Best cheap phones in Kenya (2022)

  1. 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.

Nokia C20

Nokia C20 Specifications:

  • Battery: 3000 mAH

  • Display: 6.52 inch

  • Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels

  • CPU:Octa core processor

  • RAM:2 GB

  • Internal Storage: 32 GB

  • Main Camera: 5 MP

  • Selfie camera: 5 MP

  • Price Range:Ksh 8,500 to Ksh 9,900

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.

  1. 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.

Ulefone Note 7

Ulefone Note 7 Specifications:

  • Battery: 5000 mAH

  • Display: 6.1 inch

  • Resolution: 1280x600 pixels

  • CPU: Quad Core, 1.3GHz, MediaTek MT6580 

  • RAM:1 GB

  • Internal Storage: 16 GB

  • Main Camera: 8 MP+2 MP+2 MP

  • Selfie camera: 5 MP

  • Price Range:Ksh 6,000 to Ksh 7,000

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.

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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.

  1. 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:

  • Battery: 5000 mAH

  • Security: Fingerprint Sensor

  • Display: 6.6 inch

  • Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels

  • CPU:Quad-core 1.8 GHz

  • RAM:2 GB

  • Internal Storage: 32 GB

  • Main Camera: 8 MP

  • Selfie camera: 8 MP

  • Price Range:Ksh 9,000 to Ksh 11,000

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.

  1. 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.

Wiko View 4 Lite

Wiko View 4 Lite Specifications:

  • Battery: 4000 mAH

  • Display: 6.52 inch

  • Resolution: 720 x 1560 pixels

  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8 GHz, Mediatek Helio A25

  • RAM:2 GB

  • Internal Storage: 64 GB

  • Main Camera: 13MP + 2MP + 5MP

  • Selfie camera: 5 MP

  • Price Range:Ksh 9,500 to Ksh 9,900

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.

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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!

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