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10 Best Smartphones Under Kshs 10,000


There are a lot smartphones in Kenya. Though, not all of them are affordable to all of us. When you are looking for a smartphone in the budget range, it is easy to fall into the trap of buying a fake phone. The article we are giving will help you find a genuine, high quality phone in Kenya whose price is below 10K.

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Today it is possible to find a cheap but powerful phone in Kenya. You will find the best cheap Android phones in the Kenyan market right here. When picking the phones featured on this list, we careful considered price/value ratio. Every cheap smartphone on this list is perfectly fine for a person who wants to save money by buying a phone that is suitable for everyday use.

Gone are the days when budget smartphones in Kenya were instantly recognizable because of their low-resolution screens, plastic bodies and meager storage. These days, for Ksh. 10,000 or less, you can purchase a smartphone with a full-HD screen, metal body and adequate internal storage space. Some of these budget phones support 4G.

We always update this list as more smartphones hit the Kenyan market.
Don’t mind the order of the smartphones on our list. No. 8 could be better than no. 4. Take your pick!

1)Tecno L8 Lite

The Tecno L8 lite has been around for a while. However, it still remains one of the best budget smartphones that you can buy in Kenya. It has many attractive features. Like other smart handsets in Tecno’s L series, Tecno L8 lite is a battery beast. This is one of the phones that you can buy if you are looking for a cheap phone with a powerful battery.

The key specs of Tecno L8 lite
-Display Size: 5.0 Inch Screen
-Display Type: IPS Capacitive Touchscreen
-Internal Memory: 16GB, 1GB RAM
-Primary Camera: 8MP, up to 3264 x 2448-pixel pictures, HDR, autofocus
-OS: Android v 6.0
-Battery Capacity: 4000mAh Li-Ion
ITS PRICE
Safaricom -Not available
Jumia -KSh 9,500 Order Now!
Phone Point Kenya -Not available

View all other Tecno Smartphones HERE

2)Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime
The Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime smartphone comes with a 4.0-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 pixels by 800 pixels It is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core and it comes with 1GB of RAM. The phone packs 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime packs a 5-megapixel primary camera.
Dual SIM Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.


Key Features
-Display Size + Type: 4″ TFT capacitive touchscreen
-Processor: Quad-core 1.5 GHz
-OS: Android OS
-Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM
-Camera: 5 MP
-SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Technical specification

Network

Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – J106F/DS
– HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – J106B/DS
– HSDPA 900 / 2100 – J106H/DS
4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300) – J106F/DS
Speed: HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS
EDGE
SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

Type: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size: 4.0 inches (~59.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels (~233 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch

Platform

OS: Android OS
CPU: Quad-core 1.5 GHz

Memory

Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal: 8 GB, 1 GB RAM

Camera

Primary: 5 MP, f/2.2, LED flash
Features
Video: 720p@30fps
Secondary: VGA

Sound

Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker
3.5mm jack

Communications

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: v4.0, A2DP
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Radio: FM radio
USB: microUSB v2.0

Features

Sensors: Accelerometer
Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser: HTML
MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

Battery

Removable Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery
Talk time: Up to 8 h (3G)
Music play: Up to 29 h

ITS PRICE
Safaricom -Not available
Jumia -KSh 7,689 Order Now!
Phone Point Kenya -Not available

View all other samsung Smartphones HERE

3)INFINIX HOT 5 Lite (X559)
The Hot 5 (X559) Lite Smartphone lives up to the Infinix hype, smartly combining a design you will love with features that make your life better. Bring your best moments to life with the 8MP + 5MP front and back cameras. Downloads, charging, and switching from app to app are all accomplished at incredibly fast speeds thanks to its quad core 1.3GHz processor and 1GB RAM. Gaming enthusiasts will enjoy the life-like immersion that the 5.5 inch HD screen provides. The 4000mAh battery ensures freedom from charging cables and enables you to enjoy a superior mobile experience with the Infinix Hot 5 (X559) Smartphone
Key Features
-Screen: 5.5-Inch HD IPS
-Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM (expandable up to 32GB)
-CPU: Quad-core 1.3GHz processor
-Operating System: XOS Based on Android 7 Nougat
-Camera: 8MP Rear, 5MP Front
-Battery: 4000mAh capacity


Technical Specifications

DIMENSION AND WEIGHT

Dimension: 154.8*77.7*8.35mm
Weight: 168g
PLATFORM

BANDWIDTH GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz; WCDMA: WCDMA: 2100 MHz
(900/1700/1900/2100 MHz for LATAM)
NETWORK: 3G/ 2G
GPU: MT6580
CPU FREQUENCY: Quad-core Cortex 1.3GHz
UP LINK: 11.5 Mb/s
DOWN LINK: 42.2 Mb/s
DATA

