7 Top Smartphones to Purchase in Kenya

Have you been thinking about buying a Smartphone? Are you aware of the best brands available in the market considering? Well, the following Smartphone devices have been ranked highly in the Kenyan consumer market:

  • Samsung Galaxy J7

Launched in 2015, this device is developed with the needs of sophisticated Kenyan consumers in mind. It is 5.5 inches in size and utilizes android OS platform. The internal memory is 16GB and 1.5 GB RAM, allowing you to store as much data as possible. The camera specifications are 13MP and allow for touch focus, face detection and geo-tagging. The browser is HTML5. Further, you can talk for at least 18 hours without charging the device. It comes in three different colors namely, white, black and gold. With close to 22,500 Kenya shillings, you can take the device home.

  • Techno L8

The dual mini SIM device was available in the market from 2016.  Its size dimensions are 5.5 inches, 720X 1280 pixels and 267 pixels for every inch. Its touch screen has the capacity to develop 16 million colors. The internal memory is 16GB while the card slot allows you to store up to 125 GB of data. The android 5.1 lollipop operating systems is featured. It has a loud speaker and can allow you to listen to MP3 ringtones. The connectivity features include Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct2G GPRS and 4.0 blue tooth version. It is sold at a price ranging from KSH 10,500 to KSH12, 000 in different stores in the Kenyan phone market.

  • Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE

The device was launched in the market in 2015 and has since been warmly embraced in the market. The technology used to craft is GSM/HSPA and LTE. It is 5.0 inches in size and has corning gorilla glass 3 for protection. The operating system is Microsoft windows phone 8.1 and can be upgraded. The internal memory is 8GB and the card slot allows the users to store up to 256 GB data. The camera specifications are 1/4 sensor size, 8MP, LED flash and autofocus. The browser used is HTML5. The price range is between 13,000 to 15,000 Kenya shillings.

  • Huawei Y6 Pro

The Smartphone was made available in the market in October 2015. It is 5.0 inches in size and a 720 X1280 pixels resolution. The internal memory is 16GB, 2GB RAM and a card slow allowing you to store up to 256 GB. The camera specifications are 13MO, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, panorama and geo-tagging. It has accelerometer and proximity sensors and LI-PO 4000 mAH battery. The technology used to make it GSM, LTE and HSPA. It is available in three colors namely gray, gold and white. It is sold at 13,500 to 15000 Kenya shillings.

  • HTC One M9

This device has a 157g weight and a size of 5.0 inches. The resolution capacity is 1080 X 1920 pixels and a corning gorilla glass 3 for protection. The platform utilized is android 0S 5.0 lollipop and an octa-core CPU. The memory dimensions are 32GB and 256 GB and a microSD card slot, allowing you to store up to 256GB data. The camera’s specifications are 20 MP, auto focus, touch focus, face and smile detection and geo-tagging. The browser used is HTML5 while the battery capacity is 2840 mAH. With 27,500 shillings, you can buy the device.

  • Cubot Rainbow

As the name suggests, the phone is full of color. It has a 16GB high speed storage and 128 GB expansible memory. The operating system used is android 6.0 marshmallow. The 5MP front camera has 4P lens and while the 13MP rear camera has 5P AF lens. It is 5.0 inches in size and cotton flax textured back cover to ensure that you get a gentle touch when using it. The core processor is MEDIATECK MT 6580, which makes the device powerful enough to allow for computational tasks and a smooth experience when watching videos and browsing. The battery capacity is 2200 mAH. The best thing is that it is affordable; at a price of KSH 7999, you can purchase the device.

  • LG G5

The device was launched in the market in 2016. It is 5.3 inches in size and operates on android marshmallow OS platform. The memory is 32 GB, GB RAM and has a microSD card slot of up to 256 GB. The camera features are dual 16 MP, laser autofocus, HDR, face detection, geo-tagging and panorama. The resolution is 1440x 2560 pixels and the browser featured is HTML 5. You will get the device at a price range of KSH39, 000 to KSH 53, 000.

Certainly, you will be spoilt for choice when buying Smartphone devices in Kenya. You have a chance to opt for the affordable to the most sophisticated devices with out of the world features. You must however find reliable and reputable dealers so that you can get value for your money. Some of the places to consider are Jumia, Safaricom Shops, and Kilimall.


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