iLand Genesys 3: Unboxing and first impressions

by | Oct 2, 2017

The Genesys line of smartphones from iLand Technologies launched in Nigeria in November 2015. The Genesys 3 is the latest in the line and is a sleek looker. Let us look inside the box and see specifications and what the phone looks like.


  • Android  6.0 Marshmallow
  • 5.5 ” HD display
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal expandable memory
  • Octa Core Processor
  • Dual SIM capability with memory stick slot.
  • 13MP auto-focus rear camera with flash
  • 8MP front-facing camera with front soft flash
  • 3,200mAh removable battery
  • Fingerprint sensor

The box

By stripping off all the usual extravagance and extra padding, the box of the Genesys 3 is compact in an “iPhone box” sort of way.

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After peeling off the plastic wrap, the white box opened by pulling the cover upward.


A unit of the Genesys 3 is on top of the box. covered in a transparent plastic wrapping


  • 1 USB cord
  • 1 Charger head
  • 1 Earpiece
  • 1 Screen protector
  • 1 Leather case
  • 1 User manual
  • 1 Customer service card

Charger head, earpiece, and USB cable

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Case, user guide, warranty card and screen guard

Earphone and USB ports are on top of the Genesys 3

Speaker grilles and microphone are under

Flash for front camera and earpiece are on the top corner


There is a physical home button that doubles as the fingerprint sensor for security

Volume control and power buttons are on the right side of the Genesys 3

Back cover of the Genesys 3 opens to a removable 3,200 mAh battery


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Two SIM –nano and micro– and memory card ports

First Impressions

Even though it is slightly on the heavy side, the iLand Genesys 3 has a beautiful design and exterior. With a retail price of ₦45,000, the Genesys 3 looks like an OK device.


Victor Ekwealor
Victor Ekwealor

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