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10 Best 5G Phones in Nigeria

There are 5G phones available to buy in Nigeria if you’re looking for one; here is a list of the 10 best 5G phones in Nigeria.

5G is a term that represents the 5th-gen mobile network and is a new global wireless standard that comes next after earlier standards like 1G, 2G, 3G as well as 4G networks. With 5G, we have a novel type of network, built for connecting almost everyone and everything together, such as objects, machines, and devices.

Currently, we have no 5G network in Nigeria as FG is yet to issue a license to any GSM network providers in Africa’s largest economy.

But there are different 5G smartphones available in stores across the country, which are pricier than their 4G or 3G counterparts. Below are some 5G-enabled smartphones you can buy now:

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus sits halfway between the Samsung Galaxy S20 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. It offers very powerful smartphone hardware, packaged in a well-designed housing.

  • 6.7-inch, Dynamic AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 1440 x 3200 Pixels (525 PPI)
  • Android 10, One UI 2
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (USA), Octa-core Exynos 990 (Global)
  • 12GB RAM
  • 128GB/ 256GB/ 512GB Built-in Storage, With Support For Storage Expansion Via Micro-SD
  • 12MP + 64MP + 12MP + 0.3MP Quad Rear Camera and 10MP Front Camera
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Fingerprint Sensor (under Display)
  • 25W Fast Charging
  • Water and Dust Proof (IP68 certification)
  • 4500mAh Non-Removable Li-ion Battery

This device will go for ₦500,000 ($1400).

OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus8 Pro

The OnePlus 8 Pro puts Oneplus on a new platform. It represents the first OnePlus smartphone that meets the requirement of a complete flagship. It eliminates most of the shortcomings that the OnePlus 7 Pro had as a flagship device. OnePlus 8 Pro has an Official IP68 rating, a 30W wireless charging mechanism, and lots more.

Key Specs

  • 6.78-inch Fluid AMOLED Display, 1440 x 3168 pixels, (513 PPI)
  • Android 10.0; OxygenOS 10.0
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) Processor
  • 128GB / 256GB Inbuilt Storage
  • 8GB / 12GB RAM
  • 16MP Front Camera
  • 48MP + 8MP + 48MP + 5MP Quad Rear Camera the
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Under Display, Optical)
  • IP68 Dust / Water-Resistant
  • 4510 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

The device will go for ₦320,000 ($800).

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G was launched in October 2019 and has quickly established itself as one of the best 5G phones worth buying. With a unique HI Silicon Kirin 990 5G processor, it’s one of the latest processors among 5G phones. It also supports wireless charging and super-fast charging of its lithium-ion battery.

With the Super Sensing camera functionality, it enables the recording and playback of 4K videos on the phone. According to the company, the phone is unlocked by a natural finger touch on the display at ultra-fast speed.

Key Specs

  • 6.53 inch OLED Display, 1176 x 2400 pixels, (409 PPI density), HDR10
  • Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 990 (7 nm+), Mali-G76 MP16
  • Android 10; EMUI 10,
  • 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, up to 256GB Memory Card
  • 32MP + 3D ToF Dual Front Camera
  • 8GB RAM 40MP + 8MP + 40MP + 3D ToF Quad Rear Camera
  • Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
  • 4G LTE
  • 5G Network Support
  • Fast Wireless Charging (27W Capacity)
  • 40W Fast Charging Capacity
  • IP68 Dust and Water Resistant
  • 4500 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

The device will go for ₦420,000.

Oppo Reno 3 Pro

The housing of the smartphone is built with Gorilla Glass 5, not only on the front glass but also Gorilla Glass 5 on the back, while the frame is made of aluminum. The dimension measures 159.4 x 72.4 x 7.7 mm and weighs 171 grams making it light enough to carry. Color options such as Black, White, Starry Night, and Sunrise are available. The screen is protected with the latest version of Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The smartphone is equipped with a quad camera, which consists of a 48 MP (widescreen) + 13 MP (telephoto) + 8 MP (ultra wide) + 2 MP depth sensor cameras on the back with dual-LED flash and functions such as HDR and panorama exist. The device runs the Android 10.0 operating system with ColorOS 7.

Key Specs

  • 6.5-inch Dynamic AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 1080 X 2040 pixels (402 PPI)
  • Always On Display, HDR10+
  • Android 10, ColorOS 7
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB / 256GB Built-in Storage, no Memory Card Support
  • 32MP Front Camera
  • 48MP + 13MP + 8MP + 2MP Quad Rear Camera
  • 4G LTE
  • 5G Network Support
  • Fingerprint Sensor (under Display)
  • 30W Fast Charging
  • 4025 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

This device costs ₦232,960.

