Africa is the first continent to have more mobile phone users than fixed subscribers, and this was due to how Smartphone has become rampant in Africa.
Africans use mobile phones for shopping, transfer, communication, and of course, for social media purposes.
Following the simple technology change, with a quest to produce a more functional phone with the new iteration, the mobile phones in the African market became numerous.
Below is the list of popular mobile phones in the African market you should know:
1. LG W31 plus
LG W31 Plus is one of the smartphones in the African market produced by the LG [Life is Good] company.
The LG W31 plus is a dual SIM phone with 4 GB RAM, 128 GB inbuilt, 4000 mAh Battery, and a 2 GHz Processor.
Its outstanding features include 13 MP+ 5 MP+ 2 MP Triple Rear & 8 MP Front camera, 512 GB memory card, 6.52 inches, and Android v10.
The mobile phone has microSDXC as a card slot and powerVRGE8320 as its Graphics Processing Unit [GPU].
2. Nokia 5310
Nokia 5310 is a GSM phone with 88.2g, 13.1mm thickness, and Nokia PLC released it in April 2020.
Nokia 5310 has a removable Li-lon 1200 mAh battery, dual SIM, and it comes with varieties of colors like white/red, black/red.
The unique feature of the Nokia 5310 is that it models like TA-1230 and TA-1212, FM radio, MicroUSB 1.1, 3.0 Bluetooth, dual speaker, LED flash, etc.
It also has an internal 16MB, 2.4 inches, 240 by 320 pixels, with no selfie camera.
Nokia 5310 is one of the mobile phones that are ubiquitous in the African market.
3. Vivo X60 Pro
Today one of the dominating mobile phones in the African market is the Vivo X60 Pro that launched in March 2021.
Vivo Company protected the phone with corning Gorilla Glass 6, an aluminum frame, a glass front, and a glass back.
It’s a Dual SIM phone with 179g, 6.56 inches, Android version 11, 256GB internal memory, 12GB RAM, Li-Po 4200mAh non-removable battery, etc.
The X60 Pro also has a LED flash, Pixel Shift, GPU, 48 MP primary camera, 32 MP front camera, -25.5 loudspeakers, 77h battery life, and so on.
The Bluetooth, GPS, USB, WLAN, fingerprint are all accessible, and they come in different colors like midnight black, shimmer blue, and in model V2046 only.
4. Apple iPhone 11 pro
Apple Company is a prominent company in Africa and producer of the most used iPhone 11 pro.
The mobile phone became rampant in September 2019 with a display size of 5.8,256GB 4 GB RAM, 3046 mAh battery capacity, and Network[GSM, LTE, HSPA, EVDO, CDMA].
It has a single SIM, eSIM, built from a stainless steel frame and protected by scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating, and a wide color gamut.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro is 5.8 inches long, iOS 13, and Apple GPU.
It features some beneficial capabilities like stereo speakers, A-GPS, USB 2.0, 5.0 Bluetooth, dual-tone flash, and more.
The Apple iPhone 11 Pro has unique sensors as well, and it includes face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, Ultra-wideband support, and language commands and dictation.
It has a Li-lon 3046 non-removable battery, Qi wireless charging, and colors like Matte Space Gray, Matte Silver, Matte Gold, and Matte Midnight Green.
5. Xiaomi Redmi 9A Sport
Xiaomi Redmi 9A is an omnipresent phone currently in the African market with a water repellent coating.
It’s a dual SIM phone with 194g, IPS LCD, 6.53 inches long, Android 10 version, 32GB 2GB RAM, 13 MP, and 720 by 1600 pixels.
Redmi 9A has accessible Wi-Fi, 5.0 Bluetooth, A GPS, FM radio, MicroUSB 2.0, with only two sensors accelerometer, and proximity.
It has Li-Po 5000 mAh non-removable battery, loudspeaker, and colors that include carbon black, coral green, and metallic blue.
6. Tecno Spark 6 Air
One of the leading popular mobile phones in the African market is Tecno Spark 6 Air and is a phone that comes with a 7.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 by 1640.
A quad-core MediaTek Heilo A22 processor and runs Android 10 powers Tecno Spark 6 Air, with a battery capacity of 6000 mAh.
