Box PrimeU is a cheap smartphone introduced into the Nigerian market. Its target is the bottom of the pyramid, so it is no surprise that it has a 4-inch display with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, a 1900 mAh battery and a 5 megapixel main camera. The selfie camera is a mere 2 megapixel unit.
There’s a quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, as well as 16 GB internal storage.
So, what we are looking at here is a budget smartphone in the same class as MTN’s Freetel ICE 2 and 9mobile’s Rhino 2. The app icons on the home screen of the official phone images suggest that Guaranty Trust Bank has a hand in the production and/or marketing of this cell phone.
The icons include GTbank mobile banking app, 737 app, and GTWorld app. See the picture? lastly, the Box PrimeU is currently available only on GTBank’s SME MarketHub. Go figure.
Box PrimeU Specs and Price
Find below the full Box PrimeU specs, features, availability and price.
Wireless Network and Software
- 2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 900 / 1800 MHz
- 3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 2100 MHz
- 4G: No
- SIM Type: Dual SIM
- Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Dimensions: mm
- Weight: g
- Display: 4 inches, 480 x 800 pixels, IPS LCD display
- Sensors: Accelerometer
- Colours: Black.
Internal Hardware Specs
- Processor Type: 64-bit Quad-core
- Processor Name:
- Graphics Processor:
- RAM: 1GB
- Internal Storage: 16GB
- External Storage: microSD
Photography and Video Recording
- Rear: 5 megapixels, auto-focus, LED flash
- Video recording: Yes
- Front-facing: 2 megapixels
- Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Loudspeaker: Mono
- Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Bluetooth: v4.0
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- GPS: Yes
- USB: microUSB v2.0
Miscellaneous Specs and Features
- Charging: Regular
- Battery Type and Capacity: Removable Li-Ion 1900mAh
- Announced: 2018
- Smartphone Price: It carried an introductory price tag of ₦16,000, which later dropped to ₦10,000.
MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict
The software is dated. The screen is old-school tiny. But if you want an affordable entry-level Android phone, there are not a lot of options in this price range. There are perhaps only two other Android phones in the same class as Box PrimeU that are available in the market.
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Box PrimeU Review Rating
Box PrimeU News & Updates
December 2019: The PrimeU is being sold at an ultra-low price of ₦2,000 right now. It is not clear whether this is a limited time promotional price or a permanent price drop. However, we observed that the Box Phone website is now out of service. This might mean that the manufacturer is out of business and retailers are trying to get rid of existing stock as quickly as possible.
Which is not a problem if you are looking for a super cheap Android phone as a secondary phone or even as a very first smartphone. ₦2,000 for any kind of smartphone is a super deal.
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