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5 smarthphones I’d love to see in Kenya


Forget the likes of Samsung, Sony, Huawei, HTC, Tecno and new entrants like Infinix, Injoo… etc… etc,  that have dominanted the Kenyan smartphone market recently, I am not focusing on those. I am going to introduce you to a new range of smartphones that most, if not all, tech-savvy users wish they had.

  1. OnePlus 2 – Flagship



  • 5.5″ 1080p Full HD Screen
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type C
  • Oxygen OS based on Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 810 (Octa-Core)
  • Storage: 16 GB – 3GB RAM or 64GB – 4GB RAM (not expandable)
  • Camera: 13MP back (records 4k), 5MP front
  • Price: approx. ksh.35,000(16GB) and ksh.39,000(64GB)


2. Motorola Moto X Style – Flagship


  • 5.7″ QUAD HD Screen (2560p)
  • Waterproof
  • Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 808 (Hexa-Core)
  • Storage: 16/32/64GB – 3GB RAM (expandable via Micro SD Card)
  • Camera: 21MP back (records 4k), 5MP front (with flash)
  • Price: as from approx. ksh.37,000


3. Meizu MX 5 – Flagship


  • 5.5″ FULL HD Screen (1080p)
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Flyme UI based on  Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6795 (Octa-Core)
  • Storage: 16/32/64GB – 3GB RAM (not expandable)
  • Camera: 20MP back, 5MP front
  • Price: as from approx. ksh.30,000


4.  Meizu M2 Note – Phablet


  • 5.5″ FULL HD Screen (1080p)
  • Flyme UI based on  Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6753 (Octa-Core)
  • Storage: 16/32/64GB – 3GB RAM (expandable via Micro SD Card)
  • Camera: 13MP back, 5MP front
  • Price: as from approx. ksh.14,000 (yeah, 14K!!!!)


5. Motorola Moto G (2015) – Midrange Phone


  • 5.0″ HD Screen (720p)
  • Water resistant
  • Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 410 (Quad-Core)
  • Storage: 8GB – 1GB RAM or 16GB – 2GB RAM (expandable via Micro SD Card)
  • Camera: 13MP back, 5MP front
  • Price: as from approx. ksh.20,000


These phones are very much pocket friendly, considering the  specs they carry. Currently you can only get such phones by importing them into the country but I personally think, they are worth the hustle.

Your wish-phone not on the list? Tweet us @TechArena_KE and @aydensaruni and I hope to update this list in the next month or so.

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