N-power Devices

List of N-Power Devices for Beneficiaries (See The Best Tablets for Volunteers)

In this post, I’ll share with you all you need to know about N-Power devices for the beneficiaries of the youth empowerment programme.

I’ll also share with some of the criteria to consider before selecting your preferred device. The last section of this guide sheds lights on the best N-Power device based on the poll conducted by the N-SIP for the 2016 beneficiaries of the programme.

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N-Power Device Selection Guide and Instructions

You need to follow this N-power device selection guide and strictly follow the instructions given by the job initiative team

N-Power Volunteers tablets are the gadgets that have been provided by the Federal Government in partnership with Bank of Industry. Npower gadgets are devices to assist the successful applicants (N-power Volunteers) in the discharge of their duties.

This is the guide on how to select your preferred N-Power device from NPVN portal. The processes are straight forward. This guide will only be applicable if you already have N-Power Verified Logo in your NPVN Portal

But before that, let’s check some of the important information you need to have before proceeding to choosing your N-power device that would help in performing your role.

Please read the information carefully and ensure you understand it before proceeding.

There are nine (9) device options available:

  1. Afrione 2in1
  2. Speedstar windows tablet
  3. HP (was later dropped)
  4. Zinox Zpad tablet
  5. Tecno pad
  6. Samsung Tab E
  7. Brian N-power iPad 1
  8. RLG Tablet
  9. Floss Signatures tablets

Npower Device Selection Guide and Instructions

Please ensure that you look at all the specifications of the N-power devices and support information carefully, before selecting one.

Please note that N-power device selection is FINAL and cannot be changed once your selection has been made. Therefore, it is important that you go over ALL the options before making your choice.

There is a Tool Grant provided by the Federal Government to cover your device as it is a compulsory tool for learning and work in the N-Power Volunteer Scheme.

Please note, however, that the cost of some devices are above the amount the Tool Grant covers.

If your preferred device is above the amount covered by the grant, the additional cost will be deducted from your monthly stipend over the period of the programme, not exceeding twenty (20) months.

Another N-power device selection guide is: On the details page of the available devices, you will find information on the cost details and deductions from your monthly stipend, if any.

Kindly note that after selecting your device, you would be contacted in due course with the time and location to pick up your deviceN-power Device Selection Guide

(1) Login through the dedicated website for successful npower candidates, N-Power Volunteers Network.

(2) Click on any of the three programmes: N-Teach, N-Health, and N-Agro. Make sure you click on the one that is applicable to you.

(3) Use your phone number as your username and any of your name as your password, that’s for those who have not changed their username and password. If you’ve have changed that, then use whatever login details that working for you.

(4) You’re taken to your home page of your NPVN portal. If your verification has been authenticated in Abuja, then you should see N-Power Verified Logo in your portal. One of the significances of the logo is that the list of N-Power gadgets will be in your portal for you to select your preferred choice.

(5) Beside the N-Power verified logo is “Click Here to select your device” Click on it.

(6) You’re taken to the instruction page “Please read the information carefully and ensure you understand it before proceeding.”

(7) Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “PROCEED TO DEVICE SELECTION”

(8) Take your time to critically study the devices before choosing one. Each device contains specs and prices applicable, and the amount that would be deducted from your monthly stipend, if the device exceeds the Tool Grant by the Federal Government.

After going through all the devices and their specs, click on your preferred device.

Scroll down to click on Support information if you’re interested to know the dedicated location for collection/support centres.

(9) Click on Select device

(10) If you’re sure you want to proceed, click on Proceed on the pop message Are you sure you want this device?

The N-power devices are supported by Bank of Industry, so ensure you go through the Terms and Conditions guiding the selection, acquisition, and the use of the device.

(11) If you agree by the terms and conditions, then scroll down to click on “AGREE” If you’re not, then click on cancel. But I’m sure more than 99.9% of N-Power successfully candidates will click Agree.

(12) The information of the device you’ve selected is uploaded, Please click CONFIRM SELECTION to finalize this selection

Note:

To check the device you picked, log out, and re-login again, what you see at your portal homepage beside then-Power Verified Logo is Click Here To See Device Selected If you click on it, you’ll see the device you earlier selected.

This N-Power Device selection processes is for those who have verified logo in their portal.

If you’ve already selected yours, wait for communication from npower on the pickup date and collection centres

Terms and conditions of N-Power Device

How many of you cared to read the terms and conditions of the N-Power device before selecting your preferred tablet?

If you haven’t selected yours, here are the rules otherwise known as terms and conditions that guide the selection, acquisition, and use of the N-Power Volunteers’ tablets.

Please read the terms below carefully and agree by clicking either of the buttons at the bottom of the page.

This agreement is between the “VOLUNTEER” and the Bank Of Industry Limited (BOI) for the provision of Device and Content as part of the N-Power Volunteer Scheme under the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Social Investment Programme.

You warrant and agree that:

  • You were selected into the N-Power Volunteer Corps Programme having provided truthful and accurate information.
  • You have submitted yourself for the physical verification process undertaken by the relevant authorities of your State of origin and the Federal Government of Nigeria and have provided valid and adequate documentation. etc

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact support by email at selection@npower.gov.ng or telephone at 0814-556-9572.

Click Agree to Continue Or Click Cancel to Go back to Options

N-Power Device Selection Guide base on popularity

This article isn’t meant to influence your device decision, but to serve as Npower Device Selection Guide. Whatever selection you made, it’s absolutely yours.

By popularity we mean the number of people using the device outside Npower circle.

In this case, the more popular the device, the more maintenance providers in the market in case the device develops fault.

For instance, there used to be a time when Sagem and Nokia phones were the most popular in the market, then phone service engineers who specialized in Sagem and Nokia could easily be found in the market.

Practice, they say, makes perfection. Then, it’s easy to get your nokia or sagem phones fixed; the accessories were also readily available in the markets.

Though the device pick up centres might also serve as maintenance points, but no communication has been issued as regards this by the Federal Government.

If you do quick run down of the devices, you already know which ones are popular in the markets, which isn’t?

One of the available N-Power devices you might want to select base on popularity in the market are:

  1. Afrione 2in1
  2. Speedstar windows tablet
  3. HP (was later dropped)
  4. Zinox Zpad tablet
  5. Techno pad
  6. Samsung Tab E
  7. Brian N-power iPad 1
  8. RLG Tablet
  9. Floss Signatures tablets

To us at infomediaNG our best Npower device if we’re using popularity as a condition for selection, then we’d go for N-power tecno.

N-Power Device Selection base on price

Don’t be afraid, the deduction is insignificant when compared to how much the device cost in the market.

Npower Volunteers do not want their stipend to be greatly affected by the selection of device they made.

And in this regard, we believe that the Federal Government is fair enough by making the device readily available at highly subsidized rate, while some are said to be free.

Disclaimer: This article isn’t meant to influence your device decision, but to serve as Npower Device Selection Guide; to help you make the right choice. Whatever selection you made, it’s absolutely yours, infomediang won’t be held liable.

There is a Tool Grant provided by the Federal Government to cover your device as it is a compulsory tool for learning and work in the N-Power Volunteer Scheme.

