Best KaiOS phones to buy in Nigeria

Top 7 Best KaiOS Phones To Buy In Nigeria (2021)

Now here’s the thing, today I’m gonna show you some of the best KaiOS phones that you can buy right now in Nigeria for the year 2021, but before that…

What is KaiOS?

Simple, KaiOS is a mobile device operating system just like every other operating systems out there such as android and iOS.

KaiOS

But what makes KaiOS unique is the fact that it is built to run on basic or feature phones. Feature phones are those small non-touchscreen phones with keypads like the old Nokia 3310, Nokia 5310 phones and the rest.

So KaiOS is built from scratch to work on these type of devices having less than 1GB of RAM size. And the best part of it is, the experience you get on a KaioS device is very close to what you’d get on a native android device. The OS supports a handful of Google apps such as YouTube, Google Maps, Google Assistant, etc.

And even third party apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Xender app, etc. It even has its own proprietary and robust app store (KaiStore) from where you can download these aforementioned apps and more.

Most phones running on the KaiOS operating system are 4G enabled, so you will have no issues making use of these apps when it comes to network speed, and most of them are even fitted with Wi-Fi and Hotspot connectivity, so you can even use these phones as a portable hotspot to share internet connection to other devices.

In Albert De Venecia own words from Cellular news;

KaiOS lets people use modern apps like Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, and Twitter even if they don’t have smartphones. Additionally, it supports 4G LTE, VoLTE, GPS, and Wi-Fi for connectivity.

So having known all these things about KaiOS, now what are some of the KaiOS phones that one can readily get in the Nigerian market today?

Well;

Best KaiOS phones to buy in Nigeria in 2021

  1. Nokia 8000 4G.
  2. Nokia 6300 4G.
  3. Nokia 800 Tough.
  4. Nokia 2720 Flip.
  5. Nokia 8110 4G (a.k.a Nokia Banana).
  6. MTN Smart T.
  7. Tecno T901 3G.

Nokia 8000 4G

  • Launched Nov, 2020.
  • 2.8 Inches display.
  • 2MP rear camera.
  • Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 (28 nm).
  • 512MB RAM + 4GB storage (expandable).
  • 4G cellular network, Wi-Fi & Hotspot.
  • KaiOS.
  • Removable 1500mAh battery.
  • Price: N/A.
Best KaioS phones to buy in Nigeria - Nokia 8000 4G
Nokia 8000 4G

The Nokia 8000 4G is one of the newest, and simply the overall best KaiOS phone that you can buy in Nigeria right now. It comes with almost every single feature that you might want in a generic smartphone.

Comes with 4GB of expandable storage via a micro-SD card, 512MB of RAM size, a Snapdragon processor, 2MP rear facing cameras, and even a “removable” 1500mAh battery which Nokia claims can last up to 25 days on standby with 4G enabled, on a single charge.

So for those who still crave that old Nokia feel, but this time with a touch of modernization, then the Nokia 8000 4G is simply the phone you should go for.

As of the time of writing this article, the Nokia 8000 4G isn’t available in stores yet, but it will surely do so in the nearest future, and we will update this article with its official price once it does so.

Nokia 6300 4G

  • Launched Nov, 2020.
  • 2.4 Inches display.
  • 0.3MP rear camera.
  • Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 (28 nm).
  • 512MB RAM + 4GB storage (expandable).
  • 4G cellular network, Wi-Fi & Hotspot.
  • KaiOS.
  • Removable 1500mAh battery.
  • Price: N/A.
Nokia 6300 4G
Nokia 6300 4G

The Nokia 6300 4G is a refreshed and commemorated version of the age-old Nokia 6300 phone that was launched way back in 2006.

It comes with a 2.4 Inch display, and everything else that you’ll find on the Nokia 8000 4G that we just finished discussing above.

If you were a fan of the original 2006 Nokia 6300 phone, and you still want to have a taste of the nostalgic feelings that comes with revisiting and reusing an old Nokia phone, but this time with more modernized features and functionality, well, you can now have your cake and eat it this time around.

The Nokia 6300 4G and 8000 4G launched on the same day, so the both of them aren’t yet available in stores, both offline and online for the moment. But it will surely do, and we’ll make sure to update this article with their prices once they do so.

Best KaiOS phones to buy in Nigeria – Nokia 800 Tough

  • Launched Sept, 2019.
  • 2.4 Inches display.
  • 2MP rear camera.
  • Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 205 (28 nm).
  • 512MB RAM + 4GB storage (expandable).
  • 4G cellular network, Wi-Fi & Hotspot.
  • KaiOS.
  • Non-removable 2100mAh battery.
  • IP68 dust and water resistant.
  • Price: N/A.
Best KaiOS phones to buy in Nigeria - Nokia 800 Tough
Nokia 800 Tough

Now if you’re looking for something nostalgic, and with a dose of toughness, then the Nokia 800 Tough is simply the toughest KaiOS phone that you can buy right now in Nigeria.

It is IP68 rated for ingress protection from dust and water, and at the same time, it is reinforced with tough rubber all around it for additional protection from falls.