Oneplus 7T Pro 5G McLaren

The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren is co-licensed with the car company McLaren, which is famous for its fast vehicles. This is a phone with a black body with orange accents and a silver wave pattern on the back, along with a special orange cable and charger.

The McLaren is the same size (6.4 by 3.0 by 0.35 inches), the same weight (7.27 ounces), and the same shape as the OnePlus 7 Pro. The 19.5:9, 3,120-by-1440, 6.67-inch, 90Hz AMOLED screen is an absolute miracle.

As it is an ultra-bright screen of the 7 Pro, with HDR10+ color support and a high refresh rate that makes the scrolling particularly easy to the eyes. It reached 10,899 points on the PCMark Work 2.0 benchmark, compared to 10,361points for the OnePlus 7Ts and 10,043 for the OnePlus 7.

Key Specs

  • 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED Display, 1440 x 3120 (516 PPI)
  • Android 10, Oxygen 10.0
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256GB Built-in Storage
  • 16MP Front Camera
  • 48MP + 8MP + 16MP Triple Rear Camera
  • 4G LTE
  • 5G Network Support
  • Fast Wireless Charging (Warp Charging)
  • Fingerprint sensor (under Display)
  • Water and Dust Proof (IP68 certification)
  • 4085 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

The device will go for ₦325,350 ($900).

Xiaomi Mi 10 5G

Xiaomi Mi Note 10

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro does not deviate from the standard flagship aesthetic. The all-glass cell phone is available in blue or white with a matte metallic finish. It measures 6.40 by 2.94 by 0.35 inches (HWD) and weighs 7.34 ounces.

The front of the phone is dominated by a curved 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The display is sharp and very bright, so it is easy to see in direct sunlight, and color accuracy is excellent.

On the back of the phone is a vertical stack of the camera and a flash in the top left corner. There is a speaker on the top of the phone, while the bottom houses another speaker, a USB-C charging port, and a SIM slot.

The left side is bare, while the volume control and the power button are on the right side. Both offer a satisfying tactile feedback when pressed. The Mi 10 Pro 5G is made of Gorilla Glass 5 and should be able to withstand minor bumps and falls. However, there is no official IP rating, although the phone has a P2i coating to protect against splashes.

Key Specs

  • 6.67-inch, Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2340 Pixels (386 PPI), 90Hz Refresh Rate, HDR10+
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Processor
  • Android 10.0; MIUI 11
  • 128GB / 256GB Built-in Storage
  • 8GB / 12GB RAM
  • 108MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad Rear Camera
  • 20MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Under Display)
  • 30W Fast Charging
  • 4780mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

This device will go for around ₦272,000 ($699).

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G

Unlike most other top premium smartphones of this class, it only has a smaller screen size of 6.47 inches.

ZTE also offers several models with 6GB, 8GB or 12GB RAM to meet your preferences or system requirements, depending on how much multitasking or heavy gaming you have on the phone.

The phone also has a Qi wireless charging function, which, in addition to the regular charging function, appears to be a top specification among the 5G phones.

The USP of the choice of this latest model of ZTE Axon series is that it is inexpensively equipped in terms of camera equipment and quality and with excellent hardware and operating 9 Pie OS on a near-series version of Android, which in this area a powerful performance promise and deliver.

Key Specs

  • 6.47-inch AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2340 Pixels (398 PPI)
  • HDR10, 19.5:9 ratio
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor
  • Android 9.0 Pie OS, MiFavor 9.1
  • 128GB/256GB Built-in Storage, up to 1TB Memory Card
  • 6GB RAM / 8GB RAM / 12GB RAM
  • 20MP Front Camera
  • 48MP + 20MP + 8MP Triple Rear Camera
  • In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
  • 4G LTE
  • 5G connectivity (5G band 41(2500), 78(3500); NSA/Sub6)
  • 18W Fast Charging Capacity
  • Wireless Charging
  • 4, 000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

The device will go for ₦156,500.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

It is more or less like the Galaxy S10 with a 5G radio. With an Exynos 9820 flagship processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 in the US) packing octa-core processors, this Galaxy smartphone is Samsung’s early foray into the 5G market.

It runs on Android 9 Pie OS with a user interface. It has a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a hole-punch notch and is larger than the 4G version. The heavy gaming and augmented reality experiences you can enjoy with this phone make it one of the most coveted 5G phones of its class. In addition to the usual fast charging technology, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G also supports the next generation wireless charging and power share functionality.

