A lot has changed in the mobile world over the past few years. Smartphone has dominated the mobile market.
According to TechCrunch, as of 2015, there were about 2.6 billion smartphone users all over the world and they also predicted that the number will rise to at least 6.18 billion by 2020 and I’m certain Nigeria has a fair share in that number.
In this post, we look at the top 5 smartphone brands in Nigeria as of now.
We will judge them by their popularity and the estimated number of people who are using their smartphone in Nigeria.
And going by that, the number 1 in our list is…
#1. Infinix Mobility
On a very serious note, Infinix Mobile has dominated the smartphone market as far Nigeria is concerned. You hardly pass any street without seeing an Infinix phone user.
The have gone from Zero to Hot as most will say, and I can predict that they are not failing any time soon.
InnJoo (which means Internet Journey) has gained ground and popularity since their launch in Nigeria.
InnJoo has done well for themselves and it is another smartphone brand to watch out for in 2016.
Gionee is our third most popular smartphone brand in Nigeria and I think the smartphones that brought Gionee to limelight were the likes of Gionee M3 and Gionee M2.
Gionee is most popular for build phones with large battery capacity with the likes of M5 coming with a whopping 6020 mAh battery, M3 with 5000 mAh battery and so on.
I think they have Nigerians in mind when building smartphones. 🙂
#4. Tecno Mobile
Just when we were about singing R.I.P. for them, they reminded us that they still got the touch with the likes of Camon C8 and Tecno Phantom 5.
It is no doubt that Tecno has gone premium these days, but Camon C8 was targeted at the mid-range smartphone users in Nigeria and it quickly gained popularity.
Phantom 5 was also popular due to its awesome specs but I doubt if it got many users due to its premium price.
Some years back, Tecno would have been on top of the list, but a lot has change since recent time.
No doubt Samsung mobile is a premium brand, but they have a fair market share in the Nigeria smartphone market, with their most popular phone series in Nigeria being the Galaxy S series.
Even with many other alternative these days, many will still stick to Samsung Mobile due to their brand reputation.
- Microsoft Lumia
In conclusion, the fight for market dominance will certainly continue in 2016 and we will be looking forward to new smartphones being launched and possible a new brand climbing up the chart.
Which smartphone do you think will finish top in 2016?