10 Most expensive phones in Nigeria 2021 updated list

While some are looking for the cheapest phones, others are looking for the most expensive phones in Nigeria either because they can afford them or for fun. I have taken my time to look into the Nigerian mobile market and I have found some high-end expensive smartphones that cost a lot of money to buy.

When it comes to the most expensive phones in Nigeria, Apple iPhones and Samsung is the king of all the expensive phones in Nigeria. However, there are other brands that are still very good and at the same time expensive too. If you are ready to find the most expensive phone in Nigeria then keep reading till the end of this post.

Last update 17th October 2021

I first published a post in February 2021 but since then we have had more recent smartphones that are even more expensive than most of the phones I listed below. However, I believe that the only way to keep this page updated is to add some of the recent expensive smartphones too to the list. While the 10 Most expensive phones in Nigeria remain untouched, I will add another 2 high-end smartphones by Apple and Samsung respectively.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max price in Nigeria

The latest trend these days is who owns the iPhone 13 and who can afford it because it's really expensive and out of the reach of an average Nigerian. However, the iPhone 13 Pro Max is a new destination for Nigerian celebrities and many others that are into the show biz.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max was released on 14th September 2021and is undoubtedly one of the most expensive phones in Nigeria featuring 6.7 Inch Super Retina XDR OLED display along with ProMotion features. Other features include the latest Apple iOS 15 operating system along with Hexa-core processor and 5-core graphics GPU.

There are different variants in terms of storage memory which range between 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB but the processing RAM for all variants is 6GB. iPhone 13 is a premium smartphone with premium specifications. The camera is superb, everything is just great but can you afford a smartphone of 1Million plus?

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Key Features

Model NameApple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Screen Size6.7 inches Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, 1000 nits (HBM), 1200 nits
ProcessorHexa-core (2x3.22 GHz Avalanche + 4xX.X GHz Blizzard)
ChipsetApple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
OSiOS 15
RAM6 GB
ROM128/256/512 GB
Camera Resolution12MP +12MP + 12MP + TOF 3D LiDAR scanner quad rear camera and Dual 12MP front camera
BatteryLi-Ion 4352 mAh, non-removable (16.75 Wh)
5G NetworkYes
Sim, Card SlotSingle SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max Price

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max is currently going between N1,000,000 - N1,500,000 in Nigeria

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 price in Nigeria
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

On my list of Most expensive phones in Nigeria, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the first but after that Samsung released the Galaxy Z Fold 3 which is even more expensive and that's why I am adding it to this list today.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 was released on 27th August 2021. Looking at the features, the phone is equipped with a 7.6 inches foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X display protected by Gorilla Glass Victus and flamed with aluminum.

The high-end phone also has 12GB of RAM + 256/512GB storage memory. It has a Triple 12 MP camera setup and is powered with a 4400 mAh battery capacity with 25W fast charging features and lots more. The most amazing thing about the Samsung galaxy Z Fold 3 is foldable glass and other premium features

Galaxy Z Fold 3 Key Features

Model NameSamsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
Screen Size7.6 Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display
ProcessorOcta-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
ChipsetQualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
OSAndroid 11, One UI 3.1.1
RAM12 GB
ROM256/512 GB (Expandable up to 2TB)
Camera Resolution12MP +12MP + 12MP triple rear camera and 10MP front camera
BatteryLi-Po 4400 mAh, non-removable
5G NetworkYes
Sim, Card SlotNano-SIM and/or eSIM

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Price

This phone is one of the most expensive phones in Nigeria is selling between N1,000,000 - N1,300,000

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In case you are actually looking for the cheapest and not the most expensive phones in Nigeria then you should check any of the content below:

10 Most expensive phones in Nigeria

Without any hesitation, we are going to take a closer look at the best smartphones that cost a lot of money to buy in Nigeria, those outstanding phones that only the rich can afford.

1. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 price | The most expensive phone in Nigeria
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2

The king of all the kings when it comes to the most expensive phone in Nigeria is Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2. A smartphone built with a foldable glass screen and irresistible features. Samsung released the foldable smartphone on 18th September 2020.

Interestingly, the phone features 7.6 Foldable Dynamic AMOLED display, 12GB RAM + 256/512GB ROM, 12MP +12MP + 12MP triple rear camera and 10MP front camera. The phone also features a fifth-generation network known as 5G and is powered with a 4500 mAh battery capacity. it supports 25W Fast charging, 11W Fast wireless charging and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

You will surely find whatever you are looking for in a smartphone and even more. The question is, can you afford Galaxy Z Fold2?