In terms of spec, it comes with almost the same spec like the Nokia 6300 4G that we just finished discussing above. A 2.4 Inches display, Snapdragon 205 processor, 4GB of expandable storage with 512MB of RAM, KaiOS to boot, and a 2100mAh non-removable battery.

The phone is currently not available on any online stores like Jumia as at the time of writing this article, but you can get it when you walk into any Nokia store near you.

Nokia 2720 Flip

  • Launched Sept, 2019.
  • 2.8 Inches display.
  • 2MP rear camera.
  • Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 205 (28 nm).
  • 512MB RAM + 4GB storage (expandable).
  • 4G cellular network, Wi-Fi & Hotspot.
  • KaiOS.
  • Removable 1500mAh battery.
  • Price: N/A.
Nokia 2720 Flip
Nokia 2720 Flip

For those who were, and are still fans of the old Nokia flip phones (open and close) mechanism, then the Nokia 2720 Flip might be just the best KaiOS phone that you’ve been searching for.

The phone brings back memories of some notable Nokia phones in this category like the Nokia 2720 Fold that was launched back in 2009, others include the Nokia 3710 Fold, Nokia 7020, etc.

In terms of spec, it is pretty much similar with other Nokia KaiOS phones that we have talked about earlier. A 2.8 Inches display, Snapdragon 205 processor doing all the heavy lifting, 2MP camera, 512MB of storage and 4GB of RAM, and a 1500mAh battery to boot.

The phone is currently not available on any online stores like Jumia as at the time of writing this article, but you can get it when you walk into any Nokia store near you.

Nokia 8110 4G (a.k.a Nokia Banana)

  • Launched April, 2018.
  • 2.4 Inches display.
  • 2MP rear camera.
  • Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 205 (28 nm).
  • 512MB RAM + 4GB storage (expandable).
  • 4G cellular network, Wi-Fi & Hotspot.
  • KaiOS.
  • Removable 1500mAh battery.
  • Price: N/A.
Best KaiOS phones - Nokia 8110 4G
Nokia 8110 4G

The Nokia 8110 4G got the name “Nokia Banana” from its iconic shape and the added bright yellow color that makes it look like an actual banana fruit. Nokia personally called this color the banana yellow.

So if you want to look unique, or probably maybe unusual, and at the same time being able to do what other Nokia KaiOS phones are capable of doing, then the 8110 4G is simply the best KaiOS phone that you can buy right now in Nigeria that will make you different from the rest.

The phone currently retails for about 35,000 NGN to 40,000 NGN on the Jumia site, but I’m pretty sure that you’d find it for lesser price if you walk into any official Nokia store near you.

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Best KaiOS phones to buy in Nigeria – MTN Smart T

  • Launched April, 2019.
  • 2.4 Inches display.
  • UNISOC SC7731EF (32nm).
  • 1.3MP rear camera + 1.3MP front-facing camera.
  • 512MB RAM + 256MB storage (expandable).
  • 3G cellular network, Wi-Fi & Hotspot.
  • KaiOS.
  • Removable 2000mAh battery.
  • Price: 7,000 NGN.
MTN Smart T
MTN Smart T

For those on a budget of say 5,000 NGN to 8,000 NGN, but still want all the smartphone goodness that comes with a kaiOS running phone, then the MTN Smart T might just be the best kaiOS phone that you can get your hands on right now.

It is marketed under MTN’s branding for 7,000 NGN currently, it comes with a 2.4 Inches display, 3G cellular network, instead of 4G like the Nokia phones we reviewed.

As for storage and RAM, you have 256MB internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB if you inserted a micro-SD card into it, and 512MB of RAM size.

But what makes this phone shine among its counterparts is the 2000mAh battery that it packs, which should give you around 3 – 5 days of use on a single charge if you use it as your secondary device.

To get the MTN Smart T phone, you’ll have to walk into any MTN customer care center near you and request for one. And like I said, the price is currently 7,000 NGN as stated on MTN’s website.

Tecno T901 3G

  • Launched Aug, 2019.
  • 2.4 Inches display.
  • UNISOC SC7731EF (32nm).
  • 2MP rear camera + 2MP front-facing camera.
  • 512MB RAM + 256MB storage (expandable).
  • 3G cellular network, Wi-Fi & Hotspot.
  • KaiOS.
  • Removable 1900mAh battery.
  • Price: 12,000 NGN.
Best KaiOS phones - Tecno T901
Tecno T901 3G

The Tecno T901 3G is Tecno’s own take with the KaiOS thingy. It features almost exactly the same spec as the MTN Smart T, with their only difference being the front and rear 2MP cameras on the Tecno’s, and a slightly lesser 1900mAh battery.

The phone currently retails for 12,000 NGN on Jumia, and that wraps it up for today concerning the best KaiOS phones that anyone can get their hands on right now in Nigeria.

And just so you know, there are still lots and lots and lots of KaiOS phones out there in the wild, but those ones aren’t readily available in Nigeria, and that’s why they aren’t included.

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2 Comments

  1. Hello. Thanks for this article. Please tell…where can I get the Nokia 6300 4G in Lagos? Thanks for your speedy and accurate response.

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