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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by grossintel(m): 8:55am On Jun 10, 2016
Jeffy1206:
who be this one na undecided so konga write am substandard ba or na me tell them to do yakata promo? If you sabi read well well you for see say my comment is about konga not giving support... Need eyeglass? cool tongue


Konga defender on the loose oo shocked
And you expect support for a substandard product undecided you buy chinko and you still want support, carry that chinko go China that's where you find your support.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Nobody: 8:56am On Jun 10, 2016
ipledge5:
Why will you buy Chinco in the first place...the day I Chinese gal told me she doesn't know tekno/tecno thats when I know those Chinco produce those fake phones for Africa...BTW if you want to buy use Chinese phone, buy Huawei
Chai,could dis be true
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by TechRez(m): 8:56am On Jun 10, 2016
Dam5reey:
Techrez.... This thread is not for the masses to debate...

You're forming tech blogger... Wetin concern you with standards of products na your Job be that?

Techrez

Lame undecided

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by delishpot: 8:59am On Jun 10, 2016
EZEIGBO1OFIMO:

and is baba rashidi going to enjoy the android experience on the Nokia. as much as we all want to scream quality and warranty and all other corporate jargon, we have to be grateful at least to these chinese for bringing the expensive to the common man. There was a time cowbell was the laughing stock of the diary market when they rolled out sachet milk; but today, it turned out not to be less quality, small, non nutritious milk, but what every milk producer does today.

I understand your point. I guess we are on the right path as we dialogue amongst ourselves to reach a favourable conclusion. This is a step in the right direction. When people from both sides can bring points to the fore and the people look at the issue from every angle.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Nobody: 8:59am On Jun 10, 2016
Dam5reey:
Techrez.... This thread is not for the masses to debate...

You're forming tech blogger... Wetin concern you with standards of products na your Job be that?

I was on a thread yesterday some listed some specs and tagged a ridiculous price...

See there is nothing like substandard... Products....

The Chinese company will make phone quality... Based on the price your are willing to pay...

This is Nigeria oga... Where people will see Fresh Tomatoes.. And go to for half Rotten ones ...... To then they are getting the value for their money....

Abeg... Everyone knows Good thing.... Iphones are standardized products.... But they produced Iphone 5C plastics models tell me why?

Techrez
That was my thread.. dont bring it up here
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by grossintel(m): 9:03am On Jun 10, 2016
skywalker240:

uve got it wrong sir,...SON is not soppose to pursue them just like d@t but let them know that these below par products should be upgradable to the taste of consumers.and even if SON pursued dem, other brands would come (with consumers taste @ the back of their minds). I sincerly think they are not doing their work or they are illiterates to tech...
China gives you what u ask for, the moment you ask for upgrade be ready to pay more. We all remeber the days of Tecno m3 for 10k, now Tecno has phones of 60k because they upgraded their products and market is demanding for innjoo because it's 12k. Nigerians are the problem here, people intentionally go asking for China phones in the market and they know exactly what they are buying. They know they won't replace the screen and am tired of warning them yet they go and buy it and come asking you where to find the screen when it's broken. Even if SON pursue them people will still demand for them and force markets to smuggle them into the country.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Dam5reey(m): 9:11am On Jun 10, 2016
pachman:
That was my thread.. dont bring it up here

I didn't mention you....

Just saying Nigerians want quantity not quality....
Nobody is interested in standards....
Someone. Saw my phone he was like... How much...
I told the price.. "He said cant I get something like this for like half of the price. I know if i reach Ikeja i will get..."


Even the Op... Know he cannot get this Number of views on his website...
Nairaland is just another dumping ground for substandard write ups..... grin
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Sansani: 9:11am On Jun 10, 2016
Is high time that SON begins to do the needful.
How can our own country be so vulnerable like this.
Everything should not be about money.
We need to start building concrete standards.
National Orientation Agency is a failed agency in naija.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by SosaHD(m): 9:23am On Jun 10, 2016
kossyablaze:
Except me.... Team Samsung
team apple
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by skywalker240(m): 9:41am On Jun 10, 2016
grossintel:
China gives you what u ask for, the moment you ask for upgrade be ready to pay more. We all remeber the days of Tecno m3 for 10k, now Tecno has phones of 60k because they upgraded their products and market is demanding for innjoo because it's 12k. Nigerians are the problem here, people intentionally go asking for China phones in the market and they know exactly what they are buying. They know they won't replace the screen and am tired of warning them yet they go and buy it and come asking you where to find the screen when it's broken. Even if SON pursue them people will still demand for them and force markets to smuggle them into the country.
@ d embolded, thats why there are or should be low end and high end devices that should meet consumers taste..and clearly tecno isnt doin d@t...SON dont even care 2...though i agree wit u abt nigerians ready 2 buy every rubbish as long as its cheap.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by milkymesh: 9:55am On Jun 10, 2016
Mrjo:
They will nt force u to buy it, did they? Thats what u get when u say nokia is costly and wanted to change phones like inner wear.

