Best phones in Kenya under 20K (2022)

There is a whole world of smartphones out there just waiting to be discovered. With so many options available it can be hard to find the right phone for you but don’t worry because our team tested several of them and chose the best ones that are priced under 20K with great features.

Before venturing into the article, you should at least have an idea of the many features that smartphones have so that you make the right choice when purchasing one. This way you will be able to eliminate many options and choose the best phone that best suits your needs.

Below is a list of our top-rated devices that don’t exceed Ksh 20,000. These amazing phones offer everything from high-quality cameras to long-lasting batteries with fast charging capabilities among others.

What are the best phones in Kenya under 20K?



Reasons to buy

Xiaomi Poco M3

  • Internal storage: 128 GB  

  • RAM: 4 GB

  • Size:6.53 inches

  • Resolution:2340x1080 Pixels

  • CPU:Snapdragon 662 Octa Core

  • Main Camera: Triple 48MP + 2MP + 2MP

  • Selfie Camera: 8MP

  • Network: 4G LTE

  • OS: Android 11 GO

  • Battery: 6000 mAh

  • Charging:18W fast charging

  • Colors: Cool Blue, Poco Yellow, Power Black

  • Price Range: Ksh 15,000- Ksh 16,000

  • It has a big 6.5 inch touch screen with 1080p resolution. The size also means that everything on the screen is easy to read and there's no need to zoom in or out of an app.

  • Its battery life is great. It lasts all day,even when using it constantly.Even if you manage to drain the battery, you can get up to 22 hours of charge in just half an hour of charging!

Samsung Galaxy A12

  • Internal Storage: 128 GB  

  • RAM: 4 GB

  • Size: 6.5 Inches

  • Resolution: 720 *1600 pixels

  • CPU: Octacore

  • Main Camera: Quad: 48 MP+5 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP

  • Selfie Camera:  8MP

  • Battery: 5000 mAh

  • Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red

  • Price Range: Ksh 18,000 -Ksh 20,000

  • One of the best aspects about this phone is that it has a 6.5” inch display hence delivering a great viewing experience as it offers crisp and clear visuals.

  • The Quad camera on this device is another great aspect that offers better picture-taking capabilities than most mobile devices under 20k in Kenya.

Infinix note 10

  • Internal Storage: 128 GB  

  • RAM:4GB

  • Size: 6.95 Inches

  • Resolution: 1080 *2460 pixels

  • Main Camera: 48MP Ultra Night lenses

  • Selfie Camera: 16MP AI lens

  • CPU:MediaTek Helio G85 Game Processor

  • Battery: 5000 mAh

  • Charging:Fast charging 18W

  • Colors: Black, Purple, Emerald Green

  • Price Range: Ksh 17,000 -Ksh 19,990

  • This phone's memory allows for plenty of storage space thus you can download plenty of apps and videos.

  • Its ultra night camera captures high quality images without too much fuziness while the selfie camera has AI capabilities to produce the perfect selfies.

  • The MediaTek Helio G85 Excellent Game Processor allows for smooth game-play without any lag or freezing.

Xiaomi Redmi 9T

  • Internal Storage: 128 GB  

  • RAM: 6 GB

  • Size: 6.53-inch display

  • Resolution:2340x1080p

  • Main Camera: Quad Camera; 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP

  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP

  • Fast charging: 18W

  • OS: MIUI

  • Battery: 6000 mAh

  • CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon

  • Sim: Dual sim

  • Colors: Ocean Green, Carbon Gray, Sunrise Orange, Twilight Blue

  • Price Range: Ksh 16,000 -Ksh 19,999

  • This is a smartphone device that has excellent performance thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor which offers fast processing speeds for users to enjoy smooth scrolling and quick multitasking capabilities.

  • Its amazing screen offers stunning visuals with crisp colors that pop out which are perfect for watching movies or playing games.

  • For a smartphone that is under 20K, it's a bargain as it has a lot of features that are similar to other high-end devices in the  Kenyan market.

Techno Camon 17

  • Memory: 128 GB  

  • RAM: 4 GB and 6 GB

  • Size: 6.6 inch display

  • Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels

  • Main Camera: Triple camera  48 MP+ 2 MP +3rd unspecified camera

  • Selfie Camera:16 MP

  • Battery: 5000 mh

  • Charging:fast charging 18 W

  • Colors: Frost Sliver, Deep Sea, Tranquil Green

  • Price Range: Ksh 17,000 -Ksh 19,000

  • This is a smartphone with a large 6.6 inch screen that offers an immersive experience for watching videos, playing games and browsing the internet.

  • It has a triple camera setup with 48 MP main camera, 2 MP depth sensor and 3rd unspecified camera for capturing stunning photos in any light condition.  

  • The front facing selfie camera comes with soft flash to capture amazing selfies even in low light conditions.

Techno Camon 16

  • Internal Storage: 128GB, 64GB

  • RAM: 4 GB

  • Size: 6.8 inch display

  • Resolution: 720 x 1640 pixels

  • Main Camera: Quad camera  64 MP+2 MP + 2 MP+2MP

  • Selfie Camera:16 MP

  • CPU: Octacore

  • Battery: 5000 mh,fast charging 18 W

  • Colors: Cloud White, Purist Blue, Misty Grey

  • Price Range: Ksh 19,000 -Ksh 21,000

  • The phone's four cameras allow you to take clear photos in any light conditions, from broad daylight to low light.

  • This smartphone is powered by an octa core processor that can handle all your apps and games seamlessly. 

  • It also comes with 4GB of RAM for fast app switching and multi tasking.

Infinix Hot 10T

  • Internal Storage: 128GB

  • RAM: 4 GB

  • Size: 6.82 inch display

  • Resolution: 720 x 1640 pixels

  • Main Camera: 48 MP

  • Selfie Camera:  8MP

  • Battery: 5000 mh

  • Security: Face Unlock and Fingerprint Sensor

  • Colors: Black, Purple, Heart of Ocean, Morandi Green

  • Price Range: Ksh 14,999 - Ksh 19,000

  • This is a great device for people looking to have an aesthetically-pleasing phone with bigger memory storage.

  • Both its main camera and selfie camera  has superior lenses thus able to take sharp and clear photos and videos.

Oppo A15s

  • Internal Storage: 64 GB  

  • RAM: 4 GB

  • Size: 6.52 inch display

  • Resolution: 1080*2400 pixels

  • CPU: MediaTek Helio P35 

  • Main Camera: Triple camera; 13MP + 2MP + 2MP

  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP

  • Battery: 4230 mh

  • Colors: Dynamic Black, Fancy White

  • Price Range: Ksh 18,000 -Ksh 19,999

  • Though its features are not as superior as other smart phones under 20K, it offers excellent performance for its users thanks to its MediaTek Helio P35 processor. 

  • With a 6.52” display at FHD+ resolution, this device is perfect for watching movies and playing games.

  •  This phone includes an 8MP front camera that ensures that there will be no blurriness or fuzziness in your selfies and has a built-in light sensor to make the shots clearer and brighter even in low light environments.


With so many great options, it can be hard to choose the best phone under 20K. We’ve narrowed down some of our favorites for you with reasons on why should buy them. If none of these suit your needs or is out of your budget range, let us know and we will do some research on other phones that may interest you!

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