Galaxy Z Fold2 Key Features

Model NameSamsung Galaxy Z Fold2
Screen Size7.6 Foldable Dynamic AMOLED display
ProcessorOcta-core (1x3.09 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
ChipsetQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+)
OSAndroid 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.0
RAM12 GB
ROM256/512 GB (Expandable up to 2TB)
Camera Resolution12MP +12MP + 12MP triple rear camera and 10MP front camera
Battery4500 mAh Non-removable battery
5G NetworkYes
Sim, Card SlotNano-SIM and/or eSIM

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Price

This phone is one of the most expensive phones in Nigeria is selling between N700,000 - N1,000,000

2. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Price in Nigeria
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

The second most expensive phone in Nigeria is Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, released on 13th November 2020, it's the newest smartphone from Apple featuring 6.7 inches super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 800 nits display with IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 mins), 6/12GB RAM + 256/512GB ROM and 3687 mAh battery capacity with 20W fast charging feature.

Looking at the operating system, iPhone 12 Pro Max is equipped with iOS 14.1, upgradable to the iOS 14.4 operating system which brings out the best of Apple iPhones. it has an Apple A14 Bionic chipset accompanied with Hexa-core (2x3.1 GHz Firestorm + 4x1.8 GHz Icestorm) processor.

When it comes to the camera, the Pro Max comes with an advanced 12MP quad rear camera and a 12MP dual front selfie camera designed to deliver the best colourful and brighter images and videos.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Key Features

Model NameApple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Screen Size6.7 inches super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 800 nits display
ProcessorHexa-core (2x3.1 GHz Firestorm + 4x1.8 GHz Icestorm)
ChipsetApple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
OSiOS 14.1, upgradable to iOS 14.4
RAM6/12 GB
ROM256/512 GB (Expandable up to 2TB)
Camera Resolution12MP +12MP + 12MP + TOF 3D LiDAR scanner quad rear camera and 10MP front camera
BatteryLi-Ion 3687 mAh, non-removable (14.13 Wh)
5G NetworkYes
Sim, Card SlotSingle SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Price

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is currently going between N700,000 - N800,000 in Nigeria

3. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Price
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Another most expensive phone in Nigeria is Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, A high-end smartphone released on 29th January 2021 with amazing features. The new smartphone is not for kids but for those who are willing to pay more to grab Galaxy S21 Ultra because it doesn't come cheap.

The new Galaxy S21 features 6.8 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, a high-quality 108 MP quad rear camera + 40 MP front selfie camera. Thanks to the onboard non-removable strong 5000 mAh battery built to keep you connected always. The new galaxy S21 Ultra has one of the best cameras as it boasts 108MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP Quad rear camera and 40MP front camera.

It supports a fifth-generation network (5G Network) and adapts new modern under the display, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, equipped with Android 11, One UI 3.1 operating system. looking at the memory, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra offers between 12/16GB RAM + 128/256/512GB internal storage memory.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Key Features

Model NameSamsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Screen Size6.9 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X display
ProcessorOcta-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680) - USA/China
ChipsetExynos 2100 (5 nm) - International, Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) - USA/China
OSAndroid 11, One UI 3.1
RAM12/16 GB
ROM128/256/512 GB (Expandable up to 2TB)
Camera ResolutionQuad 108MP + 10MP + 10MP + 12MP rear cameras with a single 40MP front camera
BatteryLi-Ion 5000 mAh, non-removable
5G NetworkYes
Sim, Card SlotSingle SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM, dual stand-by)

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Price

You can buy this phone for between N600,000 - N700,000

4. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra PRICE
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

This list will not be complete without adding this Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra a special smartphone for special people offering amazing features which include, 6.9 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with IP68 dust/water resistance (up to 1.5m for 30 mins).

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a superb triple 108MP + 12MP + 12MP rear camera with a single 10MP front camera powered with 4500 mAh non-removable battery that supports 25W fast charging and 15W fast Qi/PMA wireless charging. Whatever you need in a modern smartphone, you will get it on Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Be the first to have a taste of Android 11, One UI 3.0, an innovation by the world tech giant Google that let you explore the world of possibilities. Also, expect the best performance from Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ chipset and Octa-core processor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Key Features

Model NameSamsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Screen Size6.9 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X display
ProcessorOcta-core (1x3.0 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585) - USA
ChipsetExynos 990 (7 nm+)
OSAndroid 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.0
RAM12 GB
ROM128/256/512 GB (Expandable up to 2TB)
Camera ResolutionTriple 108MP + 12MP + 12MP rear cameras with a single 10MP front camera
BatteryLi-Ion 4500 mAh, non-removable
5G NetworkYes
Sim, Card SlotSingle SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Price

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is now selling between N500,000 - N700,000 in Nigeria

5. Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 11 pro max price in Nigeria
Apple iPhone 11 pro max

Apple iPhone 11 pro max is one of the kings of all smartphones and only second to iPhone 12 Pro max but the price is still not something an average Nigerian can afford. The list of the most expensive phone in Nigeria will never be complete without iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The phone features 6.5 inches super retina XDR OLED, HDR10 display, 4GB random access memory, 64/256/512GB built-in storage memory, 3969 mAh battery capacity and lots more.

