The digital space in Kenya right now growing at a fast rate. With most of the services being availed online, more and more Kenyans are investing in smart phones. Android phones are the more preferred type of smartphones among Kenyans compared to windows or IOs.
Despite prices of some of the big brands such as Samsung being prohibitive to the common populist, new phone brands have come up that offer comparatively similar qualities but are far much cheaper.
Gone are the days when cheap prices meant a person gets to put up with poor touch sensitivity, poor display and a limited storage space. With a budget of fewer than 10,000 shillings, one can own a cheap android phone with relatively good qualities.
A list of them in no particular order includes;
Cheap Tecno Android Phones
Tecno phones are the most commonly used brand in Kenya due to their good features and low prices. An example is the recently released Tecno Spark k7. As far as features go, it has a 7.0 android operating system, and a 5.5 inch Hd display fitted with 1280*720 pixels to give a clear screen resolution.
It also has a 1.3Ghz octa-core processor coupled with 2 GB RAM making the phone function smoothly without hanging. Also featured on the dual sim type phone is a 16gb internal memory with an option to add an external memory up to 32gb. This provides enough storage for videos, pictures and all applications one may need.
The Techno Spark k7’s 13 MP back camera and 5 MP front cameras both with flash allow you to capture memorable moments with perfection. Its 3000 mAh battery is fast charging and long lasting which means you can use your phone without worrying about charging repeatedly. Fingerprint unlocking features provide the required security. And guess what! It will only cost you 8,999 shillings.
Infinix X5010 Smartphone
The Infinix smart X5010 is a cheap android phone but at the same time has good specs that include: a 7.0 nougat android operating system and a 1.3 GHz processor. It has a 5.0-inch screen with 720*1280 pixels screen resolution, 1Gb RAM and an internal memory of 16 GB with an external slot to add up to 132 go.
It also has an 8 MP back camera, a 5MP selfie and a 3060 mAh battery. Lucky for you, these features come priced at a favourable cost of shs. 7,999
Huawei Y3 Android Phones
The Huawei Y3 lite is among the most affordable smartphones in kenya. It comes with features such as an android operating system of 4.4.4 KitKat and a 1.2 GHz quad core processor. It has a 4.0-inch screen with a 480*854 pixels screen resolution, a 512 MB Ray. Its internal memory is 4gb with an option of an external slot of up to 32gb. With the territory comes a 5MP camera with an Led flash and a 2mp selfie camera and 1750 mAh battery. It’s price tag of shs. 6,499 makes it a functional, competent yet cheap android phone.
X TIGI Android Phones
X TIGI is another android phone brand gaining popularity in Kenya. To pick one out of the many available models: the X-TIGI J110 features a 5 inch HD screen with a resolution of 1280p, an android 6.0 operating system and a quad-core processor with 1.3Ghz processing speed.
It also features a 1gb ram in addition to an 8gb internal memory, a 5mp camera with flash, a 5mp front camera and a 2800mAh battery. X Time being one of the brands that consider the normal mwananchi’s pockets, one can get the X-TIGI J110 at a cost of shs. 6,700.
Cheap android phones with considerable good quality are these days available in all parts of the country. Don’t be left behind struggling to press buttons whereas you can easily swipe and touch without hurting your finances.