Putting the Android-iOS rivalry in the spotlight, we review the latest iPhones in Nigeria, along with their specifications and price.
On Tuesday, September 10, Apple launched the iPhone 11 trio, touting the new A13 Bionic chip, the most powerful chipset ever on a smartphone (according to the manufacturer), two camera sensors, a stronger battery, iOS 13, and a couple of other upgrades.
Ever since the Cupertino-based device maker released the iPhone (also called iPhone 2G and iPhone 1) back in June 2007, it has introduced 11 other generations of iPhone models with each accompanied by one of the 12 primary iOS releases.
The iPhone is among the most widely used smartphones globally. A feat that has made Apple one of the most valuable publicly traded companies in the world.
As of November 2018, the company had sold a total of over 2.2 billion iPhones. In January 2019, 1.4 billion devices were reportedly running IOS.
The company crossed 1 billion thresholds of active mobile devices for the first time in 2016. Joining the ranks of Google, who announced in 2017 that over 2 billion active monthly devices were booting the Android OS.
7 Latest iPhones in Nigeria
In 2019, emerging technologies like foldable screen (flexible) display, 5G, Mobile Augmented Reality (AR) are introducing new dynamics in the narrative on the competition between iOS and Android.
Along with the new iPhone 11 series, here are the latest iPhones in Nigeria, specs, and price.
On November 3, 2017, the iPhone X release took the smartphone market by storm, sporting “Super Retina” display, Face ID (which debuted in the model), and many other exciting features. What made the iPhone X special was that it marked the 10th anniversary of the Apple flagship.
The device was announced along with the iPhone 8 and its Plus version. The iPhone X (or better still the iPhone 10, as we call it) comes with bit better specs in comparison with the other two, especially the facial recognition feature & a larger edge-to-edge OLED display.
The iPhone is available on the market in a couple of variants. The option with 3/64GB storage capacity goes for ₦254,000.
- 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Display
- 1125 x 2436-pixel resolution (458 ppi)
- Apple A11 Bionic Chipset
- 2GB of RAM
- 64GB, or 256GB internal storage
- iOS 11
- Dual 12MP Rear Camera
- 7MP Front Camera
- Water Resistant & Dustproof
- Face Scanner (Face ID)
- 4G LTE (up to 1024 Mbps download)
- Fast Charging, Wireless Charging support
As the iPhone XR has the lowest price tag in the bunch, it is the most affordable option of the 2018 iteration of the iPhone.
It has an Octa-core Apple Bionic 12 CPU, which works in conjunction with 3GB of RAM and a variety of storage options, including 64/128/256GB, without provision for memory expansion.
Even though the handset shares a handful of similarities with the other two 2018 models, iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max, it still feels every bit like the 2017 iPhone X.
The iPhone XR (3GB/64GB) is priced at ₦237,500, and this goes higher with bigger storage options.
- 6.1-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- 828 x 1792-pixel resolution (326 ppi)
- Octa-core Apple Bionic 12 CPU
- 3GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB/256GB built-in storage (no support for storage expansion)
- iOS 12
- 12MP rear cam
- 7MP front cam
- IP68 water and dustproof
- 4G LTE; Face ID
- Non-removable Li-ion battery
The iPhone XS, in addition to the XR and XS Max is one of the 12-gen flagships of the iPhone that succeeded the iPhone X. The smartphones were announced on September 12, 2018, and their pre-orders started two days later.
They entered the market officially on September 21, 2018. The iPhone XS design is visually almost identical to the X. However, it gets upgraded hardware, featuring the A12 Bionic chip that is designed with a 7-nanometer (nm) process.
The device also has a 5.85-inch (149 mm) OLED display and packs dual 12MP rear camera, in addition to one 7MP front-facing cam for selfies.
The iPhone XS (4GB/64GB) is sold in stores across Nigeria, starting at ₦290,000.
