Box PrimeU is a cheap smartphone introduced into the Nigerian market. Its target is the bottom of the pyramid, and so it has a 4-inch display, a 1900mAh battery and a 5 megapixel main camera.

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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.

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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
  • Build:
  • Colours: Black.
Box PrimeU box
Box PrimeU box

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

Multimedia Playback

  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Audio:
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes

Connectivity Options

  • 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
  • Availability:
  • Smartphone Price: It carried an introductory price tag of ₦16,000, which later dropped to ₦10,000.

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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.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is recommendation that we make based on our evaluation the specs of the device. It is a general guide designed to help you understand how much value a smartphone offers for its price. It is not a stamp of quality assessment or an endorsement of the device or of the manufacturers. Be sure to ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device, as MobilityArena may not be held responsible for your buying decisions.

Box PrimeU Review Rating

Not available.

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.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and information on this page about the PrimeU Box phone are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.

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  1. This is not a bad phone, at least it’s a cheap phone one can use as backup or let’s call it as a second phone. I will pick this phone ahead of Freetel Ice 2, because it comes with 5MP rear camera, while Freetel has just 2MP. Also got 16GB ROM and Freetel has 8GB ROM. And battery size is more than Freetel battery capacity, 1900mAh compare to 1340mAh of Freetel ice 2. The N16,000 tag price is not bad too

  2. This will accommodate the young and upcoming ones and the new entry into the smartphone world

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