Technology evolves very fast, especially in the telecom sector. At the advent of mobile telephony in Africa, subscribers were just satisfied making calls on 1G or 2G networks. The communication needs of telecom subscribers on the GSM networks have since changed with the evolving technologies. When phone users thought 2.5 nay 3G was the in-thing, the technology evolved to 4G LTE and there are talks about 5G.
LTE, an abbreviation for Long-Term Evolution, commonly marketed as 4G LTE, is a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals. It is based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA network technologies, increasing the capacity and speed using a different radio interface together with core network improvements.
With the rapid development of mobile technology in Africa, almost everyone wants a 4G phone for faster internet speed to make work easier.
Below are a few of the 4GLTE phones trending in sub-Saharan Africa.
Tecno Camon C8
Tecno Camon C8 dual-SIM phone is fitted with a large 5.5-inch IPS display a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera with dual LED flash and autofocus for the main camera. A 16 GB ROM expandable by up to 32 GB via a microSD card slot, and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. On the hardware side a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, a 1Gb RAM, a large 3000mAh battery power the device while other features include microUSB, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Gionee Marathon M5
The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with Amigo 3.1, its 5.5-inch HD display has a 1280 x 720 resolution and protected Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 64-bit processor powers the device. It’s packed with a 3GB RAM and an internal storage of 32GB expandable up to 128GB with microSD card. It comes with 13MP Rear Camera with LED Flash, and a front camera of 5MP, capping it all with a monstrous 6020mAh battery.
Huawei Honor 7i
Huawei Honor features a 5.2 Inch screen of 1080*1920 Pixels, it comes packed with a 13MP rear camera and a 13MP selfie shooter with autofocus, LED flash. It’s powered by Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) OS. A Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor power the device, with a 3GB RAM and internal storage of 32GB. It has a non-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery and other features like GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, WiFi.
HTC One M9
This device packs a 5-inch display, a whopping20.0MP rear camera and an 8.0MP front camera and runs Android, v5.0 (Lollipop) OS, upgradable to 5.1. A Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 processor powers the device with a 3GB RAM, an internal storage of 32GB while it’s battery is a 2,840mAh.
Lenovo A8 comes paced with a 5.0 Inch 1280 x 720 pixels HD screen, a13MP rear camera and a 5MP Selfie camera, running Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) OS, A Mediatek MTK6592, Cortex A7 Octa Core 2.0GHz processor, a 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, expandable to 32GB (microSD), and a 2750mAh battery. Others features include GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, OTG, WiFi
ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML
Display: 5.3 Inch IPS Screen 1080 x 1920 Pixels (Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3), Camera: 13.0MP rear + 5.0MP front, OS: Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop), Hardware: Atom Z3560, 64 bits, Quad Core, 1.8GHz, RAM: 2GB, Storage: 16GB, Battery: 3000 mAh
The Cubot H1 comes with 5.5 Inch IPS Display 1280*720 Pixels, a rear facing 13 MP camera: a front facing 8MP, Android 5.1 OS, Quad Core 1.0GHz, RAM, 2GB RAM16GB internal storage, expandable to 32GB (microSD), a massive 5200mAh, battery. Other features include GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, OTG, WiFi
Sony Xperia Z1 C6903I
Sony’s xperia Z1 has a 5.0 inches display, a whopping x 20.7 MP camera of 5248 х 3936 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. It runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to 5.1 (Lollipop). Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor, a 2 GB RAM, a 16 GB internal storage and 3000mAh Battery.