Monday, September 25, 2017

Lenovo K8 Plus Specifications and Price in Nigeria

Lenovo K8 Plus Specifications and Price in Nigeria



Lenovo K8 just joined Lenovo's family of Android phones.

It runs on stock Android 7 Nougat in line with Lenovo's Plan to remove custom skins from their device.

The K8 has 5.2 inch display, measures 147.9*73.7*8.99 and weighs 165 grammes.

This is a a camera centric device with dual rear camera, a 13 megapixel main camera and 5 mega-pixel for depth of field.

Powering this smartphone is a 64-bit octa-core Mediatek processor. You also get the option of choosing a 3 GB or 4 GB RAM options. In other words there are two versions of this phone. One with 3 GB of RAM and the other with 4 GB of RAM.

For your videos, pictures, documents and files, this smartphone has an internal storage of 32 GB and a memory card slot that will allow you to install a MicroSD card of up to 128 GB. Your storage needs are well taken care of.

This phone packs a 4000mAh battery and also supports quick charging. You will be able to top up the battery quickly translating to you not getting the dreaded low battery notification.

Shop for Lenovo Phones online 

Jumia Nigeria | From ₦15000| View Price

Konga Nigeria | From ₦15000| View Price



Lenovo K8 Plus Specifications and Price 

Network Technologies and Software

  • GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G: HSDPA 900 /1900/ 2100
  • 4G: FDD LTE Frequency Bands + VolTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 40(2300)
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano-SIM (Dual stand-by)
  • OS: Pure Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Design

  • Dimensions: 147.9 x 73.7 x 8.99 mm
  • Weight: 165 g
  • Display: 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels (424 ppi), 2.5D IPS glass, GFF technology with Gorilla Glass 3
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer, E-compass
  • Build: Metal body
  • Colours: Venom Black. Gold.

Hardware

  • Processor Type: 64-Bit Octa-core 2.5 GHz
  • Processor Name: MediaTek MT6757 Helio P25
  • Graphics Processor: Mali-T880
  • RAM: 3 GB / 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB
  • External Storage: Micro-SD card up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)

Photography and Video

  • Rear: Dual camera – 13 megapixel Primary Sensor + 5 megapixel Depth sensor, F/2.0, auto-focus, with Dual CCT LED Flash
  • Video recording: 1080p@30fps
  • Front-facing: 8 megapixels fixed focus with party flash

Multimedia

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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v4.2
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: v2.0

Miscellaneous

  • Charging: Quick Charging
  • Battery: Lithium Polymer 4000 mAh
  • Launch Date: September 7, 2017
  • Availability: September 2017
  • Price: From ₦86000

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro Specifications and Price in Nigeria

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro Specifications and Price in Nigeria

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie pro ZD552KL
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie pro ZD552KL

Weighing 174g the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie pro is a selfie centric phone. It has dual front camera: 24 megapixels and 5 megapixels. At the rear of this device is a is a 16 megapixel Sony camera with LED flash.

It has support for 4G LTE. Processor is an Octa core Snapdragon 625.

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There are two RAM options for this phone, you go for 3GB or 4GB RAM. It has 64GB internal storage with a support for external storage (microSD card up to 2TB).

This phone supports fast charging, therefore its 3000mAh battery charges quickly.

Take a look at the full specifications of this device below:

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL Phone Price & Specifications

Network and Software

  • GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3G: HSDPA 900 /1900/ 2100 MHz
  • 4G: LTE Frequency Bands 1(1800) / 3(2100) / 5 / 7(2600) / 8() / 20(800) / 40(2300)
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano-SIM
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat (Asus ZenUI 4.0)

Design

  • Dimensions: 154 x 74.83 x 6.85 mm
  • Weight: 147 g
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels (400 PPI), AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen with 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • Sensors: Front fingerprint sensor, Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient light, Front RGB
  • Build:
  • Colour: Deepsea Black, Sunlight Gold, Rouge Red