To ensure the best performance from the iPhone 11 Pro Max, it has iOS 13, upgradable to iOS 14.4 together with Apple A13 Bionic chipset and Hexa-core (2x2.65 GHz Lightning + 4x1.8 GHz Thunder) processor.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max Key Features

Model NameApple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Screen Size6.5 inches Super Retina XDR OLED, HDR10, 800 nits display
ProcessorHexa-core (2x2.65 GHz Lightning + 4x1.8 GHz Thunder)
ChipsetApple A13 Bionic (7 nm+)
OSiOS 13, upgradable to iOS 14.4
RAM4 GB
ROM64/256/512 GB
Camera Resolution12MP +12MP + 12MP triple rear camera and dual 12MP + SL 3D front camera
BatteryLi-Ion 3969 mAh, non-removable
5G NetworkNo
Sim, Card SlotSingle SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - for China

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max Price

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max is selling between N500,000 - N650,000. The high cost of the phone brought it into the list of the most expensive phones in Nigeria despite being released on 20th September 2019.

Samsung and Apple have all the most expensive phones in Nigeria and if I continue with them, no other brand will be able to make the list of most expensive phones in Nigeria. However, I am going to add other special smartphones from other brands that don't come cheap as well.

6. Huawei P40 Pro

Huawei P40 Pro | most expensive phone in Nigeria
Huawei P40 Pro

The next on my list of most expensive phones in Nigeria is Huawei P40 Pro. The P40 Pro from Huawei is the latest high-end smartphone from the company, featuring the latest Kirin 990 5G chipset. beautified with a rounded-edge 6.58-inch Full-HD+ OLED display and a dual front camera.

To showcase the company's latest mobile camera innovations, Huawei prefers to use the P-series models, and the brand-new P40 Pro, its 2020 P-series flagship smartphone, is no different, with camera specs and features that any rival would find difficult to match.

Looking at other features, Huawei P40 Pro offers a high-quality quad 50MP rear camera with a 32MP front camera and is well powered with Android 10, EMUI 10.1 operating system along with Octa-core processor. It has a 4200 mAh battery capacity, under-display fingerprint sensor, 8GB RAM + 128/256/512GB internal storage memory, etc.

Huawei P40 Pro Key Features

Model NameHuawei P40 Pro
Screen Size6.58-inch Full-HD+ OLED display
ProcessorOcta-core (2x2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)
ChipsetKirin 990 5G (7 nm+)
OSAndroid 10, EMUI 10.1, no Google Play Services
RAM8 GB
ROM128/256/512 GB (Expandable up to 2TB)
Camera ResolutionQuad 50MP + 12MP + 40MP + TOF 3D rear cameras with dual 32MP + IR TOF 3D front camera
BatteryLi-Ion 4200 mAh, non-removable
5G NetworkYes
Sim, Card SlotSingle SIM (Nano-SIM/eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Huawei P40 Pro Price

The price of Huawei P40 Pro is currently dancing between N400,000 - N500,000 in Nigeria at the moment.

7. Google Pixel 5

Google Pixel 5 Price in Nigeria
Google Pixel 5

Google Pixel 5 is the latest innovation from the world tech giant Google, bringing one of the high-tech smartphones to your doorsteps with amazing features. The new Pixel 5 features 6.0 HD+ OLED screen display, 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM.

Other features also include dual 12MP + 16MP rear camera and single 8MP front camera, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, fifth-generation network (5G) and fully equipped with Android 11 operating system clocked with Octa-core processor and Qualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm) chipset.

Google Pixel 5 was announced on 30th September 2020 and later released on 15th October 2020. However, Pixel 5 is a successor to the old Google Pixel 4 and offers more advanced features but is well more expensive than pixel 4.

