Top Ten Cheapest Smartphones in Kenya

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Photo- The Infinix Note 5 Stylus phone

Statistically speaking ,in E.Africa ,Kenya is the leading country in smartphone usage.Its a digital era and no one wants to be left behind . But ,my own opinion, its not just owning any smartphone but a smartphone that has good features and a pocket friendly price.

Below I have listed 10 Cheapest smartphones given that:

Key features :
Display: Good
RAM : Good
Internal Storage : Good
Front Camera :Good
Back Camera :Good
Processor :Good
Connectivity :Good
OS : Fast and Efficient
Battery Capacity:Last Long :which all = Pocket Friendly price
Well lets cut the whole long story short and get to the top ten cheapest yet awesome smartphones to own right here in KENYA !!

1.Huawei y5 prime(2018)

At a price ranging from Ksh.8,500 -10,000 you can own this phone especially if you love a phone with good space to store your music,videos,photos etc. This phone has just the right specifications for you.

Huawei Y5 Prime 2018

The phone comes with:
Display : 5.4 inch
Front Camera : 5 megapixel
Rear Camera:13 megapixel
Resolution: 720×1440 pixels
RAM : 2GB
OS : Android 8.1 Oreo
Battery Capacity :3020mAh
Connectivity : Dual Sim,2G,3G,4G.
The 2GB RAM, the 16 GB internal storage and runs on Android 8.1.0 Oreo with Quad-Core processor running at a speed of 1.5GHz allows one to install and run apps smoothly without encountering much problems thus making the device fast and efficient.

2.Infinix Hot 7

This was launched recently this year and its the latest infinix phone. It comes in two versions one running Android Go(Oreo) and the other running Android 8.1 Oreo. It also has a Quad-Core processor that runs at a speed of 1.3GHz and a full HD screen Dispaly. The price ranges from Ksh.9,000-13,000.

Infinix Hot 7

Key Features : Display: 6.2 Inch
RAM : 2GB/3GB
Internal Storage : 16GB/32GB
Front Camera :8 Megapixels
Rear Camera : 13 Megapixels
Processor : Mediatek MT6580P
Connectivity : Dual Sim, 2G, 3G,Wi-Fi
OS : Android 8.1(Go edition)
Battery Capacity: 4000mAh

You may also want to check the Infinix Smart 2 which recently dropped it prices to around Ksh.8,000-10,000. It has the same features but with a battery capacity of 3500mAh.

3. Lenovo A5

This device was released on June of 2018.It is one of a kind since its the only device with relatively high specs that come at a lower price than most devices. The price ranges from Ksh.8,000- 12,000. For the picture lovers this is the right device for you if you are not planning on spending much on a new device. Its back camera has an LED flash, auto-focus, geo-tagging,panorama,face detection, touch focus and 720p@30fps video recording

Lenovo A5

Display: 5.45 Inch
RAM : 3GB
Internal Storage : 16GB/32GB,MicroSD upto 256GB
Front Camera :8 Megapixels
Rear Camera : 13 Megapixels
Processor : Quad-Core 1.5GHz Mediatek MT6739
Connectivity : Dual nano Sim, 2G, 3G,Wi-Fi
OS : Android 8.1 Oreo
Battery Capacity: 4000mAh


4. Tecno W3

This phone released in early 2017 has a special feature, a MALI GPU for graphical processing which ensures smooth gameplay and high frame rates.It runs on Android 6.0 and has a 4G LTE connectivity which enhances fast download speed. The device goes for less than Ksh. 8,000.

Tecno W3

Key features :
Display: 5.0 Inch
RAM : 1GB
Internal Storage : 8GB,MicroSD upto 32GB
Front Camera :2 Megapixels
Rear Camera : 5 Megapixels
Processor : Quad-Core 1.3GHz Mediatek
Connectivity : Dual Sim Dual standby, 2G, 3G,4G LTE,Wi-Fi
OS : Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Battery Capacity:2500mAh

5.Nokia 3.1

Nokia 3.1

The above phone was launched May 2018. It runs on an Octacore Mediatek MT6750) processor with a weight of 138g and comes in a variety of colors.The price of the device is below Ksh.10,000.