Please note, however, that the costs of some devices are above the amount the Tool Grant covers. If your preferred device is above the amount covered by the grant, the additional cost will be deducted from your monthly stipend over the period of the programme, not exceeding twenty (20) months.

Now let’s take a look at the prices of the Npower devices base on government’s affirmation about price and payment.

Npower Devices Cost per month Monthly salary after selecting device Infobase Remark
Speedstar Windows Tablet ₦5,885.94 ₦ 28,614.06 This device is above the tool grant by the FG, so Npower volunteer who chooses this will have to make contribution of N1,385.95K per month from his salary. The amount is deducted from his/her salary every month not exceeding 20months
Floss Signatures Tablet ₦2,927.73 ₦ 30,000.00 This device price doesn’t exceed the tool grant by the FG, so no deduction in your salary. Npower Floss Signatures Tablet is absolutely FREE
Zinox Zpad Tablet ₦2,949.96 ₦ 30,000.00 This device price doesn’t exceed the tool grant by the FG, so no deduction in your salary. Npower Zinox Zpad Tablet is absolutely FREE
RLG Tablet ₦3,735.98 ₦ 30,000.00 The tool grant covers this device, so no deduction in your salary. Npower RLG Tablet is absolutely FREE
HP ₦6,699.58 ₦ 27,800.42 This device price is above the tool grant by the FG, so Npower volunteer who chooses this will have to make contribution of N2, 199.58K per month from his salary. The amount is deducted from his/her salary every month not exceeding 20months
Samsung Tab E ₦4,490.35 ₦ 30,000.00 The tool grant covers this device, so no deduction in your salary. Npower Samsung Tab E is absolutely FREE
Tecno Pad ₦4,678.95 ₦ 29,821.05 This device is above the tool grant by the FG, so Npower volunteer who chooses this will have to make contribution of N178.95K per month from his slary. The amount is deducted from his/her salary every month not exceeding 20months
Brian N-Power iPad 1 ₦4,274.82 ₦ 30,000.00 The tool grant covers this device, so no deduction in your salary. Npower Brian N-Power iPad 1 is absolutely FREE
Afrione 2in1 ₦4,274.82 ₦ 30,000.00 The tool grant covers this device, so no deduction in your salary. Npower Afrione 2in1 is absolutely FREE

Selecting Npower device base on price, then we’d be going for those devices that do not lead to any deduction from your monthly stipend.

Best N-Power Device In Terms of Battery Strength

In this post, we’re going to tell you the best N-Power device in terms of battery strength.

Using Battery Strength as a Selection Criterion for Npower Tablet Devices

Using battery strength  as Selection Guide for Npower Tablet Device, let’s see the strong points of the N-power devices in terms of battery below:

  1. Floss Signatures 7hrs30mins
  2. AfriOne iPad 5hrs20mins
  3. Samsung Tab 5hrs
  4. Zinox Zpad 4hrs
  5. RLG Npower Tabler 5hours 20mins

Note: * means star rating

Floss Signatures Tablets-*****
AfriOne iPad -****
RLG -****
SAMSUNG TAB -***
Zinox Zpad Tablet -**

We all have preferences when selecting or buying gadgets: tablet, phone, laptop, smartwatch, mp3 etc.

We’ll be looking at battery capacity, battery life if you like, of the 5 Tablet devices available for 2017 applicants to choose from.

You might have seen something like this mAH in front of the battery digits.

CHECK them out :

1) AfriOne Tablet -5400mAH
2) Samsung pad-5000mAH 
3) RLG TABLET -5400mAH
4) Zinox Zpad Tablet -4000mAH
5) Floss Signatures Tablet-7500mAH

The figure calculated by mAH determines the hours you will be able to spend browsing.

What is mAH in relation to Tablet phone battery?

Let’s break it down

m means Milli 
A means Ampere 
H means Hour

But it’s written Milliampere per hour

Why is the middle letter (A) capitalized?

“The A is capitalized because, under the International System of Units, “ampere” is always represented with a capital A.

The term mAh is an abbreviation for “milliampere hour,” and it’s a way to express the electrical capacity of smaller batteries.

With larger batteries, like car batteries, we usually use ampere hours, or Ah.”—John Dyne of Android Authoritysays.

HOW to know HOW long my Tablet battery will last using mAH?

This is is HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR TABLET BATTERY DURATION

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“There are 1000 mAh in a single Ah. mAh is calculated by multiplying the amount of time the battery lasts by the amperes of the discharge current.

If you have a battery and you don’t know what it’s capacity it is, all you have to do is hook it up to supply a 1000 mA discharge and see how long it lasts.

If it lasts an hour, hey, you’ve got a 1000mAh battery.

IF it lasts 7 and a half hours, well then you’re holding a 7500mAh battery.

1) HOW long will AfriOne Tablet battery last?

Don’t forget that AfriOne Pad has 5400mAH ,it means it’ll last for 5hours, 20minutes

2) HOW long will Samsung Pad battery last?

With 5000mAH, it means this device will last for 5hours.

3) For HOW long will RLG Tablet battery last?

With 5,400mAH, this device battery can last for 5 hours 20 minutes

4) HOW long will Zinox Zpad battery last?

With 4000mAH, it’ll last for 4hours.

5) HOW long will Floss Signatures Tablet battery last?

This is a 5-star rating (*****) in terms of battery.

With 7,500mAH, you can be surfing or chatting on WhatsApp for 7 hours, 30 minutes. That’s huge!

The above duration you can stay online with your Tablet also depends on a number of factors:

-number of apps you are running concurrently
-screen display duration
-backlight brightness
-HOW savvy and addicted you’re on Tablet.

For instance, I could be  online, pressing my phone, from morning till night, if I’m not with family or doing other things. Sounds weird! Yeah, my device has to pass battery test!

HOW TO SAFE IS YOUR TABLET BATTERY

Don’t worry if you’ve selected a device, which battery lasts for 4hours.

You can possibly make it last than someone who chose above 5hours battery strength.

“In real life, discharge rates vary not only from device to device, but also user to user.”—John Dyne

1) Close unused apps
If you have five or more applications running concurrently running on your device, then your battery might run down on time. There are lots of applications that are unstoppable on android devices, running more unused apps means more pressure on your device battery.

Close any unused apps.

2) Regulate brightness of screen

“How efficiently your smartphone manages its battery power plays a role, but so too does the amount of active screen time you typically experience as well as how resource-hungry your apps are.”—Android Authority

To maximize your battery, Click on Settings>Display>Click on Brightness to red set it to your preferred choice.

3) Off your data when you’re not doing anything online

Internet connection is one of battery-eating factor. When you’re busy doing other necessary task, you can put off your data temporarily.

4) Check apps running under
5) If you like game close it when you’re not playing it.

Floss signature is our Best Npower Device In Terms of Battery Strength, and we hope you see the conditions before picking it.

N-Power Device Selection base on Screen Size and Display

In this guide we’ll display all ther N-power devices for you to see their screen size and use the one with wider screen size as a condition for selection.

Phone display is arguably the most important component in your smartphone because it serves as your only interface. You’ll spend a lot of time staring at it.”

