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Best Mobile Devices Brand: DIAA 2015 Nominees Brief

Governments throughout the ecosphere are striving to bring information and communication technologies (ICT) to everyone. In a way to Drive Digital Communications Ahead, Policy-makers and telecommunications services providers need to dedicate time to educating consumers about digital content (data), devices, plus the various online hazards, so that customers can fully understand the potential of the digital ecosystem and truly benefit from being online and thus maximize the digital dividend.

More than a billion smartphones were shipped in 2013, representing 38 per cent annual growth and overtaking feature phone sales globally. Sales of smartphones in 2014 rose — by at least 400 million with more handsets in China and India.

Devices play a major role as we embrace the digital revolution. Today, we review the different nominees of the #DIAA Digital Impact Awards Africa Best Mobile Devices Brand category.

BEST MOBILE DEVICES BRAND

HTC
HTC is a Taiwanese multinational manufacturer of smartphones and tablets headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan.  HTC brings to table stylish good quality phones at good price. A number of HTC’s latest smart products are run with the latest version of Android, software is simple, they are responsive and highly customizable and have full-HD resolution, yet affordable.

Huawei
With gadgets as P8, P8Max, P8Lite, Ascend Mate 7, Ascend G7, Ascend P7, Meida Pad M2 8.0, Huawei Y635 and a whole wide range of other devices, Huawei has steadily established itself as one of the best mobile devices brand. Huawei is a Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company headquartered in Shenzhen, China.

Nokia
Nokia is probably the most traditional Mobile Device Brand. Right from when Smartphones were not yet in vogue, all through to the smartphone revolution and transition, Nokia has been deeply rooted as one of the Best Mobile Devices Brands. Microsoft Lumia (the Nokia Lumia Series) is a range of mobile devices designed and marketed by Microsoft Mobile (Nokia).

Samsung
From Smartphones to Tabs, Samsung is reputable for bold, classy and luxurious devices. The most popular among them is their Galaxy “S” series of devices which is primarily associated with affluence. Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul.

Tecno
Mention Tecno and the word affordability will come to mind. Their wide range of phones, smartphones and tabs is incredibly affordable, yet without losing a touch of class. They have a device for you, no matter your budget.

From the market survey, some of the device available and their respective prices in UGX are presented in the table below.

Huawei

Huawei Ascend Y2211 160,000 Dual SIM
Huawei Ascend Y330 185,000 Dual SIM
Huawei Y625 510,000 Dual SIM
Huawei Ascend G630 550,000 Dual SIM
Huawei P7 950,000 13MP Camera
Huawei G7 1,150,000 Supports 3G and LTE
Huawei Mate 7 1,700,000 13MP Camera

HTC

HTC One Max 1,700,000 16GB Storage
HTC ONE M9 2,300,000 16GB Storage

Nokia

Nokia Asha 210 199,000 Dual SIM
Nokia Lumia 530 225,000 5MP Camera
Nokia LUMIA 435 290,000
Nokia X 325,000 Dual SIM
Nokia Lumia 630 465,000 5MP Camera
Nokia XL 510,000 Dual SIM
Nokia Lumia 730 760,000 Dual SIM
Nokia LUMIA 640 XL 789,000 Dual SIM
Nokia Lumia 920  1,120,000 32GB Storage
Nokia Lumia 1520 Phablet  1,278,000 20MP Camera

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite S7392 260,000 Dual SIM 3G Enabled
Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini 490,000 8GB Storage
SAMSUNG GRAND PRIME DUO 565,000
Samsung E5 795,000 8MP Camera
Samsung  Galaxy Grand 2  850,000 Dual SIM
SAMSUNG GALAXY E7 870,000
Samsung Galaxy A3 900,000 Dual SIM
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini 950,000 Supports 3G & 4G LTE
Samsung Galaxy A5 1,200,000 Dual SIM
Samsung Galaxy S6 2,225,000 Quad-core 1.5 GHz
Samsung Galaxy Edge 2,550,000 upto 100Mbps and LTE
Tecno
Tecno Y4 195,000 Dual SIM
TECNO M6 340,000 Dual SIM
TECNO L7 530,000 Dual SIM
TECNO PHANTOM Z MINI 650,000 Dual SIM
TECNO PHANTOM Z 1,020,000 Dual SIM

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