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Top 5 Smartphones Between Ksh 10,000 and 20,000

A few weeks back, I did a post highlighting the top 5 smartphones you can get for less than Ksh 10,000. The list comprised of my favorite device in that category and today I will 5 more smartphones that you can get if you have a little bit more, between Ksh 10,000 and 20,000 to be specific.

Within this price range, you can get very good phones that you will comfortably use for the next two years or more. At the same time, you can get very bad phones that you will not want to use for the next three months.

The Infinix Note 5

The Infinix Note 5 is the best Note device we have seen from the company so far. I reviewed the phone back in August and loved it and I am still sticking to what I said about it. It is a phone that just works and that is not what can be said about every other smartphone within this price range. The Infinix Note 5 also has a killer camera that will definitely not disappoint you. This is a camera that works without a ton of gimmicks or settings.

Infinix Note 5 review

Infinix Note 5

The Infinix Note 5 is available on Jumia from Ksh 17,900 but I would suggest you get it from Infinix’s own e-commerce platform, InfinixMall as you will get it for Ksh 16,299 from there. With the Infinix Note 5, you will love its battery, cameras, performance and software just to name a few.

Below are some of the key specifications of the Infinix Note 5.

Network: 4G
OS Version: Android One (Android Oreo)
Display: 6.0″FHD+; 18:9,TDDI; 2.5D
Processor: MT6763
Dimensions: 158*75*8.4mm – 2.5D glass
ROM / RAM: 32GB+3GB/64GB+4GB
Battery: 4500mAh
Front “Selfie” camera: 16 MP ,low light selfie ;4in1
Back camera: 12MP,1.25um large pixel;F2.0

Also Read: Infinix Note 5 Camera Review

The Xiaomi Redmi 6

If you are looking for value for your money, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 is worth checking out. The phone is available on Jumia from as low as Ksh 12,500 for the 3GB variant, a pretty good deal if you consider what it has to offer. At this price, it throws most of its competitors out of the water and definitely stands out.

Xiaomi redmi 6Below are some of the key specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi 6.

Display Size: 5.45 inches with a resolution of 720 X 1440 Pixels

Processor: 2.0GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P22

RAM: 3/4GB

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

GPU: PowerVR GE8320

Android Version: Android 8.1 Oreo

Main Camera: Dual 12MP + 5MP

Selfie Camera: 5MP

Battery: 3500 mAh battery

Huawei Y7 Prime 2018

Within this price range, you can also get the Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 that I love. This is one of the handful Y series devices from Huawei that we saw in the country last year. The one disappointing thing about the Y7 Prime 2018 is the display, it is not as bright as the displays I have used on other smartphones as it has this brownish tint that I am not a fan of.

Huawei y7 prime 2018 back

The Y7 Prime 2018 performs really well and better than what I expected. The phone is available from Ksh 16,000 on Jumia. Below are some of the key specifications of the Huawei Y7 Prime 2018.

Display Size: 5.99 inches with a resolution of 720 X 1440 Pixels

Processor: 1.4GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430

RAM: 3GB

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

GPU: Adreno 505

Android Version: Android 8.0 Oreo

Main Camera: Dual 13MP + 2MP

Selfie Camera: 8MP

Battery: 3000 mAh battery

Also Read: Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 Review

The Nokia 6.1

The Nokia 6.1, launched in 2018, is the successor to the Nokia 6 from 2017. I was not a big fan of the Nokia 6 but the 6.1 surprised me as it improved on a few things that the Nokia 6 was not good at. The 6.1 has a particularly different design and build compared to other smartphones within this price range and offers great performance for its price. The only disappointment I have about this phone is in the camera department, the cameras are just not that good compared to other devices on this list. If you can overlook that, this is a good buy for less than Ksh 20,000.

Nokia 6.1 2018 in kenya

The Nokia 6.1 is available on Jumia for ksh 18,000 and the price should be coming down as we get ready for the launch of its successor. Below are some of the specs of the Nokia 6.1.

Display Size: 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels

Processor: 2.2GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 630 processor

RAM: 3 GB

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

GPU: Adreno 508

Android Version: Android 8.1 Oreo; upgradable to Android 9.0

Main Camera: 16MP

Selfie Camera: 8MP

Battery: 3000 mAh battery

Now Read: The Nokia 6.1 Review

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite

The second Xiaomi phone that you can get for less that Ksh 20,000 is the Mi A2 Lite. This phone is available on Jumia for Ksh 17,000, not a bad price for what it has to offer. It is powered with a Snapdragon 625 processor and is one of the many Android One phones that you can get in Kenya at the moment.

Xiaomi mi a2 lite

Xiaomi mi a2 lite

Below are some of the specifications of the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite.

Display Size: 5.84 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels

Processor: 2.0 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor

RAM: 3/4 GB

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

GPU: Adreno 506

Android Version: Android 8.1 Oreo

Main Camera: Dual 12MP + 5MP

Selfie Camera: 5MP

Battery: 4000 mAh battery

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The Infinix Hot 6 Pro

The Infinix Hot 6 Pro is also another smartphone that offers great value for money for less than Ksh 20,000. You can get this phone for as low as Ksh 13,999 which is a good price for what it offers. The Infinix Hot 6 Pro has a decent camera and an impressive battery. It is perfect for someone who wants an inexpensive phone that can handle most tasks.

infinix hot 6 pro chin

Below are some of the specifications of the Infinix Hot 6.

Display Size: 6.0 inches with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels

Processor: 1.4GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor

RAM: 2/3 GB

Storage Space: 16/32GB, can be expanded to 128GB using a microSD card

GPU: Adreno 308

Android Version: Android 8.0 Oreo

Main Camera: Dual 13MP + 2MP

Selfie Camera: 5MP

Battery: 4000 mAh battery

Also Read: Five Things You Should Know About The Infinix Hot 6 Pro

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Editor at TechArena. I cover all things technology and review new gadgets as I get them. You can reach me on email: kaluka@techarena.co.ke
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