Hardware

  • Processor Type: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Processor Name: Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
  • Graphics Processor: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 506
  • RAM: 3 GB / 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 2 TB (hybrid slot)

Camera

  • Rear: 16 megapixels, Sony, LED real tone flash
  • Video recording: 4k @30fps
  • Front-facing: 24 megapixels + 5 megapixels, soft flash

Multimedia

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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v4.2
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0

Miscellaneous

  • Charging: 10W Fast battery charge
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Launch Date: August 2017
  • Availability: September 2017
  • Phone Price: ₦36000

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Freetel Ice 2: A ₦13000 Android Phone from Google

Freetel Ice 2: A ₦13000 Android Phone from Google

Freetel ice 2


Ice 2 is a ₦13,000 Android smartphone produced by freetel. It is a Google GSM certified phone. Meaning, it passes Google's performance requirements.

It should be noted that Google did not produce this phone, they partnered with a Japanese smart phone brand TD Mobile.

The phone is bundle with a 5.5-inch capacitive touch screen. Powering this device is a 2800mah battery. It runs on stock Android 7.0 Nougat.



If you are looking for an Android phone that's less than ₦15000 or less than 20000 naira you should consider this device.

An advantage of buying this phone apart from the low price is that you get freebies from MTN .

You get double data bonus on every data bundle you buy for three months.

The Ice 2 is also pre-loaded with World reader’s free e-library of 50,000 e-books. This app will allow you to read free ebooks at no cost to you.

Where Can I buy Freetel Ice 2 in Nigeria. 


Check shops where you normally buy phones.

You can also get this phone on jumia or konga

Jumia | from ₦13000 | View prices / Buy now 

Konga | from ₦13000 | View prices/Buy now 


You can find the full Specification of the freetel Ice 2 below


Freetel Ice 2 Specifications 


Network and Software

  • GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G: HSDPA 2100
  • 4G: No
  • SIM Type: Dual Micro-SIM
  • OS: Android 7.0 OS

Design

  • Dimensions: 155 x 79 x 9 mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 5.5 inches, 1280 x 720 pixels (267 PPI), IPS LCD
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Light Sensor
  • Build: Plastic
  • Colours: White. Black.

Hardware

  • Processor Type: 32-bit Quad-Core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Processor Name: MediaTek MT6580
  • Graphics Processor: ARM Mali 400
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB
  • External Storage: Dedicated Micro-SD card up to 32 GB

Camera

  • Rear: 5 megapixels, auto-focus, and LED flash
  • Video recording: 720p
  • Front-facing: 2 megapixels

Multimedia

  • Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
  • FM Radio: NA

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0. NFC

Miscellaneous

  • Charging: Regular
  • Battery: Lithium-Ion 2800 mAh
  • Announcement: November 2016
  • Availability: Now available 
  • Price: NGN13,000

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Nokia 2 Specifications and Price in Nigeria

Nokia 2 Specifications and Price in Nigeria

Nokia 2 white

HDMI global is on a roll they give us (Nokia 3, 5, 6) and the high end Nokia 8. Even though the Nokia 3 is a budget friendly android phone they are about to release a more budget friendly android phone the Nokia 2

The Nokia 2 is going to be a low-priced android phone.
Although they already produced a budget-friendly Nokia 3 that sold for $150, this one promises to be cheaper than its sibling the Nokia 3.

Evan Blass leaked the Nokia 2 yesterday, and from the image, you will see that the body is made of plastic, and it has bezels. If you've fallen in love with the bezelless phone that's been released lately you are not going to want anything to do with this Nokia 2.

If you are cash strapped and can't afford the previous Nokia Android, this upcoming Nokia 2 will probably be within your budget.

From the leaked image, you'll notice that the date has been set as October 2. I guess the phone will be released on that day. If you're planning on buying a budget-friendly Nokia android phone keep that date in mind.

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One thing to note about the Nokia tool is the amazing huge battery that's been installed in it. It's going to have a 4000mah battery. That's certainly cool for a low end device. You will not be running for your charger all the time.

