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Best Smartphones Under 5K in Kenya (March 2022)

Safaricom Neon Ray 2

For those looking for a smartphone under Ksh 5,000 in Kenya, you do have some reliable options to choose from. Within this price range, you have to make sure you get a device from a well-known brand that has had a presence in the country for a few years.

If you are looking for a smartphone under 5K, you want a phone that will last long and perform as you expect it to. You are not looking for the most powerful phone or the greatest cameras but rather a phone that handles day-to-day tasks with ease.

Below are the top 5 smartphones within this price range that are worth checking out.

Which is the best phone in Kenya to buy with Ksh 5,000?

SmartphonePrices
Safaricom Neon Ray 2Ksh 3,750
Safaricom Neon Ray ProKsh 4,400
itel A24Ksh 4,700
itel A14Ksh 4,500
ZTE Blade A3Ksh 4,000

Safaricom Neon Ray 2 – Ksh 3,750

The Neon Ray 2 is the latest in the Safaricom Neon series and is available in Kenya starting from Ksh 3,750. It does support 4G connectivity and this is one of its key selling points. The phone is sold by Safaricom so it is a Single SIM device. It is powered by an entry-level processor that should be good enough for most tasks.

Safaricom Neon Ray 2 Specifications
PriceKsh 3,750 (Buy on Jumia)
Display5-inch
Battery2,000
Storage16GB
RAM1 GB
Rear camera5MP
Front camera2MP
ConnectivityWi-Fi, BlueTooth

Safaricom Neon Ray Pro – Ksh 4,400

The other smartphone in the Safaricom Neon series that you can get under 5K in Kenya is the Safaricom Neon Ray Pro. The phone has slightly better specs compared to the Neon Ray 2.

Safaricom Neon Ray 2 Specifications
PriceKsh 4,400 (Buy on Jumia)
Display5.5-inch
Battery2,500
Storage16GB
RAM1 GB
Rear camera5MP
Front camera5MP
ConnectivityWi-Fi, BlueTooth

Itel A24 – Ksh 4,700

The itel A24 is available in Kenya starting from Ksh 4,700. This is also one of the smartphones under the Safaricom Lipa mdogo mdogo Smartphone program. Through it, you can get a new phone and pay in daily, weekly or monthly installments. The itel A24 is a good entry level smartphone that can introduce anyone to the Android ecosystem.

itel A24 Specifications
PriceKsh 4,700 (Buy on Jumia)
Display5.5-inch
Battery2,050
Storage16GB
RAM1 GB
Rear camera5MP
Front camera2MP
ConnectivityWi-Fi, BlueTooth

Itel A14 Plus – Ksh 4,500

The itel A14 is available in Kenya starting from Ksh 4,500. This is one of the cheapest and oldest devices on the list. Even with that said, it is perfect for anyone looking for their first affordable smartphone or anyone looking for their secondary smartphone.

itel A14 Specifications
PriceKsh 4,500 (Buy on Jumia)
Display4-inch
Battery2,500
Storage16GB
RAM512 MB
Rear camera2MP
Front camera0.3MP
ConnectivityWi-Fi, BlueTooth

ZTE Blade A3 – Ksh 4,000

The ZTE Blade A3 is also a good phone that you can get for less than Ksh 5,000. It is available on Jumia and a few other retailers. This is a 2019 phone that you can get or as low as Ksh 4,000. The phone does support 4G connectivity which is a plus.

ZTE Blade A3 Specifications
PriceKsh 4,000 (Buy on Jumia)
Display5-inch
Battery2,000
Storage16GB
RAM1 GB
Rear camera8MP
Front camera5MP
ConnectivityWi-Fi, BlueTooth

Also Read: Top 5 Phones to Buy In Kenya Under Ksh 10,000


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