Five Cheap Smartphones in Kenya- Under Ksh. 30, 000

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If you are looking for cheap smartphones in Kenya, that you would not wish to spend much money, don’t look any further. Currently, some high-quality smartphones have the capabilities to deliver you with all you need and even more. In this article, we have sorted out some of the best five smartphones, with high camera quality-not less than 16MP and with affordable prices of $300 or less.

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5 Cheap Smartphones in Kenya

1. LG G4

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This is one of the best and cheap smartphones in Kenya that came out just a few years ago that currently goes for below $300. With a memory capacity of 32GB and size/weight 5.86×3.00×0.39 inches/5.47 ounces, the phone comes in White, Gold, Grey, White/Gold, Leather Red and Leather Brown colors.
The LG’s G phones have been known to be excellent performers, embodied with a couple of “wow” features and high-end specs. The phone has an accurate 16MP camera, a fast processor, a vibrant 1440×2560 display and nice software features.

Key Specifications

Display
Type IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5.5″ inc
Screen resolution 1440×2560 px
PPI /points per inch/ 538
Other specifications Multitouch – Yes
Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 3
– LG Optimus UX 4.0 UI
 Connectivity
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
USB microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort 4K), USB Host
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X
GPRS Class 12
Hardware & Performance
Operating system (OS) Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor 1 (CPU) 1440 MHz, Quad-core, Cortex-A53
Processor 2 (CPU) 1820 MHz, dual-core, Cortex-A57
Graphics processor (GPU) Adreno 418
External memory microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal memory 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Battery 3000 mAh, Li-Ion
Battery life Stand-by – Up to 375 h (3G)
Talk time – Up to 10 h (3G)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 148.9 Х 76.1 Х 9.8 mm mm

2.Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB

Just as it is not necessary to spend extra shillings to buy a phone whose same features you can easily find in a much less expensive phone, it is equally not essential to buy something totally current, and this is because the upgrades to the flagship devices tend to get more minuscule. As such, Galaxy S6 still stands as a great option in 2017 and one of the affordable android phones in Kenya.

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Capacities available include 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. Its size/weight is 5.65×2.78×0.27 inches/ 4.87 ounces, and it comes in a variety of colors including White Pearl, Black, Blue, Gold, Sapphire, Pearl Blue, Topaz, and Platinum.
It has an excellent camera, wireless charging, all metal body and a sharp display.

Dispaly
Type Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5.1″ inc
Screen resolution 1440×2560 px
PPI /points per inch/ 576
Other specifications Multitouch – Yes
Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 4
– TouchWiz UI
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
USB yes, microUSB v2.0
Bluetooth yes, v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X
GPRS Yes
Performance
Operating system (OS) Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor 1 (CPU) 1440 MHz, Quad-core, Cortex-A53
Processor 2 (CPU) 1820 MHz, dual-core, Cortex-A57
Graphics processor (GPU) Adreno 418
External memory microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal memory 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Battery 3000 mAh, Li-Ion
Battery life Stand-by – Up to 375 h (3G)
Talk time – Up to 10 h (3G

 

3. iPhone SE 64GB

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This is the onset of the Apples brand’ entry into the mid-range market. The capacities available are 16/32/64 and 128GB with size/weight of 4.87×2.31×0.30 inches/3.99 ounces. Colors available are Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold. The phone is relatively small as compared to the bevy of phablets currently in the market, making it easy to fit in the pocket. The SE is compatible with the latest version of iOS, and is available for less than $300, not forgetting its camera which is similar to the 6s’s featuring the same sensor and lens and its resistance to water!

Display
Type LED-backlit IPS LCD
Touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 4″ inc
Screen resolution 640 x 1136 px
PPI /points per inch/ 326
Other specifications Multitouch
Yes
 Connectivity
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes (Apple Pay only)
USB v2.0, reversible connector
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
GPRS Yes
Hardware & Performance
Operating system (OS) iOS 9.3
Processor 1 (CPU) 1840 MHz, Dual-core, Twister
Graphics processor (GPU) PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics)
External memory No
Internal memory 16/64 GB, 2 GB RAM
Battery 1624 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Battery life Stand-by
Up to 240 h (2G) / Up to 240 h (3G)Talk time
Up to 14 h (3G)
Music play
Up to 50 h

4. Motorola Moto G4 Plus

Motorola is one of the companies that produce quality phones at pocket-friendly prices thus Moto G4 Plus is no exception. Capacities available are 16GB/2GB RAM; 32GB, 3GB RAM; and 64GB, 4GB RAM. It supports both single and dual sim models and comes in Black or White color.
G4 Plus has 5.5 inch HD display, solid 3000mAh battery, a 16MP camera, a fingerprint sensor and water-resistant body. The prices range between $200 and $300.

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Display
Type IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5.5″ inc
Screen resolution 1080 x 1920 px
PPI /points per inch/ 401
Other specifications MultitouchProtection
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE
GPRS Yes
Hardware & Performance
Operating system (OS) Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat)
Processor 1 (CPU) 1500 MHz, Quad-core, Cortex-A53
Processor 2 (CPU) 1200 MHz, Quad-core, Cortex-A53
Graphics processor (GPU) Adreno 405
External memory microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 16 GB, 2 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Battery 3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion

 

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5. Samsung Galaxy J7

Galaxy J7 falls under the category of the cheap smartphones in Kenya. The capacity available is 16GB, and the size/weight is 5.97×2.99×0.31 inches/ 6ounces. It comes in white, black, gold and rose gold colors. Has all the features you will find inexpensive devices like rich display, 617 processor, powerful Snapdragon and a Marshmallow software. It supports a microSD card of up to 256GB. If you need a higher priced Samsung phone, then Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S9 could be what you are looking for.

 

Display
Type Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5.5″ inc
Screen resolution 720 x 1280 px
PPI /points per inch/ 267
Other specifications Multitouch – Yes
Hardware & Performance
Operating system (OS) Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor 1 (CPU) 1400 MHz, Quad-core Cortex-A53
Processor 2 (CPU) 1000 MHz, Quad-core Cortex-A53
Graphics processor (GPU) Adreno 405
External memory microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM
Camera and Video
Main camera megapixels 13 MP
Camera specs
Camera resolution 4128 x 3096 pixels
Flash LED flash
Video yes, 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie Yes, 5 MP, LED flash
Battery 3000 mAh, Li-Ion
Battery life Talk time Up to 18 h (3G)
Music play Up to 76 h