Disclaimer: This article isn’t meant to influence your device decision, but to serve as Npower Device Selection Guide for you make the right choice. Whatever selection you made, it’s absolutely yours.

Most times Npower candidates might want to first focus on resolution when using display as one of the criteria.

“This can be deceiving because a large screen with a high resolution may not be as sharp as on a small screen with lower resolution.

What you really want to know is how many pixels are packed into each inch. You can calculate this yourself if the specification isn’t provided. More pixels per inch mean a sharper picture, a tech expert and reviewer Matt Smith  said.

“Once you know the pixel density (PPI), you should find out the display technology used. The most common flavors are IPS-LCD, OLED and Super LCD.

We at infobase believe that the Federal Government has selected the best devices in terms screen size and display.

One of the available N-Power devices you might want to select base on screen size (display) are:

Afrione 2in1: 10.1” IPS/800×1280 pixels

N-power Device Tablet AfriOne 2-in-1 Transformer Specifications and Photo

Speedstar windows tablet: 10.1” 1280×800 IPS

N-power Devices

HP: 8.0inches/ 2048×1536 (no longer available for N-power volunteer)

N-Power devices HP Tab

Zinox Zpad tablet: 8.0 IPS/ 800×1280

N-power device Tablet Zinox Zpad Photo and Specs

Tecno pad: 10.1IPS/ 1280×800

Tecno Droid Pad Npower device tablet

Samsung Tab E: 9.6inches

Samsung Galaxy Tab E Specifications and Photo

Brian N-power iPad 1: 10.1IPS/ 1280×800

Brian N-Power iPad 1 Npower device tablet

RLG Tablet: 10.0inches/ 1280×800

N-power Device Tablet RLG Tab Specs and photo

Floss Signatures tablets: 10.1inches/ 800×1280 pixels IPS screen

Best Npower Device In Terms of Battery Strength

Any of the above npower tablets is superb using display as a factor for selection.

“On average you should be looking at about 720 x 1280, 306 PPI,” Dan Foster, a mobile phone review expert who helps customers to make better buying decisions at Tiger Mobiles says.

This review is for applicants who might want to select his/her Npower Device Selection base on Screen Size/ Display.

Above all, the display sizes of all the nine devices are cool, but if we’re to pick base on screen size and display then we’d go for any of the following: Speedstar, AfriOne, tecno or Brian iPad.

Which would you pick?

N-Power Device Selection base on beauty

In guide we’ll be telling you our best Npower device base on its physical appearance, if you like call it “beauty.”

We all want something cool when it has to do device!

This is NPVN Tablet selection guide to assist successful Npower candidates to make a wise decision.

Disclaimer: This article isn’t meant to influence your device decision, but to serve as Npower Device Selection Guide. Whatever selection you made, it’s absolutely yours.

Another devise selection deciding factor, BUT NOT THE BEST, is the attractiveness and beauty of a device.

Beauty of a device should be the last factor. We understand the fact that we all want something cool. But make sure you check the most important specs of the npower tablets.

Virtually all the Npower Volunteers’ devices actually look good, but what about the battery life, the memory, or the camera, if you’re the “snapshot” type.

It’s very important that you pick the device that will be able to perform the task it’s meant to execute. What we are going to do here is to leave you pick your best device base on physical look.

One of the available N-Power devices you might want to select base on beauty are:

Afrione 2-in-1

N-power Device Tablet AfriOne 2-in-1 Transformer Specifications and Photo

Speedstar windows tablet

N-power Devices

HP

N-Power devices HP Tab

Zinox Zpad tablet

N-power device Tablet Zinox Zpad Photo and Specs

Tecno pad

Tecno Droid Pad Npower device tablet

Samsung Tab E

Samsung Galaxy Tab E Specifications and Photo

Brian N-power iPad 1

Brian N-Power iPad 1 Npower device tablet

RLG Tablet

N-power Device Tablet RLG Tab Specs and photo

Floss Signatures tablets

Best Npower Device In Terms of Battery Strength

Even if you’re using beauty as your guiding pick, all the Npower devices look good, but we’re going with Afrione 2-in-1 in terms as physical look, so what’s your choice?

List of NPower device provided for 2016 and 2017 batch of beneficiaries by the Federal Government include the following:

1) AfriOne N-power iPad
2) Samsung N-power Tablet
3) N-power RLG Tablet
4) N-power Zinox Zpad Tablet
5) Floss Signature N-power Tablet

It’d be recalled that 9 devices were made available for the 2016 batch to choose from, they include:

  1. Afrione 2-In-1
  2. Speedstar windows tablet
  3. HP: It was later dropped
  4. Zinox Zpad tablet
  5. Tecno pad
  6. Samsung Tab E
  7. Brian N-power iPad 1
  8. RLG Tablet
  9. Floss Signatures tablets

HP was later dropped due to technical support reasons. But the 2017 batch of N-power only have access to five.

Before you make your selection, it’s very important to know the specs and capabilities of the available devices.

N-power Device Tablet: AfriOne 2-in-1 Transformer Specifications and Photo 

This is a Nigerian made gadget.

But don’t underrate this device because of where it’s  made, though the adjcetive “2-in-1” isn’t mentioned this time, but we’ll be using the specs found in the 2016 AfriOne in the Npower NPVN Portal.

AfriOne Tab is one of the best devices Npower Nigeria supported by Bank of Industry is making available for beneficiaries.

If you’ll be getting the same AfriOne that was recently delivered to Npower Headquarters in Abuja, then you’ll be getting a 2-in-1 device that will serve as a pad and as a laptop.

AfriOne contains the fundamental you want in a gadget!

Here are AfriOne Npower Pad Specs and Capabilities

Display: It has 10.1 screen size which enables you effectively have a good read of characters on the screen, which you might not need to zoom.

Memory: AfriOne iPad has 2GB with 32GB in-built memory, and that’s expandable to 64GB. It also supports micro SD.

Network: 3G, with touch panel 10 points capacitive multi-touch.

You’ll get 2.0mp front camera, 5.0mp rear camera. That’s great to give you a desired shots.

AfriOne Battery Strength: One of the things to also put into consideration before choosing any device are: Tablets or laptops, is strength of the battery.

No one wants to pick a device, which battery can’t last for a hour.

AfriOne 2-in-1 Npower Device has 5,400mAh . That’ll be more than 8hours.

Operating System: With a 6.0 android operating system, this device is enough to let you carry out highly technical tasks on it.

Keyboard: If you’ll be getting the type that just arrived Abuja for the 2016 Volunteers, then you’re in for a device that has comes with a detachable magnetic keyboard.

