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IB Sam-Epelle

IB 'Hi Beezle' Sam-Epelle is passionate about smartphones and mobile technology; a solution provider; critical thinker; entrepreneur; the founder, Grand-Monumental Ink.
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Going into 2018, is the iPhone 6s worth considering?

The iPhone 8, its Plus variant, and the X (iPhone 10) are the current top dogs in Apple’s smartphone lineup, and the 6s model is the oldest going forward. While…

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Photos and Hands-on

The 2017 Pixel devices were launched a week ago. We got our hands on the Pixel 2 range for a brief hands-on and managed to snap a few photographs. The…

Long term iPhone SE Review: Any good one year after?

In this long term iPhone SE review, HiBeezle shares some of his thoughts about the value of the iPhone SE for prospective buyers in 2017. Long term iPhone SE Review:…

Considering the Moto X Style in 2017?

As the title suggests, this article is aimed at better informing individuals who are considering Motorola’s 2015 flagship smartphone, the Moto X Style, as their next device – hinting my…

Samsung Galaxy S8 hands-on review (S8 Plus too): Drop-dead gorgeous

We got our hands on a pre-sale unit of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. And so, we bring you our first impressions and hands-on photos. Our conclusion:…

Questioning Google’s Pixel smartphones

Android is a mobile operating system that prides itself in providing extended functionality to it’s users. Providing a broad array of customization is one way the platform achieves this. The…

Sony Z5 Compact: the last original compact phone?

Signposting: The following article at some points, tends to consider specific contexts – like market segments phone manufacturers aim to reach with their varied smartphone offerings. Consequently, for a more holistic vantage point,…

Blackberry Passport 18 months after: ‘the phone as a work tool’

About 18 months ago, the Blackberry Passport was first reviewed here. The review was broken down in parts to achieve an in-depth understanding, while providing a holistic picture of the…

The Infinix Zero 2 re-visited: The good; the bad; the ugly

In June, earlier this year, Elroy reviewed the Zero 2. He concluded that the device can be likened to a sports car that runs at the speed of light while…

This entrepreneur thinks the Infinix Hot 2 is special

This year saw the emergence of Google’s Android One project in Nigeria, with Infinix being the OEM supplying the premier offering – the Hot 2. Android One is Google’s attempt…

Meet Orbra’s 2015 devices (from the launch event)

The Nigerian IT firm, Orbra, which started out making tablet computers have slowly transformed themselves into a brand with a wide variety of mobile tech devices, spanning – smartphones, tablet…

A recap of Orbra’s Independence Day product launch

On the 1st of October 2015, the Nigerian smartphone maker, Orbra ITC, held an event in Abuja to launch its new lineup of devices. It was a full range including…

6 more interesting insights into Nigeria’s smartphone market (2015)

Last month, we published an article investigating what the top selling phones in Nigeria are. In that piece, I mentioned that a companion article was to follow; as the quest…