Without further ado, Here are the specs of this smartphone.

Nokia 2 Specifications and Price in Nigeria 


Network and Software

  • GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G: HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: FDD-LTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 20(800) / 28(700) / 38(2600) / 40(2300)
  • SIM Type: Single SIM / Dual Nano SIM
  • OS: Stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Design

  • Dimensions: mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 4.7 or 5.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (282 PPI), IPS LCD display
  • Sensors: Accelerometer (G-sensor), Ambient light, e-Compass, Hall, Gyroscope, Proximity, NFC
  • Build:
  • Colours: Tempered Blue, Silver, Matte Black, Copper

Hardware

  • Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-Core 1.4 GHz Cortex A-53
  • Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 210
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 505
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB
  • External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128 GB
  • Cloud Storage: 100 GB free Google Drive

Cameras

  • Rear: 8 megapixel camera with f/2.0 lens, autofocus, PDAF and dual LED flash
  • Video recording: 1080p @ 30fps
  • Front-facing: 5 megapixel

Multimedia

  • Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
  • Audio: Dolby Atmos
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
  • FM Radio: Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v4.1
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go

Miscellaneous

  • Charging:
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh
  • Announcement: soon
  • Availability: October 2017
  • Phone Price: $130, ₦45,000


Saturday, September 16, 2017

How to watch YouTube videos for free on 9mobile

How to watch YouTube videos for free on 9mobile


Do you love streaming videos on YouTube? 

Do you like free browsing? 

Did you know you can stream YouTube videos for free? 
Yes. YouTube has always been free. 
We know that already. 

What I mean is that you can binge watch tutorials, "entertainment videos", music videos and all types of videos without using your precious data plan. 

We all know that data plans are just too costly in Nigeria. So it's not been easy to watch YouTube videos as much as we would like to. Else the paltry MB we get from Nigerian Telecommunications network will be used up in a few hours. 

Really? How can I watch YouTube video without data?

How to Watch YouTube videos for Free on 9mobile 

9mobile previously known as Etisalat will allow you to stream videos on YouTube for free between 1am and 5am every day. 

To qualify for the free YouTube service you should subscribe to any monthly data plan on 9mobile. 

Once you have subscribed to any monthly data plan you are free to watch YouTube in the middle of the night. 

This plan is useful for night owls. If you can't stay up late, it's better you look out for alternatives like 9mobile YouTube data plan or MTN time based Youtube plan. 

You can use this data plan to watch videos on YouTube whenever you like. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

IPhone X: 10 things to know, Price in Nigeria

IPhone X: 10 things to know, Price in Nigeria

IPhone X

Apple on Tuesday, unveiled the IPhone X along side the IPhone 8 and 8 plus. Before we take a look at the specifications of this phone, here are 10 things to know about this smartphone.

10 Things to Know about the Apple IPhone X

1. 10 Not X

The X represents the Roman numeral 10. The phone is called IPhone "Ten"

2. All Glass Design

The iPhone X is all glass. It has glass on both the front and rear. You shouldn't be afraid that the glass will break because Apple promises it's the most durable glass ever used on a phone.

3. Bezeless Edge to Edge Display

The iPhone X is all screen. The 5.8 inch screen lacks bezels. All you will see on the front is the display except for the small space at the top which houses the front camera.

4. There is No Home Button

You will not find a home button on this phone. The question is how do you go home?

You can go to the home screen with the aid of gestures. Swiping up from the bottom of the phone will take you to the home screen.

5. Face ID not Fingerprint ID

Apple has done away with the fingerprint ID. Face ID is what will let you unlock your device. A new true depth front facing camera will accurately track your face and unlock the phone whenever you look at it.

6. A new Cool Animoji

Have you ever wanted to send animated emojis with your facial expressions and voice? Animoji is here. Choose your preferred Animoji and laugh smile growl and the Emoji will do thesame. It follows your facial expression and records your voice at the same time. You can then send this Animated emojis to friends.

