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It’s that time of the year when you’re looking for a smartphone that seats at the sweet spot between budget and specs. We rounded up these ten fantastic budget smartphones and the reasons to get or not to get one – all under Ksh 10,000.

Huawei Y5 Prime 2018

Our top pick is the Huawei Y5 Prime 2018. In a world of 6″ smartphones, the compact size accompanied by its attractive look and feel plus its solid hardware specs take the budget crown for us. Here are some of its specs:

  • 13MP main camera
  • 5MP selfie shooter with an AI beauty mode
  • Android 8.1.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 on top
  • 4G Support
  • 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage
  • 3020mAh battery

The Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 is currently going for Ksh 8,799 on Jumia. Read our full review here.


Xiaomi Redmi 6A

Our second pick is Xiaomi Redmi 6A. Its offerings pleasantly surprised us. We have come to accommodate the Xiaomi’s MIUI skin that the phone comes in. Here are some of its specs:

  • 13MP main camera
  • 5MP selfie camera
  • Android 8.1.0 Oreo with MIUI 9.6 on top
  • 4G Support
  • 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage
  • 3000mAh battery

The Xiaomi Redmi 6A is currently going for Ksh 7,999 on Jumia. Read our full review here.

Infinix Hot 7

The recently launched Infinix Hot 7 comes in two versions – one running Android Go(Oreo) and the other running Android 8.1 Oreo. We’ll be talking about the cheaper Android Go powered Infinix Hot 7 which shares pretty much everything with its other sibling except RAM, storage and the number of rear cameras. Here are some of its specs:

  • 13MP main camera
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • Android Go(Oreo) with XOS on top
  • 4G Support
  • 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage
  • 4000mAh battery

If battery life is crucial to you, then get this phone from Jumia at Ksh 9,399.

Infinix Hot S3

Another contender in this sub 10K is the Infinix Hot S3 which is currently on sale by Infinix store on Jumia for Ksh 9,699(the single sim version).* Here are some of its specs:

  • 13MP main camera
  • 20MP selfie camera
  • Android 8.0 Oreo with XOS on top
  • 4G Support
  • 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage
  • 4000mAh battery

Read our full review here. * price may change.

Fero Vibe

Fero Vibe is another contender that comes at Ksh 7,500 on Jumia. It’s not a perfect smartphone but this is the best value for money you’re going to get with a 7K phone. Here are some of its specs:

  • 8MP main camera
  • 5MP selfie camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition with 360 OS on top
  • 3G Support
  • 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage
  • 3200mAh battery

Read our full review here.

itel S13

itel is another smartphone brand catering to the budget category. The itel S13 is their Android Go powered smartphone focusing on its selfie prowess. You also get an 18:9 aspect ratio display. Here are some of its specs:

  • 5.5-Inch 480p Display
  • MediaTek MT6580
  • Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
  • 1GB RAM + 8GB internal storage
  • Dual 5MP cameras
  • 13MP selfie shooter
  • 2400mAh battery

The itel S13 is already available on Jumia and in all itel stores countrywide will be retailing at Kes.7500. Another itel smartphone, the itel P33 is coming soon and will retail at Ksh 6,999. Check out its spec sheet here.

Tecno Spark 2

Tecno makes it to this list with its Tecno Spark 2 that now retails for Ksh 9,299 on Jumia. It packs enough modern specs for a sub 10K phone and would be a perfect choice if you’re coming from a feature phone and you don’t want to miss on the modern design it packs. Here are some of its specs:

  • 13MP main camera
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
  • 3G Support
  • 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage
  • 3500mAh battery

Read our full review here.

We’ll keep updating this list as more budget phones in this price category continue being released as the year progresses, stay tuned.

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