are three versions (64GB/128GB/256GB). You can upgrade the space further if you want with a memory card. The Galaxy S9 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Key Specs
- 5.8-inch, Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 2960 pixels (570 ppi)
- Android 8.0 (Oreo) with 4GB RAM
- Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845 (USA & China), Octa-core Exynos 9810 (EMEA)
- 64GB built-in storage and support memory card up to 400GB
- 12MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
- 4G LTE Capability
- Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
- Wireless charging
- Water and Dust Proof (IP68 certification)
- 3, 000mAh Non-removable Li-ion battery
Like I said earlier, prices for these devices might differ slightly depending on your location and place of purchase. These devices are available for purchase on various online and offline stores.