7. Longer Battery Life 

Apple claims that the Battery of the iPhone X lasts 2 hours longer than the iPhone 7.
You can talk more and browse longer.

8. Support for Wireless Charging 

Forget the wires. The iPhone X supports wireless charging. It has a Qi charging core that makes it support wireless chargers.

It also supports fast charging when you go for cable charging. You get 50% charge in 30 minutes.

9. Only Two colours 
You can only get this device in Space Grey or Silver.

10. It is Expensive

This should not be surprising. The iPhone X is the most pricey iPhone. It will be sold at $999. Almost a thousand dollars. That about 361,000 Nigerian naira.

It will be available for pre-order on October 27 unlike the iPhone 8 which will be released this month.

Find the full specifications of this phone below.

IPhone X Specifications 

Wireless Technology and Software

  • 2G: GSM/EdGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700/2100 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: LTE frequency bands + VoLTE 1(2100) / 2(1900) / 3(1800) / 4(1700/2100) / 5(850) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 12(700) / 13(700) / 17(700) / 18(800) / 19(800) / 20(800) / 25(1900) / 26(850) / 28(700) / 29(700) / 30 / 66 / TD-LTE 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • OS: iOS 11

Design

  • Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 174 g
  • Display: 5.8-inch, 2436 x 1125 pixels (458 PPI) OLED (Super Retina Display)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, FaceID, Ambient Light, Gyro, Barometer, Geomagnetic, Accelerometer, Proximity and Compass
  • Build: Series 7000 Aluminium frame + Glass back. IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
  • Colours: Silver, Space Gray

Hardware

  • Processor Type: 64-bit Hexa-core
  • Processor Name: A11 Bionic with Embedded M11 motion coprocessor
  • Graphics Processor: Triple-Core
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB / 256 GB
  • External Storage: None

Camera

  • Rear: Dual 12 megapixels, wide-angle f/1.8 + telephoto f/2.4, optical image stabilization, Quad LED flash
  • Video recording: 4K @ 60fps
  • Front-facing: 7 megapixels, f/2.0, TrueDepth

Multimedia

  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: No

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v5.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: v3.0, Lightning Connector
  • Miscellaneous: Apple Pay

Miscellaneous

  • Charging: Quick Charge. Qi Wireless Charging
  • Battery: Non-removable
  • Launch Date: September 12, 2017
  • Availability: November 3, 2017
  • Phone Price: From $999

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

3 Ways to do a Reverse Image Search on Your Phone

3 Ways to do a Reverse Image Search on Your Phone

Screenshot of reverse image search

Searching for an image on Google with your smartphone is easy. Type one or more keywords that's relevant to the image you are searching for and choose the image tab in the search result.

On the other hand have you ever wondered about the origin of an image. Maybe you saw a captivating picture, and you want to know who took it. Do you want to find out the name of a flower or the breed of a cat? There is a way to find this out and it's called "Reverse image search." This search feature will let you know more about any picture.

How to perform a reverse image search on pc


It's very easy to do a reverse image search when you are on a computer. You just need to go to images.google.com on a web browser. Click on the camera icon and upload the image you want to "reverse search" or type in the URL of the picture. Google will display the pictures that are related to the one you uploaded.


Reverse image Search on a Smartphone 


Reverse image search when on a mobile phone is quite different. When you go to images.google.com you won't find the camera icon so you can't upload nor paste an image URL.

However, there are other ways to do this.


3 Ways to perform Reverse Image Search on a Smartphone 


1. Set your mobile browser to fetch as desktop then go to images.google.com. The camera icon will show up. You will be able to perform the reverse image lookup by uploading or entering an image URL.

2. If you are using Chrome browser on your Android phone, pressing and holding on an photograph will trigger a pop-up menu with an option to "Search Google for this image."Tap on this option. To perform the search.