Google Pixel 5 Key Features

Model NameGoogle Pixel 5
Screen Size6.0 inches, Full-HD+ OLED display
ProcessorOcta-core (1x2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1x2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
ChipsetQualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm)
OSAndroid 11
RAM8 GB
ROM128 GB
Camera ResolutionDual 12MP + 16MP rear cameras with single 8MP front camera
BatteryLi-Po 4080 mAh, non-removable
5G NetworkYes
Sim, Card SlotNano-SIM and/or eSIM

Google Pixel 5 Price

Google Pixel 5 is selling between N390,000 - N480,000 in Nigeria

8. One Plus 8 Pro

One Plus 8 Pro price in Nigeria
One Plus 8 Pro

A special high-quality smartphone you can spend more to buy in Nigeria is the One Plus 8 Pro, It has outstanding features just like every other high-end smartphone. It features 6.78 inches Fluid AMOLED display with IP68 dust/water resistance, 8/12GB RAM and 128/256GB internal storage memory.

The phone was released on 21st April 2020 with 5G network support and powered by a 4510 mAh battery capacity. Expect the best performance from Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 chipset and Octa-core processor along with Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, OxygenOS 11.

When it comes to the camera, One Plus 8 Pro offers a 48MP + 8MP + 48MP + 5MP quad rear camera and a single 16MP front selfie camera. The phone adapts the new under-display, optical fingerprint technology along with a face ID unlock system.

One Plus 8 Pro Key Features

Model NameOne Plus 8 Pro
Screen Size6.78 inches Fluid AMOLED display
ProcessorOcta-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
ChipsetQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
OSAndroid 10, upgradable to Android 11, OxygenOS 11
RAM8/12 GB
ROM128/256 GB
Camera ResolutionQuad 48MP + 8MP + 48MP + 5MP rear cameras with single 16MP front camera
BatteryLi-Po 4510 mAh, non-removable
5G NetworkYes
Sim, Card SlotDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

One Plus 8 Pro Price

The price of One Plus 8 Pro in Nigeria is between N350,000 - N450,000, the price makes it one of the most expensive phones in Nigeria.

9. XIAOMI Mi 10T Pro

XIAOMI Mi 10T Pro Price in Nigeria
XIAOMI Mi 10T Pro

The next most expensive phone in Nigeria outside Samsung and Apple iPhones is XIAOMI Mi 10T Pro. what makes this smartphone special is the big 5000 mAh battery capacity and a sophisticated 108 triple rear camera.

However, the phone offers other great features which include, 6.67 inches IPS LCD display, 8GB RAM + 128/256GB ROM and support 5G network. It comes with an Android 10 operating system but can as well be upgraded to Android 11.

XIAOMI Mi 10T Pro 5G phone has all the special features you need in a high-end smartphone. Xiaomi opted for a side-mounted fingerprint sensor instead of an under-display or rear-mounted.

XIAOMI Mi 10T Pro Key Features

Model NameXIAOMI Mi 10T Pro
Screen Size6.67 inches IPS LCD display
ProcessorOcta-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
ChipsetQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
OSAndroid 10, upgradable to Android 11, MIUI 12
RAM8GB
ROM128/256 GB
Camera ResolutionTriple 108MP + 13MP + 5MP rear cameras with single 20MP front camera
BatteryLi-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
5G NetworkYes
Sim, Card SlotDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

XIAOMI Mi 10T Pro Price

XIAOMI Mi 10T Pro is currently selling between N300,000 - N400,000 in Nigeria that is why I have added it to my list of most expensive phones in Nigeria.

10. Nokia 8.3 5G phone

Nokia 8.3 5G Phone price in Nigeria
Nokia 8.3 5G Phone

A few years ago, Nokia was the most popular smartphone brand in Nigeria dominating at least 50% make share until they sold the brand to Microsoft that brought the Nokia Lumia into existence but was acquired back after few years. However, to date, Nokia has been struggling to regain its position.

The release of Nokia 8.3 has shown some good impression about Nokia as it features 6.81 inches IPS LCD display, 6/8GB RAM+ 64/128GB ROM, 4500 mAh battery capacity with 18W fast charging features.

When it comes to the camera Nokia 8.3 comes with 64MP + 12MP + 2MP + 2MP quad rear camera and 24MP front camera. For security, it has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and face ID unlocking features. Equipped with Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, Android On, enhanced with Octa-core processor and Qualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 765G chipset.

Nokia 8.3 Key Features

Model NameNokia 8.3
Screen Size6.81 inches IPS LCD display
ProcessorOcta-core (1x2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1x2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
ChipsetQualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm)
OSAndroid 10, upgradable to Android 11, Android One
RAM6/8GB
ROM64/128 GB
Camera ResolutionQuad 64MP + 12MP + 2MP + 2MP rear cameras with single 24MP front camera
BatteryLi-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
5G NetworkYes
Sim, Card SlotSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Nokia 8.3 Price

You can buy Nokia 8.3 between N200,000 - N290,000 in Nigeria and I will end the list of most expensive phones in Nigeria here.

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