Kenya is an ever and rapidly developing country with a market that every manufacturer is fighting for. This is the same trend in the world of mobile phones.
Well, here is a list of some of the best value Android phones in Kenya, where functionality meets affordability. Value Android phones give you a lot of features compared to the price you are paying.
Samsung remains a leader in the world of android smart phones in Kenya though the competition is a tight one. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime boasts of great features such as the 5 inch display, a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, Android v4.4.2 KitKat, 1 GB RAM, 8GB internal storage capacity with microSD slot supporting up to 64GB.
For camera lovers, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime features an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. At a price of 18,499 Kenyan Shilling, the Grand Prime is great value for money.
Sony has managed to remain relevant in the competitive android smart phone market in Kenya with phone such as the Sony Xperia M2. The M2 is part of the larger Xperia line from Sony and has quite some great features including the 4.8 inch touchscreen.
It sports 8GB built-in storate, a 1GB RAM to run the 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and a microSD slot supporting up to 32GB. The phone is a Dual SIM gadget and has an 8 megapixel rear camera and a VGA front Camera. Price starts at 21,200 Kenyan Shilling.
The Phantom Z from Tecno is a phone believed to compete effectively with larger brand models such as iPhone and Galaxy S5 on matters of functions and usability. The Tecno Phantom Z Mini is just an affordable smaller version of the great Phantom Z Line.
This amazing phone offers the Kenyan smart phone market with an android run device packed with great features. Some of the key features include the 5 inch HD display, dual SIM, Android 4.4 (KitKat), 1.4GHz octa-core processor, a 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 13 megapixel primary camera, an amazing 8 megapixel secondary camera and an affordable price tag. Price: KSh 21,999.
Infinix has a lineup of affordable phones that are packed with amazing features. The company has a number of handsets but the Infinix Zero stands out in the list of best value Android phones in Kenya. Infinix Zero offers a premium look and feel, but costs KSh 22,999.
Some of the features that bring this phone to this list include the 5-inch IPS touchscreen that boasts of 720 x 1280 pixels resolution or 294 pixels per inch. Other important features are Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), a 1.4GHz octa-core CPU (which is quiet effective in running applications), 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage a microSD of up to 32 GB, 2G and 3G networks, 13 megapixel primary camera, and a 2 megapixel front camera.
Innjoo Note is a great device and one of the most affordable phablets in Kenya. If you love a large phone and a small tablet, you can combine these features by buying the affordable Innjoo Note. Some of the features of this gadget include a 5.5-inch touchscreen, Dual SIM, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and microSD of up to 32GB.
The phablet runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) and a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU. Innjoo boasts of a 13 megapixel primary camera and a 5 megapixel secondary camera. Price: KSh 11,999.
The fact that Tecno appears twice in this list simply means it has something to offer in value Android phones category in Kenya. Tecno L7 is packed with desirable features with the key ones being the 5-inch HD touchscreen, a 1.3GHZ quad-core processor, a 2GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 13 megapixel primary camera with AF, 5 megapixel primary camera, Android 4.4, and dual SIM.
At a price of 18,999 Kenyan Shilling, the L7 is another affordable phone that gives users great value for their money.
HTC Desire 501
HTC has gathered enough followers in Kenya to keep the company in good business and the HTC Desire 501 is one of the phones that have become a favorite for lovers of android phones with its beilliant design and affordable price tag.
It features a 4.3 inch touchscreen, Android OS, a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, a 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage capacity and a microSD slot supporting up to 32 GB. It comes with an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2.1 megapixel front camera. Price: KSh 17,700.
Nokia was among the first brands to land in the Kenyan phone market and it goes without saying that it is a trusted brand even in this Android era. The Nokia XL is an impressive device with a 5-inch screen.
Other important features include the 1GHz dual-core CPU, Android v4.1.2 Jelly bean operating system, a 768 MB RAM, an internal storage of 4 GB and a microSD slot supporting up to 32 GB. The phone has a primary camera of 5 megapixels and a 2 megapixel secondary camera. It is a great phone considering the features it presents to Nokia lovers and the price on the gadget – KSh 14,499.
Huawei has its roots deep in the Kenyan Android phones market and continues to manufacture phones that are geared towards affordability and user-friendliness. The Huawei Honor 3C boasts of a 5 inch touchscreen and runs on Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean).
It features 2GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage capacity, 8 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. This phone is on this list based on the great features and a value for money for users.