The Galaxy S10 5G’s lighter weight compared to other phones with similar size, while its water resistance, if not unique, is, at least, a popular feature.

The dedicated headphone jack the first-class camera that haptic vibrations and the palm-rejection technology to avoid false touches in the handling of the touch screen with a curved edge are some of the enviable features of appeal found among the 5G phone users. The phone supports 5G non-standalone (NSA) with Sub6 and millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G bands.

Key Specs

  • 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED Display, 1440 X 3040 pixels (502 PPI)
  • Android 9.0 (Pie), One UI Always On Display, HDR10+
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (USA, China, Latin America), Octa-core Exynos 9810 (EMEA)
  • 256GB / 512GB Built-in Storage, no support for memory card
  • 8GB RAM
  • 10MP + ToF Dual Front camera
  • 12MP + 12MP + 16MP + ToF Quad Rear Camera
  • 4G LTE (up to 2.0Gbps) with VoLTE
  • 5G Support, band 41 (2500MHz), band 78 (3500 MHz), band 260 (39GHz), band 261 (28GHz), 5G NR
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Under Display)
  • Fast Wireless Charging
  • Water and Dust Proof (IP68 Certification)
  • 4,500mAh Non-Removable Li-ion Battery

The device will cost ₦220,000.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G

It features an advanced touchscreen with a sharp resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels at a pixel density of 538 pixels per inch (PPI) and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, making it one of the best available today in its class. It runs on Android 9 Pie with the usual Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor to facilitate the 5G network connection.

One of the main features of the LG V50 model is the triple camera function with specifications of 12-megapixel (f/1.5, 1.4-micron) + 16-megapixel (f/1.9, 1-micron) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4, 1-micron). LG V50 ThinQ 5G, in line with the best 5G phones, also has a unique feature with a cooling system at the back, which guarantees great battery performance and also ensures that it lasts longer.

It also has a “Conversations with Character” feature that works during a video chat and can entertain friends and family with fun real-time AR stickers and effects that can be applied by the user.

The battery features of this LG phone model can compete with the best 5G phones currently available and have similar features to them such as wireless charging and fast charging, while some users have praised its waterproof technology as a useful feature.

Key Specs

  • 6.4-inch P-OLED Display, 1440 x 3120 pixels (539 PPI)
  • HDR10, Always-on Display, Dolby Vision
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU
  • Android 9.0 Pie OS
  • 128GB built-in storage space, up to 512GB Memory Card
  • 6GB RAM
  • 8MP + 5MP Dual Front Camera
  • 12MP + 12MP + 16MP Triple Rear Camera
  • 4G LTE
  • 5G Network Support (5G band 41 (2500 MHz), 260(39 GHz), 261(28 GHz); NSA)
  • 18W Capacity Fast Charging
  • Wireless Charging (10W)
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • 4,000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

This device will go for ₦360,000 ($999).

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G

With Samsung Galaxy A90 5G long-lasting battery and triple ultra-wide-angle camera, users are treated with an immersive telephone experience and can view the images at an ultra-wide angle. Users can also record videos like a professional action camera by the ultra-wide camera and advanced software.

It produces super stable live videos without any motion sickness with live focus. It has several sensors such as Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, and Proximity Sensor which in most of Samsung’s flagship phones of this class get to use.

Interestingly, despite its functional richness, the phone is easy and comfortable to wear. Also, with its preinstalled Samsung Pay function, it enables very smooth and secure payment. Other features that differentiate the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G apart from other top 5G phones include the unique Bixby feature which can reduce the blue light and turn on Night mode to get the eyes ready for bed.

Key Specs

  • 6.7 inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio (~393 PPI)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
  • Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
  • 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM
  • 128GB Built-in Storage up to 512 GB microSD support (6GB model only)
  • 32MP Selfie Camera
  • 48MP + 8MP + 5MP Triple Camera
  • 5G Network Support (5G band 41(2500), 78(3500)), NSA / Sub6
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Under Screen)
  • 25W Fast Charging Capacity
  • 4500 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery

This device will be sold starting at $478 (around ₦160,000).

Wrapping up on the 10 best 5G phones in Nigeria 2021, 5G smartphones were just 1% of global smartphone sales in 2019, it is expected to rise to 18% of global smartphone shipment in 2021.

Tijani Mustapha
Tijani Mustapha
Tijani Mustapha Adedeji is a Senior Tech Writer on Techblet. He has a strong flair for gadgets and tech-related developments around the globe. Deji, based in Lagos, Nigeria, is an avid reader, who loves meeting people.
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