GPRS: YES
EDGE: YES, UP&DOWN LINK
3G: YES
CAMERA

Location: FRONT/ REAR
Pixels: FRONT 1.4μm/ REAR:1.12μm
AF/FF: 5M FF/ 8M AF
Flash Light: YES
Video Recording: YES
Video Calling: YES
Image Size: Front Camera Max: 3072*1728; Rear Camera Max: 3840*2160
MEMORY

ROM: 16 GB
RAM: 1 GB
EXTERNAL MEMORY: UP TO 32 GB
DISPLAY

SIZE: 5.5” HD
Type: IPS
Resolution: 1280*720P
MATERIAL: TFT
MULTIMEDIA

AUDIO PLAYER: MP3 / MIDI / AMR / WAV
Ringtone Format: MIDI / MP3
Video Player: 3GP / MP4 / AVI
Picture Format: PNG / JPEG / BMP/ GIF
ENTERTAINMENT

FM RADIO: YES
VOICE RECODING: YES
E-BOOK READER: Customization
GAME: Customization
BATTERY

CAPACITY: 4000mAh
Talk Time: 35H/24H
STANDBY TIME: 837H
CONNECTION

SIM Card Slot: Dual MICRO SIM CARD
GPS Navigation: Yes
WiFi(WLAN): 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: YES, V4.0
USB Port: 5pin micro-USB
OTG: YES
Earphone: 3.5mm
SENSORS & TOOLS

G-SENSOR: YES
e-Compass: YES
LIGHT SENSOR: YES
PROXIMITY SENSOR: YES
OPERATION SYSTEM

OPERATION SYSTEM: XOS based on Android N

ITS PRICE
Safaricom -Not available
Jumia -KSh 8,499 Order Now!
Phone Point Kenya -Not available

View all other INFINIX Smartphones HERE

4)Lenovo A2016
Lenovo B (A2016) gives you all these choice smartphone features and more, including the latest Android operating system and enhanced audio for far less than you’d expect. This phone is a fresh breathe from the usual smartphones as it gives you the best for less, to ascertain you keep up with the latest when it comes to entertainment, calls, messaging and so much more.
Compact and Comfortable

Designed with rounded edges and a textured back cover, this device feels great to hold, and fits perfectly into your pocket. Its compact design features a 4.5” touchscreen, easy for scrolling on the go, and ideal for gaming and watching movies. With a price that’s well within reach, there’s so much to love about this phone.

Key Features
-Screen Size: 4.5″
-Screen Type: Type: TFT capacitive touchscreen
-OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
-Camera: Primary: 5 MP, Secondary: 2
-Non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery
Technical Specifications

Display

Type: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 4.5 inches (~65.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels (~207 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch: up to 2 fingers
Platform

OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset: Mediatek MT6735
CPU: Quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: Mali-T720MP2
Memory

Card slot: microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal: 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
Camera

Primary: 5 MP, LED flash
Features
Video
Secondary: 2 MP
Sound

Alert types: Vibration
MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker
3.5mm jack
Communications

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth: v4.0, A2DP
GPS: with A-GPS
Radio: FM radio
USB: microUSB v2.0
Features

Sensors: Accelerometer
Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser: HTML
MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Photo/video viewer
Document viewer
Battery

Removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery
Stand-by: Up to 170 h (3G)
Talk time: Up to 11 h (3G)

ITS PRICE
Safaricom -Not available
Jumia -KSh 6,199 Order Now!
Phone Point Kenya -Not available

View all other LENOVO Smartphones HERE

5)TECNO Spark K7
The Tecno Spark K7 sports a 5.5-inch IPS screen with a 2.5D glass panel at the front.The Tecno Spark K7 comes with a resolution of 1280*720 pixels and runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with HiOS V2.2 underneath. It is dual SIM enable device that accepts Micro + Macro SIM. The Tecno Spark phone is blessed with 13 Megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front facing shooter for selfie lover.

