Don't Believe Every Ad: Jumia, Lumia 520, 41 Megapixels?

Jumia has a Facebook advert that makes for light comic relief. You are being offered a Lumia 520 with a 4.5-inch display, 1.5GHz processor, and a 41 megapixel camera. Now, that would be a swell offer, and I would have yelled, “Go get yours right away before the deal ends!” Problem is that this Lumia 520 costs N119,000, which means it isn’t a good deal at all. But, just for a moment, consider a Lumia 520 with a 41 megapixel camera on sale for say N19,000 instead. Yes? That would have been the mobile deal of life.

Here is a crop of the Jumia advert as seen on Facebook this morning:

Jumia Lumia 520 Advert

Yes, of course; someone in the advertising department at Jumia goofed. We know which Nokia Lumia should be printed on that advert. Happy Monday, folks. May God bless your hustle.

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I started blogging about mobile in 2004 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets and mobile services. My other interests include digital media, speaking and teaching, photography, travelling, and dancing.

0 thoughts on “Don't Believe Every Ad: Jumia, Lumia 520, 41 Megapixels?

  • November 18, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Somebody must have really goofed. However, from the Facebook crop the price is N119,000 and not N199,000 that you posted. Whichever, it’s still a terrible goof

    • November 18, 2013 at 7:21 am


      There you go. I goofed too. Looks like a goofy morning. Thanks 🙂

    • November 18, 2013 at 9:03 am

      @ mista mo & Austin, is it ma eyes or ma fone the price I see on mo’s writeup is 119k, where did u guys see 199k???

    • November 18, 2013 at 9:11 am


      I adjusted the price after Austine’s correction.

  • November 18, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Jumia is really bad at misleading people. Imagine a Samsung Gaxy Ace 3, similar in specs to the Galaxy Core, bein sold for N17495.

    A buyer however reported after his purchase that the box says Galaxy Ace 3 on it but a Galaxy Star Pro is inside. At the price its is being sold, the buyer was goofed and equally scammed.

  • November 18, 2013 at 9:11 am

    @Biola. Jumia once sold me a bluetooth hands free that stopped working after a month and all my effort to communicate with tham (jumia) was to no avail. I ending up going to Nokia care and was rudely and annoying turned down with these specific words: this device has no warranty cover in Nigeria.
    That was the last time I shopped on jumia.

  • November 18, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    i believe it was a mixup, the specs (41 MP camera, 4.5″ screen & 1.5 GHz processor) point to a Lumia 1020 and not a 520

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