Check its full specs below:

SPECIFICATIONS
Model AfriOne 2in1
Description 10.1″ IPS Tablet pc, 3G, WiFi, BT , 2 in 1
Hardware
CPU Intel Sofia 3G Atom, Quad Core @ 1.2GHz or MT8321, ARM Cortex A7, Quad Core @ 1.3 Ghz
GPU Intel HD Graphics Gen8-LP 12EU
RAM 2GB DDR3L
Memory Built-in 32GB (Up to 64GB), supported micro SD/micro SDHC card (max 32GB)
Display 10.1″ IPS screen, 800 x 1280 pixels
Sensor G-Sensor
Touch Panel 10 Points capacitive multi-touch screen
Networking IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4
GPS N/A
Phone Technology 3G
Phone Protocols&Bands GSM 900/1800 WCDMA 900/2100
Shell material Plastic
Camera Front Facing 2.0MP and Rear Facing 5.0MP
Audio Input Built-in microphone
Audio Output 3.5mm earphone & built-in speakers
Video output Micro HDMI
I/O Interface 1 x Micro USB 2.0, 1 x Type C for USB 3.0 optional, Micro HDMI, DC Jack, TF card slot, Earphone, 1 x USB 2.0 on keyboard
Battery Li-ion battery 5,400mAh@3.8V
Power adapter 5V 3.0A power adapter
Dimension Tablet: L251.7mm x W165.7mm x H9.7mm Keyboard:L252.6mm x W172.2mm x H18.5mm
Unit weight 600g
Software
OS Windows 10 Home Basic 64bit OR Android 6.0
Software Internet explorer Browser, E-Mail, Skype, Office ect.
Accessories Detachable Magnetic Keyboard
In the box User’s manual, USB cable, Power adapter

AfriOne has 24months warranty!

Infobase take:

AfriOne Transformer is great in terms of convertibility as mini laptop, and a tablet. It’s indeed 2-in-1

N-power Device Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab E Specifications and Photo

If you want a simple device that can easily carry around, then Samsung Tab will be a good choice for you.

Network:  GSM/HSPA with micro SIM Card Slot

Display: With 9.6 inches screen display size, it’s handy for someone who wants a moderate device screen size.

Operating System:  Unlike AfriOne ,which has 6.0 OS, Samsung Npower Tab is 5.1 OS Lollipop .

Memory:  8/16 GB with 1.5GB RAM.

Battery: This device has 5,000mAh battery strength, with a non-removable Li-Ion.

Warranty:  Just like AfriOne, Samsung Tab also has 24 months warranty.

Check full specs below:

SPECIFICATIONS
Network GSM / HSPA
Sim Micro-SIM
Colour Black
Display 9.6 inches
OS Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
Memory 8/16 GB
1.5 GB RAM
Camera Primary: 5 MP, f/2.2, autofocus
Secondary: 2 MP, f/2.4
Sound MP3, WAV ringtones
Comms Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
Service Centres 22

Our take:

Getting Samsung Tablet isn’t a big problem, but how to maintain it. Samsung accessories are expensive. If you’re the rugged type, you want to go for another device.

See full specs and photos on infobase

N-power Device Tablet: RLG Tab Specs and photo

This is another Nigerian gadget assembled in Osun State, South-west, Nigeria.

This RLG has a single SIM Card slot with 1280X800 display screen size, plus autofocus camera capability.

ROM: 8GB with 1.5-3GBRAM

Battery: It’s battery is non-removable, 4,500mAh, which is up to 7h 30 minutes

Check its full details below:

SPECIFICATIONS
Network GSM (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900), HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS, 3G
Sim Single
Colour White and Black
Display 10.0 inches 1280 x 800 pixels
OS Android OS (version 5.0 or later)
CPU SoFIA3GR ATOM QUAD-CORE 1.2GHz
Card slot microSD slot
Memory ROM 8 GB
RAM 1.5 – 3GB
Camera Primary 0.3 MP autofocus
Secondary 2 MP
Sound Loudspeaker Available 3.5mm jack Available
Comms Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth: v4.0 and higher GPS: A-GPS, GLONASS USB: microUSB v2.0
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 4500 mAh battery Up to 7 h 30 min (multimedia) (2G) / Up to 26 h (3G)
Others: Sensors Accelerometer
Service / Support Centres 4

Warranty: It comes with 13 months warranty

N-power device Tablet: Zinox Zpad Photo and Specs

If you want a simple device, yet powerful, Zinox Zpad Tablet is such a perfect choice for you.

It’s made by another Nigerian-based Tech giant

SIM: Dual sim card slots with 3G network

The simplicity doesn’t affect Zinox Zpad’s Operating System. It is 6.0 OS.

Memory : 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 32GB card slot.

Battery: 4,000mAh.

SPECIFICATIONS
Network 3G
Sim Dual Sim
Colour Black, White, Pink, Red
Display 8.0″ IPS 800*1280
OS Android 6.0
CPU Intel SoFIA 3G-R Atom Quad-core Cortex-X86
Card slot Up to support 32GB
Memory RAM 1G LPDDR3
ROM 8GB(16GB option)
Camera 2.0 MP Front , 5.0 MP Rear
Video Support 720P,1080P,H.264,H.263, MPEG-1/2/4,VP8,VP6,AVC1,WMV3.etc
Sound MP3,WMA,MP2,OGG,AAC,M4A,FLAC,3GP,WAV
Comms  WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB
Battery Max.3.7v/4000mAH
Others: FM Radio
 2 SIM Card Slot
Service Centres 16

It comes with 12months warranty.

N-power Device Tablet: Floss Signature Tab Specs and Photo

If you’re selecting an Npower Device because of battery strength, then Floss Signature Tab will be your preferred choice.

This device has the highest battery capacity of all the available devices.

With 7,500mph, 7hours video time, 13 hours WhatsApp, BBM, Facebook battery capabilities capability, Floss Signature Npower Device is the best in terms of battery strength.

Operating System: 5.1 OS, with 16GB expandable 64GB card slot.

Display: 800×1280. It has the same display screen size with Zinox Zpad Tablet

Other details about this device can be found below:

SPECIFICATIONS
Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHZ WCDMA 2100 MHz (Optional: 850/1900 MOQ:500)
Sim Dual SIM
Colour Black/Silver/Pink/Gold
Display Capacitive Screen G+P 10.1 inch 800X1280 Pixels IPS Screen
OS Google Android 5.1
CPU MTK8321 Quad Core A7 1.3Gjz Imagination PowerVR SGX531MP2 OpenGLE2.0
Card slot 16GB expandable to 64GB
Memory DDR3 2GB
Camera Front 2.0 / Rear 8mp with Flash Light (Optional 13MP, MOQ: 1300)
Sound Dual Front Stereo Speakers
Comms FM Radio, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
Battery 7500mph (7hrs video time and 13hrs whatsapp, BBM, Facebook etc time.)
Others: Ndrive / Sygic/ Navite| iGo map (Latest worldwide)
246x175x10.2 mm N.W: 0.64KG, GW: 1.25kg comes preloaded whatssapp, BBM, facebook etc.
Service Centres 15
Peripherals Screen Protector, USB Cable, User Manual, OTG cable, Adapter

Infobase take:

The decision to choose your N-power Device Tablet belongs to you.

We all have preference when it comes to gadgets.

Choose the best device.

Once chosen it can’t be changed.

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Remember in addition to the above were three others, from which the first batch of N-power chose from.

