Best KaiOS phones to buy in Nigeria

Top 7 Best KaiOS Phones To Buy In Nigeria (2022)

Okay, so, here’s the thing, today I’ll be showing you the best KaiOS phones that you can easily buy right now in Nigeria, for the year 2022, but before that…

What is KaiOS?

Best KaiOS phones to buy in Nigeria (2022)
KaiOS

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

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

So, this operating system was built from scratch to work on these types of devices having less than 1GB RAM capacity.

And the best part of it is, the experience you get on a KaioS-powered device is very similar to what you’d get on a native android device, as the OS in its current state supports a handful of native 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 app store, which is called the “KaiStore”, and it’s from here that you get to download any of the above-mentioned apps, and more.

Best KaiOS phones to buy in Nigeria (2022)

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 connect to a much better and faster network, or use the phones as a portable hotspot to share internet connectivity 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 these things about KaiOS, now let’s see some of the best few KaiOS phones that you can easily get from the Nigerian smartphone market, in 2022.

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Best KaiOS phones to buy in Nigeria in 2022

  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

  • Announced, 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: ₦60,000 – 65,000
Credits: Infofull

Buy now: Nokia 8000 4G (512MB + 4GB), ₦60,000 – 65,000, Jiji NG.

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

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

Best KaioS phones to buy in Nigeria - Nokia 8000 4G
Nokia 8000 4G

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 best out of the best KaiOS phones that you can get your hands on right now in Nigeria.

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Nokia 6300 4G

  • Announced, 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 1500 mAh battery.
  • Price: ₦32,500
Credits: Infofull

Buy now: Nokia 6300 4G (512MB + 4GB), ₦32,500, Jiji NG.

Best KaiOS phones to buy in Nigeria (2022)
Nokia 6300 4G

The Nokia 6300 4G is a refreshed and commemorated version of the old Nokia 6300 that was launched way back in 2006, and a cheaper alternative to the Nokia 8000 4G.

It comes with a 2.4 Inch display and everything else that you’ll find on the Nokia 8000 4G.

So, if you were a fan of the OG 2006 Nokia 6300 phone, and you crave for that rush of nostalgia that comes from 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.

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Best KaiOS phones to buy in Nigeria – Nokia 800 Tough

  • Announced, 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 2100 mAh battery.
  • IP68 dust and water resistant.
  • Price: ₦65,000 – 70,000

Buy now: Nokia 800 Tough (512MB + 4GB), ₦65,000 – 70,000, Jiji NG.

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 2022.

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

Best KaiOS phones to buy in Nigeria - Nokia 800 Tough
Nokia 800 Tough

And in terms of spec, it comes with almost the same spec as 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 2100 mAh non-removable battery.

So, if you want the toughest KaiOS phone in the market right now, perhaps your job requires you to handle heavy equipment on a daily basis, so you need a phone that you can take with you along to your wok place, then the Nokia 800 Tough is the most recommended phone right now that can deliver on that.

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Nokia 2720 Flip

  • Announced, 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 1500 mAh battery.
  • Price: ₦23,000 – 28,500
Credits: GadgetMatch

For those who were, and are still fans of the old Nokia flip phones (open and close), then the Nokia 2720 Flip might be just the best KaiOS phone that you’ve been searching for, and it was even one of the most popular Nokia phone to be sold in 2019.

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

In terms of spec, it is pretty much similar to other Nokia KaiOS phones that we have talked about earlier.

You get a 2.8 inches display with a Snapdragon 205 processor doing the heavy lifting, 2MP rear camera, 512MB RAM capacity with 4GB of storage, and a 1500 mAh battery to keep things on.

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

  • Announced, 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 1500 mAh battery.
  • Price: ₦50,000
Credits: MrMobile

Buy now: Nokia 8110 4G (512MB + 4GB), ₦50,000, Jumia.

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”.

Best KaiOS phones to buy in Nigeria (2022)
Nokia 8110 4G

So if you want to look unique, or perhaps, unusual, then the Nokia 8110 4G is simply the best KaiOS phone that you can buy right now in Nigeria that will make you stand out from the crowd.

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Best KaiOS phones to buy in Nigeria – MTN Smart T

  • Announced, 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 2000 mAh battery.
  • Price: ₦7,000
MTN Smart T
MTN Smart T

For those on a tight budget, but still want all the smartphone goodness that comes using a KaiOS-powered phone, then the MTN Smart T is pretty much among the cheapest KaiOS phones that you can buy right now.

It is marketed under MTN’s branding for ₦18,000 currently, it comes with a 2.4 Inches display, 3G cellular network, instead of 4G like the Nokia phones we discussed before now.

And as for storage and RAM, you have 256MB internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a micro-SD card, and 512MB of RAM capacity.

What makes this phone shine among its counterparts is the 2000 mAh 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 as stated on MTN’s website.

Tecno T901 3G

  • Announced, 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 1900 mAh battery.
  • Price: ₦13,000 – 22,000

The Tecno T901 3G is Tecno’s own take on the KaiOS trend. It features almost exactly the same spec as the MTN Smart T, with the only difference between them being the front and rear 2MP cameras on the Tecno, and a slightly lesser 1900 mAh battery, and the phone currently retails for about ₦13,000 on the Jiji online marketplace.

So, that wraps it up for today on the best KaiOS phones that you can buy in Nigeria, in 2022.

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

Now kindly let us know which of these phones you preferred the most by leaving a comment in the comments section below, and if you find this post helpful, kindly give it a thumbs up by sharing it, and as always, I’ll see y’all tomorrow, #peace out.

6 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.

  2. Thanks for the illustrations, kindly inform us when Nokia 8000 4G and Nokia 800 Tough is out.

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