It’s the age of smartphones, and most people have one. But with so many options out there, it can be hard to know which device will best suit your needs. Some people are looking for a phone that has all the latest features while others want something basic but affordable- no matter what you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered!
If you have a tight budget, but still want to enjoy the benefits of owning an Android phone, there are plenty of brands ranging from Techno, Samsung, Infinix, Nokia, Ulefone and the list goes on.
This article will introduce you to eight of the cheapest and best phone brands available in Kenya. We have combed through hundreds of phones to pick out some that have a great price and amazing features while being worth the money. The devices that we have highlighted here are highly rated on Jumia, which means they are popular phones whose quality is trusted by customers.
8 best cheap phones in Kenya
- Tecno POP 2F
Tecno is a brand that needs no introduction since it has been a favorite of Kenyan mobile phone users for many years. The Pop 2F costs about Kshs 7,000 and comes with a sturdy design that ensures durability even when dropped. It comes with an impressive battery power of 2400mAh which can last up to 14 hours of talk time. This makes it perfect for users who are looking for something that can last the whole day without charging.
It is powered by Android 8.1 Oreo which means you are guaranteed smooth multi-tasking, quick booting time, and low battery consumption when in idle mode.
The price of this phone ranges from Ksh 6,500 to Ksh 7,900.
- Infinix Smart HD 2021
The Infinix smart HD 2021 is an upgrade of the 2016 model, making it more appealing to users who are looking for faster speeds. It comes with Android 10 Go edition which means you get to use the latest Google services on this device. This phone has ample space available since it comes with 32GB internal memory and 2GB of RAM for a smooth and uninterrupted performance.
Infinix Smart HD 2021
Infinix Smart HD 2021 Specifications:
For a phone that is low priced, it competes really well when it comes to its Camera. Its main lens comes in 8 megapixels while its front lens comes in 5 megapixels AI lens with LED Flash.
You can enjoy listening to music thanks to its DTS Surround Sound technology speakers.
The price of this phone ranges from Ksh 8,500 to Ksh 9,900.
- Nokia C10
The Nokia c10 is a budget phone that comes with a 6.5 inch HD+ LCD screen that produces crisp images. This device has an internal storage of 32GB which can be expanded up to 256 GB using a microSD card. It has a 5MP front camera sensor for quality photos and a 13 MP rear camera sensor which takes excellent pictures even in low lighting conditions.
The Nokia c10 also supports Android 11 Go edition which makes it extremely fast and efficient.
The price of this phone ranges from Ksh 7,000 to Ksh 9,000.
- Techno pop 5
I have been using my Techno pop 5 for a few days now and it has been great so far. The display is really nice, the camera is ok but could be better. The battery life is long-lasting as I used it all week without needing to charge it.
The Operating system, HiOS based on Android™ 10(Go edition) lets you run multiple applications at the same time with ease and never slows down or lags.
The Price of the phone ranges from Ksh 7,000 to Ksh 9,000.
- Nokia c20
Nokia Mobile has been in the market for a long time and they have a wide range of phones to suit every budget. The Nokia C20 belongs to their low-end category and comes with a 6.52-inch screen which is great for multimedia.
It is owered by an Octa-Core Processor and 2GB RAM, so there won’t be any lags while handling multiple tasks. The 3000mAh battery can last up to 15 hours on a single charge and takes about two hours to fully charge it back. Both the rear and the front camera come with a 5 MP lens that produces decent pictures. The price of the phone ranges from Kshs 8,000 to Ksh 9,999.
- Ulefone Note 7
The Ulefone Note 7 is a Dual SIM phone with 8MP + 2 MP + 2MP rear camera sensor. The dual rear camera captures images with ƒ/1.8 large aperture which is great for low light photography. It also has a 5MP front selfie camera that can capture video at 30fps and take pictures with ƒ/2.0 large-aperture lens.
It has an internal storage of 16GB which can be expanded up to 64GB using a TF card, but the 1GB RAM should work well enough if you are just browsing the internet or listening to music. This phone comes with a 3500 mAh battery that can last up to 9 hours on a single charge under heavy usage.
It has a great rating in Jumia stores with 84% of customers recommending the phone.
The price range of this phone is Ksh 6,000-Ksh 7,000.
- Infinix Smart 5
The new Infinix Smart 5.0 is the perfect phone for any user looking for a powerful phone with an elegant design at an affordable price tag. It’s powered by Android 10 (Go Edition) which is so lightweight that it can run smoothly on even slower processors. The display screen is 6.6 inches long, big enough to enjoy watching videos on the go!
Infinix Smart 5
Infinix Smart 5 Specifications:
There are two SIM slots that allow you to use two sim cards, plus the battery comes with a 5000 mAh capacity which will last for days without needing to be charged.
Take my word; buying this phone is one of the best things you will ever do. The price range of this phone is Ksh 9,000-Ksh 11,000.
- Wiko View 4 Lite
The Wiko View 4 Lite is a budget Android phone that has a beautifully designed display thanks to its large screen size of 6.52 inches. The Android 10 operating system makes the phone responsive and fast.
Compared to other cheap phones in this range, its internal storage space is bigger as it comes in 64GB. The rear camera has a triple lens of 13MP + 5MP + 5MP hence able to capture images even in low light without any problems.
Its price ranges from Ksh 9,000 to Ksh 10,000.
There are various good cheap smartphones and we have highlighted the best ones in the Kenyan market. These phones have a lot of features that will allow you to do anything from listening to music, playing games, browsing the internet, or even just making calls and sending text messages.
If you have some extra money to spare, check out these phones with superior features that cost under Ksh 20,000.
I believe you are now enlightened on the best phones to buy if you are on a budget. Go ahead and buy your phone- you deserve it!