I would have just read your comment and pass by, but a lot of Nigeria follow you line of reasoning.
Do you know why regulatory bodies like SON, NAFDAC etc are established? You don't.
Make research. No can,t.
One day Federal character will make it possible for you to get an appointment you are not qualified for....and Nigeria will pay the price of your parochial reasoning.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by toprealman: 10:00am On Jun 10, 2016
NCP:
semiconductor companies manufacture 1GB RAM specifically for the likes of Tecno, Itel and Infinix to flood the Nigerian market with their substandard phones.

Unfortunately, we have no regulatory body nor an active government in power.
just noticed that a phone advertised as 3G is actually 1G RAM.naija I de hail oh.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by boookworm: 10:04am On Jun 10, 2016
Look at them, all complaining about the inferiority of the phones in nigeria. If the manufacturers should send the quality of the ones they send to USA to Nigeria y'all will be the ones to shout that the prices are ridiculously expensive. They are sending the ones you can afford and you are complaining. Like they say "better thing na money kill am"
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Elxandre(m): 10:13am On Jun 10, 2016
laprince:
As much as it is a fraud, I don't see any reason why I should dump my former phone for a new one without at least a good reason.

I have had an iPhone 6+ (a gift) for more than 9months now. I left it packed. Since I got it, does not pick network. So, I took it to some guys in computer village.They told me to bring 30k to update the software, so I can use it in Nigeria.

I just laughed and went to keep it in my wardrobe.

Why should I use all that money to work on the phone when I have a samsung galaxy that is in PERFECT condition? Good battery life and other things. And a steady nokia phone, for my second sim.

I don't like such wastage.
Why don't you just sell it or give it out? The value is depreciating everyday in your wardrobe bro smiley
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by loomer: 10:18am On Jun 10, 2016
TechRez:
A case where phone makers deliberate set out to rip off the wallet of Nigerians with juicy marketing, only to make a U-turn and do what they ought to do in the first instance. What do I mean? Now, I have seen a couple of phone makers make a certain phone with 1GB RAM, and then 3-months later, they release the same phone with 2GB RAM and add appellations like “Plus, Max, Pro” at the end of the original name. These OEM’s have no “trade-in” policy, they deliberately want Nigerians to dump their new phone and purchase the same phone with a re-branded name. Ouch!

For other phone makers, they make the two variant, 1GB RAM and 2GB RAM, release only the 1GB version in Nigeria and send the two 2GB version to Kenya and UAE because those countries have a government – This is fraud!

The United States has a regulatory body called FCC that checks the quality and authenticity of phones coming into their country. Even the highly rated Xaiomi had a tough time entry the U.S market because of the standards the Chinese OEM had to meet.

Over here in Nigeria, the Standard Organization of Nigeria and NCC allows anything into Nigeria, as if our dear country is dumping ground for some of these phones that should be destroyed at the shores of Nigeria.

I earlier decried the so-called Yezz Mobile Jumia wanted to flood into the market, I am glad the brand was dead on arrival. There are other OEM’s who have established their brand in Nigeria, but now take us for granted with their bizarre business policy – This is fraud, it is dumb and delusional.