Check their specs below:

SPEEDSTAR WINDOWS TABLET

SPECIFICATIONS
Network GSM / HSPA
Sim 3G SIM Slot
Colour Black, Silver, Blue, Pink
Display 10.1” 1280×800 IPS Touch Screen
OS Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing for Tablets (Includes Office 365 Personal for 1 year)
CPU Intel Atom Z3740D 1.33GHz (up to 1.8GHz) Processor
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB
Memory 32GB Flash Storage
2GB DDR3L Memory
Camera Primary: 5.0 MP Back Camera
Secondary: 2.0 MP Front
Sound MP3, WAV ringtones
Comms WIFI 802.11a b/g/n+ Bluetooth 4.0
Battery Lithium-ion polymer battery (6-8 Hours)
Others: IP52 water resistant, HDMI, Built-in 8Ω/0.8W speaker x 2
Intel HD Graphic (Gen7) GPU, Built-in Gravity acceleration sensor (G-Sensor)
Service Centres 17
Optional Peripherals · Stylus Pen · Padded Carrying Sleeve · 2-In 1footprint with Integrated Mini Keyboard for Desktop use

VENDOR: BETA

Device Warranty: 24 months

HP

Requirement Minimum Specification
Minimum OS Windows 10 Home SL
Minimum CPU Quad-core 1.44 – 2.4 GHz Processor
Internal 4GB RAM
Internal Memory 64 GB
Additional Extended Memory
Expandable Card Slot microSD slot, up to 256 GB (dedicated)
Supported Networks GSM (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900), HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS, 3G
Wireless 802.11 ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0 + LE and higher
GPS A-GPS, GLONASS
USB USB-C
Minimum Dimensions (Width, Height, Depth) 5.39 x 8.14 x 0.33 in
Display type Multi-touch TFT capacitive touchscreen with support for 16M colors minimum
Minimum Display Size 8.0 inches (Gorilla Glass 4)
Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels
Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 5600 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 8h (multimedia) (2G) / Up to 26 h (3G)
Music play Up to 95 h
Primary 8 MP autofocus
Secondary 2 MP
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Sensors Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, e-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Hall Effect Sensor, Haptic
 Peripherals Pouch Keyboard

VENDOR: hp

Device Warranty: 12 months

Tecno Droid Pad

SPECFICICATION
Specifications
Brand Tecno
Network GSM: 900/1800MHz/WCDMA:900/2100MHz
Sim Micro Sim
Colour Gold/Black
Display 10.1″ IPS Touch Screen (1280×800)
OS Windows 10 Or Android v5.1
CPU Intel Cherry Trail Quad-Core Z8350 1.92GHz or MTK 64 Bits Cortex
Card Slot Micro SD
Memory 16GB or 32GB ROM
2GB RAM
Camera 2.0MP Front Camera
5.0MP Rear Camera
Soud Dual Front Stereo Speakers
Comms 802.11b/g/n+BT4.0
Battery 7000mAh/5V/2A
Others Mini HDMI
USB3.0*1 USB2.0*2 Micro USB*1
Standard Accessories Power Adapter, USB Cable
Optional Accessories Keyboard, Pouch
Service/Support Centres 16
Included Apps Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, 1TB Skydrive Storage)
Collection Points 24

VENDOR: patiti

Device Warranty: 13 months

Brian N-Power iPad 1

SPECIFICATIONS
Network GSM:900/1800MHz WCDMA: 900/2100MHz, FDD-LTE:B1/B3/B7/B20
Sim 3G
Colour Black
Display 10.1″ IPS Touchscreen (1280×800)
OS Remix OS 2.0 (based on Android 6.0 Lollipop)
CPU 1.3GHz Quad-core Processor (MT8735P 64 Bits Quad-core 1.0GHz)
Card slot Micro SD*1
Memory 32GB ROM
2GB RAM
Camera 5.0MP AF Rear Camera with Flash
2.0MP Front Camera with Flash
Sound Dual Stereo
Comms GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Battery 4000mAh/3.7V
Others: G-Sensor, Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Servicet Centres 10
Peripherals Pouch, Keyboard

VENDOR: brian

Device Warranty: 24 months

Collection Date for N-Power devices for 2017 volunteers

We can’t specifically say, but it’s been speculated that option to select your preferred device might be activated in May.

N-Power hasn’t mention the exact date, but said the options to select device will be made available soo.

What is N-Power Device Delivery Date?

N-power device delivery date has been announced by the management of the job initiative programme. This means beneficiaries will soon be proud owners of loaded gadgets.

In this regard, first batch of N-power Devices, AfriOne 2-in-1 Transformer arrived the FCT, Abuja, Headquarters of the youth empowerment programme on July 1,2017.

On July 2,2017, N-power announced officially the Expected Delivery Dates of all 8 Devices that had earlier been selected by volunteers.

What is Npower Device Delivery Date?

Expected Delivery Date, EDD for short, in relation to goods and services means the date which the seller is expected to deliver the goods on which order was placed by the buyer.

EDD is also used in relation to pregnancy, when a pregnant woman is expected to give birth, which could be before or some days after the EDD.

But in relation to Social Investment Programme (SIP) N-power Device Delivery Date, (EDD) is the date contractors of N-power Devices are expected to physically deliver the gadgets they’re commissioned to supply.

When the number of Npower Devices were satisfactorily deliver to SIP office in Abuja, then the contractors/manufacturer could be paid.

Expected Delivery Date of N-power Devices doesn’t mean Distribution Date.

“The estimated delivery date is based on the seller’s handling time, the shipping service selected, and when the seller receives cleared payment.”—Ebay

N-power Device Delivery Date Illustration

For those who are familiar with online marketplace like AliExpress, most of the time buyers receive their goods before the Expected Delivery Date.

AfriOne (2i-in-1) EDD is July 15, 2017, and the first batch of the devices arrived Abuja yesterday.

This means that the supplier is determined to ensure that he delivers them before the Expected Delivery Date.

Expected Delivery Date is a target date set by supplier agreed upon by the buyer to take  delivery of goods

Real N-power Device Delivery Date

Npower /SIP will have to certify that the gadgets were  delivered as specified in the T&C (between the buyers and the suppliers) before N-power announces Dates of Collection.

The gadgets will be dispatched to Collection Centres nationwide when the specified number the manufacturer was commissioned to supply is “okayed” by the SIP/N-POWER.

Npower Device Collection Centres

During selection time, every device had support centres nationwide.

However, no one, except N-power, can specifically say if the support location centres will also serve as the pick up centres for the devices.

N-Power Device Manufacturers: What we know about them

Nigeria’s Federal Government under its youth empowerment programme has given out great devices to its beneficiaries, in this post we’ll tell you the company profile of some of the Npower device manufacturers.

Makers of N-Power devices are:

  1. BETA COMPUTERS Limited
  2. Afrifone Limited
  3. Samsung Electronics
  4. Zinox Technologies
  5. RLG
  6. Techno Mobile
  7. Brian N-pad
  8. Floss Signatures

If there is any programme initiated by the Federal Government that deserve commendation its N-power job programme, which is targeting over 500,000 Nigerian youths. 200, 000 people are already in its payroll, another 300, 000 are on their way to be paid, making it 500,000 for the graduates.

Though, it’s designed to last for two years, the technology embedded in the programme has further makes it unique.

While unveiling the commencement of the programme in 2016 FG already had plans to give out “N-powerment” devices to successful volunteers, which led to the commissioning of nine tech firms to produce high-powered tablets for the volunteers. Unfortunately HP later pulled out.