The rear camera has 13MP + 2MP, 8MP front camera,3GB RAM, 64GB storage, supports fast charging, and was launched in cloud white, comet black, ocean blue.
Spark 6 Air became a trending brand in 2020 across several countries in Africa. Its connectivity option includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.00, 3G, active 4G, and an accelerometer ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.
7. Oppo Reno6
Oppo Reno6, launched in 2021, is one of the popular mobile phones in the African market today, and it’s a dual SIM mobile with a friendly price despite its beautiful features.
Reno 6 ultra-slim Retro Design is slim and flexible, while the sleek flat-edged middle frame is comfortable.
It comes with the MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor, HD+ AMOLED display, dual led, 6.4 inches long, 173g, a 618 GPU, 48MP+5MP rear camera, 16MP selfie camera, RAM 8GB, battery capacity 3765mAh, and OS Android 9.0 Pie.
It houses a 128 GB internal storage with connectivity options such as a 5G network, hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, USB type C charging.
It has sensors like fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.
8. Lenovo A6 Note
Lenovo is a 172g, 9.2mm thickness phone released in September and powered by the MediaTek MT6762 Heilo P22.
It features a triple card slot that can hold two SIM cards alongside a microSD one, LED flash, and fingerprint reader.
It has 16GB 2GB RAM, 32GB RAM, Octa-core CPU, PowerVR GE8320 GPU, front camera 13MP, selfie camera 5MP, and 4000mAh battery.
A6 Note device also has Android 9.0 Pie, 6.09 inches, loudspeaker, FM radio, MicroUSB 2.0, and comes in only black and blue color.
9. Vodafone Smart V10
Vodafone Smart V10 was released in 2019 and is one of the best Smartphones available and affordable rates.
The screen size is 5.9 inches, IPS LCD touch screen, no physical keypad, and it comes with a 2GHz Snapdragon 429 processor.
It has 145g, 8.2mm thickness, Android 9.0, 32 GB storage, 3GB RAM, FM radio, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, Li-lon 3400 mAh non-removable battery, and sensors like accelerometer and proximity.
10. Huawei P50
Huawei P50 comes exclusively with the Qualcomm snapdragon 888 chipsets, a flat edge OLED screen that is 6.5 inches when slanted.
The device has an Octa-core, GPU, dual-LED flash, 181g, 128GB RAM, 8GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, 13MP front camera.
It features stereo speakers, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.2, No FM radio, USB Type C3.1, Li-Po 4100mAh non-removable battery.
The diverse color is black, gold, white and it also has a fingerprint sensor, spectrum, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.
11. Samsung Galaxy A12
Samsung Galaxy A12 is a 250g phone launched in 2020, and it made cutting-edge innovation accessible to many people.
It includes a dual SIM slot, Android 11, 6.5 inches, octa-core, PowerVR GE8320, microSDXC, MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35, 8MP front camera, and 64GB 4GBRAM.
Samsung Galaxy A12 has a loudspeaker, hotspot, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0, fingerprint, virtual proximity sensing, FM radio, non-removable battery, and comes in black, white, blue, and red color.
The phone’s 5000mAh battery and 48MP rear camera empower one to turn any moment into a beautiful photoshoot.
12. Infinix Hot 10
Infinix Hot 10, released in 2020, has a rich color that promotes an excellent user experience with its unique feature like smart scanner, ear sensor receiver, Ulife, etc.
The front is glass-like while the back is plastic with a plastic frame, 6.78 inches, Android 10, Mediatek Helio, microSDXC, 16MP rear camera, 8MP front camera.
Infinix Hot 10 also has FM radio, A-GPS, hotspot, micro USB 2.0, fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, Li-Po 5200 mAh, non-removable battery, with colors like obsidian black, amber red, moonlight jade, and ocean wave.
Despite the size, amount, and type of phone one use, it serves almost the same purpose and performs nearly the same function.
The list of phones above will help bring to the limelight the slight difference in the mobile phone we use and serve as an update to the varieties of Smartphones in the African market.
Although phone practically performs the same function, there are still ones that perform theirs faster, efficiently, and effectively.