Best Selling Smartphones In Nigeria [2020]

Are you in need for a new smartphone, Android or Apple? Here is a list of the smartphones that are performing best in the Nigerian market. When planning for a new smartphone, I always advise people to take note of some vital factors. Look out for smartphones that offer the best for your budget and also phones that have been rated highly by reviews. 

Currently the Nigerian smartphones market is dominated by big brands such as Samsung, Apple, Tecno, Infinix, Oppo, Huawei. 

Tecno and Infinix together control about 47% of mobile market share, Samsung holds 12% while Apple and iTel struggle with 6.74% and 6.27% respectively.

List of the Best Selling Smartphones Phones in Nigeria (2020) By Market Share.

  • Tecno F1
  • Tecno Camon 12 Pro
  • Tecno Spark 4
  • Infinix S5 Lite
  • Infinix Hot 8
  • Infinix S4 X626
  • Samsung Galaxy A10
  • Samsung Galaxy A20S
  • Samsung Galaxy A30S
  • Apple iPhone X
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  • Huawei Y9
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
  • Xiaomi Redmi 8
  • Gionee S11 Lite

For the purpose of this article we will now compare the specifications of the devices listed above.

Tecno F1, Camon 12 Pro, Spark 4

If you are looking for an Android phone with a small budget, the Tecno F1 is your best choice. Selling at just N16,500 it provides you real value for your money. What the Tecno F1 lacks, the Tecno Spark 4 makes up for at just over double the price of the F1. Valued at N58,000 the Tecno Camon 12 Pro is suited for the more high end Tecno users. Camon 12 is equipped with a Fingerprint scanner, 3 rear view cameras, a 32MP front camera, 4G LTE. Performance wise, the Camon 12 is equipped with 6 Gig RAM and a  2.35GHz Octa-core, Cortex-A53 processor. Unlike the other two Tecno devices, Camon 12 runs a dual Operating System of Android 9 Pie + HiOS 5.0 which gives the user more freedom to customize the device.

Tecno F1Tecno Spark 4Tecno Camon 12
Price (₦)16,50034,00058,500
Battery2000 mAh4000 mAh3500 mAh
Rear Camera5MP13MP, 2MP16MP + 2MP + 8MP
Front Camera2MP8MP32MP
Fingerprint ScannerNoNoYes; in-display
Facial RecognitionNoNoNo
Network2G / 3G4G / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTE
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1Android 9 PieAndroid 9 Pie + HiOS 5.0
RAM1 GB2 GB6 GB
ROM8 GB32 GB64 GB
Dual SimYesYesYes (Nano Sim)

Infinix S5 Lite, Infinix Hot 8, Infinix S4 X626

Infinix S5 LiteInfinix Hot 8Infinix S4 X626
Price (₦)42,50042,99946,300
Battery4000 mAh5000 mAh4000 mAh
Rear Camera16MP, 2MP13MP Triple Rear13MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP8MP32MP
Fingerprint ScannerYesYesNo
Facial RecognitionNoNoNo
NetworkGSM / HSPA/ LTE2G / 3G / 4G4G LTE
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.1Android 9.0
RAM3 GB2 GB3 GB
ROM32 GB32 GB32 GB
Dual SimYesYesYes (Nano Sim)

Samsung Galaxy A10, Samsung Galaxy A20S, Samsung Galaxy A30S.

A10SA20SA30S
Price (₦)39,50055,50069,500
Battery4000 mAh4000 mAh4000 mAh
Rear Camera13MP + 2MP13MP + 8MP + 5MP25MP + 8MP + 5MP
Front Camera8MP8MP16MP
Fingerprint ScannerYesYesYes
Facial RecognitionNoNoNo
Network4G LTEGSM / HSPA / LTE4G LTE
Operating SystemAndroid 9 PieAndroid 9 PieAndroid 9.0
RAM2 GB3 GB3 GB
ROM32 GB32 GB32 GB
Dual SimYesYesYes

Apple iPhone X, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

iPhone 6 PlusiPhone 7 PlusiPhone X
Price (₦)150,000200,000280,000
Battery1715 mAh2900 mAh4000 mAh
Rear Camera12MP12MP25MP + 8MP + 5MP
Front Camera5MP12MP16MP
Fingerprint ScannerYesYesYes
Facial RecognitionNoNoNo
NetworkGSM / HSPA / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTE
Operating SystemiOS 9 Upgradable to 13.6iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 13.6iOS 11.1.1, upgradable to iOS 13.6
RAM2 GB3 GB3 GB
ROM16, 32, 128GB64, 128, 256 GB64, 128, 256 GB
Dual SimNoYesYes

Huawei Y9

Huawei Y9
Price (₦)67,500
Battery4000 mAh
Rear Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP + 2MP
Fingerprint ScannerYes
Facial RecognitionNo
NetworkGSM / HSPA / LTE
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
RAM3 GB
ROM64 GB
Dual SimYes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8, Xiaomi Redmi 8

Xiaomi Redmi 8AXiaomi Redmi Note 8
Price (₦)36,50056,000
Battery5000 mAh4000 mAh
Rear Camera12MP48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera8MP13MP
Fingerprint ScannerNoYes
Facial RecognitionNoNo
NetworkGSM / HSPA / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTE
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
RAM2 GB3 GB
ROM32 GB32 GB
Dual SimYesYes

Gionee S11 Lite

Gionee S11 Lite
Price (₦)32,590
Battery2970 mAh
Rear Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
Fingerprint ScannerYes
Facial RecognitionNo
Network4G
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 (Go Edition)
RAM4 GB
ROM64 GB
Dual SimYes

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