There is no doubt in the fact that Computer village in Ikeja area of Lagos is known as a hub for sale of UK used phones, especially iPhones.
For some reasons, this area seems to be a one-stop location for individuals who can barely afford to buy the brand new iPhones and other used phones.
Surprisingly, these phones, contrary to the name they’re called (UK used) are not necessarily imported from the United Kingdom alone. Rather, they also originate from other countries like the United States of America, Hong Kong, Dubai, Korea, China, among others.
Perhaps, the name ‘UK used’ was given due to the fact that the first sets of iPhones to be imported into the country came from the UK. The huge preference for UK used phones by most Nigerians is unconnected to the unstable exchange rate.
For some time now, the Naira has faced a long slump against the dollar and other currencies. In 2014, a dollar was exchanged for 148 naira, about 20 percent more than the price it was in 2009. Since then, the exchange rate has continued to soar higher, almost becoming a bottleneck for Nigerians. Currently, one US dollars is exchanged for 416.31 naira, over 100 percent increment from 2014.
Investors King gathered that the exchange rate has, among other things, led to the increment in prices of goods imported into the country, including gadgets. Hence, people opt for the less expensive, yet functional gadgets, especially iPhones.
It is important to note that these UK used phones, in some cases, do not come without hitches. While some might come with defective screens, others might have slight internal issues.
However, one has to be extremely careful when purchasing these UK used phones. Preferably, one should go with an expert in the phone business or a phone engineer when buying. This is because of the risk factors associated with it, some which are already highlighted above.
Also, people fall victims of stolen or refurbished phones. In most cases, these phones are sold ridiculously cheap, sometimes half of the price it should be sold.
Before buying a UK used iPhone, one should consider some of its features well. A good UK used iPhone, regardless of the model, is expected to accept SIM cards. In the case of refurbished iPhones, there might be a SIM slot but this doesn’t guarantee that the phone will work.
It is also importation to note, for the iPhone 6, 7, and 8 series, when the fingerprint on the home button does not work, it cannot be fixed again or might hinder some basic features in functioning.
Unlike the new iPhones, the UK used iPhones do not come with a warranty. This is one of the disadvantages in it. So, it is important to ensure that one is getting something worth its price and confirmed to be really UK used.
One way of checking if the iPhone is new or refurbished is by checking its serial number on the Apple website.
There’s also a way of checking if a UK used iPhone is stolen or not. Every cell phone has a unique serial number, which is used to identify that device. This helps to lock the stolen device as well when needed. The GSM carriers use the IMEI number and the CDMA service providers use the MEID number to identify the device.
One of the major reasons people opt for iPhones, instead of other brands of phone is because of its camera quality. Therefore, this is an aspect that should also be thoroughly considered when purchasing a UK used iPhone. If possible, to see the quality of images, take at least multiple videos and pictures before purchasing, to make sure the camera of the device works perfectly.
Some brands of the iPhone are already outdated and no longer in production. These include iPhones 5, 5C and 5S. These phones are however still sold by some vendors at the rate of about 20,000 to 32,000, depending on the volume of the memory.
It is usually advisable to buy the latest models, if one can afford them. These models include iPhone X, XS MAX, and others. This is because electronics that have been on the market for more than 3 years might be hard to maintain. Also, one might spend more replacing the battery and other parts on the gadgets because they might have worn out or expired or damaged due to improper use.
Prices of some UK used iPhones, according to Sellatease:
|iPhone 6 16GB in Nigeria||40,000 – 45,000 Naira|
|iPhone 6 64GB price in Nigeria||45,000 – 50,000 Naira|
|iPhone 6 plus + 16GB||55,000 – 60,000 Naira|
|iPhone 6 plus + 64GB||60,000 – 65,000 Naira|
|iPhone 6 plus + 128GB||65,000 – 75,000 Naira|
|iPhone 6S 16GB||50,000 – 55,000 Naira|
|iPhone 6S 32GB||53,000 – 58,000 Naira|
|iPhone 6S 64GB||55,000 – 63,000 Naira|
|iPhone 6S 128GB price||60,000 – 74,000 Naira|
|iPhone 6S+ plus 16GB||60,000 – 70,000 Naira|
|iPhone 6S+ plus 64GB||63,000 – 75,000 Naira|
|iPhone 6S+ plus 128GB||70,000 – 80,000 Naira|
|iPhone 7 32 GB||70,000 – 80,000 Naira|
|iPhone 7 64 GB||70,000 – 83,000 Naira|
|iPhone 7 128 GB||70,000 – 88,000 Naira|
|iPhone 7 plus + 32 GB||115,000 – 125,000 Naira|
|iPhone 7 plus + 128GB||120,000 – 135,000 Naira|
|iPhone 7 plus + 256GB||125,000 – 145,000 Naira|
|iPhone 8 32GB||100,000 – 120,000 Naira|
|iPhone 8 64gb||95,000 – 105,000 Naira|
|iPhone 8 128GB||98,000 – 110,000 Naira|
|iPhone 8 256gb||100,000 – 115,000 Naira|
|iPhone 8 plus + 64GB||140,000 – 159,000 Naira|
|iPhone 8 plus 128GB||145,000 – 170,000 Naira|
|iPhone 8 plus + 256GB||155,000 – 175,000 Naira|
If one is on a low budget and still wants a nice UK used iPhone, iPhone 7 and 8 might be a good option.