Screen shot of search this image on Google


3. Another way to "reverse image search pictures that's on your phone is by visiting CTRLQ.org. This website makes use of Google for your search result. Visit the page you will find various options like upload pictures, take a picture or upload from a cloud storage service like Dropbox or Google Drive.

Ctrlq reverse search image



When the upload is complete it will automatically display images that matches the one you uploaded.

There you have it. Three different ways to perform a reverse image search on your mobile phone.

Do you often use reverse image search? What do you search for?

Sunday, September 10, 2017

GTB Bank 737 App: All you need to know

GTB Bank 737 App: All you need to know

Gtb Bank 737 Android app
Screenshot of the app from an Android phone 

Guaranteed trust bank Nigeria just released a new mobile banking app known as Bank 737 app.

GTB has two other banking app. This is the simplest of them all.

Bank 737 app is simple banking for every Nigerian.

This app will allow you to transfer funds to friends, family and customers. You can also buy and transfer airtime.

The app accepts Mastercard and Vista card only.


The Bank 737 app is the fastest way to buy airtime and transfer funds from your mobile phone.
 It’s simple and secure! Just add your debit card and you’re good to go.

Key Features of the App:

• Register and Link your preferred debit card* in a few seconds
• Transfer funds to any bank within Nigeria.
• Buy airtime for yourself and others directly from your phone contact list

How do I start using Bank 737 app?

Download the Bank 737 App
Register your debit card
Select a 737 PIN for everyday use
After registration, just login with your phone number and 737 PIN.

Head over to Google playstore to download the Bank 737 application. The app is just 2.38MB in size.

You can also get more information on GTB's website – http://www.gtbank.com/737


Saturday, September 09, 2017

MTN YouTube Hourly Plan : All you need to know

MTN YouTube Hourly Plan : All you need to know

MTN YouTube Hourly data plans


MTN Nigeria just introduced a new YouTube hourly data plan. There hasn't been any advertisement about the data plan.
Etisalat and Airtel also have YouTube based plans. This plan is an excellent service for customers. Most people nowadays consume video based contents. The most popular video streaming service is YouTube. It's understandable why Nigerian Telecommunication networks will want to make life easier for their customers by providing YouTube hourly data plans.

Dial *131# on your MTN line now, you will notice The YouTube pack on Number 8. Reply with 8 and press send. You will be presented with 2 hourly YouTube plans: 1 hour @N150 and 3 hours @N400

How to Subscribe for MTN YouTube

Subscribe for MTN YouTube Hourly data plans

How do I subscribe for MTN YouTube hourly data plans?

  1. Open your phone Dialler then dial *131#
  2. You will be presented with various options, the one you want is at number 8.
  3. Press 8 the tap on send. 
  4. You will see two options 1 hour and 3 hours. 
  5. The one 1 hour plan cost ₦150 and the 3 hours plan cost ₦400. 
  6. Choose 1 if you want to go for the 1 hour plan. 
  7. Choose 2 if you want to go for the 3 hour plan. 
  8. Press send. 
You can also subscribe by dialing :
*131*8*1# for the 1-hour plan. 
*131*8*2# for the 3-hour plan. 
*559*18# to check the balance. 

You will receive a confirmation that you've subscribed for the YouTube plan. 

Open your YouTube app and start streaming. You can also download the videos for offline viewing. 

It should be noted that the Mtn YouTube time-based plan is not unlimited. They are capped. 

The 1-hour plan is capped at 750mb while the 3-hour plan is capped at 2.25Gb.

In other words as soon as you've used up to 750 megabytes on the 1 hour plan, even if it's less than an hour your video streaming will stop and you will be charged from your existing data bundle. 

As soon as you have used about 2.25GB of data, the 3 hour plan will stop working. Although your time might not be up. 


Frequently Asked Questions 


Can I use the YouTube Plan to Download from Other Websites? 
No you can only use it for YouTube exclusively. 

Can I use this plan to download YouTube videos? 
Yes. It can download YouTube videos from the official YouTube app for Android. Try it with other 3rd party YouTube app. Let's know how it goes. 