Key Features
-Display: 5.5-inch IPS
-OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
-Storage: 16GB ROM
-Camera: 13MP Rear & 5MP Front Camera
-Fingerprint Sensor
-Battery :3000 mAh

Technical Specifications

DISPLAY

Display Size: 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels IPS display
HARDWARE

CPU: 32-bit Quad-Core 1.3 GHz
Chipset: MediaTek MT6580
GPU: Mali–400
RAM: 1 GB
Internal Memory: 16 GB
External MicroSD: Yes Expandable up to 128 GB
Sensors: G-Sensors, Proximity Sensors, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Compass
SOFTWARE

OS Version: Android 7.0 Nougat with XOS V2.2
CAMERA

Back Camera: 13 megapixels up to 3264×2448-pixel pictures, HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, face detection, HDR camera with Dual LED flash
Front Camera: 5-megapixel camera with LED flash
CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth: v4.2
WiFi: YES [Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct]
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSB v2.0
AUDIO

Alert Type: Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker
Connecting Port: 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY

Battery Type: Non-removable 3000mAh Capacity
Standby Time: Up to 1.5 days
Talk Time: Up to 1 days
Fast Charging

ITS PRICE
Safaricom -Not available
Jumia -KSh 6,199 Order Now!
Phone Point Kenya -Not available

View all other Tecno Smartphones HERE

6)TECNO WX4
Tecno WX4 comes with a 5 inch with 2.5D glass display, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal stoarge. Tecno WX4 is powered by Quad-Core MediaTek processor, clocked at 1.3 GHz speed. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.
Amazing Moment of You

Be amazing when the sun comes up and stay brilliant when the sun comes down. Use the front camera to capture your life moment that doesn’t repeat. The 8MP ultra pixel selfie camera dares to record it in clear details. Supported by a front flash and the screen flash, your selfie remains clear and fascinating in low light. Pick a filter from so many options or launch the beauty mode for instant beauty enhancement. Share the moment and engage your friends in the fun.

Key Features
-Display: 5.0-inch HD display
-Processor: Quad-Core 1.3 GHz
-OS: Android™ 7
-SIM Dual: Micro SIM
-Connectivity: 2G/3G, GPS, WiFi, BT 4.2
-Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM

Technical Specifications

Display

Display: 5.0-inch
Resolution: 1280*720 px
Type: HD display
System

Processor: Quad-Core 1.3 GHz
OS: Android™ 7
Fingerprint sensor
Memory

Storage (ROM): 16GB
Memory (RAM): 1GB
Expandable Storage (Up to): 32GB
Camera

Front Camera: 8.0MP
Rear Camera: 8.0MP
Battery

Battery: 2800 mAh

ITS PRICE
Safaricom -Not available
Jumia -KSh 6,199 Order Now!
Phone Point Kenya -Not available

View all other Tecno Smartphones HERE

7)Fero Royale J1 LTE
The Fero Royale J1 is a cool and fun smartphone that runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and is powered by a 2,000mAh removable battery. It comes equipped with a great 8MP rear camera for all your memorable moments with a massive storage of 8GB. It is a great purchase considering the low budget and great features.

Key Features
-Screen Size: 5 inch IPS Display
-Processor: 1.0 Ghz, Quad Core Processor
-Storage: 8GB, 1GB RAM
-Camera Resolution: 8 MP Main, 2 MP Front
-Battery: 2,000 mAh (Li-Poly)
-Dual SIM cards

Technical Specifications

Display

Screen Size: 5 inch
Screen Type: IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
1280×720 HD
Multi touch
Platform

OS Android OS, v5
Chipset MTK6735
CPU 1.3 GHz, Quad Core
Memory

Card Slot microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal :8 GB, 1 GB RAM
Camera

Primary 8 MP, LED flash
Secondary 2MP
Network

2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: 2100 MHz
LTE BAND: 3/ BAND 7/ BAND 20/ BAND 40
Bluetooth: v4.2
USB: microUSB v2.0, USB Host
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Battery

2000 mAh, Removable
Type: Li-Poly

ITS PRICE
Safaricom -Not available
Jumia -KSh 6,199 Order Now!
Phone Point Kenya -Not available

View all other FERO Smartphones HERE


8)HOTWAV V17

Treat yourself to some fun with this Hotwav venus v17 Dual SIM smartphone that has an ergonomically designed body that is comfortable to operate, easily portable, and an absolute eye candy. This phone’s slim body also consists of a wide 5” inch capacitive touchscreen display that employs the use of the effective Super IPS technology that makes all your pictures appear bright and rich in color. This screen reflects the sophistication of technology that has gone into the making of this phone. This includes the use of the powerful Octa Core 1.5GHz processor that take care of your tasks like no other. Multitasking will seem overrated when you have this smarty in your hand.


Huge Display

View videos and play games in crystal-clear clarity and without missing out any details on the sharp 13.03 cm (5”) HD v17. With brilliant contrast and true-to-life colors, this Venus device provides an immersive viewing experience.


Performance

Immerse yourself in flawless gaming. Switch between applications in seconds. Accomplish tasks quickly and smoothly. Thanks to the 64-bit 1.5 GHz Exynos 758 Octa-Core processor and 1.5 GB RAM, this hotwav Venus device handles every task you put across with ease. It runs on Android Lollipop and comes with a Mali-T72 MP2 GPU.

