Essential Tips For Buying a Phone During the Jumia Mobile Week


This year’s Jumia Mobile Week promises to be bigger with lots of amazing deals! Kicking off 6th of May (next week Monday) and ending on the 12th, the Jumia Mobile Week is going to be a bang as there’s a phone for everyone, for every budget, for every style, and for YOU. It is a Game of Phones and there are lots of mouth watering discounts on select phones. If you don’t make a purchase, you can’t enjoy the discounts.

Just before you decide on what brand of mobile device you should buy on Jumia, here are some important considerations to contemplate before placing your order.

Battery Life

The life of a phone is the battery. So, before purchasing that phone you’ve always wanted, you should ask yourself these questions: Am I the kind of user who is likely to have multiple apps open at the same time? Do I  see myself being a heavy consumer of video-streaming apps or playing games? Heavy online usage tends to drain batteries faster. If you belong to this category of users, then it is better to go for a phone with 5000 mAH and above battery. Your battery will go all day, and last all night…literally!

Storage Capacity

With the rate of daily video, music and document downloads, the storage capacity of some phones may not be enough. Hence, you have no choice than to buy an external memory card, for phones that allow such. You can eliminate the extra cost of buying an external storage card by buying a phone with enormous storage capacity. A phone storage capacity of 32GB and 64GB is perfect for you. Don’t worry, the prices are pocket-friendly!

Camera Spec

There is a lot of hype surrounding in-built cameras on phones with brands trying to outdo each other by improving the quality and size of the megapixel. However, megapixels only don’t produce better images. Good quality photos are a function of factors like ISO levels, aperture as well as the speed of autofocus. If you are likely to take a lot of pictures, then go for a phone with a 12 or 16 MP camera that has an aperture of f/2.0 or lower, for good results even in low light. With this type of camera, it will not only capture your moment but also capture every moment.

Screen Size

The bigger, the better. The size of a mobile phone screen is either given as an inch measurement or as a pixel measurement. The standard screen sizes of mobile phones available today can be anywhere from 4 inches to 6 inches diagonally. It is better you go for these sizes. If you love to watch movies on your phone, then consider buying a phone with a bigger screen.

Compare Prices

Don’t buy the first phone you see just because it’s cool and within your budget. If you find a particular brand you like, check several other sellers to see if there’s a price variation; there might be a seller offering a cheaper price – that way, you make some savings. Look out for the sellers’ scores, and only buy from sellers with 3.5/4.0 and above score rating. Pay attention to other customers’ feedback on the sellers, those are the ones who had bought from the same seller you’re just about to buy from.

Payment Method

In addition to the discount you will enjoy on each phone, at the checkout point, you can also enjoy an extra 5% discount if you pay with Jumia Pay. However, this extra discount is not available to customers who pay on delivery. So, you might want to think about what extra 5% savings will do for you – probably enough saving to buy a phone accessory? Weigh your options.

This year’s Mobile Week is tagged “Game of Phones”, so do you wanna play? If you find any phone that meets all your requirements as stated above, do not delay. Order it just immediately. Limited stocks available.