Key features :
Display: 5.20 Inch
RAM : 2GB
Internal Storage : 16GB,MicroSD upto 128GB
Front Camera :8 Megapixels
Rear Camera : 13 Megapixels
Processor : Octa Core 1.3GHz Mediatek
Connectivity : Dual Sim, 2G, 3G,4G, VoLTE,Wi-Fi
OS : Android 8.1 Oreo
Battery Capacity:2990mAh

6.Samsung A2 Core

Samsung A2core

Key features :
Display: 5.20 Inch
RAM : 1GB
Internal Storage : 8GB,MicroSD upto 128GB
Front Camera :8 Megapixels
Rear Camera : 8 Megapixels
Processor : Exynos 7870 1.3GHz
Connectivity : Dual Sim, 2G, 3G,4G,Wi-Fi
OS : Android 8.1 Oreo
Battery Capacity:2600mAh

The phone costs less than Ksh.8,500.

7. Oukitel C8

The features of this device are remarkable considering that its price is less than Ksh.8,500 and currently at a price of KSh 6,959 at KillimalChek it here. From the Oukitel company, this phone was released on late 2017. It runs on Android 7.0(Nougat) that supports Dual micro simcards. It also has a 4G network connectivity, a battery that can last a day and a good camera with an LED flash. It also has a finger print sensor.

Key features :
Display: 5.5 HD Infinity Display
RAM : 2GB
Internal Storage : 16GB,MicroSD upto 32GB
Front Camera :5 Megapixels
Back Camera :13 Megapixels
Processor :1.3GHz Quad-Core, Mediatek MT6580A Chipset
Connectivity : Dual micro Sim, 2G, 3G,4G,Wi-Fi
OS : Android v7.0 Nougat
Battery Capacity:3000mAh

8. HTC M8

HTC M8

HTC M8 was released on 24th of March 2014. It is still an exquisite phone up to date given the fact that it is powered by 2.3GHz Quad-core snapdragon chipsets with a 2GB of RAM and a battery that can last a day.It has a space for Dual Nano simcard, its display is of type Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors and size of 5.0Inches and comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for the glass protection.Its price is below Ksh.11,000

Key features :
Display: 5.0 Inches
RAM : 2GB
Internal Storage : 16GB,MicroSD upto 128GB
Front Camera :5 MP, f/2.0
Back Camera :4 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 1/3″, 2µm, AF
4 MP, depth sensor(4-Ultrapixel)
Processor :2.3GHz Quad-Core,Qualcomm Snapdragon801
Connectivity :Dual Nano Sim , 2G, 3G,4G,Wi-Fi
OS : Android v4.4(KitKat)
Battery Capacity:2600mAh

9. Tecno F1

At kilimall the device comes with a one year warranty and a relatively low price of KSh 5,799Check It Out

Tecno F1

Key features :
Display: 5.0 Inches
RAM : 512MB
Internal Storage : 8 GB,MicroSD upto 32GB
Front Camera :2Mp
Back Camera :5MP
Processor :1.3 GHz Quad core processor
Connectivity :Dual Sim , 2G, 3G,
OS : Android Go
Battery Capacity:2000mAh

10. Neon Kicka 4

The price of this device is surprisingly low given the fact that it has a 4G network connectivity, runs on Android Oreo Go Edition powered by MTK Quad-core 1.3Ghz and a battery capacity of 1500mAh Li-ion. Still with all the good specs the price doesnt go above Ksh.5,000 and its around Ksh.3,500 at any Safaricom shop.

Safaricom Neon Kicka 4

Key features :
Display: 4.0 Inches TFT Panel
RAM : 512MB
Internal Storage : 84GB,MicroSD upto 32GB
Front Camera :2Mp
Back Camera :2MP
Processor :MTK Quad-core 1.3Ghz
Connectivity :Dual Sim , 2G, 3G,4G
OS : Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
Battery Capacity:1500mAh

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