- 5.8-inch, Super Retina AMOLED; capacitive touchscreen
- 2436 x 1125-pixel resolution (458 ppi)
- iOS 12
- Dual 12MP + 12MP rear camera
- 7MP front camera
- A12 Bionic Neural CPU
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB/128GB/245GB internal storage (no support for memory card)
- IP68 dust & waterproof
- Face Unlock and Qi Wireless Charging
- 2658mAh non-removable Li-ion battery (30mins. longer than iPhone X)
The iPhone XS Max, which was unveiled last year at a press event in Cupertino, is the first plus-sized iPhone to feature the new bezel-less form factor since the 2017 iPhone X had no larger variant.
After the iPhone XS and XS Max release, the production of iPhone X was discontinued, making its shelf life of just 10 months to be the shortest ever tenure as flagship in the iPhone history.
On September 10, 2019, the iPhone XS & the XS Max were also discontinued upon the announcement of the iPhone 11 as well as the iPhone 11 Pro.
The pricing system of the iPhone XS Max (4GB/64GB) starts at ₦357,000.
- 6.5-inch, Super Retina AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
- 1242 x 2688-pixel resolution (458 ppi)
- Octa-core Bionic 12 Neural CPU
- 4GB RAM of RAM
- 64/256/512GB internal storage (no support for storage extension)
- iOS 12
- Dual 12MP & 12MP rear camera
- 7MP front camera
- 4G LTE; Face ID
- Wireless Charging
- 3174 mAh non-removable Li-ion battery (1hr 30mins longer battery time than iPhone X)
The iPhone 11 has a bunch of key upgrades over its predecessors, but the one big feature that really matters to users is its killer price.
While its other two variants, the iPhone 11 Pro & the 11 Pro Max did steal the show concerning headline spec, the iPhone 11 offers a lower price tag than the 2018 iPhone XR and still features improved spec in some important areas.
It contains faster innards, significantly improved camera setup, and runs iOS 13 as standard.
The iPhone 11 has an A13 Bionic CPU, the fastest chip on the market performance- and graphics-wise, and retains the same 7nm architecture in the last year’s models.
The iPhone 11’s price will start at $699 (£729, AU$1,199), and pre-order has begun today. It will hit the market on September 20. As for the iPhone 11 Pro, its pricing starts at $999 or $25/month with trade-in (£1,049, AU$1,749).
The bigger iPhone 11 Pro Max will be sold on the market, starting at $1,099 or $29/month with trade-in (£1,149, AU$1,899).
iPhone 11 Key Specs
- 6.1-inch Screen size
- 194g weight
- 9 by 75.7 by 8.3mm
- iOS 13
- 1792 x 828 Resolution
- A13 Bionic CPU
- 4GB of RAM
- 64/128/256GB of inbuilt storage
- Non-removable Battery (1 hour longer than XR)
- 12MP + 12MP Rear camera
- 12MP Front camera
- IP68 Waterproof
- No headphone jack
iPhone 11 Pro & Pro Max Key Specs
- Two screen sizes, 5.8-inch & 6.5-inch OLED displays (the 2 with 458 ppi)
- “Super Retina XDR” display with HDR 10 and Dolby Vision support (and Dolby Atmos sound)
- Textured matte finish Phone body
- 64/256/512GB internal storage
- iOS 13 on-board, with system-wide dark mode
- 3 cameras in the rear with 4x optical zoom — Wide, ultrawide, telephoto lenses (OIS for wide and telephoto)
- Upcoming camera tech, known as Deep Fusion, uses nine images for minimizing noise and enhancing details
- 4hrs more battery life (Pro) & 5hrs longer battery life (Pro Max) in comparison with the 2018 models
- Wi-Fi 6 support (no 5G)
- Faster Face ID unlocking
- 4K video for both front and rear cameras, with slow-motion video for the selfie camera
- New portrait lighting effect: Monochrome
- Fast charging adapter
- Available in midnight green, silver, space gray, gold color options
There you have it — the latest iPhones in Nigeria, specs and price.