The iPhone X, XR and XS were launched with modifications and presently, one can get a UK used iPhone X 64GB and 256GB for about 180,000 naira to about 190,000 respectively. The iPhone XR 64GB and 128GB is sold for 198,0000 and 210,000 respectively while the XS 64GB and 256GB is sold for about 195,000 and 210,000 respectively.
Check out a list of the iPhone X series and their prices below:
|UK used iPhone X 64GB||160,000 – 180,000 Naira|
|UK used iPhone X 256GB||175,000 – 190,000 Naira|
|Price of UK used iPhone XR 64GB||175,000 – 190,000 Naira|
|UK used iPhone XR 128GB||180,000 – 210,000 Naira|
|Price of UK used iPhone XR 256GB||195,000 – 220,000 Naira|
|UK used iPhone XS 64GB||180,000 – 195,000 Naira|
|UK used iPhone XS 256GB||190,000 – 200,000 Naira|
|Price of UK used iPhone XS 512GB||198,000 – 220,000 Naira|
|UK used iPhone XS max 64GB||240,000 – 260,000 Naira|
|UK used iPhone XS max 256GB||260,000 – 275,000 Naira|
|Price of UK used iPhone XS Max 512GB||270,000 – 285,000 Naira|
It’s not surprising that a lot of people prefer iPhones to Android phones.
According to a report by geeksmodo, the iPhone is more user-friendly. Even though most Android phone creators try their best in producing these phones, iPhones are perceived to be the easiest phone to use until now. The look and feel of iOS has not changed over the years.
The iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc, exclusively for it’s hardware. It is the operating system that powers many of the company’s mobile devices.
Another advantage of iPhone over Android phones is security. The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), revealed that even with physical possession of someone’s iPhone, it takes the assistance of an exceptionally skilled hacker to break into it and access the data.
Apple does take security seriously, releasing updates to all iOS devices directly, which helps contain any breaches upon becoming aware of them, and disinfecting everybody’s devices, regardless of who their carriers are.
While further revealing the advantages of iPhones over Android phones, Geeksmodo noted that iPhones tends to hold their value pretty well. It’s easier to resell an iPhone than an Android phone if you want an upgrade. Though some Android devices also hold their value quite well, the cost of the upgrade is less painful for iPhone users.
Meanwhile, Apple is known for releasing newer models of iPhones. The iPhone 13, was recently launched by the company with updated cameras, new colors, smaller notches, and faster A15 chip. There are however, rumours that the iPhone 14 models will be launched in a few month’s’ time. It is expected to be launched in India in October, 2022.
According to Macrumours, the 2022 iPhone 14 Pro models are expected to eliminate the notch in favor of a new design. Apple might likely go with some combination of a circular hole-punch cutout for the camera paired with a pill-shaped cutout to house to key Face ID components.
Adidas Terminates Contract With Kanye West Over Controversial Remarks
Adidas has parted ways with famous U.S rapper Kanye West over his anti-semitic remarks
The largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe, Adidas has parted ways with famous U.S rapper Kanye West over his anti-semitic remarks.
The company, which signed a $1.5 billion partnership deal with West, said it does not tolerate antisemitism or any form of hate speech which was displayed by West earlier this month.
Adidas said in a post, “Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech. Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful, and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.”
The sportswear manufacturer had come under increasing pressure to drop the controversial musician following his unnecessary comment or risk customers backlash.
Addidas split with the U.S rapper would see the company ending production of West Yeezy branded products which encompass sneakers and clothing, and will also stop every form of payment to him and his company.
Why Did Adidas Terminate Kenye West Partnership Deal?
Earlier this month at his YZY 9 Paris Fashion Week show, Kanye debuted his clothing brand of “White Lives Matter” shirts which he posted on Instagram but was later taken down by the platform citing anti-Semitic remarks.
