Specifications and tablet prices in Nigeria: things to consider when buying tablets
Daily, prices of tablets keep falling in Nigeria. Whether you are buying your tablet for work or pleasure, it will be interesting to note that new android tablets are entering the market daily with features like 3G, 4G, Wifi and Multitasking functions that users find useful. Although some users find high end brands like iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini to be on the high side of their budget, there are brands like huawei tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Tecno tablet, Innjoo tablet, Acer, Amazon, Archos, Blackberry tablet, LG, Sony, Xtouch Infinix, HP, Konga tablet, Jumia tablet, some of which are customized for Jumia, to mention a few that are becoming cheap by the day.
Smartphone users looking to upgrade to tablet phone, which is small enough to be a phone and powerful enough to meet their tablet requirements, will certainly find one here. While you make your choice, please pay attention to the technical specifications of the tablets just as you consider your budget.
First of all, you have to choose between Apple's iPad with iOS operating system, Windows, or Android as the operating system. Android is an open system that is used by many manufacturers of tablets and mobile phones and the competition is strong among android manufacturers. This has led to cheap tablet flooding the market. There are brands like Google Nexus, Tecno phantom mini , Samsung Galaxy tab, tab with Android operating system.
It is also good to know intimately know the tablet you intend to buy and why. How heavy or light do you want the tablet to be. Although tablets' weights vary, they are usually not that heavy enough to be inconvinient when carrying them. However, if this matters to you then make sure to check and compare the dimensions, weight of tablet in the product specification. You may want to take a look at Apple iPad mini which is small but also has good processing power.
Consider what will you be using your tablet mainly for before buying online? If your purpose is mainly for surfing the internet, facebook, instagram, twitter etc then the features of the tablet may not be too important and not worth investing too much money on. Most tablets in the market will do. If, on the other hand, you will be using your tablet for work then it is good practice to buy a tablet very good features. The features you pay more attention to are the one that are more useful to you. If you plan to process images, videos as well as run demanding apps on your tablet then you may want to look closely at tablets with very good processor capacity (CPU) and good internal memory size otherwise it can become unbearably slow with a poor capacity processor and not enough internal memory (RAM).
In Nigeria, free access to free Wifi in public places is not yet common. So, you may have to decide if you want to be connected to the internet direct via your internal SIM card or if you want to thether your tablet to your mobile phone on the move. Tablets with internal SIM card slot are more expensive than tablets with only WIFI capability.
If you need the your tablet fast when buying online then you need to consider buying from some the more tested online stores in Nigeria. You may need to consider buying from Jumia Jumia tablet or Konga tablet among others for fast delivery.