So, who are the brains behind N-power Tablet Devices?

Financially powered by the Bank of Industry (BoI), N-power devices that were produced and currently being given out to volunteers include: Samsung Galaxy Tab E, AfriOne 2-in-1 Transformer, Techno Droid 10, Zinox Zpad tablet, Floss Signatures, Speedstar windows, RLG tablet, and Brian N-pad.

Let’s take a look at the profile of the manufacturers of the N-power device tablets.

1) Maker of Speedstar Windows N-power tablet: BETA COMPUTERS Limited

The name might not be popular among some of the N-power volunteers, but BETA COMPUTERS has integrity in the area of technology solutions.

N-power Devices

It prides itself as one of the Npower device manufacturers.

The company has been in the technology market since February 1989, when it was incorporated. When you talk about technology solutions in the government circles, BETA Computers will be among the list.

Beta Computers took off as an Information Technology Solutions Company providing services in the area of Enterprise Resource Planning(ERP), POS and accounting, Networks- WLAN,LAN,WAN, IP & internet, Access control & time attendance, E-learning etc.

You must have worked diligently well to be partners to some of the world’s leading brands like HP, IBM, DELL, CISCO, INTEL, MICROSOFT and SAGE. BETA COMPUTERS has gotten that leverage because of its hands-on technology solutions.

The company is a good choice commissioned to produce Speedstar windows by the N-power.

Beta Computers doesn’t only supply N-power, it’s also the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of SPEEDSTAR range of personal computers accredited by the Federal Government of Nigeria for purchase by all her Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

Contact details of BETA COMPUTERS

Lagos: 13 Adebola Street, Off Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos State.

Tel: 01-4700051

2) Maker of Afrione 2-in-1 Transformer: Afrifone Limited

Afrifone Limited is one the firms commissioned to produce devices for the N-power job initiative of the Social Investment Programme  (SIP) of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

N-power Device Tablet AfriOne 2-in-1 Transformer Specifications and Photo

It’s the manufacturer of 2-in-transformer, Gravity Z1, and Champion…a company located in Nigeria, producing gadgets for world’s consumption.

Its device is one of the best beating other established names in the smartphone industry.

Incorporated in 2016, AfriOne is a subsidiary of London-headquartered Contec Global Group.

It plans to penetrate Nigerian market, and subsequently the African mobile assembly market by establishing a manufacturing plant in Lagos. The first factory has been established in Oshodi, Lagos.

The aim of the tech firm is to align with the “Made in Nigeria” initiative of the present government and generate employment opportunities for the Nigerian youth.

The company presently has four assembly lines, and determined to provide jobs to about 500 indigenous workers at the rate of 120 workers per assembly line.

Afrifone Limited will also indirectly empower 5000 youth through its “young entrepreneur” and “Afrifone distribution” programme specifically aimed at creating employment through creative ideas in the technology.

Afrione takes pride to be the first mobile, tablet, laptops, and consumer electronics manufacturer in Nigeria and in fact in the whole of Africa.

The company’s state of the art facility is spread out over 20,000 sq.ft. including R&D and testing laboratories in Lagos State. The facility will be able to produce 300,000 products a month on its four production lines.

As a pioneer entity we see this as just the first phase of an opportunity to standardize the use of technology in Nigeria by offering affordable innovations and removing barriers for large-scale adoption of advanced technology and make it accessible to everyone –hence the tagline Afrione-One for everyone.

On April 21, 2017, Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and other dignitaries was at the formal launch of the smartphone maker.

“We model products that utilize cutting-edge technology, reflect a modern, sleek design and integrate the latest and arguably necessary financial technology such as mobile banking, all with the goal of facilitating connectivity among Nigerians and the rest of the world.” -said Founder and CEO of AfriOne, Sahir Berry.

AfriOne Major Executives

Founder and CEO of AfriOne Sahir Berry
Director of Strategy and Government Relations Lekan Akinjide
Managing Director of Contec Global Roheen Berry
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Hemang Kapur

 

Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sandeep Natu
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Jai Patheja

 

Official website afrione.com
Facebook Page www.facebook.com/afrionemobile/
Twitter handle @afrionemobile
Contact sales@afrione.com

 

During his tour of the company’s facility on September 5, 2017, Nigeria’s minister of communication and technology Adebayo Shittu was quoted by Guardian Newspapers as saying, “We will prevent, or at least, discourage the continuing practice of making Nigeria a dumping ground for all kinds of products and services.

“I have visited factories like this overseas. So When I see something like this in Nigeria, I want to put my full weight behind it and to ensure we promote it so that government would take it as its own project.”

Lekan Akinjide, AfriOne’s director of strategy and government relations, said the company’s products, which include laptops, tablets and mobile phones, can compete favourably with top players in the industry, especially with the added advantage of an indigenous end-to-end supply chain.

“It is the same quality, it is the same benchmark, it is the same testing that our products go through but with accessible servicing and repairs.”

We wish AfriOne the best in Nigeria and Africa as the company is already to create a viable economic cluster that will include suppliers of the different components it needs.

Afrifone is a tech company that has great potentials in the Nigerian and African tech market.

3) Maker of Samsung Galaxy Tab E N-power Device: Samsung Electronics

Another partner of FG in the production of Npower device is Samsung Electronics, a global tech giant that’s also into home the manufacturing of home appliances.

Since its founding in Suwon, Korea in 1969, Samsung Electronics has grown into a global information technology leader, managing more than 200 subsidiaries around the world.

The company’s offerings include home appliances such as TVs, monitors, refrigerators, and washing machines as well as key mobile telecommunications products like smartphones and tablets.

Samsung also continues to be a trusted provider of key electronic components like DRAM and non-memory semiconductors.

Samsung compete favourably with other heavyweights in the manufacturing of smartphones. Interestingly, Samsung is still giving Apple a sleepless night over its seemingly smartphone market domination.

Official website: samsung.com/africa_en/smartphones/

4) Maker of Zinox Zpad N-power Tablet: Zinox Technologies

Zinox Technologies is a Nigerian-based tech firm that manufactures Zinox Zpad N-power tablet. It’s also into the production of laptop, smartphones and provides technology solutions as well.

Zinox has been playing a great role in Nigerian tech solutions before now.

Zinox boss, Leo-Stan Ekeh, is known for leading a team that delivered the largest single ICT project in Sub Saharan Africa. Under his leadership, the Group was responsible for the technology backbone in the 2007 and 2011 voters’ registration.

Zinox’s Corporate Social Responsibility Projects include building of digital centers and laboratories in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri, Imo State; Federal Polytechnic, Idah; Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu etc.

Official website: zinoxtechnologies.com/Home/CSR

5) Maker of RLG N-power Device: RLG

Next on our list is RLG, the maker of RLG N-power Tablet.

According to the company’s profile, Rlg Communications Group started operation in Ghana in 2002, first as a small internet cafe and later a mobile phone repair and sales outlet known as Roagam Links.

In 2006, the company was rebranded under the name Rlg Communications Limited, then as a subsidiary of the Agams Group of Companies Limited (now Agams Holdings Limited) as a limited liability.

