Top Android Phones You Can Buy with Least iPhone Budget – The obsession surrounding the use of iPhone among ladies and some guys nowadays is alarming. In fact, everyone wants to use iPhone irrespective of what model. It sounds funny when you see a lady holding an iPhone worth about N250k and still jump Oshodi bus and negotiate N200 tfare with the bus conductor. Never mind, I was only being sarcastic. However, iPhone costs a lot more when compared to its closest competitor, Android.
From experience, there are different reasons why some people prefer iPhone, while some argue the camera experience is better, others points to security reasons but for majority, it is purely for ostentatious reasons. iPhone is expensive and funny enough Nigerian users do not fully utilize its features.
However, a budget mindful users may want to consider buying Android phone instead of an iPhone. It depends on what purpose you want it to serve actually. But the fact is if you are to get an iPhone now, you will be considering to get at least the iPhone 6s model which costs at least N110,000 (UK Used). An iPhone 6s specs below:
- Weight: 143g.
- Dimension: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm.
- OS: iOS 9 (upgrades to iOS 10)
- Screen size: 4.7-inch.
- Resolution: 750 x 1334.
- CPU: Apple A9.
- RAM: 2GB.
- Storage: 16*/32/64/128GB.
At prices below N110,000, you will get a Android phones with better specifications and user experience. Looking at few samples from various brands, the Tecno Camon X Pro, costs around N70,000 (New) and has features below:
- OS: HiOS V3.3 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
- SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano)
- 4G LTE: YES, LTE
- Screen Size: 6.0-inch FHD+ display
- Screen Resolution: 2160*1080 pixels
- Processor Type: Octa-core 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P23 Processor
- RAM: 4GB
- Internal Storage: 64GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB
- Back / Rear Camera: 16MP Back Camera with Quad-Ring flash
- Front Camera: 24MP front camera with dual LED flash
- Battery: 3750 mAh (non-removable)
Clearly, when you compare the feature specs between the two phones above, you will agree the Android phone is better, saves you money and you will enjoy your phone and no restrictions whatever to what you need to do on the phone you use your hard earned money to buy.
This article is not to degrade iPhone brand but a short analysis of the spending patterns of Nigerians on Mobile Phone. There are other iPhone models you would love to use, for example the iPhone X but its budget still far more expensive than its closest android rival. Comparison below:
|Galaxy S9||iPhone X|
|Size||147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.7 x 0.33 inches)||143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches)|
|Weight||163 grams (5.74 ounces)||174 grams (6.14 ounces)|
|Screen||5.8-inch Super AMOLED||5.8-inch Super Retina AMOLED display|
|Resolution||2,960 x 1,440 (529 ppi)||2,436 x 1,125 pixels (458 ppi)|
|OS||Android 8.0 Oreo||iOS 11|
|MicroSD card slot||Yes||No|
|NFC support||Yes||Yes (Apple Pay only)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630||A11 Bionic with 64-bit architecture, M11 motion co-processor|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi||4G LTE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA+, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi|
|Camera||Super Speed Dual Pixel 12-megapixel rear, 8-megapixel front||Dual 12 MP rear, 7MP FaceTime HD front|
|Video||Up to 4K at 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps, 720p at 960 fps||Up to 4K at 60 fps, 1080p at 240 fps|
|Bluetooth||Yes, version 5.0||Yes, version 5.0|
|Biometric authentication||Iris, fingerprint, face unlock, Intelligent Scan||Face ID|
|Other sensors||Accelerometer, barometer, gyro, geomagnetic, proximity, iris||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Water resistant||Yes, IP68 rated||Yes, IP67 rated|
|Battery||3,000mAh Fast charging (Quick Charge 2.0), wireless charging (Qi and PMA)||2,716mAh 21 hours of talk time, 13 hours of internet, 14 hours of video playback, and up to 60 hours of audio playback Fast charging – 50 percent charge in 30 minutes, wireless charging (Qi standard)|
|Ports||USB-C, headphone jack||Lightning|
|Marketplace||Google Play Store||Apple App Store|
|Colors||Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, Coral Blue||Space Gray, Silver|