December 10, 2018

Top Five Smartphones You Should Check Out During Safaricom’s Open Day Sale

Safaricom Open Day kicked off last month and will end on the 8th of July. Yes, I know, it is not a one day event but who am I to raise questions when you can get discounted devices during this period. The discounted devices are available online and offline through different retails stands. Online, you can get these deals through Masoko and in this post I will be listing my top 5 smartphones that you should consider. These are the phones I would buy if I was looking to buy one.

I will list devices in different price segments just to make sure no one is left behind. I will also include links to each specific device for those who want to buy them online.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is the latest flagship from the company to be launched in Kenya. The phone has been around for a few months and I have already reviewed it and you can check that here. This phone really impressed me especially the camera. I prefer it over the standard Galaxy S9. It’s price during Safaricom Open Day is Ksh 94,999. This price is exactly what Samsung lists as the recommend retail price so you are not getting a huge discount here. Either way, this is a good phone worth your money.

gALAXY s9+ featured

Below are some of its key specifications.

Display Size: 6.2-inch Quad HD + Curved Super AMOLED

Processor: Exynos 9810 Octa

RAM: 6 GB

Storage Space: 64GB/128GB/256GB, can be expanded to 400 GB using a microSD card

GPU: Mali-G72 MP18

Android Version: Android 8.0 Oreo

Main Camera: Dual 12MP + 12MP With Dual OIS

Selfie Camera: 8MP

Battery: 3500 mAh battery

Buy the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus from Masoko Here.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro

If you like smartphones with very big displays, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro can be yours for Ksh 79,999. I have always loved Huawei Mate devices as they are practical and their batteries always last longer than those of most other flagship smartphones. The big display is perfect for those working on the go or even for media consumption. Below are its key specs.

Huawei mate 10 pro in kenya

Display Size: 6.0-inch with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels

Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 970

RAM: 4/6 GB

Storage Space: 64GB/128GB, No MicroSD slot

GPU: Mali-G72 MP12

Android Version: Android 8.0 Oreo

Main Camera: Dual 12MP + 20MP

Selfie Camera: 8MP

Battery: 4000 mAh battery

Get the Huawei Mate 10 Pro from Masoko

The Huawei P Smart

Huawei P smart

If you are looking for a phone under Ksh 30,000, the Huawei P Smart should be on your list. Huawei has a few other devices including the P10 Lite but for me the P Smart ticks all the right boxes. It is available for Ksh 24,499 and below are its specifications.

Display Size: 5.65-inch with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels

Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659

RAM: 3/4 GB

Storage Space: 32/64GB, can be expanded to 256 GB using a microSD card

GPU: Mali-T830 MP2

Android Version: Android 8.0 Oreo

Main Camera: Dual 13MP + 2MP

Selfie Camera: 8MP

Battery: 3000 mAh battery

Get the Huawei P Smart from Masoko.

The Nokia 5

Available for Ksh 18,000, the Nokia 5 is not that bad of a deal. This is not the best spec’d phone within this price but you are getting the Nokia name and guaranteed Android updates as they are made available. You get the Nokia design that is different from what we see from other manufacturers. Here are its specifications.

Nokia 5

Nokia 5

Display Size: 5.2 inches with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430

GPU: Adreno 505

RAM: 2/3 GB

Storage Space: 16GB, can be expanded to 256GB using a microSD card

Android Version: Android 7.1.1 (Upgraded to Android Oreo)

Camera: 13MP Camera at the back with a 8MP front facing one

Battery: 3000 mAh removable battery

Get the Nokia 5 from Masoko.

The Nokia 2

Nokia 2

If you want some Nokia action in your life, the Nokia 2 is listed at Ksh 9,999. This is an entry level phone that can be the perfect second phone to substitute your main smartphone. You can also use it as your main phone as it handles some basic tasks with ease. This is one of the many Nokia smartphones we have seen launch the last 12 months. Below are its key specifications.

Display Size: 5.0 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels

Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor

RAM: 1 GB

Storage Space: 8 GB, can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card

GPU: Adreno 304

Android Version: Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Camera: 8 MP camera at the back with a 5MP front facing one

Battery: 4100 mAh removable battery

Get the Nokia 2 from Masoko.

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