In 2012, the company became a separate entity from the Agams Holdings Limited to form the Rlg Group of Companies with its subsidiaries being Rlg Communications Ghana Limited, Rlg Institute of Technology Limited, etc.

Over the years the company has evolved to become key entity in the ICT industry and is on its way to becoming a global ICT gaint.

Rlg Headquarters:

Jumeirah Lake Towers Office 2705, X Cluster Jumeirah Bay Tower X2 391503, Dubai, UAE

sales@rlgglobal.com

+971 4 449 6100

Official website: rlgglobal.com/about-rlg

6) Maker of Tecno Droid 10 N-power device: Tecno

Tecno Mobile, established in 2006, is a premium mobile phone brand of Transsion Holdings. As the first dual-sim handset in supplier Africa, Techno is dedicated to transforming state-of-the-art-technologies for emerging markets, providing tailor-made localized products under the guideline of “Think Globally, Act Locally.”

Official website: tecno-mobile.com/

7) Maker of Floss Signatures N-power device

We can’t find anything informative about the manufacturer of N-power Floss Signatures tablet at this time, but the tablet phone does have presence on Facebook without any link to its official website, though. We’ll keep you updated when we’re able to find something useful about it.

That aside, Floss Signatures is one of the great tablets, if you ask me; one of the best N-power devices; the best in terms of battery.

Floss Signatures: Facebook Page

8) Maker of Brian N-pad Npower device

We can’t find any useful link to this maker at this time. We’ll keep you updated.

If you have any useful information to add to this post, please let us know.

Poll on Best N-Power Device in Terms of User Friendliness

N-Power conducted a poll on the best tablet device in terms of user friendliness more than a year ago.

The 2016 first batch of the job initiative empowerment programme were asked to rate the device they collected.

The poll is being conducted on all N-power social media platforms: twitter(@npower_ng); Facebook (@npowerng) etc.

The poll, which has finally turned to a debate among beneficiaries, is titled, “Real quick poll” where N-power asked:

“Which N-Power Device would you rate as best?
Which N-Power Device would you rate least?
Type your answers like this
1. Best: Device Name and Why.
2. Least: Device Name and Why.”

The poll, “Best Npower Device in terms of user-friendliness” is based on the following following N-power devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6,
  • Tecno Droid,
  • Speedstar Tab,
  • RLG Tab,
  • Zinox Zpad iPad,
  • AfriOne 2-in-1 Transformer have been rated according to the experiences of the final consumers.

This means that, a volunteer who selected and collected Samsung Tab E may not necessarily have access to all other gadgets for him to judge which is the best in terms of user friendliness.

But since we started covering Npower and its activities, and based on our previous analysis of N-power devices, one tablet gadget can’t have all the features.

For instance, we discovered that, AfriOne Transformer is the best in terms of user friendliness for the fact that it is convertible: as an iPad and Laptop, making it a top choice for those who want 2-in-1 tablet. However, it’s highly fragile.

On the other hand, Samsung Tab E, according to tech experts, is the best in terms of network and picture quality.

While Tecno Droid is a top choice in terms of ruggedness and battery strength too, and for the fact that tecno tech isn’t a stranger in Nigerian tech market, making its accessories easily accessible.

They all have their strength and weaknesses, which we’ve pointed out in our previous posts.

What does this poll mean for Npower 2017 second batch beneficiaries?

It is a time for you to carefully pay special attention to the strength and weaknesses of the tablet devices and choose the one you’ll be able to cope with.

You can also join the conversation right below or share your views with us by using the comment box below:

N-Power Device Problems & How to Fix Them

In this post, we’ll discuss some of the NPower Device problems and how to fix them yourself with less stress. One of these issues are if N-Power volunteer preloaded content is not functioning.

Your NPower device tablet could only be described as a machine in your hand. But there are some minor problems that could hinder user experience.

If you’re looking for how to get back your N-Power Apps, we already did a post on this issue, you can check it out.

Some of these problems do not require special skills to fix them; they’re issues you can fix by yourself by performing a very simple task.

Here are some of the NPower Device Problems beneficiaries told us they encountered since they collected their device.

NPower Device problems and solutions

  1. Accumulated cache data
  2. Over heating problem
  3. Megabyte (Data) management
  4. Screen protection
  5. Power consumption
  6. Difficulty in using N-power 750 free data
  7. Difficulty in getting the N250 monthly call card
  8. Storage problem
  9. Screen shot
  10. Virus problem

Let’s take the above NPower device problem one after the other and how to fix them by yourself.

1) Accumulated cache data on NPower Device Tablet

One of the NPower Device problems is cache issue. Your NPower device has been pre-loaded with enough apps to make you enjoy it.

Definitely you’ve also downloaded some apps from store by yourself. Fine, but do you know that the installed apps on a tablet device have feature to store cache?

Accumulated cache on your tablet device could be one of the reasons your tablet is slow. The cached data is one type of data storage. The cached data can consume the memory of your available storage on the device.

Better still…

Did you noticed that a new app was working fine on your device but later it begins to lag and works very slow?

Accumulated cache could be one of the reasons.

But first…

What is cached data?

“Cache is a collection of web pages including the text, images, and media. This stored cache data helps in improving the user experience. With the help of cached data, your web browser opens web page quickly on your next visit to the particular web page.”quora.com

How to fix cache issue on your NPower Device Tablet

To clear cache on your device , use the pre-loaded cache clearing app “ACCELERATE”

Look for accelerate and tap on it, it would automatically clean stored cache on your device. This enables your task to be faster on the device.

If you’re not satisfied with this, you can do it manually, but make sure you know where to click before you embark on manual cleaning of cache because any mistake could make your device to start misbehaving

You can also install Clean Master from Google Play Store, and clear cache from time to time.

2) Overheating problem on NPower Device Tablet

There are several reasons your NPower device may be overheating:

First, if the power supply (voltage) is very high.

Depending on your device, you may be alerted to remove the charger from the socket. In a situation whereby you’re not alerted, try to check your device at least 20 minutes after connecting the charger to the socket.

Solution

If you discovered unusual heat around the battery area, pleas remove the charger from the main socket.

If you constantly charge your device with sub-standard generating set, you may also experience issue of over-heating. Disconnect it from socket

Second, if you run multiple apps underground, your device may be experiencing problem of over-heating.

For instance

Facebook App could be running under if you don’t log out from it before exiting the app.

It means next time you switch on data, the app will automatically be running. In this situation you’re putting pressure on your battery causing the device to overheat.

Solution to the problem of device overheating

Log out from any app you’re not using. Don’t just switch off your data connection, make sure you log out from all apps before switching off your data so that they don’t automatically start running next you’re connected to the internet.

3) NPower device tablet Megabyte (Data) Management

Another NPower device problem is: If your device comes with FREE 750MB per month. It is automatically renewed from the beginning of every month. The essence of the FREE data is to enable you mark attendance and use other things connected with N-power right on your device.

While 750MB may be too small for some data consumers, it’s enough for a whole month if it’s used exclusively for what N-power says it should be used for.

But how possible is it to just use such a machine for only N-power activities?

Please read T&C of the gadget.

Some NPower volunteers are already using their device for their online businesses, thanks to N-power.

