As the COVID-19 pandemic limited the income and spending power of many, certain smartphones sold by the bucketful. We bring you the top phones in Nigeria in 2020.


The Top 5 Smartphones of 2020 in Nigeria


Our list of the top phones in Nigeria in 2020 is focused on smartphone moels that were popular and sold the most in the country from January to December 2020.

The Nigerian smartphone market has always been a budget one, with most phones sold in the sub-₦50,000 price bracket.

With the COVID-19 pandemic that broke out this year and currency fluctuations, many Nigerians recorded a drop in earning power, and consequently purchasing power. This meant that more than ever before, millions of Nigerians are now looking for the best value at pocket-friendly prices.

It is no surprise that the top phones in Nigeria in 2020 are within that price range – entry-level and low end devices that offer as much features as possible for the price.

Find below the top 5 smartphones in terms of popularity and sales.


The Top Phones in Nigeria in 2020

Our list of the top phones in Nigeria in 2020 list follows a countdown format, from the 5th place all the way up to the most popular. Shall we, ladies and gentlemen?

5th Place: TECNO POP 3 series

The POP 3 series is made up of two devices – TECNO POP 3 and TECNO POP 3 Plus.

Details of TECNO POP 3:

  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo.
  • Network Type: 2G/3G
  • Display: 5.7-inch display, 480 x 960 pixels resolution
  • Processor: Mediatek MTK MT6580P
  • Selfie Camera: 8MP
  • Rear camera: 5MP
  • RAM: 1GB
  • ROM: 16GB
  • Battery: 3500mAh.
  • Charging: Normal.
  • Price: ₦30,000

Details of TECNO POP 3 Plus:


  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo.
  • Network Type: 2G/3G
  • Display: 6.5 inches, 720 x 1600 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD, waterdrop notch.
  • Processor: Mediatek MT676
  • Selfie Camera: 8MP
  • Rear camera: 8MP
  • RAM: 1GB
  • ROM: 16GB
  • Battery: 3500mAh.
  • Charging: Normal.
  • Price: ₦39,000

 

4th Place: itel S16 series

The itel S16 series comprises three devices: itel S16, S16 Pro, and S16 Pro 4G

Details of itel S16:

  • OS: Android 10 (Go Edition).
  • Release date: September 2020.
  • Network Type: 2G/3G.
  • Display: 6.5-inch, 720×1600 pixels resolution, waterdrop
  • Processor: Unisoc SC7731E quad-core
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP
  • Rear camera: 8 MP triple
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB
  • Battery: 4000 mAh.
  • Charging: Normal.
  • Price: ₦31,000

Details of itel S16 Pro:


  • OS: Android 10 (Go Edition).
  • Release date: September 2020.
  • Network Type: 2G/3G.
  • Display: 6.6-inch, 720 x 1600 pixels resolution, punch hole
  • Processor: Unisoc SC7731E quad-core
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP
  • Rear camera: 8 MP triple
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • ROM: 32 GB
  • Battery: 4000 mAh.
  • Charging: Normal.
  • Price: ₦35,000

Details of itel S16 Pro 4G:

  • OS: Android 10 (Go Edition).
  • Release date: September 2020.
  • Network Type: 2G/3G/4G.
  • Display: 6.6-inch, 720 x 1600 pixels resolution, punch hole
  • Processor: Spreadtrum UniSoC SC9863A Octa-core
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP
  • Rear camera: 13 MP triple
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • ROM: 32 GB
  • Battery: 4000 mAh.
  • Charging: Normal
  • Price: ₦49,000

 

3rd Place: itel P36 Series

In the number 3 spot on our list of the top phones in Nigeria in 2020 is the itel P36 series. The itel P36 series is made up of the itel P36 and P36 Pro LTE.

Details of itel P36:


  • OS: Android 9 Pie (Go Edition).
  • Release date: June 2020.
  • Network Type: 2G/3G
  • Display: 6.5-inch, 720×1600 pixels resolution
  • Processor: Unisoc (formely Spreadtrum) SC9863A
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP
  • Rear camera: 13 MP dual
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • ROM: 16 GB
  • Battery: 5000 mAh.
  • Charging: Normal
  • Price: ₦33,500

 

Details of itel P36 Pro:

  • OS: Android 9 Pie.
  • Release date: June 2020.
  • Network Type: 2G/3G/4G
  • Display: 6.5-inch, 720×1600 pixels resolution
  • Processor: Unisoc (formely Spreadtrum) SC9863A
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP
  • Rear camera: 13 MP dual
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • ROM: 32 GB
  • Battery: 5000 mAh.
  • Charging: 10W fast charging.
  • Price: ₦43,500

 

2nd Place: itel A56 series

The itel A56 series is made up of the A56 and A56 Pro.

Details of itel A56:

  • OS: Android 9 Pie (Go Edition).
  • Network Type: 2G/3G
  • Display: 6-inch LCD
  • Processor: Unisoc SC7731E
  • Selfie Camera: 5MP
  • Rear camera: 8MP dual sensors
  • RAM: 1GB,
  • Internal: 16GB
  • External Storage: microSD card
  • Battery: 4000mAh.
  • Charging: Normal.
  • Price: ₦21,000

 

Details of itel A56 Pro:

  • OS: Android 9 Pie (Go Edition).
  • Network Type: 2G/3G
  • Display: 6-inch LCD
  • Processor: Unisoc SC7731E
  • Selfie Camera: 5MP
  • Rear camera: 8MP dual sensors
  • RAM: 2GB,
  • Internal: 32GB
  • External Storage: microSD card
  • Battery: 4000mAh.
  • Charging: Normal.
  • Price: ₦28,000

 

1st Place: TECNO POP 4 series

The most popular smartphones at the very top of pile is the TECNO POP 4 series. The POP 4 series is made up of two models: TECNO POP 4 and TECNO POP 4 Pro.

Details of TECNO POP 4:

  • Software Platform: Android 10 Go Edition.
  • Mobile Network: 2G/3G
  • Display: 6.0-inch, 480 x 960 pixels resolution
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6580M
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Main camera: 5 MP
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB
  • External Storage: microSD card
  • Battery: 5000 mAh.
  • Charging: Normal.
  • Price: ₦36,000

 

Details of TECNO POP 4 Pro

  • Software Platform: Android 10 Go Edition.
  • Mobile Network Supported: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • Display: 6.52-inch, 540×1200 pixels resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, dot notch screen
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6739WA
  • Front Camera: 8 MP, LED flash
  • Main camera: 8 MP primary lens + 0.3 MP depth sensor
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • External Storage: microSD card
  • Battery: 5000 mAh.
  • Charging: Normal.
  • Price: ₦39,000.

 

The above are the top phones in Nigeria in 2020. They are the most popular smartphones sold in the Nigerian market this year.


 

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  1. How is it that phones like Infinix Zero 8/8i and the Note 7 didn’t make it to the list even after a power-packed performance delivered by Mediatek’s top-notch processors and a brilliant configuration

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