How I got the Kenxinda KXD W50 smartphone for N10,000

The last few weeks have been a daze of BlackFriday activities, most of which have not been worth my time. But I did get a deal out of it. The Kenxinda KXD W50 is not a popular phone model. Kenxinda isnt a popular brand either. But a 5-inch phone with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage for N10,000 is still a steal.

But let me tell you about some of the disappointing experiences I had with Nigerian Black Friday deals.

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Konga led the pack woth their attempt to scam unsuspecting buyers with an offer for the Camon 11 Pro. The Konga website claimed to offer the phone at a discounted price of N76,000 down from N96,000. The catch is that the phone costs N76,000 normally.

That Konga BlackFriday deal was no deal but a scam.

Slot had some interesting offers on a dedicated Black Friday page. The discounts were real and big enough to get me interested. But before I jumped in, I was curious, so I asked an online representative for the time frame for delivery. The reply: 7 to 14 days.

No; thank you. Goodbye and God bless. Why would you want to keep a buyer waiting for that long after a purchase?

About the Kenxinda KXD W50 Black Friday deal

I had given up on Black Friday and was minding my own bisiness when I saw an ad for a “KXD W50” on a site. The offer was for N17,000 down from N20,000.

It wasn’t the offer that got my attention. A N3,000 discount on a N20,000 phone was no authentic Black Friday deal. What got my attention was the name.

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This was a relatively unknown brand and model, and I was curious once again. So I clicked through and was taken to a page on Jumia. The specs for Kenxinda KXD W50 read:

  • Screen: 5-Inch, 854 x 480 pixels Display
  • RAM: 1GB,
  • Internal Storage: 8GB
  • External Memory: microSD card up to 64GB
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.3GHz Mediatek MT6580
  • Rear Camera: 5MP
  • Front Camera: 2MP
  • Software/Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Battery: 2100mAh
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • Network: 2G, 3G

And then, I saw another offer for the same phone that had a N9,990 price tag on it. Are you kidding me? A phone with such specs would normally cost in the range of N15,000 to N20,000.

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I know the KXD W50 costs N16,000 normally, so snapping it up for N10,000 isn’t a bad deal at all.

And then the delivery information on Jumia said the phone would get to me between Friday 30th November and Wednesday 5th December. It sounded just right and I was bored, so I ordered it.

All other things being equal, I will have a red Kenxinda KXD W50 to play with and review within a week. If that happens, maybe Black Friday 2018 hasn’t been so bad afterall.

The P20 Pro for N31,999?

Just as I was going my merry way once again, I spied a “P20 Pro” offer for a mouthwatering N31,999. Who wouodnt freeze to take a closer look? Call me long-throat or whatever. You would have taken a look too.

Turns out this is a “Generic Hoot P20 Pro”, not the Huawei P20 Pro. No, thank you. I am done with Black Friday.

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Mister Mobility

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.

5 thoughts on “How I got the Kenxinda KXD W50 smartphone for N10,000

  • November 29, 2018 at 9:33 am
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    I used a Kexinda product, a tablet, some 4 – 5 years ago. It was a regrettable experience. I’ll never put my money on any product with that name again.

    • November 30, 2018 at 2:27 am
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      Wow. That sucks.

      Let’s see if they have gotten any better. I remember how my first experience with an itel phone many years ago was horrible. But now they are making really good phones.

      4-5 years is a long enough time for any brand to overcome teething problems. If the phone sucks, you will certainly hear it from me. It should arrive in another three days.

      Keeping fingers crossed.

  • December 5, 2018 at 6:49 am
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    Update on this: For the last 4 days, Jumia sent me a text each day to say someone would call to plan for delivery of the phone that day but nobody ever called till now.

    I have asked them to cancel the order. Moving on to something else. So much for Black Friday.

    • December 7, 2018 at 3:08 pm
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      Oh. Why not pick it up and auction it for someone here. Definitely someone would appreciate such red gift this Christmas.

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