In this regard, do you know that you could consume the 750MB within a week?

Yes is even possible to finish the data within a day if you’re a movie lover who stream live on YouTube or movie download enthusiast.

How to manage your NPower 750MB Monthly FREE DATA

  • Turn off internet connection when you’re busy attending to other things
  • Turn off the internet connection when you’re not doing anything online.
  • You can set data warning in order to regulate the way you consume data per day or weekly.

WhatsApp Data Save Mode

Limit the amount of data you use on the messaging App, WhatsApp. You can simply do this by turning off media auto download on your WhatsApp.

Go to settings, select data usage, and under media auto-download (when using mobile data), select no media.

Set Google Play Store Update

  • Set your Google Play Store App update to Wi-Fi only or Do not auto-update apps.
  • Click on Google Play Store App
  • By your left hand side, swipe to the right if the options aren’t showing.
  • Click on settings to see other options like: Notifications, Auto-update apps etc
  • Click on Auto-update app and select either Do Not Auto-Update Apps or select auto-update apps over WI-FI only.

Caution

If you selected Auto-update apps at any time means that any time you switch on your data the app would automatically be searching for what to update and begins download or updating without your authorization. Don’t pick this option if you want your data to last.

Turn auto mode on Facebook

Turn off video auto play under settings in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media app you installed on your device.

Tethering and portable hotspot

If you are the type that shares your Npower data with your PC, please password it so that others within range do not tap your Wi-Fi. If you password your connection anyone who sees your hotspot won’t be able to connect to your connection unless you shared your password with him.

I don’t even see any reason why one must tether with laptop because the device itself is a machine that can perform virtually all the tasks you want to perform on your laptop.

Use Data saving apps

Apps consume data more than others. For instance, Opera mini consume less data than chrome

Use Facebook Lite instead of the standard Facebook App. The standard app is heavier and consume more data.

4) Screen protection of NPower device tablet

Another NPower device problem is the issue of screen. The screen of your device needs proper maintenance. Don’t use hard cloth to clean the surface, it may lead to scratch on the screen. The price of screen of some of the N-power devices is costlier than many of the new android devices in the market, particularly Samsung Tab E.

Better still you can buy screen protector to safeguard it.

5) Issue of Power Consumption on NPower device tablet

Your device battery is meant to last for 5hours, right? But you noticed that within two to three hours the battery begins to give you red. Close all unused apps. And when you’re not on the device, set it to save mode.

How to activate SAVE MODE on your device

Your device comes with Power Efficiency App, this enables you to preserve power when you’re not on it.

Let assume your power would normally lasts for 14H02min.

  • Tap on the app, activate the advanced power saving mode
  • Click on confirm
  • It brings up a very cool screen resolution mode and you’d see that the power would now last for 18H57min
  • Click on confirm

To deactivate this, there’s an arrow by the top right hand corner of your screen, click on it to gain access to the full feature of your device.

Better still, you can reduce the screen resolution of your device to save power. Brightness of your screen consumes more battery, reduce it.

6) Difficulty in using N-power 750 free data

Each of the N-power tablet devices comes with one year free internet access.

It is designed to enable each beneficiary to get abreast with the workings of the internet and make use of it in upgrading their skills and job empowerment.

To check your N-power data balance, dial *559*24#

But I’ve seen people who have difficulties in using the free data. Some can use the data, while they’re unable to use the free N250 airtime. If you’re one of them, simply send complaint to N-power device support e-mail: devicesupport@npvn.ng.

Sample of complaint:

Name:

Your N-power MTN Phone Number:

PPA:

State/LGA:

And clearly state you’re your problem and send to devicesupport@npvn.ng preferably, send the complaint with the email you registered with on N-power Portal during application process.

If you can’t remember the email again, login to your NPVN portal, check your profile to get the right e-mail address.

NPower Device Problem No. 7: Difficulty in getting the N250 monthly call card

Each of the lines has been paid for already by the Federal Government of Nigeria, thus each volunteers will be given an airtime worth of N250.00 monthly. It will not be roll over to the next month if it’s not used by the volunteer for that month.

You can as well load your own personal airtime but it will be at your own cost. To check your account balance for airtime check, dial *558#

In a situation whereby you can’t use your free airtime or you’re not given, just as described above, send complaint to N-powe device support email devicesupport@npvn.ng

Sample of complaint:

Name:

Your N-power MTN Phone Number:

PPA:

State/LGA:

And clearly state you’re your problem and send to devicesupport@npvn.ng preferably; send the complaint with the email you registered with on N-power Portal during application process. If you can’t remember the email again, login to your NPVN portal, check your profile to get the right e-mail address.

To recharge N-power MTN Line

Simply dial *557* pin#

8) How to solve the problem Storage problem on your NPower device tablet

The internal memory of some of the devices might not need additional memory card, but in a situation whereby you need more storage, please purchase a memory card by yourself, N-power isn’t going to be responsible for memory card. Be careful on the type of memory card you buy.

You can even delete unnecessary videos, images on your device to give room for more space. You don’t really need an engineer to this for you.

9) How to Screenshot on your NPower device tablet

Is there anything you want to screenshot on your device? Your device has a screenshot feature, but in a situation whereby you can’t find it press volume down and the off button the same time, a screenshot would be taken.

Simple!

10) Solving issue of Virus on your device

There are some best anti-virus app you can download from the Google store, FREE. Every free thing doesn’t come with full feature though; you might opt for paid version and clean your device for virus.

And only N-Power support team can fix it.

That’s all.

Ask us your N-Power device problems and we’ll guide you on how to fix them right away.

Is there any other problems we’ve not mentioned here, clearly state your N-power device Issues and we’d get on it.

So what’s your favourite N-Power device? Share your views with us.

12 Replies to “List of N-Power Devices for Beneficiaries (See The Best Tablets for Volunteers)”

  1. I’M ADESOKAN VICTORIA OLANREWAJU please i’m one of 2016 beneficiary, im not yet receive message for my pickup device
    state…..lagos
    phone no,,… 08066872054

    1. Hello OLANREWAJU,
      We urge you to take the following actions immediately:

      1 Send a complaint to the N-Power Device complaint email at devicesupport@npvn.ng

      2 Head straight to twitter to send several tweets to N-Power @npower_ng. N-Power respond to complaints faster on twitter.
      Your complaint on twitter also get noticed easily. Make sure you mention @npower_ng in your several tweets. You’d be told what to do.

  2. Please my Brian iPad touch pad is broken I am from oyo state I call the support Center the number is not reachable please any help

  3. good morning sir, my name is Angela Anemem, from abuja .am one of the 2016 beneficiaries,message was sent to me to come and collect my device when others were collecting theirs, i went but it was empty carton, the charger and case is inside but no device,i was ask to go that dey will call me, since then no call till now. please sir help me.THANKS

    Infobase

    Please report back to the collection centre. Something should be wrong somewhere

  4. Please, i have not selected any device because my wall is showing that. Please, assist me to select the device. Kolawole Alaba Gbenga. Thanks

  5. Your Comment Here …my Afrione 2-1 tab has got blunt it is not displaying again I need a repair center and am in ondo town

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