Mara X Maraphone by African brand, Mara Phones, features Android Oreo (Go Edition), 5.5-inch display, 13 MP camera, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, and a 3500 mAh battery. See the specs and price.

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Mara X Quick Specs: Android 8 Oreo smartphone features a 5.5-inch display, Mediatek MT6739 chipset, 5 MP selfie camera, 13 MP rear camera, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, and a 3500 mAh battery.

Device Status: Official. The Mara X phone was launched along with the mid-range Mara Z.

Mara X Specs and Features

Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: LTE 1(2100), 3(1800), 5 (850), 7(2600), 8(900) 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)
  • 5G mobile network bands: No.
  • SIM Type:
  • Software / OS: Android 8 oreo (Go Edition)

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 150 x 70.5 x 8.59 mm
  • Weight: 152 g
  • Display: 5.5 inches, 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD 2.5D glass with Corning® Gorilla® Glass and Oleophobic Coating.
  • Colours: Black. Gold. Grey.
  • Physical Build: Brushed aluminium.
Mara phone X specs and features
Mara phone X specs and features

Internal Hardware Specs

  • Processor Type: 64-bit, 1.5 GHz Quad-core, Cortex-A53
  • Processor Name: Mediatek MT6739
  • Graphics Processor: IMG PowerVR GE8100‎
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)

Photography, Video Recording

  • Rear Camera: 13 MP single camera, f2.0 Aperture, auto focus, Portrait Mode (Bokeh effect) , LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front-facing Camera: 5 MP, f2.2 Aperture, fixed focus, 1080p@30fps video capture.

Mara X camera

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speakers. Dolby Audio 5.1.
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.


  • Digital Compass: Yes.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): Yes.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; rear-mounted
  • Face Unlock:
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Infra-red Senor: No.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
  • USB: microUSB v2.0; USB-OTG
  • NFC: No.

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Removable Lithium-Ion 3500 mAh
  • Battery Charging: 10W Fast Charging
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Announced: February 2019
  • Market Availability: October 2019

Mara X Price and Availability

  • Country Availability: Online.
  • Price: 120,250 Rwandan francs ($130) or ₦47,000 in Nigeria (based on the current exchange rate)

The Mara X smartphone is available to buyers from countries around the world on the Mara Phones website. Maraphone is a Rwandan mobile phone brand.

Mara phone X

Questions and Answers about Mara X phone

Is Mara X a 4G phone?

Yes; Mara X is a 4G LTE phone.

Does Mara X have a fingerprint scanner?

Yes; Mara X has a fingerprint reader.

Does Mara X have Gorilla Glass?

Yes; Mara X has Corning’s Gorilla Glass protection, along with an oleophobic coating similar to what Apple iPhones have.

Does Mara X have quick charging?

No; Mara X does not have quick charging technology.

Is Mara X available in Nigeria? How much does it sell in Nigeria?

Mara X becaome available for purchase in Nigeria in February 2020 – at a price of ₦65,000. It is available from Jumia.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

Looking at the specs and features of the Mara X phone, it is difficult to justify its $130 price tag. The average Android Go Edition smartphone with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage cost around $85.

You will be able to pick up an itel, TECNO, Infinix or even Samsung smartphone in the same class for $85 to $120. Those competing devices won’t have Gorilla Glass protection and an oleophobic coating on them though. But even at that, $130 is a tough amount to swallow for these specs and features.

The ₦65,000 price tag on Jumia is one of the most ridiculous we have seen. This is a smartphone with entry-level specs, afterall.

Mara X Review Rating

We are yet to review the Mara X and so do not have a review rating for it yet. This section will be updated with our review rating and a link to the review page, as soon as we have a review ready.

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

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.

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