Phones have now become a key essential of our daily lives. In today’s world there aren’t many things that people are more attached to than their mobile phones.
With the recent advances in technology and upsurge in the mobile innovation space, your mobile phone can do virtually everything that your computer does. It is therefore not surprising that your mobile phone could cost as much as it does. If you’re in the market for a phone that will do nearly everything, then you should expect to pay a lot of money.
Based on Technology Times Market Review, here is a list of the top five most expensive mobile phones in Nigeria as at Q1 2016.
1: iPhone 6S
Apple’s iPhone 6 with the price above is at the top of this chart. It is about five months old in the market and we now look at some of the features that has made it remain one of the sophisticated device on our planet.
Design: iPhone 6s is made with 7000 series aluminium. Its enclosure is made of same grade of aluminium used in the aerospace industry. It is created from a unique composition of elements that make it the strongest alloy ever used in an iPhone. The new glass on iPhone 6s is made using a special dual ion‑exchange process, which makes it stronger at a molecular level and also more durable.
It comes with 4.7 inches retina HD display with 3D touch and a resolution of 1334×750.
Technology: The iPhone 6S is powered by a custom-designed 64-bit A9 chip which delivers performance once found only inside desktop computers. With the A9 chip on the phone, you can experience up to 70 percent faster CPU performance and up to 90 percent faster GPU performance for graphics-intensive games and apps.
Security: Touch ID lets you unlock your phone and make purchases with Apple Pay simply by using your ﬁngerprint. It uses highly sophisticated algorithms to recognise and securely match your ﬁngerprint. And the improved Touch ID sensor detects your ﬁngerprint even faster than in previous iPhones.
Camera: It comes with a 12MP back camera and 5MP FaceTime HD camera which uses Retina Flash to achieve perfectly-lit selﬁes.
Battery: The iPhone 6s is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 1715 mAh battery with up to 14 hours talk time.
Memory: It comes with non expandable internal memory of 128 GB and 2GB RAM.
The operating system is iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.3.
2: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
Right after the Apple iPhone 6S comes the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus by Samsung Mobile.
Already a year in the market and still waxing strong in terms of price, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus bundles a lot of sophisticated features.
Design: It comes with a curved screen, thin (7mm) profile, premium dual-glass design reinforced by a metal frame.
The Galaxy S6 Edge as well comes with a 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. The screen is made of Corning Gorilla glass 4.
Camera: The S6 Edge Plus spots a rear camera having 16 megapixels of HD quality and an LED flash and the secondary camera having 5 megapixels with HDR capabilities as well.
Memory: It comes with 64GB internal memory and a 4.096GB RAM to accommodate all your important files and applications.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus uses the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. It runs on both 8-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit processors that makes it respond very quickly without freezing.
It also uses the Touchwiz user interface and comes with an advanced fingerprint scanner which is certified by Paypal and Samsung Pay.
Battery: It has a non removable 3000mAh battery to enable your phone 20 hours talk time. It also comes with an in-built wireless charging support.
3: BlackBerry Priv
Price: N238, 000
As the first-ever BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android, PRIV by BlackBerry brings incredible new features to the platform and gives users full access to countless applications on the Google Play Store.
The PRIV comes with a 5.4 inches screen display with resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels AMOLED (540 ppi) capacitive, curved edge touchscreen.
Camera: The PRIV spots an impressive 18MP phase detection autofocus rear camera with OIS, dual-tone LED flash and 2MP front camera.
Battery: It packs a 3410 mAh battery with enough power for up to 22.5 hours of mixed use. You can see battery charge status even when your device is sleeping.
Memory: It has 32GB internal memory and 3GB RAM with dedicated microSD card slot.
The BlackBerry PRIV runs on Android OS v5.1.1 Lollipop with a custom BlackBerry launcher.
4: Galaxy Note 5
The Galaxy Note 5 is the second Samsung product making it on this chart. The phone has been in the Nigerian market for over five months now.
The Galaxy Note 5 packs a very powerful chipset, the fastest memory, and one of the best cameras around. It also comes with the S Pen which takes notes on your Galaxy Note for business by writing like an actual pen on the screen of the phone. The screen display is 5.7 inches with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution.
Camera: It comes with an amazing 16MP back camera coupled with LED flashlight, Face and smile detection for sharp and crystal clear snapshots, and also has a 5MP front facing camera for taking clear selfies and making video calls.
The Galaxy Note 5 is powered by a 2.1GHz Octa Core processor that ensures optimal operation of various applications at the same time.
Memory: it comes with 32GB built-in storage that gives you enough space to save your numerous data. It is supported by a massive 4GB RAM that enables you to perform much more tasks with apps with ease.
Battery: The Galaxy Note 5 comes with an efficient 3000mAh Li-ion battery that can be charged wirelessly with a powermat. The battery when fully charged allows 22 hours of talk time.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 runs on the Android 5.1(Lollipop) operating system with Touchwiz user interface that offers speedy functionality, faster internet browsing and uninterrupted downloads of files and application.
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5: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
Occupying the fifth position in this chart is the Xperia Z5 from Sony. The phone is about five months in the Nigerian market and has remained one of the costliest since its launch.
The most distinctive feature that comes with Xperia Z5 is the 4K resolution which prides it as the first smartphone to spot such feature. 4K is a display device or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels. It also has a fingerprint sensor.
With Xperia Z5 Premium you can capture anything in incredible high-resolution 4K video which gives your videos four times the detail of full HD. It comes with a screen display of 5.5 inches with the resolution of 3840×2160.
Camera: It comes with a massive 23MP rear camera and a 5.1MP front camera.
Memory: Xperia Z5 Premium comes with 32GB of built-in storage which is expandable with a microSD card slot.
Battery: It packs a 3430mAh non-removable battery.
The Xperia Z5 Premium runs on Android OS v5.1.1 Lollipop with Xperia launcher.