Is this a night plan? 
No. It works during the day and night. 

How can I check my MTN YouTube data balance? 
Dial *559*18# to check your balance.

So, if you want to subscribe for any of the two plans you know the price and amount of data you are getting. You also know how to monitor the amount of data you have used. 

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Friday, September 08, 2017

How to Download Google Playstore Apps from a Web Browser

How to Download Google Playstore Apps from a Web Browser

Download apk from Google Playstore via your web browser


Today I am going to show you 3 ways to download an app from the Google play store without using the Google play store app.

Here's a message I received from Tunde on WhatsApp:
 My google play store has stopped working. Please how can I download an app from google play store without using the google app. 

I know I can "Google the app" and download it from various third party websites but the issue I am having is I want to download a mobile banking app. 

So I am concerned about how secure it is to download the app from other websites. The app I want to download is First mobile app. I'm scared to download it from the various websites I found on Google. I need a way to download the app from my mobile browser but from the Google play store. I do not want to lose my hard-earned money.


If you are concerned about downloading an app outside of the Google play store then keep reading.

There are many reasons why you won't be able to download an app from Android's playstore.

  1. Your Google play store has stopped working and you haven't been able to fix it. 
  2. The app is not available for your country. 
  3. Google tells you to free up space on your phone, but the available space can still install the app. 
  4. Google thinks the device is in compatible with your phone, but it works on your friends phone which is an exact model with yours. 
So what do you do in this case? You can make use of other app stores like 1mobile, Blackmart etc. 

If you are afraid just like Tunde above, you will need a way to download an app directly from Google playstore on your phone browser. 

How to Download Google Playstore App from My Phone Browser

 

First Method: 

Use an online apk downloader like Evozi. To download the app, navigate to Evozi on your phone or Laptop browser enter the app name or the app's playstore URL in the space provided. 
Evozi will help you download the app from Google. You can then download the app from any browser of your choice.
This method comes in handy if your playstore is not working.

Download Google playstore apps with Evozi


Second Method: 

What if your app store is working? However, the app you want to download is not available for your device or country. There is a simple work around for this. 
Search for the app outside the playstore. 

For example if you want to download OfferUp app, which is not available for Nigerian's. Search for OfferUp Android app on Google via your smartphone's web browser— with desktop mode activated. Alternatively, you can search on your computer. You should log in to the Google account that's linked with your phone before performing the search. 

Click on the Google Playstore link of the app. This will launch the web version of Google play store. Click on install. Remember to connect your phone to a WiFi or turn on your mobile data. The app will be remotely installed on your phone. 


Third Method:

My favourite way of downloading Android apps outside the Google play store is using a Telegram Bot named APK Downloader. If you use Telegram messenger you can access the bot through this link. When you've joined the bot just type the name of the you want to download and send. The bot will list all apps that's related to your keywords. Tap on the one you want and it will be downloaded to your phone. You can then install the apk file. Check the image below for how to download an app with the bot. 


Downloading Google playstore app with Telegram

Google play store app has been downloaded by the Telegram bot



If you do not have Telegram installed on your phone, you can still access the bot's official website here. Search for the app you want to download and if it's on Google Playstore it will be displayed and you will be able to download with your web browser. 
The apps are downloaded from Google playstore on to their servers. So they have genuine apps on their site. 

Even though two of the above methods make use of 3rd party websites, the apps are downloaded directly from Google playstore. Hence, it's just as if you got the app from playstore and it's as secure as an app you got from the play store . 

A bonus way to get a certified Google play store app is to ask a friend or family member to share their Google play store downloaded app to you. Apps such as Shareit and Xender will make sharing apps very easy. 

You should remember to enable apk side loading by going into your Android phone Settings> Security> Unknown Sources. The toggle on Allow installation of apps from unknown sources. 

Other websites with Genuine Android apps include:

Which trusted site do you use for downloading apk files? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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