Clear Camera

Click eye-catching outdoor shots and beautiful selfies with the 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera of the v17. Thanks to the F1.9 aperture and the selfie flash, pictures are clear even in low lighting situations. With palm and wide selfie mode, you can get creative with selfies. This device is also capable of FHD video calling.


Long Lasting Battery

The powerful 3500 mAh battery lets you surf the web, play games and listen to music without worrying about your battery running out. In addition, Hotwav’s Ultra Power Saving Mode lets you extend the device’s battery life till you find a power outlet.

Key Features
-Size Type: 5″ HD,
-Resolution : 1920*1080 pixels QHD screen
-5MP Front + 13MP Rear Camera
-2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
-Battery : 3500mAh
-Network supported: 2G/3G/4G LTE

Technical Specifications

Display

Size : 5″ HD
Resolution : 1280 * 720 pixels
Camera

5MP Front + 13MP Rear Camera
Hardware

Processor Type : Octa Core 1.5 GHz
OS : Android 6.0
Network

Type : GSM + WCDMA + LTE
SIM Card : Dual SIM
Connectivity

WiFi, EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth, USB, LTE
Memory

2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
Support TF card up to 64GB
Power

Battery : 3500 mAh

ITS PRICE
Safaricom -Not available
Jumia -KSh 7,900 Order Now!
Phone Point Kenya -Not available

View all other HOTWAV Smartphones HERE

9)Cubot Rainbow 2
Cubot Rainbow 2 is equipped with a 5 inch HD screen, IPS display and GFF technology, the screen looks transparent. Double lens and double sensors give rise to twice of the incoming light and sensitive area. with the unique multi-frame synthesis technology, Cubot Rainbow 2 take sharper photographs and better color reduction The small size of it make the grip comfortable and easy to operate by one hand.
Front Flash light

Rainbow 2 is equipped with soft flashlight LED in front camera, which offers better light and won’t make you feel dazzled at the same time. When you take a picture in lower light, your skin looks ruddy. You could make beautiful photos at night.

Android 7.0

Android 7.0 set up advanced graphics processing Vulkan system, which could have CPU occupation reduced. At the same time, Android N owns JIT compiler, the installation speed is increased by 75%, the occupied space is reduced by around 50%.

Key Features
-Display Type: 5″ GFF multi-point touch
-Camera : 13.0mp + 2.0mp rear dual
-1GB RAM + 16GB
-OS: Android 7.0

Technical Specifications


Display

Display Size: 5″ HD screen
Type : IPS , GFF multi-point touch
Resolution : 720X1280 pixels
Screen Color: 16M Colors
2.5D touchable display


Rear Dual Cameras

13.0mp + 2.0mp, Auto focus
5P lens+ 3P lens
ƒ/ 2.0 aperture
with 1.0A LED flashlight


Front Camera

5mp camera
Intelligent beauty
50mA soft flash LED
Notification Light: Blue

Storage

RAM : 1 GB
ROM : 16 GB (Expansion Supported: 256GB)
CARD :Micro SIM card X 2
TF card X 1

Processor

CPU :MT6580A, 1.3GHz Quad-core
GPU : Mali – 400 MP
OS: Android 7.0

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.0
Wifi
Network type: GSM+WCDMA
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz

Power

Battery : 2350 mAh
Undetachable Polymer battery

ITS PRICE
Safaricom -Not available
Jumia -KSh 7,879 Order Now!
Phone Point Kenya -Not available

View all other CUBOT Smartphones HERE

10)Cubot Manito
The Cubot Manito is the perfect day to day companion. This phone will power through your daily tasks and more with its powerful quad core processor, 3GB RAM, 5.0″ screen and 2350mAh battery capacity. The simple, elegant design meets powerful hardware with the Cubot Manito.

Key Features
-Display: 5.0 Inches ,1280 x 720 HD IPS Screen
-Memory: 3GB RAM + 16GB ROM
-Camera: Back 13MP, Front 5 MP
-Battery: 2350mAh

Techical Specifications

Display

Size 5.5inch
Resolution: 720X1280 pixels
Screen Color : 16M Colors
2.5D touchable display
Memory

Storage: RAM 3GB
ROM: 16GB
Camera

Back Camera: 13MP
Front Camera: 5 MP
Platform

CPU MT6737 , 1.3GHz Quad-Core
GPU Mali – T720 MP2
Battery

2350mAh polymer lithium battery

ITS PRICE
Safaricom -Not available
Jumia -KSh 9,999 Order Now!
Phone Point Kenya -Not available

View all other CUBOT Smartphones HERE

 

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