List of Best Cheap Smartphones in Kenya 2017

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Looking for a good smartphone for Ksh. 20k and below? Yes?

With a budget of between Ksh. 10k and 20k, you can acquire a smartphone with awesome specs. Below are 7 quality smartphones that are within this price range.

  1.  Tecno Boom J8
  2.  Huawei Y6II
  3.  HTC Desire 728
  4.  Infinix Zero 4
  5.  Huawei P8 Lite  
  6. Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
  7.  Microsoft Lumia 640XL LTE

1. Tecno Boom J8
Tecno Boom J8 was undeniably one of 2016’s best sellers.

This smartphone delivers awesome multimedia experience; hence, if you are searching for a pocket-friendly handset, J8 will give you this and much more.

It runs on HiOS, Quad-core processor, has a 5.5-inch display, 13MP rear and 5MP cameras, and 2GB RAM.

It is one of the few Tecno smartphones in Kenya with awesome features and a pocket-friendly price.

Tecno Boom J8

Get it on:
Phones & Tablets Kenya: Kshs. 11,999,
Pigiame: Ksh. 13,999
Jumia: Ksh. 14,999.

2. Huawei Y6II 
Huawei is among second-tier smartphone manufacturers that have been fighting to earn a place at the big table. People have been fairly receptive to Huawei smartphones in Kenya.

The Huawei Y6II is one of the best budget and mid-range smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer.

The smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow v.6.0, comes with a 5.5-inch display, is powered by Octa-core 1.2GHz-Cortex-A53, has 2GB+ RAM, 13MP primary, and 8MP selfie camera.

Most Huawei Smartphones in Kenya has been doing fairly well in the market.

Get it on:
Pigiame: Kshs. 17,500.

3. HTC Desire 728
HTC manufactures some pretty awesome handsets and Desire 728 is one of them. This smartphone is powered by 1.3GHz Octa-core processor, 5.5-inch display, runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, 13MP primary camera, and 2GB RAM.

Get it on:
Jumia: Ksh. 15,300
Kilimall: Ksh. 17,500

4. Infinix Zero 4 

Just like Samsung, Infinix has had its fair share of troubles due to the overheating problem of some of its handsets.

Regardless, Infinix mobile continues to unveil smartphones with awesome specs at reasonable prices.

Zero 4 is a great selfie camera phone. The 16MP main and 8MP secondary cameras come with awesome features.

Other key features are the 1.3GHz Octa- core processor, 5.5-inch screen, Android Marshmallow v6.0, 3GB RAM, and 3200mAh battery capacity.

Infinix mobile sells many cheap Android phones in Kenya and that may explain the warm reception towards its products.

Get it on:
Jumia: Ksh. 17,800 on
Phones & Tablets Kenya: Ksh. 20,010
Kilimall: Ksh. 19,899
Pigiame: Ksh. 19,500
You can visit these and other online shops to find other cheap Infinix phones in Kenya and their prices.

5. Huawei P8 Lite

The solid 13MP rear and 5MP front camera are perhaps this handset’s most outstanding features. The cameras capture gorgeous images.

The other good news for selfie lovers is that you can capture pretty okay images at night.

Other key features are Octa-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53, 5.0-inch LCD screen, Android v5.0.2 Lollipop, 2GB RAM, and 2200mAh battery capacity.

Get it on:
Pigiame: Ksh. 17,000
Jumia: Ksh. 17,999
Phone & Tablets Kenya: Ksh. 17,599.

6. Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
Despite a series of Note 7 fires in 2016, Samsung remains one of the most trusted brands.

Galaxy J3 is a decent product from Samsung as it comes with great features.

The handset runs on Quad-core 1.2GHz, 5.0-inch Super AMOLED display, 8MP main camera, and 2600mAh battery capacity.

Samsung phones prices in Kenya are reasonable especially given the impressive specs the giant manufacturer incorporates.

Get it on:
Jumia: Ksh. 14,300,
Kilimall: Ksh. 16,199
Pigiame: Ksh. 16,000
Phone & Tablets Kenya: Ksh. 16,999
Phone Express Kenya: Ksh. 13, 299

Phone Express Kenya smartphone prices are equally attractive. At present Galaxy J3 is on offer.

7. Microsoft Lumia 640XL LTE
This is a great product from Microsoft. Lumia 640XL LTE’s 13MP rear and 5MP camera come with great features.

The 13MP camera captures detailed, clear and high-resolution images.

The back camera records full HD videos. The camera also captures okay photos in low light conditions.

Other key features are the Quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7, Microsoft Windows-Phone 8.1 OS (upgradable to Microsoft Windows 10), 5.7-inch LCD screen, 1GB RAM, and 3000mAh battery capacity.

Lumia 640XL

Get it on:
Jumia: Ksh. 16,999,
Phones & Tablets Kenya: Ksh. 16,999,
Pigiame: Ksh. 20,499,

The 7 phones are reasonably priced considering that they come with good specs. Some of these handsets can also be bought from the various Safaricom shops.

Sometimes, phone prices at Safaricom Kenya are a bit higher but those with reservations about to online purchases can opt for this alternative.

It will be interesting to see the specs of best phones in Kenya 2017 and the retail prices.

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