Over the years, smartphones have gotten smarter and better in carrying out our day-to-day tasks. However, this advancement in various aspects of smartphones has also come with a massive leap in price with some high-end devices crossing the N300,000 price point and inching toward the half-a-million naira mark. Here, we take a look at the most expensive phones in Nigeria, as well as their specifications and prices.
Disclaimer: Prices used are the average price and might be slightly lower or higher on different online and offline stores
These are the 10 Most Expensive Phone In Nigeria Right Now
1. iPhone 14 Pro Max (₦1,800,000)
The iPhone 14 Pro Max is the most expensive smartphone in Nigeria and it’s because Apple isn’t officially in Nigeria. It is a massive phone at 6.7 inches and it weighs around 240 grams making it a hefty phone. The phone has a fantastic battery life, and it comes with a new 48MP main camera. It is powered by the A16 Bionic chipset and it comes with a dynamic island Apple’s innovative way of integrating a notch on a phone. Overall it is an impressive phone and it leaves up to expectations.
2. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (₦1,251,000)
Samsung has been at the forefront of foldable phones globally and with their fourth-generation foldable device they did a great job. Both the inner and outer displays are made of AMOLED and they have a 120Hz refresh rate. It is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with 12GB RAM and up to 1TB of storage space. The phone runs on Android 13 and One UI 5.1 is the user interface.
One thing Samsung hasn’t addressed yet is the crease in the middle of the display. The camera quality isn’t flagship level even though the inner display has a 4MP under-display camera. If you like to fold your phone into two, this is the way for you. The phone is also expensive because it’s not for everyone.
3. Google Pixel 7 Pro (₦765,000)
The Pixel 7 Pro is a special phone and probably one of the few phones that can go head-to-head with the iPhone 14 Pro in terms of camera. It is not officially available in Nigeria and that is why it is very expensive. You can buy it from third-party resellers across the country.
It has a large 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED display that dials itself down to 1Hz when it’s not in use. The battery is 5000mAh and it supports 23 watts of fast charging. It is powered by Google’s custom chipset which is the tensor G2 and it comes with 8 or 12 GB RAM and up to 512 GB storage space. The phone is running on stock Android 13 and the user experience is amazing.
4. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (₦1,040,000)
Samsungs flagship device of 2023 comes with a slightly new design coming from last year’s S22 Ultra. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with 8 with up to 12 GB RAM and 1TB storage space. It comes with a new 200MP primary camera that delivers stunning images in all lighting conditions.
You can shoot 8K videos with the rear camera and the battery is also 5000mAh making it one of the best batteries on a smartphone. If Samsung wasn’t officially in Nigeria then it would have been priced around the same as the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
5. Tecno Phantom X2 Pro (₦464,000)
The Tecno Phantom X2 Pro is the most expensive Tecno phone ever and it has some compelling features. It is the first phone in the world with a retractable portrait camera and it is powered by a flagship chipset. The phone has a display that is slightly curved and it’s impressive for those who want a curved display. It has a primary 5160mAh battery with and a sleek plastic finish at the back. The display is 6.8 inch AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1080p resolution. It has a unique design and still delivers in terms of performance and camera.
6. Xiaomi 12 Pro (₦500,000)
The Xiaomi 12 Pro is one of the best and most expensive phones in Nigeria. It has three 50MP cameras that are versatile and impressive. You can shoot 8K videos with the phone, the selfie camera is 32MP and it is also impressive as well. The device has an LTPO AMOLED display with a 1440p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It has a 4600mAh battery and it supports 120 watts of fast charging.
The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage space. It runs on Android 12 and MIUI 13 is the user interface. The phone offers a lot of value for money and even though it’s pricey.
7. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (₦967,000)
If you don’t have the budget to buy the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, you will be fine using the S22 ultra. It has the same design and they are only separated by a few things. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a 108MP primary camera with a design that looks like the latest S23 Ultra. There is an SPen just like we have with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. It is fast, and the camera will deliver in any lighting condition. The battery life is impressive, and you can buy a premium-grade used variant for less than 30% of the original price.
8. iPhone 13 Pro Max (₦822,000)
The iPhone 13 Pro Max still makes a lot of sense in 2023. It is one of the most expensive phones in Nigeria, and it is not by mistake. What you will miss out on if you buy this phone instead of the iPhone 14 Pro Max are the dynamic island on display and the new 48MP primary camera. The phone has a great battery life, a pro-motion display (120Hz), and an even better camera. It is pretty heavy in hand, weighing around 240 grams. The device is still a good purchase in 2023.
9. iPhone 14 Pro(₦1,310,000)
If you want a compact phone with power and a camera, look no further than the iPhone 14 Pro. The phone has a 6.1-inch display with a dynamic island and a new 48MP primary camera. It has a decent battery life, and it shares everything found on the bigger model. The phone is expensive, especially for the variant with a bigger storage space.
10. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 (₦740,000)
If you want to relive the past when we used flip phones, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is the perfect phone for you. It comes with a clamshell form factor, and it is a unique phone with lots of power. There is a mini display apart from the main display inside the phone. It will show you notifications and it can also be used to pick up calls.
The device is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage space. It has dual 12MP cameras and a single 10MP selfie camera that are decent. The battery also doesn’t disappoint, but it is not for power users.