Have you been to Jumia Nigeria recently? Precisely sometime in mid to late-March? If you don’t know what happened, you’re about to get the gist — Samsung Galaxy A02 was the best-selling product on Jumia. And if you’re already aware of this, well, this is why Nigerians bought the Galaxy A02 in jaw-dropping amounts.
Samsung Galaxy A02 is one of the latest Samsung smartphones in Nigeria. It was announced back in January 2021 and was released that same month.
Everyone knows Samsung is a well-known and widely crushed brand around the world; particularly in a place like Nigeria where the type of phone you hold affects the level of respect you’ll get. Thanks to the big boys around.
Anyway, I was on Jumia exactly on 20/03/2021 to see if I could find some really nice casual no-lace shoes to match my new, nicely sewn Guinea attire for a wedding I have coming up in a few weeks time. But I noticed something right on the first page: Samsung Galaxy A02 is the most popular product on Jumia.
Naturally, I became curious. What could this phone have that made Nigerians want it so bad?
One possible answer: It’s a Samsung phone. Yeah, I don’t really believe that’s everything to it.
Since I want to see the “fin-in” beneath the cocoa-yam stalk, I put on my detective hat and went out in search of information. And guess what? The Galaxy A02 has more than the Samsung brand name as its endowment.
See what I found below:
Samsung Galaxy A02 Full Specifications
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Announced||2021, January 27|
|Status||Available. Released 2021, January 27|
|Dimensions||6.46 x 2.99 x 0.36 in|
|Build||Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Size||6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~81.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 10, One UI 2.0|
|Chipset||MediaTek MT6939W (28nm)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Card Slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||32GB 2GB RAM|
32GB 3GB RAM
64GB 3GB RAM
|Dual||13 MP, f/1.9 (wide), AF |
2 MP, f/2.4 (macro)
|Single||5 MP, f/2.0|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.1, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Capacity||Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery|
|Models||SM-A022F, SM-A022F/DS, SM-A022M, SM-A022M/DS|
|Price||NGN45,000 – NGN50,000|
Buy Samsung Galaxy A02 Online
Quite a large number of the Nigerian population has purchased the Samsung Galaxy A02 — both online and offline — and they are pretty satisfied with it. Below are a few reviews from the Jumia website.
Is the Galaxy A02 the most perfect device you can get right now? No. Definitely not. The Galaxy A02 is a Samsung entry-level smartphone, so the features on it are mostly basic.
The smartphone is great for students who just want a smartphone with fast internet, large storage, a good camera, and also desire to roll with the folks in the Samsung club.
The 5,000 mAh battery will last you for very long hours. You have nothing to worry about whether you’re studying or watching a football match online.
How much is the Samsung Galaxy A02 in Nigerian money?
The price of the Samsung Galaxy A02 depends on which variant of the device you’re buying, but they all cost between NGN40,000 to NGN55,000.
- 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM: NGN40,990
- 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM: NGN45,990
- 3GB RAM, 64GB ROM: NGN48,990
These are the prices at the time of writing this piece. The may have changed by the time you’re reading this.