It is no longer news that AfriOne Limited, an Information technology and service company has launched a smartphone assembly plant in Lagos with the aim of churning out locally assembled smartphones. The assembly plant was officially launched by Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode along with several AfriOne officials. AfriOne aims to support the ‘Made in Nigeria’ mantra, facilitate connectivity among Nigerians and the rest of the world by using cutting edge technology to model products that will fully integrate with the latest technology.
The company launched two devices same day the plant was launched, the AfriOne Gravity Z1 and AfriOne Champion. We have both devices at TechCity ready for unboxing and review.
Watch unboxing video below:
The AfriOne Gravity Z1 comes in a mixed coloured pack with a lot of emphasis on ‘Proudly Nigerian’ campaign. Proudly Nigeria logo can be visibly seen at the front and the back of the pack. At the back you find the specs sheet of the device, IMEI number phone model and colour among other information.
Taking off the lid, you see the phone wrapped in a near transparent nylon. As I mentioned earlier, there is so much detail to emphasize the devices are assembled in Nigeria.
First is a strip of the Green and White colour represented on the Nigerian flag running from top to bottom of the protective film covering the screen.
Flipping the device over, you see the 8MP camera, flash, a boldly crested Afrione name logo, the speaker panel and the ‘made in Nigeria’ mantra.
The back cover of the Gravity Z1 is removable, housing the removable battery, 2 SIM slots and SD card slots.
Digging further into the pack, you find the battery earpiece, USB cable and power plug.
Specifications of the Afrione Gravity Z1 include:
Android Operating system
5.5-inch HD IPS display
16GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB with an SD card
8MP auto-focus camera with LED flash, 5MP front camera
The camera quality is considered fair, low light performance is not so great so you really need to get abundant light to get better imaging. Every other thing seem to work well, switching and navigation between apps is easy without lag.
The 3,000mAh battery can last for a day provided you are not heavy on usage and can keep screen-on time low. The battery is also removable which provides the user an option to carry extra batteries to be able to keep up with usage demands.
After handling the Gravity Z1 and considering what is obtainable on the specs sheet, it is safe to conclude that this device falls under the affordable smartphone category. There is no 4G capability among other high end specifications.