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Best Smartphones in Kenya under Ksh 15,000 (2020)

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We all know that choosing one of the very best smartphones in Kenya to buy in 2020 is not an easy task, especially if you are on a tight budget. With so many launches of new smartphones in Kenya by brands, you might even get confused about the device to buy if you are not tech-savvy and end up buying a phone that won’t suit your needs on a tight budget.

Are you looking for one of the best Smartphone in Kenya without breaking the bank? Don’t worry. In this article, we have got a fantastic selection of best Smartphones in Kenya whether you are on a tight budget or don’t want to break the bank and you would like to get the most out of your mobile phone.

Before we dive in, lets first look at what to consider when buying a Smartphone in Kenya:

  • Storage capacity and RAM of the device.
  • Display size; you maybe need a larger display or a smaller is good for your needs.
  • Camera; when looking at this, don’t pay attention to the Megapixel count of the camera from the specs sheet. You should instead test out the camera looking for its special features and modes and so on. Example a device that has a night mode feature can help you get a quality image in low light.
  • Battery life.
  • CPU if you are a bit techy and would like to check for more details.
  • Android version; aim at getting the latest version.

These are the Best Smartphones in Kenya under 15k

1. Huawei Y6p

Huawei Y6p which was launched in May 2020 makes to our list of best smartphones in Kenya under 15k. It comes with a  6.3 inches IPS LCD that provides 278ppi density. It also comes with a triple rear camera 13MP + 2MP + 2MP and an 8MP selfie camera. The smartphone is powered by Mediatek MT6762R Helio P22 octa-core and GPU is PowerVR GE8320 which is fueled by a massive 5,000 mAh battery.

Huawei Y6p runs on Android 10 + EMUI 10.1 and packs 3GB of RAM + 64GB ROM. The only problem with this smartphone is that it does not come with pre-installed Google play services. However, this is not a big issue since you can run it without Google play support.

Price in Kenya: KSH 14,999


2. Xiaomi Redmi 9

Xiaomi Redmi 9 was officially launched in June 2020. The smartphone comes with 6.53 inches size and the display is IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that provides 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. The screen of the device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a Non-removable Li-Po 5020 mAh battery + Fast charging 18W. The phone runs on the Android 10, MIUI 12 operating system providing smooth operation of the device.

In terms of camera, it consists of a quad- rear camera: 13 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 5 MP (macro) + 2 MP depth sensor lenses that help to click pictures with professional experience. The front camera has an 8 MP (wide) selfie camera sensor. 

Price in Kenya: KSH 14,999

3. Realme C3

Realme brand came to Kenya market recently and have already launched several good smartphones in Kenya. Realme C3 comes with a 6.5-inch display protected by corning gorilla glass. In terms of performance, this device packs in an Octa-core 2GHz Cortex A75 Dual-core and 1.7GHz Cortex A55 Hexa-core processor seated upon a MediaTek Helio G70 chipset. The phone packs 3GB of RAM & 64GB of ROM and powered by 5,000mAh Battery. For more information on Realme phones in Kenya, Click this link. We have talked more about Realme smartphones.

Price in Kenya: KSH 13,500


4. Samsung Galaxy A10

This phone comes with a 6.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1520 pixels, 4,000mAh non-removable battery and is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core processor. It also packs 2GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM.

Key Specs 
  •  15.75 cm (6.2 inch) HD+ Display | Fingerprint Sensor
  • 2 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | Expandable up to 512 GB
  • 13MP + 2MP Dual Rear Camera | 8MP Front Camera
  • MediaTek MT6762 2 GHz, 1.5 GHz Octa-Core Processor
  • 4000 mAh Lithium-ion Battery
  • Android v9.0 (Pie) OS

Price in Kenya: KSH 13,500

5. Infinix Hot 9

This smartphone comes with 6.6-inch touch-screen display and is run by a 1.8GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio A25 processor. Infinix Hot 9 has a 2GB RAM and a 32GB internal storage expandable to 256GB using a microSD card and is powered by a 5,000mAh battery. It also packs a 16MP + 2MP + 2MP + AI Quad Rear camera and an 8MP front camera for selfies and runs on Android 10.

Key Specs
  • 6.6-inch HD+Display
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB ROM
  • 13MP+2MP+2MP+AI Quad Rear Camera
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • 4G
  • 5000 mAh Battery

Price in Kenya: KSH 13,500

6. Nokia 2.3

Nokia 2.3 comes with a dual-camera which is enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI), has a 4,000mAh battery that can last for two days, and includes a large 6.2” HD+ screen. The device ships with Android 9 but you can upgrade to Android 11 since HMD guarantees software updates for 3 years.

Key Specs
  • 6.2″ inch display
  • 2.0GHz Quad-Core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB ROM
  • 13MP+2MP Rear camera
  • 5MP Front camera
  • 4G
  • 4000mAh battery

Price in Kenya: KSH 12,500


7. Oppo A1k

Oppo A1k  is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor and comes with 4,000mAh of battery. It packs 2GB of Ram and comes with 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a microSD card.

Key Specs
  • Display-6.10-inch
  • Processor-MediaTek Helio P22
  • Front Camera-5-megapixel
  • Resolution-720×1560 pixels
  • RAM-2GB
  • OS-Android Pie
  • Storage-32GB
  • Rear Camera-8-megapixel
  • Battery Capacity-4000mAh

Price in Kenya: KSH 11,500

8. Tecno Camon 12 Air

Tecno Camon 12 Air smartphone runs on Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system. This device is powered by Octa-core, 2 GHz, Cortex A53 processor. It runs on the MediaTek Helio P22 Chipset. It has 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. It’s one of the best smartphones in Kenya under 15k.

Key Specs
  • Display: 6.55 ” FHD
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • 6MP+2MP+5MP Triple Rear Camera
  • Memory: 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM
  • CPU: 2.0GHz Quad-Core
  • OS: HiOS based on Android™ 9 Pie
  • Battery: 4000mAh

Price in Kenya: KSH 13,500

Disclaimer: These are approximate prices and might change depending on the shop.

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