It’s even more disheartening that some OEM’s create phones without parts and accessories. They don’t want to offer repair services even when they know their stuff is inferior, they want you to keep buying the same sh!t with the money they don’t deserve.
http://www.techrez.com/smartphone-makers-defrauding-nigerians/


Na only una them make the phones for?
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Dobxy(m): 10:18am On Jun 10, 2016
ipledge5:
Why will you buy Chinco in the first place...the day I Chinese gal told me she doesn't know tekno/tecno thats when I know those Chinco produce those fake phones for Africa...BTW if you want to buy use Chinese phone, buy Huawei

Tecno is not a chinco phone, I mean its not a Chinese Products...But a Korean product, so if any chinese said he doesn't know Tecno, don't be surprised
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by gadgetsngs: 10:28am On Jun 10, 2016
They will be the first to hit back at you when you post any positive review tagging you all sort of names
TechRez:


To think that these are the kind of people we are fighting for is disheartening..
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by ipledge5: 11:08am On Jun 10, 2016
Dobxy:


Tecno is not a chinco phone, I mean its not a Chinese Products...But a Korean product, so if any chinese said he doesn't know Tecno, don't be surprised
wow I'm hearing this for the first time...thankso



*****modified *****

Guy,get your fact right before coming online,I just searched "tecno is a Chinese phone base in honk kong"...the funniest part is that Google found tecno Nigeria twitter handle before tecno Wikipedia
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Jeffy1206(m): 11:12am On Jun 10, 2016
grossintel:
And you expect support for a substandard product undecided you buy chinko and you still want support, carry that chinko go China that's where you find your support.
I didn't say I bought from China but konga. Last time I check konga is in nigeria not in chinko... I have made my point if you like keep whining... E just dey pain you as I call konga ba undecided tell them to stop bringing substandard phones to nigeria!!! The tablet is not faulty for me if you dey read comments before making silly talks. tongue
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Nobody: 11:20am On Jun 10, 2016
Everyone wants the crispiest of screens, the best of cameras, the biggest of battery, the greatest of specs. How much are you willing to part with? Most of the brands with the highest qualities hardly ever produce smart phones sub $150. When they do it still falls in the class "low end devices".

How many people can really afford to buy these high end phones. A large number of people will prefer not to be associated with specifications offered on most of the low priced phones from the top brands.

A typical example, the Innjoo 2.
This sells for about N40,000.
Stroll into one of the phone stores around you and take a look at the specification and features on offer first hand. After that come back with a trusted brand that will sell that bundle at that price, then you'll have an argument.

As much as we'll prefer only top notch standards on products, a lot of people are willing to sacrifice durability for a lower price. The mission of every company is to make money. You won't make money selling products for a price less than what is put into production. The resources used in production and promotion must be compensated for with money.

Best advice is, buy what you can afford. And buy the best at that price. The definition of best now will depend on the individual involved. Trust and durability vs The Aesthetic on display.

Different strokes for different folks.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by tayorx(m): 11:26am On Jun 10, 2016
Lets talk on d price, if u wanna sell, 08059644529 is my digit
laprince:
As much as it is a fraud, I don't see any reason why I should dump my former phone for a new one without at least a good reason.

I have had an iPhone 6+ (a gift) for more than 9months now. I left it packed. Since I got it, does not pick network. So, I took it to some guys in computer village.They told me to bring 30k to update the software, so I can use it in Nigeria.

I just laughed and went to keep it in my wardrobe.

Why should I use all that money to work on the phone when I have a samsung galaxy that is in PERFECT condition? Good battery life and other things. And a steady nokia phone, for my second sim.

I don't like such wastage.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by skywalker240(m): 11:36am On Jun 10, 2016
Dobxy:


Tecno is not a chinco phone, I mean its not a Chinese Products...But a Korean product, so if any chinese said he doesn't know Tecno, don't be surprised
AH...1st it was france then later it was china nw its korea?..ok oo we dey watch 4 9D.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by princetom1(m): 11:47am On Jun 10, 2016
There are so many uninformed dudes here.
Virtually all phones in Nigeria is from China, Name it, iPhone(US), huawei, Tecno, ITEL, samsung (s korea), sony (japan), LG (s korea), Lenovo, ZTE, xiaomi, just to mention few, Is either these phones are made in China for Chinese or made in China for international market. Ur darling iPhone is made in China but owned by US, so is many others like that, even our darling Tecno and ITEL are being manufactured in China on contract bases, like many others too. Chinese wount know some of these phones bcoz they aren't produced for them, they just manufactured it in a factory and shipped to naija, Gbam . Y? In China labour is cheap and raw material easily available. Lets stop being ignorants. In China, u get what u pay for. U cant mention Top five phones in the world without mentioning at least 2 Chinese, in terns of volume and quality. And Chinese phones are generally cheap, unlike ur iPhone u pay royalty for, despite it being manufactured in China. U guys should expand ur knowledge, check out company like le eco (first company to produce a phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820) , Huawei, recently released P9, scored top notched, even camera was co engineered with LEICA (Germany) Xiaomi (The one that tends to produce everything at half the price) One plus (internationally know, u even need an invite before u can purchased their phones) . Let me stop, Contact Jeffy1206, if u need a Chinese phone that u wount regret buying. Mind u, u get what u pay for
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by francis247(m): 11:47am On Jun 10, 2016
kossyablaze:
Except me.... Team Samsung
You're not the only one who loves Samsung but they are not different. They don't give a hoot about Africa, especially West Africa. They ship the substandard version of their gadgets here at more exorbitant prices, and ship the best to Europe and North America. Take for instance the Galaxy S series. It's so Annoying the little/no regard with which these companies treat Africa.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Jeffy1206(m): 11:56am On Jun 10, 2016
princetom1:
There are so many uninformed dudes here.
Virtually all phones in Nigeria is from China, Name it, iPhone(US), huawei, Tecno, ITEL, samsung (s korea), sony (japan), LG (s korea), Lenovo, ZTE, xiaomi, just to mention few, Is either these phones are made in China for Chinese or made in China for international market. Ur darling iPhone is made in China but owned by US, so is many others like that, even our darling Tecno and ITEL are being manufactured in China on contract bases, like many others too. Chinese wount know some of these phones bcoz they aren't produced for them, they just manufactured it in a factory and shipped to naija, Gbam . Y? In China labour is cheap and raw material easily available. Lets stop being ignorants. In China, u get what u pay for. U cant mention Top five phones in the world without mentioning at least 2 Chinese, in terns of volume and quality. And Chinese phones are generally cheap, unlike ur iPhone u pay royalty for, despite it being manufactured in China. U guys should expand ur knowledge, check out company like le eco (first company to produce a phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820) , Huawei, recently released P9, scored top notched, even camera was co engineered with LEICA (Germany) Xiaomi (The one that tends to produce everything at half the price) One plus (internationally know, u even need an invite before u can purchased their phones) . Let me stop, Contact Jeffy1206, if u need a Chinese phone that u wount regret buying. Mind u, u get what u pay for
Thanks for this sir... Many continue to live in ignorance that all Chinese phones are bad! Nigerians only care about low budget things and these agents bring us substandard.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Nobody: 11:59am On Jun 10, 2016
Its not just Nigeria, its the whole world, that's how phone company operates. Take a look at the Almighty apple. What they do is upgrade camera and change the size of the phone and they say they have released a new phone. All this phone companies are scam especially apple, they are not innovative at all. Keep recycling old product with different casing. Non of these phone company has even build a plant in west Africa, all they do is sell substandard product to us.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by nsamchizzy: 12:25pm On Jun 10, 2016
Team samsung grin
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by donhils: 12:32pm On Jun 10, 2016
Buy from a reputable company, they produce one series once a year.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Bigdiddo(m): 12:32pm On Jun 10, 2016
rhajaan:
vlbought that Yezz phone Yezz Andy 5T on jumia...the phone was just overheating ...smart choice I did when I returned it
No spare part?#innjoo

releasing 1gb 2gb variant?Infinix

And it goes on and on


Mine doesn't get hot. I bought for my self and my wife. Its might be a factory error fault.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Reeberry: 12:37pm On Jun 10, 2016
I have never for once make use of Innjoo, but with the complaints about their substandard crap. They should stop those idiots from important their fake phones to Nigeria.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by princetom1(m): 12:41pm On Jun 10, 2016
MrTruth4real:
Its not just Nigeria, its the whole world, that's how phone company operates. Take a look at the Almighty apple. What they do is upgrade camera and change the size of the phone and they say they have released a new phone. All this phone companies are scam especially apple, they are not innovative at all. Keep recycling old product with different casing. Non of these phone company has even build a plant in west Africa, all they do is sell substandard product to us.

I totally disagreed, apple spent 8.1 billion USD in 2015 for research and development. U sure don't know how many processes a phone like apple goes through, They improve everything every year, u might not know it, but, they optimize, patent, bought companies, expand, just to name a few. Though that huge amount is just 3.5% of their revenue. On the other hand, Chinese company hardly spend on R and D (take out d multinationals like huawei, lenovo, One Plus and so on), They leverage on already available technologies, and they have a teeming youth that is very very talented wen it comes to technology.

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