I am not so much of a big fan of Safaricom branded products majorly smartphones. Many people treat them as being genuine because they have that trust in Safaricom. Safaricom branded phones have become more prominent with the neon series of smartphones under their name. The latest is the Safaricom Neon Turbo 7 which retails at a cost of Kes. 7,500/= only.

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Neon Turbo 7

Considering the price, there are a couple of devices that still perform better than the $75 priced Neon Turbo 7.

Basic Information
Brand Vodafone – Safaricom Neon
Type 4G smartphone
Hardware & Software
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Cores Quad Core (4 cores)
Frequency 1.0GHz
Display Information
Type Capacitive IPS technology
Size 5.0″ inch
Resolution 480*854 pixels
Pixel Density 196 ppi
Camera đź“·
Rear Camera 5.0 MP with LED flashlight
Front Camera VGA
Storage Information
MicroSD slot Yes, Expandable upto 32GB
General Information
4G Yes
3G WCDMA 900/2100MHz
2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Battery 🔋
Type Lithium Ion polymer
Capacity 2000mAh
Rechargeable YES
Price Information
Price Sold at Ksh. 7,499/- only in Safaricom Shops
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Neon Turbo 7

Neon Turbo 7 isn’t the best to be priced at Kshs. 7,500/- considering the 8GB ROM,  5.0″ screen and alongside that having 1GB RAM.


The phone runs on Android of course. Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is equipped with a quad core processor clocking at 1.2GHz. The phone lacks any UI and uses stock app icons with no customization whatsoever.

The device also has 1GB RAM which promises some good but not better performance. This can handle social apps such as WhatsApp (Find out how you can pin a chat in WhatsApp), Instagram and Facebook, Messenger etc. The internal storage is 8GB that’s not enough but it has an SD card slot to pick up some 32GB on maxout.

It is light and supports 4G. Plus it supports microSIM only. The device supports of course Wi-Fi, has Bluetooth connectivity and also microUSB.

The neon turbo 7 has a lithium ion polymer battery of capacity 2000mAh.

Other Neon Smartphones

  1. Neon Sky
  2. Neon Pulse 
  3. Neon Kicka
  4. Neon SmartTab


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