In this age of doom-scrolling, it is safe that even the most Luddite of us, live on our smartphones. Whether it’s trying to order lunch, or seeking information on how bad the traffic back from work is, smartphones have become our go-to assistant, housing most of our personal information.
But how do we know which is the best smartphone for us on any given day or time?
That’s where these bloggers come in. Smartphone bloggers have been sprouting up in recent years as the world moves more and more digital.
What they do is help you decide which smartphone should be your next so you don’t have to. This is why we’ve put together a list of the top smartphone bloggers on our radar right now. We’ve come up with the list based on the quality of their videos, the frequency of their videos, and their numbers of subscribers and views.
See who made the cut below:
Start year: 2012
Number of subscribers: 322,000
Number of views: 20,202,566
While still pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Lagos, Fisayo Fosudo started his YouTube channel. In that first year, he didn’t make money. Now he rakes in over 5000 dollars per month from his channel.
He has been able to cultivate a following of phone and gadget addicts on YouTube for his raw and honest take on gadgets. Fisayo doesn’t just assume that because he is a YouTuber, which has now given him more disposable cash, he should ignore the realities of life and the high cost of mobile phones, especially in this part of the world. In one video for instance he breaks down how much he makes from YouTube.
Over the years, he has also moved away from just talking about the specs of phones to talking more about hacks most users are not aware of as well as interviews with personalities in the NFT and crypto space.
Start year: 2014
Number of subscribers: 261,000
Number of views: 81,545,153
After two years of running his namesake YouTube channel, Eric Okafor quit his job as a digital marketer to focus squarely on the channel. Subscribers go to him for his unboxing videos and very thorough reviews and comparisons of phone cameras.
He is also a co-founder of the blog HowToTechNaija which post articles on update on consumer tech goods. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Lagos in Business Administration.
Start year: 2019
Number of subscribers: 90,000
Number of views: 12,204,028
For over a decade, Olatunde Shobajo pursued a degree in finance having earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Caleb University. Then in 2019, he pivoted and started his YouTube channel.
He has been able to build a following over the years for his catchy intros and humanist approach, taking to the street to get hot takes on the gadgets from regular Nigerians. In his videos, he regularly makes comparisons between battery strengths and cameras of phones.
Start year: 2016
Number of subscribers: 58,000
Number of views: 7,110,574
Oscar Frank is a YouTuber based in Abuja. He runs the Oscarmini YouTube channel which is dedicated to videos of him mostly giving advice on what phones to buy and why anyone can be them. In his videos, he talks about the pros and cons of using a smartphone.
Away from the phone review videos, he also dabbles in reviews of other tech-adjacent products like backpacks and mobile games.
Start year: 2017
Number of subscribers: 57,600
Number of views: 7,110,574
If you’re looking to know the basic feature of a phone then Fred’s Tech Hub is the channel for you. Fred is a graphic designer and tech enthusiast who started his channel in 2017. Avoiding all the jargon that dominates the YouTube space, Fred brings some clarity with his easy-to-understand choice of language.
He also takes his reviews a bit far, sometimes submerging gadgets under water to be sure that they are indeed waterproof. He also offers tips and tricks on features that the average user of a smartphone might not be aware of.
Start year: 2013
Number of subscribers: 56,800
Number of views: 8,337,216
Izzi Boye graduated from Delta State University with a degree in Chemistry. But he had found his interest a year earlier, which is creating content on YouTube. He has been able to build a following by posting videos talking about phones.
In his videos, he dives right into the nitty gritty talking about the specs of the phone and their prices. He also makes comparisons with other phones, giving his viewers a wide range of smartphone options.
So those are the six smartphone bloggers on our radar.
What do you think? Let us know in the comment box below.
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