West later moved to Twitter, where he posted a photo of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and himself doing karaoke.“How you gone kick me off Instagram” he captioned it.
He continued to publicize his anti-Semitic comment despite an outcry to stop. Before calling it a day that day, he wrote, “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.
“The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jews also You guys have toyed with me and tried to blackball anyone whoever opposes your agenda [sic]”.
The tweet has since been deleted after being flagged for violating Twitter rules.
With the recent termination of his deal with Adidas Forbes reports that West could lose his billionaire status as there are speculations that his wealth could plummet to below $ 1 billion.
It would be recalled that Investors King on October 18, 2022, reported that West made a move to purchase Parler an American alt-tech social networking service to promote free speech due to his recent restriction from Instagram and Twitter.
Samsung Launches Its Lastest Mobile Device, ‘Galaxy A04s’ in Nigeria
Samsung has unveiled its latest mobile device, the ‘Galaxy A04s’ in the Nigerian market
Multinational electronics manufacturing company Samsung has unveiled its latest mobile device, the ‘Galaxy A04s’ in the Nigerian market.
The new device comes in various colors such as Black, Green, White, and Copper, and is packed with a 3GB, 4B RAM with 64GB and 128GB internal storage, Investors King understands.
The A04s also supports Dual SIM and is built with a glass front, plastic back, and plastic frame. It features a triple camera: 50 MP (wide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) while on the front there is an 5 MP (wide) camera.
Samsung’s launch of this device reinforces the company’s commitment in providing affordable yet quality devices that address the daily needs of consumers.
Following the launch of its latest device in the Nigerian market, Managing Director, Samsung Nigeria Charlie Lee said, “Today is quite remarkable as we introduce Galaxy A04s, ‘The Eagle’. People want a device that is convenient, safe and affordable.
“They want a device that is a one-stop shop to enjoy watching movies, playing games and be productive at the same time.
“Galaxy A04s, another pocket-friendly mobile device from Samsung has been launched in Nigeria to edge out competition, ahead of other emerging markets.
“The Galaxy A04s is an impressive device at excellent value that builds on our growing Galaxy A Series portfolio”.
“With the Galaxy A04s, our customers can experience next-generation performance, demonstrating Samsung’s commitment to providing accessible devices without compromising on quality.”
Following the current economic situation ravaging the country, Joy Tim-Ayoola, HOD MX division added that Samsung through a pay small small scheme called Flex Pay has provided the opportunity for consumers to buy the device and pay in 3-12 months’ installment with as low as N11,000 per month.
She also stated that users of the device can also repair their screens for as low as N12,500 with no limits to frequency or time. Samsung’s launch of its A04s is coming a year after it launched the A03s in 2021.
Dangote Industries Wins ECOWAS’ Brand of The Decade Award
Dangote Industries Limited has won ECOWAS Outstanding Indigenous Conglomerate of the Decade
Africa’s largest business conglomerate, Dangote Industries Limited has won ECOWAS Outstanding Indigenous Conglomerate of the Decade.
It was a show of accolades as the Dangote brand was named the number one brand by all standards with its Sugar and Cement production which has contributed tremendously to the infrastructure development not only in Nigeria but Africa in the last 10 years.
Speaking at the event which was held in Lagos, John Ajayi, Publisher/CEO of Marketing Edge Publications noted that the award to Dangote brands are in recognition of its leadership and domination in the various market segments and categories which span several countries in Africa.
Mr Anthony Chiejina, Group chief, branding & communications officer, Dangote Industries noted that Dangote Industries remains at the forefront of African enterprise and that the brand, since its inception, has touched the lives of many by providing their basic needs.
Some of the awards won during the Marketing Edge Magazine’s 2022 summit included Outstanding Indigenous Conglomerate won by Dangote Industries Limited, Cement Brand of the Decade as well as Sugar Brand of the Decade
Investors King had earlier reported that Dangote Industries Ltd. (DIL) won the most admired brand in Africa for the fifth consecutive year in a row.
During the award presentation, Group Chief Commercial Officer of Dangote Industrial Limited, Mr Rabiu Umar said “The company had risen a notch higher as a global brand with the export of Dangote Fertiliser to many countries of the world. People now identify with the brand and in all the countries where we operate, Dangote Cement has become a reference point.
“We are touching lives by providing their basic needs and empowering Africans more than ever before, creating jobs, reducing capital flight, and helping the government to conserve foreign exchange drain by supporting different industrial and infrastructural projects of African governments.
We fervently believe that only Africans can develop Africa, and this gives us a stronger sense of relevance in all the countries where we have our operations”. He concluded.
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